Thursday, January 7, 2010

Inside Out Campaign (Dixon PBJ)

I really think we need a bipartisan campaign to "Get the Bums Out." I'll acknowledge that there are a good number of incumbents that I like and that they are primarily Republicans. However, I will gladly reach across the aisle to my blue compatriots if it means I won't have to deal with the steady and ongoing corruption that is incumbent with incumbents. It seems that incumbents feel entitled to all that is available within the scope of their office.

Sheila Dixon won the day. Rather than face any convictions, a criminal record, or lose her pension, she has agreed to voluntarily leave office. While we deny pensions to police officers and firemen, and discontinue funding for successful anti-crime campaigns, Sheila Dixon will receive $83,000 a year for being a criminal. She will most likely run for office again, and even more tragically, will most likely win public office again.

Our state is a mess. We have a newspaper that complains about declining readership in the face of lack-luster coverage of political misdeeds and partisan fortification.

We have a general public that feel as though their bumper stickers are more important than their principles.

We have a set of incumbents that know that as long as they have a "D" next to their name, they can have lobbyists buy them lunch during a special session and place burdens on those with the least amount of money.

We have incumbents that know that as long as they have a "D" next to their name, they can use police boats to propose to their fiancee or pull on the Governor's sleeve to get their son appointed judge.

We have incumbents that know that as long as they have a "D" next to their name, they can slander their opponent with the very same misdeeds that they commit.

Let's get the Inside Out Campaign going. Who's with me?

5 comments:

  1. I'm definitely onboard. Will be in touch.

    However, from an independent's perspective by far most incumbents have been screwing their constituents both D and R. I'd only omit one D and one R, the rest must go.

    And, I'm very willing to put resources behind the campaign as long as others are committed to success and it's not just about an individual.

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  2. I'm on board 100%. The one HUGE hurdle to changing the system by throwing the bums out, is the bias in the MD electorate. That is to say, as long as there are more D's in this state than R's, and as long as those D's keep voting for the D politicians, regardless of their corruption, then there can't be any change. Just look at the idiots in DC. They re-elected a coke-snorting, whore-patronizing, shcmuck!

    It's really sad when you look at the sorry condition of this state. Except for 4 years when Ehlrich was governor, this state has been run (into the gorund) by the DEMOCRATS for the last 40-50 years. And yet, Dems keep getting elected. It's like the Dem voters are too stupid, or too blindly loyal to Dem politicians to vote for anyone other than a Dem. And yet those Dem voters will whine about all the problems in this state. Ughhh - is there anything more frustrating that trying to show people the error of their ways?

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  3. Wether they are a Democan or Republicrat they need to go! One and done.. There are very few politicians that have done enough good without dipping into the taxpayers pocket in one manner or another to permit their consideration for another term..

    I think this is a great idea! The premise is sound. It makes sense. And it would probably work.. Hmmm... It may never catch on in this state...

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  4. So the first thing you do is support John Bailey who is a steep insider supporting unfettered developement and more power to the powerful.

    Not a good start.

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  5. Hold up Anonymous. If you've gone to the site, you'll see that I want to make it an open forum, so if you've got something to post feel free to make a comment post and I will post it on the front page.

    As for John, I think he has a well reasoned position on redevelopment. It is contrary to my own, but I respect others opinions, especially when they have support. I find it hard to paint him as an "insider" other than being on the GOP Central Committee. When fundraising reports come out, you aren't going to see him bankrolled by many developers either.

    Now, if you've got support for calling him a "steep insider," I'd like to see it.

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