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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Cranley had planned to note locale for fundraiser

Updated, 10:38 p.m.:

From the Cranley campaign: "In honor and respect to Corporal Roos and his family, tomorrow's press conference is canceled."

John Cranley, the Democrat challenging Rep. Steve Chabot, had planned to play up the locale for the Laura Bush fundraiser at a press conference Thursday.

His release:


Chabot has refused to ask President Bush the questions the people of the 1st district have about Bush’s lead-up and handling of the Iraq War.

(Cincinnati – OH-1) Four years ago, in October of 2002, President Bush used the 1st congressional district as a launchpad for waging war with Iraq and warned the world that Iraq was a nuclear threat to the United States of America.

Since that time, Steve Chabot has refused to ask the Bush Administration the many questions the people of the 1st district have about Bush’s lead-up and handling of the Iraq War.Ignoring the questions of the people of the 1st district, Chabot has instead chosen to ask President Bush for campaign cash. Friday morning Chabot will have a Bush fundraiser at the Cincinnati Museum Center where Bush launched his PR campaign for war with Iraq.
Congressional candidate John Cranley is running to restore accountability to Ohio’s First Congressional District. Cranley believes that the Congress must exercise its constitutional duty to provide checks and balances on the executive branch, especially to protect and defend the livelihood of the United States of America.


at 10:19 PM, August 02, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Strategically, this is the best thing to happen for Cranley.

First, the latest Cincinnati, west-side even, death in Iraq, puts even more blood on Chabot's hands.

Second, Chabot falls even further behind Cranley's fund-raising. The Fishwrap won't tell you, but Cranley outraised Chabot in the second quarter and is well on his way to blowing it wide open in the third. Add that the DCCC now has a "sky's the limit" policy with Cranley.

Finally, this event with Mrs. Smirking Chimp herself will attract a smaller crowd (re-scheduled events always do) and will take place closer to the election.

Cranley's team could not have planned this better:

More American deaths= good news for Cranley

Having Mrs. Bush come in to bail out their Chabot puppet= even better news.

Bailing out their puppet at the same place her husband lied to the nation= an amazingly dumb move by the Chabot people.

Doing it right before the election: priceless.

The Smirking Chimp is too afraid to come to Cincinnati.

Just another sign that Chabot's days are numbered.

Have fun on the unemployment line, Lindgren Boys.

at 1:21 AM, August 03, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

cranley did the right thing - but you can bet chabot would be hugging maupins' family if they were in the district and using matt's service and "patriotism" to further the republican agenda.
but cranley is no where near done - he has alot of work to do -

at 9:00 AM, August 03, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

cheering on American deaths because it helps Cranley is totally disgusting. I hope Anon has no involvement in the Cranley campaign.

at 10:12 AM, August 03, 2006 Anonymous Aghast said...

Did you actually equate the death of an American soldier with a political advantage for Cranley? It is a shame that only political hacks read these posted messages, because more people should be exposed to the cold-hearted callousness of Cranley and his supporters.

at 10:34 AM, August 03, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just because some crazy person posted something ridiculous that was anti-Chabot doesn't mean he/she is part of the Cranley campaign.

You can't lump all supporters as being part of a candidate's team. You know how many crazy people there are in Cincinnati. They often go in the public libraries and use computers to access blogs.

However, it is not suprising that homeless people in Cincinnati are not going to support Chabot.

at 11:11 AM, August 03, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope someone from Cranley's campaign will clearly disassociate themselves from such outrageous comments.

at 12:12 PM, August 03, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

matt maupins service and 'patriotism'? people like you make me sick.

at 1:33 PM, August 03, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are you talking about ??

The wRong wingnuts use bodies all the time to justify their I'm a patriot and your a traitor rhetoric.

Don't even think about the spin, you are way out there on this one !

at 9:32 PM, August 03, 2006 Anonymous John "lil dwarf" Cranley said...

Mommmy!!! You said you would quit posting about me on the blogs!!! Now I'm sorry I got that computer for you...

at 10:50 PM, August 03, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

John "lil dwarf" Cranley said...
Mommmy!!! You said you would quit posting about me on the blogs!!! Now I'm sorry I got that computer for you...

Here we go again another wRong wingnut whacko that doesn't know schmidt !!

Careful, chabothead, your on a slippery slop and with all that elephant dung on your shoes your destined to fall !!

at 6:36 AM, August 04, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...


Chabot, Bush, and Iraq War Lies, Part I: A Must Read

We all know Chabot supports President Bush's policies 90% of the time. What I didn't know is that Chabot supported Bush's Iraq War lies 100% of the time. Here's an amazing story that I still can't believe is true....

Almost a year ago to the day, Rep. Steve Chabot and ten other Republican Congressmen wrote a joint, steamy letter to the Nation Institute (of The Nation political magazine). The letter concerned an award the Nation gave to former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, who is the husband of former CIA undercover officer Valerie Plame.

We all know the background of this story, but for those of you who don’t, here’s a quick recap: during the lead up to the Iraq war, Bush wanted evidence Saddam was renewing his nuclear program. He sent U.S. Ambassador Joe Wilson to Africa to see if evidence linking Saddam to nuclear material in Niger was accurate. Wilson came home and said no, there is no credible evidence. However, Bush then used the Niger “connection” as justification for war during his State of the Union speech at the Union Terminal in Cincy. This made Wilson mad, so he went public and told everyone Bush is full of crap. Enter Wilson’s wife, Valerie Plame, a covert CIA operative. As payback for Wilson telling the truth, Karl Rove/Scooter Libby leaked her undercover status to journalist Robert Novak, who printed it. So the Bush administration disrespected Joe Wilson for telling the truth and destroyed his wife’s career in the CIA which jeopardized her contacts and ultimately the security of the United States. Whew…

Now enter Steve Chabot. On July 22, 2004 Chabot and ten other Congressman wrote a nasty letter to The Nation because the magazine honored Ambassador Joseph Wilson with an award for truth-telling and public service. Chabot didn’t like the fact that Joe Wilson was spoiling Bush’s false case for war. Chabot was outraged. He wanted America to go to war, even if there was no credible reason for doing so.

So what did Chabot’s letter say? In a nutshell, it said the Nation was “snookered” and Wilson was a “liar” and the award to him should be revoked. (Full text).

July 22, 2004

Dear Mr. Hamilton Fish:

You've been snookered and you shouldn't stand for it!

We are referring to the Nation Institute's giving the first Ron Ridenhour Award for Truth-Telling to Ambassador Joe Wilson, who has just been exposed as a liar on, well, pretty much everything.

In the interests of "Truth-Telling," we think you should withdraw Wilson's award so that your organization does not become a laughingstock. While it is doubtful Wilson would agree to give you the $10,000 prize back, maybe you could shame him into donating it to some charity, since it was undoubtedly received under false pretenses. Consider.

The award was given to Wilson for his "raising questions about the Bush Administration's truthfulness, and undermined its claim that it had ample evidence to justify an invasion of Iraq." Specifically, Wilson wrote in a 2003 New York Times op-ed that President Bush had "twisted" intelligence to "exaggerate the Iraqi threat." He allowed that he had been sent to Niger to look into claims that Iraq had tried to buy yellowcake ore from that country. Wilson informed us "It did not take long to conclude that it was highly doubtful that any such transaction had ever taken place."

We now know, of course, that all of Wilson's claims were lies. First, there is the exhaustive British report put out by Lord Butler that concludes, "the statement in President Bush's State of the Union Address of 28 January 2003 that 'The British Government has learned the Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa' was well-founded."

This assessment was backed up by the report of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which stated that Wilson's debriefing provided "some confirmation of foreign government service reporting," in other words, the British were right.

Then there is the claim by Wilson that his wife had nothing to do with his going to Niger on behalf of the CIA, saying "She definitely had not proposed that I make the trip." However, the Senate report quotes from a February 12, 2002 memo from Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame, that does promote her husband for the mission, saying "my husband has good relations with both the PM and the former Minister of Mines (not to mention lots of French contacts), both of whom could possibly shed light on this sort of activity."

Finally, Wilson was not truthful when he told the Washington Post that documents about the uranium deal may have been forged because "the dates were wrong and the names were wrong." When asked by the committee staff how he came to such a conclusion when he could not possibly have seen the documents in question, Wilson said he may have "misspoken." We'll say.

As you know, Wilson's fraudulent claims were the basis for many of the most scurrilous attacks on the president and vice president. These attacks continue today. By withdrawing your award you will be not only restoring integrity of the Ron Ridenhour Award for Truth-Telling, but you will also be sending a clear message about the importance of accuracy and fairness in political discourse.

For the sake of your organization and its honor, rescind Ambassador Joe Wilson's award.

Thank you for your consideration.


Rep. J.D. Hayworth, Rep. Joe Wilson, Rep. Steve King, Rep. Michael Burgess, Rep. Randy Neugebauer, Rep. Steve Chabot, Rep. Trent Franks, Rep. Wally Herger, Rep. Cass Ballenger, Rep. Robin Hayes. Rep. Bob Beauprez


Our Congressman who serves on the House International Relations Committee is an idiot.

He knows nothing about foreign policy, national security, or intelligence. He knows nothing about the logic of war, relevance of international law, or the meaning of peace.

At the beginning of this race, I started this blog primarily because I knew OH-01 was going to be a nationally-watched race. I didn’t think Chabot was an idiot; instead, just an ineffective radical Congressman. Now I believe he is both.

The tone of voice, the deceptive use of bits of information, and the overall meaning of his letter to The Nation is ridiculous. Does he really think the American people – and the voters of the First District – will support wars regardless of their meanings? Does he really think that the best way to protect America is by discrediting a career diplomat and CIA operative who stood up for truth? Does he really love President Bush enough to lie for him?!

Not only should Congressman Chabot issue an apology to the National Black Farmers Association for being a jerk to them, but he should apologize to the Nation magazine, U.S. Ambassador Joe Wilson, CIA operative Valerie Plame, and his constituents in the First District.

While John Cranley’s pledges add up, Steve Chabot’s apology list gets longer.

at 12:15 PM, August 05, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

You Cranley hacks make me sick. You openly root on the death of American soldiers in the vain hope that it will benefit that Lilliputian at the polls. At best words like that equate with sedition and at worst its treason. The company Cranley keeps says a lot about his character or rather his lack thereof.

at 3:44 PM, August 07, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

You openly root on the death of American soldiers in the vain hope that it will benefit that Lilliputian at the polls.

Another wRong wingnut whacko home-schooled boy that doesn't know schmidt !!

Does root = rot ??

At best words like that equate with sedition and at worst its treason.

Comma somewhere, maybe ??

The wRong wingnut whacko hasn't learned history, as well !!

Let's give him an ed-jew-ma-cake-son:


Conduct or language inciting rebellion against the authority of a state. Insurrection; rebellion.

The wRong wingnut whacko traitors lied to the American voters and now we have body bags stopping the wRong wingnuts from spreading their elephant dung in our county because they refuse to go to funerals they create !!

Only a wRong wingnut whacko would click the heals of their elephant dung covered shoes and scream conformity !!

How do you spell wRong wingnut whackos ??




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