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Election Results - November 2, 2010

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    Nitsud Regnifloh wrote >>
    i dont recall Strickland having a released full set of plans when he was first elected. We found out his intentions of cutting us and many other “wasteful programs” during his State of the State address…

    Some vagueness can be expected but with a jobs creation plan that begins by firing government employees and sending away rail construction to other states and a balanced budget that begins by cutting over half the state’s revenue, I think asking for some specifics is a reasonable request.

    As far as I can tell, that’s pretty much the extent of Kasich’s platform. Well, that and firing some other government employees and replacing them with Kasich appointees as a non-profit.

    #411082

    Nitsud Regnifloh
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    how long did Ted make the people wait to see any details on his education plan? The House of Reps reserved a bill # for him that just sat and sat with no details, no information, for months and months.

    #411083
    Snarf
    Snarf
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    Core_Models wrote >>

    Nitsud Regnifloh wrote >>
    i dont recall Strickland having a released full set of plans when he was first elected. We found out his intentions of cutting us and many other “wasteful programs” during his State of the State address…

    Some vagueness can be expected but with a jobs creation plan that begins by firing government employees and sending away rail construction to other states and a balanced budget that begins by cutting over half the state’s revenue, I think asking for some specifics is a reasonable request.
    As far as I can tell, that’s pretty much the extent of Kasich’s platform. Well, that and firing some other government employees and replacing them with Kasich appointees as a non-profit.

    are you out of smokes?

    #411084
    rus
    rus
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    It is clear that Democrats over-interpreted our mandate. Talk of a “political realignment” and a “new progressive era” proved wishful thinking. Exit polls in 2008 showed that 22 percent of voters identified themselves as liberals, 32 percent as conservatives and 44 percent as moderates. An electorate that is 76 percent moderate to conservative was not crying out for a move to the left.

    We also overreached by focusing on health care rather than job creation during a severe recession. It was a noble aspiration, but $1 trillion in new spending and a major entitlement expansion are best attempted when the Treasury is flush and the economy strong, hardly our situation today.

    And we were too deferential to our most zealous supporters. During election season, Congress sought to placate those on the extreme left and motivate the base — but that meant that our final efforts before the election focused on trying to allow gays in the military, change our immigration system and repeal the George W. Bush-era tax cuts. These are legitimate issues but unlikely to resonate with moderate swing voters in a season of economic discontent.

    Author:

    Evan Bayh, a Democratic senator from Indiana, is retiring from the Senate in January.

    #411085

    Brant
    Participant

    Except that Obama included HCR as a key part of his campaign platform and was subsequently elected with a majority of the popular vote. How is it overreaching to deliver on the campaign promises that got you elected?

    And how can it be said that Obama is deferential to the liberal base by maintaining the status quo on DADT, immigration policy, and the Bush-era tax cuts?

    #411086

    kit444
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    Brant wrote >>
    Except that Obama included HCR as a key part of his campaign platform and was subsequently elected with a majority of the popular vote. How is it overreaching to deliver on the campaign promises that got you elected?
    And how can it be said that Obama is deferential to the liberal base by maintaining the status quo on DADT, immigration policy, and the Bush-era tax cuts?

    +1 Add dropping the public option on HCR and escalating the war in Afganistan to the list of things the zealous on the Left don’t like. This hasn’t been an ideological administration taking its marching orders from Move On.

    Additionally, agree with the approach or not, the stimulus package was the first priority and intended to address the economy and job creation.

    #411087

    BCNation
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    “In 2006, the wind was at our back. In 2008, when the Nation elected our first African-American President, the wind was at our back. (This year), the wind is in our face.”- Lee Fisher at a rally outside the New Ohio Union (a.k.a- the Democratic Rally with Matthew “Mr. Shoe” Morrison from Glee; October 9, 2010)

    Outside of the Franklin County races (except for Ohio House Districts 19, 21, and 23, and County Auditor), the Dems won a majority of those races; while in Statewide races, the Dems went 0-7, and Central Ohio Congress candidates, 0-4, and add Lee Fisher to make the Democrats 0-12 (0-10 if you don’t count the Supreme Court races) in Major Electoral races.

    On a side note, the seven liquor issues in Olde Towne wards- voters said “No” to all seven.

    #411088
    Jeff Regensburger
    Jeff Regensburger
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    kit444 wrote >>
    This hasn’t been an ideological administration taking its marching orders from Move On.

    …but we can still call it that, right?

    #411089

    kit444
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    jeff_r wrote >>

    kit444 wrote >>
    This hasn’t been an ideological administration taking its marching orders from Move On.

    …but we can still call it that, right?

    Sure. They’re a bunch of crazy Socialists hell bent on destroying the Constitution and the American way of life.

    #411090
    rus
    rus
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    kit444 wrote >>

    jeff_r wrote >>

    kit444 wrote >>
    This hasn’t been an ideological administration taking its marching orders from Move On.

    …but we can still call it that, right?

    Sure. They’re a bunch of crazy Socialists hell bent on destroying the Constitution and the American way of life.

    Needz Moar precious bodily fluids.

    I found the NYT article interesting, agree with it or not, as the perspective of a retiring Democrat senator.

    #411091

    SamuraiJack
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    I’ll be interested to see the official results by precinct. Turnout for district 15 was down 77,000 people, 22k for Stivers and 50k for Kilroy. GOTV obviously failed for the Dems in at least that race and probably others. Its not like either of the candidates was overly exciting and inspirational, but I’ll be curious which areas stayed home the most.

    @Core_models, don’t forget wasting tax payor money fighting HCR when we could just sit and wait for the other states to do all the legal work..

    #411092

    Hamsterdam
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    It’s remarkable that Franklin Co. Clarence Mingo won in such a blue county.

    His office is outstanding, he ran a heck of a campaign and is a guy to watch in the future.

    #411093

    Hamsterdam
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    It’s remarkable that Franklin Co. Clarence Mingo won in such a blue county.

    His office is outstanding, he ran a heck of a campaign and is a guy to watch in the future.

    #411094

    Bear
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    #411095

    Tenzo
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    kit444 wrote >>

    Paul wrote >>
    Am I the only person on here who is happy to see that Kasich won and relieved that we will not have endure the ridiculous boondoggle of a train that takes almost 3 hours to get from Columbus to Cincinnati?

    Congrats. You won. Now if we ever want to have rail service we’ll have to move to somewhere like Vancouver.

    Or any other large to medium sized city in the US

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