Tribble predictions

How many House seats will the GOP gain today? Here’s the running tally of predictions from the Tribbles (listeners of the Hugh Hewitt Show who lurk in the #hhrs hashtag on Twitter):

@Mrs_ESTMR: 100
@akonsen: 80
@MongoTribble: 79
@Soopermexican: 75
@Nikkonito &amp @dirtseller: 68
@michaelbeck: 67
@hazchic: 63
@dbsnyder: 60
@JGtheSheep: 58
@strongthought: 53

At stake: bragging rights for whoever gets closest without going over, of course! As of 4 PM Eastern, the InTrade odds are hovering between 60 and 65and rising.

Is Betty Sutton a moderate? An independent? A populist?

Ohio Congressional Districts 2009I’ve never met Congresswoman Betty Sutton, my Representative here in Ohio’s 13th District. Every time I hear her on the radio or see her on TV, she comes across as a mild-mannered, pleasant person. I am convinced that she truly believes she’s doing what’s best for America. If she and I found ourselves at the same dinner table I’m confident that we could chat easily and cheerily about the travails of the Cleveland Browns, the latest news of our respective families, and what works best for keeping rabbits and deer out of a flower bed. I have absolutely no reason to think ill of her personally, and I’ll bet she’s a loving wife, a sweet daughter, a good neighbor, and a responsible and caring pet owner.
Betty Sutton is also a radical leftist.
To put her views in context, first go take a look at her very close friend and trusted colleague Jan Schakowsky. No, really. Go look, and then come back here.

Ganley and Corrigan on air tonight (updated)

Republican nominees for the U.S. House Tom Ganley (OH-13) and Peter Corrigan (OH-10) will be on the Bob Frantz Show this evening, starting at 7 PM. Ganley’s challenging incumbent Betty Sutton (D), and Corrigan’s challenging incumbent Dennis Kucinich (D).

[[[   UPDATE: Both candidates will be taking listener questions at (216) 578-1100 or -1111   ]]]

Try catching the broadcast on the WTAM webcam, or just tune in to the station’s 50,000 watt blowtorch at 1100 on your AM dial. Bob Frantz’s e-mail address is, and he’s on Twitter at @Frantz_WTAM.
Betty Sutton

An excellent idea from HillBuzz

Ask for suggestions online and you’ll get suggestions:

Here’s a fun way to screw with the Democrats’ internal polling and brand management — and hopefully convince them to stay the course and keep doing crazy things voters hate instead of pulling towards the middle and trying to put their mask back on before 2012.
The Democrats rely heavily on polling…with an upper tier that is dead-set against moving the party back to the middle. This is suicide for the party, but the Leftists who now control the DNC don’t want to believe that. Instead, they want to see polls that tell them the public LOVES what the Democrats have been doing and want them to commit more of this madness between November 3rd, 2010 and November 2012.
It should be our mission to screw with as many Democrat internal polls as possible…to give these nuts the data they want to keep Obama on the wrong track for the party. This will guarantee the Democrats will keep making people furious for the next two years, so the public can wipe even more of them out in the next election (including people like Claire McCaskill in the Senate, and Obama himself in the White House).

For each one, we tried to answer while keeping in mind what would do the most damage to the Democrat Party in the long term. So, for questions that asked if we thought the party was on the right track, we said it definitely was. For questions about what issues we wanted Democrats to push, we answered the ones that would alienate Democrats from the most voters. Ie, healthcare, immigration, etc. This is counterintuitive to what YOU personally want to see, so you need to think strategically. Democrats are hurt most when they are talking about things like healthcare, immigration, the environment, etc. So, that’s what they need to be encouraged to keep talking about.
Americans really want to deal exclusively with jobs…so the LAST THING we want them to actually ever talk about is jobs. Let the survey indicate Democrats need to talk nonstop about healthcare, immigration, and the environment just to keep making people mad for the next two years. That will greatly benefit conservatives.

Brilliant. You can see the HillBuzz submission at their site.

Video: Evil Rich People

These are the dastardly sneaky skunks who Betty Sutton and friends want to punish:

In other words, she wants to punish the people who employ three out of four small business employees. Guess what will inevitably result when those small business owners get hammered by Congress? They’ll be forced to cut payrolls.
J-O-B-S, right, Betty? Way to “protect the little guy.”

Betty Sutton: owned by union bosses

union bossCongresswoman Betty Sutton can’t seem to get any traction with her constituents, collecting only $43,156 in contributions under $200 for the entire first half of this year. Nevertheless she’s breathing several sighs of relief this week.
The extreme left-wingers running the National Education Association rode to her rescue yesterday with $550,000 in TV advertising. Today, the crooks who run the SEIU (the people who brought us ACORN) tossed Sutton another $200,000 of TV ad time.
That’s in addition to a pair of ad buys ($219,000 and $85,000) from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee down in Washington, and 21 union-funded campaign workers. Betty can finally hire more “supporters” to help her claw her way back to Washington.
Why do the union bosses love Betty Sutton so passionately? It’s no mystery:

Sherrod Brown to Dems: “Hey, let’s run on Obamacare”

I wonder if Senator Brown’s successor in the U.S. House, Betty Sutton, will take his advice and run on Obamacare, the GM bailout, the Chrysler bailout, the government takeover of the student loan industry, and the rest of the Democrat Party record? Or will she continue to flail around and dishonestly sling mud?
Click any of these memory-jogging graphics for more information on that Democrat record that Sherrod Brown’s so proud of:
unemployed over 26 weeks as of June 2010
scary chart

Betty Sutton’s volunteers: abundant as chicken’s teeth

When you can’t generate grassroots volunteer support (look at the crowds!) by running on your record, you just hire people and fake it. Right, Betty?

Subject: DCCC Hiring in Summit and Lorain County
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2010 22:44:20 -0400
From: Cratic@DCCC.ORG
To: Cratic@DCCC.ORG
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is hiring in Ohio’s 13th Congressional race.
Democratic campaign hiring paid canvassers to help drive voter participation in Summit and Lorain Counties. We are seeking energetic and committed applicants with experience volunteering or working on electoral campaigns to work alongside a seasoned team of campaign professionals.
115 Cedar Street
Elyria, OH
1 Merriman Rd (Merriman and West Market)
Akron, OH
SUNDAY 10-2PM or 2-6PM
PAY: $10.00
Past campaign volunteers encouraged to apply. Email if interested. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

Considering how many people in the 13th District have lost their jobs thanks to Betty’s lockstep voting with Nancy Pelosi, it’s awfully nice of her to offer ten bucks an hour to help her con voters into sending her back to Washington. Another two-year term should be enough time to drive America into ruin with massive spending, corporate bailouts, union payoffs, cap & trade, card check, tax increases, and more government regulations. What’s not to like?
With tons of DCCC money and union-funded staff, maybe she’ll have a prayer.

Cap & Trade is Betty Sutton’s baby

A friendly reminder to my fellow conservative, moderate, and independent voters here in Ohio’s 13th District: Rep. Betty Sutton (D) did much more than just read the bill in detail before voting “yes” … she helped write it.
If you ever actually see her, ask her to defend that economy-crippling, job-killing bill. If possible, record her response on video (use your camera phone, or maybe this or this) and contact me so I can post it on YouTube. It would be fascinating to see.