A Note From Our Future Governor

Governor Martin O’Malley announced this week he is seeking re-election. I welcome him to the race and look forward to a vigorous exchange of ideas. For four years, Governor O’Malley has staked his government’s legacy on a single word: progress. Rarely does he give a speech or interview without discussing what he believes is “progress” in Maryland. Let’s take a look at the “progress” made in Maryland under Governor O’Malley:

?         “Progress” — Unemployment in Maryland has doubled since 2006.

?         “Progress” — More than 230,000 Marylanders are currently looking for a job and unable to find one.

?         “Progress” — Nearly 3,000 small businesses have closed in Maryland in the last year alone.

?         “Progress” — Maryland has gone from a budget surplus in 2006 to a record budget deficit today.

?         “Progress” — Maryland families were forced to pay the largest tax increase in Maryland history at the height of a recession, including a 20 percent increase in the sales tax.

?         “Progress” — Maryland has plummeted 25 spots in CNBC’s ranking of the 50 states according to the cost of doing business.

?         “Progress” — Maryland – nicknamed “The Free State” — ranks dead last in personal freedom, according to George Mason University’s “Freedom in the 50 States” survey.

Marylanders cannot afford four more years of Governor O’Malley’s “Progress”. That’s why I have launched my campaign for Governor of Maryland. I will not back down from this fight – but I know I cannot stand alone. I need your help. Please click the donate button to the left and make a financial contribution to my Campaign.

Your financial support will allow me to keep reaching out to voters, printing campaign literature, holding rallies, producing advertising and strengthening my network of volunteer activists across the state.

Together we can bring REAL PROGRESS – more jobs, lower taxes, and less government spending — to Maryland. Thank you in advance for your support and activism on behalf of my campaign.

Sincerely,

Bob Ehrlich

Maryland Governor (2003-2007)

P.S. Earlier this week Northrop Grumman announced it would move its headquarters to Virginia instead of Maryland, costing Maryland even more Jobs. The O’Malley Administration has shown little to no understanding of what it will take to attract and retain employers and stabilize Maryland’s economy. I need your help to defeat Governor O’Malley this fall and rebuild Maryland’s economy. Please click HERE to make a contribution of $10, $35, or even $100. I believe that together, we can take back Annapolis and turn this state around. Thank you again!

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O’Malley Admits He’s a Kleptocrat

Disclaimer: I did not write this post.  This comes from Audrey Scott, the Chairman of the Maryland GOP.

MDGOP Chairman Audrey Scott issued the following statement today in response to a presentation given by Governor Martin O’Malley in which he called himself a “kleptocrat”:


“We appreciate Governor O’Malley’s striking candor about his governing philosophy. It is true that he handed out massive pay raises to his own staff as the state plunged into recession and unemployment in Maryland spiked.  It is also true that he doled out a $68,000 pay raise to the head of the Public Service Commission just as the Commission approved an 85% increase in electricity rates for more than one million Marylanders.  That rate increase occurred as a result of Governor O’Malley breaking his 2006 promise to ‘stop the rate hikes.’

Maryland needs leadership who will put citizens before the government and who will treat taxpayers as a source of new opportunity, not a source of new tax revenue.”

Klep·toc·ra·cy (\klep-tä-kr?-se\): government by those who seek chiefly status and personal gain at the expense of the governed; also: a particular government of this kind

“I Voted Democrat Because…”


Disclaimer:  I did not write anything below this line.  I simply cut and pasted it from an email.  The original author is unknown to me.

When your friends can’t explain why they voted for Democrats, give them this list.  They can then pick a reason .

10. I voted Democrat because I believe oil companies’ profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn’t.

9. I voted Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.

8. I voted Democrat because Freedom of speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.

7. I voted Democrat because I’m way too irresponsible to own a gun, and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves.

6. I voted Democrat because I believe that people who can’t tell us if it will rain on Friday can tell us that the polar ice caps will melt away in ten years if I don’t start driving a Prius.

5. I voted Democrat because I’m not concerned about the slaughter of millions of babies through abortion so long as we keep all death row inmates alive.

4. I voted Democrat because I think illegal aliens have a right to free health care, education, and Social Security benefits.

3. I voted Democrat because I believe that business should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as the democrats see fit.

2. I voted Democrat because I believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit some fringe kooks who would never get their agendas past the voters.

1. I voted Democrat because my head is so firmly planted up my ass it’s unlikely that I’ll ever have another point of view.