1st District Maryland; Defeat Kratovil In 2010

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.

Big Dog

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10 Responses to “1st District Maryland; Defeat Kratovil In 2010”

  1. Blake says:

    The Cap and Tax bill is just SO wrong that it is hard to imagine any but the most partisan hack voting for this abomination.
    In Spain, where green initiatives took off, the result was a net LOSS of 2.2 jobs for every 1 green job created, resulting in unemployment in Spain of 19.4%, twice the level of the rest of Europe.
    While the US is rushing headlong towards Socialism, the rest of Europe is moving away from it, having already found out it does not work.
    Neither will this alleged “Climate” bill, which does nothing but extract money out of everybody’s pocket to the benefit of a few companies.

    • Darrel says:

      The global recession is hitting Spain hard but there is no reason to think it has anything to do with “green jobs” being created. That’s ridiculous.

      D.

      • Blake says:

        It has been the green jobs that have stymied any other growth in Spain.
        e as a country are running towards a socialist model og governance, while the rest of Europe, having tried it, are running FROM this socialist model.
        The statistics on green jobs from Spain do not lie- you just refuse to believe, D.

  2. Rich says:

    Now I understand. This whole thing is a conspiracy of Democrats, independent scientists, EPA bureaucrats, and the Congressional Budget Office. And Kratovil doesn’t care about anything, and is more than happy to tick off his constituents just out of spite.

    Big Dog, you need to go chew on another slice of that Claxton fruit cake.

  3. Scott says:

    Sorry you got a Democrat for a Rep, I’ve got Bartlett as mine and while I’m a bit annoyed with him over the FDA bill, I’m very pleased he voted against both the Porkulus and Cap and Tax.

    However, the three emails I sent him made my position on how he should vote pretty clear.

  4. Mark Newgent says:

    Thanks for shout out Big Dog.

    Kratovil now has three bad votes

    1. Pelosi for speaker
    2. Stimulus bill
    3. Cap and Trade

    Mark

    Red Maryland

  5. Darrel says:

    BIGD: “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.>>

    DAR
    As I’ve shown in the thread Blake devoted to this, there was nothing remotely scientific or “peer-reviewed” about that little high school paper some non-expert (BA in physics) slapped together based upon junk he copied from the “Friends of Science.”

    If you want to take down the mountain of evidence establishing what we know about climate change, what you need is really good, solid, peer-reviewed science. And you don’t have that. You don’t have anything!

    What you’ve got is just MORE BUBKES!

    Prove me wrong. What have you got? Let’s see your peer reviewed science.

    In another thread you asked what percentage of climatologists believe/agree that humans are a cause (or causing some of) the warming. SAV responded by asking what percentage you would consider persuasive. You didn’t respond.

    The answer is, about 97%. Now you know.

    Note:

    “A new poll among 3,146 earth scientists found that 90 percent believe global warming is real, while 82 percent agree that human activity been a significant factor in changing mean global temperatures.

    The survey, conducted among researchers listed in the American Geological Institute’s Directory of Geoscience Departments*, “found that climatologists who are active in research showed the strongest consensus on the causes of global warming, with 97 percent agreeing humans play a role”.

    …Doran said wide support among climatologists does not come as a surprise.

    “They’re the ones who study and publish on climate science. So I guess the take-home message is, the more you know about the field of climate science, the more you’re likely to believe in global warming and humankind’s contribution to it.”

    Writing in the publication Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Doran and Zimmerman conclude, “the debate on the authenticity of global warming and the role played by human activity is largely nonexistent among those who understand the nuances and scientific basis of long-term climate processes.”

    LINK.

    Now maybe you, a person with a military background, now in the nursing field (who doesn’t believe in evolution), knows more than all of these “trained experts.” But perhaps you can understand why I really don’t think that is very likely!

    D.

  6. Big Dog says:

    Yeah D, 97% of climate scientists INVOLVED IN RESEARCH agree. Not 97% of all climate scientists.

    My understanding is that the paper was peer reviewed and complete. Let’s wait until it comes out.

    • Darrel says:

      Bigd: “My understanding is that the paper was peer reviewed and complete.”>>

      DAR
      Which shows you didn’t even read the tiny preface!

      Here’s some peer review by climatologists of this hodge podge draft (typo’s and all) slapped together by someone with no training in the subject.

      D.

      • Big Dog says:

        I read the email string where he said that it was not properly formatted but that he had ADDED all the peer review items. So is he talking about a later item and people focusing on the draft?

        Why would his boss say that we have decided not to include it (indicating that he believed at one time it would be) instead of just telling him from the start that he had no business working on this.

        The damning part of the email string is where the boss says that the Administration and the Agency are looking to go one way and don’t want things that would cause problems in the direction they want to go.

        Gives a bad appearance when people say things that way.

        In global warming, people have come up with a conclusion and are working the science to fit the conclusion.