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Sun May 31, 2015, 09:27 AM

Caught him on "This Week,"

looked good at Baltimore Waterfront, handled all the questions, 'gotcha' and otherwise, well, like 'why you?' re: progressiveness= EXPERIENCE. & Independence + track record. Wall Street not banging down my door to help my campaign.

--why should progressive voters pick you over Bernie Sanders?

GOVERNOR O'MALLEY: Because I have a track record of actually getting things done, not just talking about things.

re: TPP, 'We shouldn't be in a race to the bottom for the cheapest labor in the world.'

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Response to FSogol (Reply #1)

Sun May 31, 2015, 09:39 AM

2. THANKS for this, FSogol!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 09:41 AM

3. He is no where near as Left as even Hillary Clinton or even Barack Obama for that matter....

 

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #3)

Sun May 31, 2015, 09:54 AM

4. He's WAY left of Wall Street, 'Wall Street not banging down my door to help my campaign'

and when asked --why should progressive voters pick you over Bernie Sanders?

GOVERNOR O'MALLEY: Because I have a track record of actually getting things done, not just talking about things.

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Sun May 31, 2015, 09:55 AM

6. Oh you think so?

 

then Hillary is even FARTHER away from it...

Hillary Clinton


Martin O'Malley

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #6)

Sun May 31, 2015, 09:58 AM

7. I know so,

and what I don't know is the significance of these diagrams; they mean nothing to me, and to many others I suspect.

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Response to elleng (Reply #7)

Sun May 31, 2015, 10:12 AM

10. years ago i took a test to see where i stood on those.

 

very interesting test and thorough question on a number of issues. one of the better test with the questions they ask. anyway, shows where you sit in your political beliefs.

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #6)

Sun May 31, 2015, 10:10 AM

9. ya. i saw that earlier. gonna have to see what is pulling him so close to center.

 

not seeing it in the social issues, ....

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #6)

Sun May 31, 2015, 11:33 AM

19. That whole "on the issue website is bogus." Their staff is

made up from GOP, Green Party, Natural law party, Constitution party, and Libertarian party volunteers. Notice anything missing?

Also their press accolades do not include a single liberal source.

Just looking at how the graph overstates libertarian thought should be a clue to the useless of that site and their phony charts.

Don't believe me? Surf their "about us" pages.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 09:55 AM

5. I liked what he said about experience.

Because of President Obama's choices, we were able to avoid a second Great Depression. But-- work remains when 70% of us are earning the same or less than we were 12 years ago. So I guess I differ, I would say, from President Obama in my background and-- and my experience. His was that of a legislator. Mine was of a big city, and also facing difficult challenges, and also of a state-- that we had to lead through the recession. And that's-- that's a big difference with his experience.


It is a big difference. HE dovetails it later on in the interview about more work to be done when he talked about what happened in Baltimore:
For all of the progress that we make, there's always so much more that needs to be done. I would not have been elected with 91% of the vote first time or reelected four years later with 88% of the vote if we were not making substantial progress. When I was elected in 1999, George, our city had become the most violent, and addicted, and abandoned city in America. It was a huge challenge. But we went on in the next ten years to achieve the biggest reduction of part one crime of any city in America. And now, the city's population is growing again with greater numbers of young people moving back here than before. But it's also true that we have huge pockets of poverty in our city and in other cities in the United States. And the anger-- that erupted in our city-- happened in some of the poorest, hardest hit neighborhoods where unemployment's actually higher now than it was seven years ago. I'd be angry to. The poet once wrote that the unemployment in our bones erupts in our hands and stones. We can do better as a country. And we can't leave behind so many that are underemployed, or unemployed, or earning less than they were 12 years ago.


Good interview, I overslept and will watch it later on.

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #5)

Sun May 31, 2015, 10:17 AM

11. cool.

 

i like the way he talked about obama. it is like he simply pinpoints the reality and is very matter of fact, but giving obama his due, which many do not on du. i have wondered why, with obamas will and smarts, why he has not accomplished more. i am good with obama but wanted more too. that is a good point about the difference in the two. i can see it in the two different jobs they have had, their personal experience.

i am glad i read the back story on baltimore. it seems like it will be a theme in this election and talked about often.

thanks

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 10:09 AM

8. I have a track record of actually getting things done, not just talking about things.

 

he is a hard ass isnt he. i am getting htis family in politics. asst district att, on up.... he knows how to talk, be a hard ass, get to the point, not mince words

interesting.

now, i gotta tell you, ... i do not like punches at our dems. so yesterday while people were talking he punched clinton i cringed a bit. what he said was fine, and straight talking, i thought certainly in bounds. i do not think we have to headline it with

a jab at clinton
a punch to clinton.

but... what say you, .... we title

a punch at sanders.

i wonder, what would happen on du.

what he said was part of the campaigning. doesnt mince words. seems very controlled. it will be interesting. i like straight talk.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #8)

Sun May 31, 2015, 10:23 AM

12. I'd say he's a GENTLE hard ass,

straight talker, especially when challenged to be provocative.

This a race to the TITLE for Dems, so there will be punches; everyone demands them, including DUers. We NEED to know which of our candidates has what we, individually, want, and the extent to which they are actually likely to deliver.

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Response to elleng (Reply #12)

Sun May 31, 2015, 10:38 AM

14. you see a gentle? will keep eyes open. not seeing it. and, i was in competitive sport for

 

a decade and half.i never had a need for punches ect... to win. i see this more of a competitive race (sports) and i can see a clear, articulate manner to do it in integrity. not questioning mallery, but how re represent the race. not laying it out for anyone in the group or pro malley, either. (fuck, i have so been conditioned to clarify every fuckin thing i say, lol).

i guess someone can see it as a sports fight. and that would be in terminology of punches.

i am a pacifist, lol all the way. no punching.

thanks elleng

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #14)

Sun May 31, 2015, 10:49 AM

15. 'modest and likable,'

femmocrat said (down thread,) and I agree.

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Response to elleng (Reply #15)

Sun May 31, 2015, 11:07 AM

17. i see that.

 

i am having so much fun. i was kinda stuck in a place i didnt wnat to be. i am having a blast, having another choice. thanks

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #17)

Sun May 31, 2015, 11:14 AM

18. I'm glad to hear it, seabeyond,

and pleased we all have another choice.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 10:34 AM

13. I thought he did very well.

I think he is going to catch with voters.

He is very modest and likable.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #13)

Sun May 31, 2015, 10:49 AM

16. I agree, femmocrat.

Thanks

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