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Old 09-05-2014, 06:08 PM
 
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The problem is that even if a Republican governor were elected he would still have NO possibility of accomplishing anything. He would face a Democrat controlled legislature and a bureaucracy put in place by years of Democratic control.

As someone else mentioned look at slots. Ehrlich ran into a brick wall of Democrats in the State House. But as soon as We had a Democratic Governor it sailed through with the support of State House leadership.
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Old 09-06-2014, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Hiding from Antifa?
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Short answer, he will win. He is not the right person for Maryland, but he is the right person for central Maryland.

Brown is definitely not going to get my vote (that does not mean that Hogan will).
Is there someone else that could get your vote that has a chance to win? If you don't want Brown to win, and you don't vote for someone who can win the election you are actually voting for Brown. You probably plan to stay home and not vote at all, but just won't admit to it here.
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Old 09-06-2014, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Gardenville
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Apparently most Marylanders really do think Anthony Brown is the right fit for the state. Then again, most Marylanders seem to think all kinds of strange things. I predict he will win the election by a larger majority than he won the primary.
I can't really think of much that O'Malley has accomplished that I would call truly positive for the state. Taxes and fees have increased, while services to most residents seem to have decreased.
I recall that when O'Malley took office, the state budget actually had a surplus. Somehow, O'Malley found a way to convince the public that that surplus was actually a deficit, and that the state government actually needed all of that surplus, plus another few BILLION dollars just to get us back into the black. Hmmm....
Anthony Brown seems like a very nice nebbish. Truly a man without a personality. The guy standing in the corner ignored during the cocktail party. However, this also seems to be the biggest problem the Republican party has these days, not just locally but nationally-other than extremist table bangers from the Tea Party there is no-one with enough charisma for voters to get behind in any number.
Ehrlich was truly an anomaly, and his election was largely the result of his opponent Townsend's links to the scandal-ridden Glendening administration-and then it was very close, even with all of the dead Baltimorean vote. I doubt that we will see another Republican Governor in my lifetime.
All of this debate is superfluous actually tho', Miller and Bush run this state. Play ball with them, and a Governor gets things accomplished.
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Old 09-06-2014, 08:55 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Apparently most Marylanders really do think Anthony Brown is the right fit for the state.
"most" amounts to about 100,000 or so of the 175,000 who could even be arsed to vote.
I don't think either number amounts to "most" in any other context.

Without the also-rans and the Ganzler distraction...
my favorite lesbian pot smoker might have actually had a shot at it.
That breath of fresh air would have done wonders.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MSro...hw5qiLb5IbKpMw
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Old 09-06-2014, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Cumberland
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Is there someone else that could get your vote that has a chance to win? If you don't want Brown to win, and you don't vote for someone who can win the election you are actually voting for Brown. You probably plan to stay home and not vote at all, but just won't admit to it here.
A vote for John Anderson is a vote for John Anderson.
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Old 09-06-2014, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Gardenville
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"most" amounts to about 100,000 or so of the 175,000 who could even be arsed to vote.
I don't think either number amounts to "most" in any other context.

Without the also-rans and the Ganzler distraction...
my favorite lesbian pot smoker might have actually had a shot at it.
That breath of fresh air would have done wonders.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MSro...hw5qiLb5IbKpMw
100,000/175,000=57%, certainly closer to "most" than to "least."
And since we are referring to voters, "most" does apply in this context.
If you don't vote, then you don't count, or don't care. Or care enough to count.
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Old 09-06-2014, 12:17 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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And since we are referring to voters, "most" does apply in this context.
I messed up on my numbers but the basic point stands.
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I refer to your phrasing of "most Marylanders...".
Out of nearly 3MILLION registered Dems in the state
less than 500,000 even participated in the decision.
Of these... 249,000 are responsible for making the decision.

That's 249,000 out of nearly 6,000,000 citizens.
It's shameful.

The Republican ignominy is no better.
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Old 09-06-2014, 04:49 PM
 
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Hogan is about as much a "Teabagger" as Brown is.


I've noticed that anyone who doesn't fall into the Progressive Democratic line here in MD is labeled a "Teabagger". That includes several Democratic politicians here in Southern MD.

As a note, my preferred candidate was Craig.
Riiiiiight. Hogan supported a "human life amendment" to the Constitution and parental notification laws for a minor having an abortion. He opposes same sex marriage and every major gun control law O'Malley attempted to pass. There is no major issue on which he could be considered a liberal/moderate, maybe you should read up on your candidates a bit.

In Md. governor

http://elections.baltimoresun.com/ca...s/larry-hogan/
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Old 09-06-2014, 04:53 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Riiiiiight. Hogan supported a "human life amendment" to the Constitution and parental notification laws for a minor having an abortion. He opposes same sex marriage and every major gun control law O'Malley attempted to pass. There is no major issue on which he could be considered a liberal/moderate, maybe you should read up on your candidates a bit.

In Md. governor

http://elections.baltimoresun.com/ca...s/larry-hogan/
Damn, his positions are opposite that of most MD Democrats. Never claimed he was a liberal/moderate. ****, I forgot, Democrats demand everyone have the same position as them. Sorry.

Didn't realize that you were also a gun grabber.


The funniest thing about MD Democrats is when you start highlighting their records they get pissed off and claim it's unfair campaigning.
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Old 09-06-2014, 05:07 PM
 
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Damn, his positions are opposite that of most MD Democrats. Never claimed he was a liberal/moderate. ****, I forgot, Democrats demand everyone have the same position as them. Sorry.

Didn't realize that you were also a gun grabber.


The funniest thing about MD Democrats is when you start highlighting their records they get pissed off and claim it's unfair campaigning.
You insisted he was not similar to a Tea Partier yet is lockstep with them on all issues. Sorry I upset you by pointing out your guy is a conservative. I didn't demand anyone have the same positions as me, just pointing out the truth rather than trying to obfuscate. He is undisputably a gun nut based on his record of opposition to gun control bills. That doesn't play in MD, we're mostly normal people who don't have issues with our masculinity and need to compensate with big guns.
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