From the daily archives: Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Poor John Kasich.? He can’t understand why all those Tea Party folks are upset.? Don’t they know he went back to the 1990s, ended all corporate welfare, deported Obama, and made Sarah Palin President, thus preventing TARP and the auto industry bailouts?

Just watch this video as he tries to explain just how fuckin’ awesome he was… twenty years ago.

And to reinforce the point, Kasich totally included a picture of that press conference he held (right after he finished his paper route) announcing to the media that all corporate welfare was over.? Don’t remember that?? Just look at […]

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Meet John Collins, Lee Fisher’s campaign spokeperson.? And meet his e-mail today to a Toledo Blade reporter:

From: John Collins <>
To: [“Toledo Blade reporter” Redacted]
Subject: FYI
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 10:55:33 -0400


Wanted to make sure you saw this….

Jennifer Brunner’s campaign promise
Posted by Tom Jackson on 26 Apr 2010

A few days ago when I got to work and checked my e-mail, I found a long press release from the Jennifer Brunner campaign, criticizing Lee Fisher, her opponent in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate.


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PS – You picked the wrong fucking blog to fuck with. 😉

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I’m finally seeing a media report about Lee Fisher campaigning.  He actually sat down with 15-20 folks and talked to them.  Not over the phone.  I’m stunned.

The problem is that Lee Fisher cannot run as an outsider with Wall Street PAC money and being bailed out himself by the DSCC.

Lee Fisher, the outsider, was shattered a long time ago, but the DSCC calvary was the last straw.

If Fisher survives, nobody is going to think he did so with anything other than D.C. Beltway help.

Meanwhile, yet another D.C. Beltway publication, The Hill, reports […]

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Either that presumably 50 ft. tall “Vote Steve Stivers May 4th” sign was photoshopped into a Tea Party crowd shot by the Ohio Republican Party or I missed the headline in the Columbus Dispatch:

58 Tea Party protesters killed by falling giant Stivers sign.

Christ, guys, don’t photoshop something where the sign looks so large that people’s heads are smaller than the dot on the “i.”? They actually cropped the bottom edge to make it appear like it was behind those folks and tilted the writing to give the impression it was displayed at an angle.?? What did […]

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Today’s Hotline again erases any doubt that the DSCC is coming to try and bail Fisher out.  In today’s column “Six Primaries That Could Matter” Hotline‘s Reid Wilson says of the Ohio Democratic Senate primary:

OH SEN: The race to replace retiring Sen. George Voinovich (R) was supposed to be a pure tossup. Then 2 things happened: Ex-Rep. Rob Portman (R) proved to be a stellar fundraiser and a strong candidate, and LG Lee Fisher (D) did not.

Now, as Portman stockpiles money for Nov., Fisher finds himself in troubling political shape. Facing a challenge from Sec/State […]

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Idiotically, of course.? Brent, you really should just stay retired before you ruin your reputation.

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(Cross posted at Daily Kos, please recommend!)

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown hails from Cleveland.? He has decided to stay neutral in the Democratic Senate Primary.? Lee Fisher lives in Shaker Heights, and his local Democratic Ward Club has decided to stay neutral in the Democratic Senate Primary.? The Cuyahoga County Democratic Party?? Neutral.? The Ohio Democratic Party? Neutral.? The DSCC?? For Fisher.? One of these kids is not like the other…

If Lee Fisher “decided” not to pursue an endorsement from the Ohio Democratic Party because it would be too decisive, then what the hell makes the DSCC […]

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