So you are embarrassed because of Jim Traficant hurting the image of the region. Hate to break it to you, this region's image was screwed long before Traficant came on the scene for a whole lot of other reasons.
You know what is more embarrassing? Having to admit our region voted for a patsy of the Democratic Party who contributed to some of the worst legislation in the history of America. I'm ashamed to say I come from an area where our elected representative screwed so many people because he drank the healthcare Kool Aid.
November 26, 2013 at 7:22 a.m.
Kurt, this is all I have to say about Tim Ryan's record:
"In addition, the bill will give you greater choice in your health care decisions. You will be able to keep your doctor, and your current plan, if you like them."-Tim Ryan, July 15th, 2009. The Hill "Health care reform will reduce costs, increase choice (Rep. Tim Ryan)"
Sorry, say what you want about Traficant, but Tim Ryan has contributed to millions of people being thrown off their healthcare plans because of a lie he knew about. Yes, I'm sure that is a record you can really be proud of. When Jim Traficant contributes to the hurts of millions of middle class people, then come talk to me.
November 26, 2013 at 7:14 a.m.
Well, this may be the most blatant liberal claptrap of recent memory in the Vindicator.
November 26, 2013 at 6:56 a.m.
Well, frame it like this. With Traficant, he stood up for Americans by putting the burden of proof on the IRS on tax cases, not the taxpayers. You know, something that can be quantified as actually being a good thing for taxpayers.
With Tim Ryan, you get healthcare reform that screwed everyone, and a guy who remains to be in the pocket of the entrenched Democratic machine.
Take shots at Traficant all you want, but I'll take the "crazy" "embarrassment" who actually has done good by the American people before I'd take the politicians who hold themselves out to be honest to the Americans who don't know any better.
November 24, 2013 at 3:43 p.m.
Those individuals, sitting members of the MCDP executive committee, chose to openly support the independent candidate against the party candidate. If you are on that committee, you better be on board to support the party candidate. That is how it works.
Those committee members put race before the interests of the party they represent, and rightfully so they should have been removed. Betras was in the right 100% because you cannot have your own executive committee undermining the interests of the party structure.
November 24, 2013 at 9:38 a.m.
Ford did not use satire, Ford is an idiot. His comments are idiotic and were made to be crude for the sake of being crude.
Traficant's comments obviously are taking shots at a society gone mad, and they were designed to be exaggerated to get the attention of people who might actually stop to consider how screwed up things have become.
Bertram, how you cannot differentiate between the two styles is reason enough for you to be out of a job. And you call yourself a writer.
November 24, 2013 at 8:38 a.m.
What a buffoon you are Bertram, let me educate you on Traficant's style, also known as SATIRE:
Satire: the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
Traficant made those statements outrageous on purpose for the sake of trying to make a point--and judging by how the culture of this country has been going, he was not too off base on making those points.
November 24, 2013 at 8:32 a.m.
When Ken Blackwell ran for governor, a person who did have the credentials to run, I didn't see Mr. Boles and company rallying around the qualified black candidate in that race. When Dickie Atkinson ran for President of Council, I didn't see Mr. Boles and company rallying around the qualified black candidate in that race against Sammarone.
Mr. Boles, save your sad story for someone who cares, because in my eyes you are a huge hypocrite.
November 17, 2013 at 8:08 a.m.
So, Mr. Boles has a problem when whites vote as a bloc for a white candidate, but when blacks vote as a bloc for a black candidate, he has nothing to say about it. He is basically saying that when an African American candidate is running, the whites ought to support that person, even if it means voting against their own party.
What a worthless ignorant racist. I cannot believe the Vindicator would give this guy a platform to spout off such nonsense.
November 17, 2013 at 8:03 a.m.
People love to hate on the Buckeyes. I mean, let's be realistic here. Who exactly did Oregon beat to justify their jumping the Buckeyes at the beginning of the season? Stanford loses to unranked Utah and they are complaining because they aren't at #3 when they beat Oregon? Seems to me both of those teams were overrated.
Here is the thing. Meyer coached against Saban in the SEC, so chances are he has a pretty good idea the kind of schemes they run, not to mention having played Florida State a number of times. People can discount the Buckeyes all they want--that is fine, like they were discounted when they played Miami in 2003. I'd rather the Buckeyes be discounted than favored.
November 12, 2013 at 10:08 p.m.