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Wed Apr 22, 2015, 12:24 PM

Just received this email from O'Malley about TPP

This latest email from O'Malley:

Hard Choice?

Nope. To me, opposing bad trade deals like TPP is just common sense.

Trade is critical to growing our economy, but fast tracking TPP means entering into a deal that could depress wages and cost us jobs. That's the last thing we need right now.

WATCH THE VIDEO: Bad Trade Deals

American workers whose jobs could be on the line right now are owed more than lip service. They deserve to know where leaders stand.

Will you stand with me to make our voices heard? Say no to TPP:


Martin O'Malley

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Response to Koinos (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2015, 12:27 PM

1. First Rec!! He's talking my language. Just learning about him, and like what I hear.


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Response to libdem4life (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 22, 2015, 12:31 PM

3. I'm an O'Malley supporter, here's some info:

Here's his resume:


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.

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


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Response to Koinos (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2015, 12:29 PM

2. Yep. And the dig is appropriate. Because HRC eschews hard choices on


issues like the TPA, the TPP, Keystone, etc, in favor of vague, obfuscating rhetoric that she hopes will be enough to pacify liberal organizations.

How on earth her supporters can defend her abject lack of political courage is...... interesting.

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Response to cali (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 22, 2015, 12:44 PM

4. I hear ya Cali. H> is no profile in courage like <E. I'm also starting to really like this MOM guy.

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 22, 2015, 01:00 PM

5. I said, What...MOM guy?...but I'm pretty clever and got it soon. We have HRC, EW and MOM. Got it.


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Response to Koinos (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2015, 01:08 PM

6. Send him an email

I put that on the other thread too.

That campaign responds.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 22, 2015, 01:14 PM

7. That's good to know: 'That campaign responds', thanks, will do so.

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Response to Koinos (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2015, 01:36 PM

8. Perfect Timing and Words Carefully Chosen to Hit Home

O'Malley is all about "common sense" ways to promote the middle class and revive the American Dream for future generations. We need trade with other countries, but we don't need trade deals that "depress wages and cost us jobs." Workers should get more than "lip service" from their leaders. Every phrase strikes a chord, but without directly bashing other candidates. I think we will see more and more of the sledge-hammer power of simple and honest, but hard-hitting positive speech in O'Malley's campaign.

Sounds refreshing to me, and I hope it works.

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