Monday, November 19, 2012

Just the Facts!

* Chris Redfern of the Ohio Democratic Party corrects the Ohio GOP claim.


...Rarified air: Chris Redfern said he laughs when he hears his Republican counterpart, GOP Chief Bob Bennett, call Ohio a "centrist-right" state, as he is frequently quoted as saying. The day after the election, Redfern told a news conference that Barack Obama's win says something about Ohio. 

Obama is "only the second Democrat in the last 75 years to win Ohio twice with more than 50 percent of the vote. There is nothing center-right about that." 

PolitiFact Ohio rated Redfern's claim True....

Don't tell the Ohio GOP, but Ohio is definitely more Democratic, and pro-workers' rights.

* There are plenty of jobs waiting for people with truck driving experience. The DaytonDailyNews has the information.

* Republicans like John McCain, Lindsay Graham, Peter King, and Dana Rohrbacher should wake up and stop attacking the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Why are Republicans trying to create a controversy that doesn't exist? The Republicans cut funding for security for U.S. embassies over the objections of President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Republicans are to blame for what happens when our security is weakened.

>>>> Those that were supported "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" probably never imagined that the biggest scandal involving the military and CIA would have to do with heterosexual sex.

>>>The Republicans are looking to Jeb Bush for their future. We've had enough of that family. Enough!!!!

Other stories around the web:

••• Republican Rep. Dan Lundgren lost the election in his California district to Democrat Ami Bera. (See SacramentoBee)

•••• Some guy on Fox News claims Israel doesn't have a right to exist. OMG! How awful!
Raw Story has the quote and the name of the controversial Fox News guest: Here.

••••• Walmart is concerned that their underpaid, poorly treated employees will go on strike in time for Black Friday, according to the NYTimes. Why do so many of Walmart's employees have to turn to food stamps to survive?

•••••• Bloomberg is reporting good news about home sales--Bloomberg.

•••••••  Forbes notes that the big bosses at Hostess kept rewarding themselves with huge bonuses. Forbes:

...Hostess Brands’ management gave themselves several raises, all the while complaining that the workers who actually produced the products that made the firm what money it did earn were grossly overpaid relative to the company’s increasingly dismal financial position.....

Did executive greed destroy Hostess?