The Blunt Amendment: My Letter to Senator Boxer
Senator Boxer, I read your article (http://boxer.senate.gov/en/press/opeds/02082012.cfm) about your opinions on women’s health and contraception. You frame contraception as a health matter. Without agreeing or disagreeing with that subjective assessment, wouldn’t you agree that religious objections are protected by the 1st Amendment? Would you be ok with a “health finding” forcing taxpayers to pay for free bacon? Even if certain religions prohibit it? Even if | Read More »
A Missouri that is saying No
I follow the Missouri Senate election through the eyes of St. Louis rural area. All major media, including its single major newspaper, are located from downtown St. Louis. The further west or south you venture from the city, the further right the electorate becomes. While downtown is a single-party system, the county is roughly 50/50. The ‘burbs, the hills, the Ozarks become heavily conservative. I | Read More »
America Votes In Missouri Run By Robin Carnahan Staff
Robin Carnahan’s campaign in Missouri was based on a 2008 model. Carnahan won 1.7 million votes in her re-election bid for Secretary of State, buoyed by a great year for Democrats and the presidential year. Her job was to avoid conflict, send out literature showing her picture as Secretary of State, raise money, and and wait to run until the last minute, counting on a | Read More »
2008: A year of political surprises in Missouri
Missouri’s presidential bellwether streak came to an end in 2008. The Show-Me State had voted for the victor in every U.S. presidential election save one since 1904. Now it appears that Missouri picks the winner with exceptions only every 52 years (1956 and 2008). That was just one of several surprises in the state’s political year. One of the biggest political shockers in this state | Read More »
200 Votes For A New Majority
Dovetailing on my other diary about how to win the rhetorical battle with the Democrats over the Financial Crisis, I want to explain a strategy for winning back the House. Keep in mind, the Democrats hold the exact same number of seats we held in 2006, and if we play our cards right the GOP could regain the majority because of this Bailout. One of | Read More »
Obama lies about Blunt, McCain.
othing personal, Ben – but I wanted to punch that up for you.
The ten-year lie
While channel surfing last night, I caught this moveon.org attack ad aimed at GOP nominee in waiting John McCain: