Democrats in Trouble in Ohio
Some real smart analyst/blogger recently said that Ted Strickland was in trouble because unemployment was high – and likely to stay that way – the larger political environment was trending against him and he faced a credible opponent who would take advantage of these factors. While I try to remember who that was, please take a moment to look at some number that back that | Read More »
Ohio Democratic Party fails reading comprehension and logic on health care
This story from the Dayton Daily News is revealing in so many ways: On a day that brought President Barack Obama to Ohio to make a final appeal for congressional approval of his health care overhaul plan, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rob Portman had a different message. “I pray that it will not pass,” Portman said on Monday, March 15. His comments came in a | Read More »
Senator Lamar Alexander 1, President Obama 0
If you are scoring at home for this particular “inning” as it were … Get our facts straight indeed.
Bill Johnson announces for Ohio’s 6th Congressional district
I thought I would pass this along in case you hadn’t seen it elsewhere. From the press release: Conservative Republican Bill Johnson today announced his candidacy for Congress in Ohio’s 6th district. Johnson is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, entrepreneur and currently servesas Chief Information Officer of a publicly traded manufacturing company. He says his experiences have helped propel his decision to run for | Read More »
Obama’s soaring rhetoric fails to change minds
I know what you are thinking. Of course Obama’s speech didn’t convince those right-wing crazy’s who disrupt townhalls and yell things during presidential speeches; they’re close-minded yahoos. But it seems the president’s strident insistence that action be taken has failed to convince the very people he needs to win over: Blue Dogs or Democrats in districts worried about getting re-elected. John Boccieri, for example: U.S. | Read More »
Zach Space’s bait and switch on health care reform
Zach Space talks a good game. He knows how to say what he thinks voters want to hear. The problem is that his votes don’t line up and his rhetoric is slippery. A perfect example is health care reform legislation. Here is Space on why he supports the Democrat proposals: And the Ohio Democrat now supports the health care reform bill passed out of the | Read More »
You trust government to do what?
Update: Added YouTube instead. Funny and frightening Hannity clip about how President Obama plans to cut a tiny sliver of government spending. Bonus John Kasich appearance. I think the quip about the government some people want to run health care just discovered paper has two sides should make you laugh and then cry.
Obama driving the debt car
Awesome video illustration on the federal budget deficit and the shrieks about Bush and the shrugs over Obama. Who says math can’t be fun? *cross posted @
Step Into the Ring
Mike Pence offers a little pep talk to conservatives via YouTube. He’s ready to fight are you?
Ted Strickland fails to take Obama’s advice
When President Barack Obama wants to prove he is a centrist, and not afraid to tell his own supporters they are wrong, the one thin reed he has is some nice words on education policy. True, he doesn’t have much of an actual record of bucking the education lobby on policy (see Freddoso for example) but he does have a history of rhetorically supporting charter | Read More »
President Obama and Governor Strickland’s popularity dropping in Ohio
As voters get to see President Obama and Ohio Governor Strickland respond to the economic tough times their impressions of the two leaders change. Both are seeing their poll numbers drop. The Dayton Daily News had the Strickland story yesterday. And the truth of the matter is that Strickland’s handling of the economy was never that popular. But the Quinnipiac poll has some interesting numbers: | Read More »
Obama clueless on economic development
So President Barack Obama was in my fair city today. No, I didn’t go hear him speak. I have a cold that causes me to cough like I smoke 10 packs of unfiltered menthol cigarettes a day. So instead, I figured I would do what all good bloggers do: criticize his remarks from the comfort of my desk. In all seriousness, I do believe that | Read More »
Democratic Boondoggle Seeks To Lock in Leviathan
Let’s just be honest about the monstrosity labeled the stimulus package: It will not stimulate the economy in any where near the fashion the Democrats claim it will (if it manages to do so at all). It is not even really designed to do so. It is instead an attempt to grow the size and reach of government and cement it there for generations. The | Read More »
Watching History Made?
You would think that someone with a Masters degree in history and a long history of political wonkery would be interested in this historic coronation inauguration. Put aside partisan differences and just enjoy the pagentry and excitement, right? Sorry, no can do. But I don’t bring bitterness or anger to this but rather a exhausted cynicism instead. Barack Obama will be sworn in as president | Read More »
Do facts matter?
My reaction to the last two debates is to pose the question above. Do facts matter? It seems not. It seems to me that what matters is the persona and personality of the candidates. Obama is cool and collected. He calmly answers the questions. He seems comfortable in his own skin. No matter what is said he keeps pounding his Bush caused this and McCain | Read More »
Obama lying about Ayers
I think we can definitively put the “he was just some guy in my neighborhood explanation” behind us. Noted racist right wing organization CNN has a report on the relationship between Obama and William Ayers and they found “the relationship between Obama and Ayers went much deeper, ran much longer, and was much more political than Obama said.” Here is the video: For the details | Read More »
Obama-Biden continue to distort and deceive
Obama started the distortion last night: Just one last point I want to make, since Senator McCain talked about providing a $5,000 health credit. Now, what he doesn’t tell you is that he intends to, for the first time in history, tax health benefits. The Biden did what he does best and talk out of his – well, the side of his mouth: John McCain | Read More »
Looking for some Obama focused bloggers
Allow me a point of personal privilege for a bleg. I am looking for some bloggers to help me provide content for Obama’s Con. Circumstances have made it so that I will not be able to commit the time and energy necessary to post regular content at the blog as I have in the past. But I think the site’s mission is important and I | Read More »
Conventional, bitter and graceless
Michael Gerson gets to the heart of Obama’s problem. Obama’s metioric rise was based on the idea that he was different; that he could bring true “change.” This has become problematic as the only thing truly different about Obama is his image and personality. As I have been arguing, his politics are numbingly conventional leftist agitprop and big government liberalism. Gerson outlines how this has | Read More »
Obama: I don’t know how I would fix it
The folks at Stop Him Now have created this humorous daily news program staring Champ Kinkade. The one from yesterday is worth sharing, at least IMHO: