Today’s Post is Brought to You By the Letter “L”

Today’s Post is Brought to You By the Letter “L”

- in Features, Uncategorized



“L” is for:

  • Liberal
  • Lefty
  • Loser

Sorry, but as of last night, the Alphabet begins and ends with the letter:   ‘L’. 

Why?  It is my tribute to one man. 

That man?  Steve Driehaus, D, OH

As linked on Drudge (and reported in US News and World Report): 

There’s nothing quite like a politician scorned.

When voters in Ohio’s 1st Congressional District threw Democrat Steve Driehaus out of office after only one term, he did not bow out gracefully.  No, he decided to get even.  So he did what anyone does in today’s culture: he sued somebody.

Charging that its activities contributed to his defeat and thus to his “loss of livelihood,” Driehaus is suing the Susan B. Anthony List, a group that supports pro-life candidates for Congress and which has been one of the leading and most effective organizations involved in the fight to cut off federal funding to Planned Parenthood.

Amazingly, rather than laugh the suit out of court U.S. District Court judge Timothy S. Black, an Obama appointee, is allowing it to go forward.

Driehaus’s suit is breaking new legal ground and may already be having a very chilling effect on political speech. It goes directly at the heart of our First Amendment protections and criminalizes what is at least a difference of opinion. And it’s curious that the case has not received more attention from the national press.

What is equally curious, however, is why Judge Black has allowed the case to move forward and why he did not recuse himself from it since, as Barbara Hollingsworth reported Friday in The Washington Examiner, he apparently is the former president and director of the Planned Parenthood Association of Cincinnati.  As seeming conflicts of interest go this one is a real humdinger.

NOTE TO SELF:  Determine if ‘humdinger’ is an actual word in the vocabulary…


But wait, there’s more!  I found the following on the HuffingtonPost from October, 2010:

Left Adrift by His Own Party, Ohio Democrat Steve Driehaus Fights On 
CINCINNATI – Beleaguered Democratic House incumbent Steve Driehaus is the antithesis of a stiff-upper-lip, suffer-in-silence politician. Confronted with bad news (and the 44-year-old freshman congressman has had more than his share this week in his rematch race against Republican Steve Chabot), Driehaus revels in his defiance.

Saturday morning, the red-faced Driehaus – leaving his blue blazer on the chair as he stood to rally 150 AFL-CIO union activists — began his five-minute speech with an admission that most candidates would bury in the fine print of their Federal Election Commission reports.

A few beats later, the Bad News Bear candidate reminded the union-hall crowd, “You may have heard this week that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee pulled some of its ads for me down in this district.”

“I got a call from my campaign manager this morning,” he declared, with national AFL president Rich Trumka looking on. “She’s a little worried that Steve Chabot raised more money than I did this quarter. Shocking.”

About all that was missing was the lament that the Driehaus family dog was being held for ransom by the John Boehner Fan Club.

But unlike every other Democratic incumbent left adrift as the national party performed its triage to redirect money to races it considered more winnable, Driehaus launched an immediate counterattack. The congressman impulsively cut a minute-long video (primitively shot with the candidate, his collar-button open and his tie askew, sitting against a white wall decorated with a Driehaus campaign poster) that went up on ActBlue, a grassroots Democratic fund-raising website.

“I’ve had the guts to stand up for you when it comes to tough votes on health care, changing our economy, turning this around and making a difference while we stand up to Wall Street,” Driehaus declared in the video before launching his hard sell:

“Let’s send a message to the DCCC that you stand up for candidates who stand up for your principles.”


Okay, let’s summarize the above snippets as concisely as possible:

  1. Steve Driehaus is suing the SBA-List because he lost his job – because a Pro-Life Group was ‘mean’ to him by exposing his stance on Federally-funded abortions under ObamaCare
  2. The DCCC pulled funding for Steve Driehaus because they felt he could NOT win.  They were ‘mean’ to him also 
  3. Timothy Black, the US District-Court judge appointed by President Obama in 2010, determined that this case WILL go to trial, in SPITE of the First Amendment  
  4. Judge Black is the former Planned Parenthood President and Director (who also, according to Judgepedia, attended Harvard (big surprise here, huh?) and is endorsed by Naral – they, of course, protect the right of women to ‘choose’ to, um, kill babies)
  5. Steve Driehaus “had the guts to stand up for you when it comes to tough votes on health care, changing our economy, turning this around and making a difference while we stand up to Wall Street”.  The voters in Ohio had the guts to FIRE him – one can only assume that they were ‘mean’ too

Bottom line(s): 

Steve Driehaus, the world, apparently, is a ‘downright mean’ place.  Michelle Obama taught me this.  I don’t personally believe it, but if both you and Michelle O. say it, well, it must be true.  If anyone knows anything about ‘mean’ I’m sure a couple of pros like yourselves are ‘down with’ the concept of ‘mean’.  After all, you are both Liberal Democrats.  You OWN the ‘mean market’.

So the DCCC pulled your funding because you were WAY behind in the polls?  Sue them.  They actively worked against you by taking the money you were so rightly entitled to.  Because in politics, it’s all about ‘entitlements’. 

Now we’re asking a guy who used to get PAID to run a Planned Parenthood region to decide whether a lawsuit against a Pro-Life group should go forward?  It’d be funny, but, it’s not.  Why this lunkhead didn’t recuse himself is known only between himself and whatever non-religious-specific-diety he worships.  However, graduating from Harvard, he may just ‘worship himself’ when time allows.  As everyone knows, Harvard grads are the absolute BEST at everything.  Too bad he didn’t win a Nobel, or something, then he’d be pretty darn near ‘infallable’. 

Steve, dude, you’re a LOSER.

But here is my 3 Step plan for your personal recovery from the bad place you find yourself in currently! 

STEP 1:  File your unemployment claim like the other 14 MILLION Americans who are unable to find employment in the economy which YOU helped to create.

STEP 2:  Shut up, drop your lawsuit, and just ‘go away’

STEP 3:  Mutter to yourself, “The world is so mean” repeatedly as you fade from our Nation’s collective memory 



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  • Fishygal

    Did Ohio secede from the Union and I missed it?

    Oh I hope not, that’s where my grandkids live with their parents. I told them to get the heck out of there!

    I’m still trying to wrap my head around WHY the judge let this proceed. I guess, in a nutshell, this explains a lot of what is going on with OWS. Bunch of spoiled brats that have never taken responsibly for a damn thing.

    Reminds me of the phone call Mr Fishy got awhile back. The mother of one of his young engineers (27 yrs old) called to complain about his performance report! WHAT

    >sighs and shakes her head>

  • Fishy,

    When I first saw the headline on Drudge, I was assuming that the story was from some Third-World country which did not have a working Constitution, Bill of Rights, et al.

    I was going to send the loon who filed the lawsuit a Pocket Constitution until I realized that he [shock / horror / dismay!] was in OHIO. Having served several years in the House, I assume that he is ‘vaguely familiar’ with the Constitution (yeah, I know, a big stretch there – him having a little ‘d’ after his name).

    Grumpy commented that the above post was ‘scathing’. I’d reserve this word for the post I’ve been trying (unsuccessfully) to write for the past week.

    Don’t know if it’ll ever get birthed, but if it does, I’m not sure if I’ll feel better or worse about US.

    Did Ohio secede from the Union and I missed it?

    • grumpy

      Moos, last couple years it’s like the country seceded from itself, and it’s getting progressively crazier

      • Grumpy, Nah, it’s the Democratic Party which has seceded from / abandoned the country, just as surely as the Wisconsin Democratic State leadership did so they wouldn’t have to vote on the Budget Bill Scott Walker sponsored.

        When duty calls? Run away – otherwise you might have to do something.

        Sure glad there aren’t many Democrats in the Military…

  • Fishy

    Then I’m going to sue the DNC because Obama won and I didn’t vote for him. So There. I’m taking my toys and going home cause you guys don’t play fair.

    I have many little photos I could post right here. my favorite

    He’s a horsesass.

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