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Ohio woman claims she was fired for Obama vote

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The Columbus Dispatch

DAYTON — A southwest Ohio woman who says she was fired because she voted for President Barack Obama filed a lawsuit against her former employer.

Patricia Kunkle’s lawsuit accuses Dayton-based defense contractor Q-Mark Inc. and its president of telling employees that if Obama was re-elected, then his supporters would be the first to be fired, The Dayton Daily News reported.

Brian Wildermuth, an attorney for the company president, said in a statement that Kunkle was laid off for economic reasons — “nothing more.”

“I am sure you and your readers are familiar with the ongoing uncertainties regarding defense spending, and thus the economic environment confronting defense contractors,” he said. “The allegation that Q-Mark discharged Ms. Kunkle because of her vote is simply false.”

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» 25 Comments

  1. Diann

    February 21st, 2013

    GOOD!

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  2. Anonymous

    February 21st, 2013

    ” Kunkle was laid off for economic reasons — “nothing more.”

    Obama built that !

    And he’s building as hard as he can, for 4 more years.

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  3. Dr. Tar

    February 21st, 2013

    I’m surprised an Obamabot isn’t excited to be able to start living off of the state. I mean why else did you for for the community organizer-in-chief anyway?

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  4. Noodengr

    February 21st, 2013

    this is surprising , I did not think folks who voted for barry worked. hard to be fired from welfare and foodstamps.

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  5. Cynic

    February 21st, 2013

    I think Obama voters ought to be the first to go. They get to reap the benefits of their choices before everybody else does. It might actually change their minds.

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  6. Hotlanta Mike

    February 21st, 2013

    How is that discrimination? If anything, it shows prudence.

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  7. grayscape

    February 21st, 2013

    She was probably fired for being stupid, lazy, and racist. In other words – a Progressive.

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  8. squatch

    February 21st, 2013

    Lick it up, baby. Lick.It.Up.

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  9. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 21st, 2013

    Think about it. She WAS fired for her 0bama vote!

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  10. Stirrin the B.S.

    February 21st, 2013

    And there is Obumphuk’s entire strategy in a nutshell. The left hand is destroying the economy, while the right hand is offering a welfare hammock. All the while, with his ear-to-ear, shit eating grin mocking conservatives.

    You hated your job anyway, didn’t you Ms. Kunkle?

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  11. thirdtwin

    February 21st, 2013

    It will be interesting to see how she proves that Q-mark’s president knew she voted for Obama. I’m thinking large amounts of tinfoil are involved.

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  12. Czar of Defenestration

    February 21st, 2013

    If Leftists *hate* capitalism so much, *why* do they look for jobs? Isn’t that sorta masochi…

    Oh, wait.

    Nevermind.

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  13. Tim

    February 21st, 2013

    She doesn’t want to be held responsible for her choice.

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  14. DaveVA

    February 21st, 2013

    How would the company know who she voted for?

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  15. I Luv Bacon

    February 21st, 2013

    I derive a fair amount of satisfaction from
    Ms. Obot’s sacking.
    Suck it up like the rest of us, scrunt
    What’s wrong, dear leader empowered you to feelyou were untouchable?

    Bwa ha ha

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  16. GregMan

    February 21st, 2013

    Serves her right. Now she gets to experience Obamanomics first hand.

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  17. Dan Ryan Galt

    February 21st, 2013

    So she was actually fired for being stupid then.

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  18. Czar of Defenestration

    February 21st, 2013

    Even *more* of a surprise:
    Ohio woman notices sun rises in the East.

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  19. Mr.Gates

    February 21st, 2013

    @Stranded – That’s right! Any way you look at it.

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  20. majorityofone

    February 21st, 2013

    No wonder she was fired. Apparently she only voted for Obama once.

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  21. Dadof3

    February 21st, 2013

    More like her vote fired her.

    The company is a defense contractor. Do you even read the fucking news, honey? Lot’s of people are going to be let go. Because of the guy you voted for. You fired yourself.

    I read that there were political discussions with the employees and he made derisive remarks to O supporterS – plural. Did I miss where ALL the employees of her ilk were let go?

    Doesn’t that squash her claim?

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  22. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 21st, 2013

    Dear Ms. Kunkle:

    As the CEO of this organization, I have resigned myself to the fact that Barrack Obama is our President and that our taxes and government fees will increase in a BIG way. To compensate for these increases, our prices would have to increase by about 10%.

    But since we cannot increase our prices right now due to the dismal state of the economy, we will have to lay off sixty of our employees instead. This has really been bothering me since I believe we are family here and I didn’t know how to choose who would have to go.

    So, this is what I did. I walked through our parking lots and found sixty ‘Obama’ bumper stickers on our employees’ cars and have decided these folks will be the ones to let go. I can’t think of a fairer way to approach this problem.

    You voted for change……I gave it to you.

    I will see the rest of the staff at the annual company picnic.

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  23. Dano

    February 21st, 2013

    Oh, FUCK OFF!! Cunt.

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  24. The Doktor

    February 21st, 2013

    Great story, Cardigan.

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  25. Uncle Dirt

    February 22nd, 2013

    This is the height of irony. I love it!

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