The later returns most likely will come from the part of the district that is in Montgomery County, where Donna is stronger.
There haven't been any reports here on Maryland's Comptroller race. The Comptroller in Maryland is actually a critical, independent office--one of only three statewide elected offices. After polling at 15 percent about a month ago, the progressive candidate Peter Franchot is leading by 10,000 votes with 93 percent of precincts reported. In third place is incumbent Comptroller and former governor William Donald Schaefer
I agree with some of your points. A lack of, uh, maturity, has seemed to increase lately. Some of us have bigger (or smaller?) egos than the rest of us. I'm not sure where the hate comes from, but it most unpleasant. And unnecessary.
The banned comments were thoughtless. They lacked reason and logic. One tirade likened increasing the minimum wage to passing a law banning cancer--suggesting that our power to promote economic justice is as misguided and unreasonable as passing a law to change the laws of nature.
I'm not interested in an echo chamber. I'd like thoughtful conversation (which is why I come here versus a few other popular blogs). But you can't have reasonable conversation with people who are completely unreasonable.
That is a problem, but irrelevant to the question of adequate pay for transit workers. When this contract is negotiated and done, I'll fully support other public servants when their turn comes up at the bargaining table.
Otherwise, this is just a race to the bottom of the worst wages, benefits and working conditions.
This blog post would be touching, energizing, inspiring... if it wasn't mostly a campaign ad. Maybe a special diaries section for politicians would be a good idea.
At the time that I am posting this, 15 people have recommended this diary--how often does that happen--but this is the first comment on the diary.
15 recommends but not one comment? What exactly is it that people are recommending? Yes, it is a moving message. Yes, we should have a plan for bringing our troops home. Yes, we need to hear and read the stories of people who experience the consequences of war first hand.
But when there are 15 recommends and no comments I'm inclined to think that our community is being manipulated by a campaign and a small band of committed supporters. For me, it kind of weakens the message.