From the daily archives: Friday, October 27, 2006

In today’s Dispatch:

“This is a really, really important election,” [David] Barton said during a speech at Potter?s House Church of God on the West Side.

“Take your Sunday school class to vote, and you?ve got to start breaking fingers if they don?t,” he said.

Barton, a former Christian school teacher, vice chairman of the Texas Republican Party and founder of WallBuilders, has become a conservative icon because of his research showing what he says is the Christian heritage of the Founding Fathers and other key figures of American history.

How Christ-like of him!

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New Shamansky Ad

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HT, BlueBexley.

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It’s about time?someone stopped?letting?Blackwell blame everyone else…

From yesterday’s WSJ:?

Ohio GOP’s Blackwell Has Hand in His Own Problem
October 26, 2006; Page A19

Jason Riley’s Oct. 19 editorial-page commentary “Ohio’s Fall Guy” immediately brought to mind a familiar plank of Republican thinking and a regular theme of your editorial page. That concept is “personal responsibility.” Mr. Riley assumes that Ohio Republican gubernatorial nominee Ken Blackwell will be defeated on Nov. 7. With that assumption in mind, he then searches for every other Ohio Republican to blame as he foreshadows Mr. Blackwell’s defeat. To read his words […]

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I hate politics, part deux

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As tons and tons of great news pours in for liberal and progressive voters in Ohio, I find myself more and more disgusted with politics.

First, Strickland continues to pull away from the divisive Ken Blackwell, and the result we get is some really sleazy mudslinging from not just “conservative” bloggers, but from Blackwell’s campaign and the Ohio GOP.

Now, as we get news that Brown has opened a 20 point lead over DeWine, and that Fox is coming to support Brown, we get this tripe from RABid:

Mike Fox’s attack ad plays on the hopes and […]

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Michael J. Fox to stump for Brown

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From Openers.

With considerable buildup, courtesy of Rush Limbaugh, actor Michael J. Fox will appear in Columbus on Monday with Sherrod Brown. Fox, who has Parkinson’s disease, supports using federal dollars to expand stem cell research. So does Brown, the Ohio Democrat running for U.S. Senate.

Incumbent Republican Sen. Mike DeWine stands with President Bush in opposing the expansion of embryonic stem cell research. Their opposition goes to their belief that the destruction of human embryos, even in research, is akin to the destruction of life. Parallels with the abortion wars are abundant.

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