Forced Dues Make Ohio Education Association a Powerful Obama Ally
The Ohio Education Association (OEA) has promoted Barack Obama’s campaign with cover features in every issue of its “Ohio Schools” magazine since the start of the school year, and did the same in 2008. OEA claims to represent the interests of all Ohio teachers, but many educators who disagree with OEA’s politics are required by state law to pay hundreds of dollars in dues even if they opt out of the union.
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Liberal PolitiFact Ohio Labels Truth “Mostly False”
Left-leaning PolitiFact Ohio pronounced a factual claim from U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel, a Republican, “Mostly False” on October 10. When compared to past rulings, this is yet another piece of evidence the Cleveland Plan Dealer’s “fact checking” outlet is riddled with liberal bias and lacks any scientific processes. In an October 10 Plain Dealer story, Washington correspondent Sabrina Eaton introduced Mandel’s claim that “Sherrod Brown missed | Read More »
Big Bird vs. Coal
“If you don’t have a record to run on… you make a big election about small things.” – Barack Obama, 2008. In 2008, Barack Obama made the above comment. In 2012, he is proving it to be true, attempting to refocus this year’s presidential election on the weighty topic of… Big Bird. But while Obama attempts to eke out a win by spotlighting a muppet, | Read More »
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AFSCME Uses Forced Dues to Promote Obama, Pummel Romney
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 8, one of Ohio’s largest public employee unions, has mimicked D.C. union bosses by releasing a steady barrage of pro-Obama, anti-Romney communications through its website. As reported by Media Trackers in July, AFSCME Council 8 pushes liberal politics on its members using money taken from their paychecks.
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Democrats Freak Out About Ohio
The Democrats are in a full on freak out over Ohio. Harry Reid is giving his Super PAC $250,000.00 to run ads attacking Josh Mandel.MoveOn.org is sending out emails rallying its members to support Democrats in Ohio.Now Senator Bennet of Colorado is sending out emails to his supporters with the subject line “Buckeye for a day.”In the email, Bennet writes:If special interest groups can drop | Read More »
Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown’s War on Power Plants
Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, an Occupy Wall Street supporter who is rated by the National Journal as the Senate’s most liberal member, is at it again. A hard-line leftist, he is putting his ideology above the needs of his constituents. Brown has declared war on coal, which is incredible considering his state generates 86% of its electricity from coal and the state’s mining industry employees | Read More »
Ohio Senate Race Skewed by “Pants on Fire” Media Narrative
In the U.S. Senate race between Democrat incumbent Sherrod Brown and Republican challenger Josh Mandel, a PolitiFact Ohio narrative – that Mandel is a ridiculous liar – has taken center stage, aided by reporters who treat PolitiFact Ohio as an objective source and ignore proof of the publication’s liberal bias.
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Tracking Ohio’s absentee ballot requests.
We[**] got a guy out there doing just that, and the link to his spreadsheet is here. Executive summary: the process is ongoing, and what’s being tracked are absentee/early ballot REQUESTS, not turned-in ballots. So it’s not telling us who’s ahead in Ohio; it’s merely telling us what we know of which party’s members are asking for ballots. In other words, it’s a possible measure | Read More »
NDPhog’s Ohio Poll Average
As a follow-up to my post about Ohio poll skews, I’ll update this diary (I assume that’s the best method, as opposed to making new posts each time) with every few Ohio polls released. Average of polls used: Obama leads 49-45 with a partisan skew of D+5. Romney wins Independents by 4 points. No way that happens and he doesn’t win the state. Realclearpolitics.com average | Read More »
Examining Ohio Polls
Each time a new Ohio Presidential poll comes out, I like to take a look at the cross tabs, specifically the breakdown of D,R,I. The breakdowns in the last four statewide elections were as follows (always D,R,I – from cnn.com): 2004 (Presidential) – 35,40,25 2006 (Average of Gov. and Sen. races) – 40,37,23 2008 (Presidential) – 39,31,30 2010 (Average of Gov. and Sen. races) – | Read More »
A Word About Polls and What They Mean
Statistics are a wonderful thing because they can be interpreted a variety of ways and spun for political advantage. For example, the unemployment rate is pretty straightforward and always has been. Yet, in 2008 the Democratic Party and Barack Obama have “analyzed” the fact that a rate above 8% is improvement. They also have analyzed straightforward economic data to the conclusion that the stimulus, which | Read More »
Today only! Enter for a chance to join Jay-Z and Beyonce with the President in NYC!
You can’t make this stuff up. On a day when the Middle East is on fire (literally, as Joe Biden would say), the Obama for America – Ohio Facebook page thought it would be a great idea to cheer Obama’s faithful fans with this: Jay-Z and Beyoncé will be meeting up with the President for an evening in NYC sometime soon. And today only, you | Read More »
Boehner-Reid Deal Threatens to Re-Elect Obama
We are now getting word from inside Congress that the “fix” may be in on a Boehner-Reid deal to fund the government until March 31 -– more or less on Barack Obama’s terms. Thus, Republicans would agree to fund ObamaCare, fund IRS agents to arrest ObamaCare dissenters, fund Obama’s anti-gun agenda, fund Planned Parenthood -– and then plea for the votes of people who are | Read More »
Newspapers Enable PolitiFact Ohio’s Liberal Bias
PolitiFact Ohio – the “fact checking” wing of the Cleveland Plain Dealer – faces proof of staffers’ liberal bias after two years of being cited as an authority by all six of Ohio’s major newspapers. Although a recent Media Trackers report debunked the outlet’s claim to objectivity, most of the state’s biggest dailies continue to treat PolitiFact Ohio as an objective source. On August 16, Media Trackers | Read More »
BREAKING: SEN. SHERROD BROWN (D, OH) MAKES ANTI-SEMITIC ATTACK AGAINST JOSH MANDEL.
The “Big Lie” – as Calfornia Democrat Chair John Burton so helpfully reminded us earlier this week, when he explicitly referenced that term to call Republicans Nazis – is a term coined by Adolf Hitler to help justify his systematic demonization and degradation of the Jews. It is, bluntly, a term that was used to justify genocide. Given that Josh Mandel happens to be Jewish himself, this is appalling – and no, Brown has no excuse here; agents of the Democratic party have spent the entire week calling Republicans Nazis. And, again, in at least one case the use of the phrase was done explicitly and specifically – which means that it was part of the record, and certainly in the news. Sherrod Brown should get no benefit of the doubt, here. None. At. All.
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