REPUBLICAN REPLAY (2012 “Mean Jean’s” Last Minute Truth Piece)

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This weekend, Social-Distancing Cronies in Clermont County were glad Ohio Governor Mike DeWhine had postponed Tuesday’s Primary Elections so they wouldn’t have to get breathed on by contagious old people at the polls and choose the 65th District’s least-worst State Rep candidate. Maybe that’s why Political Insiders at the Conservative Agenda were all asking Beloved Whistleblower Publisher Charles Foster Kane if he remembered the weekend before the 2012 Primary Elections, just before Ohio’s Second District Republicans finally wised up and sent “Mean Jean” Schmidt packing.”


The Blower’s Last-Minute Truth Piece on the day before the Primary may have help,” Kane explained. “We really told it like it was that day.”

— Special “Last Minute Truth Piece” E-dition —

Some Real Journalism, for a change!

More Interesting and Enlightening Tidbits

  • Every weekend before an election since That Corrupt Evicted Lying Plagiarizing Meddling Overblown Bought-and-paid-For Tax-and-Spend Wrinkle-Puss RINO Bitch-in-a-Ditch first ran for Congress, “Mean Jean” Schmidt has benefited from a hit piece in The Fishwrap smearing one of her opponents.

Sometimes, Skaggie Maggie (shown at right with Her Meanness) assigned Hawaiian Hottie Maya Ruin in Washington to wield her hatchet. Other times, Greedy Hearse-Chasing, Disgraced-DemocRAT Clinton-loving, Fen-Phen Scandal Plagued, Not-yet-Disbarred Trial Attorney $tan Che$ley joined in the fun.

Which is why The Blower took this shot at The Fishwrap in Monday’s Special “Indecision 2012” E-dition: Unlike the so-called mainstream news media such as Skaggie Maggie’s Feckless Fishwrap (whose totally discredited political endorsements and news coverage are so often interchangeable), The Whistleblower continues to present facts, opinions, viewpoints, and analyses on all sides of an issue. And did you ever notice, the only thing stupider than those political stories you see on line, are some of the comments? Good luck, Skaggie, trying to get those people to pay for your on-line content later this year.

  • But to what do our wondering eyes should appear Sunday night, but this e-mail from Rory Ryan, Publisher & Owner of the Highland County Press.

To the Publisher:

In reference to the following tidbit from your interesting and enlightening website:

Elsewhere in the Spleen of it All, did Mean Jean’s News Flack Barrett Brunsman really call the Highland County Press to intimidate the publisher into retracting his endorsement of Brad Wenstrup. [READ THAT ENDORSEMENT HERE]  And is it sadder or funnier that one of the mystery opponents Jean managed to draw into the race to split the opposition vote also called and complained? Was that you, Fred?

Here’s a hint: Never pick a fight with a guy who buys ink by the barrel!

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My response is as direct as Coach Boone’s in “Remember the Titans:”

I don’t scratch my head unless it itches, and I don’t dance unless I hear some music. I will not be intimidated. That’s just the way it is. 

The Highland County Press endorsement of Dr. Brad Wenstrup stands as written.

And did it ever!

  • In his Special Sunday Night editorial, Publisher Ryan continued:

After reading that on this fine Sunday afternoon, I decided to set the record straight. Here are the facts of the post-Wenstrup endorsement comments from two of his opponents.

The first to call and complain was primary candidate Fred Kundrata. Fred appeared about as upset as a jilted prom date. He really did.

After challenging the endorsement process (Note: It’s an OPINION), Kundrata actually asked me why I didn’t like him.

Folks, I’m 50 years old. In my first half-century of life, I cannot recall more than two or three people ever asking me: “Why don’t you like me?”

Certainly, no member of Congress or candidate for Congress has ever asked such a question of me.

Kundrata wrapped up the conversation by saying “When Highland County is still scratching for jobs two years from now, it won’t be my fault.”

I explained to the candidate that if he wanted to create jobs in Highland County, he is free to do so in the private sector. He wasn’t up to that challenge, however.

On a final note of dismissal to Mr. Kundrata, Highland County has survived for more than 200 years without your assistance. We’ll be OK, thank you very much.

Almost as if on cue, a day after Kundrata’s call, Barrett Brunsman, a public relations spokesperson for Jean Schmidt called and asked about The Highland County Press endorsement policy.

It should be noted that both Kundrata and Brunsman attempted to discredit the validity of the newspaper’s endorsement, which brings the obvious question: If our endorsement doesn’t mean anything, as you insist, then why are you wasting your time – and mine – by calling me?

The endorsement policy of The Highland County Press is most likely one of the more honest and independent policies in the media industry. We do not endorse along party lines. In fact, two years ago, we made four endorsements – two Republican and two Democrat. Some media corporations are famous – or infamous – for dictating editorial endorsements from On High. Follow the money, etc.

Our endorsements are sincere. They are not purchased or otherwise coerced. We have no entangling alliances with anyone. Period. No politician – local, state or national – can buy our support.

Just days after our endorsement of Wenstrup, Brunsman asked me what it was about his boss I didn’t like. Before I share my response, please understand that in our endorsement of Dr. Wenstrup, there was not a single word of criticism of either Schmidt or Kundrata. But if they really want to press the issue, fine. We can go there.

When I asked Schmidt about her Turkish Coalition of America contributions of almost half a million dollars, her initial response was to blame George Soros and a “left-wing media conspiracy.”

That’s all well and good, except when the facts get in the way of the alibi.

Soros did not sign Schmidt’s Jan. 3, 2012 letter to the chairman of the House Committee on Ethics where she amended her personal financial disclosure forms to include more than $400,000 from the Turkish Coalition of America.

Another point of contention with the Schmidt spokesman was Wenstrup’s alleged vote in support of Planned Parenthood funding. As I tend to do, I called Wenstrup and asked about it. His response was straightforward: “I voted for funding for HIV and AIDS testing, much the same as we have in the military.”

The doctor added: (paraphrasing) “When Jean Schmidt voted with President Obama to increase the nation’s debt ceiling, did she say how many federal tax dollars go to Planned Parenthood?”

No, she didn’t.

Newspaper endorsements, whether it’s the Wall Street Journal or the Key West Citizen, all boil down to this: It’s an opinion. Nothing more, nothing less.

But when those jilted politicians attack the process, it certainly brings a clearer focus to the political gamesmanship.

For Ohio’s Second Congressional District, one thing is crystal clear: Lt. Col. Brad Wenstrup is the class of this campaign season.

Rory Ryan is publisher of The Highland County Press, the only locally owned and operated newspaper in the county.

P.S. Just in case you happen to see it in The Whistleblower, here’s my heartfelt response: As Coach Boone said in “Remember the Titans:”

 I don’t scratch my head unless it itches, and I don’t dance unless I hear some music. I will not be intimidated. That’s just the way it is.

  • Meanwhile, on Mean Jean’s Ohio Election Eve Web Page, our “Honest and Above Reproach” Congresswoman is seen with both 2012 Republican Presidential frontrunners: Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. 
  • Do you think she promised them both her support?

  • The Blower thinks “Mean Jean” should’ve shown Award Winning Photo Journalist Artis Conception’s picture of her at this year’s State of Disunion Address, where there still seems to be some dispute about what she actually said to Obama. Mean Jean’s e-mail at over-taxed payer expense was a contrived explanation of her tongue-wagging at Obama’s State of Dis-Union Campaign Rally before Both Houses of Congress. So where was the explanation for that Fox News microphone recording of Old Wrinkle-Puss’ actual words sucking up to Obama by telling him what a wonderful job he was doing?

  • And how about the current look-alike sample voting guide scandal in Clermont County? Our Clermont Crusader says wouldn’t it be funny if the treasurer of the PAC distributing the bogus voting guide was the Miami Township Clerk (that is now called the Fiscal Officer), the same Miami Township where “Mean Jean” got her start? Coincidence, we think not!
  • So it looks like Maggie/Che$ley/Cunningham cabal that always tries to cover for That Corrupt Evicted Lying Plagiarizing Meddling Overblown Bought-and-paid-For Tax-and-Spend Wrinkle-Puss RINO Bitch-in-a-Ditch doesn’t extend to Hillsboro.

There, when you lie (as cited in each campaign by the Ohio Elections Commission) cheat and steal (as exposed by the Congressional Ethics Committee), Highland Countians don’t think that automatically qualifies you for an endorsement.

Only the Maggie’s Minions, and Che$ley’s Cronies, and WLW Hate Radio Trash Talker Bill Cunningham continue to cover up for the most embarrassing elected in Southwest Ohio History (including Jerry Springer). 

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