From the daily archives: Friday, July 23, 2010

Boy. That was a quick disappearing act. Just yesterday our carpetblogging friend MC Scrappydoo was all excited about the big Kasich-Mitch Daniels event in Cleveland. I mean there were even tweets. Lots of them. And more even!

Today? No posts. No tweets. It’s as if the event never even happened!

You may ask yourself why. Well, lemme tell you. Couple reasons.

1. Team Strickland completely punked Team Kasich by timing a press conference outlining how John Kasich lied about his pitching investments to pension funds in Ohio while he was a director […]

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Since we uncovered who he was last year I’ve often wondered what – despite being a carpetblogging sycophant for his former boss John Kasich – Jon Keeling is trying to do with his MC Scrabblerap blog. I mean at first you dupe WaPo into naming you “one of Ohio’s best political blogs” or whatever, then you claim to be filling some kind of void:

What void would that be, Jon? I mean there were plenty of righty blogs in Ohio. Do they all suck? We think so, but how about you? Did you think they were incapable […]

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Wow.  This is just…bad.  What happens when your only line of attack against your opponent is completely undercut by your running mate at an event that you’ve been promoting relative to this very important issue for weeks?

Well.  Let’s just say there may have been a run on Depends undergarments down on Gay Street this afternoon.  They’re shitting themselves down at Kamp Kasich.

So over the course of her 16 years she cost Ohio how many jobs?  I wonder if someone ought to do the math on that one instead of figuring out how many times Jimmy Stewart may […]

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Today, the Washington Post’s Chris Cilliza noted in his latest update of his “The Fix” blog that the Governor’s race in Ohio is no longer one of the top fifteen competitive races in the nation.

Not a good reaction to Kasich’s first campaign ad and the RGA’s concentrated spending. The last time Cilliza listed the race on The Line it was at the bottom and noted that Strickland was rebounding and landing some strong attacks on Kasich early… that was back in late May.

As much as the Carpetblogger likes to talk about the DGA’s ads, I can’t […]

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Wow, Kasich’s statement in the Cleveland Plain Dealer all but puts the final nail in the coffin that is Kasich’s reckless income tax repeal plan:

Kasich said the state’s top personal income tax bracket – through which many small businesses pay taxes – was too high but didn’t offer specifics on how to address it.

“There is no doubt that we need to lower these taxes because it make us less competitive,” he said.

We’ve gone from a total repeal of the Ohio income tax code to trying to figure out a way to cut taxes for the […]

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Much has been made of Steve Stivers recent FEC report, but not much has been written about where Stivers is getting his money.  According to Stivers’ report 40% of his donations were from business PACs.  In fairness, though, Kilroy accepted a similar ratio from mostly union PACs.

Stivers accepted so much special interest money, though, he likely violated federal campaign finance laws.  My understanding is that a PAC can only donate $10,000  and individuals can only donate up to $4,800 to a congressional campaign in a single cycle.  Another federal political candidate’s campaign may only donate up to $4,000 a […]

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While John Kasich was busy doodling “Kasich + Daniels =BFF 4Ever” with hearts over the “i”s and prancing unicorns lifting them into Jesus’ waiting arms, Joe Hallett of the Columbus Dispatch tried to remind everyone of the elephant in the room because he’s really creeped out by this gubernatorial man crush:

Outside of Peyton Manning, Indiana sucks ass.

An examination of statistics, however, reveals that Indiana might not be the jobs magnet that Kasich incessantly portrays on the campaign trail.

On a steamy day when Strickland also wooed northeastern Ohio voters in an already-sizzling race, Kasich campaigned with his […]

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