From the daily archives: Thursday, August 19, 2010

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Again, John Glenn and Rob Portman did the same thing for free.  And I don’t think they got a $20k for an “aide” to help them with their infrequent guest lectures.

Then, again, what has John Glenn ever done?

Imagine what happens when these OSU students find out John Kasich wants to model Ohio’s economic development off of…. Michigan!

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Here’s Tom Ganley earlier today in Roll Call (“Ganley won’t say whether he thinks Obama is Muslim):

“I don’t have a position on whether he’s a Muslim,” Ganley said Thursday in a telephone interview with Roll Call.

Here’s Tom Ganley just a few hours later in the Plain Dealer:

"For the record, he doesn’t believe the president is Muslim." [says Ganley’s campaign spokeswoman.]

The Ganley campaign claims that Ganley made the statement to Roll Call to indicate the irrelevancy he believes the question has.

Except, of course, that’s not what he said.  He […]

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Mahoning County Democratic Party Chairman David Betras wrote a letter to the editor in today’s Boardman News in response to attacks by the Chairman of the Columbiana County Republican Party (because the Mahoning County Republican Party apparently doesn’t exist.)

Apparently, the editor of the paper felt that Betras was ignoring an “elephant in the room” so he decided to add this “special” comment at the end of Betras’ letter:

Yes, what kind of message does it send to have the Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee come into our community, with children present, and speak […]

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A new Pew poll was released yesterday showing more Americans now think President Obama is a Muslim. Among conservative Republicans that number is now 34%.

And here’s a picture that was released by the White House of President Obama ordering a sandwich for lunch in Seattle yesterday.

In case you haven’t been paying attention, we are currently in the middle of Ramadan – the holiest month in the Islamic calendar – and a month in which Muslims are supposed to fast from dawn to sunset. Fasting during Ramadan is actually one of the Five Pillars of […]

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Seriously, Congressman, you need to be 50 feet away from the people you’re speaking to?  It’s almost like your campaign is trying to make a crowd look bigger by keeping them two rows deep in an unnecessary large semicircle…

Was it a Seniors Red Rover Championship Tournament going on?

Okay… your turn…

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Two days ago, I wrote about video that OhioCapitolBlog captured of Congressman Kasich promising undiscloseable bonuses he plans on offering to the corporate executives who sit on the board of his JobsOhio plan who will, in part, be asked to lobby the Administration on regulatory and legislative matters:

Today, the Ohio House Democratic Caucus issued this press release where two Democratic lawmakers criticized Kasich’s non-transparent plan to privatize Ohio’s economic development:

“The middle class in Ohio has been railroaded by Wall Street fat cats who took bailouts and raked in bonuses while the rest […]

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Yes, this is actually true – some national Tea Party groups have officially come out in opposition to Net Neutrality. First, a primer for those of you who may have forgotten (we’ve written about this before):

A coalition that included 35 Tea Party groups sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Wednesday urging the agency not to boost its authority over broadband providers through a controversial process known as reclassification.

The process could give federal regulators the power to impose net neutrality rules, which would prevent Internet access providers from favoring some content and applications over […]

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John Kasich’s plan means Ohio would be copying off of… MICHIGAN?!? Florida privatized economic development efforts. It didn’t turn out so well.

Earlier this week, John Kasich announced his JobOhio plan.  Expected supporters like Matt Naugle and Scott Pullins went from incredible optimism to downright ridiculing it within hours of introductions.

Today, the editorial board of the Akron Beacon Journal offers the first editorial in Ohio on it.  Let’s just say they’re skeptical:

The Kasich plan calls for a ”fast, flexible and responsive” operation. Akron knows what he means. In recent […]

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