Maryland Governor Defends Economic Growth
At the Democratic Party convention in New Hampshire, Democrats rallied to show support of President Obama. They also accused Republicans of promoting a Tea Party agenda that has held back the recovery of the economy in the U.S.
Martin O’Malley, the Governor of Maryland and the Democratic Governors Association chairman told a crowd in Manchester, New Hampshire that President Obama’s policies are helping the country recover.
He said thanks to the president, General Motors is alive, hiring and doing very well. He also said that Osama bin Laden was not alive or doing well, referencing last year’s death of the terrorist leader.
He also criticized the Republicans for the Tea Party agenda they have taken up that has hijacked the government causing a hold up of efforts by Obama in helping the country recover. He said the country has a constipation Congress, thanks to the legislative blockage created by the Republican lawmakers.
He also criticized George W. Bush, the former President, claiming he passed on the current recession, job losses and deficits. O’Malley said the growth might not be as rapid as hoped, but at least he has moved forward following the Bush years. He said there were more new jobs created in 2011 than in the entire eight years Bush was in office.
O’Malley also did not hold back on his criticism of Mitt Romney. He claimed Romney helped ruin families by closing businesses when with Bain Capital. O’Malley applauded the work of Governor John Lynch in New Hampshire. He said Lynch is about the only protector of common good against Bill O’Brien, the House Speaker for the state and his backwards agenda.