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Saturday, May 30, 2015
Hillary Clinton Has Serious Primary Opponent In Martin O'Malley
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley kicked off his presidential campaign for the Democratic nomination today at Baltimore's Federal Hill Park with a populist message that implicitly represents an indictment of the Obama administration. O'Malley described the American Dream as "hanging by a thread" and identified rebuilding that dream as his number one priority if elected president. In a direct broadside hit at the presumptive nominee, O'Malley told his supporters about a recent statement Goldman Sachs' CEO made about his great satisfaction with a likely choice between Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton for our next president. O'Malley has a message for the "bullies of Wall Street": "The Presidency is not a crown to be past back and forth between two families."
O'Malley's message is clearly directed at middle class and lower-income Americans. He decried the growing "gap of injustice between a strong, just nation and the nation we are becoming." He bemoaned the fact that 70% of Americans earn the same or less than they did 12 years ago, a first since World War II, a higher unemployment rate than we had 8 years ago and the struggle of family-owned businesses to survive. To illustrate just how much incomes have changed, O'Malley pointed out that a typical GM Worker 40 years ago could send a child to college on two weeks' pay.
O'Malley continued his attack on Wall Street. "We are allowing our land of opportunity to become a land of inequality," he said. "Main Street struggles while Wall Street thrives." He lamented the scourge of hopelessness evident in the recent Baltimore riots: "Conditions of extreme poverty breeds extreme violence." "Our economic system is upside down and backwards, and it's time to turn it around." He promised to restore the Glass-Steagall Act, a post Depression era law abolished under President Bill Clinton that created a wall between commercial and investment banking. He promised to crack down on Wall Street crimes. "Why is it that not a single Wall Street CEO was convicted of a crime related to the 2008 economic meltdown," he asked. "You can get pulled over for a broken tail light but if you wreck the nation's economy, you are untouchable." If a bank is too big to fail, then O'Malley says it should be broken up so it's not. O'Malley said the damage inflicted to the American Dream didn't happen by chance; "powerful and wealthy special interests" used their clout "to concentrate wealth in the hands of a few and taken from the many."
O'Malley provides an attractive alternative to Hillary Clinton for Democrats. What will Democratic power brokers have to say about his broad side attack on Barack Obama's legacy?
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He can win
Not a chance.
Is this the guy who was mayor of Baltimore when bob Isray demanded a new stadium, and told Irsay and his colts to shove it?
No, that was long before the time he was mayor. Don Schaefer was Baltimore's more when the Colts left the city.
Martin O'Malley certainly is younger than the near 70 Hillary Rodham Clinton, he certainly is a far more attractive visual person embodying the fitness and vitality that Hillary Rodham Clinton can only pretend to have through her relentless chicken-screeching and arm waving, and O'Malley enjoys almost as much nation Democrat media machine thoughtless adoration as does grandma Hillary. No matter how many 15 or 20 year old pictures of a younger than now Hillary the national Democrat media machine uses in their many adoration articles about her, HRC and her politics are just ancient.
Martin O'Malley really is little more than just another liberal Democrat seeking more power, more control, and more money for himself. Just as do the other 1 percenter super-wealthy like Barak Obama (net worth reputedly over $12M) and Bill and Hillary Clinton (WJC net worth reputedly $80M; HRC net worth reputed $21M) and even the multimillionaire leftist Senator Elizabeth Warren (net worth reputed to be about $15M!), these liberals use Socialism and socialist politics for what they really are- social control to keep the little people in place and to keep the large sums of money in the hands of the very few. And the very few seem more and more to be left of center liberal Democrats.
.... O'Malley darn will could be the face and the POTUS candidate of the American left liberal Democrats. He sure fits the meme.
LOL! Well, HRC will have no concerns over attacking Gov. O'Malley. In '08, I think Clinton was caught off-guard by the Obama campaign. Plus, she understandably didn't want to alienate black voters by attacking him mercilessly. This time, she's got nothing to lose...
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