Posts Tagged ‘Progress Ohio’

Brian Rothenberg

August 30th, 2009 Matt Comments

Joe Hallett took a break from his endless campaign for higher taxes, to write about about something I did not know: Brian Rothenberg of Progress Ohio is gay.

You may know that I pick on Rothenberg endlessly (for example, see here, here, here, and here.) But his Shadows on High Column (which sometimes makes fun of me) is always interesting, and he is very polite via email.

Rothenberg, the former Ohio Democrat Party spokesman, is already a political veteran at age 43. And at Progress Ohio, while you can never be sure where Rothenberg truly stands on specific bills because of the carnival of political interests which fund his 501c4 (a group which is modeled on the effort that assisted in the Democrat takeover of Colorado), I am absolutely certain that he is a staunch left-wing true-believer.

I disagree with Brian, the individual, on just about every conceivable policy he supports. However, all jokes aside, Brian is wrong, not because he is attracted to men, but because he is a liberal!

Perhaps this “outing” is partially Brian’s fault. After all, he is heavily involved in a progressive movement which thrives on group & identity politics. And once Brian showed the slightest bit of interest in a candidate that has already been deemed unacceptable by the kook liberal fringe (Rep. Jennifer Garrison of Marietta), the same machine that Brian fostered decided to put Brian in its cross-hairs.

Hallett is absolutely correct that Brian does not deserve to be attacked in this fashion. Rothenberg clearly has no interest in sharing his sexual orientation with the world, and he deserves to be left alone.

Attention Brooks Brothers Brigade! ProgressOhio’s “Candlelight Vigil” for Socialism

August 22nd, 2009 Matt Comments

This is from the same organization which was responsible for packing Sherrod Brown’s sham town hall at OSU with union goons and leftist crazies. Who wants to go?

Join us for a candlelight vigil and peaceful procession from one downtown Columbus church to another as we “Shine Our Light on Health Care.”

This event will be an opportunity to reflect on the spiritual roots of our work to support health care reform – highlighting the moral aspects of the issue, and remembering the real-life consequences of our broken health care system. We will demonstrate the depth and breadth of public support for a health care future that includes everyone and works well for all of us.


WHEN: Sunday, August 23, 8:30 PM – 10 PM

WHERE: Meet at First Congregational Church, 444 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215

PROCESSION ROUTE: After short remarks, prayer, and candlelighting at First Congregational, we will proceed westward on Broad St., south along Third St., ending at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 404 S. 3rd. St. for wrapup remarks and closing prayer.

CLERGY: Reverend Tim Ahrens of First Congregational Church, Reverend Denise Edwards of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

If the route is too long for you, please consider joining us for the distance you are able. Organized processions from additional starting points are very much welcome!

We will provide candles, but please bring extras to share if you have them.

Godless Brian Rothenberg, President and Chief Thug of Progress Ohio, sent me an advance copy of his prayer:

Let us bow our heads.

We address this generic meditation and non-judgmental prostration to whom it may concern.

In the beginning was the Flesh. And the Flesh became the Logos.

We reject death, and lust for life. We wallow in despair and reject the ChristoFascists’ natural law, while fornicating endlessly with all available bodily orifices and inanimate objects.

Our Secular Savior, Barack Hussein Obama, will alleviate us from the toils of working in your world of scarce resources. And as we transition to this green utopia, give us the strength to loot and cannibalize older generations of capitalist scum. Oh yes, we can.

Obama is my shepherd, I shall not want.


Please take away our daily bread, as we raise our taxes.

And lead us not into prosperity.

But deliver us from self-reliance.

With liberty and abortions for all.