From the daily archives: Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I have a rule I follow when I hear a Republican utter anything.? Simply assume the opposite to be true, and you’re in business.? After decades of descending into a fantastical miasma of fictional myth, the presumption must always be that a Republican utterance is in direct opposition to all fact.

For example, let’s take the Republican claim that they support Israel – no wait – the claim that Republicans support Israel MORE THAN ANYBODY.? Make the assumption that this is false, and you immediately leave the fantasy land of Republicanism, well on your way to the world the rest […]

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21 State Senators send Attorney General a laughable letter demanding he file suit in Florida (again, why Florida and not Ohio?) challenging the “constitutionality” of health care reform.  AG Richard Cordray has already politely told them “no” as such a case would be a waste of taxpayer resources as their claims have no legal merits.

This is a new take on federalism.  The idea that States act as “defenders” of individual liberty against federal encroachment.  In reality all federalism has ever meant is a fight over which government, state or federal, had the right to regulate a specific […]

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“It’s a metaphor Jon! It’s a clear metaphor for grassroots voter registration efforts in vulnerable districts. Skull fucking. It’s a common term.”


The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c

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What Ohio Daily Blog reports as unsourced rumor, we can report as fact.

On Sunday, the Cincy Enquirer reported concerns in the Ohio GOP that ’06 State Treasurer Candidate Sandra O’Brien might doing it again and knock off party favorite, former Speaker/former Kettering resident Jon Husted:

Republicans are concerned that the primaries will force candidates to spend money that could otherwise be saved for the general election in the fall, or that the results could cost them the election in close races.

O’Brien of Ashtabula County in Northeast Ohio has two of the Ohio Republican […]

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I voted today…

On March 30, 2010 By

Just a friendly reminder that today is the first day for Early Voting in the May Primary Election.

I took advantage of it by casting my Democratic Primary ballot this morning.  (Psst!  JBru, I totally voted for you.  Don’t tell Lee…)

Early voting is going to be an integral part of any campaign’s GOTV, because it allows them to harvest the low-hanging fruit of the already decided and dedicated voters so that they can focus more in the final weeks of the persuadable.

Lee Fisher just sent out an end-of-quarter fundraising pitch from former President Bill Clinton.  Not […]

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For years, Sean Hannity has been sponsoring concerts in which he has claimed that 100% of the proceeds went to provide college tuition to the widowed children of veterans and to provide assistance to severely wounded vets.  Just about every year, Hannity’s Freedom Concert Tour includes a stop in SWO– the heart of Ohio GOP country.  (Where former President George W. Bush used to get his largest crowds… that weren’t protesting him.)

Conservative blogger Debbie Schlussel reviewed the organization’s IRS past filings as well as reviewed specific distribution to several wounded vets (a DailyKos diary raised […]

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UPDATE – Welcome Andrew Sullivan readers!? I’m running for office in Cleveland, check out the site, and donate if you can.? Thanks for your support.

I’m a recovering Catholic.? Growing up with those traditions gave me an appreciation for the ancient rituals of belonging to something.? Holy Week approaching reminds me of my favorite ritual in the church calendar, the Holy Thursday mass, which is so thick with the highest rituals, you leave the church with the smell of incense still in your nostrils.? It’s pretty damn cool.

I haven’t been to Holy Thursday mass in years.? Like most […]

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