Monday, July 02, 2012

Mandel---Inaccurate Again!

>>>>>>  Republican Josh Mandel said the following, according to the Dispatch:
Josh Mandel told some workers at a medical device factory Thursday that when it comes to spending on his U.S. senate race against Democratic incumbent Sen. Sherrod Brown, Mandel's the little guy.
In remarks to workers at Smiths Medical in Dublin, Republican state treasurer Mandel decried the outside money spent on Brown's behalf against him, even though as of earlier this month outside groups had spent more than $8 million against Brown and about $2 million against Mandel......

Mandel appears to be inaccurate with his assessment.  Even Open Secrets shows that campaign contributions to Josh Mandel's campaign are coming from outside the state.

2012 Race: Ohio Senate

Outside Spending

Candidates Opposed/Supported

CandidateAll 2012
Last Week
Last 24 Hours
Mandel, Josh (R)$1,936,730$25,000$0$172,404$1,764,326
Brown, Sherrod (D)$48,874$0$0$34,337$14,537

Looks like another fable coming out of Josh Mandel's campaign.

*  It might be that I'm just hanging out in the Democratic sections of Ohio, but the Obama bumper stickers outnumber the Romney ones by 100 to 1.  Not all of the Romney campaign sites are up and functioning in Ohio, even though the Obama campaign has had a presence in the state for months.

*** How would you feel if you were in the middle of cancer treatments, and suddenly your health insurance was pulled away due to the Republicans repealing the Affordable Care Act?  That would be awful!  Keep in mind that the Republicans believe that having health insurance and medical care is a privilege that the rich should be able to have.  The arrogance of Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, and the rest of the champagne-sipping, custom suit wearing Republicans just makes me ill.  They want to be able to decide what happens in your uterus, which people get medical treatment, and which treatments are used. 

The hospital emergency room cannot refuse you care, if you don't have insurance.  However, if you don't have health insurance, some hospitals will not admit you, and some physicians will not see you because they refuse to take anyone without health insurance.  Some physicians will not see you if you have an outstanding balance to their office.  It all comes down to rights and privileges.  In the Republican world, the rich have the rights, and the poor have no privileges.