Meanwhile, in Missouri, Robin Carnahan is probably *hoping for* the Rochester treatment.
A bit earlier today, Moe described how Barack Obama is pretending that Alexi Giannoulias, the Democrat Senatorial candidate from IL, does not exist. But on the Missouri side of the river, the presumptive Democrat candidate for Kit Bond’s Senate seat, MO Sec’y of State Robin Carnahan may be wishing for a similar treatment. Just last month, the POTUS appeared in the St. Louis area to promote the | Read More »
McCaskill Finally Gets It?
Senator Claire McCaskill held a townhall today, and she may have had an epiphany:
A Veteran Takes Down Obamacare
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill held a town hall meeting in St. Louis. This was promoted by Americans for Prosperity in order for Claire to hear the voices of the people, and counter-promoted by Daily Kos as a way to support Claire. In one minute and 42 seconds, though, a local veteran gave one of the best reasons to vote against Obamacare. Extraordinarily well said, and | Read More »
Sen Claire McCaskill (D, MO) sounds rattled.
After a rather fascinating exercise of profiles in courage from her St. Louis office – essentially, they locked the doors, drew the blinds, called the cops, and hid from a bunch of protesters knocking on the door. But can you blame the staffers? …I mean, those guys brought a cocker spaniel. Anyway, Senator McCaskill would have liked to be conciliatory, except that the passive-aggressive resentment | Read More »
Former IG Walpin suing to get good name back.
You may remember Gerald Walpin. He was fired from his position as AmeriCorps Inspector General a few months ago for either: pushing an investigation against one of the President’s cronies; no particular reason; or diminished mental capacity. These three possible answers are, respectively: an assumption based on an acquaintance with objective (if cynical) reality; what the White House went with before Senator Grassley reminded them | Read More »
Claire McCaskill’s staff shows their profound concern for Missourians
…by flipping them off, locking them out, and calling the police on them. As Gateway Pundit reports, this past Friday a Tea Party protest outside Democrat Senator McCaskill’s offices in St. Louis was received by her staff with obscene gestures and a refusal to hear their concerns. The protesters were voicing their objections to socialized, government-controlled healthcare and the inevitable (and already-proposed) tax increases and | Read More »
Let us recap the Gerald Walpin situation.
We can begin with this video, which goes over the basic points: Short version: Walpin was investigating Obama crony’s involvement in an AmeriCorps-related scandal involving misappropriation of funding. Case was settled, to the mild detriment of crony*. Walpin disagreed with settlement. Complaint made against him. So far, this is all he-said, he-said.
Steelman out of the race for the MO Senate seat?
The Hill is reporting tonight that it is looking more and more like Sarah Steelman may decide to forego a challenge to MO Rep. Roy Blunt in the primary for Kit Bond’s Senate seat. Instead she may try to run for Blunt’s current 7th District House seat in Missouri. Former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman appears increasingly less likely to run against Blunt, and she acknowledged | Read More »
A new face in the 2010 Missouri Senate race?
Several sources are reporting today that a new name has emerged on the Republican side of the quest to replace Christopher “Kit” Bond in the U.S. Senate. Thomas Schweich, a law school professor at St. Louis’s Washington University and an attorney with Bryan Cave, is apparently being recruited by former MO Senator John C. Danforth, former Hungary ambassador and Bush cousin Bert Walker, and former | Read More »
Claire McCaskill really steps in it this time
Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse, Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill has reached the highest levels of tax-avoidance hypocrisy. Let me explain. This week, Carl Levin introduced a bill, supported by the Obama Administration, to crack down on offshore tax havens, including those in Switzerland, the Cayman Islands, and Bermuda. One of the bill’s co-sponsors is Claire McCaskill.
Missouri News and Notes 02-06-09
Here’s some of the bigger goings-on in the Show-Me State.
My Editorial Published in the Independence Examiner Concerning The Truth Squads
Law enforcement officials across Missouri – ranging from district attorneys to the local sheriffs – have signed on with the Obama campaign to form a “Truth Squad” (led by Sen. Claire McCaskill) to “target those who lie or run a misleading television ad” about Obama during the election, according to KMOV of St. Louis. In St. Louis, figures such as Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch and | Read More »
Missouri Governor Blunt on Obama “truth squads”
JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Matt Blunt today issued the following statement on news reports that have exposed plans by U.S. Senator Barack Obama to use Missouri law enforcement to threaten and intimidate his critics.
Democrats Aren’t Getting the Message on Energy
Over the course of the last couple of months I have made a conscious effort to move from a typical online pundit (of the highly amateur variety) into much more of an activist. I’ve increased the number of state specific blogs. I’ve also started to call and write to my Congressman and Senators on issues that I find important. One such issue is energy. We | Read More »