This reflects everything that annoys me about the Green Party.  They cannot handle any criticism, even when they’re caught red-handed lying about a Democratic incumbent’s record on the environment.  In response to my earlier post pointing out the Green Party’s gubernatorial candidate has been, on multiple occasions, flat out lying in claiming that Strickland doesn’t support wind power when not only has he said he supports it, he’s obtained millions in federal and state funding to promote such technologies in Ohio, the candidate goes back to ProgressOhio and throws a hissy fit:

Dear Plunderbund,

Your Democractic Governor is a consevative [sic in original] who is moving too slow on renewable energies.

1/4 of all electricity to come from clean GREEN Energy?

Why not 1/2, or 3/4, or 100%?

Is it because he is has the coal lobbyists in his back pocket handing him political contributions to continue to add bigger and more pollution-filled coal plants for rural Ohio?

When your Conservative Governor makes a stronger and quicker move to bringing renewable energy, jobs, and industries to Ohio, You can then crow like a rooster.

I’d note a couple of things, Dennis.  First, nowhere on your campaign website, blog, whatever (including in your prior campaigns) have even YOU ever promised to entirely end Ohio’s use of fossil fuels to generate electricity.  You’ve never promised what you criticize Strickland for not doing in his first term.  Heck, you didn’t even acknowledge that Strickland had done anything in his term to promote renewable alternative energy.  You claim he opposes wind power when he’s been securing millions of dollars in funding to promote it in Ohio.  He’s even getting Ohio’s university system in the act of conducting research to develop the next generation of green energy technologies (something that not even you, or your party, ever even thought of proposing).

Again, I’d point out First Energy is converting coal burning plants into biomass plants due to a policy enacted by Governor Strickland.

I’d note that as one of the few elected Greens in Ohio you don’t claim a single achievement in this area.  You don’t claim that you’ve gotten your local school district to even require solar powered calculators in math class, let alone put a solar panel for the building, use geothermal technology for HAVC, LED lights, CFL bulbs, nothing.  And yet, you claim as Governor you’ll be able to total change Ohio’s energy economy.  LMAO. Heck, you don’t even claim your school district RECYCLES because of you.

You sit there and claim that Strickland opposes renewable energy, and then when caught in that lie, you then claim he’s not doing enough.  And yet, you, sir, nor your party have anything, not a single goddamn thing, you can claim you’ve done to make Ohio less reliant on foreign fossil fuels.  Strickland can.

You can scream and moan all you want, but the fact of the matter is that you can’t claim any record of your own to crow about, not one even tiny accomplishment.  And the reality is that for all your crowing about how you’re a real progressive and you’d do better.  You know you are lying.  Because you know that you don’t have the votes in the General Assembly to do what you’re suggesting. If you want to sit at the big kids table, then be prepared to get back what you dish out.

The reality is a vote for you is essentially a vote for John Kasich.  You’re like those Naderites who still cling to that ridiculous notion that the world wouldn’t have been any different if Al Gore had been President instead of George W. Bush.  Except of course, when Ralph Nader claimed that, he at least had a record of achievement on the issues he criticized his opponents on.  You want to convince progressives that Ted Strickland is the enemy and opposes creating green jobs, and you’re willing to flat out lie when he’s done more to promote a green collar economy in Ohio than ANYTHING you’ve even proposed.

You are a politician, a liar (but I repeat myself), and an empty suit strutting on the Ohio political blogsphere ready to throw the first stone in your glass house.  And the second you receive even the the slightest criticism, you preen around more choking everyone with your smugness.

 
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  • Bemused

    Strickland says one thing, does another. The words from his mouth are just what suits the convenience of his interest and audience. Just like you, Brian!

    Take, for example, his interview with the Pike County News Watchman in October, 2006, about a month before the election. In that interview, Strickland said he “opposed” both high-level nuclear waste storage or a nuclear reprocessing plant at Piketon. He knew the community was steadfastly opposed to both.

    Not until after the election did the documents surface proving that Strickland had SUPPORTED the consortium proposing both those projects, in letters to DOE both before that interview, and after he took office as governor.

    And then, when the Obama Administration cancelled the entire reprocessing program, Strickland began months of secret negotiations with AREVA, the national nuclear company of France, toward bringing an AREVA enrichment plant to Piketon, with no public process whatsoever. AREVA vetoed the Ohio site, citing the lack of community involvement as the reason.

    (That reminds me to send all that documentation to the Green Party.)

    Exactly the same perfidy characterized Strickland's attempts to divert “clean energy” funding from Washington toward old and dirty coal projects in southeast Ohio, again with no community involvement whatsoever.

    And with both the USEC a plant at Piketon and the Meigs County coal plant kaput, what are Strickland's plans for those sites? He won't say, and has inititiated no community process for deciding.

    So maybe that's why we environmentalists in Ohio have had enough. With a Republican governor, at least we'll know where he stands, and be able to organize opposition. With the current Orwellian nightmare in Columbus, you just never know whether to believe what comes from his mouth, or invert his statements 180 degrees.

    But why are you so hepped up? You told us all back in October that all those polls showing Kasich pulling even were fatally flawed. Strickland is overwhelmingly “popular” you told us, without a worry in the world, and you wowed us with all that whiz-bang analytical jargon you deploy so well — all about how margins of error and sample sizes meant that Ted was a shoe-in with no frets.

    So just relax. That 9 point Kasich lead? Just a statistical polling error. Your old boss remains overwhelmingly “popular” (at least with the utility executives and lakeshore developers).

    I mean, how could a Green Party candidate possibly interfere with that old Ted magic?

    Chickens….home….roost. Connect the dots.

  • modernesquire

    Geoffrey Sea, aren't you a Green? Regardless, you're just the kind of stupid, nearsighted progressive I'm talking about. Pissed at anyone in elected office because they haven't waved a magic wand and turned everything in an eco-economic utopia in one term.

    And yet, again, you stupid jackass, you whine about a disclosure I have made so many times it's pointless for me to keep doing it. It's on the About Us page, genius.

    You know that same Rasmussen poll shows Strickland more popular than Obama, right?

  • Bemused

    Strickland says one thing, does another. The words from his mouth are just what suits the convenience of his interest and audience. Just like you, Brian!

    Take, for example, his interview with the Pike County News Watchman in October, 2006, about a month before the election. In that interview, Strickland said he “opposed” both high-level nuclear waste storage or a nuclear reprocessing plant at Piketon. He knew the community was steadfastly opposed to both.

    Not until after the election did the documents surface proving that Strickland had SUPPORTED the consortium proposing both those projects, in letters to DOE both before that interview, and after he took office as governor.

    And then, when the Obama Administration cancelled the entire reprocessing program, Strickland began months of secret negotiations with AREVA, the national nuclear company of France, toward bringing an AREVA enrichment plant to Piketon, with no public process whatsoever. AREVA vetoed the Ohio site, citing the lack of community involvement as the reason.

    (That reminds me to send all that documentation to the Green Party.)

    Exactly the same perfidy characterized Strickland's attempts to divert “clean energy” funding from Washington toward old and dirty coal projects in southeast Ohio, again with no community involvement whatsoever.

    And with both the USEC a plant at Piketon and the Meigs County coal plant kaput, what are Strickland's plans for those sites? He won't say, and has inititiated no community process for deciding.

    So maybe that's why we environmentalists in Ohio have had enough. With a Republican governor, at least we'll know where he stands, and be able to organize opposition. With the current Orwellian nightmare in Columbus, you just never know whether to believe what comes from his mouth, or invert his statements 180 degrees.

    But why are you so hepped up? You told us all back in October that all those polls showing Kasich pulling even were fatally flawed. Strickland is overwhelmingly “popular” you told us, without a worry in the world, and you wowed us with all that whiz-bang analytical jargon you deploy so well — all about how margins of error and sample sizes meant that Ted was a shoe-in with no frets.

    So just relax. That 9 point Kasich lead? Just a statistical polling error. Your old boss remains overwhelmingly “popular” (at least with the utility executives and lakeshore developers).

    I mean, how could a Green Party candidate possibly interfere with that old Ted magic?

    Chickens….home….roost. Connect the dots.

  • modernesquire

    Geoffrey Sea, aren't you a Green? Regardless, you're just the kind of stupid, nearsighted progressive I'm talking about. Pissed at anyone in elected office because they haven't waved a magic wand and turned everything in an eco-economic utopia in one term.

    And yet, again, you stupid jackass, you whine about a disclosure I have made so many times it's pointless for me to keep doing it. It's on the About Us page, genius.

    You know that same Rasmussen poll shows Strickland more popular than Obama, right?

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