April 14, 2010

Pathetic Quote of the Day: ORPINO’s John McClelland

Filed under: Economy,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 12:40 pm

In an article by the favorite reporter of Weapons of Mass Discussion’s Matt Hurley, the intrepid Josh Sweigart, carried in the Dayton Daily News, the Oxford Press, and other area Cox publications:

Ohio Republican Party leaders defend the decision to include the logo on mailers for all their endorsed candidates — none of whom were endorsed by the Tea Party.

“These values that the Tea Party group claims is theirs are principles and part of the platform of the Republican party, and have been for decades,” said John McClelland, Ohio GOP spokesman.

Uh, John — the problem is that you work for ORPINO (the Ohio Republican Party in Name Only). Your organization and too many of this state’s alleged Republican politicians have all too often NOT followed the values and principles of the Republican Party for a decade and a half. Your organization’s de facto intellectual property theft is an outrage; your organization’s attachment of that stolen property to candidates who have demonstrated that they don’t share those values and principles is despicable; your doing so without their permission is probably illegal; and finally, your reaction above, while fully expected, is still contemptible beyond clean words.

Several others have suggested an alternative ORPINO logo:


That’s pretty good. It would be even better if the elephant were upside down.



  1. Pathetic? I call that a bold-faced lie.

    What an a$$hat piece of sheep.

    Comment by Anon — April 14, 2010 @ 4:25 pm

  2. Tom, I think you misread the logo. I think Matt is claiming that true Republican and true conservative values are evidenced in those counties. Putting the elephant upside down would cannote the ORPINO values. Therefore, matt is saying that in the counties listed, real conservative Reagan values reign, I do believe.

    Comment by Mark — April 14, 2010 @ 6:07 pm

  3. #2, I’m with you on that, Mark, given that I cut off the county names.

    I still like my idea that “ORP Values” as currently practiced in Columbus moves the elephant upside down, and as much as I’d like to think otherwise, the ORPINO acronym hasn’t gone far outside of BizzyBlog.

    Comment by TBlumer — April 15, 2010 @ 12:39 am

  4. [...] elected officeholders, but they’d probably like it if the political parties heard them too.  The ORP wants to superficially resemble the Tea Party in rhetoric and logo (hattip Bizzyblog), but the ORP does not want to resemble the Tea Party in terms of empowering its [...]

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