From the daily archives: Friday, December 3, 2010

State Senator Ray Miller represents me in Ohio’s 15th Senate District and I feel obligated to start this post by saying I have the utmost respect for his service to the state and his long history defending civil and minority rights in my community and throughout Ohio.

In Central Ohio Senator Miller is one biggest names in African American Democratic politics. He’s a hero to a lot of people but his recent career has not been without problems. And with term limits forcing him out of office next month, and with the number of opportunities for Democrats becoming very scarce […]

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Apparently, Governor-elect John Kasich believes that the U.S. Constitution requires the federal government to provide funding for the State and never put any conditions on how that money is to spent or allow the federal government to point out that the States have their own way to generate revenues to fund their solutions if they don’t like what comes with that federal money.

Seriously, if Kasich doesn’t like the strings that come with federal funding, then the State could just—and I’m just spitballing here—come up with the money itself, right?

Or in “Tea Party” language, where does it say in […]

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Seriously, our Governor-elect is clueless.  He emerged from the White House genuinely stunned that his brilliant “give us the money” argument didn’t work.

From today’s Columbus Dispatch, we learn that President Obama made it pretty darn clear he’s not going to let Kasich save political face in killing the 3C passenger rail system:

"I would say this was a major point of conversation, including on the train – flexibility," Kasich said. "Give us the money; let us solve our problems."

"I am not real optimistic that we’re going to get a lot of flexibility on anything," Kasich […]

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