Congressman Kratovil And The Big Lie

Frank Kratovil is a Democrat who rode the Obama wave and used left wing funding to win a traditionally Republican seat in Maryland’s First District. Kratovil champions himself a Blue Dog Democrat but he voted for the Cap and Trade bill and he is now pushing Obamacare. In other words, Kratovil is toeing the party line. To be fair, he did vote against some of the spending but on the biggest and most costly items, he is not the Blue Dog he claims to be.

Kratovil was at a town hall meeting where 250 people attended and he was pushing the party agenda for health care overhaul. Contrary to what Pelsoi and Hoyer (and the rest of the Democrats) claim about people who are at these things being un American and starting trouble, te crowd was behaved and allowed Kratovil to speak. The problem is, Kratovil is a liar.

I called his office ( I think it was the Friday that the House went into recess) and spoke to one of his staff. I expressed my dissatisfaction with the health care overhaul and told her that Kratovil should consider supporting less intrusive measures to improve on our system and that I would be happy to discuss them with him. I also informed her that Kratovil won by a very small margin (3000 votes)* and that he would be in trouble in the next election.

She told me that Congressman Kratovil had not made up his mind on the health care issue and that he was keeping an open mind and listening to people. Unfortunately, it appears that this was a brush off line used for those who oppose the plan. You see, Kratovil is now out supporting the plan. The Wall Street Journal article describing the meeting shows that krRATovil was there to support the measure. He did not have an open mind and he while he might have listened to all opinions, he certainly is not paying much attention to them.

While playing the Christian in the lions’ den is nobody’s idea of a good time, Mr. Kratovil took his ordeal in stride. He knew that he didn’t change anyone’s mind about supporting ObamaCare or other items on the agenda in Washington, but he did gain a few grudging admirers merely for facing the onslaught. “Listening to constituents is a big part of my job,” Mr. Kratovil told me. “This is part of the democratic process.”

Kratovil said that he did not change minds. Since many there opposed the plan it is fair to say that he was trying to get them to support it, something his staffer said he had not decided upon. Kratovil has a nice sound bite in saying it is his job to listen to constituents and this is true but he is not supposed to ignore them. He is also not supposed to have his staff lie to them when they call his office.

Kratovil got lucky in the last election. He had the popularity of Obama on his side and RINO Congressman Wayne Hilchrest endorsed him. Gilchrest lost the primary to a much better man in Andy Harris and then displayed sour grapes, and showed why he is a RINO, by endorsing Kratovil. This led to Gilchrest supporters voting for the Democrat.

The election of 2008 is behind us and now Kratovil has to deal with 2010 on his own. The people of Maryland’s First District know they were sold a bill of goods and that Kratovil is not a Blue Dog but a lap dog for Obama and the Democrat’s policies of failure.

I worked very hard to see Gilchrest defeated. If he had won I would have voted for Kratovil because if we were going to have a liberal in office we might as have a real one. Kratovil will be ripe for the picking in 2010 because the District is a conservative one and it knows it was had by a con artist.

I predict that Kratovil will be a one term member of Congress. I think Andy Harris will run again and if he does I believe he will thrash Kratovil in the general election. I could be wrong, (I was in the last election) but I don’t think so.

Right about now, most any Republican would

Mr. Kratovil, if you want to talk common sense about health care reform you can contact me via my contact form and I will help you out. But rest assured, the path you are taking will be your undoing.

That and the fact that your staffer lied to me about your position.

*I inadvertantly left a zero off the number. Kratovil won by 3000 votes.

Big Dog

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4 Responses to “Congressman Kratovil And The Big Lie”

  1. Blake says:

    I understand that Cardin had a hard time with a town hall the other night also.
    I do not advocate any shouting by either side, but neither do I advocate “packing” the house with friendly faces to make a mockery of the democratic process.
    I want my representatives to hear opposing viewpoints, not just the blather of SEIU and their goons- that’s dishonest at the very least.

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  3. Richie says:

    Hey Big – speaking of the big lie . . .

    So you say Kratovil “rode the Obama wave.” But Obama lost in MD-1.

    So you say Kratovil only “won by a very small margin (300 votes).”
    But he won by 3000 votes.

    Well, maybe you are not lying. Maybe you just don’t know the facts. If it is the latter, than you certainly should feel right at home among your fellow wingnuts.

    • Big Dog says:

      Yes Richie, Obama lost MD 1 but Kratovil would never have received all that special interest money that was poured into the district in order to get him voted. The Obama wave brought in lots and lots of money. The Democrats would never have attacked a traditionally safe district if it were not for the groundswell due to Obama.

      The secondary reason is that Gilchrest endorsed him and this pulled Gilchrest voters from Harris.

      I am also aware that it was 3000 votes (which is cited in the article). Perhaps you took into consideration that I mistyped. 300 and 3000 would tend to indicate that.

      You attack me, groundlessly, but failed to say anything about Kratovil lying to me.

      Richie, I am aware of my local politics. I am not like the liberal morons who only know that Obama is black and Democrat so they had to vote for him.