Posts Tagged ‘Ohio House Democrats’

State Rep. Candidate Mike Wilson, founder of the Cincinnati Tea Party, Fires Back at Racially Charged Cartoon from House Democrats

July 15th, 2010 Matt View Comments

I reported on this issue two weeks ago but Democrats are yet to respond. Now Mike Wilson is taking a stand and demanding an apology on behalf of all freedom loving, anti-tax activists:

Wilson Condemns Racially Divisive Cartoon
Calls for Immediate Reprimand of Democrat Aide

Springfield Township, OH– On July 1st, the Assistant Director of the House Democratic Communications Office distributed an email to all staff and members of the Ohio House of Representatives containing a cartoon portraying Tea Party members celebrating the 4th of July in Ku Klux Klan robes.

“The Democrats use of race for political gain is offensive and insulting,” said Mike Wilson, founder of the Cincinnati Tea Party and candidate for Ohio’s 28th House District. “Bigotry such as this falsely smears good people and is used to distract from the failure of big government policies in Columbus. My liberal-minded opponent and her colleagues in Columbus have demonstrated their approval of these kinds of revolting cartoons and caricatures by enabling them to be widely distributed.”

Wilson is referring to a cartoon disseminated by Dave Isaacs on July 1 to Ohio House members. The cartoon depicts a white couple dressed in stars and stripes talking to a white male dressed in traditional Klan garb while carrying a pistol and holding a placard parodying those traditionally carried by Tea Party members at marches and demonstrations. The couple says to the Klan member, “Didn’t you get the word? Glenn Beck on Faux (sic) News said this time not to wear our robes, carry placards or pack heat.”

In a letter sent to Representative Connie Pillich (D-Montgomery), Wilson referenced Tea Party and fiscal conservative support for African-Americans including Ohio Gubernatorial candidate Ken Blackwell in 2006, Justice Clarence Thomas, and the influx of conservative African-American candidates on the Republican ticket in 2010.

In the letter, Wilson says, “An apology is owed to the good people of the Tea Party movement. They have legitimate concerns about out-of-control government spending and the size of government. This false caricature cheapens our political discourse and should be out of bounds. I am disappointed in your silence to date, and I call on you to join me in denouncing these offensive cartoons.”

Tuesday, the National NAACP passed a resolution condemning the Tea Party movement as racist. “It is troubling that an organization that purports to stand against bigotry and unfair stereotypes is now engaging in that behavior,” said Wilson. “The Tea Party movement is organized around a set of principles that are universal and apply equally regardless of skin color. The three core values of the Tea Party – free markets, limited government, and fiscal responsibility – all derive from a belief in the shared dignity of all human beings.”

Wilson pointed out that the tactic of using race by the Democrats and practicing prejudice and bigotry is an attempt at misdirection to the voters. “This fall, the voters of Ohio understand that things are getting worse, that we are losing major businesses and jobs to other states,” said Wilson. “Meanwhile, those same voters are able to observe that Tea Party members are concerned about big government, outrageous spending and the inability of liberal politicians to properly manage the state.

Wilson is running for State Representative in Ohio’s 28th District. This seat is currently held by Connie Pillich. Wilson is also the founder of the Cincinnati Tea Party and led several of the largest Tea Party demonstrations in 2009.

Ohio House Democrats Portray TEA Party Activists as Racist Klansmen

July 2nd, 2010 Matt View Comments

Liberal Democrats, with their adherence to political correctness, are generally not known for their sense of humor… In fact, they are usually unfunny, joyless, pedestrian clones of Amanda Wurst.

But Democrats in the Ohio House, with a slim majority and facing serious challenges from voters who are fed up with wasteful stimulus spending and Democrat-approved state income tax hike, have no problem trying to make jokes about taxpayers.

What is the joke? It goes something like this:  If you think government may be growing too quickly and it is a concern that America is quickly approaching a 100% debt-to-GDP ratio… then YOU ARE A RACIST, “NEGRO”-HATING, SHEET-WEARING MEMBER OF THE KU KLUX KLAN!!!

Here is the front page of the internal Ohio House Clips sent to all representatives, and approved by Ohio House Speaker Armond Budish and his minions:

Funny stuff, right? yuck yuck yuck And brilliant timing with the death of Democratic Party legend, Senator Robert Byrd, a former Grand Keagle.

Below the fold are examples of other examples of tasteless, racial comics from Ohio House Democrats:

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Ohio House Democrats, Trying to Keep the Majority, Count on Union Goon Cash

June 11th, 2010 Matt View Comments

Lots of campaigns filing their finance reports today and I’ll post details as they become available. I like to focus on the legislative races, especially in the House, because Republicans lost the majority in 2008 by a razor thin margin.

I pulled out as many union donations as I can find to give you an idea of just how much unions truly own the Democrat caucus. The grand total is $884,736.16 (about 20% of their total donations) and we’re still 5 months away from the election. Incredible:

And AFSCME is the same group that, after an executive order, used your tax dollars to fund a massive TV ad buy against gubernatorial candidate John Kasich. Taxpayers of Ohio, Speaker Armond Budish thanks you for your donations.

Ohio House Democrats in the Majority for 17 Months, Still Don’t Understand Committee Rules

May 18th, 2010 Matt View Comments

State Rep. Kenny Yuko’s office informed fellow committee members and the press that Ohio House Democrats do not understand the most basic rules of how a committee approves legislation:

According to section 40 (b) of the rules of the Ohio House, a simple majority of the committee is needed to pass a bill out of committee. However, the eleven member Commerce and Labor Committee had only nine representatives present, meaning that six members would need to support the measure. Both measures were split by a party line 5-4 vote, falling short of the required minimum vote count.

HB 365 is a bill which makes sure that certain educational employees get to be part of the union negotiations which cripple our state with extra expenses and unfunded pension liabilities.

And HB 362 reques fire extinguishes and carbon monoxide alarms in residential buildings. Thanks to the incompetence of Ohio House Democrats, until they fix their embarrassing mistake, CHILDREN WILL DIE  HORRIBLE DEATHS FROM CARBON MONOXIDE. Blood is on your hands, Yuko!!

Breaking: State Rep. Allan Sayre Resigns- DemocRATS Jumping Ship?

May 13th, 2010 Matt Comments off

Another sign that Democrats are on their way out of the majority in the Ohio House of Representatives:

Ohio Rep. Allan Sayre announced Wednesday that he will resign from office this month to take a job in Tuscarawas County government.

Sayre, D-Dover, said in a news release that he will accept a new position as chief deputy auditor in the Tuscarawas County Auditor’s Office and will begin the job June 1. His resignation from the Ohio House will become effective May 31.

Sayre did not immediately return phone messages left at his office and home late Wednesday seeking comment.

House Democrats will form a committee to interview possible replacements. After the interview process, a recommendation is typically made by the committee and a vote of the entire caucus will follow. This replacement will fill the vacant seat for the remainder of the term, which ends Dec. 31.

Sayre had sought re-election this year and ran unopposed on May 4 for the Democratic nomination to the 96th District Ohio House seat. A committee comprised of county chairmen in the district will meet to select a person to fill the vacancy on the Nov. 2 general election ballot.

Al Landis, also of Dover, won the Republican nomination to the seat in the May 4 primary election. He also did not immediately return calls seeking comment Wednesday.

Nancy Pelosi is SCARED TO DEATH of Republican House Leader Bill Batchelder

March 17th, 2010 Matt Comments off

Isn’t it amazing how all this national money is suddenly focused on Ohio’s legislature just in time for redistricting?

The Democrats’ national organization focused on winning legislative races wants to spend a record $20 million this year to hold or take 15 chambers, including the very competitive Ohio House, in an effort to control how congressional districts are drawn.

“The results of the 2010 state legislative elections will define how key reforms and policies are decided for the next decade,” wrote Michael Sargeant, executive director of the Democratic Legislative Campaign committee, in a memo sent to Democratic leaders, and later released to the media.

Like in Ohio, the job of drawing new congressional district lines based on new 2010 Census counts in a number of states falls to state legislatures. In Ohio, the Senate is expected to remain in firm Republican control, but Democrats hold a tenuous 53-46 majority in the House.

The DLCC raised about $12 million in 2008. Sargeant listed the Ohio House as one of 10 chambers “in the crosshairs” that the group will work to keep.

The DLCC also was active in Ohio in 2008, using mailings and other efforts to help Democrats net a seven-seat pickup and capture control of the House for the first time in 14 years. This year, with the political tides turning — House Republicans reportedly have generic balloting that shows them running more than 10 points ahead of results in 2008 — Democrats are happy to see even more help.

The Huffington Post posted a copy of the DLCC’s memo:

DLCCMemo –

I Hope You Aren’t Eating Now…

March 11th, 2010 Matt Comments off

An astute RightOhio reader noted that I missed a crucial fact about State Rep. Debbie Phillip’s hippie commune:

It was a “clothing optional hippie commune.”

Now there is a mental image.

More Shady Politics from Armond Budish

March 9th, 2010 Matt Comments off

State Rep. Peter Ujvagi, who was just hired as the Lucas County administrator with a the pittance of a salary ($105,684/year plus generous benefits on top of whatever the legislature offers), is leaving the Ohio House.

So Speaker Budish and Ohio House Democrats used this as a perfect excuse to play ugly, partisan games with the Veterans Affairs Committee.

They took the occasion of Ujvagi’s planned departure and combined piles of amendments, forcing votes on them without allowing Republicans to read. While on a smaller scale, Armond Budish’s ugly tactics are like Nancy Pelosi on steroids. He needs to be stopped.

Here is the letter from IRAQ WAR VETERAN Rep. Danny Bubp, who serves on the committee. It was sent on Friday, and as of today, House Democrats still have no interest in discussing this matter with him or apologizing.:

Because of RightOhio, Ohio House Dems Scrub Facebook Page

March 8th, 2010 Matt Comments off

After I posted some  pictures of a rally at the Verne Riffe bus stop, the Ohio House Democrat Caucus scrubbed their FaceBook profile of least 8 pictures and all traces of this event.

Why are they so touchy? I think it’s because the rally involved state employees who were on the clock.

Update: I just talked to Keary McCarthy. He is checking into what happened to the pictures and the posted details about the rally. He will supposedly call me back when he finds out. yeah right

And remember, “PEOPLE POWER TRUWPS [sic] CORPERATE [sic] POWER!!!”

Debbie Phillips Uses Reporterhusband & Democrat Operative to Crush a Liberal College Student

March 5th, 2010 Matt Comments off

State Rep. Phillips (D-92): "I was told never to pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel, so I found one to sleep with."

Jesse Hathaway is covering a fun story out of Athens County:

State Representative Debbie Phillips (Democrat, 92nd district) hates democracy. There, I said it.

Why do I say this? Because, as we speak, she is illegally trying to disqualify the only person on the ballot who’s more liberal than her. Apparently, on Debbie Phillips Road, you’re not allowed to pass on the left.

Here in Athens, there are three people running for the 92nd House seat: Former State Highway Patrol Lieutenant Mike Hunter, who is running as a Republican; the incumbent, former Athens City Councilwoman and wife of the totally unbiased Athens News reporter, Jim Phillips, Debbie Phillips, who is running as a Democrat and as someone who “works closely with Governor Strickland”; and a Green Party candidate, Hocking College student Ty Collinsworth. And therein lies the rub.

Read the rest here.

Ohio House Democrats Oppose Profit, Campaign Outside the Verne Riffe with Enviro-Socialists

March 5th, 2010 Matt View Comments

From a bizarre photo shoot on the Ohio House Democrat Caucus’ Facebook page outside the Verne Riffe building, which is quite literally a bus stop:

Pictured is Rep. Dan Stewart (who I recently wrote about), State Rep. Tracy Maxwell Heard, and a bunch of hippies.

With unemployment staying at 10.8%, with teenage employment in the 30% area, and with these numbers actually being too low because people who just gave up looking for work don’t count- does Armond Budish really think it’s a winning message in November?

One of the signs says “People before Profit,” which is a slogan used by many socialist and communist political efforts. But if House Dems’ goal is to smash bourgeoisie small business owners with tax increases and excessive regulations, then their mission is accomplished.  If you don’t believe me, just ask the people who have been recently liberated from their oppressive, profit-seeking jobs.

Ohio House Democrats: Fun Times on FaceBook

November 25th, 2009 Matt Comments off

From their Fan Page:


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