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Ohio GOP is DOOMED

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - New census data show working-class whites now make up less than half of Ohio's eligible voters, a demographic change that has both parties expanding their efforts to reach other voters.

Unpublished 2014 census figures show about 4.1 million, or 48 percent, of eligible voters in Ohio are working-class whites. That's down from 50.5 percent in November 2012.

House Republicans Not Paying Their Dues

House Republicans, so worried that a swelling cash deficit will keep them from making big gains this November, have begun cracking down on dozens of lawmakers who haven’t paid dues crucial to the party’s campaign accounts. It’s reached the point that Speaker John Boehner has dispatched his own team to twist some of the stragglers’ arms.

Anti-Obamacare Ads ACTUALLY INCREASED ENROLLMENT (Thanks, TeaTards!)

Brookings fellow Niam Yaraghi observed "a positive association between the anti-ACA spending and ACA enrollment." Spending on negative Obamacare ads has outpaced spending on positive ads 15 to 1, according to media research. In Senate races where Democrats are running for re-election, which have been the major targets for anti-Obamacare ads, Yaraghi detected a spike in enrollment.

"This implies that anti-ACA ads may unintentionally increase the public awareness about the existence of a governmentally subsidized service and its benefits for the uninsured," Yaraghi wrote of his findings.

State Tax Cuts Don't Trickle Down

But the dramatic tax cutting doesn't appear to have done nearly as much for job growth as promised.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says that Wisconsin ranked 35th of the 50 states in job growth during the first three years of Scott Walker's term, and dead last among its immediate neighbors, including, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Ohio.

Kansas hasn't fared much better. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the state's rate of job growth has lagged the national average since Brownback's tax cuts took effect.

Dumbass Conservatives Freak Out, Think Soccer Jersey is a "Muslim Prayer Rug"

Adding to unfounded worries that immigrant children attempting to enter the U.S. are reintroducing a panoply of diseases such as Ebola and dengue fever, conservatives grew more agitated yesterday after “American security contractors” found what they believed to be a “Muslim prayer rug” abandoned near the Arizona border.

According to Adam Weinstein at Gawker, the “rug” is actually a diamond-patterned Adidas soccer jersey.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/07/11/conservatives-freak-out-after-mist...

Teabag Prince Alex Jones Calls Michelle Obama "First Tranny"

“These people are the authors of such tyranny that they shouldn’t whine and complain when the public doesn’t believe anything they’re saying — especially when every time I look at ‘Michelle’ or ‘Michael’ Obama, the First Lady, or First Tranny, something doesn’t look right.”

“She doesn’t look like any black woman I’ve ever known,” Jones said. “She’s got shoulders that are wider than a man’s, which physiologically doesn’t happen. You can put three heads on a man’s shoulders, and two heads on a woman’s shoulders — that’s a known anatomy.”

Republican Clownshoes: Boner sues Obama over NOT IMPLEMENTING OBAMACARE FAST ENOUGH!

You cannot make this shit up.

"House Republicans intend to sue the Obama administration for unilaterally delaying the employer responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act, Politico reported on Thursday, in effect trying to speed up the implementation of the health care law.

The lawsuit will come after the administration twice delayed the provision — which requires employers with more than 50 employees to pay a fine if they don’t offer affordable quality coverage — citing complaints from firms that claimed they wouldn’t be ready to meet its requirement by 2014.

Lucas County Republican Party of Clowns sues Husted

"The party's executive committee has filed what's called a *writ of mandamus* with the Ohio supreme court.

Party leaders want the justices to force Jon Husted to seat Kelly Bensman and Ben Roberts as the two new Republicans on the Lucas County Board of Elections.

Party chairman, Jon Stainbrook says, "This was simply to ask the secretary of state to finally do your job and seat the two people the executive committee, the leadership of the party would like to sit on the board of elections.""

http://www.13abc.com/story/25968839/lucas-county-republicans-sue-husted-...

David Kissinger: Secretary of State Wisely Rejects Dysfunctional Nominees

Jon Husted seeks new nominations from the Lucas County Republican Party

"Kelly Bensman not tied to the problems of the past" LOL

Jon Stainbrook:

Putting people on that know the process is the first step to getting the board of elections turned around,” Mr. Stainbrook said. “Kelly’s not tied to the problems of the past, and neither is Ben. I’m disappointed that he left John Irish on there.”
Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/Politics/2014/06/20/Hill-picked-for-elections...

Jon must be a real joker, or thinks everyone is stupid, let's refresh on Kelly Bensman:

Where does Kelly Bensman live? Courts recorded she moved

Kelly owes/owed money, while that is of interest, the thing that is more interesting is that the courts can't locate her. Either they are wrong (hard to believe or she does not live at her address).

Toledo Municipal Court:
Case Number: CVF-12-17392
05/13/2013 As to KELLY K BENSMAN, DEFENDANT(S) NOTIFICATION LETTER returned moved, left no address.. Clerk entry
They were able to garnish her wages from her employer Hull and Associates.

According to case Case Number: CVF-12-19618 where she owes $2144 to Capital One, they can't find her either.

Lucas County GOP BOE candidates unqualified and part of the problem

This was sent to me via e-mail:

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Below is an open letter I have sent to Secretary of State Jon Husted and members of the State wide press core asking for him to deny the proposed unqualified Board of Elections candidates sent to him by recently fired Board of Elections member and Republican Establishment Faction Party Chairman Jon Stainbrook.

Please read the below letter and if you have any questions please contact me via the listed means below.

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Dear Secretary of State Jon Husted

Republicans vote for new chairman at special meeting

Republicans Vote for New Chairman at Special Meeting
Dave Kissinger elected Chairman of the Lucas County Republican Party

MAUMEE – In an unexpected turn of events the Lucas County Republican Central Committee (LCRCC) met for a second time in a week to elect a new Chairman. In a remarkable display of civility and openness the LCRCC gathered at the Maumee Senior Center on Wednesday night to elect party leadership.

GOP appointee to Board of Elections has her own "interesting" past

Is there no end to the questionable characters that Jon Stainbrook knows? Apparently not.

Tonight Jon and his crew of unsavory followers selected Kelly Bensman as one of the two GOP appointees to the Lucas County Board of Elections. She's got a history with the BOE--and it's not exemplary.

Back in 2007 when Stainbrook was plotting his takeover of the Lucas County GOP, his "endorsed" candidate in District 2 was Joe Kidd. Well, reports surfaced that Kidd was living in Detroit (The Blade even featured a photo of Stainbrook visiting Kidd at his Detroit apartment in a 2006 article http://www.toledoblade.com/frontpage/2006/10/08/Kidd-s-wrong-choice-led-...). One might think that would negate his ability to be elected to the GOP Central Committee in Lucas County, but not when you're friends with Stainbrook. It seems that Kidd gave a Fullington Road address, which so happened to be Bensman's home.

It gets even more interesting (see link at end of this post), but does someone who apparently allowed her address to be used to qualify a non-resident as a candidate sound like it's improving the culture of the BOE?

For the full timeline of the 6/11 Lucas County GOP Central Committee meeting, see lcrp2014.com

For the full timeline of the 6/11 Lucas County GOP Central Committee meeting, see http://lcrp2014.com

Time to leave the losers behind

Jon Stainbrook is a sleazeball. Like Carty Finkbeiner, he's never had a real job in his life, but has oozed his way into political positions that have provided him with something that he had never previously had--a regular paycheck.

So when honest people like John McAvoy attend this week's Lucas County Republican Party Central Committee elections with the hope of seeing a group of representatives whose votes hadn't been procured by Stainbrook with the promise a free beer--the disappointment must have been excruciating.

Stainbrook's opponents gave it their best shot, but when you're working against a guy with the ethical standards of a snake oil salesman--the odds are against you. I think it's time that we lay a wreath on the LCRP and don't spend another minute or dime trying to change it.

Observers booted from public meeting

Chairman Stainbrook illegally appointing ward chairman by fiat

Chairman Stainbrook violating party by-laws & voting in slates

Entrance Discrimination of Central Committee members by Jon Stainbrook at 6/10 committee meeting

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