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Massachusetts Republican Party 'Welcomes' Obama to Martha's Vineyard

August 18, 2011

The Massachusetts Republican Party is out with a super-snarky "welcome" letter as President Obama heads for his Martha’s Vineyard vacation on Thursday.

"Hopefully, the accompanying influx of tourists will create some jobs on the island," the party wrote, tongue firmly in cheek. "We bet your pal Governor Patrick will let you take credit for those, even if they take the last ferry off the island when you depart for the mainland."

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The note goes on to hit both the president and Gov. Deval Patrick (D) for supporting failed solar energy manufacturers. And it tweaks Obama again for supporting Attorney General Martha Coakley in her failed campaign against Republican Scott Brown to succeed the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass.

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"If you get tired of paying $20 for lobster rolls (island prices!) give us a call, we can point you to a wicked good clam shack at Revere Beach," the letter said.

It closed with the following postscript hitting the president for the new Secret Service vehicle he used this week on his Midwest bus tour.

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"Aerosmith wants their tour bus back," the letter read.

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