HERE IN MARYLAND THERE IS THE REDISTRICTING MAP THAT GERRYMANDERS THE HECK OUT OF THE STATE. YOU KNOW REPUBLICANS ARE MAD, BUT THIS MAP ACTUALLY HURTS PEOPLE'S ABILITY TO GET INCUMBENTS OUT OF OFFICE...WHICH IS THE INTENT. WITH DEMOCRATS IN THE MAJORITY, IT NOW IS A FIGHT BETWEEN CORPORATE DEMOCRATS AND FISCAL PROGRESSIVE/LABOR DEMOCRATS......THE THIRD WAY HAVE THE ADVANTAGE. WE ALL KNOW THAT REPUBLICAN DISTRICTS ARE ALREADY MARGINALIZED BY THESE MAPS
VOTE AGAINST THE REDISTRICTING REFERENDUM!!!!! IF O'MALLEY FAILS TO CHANGE IT.....VOTE AGAINST IT AGAIN!!!
YOU SEE BELOW THAT PRINCE GEORGE AND MONTGOMERY COUNTY ARE VOTING NO ON THE REDISTRICTING. NOT BALTIMORE. LOOK AT THE NEXT ARTICLE AND YOU SEE THAT BALTIMORE POLITICIANS THINK THE CHANGE IN LAW ALLOWING PRISONERS TO VOTE IN THEIR OWN HOME TOWN IS A GOOD COMPROMISE TO STRONG MINORITY DISTRICTS. THINK HOW YOUR POLITICIAN ALWAYS SEEMS TO VOTE WITH THE DEVELOPERS AND JOHNS HOPKINS. WILL THE PRISON VOTE HELP THAT? NO.
BALTIMORE POLITICIANS OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORT FROSH FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL. THEY SAY THEY DID THIS BECAUSE HE SHOUTS LOUDLY THAT 'GUN RIGHTS ADVOCATES ARE CRAZY PEOPLE' WHICH IS A GOOD THING. THE CHANCES OF GETTING GOOD GUN LAWS WITH THIS SUPREME COURT ARE SLIM TO NOTHING, SO THAT ISSUE IS NOT THE PRIME ONE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL. YOU KNOW THAT A WEBSITE CALLED CITIZENS OVERSIGHT MARYLAND TOUTING RULE OF LAW WOULD HAVE STRONG FEELINGS ON THIS ISSUE.
PETER FROSH IS NO DOUBT A GOOD MAN. HE SUPPORTS SOME GOOD ISSUES. WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED FROM THIS MASSIVE FRAUD AND THE AFTERMATH IS THAT THE ELITE UNIVERSITIES AND WALL STREET ARE TEAMED IN EXPANDING CORPORATE EMPIRES AT ALL OF OUR EXPENSE. DOES THAT MEAN ALL GRADUATES OF ELITE SCHOOLS ARE COVERT OPERATES? NO. DOES IT MEAN THERE IS A VERY HIGH CHANCE HE IS? LOOK AROUND! YES!!!!!
SO, WITH OBAMA WE HAVE A HARVARD GRAD THAT TURNS OUT TO BE A RAMPANT FREE-MARKET GLOBAL GUY WHO DOESN'T SEE FINANCIAL FRAUD......ERIC HOLDER A GRAD FROM COLUMBIA CAN'T SEE FINANCIAL FRAUD......DOUG GANSLER A GRAD FORM YALE CAN'T SEE FINANCIAL FRAUD.....PETER FROSH A GRAD FORM COLUMBIA WON'T SEE FINANCIAL FRAUD! JUST LIKE GANSLER, PETER FROSH IS A RESIDENT OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY......GROUND ZERO FOR FRAUD AND INEQUITY.......AND HE HAS NOT SAID ONE WORD ABOUT THE FAILURE OF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IN ALL THIS FRAUD. HE DOESN'T SAY 'LET'S BRING BACK TRILLIONS IN FRAUD TO BALANCE OUR NATIONAL, STATE, AND LOCAL BUDGETS.......HE IS SILENT BECAUSE HE HAS NO INTENTION OF BEING ANY DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE HAVE NOW. PETER FROSH WILL NOT ENFORCE WHITE COLLAR LAW, HE WILL NOT REBUILD WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL AGENCIES TO INVESTIGATE AND PROSECUTE CRIME. PETER FROSH IS NOT THE CANDIDATE FOR MARYLAND ATTORNEY GENERAL. OUR BALTIMORE POLITICIANS ARE OPENLY SUPPORTING A BAD CANDIDATE. WHAT IS WRONG WITH A UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND LAW GRAD?
DO YOU HEAR YOUR JUSTICE OR LABOR ORGANIZATION NAMING A STRONG PEOPLE'S CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL? ARE THEY SHOUTING OUT AGAINST UNRESTRAINED CORPORATE REACH? IF NOT THEY ARE NOT WORKING FOR YOU AND I....
VOTE YOUR INCUMBENT OUT OF OFFICE!
I WANT TO POINT OUT THE CONTROVERSY ON REDISTRICTING THAT EXISTED LAST YEAR. MINORITY GROUPS WERE JUST AS VOCAL AS REPUBLICANS IN THAT THE REDRAW FAILED TO SECURE THE NECESSARY REFLECTION OF INCREASED MINORITY GROWTH IN THE STATE. WHAT THE REDRAW DID WAS GERRYMANDER TO GREAT EXTENT DISTRICTS WITH A CLEAR INTENT TO PROTECT INCUMBENTS. THIS HURTS MINORITIES WHO WILL BE OVER 50% OF THE POPULATION THIS NEXT DECADE, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY TO THE ELECTION PROCESS, IT WORKS TO KEEP INCUMBENTS IN OFFICE BY SLICING NEIGHBORHOODS IN WAYS THAT WILL AID INCUMBENT REELECTION.
NOW, AS SOMEONE WHO FAMOUSLY SAYS 'VOTE YOUR INCUMBENT OUT OF OFFICE!' YOU CAN SEE WHERE THIS REDISTRICTING WORKS AGAINST THAT. THIS IS YET ANOTHER WAY THE POLITICAL LEADERS ARE TRYING TO SEAL INCUMBENTS IN PLACE. LOOK AT THE REDISTRICTING COMMITTEE.....MIKE BUSCH AND MIKE MILLER.....THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY LEADERS FOR LIFE WHO FAMOUSLY STATED 'WE DON'T NEED NEW PEOPLE, WE ARE DOING JUST FINE'. OH YEAH?
Democrats in Montgomery, Prince George's fail to support governor's congressional map
Baltimore Business Journal Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 5:39am EDT
Gov. Martin O'Malley's controversial congressional map has lost support of Democrats in the state's two largest counties -- Montgomery and Prince George's -- the Baltimore Sun reported.
The Democratic Central Committees for the two counties decided not to make a recommendation to voters about whether or not they should vote for the map, which is on the Nov. 6 Election Day ballot.
YOU WILL SEE THAT THE POLITICIANS IN BALTIMORE ARE NOT AMONG THE GROUP PROTESTING THE REWRITE OF THE DISTRICT MAP. THE REASONS ARE VARIED, BUT THE POLITICIANS LIKED THAT PRISONERS WERE MOVED TO THERE HOME ADDRESS FROM WHAT USED TO BE A REQUIREMENT TO VOTE IN THEIR PRISON ADDRESS. EVERYONE KNEW THAT THIS PRISON ADDRESS WAS A JUSTICE ISSUE AND RESOLVING THAT ISSUE WAS GOOD FOR MINORITY COMMUNITIES.....BUT IT WAS A GAIN FOR THE INCUMBENTS. HAVING DISTRICTS THAT ARE NOT GERRYMANDERED ARE FAR MORE IMPORTANT. IF YOU NOTICE, IT IS THESE UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES IN BALTIMORE THAT ARE ATTACHED TO A POWERFUL AFFLUENT NEIGHBORHOOD THAT DILUTES ALL THE POLITICAL POWER FROM THE POOR COMMUNITIES. HISPANIC COMMUNITIES ARE EQUALLY GERRYMANDERED TO DILUTE POWER.
Redistricting In Maryland Sparks Minority Debate
October 16, 2011 2:17 PM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s congressional redistricting process this year has shown it’s getting harder for Democrats to make gains against Republicans in the state’s eight seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
While that’s partly because there are only two Republicans left on opposite ends of the state, state officials working on a new congressional map for the next 10 years also have seen spirited interest by minorities seeking greater representation as a result of minority population growth over the past decade.
Maryland currently has two majority-minority congressional districts, represented by Rep. Donna Edwards and Rep. Elijah Cummings, both of whom are Democratic African-Americans.
Demographic changes over the last decade have prompted minority groups to call for a third majority-minority district.
The map has drawn the interest of groups representing minorities this year, after the 2010 census showed all of the state’s population gain over the past decade resulted from increases in minorities. Montgomery County, Maryland’s largest jurisdiction, for the first time has more minority residents than white residents, with 40.7 percent identifying themselves as black, Hispanic or Latino, Asian or Pacific Islander or an ethnicity other than non-Hispanic white.
Elbridge James, political action chairman for the NAACP’s Maryland State Conference, said the African-American community, as well as the Latino and Asian communities in Maryland, are paying much more attention to the redistricting process this time than in past decades.
“We’ve become more politically aware of the consequences of relying on somebody else to look at your vested interests, and that’s a fact,” James said Saturday while standing outside a closed meeting of the Legislative Black Caucus in Annapolis, where black lawmakers discussed the proposed redistricting map.
The caucus had been expected to vote on supporting the redistricting plan, but the vote was postponed until Monday.
Lawmakers leaving the meeting were not eager to talk in detail about happened.
“There was a lot of discussion over the governor’s map, and people had various opinions,” said Sen. Catherine Pugh, a Baltimore Democrat who chairs the caucus.
Edwards, who attended the meeting, has contended minority representation appears to have been sacrificed to both national and statewide political interests. Edwards would lose all the Montgomery County portion of her current district, as a large portion of the state’s largest county is shifted into Republican Rep. Roscoe Bartlett’s district.
“I understand and share the political interests that are at stake, both nationally and in our state,” Edwards said in a statement last week. “Nonetheless, I cannot support this plan in its current form given that minority representation interests appear to have been sacrificed for these political interests.”
Edwards argued in a statement last week that the map means majority-minority Montgomery will likely be unable to have minority representation for the next decade in any of the three proposed new congressional districts that will be in the county.
The debate has even prompted the Fannie Lou Hamer Political Action Committee, which is based in heavily Democratic Prince George’s County, to sign on to a Republican plan that would include three majority-minority districts.
The added focus on minority concerns has complicated the redistricting process for a Democratic governor who is aiming to add another seat to the Democrats’ 6-2 edge over Republicans.
It was easier a decade ago, when there was a 4-4 split with Republicans. But now, with one Republican seat in the western part of the state and the other in the east, it’s a tricky puzzle to add Democratic voters in those districts without causing significant heartburn to at least some of the six Democrats in the middle of the state. That has been evident in the past week, as some have sought changes to a recommended map submitted by the governor’s redistricting advisory panel.
The governor’s advisory panel decided against trying to make the 1st Congressional district easier for a Democrat, even though Republican Rep. Andy Harris is in his first term in the district that includes all of the Eastern Shore. Instead, the panel made big changes to the 6th Congressional district, which has been held by Bartlett since 1993.
O’Malley will formally submit his congressional redistricting proposal to the General Assembly on Monday for a special session, but the proposal will be coming after a week of private meetings with lawmakers and representatives from minority groups with concerns about the map.
The O’Malley administration made its map public Saturday evening on the Maryland Department of Planning’s website with only marginal changes to the plan, mostly to put some parts of the 6th and 8th Congressional districts back where they were.
“The changes we did were very small and around the edges,” Joseph Bryce, O’Malley’s chief legislative officer, said Saturday. “Nothing fundamental.”
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
IF YOU WANT MORE OF MARYLAND'S RANKING AS HIGHEST IN THE COUNTRY IN FRAUD AND CORRUPTION ........THIS IS YOUR ATTORNEY GENERAL! THINK BALTIMORE HAS UNLIMITED FRAUD AND CORRUPTION? IT WILL BE THE NEXT STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL THAT GIVES YOU HIS STAFF.
Friday, October 5, 2012
ATTORNEY GENERAL 2014: Sen. Brian Frosh Claims Support of 6 Baltimore State Senators & City Council President Jack Young
Sen. Brian Frosh BALTIMORE SUPPORT FOR BRIAN FROSH: Last July, Maryland Juice broke news that State Senator Brian Frosh was plotting a run for Attorney General in 2014. The Montgomery County progressive Democrat is currently chair of the Senate's judiciary committee, and he appears to be moving quickly to gain the support of his colleagues. Sen. Jamie Raskin of Montgomery County previously stated he would support Frosh for Attorney General. But this week The Baltimore Examiner reported that Frosh may have already lined up endorsements from key Charm City politicians (excerpt below):
EXAMINER: ...it’s through groups like BEST that members of the younger generation of voters gets to interact with local and state democratic leaders – like Senator Brian Frosh of Montgomery County, who came all the way to Baltimore last week to be apart of their latest community event. Frosh, who has served the 16th legislative district since 1995, is now seeking a statewide seat in 2014 – as he has his eyes set on the Attorney General’s post. Currently held by Doug Gansler, another democrat who many believe will run for the open Governor’s seat in 2014; Frosh seems to have the support of most of the city’s political elite – two years out! Stating that he had commitments from all six of the city’s state senators, including the support of East Baltimore native and City Council President Bernard ‘Jack’ Young, Frosh is making the rounds early in order to secure a seat sure to be highly contested – both by Democrats and Republicans alike.
If these reports are true, then the following Baltimore City State Senators are planning to endorse Brian Frosh for Attorney General:
- Sen. Catherine Pugh
- Sen. Lisa Gladden
- Sen. Joan Carter Conway
- Sen. Verna Jones-Rodwell
- Sen. Nathaniel McFadden
- Sen. Bill Ferguson
FROSH BEGINS FUNDRAISING FOR 2014: Senator Frosh is also beginning to build a war chest for a 2014 run. The Bethesda Now site recently noted that Frosh is hosting a fundraising event immediately after the Presidential election, and he's billing himself as an environmental champion (excerpt below):
BETHESDA NOW: State Sen. Brian Frosh (D-Bethesda-Chevy Chase) is raising money for a potential 2014 run at Maryland attorney general with a fundraiser touting his environmental accomplishments.
Frosh, who announced the event yesterday, confirmed his interest in running for attorney general in July and is asking for donations of $100, $250, $500 or $1,000 for an evening on Nov. 14 at an Annapolis restaurant.