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Tue Dec 29, 2015, 03:18 PM

 

Governor O'Malley isn't your anti-Clinton attack dog.

Some of you seem to have some serious misconceptions about O'Malley. He's not simply in this to take shots at Clinton and subsequently validate Sanders. O'Malley supporters aren't just little Sanders supporters.

O'Malley took on the NRA and won. He ended the blight on Maryland that was the state's death penalty. He introduced bureaucratic reforms that helped take care of Maryland's veterans.

He's led the 2016 Democratic field on issues nobody else even talks about. He's personally worked with national veterans groups to develop the most comprehensive plan to address the needs of current and former servicemembers and their families--the suicide epidemic, homelessness, PTSD, and protecting our education benefits. He's led the way on addiction treatment and viewing the alcohol and drug dependent as humans who need help and not incarceration.

I'm deeply sorry Governor O'Malley said some things that upset Sanders supporters, but he's not your pet to unleash on Clinton when you want. He's a progressive, a leader, and the future of our party--and if you don't already, you need to start taking him seriously.

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Reply Governor O'Malley isn't your anti-Clinton attack dog. (Original post)
NuclearDem Dec 2015 OP
FSogol Dec 2015 #1
pengu Dec 2015 #2
CharlotteVale Dec 2015 #5
yardwork Dec 2015 #10
pengu Dec 2015 #11
yeoman6987 Dec 2015 #3
elleng Dec 2015 #16
yeoman6987 Dec 2015 #17
elleng Dec 2015 #20
NCTraveler Dec 2015 #4
daybranch Dec 2015 #21
NCTraveler Dec 2015 #28
dreamnightwind Dec 2015 #6
BlueCheese Dec 2015 #7
BlueMTexpat Dec 2015 #13
MeNMyVolt Dec 2015 #18
leftofcool Dec 2015 #22
NurseJackie Dec 2015 #26
Hortensis Dec 2015 #8
yardwork Dec 2015 #9
Gregorian Dec 2015 #12
Squinch Dec 2015 #27
elleng Dec 2015 #14
99Forever Dec 2015 #15
Peacetrain Dec 2015 #19
Hiraeth Dec 2015 #23
bigwillq Dec 2015 #24
Cassiopeia Dec 2015 #25

Response to NuclearDem (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 03:19 PM

1. Well said, K&R. n/t

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Response to NuclearDem (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 03:20 PM

2. I've liked O'Malley for quite awhile

However, the more crap he tosses at Sanders the less I like him. I don't care about legitimate issue attacks like guns, but I sure as hell care about this debate nonsense. O'Malley knows exactly why Sanders didn't agree, and he's twisting it to suit his purposes. If he thinks I didn't notice, he's mistaken. This has nothing to do with him attacking Clinton and everything to do with throwing out bullshit about Sanders.

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Response to pengu (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 03:26 PM

5. +1

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Response to pengu (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 03:38 PM

10. Sorry that people aren't just handing the nomination to your guy.

Some people are actually competing for the privilege.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 03:39 PM

11. What a ridiculous response

I expect this to be a debate on issues. I expect that from all 3 candidates.

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Response to NuclearDem (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 03:23 PM

3. I think O'Malley is great in most things

 

However, we really don't know how he'd do with a republican house or and senate. He pretty much could pass whatever he wanted in Maryland. Not so easy in the federal. And the NRA complaing about gun control is not the same as convincing Repugs to support his agenda. Most Americans realize that which is why he is at 4 percent.

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 04:24 PM

16. You KNOW he couldn't pass whatever he wanted in Maryland,

e went round and round on lots of issues, stuck with the difficult ones for a long time, gun control is only one example.

'Most Americans' realize NOTHING about him, the msm AND dnc won't allow any info to enable ANY SUCH realization.

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Response to elleng (Reply #16)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 04:48 PM

17. Oh please. I live here. You may be able to fool others away from Maryland,

 

But not me. I liked his policies and glad it was easy for him. I'm just saying it won't be as easy as president.

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #17)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 05:10 PM

20. I live here too.

Everything was NOT easy for him, as he's said, he has the raw knuckles to prove it.

EVERYONE knows it won't be easy as president, but he has the experience no other Democratic candidate has in working toward consensus, and that's very valuable experience.

I understand that many would like to diminish the importance of his experience. Doing so does NOT serve Democrats well, tho.

Examples:

Budget

O'Malley called a special session of the General Assembly in November 2007 to close a projected budget deficit of $1.7 billion for 2008ľ2009.[46] In response, O'Malley and other lawmakers passed a tax plan that would raise total state tax collections by 14%.[47] In April 2009, O'Malley signed a traffic speed camera enforcement law, a bill which he supported and fought for in order to help raise revenue to try to balance the deficit facing Maryland. Through strong lobbying by O'Malley, the bill was revived after first having been defeated. After a second vote, the measure passed.[48]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_O%27Malley

Casinos

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/gov-omalley-brought-casinos-to-maryland-but-that-doesnt-mean-he-likes-them/2014/09/02/4a37050a-2eba-11e4-994d-202962a9150c_story.html

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Response to NuclearDem (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 03:25 PM

4. He is his own man and his accomplishments stand on their own.

 

He is an equal opportunity jabber.

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 05:36 PM

21. I do not want him to be his own man, that is about what Clinton said

about KowTowing to wall Street donors. I want someone like Bernie who is the people's man. I want democracy , not another smug elitist who always believes the people are just not smart enough to govern themselves. That is why Bernie beats O Malley so much. If he was there fighting Clinton and the oligarchy , I would have a lot more respect for him, but like Clinton, he comes across as arrogant, smug, and self-absorbed. He should pull out now and quit using time during the debates. He keeps saying I did this or I did that but his details are so sketchy , he just loses everyone who is not well acquainted with his resume. He is just too little and much too late. Right now he is like Trump eating up air time which supports Hillary. Pull out now, Martin.

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Response to daybranch (Reply #21)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 07:00 PM

28. Can't really make sense of the distinction you are presenting. Nt

 

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Response to NuclearDem (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 03:26 PM

6. Never liked him

and like him less now. He always felt like another phony politician to me.

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Response to NuclearDem (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 03:29 PM

7. I've repeatedly said that O'Malley supporters...

... are among the most positive and gracious people on DU. And I mean it.

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Response to BlueCheese (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 04:10 PM

13. Ditto. eom

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Response to BlueCheese (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 04:53 PM

18. Agree.

 

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Response to BlueCheese (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 05:46 PM

22. Agree

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Response to BlueCheese (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 06:36 PM

26. Most.

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Response to NuclearDem (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 03:36 PM

9. Agreed. There's a lot of na´vetÚ about politics here.

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Response to NuclearDem (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 03:44 PM

12. I wish he had more support. He's a great candidate.

I'm thrilled with this election in the sense that we have several outstandning candidates. Every time I listen to O'Malley, I hear progressive vision that represents how I see a better future.

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Response to Gregorian (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 06:56 PM

27. He is a great candidate. I am hoping that this election brings him name recognition to

help him in future elections.

I'm not holding much hope for him in this one though.

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Response to NuclearDem (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 04:13 PM

14. THANK YOU for speaking truth, NuclearDem!

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Response to NuclearDem (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 04:15 PM

15. Bout time for him to pack up and go home.

He gets more irrelevant all the time.

Going nowhere, fast.

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Response to NuclearDem (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 04:56 PM

19. oh there are going to be some bent out of shape posters now

Thank you!.. Well said..

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Response to NuclearDem (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 06:13 PM

23. I agree with you. I really liked him this last debate. I don't understand this on DU. Of course,

I don't understand DU a lot of the times

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Response to NuclearDem (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 06:15 PM

24. I like Martin.

 

I hope he does well. I wouldn't mind him being the DEM nominee. He would get my vote.

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Response to NuclearDem (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 06:27 PM

25. Sadly, his 15 minutes are coming to a close in a couple of months.

Unless he can unite with Sanders to help bring the change this nation so desperately needs.

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