Category Archives: Party Politics

Perez Comes Up Half A Vote Short On First Ballot – Second Ballot Being Counted

Tom Perez 213.5 Keith Ellison 200 Sally Boynton Brown 12 Pete Buttiegeg 1 Jehmu Greene 0.5 no vote/abstain 3 Whoever split their vote between Tom Perez and Jehmu Greene is probably very unhappy right now. Second ballot being counted as we speak. Results shortly.

DNC Chair Vote Coming Up; Buttiegeg Pulls Out

The DNC meeting in Atlanta has been going on for several hours now, and the vote for chair is coming up momentarily. In breaking news, South Bend Mayor and party rising star Pete Buttiegeg used his time to deliver a wonderful, lyrical speech in which he withdrew from the race, recognizing that he could not win. If you’re a total nerd,… Read more »

POTUS 45 Cabinet Update: Tillerson Confirmed; DeVos Nomination in Trouble

It is not exactly breaking news to suggest that a number of our current president’s cabinet nominations have been controversial. From Ben Carson running HUD despite never having worked in the industry, and no evidence he knows much of anything about anything, to Rick Perry only learning a few weeks ago that the agency he has been called on to… Read more »

Hogan Reform Gambit Part Deux: Ethics, Lobbying And Redistricting Reform

On the heels of Governor Hogan’s request for background checks on legislative appointees, the governor today also rolled out four new bills dealing with ethics, lobbying and redistricting reform. Gov. Larry Hogan Thursday announced a set of proposed measures he said would reform state government in the wake of a number of recent criminal and ethics investigations of state and… Read more »

What Will The Republican Party Do If Trump Loses?

While the outcome is not a given yet, it is looking more and more likely that Donald Trump will not only lose to Hillary Clinton in November, he will get crushed by her. If current polling holds, or even comes close to holding, he will bring the Senate, and perhaps the House, down with him. A Clinton win will mark… Read more »

Trone On The “Trump Effect”

CD8 primary candidate David Trone has an article up on Huffington Post regarding the unfortunate effect that Donald Trump may be having on Democratic activists and voters. Trone argues, persuasively in my view, that demonizing all business people seeking public office as “just another Donald Trump” is bad for the Democratic Party, both because it discourages qualified progressive business people from running… Read more »

No, David Trone Did Not Play Spoiler in CD8: Raskin Just Won

A couple of weeks ago, I said the one thing I have learned throughout the 2016 primary season is to not overreact to the results of a single poll or a particular primary contest. The more I think about it, in addition to not overreacting, the main thing I would say I learned this year is that conventional wisdom is anything… Read more »

YDM Convention/Senate Straw Poll

The Young Democrats of Maryland (YDM) Convention is today and tomorrow at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville. Sources advise that over 200 people have pre-registered for the event, and more are expected. In the middle of three hotly contested federal campaigns, expect a lot of appearances from elected officials, candidates and politicos from around the state. Maryland Scramble will be staffing… Read more »

Some People Are Idiots

If you agree with this, I’m not sure we can be friends anymore. But! If Hillary lost because progressives abstained from voting, it’s possible that Republican incompetence would be laid bare, and that they’d run the country into the ground over the next four years. If that’s what it takes to show the people that a leftist political revolution is the… Read more »