Letter to the Editor: Dykema Disappoints Her

The writer says the state rep promised to support putting votes online.

To the Editor

I’m writing to express deep disappointment in Rep. Dykema.

Last October, Marty Lamb criticized Dykema for voting against putting committee votes online. Even the moderator challenged her about voting against this common sense transparency reform. At that point in the debate, she said she would now support putting these votes online. That promise was very short lived.

In the third vote to happen this year, she voted against it again. This is a prime example of a politician saying anything to get elected and then doing the opposite on Beacon Hill.

Rep. Dykema has proven she is the ultimate Boston politician with no respect for the voters. 

Lisa Keefe


Don Folkes January 28, 2013 at 02:57 PM
In Dykema's own words..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0E66UJ3IPI&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=midnite&utm_campaign=midnight&utm_medium=email Her quote said she would absolutely vote for it. Even the moderator challenged her about voting against this. It's common sense. She should never have been re-elected. This is the reason. She's a typical politician - says anything to get elected and does the opposite when voting ! She has no respect for voters, and she doesn't tell the truth ! THIS IS DISHONEST AND SHE CANNOT BE TRUSTED.
Iron Mike January 28, 2013 at 03:02 PM
Don't be 'disappointed' Lisa - be vindicated! You were right about her all along. She NEVER wanted transparency. Dykema is a typical liberal Massachusetts Elite--ocrat. She tells the low-information voters one thing, - then votes exactly the way the Speaker tells her to. As obnoxious as Dykema is as a person and as a politician, what's REALLY obnoxious is how many people are still willing vote for liars like her - simply because they are 'Democrats'. You think all those union guys who turned out for her last fall are following her voting record? We haven't had a real democrat in this state in over 30 years! Now we have Kleptocrats!
Jim Hatherley January 28, 2013 at 03:04 PM
When will the voters grow sufficiently weary of politicians who promise one thing, then deliver something different? And, when will enough voters realize that Pols who vote 95%+ with the Democrat Speaker will only perpetuate and expand governmental over-reach into our lives, and into our pockets. Get ready for an a not so awe-inspiring rationalization of why we need higher taxes instead of more prudent spending. Improvement will not happen if the same pols continue to be elected. At some point, hopefully soon, the voters need to insist that government go on a diet and stop sticking their bloat to the taxpayers.
Lisa Keefe January 28, 2013 at 03:34 PM
Dykema cannot be trusted. She said during the Hopkinton debate last fall that it was a mistake to vote against putting these votes online ! She said she would vote the other way if re-elected. Any teenager can do it ! SHE LIED TO US !! She's giving excuses and being hypocritical. She doesn't think anyone will notice. This is typical arrogance of a politician who will lie to your face with a smile and do the opposite. Empty words. This is a disgrace. She should have lost the election in 2012. She doesn't care about promises to voters. She's part of the Beacon Hill gang that votes lock step with the Speaker from Winthrop. She's a partisan. So much for the "Independent Democrat" she claimed to be in campaign literature. All phony. Now she's caught in a BIG FAT LIE.
Ugotta B. Kidding January 28, 2013 at 10:19 PM
You people can't be serious. Who would really believe anything a Massachusetts Democrat says while running for office, after running or at anytime before death finally puts an end to their fraud.
Shengwen Zhang January 29, 2013 at 12:16 AM
Why do we have to generalize everything? Just because one or a few democrats do something questionable, the entire party is accused?
Iron Mike January 29, 2013 at 12:22 AM
When,...WHEN...have you heard or seen an elected Democrat stand up and condemn one of their fellow Kleptocrats? Why does US Attorney Carmen Ortiz have to root out corrupt Mass Dems - while Martha Coakley goes after the low-hanging fruit like Tim Cahill and Wilie Lantigua...? 60+ years of one-party politics here has evolved into an oligarchy, as corrupt an oligarchy as any time in history.
Darlene Hayes January 31, 2013 at 01:29 AM
Dykema's response below: NOT a few votes it is 6000-8000! She/we all want this done right, accurately w/sop's, infrastructure, accountabilty, timely & maintained, From Rep. Dykema: 1/24, state Republican Pty publicly questioned a vote I cast against an amendment to post legislative committee votes online, a concept that I had supported at a pre-election debate. Its my responsibility to explain votes I cast on your behalf & I appreciate this opportunity to respond. I support the intent of the amendment to increase transparency, passing this proposal w/o understanding practical resource requirements is not something I could support. Unlike roll call votes, which are currently posted online and number in the hundreds each legislative session, there are approximately 6,000-8,000 committee votes taken in the same period. Cataloging this qty of info online is not a trivial task. In requesting support for the proposal, the amendment’s sponsor did not provide any basic info on resource requirements or planning, nor had they contacted legislative information services to request that such info be compiled. This session I am co-sponsoring a bill HD 3412that, unlike last week’s amendment, will pass through the full committee & public hearing process allowing important details to be addressed. This will allow us to move forward with a more thoughtful and productive proposal. "The full response is on HopNews.com & also gives State Rep Dykema's contact info.."-dhayes


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