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NuclearDem

(16,184 posts)
Tue Dec 29, 2015, 02:18 PM Dec 2015

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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Governor O'Malley isn't your anti-Clinton attack dog. (Original Post) NuclearDem Dec 2015 OP
Well said, K&R. n/t FSogol Dec 2015 #1
I've liked O'Malley for quite awhile pengu Dec 2015 #2
+1 CharlotteVale Dec 2015 #5
Sorry that people aren't just handing the nomination to your guy. yardwork Dec 2015 #10
What a ridiculous response pengu Dec 2015 #11
I think O'Malley is great in most things yeoman6987 Dec 2015 #3
You KNOW he couldn't pass whatever he wanted in Maryland, elleng Dec 2015 #16
Oh please. I live here. You may be able to fool others away from Maryland, yeoman6987 Dec 2015 #17
I live here too. elleng Dec 2015 #20
He is his own man and his accomplishments stand on their own. NCTraveler Dec 2015 #4
I do not want him to be his own man, that is about what Clinton said daybranch Dec 2015 #21
Can't really make sense of the distinction you are presenting. Nt NCTraveler Dec 2015 #28
Never liked him dreamnightwind Dec 2015 #6
I've repeatedly said that O'Malley supporters... BlueCheese Dec 2015 #7
Ditto. eom BlueMTexpat Dec 2015 #13
Agree. MeNMyVolt Dec 2015 #18
Agree leftofcool Dec 2015 #22
Most. NurseJackie Dec 2015 #26
Maybe O'Malley's real goal IS a record deal. Hortensis Dec 2015 #8
Agreed. There's a lot of na´vetÚ about politics here. yardwork Dec 2015 #9
I wish he had more support. He's a great candidate. Gregorian Dec 2015 #12
He is a great candidate. I am hoping that this election brings him name recognition to Squinch Dec 2015 #27
THANK YOU for speaking truth, NuclearDem! elleng Dec 2015 #14
Bout time for him to pack up and go home. 99Forever Dec 2015 #15
oh there are going to be some bent out of shape posters now Peacetrain Dec 2015 #19
I agree with you. I really liked him this last debate. I don't understand this on DU. Of course, Hiraeth Dec 2015 #23
I like Martin. bigwillq Dec 2015 #24
Sadly, his 15 minutes are coming to a close in a couple of months. Cassiopeia Dec 2015 #25

pengu

(462 posts)
2. I've liked O'Malley for quite awhile
Tue Dec 29, 2015, 02:20 PM
Dec 2015

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.

yardwork

(61,159 posts)
10. Sorry that people aren't just handing the nomination to your guy.
Tue Dec 29, 2015, 02:38 PM
Dec 2015

Some people are actually competing for the privilege.

pengu

(462 posts)
11. What a ridiculous response
Tue Dec 29, 2015, 02:39 PM
Dec 2015

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

 

yeoman6987

(14,449 posts)
3. I think O'Malley is great in most things
Tue Dec 29, 2015, 02:23 PM
Dec 2015

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.

elleng

(128,939 posts)
16. You KNOW he couldn't pass whatever he wanted in Maryland,
Tue Dec 29, 2015, 03:24 PM
Dec 2015

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.

 

yeoman6987

(14,449 posts)
17. Oh please. I live here. You may be able to fool others away from Maryland,
Tue Dec 29, 2015, 03:48 PM
Dec 2015

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.

elleng

(128,939 posts)
20. I live here too.
Tue Dec 29, 2015, 04:10 PM
Dec 2015

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 2008–2009.[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

daybranch

(1,309 posts)
21. I do not want him to be his own man, that is about what Clinton said
Tue Dec 29, 2015, 04:36 PM
Dec 2015

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.

BlueCheese

(2,522 posts)
7. I've repeatedly said that O'Malley supporters...
Tue Dec 29, 2015, 02:29 PM
Dec 2015

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

Gregorian

(23,867 posts)
12. I wish he had more support. He's a great candidate.
Tue Dec 29, 2015, 02:44 PM
Dec 2015

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.

Squinch

(50,367 posts)
27. He is a great candidate. I am hoping that this election brings him name recognition to
Tue Dec 29, 2015, 05:56 PM
Dec 2015

help him in future elections.

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

Hiraeth

(4,805 posts)
23. I agree with you. I really liked him this last debate. I don't understand this on DU. Of course,
Tue Dec 29, 2015, 05:13 PM
Dec 2015

I don't understand DU a lot of the times

 

bigwillq

(72,790 posts)
24. I like Martin.
Tue Dec 29, 2015, 05:15 PM
Dec 2015

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

Cassiopeia

(2,603 posts)
25. Sadly, his 15 minutes are coming to a close in a couple of months.
Tue Dec 29, 2015, 05:27 PM
Dec 2015

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

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