Geauga Republican (R.I.N.O.) Chairperson...
Way Out Of Line
Published: Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Excerpts from News Herald article by John Arthur Hutchison:
Comments in BLUE:
State Sen. Tim Grendell has apparently decided he will remain in the Ohio Senate rather than resign to accept the seat he was elected to in the Ohio House of Representatives.
Ed Ryder, the R.I.N.O. Chairman of the Geauga Republican Party and a small handfull of mindless followers are trying to make a big deal out of this. There are 4 or 5 people on the News Herald blog who repeatedly submit negative comments about Grendell under different names, making it look like alot of people are against him. In reality it's just a handfull of wackos who are also R.I.N.O. (Republican In Name Only) Republicans. We also know who you are, it's no big secret.
Grendell, R-Chester Township, still has two years remaining on his second four-year term serving the Ohio Senate District 18.
He ran for, and easily won, election Nov. 2 to the Ohio House of Representatives 98th District seat. That district is comprised of Geauga County, plus the Cuyahoga County communities in Senate District 18.
State Rep. Richard Hollington, R-Hunting Valley, did not seek election to the 98th District after he was appointed to succeed former state Rep. Matt Dolan, a Republican who resigned in February and moved to Chagrin Falls Village to run for Cuyahoga County executive.
Grendell sent a memorandum Monday to current and new members of the Ohio Senate that he plans to continue his Senate term.
“After long and thoughtful consideration, I have decided to continue my elected term in the Ohio Senate,” Grendell wrote. “With the new dynamics in the House and Senate, this will allow me the best opportunity to serve my constituents at this time and complete the remaining work on protecting private property rights in connection with the Great Lakes Compact implementation legislation, the home septic system regulations, the Senate’s Workers’ Compensation Task Force and many other important issues.”
I think this was a hard decision for Grendell but a good one. Considering how the face of the Senate has changed since the election, we need to keep a strong conservative there so the liberals don't have free run of the place. Grendell is taking alot of unneccessary crap from this group of R.I.N.O.'s.
I look forward to working with soon-to-be Senate President (Tom) Niehaus, who favorably agreed with my decision, and all of the members of the Senate in 2011,” Grendell said. “I look forward to working with Speaker (William) Batchelder and the House majority on the difficult challenges facing Ohio. I also will work with Speaker Batchelder in filling the 98th House District seat with a representative that reflects the views and values of the district.”
People who had thus far submitted letters of interest to fill the 18th Senate District seat included Charles R. Stevens, Paul Brickner, John J. Eklund, Walter M. “Skip” Claypool, former state Sen. Robert A. Gardner, and Willoughby Hills Councilman David M. Fiebig, according to Senate Majority Caucus spokeswoman Maggie Ostrowski.
What a list!! There are several people on this list who just the thought of them representing us in Columbus is very scary. In my opinion, NONE of them would be able to adequately replace Grendell. They are too "Party" oriented and would not serve the people like Grendell. He has the rebellious kind of backbone and savy needed to keep the liberals in check. This list is an example of how scarce really good quality people there are to fill these positions.
Geauga County Republican Party Chairman Ed Ryder said he believes it is wrong for Grendell to decline the seat he won for the 98th House District. Ryder said the initial feedback from people he’s heard from is the same.
I don't believe there is anything wrong about this. We still keep Grendell in the State House either way. What difference should it make to people if he is in the Senate or House? He was elected to both, it's his choice. He made the right one for the right reasons....to better represent the people and protect conservative values. Ryder, on the other hand, does not do that in my opinion. It seems he is only interested in Party politics and winning elections at the expense of sacrificing conservative Republican core values. Backing R.I.N.O.'s and even candidates who embrace Marxist values and principals are good examples of this. This group of people Ryder claims he has heard from must be his R.I.N.O. cronies.
“I’m certainly glad he’s decided what he’s going to do,” Ryder said. “I think it’s wrong from the standpoint of the voters and constituents of the 98th House District.”
I'm certainly NOT glad that you have ANY position of authority in the Republican Party Ed Ryder. I believe that under your watch Ed, the once conservative Geauga Repub. Party is being compromised and destroyed. I think YOU are wrong for US Ed. You need to be replaced.
He said he thinks it’s arrogant of Grendell to be involved in what now is a replacement of Hollington in the 98th District.
Talk about arrogance....look at the Pot (Ed Ryder) calling the Kettle black. What a hippocrate! Furthermore Ed, it doesn't appear that you ever supported Grendell (a fellow Repub) in any election....not that he even needs the support of the likes of you! You seem to have always been eager to jump on Grendell at every opportunity. Souds like a great way to run the Repub. Party Ed, but then why would anyone expect you to back a true conservative.
Ryder said Hollington, who initially decided to run for the 98th House District, but then withdrew his candidacy before the primary in May, most likely thought it would have been a waste of time and money to face Grendell in the Republican primary.
Ryder plans to call a meeting of the Geauga County Republican Party Central Committee in about two weeks to discuss the matter.
“Do they want to indicate what he’s doing is wrong?” Ryder said. “I don’t know what the feeling is of the central committee.”
Wow!....sounds like important business. Ed, I don't think you even know what the feeling of the general public is. The way the Central Committee basicly works is....Ed Ryder lays out the format and all the sheep say yes, going with the flow, the herd mentality. No one wants to dissent and make waves. There are some new people on the Central Committee now. Hopefully they will have a mind of their own.
What Grendell is considering might be unprecedented, but it is legal.
When asked previously about voters who elected him to the House 98th District earlier this month, Grendell said they knew that he could not sit in both chambers and that he still had two more years remaining on his Senate term.
“I have a duty to make sure someone shares my views,” Grendell said previously. “Unfortunately, some of the names (for the potential Senate appointment) don’t reflect those views.”