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Successful Democrat Governors
Self | 4-26-2012 | Military Cop

Posted on 04/26/2012 8:31:49 AM PDT by military cop

Out of curiousity: Is anyone aware of a current successful democrat governor?

We hear success stories out of Ohio, Wisconsin (despite Walker's current recall), North Dakota, South Carolina, Louisiana, New Jersey - all with dynamic Republican Governors at the healm.

Where are all the success stories from states with democrat governors?

Why isn't THIS a talking point wit the RNC?

Why are we always playing defense?

Just curious....

RLTW


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: election; vanity

1 posted on 04/26/2012 8:32:04 AM PDT by military cop
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To: military cop
Successful Democrat Governors

I remember once while flying, I requested some light reading, the stewardess gave me a leaflet with that title.

2 posted on 04/26/2012 8:34:00 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: military cop
Good question. This will be avoided by the GOPe
and then brought up by Obama and his MSM in October.

EVERY DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR IS BETTER THAN ROMNEY WAS

Here are the facts from CATO.


MITT ROMNEY - THE PROVEN BAD GOVERNOR

"As U.S. real output grew 13 percent between 2002 and 2006, Massachusetts trailed at 9 percent.
* Manufacturing employment fell 7 percent nationwide those years, but sank 14 percent under Romney, placing Massachusetts 48th among the states.
* Between fall 2003 and autumn 2006, U.S. job growth averaged 5.4 percent, nearly three times Massachusetts' anemic 1.9 percent pace.
* While 8 million Americans over age 16 found work between 2002 and 2006, the number of employed Massachusetts residents actually declined by 8,500 during those years.
"Massachusetts was the only state to have failed to post any gain in its pool of employed residents," professors Sum and McLaughlin concluded.
In an April 2003 meeting with the Massachusetts congressional delegation in Washington, Romney failed to endorse President Bush's $726 billion tax-cut proposal."

[Cato Institute annual Fiscal Policy Report Card - America's Governors, 2004.]

3 posted on 04/26/2012 8:34:42 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: military cop
The problem with your question is that the dim media and the dim governor define their on success and therefore it is so.

If you mean is there a dim-gov that isn't running a huge deficit, huge taxes, etc...the answer is no.

They don't exist!

I cite my own state of Maryland as exhibit 1.

4 posted on 04/26/2012 8:36:42 AM PDT by Tula Git
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To: dfwgator

THAT made me laugh out loud.

RLTW


5 posted on 04/26/2012 8:38:53 AM PDT by military cop (I carry a .45....cause they don't make a .46....)
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To: military cop
Schweitzer of Montana hasn't done to bad for a Dim. He's pro-gun, pro-states rights and Montana has a large budget surplus.
6 posted on 04/26/2012 8:39:49 AM PDT by montanajoe
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To: military cop

California is doing GREAT!

Low UN-employement, great house prices, super quality of life, heck we got so much we are going to put in 100 billion dollar fast rail system and give raises across the board.

GO CA

/sarc


7 posted on 04/26/2012 8:41:44 AM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: dfwgator
I remember once while flying, I requested some light reading, the stewardess gave me a leaflet with that title.

I was on that flight as well..I too wanted light reading and got something even smaller.."My Accomplishments!" by Barack Obama.

8 posted on 04/26/2012 8:43:15 AM PDT by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
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To: military cop

“Why isn’t THIS a talking point wit the RNC?

Why are we always playing defense?”

A better talking point would be: who runs the toilet states/cities? Who’s been in charge of Detroit/Baltimore? Who was in charge of NYC pre-Giuliani, or California pre-Arnie? Wait a couple years before bringing up California, on second thought. Thankfully, should be just in time for the rest of the nation to start smelling its rotting corpse.


9 posted on 04/26/2012 8:46:18 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: military cop

“Zig-Zag” Zell Miller. Democrat governor of Georgia.

Of course, he was more conservative than a lot of ‘Pubbies and waaaaaaay more conservative than the Democrat party in general.


10 posted on 04/26/2012 8:46:43 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: BerniesFriend

Or “Great Moderates in History”.


11 posted on 04/26/2012 8:46:43 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Diogenesis

Contrariwise, if Romney were Dukakis (and he was) they’d have called it the Massachussetts Miracle!


12 posted on 04/26/2012 8:48:20 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: montanajoe
He's pro-gun, pro-states rights and Montana has a large budget surplus.

IOW he is as much a liberal as Romney is a conservative.
13 posted on 04/26/2012 8:53:45 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Little Ray

[ “Zig-Zag” Zell Miller. Democrat governor of Georgia.

Of course, he was more conservative than a lot of ‘Pubbies and waaaaaaay more conservative than the Democrat party in general. ]

I would VOTE for Zell Miller for president over Mittens Romney, heck I would vote for Zell over ANY of the GOP runners in the last 3 elections cycles, heck the only one who would win over Zell in the last 30 years would be a ressurected Ronald Reagan!!!!

And you stole my thunder, I was going to post Zell Miller as the LAST sucessful Democrat Govenor.


14 posted on 04/26/2012 8:55:08 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: military cop

While certainly no fan of Jay Nixon, he hasn’t been overly liberal in his time in the Governor’s mansion in Missouri.


15 posted on 04/26/2012 8:55:41 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Diogenesis

I am disappointed that MY former governor is the Republican apparent candidate BUT....
You must remember that Mass is so overwhelming LIBERAL democrat that there is really no a lot a governor of any party can do. Evidence the number of our LEGISLATIVE former leaders are either in jail, disgrace or under indictment.
Also, many of the bad stats came from eastern areas of this zoo that are so far to the left they are in danger of falling over.
If TODAY’S government had been in office in 1776, we’d still be speaking ENGLISH as we pledge our alligence to the KING, rather than the Flag of the USA. (N0 2nd amendment)


16 posted on 04/26/2012 8:55:57 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf ( NY Times: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: GonzoGOP
Both are liberals but if I had to pick a liberal I'd take Schweitzer over Romney at least Schweitzer has the integrity to call himself what he is..
17 posted on 04/26/2012 8:57:50 AM PDT by montanajoe
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To: GraceG

I think I have already said something to the effect that I’d happily vote for Zell over Gingrich, Santorum, or Romney.

Of course, if Zell Miller was a typical Democrat, or Democrat presidential candidate, what a wonderful world it would be!


18 posted on 04/26/2012 9:01:49 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: military cop

Cuomo (NY) is probably the best example. He is acting more like a Rep when it comes to fiscal issues.


19 posted on 04/26/2012 9:05:27 AM PDT by kabar
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To: military cop
We have a successful Governor here in the Gay State.His greatest success was convincing a fellow Rat office holder to pretend to leave the Rat Party and to run against him as a “conservative”.The result? Coupe Deval,Osama Obama’s good buddy from their Chicago street thug days,won reelection with 48% of the vote.
20 posted on 04/26/2012 9:10:17 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

I have to agree. Missouri and Oklahoma can elect conservative Democrats and not worry.


21 posted on 04/26/2012 9:14:28 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Not a fan either, but he is certainly palatable. Mel Carnahan was not the worst either, and Holden was pretty much just a doofus. Of the three, Nixon has probably been the best.


23 posted on 04/26/2012 10:01:30 AM PDT by gopno1
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To: military cop

George Wallace?


24 posted on 04/26/2012 10:39:59 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: military cop

Governor Brian Swindler of MT claims to be a success. He lucked into an oil boom. His only campaign issue for two campaigns was that he was going to turn MT coal into oil. Turns out he’s not Harry Potter and the only thing he can successfully change is food into crap.


25 posted on 04/26/2012 11:21:53 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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