The Ed Show | November 02, 2011
By joining together, we will get people back to work. After all, we want our kids to chase their dreams right here in Ohio .
ANNOUNCER: Vote yes on Issue 2.
SCHULTZ: You can smell the desperation of Ohio Governor John Kasich and supporters of Issue 2. Polls show voters are prepared to repeal Ohio 's union-busting law next Tuesday. So Kasich is going across the state telling people to vote yes on the Issue 2 for the kids. A new ad by Building a Better Ohio , a pro-Issue 2 group, is pushing the same message.
NARRATOR: You give them life. You give them love. You give them hope. But as Ohio fails to give our children opportunity, they're chasing their dreams far from home. By voting yes on Issue 2, we'll improve our economy and our kids can find work and success here in Ohio . Because if we don't offer our children a future here, they'll have to make their future somewhere else. Give them a better Ohio . Vote yes on Issue 2.
SCHULTZ: You know, the only thing missing from that ad is a mushroom cloud at the end. Issue 2 supporters want to scare Ohio voters into thinking that their children will leave them and never return? Like the rest of the country sucks and nobody's ever left Ohio before? I mean, the ad literally makes it look like these kids, who are no more than 9 or 10, will get up and leave today unless you get out there and vote yes on Issue 2. Give any a break. I mean, the group is trying to defeat Issue 2 doesn't have to rely on fantasy fear-mongering. Reality is on their side. We believe Ohio is not afraid to show the real people who are targeted by the Senate Bill 5 -- firefighters, teachers, nurses, police officers, librarians. These are real people who are affected by real law. If Issue 2 goes down, it will be a major victory for workers' rights. Don't forget, THE ED SHOW will be live in Columbus , Ohio , next Monday and Tuesday to cover this very important vote. It will have national ramifications. And a little pep talk in the locker room tonight if I may. You know, it's up to us as liberals, as those who care about workers and the middle class in this country to get our team ready. This is no time to pay any attention to any poll. This whole vote is about fairness, it's about safety, it's about quality of life, and it's about what's just doing right by communities and by families. And, really, I think that ad that Kasich is supporting is somewhat of a cheap shot. Fear-mongering, telling families that their kids are going to leave and they're never going to come back because firefighters, teachers and hardworking Americans in Ohio are going to have a chance at a little bit more safe conditions at work and also they'll have a voice at the bargaining table. That's going to drive a lot of kids out of Ohio , don't