Of course, “Democrat” hasn’t always denoted or connoted the same principles that and goals that it “does?” today so I suggest we limit any serious consideration of this statistic to the period; post 1930
A quick look however; at the lists below will demonstrate the overwhelming predominance of the Democratic party in whatever it’s form.
The Democratic Party was originally formed in 1828 and you can see that it played a major role in Maryland politics winning 21 of the 29 gubernatorial slots between that year and 1935
Since the 1930s, the party has promoted a social-liberal platform, supporting a mixed economy and social justice. The party’s philosophy of contemporary American liberalism has its origins in left-of-center liberalism, which seeks to create a mixed economy by providing government intervention and regulation in the economy. These interventions, such as universal healthcare, social programs, equal opportunity, labor protections, environmental protection, and regulation on big business, form the party’s economic policy basis. Until the late 20th century the party had a powerful conservative and populist wing based in the rural South, which over time has greatly diminished. Today its Congressional caucus is composed mostly of progressives and centrists.
The Website: slate.com states that:
The most Democratic states are Hawaii, Maryland; Maryland? Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.
So my question for Marylanders; or more to the point for the Maryland Democratic Party is: Why?
Why is a Republican; who believes in his right to legislate morals for all Marylanders; allowed within a mile of our Governor’s Mansion?
Why is Maryland, in the hands of a Fascista for only the 7th time in it’s long history.
More to the point of our discussion; why has this happened for only the 5th time since 1916?
It makes me ask; Have we so soon forgotten the record of our last Republican Governor; “The Right Dis-honorable
Robert Ehrlich” who orchestrated and brokered a 75%; (read that Seventy-Five Percent) increase in energy bills for Marylanders under the guise of defending us against the Big Bad “Constellation Energy” who would only buy Baltimore Gas and Electric if they got the increase?
I didn’t want to sell B G and E anyway. That company had been doing fine for many years and Marylanders were protected from runaway energy bills by the “Maryland Public Service Commission” which regulated our rates.
The Corporate Parasites who ran that firm were making money hand over greedy fist but it wasn’t enough. They knew. They felt it. They could smell the blood of the State’s citizens; just below the surface and they knew that if they played the game right; they could be the ones to tap into that vast supply of cash.
How? How do you deceive millions of Marylanders into accepting the destruction of the PSC, and the massive increase in rates that comes with it?
Call Bob Ehrlich. Bob the Savior. Bob the flopping piece of human excrement who is still laughing about the really good joke he had on
Have we forgotten the smile on Bob’s lying face as he promised us that he would get us a better deal and then negotiated a deal whereby we still had to pay 75% more but we were allowed to defer part of the increase for a bit at first and then add it on to our already increased bill later. The idea he said proudly, was to give us time to adjust to the higher rates.
Great idea Bob!
He became Governor in 1967. He became Vice-President of the United States in 1968 under Richard (“I am not a crook”) Nixon.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1973, Agnew was investigated by the United States Attorney’s office for the District of Maryland, on charges of extortion, tax fraud, bribery, and conspiracy. He was charged with having accepted bribes totaling more than $100,000 while holding office as Baltimore County Executive, Governor of Maryland, and later Vice President. On October 10 that same year, Agnew was allowed to plead no contest to a single charge that he had failed to report $29,500 of income received in 1967, with the condition that he resign the office of Vice President. Nixon later replaced Agnew by appointing House Minority Leader Gerald Ford to the office of Vice President.
Agnew was the second Vice President in United States history to resign, the other being John C. Calhoun, and the only one to do so because of criminal charges. Nearly ten years after leaving office, Agnew paid the state of Maryland nearly $270,000 as a result of a civil suit that stemmed from the bribery allegations. Critics have cited him as being one of the worst Vice Presidents in American history. He is the only Greek-American Vice President, making him the highest Greek-American politician to have served in the United Statesworst Vice Presidents in American history. He is the only Greek-American Vice President, making him the highest Greek-American politician to have served in .
Yes. Fond memories of our last two Republican Governors.
Now. another Republican to rape the average Marylander and stuff the pockets of the wealthy Corporations with Tax Cuts and the lessening of our Environmental Protection Regulations.
Another Holier-Than-Thou Bible Thumping Moralist; intent on saving his Compadre’s money and our souls.
As for the answers to my questions? Stay tuned.
It ain’t pretty.
It ain’t hopeful.
Why; “ain’t”, ain’t even English.
Never-the-less; I will tell you what I think.
Below is the complete list of Maryland governors for those who don’t have this information committed to memory but find this a fascinating subject.
Both of you.
|#||Governor||Picture||Party||Took office||Left office||Notes|
|1||Thomas Johnson||None||March 21, 1777||November 12, 1779|
|2||Thomas Sim Lee||Federalist||November 12, 1779||November 22, 1782|
|3||William Paca||None||November 22, 1782||November 26, 1785|
|4||William Smallwood||None||November 26, 1785||November 24, 1788|
|5||John Eager Howard||Federalist||November 24, 1788||November 14, 1791|
|6||George Plater||None||November 14, 1791||February 10, 1792|||
|James Brice (acting)||Federalist||February 13, 1792||April 5, 1792|||
|2||Thomas Sim Lee||Federalist||April 5, 1792||November 14, 1794|
|7||John Hoskins Stone||Federalist||November 14, 1794||November 17, 1797|
|8||John Henry||Democratic-Republican||November 17, 1797||November 14, 1798|
|9||Benjamin Ogle||Federalist||November 14, 1798||November 10, 1801|
|10||John Francis Mercer||Democratic-Republican||November 10, 1801||November 13, 1803|
|11||Robert Bowie||Democratic-Republican||November 15, 1803||November 10, 1806|
|12||Robert Wright||Democratic-Republican||November 12, 1806||June 9, 1809|||
|13||Edward Lloyd||Democratic-Republican||June 9, 1809||November 16, 1811|||
|11||Robert Bowie||Democratic-Republican||November 16, 1811||November 25, 1812|
|14||Levin Winder||Federalist||November 25, 1812||January 2, 1816|
|15||Charles Carnan Ridgely||Federalist||January 2, 1816||January 8, 1819|
|16||Charles Goldsborough||Federalist||January 8, 1819||December 20, 1819|
|17||Samuel Sprigg||Democratic-Republican||December 20, 1819||December 16, 1822|
|18||Samuel Stevens, Jr.||Democratic-Republican||December 16, 1822||January 9, 1826|
|19||Joseph Kent||Democratic-Republican||January 9, 1826||January 15, 1829|
|20||Daniel Martin||National Republican||January 15, 1829||January 15, 1830|
|21||Thomas King Carroll||Democratic||January 15, 1830||January 13, 1831|
|20||Daniel Martin||National Republican||January 13, 1831||July 11, 1831|||
|22||George Howard||National Republican||July 11, 1831||January 17, 1833|||
|23||James Thomas||Whig||January 17, 1833||January 14, 1836|
|24||Thomas W. Veazey||Whig||January 14, 1836||January 7, 1839|
|25||William Grason||Democratic||January 7, 1839||January 3, 1842|
|26||Francis Thomas||Democratic||January 3, 1842||January 6, 1845|
|27||Thomas Pratt||Whig||January 6, 1845||January 3, 1848|
|28||Philip F. Thomas||Democratic||January 3, 1848||January 6, 1851|
|29||Enoch Louis Lowe||Democratic||January 6, 1851||January 11, 1854|
|30||Thomas W. Ligon||Democratic||January 11, 1854||January 13, 1858|
|31||Thomas H. Hicks||American; later Republican||January 13, 1858||January 8, 1862|
|32||Augustus Bradford||Unionist||January 8, 1862||January 10, 1866|
|33||Thomas Swann||Democratic||January 10, 1866||January 13, 1869|||
|34||Oden Bowie||Democratic||January 13, 1869||January 10, 1872|
|35||William Pinkney Whyte||Democratic||January 10, 1872||March 4, 1874|||
|36||James B. Groome||Democratic||March 4, 1874||January 12, 1876|||
|37||John Lee Carroll||Democratic||January 12, 1876||January 14, 1880|
|38||William T. Hamilton||Democratic||January 14, 1880||January 9, 1884|
|39||Robert Milligan McLane||Democratic||January 9, 1884||March 27, 1885|||
|40||Henry Lloyd||Democratic||March 27, 1885||January 11, 1888|||
|41||Elihu Emory Jackson||Democratic||January 11, 1888||January 13, 1892|
|42||Frank Brown||Democratic||January 13, 1892||January 8, 1896|
|43||Lloyd Lowndes, Jr.||Republican||January 8, 1896||January 10, 1900|
|44||John Walter Smith||Democratic||January 10, 1900||January 13, 1904|
|45||Edwin Warfield||Democratic||January 13, 1904||January 8, 1908|
|46||Austin Lane Crothers||Democratic||January 8, 1908||January 10, 1912|
|47||Phillips Lee Goldsborough||Republican||January 10, 1912||January 12, 1916|
|48||Emerson C. Harrington||Democratic||January 12, 1916||January 14, 1920|
|49||Albert C. Ritchie||Democratic||January 14, 1920||January 9, 1935|
|50||Harry W. Nice||Republican||January 9, 1935||January 11, 1939|
|51||Herbert R. O’Conor||Democratic||January 11, 1939||January 3, 1947|||
|52||William Preston Lane, Jr.||Democratic||January 3, 1947||January 10, 1951|||
|53||Theodore R. McKeldin||Republican||January 10, 1951||January 14, 1959|
|54||J. Millard Tawes||Democratic||January 14, 1959||January 25, 1967|
|55||Spiro Agnew||Republican||January 25, 1967||January 7, 1969|||
|56||Marvin Mandel||Democratic||January 7, 1969||January 17, 1979|||
|Blair Lee III (acting)||Democratic||June 4, 1977||January 15, 1979|||
|57||Harry R. Hughes||Democratic||January 17, 1979||January 20, 1987|
|58||William Donald Schaefer||Democratic||January 20, 1987||January 18, 1995|
|59||Parris N. Glendening||Democratic||January 18, 1995||January 15, 2003|
|60||Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.||Republican||January 15, 2003||January 17, 2007|
|61||Martin J. O’Malley||Democratic||January 17, 2007||(Incumbent)|||
|62||Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr.||Republican||January 21, 2015||(Elect)|