Mike Turner Congressman

Mike Turner, Hypocrite

by David Esrati on July 27, 2013

in Mike Turner Congressman, Turner Effect

It wasn’t a problem when Mike Turner’s wife got a no-bid contract from the Dayton Development Coalition to give us the wildly expensive and horribly flawed “Get Midwest” campaign. It also wasn’t a problem that his wife did work under a GSA schedule for the US Army Corps of Engineers while he sat on the […]

I’m writing this from room 124A, on 3-S of the Dayton VA. I came here Monday night with a severe case of kidney stones. As a veteran with a service connected health issue, I’m guaranteed health care. I’ve only used the VA for the last 7 or so years- despite having coverage via my partner, […]

I think I’m starting to see a pattern. I’ve bid on a few smaller government projects as an SDVOB (Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business) which is supposed to help my small business get a piece of the government. Even when I’m the low bidder, it somehow never comes our way. So when I saw a […]

There is a local election for Congress, where 9 citizens are challenging the incumbent. These 9 people have been attending events, speaking, campaigning for almost 2 months. We’ve not seen a TV camera yet. The incumbent, Mike Turner, pops into town to sign something, to announce something- he always gets a TV camera or a […]

This story is about political grandstanding of the most contemptuous sort. It’s a hatchet job, being amplified by a congressman, by a newspaper in search of another Pulitzer prize. It’s a story that needs to be analyzed a little deeper to understand what’s going on. To set the story in perspective, I’m a Service Disabled […]

Just got back from a candidates’ night held in Fairborn by the League of Women voters in conjunction with the Tea Party. All the Greene County Republican candidates were there. All the Democrats running for Congress in OH-10 were there- but Congressman Turner couldn’t be bothered- nor could his opposition. Despite a very Republican crowd- […]

I have no videos of Mike Turner- nor his literature, because he didn’t show up at any candidates nights. He did send a representative to the Fayette County Tea Party candidates forum, but nothing else. You can hear a podcast of that on my recap of that event. Of course, Mike shows up in the […]

Running for an open seat is much easier than facing a 5x incumbent. Our current  system of elections, more resembles a football betting pool, with score being kept as a function of fundraising. It has to stop. There is nothing more disappointing when great, well funded candidates lose. I watched one last cycle, as Tommy […]

One of the things I find fascinating about the whole Iowa caucus debacle is that people actually discuss in the open whom they support. It’s one thing to say who you voted for, but, actually standing on one side of a room or another for all to see is in some ways a stronger statement […]

Guaranteed, come Jan. 1, 2013 we will find out what the payoff to Steve Austria was to drop out of the OH-10 race: Republican congressman Steve Austria of Beavercreek announced Friday that he will not seek re-election, allowing the party to avoid what would have been a contentious and divisive primary with Rep. Mike Turner […]