2010 Elections Again District 30 race getting too weird....PART ONE ~ Annapolis Capital Punishment

Monday, July 26, 2010

2010 Elections Again District 30 race getting too weird....PART ONE

2010 Elections Again.....POLITICIANS GONE WILD.....Enough Already!!! But first.....reports from the recent fundraiser for Chris Trumbauer at the waterfront home of Democratic fundraiser and FOJ and FOE Beth Garraway say there was a packed crowd including former Governor Glendenning, County Executive candidate Joana Conti, Alderman Ken Kirby (he was just at Chuck Ferrar's event...playing both angles??), Mayor Josh Cohen (of course) and former State Senator and environmental champion Gerry Winegrad,....Our District 30 House of Delegates race is getting weird...way too weird. First, hyper-conservatve Mark Hyman pens a piece about how nationally prominent Democrats are "descending" upon Annapolis to install some golden boy in the form of Judd Legum to oust Republican Ron George. I kung fu'd that piece as I have shown here repeatedly, but that did not stop Republican hopeful Herb McMillan from referring to Hyman's hatchet job in The American Spectator to bolster his campaign, which is looking more like an orchestrated attempt to destroy Judd Legum because he has friend in DC. Nasty. Nasty. But ACP, your loyal soothsayer and truth-seeker has just learned that incumbent Republican Ron George seems to be using national Republican connections to boost his campaign. Does anyone believe that Mark Hyman would ever report on such outside money and influence from DC coming to a Maryland Republican race? Not a chance. Why? Because George is a conservative Republican. If he were a liberal Democrat, as is Legum, he'd be splayed out by Hyman for all to sniff. Consider this. George is having a breakfast event in the nation's capital with special guest---none other than former UN Ambassador John Bolton--a lightning rod of the fare right if there ever were one. Do a web search under his name and see for yourself.

Why are Republicans suddenly taking such an interest in this campaign? Hmmm. Maybe because Democrats have taken such an interest in Legum? But..if it is wrong for national Dems to support Legum, why is it okay for Repubs to support George? It depends which side you are on I guess. Ahhh politics. To ACP, who is blind to partisanship...it's all getting too weird.

The breakfast in honor of Ron George, claims he is a free enterprise advocate and ally for national defense in having helped lead passage in Maryland for lower taxes, limited government, divesting terror, and requiring lawful presence for a Maryland drivers license. The suggested contribution for the Washington breakfast is $50 per Individual or $500 per PAC

Here are the other sponsors for George's breakfast (the bios are taken from various online sources after doing web searches under their names. Some came from their own web-sites):

Frank Gaffney (Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy in the Reagan Administration. In April 1987, Gaffney was nominated to the position of US Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy. He served as the acting Assistant Secretary for seven months, though his confirmation was ultimately blocked by the United States Senate.)
Gary Hoitsma (former press secretary and senior advisor to U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe (R-OK), the chairman of the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee and the third ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee. Served in senior communications and research positions at the National Republican Senatorial Committee, top aide to the administrator of the Federal Highway Administration in the Reagan admin. In 1984, he was the director of communications at the Republican National Convention in Dallas. He has continued to serve as a senior communications staff member at every subsequent quadrennial GOP national convention) Hmmm... that's some serious national Republican credentials....
Ken Timmerman (journalist, political writer, and conservative Republican activist who in 2000 was a candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senator from Maryland)

David Keene (chairman of the American Conservative Union, managing associate at the Carmen Group Lobbying based in Washington, D.C. where Hoitsma also works. Served as the Special Assistant to former Vice-President Spiro Agnew. Served as the Executive Assistant to former Senator James Buckley, Southern Regional Director for former President Ronald Reagan's unsuccessful 1976 bid for the Republican presidential nomination, National Political Director for George H.W. Bush's unsuccessful 1980 presidential campaign, as well as an adviser to Senator Robert Dole's 1988 and 1996 presidential campaigns.)

Demos Chrissos (President of RapidResponse Media, a company he founded in 2004 with the purpose of becoming a strong conservative counterpoint to left-wing media attack groups. He has helped generate substantial earned media for his clients on a number of major national media outlets such as Hannity & Colmes, FOX Report with Shepard Smith, MSNBC, America’s Most Wanted, Lou Dobbs Tonight, The Laura Ingraham Show and Glenn Beck. ) Glenn Beck? ughhh.....Recently, he founded National Voters Alliance, a grassroots organization aimed at focusing attention on voter fraud and strengthening enforcement of laws that protect the integrity of U.S. elections. He has also testified before members of the Maryland Assembly opposing such groups as the ACLU and CASA of Maryland prompting our friends at "PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY/Right Wing Watch" to add Chrissos' name to "right-wingers" worth keeping your eye on... a title he wears proudly.)

continued tomorrow......including comments from Delegate George...and another Republican bigwig coming to Annapolis for George....

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1 Comment:

M A Marshall said...

I didn't know we had national defense issues in Distr 30. We have many problems that Del George seems to ignore, like access to health care, which the House of Delegates has jurisdiction over. But national defense? Ridiculous.

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