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"Martin O'Malley isn’t relenting” [View all]

Lis Smith @Lis_Smith · 8m 8 minutes ago
"@GovernorOMalley isn’t relenting” http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/martin-o-malley-won-t-stop-campaigning-on-his-baltimore-record-20150503

Martin O'Malley @GovernorOMalley
I joined @chucktodd this AM to talk Baltimore. While this was a heartbreaking setback, Baltimore is not defeated & Baltimore will be back.


____ Even after a tough week, O'Malley is staying on script, trying to continue to be the Democratic candidate in 2016 who has a vision for how to solve poverty in America.


"I did not dedicate my life to making Baltimore a safer and more just place because it was easy, and I am more inclined and more deeply motivated now to address what's wrong with our country and what needs to be healed and what needs to be fixed," O'Malley said (on MTP). "This should be a wakeup call."


In the 2016 presidential election, O'Malley is still banking on being the candidate to the left of Clinton on issues like poverty and economic mobility. And as Clinton continues to fight back criticisms she is not accessible, O'Malley will not stop talking about his executive experience in Baltimore.

"There are people in whole parts of our cities who are being totally left behind and disregarded. They are unheard, they are told they are unneeded by this economy and that extreme poverty, breeds conditions for extreme violence. People are frustrated, they are angry and they feel like people aren't listening," O'Malley said of the unrest in the city.


O'Malley isn't relenting. When asked if he would announce a presidential bid in the city, O'Malley responded "I wouldn't think about announcing any place else."


read: http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/martin-o-malley-won-t-stop-campaigning-on-his-baltimore-record-20150503

Jeff Smith @JeffSmithMO · 41m 41 minutes ago
Didn't think @GovernorOMalley had the fire to compete in '16? See him, on his hometown (Baltimore) on @meetthepress:

watch: "What happened in Baltimore should be a wake up call for the entire nation"


from Crooks and Liars:

___Todd quoted from a recent article in the Washington Post which asked “Why couldn't $130 million transform one of Baltimore's poorest places?”

TODD: What are we getting wrong here? The money has been there. What are we doing wrong?

O'MALLEY: Well Chuck, that's just not true. We haven't had an agenda for America's cities for at least two decades.

TODD: So there's money, but no agenda?

O'MALLEY: No, that's not what I'm saying. We have not had an agenda for America's cities, probably since Jimmy Carter and the UDA grants and that era. We have left cities to fend for themselves and you know what? Because of the dedication of a lot of mayors and good people throughout cities in America, cities have been actually coming back...

But look, the structural problems that we have in our economy, the way we ship jobs and profits abroad, the way we failed to invest in our infrastructure and failed to invest in American cities, we are creating the conditions. Please, Speaker Boehner and his crocodile tears about the $130 million, that is a spit in the bucket compared to what we need to do as a nation to rebuild our country. And America's cities are the heart of our country. We need an agenda for American cities. We need to stop ignoring especially people of color and act like they are disposable citizens in this nation. That's not how our economy is supposed to work, it's not how or our country works...

I tell you what Chuck, I did not dedicate my life to make Baltimore safer and more just place because it was easy. And I am more inclined and deeply motivated to address what's wrong with our country and what needs to be healed and what needs to be fixed. This should be a wake-up call. What's happened in Baltimore should be a wake-up call for the entire country.


read: http://crooksandliars.com/2015/05/omalley-rips-boehner-refusing-address

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