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The Maryland legislature passed a bill on Thursday that will make it the first state to agree to reimburse Planned Parenthood centers in the event that the GOP and Trump decide to defund them.

The measure will allocate $2 million from the state’s Medicaid budget, and $700,000 from the state’s general fund to make up for the loss in federal funding.

This is not entirely surprising. As unfortunate as it is that the federal government will be abdicating its responsibility to fund family planning clinics that have actual doctors and, you know, do things other than just say “Hey! How about you NOT have an abortion?” it will probably be the case for most blue states if the defunding does happen. It was, however, very nice of Maryland to get that ball rolling. YAY MARYLAND!

What is surprising, however, is that Larry Hogan, the state’s Republican governor, allowed the bill to pass without his signature, along with 15 other progressive measures — including one that would fund lawsuits against the Trump administration by the state’s attorney general.

Last week, Hogan signed a bill banning fracking in the state. Which is, again, a pretty surprising thing for a Republican governor to be doing.

So what’s up with that? Well, part of it could be the fact that Maryland’s legislature is Democrat-led and he figures all his vetoes will be overturned anyway by Maryland’s supermajority Dems. Which is exactly what happened with the one bill he did veto — one that would prohibit the school board from converting failing public schools into charter schools.

It could be that, or — more likely — he doesn’t want to do anything to piss off the state’s largely Democratic constituency.

Hogan is up for re-election in 2018, and is hoping to be the first Republican governor elected to a second term in Maryland in more than 60 years. However, Trump being elected — and being extremely unpopular in Maryland — is likely going to make that a tad difficult. Hogan has, so far, strategically avoided saying anything whatsoever about Trump and his policies, which hasn’t gone over particularly well with constituents who would prefer to see their governor stand up to the president.

Given the rather robust field of potential Democratic candidates — which includes former NAACP President Benjamin Jealous — Hogan is likely trying to hold on to the Democratic votes he was able to secure in 2014 by not stepping on too many toes.

[AP |Washington Post | Baltimore Sun]

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  • Clyde Barrow

    It’s a damn shame the only time a Republican politician does something for his constituents is when he’s being threatened with unemployment.

  • Swampay

    and, you know, do things other than just say “Hey! How about you NOT have an abortion?”

    Republican family planning clinic slander! You forgot, they also say “Hey! How about you NOT hanky anybody’s panky unless you are duly wedded and want the babbies?”

    • Swampay

      And, of course, don’t do any gay stuff in anybody’s butt because, ewww, gross, and it can’t even make babbies.

    • JesusWasAHippie

      A duly wedded female who wants the babbies.

      Men, otoh … well, you know how it is. Men have needs. It’s different for men. And, after all, boys will be boys, wink wink nudge nudge.

      • Thiazin Red

        I’d love to see the reaction if they got what they say they want and women everywhere refused sex except on the occasions when they wanted a baby.

        • Prof. T. Green Bastard

          They’ll call us ‘cold-hearted, calculating, frigid, man-trapping, baby-factories’. So nothing new.

          & we’ll probably also somehow still be ‘sluts’, too.

          • JesusWasAHippie

            Oh, no doubt.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        That’s what my tubesock said.

  • JMP

    It’s similar to all the liberal measures Mitt Romney signed onto in MA, including the pre-ACA healthcare reform passed by veto-proof majorities, which still wasn’t enough for him to decide not to run for reelection for fear of becoming a loser. None of that made him an actual moderate though, as much as the media tried to paint him as one.

  • William
    • Msgr_MΩment

      No, but they’ll start hanging out in the parking lots.

  • William
  • Lance Thrustwell

    Marylander here. Hogan started out with a few promising common-sense moves that gave me some hope he wasn’t just another modern GOP fuckhead, but he’s gradually been turning into just another Republitron. The Democratic Party isn’t perfect in this state – some of the usual Democratic bad rap is true (overly beholden to unions, resistance to innovation, etc.), but it’s a lot better than what Hogan represents.

    • Lascauxcaveman

      You have to choose your battles, and try to keep the corruption to reasonable levels.

    • puredog

      Given the extent to which they are on life support in many places, “overly beholden to unions” doesn’t get my dander up much.

  • akryan

    Blue states will do this and the preventative medical care women get will end up saving money in the overall system. Red states won’t make up the shortfall, more women will have worse health outcomes, which will further strain the states’ already broken budget. Good goverance.

    • Lascauxcaveman

      Until you have a D congress again, at which time the Federal Govt will bail them out with medicaid, again.

  • tapp_my_wire,please

    Well done PP move for a state literally named after a woman. Your move Virginia, Georgia. Leaving out Idaho cuz my mom brought me up better.

    • Indivisible Snark Tank

      Um….Georgia’s not named after a woman. It’s named after King George II.

      • keenanjay

        Close enough.

      • MassiveQuantitiesofPie

    • Lascauxcaveman

      Flo says, “Include Florida while your at it.”

    • YoBunnyBunny

      We’re not even gonna start on either of the Carolinas…

    • Left Coast Tom
  • Chadwells
  • MynameisBlarney
  • Hogan would be considered too liberal for even a Democrat in Indiana, especially considering the one bill he vetoed is the type of education policy championed by people like Mike Pence.

  • Swampgas_Man

    Look for the Dump admin to come after Baltimore like they’re doing to “Sanctuary Cities”.

    • Lascauxcaveman

      Yeah, they’re gonna be on that like … Hey! A squirrel!

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    What is surprising, however, is that Larry Hogan, the state’s Republican governor, allowed the bill to pass without his signature, along with 15 other progressive measures — including one that would fund lawsuits against the Trump administration by the state’s attorney general.

    Well good that he let them through, but I won’t sing any hosannas for him since basically tried to keep his fingerprints off of it.

    • ariel_gee_398

      “Larry Hogan 2018: I won’t help, but at least I’m not standing in the way of progress.” Catchy slogan.

      • puredog

        Good ‘un.

  • Marceline

    Hopefully by now people will stop letting themselves be fooled by Republicans trying to appear sane or reasonable. Get Republicans out of the statehouses before they get enough to call a constitutional convention.

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-constitutional-convention-20170404-story.html

    • snark-lurker

      too late–the “new” SC(R)OTUS will bring back Jim Crow, segregation and worse

  • Thiazin Red

    A republican is doing something that saves money, rather than doing something that costs way more money out of spite and hatred for women? Weird. I don’t get this world anymore.

  • MynameisBlarney

    Try to have a happy friday despite of and in spite of all the fargin bastages tryin to ruin it.

    http://i.imgur.com/JtJrdAA.png

  • William
    • aureolaborealis

      I saw Buck Owens (edit: perform) at the Spokane State Fair in, like, 1973. It was my biggest brush with greatness to-date, supplanting the fact that I used a toothpaste that appeared in commercials on the teevee.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Did you act naturally?

        • aureolaborealis

          There were no repeats of the embarrassing moment I recognized the toothpaste in the ad. “Mom! MOM! OMG, Mom!!! We use toothpaste that’s ON THE TEEVEE!!!!”, followed by hypersonic squeeing.

        • MynameisBlarney

          Were they gonna put ’em in the movies?

      • William

        You got tickets to that? *gasp*. You must know someone at ticketmaster.

      • therblig

        was he pickin’, grinnin’, or both?

        • aureolaborealis

          There was both picking and grinning.
          Also, I think I got to ride the bumper cars afterwards.

    • dslindc

      That doesn’t seem right. He probably said they did a bad job and refused to pay.

  • Nightcrawler

    Help me out here.

    Why are right wingers in favor of smaller, limit government that doesn’t tell people what to do with their lives EXCEPT when gay people want to get married, women can have healthcare or trans women want to go to the bathroom?

    • msanthropesmr

      Don’t forget recreational drug use!

      • Thiazin Red

        And segregation.

        • Anna Rompage

          And not allowing local municipalities come up with their own wage, environmental & civil rights laws

    • ariel_gee_398

      They are in favor of a smaller, limited government that doesn’t tell white Christian men they aren’t allowed to control every other demographic group.

    • Crystalclear12

      Because it’s about making people suffer, not governing.

    • snark-lurker

      it’s just their nature

    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      In short, Republicans are conservative where it applies to other people, libertarian when it applies to themselves.

    • WeaselPoo

      They say smaller limited government and let people append “for all” as a n assumption.
      What they mean is a government limited to a small number of privileged white male god-botherers.
      The Republicans have NEVER actually reduced the size of the government—note that even with the various defunding plans they are floating now, such a ‘reduction is balanced by the proposed increase in US military spending i.e a concomitant EXPANSION of the government ,

    • therblig

      the bibble

  • Crystalclear12

    Are we sure it was intentional or did he LePage it?

    • William

      *sigh* I was having such a nice day until someone just HAD to come along and remind me of who sits in the Blaine house in my beloved home state. Thanks.

      http://specialprojects.pressherald.com/lepage-quotes/

      • Crystalclear12

        Sorry.

        • William

          S’ok

    • Mike Steele

      Maine man LePage is one of a kind. Only people down here that stupid are the ones who have ruined our once-cordial neighborhood watering hole.

  • Mike Steele

    Lady MS here, Robyn, from MD’s Eastern Shore, aka Trumpland Central. Though terminally cynical, and looking forward to a future with (D)overlords, will give Larry Hogan his props. He sat out 2016 and would neither endorse, condone nor appear with Cheeto. He is beyond incensed about admin’s plans to undo decades of progress on restoring Chesapeake Bay. Unlike the deplorable Dr. who is our (R) HoRep., Hogan is a recent recipient of aggressive cancer treatment, and seems to get what it means to be a patient. He is struggling to find ways to keep state’s assistance for addiction treatment alive in the face of AHCA threat. Am pleasantly surprised by his tacit defense of Planned Parenthood. Besides, we are surgically attached to, and share many issues with (D)elaware. Thus, with things nationwide getting worse by the nanosecond, I sometimes take cold comfort in the mantra, “at least he’s not Rick Scott…ommmmm…”:)

    • bupkus23

      Ugh. One of the biggest disappointments of my politically-aware lofe was when Marylanders went ahead and elected Hogan. What? Were your memories so short you forgot Bobby Ehrlich – or are you just closet Alabamans?

      • Mike Steele

        If you’re politically aware about us, you realize that MD is not just B’more. Eastern Shore, Appalachian western counties and, increasingly, bedroom suburbs go from purple to red, though we are hardly comparable to AL. If Hogan is one of your biggest disappointments, you’ve led a charmed life, indeed.

        • puredog

          I kinda like O’Malley. Did he get term-limited out, or beaten straight up?

        • bupkus23

          I lived in Southern MD for 20+ years – and there’s plenty of asshole “conservatives” there, too.

          It wasn’t just Hogan, it was the very idea that electing a Republican governor to offset the Democratic legislature that fried my shorts – that fallacy about “divided government” being a “good thing”. Bobby Ehrlich’s term showed that was a buncha hoohah.

          • Mike Steele

            the very idea of electing an (R) governor, for whatever reason, makes no sense anywhere but, maybe, Kansas…

  • Wild Cat

    I must say—with all the nutcases, Rand lunatics, fascists, and gun owners destroying our lovely nation, maybe PLANNED NEUTERHOOD may be a better organization to support.

    • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

      Here here. Banned Parenthood.

  • dslindc

    Good job on funding Planned Parenthood, Maryland!

    Now, when will you start teaching Driver’s Ed?

    • Anna Rompage

      OMG, I was behind someone with Maryland plates this morning getting on the freeway…

      The bloody Moran was only doing 35 while traffic was doing 60…

    • William

      In Alabama they only teach drivers ed. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The rest of the week they use the pick up truck for sex ed.

      • weejee

        That’s why they’re called pick ups.

    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      I don’t know how this happened, but Maryland has the most insanely cautious drivers I’ve ever seen. And Virginia has the most insanely reckless, which makes the DC commute a maelstrom of bipolar driving.

      • William
        • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

          Oh my Dad is a Masshole through and through. Difference is that Virginia drivers don’t notice the people they’re cutting off/running over. Massholes do, but they don’t care and will flip you the bird for your trouble.

          • William

            EXACTLY! I was a cop in a resort town in Maine. The assistant DA suspected I was picking on out of state drivers. I actually had drivers make eye contact with me, then run a stop sign.

          • Shanzgood

            The last time I got a ticket (which was also the first) I never even saw the cop’s face. Saw the lights, pulled over, got my creds out while he was on the way to the car, exchanged them for the announced “doing 50 in a 30 construction zone” ticket, got my docs back and drove off without a word.

          • William

            Wow. Sounds like someone gave him a goal.

          • Shanzgood

            I wax in a hurry, too, obviously. 😬

        • dslindc
          • William

            Other than Wall St. NY is pretty much a grid. Boston on the other hand was laid out in the 1600’s and other than widening the roads (slightly), not much has changed.

          • BeachLoafer

            Wait, they widened the roads???

          • Lascauxcaveman

            Back in the 1600’s they were all mule-cart wide. Single lane.

          • Left Coast Tom

            New York – The only way to get where you’re going is by subway or walking

        • I once had to drive a van (not a mini-van. This thing was the size of a city block) on the Mass. Pike during rush hour. It was one of the more harrowing experiences I’ve ever had. I still get anxiety just thinking about it.

      • bupkus23

        I lived in So. Maryland for the previous 20+ years, commuting into DC by car ( luckily I was able to adjust my work schedule so as to avoid the worst of rush hours, unless there was an afternoon meeting or something ).

        I would definitely NOT characterize Maryland drivers in the DC suburbs as “insanely cautious” – but I WOULD agree that the most insanely reckless drivers I saw invariably had VA plates…

        [ As it is, just about every commuter in the area blames “the tourists” for the seething traffic mess that is the DC Metro area… ]

      • therblig

        whenever we visit ms. blig’s remaining family in nw PA, I always wonder how it is that drivers out there don’t starve to death waiting for someone to go at 4-way stop intersections. takes awhile for my native nj impulses to settle down.

      • gd
      • sgt. jmk of the résistance

        I don’t know… I think Connecticut drivers, who are fond of tailgating at 75-80 mph, deserve at least Honorable Mention.

  • ~ ☆ míkhαílα ☆ ~ 【忠実反抗】
    • puredog

      Well, the despot’s heel is on its shore, after all.

  • MynameisBlarney
  • Wild Cat

    O Christ . . . Peter Fucking Thiel is now investing in Pregnant Porn!

    • Shanzgood

      Wot?

    • Anna Rompage

      Did it come out that Donnie has some kinky photos of Ivanka when she was preggers?

      • Shanzgood

        Nooooo!

    • Red Bird Ω

      I’m not sure what means. Is he trying to have a baby without a wife?

  • MynameisBlarney

    Ok…just one more not even remotely topical meme, then…a short break.

    http://68.media.tumblr.com/cf4ae5d0310095643433146124343a58/tumblr_onlenknds61vkcieao1_1280.jpg

  • Anna Rompage

    Well, at least there’s one decent (sort of) republican in the US

    • therblig

      GOP takeaway: Immigrants are good eatin’

  • Mavenmaven

    Or, as they say in Baltimore, he didn’t want to come at the King.

  • cmd resistor

    OT: but someone posted this in FB (and as an old high school classmate, wouldn’t be surprised if she agrees with most of it).
    https://scontent-mia1-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15894936_1467556406590461_7899432984144823459_n.jpg?oh=17e7e725769a84c2ea0a2c96efb8b20a&oe=594CAB8D

    • William
    • therblig

      Is this before or after you get pregnint so’s he has to marry you?

      • cmd resistor

        After. Did you miss the part where you are supposed to wash the kiddies’ faces and comb their hair before he comes home?

        • cats530

          My favorite, “Plan the night before to have a delicious meal on time.” Great idea! Knuckle sammiches and a nice glass of Hawaiian Punch coming right up.

          • cmd resistor

            I think my fave was the “be a little gay and a little more interesting” part.

    • Anna Rompage

      I suppose if your husband is selfish, has a bad temper, is a serial abuser and you decide to stay with him in the hopes that one day he might change, that these could be some good tips to abide by.

      • William

        “has a bad temper, is a serial abuser and you decide to stay with him” ….. That collection of words (to my way of thinking) translated, Life is short, divorce lawyers are cheap. Ok maybe not as cheap as a wood chipper, but staying with an abuser is never acceptable.

    • cats530

      Ick. Was it written by Phyllis Schlaffly?

      • cmd resistor

        Actually I guess it could have been fake. I took Home Ec in the 1970’s and we just learned to cook and sew, no textbook and certainly nothing like this.

        • I don’t think it’s fake. I’ve seen lots of stuff like that before, and I saw that specific thing recently. I’m pretty sure the woman who posted it got it from my MIL, who no doubt gave it to her so they could both have a big laugh.

          • cmd resistor

            I have seen similar stuff, also, too. Just not in real life class, which is good. I wonder if my mom was subjected to that stuff. It might explain a lot. She never really took to the June Cleaver model, or at least I think felt guilty because she didn’t live up.

    • Meliflaw

      The best of these total-femininity guides was “Fascinating Womanhood”: https://fascinatingwomanhood.com/welcome-eng/

      You can find the whole text on-line if you think the Palinator would like to read it. I gave my daughter a copy as a shower gift, and I hate to tell you her opinion of men after a few years of marriage. (“They are NOT sufficiently evolved, Mom!”) My favorite tip was that if you must wear a sweatshirt for gardening or something, lower the neckline and trim the whole thing with rick-rack.

  • Iron Monkey

    My great grandmother (born in Ireland over a century ago) had a few expressions that summarized the way she looked at things. One was “lovely” (Ah, he’s a lovely man) and “grand” (Ah, it’s a grand day for the Irish).

    If she read Robin’s post she would say “what a lovely article” and “isn’t democracy grand”.

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    If parenthood was a planned activity there would be very few conservative politicians.

  • Stulexington

    He’s walking a very fine line, currently the money wants a united front but he’s actually aware there are these things called voters who actually determine who gets elected. The money just helps a lot.

    I will say that even if he’s just doing it to avoid having his vetos overturned it’s still a huge step up from the Republican norm, which seems to be: fight battles they can’t win just to drain the coffers so the next guy is broke.

  • Lefty Wright

    On a side note, any wonkers out there in North Carolina, make sure you vote for your democratic candidate for legislature in 2018. We now have a Democrat as governor but the legislature has a supermajority from the Republican side. If you don’t live in NC but know someone who does, remind them to vote. As long as they are Democrats. If they are Republicans, tell them the election has been postponed until December 25, 2018 since it’s a holiday anyway. The GOP tried a similar trick and sent out a localized mailing to Democratic households a few years ago with the wrong cut off date for registration, wrong agency to send the registration to, and in case that wasn’t enough to delay receipt, gave the wrong zip code for the wrong agency. So don’t feel guilty about returning the favor. If they were dumb enough to vote for Trump, they may fall for this.

  • mailman27

    As a 23 yr resident of MD who voted against Hogan, I gotta say I’m pleasantly surprised by the guy. He NEVER endorsed Trump, and his state policies have been relatively benign. Can’t say for certain if his policies derive from craven intentions, but he’s exceeding expectations. Any fellow Marylanders?

    • crabbychic

      I’m with you. I’ll have to see what our choices are, but I’m open to voting red for the first time evah!

      • Meliflaw

        You should make him cross the aisle first. Or put up his first-born as collateral for good behavior.

        • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

          Put his testicles in a blind trust.

    • Jon Sussex

      No fucking way will I vote for this or any other Republican and strengthen that party’s malevolent grip on this country.

  • Clark Grizwald

    You liberals sure love killing babies, especially black ones.

    • HazooToo

      Hi! Go fuck yourself.

    • DaveM

      Hell we like killing white babies too. Sorry we missed you earlier in life Clark. I’m sure it would have improved the depth of the gene pool.

      • Christopher Story

        A 16 y/o girl on the other side of your state gets pregnant because horny 16 y/o’s are stupid like that sometimes. After much deliberation on the matter of the social and economic strain having a child would put on her and her family, she decides to get an abortion.

        You find out, all the out there on your side of the state. You don’t know who this girl is; never met her before in your life. But her having that baby is so important to you that you run to the judge and demand he make her have the child she’s currently carrying. Why? Because that child is so precious to you and you take your responsibility as a concerned citizen so seriously. Don’t let any harm come to that child! And the judge actually acquiesces to your request.

        Now that girl comes to you because she can’t feed the child you demanded she have; she can’t clothe the child you demanded she have; she can’t provide medical care for that child she didn’t want but you made her have, and asks you to help her feed and clothe and heal her child you demanded she have. And your response is literally: “Not my problem.” Just because you fought the court to have that child born doesn’t make you obligated to care for the day to day well-being of that child you promised all of us in court was so precious and important to you.

        “Why not give it up for adoption?” You tell her. Only it turns out that the family she finds for her child; a family that took the time to plan for that child – the costs, the responsibilities – and have taken the time to prepare their entire lives to accept her child is a gay couple. So you’re back to court demanding that the child you won’t feed or clothe or heal is far too precious and important to you to allow that child to be adopted by “those people.” Even those “those people” want to feed and clothe and heal the child when you do not. The child that is so precious and important to you.

        Anything you’d like to add?

    • Uhclem49

      You have just earned yourself the coveted Clemhammer of +12 Banning.

    • Christopher Story

      A 16 y/o girl on the other side of your state gets pregnant because horny 16 y/o’s are stupid like that sometimes. After much deliberation on the matter of the social and economic strain having a child would put on her and her family, she decides to get an abortion.

      You find out, all the out there on your side of the state. You don’t know who this girl is; never met her before in your life. But her having that baby is so important to you that you run to the judge and demand he make her have the child she’s currently carrying. Why? Because that child is so precious to you and you take your responsibility as a concerned citizen so seriously. Don’t let any harm come to that child! And the judge actually acquiesces to your request.

      Now that girl comes to you because she can’t feed the child you demanded she have; she can’t clothe the child you demanded she have; she can’t provide medical care for that child she didn’t want but you made her have, and asks you to help her feed and clothe and heal her child you demanded she have. And your response is literally: “Not my problem.” Just because you fought the court to have that child born doesn’t make you obligated to care for the day to day well-being of that child you promised all of us in court was so precious and important to you.

      “Why not give it up for adoption?” You tell her. Only it turns out that the family she finds for her child; a family that took the time to plan for that child – the costs, the responsibilities – and have taken the time to prepare their entire lives to accept her child is a gay couple. So you’re back to court demanding that the child you won’t feed or clothe or heal is far too precious and important to you to allow that child to be adopted by “those people.” Even those “those people” want to feed and clothe and heal the child when you do not. The child that is so precious and important to you.

      And again, crazily enough, the judge aquiesces to your demands again and terminares the adoption. Thus finally leaving that child who is so precious and important to you in the very social and economic situation the 16 y/o was trying to avoid in the first place. All because that child is so precious and important to you.

      Anything you’d like to add?

      • Keith Taylor

        Also the godly virtuous people who oppose abortion under any circumstances, and don’t want gay couples adopting, have a tendency to want the education system of the nation crippled so that everybody will be more likely to think like them. (Evolution out! And the globular earth too! Bible literalism in!) And the kids who do get born will grow up ignorant as well as poor.
        And God will love the U.S.A. again.

      • Moar Wordz

        BULL’S EYE !!!!!!!

    • phoenix00
  • Celtic_Gnome

    Don’t care if he’s a good guy, a decent guy, or just an OK guy. If there’s an R after his name, get him the hell out of there. The best Republican can’t hold a candle to the average Democrat.

    • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

      His not signing any of those vital bills indicates he wants to be a major jerk. But he likes the carpet in the Governor’s Mansion too much.

  • Panika MCD

    I didn’t know that Maryland had the pocket-pass. I figured they’d still do pocket-vetoes. go Maryland!

  • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

    A Reb walking on eggs around his constituents. Never thought I’d see the day. Could this be a preview of Washington after 2018? (Hope, hope, hope)

    • phoenix00

      I’ll settle for more of this happening at the state level first (50 STATE STRATEGY hint hint wink wink)

  • TimWB

    I’ve never understood how the potential of something is the same as that something.

    Do we eat a tomato and shit out a garden?

  • Starscreamsicle

    Awww Larry is part of the dying breed of Republican with genuine principles and a desire to do what he thinks is best for Maryland. I don’t support the guy but he ran against a real doofus who counted on us Dems to just vote straight ticket. But in this state, aside from the Eastern Shore which is absurdly dangerously full o’ Patriots, Maryland Republicans typically come in the Arlen Specter variety. Bland but everyone sort of respects them (UNTIL THE PARTY SWITCH ARLEN)

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