Capitalizing On Tragedy, Liberals Continue Campaign Of Lies

We’ve said it before, and we’ll likely say it again: everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but you’re not entitled to your own facts.  Yet, to Ohio liberals, apparently the facts don’t matter, as our liberal counterparts continue to harass Governor Kasich over mistruths and complete fabrications.  This time, capitalizing on tragedy in a poor attempt to score cheap political points:


The linked article goes on to discuss cuts to the local government fund, which liberals have made a fuss about in the last two years.  Unfortunately, they seem to forget about the $8 billion structural deficit they left Kasich, but I digress.

Now, I do not fault the Plunder-Pals for holding their own opinions as to the cause of violent crime; however, blaming Governor Kasich for it is probably not the most tasteful route.  And that’s particularly true if you dodge the facts to get to that conclusion.

The blame for the loss of police officers in East Cleveland does not fall on Governor Kasich, but on the elected officials of East Cleveland.  Just ask them:

East Cleveland mayor, council blame each other for police layoffs, budget mess

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio – The animosity between East Cleveland city council and its mayor, Gary Norton, was palpable at the Wednesday night’s council meeting.

Norton laid out to council members and an audience of a dozen residents, layoffs to the police force if a budget cuts take place…

After he made his presentation, Norton left the meeting, a move that rankled many council members.

One by one, the five members of council took turns blaming the mayor and his administration for blowing a hole in the city’s budget which now, council estimates, has an $8 million shortfall.

The loss of police was due to budget mismanagement—a fact that East Cleveland understands, even if the Plunder-Pals can’t quite grasp it.

But what’s more egregious is the mental health comment, when anyone who’s been following politics knows that Governor Kasich has been a staunch advocate for mental health funding.

Oh, I forgot one thing: Governor Strickland cut mental health funding by 30%, one of the highest cuts in the nation, in his final budget proposal.  And that’s something Kasich refused to do in his first budget:

While the proposals are subject to change before Kasich unveils his biennial state budget March 15, Kasich has said he wouldn’t make the huge cuts to mental health.

His predecessor, Ted Strickland, slashed mental health spending by 30 percent for fiscal 2011.

It’s as if liberals have completely forgotten about just how awful things were for Ohioans under failed Governor Ted Strickland.  The facts don’t lie: Ted failed Ohioans in need of mental health assistance.  And the facts continue to tell the truth here, even if Ohio’s liberals can’t seem to get it right.

But at the root of it all, it’s really just sad that some people would choose to use Governor Kasich’s remarks on the tragic murder of three women in Northeast Ohio to move the political needle.

There are just some things more important than politics.

Author: Jake3BP

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7 thoughts on “Capitalizing On Tragedy, Liberals Continue Campaign Of Lies”

  1. Ironic given that Gov. Kasich’s offensive remarks (blaming mass murder on poverty), which has gotten national attention for it’s gaffe-ness, was itself an attempt to move the political needle by capitalizing on the murder of three women.

    1. What an utterly absurd and disingenuous comment. Yes, to a progressive I suppose that the truth is often offensive — you can’t handle the truth?

      The three murdered women and the suspected killer all live(d) in East Cleveland — probably one of Ohio’s poorest communities (sounds like poverty to me).

      The victims and the accused were all African-American and this fits a tragic pattern that we see with more glaring clarity with every year the FBI presents its crime statistics. The number of persons murdered in the USA is about 4.7 per 100,000 inhabitants (2011 FBI data). Very high indeed when you consider that countries like the England and France have approximately 1.1 murders per 100,000.

      So is the USA a violent country? Only part of it is. Of the some 14,600 murders in the country in 2011 about 52% or nearly 7,700 were committed by African-Americans (mostly on other members of their race). Now THERE is some HARD DATA for you Modern Esquire. So in case you can’t put it together, we have a group of citizens that represents 13% of the population that commits over half of the murders. That is a truth (aka a fact) — but maybe it is one that you can’t handle?

      Why don’t you remember those crime statistics next time you go all ga-ga and start to salivate when Al Sharpton says the disproportionate black prison population proves American is “racist”? Yeah, try facing INTO a problem for a change — it’s not easy but it is what responsible citizens do. That might be novel to you?

      Thus, to help you along here, the Cleveland killings are hardly the fault of John Kasich — rather they can be tied to five decades of irresponsible behavior by liberals and progressives who instead of helping minorities have crafted disingenuous, race-baiting policies that have driven them further into the culture of poverty, dependency, desperation, and violence. That is on democrats exactly the way Detroit (after 51 years of continuous DEMOCRATIC leadership is on them. It is also why the WSJ-NBC poll showed that race relations have plummeted since the Obama and Holder have been poisoning the national debate.

      These are the same failed and bankrupt policies that people like you, Modern Esquire, call for day after day. The Plunderbund is just another despicable, like-minded blogger who uses senseless tragedy to advance the corrupt cause of the American progressives cause.

      1. Insults and name calling . . . that is what you call “compassionate conservativism?” Ha Ha

        1. The shoe fits so wear it Lamar! Facing the truth is the first step to “recovery”. Oh and where did I say I was a “compassionate conservative”?. Ah, but being a “progressive” I guess you can’t stop yourself from just making things up eh? But actually your comment was apropos because that was really the point of my comments! To wit, you folks need to stop making things up. Ha ha back at ya.

  2. I think Plunderbund has got you there! Clearly, if Governor Kasich had started construction of that mental health hospital in Cleveland then Michael Madison never would have killed those three women and stuffed them into plastic bags. Brilliant!

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