Browsing All posts tagged under »Frank Kratovil«

Ask Frank Kratovil to be a Can-Do Congressman

March 16, 2010


We’re almost to the end of the debate on health insurance reform. It hasn’t been pretty.  It hasn’t been handled well by anyone — House, Senate, Democrats, Republicans, President Barack Obama. President Obama was naive in trusting Congress to act responsibly. Chalk it up to inexperience.  In return for the president’s trust, Congress acted like […]

Rep. Frank Kratovil Uses Tax Dollars To Tell Us He's Against Wasteful Spending

March 9, 2010


Re-election Politics 101 Did you see the glossy flier from Rep. Frank Kratovil in your mailbox?  It’s a classy mailer with eye-catching words: “Stopping Washington’s Blank Check.” Plus two full-color photos of your representative, Frank Kratovil. Rep. Kratovil, a Democratic congressman running for re-election this year, highlights three issues: “CUTTING GOVERNMENT SPENDING NOW” “EARMARK REFORM” […]

Political Message From Massachusetts Voters To Maryland

January 20, 2010


You could say the voters get exactly what they deserve.  Massachusetts voters are probably embarrassed this morning to realize that they deserve Republican Sen. Scott Brown. That was my first reaction to the stunning defeat yesterday of the Democrat Martha Coakley, in the election for a successor to Sen. Ted Kennedy. But my first reaction […]

Wild Speculation About The New Year, 2010

December 31, 2009


It’s the last day of 2009, the last day of the decade. Let’s have some fun. Nobody can predict the future, but that’s not going to stop me from making a few wild speculations about things that might happen in 2010.  Herewith, wild guesses based on nothing more than a hunch. No ambitious Republican is […]

Maryland Election 2010: Pipkin vs. Harris (Winner To Face Kratovil)

November 29, 2009


The Baltimore Sun’s Maryland Politics blog reports that State Sen. E.J. Pipkin is likely to challenge State Sen. Andy Harris in the Republican primary for the District 1 congressional seat presently held by Congressman Frank Kratovil, a Democrat. Harris, who lost to Kratovil in 2008, expected a clear shot at a rematch in 2010.  Republicans […]

Health Care Bill Passes, 220-215; Pelosi, Hoyer, Clyburn Win Big One For Obama (Kratovil Votes No)

November 8, 2009


[picapp src=”8/3/9/3/Obama_Meets_With_5b90.jpg?adImageId=7217279&imageId=6989840″ width=”500″ height=”357″ /] Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Whip James Clyburn, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer [picapp src=”8/f/0/3/Nancy_Pelosi_Holds_11ad.jpg?adImageId=7217459&imageId=4862172″ width=”380″ height=”253″ /] We saw democracy in action tonight. Democracy is not a sure thing. How small is the margin between success and failure.  Between victory and defeat. Progress and regression. How many votes […]

Message to Rep. Frank Kratovil Regarding Health Care

November 7, 2009


Here is a message I sent to Rep. Frank Kratovil today through his Web site, Rep. Kratovil Thank you for releasing a statement explaining your position on the health care bill. The reasons you give for opposing the bill ring hollow to me: i.e. the bill doesn’t reduce health costs enough, and the bill […]