Monday, March 26, 2012

Are you part of the problem, or part of the solution?

COAST knows that in order to make the big changes we need in our City, County, State and Nation, we need the "buy in" from the entire Center-Right coalition that has guided this nation through many decades of success, and distinguishes America among predominantly socialist industrialized nations.

However, within that spectrum, we have seen the policy and political disasters wrought by unprincipled GOP politicians from George W. Bush (and George H.W. Bush) to Bob Taft, to Jean Schmidt and Kevin DeWine.  And we have seen dramatic successes written on the walls of history by those who have followed the lead of Ronald Reagan.

With respect and kindness towards our Republican brothers who all-too-consistently back the more centrist elements in the GOP, and in many cases the unsavory and corrupt elements in the Party, we ask:
Do you want to continue to remain on the wrong side of history?

We marvel at donor list of Jean Schmidt (yes we have seen it and groaned) even after Lt. Col. Dr. Wenstrup announced he would oppose her and wonder:
  • Did these donors really think she was a good Congressman, and would be better than Wenstrup?  
  • Did they really support Jean and her milquetoast policies, or was she just a "safe bet?"
We, of course, know the answer.  These people have given up on trying to make a difference, and instead were buying into the "safe bet" that an incumbent member of Congress can't be beaten, regardless of how bad, how corrupt, how embarrassing they have become.

And in the process folks like them actually make change more difficult by backing the status quo.  They invest in failure, making the uphill battle for change even steeper.

Fortunately, COAST is here to encourage the broad coalition we need for change to think of backing only candidates of which we can be proud -- and who will take America in a bold new direction.

So, ask yourself:

Am I part of the problem or part of the solution?

Join the fight for a better Cincinnati, Ohio and U.S.A.

5 comments:

  1. Mizzzz Vicky ZwissMarch 26, 2012 at 11:30 PM

    Me and my family were proud to support Jean Schmidt. Not because of principles, since we have no principles, but because we wanted to get on the good side of a Congressperson.

    It's about getting mine. I was assured by all my campaign expert friends like Joe Braun and Julie Matheny that Jean was a shoe-in and no disgusting M-A-N would be able to take her down. How wrong I was. Maybe Brad Wenstrup won't notice when I start kissing up to him.

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  2. THE George VincentMarch 27, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    I gave thousands to my good friend Jean because she was a sure thing. Brad Wenstrup had no chance of winning that race, so why give money to a loser?

    Oh damn, I was wrong again. Now I'll have to donate BIG bucks to Brad, maybe even host a Dinsmore fundraiser for him, to make him think I like him.

    I'm going to need Brad's support as I lobby the Hamilton County Commissioners for a $270 million property tax increase to fix the Union Terminal building that's owned by the City of Cincinnati. We can't ask the city to maintain their own buildings, they have a streetcar to build (which I also endorsed). I need a Congressman to help me get my hands on your money!

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  3. Michelle SchneiderMarch 27, 2012 at 10:47 PM

    I donated $1000 to Jean Schmidt because she voted for all of the same Bob Taft tax increases that I voted for. Jean and I are tax-hiking sisters to the end.

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  4. I'm part of the problem - the weight problem.

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  5. Campaign Expert MathenyMarch 30, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    COAST is part of the problem. You guys have no right to support military men who dare challenge an incumbent as great as Jean Schmidt. Wenstrup should have waited his turn. If I ran her campaign she would have won, just like I helped Virgil Lovitt and Tom Weidman win their races, as well as my own great Council campaign.

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