BLOG: GOP candidate dodges hot issue

Tom Jackson
Apr 1, 2011

As I wrote recently, U.S. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is riding high in the polls as he heads into a re-election campaign next year.

Republicans have no announced candidate so far. Mary Taylor, the lieutenant governor, apparently is thinking about it, but the latest faux candidate getting attention from the press is Josh Mandel, the new state treasurer.

Senate Bill 5 is obviously the hottest issue in Ohio today, and Democrats have been having fun mocking Mandel for refusing to take a stand on the new law. If he's serious about running, he can't make a career of dodging issues.

Brown has press conferences almost every week in which he takes questions on the telephone from reporters. The conferences usually are called to push a particular issue, but Brown will answer questions on anything. I've yet to ask I question that I felt he avoided

 

Comments

YAWWNN

Who cares, Brown is in a liberal district that would vote for a turd as long as it had a D after its name.

brutus smith

 He is a Senator moron, the whole state is his district.

buckeye15

Don't you see Brutus?  Huge A** is admitting the whole state is soon to be liberal after a few more months of Kasich.

BytheBy

" If he's serious about running, he can't make a career of dodging issues."

Didn't you just describe Obama Tom??

goofus

Hmmm, Oh Yeah, know I get it, HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY to Mr. Jackson. You had me for awhile, but no reporter could be that obtuse.

brutus smith

 You've been had for quite awhile.

goofus

Good morning Brutus and congratulations, you have a reporter on the register's payroll with liberal convoluted opinions just like yours!!!!

Fries are up

YAWWNN

Exactly Brutus!!! Need I say more?  Why should you care though, you probably aren't even registered to vote. Fries Up!!!  I do find it funny that Brutus can name call but whenever he is called an idiot (something that is grounded in truth, lol) those posts are deleted as personal attacks.\, and who is Hugh? I don't know any Hugh, he was banned.  Get a life Brutus

SamAdams

Sherrod Brown is one of the most liberal Senators in Congress. His position on Cap and Trade ALONE should give the majority of Ohioans pause! That it doesn't only proves the numbers of people that are willing to buy just about ANYthing so that they can see the economy further tanked and the government bigger still.

As for Brown not ducking questions, I've talked with and written to his office more than once. If I thought Marcy Kaptur was good at avoiding issues, well, Brown's a positive MASTER at it!

Sherrod Brown is pro-redistribution of wealth, pro-higher taxes, pro-increased entitlements, anti-gun, effectively anti-Constitution, and, though he still has a "D" after his name on the ballot, almost universally espouses socialism. Yeah, Ohio needs more of THAT! Not.

Bailey

Brown answers but NEVER has any content that aligns itself outside a CONSTANT give away program mentality.

Its easy to always say, 'YEA, Well give them that and this too! What EVER YOU WANT, just let us know and well tax another sector of the state that is working and pass the wealth around like icing a cake" !!

 

goofus

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brutus smith

 It's funny how you right wingnuts, hugh, sam a, goof, think we are a Liberal state when Ohio voters elected a Conservative, Fascist, tea bagger Gov.

digger nick

Let me guess Bruits, you have a problem with our Governor who was elected by a majority of the voters? Afraid he will squash your right to collective bargaining for those great benefits you negotiated for at McDonalds?

brutus smith

 nick, apparently the same problem you have with our President, who was overwhelmingly elected by the vast majority of real Americans, and will be re-elected by an overwhelming majority, just like Senator Brown, in 2012. LMAO. By the way, will you and goof hold the cheese on my 1/4 pounder? Do you guys have your hairnets on? LMAO.

Bailey

Brutus,

here is why Obama won LOL !!! WHAT FOOLS, you and your commrades are DESTROYING our democracy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrYWQxMeK0o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P36x8rTb3jI

Sam

Since there are no announced candidates for the GOP how can or should anyone answer any questions. By the way SB5 is a state issue and this race is a federal office.  If we believed in  polls 19 months out from an election, Strickland would be in his 2nd term and Hillary Clinton would be president. Typical Register and their slant for liberals

Hunter S. Thompson

the polls are biased, the newspaper is biased, the liberal media...waaahhhh!  good god, man.  i have never heard so many crybabies in all of my life.  the t-baggers that comment on this website whine and cry more than any "entitlement' group in america.  seriously, look at yourselves...PATHETIC

sam, you wouldn't expect a ohio senator or candidate to have an opinon regarding sb5?  you are so loyal to your party, that you actually had to get on this website and defend a possible candidate for the us senate for not having an opinion? 

Sam

Hunter S. Thompson, typical left wing rant, try having an original thought before you comment instead of dribble. What I would expect is questions for Brown, on the mounting national debt, Obamacare, the lack of a consistent Libyan policy, continued unchecked gar prices, and his support for cap & trade.   Using correct capitalization would not make you a conservative..

Hunter S. Thompson

"typical left wing rant"...see...still crying.  *sniffle*

sam adams-my last comment was intended for the other sam...you know, the crybaby.  btw, i've read some of your posts.  although i seldom agree with you, i respect your opinion, but i don't think that you should chime in with the whole brutus/mcdonald's thing.  try to distance yourself from the other guys, especially goofus.  his type is not to be taken seriously.

Sam

My type, you mean a worker who pays taxes to support your type. Poor attempt to avoid answering the questions on the most left wing senator.  I am glad to see the results of your limited education

Hunter S. Thompson

for all i know i could be supporting you with MY tax dollars.  is that one of them new fan-dangled government-subsidized computers you are using to insult me with?  give it back, sam!

Sam

Being on either SSI or welfare does not make you a government worker.  I do think I talked to you today when you were at work, and no I didn't want fries.  How much tax can you be paying on minimum wage?  I thought you internet access was to obtain your GED on the third attempt..............

Hunter S. Thompson

oh man, you're eating fries again?  no wonder health-care costs are out of control.  sam won't leave the fries alone.  don't tell me you had the nuggets too!  *sniffle*

brutus smith

 These right wingnuts sure have a thing about McDonald's don't they. I guess all Liberals must work there. LMAO!  I'm thinking because their right wing masters always order them around, they feel the need to order someone around.

Hunter S. Thompson

yeah.  they are literally obsessed with fries, nuggets, cheesburgers...etc.  i can just see them sitting on their computer with visions of onion rings floating around their heads.  tongue out, drooling all over the desk...

...hang on brutus, i have to mentally prepare for the onslaught of insults about my limited education and minimum-wage employment i am about to receive for disagreeing with them...

3.....2.....1.....

brutus smith

 Hunter, you forgot to throw in how they are the only ones paying taxes. LOL. 

Sam

Shake the tree and watch the left wing loons fall out.....

goofus

Supid is as stupid does, happy april fools

goofus

If you can't take the heat get out of the SR kitchen, happy april fools day

brutus smith

 Nice and cool here. LMAO. Practicing your "Welcome to Mickey D's" goof? Or is it Welcome to Walmart? ROFLMAO.

SamAdams

Hunter S. Thompson,

First of all, I haven't contacted Brown's office regarding SB5. As you so aptly pointed out, he's a representative to the FEDERAL government, not the state. I've contacted his office (and Kaptur's) about OTHER issues when they arose.

I'm also not defending any candidate or non-candidate for answering or not answering questions. I was responding to Mr. Jackson's assertion that Brown doesn't duck questions when that's pretty much ALL he does. He has his stock answers and that's all you're going to get. That I don't like his stock answers (largely because I'm not a communist) is immaterial to the fact he ducks the questions in the first place.

Meanwhile, although SB5 is a state issue, I'd be very surprised if Brown DIDN'T have an opinion on it. It is, after all, just one of several comparable measures in several states. The man from whom Democrats largely seem to take their marching orders (Barack Obama) instead of "we, the people" has made clear HIS position on these measures, after all!

SamAdams

Come on, guys, leave brutus alone! We all know he's upset. After all, McDonald's HAS been granted a waiver from "Obamacare!"

expatsoon

Brown could be replaced by Dennis Kucinich and no one would know the difference.  Kucinich will answer any question too.

SamAdams

Hunter S. Thompson:

Sorry. While my comments still stand, the response was apparently mis-directed to you. Given what I'd said, there are some on these boards who would quite happily infer I meant something other than what I wrote. Add to that the fact it's very confusing when there's more than one "Sam" around, and not everyone types the full screen name when responding. I appreciate your setting the record straight.

My comments where brutus is concerned speak less of me joining up with such as goofus (though I don't have any issues with him) than they do about the fact I've been exposed to typical brutus insults, selective or perverted facts, and worse on pretty much every board in which we both show up. While I can't say that everyone put a lot of forethought into the McDonald's gag, there IS the old joke that goes something to the effect of, "How can you tell a liberal arts major? He's the guy that asks, 'Do you want fries with that?'"

Thanks again for clarifying. Carry on. :-)

brutus smith

 Gee sam a, could it be that all you do is repeat right wing talking points?

Hunter S. Thompson

sam adams,

let's call it even.  if you vote against SB5 in november, i'll vote against any future cap-and-trade measures...what do you think?

Erie County Resident

To Mr. Tom Jackson

Since the Brown Clown answers all your questions ask him one for me.

How come during the past years on many occassions when I've tried to contact HIM all I get is one of his office flunkies or a stupid form letter saying "I'm very concerned with this issue and interested in your point of view".

If he was so interested in my concerns and point of view how come he won't talk to me?

Is it because I'm not a good photo-op for his ongoing campaign? Is it because I'm not standing here with a $25,000 check in my hand for his campaign? Just what is the problem?

The same goes for Kaptur, SSDD.

So Tom please see what you can do for us unimportant people that are not from the media.

brutus smith

 ecr, you act like you are important. You hear from 1 right wingnut, you heard from them all. You all repeat the same right wingnut talking points doled out by your masters. (rush, glenn, fox).

Sam

What bfrutie really said is, from this one far left loon, you heard all the same babble from the MSNBC rants for loons and their audience of what, 10 nationwide. Pass out the drool bibs for the far left wackadoos......

brutus smith

 It seems to be a Repub trait to dodge questions. Watching Fox news Sunday Chris Wallace never got one answer to a question he asked from either Paul Ryan or tea bagger Marco Rubio. They sounded like taxpayer on here, replacing Liberal with Democrats.

goofus

http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/677-e2-wire/146433-ohio-sen-brown-presses-obama-to-reevaluate-climate-rules?page=2

Does this sound like a senator who is enjoying a huge lead over Drew Carey in the Polls. ROFLMAO

I swear this whole article was and is a joke!!!!

Join Durwood Brown and his fight against Hitler! 

goofus

http://www.morningjournal.com/articles/2011/02/10/news/doc4d5443b3ed177898292243.txt?viewmode=fullstory

With our agents being shot at and killed on our southern border and the Obama regime wishing to make illegals citizens. Coupled with the gross ineptitude of Homeland Security, they're too busy hiding documents from the FOIA people, Durwood Brown comes up with this while drugs pour into this country from Mexico and south america ROFLMAO at Durwood.

Sam

Finally hope for brutus, he watched FOX News.  I saw the same interview with Chris Wallace and both Congressman Ryan & Senator Rubio they both gave logical and straight forth answers.  Facts & logic tend to confuse left wingers......

brutus smith

 " Senator Rubio, if it comes down to you for the 51st vote on extending the budget will you vote yes or no to shut down the Government?" Rubio's reply, Democrats, Obama, Obama, Democrats. Yes or no Senator Rubio?

 

"Congressman Ryan, your proposal for Medicare will slash Medicare benefits in half, isn't this true?" Congressman Ryan's reply, Democrats, Obama, Obama, Democrats.

 

Yep, pretty logical to a right wingnut. 

Sam

bfruite, The dems still  control the Senate and White House with a veto, they had two years of total control to pass a budget that cut spending, what did they do, added a third to the federal debt and increased unemployment. They now want to blame others, I can understand you confusion, facts and logic once again not you best friend, left wing loons run amok......

brutus smith

 You must have me confused with someone else sam. I never said to reduce the debt during the 2nd Depression that the Reoubs caused. That's foolish unless you are talking about reducing the military budget or taking away the tax cuts for the rich.

SamAdams

Hunter S. Thompson:

If SB5 isn't improved, I almost certainly WILL vote against it. And if Cap and Trade remains as is, your opposition is appreciated not just by me, but by all who will suffer as a result (i.e. everyone). Deal!

We can always revisit our perspectives should there be material change in either of these things. I have my doubts that either will be improved, but hope springs eternal! Hence the re-election of politicians who break promises, but happily make more... <sigh>

SamAdams

Erie County Resident:

Ditto!

Mr. Jackson, add me to the list of citizens who has NEVER had a question answered in any other form than, well, a form letter. "Interested" and "will keep my views in mind," my a$$!

brutus smith

 http:/dumpgoofus.com

buckeye15

dumpgoofus.com......is that like:     I need to take a Kasich?

www.dumpgoofus.com url is available!

Bigboy

As long as we are questioning ethics, why is it when anyone else in the area gets picked up for even speeding it is the newspaper but when someone from the news paper gets picked up for shop lifting it isnt even mentioned