Is The Mike DeWine for Ohio Attorney General Campaign In Full-Metal-Jacket “Baghdad Bob” Mode?
For more background about the Ohio GOP Attorney General’s race, and for the dramatis personae of this story, see this entry at Athens Runaway. The Butler County Republican Party, what far-leftist troll bridge Plunderbund terms “Boehner-land” and “smack dab in the middle of the Ohio GOP’s geopolitical base” endorsed Dave Yost for Attorney General. That’s huge, and apparently the Mike DeWine for Ohio Aspiring Governor | Read More »
The Ganley Candidacy
I’ve commented on this in response to a previous posting on Tom Ganley’s candidacy for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate from Ohio, but I think it deserves its own entry to disseminate the information as widely as possible. Tom Ganley is campaigning as a conservative. That’s great. Except at least in one vital area, he hasn’t acted like one – private property rights. Post-Kelo, | Read More »
Ganley US Senate Campaign Misinterprets NY-23
It looks like US Senate Candidate Rob Portman will be forced to waste money fighting an ad war with primary opponent Tom Ganley. The Cleveland car dealer seems intent on spending millions of his own money despite little likelihood of winning. He has made his first ad buy as part of that strategy: Republican Senate candidate Tom Ganley, the car dealer from Cleveland who has | Read More »
Quisling, Moral Coward. (or, “Judas got 30 pieces of silver; how ’bout you?”)
Dear Congressman Wilson– So you’ve decided to vote for the healthcare bill. I’ll not waste more pixels trying to convince you of its wrongness–you’re clearly beyond convincing or rational argumentation based in fact, reality, or sanity. I’m especially surprised by your announcement in the wake of the recent elections in which opponents of the government healthcare plan won in Virginia, New Jersey, and even in | Read More »
Be Paid for Votes in Athens, Ohio
This is great. Below is the screenshot of an email sent from Kellie Galan, the Vice President of the Ohio University College Democrats.Every student who brings someone to the polls to vote in the city council elections in Athens, OH gets $5.00.Nice. But is that illegal?
OHIO: Vote Yes for local control and regulation of farms!
Someone whom I trust and who works in local farming in Ohio wrote the following about ISSUE 2 here in Ohio. (The one @ewerickson described so nicely as “banning choking chickens and spanking monkeys.”) In short, it’s a local solution to a concern that national interests may exploit to have more restrictive measures passed in the future. It’s a constitutional amendment to prevent national interest | Read More »
Dear Congressman: You’re either lying, or you’re an idiot. Because we’re not.
A friend just wrote the following blistering letter to his and my ostensibly pro-life, “Blue Dog” Democrat Congressman, Charlie Wilson, OH 6. I recommend reading right through the end, but once you start I think you’ll find it hard not to read all the way through. Enjoy… Dear Congressman Wilson, I received your letter this past Friday and was frankly disappointed at the way that | Read More »
Fear and Loathing In The People’s Republic Of Athens, Part I
(Cross-posted at Athens Runaway ) Normally, I’ve avoided writing about goings-on in my town, Athens, Ohio, because it’s not called The People’s Republic of Athens for nothing. Writing about stuff that goes on here is an exercise in mental masturbation; the college professors are still going to be unthinking and liberal, the college students are going to be unthinking, and the beer will keep on | Read More »
Beware populists in sheeps clothing
I have long argued that conservatives need to be strategic in their thinking when it comes to elections. While I will fully admit that balancing “the most electable” with “the most conservative” is rarely easy it is still a critical decision to make. “Throw all the bums out” is not a wise strategy for regaining the majority or implementing conservative policy. This has recently been | Read More »
Another Letter to Congressman Charlie Wilson
These just seem to be too easy… I wonder if they’ve already assigned my emails to go directly into the trash… Dear Congressman Wilson– Sometime today a resolution to punish Congressman Joe Wilson will come before the House. I do hope you will vote against this resolution, or, if we are to punish wrongs, I hope you will support efforts to punish Congressman Charlie Rangel | Read More »
Is Zack Space Changing His Name?
Congressman Zack Space’s website is here. His Congressional site is is here.There’s just one problem.According to his campaign website, Congressman Space is no longer Zack Space, but Zach Space in the disclaimer. Now, being named Erick, I get Eric with no “k”, Erik with no “c”, and Erich with an “h”, more frequently than I get my name spelled right.But then I’m pretty sure if | Read More »
Letter to Congressman Wilson
Just sent this to my Congressman via his online e-mail submission form. Oh, it’s Congressman Charlie Wilson of Ohio’s sixth district. Dear Congressman Wilson– I was in Washington this past weekend. Sorry I didn’t stop by to see you, but the crowd made it tough to move anywhere. I did, however, enjoy a nice dinner at the Dubliner after standing with more than 250,000 fellow | 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 »
He’s tanned (not really), toupee’d, and ready to… why, he’s ready to do anything at all for OH-17, really. Anything. BOARDMAN, Ohio — Seven years in prison doesn’t appear to have changed former U.S. Rep. James Traficant’s style whatsoever, and the 1,200 supporters who gathered at a Boardman banquet hall Sunday afternoon loved him for it. “I was a quarterback. I was a congressman. Now | Read More »
Cap and Trade: a job killer
You don’t have to be an economist to understand the economic situation. Unemployment has hit double digits in many states and is growing (in Ohio: 340,000 jobs lost since Ted Strickland and Lee Fisher took office) and everyone is paying the price. The stimulus has accomplished nothing (Again, in Ohio, in the neighborhood of 100,000 jobs lost since its passage) and yet the Democrats | Read More »