We are The Prog

Take a gander at what I found in the sidebar over at The Communist Party of Ohio ProgressOhio (click to enlarge):
We are The Prog
These mindless, emoting drones are living parodies. The gags write themselves.

Senate Conservatives Fund endorses Josh Mandel

Senator Jim DeMint’s very influential PAC — about as close to a RINO-hunting anti-GOP-establishment Tea Party presence as you’re likely to see in the Senate — just went all in with a great guy and true conservative with whom I went to law school. Please help Josh Mandel become Ohio’s next U.S. Senator by clicking on the image and making a contribution.
Josh Mandel
This is the SCF’s first endorsement of the 2012 season, and since they helped put Marco Rubio (R-FL), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rand Paul (R-KY) in the Senate in 2010, incumbent Senator Sherrod Brown can’t be very happy about this.

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 bob@wtam.com, and he’s on Twitter at @Frantz_WTAM.
Betty Sutton

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.”

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 cratic@dccc.org 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.

Betty Sutton is terrified

The Representative from Ohio’s 13th District finds herself caught between an unpopular President she supports, pitiful fund-raising results, an opponent with a huge war chest, her own barely-concealed radicalism, and the public’s outrage at her spending spree since her first election in 2006. She squealed for help from the cavalry and got a response.
Betty Sutton’s benefactors, the corrupt union bosses and the DCCC (oops, sorry for repeating myself), just sent her 21 union-paid staffers and $219,000 for advertising. With the way she burns cash to push outright lies, she needs all the help she can get.
Hey, Betty! How about running on your record instead? I’m sure your constituents would love to hear more about your votes on Cap & Trade, Obamacare, TARP, the bank bailouts, card check …

Questions for Betty Sutton and Tom Ganley

Vote on the existing questions, or ask your own. From the explanation on the site:

If, according to the old saying, “all politics is local,” then the time has come to demonstrate that new, interactive media can invigorate local civic engagement around elections — moving from interest to involvement, from spectacle to civil society.
Personal Democracy Forum, with support from The Knight Foundation and in partnership with Google and YouTube, has created a platform to facilitate that involvement. It’s called 10Questions. Here’s how it works:

  • Citizens can post text questions or video questions through YouTube for candidates in the 2010 midterm elections; each race has its own page where we aggregate questions posed for candidates in that specific race.
  • Using Google technology, visitors to that site can vote questions up and down. After a set period of public engagement, the 10 top- voted questions in each race are posed to the candidates.
  • Candidates then have the opportunity to post video responses, and voters rate those responses for completeness, directness, depth and substance — criteria that are sometimes hard to get out of politicians in the rapid-fire context of a live debate.