Archive | February, 2014

Democrats on the run

22 Feb

Democrats on the run


Maryland is an excellent laboratory to visualize the methodologies of the progressives. Race to become governor has started and is especially ugly within the group of Democrats vying for this lofty position. Accusations of incompetence, inept management skills and racism have been thrown into the mix as the contest moves forward. Douglas Gansler, Maryland’s present Attorney General, has many sins to attest for during his tenure in office. Listening to him castigate other candidates is quite ironic. A close look at his record displays a man who is not ready for prime time. In the small event that he is elevated to the governorship, Maryland will have more of the poor leadership we have seen with O’Malley. Gansler will continue the anti-business climate of his soon to be predecessor. Taxes will move in only one direction from an astronomical standpoint. Worst of all more regulations will be piled on Marylanders to contain them personally and professionally. Gansler’s campaign appears to be in trouble. Perhaps he will pull out now and save himself the embarrassment of an overwhelming defeat.


Anthony Brown, the present Lieutenant Governor, had a heads up from this intrepid journalist until he pitched the race card. In Brown’s estimation minority businesses do not receive sufficient contracts and financial aid from Maryland’s government. Yearly, the state awards billions in contracts for required services to this very group. Afro Americans represent 30% of the Maryland’s population. Yet they receive a disproportionately higher amount of funds than other groups with greater representation. Anthony Brown’s proposals not only have a taint of racism smeared across them, they are not fair and equitable to the rest of the business community. Stated another way Brown is trying to buy votes using taxpayer dollars.


Democrats have no compunction when it comes to garnering votes. Every conceivable method to win an election will be employed. America viewed the President’s team of campaigners utilize deceptive means to pander to his base of followers and lackeys. Brown is using the same formula to rally his supporters. Maryland’s gubernatorial election, this November, will be an imprint of former state elections. Lies and deceit will drive campaigns, leaving voters with a conundrum. Do you want more of the same leadership, which has oppressed the majority of state residents, or a person with new ideas for smaller government and less regulation? The choices are obvious, choose wisely.


Mark Davis, MD President of Davis Book Reviews and Healthnets Review Services. Author of Demons of Democracy and Obamacare: Dead on Arrival, A Prescription for Disaster.

Twilight of a failing presidency

3 Feb

Twilight of a failing presidency


Irony has a way of working itself into the fabric of history. Electing Barack Obama in 2008 was celebrated as a transitional point for American culture. Hope and change were touted as new themes by a presidential candidate who came out of nowhere. A nation torn apart by two wars and a recession was ready for new blood in the White House. Promised hope faded away as the years went by and the changes expected degraded every institution and industry in the country. Once a proud country, America fell to bad decisions, opaque bureaucratic entanglements and a level of arrogance never before seen in the Executive Branch. President Obama’s State of the Union Speech (see State of the Disunion Speech: more of the same) was indicative of the outright misrepresentations and distortions spewing out of his Administration. Challenging the truth with every word he speaks President Obama’s legacy will be one of unfulfilled promises and overreach which has constrained the most productive amongst us. Keystone pipeline advocates, from both parties, viewed the convoluted and irrational Obama bureaucracy at work, which stifled this important project. Energy independence has been a cornerstone policy of President, yet five years have gone by and our dependence has only increased. Keystone would have provided a major conduit to transport oil from our northern neighbor. EPA has stalled this project for years and continues to do so. Who benefits from this delay? Obama’s energy policy became crystal clear when he bowed to the Saudi King.


Close inspection of Obama’s agenda does not bode well for an America whose underpinnings have been weakened in the last five years. Immigration reform has been a hot button topic from the beginning of the President’s Administration. Conflict within Congress has set the stage for the President to go it alone on this issue with Executive Edicts, which challenge his prescribed powers. Obama’s mindset for reform would bring in millions of people overwhelming an already bloated entitlement system and displacing countless Americans. The myth that Americans do not want these jobs is another fabrication.


Foreign policy has been nothing less than a disaster. Negotiating with Iran to end its drive for a nuclear weapon displays the gullibility of this Administration. Announcing to our enemies the withdrawal schedules of our troops from Iraq and Afghanistan was nothing less than crazy. Worst of all apologizing for America’s prior actions on the World Stage was a direct insult to all those who died to keep the nation safe from our enemies overseas. Ironic as it may seem this country’s darkest enemy may not be beyond our borders. Our worst enemy may be a Chief Executive who never found his way home. Mark Davis, MD author of the book Demons of Democracy and the recently release book, Obamacare: Dead on Arrival, A Prescription for Disaster. President of Davis Book Reviews and Healthnets Review Services.