by Big Dog on Jun 29, 2009 at 05:36 Political
Frank Kratovil narrowly beat out Andy Harris to win the Congressional seat in Maryland’s First District. The seat was up for grabs after we were able to vote out the turncoat Wayne Gilchrest. Gilchrest was such a RINO that he endorsed Kratovil and helped the Democrat win. I would have voted for Kratovil had Gilchrest won the primary but that would be because I wanted Gilchrest out and if we are going to have a Democrat it might as well be a real one.
Kratovil did do the right thing by voting against the Stimulus Bill but now he is being led around by his masters in the House. He voted for the cap and trade bill that, if it eventually becomes law, will cost millions of jobs and increase the cost of energy to everyone in this country. Remember, Barack Obama said that his cap and trade would necessarily result in the increase of electricity costs. Kratovil voted for that.
Maryland’s First Congressional District is a conservative district that has been reliable for the GOP. Andy Harris, a conservative Republican, ran against Kratovil and the millions the Democrats poured in here. In the anti Bush sentiment, Harris lost what should have easily been a win.
The 2010 election is just over a year away and it is not too soon for those in the First Congressional District of Maryland to work to defeat Kratovil. I think Andy Harris will run again and we need him and his fiscal responsibility looking out for us. Kratovil voted with his party on an issue that will hurt his constituents.
This whole issue of CO2 emissions is a distortion of the truth and is a product of EPA endangerment rulings with regard to the gas. The EPA quieted dissent on the issue and ensured that the administration’s agenda was pursued without regard for science. A string of emails released that deal with this show that the scientist in question submitted a peer reviewed paper that had results which ran contrary to what the administration and the EPA wanted. It was squashed and the scientist relegated to other tasks. He was told specifically not to work on climate issues and was given other jobs.
The CBO cooked the books with regard to the numbers on this cap and tax scheme and the Democrats are selling us a bill of goods.
The bill will result in higher energy prices and this is an admission by Obama. The bill will result in a loss of millions of jobs. The bill will hurt the economy. The bill will do this if they are successful in making it a law.
Frank Kratovil sent me a brochure in the mail a few days ago. He was telling me how hard he worked to keep spending down and how responsible he was. He told me that he voted against the stimulus (he did right on that one) and he kept trying to assure me that he had my best interests at heart.
Then he voted for the cap and tax bill. Frank, you are not interested in being fiscally responsible and you obviously do not care if energy prices for your constituents increase.
Those of you in Maryland should recall that your governor, Martin O’Malley, promised to fix the problems with the cost of your electric bills. He campaigned on fixing it and promised there would be no increases. He promised to fix what the Democratic legislature had screwed up. His meddling led to higher energy costs then they would have been. He lied, he meddled, and people’s bills went up.
Kratovil is meddling and while some might say that O’Malley was just ignorant, Kratovil KNOWS that this will result in an increase because Obama said it necessarily would.
In other words, Kratovil does not care how it will affect you.
Vote him out. Make him a one term wonder.
Big Dog Salute Red Maryland
UPDATE: Ohio has a Democrat who ran as a fiscal conservative but has voted for ALL of the bad money spending items. At least Kratovil voted against the stimulus. Democrats know if they run as who and what they really are they will lose.
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