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allgood33

(1,584 posts)
Tue Nov 6, 2018, 10:48 AM Nov 2018

Just returned from voting in MD, Montgomery County.

WOW!! We are historically BLUE but even our county and polling precinct the numbers had exceeded last mid-term after the poll were open 30 minutes. When we got there (about 8:30) there was just a small line about 15 voters but a steady stream in teaming down rain. No worries about this blue wave except that Larry Hogan may still be our governor and that is not the worst thing that could happen to us.

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Just returned from voting in MD, Montgomery County. (Original Post) allgood33 Nov 2018 OP
You are joking right? Hogan is the worst kind of puke. FSogol Nov 2018 #1
Far from the worst kind of Republican marylandblue Nov 2018 #2
Hogan is the worst kind. He is an extremist who passes himself off as a moderate. FSogol Nov 2018 #3
I agree, but I know lots of Des friends who are voting straight Dem except for governor. Sad allgood33 Nov 2018 #4
Actually, your statement of "Larry Hogan may still be our governor and that is not the worst thing FSogol Nov 2018 #5
I think you aren't focusing on the most important part of the post ProfessorPlum Nov 2018 #6
Support for Larry Hogan shouldn't appear on the greatest page of DU. n/t FSogol Nov 2018 #9
that's like, your opinion, man ProfessorPlum Nov 2018 #17
Seriously? Try reading DU's TOS. N/t FSogol Nov 2018 #19
saying that a certain gop win might not be the worst thing that can happen ProfessorPlum Nov 2018 #23
Are you talking about the Purple Line funds? marylandblue Nov 2018 #10
No, the Feds approved $900 million for Red Line expansion. Hogan gave that back. FSogol Nov 2018 #12
Well, yes there is that. marylandblue Nov 2018 #14
The only reason he distanced himself from tRump is because he wanted to be re-elected in a blue stat MiniMe Nov 2018 #7
Yes, of course he ran from Trump because MD is blue marylandblue Nov 2018 #13
Is it raining cats and dogs there? MariaCSR Nov 2018 #8
it's pouring bigtree Nov 2018 #11
Yes countingbluecars Nov 2018 #15
I voted straight Dem in MoCo last week. Kingofalldems Nov 2018 #16
Post removed Post removed Nov 2018 #18
Wow, on election day you post an opinion piece encouraging Democrats to vote FSogol Nov 2018 #20
Hi neighbor! I'm in Anne Arundel. I had to wait 1 hour for early voting in my relatively small OliverQ Nov 2018 #21
I've heard Hogan compared to Chris Christie. Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2018 #22

FSogol

(45,752 posts)
1. You are joking right? Hogan is the worst kind of puke.
Tue Nov 6, 2018, 10:53 AM
Nov 2018

He keeping cutting funds from education and rolling back protections for the Chesapeake Bay.

marylandblue

(12,344 posts)
2. Far from the worst kind of Republican
Tue Nov 6, 2018, 11:07 AM
Nov 2018

He's distanced himself from Trump and removed a statue from the State Capitol of Roger B. Taney, the infamous Dredd Scott judge. Yes, he's made cuts, but not nearly as drastic as many other Repub governors.

His opponent has no political experience and has pie in the sky promises with no way to pay for them. I really wish the Democrats had someone better, but the MD Dem party is very disorganized, they can't get good candidates to win primaries.

FSogol

(45,752 posts)
3. Hogan is the worst kind. He is an extremist who passes himself off as a moderate.
Tue Nov 6, 2018, 11:13 AM
Nov 2018

He's similar to VA former GOP Gov Bob McDonnell or former Rep Tom Davis. They say a lot of reasonable things and then support all the typical Republican crap. Hogan turned down $900 million in Federal infrastructure funds for MD and cut $60 million from education. Everyone knows Trump is an asshole, but idiots think Hogan is decent.

It is an embarrassment that this thread appears on DU's greatest page, especially on election day.

FSogol

(45,752 posts)
5. Actually, your statement of "Larry Hogan may still be our governor and that is not the worst thing
Tue Nov 6, 2018, 11:26 AM
Nov 2018

that could happen to us." is sad and flies in the face of your latest statement. Sad!


ProfessorPlum

(11,313 posts)
23. saying that a certain gop win might not be the worst thing that can happen
Wed Nov 7, 2018, 08:23 AM
Nov 2018

is not support. But you know that. so stop peeing in the punch bowl.

marylandblue

(12,344 posts)
10. Are you talking about the Purple Line funds?
Tue Nov 6, 2018, 11:50 AM
Nov 2018

I think he took that money and the line is being built. I thought he would cancel it altogether. MD has a huge education budget, so taking $60 million out is not much. There is a constitutional amendment on the ballot to make sure lottery funds are added directly to education, and not replacing other funds, which i expect will pass.

Hogan is not Walker or Kobach. He still has to work with an overwhelmingly Democratic legislature. The state is not falling apart. I am not going to cry over Hogan while Trump tears the nation apart.

marylandblue

(12,344 posts)
14. Well, yes there is that.
Tue Nov 6, 2018, 11:59 AM
Nov 2018

Seems like reviving the red line would be a winner for Jealous, but I haven't heard much about it. Haven't really heard much from Jealous at all, actually.

MiniMe

(21,747 posts)
7. The only reason he distanced himself from tRump is because he wanted to be re-elected in a blue stat
Tue Nov 6, 2018, 11:39 AM
Nov 2018

Jealous has not run a good campaign IMHO, I have seen almost nothing about him and what he stands for. Haven't even gotten a mailer from him. I voted the first day of early voting a few weeks ago and I voted for Jealous. I live in a Red area of Montgomery County, yes, there are some red areas very few and far between

marylandblue

(12,344 posts)
13. Yes, of course he ran from Trump because MD is blue
Tue Nov 6, 2018, 11:54 AM
Nov 2018

It was the right move politically and morally, and I don't care if it's purely selfish. Jealous is getting few volunteers and donations. I sent all my money out of state and volunteered in a VA swing district. Much more important to take Congress back.

I voted for Rushern Baker in the primary, who I thought would have been a much stronger challenger.

 

MariaCSR

(642 posts)
8. Is it raining cats and dogs there?
Tue Nov 6, 2018, 11:41 AM
Nov 2018

I'm in DC, not far from you and it's raining buckets.

Hope that doesn't deter people from voting.

bigtree

(87,761 posts)
11. it's pouring
Tue Nov 6, 2018, 11:53 AM
Nov 2018

...momentum is with Dems, so I'm hoping our motivated voters outvote republicans today.

countingbluecars

(4,766 posts)
15. Yes
Tue Nov 6, 2018, 11:59 AM
Nov 2018

There are rain poodles everywhere. Sorry, couldn't resist my fourth grade teacher joke.

It was pouring here in Loudoun County but is now starting to clear up.

Response to allgood33 (Original post)

FSogol

(45,752 posts)
20. Wow, on election day you post an opinion piece encouraging Democrats to vote
Tue Nov 6, 2018, 06:41 PM
Nov 2018

for a Republican.

No words.

 

OliverQ

(3,363 posts)
21. Hi neighbor! I'm in Anne Arundel. I had to wait 1 hour for early voting in my relatively small
Tue Nov 6, 2018, 06:42 PM
Nov 2018

area. Way more people voting than in 2016.

Tommy_Carcetti

(43,333 posts)
22. I've heard Hogan compared to Chris Christie.
Tue Nov 6, 2018, 06:44 PM
Nov 2018

Basically one who curries favors and is able to portray himself as pragmatically bipartisan, which manages to conceal the fact that at the end of the day, he still is a stone cold Republican.

Considering how Christie crashed and burned in his second term, if Hogan wins he could still follow suit and have his true colors revealed.

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