From the daily archives: Wednesday, May 12, 2010

USA Today profiled auto dealers who are running for Congress and how the “Cash for Clunkers” program has complicated their campaign.  Unless you just checked out a hotel room or buy your papers at McDonald’s you probably didn’t see the story.  I almost missed it.

Well, we couldn’t have a story like this and obviously not talk about “Cash for Clunkers” author Congresswoman Betty Sutton’s (D-13th) opponent Tom Ganley, could we?

Dealers such as Tom Ganley, running for a House seat in northeastern Ohio, make another argument against the program: It wasn’t all that beneficial. Ganley’s dealerships sold […]

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If there’s any union the Ohio Republican Party is willing to listen to, it’s the Fraternal Order of Police.? Just now the Ohio F.O.P. just issued a major endorsement in support of Ohio Department of Public Safety Director Cathy Collins-Taylor while criticizing Ohio Inspector General Thomas Charles’ embattled report.

The Columbus Dispatch’s Mark Niquette (what ever happened to that Randy Ludlow fella?) has a scanned copy of the letter up on their Daily Briefing blog.? The F.O.P. letter states:

“The FOP was surprised, to say the least, when Ohio Inspector General Tom Charles stated that Director […]

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So, let me get this straight, John Kasich can tour around Ohio for THREE YEARS blasting the Governor over just about everything the Governor has done, but Ted Strickland makes ONE SPEECH focusing on John Kasich’s record, and he’s a victim of a smear campaign.

Ted Strickland will talk to Ohioans about his record.? His campaign website contains more information about Ted Strickland’s record than John Kasich has about his record or vision for Ohio (and Strickland’s) combined.

The real reason for all the whining by Kamp Kasich is that they literally were unprepared for the Governor to […]

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Looked up to see the tail end of this. Glad someone got it on YouTube:

I love that Ohio dems are picking this up and running with it by using it against them. I earlier commented that I thought it was a good ad for the online base to get them all fired up but it wouldn’t play well with the public at large. Someone was listening. 😉

It seems Ohio Democrats are willing to put it in the larger public’s consciousness in order for it to backfire on them. Good stuff!

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Notes from the Strickland speech:

Before the speech began, the crowd was fired up to the subtle as a trainwreck song choice of “Fortunate Son.”  Then, Strickland and Brown enter to “Won’t Back Down.”

Strickland begins by talking about how there are people who believe what they see apply to Wall Street, applies to everything else in life.  That they start to believe that they can bend reality to their will.

“Congressman Kasich’s Wall Street isn’t winner take all, it’s loser take all.  When Lehman Bros. plunged into the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history, Kasich continued to live off the […]

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Deep thought

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John Kasich’s bus is apparently slower than what Republicans falsely allege Gov. Strickland’s train will be…

Meanwhile, Kasich and his running mate, Mary Taylor, are starting a three-day bus tour that leaves from the Columbus area Wednesday morning, winds through Southwest Ohio and returns to Central Ohio on Friday afternoon.

(Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer)

The cyclists at TOSRV cover more ground quicker.

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Not a good day for the Kasich campaign.

The Columbus Dispatch (R-Ohio) details how in 2002 Lehman Bros. used it’s Columbus office manager, John Kasich, and his political connections to attempt to take over the entire management of the PERS and State Police and Fire pensions.

“John’s work at Lehman Brothers wasn’t focused on the public sector but on helping entrepreneurs and private companies raise capital to expand and grow,” Rob Nichols, a Kasich campaign spokesman, said in the statement. “At the request of a New York-based colleague, he was glad to help arrange two introductory meetings, and […]

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You know the Tea Party claim that they are “Taxed Enough Already”, and that Obama is taxing them to death? Not only is it not true (we’ve known that for a long time), but it’s actually in the area of “Epic Fail”:

Federal, state and local taxes ? including income, property, sales and other taxes ? consumed 9.2% of all personal income in 2009, the lowest rate since 1950, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reports. That rate is far below the historic average of 12% for the last half-century. The overall tax burden hit bottom in December at 8.8.% of […]

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