Right Coast: Maryland's Conservative Cannibalism: I thought I'd repost this from my friend, Jackie Wellfonder's blog. Echos from 2010.... United We Stand, Divided We Fal l If a...
If you look at the State of Maryland or as a native Marylander as I prefer to call it the Free State of Maryland. Which is actually our official nickname, because we do have solid Classical Liberal leanings and we'll probably become freer tomorrow night, assuming both Vote 6 and Vote 7 pass that will. Bring more gambling and casinos, which equals jobs to Maryland, as well as legalizing Same Sex Marriage. But if you look at this State politically, especially the Democratic Party, we are made of three different factions. We have a strong Liberal faction, Democrats such as myself who vote for things like gambling and Same Sex Marriage. We have more of a Progressive faction that will vote for Same Sex Marriage but then would vote against things like gambling, because they see it as dangerous and that individuals aren't up to making that. Decision for themselves as well tend to be in favor of voting for more taxes, especially if it goes for more government. Spending in areas like education and infrastructure and then we have a Right Wing faction, made up of Conservatives like Bob Erlich, the former Governor and people further to the right.
The Right Wing faction in the Democratic Party, should really be Republicans, Conservatives and people further. To the right that I call Neoconservatives, who live in Western Maryland and Southern Maryland, who tend to vote Republican nationally and even statewide, which is how someone like a Bob Erlich. Can get elected Governor in a State thats at least 2/3 Democratic, if the Maryland GOP was stronger and smarter. They would be bringing in these Democrats to the Republican Party but they don't, these are people who vote. Against Gay Rights like we saw in the State Assembly and vote against higher taxes and deficit spending but they remain Democrats. And if the Maryland GOP would bring in these people, the State House wouldn't be 7-10 Democratic and the State Senate wouldn't be 2/1 Democratic. And the Governors races would be more competitive, as well as US House and Senate races as well.