From the daily archives: Thursday, June 17, 2010

We all knew it was just a matter of time before John Kasich abandoned his calls to repeal the Ohio income tax—a proposal he offered solely to fend off a primary challenge by throwing the reddest of red meat the the reddest voters in the State of Ohio.

Today, John Kasich’s campaign spokesman claimed in a published media report that Kasich “hasn’t specifically called for eliminating the income tax and that all budget issues should be considered.”   

The problem is that while Kasich has gradually pulled back on his rhetoric about repealing the income tax, until now, his […]

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I’m sure you all saw this clip of Carly Fiorina, GOP candidate for Senate in California, but here it is with a little message from a friend of mine.

Funny and cringe-worthy. All in under 30 seconds.

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From the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

In his May 3 e-mail, Kasich spokesman Scott Milburn advised Ohio Public Employees Retirement System executive Carol Drake that it would be “valuable to explain” that Lehman investments included not only Lehman stock and securities but money the firm invested in other companies, such as McDonald’s.

“The media will not get the full picture unless you explain it: not all of this money was lost as a result of the Lehman bankruptcy,” Milburn wrote. Milburn and Drake are both alums of the administration of former GOP Gov. Bob Taft.

Hey, I’ve got a […]

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That’s Congressman Joe Barton, the person the Republicans would make the Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee if they take over the House next year.

Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey?

“I’m fascinated with it. I’m against it — there is no doubt that BP has resititution to make, but there is something called due process through the legitimate judicial branch of government through which these things should be adjudicated.”

Guess all those 9/11 widows should give the money back, then?

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN):

“The president just called for creating a fund that would […]

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More proof that there are absolutely no wackjobs in the Tea Party movement…

Republican congressional candidate William “Bill” Randall is suggesting that the Obama administration and BP conspired to intentionally spill oil in the Gulf.

Randall, who has aligned himself with the Tea Party movement, readily acknowledges that he has no evidence that what he says is true. But that is not stopping him from making the claim…

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Ordinarily, I wouldn’t post a campaign’s e-mail verbatim, but Pepper’s campaign puts it better than I could:

Caught on Tape: Do As I Say, Not As I Do

A Tale of Two Candidates: Rally Rhetoric Versus Actual Facts

Sometimes it’s good to have a video camera around.  Because they capture things that you otherwise won’t believe unless you see them yourself.

In this case, someone who taped a 2009 Columbus Tea Party rally filmed a politician working up the crowd by decrying increased spending.  Government spending was up 66% in ten years, he complained, while personal incomes were up […]

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