Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Strange SB5 developments

As the hated anti-union bill SB5 heads toward defeat in Ohio, presidential candidate Mitt Romney visited a phone bank today to encourage Republicans fighting for the bill.

Only Romney refused to take a position on SB5.

According to a tweet by Peter Hamby at CNN:
10/25/11 11:02 AM

Incredible moments in politics: Romney visits OH GOP phone bank to rally troops opposing SB5 repeal, but refuses to take a position on SB5
On top of that, ThinkProgress reports that a right-wing radio talk show host is opposing SB5:
Ohio right-wing radio host Bill Cunningham is taking a surprising stance on GOP Gov. John Kasich’s (R) anti-workers’ rights law, Senate Bill 5, which will face a referendum come Nov. 8. Cunningham, a Rush Limbaugh disciple, recently recorded a message blasting the “rock-red Republican conservative” Kasich for failing to meet with the labor unions over the elimination of their collective bargaining rights, saying “he was wrong.” “From my perspective, those affected by governmental decisions need to have a place at the bargaining table to determine the outcome of what’s being discussed,” he said. “The best Americans I know are cops, firefighters, and teachers. They’re reasonable and they’re good people,” he added, urging Ohioans to vote no on Issue 2 (which would repeal the law).