U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Maryland
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 11-10-2011, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, MD
3,237 posts, read 3,393,467 times
Reputation: 3010

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trace21230 View Post
All the while, you won't say a critical word about any of the blowhards your corrupt party has elevated to positions of power. Currie, Sheila Dixon, Mike Miller, O'Malley, Helen Holton, the Conaway family, the list is practically endless.

But whatever, you've got the votes, so enjoy what you've created. I'm particularly enjoying all the regressive taxes your heroes have passed (toll increases, cigarette taxes, sales tax). Way to look out for the little guy! lulz.
When I said I'm tired of the Democratic machine in the post from me you quoted, those people are who I meant. Honestly Republicans won't put up or shut up, just put up fundamentalist whackjobs who are worse than any of the above mentioned people. Why would I vote for some bigot who hates gays, Muslims and Mexicans just because it would save me a few bucks? People with any kind of moral center know that's wrong. I will give you a good analogy as to why Marylanders don't vote Republican: "Ow I have a painful blister on my thumb, I should just cut off my arm"
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-10-2011, 06:50 PM
 
Location: NYC
7,247 posts, read 11,539,503 times
Reputation: 3608
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trace21230 View Post
All the while, you won't say a critical word about any of the blowhards your corrupt party has elevated to positions of power. Currie, Sheila Dixon, Mike Miller, O'Malley, Helen Holton, the Conaway family, the list is practically endless.

But whatever, you've got the votes, so enjoy what you've created. I'm particularly enjoying all the regressive taxes your heroes have passed (toll increases, cigarette taxes, sales tax). Way to look out for the little guy! lulz.
I won't? Are you sure?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-10-2011, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
5,257 posts, read 8,454,389 times
Reputation: 3690
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhenomenalAJ View Post
You sound bitter and irrational. You forget Frank Kratovil who is most certainly a moderate Democrat. He got chased out but the fringe element in the Eastern Shore in favor of Andy Harris, a no integrity Tea Party shill who will be in office at least for the next decade.

Ehrlich and Steele are not moderates, Steele was the head of the RNC if you remember. There are pretty much no moderate Republicans up for any position in Maryland. You have only yourselves to blame for your so called shortcomings. Republicans aren't called the stupid party for no reason, they never learn that trying to push far right candidates on liberal leaning populations will never result in success.
That's funny, I have never heard Republicans called "the stupid party," it must be a Democrat thing. Not surprising, demean the opposition with personal attacks. It makes you sound very open-minded to crossing party lines to vote

Kratovil is so moderate he voted for Obamacare, and kissed his political career in a conservative area goodbye.

I don't know where you get your political information, but Ehrlich pretty much defines RINO, which means Republican In Name Only. He had a primary challanger from the Tea Party that he crushed. Maryland's Republicans picked the moderate choice, not the Tea Party candidate.....it didn't matter. Steele is a moderate too, if you don't believe me, just look up his positions on the issues.

Am I bitter, yes. Because we have had at least 3 Democrats come on this thread bemoaning the same things the Republicans are complaining about; the ineffectualness of state government, but then refuse to consider crossing party lines to vote for a more moderate choice. Conflating moderates like Bob Ehrlich with wacko Tea Party positions reveals a lack of political knowledge. Of course not knowing anything about politics doesn't stop one from showing up to vote.

As for being irrational? Never Say what you will, but if you plot O'Malley vs. Ehrlich on a political spectrum, I guarantee you Ehrlich is closer to the middle. Same with Steele and Cardin. Those GOP candidates may not be on the side of the spectrum you choose to vote for, but they are less extreme and partisan in their viewpoints then the Dems they lost to.

And that is the point to be made. Republicans in Maryland constantly HAVE to move towards the middle to have a chance at election and it still doesn't work. The Dems can go as far Left as they want and still win because of bozo party line voters. It isn't the Republicans in Maryland fault that the Dems win, unless you expect us to nominate Leftists that simply put an "R" behind their name.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-10-2011, 07:16 PM
 
829 posts, read 2,658,006 times
Reputation: 359
Remember back in the 90s when us(the conservatives) would say we are headed towards being as socialist as mass./california? Well guess what we are currently WORSE then the two of them combined. Omalley is the worst of the worst. He is hands down a socialist.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-10-2011, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
5,257 posts, read 8,454,389 times
Reputation: 3690
Quote:
Originally Posted by North Beach Person View Post
You're on. We'll iron out the details after Jan. 1.
Cool, maybe we can do one of those regional specialty food swaps. If Brown wins the nomination I can mail you some freshmade Caporale's Pepperoni Rolls. If Franchot wins, you can mail me something tasty from Southern Maryland, although I am allergic to seafood
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-10-2011, 07:27 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
34,792 posts, read 44,295,495 times
Reputation: 44930
Quote:
Originally Posted by westsideboy View Post
Cool, maybe we can do one of those regional specialty food swaps. If Brown wins the nomination I can mail you some freshmade Caporale's Pepperoni Rolls. If Franchot wins, you can mail me something tasty from Southern Maryland, although I am allergic to seafood

Hmmmm, there go the crabcakes. Maybe some Southern Maryland Stuffed Ham. That's usually an Easter dish.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-10-2011, 07:33 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
34,792 posts, read 44,295,495 times
Reputation: 44930
I've noticed that a couple of the posters here have labelled all MD Republicans as "fundamentalist, nut jobs" when in reality most Republican in MD are very moderate and extreme candidates are weeded out in the primary. So much for crossing party lines.

If you bring up either Harris or Bartlett keep in mind that they both represent their constituent's views on public policy, especially budgetary, and their opponents, especially Kratovil, did not. His winning in 2008 was a fluke.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-10-2011, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, MD
3,237 posts, read 3,393,467 times
Reputation: 3010
Quote:
Originally Posted by westsideboy View Post
That's funny, I have never heard Republicans called "the stupid party," it must be a Democrat thing. Not surprising, demean the opposition with personal attacks. It makes you sound very open-minded to crossing party lines to vote

Kratovil is so moderate he voted for Obamacare, and kissed his political career in a conservative area goodbye.

I don't know where you get your political information, but Ehrlich pretty much defines RINO, which means Republican In Name Only. He had a primary challanger from the Tea Party that he crushed. Maryland's Republicans picked the moderate choice, not the Tea Party candidate.....it didn't matter. Steele is a moderate too, if you don't believe me, just look up his positions on the issues.

Am I bitter, yes. Because we have had at least 3 Democrats come on this thread bemoaning the same things the Republicans are complaining about; the ineffectualness of state government, but then refuse to consider crossing party lines to vote for a more moderate choice. Conflating moderates like Bob Ehrlich with wacko Tea Party positions reveals a lack of political knowledge. Of course not knowing anything about politics doesn't stop one from showing up to vote.

As for being irrational? Never Say what you will, but if you plot O'Malley vs. Ehrlich on a political spectrum, I guarantee you Ehrlich is closer to the middle. Same with Steele and Cardin. Those GOP candidates may not be on the side of the spectrum you choose to vote for, but they are less extreme and partisan in their viewpoints then the Dems they lost to.

And that is the point to be made. Republicans in Maryland constantly HAVE to move towards the middle to have a chance at election and it still doesn't work. The Dems can go as far Left as they want and still win because of bozo party line voters. It isn't the Republicans in Maryland fault that the Dems win, unless you expect us to nominate Leftists that simply put an "R" behind their name.
And somehow voting for healthcare for your countrymen makes you a leftist? There are no other countries of our income level lacking universal heath care. Your greed in having children die because you don't want to pay a cent more in taxes is your problem.

Calling Bob Ehrlich and Steele moderates is asinine. You couldn't point to a single difference between the Tea Party and either of those men and I will point out again Michael Steele was the head of the Republican National Committee. The GOP won't appoint a liberal/moderate to its top post no more than you could expect to see Zell Miller or Joe Lieberman head the DNC.

O'Malley whooped Ehrlich on 2 occasions. Ask yourself why that is. Ehrlich never made any attempt to reach out to liberal voters, he played the party line and based his campaign on Democrats being crooked. Never a positive reason to vote Ehrlich, just the other guys are evil crooks. O'Malley won twice to keep people like Ehrlich out because telling the elderly and poor to screw themselves is not in fashion in Maryland.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-10-2011, 08:21 PM
 
12,638 posts, read 7,607,373 times
Reputation: 7453
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhenomenalAJ View Post
And somehow voting for healthcare for your countrymen makes you a leftist? There are no other countries of our income level lacking universal heath care. Your greed in having children die because you don't want to pay a cent more in taxes is your problem.

Calling Bob Ehrlich and Steele moderates is asinine. You couldn't point to a single difference between the Tea Party and either of those men and I will point out again Michael Steele was the head of the Republican National Committee. The GOP won't appoint a liberal/moderate to its top post no more than you could expect to see Zell Miller or Joe Lieberman head the DNC.

O'Malley whooped Ehrlich on 2 occasions. Ask yourself why that is. Ehrlich never made any attempt to reach out to liberal voters, he played the party line and based his campaign on Democrats being crooked. Never a positive reason to vote Ehrlich, just the other guys are evil crooks. O'Malley won twice to keep people like Ehrlich out because telling the elderly and poor to screw themselves is not in fashion in Maryland.
Ya, because the 40% of Americans who identify as conservative are mainly concerned about "teling the elderly and the poor to screw themselves."

I would tell you what kind of person you are, but since I don't want a TOS violation, use your imagination.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-10-2011, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
5,257 posts, read 8,454,389 times
Reputation: 3690
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhenomenalAJ View Post
And somehow voting for healthcare for your countrymen makes you a leftist? There are no other countries of our income level lacking universal heath care. Your greed in having children die because you don't want to pay a cent more in taxes is your problem.

Calling Bob Ehrlich and Steele moderates is asinine. You couldn't point to a single difference between the Tea Party and either of those men and I will point out again Michael Steele was the head of the Republican National Committee. The GOP won't appoint a liberal/moderate to its top post no more than you could expect to see Zell Miller or Joe Lieberman head the DNC.

O'Malley whooped Ehrlich on 2 occasions. Ask yourself why that is. Ehrlich never made any attempt to reach out to liberal voters, he played the party line and based his campaign on Democrats being crooked. Never a positive reason to vote Ehrlich, just the other guys are evil crooks. O'Malley won twice to keep people like Ehrlich out because telling the elderly and poor to screw themselves is not in fashion in Maryland.
For your reading enjoyment.

Sarah Palin Endorsement: Brian Murphy for Maryland Governor

Calling Out the Ehrlich Camp

Nope, Ehrlich is no Teapartier. Note that both of these sites are GOP sites that are attacking Bob for not being conservative enough....pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, not toeing the Tea Party line on spending, a moderate RINO....like I said he was.

You are out of your depth on politics. It is bad enough that people with zero knowlege of politics go out to vote, but people like you with false knowlege are much worse. Just keep hitting that "D" button like a trained monkey.

Last edited by westsideboy; 11-10-2011 at 08:53 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Maryland
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top