Along the rust belt that hugs Lake Erie’s shores, Democrats have long enjoyed a near monopoly on municipal and county governments. Incredibly, local Democrat politicians in northern Ohio have always found a Republican somewhere, no matter how distant, to pin the blame on for the area’s misfortunes, all the while turning a blind eye to their own corruptions. The Democrats have just won the White House, have strengthened their majorities in both houses of Congress, control all but one of the statewide executive branch offices, and have even wrested control over the Ohio House of Representatives.
Eventually, as I mentioned when I endorsed Annette Butler for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, somebody has to pound the message into voters’ heads that corruption exists among northern Ohio Democrat politicians, it’s taking its toll on the region’s economy, and that re-electing those Democrats won’t solve the problem.
How long will it take before Democrats run out of Republicans to blame, and start having to shoulder the blame they’ve earned, themselves?
November 9, 2008 at 4:36 pm
in Cuyahoga County, the answer is never.
November 10, 2008 at 1:17 am
Its going to be a tough 4 years for the country. Well hopefully just two and when the next seats are up, we become a little more wise and vote republicans back to prevent the utter destruction of our country.
November 11, 2008 at 11:07 am
I want better representation starting at the local level beginning next year. The Democrats need to clean house or have it cleaned for them.
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