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Democratic Senate candidate and former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland didn’t know he was being recorded when he expressed joy about the timing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death.
“My friends, a lot of average citizens out there don’t understand the importance of that court,” he said at a union gathering.
“I mean, the death of Scalia saved labor from a terrible decision. And I don’t wish anyone ill, but it happened at a good time, because once that decision had been made it would have been tough to reverse it.” The AFL-CIO audience laughed, clapped and cheered as he cheered the death of Justice Scalia.
Once the tape was made public, he apologized for being “insensitive.” But he didn’t apologize for the remarks themselves. Obviously he meant what he said, or he wouldn’t have said it. So his apology really seems to mean, “I’m sorry I got caught.”

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Dr. Tom Barrett

Dr. Tom Barrett has been a pastor for over 40 years and currently oversees ordained ministers in South Florida. He has always been a bi-vocational minister, working in the financial services arena as a Branch Manager and National Vice President. He is a Patriot who has studied and taught the Constitution in both church and secular settings. A prolific author he has written a book on Conservative principles (The Best of Conservative Truth) and has written over a thousand feature articles that have been published in local and national newspapers as well as on the Internet. He speaks nationally on the Christian foundations of our nation and its Constitution, and internationally on Biblical financial principles. He has lectured at seminaries, universities, economic summits, churches, and the International Money Shows. His websites are (writing); (ministry); (precious metals), and www.DrTom.TV (personal). His work is followed by thousands at


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