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 »
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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Mitt Romney’s right hook at Chillicothe.
If you missed it: Mitt Romney put together and delivered a very good speech tonight in Chillicothe, Ohio. I’ll be putting up the video as soon as I find it (and the prepared remarks after the fold). But the gist of it was that the Romney-Ryan campaign has no intention of allowing Obama-Biden to define unchallenged Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, the Republican party, conservatism in | Read More »
Obama Campaign Sues to Disenfranchise Military Voters
[promoted from the diaries as part of the Ambitious Writer's Program] On paper, the lawsuit is filed in federal court as Obama for America v. Husted. If you read the content of the complaint, it should actually be called Obama v. the U.S. Troops. Bloomberg reported on Tuesday: “Obama for America, the U.S. president’s re-election campaign committee, sued two Ohio officials over changes to state law | Read More »
Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Education Reform
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Ohio Governor John Kasich to discuss his Cleveland Plan to reform education in Ohio, how his state overcame a budget deficit, and why this fall’s election is so important. We’re brought to you as always by Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like | Read More »
Brilliant, Ohio coal
plant mine[*] closes: guess why?
Well, your ability to guess why the Murray Energy Corporation today announced that it is closing a mine in Brilliant, Ohio will be largely dependent on whether you rely on local news or not. If you’re just paying attention to local news… you won’t be told at all why a coal mine that employed 239 people at its peak laid off 24 of its remaining 56 | Read More »
Best News of the Century: Steve LaTourette Retires
“To the extent that we have not reached the level of fiscal dissoluteness of Greece, it is precisely because of the uncompromising “extremists” like the Tea Party.” Most people outside of Congress never heard of 9-term liberal Congressman Steve LaTourette (“R”- OH). But his surprise announcement that he will retire at the end of the year is a big relief to all those who desire | Read More »
The Myth of Slashed Education Funding
No matter where you live I am sure you have heard the same argument I hear continually: “Republicans are slashing spending and hurting kids.” Health care, education, you name it, this is the refrain. The problem? It’s not true. In May I offered a chart that highlighted how spending is not the path to growth. Today I want to focus on education. Look at the | Read More »
Obama takes another excursion in taxpayer-funded million dollar buses
President Obama is off on another campaign tour utilizing his two $1.1 million buses he had us buy for him so his campaign, unlike the Romney campaign, wouldn’t have to pay the bus fare. Along with a scheduled stop for ice cream on Thursday and attending a full fledged ice cream social on Friday, Obama intends to hype his taxpayer-funded so-called investment in manufacturing. Unfortunately, | Read More »
The new C-SPAN video library feature (also: Obama thinks that we’re in recession!).
One of the things that I did as part of attending the Breitbart Awards last weekend was attend a panel on C-Span’s new video library service. It’s actually pretty useful: it allows you to take clips from C-SPAN and email them, Tweet them, embed them and whatnot. For example: say you wanted to show a clip from today’s disastrous Ohio speech that Obama made. What | Read More »
Team Romney’s first ad using Obama’s Ohio speech.
The first of many from the Romney campaign: I myself counted enough raw footage from today’s Ohio speech to make a dozen Republican attack ads. I don’t know who the heck told the President that it was a good idea to make a speech that tacitly conceded failure for the last four years, and half-demanded, half-begged for another four years in office. Particularly since in | Read More »
Electoral implications of the Obama Administration’s War on Coal.
Will this be the 2012 election map? If the Obama administration keeps up their War on Coal (literally: they consider coal more dangerous than terrorism), quite possibly. And it may be at least partially because of coal.
Obama’s new Ohio ad: just making stuff up at this point.
Let me present to you the amazing amount of scrutiny that apparently needs to go into a Barack Obama campaign ad, just to understand what it actually means. Level Minus One. This is the scrutiny that is done by the creators of the ad itself (that is to say, none at all). Summary of said ad (second video at this Hot Air link): this Brian | Read More »
State Spending Not The Path to Growth
I wanted to bring to your attention a short report released by The Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions (full disclosure: I am the president) focused on state spending burdens and their connection, or lack thereof, to economic growth. Adam Schwiebert, The Diehl Family Fellow at the Buckeye Institute, put together a short policy brief that uses a measurement know as “state spending burden” – comparing combined state | Read More »
The New York Times prepares its readers for the loss of Ohio.
It’s all because of racism, of course: But the main quarrels Democratic voters [in Jefferson County, Ohio] have with Mr. Obama have nothing to do with race. They include his rejection of one proposed route for the Keystone pipeline, a stance they say will harm this area, whose backbone, the Ohio River, is lined with metal mills and coal mines. Oh, I’m sorry, but that | Read More »