Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Far Right is Still Wrong

> The Republican governors, including Ohio's John Kasich, are having a big meeting in Arizona. According to the Columbus Dispatch (AKA Kasich's fan club), Kasich is getting a lot of attention from his colleagues.


....Kasich also was one of the first governors featured in the RGA’s new media campaign, titled “ Republican Governors are Driving America’s Comeback.” He’ll have a featured role in the conference today, sitting on a panel talking about GOP messaging for 2014 with Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough and Perry. He’ll then be joined by Jindal at a news conference....

I'm sure a majority of women in the country will just vomit over the thought of any of these anti-women's rights Republicans moving into the White House.

>>>  This shouldn't surprise a lot of Ohioans------
Progress Ohio reveals some very interesting information about the Buckeye Institute:

A new, in-depth report by ProgressOhio, along with the Center for Media and Democracy, exposes the truth behind the Buckeye Institute. The report, titled "Smoke Screen: The Buckeye Institute", finds that the Buckeye Institute is one of many "think tanks" in a network funded by the State Policy Network, which has close ties to the Koch brothers and other powerful right-wing families.

The Buckeye Institute often pushes the corporate agenda of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) by promoting the organization and its policies on their website. Additionally, the Buckeye Institute's staff has a history of working for ALEC.

An executive summary of the report recounts the following regarding the Buckeye Institute:

         The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a shadowy organization where corporate lobbyists and state lawmakers vote as equals on "model bills" behind closed doors. In addition to sharing many of the same corporation-first policies, many Buckeye Institute staff members previously worked at ALEC-related organizations and have attended ALEC meetings....

That explains the far right opinions that are produced by the Buckeye Institute!