Update: woo hoo! I’ve been miraculously “un-blocked” and can now access the public pages of delawaregop.org. Isn’t that nice! Maybe I should have just let someone know. Sniff. Feelin’ the love. Also delighted with the number of people who read my blog overnight. 🙂
There’s been a lot of talk lately about who will appear on the Republican primary ballot in Delaware County. Gossip is rampant that a fight is brewing between the Tea Party and their local survivalist nut Kris Jordan and the quietly-sliding-to-the-center Pat Tiberi. Each reportedly has a candidate or two and plans to push them through. Then there’s the undeviating nutbag county commissioner Ken O’Brien who tells people that he’s running for a different seat on the Board of Commissioners. Well sure.
So since it’s all so interesting, ahem, I thought I would check out the local website. Imagine my surprise when I saw that my IP address had been blocked. That’s right, fair reader, the Delaware County GOP Central Committee is so frightened of this soccer mom that they went to the time and trouble to block my IP address.
Now, some of you may remember that some time ago, Brenner1 and Brenner2 blocked my email address so they wouldn’t have to see my emails pop up in their in boxes. And Brenner2 blocked me from her Twitter feed so I couldn’t comment on her grammar. While I have often spoken out about how stupid they appear to be, they were smart enough to know they didn’t want to hear what I had to say. That part about being one of Brenner1’s constituency notwithstanding. He doesn’t need any constituents — especially those who disagree with him. He just needs the sheep-like votes of people who don’t really want to be bothered with their government.
In the last local election cycle I protested — quite nicely if I say so myself — about the candidacy of one of their own who had multiple addresses. One of those addresses, and central to my argument, appeared only on the local GOP website. So let this be a cautionary tale to those of you who seek information about elected officials in Delaware County, Ohio. If the local Republicans don’t like what you have to say, those champions of free speech and government transparency will find a way to pull the curtain. And I guess they thought that would be okay. What it is, however, is cowardly and more than a little pathetic.