Sandy Treadwell and Bill Weld: Two Liberal “Peas in a Pod” – by George J. Marlin
Treadwell for Congress, Inc. paid for the printing and mailing of a fundraising letter signed by the former governor of Massachusetts, extreme liberal Bill Weld. In the letter, Mr. Weld gushes over Treadwell: “In truth, I had the honor of getting to know Sandy during my campaign for Governor of New York. He was one of my earliest and strongest supporters…. On the issues, Sandy’s a social moderate…” (Beware: “social moderate” is a code phrase for “liberal Republican.”)
Weld’s enthusiastic support of Treadwell should not surprise Conservatives — both of them are liberal elitist trust babies. Because they inherited wealth they believe they are entitled to hold public offices.
Since Treadwell supported Weld in his unsuccessful quest for the GOP’s 2006 gubernatorial nomination and pursued Weld’s endorsement in his drive to secure the 20th C.D.’s Republican and Conservative nominations, it is fair to assume that Treadwell embraces Weld’s political ideology.
Weld, who campaigned to the left of John Kerry in their 1996 senatorial face-off, is pro-abortion, pro-gun control and pro-gay marriage. (Weld appointed the judge who wrote the majority opinion in the Massachusetts same-sex marriage case; he praised the ruling at the time, through he has since flip-flopped.)
Weld spent most of his gubernatorial tenure issuing opportunistic “Democrat-lite” press releases, appointing scores of Democrats to government positions and presiding over the demise of the GOP’s state legislative delegations.
One Bay State liberal Republican described Weld as “neither Republican nor Democrat, nor Libertarian. He is Weldian.” And The New York Times reported that “under Mr. Weld and the Democratic-controlled legislature, spending skyrocketed and the tax burden remained relatively high.”
Sandy Treadwell, like Bill Weld, is a liberal. And to stop the New York GOP’s leftward drift, Conservative Party leaders should deny Treadwell the 20th Congressional District nomination.