Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Brian Griffiths Minute: 8-24-2010

7 comments:

ingrid said...

I saw Murphy in July at the Baltimore C4L meeting. Even though his pamphlet claimed that Ehrlich and O'Malley don't respect the 2nd Amendment while he does, Murphy refused to answer an audience member's question about concealed carry, saying instead that he wasn't going to make a "positive statement" on it that night. I stopped taking Murphy seriously after that. He also said he'd fail a class on the Maryland Constitution...which might be why he's been telling people that the governor has the power to strike down existing Maryland laws by himself. He claims on his webpage that he would direct Maryland law enforcement authorities to disregard current law and enforce a ‘shall issue’ policy. I could be wrong, but I don't see where the governor has that authority*

(*A few of the Murphy fans I have discussed this with have claimed that since the Secretary of State Police is in the governor's cabinet and is an at-will employee, the governor has the right to order the Secretary of State Police to make those under him issue permits, regardless of reason (even though current law says otherwise), or else the governor can fire him.

Somehow I don't think that is accurate...)

Ingrid

john said...

Kudos to the cat at 1:54 who comes into view to scratch his claws.

Maryland Society of Patriots said...

1:46 "Most simplest, most simplest" then we see Brian's best friend climbing a scratching post in the bottom right corner.
Get a life Brian

John Lofton, Recovering Republican said...

Thought you might like to listen to my exclusive Ehrlich/O'Malley interviews; comments welcome

John Lofton, Editor, TheAmericanView.com
Communications Director, Institute On The Constitution
Recovering Republican
JLof@aol.com

Exclusive Interview: Maryland Gubernatorial Candidate Bob Ehrlich On God, Government And The Origin Of Law

http://www.theamericanview.com/index.php?id=1689


Exclusive Interview: Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley On God, Government, Origin Of Law

http://www.theamericanview.com/index.php?id=1692

Brian Griffiths said...

M_S_P you're just jealous that my cat has more political experience than Brian Murphy....

tntfitness said...

Brian,
Brian Murphy's supporters try to emphasize that Brian Murphy is the only core principled Conservative candidate for Governor for the Republican party. You are correct that Brian did not vote in the primary's although he did vote in the general elections. That was probably because he was working 12 hour days and was trusting his fellow Republicans to do the vetting process as he did not have the time with his new wife and baby. As with most new father's and husbands there are usually a couple of years when you don't want to be away from the house any longer than necessary. Any new father and husband will be able to understand that for a year or two you lose the outside world as your focus is so narrow on the wonderful blessing a new baby and a new mother bring.

You talk about how you don't want Brian Murphy supporters telling you who to vote for.... I find that ironic since Republican clubs across the state are not even informing their own members that there is another candidate. Competition is a wonderful thing in primaries. That is what they are there for. Yet the voice of a conservative, who has paired up with a man who has during different times in his life put people in jail in connection with government corruption, has been stifled by the state GOP. The former Governor refuses to a debate even when given a television venue.
I have absolutely no problem at all with Ehrlich supporters. I understand where they are coming from. I have a very big problem when some of those supporters are using their power within the Republican clubs to tell people who they should vote for- whether it is by omission of the fact there even is another candidate or by refusing to hand out Brian Murphy information materials at Republican booths at fairs. I also have a problem when state GOP money and RNC money finds its way to a candidate prior to a primary.
I have had several candidates and or their wives tell me all kinds of nasty things that I won't repeat because it is gossip as far as I am concerned. I will share one comment that isn't gossip that was told to me this past weekend.
The candidate was glad Brian was running because it was pulling Bob E. a little more to the center-right in his campaign promises. He went on to say that he hoped Bob would actually follow through on those promises should he get in.

I'm sorry, but I have to vote according to my principles. I will pick a candidate who tells you from the very start where he stands on all the issues. Whether you like him or not at least you will always know where Brian stands you don't have to wait months for him to make a strong statement.

Pro-Life
Pro- 2nd Amendment Rights
Against illegal immigration and in favor of implementing 287g statewide
Signed the NO-New Tax Pledge
Has a 3 yr. plan to get rid of the state Corporate Income Tax
Is in favor of school choice and Home School families

These are the same principles that I share. IT is time to Restore Honor.

www.brianmurphy2010.com

tntfitness said...

The supporters try to emphasize that Brian Murphy is the only Conservative candidate for Governor for the Republican party. You are correct that Brian did not vote in the primary's although he did vote in the general elections. That was probably because he was working 12 hour days and was trusting his fellow Republicans to do the vetting process as he did not have the time with his new wife and baby. Any new father and husband will be able to understand that for a year or two you lose the outside world as your focus is so narrow on the wonderful blessing a new baby and a new mother bring.

You talk about how you don't want Brian Murphy supporters telling you who to vote for.... I find that ironic since Republican clubs across the state are not even informing their own members that there is another candidate. Competition is a wonderful thing in primaries. That is what they are there for. Yet the voice of a conservative, who has paired up with a man who has during different times in his life put people in jail in connection with government corruption, has been stifled by the state GOP. The former Governor refuses to a debate even when given a television venue.
I have absolutely no problem at all with Ehrlich supporters. I understand where they are coming from. I have a very big problem when some of those supporters are using their power within the Republican clubs to tell people who they should vote for- whether it is by omission of the fact there even is another candidate or by refusing to hand out Brian Murphy information materials at Republican booths at fairs. I also have a problem when state GOP money and RNC money finds its way to a candidate prior to a primary.
A candidate this weekend said he was glad Brian was running because it was pulling Bob E. a little more to the right in his campaign promises. He went on to say that he hoped Bob would actually follow through on those promises should he get in.

I'm sorry, but I have to vote according to my principles. I will pick a candidate who tells you from the very start where he stands on all the issues. Whether you like him or not at least you will always know where Brian stands you don't have to wait months for him to make a strong statement after he has seen which way the wind blows.

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