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The Nazi Role Playing Of Rich Iott

Rich Iott isn’t just wrong for Congress because he dressed up as a Nazi. He’s wrong because his extremist politics would create a historical re-enactment of the worst mistakes of the last generation. […]

Rob Portman’s High Profile Elevated by Karl Rove’s American Crossroads

In the Ohio Senate contest between Rob Portman and Lee Fisher, an Ipsos pollster declares that “Portman is really solidifying his lead — it’s starting to look insurmountable…. Fisher hasn’t been able to raise his profile enough to make a dent.”

Why hasn’t Lee Fisher been able to raise his profile? Consider the gap in […]

Steve Austria Takes Corporate PAC Money Without Need

Strategically and ethically, the heavy flow of corporate money into Steve Austria’s campaign accounts doesn’t add up. His opponent hasn’t even raised two thousand dollars! […]

Lying is a Sin: Steve Stivers tells no-doubt falsehood about Mary Jo Kilroy

Republican congressional candidate Steve Stivers signed his name to a campaign advertisement this week, declaring of his opponent in Ohio’s 15th District that “Mary Jo Kilroy can’t hide from her 98.4% voting record with Nancy Pelosi.”

I’ll come right to the point. This claim by Steve Stivers is a lie.

A review of roll […]

The Know-Nothings of the 1800s and the No-Mosquers of the new millenium

Steve Wessler asks two important questions in Wednesday’s Portland Press Herald:

The Ku Klux Klan has deep Christian roots. Would Americans rise up in anger if a Christian group proposed to build a church near the site of a Klan killing?

In 1856, a period of intense anti-Catholic sentiment in the United States, a mob […]

Pat Tiberi (R-AEP)

“Them who pay the piper call the tune.”

Who does Representative Patrick Tiberi represent? Well, who’s paying the piper? The most frequent source of contributions to Pat Tiberi in the 2009-2010 election cycle is an energy corporation called American Electric Power. 48 contributions by the AEP political action committee and AEP employees have been registered […]

OH-12: Pat Tiberi Talks Jobs But Does Nothing to Create Them

On the subject of jobs, congressman Patrick Tiberi likes to talk tough, declaring over and over again what Congress must do to bring jobs back to America:

Jobs, not health care, should be the focus of Congress and the president, U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-Genoa Township) told the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce Tuesday.

“That’s […]

OH-12: Paula Brooks Buckeye Cash Versus Pat Tiberi PAC Machine

In this year’s race for Ohio’s 12th District seat in Congress, Democratic challenger Paula Brooks has received more in campaign contributions from the people of Ohio ($723,795) than Republican incumbent Patrick Tiberi has ($712,701).

In total campaign dollars, however, Pat Tiberi holds an immense advantage, with a warchest of $2,118,311. Paula Brooks has only $994,336 […]

Tea Party Pushes Double Standard For Voting

Does this “Tea Party” group support card check for voting or not? It depends upon which way the winds of convenience are blowing. […]

Cultural Blending at the Ross County Fair

I love the cultural blends that shape America.

I can also report that a deep-fried Twinkie tastes just about as awful as you’d expect.

Tea Party Contributions to State Candidates: 92% Republican, 0% Democrat

Looking at data on federally-organized political action committees and Section 527 groups that identify themselves as part of the “Tea Party” movement, we’ve discovered that such openly-disclosed grassroots groups have levels of activity too low to account for the highly visible “Tea Party” activity seen splayed across the national media. Indeed, most of them are […]