From the daily archives: Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wanted to comment on this incident even before Brian when I first saw news of the video and then again before Tim.? Finally getting to it.? I’m glad there is this much talk about this incident on PB.? This is a tough one for me.? I grew up a military brat and at one time was being trained to lead these same types of kids into these same types of battles.? It’s hard for the kid from Fort Knox not to comment when the kid from Slavic Village waxes poetic about the current and past state of our […]

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Rachel Maddow takes the unedited tape from the O’Keefe/Giles videos, compares it to the stuff that was run on FOX News, and blows the entire operation out of the water.

Everyone – and I do mean everyone – who was out there screaming about ACORN aiding and abetting prostitution and human trafficking owes it to themselves to watch this video, understand how (and why) they were duped, and then own up to the fact that a (flawed) organization that helped a lot of low income people put roofs over their heads has been driven out of business by partisan bloodlust.

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Perhaps some enterprising reporter will ask why if Lee Fisher considers Ohio’s closed primary system such an affront to democracy, why he never supported ending it in the State legislature, or when he was Attorney General, or when he ran for Governor, or at any other time until the ORP began a campaign to get him to attack Brunner over it?

Just sayin’  that twenty years of silence on the issue says sumthin’ about him…

Maybe he could enlighten us on one single courageous stand he’s ever taken on anything while he’s at it.  Seriously, I’ve wait for any evidence […]

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Eric just put up a diary at Kos detailing it.? Cross posted here.

Lee Fisher is the DSCC’s chosen candidate for US Senate in Ohio, even to the point of threatening Jennifer Brunner in December. Brunner is Fisher’s Democratic primary opponent May 4, Ohio’s sitting secretary of state, and a hero of progressives nationally.

Last week, Brunner issued a directive enforcing longstanding law that requires a voter who wishes to switch parties and receive the other party’s primary ballot to sign a statement declaring they adhere to their new party’s principles. It’s a measure designed to prevent […]

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Like clockwork, the Ohio Republican Party thanks Lee Fisher for parroting their crap.

Kevin Dewine wants Lee Fisher to win this primary, because he knows Lee will lose to Rob Portman.? Lovely of Lee to play along, no??? I can’t think of a better way for Lee Fisher to lose this primary than to first become a Republican, and then flame out.

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It’s pretty clear Lee Fisher is going for the teabagger vote.? Today, Lee echoed every right wing smear in the Ohio blogosphere over Jennifer Brunner’s decision to enforce a law on the books requiring you to declare your party if you ask for that party’s primary ballot after voting in the other party’s primary.? Here’s the email.

Dear Friend,

I believe in opening up the voting process, not turning people away from it. But the recent last minute decision of the Secretary of State to require primary voters to sign a political party loyalty oath in order to switch parties […]

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I haven’t watched the video of this incident. I don’t really want to.? The descriptions of it are enough for me.

Our all volunteer army, as Jeff notes, is a very real problem, particularly when we do not have a draft during wartime.? No draft means that no one with the means or intention to avoid military service ever serves in the military. ? That means our volunteer army is made up of people who want to be in situations like the one which resulted in the death of innocent journalists, women, and children, or people who have […]

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Jon Keeling, the unofficial blogger of the Kasich campaign has officially announced the absolute abandonment of John Kasich’s entire platform today:

It’s a joke that Strickland and his lackeys have attempted to smear Kasich for cuts he hasn’t even suggested…

You know Keeling, if John Kasich wants to show that his tax plan won’t result in less money for libraries, prisons, and public schools, then he could resolve the issue by simply answer one basic question: HOW… ARE…. YOU… GONNA…. PAY…. FOR…. IT?!?? If Kasich’s tax plan isn’t going to require the cuts that the LSC has suggested […]

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