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 the guy use to hold the sign up??A giant redwood tree?? A rib bone from an endangered whale???Jesus magic??$5 says the Ohio GOP debated whether to include misspellings to make it even more “authentic.”

I cannot believe that the Ohio GOP has to resort to this kind of stuff.? They’re trying to convince their base–a political group that opposed the bailouts of the banks–are supporting the candidacy of a banking lobbyist.

Throw another Ohio Elections Commission complaint between the Tea Party and the Ohio GOP onto the pile…

[UPDATE I]: Here’s the laughable defense by the Ohio Republican Party in the Columbus Dispatch:

“The giant cartoon sign was added to make a political point that Steve Stivers shares the values of the people at that rally,” Mauk said.

Cartoon?? Apparently the Ohio GOP believes that they’re qualified to determine that a group that opposed bailing out the banks shares the values of a bank lobbyist? Wow, that takes massive balls.

[UPDATE II]: Here’s an ACTUAL sign at the Columbus Tea Party rally:

I rest my case…

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  • J-Dog

    Brilliant! Teh genius of the ORP never ceases to amaze!!!

  • This is so great. So completely and totally great!

  • ROTFLMAO….guess the ORP/ Stivers think Ohioans are suckers.

  • See! I told you Modern has a sense of humor!

    “What did the guy use to hold the sign up? A giant redwood tree? A rib bone from an endangered whale? Jesus magic?”

    I am totally stealing “Jesus magic” for my next post.

  • mvirenicus

    kudos! yes, modern has a sense of humor. when on his game he'd be capable of writing for letterman or snl.

  • mvirenicus

    i wish eric would quit “liking” my comments only when they provide him the “warm and fuzzies.”

  • Press Release by David Ryon for Congress, 2010 Constitution Party Candidate, 15th Congressional District, Ohio. Former 2008 Pro-Life Candidate Don Eckhart endorses David Ryon ~ April 23, 2010.

    Many of you already know, David Ryon has received the endorsement of the Constitution Party of Ohio and National Veterans Coalition as a candidate for U.S. Representative in Ohio's 15th congressional district. David has received another important endorsement.

    On April 21, Don Eckhart, former 2008 Pro-Life Candidate for U.S. Representative in Ohio's 15th Congressional District, has endorsed David in the 2010 congressional race. Don Eckhart received the Ohio Right to Life and Family First endorsements in 2008. Here is Mr Eckhart's written endorsement for David Ryon:

    I endorse David Ryon as the Constitution Party candidate for the 15th Congressional District in the May 4th primary election. David served with honor in our country?s military and will serve with equal honor in the United States Congress.

    David upholds conservative values and will work to restore our nation?s treasured foundational principles. He is a solid pro-life supporter and can be counted on to be a strong voice in Washington, D.C.

    David Ryon has been open with his views and agreed to participate in a public debate. In contrast, his opponent Chris Macisco did not agree to participate in the debate. I know these facts first-hand since I was the debate organizer.

    I hardily endorse David Ryon for the May 4 primary election.

    Don Elijah Eckhart

  • John Doe

    One wonders if all those Whostead? ads I have been receiving has the crowds photoshoped too. It is a fact that the Republican party is or has taken over the tea party movement just so if they could win in November. But don't worry they WILL shut it down. It has already happened here in Summit County. Arshinkoff has promised the tea party coordinator here a win for the seat he promised her in November and she is throwing all her support for him as party chair in his re-election. Nice quid-pro-quo don't ya think?

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