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Old 08-17-2008, 09:43 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I remember when former governor Bob Ehrlich had a slots proposal, it was constantly attacked by our state's Democrat establishment. They used this as an issue to win back the state house. But now that O'Malley is there, he finally accepts the viability of Maryland casinos.

I'm conservative but I don't see anything wrong with having slots in Maryland. I don't personally gamble regularly but I don't have a problem with casinos in our state. What angers me is that O'Malley and his fellow liberal Democrats wasted 4 years and spent countless dollars attacking the Republicans while they were going to allow the slots themselves anyway.

I suspect the main reason is simply political bickering by these liberals to put Ehrlich out of office. If Ehrlich got the slots passed, they could have not had to incrase tuition at state colleges that much and he might have been re-elected. The Democratic establishment that runs this state, bolstered by newcomers (transplants from up north and illegal immigrants) just couldn't see a Republican governor be re-elected. Or maybe O'Malley has partnerships with different casino developers.

I'm sick of the stranglehold that the Democrats have on our state. The slots issue was particularly disgusting in that the Democrats didn't even really oppose them they just wanted to challenge the GOP. The only reason why we are Democratic is because of Baltimore City, PG County and Montgomery County....like how Chicago controls Illinois, Philly/Pittsburgh control Pennsylvania and New York City controls NY State. I wish people in the rest of Maryland will join together and fight the Democratic establishment and finally make us a swing state instead of a blue one.

 
Old 08-17-2008, 09:44 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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The link didn't work but it was about a site in Cecil County near the Delaware border that could see the development of a gaming business.
 
Old 08-18-2008, 08:38 AM
 
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I understand that this is a topic of interest to the citizens of Maryland.
Having said that, political threads of this nature should be visited in the Politics forum. State forums are reserved for relocation issues.
Thanks,
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