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No surprise: Eyes on Ohio for Nov. 2 vote

There are 50 comments on the DispatchPolitics story from May 6, 2010, titled No surprise: Eyes on Ohio for Nov. 2 vote. In it, DispatchPolitics reports that:

On the first Tuesday in November, Ohio will play a major role in determining whether the 2010 elections will be remembered as a historic shift back to a Republican congressional majority or a rough but nonfatal year for Democrats.

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Ohio Patriot

Columbus, OH

#21 May 6, 2010
THEfact wrote:
Will we see equal time for my man Steve Stivers.? Don't hold your breath. There are actually idiots that try to convince me that The Dispatch is pro Republican. I guess that why many Republicans like me only take the paper on Sunday (for the ads).
Lady Wolfe doing a good job of running The Dispatch (into the ground).
Hey dude - you may remember that the Dispatch endorsed McCain for President in an editorial that didn't even mention Sarah Palin being just a heartbeat away from taking the country over. You can't get more ignorant or Republican than that! While the Dispatch sometimes writes balanced news stories, when it comes to political endorsements, its All Republican All the Time for the Wolfe Family.
NYC Transplant

Columbus, OH

#22 May 6, 2010
DrC Ohio wrote:
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So I take it you are against her latest initiative to start a scholarship for children of fallen soldiers. http://kilroy.house.gov/2010/05/kilroy-announ...
That's pretty cold, dude.
Dr C: Before you champion a do nothing for the middle class and Central Ohio in Mary Jo Kilroy by her claiming credit for helping military families, please do a little research. Public Law 111-32 was another pork-laden democratic spend-fest that originated as HR2346 sponsored by Rep. David Obey (W-7) who is the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. Surprisingly, the powerful Obey suddenly announced just this week that he would not seek re-election this fall stunning the Democratic caucus. MJK may have voted for this, but to portray her as anything other than a political hack that does not make a move counter to her party strings, is quite a stretch.
GOP sucks

Walton, KY

#23 May 6, 2010
Thats all we need is to go back to GOP control, back to near disaster governing.
Annirich

Columbus, OH

#24 May 6, 2010
Matt wrote:
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Grove City, Hilliard, Delaware...whatever. You hilljacks are all the same. The typical political cycle will happen again in November: the incumbent party will get demolished in the mid-terms, and you geniuses will think it's some kind of referendum.
You want to grouse about DUMB-o-crats (high-LARIOUS - seriously: quit your day job) but no one seems to want to take the perspective that a good idea has no party affiliation. So let me ask you: what are your good ideas? If we truly need to "pick up the pieces of our broken country," as I heard someone say this morning, what would YOU do differently?
REPLY: I would quit and reverse everything the Dems have done. Whatever you want to call it, socialism, marxcism or communism pick one...they're all BAD! reverse economic breaking HC and institue no Cap and Tax or VAT. Regulate Freddie and Fannie which is where the collaps began thank you Clinton. NO SPENDING and let the private sector create jobs. In other words, Government, sit down and shut up.
Annirich

Columbus, OH

#25 May 6, 2010
GOP sucks wrote:
Thats all we need is to go back to GOP control, back to near disaster governing.
REPLY: I'm going to give you over-spending by Reps too EXCEPT, 1997, Clinton,"sub-prime"m ortgage; ACORN, Freddie and Fannie. Bush from 2003 on tried to regulate Freddie and Fannie and Barney Frank and Chris Dodd and the Dems blocked. Obama was a part of that scheme: he got his sweetheart lot purchase as did Dodd. Research where this collapse began and then try with your heart-of-hearts to vote for Dems?? No can do! And going forward, WE, citizens need to stay all over Washington as much as possible so there are NO repeats until we take our country back
Annirich

Columbus, OH

#26 May 6, 2010
NYC Transplant wrote:
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Dr C: Before you champion a do nothing for the middle class and Central Ohio in Mary Jo Kilroy by her claiming credit for helping military families, please do a little research. Public Law 111-32 was another pork-laden democratic spend-fest that originated as HR2346 sponsored by Rep. David Obey (W-7) who is the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. Surprisingly, the powerful Obey suddenly announced just this week that he would not seek re-election this fall stunning the Democratic caucus. MJK may have voted for this, but to portray her as anything other than a political hack that does not make a move counter to her party strings, is quite a stretch.
REPLY: we need these same-old, same-olds OUT OF THERE! Kilroy knows nothing else and she hangs on every Pelosi word. Voinovich is a Dem disguised as a Rep. and of course he's jumping ship (which is a good thing). All the has-beens need to be re-placed....good ridence.. but everyone needs to do their homeword on EACH candidate.

Since: Oct 09

Columbus, OH

#27 May 6, 2010
NYC Transplant wrote:
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Dr C: Before you champion a do nothing for the middle class and Central Ohio in Mary Jo Kilroy by her claiming credit for helping military families, please do a little research. Public Law 111-32 was another pork-laden democratic spend-fest that originated as HR2346 sponsored by Rep. David Obey (W-7) who is the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. Surprisingly, the powerful Obey suddenly announced just this week that he would not seek re-election this fall stunning the Democratic caucus. MJK may have voted for this, but to portray her as anything other than a political hack that does not make a move counter to her party strings, is quite a stretch.
So you are against the fact she voted for the bill...cold.
Shokanman

Columbus, OH

#28 May 6, 2010
Annirich wrote:
<quoted text> REPLY: I'm going to give you over-spending by Reps too EXCEPT, 1997, Clinton,"sub-prime"m ortgage; ACORN, Freddie and Fannie. Bush from 2003 on tried to regulate Freddie and Fannie and Barney Frank and Chris Dodd and the Dems blocked. Obama was a part of that scheme: he got his sweetheart lot purchase as did Dodd. Research where this collapse began and then try with your heart-of-hearts to vote for Dems?? No can do! And going forward, WE, citizens need to stay all over Washington as much as possible so there are NO repeats until we take our country back
Your analysis of the financial collapse is simplistic and wrong. Not that Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac didn't contribute to the crisis. Its just that there were many more factors than those at work. You do not get this level of catasrophe from one error/failure.
watcher

Columbus, OH

#29 May 6, 2010
Kilroy is nothing but a smiling follower for witch Nancy. Kilroy does not listen to her constituents, she just does as she wishes. SHE IS GONE!!!!

I wrote he a letter of concern on an issue a few months back and got a quck reply that was a form letter that did not even address my concern.
Politics as usual is Kilroy. She gone this fall.

Since: Oct 09

Columbus, OH

#30 May 6, 2010
watcher wrote:
Kilroy is nothing but a smiling follower for witch Nancy. Kilroy does not listen to her constituents, she just does as she wishes. SHE IS GONE!!!!
I wrote he a letter of concern on an issue a few months back and got a quck reply that was a form letter that did not even address my concern.
Politics as usual is Kilroy. She gone this fall.
"Kilroy does not listen to her constituents"
I am a constituent and wanted healthcare reform and she voted for it.
Fed Up With Taxes

Columbus, OH

#31 May 6, 2010
Remember that Kilroy was the one that REFUSED to meet with taxpayers & constituents before voting for OBamacare! Nice job MJ, guess who won't be talking to you before voting you out of office!

Since: Oct 09

Columbus, OH

#32 May 6, 2010
Fed Up With Taxes wrote:
Remember that Kilroy was the one that REFUSED to meet with taxpayers & constituents before voting for OBamacare! Nice job MJ, guess who won't be talking to you before voting you out of office!
I would have thought you'd be an O supporter given the fact he cut taxes for most Americans. You must make more than $250K who didn't see a tax cut:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/15/tax-...
magicman5150

Washington, DC

#33 May 6, 2010
DrC Ohio wrote:
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So you are against the fact she voted for the bill...cold.
No....I don't think his comment is cold. I think you are avoiding a direct question to you.

She voted for the overall bill...cool. I congratulate her. What I was questioning in my earlier post was what was her support of it besides a press release. You stated that this was HER initiative. But it wasn't. She did not act as a sponsor, cosponsor or speak on the House Floor. She sent a press release.

I get you are an ardent supporter. That's fine. And I understand that she will be in a race with a National Guard LCOL and Veteran, so she and her supporters will want to try and pad her record on these issues. But I think it is a tad bit disingenious to claim this as her initiative.
NYC Transplant

Columbus, OH

#34 May 6, 2010
DrC Ohio wrote:
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So you are against the fact she voted for the bill...cold.
Typical liberal spin....No I am not against any effort to aid our troops in the field, military efforts, veterans (I am one) or the families of fallen veterans. However, please keep in mind DrC that anything passed by Congress is deficit spending and mortgaging our nations's future. That being said, one good program or even a couple of good programs out of this bill does not make it good for the country as a whole.

MJK championing this and sending out press releases that her one vote somehow made this thing happen (she is not on the appropriations committee or even a sponsor of the bill)is nothing but self-serving bilge. From her voting record http://www.votesmart.org/voting_category.php...
it looks like there isn't an opportunity for MJK to spend yours and my tax dollars on just about ever expansion of the federal government to come down the pike this past year. Well...I will give you that she voted NO against the bill that prohibit federal funds from being spent on abortions...way to represent your community Mary Jo on that one.

Since: Oct 09

Columbus, OH

#35 May 6, 2010
magicman5150 wrote:
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No....I don't think his comment is cold. I think you are avoiding a direct question to you.
She voted for the overall bill...cool. I congratulate her. What I was questioning in my earlier post was what was her support of it besides a press release. You stated that this was HER initiative. But it wasn't. She did not act as a sponsor, cosponsor or speak on the House Floor. She sent a press release.
I get you are an ardent supporter. That's fine. And I understand that she will be in a race with a National Guard LCOL and Veteran, so she and her supporters will want to try and pad her record on these issues. But I think it is a tad bit disingenious to claim this as her initiative.
Don't forget her opponent was also a exec for big banks, and he voted against anti-predatory lending legislation when he was a state senator-give the whole story. I have not checked if she sponsored the bill or not, I'll take your word for it that she didn't. She supported the bill and she is getting the word out about it to her constituents.
domelad40

Hilliard, OH

#36 May 6, 2010
Mary John Kiljoy is a moron and deserves to be sent home. She does not respond to letters e-mails or invitation to public forums to discuss issues. She is the poster child for a unresponsive political hack !!!!!!!
THEfact

Columbus, OH

#37 May 6, 2010
Ohio Patriot wrote:
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Hey dude - you may remember that the Dispatch endorsed McCain for President in an editorial that didn't even mention Sarah Palin being just a heartbeat away from taking the country over. You can't get more ignorant or Republican than that! While the Dispatch sometimes writes balanced news stories, when it comes to political endorsements, its All Republican All the Time for the Wolfe Family.
The Dispatch and anybody with haft a brain knows that newpaper endorsements mean nothing, it's how they make them look in the "news". They use it as a cover up(as you do)to say, we indorsed him(her).
reality check

Columbus, OH

#38 May 6, 2010
Whatever your feelings about the Dems named in this article (and Mary Jo Kilroy seems to be getting the only comments so far), a quick history lesson may be needed for folks anxious to hand control of anything back to the GOP:

Under GOP leadership, the Congress led the nation into a mountain of debt, passing huge tax cuts for the rich that were not paid for, giving the President blank check after blank check to spend on wars of choice abroad, and ruining our reputation as a country. GOP leadership dismantled environmental protections all over the nation, rolled back Constitutional protections enjoyed by generations, ok'd illegal wiretapping on Americans, approved extreme far-right Supreme Court justices, and the list goes on and on.

The massive recession -- nearly a depression -- the nation is currently struggling to get out of came on the heels of 8 years of GOP leadership.

This is no coincidence.

Until you cast your vote for ANY GOP candidate this fall, learn what specifically they will DO DIFFERENTLY from the GOP of 2000-2008 that got us into this mess. If you can't name a few concrete and workable things, that's your clue that that candidate isn't worthy of your vote.

If the GOP thinks it can re-take control of the Congress just because the country still isn't out of the mess THAT IT CREATED FOR US, meaning people are unhappy, it should think again.

Look at a graph of the monthly job losses for 2008 and 2009 if you want a vivid example. 2008 as Bush left office the graph goes straight down. Starting in 2009 as Obama and the Dems took over the graph goes straight up. At the bottom, in January 2009, the nation lost over 750,000 jobs. In one month!! Compare that with last month, when we had fully recovered and actually GAINED jobs again -- over 100,000 of them.

Folks, please please try not to let partisanship get in the way of your common sense this fall. This should be about RESULTS. And the current leadership has DONE WHAT IT TAKES to turn the nation around. Don't short-circuit that process and put the losers who got us into this mess back in charge.

Let's keep the recovery moving. Keep Democrats in charge in Washington.
tom the traveler

Butler, OH

#39 May 6, 2010
DrC Ohio wrote:
Kilroy should win. She has been a moderate to left leaning (no surprise) in her positions. She gets back to constituents in a hurry and I've always gotten through when I've called their offices.
She will help hold the banks accountable, as for Stivers who was a bank exec...seems like fox guarding the hen house...
You are crazy. Kilroy has been nothing but a rubber stamp vote for anything Obama/Pelosi wanted. And she refuses to do in person town halls but prefers a "Phone in town hall".
NYC Transplant

Columbus, OH

#40 May 6, 2010
Let's keep the recovery moving. Keep Democrats in charge in Washington.

Snowballs stand a better chance in Hell than this fanstasy!

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