Suspend your disbelief for a moment. Now, tell me if the following description sounds like you:
You enjoy paying Draconian taxes. You enjoy spending hours in traffic gridlock every morning and afternoon.
You are willing to work harder and pay more, and even cancel your vacation, so that Montgomery County Government employees can have bigger salaries, more perks, guaranteed pensions and even an additional $7,000,000 worth of paid vacations.
You don't care if you have electricity or water. You're delighted to find out that your child's class size has increased this fall as the result of budget cuts in education.
And now, you are ecstatic to find out that Marc Elrich, Nancy Floreen, George Leventhal and Hans Riemer are attempting to buy council seats with hundreds of thousands of developer, union and special interest dollars. You look forward to paying more taxes in the future.
You don't even mind people who don't live in Montgomery County deciding the outcome of our county elections, by giving Elrich and Leventhal $8,000 cash apiece.
All of the above makes you want to vote for them even more, according to the Gazette and Washington Post!
Just read these quotes:
"All nine [Democrats] will advance to the Nov. 2 general election, where they are expected to win..."
"If the four [Elrich, Floreen, Leventhal, Riemer] are victorious come November - as many assume they will be..."
-The Washington Post
What is the basis for these statements? A majority of Democrats, as well as all Republicans and independents, have yet to cast a vote on the general election field of 8 candidates in the At-Large race. The incumbents have a record of historic failure, and Mr. Riemer has all the same union endorsements and positions on the issues as the incumbents. Residents are furious, and the county has fallen behind Fairfax County by every measure.
So, on what basis does anyone claim the Democrats are guaranteed to win?
Is it because of all the developer, union and out-of-county money they have?
If that was true, Steve Forbes would be president, and Josh Rales would be a U.S. Senator.
So please tell us, what is the justification for the above claims by the media?