Author Archives: JayG

About JayG

I'm the elected Treasurer of GBVD and committed to the idea that if Democrats from all over the valley join together we can become a critical mass to elect and monitor Democratic Party candidates. I have retired from corporate life several years ago. This is my time to Give Back to this great nation in its time of need. I have chosen to do this as a Democratic activist. I am a member of the Milford Town Committee, a delegate to the state convention and am a representative to the town from Precinct 6 and serve the selectmen on one of their advisory commitees. My career background is in the life sciences.

Dispatch #16

An Unnoticed Result of the 2010 Elections   An article in the latest (Sept 12th 2011) issue of The Nation is worth summarizing and remembering.  Titled ‘Rural Rebellions’, it contains analysis of subtle but encouraging statistical  voting trends in rural … Continue reading

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Commentary on Neal’s Chronicle of Debt

The House discussion on debt reduction / budget issues made Rep. Neal compelled to state chronologically how we got into this fiscal mess. It is factual in relating the events and heavily footnoted.  Neal obviously has a clear memory of … Continue reading

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Political News – DC

Comments on the national debt issue 6 12 2011 Representative Richard Neal, 2nd MA Congressional District Republican Leader Cantor asked on the House floor for a discussion about how we got to where we are today.  I think that is … Continue reading

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Dispatch #9

          Tea Party and Liberals Agree?                               Jay Gilchrist  5.10.11 The problem  I see on the Right is the mix of fuzzy thinking and esoteric thinking. The Problem I see on the Left is Assumption; assumption that everyone is in agreement … Continue reading

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Milford Dispatches #7

Obama is Out Maneuvering Both Opponents and Allies Ref: Newsweek Apr. 25 2011 issue The Republicans have been all over the President, particularly at the beginning of 2011. The progressives have been crying, “Where is Obama?”  So disappointed. Well, this … Continue reading

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Milford Dispatches # 6

Dispatch #6                MESSAGING                                             Corey Robin (+)  The Nation, 4/25/2011  ‘Reclaiming the Politics of Freedom”  Reviewed by Jay Gilchrist Several of us have identified Democratic Party messaging as flawed and seek a cogent series of messages to the voter.  The above short article purports to … Continue reading

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Milford Dispatches #5

Dispatch #5            Handling The Glenn Beck Believers            Jay Gilchrist  GBVD  You mention Beck to most progressives and they make a face and a dismissive gesture.  We never bother to listen to anything he says. You mention Beck to a progressive … Continue reading

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Milford Dispatch #4

BV Dispatch #4       Griftopia, by Matt Taibbi Reviewed by Jay Gilchrist, GBVD I have only read a lengthy review of this book in the 12/27/10 edition of The Nation, but maybe that’s OK.  It’s easier to pick out the points … Continue reading

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Milford Dispatch #3

BV Dispatch #3 Neal Delivered for His Constituents Jay Gilchrist, GBVD Ritchie has done his list of personal accomplishments I asked for (Oct 2, 2010) He did it in a better way than I suggested.  He ran it as a … Continue reading

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Milford Dispatches #2: ISSUE FRAMING

Several members attending the GBVD meeting in December agreed that Democrats do a poor job of issue framing.  Conservative (dare I say rabid?) Talk Radio does not seem to have this difficulty, at least for a significant minority of potential … Continue reading

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