Governor Martin O’Malley did a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) yesterday, and he fared about as well as his health insurance exchange.
Politicians and celebrities have all done AMAs, where they answer questions from Reddit users, who in turn assign up or down votes. As of this morning O’Malley’s AMA is rated 61 percent positive with 3,984 upvotes and 2,520 downvotes.
O’Malley left and returned to the AMA several times during the day.
While the current score appears O’Malley had a successful AMA, in reality O’Malley tanked.
The Baltimore City Paper noted that early on negative comments “outweighed the positive by a wide margin”O’Malley received downvotes for his answers on the gas tax, redistricting, guns, and the gas tax.He received upvotes for his answers on marijuana and schools.
In another answer O’Malley stated he made a “combination of cuts and revenue measures” to fix the budget.That again is not true.O’Malley has not cut the budget. In fact it has grown by over $10 billion since he took office, while taxes have increased by $9.5 billion. He also neglected to mention that in return for those record investment in Maryland’s “#1 rated schools” have some of the worst disparity gaps in the nation.