From the daily archives: Wednesday, August 18, 2010

(Source: ODP Next Generation Democrats)

President Obama had a big day today.  He started it with a town hall backyard event in Columbus suburb, a fundraiser for Ted Strickland and the rest of the Ohio Democratic ticket, a flight to Miami to repeat the process there, and ending Operation Iraqi Freedom.

One of us will have more on the President’s visit later, I’m sure.  It’s just hard to take it all in.  By all accounts, it was a very successful visit by the President and for the Ohio Democratic statewide ticket.

O-H!  I-O!

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On March 19, 2003, President George W. Bush declared that the United States and its “Coalition of the Willing” began major combat operations in Iraq.

On May 1, 2003, President Bush, dressed in a flightsuit after dramatically landing a combat aircraft on a carrier held off the coast of California for the President’s “Top Gun” fantasy press event, declares that “major combat operations” in Iraq were over.

2,666 days later, on August 18, 2010, weeks ahead of schedule, President Barack Obama actually ends U.S. combat operations in Iraq as the last of the combat troops and equipment complete their withdrawal […]

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The Dayton Daily News reports that Ted Strickland has gone after John Kasich over accepting $50k a year from OSU to give roughly a dozen appearances a year for seven years—appearance John Glenn and Rob Portman have done for OSU for free.

I apparently missed this in the initial reporting, but not only did OSU pay Kasich, but they also paid a $20k a year salary for Kasich to have an aide.  That aide went to Kasich’s long-time Chief-0f-Staff Don Thibaut.

“It says to me that John Kasich thinks he is a very special person, that the rules […]

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News Corp., the parent company of Rupert Murdoch’s “liberal” media empire that includes the Wall Street Journal, the  New York Post, and Fox News was recently revealed to have donated $1 million to the Republican Governors Association.  The first time a media company has been seen actually lending financial support to a political party on campaigns it regularly “covers.”  I have to say “covers” in quotation marks because the coverage of the Ohio Governor’s race has been unusually one-sided.

The RGA has spent a reported $2 million on Kasich’s campaign.  Rupert Murdoch and his wife have donated $20,000 […]

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Yep, John Kasich said he’ll use out-of-state workers to control Ohio’s economic development.  Again, Mary Taylor, a State Senator, and the House Minority Leader say nothing.  (HT: OhioCapitolBlog)

John Kasich’s written plan claims that he’ll only rely on Ohio business leaders.  But are you going to believe what he says on paper over what he says on video?

John Kasich will not only privatize Ohio’s statewide economic development efforts.  He’s already planning on outsourcing it, too.

Fabulous.

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Scott Pullins notes the videos we posted yesterday and explains how what Kasich is promising is illegal.

John Kasich doesn’t have the slightest clue how state government works, and it shows.

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Making Frank Russo proud.

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Yesterday, John Kasich announced his JobsOhio plan to legalize bribery privatize the Ohio Department of Development and create a board of corporate campaign donors executives who will be paid their private market rates in salaries and bonuses for deciding which business get how much of a slice of the corporate welfare pie in Ohio.  By promising Lehman Brothers-type compensation and bonus packages, you’d think someone would ask how is increasing overhead costs to administer these programs going to lead to a better result.  But what do I know?  I’m just applying rational thought and logic.

Last night, I […]

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