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Republicans smell blood in the Valley

By Bertram de Souza (Contact)


Published February 26, 2011

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It’s no accident that three prominent Republican officeholders have come to the predominantly Democratic Mahoning Valley in the past two months, just as it’s not a coincidence that Republican governors and legislatures around the country have launched an attack on state workers.

In the aftermath of the November election in which the GOP scored huge victories on the state and national levels, Republicans believe they have the political momentum to carry them into the 2012 presidential election. And, based on the turnout of Democrats in November, they realize that regions like the Mahoning Valley are easy prey so long as blue-collar voters continue to be disenchanted with President Obama.

Gov. John Kasich, Attorney General Mike DeWine and U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, all Republicans, have visited this region, met with political and community leaders and have promied to help in any way they can. Their message is clear: We’re in charge, and it's to the Valley’s advantage to shed its partisan inclination and work with us.

Republicans believe they are in a strong position to take over the U.S. Senate next year, just as they did the House in November, and that the presidency will be up for grabs if the national unemployment rate remains as high as it is today.

While state workers and other public employees are up in arms up over the GOP’s push to eliminate collective bargaining and take away other rights, private sector taxpayers are of the same mind as the governors and legislators.

The predominantly Democratic Mahoning Valley will play a crucial role in next year’s presidential election in Ohio, and the national Democratic Party will have to find a way of bringing out the faithful who right now are unenthusiastic. The Republicans smell blood.


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11970mach1(1005 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

Maybe they are just doing their jobs in coming here. Why does it have to be categorized as "smelling blood"?

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2Nonsocialist(710 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

"...Republican governors and legislatures around the country have launched an attack on state workers."

I didn't know "attack" meant "save jobs", because that's what would happen if these concessions are made.

"GOP’s push to eliminate collective bargaining and take away other rights"

A right? I guess the Federal government unions are being deprived of their rights.

Public sector unions = debt. See below.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/b...

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3cashmoney(7 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

Obviously you are a republican.
Move to columbus.

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4Mondoman(6 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

With all the anti-worker legislation the republicans are pushing, I feel a strong wave of both Dems and Unions sweeping this state, and country.

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5mjnovaksr(92 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

Maybe the Mahoning valley residents have finally seen the move toward socialism that has been going on for the past 80 years.... the huge bloated federal, state, and local governments that work together to suck up our rights and tell us they will take care of all our needs.... just give up one more right and give us your money and your vote. Just look around this valley.... do you see a growing vibrant economy anywhere?? Since the unions and the EPA helped drive out the steel mills, and GM and Chrysler went bankrupt because of overpriced labor with benefits far above the national average our valley has a great reputation.... don't start a business there because the unions will break you and the people don't want to work! And at the helm we find Democrats and some Republicans all too willing to give the unions anything for their vote. The blood in the water is that of taxpayers who are darned tired of paying for everything and getting nothing in return. If we don't have limited and efficient government at every level with lower taxes and less restrictions we will never have industry here and this valley, with all its potential, will atrophy and continue to die. And someone should tell Ryan, Hagan, Letson, Gerberry, Cafaro and the rest to shut up, get to work on solutions, and if you aren't part of the solution, YOU ARE THE PROBLEM!!!!

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6mrblue(923 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

These career politicians are all too comfortable in their jobs. I would think that by now the voters would be fed up with all the broken promises and dump these people. A change is long overdue.

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7Nonsocialist(710 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

It's hard work trying to educate the libs. However, if they knew stuff, they wouldn't be libs.

From the Wall Street Journal:

"...federal workers cannot bargain for wages or benefits."

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001...

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8Tigerlily(472 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

Republicans do smell blood, because they are predators.

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9Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

http://thebsreport.files.wordpress.co...

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10Freeatlast(1989 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

The last time they had power we called them KKK . Now we call then TEA. Something

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11AntiFascist(61 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

Bertram lives in a vacuum. Does he see no connection between reich wing, fascist policies like ending collective bargaining and the immergence of a louder, stronger union voice?

Through whatever poll you look at, Ohioans overwhemingly oppose Senate Bill 5.

nonsocialist (closet fascist) claims this bill will SAVE jobs? HAHA - I almost spit out my coffee when I read that. Since you love providing links, please supply one that backs up this lunatic theory of yours.

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12AntiFascist(61 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

Bertram lives in a vacuum. Does he see no connection between reich wing, fascist policies like ending collective bargaining and the immergence of a louder, stronger union voice?

Through whatever poll you look at, Ohioans overwhemingly oppose Senate Bill 5.

nonsocialist (closet fascist) claims this bill will SAVE jobs? HAHA - I almost spit out my coffee when I read that. Since you love providing links, please supply one that backs up this lunatic theory of yours.

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13Nonsocialist(710 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

I refer my intellectually-challenged lib friends to the NY Times article entitled, "Poll Finds Tea Party Backers Wealthier and More Educated."

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/15/us/...

In Wisconsin, the Democratic-Socialists that are in hiding will directly be the cause of the dismissal of teachers. Conversely, if they came out of hiding and voted, then lay offs may be avoided.

From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:

"But with all 14 Democratic state senators still out of state, another stalemate awaits the measure that Walker insists will help solve budget deficits and avoid mass layoffs."

"The legislative gridlock prompted the Wisconsin Association of Schools Boards to warn districts that they have until Monday to warn teachers of possible nonrenewal of contracts. That's because if Walker's bill becomes law, it would void current teacher collective bargaining agreements that lay out protocol and deadlines for conducting layoffs."

http://www.startribune.com/local/1169...

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14Nonsocialist(710 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

In regards to the Klan reference above, I post these excerpts from PBS.com:

"...the Klan quickly became a terrorist organization in service of the Democratic Party and white supremacy. Between 1869 and 1871 its goal was to destroy Congressional Reconstruction by murdering blacks -- and some whites -- who were either active in Republican politics or educating black children."

"Southern Democrats formed organizations that violently intimidated blacks and Republicans who tried to win political power.

The most prominent of these, the Ku Klux Klan, was formed in Pulaski, Tennessee, in 1865. Originally founded as a social club for former Confederate soldiers, the Klan evolved into a terrorist organization. It would be responsible for thousands of deaths, and would help to weaken the political power of Southern blacks and Republicans."

I've posted this info numerous times in the past. As I said, it is hard work to attempt to educate the libs.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexper...

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/stori...

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