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Koinos

(2,792 posts)
1. I really like O'Malley
Mon Apr 20, 2015, 10:15 AM
Apr 2015

I will work for this guy, if he runs. I haven't said that about a politician in a very long time. O'Malley seems to be governed by principle and common sense logic. I don't think big money impresses him very much.

FSogol

(45,631 posts)
2. I'm an O'Malley supporter, here's some info:
Mon Apr 20, 2015, 02:13 PM
Apr 2015

For people unaware of O'Malley, here's his resume:

http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/08conoff/gov/former/html/msa13090.html

The bottom quarter is good reading on O'Malley's positions and what he accomplished in Maryland.

A former Governing Magazine “Public Official of the Year,” Governor O’Malley was re-elected in 2010. His 2013 legislative successes were described in a Baltimore Sun editorial as “without many parallels in recent Maryland history.”

With a balanced approach of spending cuts, regulatory reform, and modern investment in education, innovation, and infrastructure, Governor O’Malley and his Administration are making better choices that are delivering better results, including:

Fastest rate of job growth in the region.
#1 ranking for best public schools in America for an unprecedented five years in a row (Education Week).
#1 ranking for holding down the cost of college tuition (College Board).
#1 ranking for innovation and entrepreneurship for two years running (U.S. Chamber of Commerce).

Under the Governor’s leadership, Maryland also ranks:

#1 nationally in median income,
#1 in Ph.D. scientists and researchers per capita,
#1 in Research and Development, and
#1 in businesses owned by women.


Called “arguably the best manager in government” by Washington Monthly magazine, Governor O’Malley has cut State spending more than any previous governor in Maryland’s history, balancing these record cuts with targeted, modern investments in priorities like public education. He has reduced the size of government to its smallest size since 1973 (on a per capita basis) and reformed how it is managed, so that it works more efficiently and accountably. His actions to save Maryland’s State pension system have made it sustainable over the long term. His fiscal stewardship has nearly eliminated Maryland’s structural deficit. His efforts to streamline, consolidate and digitize processes like business licensing are making Maryland a better place to do business.



PS, part of a public informational archive and not bound by copyright.

The O’Malley-Brown Administration has expanded health care to more than 380,000 previously uninsured Marylanders. It has reduced infant mortality to an historic low, and provided meals to thousands of hungry children as it moves forward toward its goal for eradicating childhood hunger.

The Governor’s policies have made strides in restoring the health of the Chesapeake Bay and saving the Bay’s native blue crab and oyster populations.

The O’Malley Administration has secured millions of dollars in rate relief for Maryland energy consumers while jump-starting the creation of thousands of green energy sector jobs. Under Governor O’Malley’s leadership, Maryland led the charge for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the nation’s first cap-and-trade auction of greenhouse emissions.

Governor O’Malley has cut income taxes for 86% of Marylanders and reformed Maryland’s tax code to make it more progressive. In addition, he signed the nation’s first statewide living wage law, along with some of the nation’s most comprehensive reforms to protect homeowners from foreclosure.

Declaring that Marylanders are bound together by “the common thread of human dignity,” Governor O’Malley signed legislation to protect individual civil marriage rights and religious freedom, along with legislation to protect voting rights. He signed – and successfully defended at the ballot box – the DREAM Act, which expands the opportunity of a college education to more Marylanders.



Mother Jones magazine also called him the best candidate environmentally.
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/12/martin-omalley-longshot-presidential-candidate-and-real-climate-hawk


O'Malley dismantles most GOP Governors in this C-span video from Feb 2012.
He also allows Repuke VA Governor Bob McDonnell to destroy himself. It is long, but well worth a watch. If you can't watch the whole thing, skip forward to 19:30-22:00

http://www.c-span.org/video/?304573-1/economic-issues-states

a kennedy

(29,874 posts)
4. Is he the one that could push Hillary to the left?? Hope so.....either he or Bernie.....she needs
Mon Apr 20, 2015, 03:19 PM
Apr 2015

that push further left don'tcha think?? He's really perked up my interest in him.

josmarten

(4 posts)
6. A partnership with Sen.Warren will do it
Mon Apr 20, 2015, 04:30 PM
Apr 2015

If O'Malley teams up with Senator Warren and propose Infrastructure Jobs, Clean Energy Local Manufacturing, Electric Grid upgrade, no more stupid Middle East Ground Wars , Student Loans Rates re-set, Training in Clean Energy , Transparent review of all details of all Trade Pacts, GMO Foods Genetic Labeling, External + Independent Audit of Federal Reserve + Treasury , etc., etc., they can get 70 % of Woman's Votes and they are in.
b ) They have to expose Rubio+Cruz backers as Warmongers from Cheney's office -they are the blood profiteers of always - to the Hispanic Community to get at least 40 % of their Votes and they are in.
c) Check all Voting Machines, check all dedicated lines - fiber,copper, coaxial - and all routers-servers, to make sure Rowe+Cheney's team cannot try another re-run , and they are in.

BlueMTexpat

(15,381 posts)
7. Hate to burst your bubble, but
Tue Apr 21, 2015, 01:56 AM
Apr 2015

a partnership with HRC is much more likely.

Elizabeth Warren is not running for President this time.

And yes, I love my former governor too (MD is my adopted state).



yellowcanine

(35,715 posts)
8. I heard that interview and got the distinct impression he was running to be Clinton's VP or in the
Tue Apr 21, 2015, 11:29 AM
Apr 2015

cabinet. He was clearly avoiding saying unkind things about Hillary.

hedgehog

(36,286 posts)
11. Why make the story all about Democratic infighting rather than
Wed Apr 22, 2015, 10:51 AM
Apr 2015

about what Mr. O'Malley wants to bring to the table?

mike dub

(541 posts)
9. Great interview! DU rec
Tue Apr 21, 2015, 12:53 PM
Apr 2015

I like what I'm hearing from Mr. O'Malley as well, a kennedy! Thanks for posting!

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