From the daily archives: Thursday, August 30, 2012

Ohio Governor John Kasich took a victory lap at the Republican National Convention this week, detailing just how great Ohio is doing economically and fiscally.  It was, of course, complete hogwash.  Not the economic recovery part, but that Kasich deserves credit for it.

There’s a reason the only Kasich fan site in Ohio is called ThirdBasePolitics: Kasich’s a Governor who came into office on third base and now acts like he hit a triple.  Recently, the Kasich blog wrote this piece of amazing fan fiction in which they claimed that John Kasich’s budget, on Day One of it […]

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The right in Ohio is up in arms over a HuffPo piece that takes liberties with a quote from John Kasich during a panel they hosted on jobs and solutions to the unemployment crisis.  They didn’t report it inaccurately, mind you.  They just didn’t give you all of the Governor’s words, thereby seemingly changing the meaning of what he said.

Does this sound familiar?

Kasich’s full remarks:

You know where entrepreneurship in my opinion has to go? Into the inner city.  We have to convince African Americans that they can start and own businesses. And I was just […]

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As the fight over Voters First (now Issue 2) heats up, top Republican leaders appear to be back to their old tricks by applying pressure on well-respected groups such as the Ohio  Farm Bureau and the Ohio State Bar Association to use misinformation to discredit the Issue 2 campaign.

At the bar association, the GOP found an eager ally in Patrick Fischer, a Cincinnati court of appeals judge installed as OSBA  president in July.  It is well known in legal circles that Judge Fischer aspires to sit on the Ohio Supreme Court – and hopes to […]

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