I give you Basil Marceaux, Republican candidate for Governor of Tennessee:
And you thought Ken Blackwell and Matt Naugle were bad. Um. Damn. But wait. There’s more! I get a feeling I’m going to be wanting more and more Basil. This clip makes me think whoever is working on his campaign is seriously messing with him:
[Note at 1:04 in the above clip the squinting. Note to campaign: No more shoots on bright ass sunny days]
America. What a country!Full Story... →
We have the tape! A reader sends in secret spy footage of a strategy session in which the Ohio Republican Party Chairman Kevin Dewine and John Kasich communications director Scott Milburn discuss how to stop the mean Ted Strickland from attacking them mercilessly:
PS – I think I cracked the code. I knew there was a reason the carpetblogger called his home Third Base Politics. What? Who? I dunno. THIRD BASE!Full Story... →
Sometimes, when you browse the Google that John Kasich invented while ending special interests influence in Washington forever, you come across a headline like this that if you’re like me gets your imagination running wild with possibilities Like how exactly does one disrupt mating? By patrolling Moth Makeout Point? Calling them randomly?
But despite dreaming up six impossible things by breakfast, I never imagined that Ohio would fight a gypsy moth infestation with a chemical that turns the male moths gay, which sounds like a weird plot line from a political satire […]Full Story... →
Ruh roh. It looks like the free speech gestapo is out in force because certain Americans were speaking out in certain ways that did not line up with the agenda the GOP wanted to foist upon us at American Speaking Out.
I just noticed some “speak outs” have been removed from the site that I linked to yesterday. Specifically:
Curiously enough this one is still up:Full Story... →
“The Microsoft TownHall software, which is the underlying software on which the America Speaking Out website was built, is available at no cost,” Microsoft spokeswoman Sarah Anissipour said in an e-mailed statement. “Customers only pay to host their TownHall solution on Windows Azure, which is available using a scalable, pay-only-for-usage model. The number of people visiting a website does have a direct correlation to Windows Azure usage.” Translated out of P.R.-speak, that means […]Full Story... →
It doesn’t take a Magic 8 Ball? to answer this one. They’re either stupendous idiots or deliberately misleading. They think this guy is our governor:
Unfortunately, Interior chief of staff Ted Strickland wasn?t in the warm waters of the Gulf, but in the Grand Canyon on what the White House called a business-related trip.
See why blogging gets a bad name? When you […]Full Story... →
So, remember just a few days ago we were talking about how bank lobbyist Steve Stivers told a 9/12/Tea Party group that he supported repealing the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that calls for the direct election of U.S. Senators?
Well, Stivers is now claiming to the Columbus Dispatch, he apparently is just too incompetent to check the right box, even with a campaign office of seasoned hired Republican campaign operatives helping him in what is supposed to be one of the most important races for the Republicans nationally this year.? This, of course, makes him a […]Full Story... →
Some things never change. I promised earlier in a comment to share the funniest thing I saw all week. I noticed our buddy Matt Naugle mentioned an old friend of PB Jesse Taylor of Pandagon so I let Jesse in on it.
A Twitter flame war broke out and Matt came to a battle of wits completely unarmed. I laughed. I cried. I kept hitting F5. Here is the beginning (read it bottom up):
…and Jesse was just getting warmed up. This reply tweet is now abandoned because Matt got so pwned that […]Full Story... →
Earlier this week, Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray announced a $9 million settlement with AIG for conspiring with rivals to jack up insurance premiums.
The Ohio Republican Party thought they smelled a political winner by claiming that the lawsuit was actually a winner for private lawyers who handled the case after donating money to Cordray’s campaign.
So, being Republicans, Ohio GOP Chairman Kevin DeWine attacked Cordray by claiming that he and Marc Dann (who had filed the suit) used the suit to reward their campaign donors by steering the work to them.
The Ohio GOP message machine felt […]Full Story... →
Missed this, but any excuse to talk about NAMBLA and the failed campaign of one Ken Blackwell again I’ll take.? It was so much fun in 2006.? Why Matt would remind us of his disastrous stint as “offi…cial cam…paign blo…gger” is beyond me, but he continues to do just that.
Matt finds some great video of Ted giving a speech that means precisely nothing.? This has all been covered and was the final nail in both Matt’s coffin and his boss Blackwell back in 2006.? I find this video much more meaningful:Full Story... →
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