From the daily archives: Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Here’s House Minority Leader/presumptive House Speaker Bill Batchelder in August on Kasich’s plan to repeal the income tax:

“It was never his major proposal,” Mr. Batchelder said.  “It was something he had discussed at one point, and very frankly I think that it’s very clear that with the economy where it is now, that kind of a change cannot be made.”

“When he originally said it he said very carefully that it depends on the economy,” he said.

[FLASHBACK:] Back in June, the Kasich campaign itself called the legislative proposal to repeal the income tax dead, […]

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Kind of depressing/funny

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First, our traffic is as high today as it was yesterday which I’ve never seen the day after an election.  (Maybe in 2008, but it’s surprising given that we lost). 

But, and we’ve never shared this information before, here are the top searches leading people to our site today:

Kind of funny to see that we’re the go-to place for people trying to find out what Kasich stands for, particularly on education.  Kind of depressing that people are doing this after the election.

And this post I wrote in September is what these searchers […]

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Um……call me crazy, but this does not compute.

The Titans were No. 22 in the waiver claim order, which is determined by 2010 win-loss records.’s John Clayton reported Tennessee was the only team to submit a claim for Moss.

I’m pretty sure the Browns could use talent at wide receiver.  Talent of any kind whatsoever.

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It hasn’t even been a full day since he was declared the winner in yesterday’s election but John Kasich is already announcing plans to increase the size of State government:

Wayne Struble will fill a new position in the governor’s office — that of director of policy for the state of Ohio.

So has Kasich already forgotten his promise to make government smaller?

Seems like it, but we’ll have to wait and watch.

And if I can promise you anything, I can promise you this: we WILL be watching.

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First of all….nice touch, Mr. Chairman.  This is how it’s done.  Everyone gets kicked in the teeth, is feeling low, and the day after the election, the state chair is making calls to give folks a pep talk.  Bravo.  Someone tell Lee Fisher that.

Redfern basically echoed this post, to say this result was not as bad as it’s made out to be.  (a post which I serendipitously published minutes before he called).  To quote, “you know what the day after election day is?  Wednesday.” Redfern said that the problem in 1994 was “institutional”, referring to how close ODP […]

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Barack Obama and Ohio in 2012

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In 1994, as a field staffer in Cuyahoga County, the day after the election was so depressing, all I wanted to do was see Bill Clinton on the TV.  It was a strange, helpless feeling.  Today, I kinda had the same feeling when Barack Obama came out to the East Room for a press conference after taking, in his words, “a shellacking”.

When Clinton held the same press conference in 1994, Democrats had lost both the House and Senate.  In Ohio, it was our Rob Burch year, when ODP nearly lost major party status because Burch’s 25% was so catastrophic.  […]

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A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds, in fact, that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters think it is at least somewhat likely that most voters will be disappointed with Republicans in Congress before the next national elections. That includes 38% who say it is Very Likely.

Vote the bastards out! But vote these other bastards in who we’ll vote out next time! Gridlock ahoy!

Note to typical GOP bubble types: You may be tempted to think this means you guys can go carte blanche on the crazy, but you may want to think twice. Looks […]

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Looks like ya’ll are gonna lose more than Lee’s state business, don’t it.

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“Get the lobbyists and the special interests snouts out of the trough.”

Governor-elect John Kasich during first gubernatorial debate and countless other times.

John Kasich just announced that this afternoon he’s hold his first press conference as Governor-elect… from the offices of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.

It only took eight hours from being elected for Kasich to start breaking his promises.

That’s got to be a new world record!

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In 2006, over 4 million Ohioans voted.  There were 274,000 less votes last night in the Governor’s race, according to unofficial returns.

And a majority of Ohioans didn’t vote for John Kasich.

No Governor in recent history has been elected without winning the majority of the popular vote, except for our new Governor-elect.  Even in a night when his party won big, Kasich and DeWine both failed to get even a majority of the vote.

Kasich won by less than 100,000 or 2.5% of the electorate.  In a campaign in which he gave us virtually no indication what he […]

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Well, that didn’t take long…

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The ink wasn’t even dry on the election results, and Kasich had already shown his true colors:

Kasich kept his supporters waiting past 1 a.m. for his victory speech while he appeared on the cable channel Fox News, where he had been employed as a commentator.

It’s pretty clear what his priority is – and it’s not the people of Ohio, or even his own loyal supporters.

This is what you voted for, Ohio. The “new ideas” of a guy who spent 22 years as a part of the GOP machine that put us in this mess to begin […]

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