Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Support Kevin DeWine
I am contacting you with an issue of utmost importance. It seems as if those dastardly conservatives in the Ohio Republican Party are trying to force the resignation of one of our greatest allies, Chairman Kevin DeWine. This kind of insubordination should not be tolerated!
Kevin was a staunch backer of our dearly beloved Amber Burke Sprengard and other anti-Tea Party State Central Committee members. In fact, in the midst of a hard fought election, DeWine spent precious campaign dollars not to defeat Democrats, but to support liberal tax and spend State Central Committee members like Amber against their conservative Tea Party challengers. This is a wise and prudent expenditure of campaign funds. Never mind that those dollars were spent in violation of the Ohio Republican Party's own rules that first require an endorsement vote. It is much more important that we as Republicans preserve our status quo and perpetuate Party dysfunction than it is for us to defeat Democrats.
Kevin also played a major role in shoving Jon Husted down the throats of conservative voters in 2010. You may remember that Husted was a major player in the legislature when I was Governor, and I am forever in debt to him for supporting every single one of my tax increases and big-government policies while he was there. When he was Speaker he also famously refused to acknowledge that rat fink Tom Brinkman on the floor of the House when Brinkman was trying to strip taxpayer funding of the failed Cincinnati Freedom Center from the State budget. Let's also not forget that Ohio's spending while Husted was Speaker increased $3 Billion each year, and he worked hand in hand with ACORN to reform Ohio's voting laws. DeWine was 100% right to support Husted not only because of these positive attributes, but also because Husted was the college dorm buddy of DeWine. If we Republicans can't stand for higher taxes, more spending, and cronyism what can we stand for?
Recently, conservative Speaker of the House Bill Batchelder also called on DeWine to resign. Screw Bill Batchelder! What does he know about good government? His term as Speaker of the Ohio House has been marred by spending cuts, the elimination of the sacred Estate Tax, and numerous attacks on the right of a woman to kill her unborn baby. What kind of Republican leadership is this? When I was Governor I NEVER supported eliminating taxes, I ALWAYS supported increasing spending and the size of government, and I even chose a PRO-ABORTION Lieutenant Governor. THAT is Republican leadership comrades.
I strongly urge you to take to the streets to support Kevin DeWine and fight back against those evil conservatives like Bill Batchelder and John Kasich. Perhaps you could link up and join forces with the Occupy crowd. We have a lot in common after all. Better yet, write a check to the Ohio Republican Party so that Kevin can repeat his tradition of spending campaign funds meant to defeat Democrats on saving his own well-paid position. Comrades, we must help Chairman DeWine defend his phony baloney job! The future well being of the People's Republic of Ohio depends on it!
Yours in Unity,
Governor Bob Taft