Given that he very likely won’t even make it on the ballot, let alone be a real factor in the gubernatorial election, I should probably just ignore Green Party Gubernatorial candidate Dennis Spisak. I mean, here’s a guy who hasn’t gotten even 5% of the vote in his most recent election.
But he’s blogging gold. I can’t help myself.
And today’s post by Dennis at ProgressOhio is a prime example. In today’s factless screed, Dennis claims with no support, that Governor Ted Strickland is preventing “blue-green collar” jobs from coming into Ohio.
To “prove” his point he “recycles,” or plagiarizes, language he lifted from Repowering America’s website with no attribution.
He then ends his recycled talking points, which have nothing to do with his assertion that Strickland is actively blocking green collar jobs from coming into Ohio by repeating his premise as if it’s been proven, thus giving logic teachers everywhere in Ohio a textbook example of the fallacies of circular reasoning and non sequitur in order to complete the circle of life that is a Green Party candidate’s modus operandi of public discourse.
Except in all his cutting and pasting from Repowering America’s website, he forget to include the part that specifically talks about Ohio!:
Get the Facts!
Comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation can save Ohio households $810 a year by 2030.
- According to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Ohio ranks 7th in the country in its availability of biomass stocks, which is enough to generate about 7.5% of Ohio?s projected electricity needs in 2020.
- Ohio has a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) that requires all public utilities to generate 25% of their electricity from alternative energy resources by 2025, with 12.5% from renewable sources and at least 1% from solar.
In other words, Repowering America, the organization that Spisak uses to criticize Strickland, actually praises Strickland for instituting a renewable portfolio standard that will require 25% of electricity to be generated by alternative energy resources. Half of that from renewable sources alone.
Strickland also has been promote the use of biofuels as an alternative to coal powered electrict plants, something Repower America also seems to be endorsing.
Ouch, an Internet faceplant like that has got to hurt, Dennis.