Looks like labor in Ohio is about to make an example out of Zack Space.

Some labor leaders have been frustrated that Space hasn?t paid any price for changing his vote from ?yes? to ?no? for what they see as?politically opportunistic reasons. The announcement is part of an effort to demonstrate to the second-termer in a reddish district ? and to other vulnerable Democrats who voted ‘no’ on the bill ? that they?re serious.

Becky Williams, the president of SEIU District 1199, has begun encouraging those who care about the health care law to ?Skip a Space? on the ballot in November, withholding their votes and rescinding their support.

?The key message is he can?t have a pass,? Williams said. ?Even though it went through because of the courage of other leaders, Zack Space doesn?t get a pass on it. We were very clear on that.?

And there’s video!? A very happy bit of full disclosure – I did a consulting contract with CWA last summer to help them train up on viral video.? One of the students in that class produced this video and sent it along.? This is one proud teacher!

So Zack, here’s a little heads up.? This viral video trainer don’t fuck around.? When I train someone to do viral video, and that someone is in your district, and they have a reason to be a bit salty with you, well…… if I were you, I’d be real worried.

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  • First things first. “Skip a Space” is bloody brilliant!

    Secondly, what a great video! Just under 3 minutes. Fast moving. Interesting. Clobbered the point over the head. Very well done! Someone got their money's worth there.

  • i heard the co-trainer was pretty good too! 🙂

  • Dana

    That's cute, but why didn't they put a Real Democrat up against him in the primary? Maybe at least some real indication of how badly Space has scr*wed his supporters might have set him back on the path. I never planned to vote for him in November, but doing only that is all kinds of too little, too late.

  • seth rosen


    Space's health care vote switch took place about 6 weeks after the primary deadline had passed. He may be wrong, but he's not stupid.

  • Shameless Agitator

    What the f*ck, Tim?! Do you all think Dailey (or Gibbs, depending on the recount) will do a better job and be more responsive to Dems?

  • richarddickcouch

    I do not always agree with Space being 72 I was one of many who help make this nation what it was not what it is today . Space did not support me on medicare suplement ppo in the district to reduce premuns and provide pre health care by networking in the district we have around 960,000 on medicade and 20.000 new expected . How many over 65 have $80.00 to $120+ or $240 + monthly for medicare suplement insurance increase premium . You fokes who work what do you pay as to income tax 45% pay 0 and what do you want in benfits . Space voter openion in the district was 60% + vote no on health care that had no real teeth /benfit . The other party ruled for 17 years did you like the results . You bet we must hold Space feet to the fire give him our piriortys . I know Space dident go with the party flow he could have, He dident flip floop He voted district opinion on health care . To be honest I did work my old man ass off for him in 2006 & 2008 and I will in 2010 you may ask why, Well its your future lets make our nation what it was again no more or no less . Remenber we can always agree to disagree .

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