Monday, August 27, 2012

Outsiders like Mandel? Why?

In Ohio, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown continues to be supported by contributions from people in our state.  Open Secrets has the following statistics about campaign contributions for the Senate race:
                                        OUT OF STATE
Sherrod Brown (D)                 38%
Josh Mandel  (R)                     53%

Why are so many people and groups outside of Ohio supporting Republican Josh Mandel? What has he promised them to get their money?
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Have you read the interview that the Dispatch did with Sen. Sherrod Brown, and Josh Mandel, Ohio's absent Treasurer?  Mandel's responses make him sound uninformed, and robotic, with an extreme overuse of Republican buzz words.  Mandel seems completely clueless.

• • • Republican Paul Ryan came up with more weird answers.
Washington Post:

Responding to Democratic charges that he sought to narrow the definition of rape when he co-sponsored a House measure last year that used the term “forcible rape,” presumptive GOP vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan said Monday that the phrase was “stock language” and that he agreed with its eventual removal from the bill....

How many ways can Paul Ryan and the Republicans outlaw federal funds being spent on abortions when it was already passed in 1976? The Republicans are supreme time wasters while they continue to get their paychecks.

Paul Ryan thinks he has foreign policy experience. Really.  Crooks and Liars has Paul Ryan's response to a question about his experience:

Speaking to Fox News’ Carl Cameron Saturday morning, Republican VP nominee Paul Ryan made the case for why he believes his foreign policy credentials are stronger than President Obama’s, emphasizing that he has been a voting member of Congress longer than the president. Ryan cited his votes in favor of the Iraq War as evidence that he has had more foreign policy experience than Obama.....

....“I voted to send people to war,” he added.

As a congressman, Ryan voted for the 2002 Iraq Resolution which authorized President George W. Bush to use military force in Iraq. He also voted in favor of the Iraq War troop “surge” in 2007....

Sending young men and women to war is his foreign policy experience????  Did he also include the fact that he voted against funding at the beginning of those wars?