(HT: Hamilton County Commissioner David Pepper, Yost’s opponent in ‘10)

Pretty damning letter David Yost sent to get the Ohio F.O.P.’s endorsement last year:


That was, of course, BEFORE the election.

Here’s what State Auditor David Yost said at a Meigs County Republican event last week (Source: Pomeroy Daily Sentinel):

Yost singled out State Sen. Jimmy Stewart, R-Meigs, also at the dinner, supporting him on his recent vote to pass the controversial Senate Bill 5 through the Ohio Senate. SB 5 deals with collective bargaining rights of public employees. Stewart’s vote to pass SB 5 received applause from the audience.

“Politicians in Ohio have been making promises for decades knowing they can’t deliver,”  Yost said, explaining those promises have been made to unions and entitlement programs without proper funding.

Looks like the Ohio F.O.P. made the right call in NOT endorsing Yost last year.  (Source: Cincinnati Enquirer)

With Yost, [F.O.P. President Jay] McDonald said, “we were not completely satisfied with his attitudes toward collective bargaining.”

Yost said he has a “strong law enforcement record” and that he “really doesn’t have a record on collective bargaining issues.”

Yeah, their hunch was right on that one.  I seem to recall Kasich’s current deputy press secretary trying to imply that Kasich was this close to getting the F.O.P.’s endorsement during the campaign, too.  Bet he won’t be trying to claim that come 2014.

In talking with both Republicans and Democrats in Columbus, Yost is pretty much consider a dolt who will say anything to win over whatever political audience he has.

You think the F.O.P. will endorse Mary Taylor, Congressman Jordan or Josh Mandel over Sherrod Brown next year?  These guys have no clue how much they changed the political calculus in Ohio for the foreseeable future all due to one piece of legislation.

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  • Lindalou50

    Every day these clowns put another nail in the coffin . They seem to get an adrenalin rush screwing Ohioans over. Nothing has been proposed concerning jobs and how to better our state. Kasich has been in a spending frenzy. If I handled my finances like he has Ohio’s, I’d be broke. Fortunately, I live on a budget.

  • The nails in these politicians’ career coffins will only work if we continue to scream and shout before and after every travesty. We, as citizens, have to remain active citizens in direct & public ways. The issues of Ohio governance have to be constant conversation at the grocery lines, fast food stores, sports bars and family or gourmet restaurants…

  • Guest

    I’d love to see Plunderbund’s take on ALEC – the engine that gave us SB 5.

  • Natasha

    Yost is the prototype corrupt moron that embodies today’s GOP. He lies a lot; not only to constituents, but also fellow office holders about legal work he did or didn’t do and to the Republicans about him getting a tax judgment from Ohio Department of Taxation when he was county auditor.

    While Yost was prosecutor in Delaware, his kid got a sweetheart deal on drunk-driving and alcohol charges. Of course, Yost admitted his own drug use when he was seeking the prosecutor job.

    Worst of all, Yost gave a free pass to a rich kid in Delaware County who beat the shit out of a deputy sheriff when the deputy was trying to make an arrest. The deputy was hospitalized and missed three weeks duty. The rich kid, whose parents work with Yost’s wife, got nothing. If you are looking for Yost to be on your side bring your checkbook. Remember though you get what you pay for and it is always for sale.

  • Rgtmwlly

    Yeah, the FOP-endorsed candidates last year did really well in the election. It obviously makes a HUGE difference. Wait, no it didn’t mean shit. I wonder why they feel like they can dictate what all the people they tried to defeat should do now.

  • Herschelm

    Has Josh Mandel issued any statement regarding his position on sSB#5?

  • Real Get Real

    The FOP has cozied up to the GOP for years hoping to get “special treatment” for their members and union while throwing teachers and other public employees to the wolves.

    Perhaps now they can see that we all hang together or we all hang separately.

    Even if the GOP carves out special treatment as done in Wisconsin (because of contributions to Walker), I’d hate to be the last union standing. It would only be a matter of time till the Republicans turn their vicious, anti-middle class ideology on them again. The GOP cares nothing for police, fire, and educators and would just as well like to see them relegated to minimum wage jobs serving the whims of the privileged.

    Hopefully, that is painfully obvious now.

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