Dear fellow tax hikers, we are all crushed over the horrible losses we suffered during last night's elections. What is our Republican Party coming to when it will nominate conservatives instead of the tax-and-spend RINO's that we love so much? Those COASTers and Tea Partiers are probably laughing at us right now.
We know that every single one of us tax hikers is absolutely devastated by Chris Monzel's overwhelming 13-point win over our endorsed candidate Leslie Ghiz. Ghiz deserved that victory! She endorsed Democrat David Pepper for Commissioner in 2006. She raised taxes for Pepper and Si Leis. She voted to build Mallory's streetcar. She endorsed Democrat Jeff Berding and Charterite Chris Bortz. She voted to give $800,000 to The Freedom Center. How can any Republican look at Ghiz's fantastic tax-and-spend record and support that evil conservative Chris Monzel!
We tax hikers are also distraught over the landslide defeat of our Michelle Schneider at the hands of Shannon Jones. Our 2009 Tax Hiker of the Year Michelle Schneider was an enthusiastic supporter of higher taxes during her 8 years in the State House. She raised the Sales Tax. She raised the Gas Tax. She implemented the CAT tax. She voted for legislation to allow Hamilton County's Hotel/Motel Taxes to more than double. She even gave millions to The Freedom Center. In addition to her outstanding tax-and-spend record, our Michelle is extremely photogenic and perhaps the biggest pork barrel pig in politics today. Michelle was entitled to this seat. It was stolen from her by the voters.
And finally, how can our Republican Party allow that Tea Party dude Mike Wilson to be our party's nominee in the 28th House District. Just because Wilson raised $63,000, had an army of volunteers, and grew the Cincinnati Tea Party into a powerful force doesn't mean he should be able to run for State Representative. He is one of those conservatives and will be able to offer the voters a clear contrast from the pro-tax Connie Pillich. Why couldn't 2008 Tax Hiker of the Year Virgil Lovitt have run again?