Despite all the declarations of love we’ve heard from our At Large Council member there seems to be some trouble between him and Governor Hogan brewing:
What evidence does Billy present as to why Hogan should jump on the Trump bandwagon?
Frederick County Councilman Billy Shreve warned that Hogan is risking the support of the 54 percent of Maryland Republicans who voted for Trump in the April 26 primary.
“It’s going to look really bad if Trump wins Maryland and the governor doesn’t come out and support him,” Shreve said.
54% huh? Let’s do some numbering. Let’s see there’s 959,858 registered Republicans in the State of Maryland. 434,572 of those decided to show up and vote. Of those 434,572 primary voters 236,623 voted for Trump So yes 54% of those who showed up voted for Trump, however only 24% of the registered Republicans in this fine State of ours cast their vote for him. If we look at that in Statewide numbers, out of the 3,694,527 registered voters in Maryland 6% of them have actually cast a vote for Trump. Not quite the mandate.
And even if former Republican governors are drinking the Trump Kool-Aid:
There’s precedence in this year’s election that not every Republican is throwing their support behind him. There’s a Republican governor in Massachusetts, a mostly Democratic state like Maryland, who is refusing to back Trump. Huh, what would give a fellow Republican pause? Let us count the ways.
Y’all remember way back to the 2012 election when Romney pretty much lost the election because he said this?:
“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax… my job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives…. The president has been a disappointment. He told you he’d keep unemployment below 8 percent. Hasn’t been below eight percent since. Fifty percent of kids coming out of school can’t get a job. Fifty percent.”
If that was enough for people to stop and think, “Huh, maybe Romney doesn’t give a flying hoot about me?”. What can we pull out of the Trump archives? Ready! Set! Go!
- “Women have one of the great acts of all time. The smart ones act very feminine and needy, but inside they are real killers. The person who came up with the expression ‘the weaker sex’ was either very naive or had to be kidding. I have seen women manipulate men with just a twitch of their eye — or perhaps another body part.”
- “If Hillary Clinton can’t satisfy her husband what makes her think she can satisfy America?”
- “[Angelina Jolie’s] been with so many guys she makes me look like a baby… And, I just don’t even find her attractive.”
- “While @ BetteMidler is an extremely unattractive woman, I refuse to say that because I always insist on being politically correct. ”
- “My favorite part [of ‘Pulp Fiction’] is when Sam has his gun out in the diner and he tells the guy to tell his girlfriend to shut up. Tell that bitch to be cool. Say: ‘Bitch be cool.’ I love those lines.”
On maybe dropping a nuclear weapon on Europe:
Matthews: How about Europe? We won’t use it in Europe?
Trump: I—I’m not going to take it off the table.
Matthews: You might use it in Europe?
Trump: No, I don’t think so. But I’m not taking . . .
Matthews: Well, just say it. “I will never use a nuclear weapon in Europe.”
Trump: I am not—I am not taking cards off the table.
Trump: I’m not going to use nuclear, but I’m not taking any cards off the table.
Matthews: O.K. The trouble is, the sane people hear you and the insane people are not affected by your threats. That’s the trouble. The real fanatics say, “Good. Keep it up.”
Trump: I think—I think they’re more affected than you might think.
In one of the kerfuffles that sparked early (and wrong) predictions that Trump’s campaign was about to implode, the Republican candidate appeared at an event in Ames, Iowa, on July 18, during which he derided Arizona Sen. John McCain as “a war hero because he was captured.”
“He’s not a war hero,” Trump said at the Family Leadership Summit, during a discussion. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”
And how his expensive military themed prep school was just like being in the military:
Mr. Trump said his experience at the New York Military Academy, an expensive prep school where his parents had sent him to correct poor behavior, gave him “more training militarily than a lot of the guys that go into the military.”
We could do this all day. If you want more Google is up and running for ya. If Mr. Shreve really believes that Trump has some kind of mandate in this State he is beyond delusional. We know that the good people of Maryland are not going to elect a opportunist, misogynist, xenophobic, bumbling “entertainer” to the highest office of our land. And maybe, just maybe Governor Hogan feels the same way.