Category Archives: Ohio

Gov. John Kasich (R): A New Day and a New Way For Ohio by Gregory Hilton

Ohio's First Family


Under previous GOP Governors, Ohio had over $1 billion in a rainy day fund. When Gov. Ted Strickland (D) left office in January he not only depleted the entire fund but there was an $8 billion deficit, and the state economy was in the dumps. The liberal Strickland had been elected in 2006 by calling himself “Turnaround Ted” and promising a “jobs revival.” Continue reading

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Reapportionment: Mapping The New Congressional Districts by Gregory Hilton

New York has lost two seats and it is likely there will be some combination of the districts of Democratic Reps. Joseph Crowley, Carolyn Maloney and Gary Ackerman. The last time New York had 27 House seats was in the early 1820s, when the chamber had 181 seats. The two upstate districts with the heaviest population losses are in the western part of the state and are represented by Democratic Reps. Brian Higgins and Louise Slaughter. With a Democratic Governor and state Assembly and a GOP Senate, expect each party to lose a district.


Yesterday’s release of the Census Bureau data allows the 2012 Congressional reapportionment process to begin. Drawing the new maps will be the subject of considerable speculation for the next six months. The GOP will gain at least six seats, and they are practically assured of pickups in Texas, Georgia, South Carolina and Utah. Also, several vulnerable Republicans will see favorable territory added to their districts.
The liberal Huffingtom Post does not agree with this assessment. Their current headline article is “Reapportionment Not Necessarily Good News for Republicans” by Robert Creamer. He is the same author who wrote their analysis explaining why Democrats would keep control of the House. Continue reading

The GOP Victory: Real Change is Coming to Capitol Hill and America by Gregory Hilton

The next House Speaker, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), is shown with the two most recent Speakers, Dennis Hastert (R-IL) and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).


Republicans and certain to capture control of the House of Representatives today, while the battle for the Senate will be close. President Obama’s veto power will remain in effect for another two years, but real and substantial change is clearly coming to Capitol Hill and America. The days of the Democratic super majority are over, and the end of the Speaker Nancy Pelosi/Majority Leader Harry Reid era is an enormous positive step for the American people. Continue reading

Skip-a-Space: Labor Targets Rep. Zack Space (D-OH) by Gregory Hilton

A headline on today’s liberal website Daily Kos is “Thank You, Dan Maes (R-CO).” They are referring to a controversial gubernatorial candidate who will not leave the race even though he has no chance and the GOP could win without him. The Daily Kos is correct in expressing their thanks to Maes, and in a similar fashion I would like to thank the SEIU and the Change to Win labor unions. First, they spent over $10 million to defeat Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) even though she provided the final vote for the passage of Obamacare. They were upset because she was against the public option. Lincoln is now losing to her GOP opponent by 41%, and no incumbent in Senate history has ever run this poorly. Continue reading

Stunning New Poll: Get Ready for House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) by Gregory Hilton

The nation’s most prominent liberal blogger, Matthew Yglesias of The Atlantic Monthly, has just reprinted this chart from the Gallup Poll demonstrating that the GOP has a huge seven percent lead in the 2010 generic ballot between Republicans and Democrats. His only comment was, “This means House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)”. Yglesias reaction is not an exaggeration. This is the biggest generic ballot lead for the Republican Party in history. Continue reading

The Hypocrisy of Sen. Howard Metzenbaum and a Tax Lesson from LeBron James by Gregory Hilton

"Fighting the Unbeatable Foe" is the biography of the late Sen. Howard Metzenbaum (D-OH). Author Tom Diemer of the Cleveland Plain Dealer praises the Senator for battling major corporations and deregulation. For the tax avoiding Metzenbaum, the real foe was the Internal Revenue Service.


The late U.S. Senator Howard Metzenbaum (D) and basketball star LeBron James are both well known names in Ohio, and they have an important message for the nation on tax policy. Metzenbaum served on Capitol Hill from 1974 until 1994, and died at the age of 90 in 2008. Continue reading

Emergency Committee for Israel’s Leadership Targets Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy (D-OH) and other Liberal Democrats by Gregory Hilton

The Emergency Committee for Israel’s Leadership is today running a TV spot in Columbus, Ohio which sharply criticizes Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy (D). The 30 second ad states: Continue reading