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Republicans Are Pouncing On A Startling Admission From The Governor Of Maryland
Business Insider ^ | 09/02/2012 | Brett LoGiurato

Posted on 09/02/2012 5:31:35 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Maryland Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley said Sunday that Americans are not better off under President Obama than they were four years ago, a somewhat startling admission that Republicans and Mitt Romney immediately pounced on.

On CBS's "Face the Nation" Sunday morning, host Bob Schieffer asked O'Malley if he can "honestly say that people are better off today than they were four years ago."

"No," O'Malley said, "but that's not the question of this election."

"The question," he continued, "without a doubt, we are not as well off as we were before George Bush brought us the Bush job losses, the Bush recession, the Bush deficits, the series of desert wars, charged for the first time to credit cards, the national credit card..." "George Bush is not on the ballots," Schieffer quipped.

The first sentence was good enough for the Romney campaign. It's a somewhat baffling admission because the Obama campaign has explicitly avoided giving a "Yes" or "No" answer to the question during the campaign in hopes of avoiding a bad soundbite.

That was the case on both ABC's "This Week" and "Fox News Sunday," where advisers David Plouffe and David Axelrod both avoided a direct answer.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: 2012dncconvention; economy; gopobama; martinomalley; marylandgovernor; omalley
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1 posted on 09/02/2012 5:31:39 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
"No," O'Malley said, "but that's not the question of this election."

O YES IT IS!! And you just answered correctly.

2 posted on 09/02/2012 5:35:58 PM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: SeekAndFind

CUT!...it’s a wrap...Thanks Gov O’Malley


3 posted on 09/02/2012 5:39:08 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SeekAndFind

BUSH’S FAULT!


4 posted on 09/02/2012 5:39:27 PM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: SeekAndFind
I am not a huge W fan, but things looked pretty good by most measures until 2006. Something happened in 2006...
5 posted on 09/02/2012 5:40:21 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama told us 4 years ago that he had all the answers. Now he tells us that he didn’t even uderstand the questions.


6 posted on 09/02/2012 5:41:25 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: SeekAndFind
Rut Row.

Maybe they can say that the question is RACIST!

7 posted on 09/02/2012 5:42:25 PM PDT by paul in cape
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To: SeekAndFind

What was the average unemployment rate during the Bush 43 administration and the Obama administration? What was the average price of a gallon of gasoline during the Bush 43 administration and the Obama administration? What was the number of people on food stamps at the end of the Bush 43 administration compared to right now? What was the number of people on disablity at the end of the Bush 43 administration compared to right now?


8 posted on 09/02/2012 5:44:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: SeekAndFind
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How to tell the Davids apart in the Obama administration.

9 posted on 09/02/2012 5:56:26 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Tonytitan

He doesn’t WANT it to be that question... but it is.

By the way when is somebody going to run against this O’Malley cat?


10 posted on 09/02/2012 5:57:32 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: MileHi

a Rat congress


11 posted on 09/02/2012 5:58:33 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Tonytitan

obama/left-wing/donk 2012 campaign slogan-”It’s Bush’s fault.”


12 posted on 09/02/2012 6:00:00 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: SeekAndFind

The socialists speaks, and blurts out the truth. Waiting for Obama’s “it’s all about fairness” canned comment.


13 posted on 09/02/2012 6:04:58 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Forget the unemployment rate. I would concentrate the number of job on Jan 19, 2009 to today. If the stories I have been reading are correct, there are about 5 million less jobs. Romney should pound on that.

I agree with the rest of your list. This election has so much low hanging fruit it should be easy to have a landslide. You just need the right guy with the spine to go for Obama’s political throat.


14 posted on 09/02/2012 6:05:17 PM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: SeekAndFind

Glass-Steagal repeal by congress caused 80% of the job losses. 20% were caused by the scare of Obama being elected in Bushes last quarter.


15 posted on 09/02/2012 6:11:10 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: MileHi
I am not a huge W fan, but things looked pretty good by most measures until 2006. Something happened in 2006...

SAY IT!!!!! SCREAM IT!!!!!!
Make a banner and fly it around the country. Tattoo it on Paul Ryan's chest and make him a Playgirl centerfold. Meme it! Tweet it! Facebook it! Hashtag it! Google bomb it!...

The budget mess Obama inherited? The one he always complains about?
...belonged to none other than that babbling boob speaker Pelosi!!!!! She's the budget busting diva...the mother of all unfunded stimulus spending. And we're still operating under her bloated budget.

SHE'S GUILTY!!!! GUILTY!!!! GUILTY!!!! GUILTY!!!! GUILTY!!!!

16 posted on 09/02/2012 6:13:36 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Tex-Con-Man
...working through some issues...
17 posted on 09/02/2012 6:18:27 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Tonytitan

Duh.


18 posted on 09/02/2012 6:20:29 PM PDT by Shady (The Tea Party is the Party of the American People, Working and creating wealth in SPITE of OBAMA!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Oh, THAT was it.


19 posted on 09/02/2012 6:23:38 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Me too!


20 posted on 09/02/2012 6:26:55 PM PDT by bamabound (teach them how to think, not what to think!)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
The budget mess Obama inherited? The one he always complains about?
...belonged to none other than that babbling boob speaker Pelosi!!!!! She's the budget busting diva...the mother of all unfunded stimulus spending. And we're still operating under her bloated budget.

Hmmm... Didn't Barry vote for that mess?

21 posted on 09/02/2012 6:31:45 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
SAY IT!!!!! SCREAM IT!!!!!!

Make a banner and fly it around the country. Tattoo it on Paul Ryan's chest and make him a Playgirl centerfold. Meme it! Tweet it! Facebook it! Hashtag it! Google bomb it!...

I do not understand the Republicans ignoring this simple fact of the Rat take over of Congress in January of 2007 and what they did! The evidence is overwhelming of what they did to America.

22 posted on 09/02/2012 6:33:11 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
I have issues about that crap myself. Like the daily lies of the dems and the media for starters.
23 posted on 09/02/2012 6:33:51 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: SeekAndFind

Alright, who slipped the sodium pentathol into the guv’s martini?


24 posted on 09/02/2012 6:34:24 PM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: MileHi

>> “Something happened in 2006.” <<

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Yes, the “Community Reinvestment Act” Began showing it’s stuff in a big way, and the Commie-craps took over in congress, calling for massive tax increases, so employers did the only thing they could and laid-off America.


25 posted on 09/02/2012 6:41:46 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: SeekAndFind; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; ...

Makes perfect sense. O Malley is positioning himself for 2016 and Obama losing to Romney is in his interest.

Watch out for this guy. He raised our sales tax, liquor tax, cigarette tax and income tax and he got gay marriage and Dream Act college tuition for illegals passed too and he still is popular in Maryland. He gets on national TV Sunday shows every other week and he NEVER gets called on it not even when going up against Republicans.

2016 against Romney would be the soft spot he is looking for.


26 posted on 09/02/2012 6:45:11 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: editor-surveyor
Sums it up rather nicely.
27 posted on 09/02/2012 6:49:47 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: SeekAndFind

No better off???? I’d be thrilled right now if I was *as well* off today as I was 3.5 years ago.Apart from government paycheck recipients (both the welfare parasite variety and the “worker” variety) most Americans are *worse* off today than 3.5 years ago,me included.


28 posted on 09/02/2012 6:51:55 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Voter ID Equals "No Representation Without Respiration")
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To: sickoflibs
Makes perfect sense. O Malley is positioning himself for 2016 and Obama losing to Romney is in his interest.

Good Evening SoL, you really think O'Malley is looking at a possible run in 2016?!? The last decent Marylander on a presidential ticket was Spiro Agnew in '68 and '72! lol

Watch out for this guy. He raised our sales tax, liquor tax, cigarette tax and income tax and he got gay marriage and Dream Act college tuition for illegals passed too and he still is popular in Maryland. He gets on national TV Sunday shows every other week and he NEVER gets called on it not even when going up against Republicans. 2016 against Romney would be the soft spot he is looking for.

I'll be watching that joker just because you said so, however if the Republicans can just find ONE film clip of O'Malley scratching his head as if trying to figure out a question, they can splice that into an attack ad that says "Maryland Has Crabs, and so does O'Malley!"
29 posted on 09/02/2012 7:02:59 PM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne - "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: SeekAndFind
the series of desert wars, charged for the first time to credit cards, the national credit card..."

The Gov is either lying or is completely ignorant of history.

Every war ever fought by this country was financed by debt.

I guess this governor has never heard of WWII war bonds and the tours made by Hollywood Celebrities and war heroes selling them.

Shut up or learn your history.

The governor is okay with financing every other function of the Federal Government with debt but not war.

Typical Lib. We must give the welfare queens cell phones government debt but we can not defend the country on government debt. Bleed the rich dry so welfare queens can have more illegitimate babies but don’t you dare buy another F22!

30 posted on 09/02/2012 7:03:33 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Tonytitan
"No," O'Malley said, "but that's not the question of this election."

So O'Malley ? what is the question of this election ? ... opps, I know, you and your elk, and your Party is trying to divert the attention away from the bad economy and turn this into a race issue as you are doing now, it's about " RACISM !! ".....
31 posted on 09/02/2012 7:04:52 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Tonytitan; trooprally; Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Lil’Marty thinks the question of this election is to hold another secret session.

To raise taxes.

Again.


32 posted on 09/02/2012 7:05:30 PM PDT by sauropod (Only two of God's creatures can employ the term "we": newspaper editors and men with tapeworms-Hayes)
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To: Pontiac
Pontiac ? O'Malley is another big liar as Obama and the Democrats.

33 posted on 09/02/2012 7:06:29 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: sickoflibs

Lil’Marty is despised by some Marylanders.

I count myself amongst them. ‘Pod


34 posted on 09/02/2012 7:09:34 PM PDT by sauropod (Only two of God's creatures can employ the term "we": newspaper editors and men with tapeworms-Hayes)
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To: mkjessup
" I'll be watching that joker just because you said so, however if the Republicans can just find ONE film clip of O'Malley scratching his head as if trying to figure out a question, they can splice that into an attack ad that says "Maryland Has Crabs, and so does O'Malley!"


This guy O'Malley is a very slick con artist, he would rarely slip up.
He's the worst you can find, he will smile in your face and lie to you... the worst of slick con artists.
35 posted on 09/02/2012 7:09:56 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: MileHi

Something sure did happen - the Dems took control of both houses of Congress.


36 posted on 09/02/2012 7:10:15 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I just recently did some research on the unemployment rates during Bush’s 8 years and it averaged out at 5.3% for all 8 years. This was taken from the Dept. of Labor statistics. Even Jimmy Carter’s rate was below 8% for his 4 year term. It averaged at most 7.5% - still lower than zeros. Facts don’t lie - only people do.


37 posted on 09/02/2012 7:12:29 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: SeekAndFind

BUT THEY STILL BLAME BUSH!!!!!!!!!!!!


38 posted on 09/02/2012 7:13:03 PM PDT by ducttape45
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To: sauropod

No wonder it’s called : O’Malleyland.


39 posted on 09/02/2012 7:15:55 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: ducttape45
" BUT THEY STILL BLAME BUSH!!!!!!!!!!!! "

And that's what O'Malley tried to turn the attention to, if it were not for the bad economic years under Bush the Democrats would not have had this problem.
40 posted on 09/02/2012 7:18:15 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: MileHi
I am not a huge W fan, but things looked pretty good by most measures until 2006. Something happened in 2006.

What happened was, in a nutshell, Bush went wobbly on amnesty, the GOP went on a spending spree and the socialists took control of congress. Fast forward to '08 when The Empty Chair took over with solid majorities in congress and ...you know the rest of the tragedy.

41 posted on 09/02/2012 7:19:59 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: HiTech RedNeck

You really can’t expect much better from MD. Ehrlich was a fluke because the Dem, Kathleen Kennedy Townesend, ticked off the blacks by not picking one of them as her running mate. O’Malley wants to run for POTUS.


42 posted on 09/02/2012 7:21:34 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: American Constitutionalist

“What’s in your wallet?”


43 posted on 09/02/2012 7:22:29 PM PDT by sauropod (Only two of God's creatures can employ the term "we": newspaper editors and men with tapeworms-Hayes)
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To: SeekAndFind

O’Malley is Marylands Joe Biden.


44 posted on 09/02/2012 7:24:48 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: sauropod; mkjessup
RE :”Lil’Marty is despised by some Marylander

By me more than most. Most of all I hate the way he gets away with it with so little opposition and gets on TV and smiles.

I hold RINO Erhlich in utter contempt for that make believe campaign he ran against him in 2010. He did nothing but help O Malley. With all Romney's faults at least he is trying to win. Not Erhlich. Was he working for O Malley?

45 posted on 09/02/2012 7:24:53 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: mkjessup
RE :”Good Evening SoL, you really think O’Malley is looking at a possible run in 2016?!? The last decent Marylander on a presidential ticket was Spiro Agnew in ‘68 and ‘72! lol

If Obama wins then it could be tough going for a Dem, but if Romney wins it could be a easy target in 2016.

"Decent??" We are talking POTUS.

46 posted on 09/02/2012 7:29:27 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: SeekAndFind
"No," O'Malley said, "but that's not the question of this election."

Maybe for O'Malley it's not the question, but for the rest of us it IS the question...

47 posted on 09/02/2012 7:30:22 PM PDT by GOPJ ("If you want to know who controls you, find out who you are not allowed to insult."TravisMcGee)
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To: sickoflibs; mkjessup

Boy, you’re not kidding.

I didn’t recognize Ehrlich as a Republican that year.


48 posted on 09/02/2012 7:47:16 PM PDT by sauropod (Only two of God's creatures can employ the term "we": newspaper editors and men with tapeworms-Hayes)
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To: SeekAndFind

The “Bush job losses”??? The ones that really started bleeding when the DEMOCRATS took over CONgress????


49 posted on 09/02/2012 7:48:52 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: EDINVA

Maryland really ought to be two states, Redneckland and DClandia.


50 posted on 09/02/2012 7:52:58 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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