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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Who's the most conservative?

According to The National Journal's ratings out today, it's....

House Minority Leader John Boehner of West Chester.

The local Republican tied with seven other U.S. House members for the HIGHEST score among conservative members. That means that Boehner and the seven other lawmakers are MORE CONSERVATIVE than 93.3 percent of their House colleagues.

So what about the other Greater Cincinnati lawmakers?

Rep. Steve Chabot was the 3rd most conservative Ohio lawmaker with a score making him more conservative than 82.5 percent of his colleagues.

Rep. Jean Schmidt ranked as the 4th most conservative Ohio lawmaker, essentially placing her as more conservative than 81.7 percent of her fellow lawmakers.

Rep. Mike Turner ranked as the 6th most conservative Ohio lawmaker and was more conservative than 64.2 percent of House lawmakers.

Rep. Geoff Davis was the 3rd most conservative Kentucky lawmaker, although he was more conservative than 82.2 percent of House lawmakers.

That score places Davis squarely between Chabot and Schmidt in terms of who's more conservative.


at 7:39 PM, March 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do we mean by conservative? Tight wads who live it up on government salaries while the rest of eat hamburger and hot dogs for dinner, grateful we can afford any meat, while they lap up the 3-martini lunch with crab legs and steaks that cost about the same as it costs for us to fill our tanks to get to work, to pay their salaries, so they can eat steak and crab legs.

Conservative? How about greedy sob's who have sat by while we fall behind in bills, lose jobs, and send our children off to their big, bad wars

at 10:30 PM, March 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crybaby Bone-Her is not a 'conservative'; he's a right0wing extremist.

at 10:37 PM, March 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's the most conservative?
House Minority Leader John Boehner of West Chester. Why am I not surprised? I hope Chabot & Schmidt and Boehner all reflect on this inane distinction when they are "spending more time with their families" after the next election.

at 11:39 PM, March 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous 7:39 pm, 3/12, you belly-aching, whiny liberal wimp. No wonder you can't pay your bills. Instead of busting your can and making it happen, you spend your time spinning BS messages about our outstanding Conservative lawmakers. Playing "ain't it awful" games might suit you and your dem/lib buddies. But right here, right now, this card-carrying member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy, Evangelical Christian Branch, says suck it up, get off your sorry butt and quit blaming everyone else for your own failures.

at 8:42 AM, March 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous 7:39 PM:

Class envy, much?

Just a simple suggestion. Perhaps if your life is that miserable, why not instead of spending your time sitting on your butt complaining about "the man", you channel some of that envious energy into something positive, like looking for a better job. The limits of your own earnings and abilities are self imposed, and certainly not by any elected official.

at 9:33 AM, March 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

"But right here, right now, this card-carrying member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy, Evangelical [B]Christian[/B] Branch, says suck it up, get off your sorry butt and quit blaming everyone else for your own failures."

How christ-like of you.

at 9:55 AM, March 13, 2008 Anonymous anonymouscoward said...

I love how you LIBS cry about things that in reality don't affect you at all...just like the RICH DEMS you look to for "leadership"...they're as out of touch about the price of gas as Bush was reported to be.
Hey! A great hot dog is "Best's" kosher! Delicious! You can buy "Nathan's" too! Tasty!
By the way...the 3 martini lunch went out in the 70's...now it's San Pellegrino and a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon with the crab legs,steak,and creme brulee.Ask Pelosi what she had for lunch yesterday.

at 11:30 AM, March 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the national spotlight conservative republicans are viewed by 'most' as criminals and greedy power hungry religious fanatics. In this backwards town, they are still viewed by many as the party of family values. The funny thing is that if the free thinking people of Cincinnati continue to support their presumed party of values (repugs) their families will most likely lose many more valued freedoms and great financial opportunities. The Economy the repugs have provided their rightious families now requires that both parents work and struggle daily with gas and food prices.

As we live in a city and state where the repugs still have sometype of hold on those followers, I don't count on the Ohio vote as being one of influence or change. But greatfully Ohio is still part of a nation of free thinking citizens who are engaged and demanding change. And NO I don't beleive we will get ANY change with anyone associated with the repugs, especially McBush and his continued support of the disaster that has been America for the last 7 years. I have found in every case a Democrat will be a better leader and offer America and the world far superior leadership and hope for a better future.

at 12:18 PM, March 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 9:33, Jesus was a carpenter who worked with his hands making a living for Himself and His earthly family for most of 30 years. He had no truck with lazy, whiny folks. A good example was when he gave his disciples some grief because they couldn't stay awake while He prayed at Gethsemane. I'll bet your version of what's "christ-like" is the liberal twist--everything is okay, there's no such thing as sin, don't ever hurt anyone's feelings and walk around being a do-gooder smiling at anything and everything. I suggest you read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and then lecture me as to what's "christ-like."

at 12:47 PM, March 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a good thing that the right wing kook at 11:39 PM didn't spend his time spinning BS messages about our right wing lawmakers.

Typical right wingnut hypocrite.
Boehner should retire and work on his tan full time.

at 1:03 PM, March 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Class envy? Friend, my guess is I'm in a much higher economic class than you are, I headed my academic class and as to having any class -- I'll leave that for God to decide - I happen to believe that I am my brother's keeper and live it every day volunteering in some capacity or another helping families who are struggling while our elected leadership convinces the ignorant masses of conservatives that voting against the welfare of their own children and grandchildren is somehow honorable. The facts are what the facts are. Keep telling yourself that being "conservative" is a superior moral standing when in fact it just means, live and let die. Fool

at 3:54 PM, March 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo, 1:03 pm, you have no clue what Conservatism means. It's obvious in your self-serving, sarcastic comment. We see salvation in our faith and prosperity in hard work, sharing, giving and serving. You dem/libs see salvation AND prosperity in government. And you don't see the foolishness of your position.

at 4:30 PM, March 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous 1:03 p.m.,

You lecture me about how superior and much more class than me you have. Then you resort to name calling.

How classy!

Perhaps if you looked to the root cause of many of the societal ills, you would find bad choices among the top reasons. The choice to start doing drugs, the choice to start having sex and getting pregnant at a very young age, the choice to drop out of school and join a gang, and so forth. Instead of blaming everyone else for the ills these people suffer from that you claim to help, spend some time learning about people such as Congressmen Boehner and Chabot and see what sorts of background they came from. Hardly silver spoon in their mouths, yet somehow they managed to make the right choices and make something successful of themselves.

Also, if you really are such an academician as you claim, you would know that when resorting to personal attacks in an argument simply weakens the argument and underscores that you have little to go on in the first place.

at 4:44 PM, March 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like Boehner just got back from the mortician. Why do conservatives look like him?

at 5:56 PM, March 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of how conservatives look. Take a long hard look at the crowd (small crowd) of followers each time you see Mccain at a press conference. Most of the crowd is over sixty, white, and most likely related. Throw in some young bible thumpers and the term inbreeding has to be questioned as a possible cause. Even Jesus himself would laugh at a corupt group of single minded fools such as you find with the conservative movement. Granted they may never fully disappear, just like the terorist will never completely go away. Hate is a way of life for groups like them. What I find comfort in is knowing that while those that hate, like the religious conservatives and the terorist that are still making noise, fewer and fewer people are listening to there venom, so few in fact that I don't think the conservative movement will ever gain a position of national power again. When this is proved true in the fall peace will prevail over hate and America might just have a chance at greatness once again.

at 7:06 PM, March 13, 2008 Anonymous McSame/McCain said...

ABC: No question McCain intervention helped Airbus
03/13/2008 @ 2:00 pm
Filed by David Edwards and Nick Juliano

Republican presidential candidate John McCain might be glad that he hasn't received a whole lot of attention since he officially locked up his party's nomination earlier this month, because most eyes are on the still-ongoing Democratic race.

But critics of the Arizona senator are starting to make waves about the Arizona senator's relationships with lobbyists with a European company, by charging that the results cost Americans jobs, according to ABC News.

European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co. and Northop Grumman Corp. were awarded a $35 billion Pentagon contract last month to build new Air Force tankers, instead of Boeing Co., and the Seattle-based company is formally challenging the agreement.

Boeing's complaint asks the Government Accountability Office to make sure the EADS contract is fair. McCain pushed for EADS to get the contract, and his campaign employs three former EADS lobbyists, although there is no specific evidence of impropriety, according to ABC.

"Mr. Clean has a bunch of lobbyists that work for a company that won that contract," House Democratic Caucus chairman Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., told the network. "Some people claim the way the specs were written, it was all but certain that the company that his campaign lobbyists worked for couldn't but get that contract."

McCain defended the arrangement, saying none of the EADS lobbyists he now employs lobbied him about the companies contract, and he notes that he doesn't lack Boeing connections either, according to ABC:

But today in New Hampshire, McCain argued that his interest in opening up the bidding process was to benefit the taxpayer. He cited his 2004 congressional investigation of a previous Boeing tanker deal, which uncovered a procurement scandal. "The rather bizarre aspect of it is that I killed off a program that was going to cost the taxpayers an additional $6.2 billion, executives went to jail, CEOs were fired," McCain said.
"What Senator McCain said he has tried to do is make the process for bidding more open, transparent and competitive," explained ABC's Jake Tapper explained in a segment on the network. "In making that argument, McCain has benefited this consortium run largely by Airbus. It has benefited that company without question. Was Senator McCain trying to benefit that company? That's an open question but Boeing seems to think so. A lot of the Democrats in Congress seem to think that the deck was stacked against Boeing. "

at 1:01 AM, March 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The difference between the likes of Boehner and Chabot is, people like my grandfather, who had to drop out of school in 6th grade to support his widow mother and 8 siblings, who worked along Victory Parkway on the jobs program to put food on the table, earned and learned ---- and never forgot. When he was named as one of the 3 top richest men in Cincinnati (the only one who was self-made and didn't gain his wealth through legacy or illegal activity)- 3 men came to his house for one of his lavish parties with people like RoseMary Clooney (the stars of the day) and asked him to join the Republican Party because, "now he had to learn how to keep his money".
Instead he relied on the same moral values that gave him the chance to become who he was with all he had. He and my grandmother gave back everyday - no one ever came to them for a job they didn't get. No one ever had to beg. They understood. They were grateful and kept their values. Their children went to school with Chabot. The biggest difference was, they never forgot where they came from and the opportunities gifted to them by a generous society that offered more than criticism and got back ten fold what they invested.
I don't know, but I'll ask at the upcoming family reunion - my bet is Chabot never had to wash dishes at that private catholic school to earn his tuition -like they make them do nowadays. Probably because my grandparents established and supported the fund for the poorer kids.
The difference between a dem and republican here is - one remembered, and the other forgot, and it isn't really the elephant with the long memory.

at 10:23 PM, March 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...


This wRong wingnut whacko is soooooo conservative that he still follows the corporate elephant dung propaganda that smoking does not cause cancer !


The boners ideology appears as stained as his finger tips !

Come on John, fire on up: it's just one more nail in your wRong wingnut whacko coffin !

PATHETIC 'family values' !


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