The plan calls for approximately half a billion in state income tax cuts along with a phased in new school funding plan. All of the details that you would ever want or need can be found here.
After several polite and reasonable requests we have reposted the two Joe Blystone articles. They can be found below on our page.
I took some time to think about this and despite the numerous threats, profanity, false ratings, and attempts at extortion from Blystone supporters I think it is important for you to be able to read these stories. In my opinion, and that’s why I have kept this site alive to express my opinions, Mr. Blystone is unsuited to be in any public office anywhere. He and his supporters only strengthen that opinion by their unhinged daily conduct.
I will also not be making any apologies. I didn’t make a mistake, the Franklin County Board of Elections did, and we uncovered it. Additionally, I don’t make apologies under duress.
Tim Inwood, Clinton County GOP Chairman, asked us to pass on this important message. Tim is in FB jail for an unrelated matter. Apparently Mr. Blystone does not believe in apologies:
I spoke to Joe Blystone in two phone calls this evening. One 14 minutes 54 seconds and the second (because the signal dropped) was 2 minutes 19 seconds. I tried to give him good advice and I also asked for an apology. In the course of the conversation I was told I was a tyrant and a dictator like DeWine, I was told I was a liar. He said he was sorry he hurt my feelings but no apology and I should put on my big boy pants.
Folks we are not dealing with someone who should be running for any office. In my opinion he is a self destructive, loose cannon who gladly goes out of his way to make enemies where he had someone willing to help give advice and listen to his platform. Be warned that is what we are dealing with here.
UPDATED: We were just informed by the Franklin County Board of Elections that there was a glitch in their system and that Mr. Blystone voted in the 2020 general election. He failed to voted in the 2020, 2012, 2010, and 2008 primary elections.
As conservative grassroots activists we have to be on constant guard against fraudsters, grifters, hucksters, and outright fakes. This is especially true for those who are either new or were brought back to this movement by President Donald J. Trump.
Enter Joe Blystone.
Ole Joe got my attention recently when I heard that while on a call with Ohio pro-life leaders, he said that passage of the Heartbeat Bill was “crap”. Ok.
He then doubled down.
Instead of apologizing he began to attack former State Representative Candice Keller as a “fake patriot.” When I wrote about the importance of the Heartbeat Bill and Ohio’s pro-life movement he and his handful of minions personally attacked me.
So I took a deeper look at Mr. Blystone. But first I decided to give him one last chance to explain himself.
Sadly, he decided to dig a deeper hole.
A search of the online voter history for the Franklin County Board of Elections shows that Mr. Blystone failed to vote in either the 2020 GOP primary or the 2020 general election.
The most important election in our lifetimes and Mr. Blystone didn’t vote either in the primary or general for President Donald J. Trump? Or any other Republican candidate? Really?
So I emailed the Franklin County Board of Elections for confirmation and they provided me with a printout of his entire voting history. A link to that pdf is here.
A supporter of Mr. Blystone is now claiming that Mr. Blystone, his wife, and his son actually voted but that the records somehow have disappeared. If so, then the conspiracy must run deep, because the official records show that he also failed to vote in the GOP primaries in 2012, 2010, and 2008.
This conspiracy must also run to the federal government. Records from the Federal Elections Commission showed that Mr. Blystone never made a contribution to President Donald Trump until AFTER he lost his re-election campaign. Wow.
It is very, very difficult to beat an incumbent Republican Governor in a primary. To do so, Ohio conservatives must unite around a single, solid, well-vetted, well known, and well-funded candidate to even stand a fighting chance.
Most importantly, we simply cannot be fooled by someone who slaps on a cowboy hat and calls himself a patriot. The stakes are too high in 2022.
As we have long predicted, Amy Acton announced today that she will not run for the U.S. Senate from Ohio. Here’s all we have to say to that.
Last May, like you I watched horrified as what began as a peaceful protest in downtown Columbus quickly escalated into a full-scale riot. That riot then spread to Ohio’s historic Statehouse where thugs broke 28 windows, burned American flags, and ultimately caused over $158,000 in damages to the people’s house.
The damage to downtown Columbus businesses was even worse. According to WBNS TV, rioters broke the windows of numerous storefronts and looted a local convenience store. Store owners spent weeks cleaning and repairing the mess.
The cost to taxpayers was also significant. According to the City of Columbus, cleanup costs totaled nearly $150,000. Meanwhile, the Columbus police stated that they spent approximately $2.7 million in overtime connected to these protests.
Enough is enough. It is long past time to begin restoring law and order in Ohio. That is why I am happy to endorse passage of Ohio House Bill 109 (HB 109) sponsored by Butler County State Representative Sara Carruthers and Hamilton County State Representative Cindy Abrams.
According to the sponsors, HB 109 would do the following:
- Increases the penalty for rioting and create the offenses of riot assault and riot vandalism.
- Increase the penalty for disorderly conduct when the offender hinders the movement of people if the violation occurs during a riot or illegal protest.
- Expand Ohio’s corrupt activity laws to encompass those who organize people to commit a riot or provide material support or resources for those individuals.
- Supports law enforcement and our first responders by creating the offense of bias motivated intimidation which prohibits a person from harming a person or property based on the victim’s status as a first responder.
- Gives peace officers who suffer harm due to persons committing a riot offense, filing a false complaint or an abridgment of the officer’s civil rights a cause of action against those responsible, including any organization that provided material support or resources.
Democrat elected officials, along with some liberal Republicans, have coddled these criminals for too long. Peaceful protest is always welcome in a free society. But those who smash storefront windows, throw bricks, and set things on fire should be punished and punished severely.
Jim Renacci is a business owner that operated 60 businesses, created 1,500 new jobs, and employed over 3,000 people across Ohio. He served four terms in the U.S. Congress and was the 2018 Republican Nominee for the U.S. Senate from Ohio. For more information, please visit www.jimrenacci.com .