Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Mike DeWine leading in poll!

Dear Friends,

According to a new poll just released by well respected pollster, Neil Newhouse, I am beating liberal Democrat Richard Cordray 50% to 32%! I am ahead by 18 points and even leading Cordray in the Cleveland media market!

Neil Newhouse, most recently, polled for Scott Brown's U.S. Senate victory in Massachusetts. He is also polling for the Ohio House and Senate Campaign Committees, several Congressional races in Ohio, and he is involved in Governor, Senate, and Congressional races from California to Kansas to Connecticut to Florida.

To see the full polling results, visit my campaign website at www.mikedewine.com. Thank you for your continued support!

Very respectfully yours,

Mike DeWine

Paid for by Mike DeWine for Ohio, 2587 Conley Road, Cedarville, OH 45314, JB Hadden, Treasurer

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Does Chris Redfern hate babies?

An Open Letter to Chris Redfern, ODP Chairman

February 8, 2010

Chris Redfern, Chairman
Ohio Democratic Party
340 East Fulton Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Dear Chairman Redfern,

As you know, ours is a non-partisan organization, and we can demonstrate strong support from both Republicans and Democrats. That is why I was optimistic that there existed a basis for communication on issues of common interest following my recent meeting with you which from my perspective went well. You correctly pointed out that Governor Strickland has been supportive of certain aspects of our agenda, and you certainly acknowledged that there are many Democrats who are sympathetic to all or part of our agenda as well.

Since then, my optimism has waned.

Your heavy hand was reported to be the major factor in forcing Jennifer Garrison, a supporter of pro-life positions, from the Democratic statewide ticket for next fall. It was hard not to interpret that action as a direct slap at the millions of Ohioans, whether Democrat, Republican or Independent who support the cause of life.

Now I am witness to one of the pettiest acts I have ever seen by a so-called political leader. Speaker Budish, as you may know, denied the request of Rep. John Adams to bring an outstanding young constituent, Elizabeth Trisler, to the House floor to receive a proclamation for her achievement in winning the National Right to Life Oratory contest. Her speech, Mr. Redfern, was a powerful and eloquent expression of her deeply held views regarding life. She is the kind of young woman we all would be intensely proud to have as a member of our family.

As you know, the recognition in the House Chamber of outstanding achievement by Ohioans has never been subjected to the kind of political litmus test applied by Speaker Budish, whose office says she was denied the recognition given thousands of other young Ohioans over the years because it was "political." I wonder if Mr. Budish would allow recognition of a champion debate team only if he agreed with the side it advocated in the championship. Shame on Speaker Budish, with whom we will communicate separately.

You can readily see, Mr. Redfern, these two actions in just a week's time appear to be a direct attack by your party on the pro-life constituency in Ohio.

My question of you, then, is whether you were sincere when we met. I reported our meeting to my Board, and now feel misled by you. Every appearance is that you and the party establishment are captive of pro-abortion ideologues, so much so that even the simple recognition of a student's achievement must be rejected for fear of alienating this constituency. What can I report to our constituents concerning the position of the Ohio Democratic Party? I will share your response to this letter with our Board and membership as well.

In the spirit of non-partisanship, I would also like to invite you and your wife to be my guests on the evening of March 5 for our event featuring Sarah Palin as speaker. I am sure you agree that her commitment to life, as evidenced by the way she and her husband welcomed a developmentally challenged son into their family, is inspiring. Please let me know if you are able to attend so that I can make arrangements.

And please know that we would be equally delighted to provide a forum for a solidly pro-life Democrat of national stature. You have only to ask and we will arrange an appropriate event.

Hopefully yours,

Mike Gonidakis
Executive Director
Ohio Right to Life

Ohio Right to Life | 665 E. Dublin-Granville Road | Suite 200 | Columbus | OH | 43229

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Karl Rove on Ohio!

Some funnies...

This is one of the most interesting perspectives on Lawyers, Law, and Politics

This is copied from an e-mail that is being passed around...

Barack Obama is a lawyer. Michelle Obama is a lawyer.

Joe Biden is a lawyer.

Hillary Clinton is a lawyer.

Bill Clinton is a lawyer.

John Edwards is a lawyer.

Elizabeth Edwards is a lawyer.

Every Democrat nominee since 1984 went to law school (although Gore did not graduate).Every Democratic presidential nominee since 1976, except for Lloyd Bentsen, went to law school.Democrat leaders in Congress:Harry Reid is a lawyer.Nancy Palsies a lawyer.

John McCain was a naval officer and aviator.

President Bush was a businessman.

Vice President Cheney was a businessman.

The leaders of the Republican Revolution: farmers and businessmen.

Newt Gingrich was a history professor.

Tom Delay was a businessman.

Dick Armey was an economist.

House Minority Leader Boehner was a plastic manufacturer.

The former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is a heart surgeon.

The last Republican president who was a lawyer? Gerald Ford, who left office 33 years ago and who barely won the Republican nomination as a sitting president, when running against Ronald Reagan, an actor,in 1976.

Democrats often scorn or attack men who create wealth, like Bush and Cheney; or who heal the sick, like Frist; or who reflect on history and speak for conservatism, like Gingrich.They often see successful business people who provide goods and services to the American people and our trade partners as actual enemies of the less successful. Rather than raising the less-successful to success,Democrats keep them dependent while punishing the successful with higher taxes and more business regulation.

At whom does Obama and his Congressional lawyer-leadership point? Pharmaceutical companies, oil companies, hospitals, manufacturers, fast food restaurant chains, large retail businesses, investment firms and bankers, and anyone producing anything of value in our nation.

This is the natural consequence of viewing everything through the eyes of lawyers.
Lawyers solve problems by successfully representing their clients, in this case their base among the American people (unions, teachers, minorities, activists,trial lawyers).
Lawyers seek to have new laws passed; they seek to win lawsuits; they press appellate courts to overturn precedent; and lawyers always parse language to favor their side. This is their objective; this is their training.Confined to the actual practice of law,fine. But it is an awful and improper way to govern a nation.

When lawyer-politicians begin to view some Americans as clients and other Americans as opposing parties, then the objective of winning becomes all-consuming.It requires that someAmericansbe seen as“adverse parties” of their own government. We are not all litigants in some vast social class-action suit, regardless of the vision of those on the Left.We are citizens of a republic that allows us liberty, opportunity, and the right to strive for success and happiness in a free market economy.

Today, we are drowning in laws; existing laws are contorted by judicial decisions; the current administration seeks an omnipresence in all parts of our once-private lives. Many Americans have the wisdom to realize that Hope does not come from expanding welfare via liberal lawyer-politicians,but from personal dreams nourished by a sound education and hard work.Perhaps by 2010 more Americans will recognize that more lawyer-politicians with more power will only make our debt larger and our problems worse.

The United States has 5% of the world?s population and 66% of the world?s lawyers! Tort (Legal) reform legislation has been introduced in congress several times in the last several years to limit punitive damages in frivolous lawsuits and huge medical malpractice suits. This tort reform effort has continually been blocked ~ even from being voted on ~ by the Democrat Party, and once again is excluded from any of the 2000 pages in the Democrat constructed healthcare bill. When you see that 97% of the political contributions from the American Trial Lawyers Association goes to the Democrat Party who refuse to demand or even support tort reform, then you realize who is ultimately responsible for our medical and product costs remaining high.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Dave Yost wins Ohio Republican Party Endorsement!

Mike DeWine wins Endorsement!

Ohio Right To Life endorses!

Ohio Right to Life PAC Endorses Statewide Candidates
Powerful Slate of Pro-Life Candidates Committed to a Culture of Life

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - The Ohio Right to Life Society PAC today announced its endorsements in five of Ohio's statewide races.

"The philosophical direction of the United States Senate hangs in the balance and we have learned the hard way that elections do have consequences. The election of Rob Portman to the United States Senate should be priority number one for the pro-life movement to ensure that abortion and taxpayer funding of abortion does not become part of any national health care plan. It is an absolute responsibility for the men and women of Ohio's Pro-Life movement to support Rob Portman, who supports, promotes and has defended a culture of life throughout his career," said Mike Gonidakis, on behalf of the Ohio Right to Life PAC.

Marshal Pitchford, Chairman of the Ohio Right to Life Society Board of Trustees stated:

"The Right to Life movement in Ohio is fortunate to have experienced and highly qualified pro-life candidates seeking the State's executive offices."

"As a former speaker of the Ohio House, Jon Husted brings a wealth of practical experience to the office of Secretary of State. As an adoptee, he also brings a first-person view of the value of life and the importance of providing women positive alternatives to abortion."

"Throughout his career, Mike DeWine has been a pro-life champion. In the U.S. Senate, he sponsored the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, which reflects the fact that attacks on pregnant women can injure or end two lives. As Attorney General, he will defend the value of all human life."

"John Kasich had an outstanding pro-life voting record during his career in Congress. His running mate, Mary Taylor, is an articulate advocate of the right to life movement. As Governor and Lt. Governor, they will reflect the common sense and common decency of the people of Ohio."

"Josh Mandel has defended life and freedom as both a state representative and a marine in Iraq. He will bring the same boundless energy and "can-do" attitude to the office of Treasurer of State."

2010 Ohio Right to Life PAC Statewide Endorsements

The following outstanding candidates received the Ohio Right to Life PAC endorsement due to their commitment to Life. These candidates clearly represent the Pro-Life movement within Ohio and Ohio Right to Life is proud to offer its endorsement and support. The choices for the upcoming election are crystal clear. (Further endorsement actions may be taken at a later date in the race for Auditor of State).






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