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  •  I don't know the truth of this (2+ / 0-)
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    but all I see above is a series of accusations, without a scintilla of evidence or support.

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    by dhonig on Wed Aug 11, 2010 at 05:34:16 AM PDT

    •  The evidence is in the POLLS (0+ / 0-)

      You think that Ohioans relish voting in an ex-pat of Lehman Brothers?

      Of course, you could always employ your search engine by simply typing in "corruption" plus "cuyahoga," but then you might be stuck reading for weeks.  Or try "corruption" plus "strippers" plus "odot." Or try "Strickland" plus "corruption" plus "mansiongate." Or.....

      Then again, just review my blogroll, and you'll find full diaries with links on most of the itemized scandals, including the ODOT scandal.

      Or you can just pretend it isn't so.

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

      by Ohiobama on Wed Aug 11, 2010 at 05:43:08 AM PDT

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      •  Sh!t. (1+ / 0-)
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        Well realistically speaking though, will Strickland drop out or the race?  And even if he does, who decides who runs as the Dem?  Or are we stuck with him?

        As for Fisher...  meh.  I think with it being a GOP wave year, Portman being a formidable candidate, I think we had our work cut out for us even if Brunner won (but that's me as an outsider...  it was just looking like that)...  Is Fisher at least campaigning hard like he said he would after winning the primary?

        I had hopes for OH staying blue but this does not bode well at all.

        "If these Republicans can't stand up to Rush, how can they stand up to the Iranians?" - Redmond Barry

        by xsonogall on Wed Aug 11, 2010 at 05:55:35 AM PDT

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        •  Fisher has one chance (1+ / 0-)
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          which is the same as that of the congressional Dems: He's got to cut the cord and separate himself from Strickland. Specifically, he has to spill the beans and disclose that he quit the job of state Development Director because of the corruption in that office. In other words, he has to rat out Ted Strickland.

          But he won't.

          The first step in dealing with the governor's race is to stop covering for the guy, which only spreads the infection. With enough pressure, Strickland could be forced to withdraw. That probably would not save the governor's chair but it would save the down-ticket races.

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

          by Ohiobama on Wed Aug 11, 2010 at 06:02:20 AM PDT

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          •  Just feels like the Dems need a draw.... (0+ / 0-)

            ...even if they all cut the cord, who will Dems come out in droves for to support?  Fisher doesn't strike me as that guy (which is why I was hoping for Brunner before, even though as I mentioned earlier, it likely would still have been a longshot).

            "If these Republicans can't stand up to Rush, how can they stand up to the Iranians?" - Redmond Barry

            by xsonogall on Wed Aug 11, 2010 at 06:23:29 AM PDT

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            •  It would be a local matter (0+ / 0-)

              The statewide ticket is screwed; too late to save it but for some individual races. Cordrey could win attorney general if he announced a Strickland indictment on any one of a dozen possible charges. Will Cordrey do that? No.

              Individual congressional Dems could still win. Space could win in OH-18, Sutton could hold her seat, and Kilroy could hold hers if all three came out and demanded the same ethical standards in Ohio as they have demanded in the Rangel case.

              Will they do that? Almost certainly not.

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

              by Ohiobama on Wed Aug 11, 2010 at 06:31:18 AM PDT

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      •  When you write a diary (0+ / 0-)

        you should support it, rather than tell readers to start googling.

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        by dhonig on Wed Aug 11, 2010 at 10:51:09 AM PDT

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        •  It's supported: Check my blogroll. (0+ / 0-)

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

          by Ohiobama on Wed Aug 11, 2010 at 10:54:55 AM PDT

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          •  No (0+ / 0-)

            that's not how it works. You support your diary IN YOUR DIARY, not by telling people to go do their own research. Sorry, but that's just not how it works.

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            by dhonig on Wed Aug 11, 2010 at 11:07:18 AM PDT

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          •  It's not supported (0+ / 0-)

            This is from a Green concern troll who hates Strickland and has never supported him.  He actually said that Lee Fisher should have challenged Strickland instead.

            (Oh, and he's wrong about Strickland not leading beyond the margins, too.)

            •  Ohdemvoter is a former Strickland staff aide (0+ / 0-)

              who routinely fails to disclose his connection to Strickland. He has called me a Republican, and a Green in an infantile attempt to discredit the plain facts of the matter.

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

              by Ohiobama on Fri Aug 13, 2010 at 09:10:57 AM PDT

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              •  Lying again. (0+ / 0-)

                I've never called you a Republican.  I stopped disclosing the thing about Strickland after disclosing it for FIVE YEARS which is almost twice as long as I actually workked for him eight years ago.

                You've admitted in the past that you are a Green, too.

                •  Back atcha (0+ / 0-)

                  I'm a registered Democrat and never stated anything different. The fact you use Green as a term of disparagement shows how pitifully isolated you, and the Strickland faction of the ODP have become.

                  You need to disclose your Strickland connection EVERY TIME you shill for him.

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

                  by Ohiobama on Fri Aug 13, 2010 at 01:14:14 PM PDT

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