LFC Comments: Since we have received input from various sources in a short period of time, this issue appears to be a big deal to many people in Northeast Ohio,
Ohio State Senator Matt Dolan (District 24 – parts of Cuyahoga County) announced his candidacy for U.S. Senator to fill the seat previously occupied by the absolutely useless RINO, Rob Portman.
We did not know much about Mr. Dolan’s position on the constitutional items of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, so we did some research. Sadly, to say we are not impressed. We will address this later in the article.
We wonder if many of the Lake County Republicans really pay attention to their written platform? We know that elected officials, even school board members, before they take office, are required to swear an oath that they will defend the State and Federal Constitutions. Most have not even read either Constitution, nor really understand how they govern us.
With their website being updated, Mr. Dale Fellows, Lake County Republican Chairman, graciously sent their platform for us to publish. It certainly seems to be a platform that is concerned about individual liberty, and following the Constitution. LFC can get behind and support this platform.
The local Republican Party consists of a continuum of political thought with the “moderates” and “liberal” wings of the Party (a.k.a. RINOs) overlapping with the Democrats – to the absolute frustration of the Conservative wing of the Party. The Conservative wing of the GOP party is finally fighting back the RINOs to protect individual liberty and freedom and the sovereignty of our nation, even at the local level.
If the moderates and liberals no longer believe in the local Party platform, why not suggest changes so that it is more in line with their values, or are they concerned that they will no longer be electable if the voters know that they really do not believe in individual liberty, but are supporting the collective, top down control. At least the Democrats, as misguided as they are, tow the party line, whereas many RINO Republicans say one thing but do the opposite. You cannot bear good fruit from a bad tree.
Let’s see how Mr. Matt Dolan interacts with Lake County officials.
Trump takes shot at new GOP candidate in Ohio over Cleveland nickname
The Hill I BY MYCHAEL SCHNELL – 09/20/21 08:50 PM EDT
Former President Trump took a shot at Ohio state Sen. Matt Dolan (R) on Monday — hours after he entered the race for the state’s open Senate seat — over the recent name change to Cleveland’s baseball team, which is owned by his father.
“Anybody that changes the name of the once storied Cleveland Indians to the Cleveland Guardians should not be running for the United States Senate representing the Great People of Ohio,” Trump wrote in a statement sent by the Save America PAC.
The former president wrote that the Atlanta Braves — another MLB team — and the Florida State Seminoles — a college university mascot — have not changed their monikers, yet Cleveland decided to do so over concerns of sensitivity regarding Native Americans.
“Despite this, a man named Matt Dolan, the son of the owner of the team, said he is against Cancel Culture. Do those two things really work together?” Trump wrote.
“In any event, I know of at least one person in the race who I won’t be endorsing. The Republican Party has too many RINOs!” he added, referring to “Republicans in name only.”
Cleveland’s MLB team, previously known as the Indians, officially changed its name to the Guardians in July, following the nationwide unrest that broke out last year in response to the murder of George Floyd and other instances of police brutality and injustice against Black Americans.
Trump at the time expressed opposition to the name change, arguing that “many Indians” would likely be upset by it.
His latest comments against the MLB team’s name came hours after Dolan jumped into Ohio’s open Senate race, entering a crowded GOP field full of Trump supporters.
Dolan, a centrist, suggested in a statement that the other candidates in the race have not adequately concentrated on the needs of Ohioans, (emphasis by LFC)
LFC Comments: We take issue with Matt Dolan being called a “centrist”. It is meant to give the impression that he is a moderate, reasonable, rational thinker in national matters of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Someone that can “cross the aisle” and work with the Democrats to solve our nation’s most pressing problems.
The following excerpts are from the Hill.com article:
Dolan, who launched his campaign following a statewide listening tour, suggested in a statement that the other candidates in the race are not adequately focusing on the needs of Ohioans.
“After meeting with Republicans, conservative activists and community leaders across Ohio in recent weeks, it’s clear that the focus of the race for U.S. Senate has yet to be about our people, our interests, and our beloved state,” he said. “This changes today with the announcement of my candidacy for U.S. Senate.”
Dolan cast himself as a conservative advocate, bashing the Biden administration and touting issues like immigration and inflation. (emphasis by LFC)
Still, Dolan has bucked his party on other key issues, including backing gun control reforms and voting against Ohio’s stand your ground law, and opposing an abortion restriction bill. He’s also a supporter of the current $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill awaiting passage in Congress.
In our opinion, Dolan follows the Democrat platform, and should be running for the Senate as a Democrat. The word “conservative” should not be in the same sentence as his name. Isn’t it interesting that fake Republicans lie, and deceive the voters when running for office by claiming that they are “CONSERVATIVE”, and then when elected go right back to their liberal agenda to bring down our country, and feather their own nest. They betray the voters, and our country. DOWN WITH THE DECEIVERS!
Here is an article published in the Washington Times that was sent to us.
So let us highlight Matt Dolan’s platform:
- Believes in irresponsible federal spending with infrastructure spending.
- Supports gun control
- Does not believe that the individual has the right to protect themselves
- Believes in abortion
And the Washington Times calls him a centrist! He is a DEMOCRAT posing as a Republican!!
We were also told by sources that Lake County Auditor Chris Galloway is the political consultant to Matt Dolan through his company, Red State Strategies, LLC.
We sent the following email message to Mr. Galloway asking him to confirm that he was the political consultant for Matt Dolan.
It has been brought to our attention from several Lake County sources that Mr. Matt Dolan, candidate for U.S. Senate, is a client of your political consulting company, Red State Strategies LLC. Can you confirm that for us? If that is a fact, will you be helping him in his bid for the U.S. Senate seat?
The following article was published in the Washington Times, and the last paragraph, if true, would indicate to us that Mr. Dolan should be in the Democrat Party since he aligns more closely with their platform. We are also becoming keenly aware of Lake County Republicans that have an affinity for the Democrat Party platform and/or even endorse Democrats over qualified conservative Republicans.
We are growing weary of being deceived by Republicans, at all levels of government, and want to ensure that Lake County and Ohio voters know the true position of a candidate. The days of accepting the lies, deceptions and betrayals of RINOs are over. (example: Anthony Gonzalez)
Here is Mr. Galloway’s response to our email: 9/21/21
I’ll quote Chairman [Dale] Fellows: Matt has been a friend of mine for many years. He has been a great friend to Lake County while in the state legislature. (And I wish his brother didn’t change the name of the Indians. Go Tribe!)
It is true I have provided services for Matt’s campaigns in the past. (Public record)
LFC Comments on Galloway’s response: Dale Fellows’ comments were made when Matt Dolan was at the Republican Headquarters in Painesville announcing the creation of an exploratory committee to determine if he should run for U.S. Senate. The Republican Party has made no endorsements at this time, and will not until February, 2022.
Here is a response that we received from a new Lake County resident about Matt Dolan:
Dolan at one time was a neighbor of mine. He was absolutely a failure in his prior position, and didn’t so much as return calls to those that he lives close to let alone others. At one time, I actually put a note in his mailbox confronting him about his failed return calls. I wasn’t the only one that this happened with. And then when he wanted to run for the executive position of Cleveland, he literally moved out of the neighborhood in the middle of the night. This is not someone that any county needs.
Let us recap some recent history in Lake County politics:
The Lake County Republicans made a grand sweep of all the elected County offices in the last election as staunch supporters of Donald Trump…wait a minute…except for “Never Trumper” Auditor Chris Galloway. Now they have another “Never Trumper” and Democrat posing as a Republican, Matt Dolan. At the Lake County Republican Headquarters, he announced the formation of his exploratory committee to run for U.S. Senate. Also, we have Auditor Galloway admitting that Matt Dolan is a client of his political consulting firm, Red State Strategies, LLC.
We have some suggestions to all fake conservative Republican politicians…try something new this time around. Be upfront with the voters…tell them that you hate Donald Trump, would not vote for him nor seek his endorsement. However, do not try to pass yourself off as a conservative when you wholeheartedly support the killing of innocent babies, do not believe in the second amendment, or the sovereignty of the United States, and are morally bankrupt. You will feel more at home with your like-minded, fellow Democrats.
Your honesty will be refreshing…you will not get elected, but at least you can look yourself in the mirror. In addition, voters will not have to endure your betrayals.