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GOP Project ORCA = Fail Whale

On November 8, 2012 By

The Mitt Romney campaign had a big idea this cycle that was supposed change the way GOTV works on election day. They called it Project ORCA. According to John Ekdah at Ace of Spades HQ, Republican volunteers were told it was “the Republican Party’s newest, unprecedented and most technologically advanced plan to win the 2012 presidential election” and it involved automating strike lists on election day.

Volunteers were supposed to be deployed to the polls with the ORCA app on their phones to check off names as people showed up to vote. The information would be sent to the national [...]

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Today, at the Impact Ohio conference, Jon Husted said something incredibly newsworthy that we haven’t seen reported anywhere.

Defending his performance managing Ohio’s election, Husted argued that because of the high stakes involved with being an electoral vote-rich swing state, Ohio’s elections chief is always scrutinized and criticized. (Funny, we don’t remember that happening in 2008, but that’s beside the point).

Husted’s solution to this perceived problem of Democrats and the national media picking on him? He says we should make Ohio less important in the election by dividing up our electoral votes by Congressional district.

This is huge [...]

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Five hundred and thirty seven.

That’s the number of votes that decided the 2000 election. And if you don’t go to the polls today, we could see the same sort of razor-thin margins here in Ohio.

If you or anyone else you know needs a reminder about what President Obama has done for us, and what’s at stake here, take a look at the following list…

25 reasons from 25 people who are voting Obama:

1. “The Affordable Care Act is saving my daughter’s life.”
Stacey, Arizona

2. “Obama is for the vets. He helped us [...]

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“All we have to do is replace Obama… We are not auditioning for fearless leader. We don’t need a president to tell us in what direction to go. We know what direction to go. We want the Ryan budget… We just need a president to sign this stuff. We don’t need someone to think it up or design it. The leadership now for the modern conservative movement for the next 20 years will be coming out of the House and the Senate… Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of [...]

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Ohio Right to Life President Mike Gonidakis must be taking notes from Mitt Romney. He used a media platform to spread a lie he knew would advance his political agenda. Ohio Public Radio reporter Jo Ingles had to fact check him after the fact. However Mike and Mitt know that what the audience hears the first time around is what they remember, and follow up fact checks are less likely to reach them or be believed.

This is where you come in. If you want to preserve [...]

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In the closing days of the race and desperate for a win, Mitt Romney tried to throw a long pass, aiming at undercutting Obama’s advantage among Ohio’s white working class voters.

In poll after poll, Romney is failing to close the gap in Ohio, in part because the President is polling better among white, non-college educated men in Ohio than in other battleground states. That white, working class support for is attributed to his work to save the auto industry, tied to 1 in 8 Ohio jobs. Polls show Ohio voters overwhelmingly support the auto rescue.

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I admit my headline is shocking and dramatic. I made it that way for a reason. We as a nation have to face the reality that if Mitt Romney becomes President and follows through on what he has said he will do, people will die as a result. Real people. If Crystal has a recurrence of cancer, she could be one of those people.

Yesterday I got a message on my public Facebook Page from someone who follows what I post there. Her name is Crystal and she wanted to share a letter her husband had [...]

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Last year, in the GOP primary debates, Mitt Romney was asked if he supported getting rid of FEMA and leaving responsibility for disaster response and recovery in the hands of individual states. Mitt agreed enthusiastically:

KING: What else, Governor Romney? You’ve been a chief executive of a state. I was just in Joplin, Missouri. I’ve been in Mississippi and Louisiana and Tennessee and other communities dealing with whether it’s the tornadoes, the flooding, and worse. FEMA is about to run out of money, and there are some people who say do it on a case-by-case basis and some people [...]

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“Listen, y’all. This is the moment that could change everything.  

If we don’t want a Romney-Ryan White House backed by an Akin-Thompson Senate, we’ve got to get a move on. Romney’s right-hand man Paul Ryan voted against family planning 60 times. And one of their top advisors called women’s issues “shiny objects of distraction.

I’m not a shiny object. I’m a woman and an American, and I’m not going to sit out these last 9 days.”

~ Ashley Judd (in a fundraising letter for Emily’s List sent out today)

Reading the above message reminded me [...]

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Hurricane Sandy could be the largest storm to hit the United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s website.

“The size of this alone, affecting a heavily populated area, is going to be history making,” said Jeff Masters, a hurricane specialist who writes a blog posted on the Weather Underground.

Everything is harder when you’re poor. If you’ve ever been poor you know what I’m talking about. Something as simple as doing your laundry can become a daylong chore because you have to get on a bus and go to a laundry-mat. Health issues loom [...]

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This morning I spoke with Governor Ted Strickland, as he was beginning a day of speaking out against the Romney-Ryan Campaign’s attempts to confuse and mislead voters in Ohio.

“They say that if you’re trying to run away from an alligator you should do so in a zigzag manner. In other words, just follow Mitt Romney.”

~ Governor Ted Strickland

In the interview we’ve touched on how Mitt Romney has zigzagged from saying “coal kills” to billing himself as a champion of the coal industry. We talked about how Paul Ryan has zigzagged from supporting cuts in public [...]

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