Measure 66 and 67: The Oregonian ad that scored

On the Sunday Oregonian,the Anti-Measure 66-67 campaign put their ad as the leaflet to the front page of the Sunday Oregonian. This goes out to nearly 375,000 readers. The ad touts in bold letters “The Oregonian’s Editorial Board urges voters to vote no on Measure 66 and 67”. The ad caused many liberals to just explode. Both all accounts, a great success.

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  • retired UO science prof

    I don’t know. From what I’ve read, the taxes are ahead in the polls. It’s incredible that the Oregonian has come out so strongly against!

    Will the Republicans become fans of the Oregonian?

    Is this a last-ditch effort of the Oregonian to survive?

    Dunno,

    Anyhow, on the taxes, we shall see.

    • old-fascist

      “It’s incredible that the Oregonian has come out so strongly against!”

      Reminds me of Pauline Kael after Nixon won in 1972…

      “I live in a rather special world. I only know one person who voted for Nixon.”

      Of course, “retired UO science prof(s)” DO live in a “special world”, now, don’t they?

      • eagle eye

        Do you know of any polls that say the tax increases are behind? Or are you just taking an occasion to be nasty to someone who may have made a factual statement?

        • old-fascist

          “Do you know of any polls that say the tax increases are behind? Or are you just taking an occasion to be nasty to someone who may have made a factual statement?”

          Did I hurt your feelings – or are you just part of the tag-team?

        • retired UO science prof

          Thanks for the comment, eagle, but personally, I wouldn’t respond to a self-described fascist.

    • Diamond Jim

      If the taxes are ahead, as you suggest, then people really are stupid.

      • Rupert in Springfield

        Personally I think the taxes are well ahead and will be somewhat surprised if they fail. Measure 66? Sure, everyone loves to soak “the rich”. Measure 67? I have yet to talk with a single non business owner who is not under the impression the tax only applies to large corporations.

        Who knows? Maybe people will get it that there is no emergency and the state hardly needs the revenue this tax increase is expected to raise, $700M. When I can find two budget items that cover just about the whole thing (the recent pay increases $260M and Ted’s BETC tax credit program $330M) its clear that the state in no way needs this money. When you are handing out pay raises during a recession, and tax credits to favored business clearly you already have more than enough money.

        The choice voters will face is between raising taxes or cutting luxuries. My guess is that taxes will be raised.

    • Rupert in Springfield

      >It’s incredible that the Oregonian has come out so strongly against!

      Actually its not incredible at al. The Oregonian, or any newspaper for that matter, is a high volume, low margin business. Measure 67 will hit them especially hard.

      Basically its an example of the old adage – Everyone is conservative in the feild of their own endevor.

      • r UO sp

        Interesting theory. But the Register Guard in Eugene came out for the tax increases.

        Maybe they’re in better financial condition than the Oregonian. That’s not saying much, the RG is having a tough time from what I hear.

  • Anonymous

    The liberals now know what’s been like for Republians with paper advocating the liberal side for decades.

    Funny comments over at blueoregon.

    One, who has taken the paper for 40 years, said she had never seen such an effort by the oregonian to influence an election.

    Now that’s funny.

    She, like most liberals never recognize bias when it’s on their side.

  • ANONYMOUS

    Bobby Caldwell must be out on a toot. Be nice if he’d stay there ;

  • Saber

    I love the O.
    Way to go!!
    VOTE NO!

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