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Thu Jun 11, 2015, 09:11 PM

 

Martin O'Malley Packs the House in Iowa

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Jake Oeth@JakeOeth 4h4 hours ago
Great crowd in Marshalltown as @GovernorOMalley arrives! #iacaucus




Lauren Blanchard ‏@LaurenBlanch12 4h4 hours ago
Greeting people who weren't able 2get a spot inside house @GovernorOMalley. Rain is pretty heavy. Living room packed




Martin O'Malley@GovernorOMalley 4h4 hours ago
Packed house in Marshalltown, IA for #OMalley2016—overflow conversation going on the porch! #iacaucus @omalleyforia




O'Malley for Iowa ‏@omalleyforia 3h3 hours ago
Iowans talked w/ @GovernorOMalley about jobs, education & building up rural America in Marshalltown today #iacaucus




Eric Litmer ‏@ericlitmer 4h4 hours ago Marshalltown, IA
Overflow crowd watching through the windows to hear @GovernorOMalley #OMalley2016 #iacaucus




O'Malley for Iowa@omalleyforia 3h3 hours ago
@governoromalley in Marshalltown spoke & took questions from more than 65 Iowans #iacaucus #newleadership


O'Malley for Iowa ‏@omalleyforia 2h2 hours ago
Rep Nate Willems now introducing @GovernorOMalley in Mt Vernon at another packed house in Iowa! #iacaucus




Betsy Klein ‏@betsy_klein 2h2 hours ago
Big crowds for @GovernorOMalley at house parties: ~65 in Marshalltown, ~80 here in Mt. Vernon. #iacaucus #cnnelection




Martin O'Malley ‏@GovernorOMalley 1h1 hour ago
Taking questions in Mt. Vernon, IA at a packed house party! #NewLeadership #OMalley2016 #iacaucus






Jake Oeth ‏@JakeOeth 2h2 hours ago
Was watching Full House re-runs last night & now @ a FULL HOUSE in Mt. Vernon for @GovernorOMalley #iacaucus thx Nate




O'Malley for Iowa ‏@omalleyforia 3h3 hours ago
Thank you to Rep. Smith & his wife Karen for the warm welcome in Marshalltown today with @GovernorOMalley! #iacaucus




O'Malley for Iowa ‏@omalleyforia 24m24 minutes ago
Thanks so much to the Willems Family for hosting @GovernorOMalley & 80+ Iowans in their home tonight! #iacaucus




Kristin Sosanie ‏@ksosanie 31m31 minutes ago
Absolutely adorable-- host's daughter asks about @GovernorOMalley's family...so he pulls out his pics to show her




O'Malley for Iowa ‏@omalleyforia 5h5 hours ago
While her Mom & Dad prepare to host @GovernorOMalley in Marshalltown, Fiona guards the snack table #iacaucus




Ben Kramer ‏@BenKramer9 36m36 minutes ago
THIS is #MOMentum! Overflowing crowd waiting for @GovernorOMalley in IA City! #OMalley2016




Kristin Sosanie ‏@ksosanie 6m6 minutes ago
Campaigning #iacaucus style. @GovernorOMalley standing on a chair to speak bc bar is so packed in Iowa City




Press:

O’Malley touts progressive values, experience, results

MOUNT VERNON | Selling himself as a progressive who gets things done, Martin O’Malley engaged in classic Iowa retail politics Thursday afternoon at a Mount Vernon house party.

O’Malley, who later had a campaign rally at Sanctuary Pub in Iowa City, emphasized his experience and record of getting things done as Baltimore mayor and two terms as Maryland governor.

“I am the only candidate in this race with 15 years of elected executive experience.” O’Malley said more than once during a 13-minute stump speech and about 20 minutes of question-and-answer...

“It matters not only for the accomplishment of the task at hand, it matters for restoring the public trust necessary to build the deeper and larger consensus so we can start acting like Americans again,” O’Malley said.

The 52-year-old O’Malley also drew a generational distinction between himself and the “very honorable and good people” – Hillary Clinton, 67, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, 73, -- who also are seeking the democratic presidential nomination.

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Reply Martin O'Malley Packs the House in Iowa (Original post)
bigtree Jun 2015 OP
leftofcool Jun 2015 #1
Jumpin Jack Flash Jun 2015 #2
bigtree Jun 2015 #6
zappaman Jun 2015 #21
Raine1967 Jun 2015 #29
Raine1967 Jun 2015 #28
Jumpin Jack Flash Jun 2015 #36
elleng Jun 2015 #3
Kalidurga Jun 2015 #4
hifiguy Jun 2015 #8
Kalidurga Jun 2015 #9
guillaumeb Jun 2015 #5
bigtree Jun 2015 #10
elleng Jun 2015 #12
guillaumeb Jun 2015 #13
bigtree Jun 2015 #16
guillaumeb Jun 2015 #19
LuvLoogie Jun 2015 #35
Fumesucker Jun 2015 #41
LuvLoogie Jun 2015 #43
Kalidurga Jun 2015 #11
guillaumeb Jun 2015 #14
Kalidurga Jun 2015 #15
Ed Suspicious Jun 2015 #20
LuvLoogie Jun 2015 #30
hifiguy Jun 2015 #7
2banon Jun 2015 #17
Aerows Jun 2015 #23
elleng Jun 2015 #26
BeanMusical Jun 2015 #40
FSogol Jun 2015 #18
Aerows Jun 2015 #22
elleng Jun 2015 #24
Aerows Jun 2015 #25
xfundy Jun 2015 #27
Raine1967 Jun 2015 #31
madokie Jun 2015 #32
bigtree Jun 2015 #37
madokie Jun 2015 #39
elleng Jun 2015 #42
madokie Jun 2015 #45
bigtree Jun 2015 #44
madokie Jun 2015 #46
elleng Jun 2015 #50
bigtree Jun 2015 #52
elleng Jun 2015 #53
Divernan Jun 2015 #33
Divernan Jun 2015 #34
hifiguy Jun 2015 #47
rpannier Jun 2015 #38
askew Jun 2015 #48
elleng Jun 2015 #49
tblue37 Jun 2015 #51
FSogol Jun 2015 #55
bigtree Jun 2015 #57
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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 09:14 PM

1. Awesome! Good photos too!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 09:16 PM

2. Nice pictures

 

Bernie'll be packing the house about 10-15x that number and needs to find bigger venue for his Iowa trip next week.

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Response to Jumpin Jack Flash (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 09:21 PM

6. great for Bernie

 

...saw dozens of threads here about that.

This is Iowa and these crowds are a fantastic turnout for a relatively unknown candidate.

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Response to bigtree (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 10:50 PM

21. Indeed.

Very cool!

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Response to bigtree (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 11:28 PM

29. YES!

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Response to Jumpin Jack Flash (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 11:25 PM

28. When that time comes, you can share that in the sanders group.

In the mean time, please don't snipe here. It makes you look a little mean.

Right now, right here in this group, this is about our candidate.

and they are great pictures, I am glad we can agree about that.

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #28)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 11:55 PM

36. *peers at "General Discussion"*

 

I think I'm in the right forum, not Martin O'Malley group.

I consider him my second choice after Bernie. Chaffee my distant third, and Clinton dead last with "gotta get me stinking drunk" to vote for her and mail it in.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 09:17 PM

3. This is WONDERFUL to see, bigtree!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 09:19 PM

4. Good I think he should be VP for Bernie

Or my second choice if Bernie doesn't get the nomination. I love they are actually interacting with real people and finally have a message that is for the people instead of corps.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 09:23 PM

8. Or, if you're the "overwhelming favorite,"

 

Not even for the press much less the commoners.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 09:27 PM

9. Well there is that.

I don't think Bernie should be anyone's VP. If he doesn't get the nomination then maybe he can run for Governor. It won't do much for me, but if he can show what could happen for Vermont, maybe other Governors will follow his lead, maybe we can have a ripple effect and in a couple of years things will get better everywhere.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 09:19 PM

5. Will we now hear the "where are the non-white people" meme

so prevalent in the DU arena? I read quite a lot of it in reference to Bernie Sanders. That he supposedly cannot appeal to or attract people of color. Or is O'Malley considered too much of a marginal candidate?

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 09:28 PM

10. that's a strange response

 

...Martin O'Malley has been speaking out since his announcement before a wonderfully diverse crowd of folks in Baltimore, and in front of a wonderfully diverse group of supporters behind him, about a host of economic and justice issues concerning minorities, immigrants and others in direct and pointed terms. I think you'll find that his support reflects that.


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Response to bigtree (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 09:37 PM

12. Darn right, bigtree.

THANK YOU!

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Response to bigtree (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 09:43 PM

13. My intent was not to attack the thread, and if that is how it is/was perceived

the fault is mine for not expressing myself more clearly. There was a post about the Bernie Sanders announcement and a number of DU members talked about the absence of non-white people in the picture. Since Iowa, like Vermont, has a tiny non-white population, most crowds will probably be mainly white.

My comment was not about O'Malley.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 09:49 PM

16. what I believe the concern expressed was all about

 

...was the need to both vocalize the support for issues of concern to minorities and immigrants and to demonstrate that support beyond their records, which each of our Democratic candidates can refer back to with pride in their support for these diverse communities and the issues which affect them. All of that is important to elevate in this election season. The criticisms concern what they're willing to prioritize in their rhetoric and commitments in this campaign; not so much about whether they've supported those things in the past.

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Response to bigtree (Reply #16)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 10:00 PM

19. I think that both Sanders and O'Malley can represent a refreshing alternative

to "politics as usual". I am not as well informed about O'Malley's positions as those of Senator Sanders, but I will read more and hope for a chance to see more.

It has been my position that apathy among voters who should be Democratic voters is due to a message that does not resonate with and inspire people. If any of the candidates can do that, inspire and motivate, the Democrats should do well on a state and national level.

Again, my intent was not to attack O'Malley or his supporters.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #19)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 11:53 PM

35. Sorry, but people should vote no matter what.

Less than a third of eligible voters turned out in 2014. It was the lowest participation rate in 72 years, when a large portion of voters were fighting a world war. In my opinion, people who don't vote are disengaged from their lives in general (the self-absorbed millionaire, Russel Brand, notwithstanding) and are probably just going through the motions day to day.

I say to people, don't wait for someone to inspire you. Find something you care about. If you don't care about anything, don't ask a politician to care for you.

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Response to LuvLoogie (Reply #35)

Fri Jun 12, 2015, 12:26 AM

41. The turnout in the Soviet Union was ~98% or so I believe

Didn't really do the voters all that much good though.

People know when they are being patronized and they seldom like it.

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #41)

Fri Jun 12, 2015, 12:50 AM

43. You can't really compare the soviet heirarchical election process to

That of the U.S. representative democratic process. In the U.S. each citizen has a direct vote for a representative in every tier of government in which the voter is a constituent.

From my limited reading, in the U.S.S.R. the individual only voted for a representatives to his local soviet. Then the soviet representatives would elect representatives to the next tier, and then those to the next.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 09:33 PM

11. O'Malley isn't a threat yet.

Bernie is very likable (so is O'Malley), Bernie is pugnacious (so is O'Malley but he seems more laid back), Bernie speaks in very plain language (O'Malley's message is harder to put into sound bites, and O'Malley hasn't been on the radar for very long so give it time. I think Bernie and O'Malley could be an unbeatable team. Bernie can cut to the chase and O'Malley can talk the details.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 09:45 PM

14. Both present a viable and welcome alternative to the centrist talk. eom

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #14)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 09:48 PM

15. Exactly.

I am prepared to shift support to O'Malley if need be. I think that he is the second choice for most Bernie supporters. I hope the sentiment goes both ways.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #15)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 10:49 PM

20. I think that's fair to say.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 11:31 PM

30. Well, thanks to you, yes.

Funny thing is, why would you bring it up? I mean, it didn't take long.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 09:21 PM

7. People are hungry for someone fresh

 

Who isn't joined at the hip to the policies of the past and the plutocrats. I am for Bernie but am more than willing to give O'Malley a long and serious listen.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 09:56 PM

17. Hear! Here!

 

Well said mon ami. And the more the merrier!

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 10:54 PM

23. Absolutely!

 

Well said!

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 11:07 PM

26. And when you do,

read about him here http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1281 and recognize he's accomplished many of the things others say they aspire to do. Governor O'Malley is a problem solver, and solved MANY problems in Maryland. His executive experience is his HUGE asset.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 12, 2015, 12:21 AM

40. I totally agree.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 09:57 PM

18. K&R. n/t

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 10:52 PM

22. Lean Bernie, but I like O'Malley, as well

 

Both have a lot of great things to bring to the table.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 10:56 PM

24. Kicking

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 10:59 PM

25. K & R

 

I favor Bernie Sanders, but Martin O'Malley is a great choice, too.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 11:23 PM

27. We have three good candidates.

Meanwhile, the repigs have about 100 who all suck.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 11:32 PM

31. These are the kind of pictures I want to see from our candidates in IOWA!

This is GREAT stuff.

Martin is working the ground game!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 11:34 PM

32. All of what

35 people. WOW, I'm impressed
Not

republiCON platitudes all of it
Case in point: “It matters not only for the accomplishment of the task at hand, it matters for restoring the public trust necessary to build the deeper and larger consensus so we can start acting like Americans again,” O’Malley said.

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Response to madokie (Reply #32)

Fri Jun 12, 2015, 12:01 AM

37. as I mentioned above, this is Iowa

 

...and these are impressive turnouts for these informal settings in a state which relies on caucuses and organization much like these events in the home to organize and choose delegates.

I'm not sure why you believe that statement you highlighted represents 'republicon platitudes' when he is referring to his demonstrated ability to bring about real life solutions, which impacted the real lives of actual citizens, with a host of progressive initiatives and legislation on a wide range of issues which have been actively opposed by republicans and conservatives in my state and elsewhere. So, it's not at all about 'platitudes,' but action he's taken, concrete accomplishments to back up his words.

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Response to bigtree (Reply #37)

Fri Jun 12, 2015, 12:18 AM

39. Maybe I miss

where he talks in specifics and If I did clue me in.

Just for shits and grins I didn't see any blacks so I google the population mix in Iowa and they're only about 3 percent black so I guess that explains that.


Just saying I'm the guy who will can make changes happen without specifics is what I was getting on about with my comment.

At any rate if he comes out on top I'll gladly vote for him as I don't have anything against him but for now I'm a Bernie guy all the way. Bernie talks in specifics and I like what I hear him say. He doesn't talk in generalities like some politicians do so that is like a soft summer breeze to me, comfortable

Issues lets have them talk about the issues and see where we go from there. I like that the few Dems we have in this race so far are all Good People

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Response to madokie (Reply #39)

Fri Jun 12, 2015, 12:41 AM

42. A few specifics:

It is not fair, nor right, nor just

that people who play by the rules face this reality.
In Maryland, I fought for a minimum wage increase, and together we made it happen. As President, I'd make it a priority to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour: http://j.mp/1JFdeLp ‪#‎RaiseTheWage‬

https://www.facebook.com/MartinOMalley/photos/a.10150164591040393.404194.28684115392/10155784856770393/?type=1&theater

Makes No Sense To Keep 11 Million In Shadow Economy.

Attempting to further capitalize on his immigration record, 2016 Democratic hopeful Martin O'Malley on Wednesday promoted immigration reform as a way to improve wages for all Americans.

"How are you going to get wages to go up if you allow 11 million people to live in a shadow economy?" O'Malley asked at an event sponsored by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

He further said immigration needs to be talked about as a national economic and security priority "not for this group or that group, but for us" as a country.

O'Malley committed to addressing immigration during his time in office if elected, but only would go so far as to say he hoped to make it happen within the first 100 days he is in the Oval Office.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/martin-omalley-makes-no-sense-keep-11-million-shadow-economy-n369336

Fought for Women and Families

Maryland is ranked #1 in the Nation for Women
Under Governor O’Malley, Maryland was ranked the best state for Women in America. According to the Center For American Progress, “on matters of economics, leadership, and health, women, on average, fared the best in Maryland.” Maryland also ranked #1 percentage of women owned businesses, and #1 for lowest wage gap between genders.

Signed The Maryland Lilly Ledbetter Civil Rights Restoration Act
Governor O’Malley signed the state Lilly Ledbetter Civil Rights Restoration Act, to help women hold their employers accountable for pay discrimination.

Diversified The Court
Governor O’Malley appointed the first woman ever to be Chief Judge of Maryland’s highest court, and he named the first African-American female to serve on the court. That court, the Court of Appeals, now has a female majority for the first time in its history.

Defended Women’s Reproductive Rights
Governor O’Malley earned NARAL’s endorsement in 2010, and was honored by Planned Parenthood for his “his outstanding leadership in protecting and advancing reproductive rights in Maryland.” O’Malley signed the Family Planning Works Act giving 35,000 low-income women access to free pregnancy counseling, contraception, and cancer and STI screenings.

Enacted the Maryland Parental Leave Act
Governor O’Malley signed legislation requiring small businesses to offer six weeks of family leave without the possibility of job loss.

Martin O'Malley supports a $15.00 minimum wage.

https://www.facebook.com/MartinOMalley/videos/vb.28684115392/10155777531670393/?type=2&theater

xpanded Voting Rights
While other states around the nation push stricter voter ID laws designed to limit people’s ability to exercise the right to vote, Governor O’Malley made it easier to vote in Maryland by expanding early voting and same-day voter registration.

He already did it in Maryland. He instituted early voting, established online voter registration & same-day registration for early voters.

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Response to elleng (Reply #42)

Fri Jun 12, 2015, 01:09 AM

45. Thanks

I can agree with all of those too

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Response to madokie (Reply #39)

Fri Jun 12, 2015, 12:50 AM

44. unfortunately, I don't have any transcripts

 

...but the former governor is very specific when he speaks about his agenda and record. I don't think the lack of press reporting or a transcript disproves that. In fact, I think it's a rather specious suggestion that his remarks lacked substance, and I'll be certain to post more of those remarks if they become available.

By the way, I've read plenty of generalized statements from Sen. Sanders, but I wouldn't accuse him of lacking substance in his remarks. I think both candidates are politicians of substance and are working to convey their goals and record as effectively as their forums and events present them that opportunity. If you have seen any of the dozens of posts I've made on the plethora of interviews and Q&As Martin O'Malley has made himself available to since his announcement, you'd find much more substance and detail on issues than you're willing to afford him here.

As for the issue of the presence of minorities, that was raised in the context of the substance and detail of what the candidates are actually saying about issues and concerns related to the black community and those affected by the issues surrounding immigration. For instance, I've heard almost nothing from Sen. Sanders on the issues surrounding immigration, although I look forward to his remarks in the announced upcoming forum before a Latino organization.

I don't regard those concerns as a laughing matter. The issue is not what these reliable and caring Democrats have offered in the past, but what priority and attention they are willing to give those important issues during their campaign; also, how effective they will be in convincing folks who know little about their records that they care enough about the issues that affect their daily lives. That effort needs to come from the campaign trail, not a resume.

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Response to bigtree (Reply #44)

Fri Jun 12, 2015, 01:13 AM

46. Thanks

Elleng did and I appreciate it

Being way over here in Oklahoma I'm not very familiar with the Gov

I do think we have a good chance of keeping the white house in democratic hands with the candidates we have so far. All good solid people

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Response to madokie (Reply #39)

Fri Jun 12, 2015, 02:44 AM

50. More:

His speech was filled with several statements that would make all of us burst into raucous applause and cheering, saying things like:

“Tell me how it is, that not a single Wall Street CEO was convicted of a crime related to the 2008 economic meltdown. Not a single one.”

“Tell me how it is that you can get pulled over for a broken taillight in our country,but if you wreck the nation’s economy, you are untouchable.”

In that speech O’Malley went on to draw sharp contrasts between himself and Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Jeb Bush, saying “Recently the C.E.O. of Goldman Sachs let his employees know that he’d be just fine with either Bush or Clinton, I bet he would!” . .

As O’Malley has hit the campaign trail, even before he made his announcement in Baltimore on the 30th of last month, he has been saying the things that we had hoped to hear from Elizabeth Warren. O’Malley is running the campaign that we wanted from Elizabeth Warren.

“We can’t let ourselves become the party of Dodd-Frank-lite,” referring to a Wall Street reform law signed by President Obama back in 2012. He’s also said recently, “If a bank is too big to fail without harming the common good of our nation, then it’s too big and we must break it up before it breaks us.”

And he recently told reporters, while visiting New Hampshire, “I think we need to reinstate Glass-Steagall.” (Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaheaded a “21st Century Glass-Steagall Act” in 2013.)

But it isn’t just O’Malley’s announcement speech, Wall Street’s response to it, or the things that he’s saying as he’s on the campaign trail that should draw attention and admiration from progressives, it’s his record as governor.

http://www.youngprogressivevoices.com/2015/06/08/sanders-warren-candidate-progressives-need/

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Response to elleng (Reply #50)

Fri Jun 12, 2015, 03:01 AM

52. more from today

 

In Marshalltown, the crowd exceeded the square footage, but O'Malley fielded questions from all corners of the room, and even from those sitting on the patio through the window screens.

He hammered on an overarching theme of supporting the middle class through things such as education, increasing the minimum wage, creating affordable housing and supporting mass transit and infrastructure developments, as well as a "sensible rebalancing" of income disparities.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/elections/presidential/caucus/2015/06/11/martin-omalley-marshalltown-mount-vernon-iowa-city/71102790/

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Response to bigtree (Reply #52)

Fri Jun 12, 2015, 03:06 AM

53. Great. Thanks.

O'Malley acknowledged that's the way things work in Iowa, and said he's looking forward to being part of it.

"I believe that this is what politics is all about," he told reporters. "I believe it's actually the small conversations close to home that make real the idea and the dreams that we have for our country. So this is the only way I know to campaign."

He held question-and-answer sessions at both of the first two stops and took time to field questions and take pictures with attendees one-on-one.

And although O'Malley didn't mention front-runner Hillary Clinton by name, he did try to draw subtle distinctions, casting himself as a newer face with fresh ideas.

"You will see in the arc of (my) service a fearless advancing of progressive goals and progressive values," he said. "And I don't apologize for that. And I believe that that perspective that I bring, which is of a different generation than some of the very honorable and good people who are seeking my party's nomination this year, is a perspective that will speak to where our country's going."

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 11:42 PM

33. Real locals-not HRC's campaign staffers bussed in 4 Potemkin meet&greets

Clinton's campaign staff DROVE 'ordinary' Iowans to Hillary's first campaign stop - including health care 'lobbyist in training' who was an Obama campaign intern and Biden chauffeur

Austin Bird sat for coffee on Tuesday morning in the town of LeClaire, Iowa, chatting with Hillary Clinton as photographers snapped pictures
News reports called him a 'student' and her campaign called it an unscripted event
But Clinton's Iowa political director Troy Price drove Bird and two other people to the coffee house
Bird is a hospital government relations official who interned with Barack Obama's 2012 presidential campaign
The Iowa Democratic Party, which Price ran until a month ago, tasked him to be Joe Biden's driver during an October Senate campaign trip in Davenport


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Yes folks, it takes a Potemkin Village to stage a HRC listening tour!
http://twitchy.com/2015/04/16/potemkin-table-meet-the-every-day-iowans-hillary-clinton-sat-down-with-totally-at-random-photo/

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Response to Divernan (Reply #33)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 11:49 PM

34. Just your average college Dems president & Planned Parenthood employee.

Bird told Daily Mail Online that campaign staffer Troy Price called and asked him and two other young people to meet him Tuesday morning at a restaurant in Davenport, a nearby city.
Price then drove them to the coffee house to meet Clinton after vetting them for about a half-hour.

The three got the lion's share of Mrs. Clinton's time and participated in what breathless news reports described as a 'roundtable'– the first of many in her brief Iowa campaign swing.

Bird himself is a frequent participant in Iowa Democratic Party events. He interned with President Obama's 2012 presidential re-election campaign, and was tapped to chauffeur Vice President Joe Biden in October 2014 when he visited Davenport.

'What happened is, we were just asked to be there by Troy,' Bird said Wednesday in a phone interview. 'We were asked to come to a meeting with Troy, the three of us, at the Village Inn.'
The other two, he confirmed, were University of Iowa College Democrats president Carter Bell and Planned Parenthood of the Heartland employee Sara Sedlacek.


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Response to Divernan (Reply #34)

Fri Jun 12, 2015, 01:13 AM

47. IOW as phony as a $3 bill with

 

Dick Nixon's mug on it.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2015, 12:08 AM

38. Great Pics

Good to see he is drawing a crowd
Wish him and his supporters the best

Thanks for sharing these

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2015, 01:17 AM

48. I was worried about the turnout he would get this time around and couldn't be happier.

They actually had to turn people away at his last event because they were at capacity. People were excited, clapping, and cheering his speech and answers. He took 30 Qs in 30 minutes and one of the reporters there said it was one of his favorite events so far. He spoke in detail on many issues and got really passionate about Baltimore.

O'Malley gets about 1/25th the coverage Sanders gets in the progressive media/mainstream media and about 1/100th the coverage Hillary gets so for him to get packed events this early is thrilling.

I am hoping his events in NH will go well this weekend, but I think Iowa is going to be a better fit for him. Iowa is much more progressive than NH is for Dem presidential politics.

I am hoping he gets back down to Nevada and South Carolina soon as well. That's where I expect he can really challenge Hillary.

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Response to askew (Reply #48)

Fri Jun 12, 2015, 01:40 AM

49. I think he's done well,

and will continue to do so, in NH, continuing this weekend: http://www.unionleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20150609/NEWS0605/150609041

O'Malley's schedule includes visiting Portsmouth's Market Square Day, a downtown festival that typically attracts 60,000 to 80,000 people throughout the day. The candidate plans to be there at 11 a.m.

Mary and John Rauh host O'Malley at their New Castle home at 12:30 p.m. O'Malley is then scheduled to greet people in downtown Dover at 2:30 p.m., before an event in Manchester at 5 p.m.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2015, 02:58 AM

51. bigtree, I often open a thread without checking to see who the OP is.

That is what I did with this thread, but after the first couple of pictures I knew it had to be you! I know you support O'Malley, and of course you always create the most wonderful photo essays. As soon as I realized I was viewing a terrific photo essay about O'Malley, I figured it must be your work, so I checked--and sure enough, it was another brilliant bigtree photo essay.

Thank you for putting so much time and effort into these photo posts. They are very much appreciated--and not just by me.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #51)

Fri Jun 12, 2015, 07:07 AM

55. I agree. Kudos for Bigtree. Keep up the good work. n/t

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #51)

Fri Jun 12, 2015, 10:34 AM

57. very thoughtful of you, tblue37

 

...I've had more than a few folks jibe me for these types of posts, but I think the visuals give a better perspective to the flat news reports. Your kind words and other support I've received make this contribution to the forum of mine (I mostly started doing these photo posts during the 2007-2008 election) so much more worthwhile to me.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2015, 07:04 AM

54. Great job, bigtree!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2015, 07:26 AM

56. rec & kick

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2015, 02:10 PM

58. K&R nt

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2015, 02:16 PM

59. Suck it, Frothy Mixture!

 



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