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October 7, 2010

Maryland Democrats fire up Obama crowd

Bowie-- A stream of top Maryland Democrats, including Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Sen. Ben Cardin, fired up the crowd gathered at Bowie State University, where President Obama will soon be speaking.

They didn't hold their tongues about the Tea Party, health care or what they saw as the need to "get Obama's back," as they implored -- sometimes shouting -- people to vote Nov. 2.

A selection of their comments:

Miller: "We're not going to stand for the Tea Party people here in Maryland."

Busch: "They made the tough decisions for you," referring to Democrat support of education funding.

Comptroller Peter Franchot: "Thank God for Barack Obama."

Rep. Elijah Cummings: "It's our moment, but if we don't seize it, it'll be gone forever."
Obama "keeps marching up that mountain."

Rep. Donna Edwards: "We have his back. He's our coach, and he wants to hand us the ball."

Cardin: "We don't need any witchcraft."

Next up are Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Gov. Martin O'Malley.

Posted by Julie Bykowicz at 2:51 PM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Candidate Watch 2010
        

Comments

I believe President Obama and the current Congress have done a masterful job, considering the Party of "NO" living up to their mantra. To some degree the party of "NO" has never accepted the loss to President Obama. They Call people names, inhibit bill passage, block passage of legislation and dress in Darth Vader costumes, rather than actually address the issues like Credit Card Reform, Wall Street reform, unemployment, jobs and national security. When the Congress passed the Health Care Reform Act, there was an immediate call to arms from the mega-Corp Insurance companies to the "NO"'s in their pockets. They are still threatening to have the gains wiped away with cash payments, repeated calls from media giant FOX, and all the toxic talking heads on radio. The Houston Chronicle in the great state of Texas wrote: "news coverage focused on how this law(Health Care Reform) will effect politicians and corporations or state governments, will actually start delivering new protections to a more important group - children and families.

Senator Cardin: You are right, we do not need Witchcraft. We also do not need Race Baiters like you. But I guess since the only reason you were elected to the Senate is because of the overwhelming support you received from black voters in Baltimore CIty and PG County this nonsense was to be expected from you.

Rudy, I'm guessing you are not a parent. Sometimes it's a good thing to say "no." "Hey, let's shoot ourselves in the face!" "No, that's not a good idea." Liberals are like spoiled little kids because they never grew up and have never faced reality. Spoiled little kids don't like to hear "no" either, but it's for the best.

The crowds are enthusiastic in Baltimore City, Prince Georges and Montgomery County. The hard working taxpayers that carry these government leeches in the remaining counties won't be anywhere as energetic.

TS,

Montgomery County is one of the wealthiest counties in the entire country...leeches they are not...the poorest county in Maryland? Allegany...Republican Allegany County...

I can't wait to vote AGAINST Cardin & Mikulski. I have contacted them on several issues, both nationally & personally. On each occasion they either ignored me or wasn't interested in what I had to say. They are spending out of control. They are taxing out of control. As far as Obama, everything he says is a LIE. From the stimulus to the health care - lies, lies & more lies.

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Annie Linskey covers state politics and government for The Baltimore Sun. Previously, as a City Hall reporter, she wrote about the corruption trial of Mayor Sheila Dixon and kept a close eye on city spending. Originally from Connecticut, Annie has also lived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where she reported on war crimes tribunals and landmines. She lives in Canton.

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