Skip to comments.Successful Democrat Governors
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?
I remember once while flying, I requested some light reading, the stewardess gave me a leaflet with that title.
EVERY DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR IS BETTER THAN ROMNEY WAS
Here are the facts from CATO.
"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.]
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.
THAT made me laugh out loud.
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.
I was on that flight as well..I too wanted light reading and got something even smaller.."My Accomplishments!" by Barack Obama.
“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.
“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.
Or “Great Moderates in History”.
Contrariwise, if Romney were Dukakis (and he was) they’d have called it the Massachussetts Miracle!
[ 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.
While certainly no fan of Jay Nixon, he hasn’t been overly liberal in his time in the Governor’s mansion in Missouri.
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)
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!
Cuomo (NY) is probably the best example. He is acting more like a Rep when it comes to fiscal issues.
I have to agree. Missouri and Oklahoma can elect conservative Democrats and not worry.
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.
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.