From the daily archives: Monday, March 22, 2010

The Inspector General is investigating the thwarted “raid” on the Governor’s Mansion over an alleged administrative prison rule violation over a non-criminal conspiracy to smuggle cigarettes into a state correctional facility.? The Inspector General has a specific statutory charge into this matter and the experience and expertise to determine what, if anything, that office uncovers is a violation of Ohio law.

The Senate Criminal Justice Committee is chaired by a man who was sanctioned by the Ohio Supreme Court for filing a frivolous suit on behalf of his wife, then a member of a General Assembly, seeking to […]

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Mr. Limbaugh,

With the passage of the Health Care Reform bill it’s my understanding that you will now be moving to Costa Rica. Because you are a great patriot who loves his country above all else, I fully expect you will keep your promise – and I can’t blame you.

How can anyone possibly want to stay here now knowing that America is doomed to continue down this irreversible downward Marxist spiral into Fascism caused by our Nazi Socialist Racist Chicago Thug President?

As a real patriot, your only option is to leave the country when you disagree with […]

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It turns out the backlash from the recent Health Care Reform bill is much worse than even the most vocal opponents predicted – and it is happening much sooner than anyone would have guessed.

In Knox County Ohio yesterday the County Democratic Party Headquarters was tagged with a warning message by what we can only assume to be the ruthless gang calling itself the Dorks.

The Knox County sheriff’s office has so far refused to comment on the situation. But a person close to the investigation has informed us that the style in which the tag was written, […]

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The Obama Revolution

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(Title intended to ironically tweak wingnuts. Fun!)

So, while digesting my lunch I’ve had some time to digest last night’s historic vote. I’ve come to the conclusion that, like Eric, I think this was a GOP Waterloo. In fact, while some credit goes to people like Pelosi (and Obama for risking political capital by letting the process play itself out in Congress), a large amount of credit for the passage of this bill goes to Republicans; specifically to the “Party of No” strategy.

There were many points in this process where Democrats would have certainly agreed to a much […]

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Like fine wine, Lee Fisher’s inherent qualities only get better with age.? They distill down to a perfection.? With Lee’s demand for an ODP endorsement last week, and his arrogant climb down today, Lee’s true colors shine through, in particular, how and why he always loses.

Lee Fisher assumes he’s won before he’s actually won, every single time.? This assumption governs everything in any campaign Lee is conducting, right up until reality smacks Lee in the face.? At which point, Lee then goes to desperation tactics, which themselves backfire, but more importantly, reveal Lee’s inner […]

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All aboard!

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Yet again Lee Fisher co-opts an idea first touted by his opponent in the Senate race.? Lee takes Jennifer Brunner’s pledge and signs her no endorsement petition.? He will not seek the endorsement of ODP.? The following letter went out to Executive Committee Members.? We win:

Dear Executive Committee Member,

Over the past four years, I have traveled across Ohio, working closely with Governor Strickland and community leaders to help save, create, and attract Ohio jobs, talking about how to chart a new path to economic opportunity and growth, and help us recover from the worst economic meltdown since the […]

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And Lee Fisher’s campaign refuses to even confirm to the traditional media that his campaign has formally asked for an endorsement.

74,000 e-mails were sent out in the first 48 hours alone.  And given that the Brunner campaign didn’t send it out until late Friday, there’s a good chance that they’ll be another smaller surge today as some people are just learning about it for the first time.

Here’s the message from Brunner campaign manage David Dettman to supporters this morning:

You have spoken collectively with strength and vigor.  In the first 48 hours you sent over 74,000 e-mails to […]

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One of the enduring mysteries of the Lee Fisher campaign for US Senate – where is all that money going?? Lee’s burn rate is pretty remarkable for a campaign doing almost no voter contact.? Yesterday’s episode of Lee Fisher UNBLOGGED! revealed that Lee Fisher’s paid county coordinators are fleeing his campaign after being completely ignored for months.? That’s one place the money is going.? Another place?

Lee Fisher has been paying for robocalls to every county party executive committee that holds an endorsement vote.? The problem?? They aren’t working.? Cuyahoga County did not endorse in the US Senate race.? […]

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