Here’s Congressman Tim Ryan and the head of the Ohio F.O.P. on the “Ed Show” on today’s SB 5 vote:

Senator LaRose is getting an earful on his campaign’s Facebook page with a belated rally from his Tea Party supporters.

LaRose actually voted to recommit the bill back to the committee… but then voted for the bill. 

And something unusual happened today that nobody noticed.  Typically when a major piece of “popular” legislation passes, there’s a Motion to Amend the Title… which is a parliamentary procedure in which legislators can actually add their names as co-sponsors of the bill, so they can officially claim the legislation as their own, after they had just passed the legislation.

For example, after passing H.B. 89, the Senate added over twenty of their thirty-three members as co-sponsors to the bill right before considering SB 5.  When S.B. 5 passed the Senate, the Senate Journal shows that when the usual question “Shall the title be agreed to?” was asked of S.B. 5 nobody, nobody, not one Senator, asked to amend the title of S.B. 5 to add their name.  Not one Senator wants their name on the bill with Shannon Jones.  SB 5 goes to the House with only Senator Jones’ name attached to it.  Nobody else.

That’s how popular this bill is with Senate Republicans.  Three weeks ago, Niehaus called SB 5 their top legislative priority before the State budget.  And despite all the underhanded and corrupt (but legal) tactics to get the bill passed, not one of the sixteen other Republican Senators want to go on record as taking ownership of this bill with Shannon Jones.

Evangelize!
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  • http://reconstitution.us/rcnew jollyroger

    Scammon Jones and Czar Kashitch I may have overreached just enough to get rid of at least one of them. Unfortunately, they can do a whole lot more damage before the day to sweep them out arrives.

  • Ingthing

    You make no sense here. Both labor and management operate within group structures, not individualized efforts. Labor has a sense of social responsibility to the collective group, and management has a sense of responsibility for the profit of the company. I’ll take the liberty I seek through collective bargaining to share control of my working life over an ideology of individual liberty any day!

  • clambake

    Yes.

  • clambake

    Yes.

  • Anonymous

    I saw this segment last night and he really blasted the Republicans. Those of us who live in Ohio are quite familiar with the history of corruption in the Republican Party, but usually it has not involved legislative shenanigans. Do you remember Coingate, Abramoff and Ney, the Taft ethics problems, etc., etc., etc.????

  • Anonymous

    I saw this segment last night and he really blasted the Republicans. Those of us who live in Ohio are quite familiar with the history of corruption in the Republican Party, but usually it has not involved legislative shenanigans. Do you remember Coingate, Abramoff and Ney, the Taft ethics problems, etc., etc., etc.????

  • Greene

    Does anyone know the history of this tactic of replacing a senator on a committee after the hearings but before the vote in order to achieve a desired outcome? I seem to recall reading that it’s been done before. Has it been done by both parties?

  • Anonymous

    I am aware of instances AFTER a vote in which a member has been removed from a committee for not toeing the party line. I cannot recall an instance in which it was done BEFORE a vote and in circumstances where the change was outcome determinative.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/Blotzphoto Louis Doench

    i’m sorry about that dude. I want the trolley because I think we do need it, but not at the expense of you guys.

  • Anonymous

    This reads like a copy-paste job from some recent Tea-Party manifesto. I’m going to go look for it.

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