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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 3:15 pm 
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Martin O'Malley jumps into presidential race

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Ron Owens, a Baltimore pastor who lives near the park and walked over to hear O'Malley, said his pro-police views and other policies divided both the city and the state.

"If you can't unify a small state, I don't see how you can unify a whole nation," Owens said.


I guess disagreeing with Pastor Owens means you arent' unifying? okay then.

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Well he probably doesn't measure up, if one measures things with a perfect stick.

Measuring with a pretty good stick he probably measures up fine.

O'Malley is a Clinton Democrat who has moved to the left a bit. He moved to the exact same place Bernie Sanders is occupying.

He has the most charisma of anyone in the race, either side.


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I'm very disappointed in Marty O'Malley. He's doing everything he shouldn't do if he wants the votes of people like me.
The main reason for the defeat of the GOP in two successive presidential election is the circus act, complete with clowns shooting each other with water pistols and water cannons, or a Three Stooges pie-throwing skit, or the famous food fight in Animal House. Their debates have become must-see television, replacing Comedy Central and The Cartoon Network for laugh-provoking broadcasting.
Think about it: The eventual winner is the one with the least egg on his face. The best of the worst.
I have pledged to disregard Democratic candidates who attack other Democratic candidates. I want our presidential candidate to emerge as the best of the best. O'Malley, I'm afraid is too old-school in the fashion of the Daley Machine, or Boss Tweed. I might be wrong. I've contributed to a campaign of his in the past, but his rhetoric is turning me off.

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:eh: If this is supposed to sway people, then he's way off tune.

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I'm very disappointed in Marty O'Malley. He's doing everything he shouldn't do if he wants the votes of people like me.
The main reason for the defeat of the GOP in two successive presidential election is the circus act, complete with clowns shooting each other with water pistols and water cannons, or a Three Stooges pie-throwing skit, or the famous food fight in Animal House. Their debates have become must-see television, replacing Comedy Central and The Cartoon Network for laugh-provoking broadcasting.
Think about it: The eventual winner is the one with the least egg on his face. The best of the worst.
I have pledged to disregard Democratic candidates who attack other Democratic candidates. I want our presidential candidate to emerge as the best of the best. O'Malley, I'm afraid is too old-school in the fashion of the Daley Machine, or Boss Tweed. I might be wrong. I've contributed to a campaign of his in the past, but his rhetoric is turning me off.


Can you provide some examples? I know next to nothing about him.

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Can you provide some examples? I know next to nothing about him.


O'Malley has attacked Clinton a couple of times I'm aware of. This was his April fools day attack on Clinton. H.A. Goodman at The Hill liked it and wrote:

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"Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) is correct to point out that the presidency is not a crown to be passed “between two families,” as he stated in a recent “This Week” appearance on ABC."

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/ ... -president




The day before yesterday he attacked Clinton again: Daniel Halper at the Weekly Standard covered it by writing:

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"Charles Gasparino of the Fox Business Network reported today that Martin O'Malley is the "last person" Wall Street CEOs want is Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley."

"Larry Fink and Lloyd Blankfein want somebody -- the last person they want running in the Democratic Party is Martin O'Malley," Gasparino reported.

"Did you hear what Martin O'Malley said the other day? I mean point-blank, he, actually stole a line from one of my columns, but he said it point blank, 'Do you want to elect the candidates that are supported by the CEO of Goldman Sachs? Well that's Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton.' And I’m paraphrasing what he said, but he mentioned the CEO of Goldman Sachs, that's the last thing -- Lloyd Blankfein doesn't want to be in the news anymore. He got the you-know-what kicked out of him back in 2009, 2010 following the financial crisis and Goldman Sachs was the poster child for all that's wrong on Wall Street, the 'Vampire Squid,' and they've been out of the news and they're back in it because Martin O'Malley and the liberals, the progressive left are going to make Wall Street a campaign theme.

"So I don't think they want - they're waiting for him to get in, as a matter of fact, that speech will probably force them to give even more money to Hillary."

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:eh: If this is supposed to sway people, then he's way off tune.


Stay tuned, he'll be along to sway you later, he's just saying howdy.

Here's his announcement video:

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Martin O’Malley entered the race for the 2016 Democratic nomination and immediately injected a negative tone by attacking Bernie Sanders on ABC’s This Week.
There's a video of O'Malley responses to questions on ABC This Week at the link. I still don't know how to post them.
"Bernie Sanders did more yesterday at the federal level than O’Malley has done in his entire career.
'O’Malley is trying to play the “executive experience” card, but it isn’t going to work. Martin O’Mally is trying to be both the young agent of change and the seasoned executive. His strategy is similar to the one being used by Scott Walker in the Republican primary. In fact, O’Malley’s style of campaigning would be a better fit for the Republican primary.
'Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are running civil and issue-focused campaigns. O’Malley is trying to change the tone of the primary with attacks on both Clinton and Sanders, but these attacks aren’t what the vast majority of Democrats are interested in. Martin O’Malley can’t separate himself on the issues because Sanders has already staked out the more liberal positions, so he has to throw bombs to get attention.
'O’Malley completely underestimated the popularity of Bernie Sanders, and attacking an opponent who doesn’t run negative ads is destined to backfire on the campaign and harm his chances with Democratic primary voters.'

I completely agree. This isn't the only article on the subject, but I thought having a video to allow you to judge for yourselves on the issue was a plus As I've pointed out, if a candidate has a track record to flout, he/she needs to cite it. I won't stand for "My record speaks for itself," followed immediately by "My opponent (Bernie Sanders) talks big and does nothing," or, as in the case of Hillary Clinton, "she's in deep with moneyed interests (Goldman-Sachs)."This turns me off. Are you listening, Marty?

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Interesting. He will definitely need more than just bomb throwing to sway people. Unlike republicans, liberals care about issues that affect their well being such as jobs, wages, affordable housing and college, ...etc.

But I must confess, I did rather like his jab at both Bush and Clinton and the crown.

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O'Malley chastises Bernie Sanders for being a socialist, yet claims to believe in the principles of FDR and hopes to steal Hillary Clinton's thunder. But Sanders has stolen his...

http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/13/politics/ ... index.html

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Ok, if somebody's got to post to this thread, well then, it's going to be me. :mrgreen:

Could Martin O'Malley's plan to end gun violence work? (+video)
The former governor of Maryland wants to extend his state's thorough regulations to a federal level, aiming to reduce gun violence by half within the decade.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2015/0915/ ... work-video

Deeming it a national “sickness,” Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley is pledging to take federal action against gun violence, seeking to cut the national death toll by half within 10 years.

In addition to requiring universal background checks on all gun sales and raising the minimum age to possess a handgun from 18 to 21, the former Maryland governor’s plan also calls for the repeal of a 2005 federal law that protects firearm manufacturers and dealers from legal liability when their products are involved in crimes.

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But beyond political strategies, O’Malley does have a history of gun-control ordinances as a two-term governor. Following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that left 26 people dead in Newtown, Conn., he signed into legislation the Maryland Firearm Safety Act of 2013, which banned high-capacity magazines and 45 models of assault weapons. Aside from background checks, Maryland laws require fingerprint licensing and mandatory safety training, and provides law enforcement the authority to shut down dealers whose guns result in a disproportionate number of crimes.

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The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence ranked Maryland’s gun regulations fourth in the nation, behind California, Connecticut, and New Jersey.

“No one piece of legislation will ever do away with gun violence, but we can certainly do better than we are now,” O’Malley said. “When we have an epidemic of this scale that is taking so many lives, we have to ask what would we do if it were Ebola – we would act to close the loopholes.”

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Gazette editorial: The interesting candidate you haven’t heard about
http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20 ... 19689/1455

In the Democratic race for president, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley isn’t just trailing — he’s invisible. Only 2 percent of Americans know his name. In one Iowa poll, he got zero support. O’Malley jokes about his low standing, saying he likes “tough odds.”

It’s too bad that more Americans don’t hear of him, because O’Malley stands for many humane, practical, decent values that appeal to people. He puts his humanitarian Catholic beliefs into action.

For example, he says America should take in 65,000 of the desperate Syrian war refugees who are overwhelming Europe. His proposal greatly exceeds the 10,000 goal of President Obama. O’Malley told MSNBC:

“The strength of our country depends on our acting in accordance with our deepest principles. And one of those very, very deep principles — and it’s taught in every world religion — is that thou shall be kind to strangers, particularly when they are fleeing death or famine … . We have to act like the good and generous and compassionate people we are.”

While he was Maryland governor, he signed a bill abolishing the barbaric death penalty.

He also is sensible and thoughtful on the subject of immigration. As a governor, he signed a law making children of illegal immigrants — whom he calls “new Americans” — eligible for in-state college tuition.

On America’s gun violence, he proposes practical solutions to keep guns out of the hands of criminals. O’Malley calls his crusade against gun murders his top priority. He wrote a CNN commentary saying: “For far too long, Democrats have been too afraid to stand up to the gun lobby.”

He drafted a plan to require background checks for all gun purchases. “And every person seeking to purchase or transfer a gun would have to obtain a fingerprint-based license, including completing safety training and a waiting period,” he wrote. “Without such protections, it will remain far too easy for criminals to legally buy guns.”

And on economic issues, in an interview with NPR earlier this year, O’Malley criticized the largely Republican recipe of deregulation, holding down wages and concentrating wealth.

“Our theory as Democrats and as the longer arc of our story as Americans is that we believe that a stronger middle class is actually the cause of economic growth,” O’Malley said. “What ails our economy right now is 12 years of stagnant or declining wages, and we need to fix this.”

Although his campaign is gaining little traction, O’Malley brings up important issues — and solutions — that would be good for the nation.

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Although he supports decriminalizing marijuana, he hasn't fully endorsed legalization---yet.

http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-d ... activists/

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IMHO, he's moving toward possibly being the best primary candidate, not just on gun control, but now also immigration reform. (Yes, he IS better than the other guy - on those issues.)

A talk with the most aggressively pro-immigrant candidate in the race
http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/ ... e=84519919

No Democratic presidential candidate has laid out as detailed an immigration plan as Martin O'Malley.

The former Maryland governor has pledged to take executive action to shield from deportation roughly 11 million immigrants in the country illegally, and he has vowed to restrict collaboration between local jails and federal immigration agents.

His proposals have won him praise from immigrant advocates -- but not a wide base of support. O'Malley continues to trail far behind former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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LAT: But some people see Boehner's resignation as him bowing to pressure from the far right wing of his party, which has blocked an immigration overhaul that would provide a pathway to citizenship for people in the country illegally.

O'Malley: Well, the night is darkest just before dawn. The truth is, we're not going to be saddled forever with this Republican Congress. An election is an opportunity for a new consensus. I think our country is moving to a much more connected, inclusive and compassionate place.

[snip]

LAT: Under Obama's program, immigrants are given temporary work permits and a three-year shield from deportation. Would you extend that?

O'Malley: I would like to give people as much security in their homes and with their families as I possibly can.

[snip]

LAT: Sanctuary cities, which refuse cooperation with ICE, have been in the news since the San Francisco killing of Kathryn Steinle, allegedly by an immigrant in the country illegally who had been released from local jail custody. Do you feel cities like San Francisco should have the right to say they're not going to cooperate with ICE on any level unless it provides a judicial warrant?

O'Malley: Yes. I think we should want all of our cities to become more compassionate places, frankly.

LAT: Given these proposals, which please many immigrant advocates, why are you not doing better with Latino voters?

O'Malley: Because I'm unknown right now. But all that is about to change. Our first debate is Oct. 13 in Nevada. So people will start to see that there are more than two candidates running for president from the Democratic Party.

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Martin O'Malley urges public financing of Congressional campaigns
http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-d ... campaigns/

O’Malley Calls Out GOP for Offering Nothing but ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ After Shooting
http://www.mediaite.com/online/omalley- ... -shooting/

"Tweets won't stop this. Thoughts and prayers won't, either. Only real gun reforms will stop mass shootings from occurring nearly every day," O'Malley added.

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Amen, governor.

Sure beats the "shit/stuff happens" response of Trump, & Bush.

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Martin O’Malley’s immigration policy wins support from Jorge Ramos and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
http://www.rawstory.com/2015/10/martin- ... -commerce/

If you want to know what pro-immigrant voters are looking for in a presidential candidate, read former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s 8-page immigration plan. It reads a laundry list of immigrant activist demands, and goes far beyond the comparatively timid pledges of O’Malley’s democratic primary rivals, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Healthcare for undocumented immigrants, an overhaul of the U.S. Border Patrol, enshrining sanctuary cities, erasure of punitive immigration laws, and an end to Obama’s Priority Enforcement Program.

That advocacy has won O’Malley the praise of leading voices in the Latino community, including Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO Javier Palomarez, who sounded off on the immigration to to MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Thursday.

“Frankly, the best plan I’ve seen -- and I’ve had plenty of time to speak to all of the candidates -- is from Martin O’Malley,” Palomarez said. “He has put forward a robust plan for how we move forward, and how we begin to fix this immigration system that’s been broken for some time now.”

All three top Democratic candidates agree on a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants in the country illegally, and want to create outreach programs to increase citizenship rates among permanent residents. Yet O’Malley’s plan goes even further, and gets into specifics.

For example, he proposes eliminating 3-to-10-year bars on green card applications, an automatic punishment currently imposed on immigrants caught in the country illegally. He’s also offered an overhaul of the scandal-ridden Border Patrol, and changing a key element of the immigration courts: access to attorneys.

Unlike criminal defendants, immigrants facing deportation don’t have access to lawyers. Those who can’t afford an attorney or fail to court pro bono representation face an overwhelming disadvantage in the legal system.

Immigrant advocates have criticized Clinton for supporting the expedited removal of unaccompanied minors without legal representation. She’s since backpedaled on those statements somewhat, characterizing the influx of unaccompanied minors in 2014 as a unique “crisis.”

“I think they certainly deserve lawyers to make their case for asylum for them,” O’Malley said of unaccompanied minors, speaking to the Latin Times in September at a campaign event in Los Angeles.

His plan was released in July. You can read it here.

Palomarez wasn’t the first Latino influencer to sound off on O’Malley’s plan. Latino Rebels listed O’Malley’s immigration plan in an article describing him as the candidate that had “taken the lead on Latino issues.” Jorge Ramos even gave it a nod.

@MartinOMalley released the most inclusive immigration plan so far. Includes healthcare for undocumented immigrants. https://t.co/Xcv1SNfaYf

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I like Bernie's rhetoric on how our system is held captive to billionaires and I know he will fight that, but I think O'Malley may have a better plan for campaign finance reform, too.

Increasingly, I see O'Malley being better on these three key issues (gun control, immigration reform, campaign finance), and personally, I think that matters.

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I like Bernie's rhetoric on how our system is held captive to billionaires and I know he will fight that, but I think O'Malley may have a better plan for campaign finance reform, too.

Increasingly, I see O'Malley being better on these three key issues (gun control, immigration reform, campaign finance), and personally, I think that matters.

If Bernie keeps catering to Madam Clinton's safe zone during this campaign and Governor O'Malley's poll numbers begin creeping upward, I'll probably get behind O'Malley and forget thinking that Bernie is truly in this to win. I'll never think bad of Bernie, but this presidential race depends on someone who'll win that's not so steep in corporate ownership. I'll need to research that part of it when it comes to O'Malley. In keeping with O'Malley's support for the good Muslim-Islamic folks, he added to his established support of them yesterday in Michigan. I'm hoping that this translates into O'Malley not wanting to step up military actions in the Middle East in order to save both American and Muslim lives with more acts of revenge killings from the over the edge bad guys there.







DETROIT — Speaking to Arab Americans in Dearborn, Democratic presidential candidate and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley slammed "Islamophobia and xenophobia," saying the U.S. should take in more Syrian refugees.

"I stand for a more compassionate America," O'Malley said to about 200 people at the University of Michigan-Dearborn as part of a three-day conference held by the Arab American Institute. "We are a nation of immigrants and refugees. It's in our DNA. ... The enduring symbol of America is not the barbed-wire fence. It is the Statue of Liberty.”

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4SandersVet, I like O'Malley but I think there is something about O'Malley you should be aware of. It is visible, he dearly likes Clinton. And she returns his feelings, she dearly likes him. It was very apparent in the debate. If you wonder about this watch the debate again and pay attention to their body language and expressions. Watch O'Malley while Clinton is talking and watch Clinton while O'Malley is talking.

The way they worked that debate is reminiscent of the way good Bridge partners can work together. I know of nothing in the rules witch forbid two candidates from working together. Eventually the thing I think we will see are bumper stickers which will say Clinton/O'Malley.

I think O'Malley is in this with the hopes of winning, but with his share of the winnings being Vice President. I don't think he is in this to become President, not in 2016.


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Remember too that the primaries aren't for several more months and the election isn't until next year. Anything can happen between now and then and I'm still supporting Sanders until if/when he drops out of the race. But I'll end up voting for the democrat no matter what because that would be a hell of a lot better than any of the fucking lunatics we got on the republican side.

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A good moment in last night's debate. Talking about border security and immigration reform:

"You'll never hear this from that immigrant bashing carnival barker Donald Trump, (loud applause) ...net immigration from Mexico last year was zero. Fact check me!"

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O'Malley attracts a grand total of one uncommitted voter to event.

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Despite Snowstorm, Martin O'Malley Gets One Person At Campaign Event

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Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley held a Monday evening campaign event in the tiny town of Tama, Iowa. And with a powerful winter storm battering the Midwest, he might not have expected an enormous turnout.

Indeed, his event attracted just one person: Kenneth.

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"The very last event of the night, we actually had a whopping total of one person show up," O’Malley said today."But, by God, he was glad to see me. So we spent the time with him."

Despite the circumstances, O’Malley apparently was unable to win Kenneth over, at least not yet.

“I'm working on him,” O'Malley said. “He claims he's still uncommitted.”

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http://crooksandliars.com/2015/12/despite-snowstorm-martin-omalley-gets-one

OK, there were extenuating circumstances, but still...

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GOod candidate, too.

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Yeah, dunno. What's the real story? That only one guy showed up - and still wasn't sold on him... or that O'M didn't decide to cancel a meeting with voters despite there being a snowstorm?

Look, it's not like I'm under any illusions he can win the nomination. There's a lot of uphill left to get from 4% to 51% and not much time left in IA and NH. I guess I agree with people he's auditioning for the VP spot.

But, and I definitely feel this way, people say Bernie Sanders is being ignored by the media. Perhaps. Certainly when you compare coverage of him vs. Trump. The one who's really being ignored by the media is O'Malley, and I have no idea why. Obviously, presenting the Democratic nomination as a 2 way Mortal Kombat is sexier for ratings. Just as the Republican nomination is Trump vs. the 11 dwarves.

If you look at polls - 15% favorable, 15% unfavorable, 70% don't know. What is killing O'Malley? That people don't like him, or that they have no idea who he is?

It's too bad, because he has some good policy ideas. Of course, this seems to be a year where nobody gives a shit about wonkery, they want nonsensical bombast and ranting about outsiderness.

Well, if he's not offered VP, I think the guy really belongs in a Cabinet post. He belongs in DC, somehow.

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Professor the 80% of Democrats who will decide haven't tuned yet, and who can blame them.

During this interval pollsters push people they get on the phone into deciding before their time. Because of this those polls really aren't anything except a measure of the opinion of a few policy wonks, added to a measure of name recognition among the uninformed.

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