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Chris Spielman at the ORTL Sarah Palin Event

March 7th, 2010 Matt Comments off

Former football star Chris Spielman’s speech at the Ohio Right to Life event on Friday was fantastic and deeply moving. The way he engages the audience should be taught in public speaking classes, and I could have heard a pin drop as the audience of 4000+ listened closely to each word.

Not sure if professional video will be posted soon, but I found this on YouTube and it’s worth watching:

And if you want to really be annoyed, read Plunderdumb’s disgusting comments about Spielman. (scroll down)

Sarah Palin, Ohio Right to Life, and Armond Budish

March 6th, 2010 Matt Comments off

Laura Bischoff files the first report of Sarah Palin’s speech tonight with the Ohio Right to Life:

COLUMBUS — Officially, the Ohio Right to Life rally on Friday, March 5, was billed as a nonpartisan event, but that didn’t stop many of Sarah Palin’s 4,000 fans in attendance from[...]

Just before the rally, Palin attended a private $1,000 per ticket reception with donors, including Republicans such as Ohio GOP Chairman Kevin DeWine, state Sen. Jon Husted and former U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine.

Ohio Right to Life declined to disclose Palin’s speaking fee — reported to be in the neighborhood of $100,000 — but at the end of her 45-minute speech Palin promised to donate it back to the nonprofit.

I’ve been told that video will be online soon. With thousands of adoring fans in the audience, her speech was fantastic  and I found her to be far more comfortable speaking than she was just a few weeks ago at the TEA party convention. She was just as smooth and eloquent as Mitt Romney… except Palin is actually conservative.

She mocked the left and the MSM for how the smallest things she does drives them crazy. Here is my cellphone video when she explained the silly business about how she wrote notes on her hand during a speech… ie, the “poor man’s teleprompter.”

But what was my favorite moment?

It was when Palin honored Elizbeth Trisler, the young woman who won the national oratory award from the National Right to Life, but was kept from being honored by State Rep. John Adams on the floor of the Ohio House because of Speaker Armond Budish’s radical pro-death agenda.

Armond, here is a room of 5000+ people who think you are a bully and a giant a**hole:

Sarah Palin REALLY Likes Ohio Right to Life

February 27th, 2010 Matt Comments off

Two events over two days. Very impressive…

From Michael McIntyre in The Plain Dealer:

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will make a stop for lunch in Northeast Ohio next Saturday at the home of insurance executive and GOP stalwart Umberto Fedeli in a benefit for the Ohio and Cleveland chapters of Right to Life.

Palin and about 100 invitees (most of whom will pay $2,500 apiece) will enjoy a meal in Fedeli’s personal trattoria prepared by guest chef Carl Quagliata of Giovani’s Ristorante. Palin will share her anti-abortion views and pose for photographs.

Fedeli, who has hosted President George W. Bush and many other political dignitaries at his Gates Mills home, said he was thrilled that Palin, who is headlining an Ohio Right to Life event in Columbus the night before, accepted his invitation.

Leaders of Two Wings of the GOP in Columbus Next Friday: Palin and Schwarzenegger

February 26th, 2010 Matt View Comments

Update: Stivers supporters inform me that Steve will leave his event early to spend time with Sarah Palin.

Watch Out, Mary Jo Kilroy

As I tweeted two days ago, the media is picking up on Steve Stivers’ Fundraiser with the Governator:

From Aaron Blake in The Hill:

Ohio GOP House candidate Steve Stivers will hold a fundraiser with California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) next week, Stivers’s campaign tells The Ballot Box.

Stivers and Schwarzenegger will team up to raise money on March 5, in an event that will also benefit the state GOP.

Schwarzenegger visits the Columbus area annually for his yearly Arnold Sports Festival. The city is a former home to the Mr. Olympia bodybuilding contest, where Schwarzenegger made his name by winning six straight titles and then served as a promoter.

“He’s very popular in Columbus and has been forever,” Stivers spokesman John Damschroder said. “Columbus loves what he has done for the community, and he’s heavily invested in the area. He’s been very loyal in keeping things in Columbus even as he’s become a big star.”

But as James Nash reports, the fundraiser is going while the Republican Party conservative superstar Sarah Palin hosts an event for the Ohio Right to Life:

Palin is headlining a fundraiser for Ohio Right to Life the same Friday evening.

Stivers has been courting support from social conservatives during his second run for Congress against Democrat Mary Jo Kilroy, who narrowly beat him in 2008.

Ohio Right to Life, which has not endorsed Stivers, declined to comment on his choice of events next Friday.

But the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had plenty to say about it.

“It will upset (social conservatives) that he’s doing a competing event with another governor,” said Gabby Adler, spokeswoman for the Democratic group.

In addition to social conservatives, Arnold is also rather dismissive of the fiscally conservative TEA partiers and commented on ABC News that the movement “isn’t going anywhere.”:

Not sure if that is the type of politician Stivers wants to associate himself with, but he will need the money to defeat Mary Jo Kilroy and the deep pockets of shadowy Soros-funded groups. Kilroy, according to the National Journal, is the most liberal Congresscritter in Ohio.

If you want to see Sarah Palin, you might still be able to get a ticket here for $40. Otherwise, if you would rather spend $2400 for a picture with Schwarzenegger, click here.

Armond Budish Abortion Controversy- An Awkward Wednesday

February 17th, 2010 Matt Comments off

After this story was covered by The O’Reilly Factor last week, Elizabeth Trisler, the winner of a national oratory contest was finally able to be honored on the floor of the House. Pro-abortion Speaker Budish was probably not looking forward to this day, and even called out extra-security to keep a close eye on about a dozen DANGEROUS CHRISTIANS watching from the gallery:

What gracious comments from Elizabeth! THIS is what Budish and the Democrats were so afraid of???

However when she said “I hope to see you all in the future”… I am hoping that after November we will NOT see many of the Democrats who were there on the House floor today. And after regaining the House majority and seeing how leadership can become drunk with power, hopefully Republicans will be respectful of the freedom of speech.

I overheard Rep. Adams explain to others about how proud he is of Elizabeth and that he was quite nervous during this presentation… which is understandable given all of the unnecessary heat and controversy created by Budish.

A hour later, Elizabeth was also honored in the Ohio State by State Senator Keith Faber:

And here is a picture I took with State Rep. John Adams, Sen. Keith Faber, and Elizabeth:

It was a pleasure to briefly meet Elizabeth and her mother today. I couldn’t imagine there would be many 19 year olds who would be that comfortable speaking with Bill O’Reilly to millions of cable viewers. It is fantastic to see she is using her God-given talents to fearlessly speak out on behalf on unborn babies.

And here is Elizabeth with Mike Gonidakis of the Ohio Right to Life. Without his help, today’s presentation would not have happened:

When it was all over, Elizabeth Trisler, with her big smile and perfect manners, defeated the Big Bad Bully Budish.

Armond Budish Abortion Controversy on The O’Reilly Factor

February 11th, 2010 Matt Comments off

Here is the video from tonight. Elisabeth Trisler and her mother did a great job!

Bob Burney interviews Rep. Adams on the Elizabeth Trisler Travesty

February 9th, 2010 Matt View Comments

This afternoon, State Rep. John Adams of the 78th District spoke with Bob Burney on WRFD, a popular Salem Christian radio station in central Ohio, about how horribly Speaker Buddish has treated Elizabeth Trisler, the talented winner of the national oratory award from the National Right to Life.

Click here to listen.

Speaker Armond Budish’s phone number is (614) 466-5441 or you can reach his law office at (216) 245-0185. And his email address is .

Update @5:30pm: More Representatives are speaking out against this travesty:

“I am very saddened to learn of the Speaker’s decision to deny Ms. Trisler the opportunity to be recognized on the floor of the Ohio House,” said Rep. Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) and former President of the Ohio Right to Life Society. “In a time when constructive public debate is in very short supply, as policy makers we should be in the business of lifting up young people who are willing to take a stand on the important issues of our day – whether we agree or not.”

“The statehouse is intended to serve the people of this great state, not any particular political cause or motive,” said Rep. Danny Bubp (R-West Union). “Because the legislature is charged with doing the people’s work, we should be lifting up young people who are willing to take a stand on the important issues of today.”

“I am proud that Ms. Trisler brought the first place award from this contest back to the Buckeye State,” said Rep. Jeff McClain (R-Upper Sandusky). “I hope that she will have an opportunity for the public recognition she deserves.”

“The fact that the simple process of presenting an award-winning teenager a resolution has become so distorted is reprehensible,” said Rep. Joseph Uecker (R-Miami Township). “This is a new level of partisanship, and regardless of anyone’s view about abortion, we should welcome the opportunity to honor Ms. Trisler for her achievements and leadership.”

Update @ 6:27pm: here is a copy of the speech Ms. Trisler used at the competition. It is well written. Also, considering it is about the respect for life, this controversy proves that the pro-choice movement is really only FOR abortion.

ETrislers 2009 Oratory Contest Speech

I Wonder if Speaker/Attorney Budish Has Read the Ohio Revised Code?

February 9th, 2010 Matt Comments off

Ohio Revised Code 9.041:

“It is the public policy of the State of Ohio to prefer childbirth over abortion to the extent that is constitutionally permissible.

Even though this issue involves the right of an Ohio Representative (in this case, Rep. John Adams) to honor high school students for their academic achievements, if we want to talk about abortion- it is the OFFICIAL POSITION OF OHIO LAW to favor the pro-life position.

I wonder if Keary McCarthy thinks the Ohio Revised code is too “divisive” for the Speaker?

(Warning: Divisive commentary ahead) Keary should be happy that even though he is a toothy, leftist midget with barely enough intelligence to robotically emits brainless talking points, his mother still decided to keep him.

Day 2 of Blowback: Speaker Budish Plays Politics with Teen’s Oratory Award

February 9th, 2010 Matt Comments off

I’m going through resolutions today. So far, I see at least one that is very political in nature: Erie County “environmental activists” on October 28, 2009 (pg 2).  But considering Budish’s strict rules, I could see him potentially blocking any accomplishments from an eschool/homeschool child, simply because school choice is also a political issue.

If you missed the story yesterday, a talented high school girl won a national oratory award at the National Right to Life Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina back in June, but House Speaker Budish is refusing to allow her on the floor of the house for a few minutes because the issue involved abortion.

The problem is, she qualifies under the rules of the house to receive the award on the floor of the House. Both Senate and House communications staff have noted that never before has a Speaker played politics with these feel-good awards, so I think it is a sign Budish is trying to pander to the Democrat base right before an election year.

Here is Jim Siegel in The Dispatch:

Tossing more gas on the partisan fire inside the Statehouse, a member of the House minority leadership team is criticizing the House speaker for declining to recognize a National Right to Life oratory winner on the chamber floor.

Rep. John Adams, R-Sidney, wanted to stand before the House chamber and present an honorary House resolution to a Shelby County student for her accomplishment. Although she qualified for the resolution, House Speaker Armond Budish, D-Beachwood, turned down Adams’ request for a floor presentation.

“It is an outrage that Speaker Budish has decided to politicize and deny the presentation of a proclamation honoring a national pro-life award on the House floor that was previously approved by the speaker,” Adams said in a release.

Ohio Right to Life called it “an unprecedented act of partisanship.”

“Perhaps his real message to Ohio’s teens is that excelling in public speaking isn’t worth being honored if their views are different than his,” said Mike Gonidakis, executive director of Ohio Right to Life.

And Mike Gonidakis is rightfully upset with Ohio Democrats, and sent this letter to Ohio Dem Chairman Redfern yesterday:

Dear Chairman Redfern,

As you know, ours is a non-partisan organization, and we can demonstrate strong support from both Republicans and Democrats. That is why I was optimistic that there existed a basis for communication on issues of common interest following my recent meeting with you which from my perspective went well. You correctly pointed out that Governor Strickland has been supportive of certain aspects of our agenda, and you certainly acknowledged that there are many Democrats who are sympathetic to all or part of our agenda as well.

Since then, my optimism has waned.

Your heavy hand was reported to be the major factor in forcing Jennifer Garrison, a supporter of pro-life positions, from the Democratic statewide ticket for next fall. It was hard not to interpret that action as a direct slap at the millions of Ohioans, whether Democrat, Republican or Independent who support the cause of life.

Now I am witness to one of the pettiest acts I have ever seen by a so-called political leader. Speaker Budish, as you may know, denied the request of Rep. John Adams to bring an outstanding young constituent, Elizabeth Trisler, to the House floor to receive a proclamation for her achievement in winning the National Right to Life Oratory contest. Her speech, Mr. Redfern, was a powerful and eloquent expression of her deeply held views regarding life. She is the kind of young woman we all would be intensely proud to have as a member of our family.

As you know, the recognition in the House Chamber of outstanding achievement by Ohioans has never been subjected to the kind of political litmus test applied by Speaker Budish, whose office says she was denied the recognition given thousands of other young Ohioans over the years because it was “political.” I wonder if Mr. Budish would allow recognition of a champion debate team only if he agreed with the side it advocated in the championship. Shame on Speaker Budish, with whom we will communicate separately.

You can readily see, Mr. Redfern, these two actions in just a week’s time appear to be a direct attack by your party on the pro-life constituency in Ohio.

My question of you, then, is whether you were sincere when we met. I reported our meeting to my Board, and now feel misled by you. Every appearance is that you and the party establishment are captive of pro-abortion ideologues, so much so that even the simple recognition of a student’s achievement must be rejected for fear of alienating this constituency. What can I report to our constituents concerning the position of the Ohio Democratic Party? I will share your response to this letter with our Board and membership as well.

In the spirit of non-partisanship, I would also like to invite you and your wife to be my guests on the evening of March 5 for our event featuring Sarah Palin as speaker. I am sure you agree that her commitment to life, as evidenced by the way she and her husband welcomed a developmentally challenged son into their family, is inspiring. Please let me know if you are able to attend so that I can make arrangements.

And please know that we would be equally delighted to provide a forum for a solidly pro-life Democrat of national stature. You have only to ask and we will arrange an appropriate event.

Hopefully yours,

Mike Gonidakis
Executive Director
Ohio Right to Life

Budish Panders to the Pro-Baby Killing Lobby / Is a Tough-Guy with a Teenage Girl

February 8th, 2010 Matt Comments off

What an ass:

House Speaker Denies Pro-Life Teen Access to House Floor
Resolution to Honor Teen Oratory Winner Must Be Mailed

COLUMBUS – In an unprecedented act of partisanship, House Speaker Armond Budish (D-Beechwood) denied Shelby County teen Elisabeth Trisler a legislative honor routinely presented to others. Budish is refusing to allow Trisler on the House floor to accept a legislative resolution. The resolution, authored by Rep. John Adams (R-Sidney), honors her accomplishment as the National Right to Life Oratory Contest winner. Such honorary resolutions are routinely presented at the start of Ohio House legislative sessions to constituents, including those who win athletic championships or academic contests.

“Surely Speaker Budish can put aside his partisanship for 10 minutes to honor the accomplishments of a talented and optimistic teenage girl,” said Ohio Right to Life Executive Director Mike Gonidakis. “Perhaps his real message to Ohio’s teens is that excelling in public speaking isn’t worth being honored if their views are different than his.”

Trisler won the National Right to Life Oratory Contest held at the NRLC Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina in June, 2009. During the second half of 2009, Rep. Adams’s office worked to schedule the presentation of Trisler’s proclamation on the House floor, as is typical of such awards. The presentation was scheduled for Wednesday, February 3, 2010.

However, on January 29th, the House Clerk informed Rep. Adams’s office the presentation was canceled because the Speaker “had a problem with the subject matter.” The Clerk advised the representative’s staff to take the matter up with the Speaker. Speaker Budish supports abortion.

“The Ohio House chamber is a monument to the importance of oratory and persuasion on the great issues facing our state,” added Gonidakis. “Silencing someone because you disagree is a terrible lesson to teach teens. The Speaker should reconsider his unfortunately petty decision.”

“The Ohio House of Representatives is known as the ‘people’s house’,” said State Representative John Adams. “It is an outrage that Speaker Budish has decided to politicize and deny the presentation of a proclamation honoring national pro-life award on the House floor that was previously approved by the Speaker,” Adams said.

Maybe when Speaker Armondo Budish is showing retired seniors how how to knit on his silly TV show, he should tell them about how he horribly he treated a talented teenage girl, simply because it involves the issue of killing unborn babies. I’m sure that would go over well.

I worked at the House for two years, and can’t count the number of these resolutions that were passed out in the House. Is Budish and Ohio House Dems so insecure this election year that they are threatened by a high school student who wins an oratory award?

It was my understanding that a handful of Ohio House Democrats are pro-life, so what do they think now?

This pro-abortion position doesn’t fit well with Judaism, but Speaker Budish is a staunch liberal before anything else- Budish isn’t that Jewish, but he keeps his supposed faith around for campaign purposes. What a jerk.

Sarah Palin Loves Ohio

February 3rd, 2010 Matt View Comments

From The Politico:

Sarah Palin’s political action committee has been selective and strategic in its donations to candidates over the past six months, but if money is any indication of where her heart lies, her political loyalties can be traced to Ohio.

While SarahPAC has devoted just 5 percent of its total expenditures over that period to fellow GOP colleagues, four of the 17 candidates Palin contributed to hail from Ohio — the state where she held by far the most presidential campaign events in 2008, according to The Washington Post’s candidate tracker.

The former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential nominee gave $5,000 to former GOP Rep. John Kasich, who’s running for Ohio governor; $3,500 to former Rep. Rob Portman, who’s running for the state’s open Senate seat; $1,000 to Rep. Jean Schmidt; and $1,000 to state auditor Mary Taylor, whom Kasich recently tapped to be his running mate.

A GOP source familiar with Palin’s thinking said most of these candidates solicited Palin’s support. “She feels there is a real chance to turn the tide in Ohio,” said the source.

“It makes sense to me that she may be looking to a future where Ohio matters to her, and if she’s building support, I think it’s great,” said Alex Triantafilou, the GOP chairman in Cincinnati’s Hamilton County.

“We’ve got an incumbent governor in Ted Strickland who is very vulnerable, so perhaps she sees where her dollars can make a difference,” he added.

Palin’s largest monetary donation went to Kasich, the former House Budget Committee chairman and Fox News talk show host, who has edged ahead of Strickland in recent polls.

The article also mentions that she will be speaking March 5th at an Ohio Right to Life event. Tickets can be purchased here. She is tough to book and won’t even be speaking at CPAC, so this is a huge deal for the pro-life movement in Ohio. Conservative friends at the Strategy Group helped make the event possible.

Sarah’s book was fun from a gossipy perspective.  I wanted to read more about accomplishments and policy debates in Alaska, but instead found myself slogging through a bunch of stories about how the media and the McCain campaign mistreated her. Almost any book by a politician is ghostwritten, but  this one came no where close to, for example, what L. Brent Bozell Jr. did for Barry Goldwater. And I couldn’t imagine Ronald Reagan writing a book to bitch about the press or pesky Ford operatives.

Regardless, Sarah is right on the issues, knows how to give a good speech, and is the only conservative rockstar who might run for President. She is more qualified for the job than President Barry, and is our worst potential candidate… except for all the others.

It is fantastic news that she is focusing so much on the state. Ohio’s misogynist Democrat Party Chairman has no idea how truly popular she is.

Quote of the Day: Michael Gonidakis on the Treatment of Jennifer Garrison

January 31st, 2010 Matt Comments off

From The Dispatch:

Michael Gonidakis, executive director of Ohio Right to Life, said that “Democratic Party bosses proved that their ‘big-tent party’ mantra is nothing more than empty rhetoric,” by chasing out “any candidate that does not bow at the altar of the abortion agenda.”

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Majority of Ohioans Oppose ObamaCare

January 21st, 2010 Matt Comments off

From Ohio Right to Life:

Poll: 52 Percent of Ohio Voters Oppose Health Care Plan

Sen. Sherrod Brown on Hot Seat Because of Vote

COLUMBUS – A majority of Ohio registered voters oppose the current health care reform plan under consideration in Congress, according to an Ohio Right to Life Society poll released today. Also, the survey found significant dissatisfaction with Sen. Sherrod Brown resulting from his vote in favor of a health care reform bill that included tax dollar funding for abortions. The poll in its entirety can be read HERE.

The Wenzel Strategies telephone survey of 1001 Ohio registered voters found 52 percent of respondents oppose the national health care reform plan currently moving through Congress. Sixty-five percent of respondents oppose provisions for taxpayer funding of abortions included in any reform package.

U.S. Sen. Brown should find little comfort in the survey’s results as 54 percent of respondents said they are less likely to vote for him because of his vote in favor of a health care reform bill that included abortion funding.

Ohio Right to Life will travel to Washington, D.C. this Friday and present its findings to members of the Ohio Congressional Delegation as part of the March for Life 2010 event.

“Our polling has consistently found that Ohioans don’t want their tax dollars funding abortions,” said Ohio Right to Life Executive Director Mike Gonidakis. “The fact that Congressional leaders are trying to force taxpayer-funded abortions through with the highly controversial health care bill should give members of the Ohio delegation great pause. We hope they will do the right thing.”

Following are the survey questions and summary findings:

Question 1: In general, do you favor or oppose the health care reform plan under consideration by President Obama and Congressional leaders?

Strongly Favor 21.1 %
Somewhat Favor 18.6%
Somewhat Oppose 7.9%
Strongly Oppose 44.1%
Not Sure 8.4%

Question 2: Do you think that health insurance that is paid for or subsidized by taxpayer money should include coverage for abortions, or should abortions be excluded from coverage in such situations?

Should Cover 22.1%
Should Not Cover 65.0%
Not Sure 12.9%

Question 3: If you knew that Ohio U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown voted in favor of using taxpayer money to pay for abortion coverage in the National Health Care bill, would that fact make you more likely to vote for him, less likely to vote for him, or would it make no difference?

More Likely 15.4%
Less Likely 54.4%
No Difference 30.2%

This is probably for the best… After all, with the election in Massachusetts, two years with two Browns in the US Senate will be too confusing.

But I continue to worry about this 1-issue focus (abortion), as the entire damn bill- with its rationing and death panels- is anti-life. And as we saw with the House version of the legislation, the issue of abortion was used to pass the bill.

Ohio Right to Life Polls Show Kasich/Portman With Strong Leads

January 20th, 2010 Matt Comments off

They commissioned Fritz Wenzel for the survey:

Gubernatorial Race
Kasich 42.5
Strickland 32.6
Other 7.8
Not Sure 17.2

Governor Strickland’s Job Approval Rating
Excellent 6.3
Good 24.6
Fair 38.2
Poor 27
Not Sure 4


U.S. Senate Race
Portman 36.9
Fisher 30.7
Other 8.8
Not Sure 23.7

Portman 40.4
Brunner 34.5
Other 6.4
Not Sure 18.8

“The results in these Ohio races reflect a significant change from just a few months ago, which mirrors the dramatic change in the political landscape this year,” said pollster Fritz Wenzel. “National issues have dominated, and the Democrats have seen a steep decline in the popularity of their leaders and their proposals. Democrats Strickland, Fisher and Brunner have the added difficulty of presiding over a state that has languished through a very tough economic time.”

The poll questions were asked in conjunction with the Ohio Cultural Index. These results are available in their entirety at www.ohiolife.org. The Index will be released on January 25. The survey was conducted January 8-12, 2010, and included 1001 Ohio registered voters contacted by phone. The poll carries a 95% confidence interval and a margin of error of +/- 3.07 percentage points.

More details and the crosstabs are available here.

Coming soon from Ohio Right to Life….

January 7th, 2010 Matt Comments off

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NEWS FLASH: Brian Rothenberg Believes in God

July 27th, 2009 Matt Comments off

Brian Rothenberg of Progress Ohio and Mike Gonidakis of Ohio Right to Life debated the “cultural index,”   a poll which shows Ohio to be an overwhelmingly conservative state, on the State of Ohio with Karen Kasler.

Watch the video here: http://www.wviz.org/WVIZ/state_of_ohio/

It is fun watching them go back and forth, and I’d like to see these two Ohio political titans debate something which doesn’t degrade into an attempted smearing of the reputation of a talented former Zogby pollster. The differences in the polls Brian mentions are all snapshots at different times and are statistically quite similar, but the average PBS viewer is left to take Brian’s assumptions to the contrary. That isn’t fair, but perhaps this is what inherently happens when a debate focuses on one specific poll. (Perhaps news outlets should using polls for a replacement for real news?)

Also, Rothenberg’s defensiveness over the poll and his quickness to link his statist movement to a belief in God verifies for me that so-called “progressive” leaders in Ohio aren’t comfortable defending their inherently secular, anti-God philosophy. It is clear that the god of leftist utopianists IS government, and their plans to immanentize the eschaton always fail.

And have you ever noticed that when liberals debate an issue they don’t agree with, they call it “divisive?” This is a lame tactic used to silence conservatives, and is so often deployed that it has become meaningless.

(Here is my Rich Cordray interview, which was mentioned during the debate.)

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