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I've been a member of DU for over 14 years, but now it is time for me to check out. The glee people on this site took over bashing Gov Northam is too much. EW Jackson, VA's version of a RW troll is being respected and his options considered while the Gov who expanded medicare to 800,000 citizens of my state (including an adult son) is bashed over a 35-year old indiscretion. I see DU as being infected by RW trolls and ratfuckers while the admins are largely absent. See 2016 if you don't believe me. While Northam was being bashed, threads appeared bashing Harris (she took a hard stance against Franken) and Booker (he's corporate) and promoted people who will never be elected in America such as Gabbard and Sanders. Their indiscretions are ignored. For what reason? Their unelectability? The members here that aren't RW trolls or ratfuckers are attempting to achieve some type of purity that will never happen due to mankind's flawed nature. People ar human and prone to mistakes. The rhetorical tools that attack people such as HRC, Franken and Northam will be turned on people like Kamala Harris and Justin Fairfax. It is only a matter of time. I refuse to help the RW and the PURE destroy people and our party. DU was a noble idea, but is a tool on the internet being used to ruin the Democratic Party, suppress the vote, and destroy decent candidates. I won't take part in this crap any longer. To my couple of friends here, so long, it was nice chatting with you. You know how to reach me if you want.

Journal Archives

Google Trends on O'Malley

Top Google Seach Questions on Martin O'Malley post presidential announcement:

1. Who is Martin O'Malley?

2. Is Martin O'Malley a Democrat?

3. How old is Martin O'Malley?

4. How tall is Martin O'Malley?

5. What religion is Martin O'Malley?

6. Is Martin O'Malley married?

7. Where did Martin O'Malley go to high school?

8. How many kids does Martin O'Malley have?

9. Who funded Martin O'Malley's campaign?

10. Where is O'Malley governor?

As for actual search volume on Saturday, Google interest in O'Malley surpassed Hillary Clinton:




Whole piece here:
http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/01/politics/martin-omalley-2016-google-data/

O'Malley addressed the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in DC today and answers questions


(Caution 1-1/2 hours!)

From O'Malley's twitter feed:



We've got a long way to go, but it'll be more fun if we work together.
Join us: https://martinomalley.com/volunteer/ #OMalley2016

Martin O'Malley Courts Hispanics Who Could Be Key To His Success

Martin O'Malley's stop at the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Washington DC on Wednesday for a question and answer session is part of a larger effort to appeal to a vital and growing sector of the American electorate and perhaps eat into the overwhelming support currently enjoyed by Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.

O'Malley, who is 50 points behind Clinton in the polls, has come out strongly in favor of issues important to many Latinos. And immigration advocates, who remember Clinton's past missteps on the issue, have taken notice. They say O'Malley has a strong track record from his time as governor.

"It's not just words but actual actions," Cesar Vargas, co-director of the Dream Action Coalition, said. "It's a day and night difference from O'Malley and Secretary Clinton."


Article here:

http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/hispanic-voters-critical-omalleys-success-n368691

Martin O'Malley on Investing in the Next Generation


x-posted from GD

Invested in the Next Generation

Led the Nation in Public Education
Under Governor O’Malley, Maryland’s public schools ranked #1 in America five years in a row, according to Education Week. Even in the height of the recession, while many states were cutting education spending, O’Malley invested record amounts in Maryland’s public schools, increasing funding by 37%.

Made College More Affordable
Governor O’Malley made higher education a budget priority and froze tuition for four years in a row. Under his leadership, Maryland did better than every state but one in keeping down college costs, according to the College Board.

Expanded Pre-Kindergarten
Governor O’Malley expanded pre-kindergarten to 1,600 more children in Maryland and laid the groundwork for a further statewide expansion.

Martin O'Malley on Investing in the Next Generation

Invested in the Next Generation

Led the Nation in Public Education
Under Governor O’Malley, Maryland’s public schools ranked #1 in America five years in a row, according to Education Week. Even in the height of the recession, while many states were cutting education spending, O’Malley invested record amounts in Maryland’s public schools, increasing funding by 37%.

Made College More Affordable
Governor O’Malley made higher education a budget priority and froze tuition for four years in a row. Under his leadership, Maryland did better than every state but one in keeping down college costs, according to the College Board.

Expanded Pre-Kindergarten
Governor O’Malley expanded pre-kindergarten to 1,600 more children in Maryland and laid the groundwork for a further statewide expansion.


'Martin O'Malley has reportedly become Wall Street's 'public enemy number one" - Business Insider

Fox Business Network correspondent Charles Gasparino claims a lot of his sources have been talking about Martin O'Malley since the former Maryland governor launched his White House bid on Saturday. And Gasparino says Wall Street is angry with the Democratic presidential candidate.

"Martin O'Malley is now like, I would say persona non grata — public enemy number one in in the halls of Goldman Sachs, in the halls of Black Rock, the big money management firm. All throughout Wall Street right now," Gasparino said in an appearance on Fox Business on Tuesday.


and

Gasparino expanded on that analysis Tuesday. He claimed the financial industry "was not expecting" a presidential candidate to adopt the kind of aggressive approach towards Wall Street. Further, Gasparino suggested that even though O'Malley is polling far behind Clinton, there are fears his message could resonate and push Clinton "to the left" on Wall Street.



Whole article at http://www.businessinsider.com/martin-omalley-is-wall-streets-public-enemy-number-one-2015-6#ixzz3c0aFPW00

O'Malley on dignity for all:

Secured Marriage Equality
Governor O’Malley led the successful effort to pass marriage equality in the Maryland General Assembly. Then when the issue went to a statewide referendum, he led the campaign, helping Maryland become the first state in the nation ever to defend marriage equality at the ballot box.

Protecting the Rights of Individuals–Regardless of Gender Identity
Citing the need to create “an open, respectful, inclusive world we want for all of our children,” Governor O’Malley signed into law a bill banning discrimination against transgender Marylanders. Maryland was just the 17th state to add gender identity and expression to its anti-discrimination laws.

Fought for New Americans
Governor O’Malley welcomed New Americans to Maryland. He passed the DREAM Act. He signed legislation granting undocumented workers drivers licenses to make Maryland roads safer, and stood up for the rights of unaccompanied children at the border – Maryland housed more unaccompanied minors per capita than any other state. He ordered the state to stop automatically honoring federal detention requests, and for the federal government to house children with their families.

“It’s contrary to who we are as a people to hold children in camps… . Setting aside for a fact any concerns you have or any feeling you have towards these refugee kids, think about the sort of country we want to leave to our children. We are not a country that should send children away and send them back to certain death.” — Martin O’Malley at NGA


Expanded Voting Rights
While other states around the nation push stricter voter ID laws designed to limit people’s ability to exercise the right to vote, Governor O’Malley made it easier to vote in Maryland by expanding early voting and same-day voter registration.

Ended the Death Penalty
Under Governor O’Malley’s leadership, Maryland repealed the death penalty and replaced it with life in prison without the possibility of parole.

O'Malley's updated website has a lot of good info. Here's some of it on the economy:

Built an Economy that Works for Everyone

Strengthened Maryland’s Economy
Under Governor O’Malley Maryland ranked #1 for innovation and entrepreneurship for three years in a row, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Maryland also ranked as one of the top three states for economic mobility based on workers’ ability to move up the earnings ladder, according to the Pew Center on the States. And Maryland achieved a faster rate of job creation than its neighbors Virginia or Pennsylvania, who tried to cut their way to prosperity.

Raised Maryland’s Minimum Wage to $10.10
Governor O’Malley brought people together, forged consensus, and raised Maryland’s minimum wage to $10.10. Hundreds of thousands of Maryland workers will receive a raise, creating stronger customers for local businesses and good-paying, family-supporting jobs.

Protected Working Families
Governor O’Malley twice led the effort to expand Maryland’s refundable earned income credit, which puts more money in the pockets of working families. He also made Maryland the first state in America to pass a “living wage” for contractors working on state contracts.

Made the Tax Code More Progressive
In the midst of the worst economic downturn in history, Governor O’Malley reformed Maryland’s income tax. Today, 86% of Marylanders pay less in state income taxes than they did before Governor O’Malley took office.
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