From the daily archives: Thursday, November 3, 2011

John Kasich likes to present himself as if he was Johnny Everyman.  Today, in the Columbus Dispatch, Kasich, an avid Steelers fan dating back to his origins as a Pennsylvanian transplant, uses a sports analogy to illustrate his sheer awesome ability to pull the Building a Better Ohio campaign across the finish line:

“We never thought (former Cleveland Browns quarterback) Bernie Kosar would bring the Browns back and win that big championship game,” Kasich said.

First of all, if you’re using a Cleveland Browns reference as an analogy for your “winning,” you obviously aren’t winning.  Hollywood would make a […]

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Politifact saves their pants-on-fire ratings for straight-up lies, so it seems quite appropriate that Kasich just got one for his continued insistence that out-of-state arbitrators are helping to resolve contract disputes in Ohio.

According to Kasich:

“They talk about this problem with binding arbitration. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to me to have somebody from Los Angeles fly into Zanesville and impose a wage settlement on you that you have to pay and then they’re on the plane back to Los Angeles.”

Kasich has also claimed arbitrators could be coming in from “Kokomo, Indiana.”

As Politifact points […]

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