Skip to comments.Maryland: A lonely state for Republicans
Posted on 11/09/2012 10:03:23 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Fresh from decisive losses in seven of Marylands eight congressional districts and its worst performance ever in a U.S. Senate race, the Maryland Republican Party is searching for answers to stop its slide into irrelevance in the increasingly deep-blue state.
The party lost one of its two congressional incumbents Tuesday when Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett was defeated in a heavily gerrymandered district, leaving incumbent Rep. Andy Harris as the partys sole representative in Congress.
Also Tuesday, voters approved ballot initiatives to legalize same-sex marriage and give in-state tuition to some illegal immigrants, despite heavy opposition from conservatives.
Acknowledging that they are heavily outnumbered in the D.C. suburbs and Baltimore, prominent Republicans say their best bet going forward is to build from the ground up in the rest of the state strengthening support and fundraising in conservative areas, cultivating county leaders and working to topple Democrats in moderate districts of the General Assembly.
With these demographics, its a very difficult sell for any GOP candidate, former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. the states only Republican governor since Spiro Agnew held the office in 1969 said Thursday. Its about being smart and running good races where you can win. Theres not much that can be done with the congressional districts; [Democrats] have them pinned.
In Maryland, Republicans make up 26 percent of registered voters, compared with 56 percent who are Democrats. Seventeen percent of voters are unaffiliated.
Democrats hold a 98-43 advantage in the House of Delegates and a 35-12 edge in the state Senate. Its congressional delegation will have a 7-1 edge in the House of Representatives next year. As recently as 2003, the split was 4-4.
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Maryland “Freak State” PING!
Time to leave if you live there. There’s no coming back.
Better off in lower PA or south Jersey
If you need to stay close to family.
Good luck. Baltimore will never go Republican, and the DC burbs in southern MD will vote for whoever is going to keep paying them with taxpayer money, ie democrats.
I agree. It is time for the faithful to come home, so to speak - move, come hook or crook! They’ll eventually learn they can’t redistribute the redistributed money they stole from us.
There is no point in paying taxes,etc. in a state lost to Democrat diversity and oppression.
Next big hurricane up could change all that.
You need to think of Maryland as a colony of the federal government.
Better yet, I'd look to WVA, which seems to be moving Red.
Of course, it's easy for me to say as I live in KS, fast becoming the Redest of Red States!!!
Go political galt. Don’t even run anyone. Leave asap, it’s coming to that.
“I was raised in Western Maryland and it was a very Republican state then..”
It still is and so is the Eastern Shore. However, Baltimore, Montgomery, P.G. counties are strictly libtard. Montgomery (for example) is one of the most welcoming counties in a welcoming state for illegals. Although it is the state of my birth... I hope to G*d that I can leave it and soon.
That distinction may belong to Tennessee. Both houses of the State Legislature ended Tuesday having Republican super majorities. Add that to a Republican Governor and the Dems are nothing more than an echo in this state.
Believe me, we live on the eastern shore (originally from blue CT, moved to Annapolis area 30 years ago) and are ready to pick up everything in the next few years when we retire. I voted NO on every question on Tuesday, but the majority voted YES. Ah, same sex marriage and casinos....what a great state we live in. Shame on us.
Oh yeah, forgot about in-state tuition for illegal aliens. Hmmmm, so much “great” stuff happening in this “great” state, I left it out in my last post.
And probably one third of that demographic works directly or indirectly for the federal government.
I was raised in Maryland as well . . . left in my early 20’s. Last visit was about 8 years ago. It’s not the Maryland I knew. I’ll never go back again.
In a huge red state now now and love it !
Give western MD.to Virginia where it belongs. Let the eastern half of dopes be ruled by their tyrants.
Does anyone know what the percentage of MD black voters approving same sex marriage?
It’s going to get worse when they pass their Amnesty bill.
MD is lost. Add it to the list:
CA, WA, MA, NY, CT, RI, MD, IL, VT, MN, NM
When TX flips it’s over
The best part is that Omally will be the next president
KS has same “super majorities,” entire State Gub’mint GOP, we trounced RINOs in August Primaries, plan soon to eliminate State Income Tax, control School Bd., will soon have new judges, housing costs stable, etc.
Correction: it’s OWE’Malley. The WE is silent.
Well, I would guess that a fair amount did. The amendment got 57% in Baltimore city, which is about 64% black. It also got a little over 50% in Prince George’s County, which is about 65% black. Of course, the good white liberals in Montgomery County gave it the boost with 65% support. The other white liberal enclave, Howard County, gave it 58% support. In all of the other counties where it passed, it got no more than about 52%. I also looked at the results for Washington state’s gay marriage initiative. Surprise, surprise. It got over 66% support in King County. Interstingly, it actually lost narrowly in Pierce County.
It’s ghastly. Cannot wait to leave. Plans underway.