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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 12:07 PM

4. Who? He's the Who Who Did It!

A tasted of what he accomplished as Governor - because you know . . . talk is cheap.

Legalized Same Sex Marriage

Enacted Strict Gun Control Laws - so strict he offended Beretta and they moved out of stae.

Repealed the death penalty in MD

He signed a law that allows people in the country illegally to get drivers licenses.

He defied the Democratic Party leadership last summer on the child 'new Americans' crossing the border.

Raised the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour

He left office with Maryland having the highest median household income in America.

Education Week magazine ranked Maryland’s K-12 schools #1 in America for five straight years.
http://www.marylandeducators.org/press/maryland-schools-rank-1-five-years-row-0

The Pew Center ranked Maryland one of the top three states for upward economic mobility.
http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/multimedia/data-visualizations/2012/economic-mobility-of-the-states

Look up the words 'Flush Tax' - they funded an upgrade to wastewater treatment plants.

1 Million acres of open space preserved

MD cut their infant mortality rate by 21% under his watch - the goal was 10%




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What else did you need?

You aren't going to get a lot of would, should, could from his supporters. I know I'm not the only person who looks at a long list of 'I did' - and that's where his appeal is to me.


Now 1strong -frame this in - "I know gen is actively engaged in getting things done in her community."

Start from that point with my response on this.

And then remember this - He didn't back away from his policy in Baltimore as the Mayor. He operated from a place of what he knew, when he knew it. But when the people got good and righteously angry - he didn't hide out in Europe. He came home and faced the music.

And that humility makes him human.

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