From the daily archives: Wednesday, October 26, 2011

When people start tossing the ghost of the ’05 RON amendments as a reason to believe Issue 2 may still be a genuine race, they’re basically make the same argument as someone citing “Dewey Defeats Truman.” Here’s all the reasons the “ghost of RON” shouldn’t be spooking We Are Ohio’s supporters this Halloween.

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43% = Lie

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John Kasich’s latest commercial trying to convince Ohioans to support Issue 2 is the second in a row to cite a debunked report and continues to blatantly LIE when it claims that “Government employees make 43% more in wages and benefits than the rest of us.”

First of all, we accept that Kasich and Building a Better Ohio will lie, but their inaccuracy in doing so is maddening.  Before we explain the lies that comprise it, the fallacious report actually claims that public employees make 31.2% more than what that employee might receive in the private sector:

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Yesterday Jon Huntsman took to Twitter to declare his support for Issue 2 in Ohio:

Unlike @MittRomney, I stand with John Kasich in opposing the individual mandate and supporting public sector union reform. Pls RT.

And this morning, Politico’s Ben Smith reports that the daily roundup from Jon Huntsman’s campaign clarified exactly what Jon was supporting:

Here’s a shocker: Romney flip/flopped on supporting Gov. Kasich’s union-busting laws. From being in solidarity in June to unable to take a position in October. To put it mildly, most conservatives are a little upset.

You have to give Huntsman credit. He’s […]

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Perry’s Not Helping

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In his zeal to jump on Mitt Romney’s unwillingness to back Issue 2 at Issue 2’s regional campaign headquarters, Texas Governor Rick Perry endorsed it with this message:

Perry campaign Communications Director Ray Sullivan sends the following statement:

“Mitt Romney’s finger-in-the-wind politics continued today when he refused to support right-to-work reforms signed by Ohio Governor John Kasich – reforms Romney supported in June. Americans are tired of politicians who change their beliefs to match public opinion polls. Mitt Romney has a long record of doing this on issues like government-mandated health care and the Obama stimulus. Mitt Romney needs to […]

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