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  •  Pure fantasy -- your schmill is showing (1+ / 0-)
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    Explain how ANYONE would have voted for McCain-Palin AND Vic Wulsin.  The very idea is ridiculous.

    The fact is that the presidential race brought many conservatives out to vote in OH-02, and Wulsin was left abandoned by that tide, by the Democratic machine, which largely backs Schmidt in this district, and by her own base, which did not appreciate Wulsin's attempts to pretend to be a machine candidate.

    You just cannot square the numbers with this concocted story that Wulsin had a chance in 2008.

    Get over it.

    "Politics: The conduct of public affairs for private advantage." -- Ambrose Bierce

    by Ohiobama on Tue Apr 13, 2010 at 05:03:29 PM PDT

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    •  the democratic machine backs Schmidt??? (1+ / 0-)
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      please say more

      •  In some counties, yes (1+ / 0-)
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        Schmidt serves on the Transportation and Agriculture committees, where she is the Queen of Pork (literally if you witness her hog purchases at county fairs).

        The Democratic machine in the Democrat-controlled counties of the district rely on Schmidt for this corrupt funding. That we have Democratic county commissioners routinely pulling the lever for Schmidt is an open secret, which is the only reason she's been reelected.

        Look up Robert Taft's Conservative Coalition for historical background.

        "Politics: The conduct of public affairs for private advantage." -- Ambrose Bierce

        by Ohiobama on Tue Apr 13, 2010 at 05:56:17 PM PDT

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        •  I just wanna get this straight. (0+ / 0-)

          The democratic party machine in certain SW Ohio counties abandoned their own candidate and supported Schmidt?  Is that about right?

          The reason I'm asking is that I am currently working as a volunteer for the ODP, plus sending them more $$$ than I can afford, and I am going to seriously re-evaluate my committment to an organization that permits this type of bullshit.

          •  ohiobama (2+ / 1-)
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            is a liar; you may want to try other sources for your state ODP info

            i don't mind if arlen remains the senior senator from pennsylvania IF the voters in the DEMOCRATIC primary choose him BUT until then...........

            by primaryarlen on Tue Apr 13, 2010 at 06:19:44 PM PDT

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          •  Understand what I'm saying (0+ / 0-)

            Do any Democratic organizations openly or formally endorse Schmidt? No, they cannot.

            Do the "leaders" of county Democratic Party organizations covertly help and vote for Schmidt, spreading word that apparatchiks should vote for Schmidt and undermining Schmidt opponents?  Absolutely, going on all the time.

            What counties?  The biggest problem, as is well known, is in Pike and Scioto counties, which is Ted Strickland's home base, and that's the reason the party doesn't "do something" about the problem. Note that Strickland and Schmidt appeared together at a fraudulent pitch to bring a nuclear reactor to Piketon just last June. It was an obvious and deceptive joint pitch for votes.

            ODP is certainly aware of the problem. The Pike and Scioto parties have been renegade since 1832, when Robert Lucas of Pike was elected Governor.

            Does ODP capitulate to the renegade thugs in these counties?  Unfortunately, yes. Not a single action has been taken to sanction the betrayals.

            Things are changing. Insurgent mayor Jane Murray of Portsmouth is fighting the corrupt machine, with no help from ODP.

            "Politics: The conduct of public affairs for private advantage." -- Ambrose Bierce

            by Ohiobama on Tue Apr 13, 2010 at 06:22:48 PM PDT

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            •  Jane Murray, who spent (1+ / 0-)
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              ..thousands of dollars not appropriated by the City Council to redecorate her office? Jane Murray, who landed our sewage treatment plant in deep shit with the Ohio EPA by firing people qualified to operate it and installing her unqualified crony? Jane Murray, who wanted fire trucks and ambulances to turn off their sirens near a busy intersection because the noise disturbs her? Jane Murray is a joke.

              "YOU SIR ARE A DISGRAC!!!" - from Hate mail-palooza, 2/27/10

              by Ahianne on Tue Apr 13, 2010 at 07:06:38 PM PDT

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              •  How positively unifying for Democrats (0+ / 0-)

                Funn how you so-called "progressives" lunge at and eviscerate any actual progressive Democrat who actually does something to bring change to southern Ohio.

                "Politics: The conduct of public affairs for private advantage." -- Ambrose Bierce

                by Ohiobama on Tue Apr 13, 2010 at 07:18:28 PM PDT

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                •  The changes Ahianne mentions (1+ / 0-)
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                  are something southern Ohio may wish to avoid.

                  ...it is unfortunate that the opposition to the Democrats in this country now consists entirely of crazy people. - NNadir

                  by RunawayRose on Tue Apr 13, 2010 at 07:34:19 PM PDT

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                  •  Those are BS accusations (0+ / 0-)

                    Jane is the best thing ever to happen to Portsmouth. She fired corrupt city officials, and of course the machine fought back.

                    Be a little smart, please.  The sniping at Murray has been odious.

                    "Politics: The conduct of public affairs for private advantage." -- Ambrose Bierce

                    by Ohiobama on Tue Apr 13, 2010 at 07:51:18 PM PDT

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                    •  No. (1+ / 0-)
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                      Just no. Jane is about Jane.

                      "YOU SIR ARE A DISGRAC!!!" - from Hate mail-palooza, 2/27/10

                      by Ahianne on Tue Apr 13, 2010 at 08:11:52 PM PDT

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                      •  Scioto County (0+ / 0-)

                        Is the only county in Ohio under fiscal emergency. Portsmouth has the highest prescription drug abuse rate IN THE NATION, tied to the corrupt Democratic machine. Book's school scandal was just another display of the endemic corruption.

                        You're either a part of the forces for change in that city and county, or you are a part of the problem.

                        "Politics: The conduct of public affairs for private advantage." -- Ambrose Bierce

                        by Ohiobama on Tue Apr 13, 2010 at 08:18:07 PM PDT

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