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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

OH-02: Pearls of Wisdom From Jean Schmidt

Posted by James L.

Wow. Check THIS out. Ohio's greatest embarrassment, congresswoman Jean Schmidt, has just released a newsletter addressing the sensitive issue of anti-Americanism in the Middle East. I haven't read essays this juvenile or poorly written outside of a fourth grade classroom. I'm not even kidding. The Vic Wulsin for Congress Blog has the goods.

Get a load of nuggets like this one:

The Iraqi's perception is that we are all powerful. We watch them from space with technology they cannot even imagine. Surely if we wanted to turn on his electricity we could do so. He has no idea how large the problem is but he knows we can do anything. He was angry. Eventually his air conditioning began running and his anger cooled.

Um. Wow. Yes, I do believe she compared Iraqi citizens to dumbed-down 'savages' who can't tell the difference between the American armed forces and God (or Allah, in this case).

Words are just failing me right now, folks. I give up.

Posted at 02:12 PM in 2006 Elections - House, Ohio | Technorati

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God or Allah, I love a good Republican Candidate. If we have a solid soul with the gift of communication or a good Communications Director and Media Person...we should have this in the bag.

Posted by: Stuart O'Neill [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 2, 2006 03:50 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Yep, and if she 'wins' again, just as she 'won' against Hackett last year and 'won' again against Bob McEwen in the primary a few months ago, David NYC will insist that it was a fair and square win because the possibility of rigging elections unless we have the proverbial 'smoking gun'. I'm sure many of the commentators on this blog will borrow the same line of reason in regards to the rigging of elections (denial) in the same way they thought of whether or not Saddam had 'Weapons of Mass Destruction' (convenient rationalization for an insatiable, neocon urge), as if it's somehow OK for America to invade another country, but it's not OK for China to invade the US even though they *KNOW* 'we' have nuclear weapons, but the difference is, 'our' arrogant swagger insists 'we' deserve them...

The 'mushroom cloud', in this case, will be the death of democracy in the face of liberal bloggers who will be searching for the 'reason' we 'lost', election cycle after election cycle after election cycle...

Congratulations, Jean Schmidt. You just bought yourself another 2 years in Congress, and then another 2 years after that, and another years of that. The two D's -- Diebold and denial -- seem to be working out for you rather well...

Posted by: progressivemuslimnj [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 2, 2006 05:56 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

I bet Paul Hackett wishes he'd gotten back into this race now instead of giving up politics.

Posted by: DemocraticLuntz [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 2, 2006 06:23 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

If you're going to heap abuse on me because I don't agree with your views, and refuse to accept things without evidence, then you are not welcome here.

There are many sites which fully embrace your views on election fraud. This is not one of them. I am not asking you to accept my views on election fraud, but I am telling you that if you can't accept the fact that this site is inhospitable to your particular viewpoint, then please refrain from commenting here in the future.

Posted by: DavidNYC [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 2, 2006 06:56 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Good reaction David. The Bullshit about everything being futile because of voting technology drives me crazy!

This may be especially so since I'm the guy with the TeleSeminar "How to Win an Election Before Election Day".

I believe in Elections. I believe in our efforts to win Elections. And I also do believe we need common Election Standards in this Country. But I do NOT believe that a conspiracy exists to keep voting machines or optical scanners rigged!

Why? Because it would mean too many people involved and, trust me folks, someone ALWAYS wants to sell out for the $1 Million dollar book deal. It would already be in print.

Are some machine terribly vulernable and should not be used? Yes. Yet when some are sealed....Never allowed a connection to an outside line, even while being tablulated, and have a dual hard drive, I think it's reasonably safe.In Cal we will have a paper trail before 2008.

Personally I think many states will go to the Oregon example of mail-in only voting within 10 years. Their participation rate of registered voters in 2004 was nearly 90%!

I get sick of the 'oh my god it just won't make any difference...oh my god ...oh my god...' diary or advocate.

Get your elections won by a margin greater than 2%-4% and nothing can kink it. It becomes too obvious.

Posted by: Stuart O'Neill [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 2, 2006 07:37 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

back on topic...

oh. my. god.

Did she really say that? err..write?

Seriously...oh my god.

Does she look at Iraq and see caricature muslims (err...I guess she would call them mosselmen) dancing around spinning scimitars? Actually, from this passage, I'm more reminded of the ethnocentric/racist writings about Africa, Pacific Islanders, etc. Savages looking in awe upon the great white man.

Oh my lord. I'm simply appalled.

Posted by: Jerry 101 [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 2, 2006 09:17 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

DL, Hackett isn't out of politics, he's one of the founding members of IAVA. Out of the business of running for office himself, maybe.

I've never understood what the fraudsters want. Should we all start writing "woe is us" comments? I think we all support verified elections, so I've never understood the point.

Posted by: bosdcla14 [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 3, 2006 01:03 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment