Is somebody going to tell him?

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“…If the partisan Dems ever tried to Impeach, I would first head to the U.S. Supreme Court…”

Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…

This morning, via Twitter:

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
The Mueller Report, despite being written by Angry Democrats and Trump Haters, and with unlimited money behind it ($35,000,000), didn’t lay a glove on me. I DID NOTHING WRONG. If the partisan Dems ever tried to Impeach, I would first head to the U.S. Supreme Court. Not only……
7:10 AM – 24 Apr 2019

He doesn’t have a clue, does he? What a maroon.

United States Constitution, Article I, Section 2.
The House of Representatives [….] shall have the sole power of impeachment.

United States Constitution, Article I, Section 3.
…The Senate shall have the sole power to try all impeachments. When sitting for that purpose, they shall be on oath or affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no person shall be convicted without the concurrence of two thirds of the members present.
Judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States: but the party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to indictment, trial, judgment and punishment, according to law…

It might help to actually read what’s in the United States Constitution.

“…political satire became obsolete when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Prize…”

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-Tom Lehrer

And it’s all been downhill since.

Yesterday, in the Kansas City Star:

Lobbyist’s crusade to change Title IX in Missouri stems from his son’s expulsion

That would be about HB 573 and SB 259.

Late yesterday, on Twitter:

Jane Dueker @JaneDueker
[….]
Outing a college kid is disgusting. If he has to defend himself they will out the girl. Funny how “victim” advocates are pushing for and glorifying that. Proving even more why the legislation is necessary. It was a hit piece for so many reasons.
11:16 PM – 23 Apr 2019

Uh, who is “they”?

At the Missouri Ethics Commission:

Kingdom Principles, Inc. – Active
612 E. Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City, MO 65101
[….]
Lobbyist From To
Alsager, Matthew Dennis 02/27/2018 Present
Altmann, Jeffrey 03/13/2019 Present
Bernskoetter, Brian 03/12/2019 Present
Berry, Dave 03/08/2019 Present
Brown, Travis Howard 03/08/2019 Present
Brunnert, Zachary ‘Zach’ 03/07/2019 Present
Clarkston, Heath 03/05/2019 Present
Dempsey, Tom 03/08/2019 Present
Dozier, Cheryl Lynne 03/07/2019 Present
Dueker, Jane E 03/13/2019 Present
Flotron, Francis ‘Franc’ E. 03/07/2019 Present
Harness, Kathryn 03/07/2019 Present
Harris, James 03/07/2019 Present
Hawk, Shanon M 03/13/2019 Present
Hemphill, Deanna Lynn 03/08/2019 Present
Hirschman, Janet 03/07/2019 Present
Hubbard, Rodney R 03/14/2019 Present
King, Tracy 03/08/2019 Present
Lakin, Joe 03/10/2019 Present
Licklider, Samuel G. 03/13/2019 Present
McCracken, David 03/07/2019 Present
McIntosh, Richard 02/27/2019 Present
Nelson, Doug 03/05/2019 Present
Robbins, Thomas 03/12/2019 Present
Schaefer, Kurt 03/05/2019 Present
Schlosser, Lynne 03/08/2019 Present
Stouffer, Bill 03/07/2019 Present
Swain, W ‘Wes’ Scott 03/12/2019 Present
Zamkus, Jason Matthew 03/07/2019 Present

[emphasis added]

Who’s paying for what? Their web site:

Kingdom Principles.

Dean Dohrman (r), the sponsor of HB 573:

Representative Dean Dohrman (r) [2016 file photo].

Previously:

HB 573: Why? Who? (March 9, 2019)

SB 259: Really? For what purpose? (March 11, 2019)

HB 573 and SB 259: Let the army of lobbyists go forth… (March 12, 2019)

State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick (r): April Campaign Finance Report – 2019

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The April quarterly campaign finance reports are due at the Missouri Ethics Commission.

C121051: Fitzpatrick For Missouri
Committee Type: Candidate
Po Box 701
Shell Knob Mo 65747
Party Affiliation: Republican
Established Date: 02/01/2012
[….]
Information Reported On: 2019 – April Quarterly Report
Beginning Money on Hand $130,927.71
Monetary Receipts + $9,550.00
Monetary Expenditures – $13,851.11
Contributions Made – $0.00
Other Disbursements – $0.00
Subtotal ($4,301.11)
Ending Money On Hand $126,626.60

[emphasis added]

Meh.

The contributions:

Okay, so no “grassroots” supporters are snowing the campaign accountant under with $10.00 checks.

All of the itemized contributions:

MISSOURI ETHICS COMMISSION
CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED – SUPPLEMENTAL
Fitzpatrick for Missouri 4/15/2019

Dan Amsden 1415 Thomas Mason Place Manchester MO 63011 Retired 3/29/2019 $100.00
John Rowe 700 West 31st Street, Unit 1602 Kansas City MO 64108 Speedy’s Convenience Store — Owner 3/29/2019 $250.00
New Monarch Realty LLC 120 North Main Street St Charles MO 63301 3/29/2019 $250.00
Mark Milton 440 Medina Drive St Louis MO 63122 Self-Employed — Attorney 3/29/2019 $250.00
Birch Mullins 201 South Warson Road St Louis MO 63124 Baur Properties — Executive 3/29/2019 $500.00
Commerce Bancshares Inc PAC P.O. Box 419248 Kansas City MO 64141 3/29/2019 $500.00
Chuck Singleton P.O. Box 3166 Englewood CO 80155 Executive — Republic Financial 3/29/2019 $2,500.00
Rudolph Farber 100 North Wood Street Neosho MO 64850 Community Bank and Trust 3/29/2019 $2,600.00
Enterprise Holding Inc PAC 600 Corporate Park Drive St Louis MO 63105 3/29/2019 $2,600.00

March 29, 2019 was a nice day. Apparently it was the only fundraising day of the quarter. Seriously?

Some of the expenditures:

MISSOURI ETHICS COMMISSION
ITEMIZED EXPENDITURES OVER $100 SUPPLEMENTAL FORM
Fitzpatrick For Missouri 4/15/2019

Victory Enterprises 5200 30th Street SW Davenport IA 52802 1/11/2019 Consulting $2,745.00
Victory Enterprises 5200 30th Street SW Davenport IA 52802 1/25/2019 Consulting $2,250.00

TAC Air P.O. Box 1481 Texarkana TX 75504 2/21/2019 Fuel $140.16
Creve Coeur Airport 3127 Creve Coeur Mill Road St Louis MO 63146 3/1/2019 Fuel $163.21
Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport 2751 Northeast Douglas Street Lees Summit MO 64064 3/10/2019 Fuel $148.18
Springfield Flying Service 2546 East Division Springfield MO 65803 3/22/2019 Fuel $153.04
Springfield Flying Service 2546 East Division Springfield MO 65803 3/23/2019 Fuel $245.47

Consultants and aviation fuel. What, no t-shirts?

Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe (r): April Campaign Finance Report – 2019

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The April quarterly campaign finance reports are due at the Missouri Ethics Commission.

C091155: Citizens To Elect Mike Kehoe
Committee Type: Candidate
Po Box 105527
Jefferson City Mo 65110
Party Affiliation: Republican
Established Date: 07/10/2009
[….]
Information Reported On: 2019 – April Quarterly Report
Beginning Money on Hand $42,429.64
Monetary Receipts + $113,875.00
Monetary Expenditures – $24,435.88
Contributions Made – $0.00
Other Disbursements – $0.00
Subtotal $89,439.12
Ending Money On Hand $131,868.76

[emphasis added]

Those are respectable amounts.

The contributions:

Well, the non-itemized small contributions are nonexistent.

There were 47 itemized contributions for a total of $113,875.00. That’s an average of $2,422.87 per contribution, quite close to the $2,600.00 maximum allowed per election. 40 of the 47 contributions reported this quarter were for $2,600.00.

That’ ain’t particularly grass roots.

Some of the expenditures:

MISSOURI ETHICS COMMISSION
ITEMIZED EXPENDITURES OVER $100 SUPPLEMENTAL FORM
Citizens To Elect Mike Kehoe 4/15/2019

Ground Intel, LLC 3204 Pembroke Square Jefferson City MO 65109 1/7/2019 Operational & Strategic Consulting $1,450.00
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 3861 East Stan Musial Drive Springfield MO 65809
1/7/2019 Advertisement $600.00
Revel Catering 102 E High St. 2nd Floor Jefferson City MO 65101 1/7/2019 Catering $1,357.34
Capitol Consulting LLC 7223 Sycamore Valley Dr. Jefferson City MO 65109 1/7/2019 Fundraising Consulting fee $950.29
Husch Blackwell Strategies 101 W High Street Jefferson City MO 65102 1/25/2019 Professional Services $6,000.00
Ground Intel, LLC 3204 Pembroke Square Jefferson City MO 65109 2/5/2019 Operational & Strategic Consulting $1,450.00
Midwest Advertising Specialist P.O. Box 104194 Jefferson City MO 65110 2/15/2019 Tee Shirts $167.40

Consulting, consulting. Old school, tee-shirts!

Rep. Jason Smith (r): predictable sycophant

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Last Thursday, from Representative Jason Smith (r):

Rep. Jason Smith @RepJasonSmith
Special Counsel Mueller’s report has delivered the final nail in the collusion coffin. Anyone who pushes the false collusion narrative after today is playing into Russian hands to divide our country and cast doubt on our elections. The case is closed; it’s time to move on.
4:54 PM – 18 Apr 2019

Thus spake Nathan Thurm.

Some of the responses:

I guess you didn’t read it.

Now that’s some quality spin right there

Not really. I don’t even think it’s a mediocre lie.

So, nothing to say about a lying Press Secretary, 10 possible obstruction charges, 12 other charges that have been out sourced, or a lying AG?

Trump on appointment of Mueller. “This is the end of my presidency. I’m fucked.” That’s the statement of an innocent man?

I’m still struggling to understand why 140 different contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia doesn’t both you. Why don’t you care that it’s been *proven* that they interfered? Do you love Trump *more* than America?

why all the lying? why hasn’t trump acknowledged the Russian interference and vowed to do something about it? do you suppose it’s because he couldn’t win without it? so many questions

I’m not surprised that you don’t know how to read.

Looks like a clear case of obstruction. Mueller in reports says he “can’t clear the president of obstruction,” and list 10 times he tried to.

Really Jason? Do your eyeballs not connect to your brain? Either you are just blind lying to your followers about the report, or you haven’t even skimmed the report. 10 different impeachable obstruction events are listed – only need 1.

Read the report you half-wit

You should probably take a moment and read it first. Then, you should take a moment to rewrite your stupid tweet.

I need to move to your district just to run against you. Your language alone is a disservice to your constituency.

You apparently didn’t read the report.

The investigation was never looking for “collusion” Bc that’s not a legal term.

But you are excellent at regurgitating talking points that your gullible, Fox-watching supporters are sure to lick up.

You clearly haven’t read it. take the time to soak it in. its just begun, trump is f*cked anyone who pushes the false narrative that it’s over and we must move on is enabling a con man

Move on?

F*ck no.

This is just getting started.

Your boy is an immoral, unpatriotic opportunist.

Really? It established that Russia interfered in our elections for the express purpose of electing Donald Trump. Trump did *nothing* to stop that, in fact, he *encouraged* it. He’s lied repeatedly to the American people. And you’re still his bitch, instead MOO8s.

Reading is fundamental.

Attorney General Eric Schmitt (r): April Campaign Finance Report – 2019

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The April quarterly campaign finance reports are due at the Missouri Ethics Commission.

[We don’t have any file photos of Eric Schmitt (r), but then, we don’t run into him out in public in this neck of the woods.]

C071320: Schmitt For Missouri
Committee Type: Candidate
Po Box 220722
Kirkwood Mo 63122
Party Affiliation: Republican
Established Date: 10/12/2007
[….]
Information Reported On: 2019 – April Quarterly Report
Beginning Money on Hand $427,831.13
Monetary Receipts + $82,626.70
Monetary Expenditures – $82,682.99
Contributions Made – $0.00
Other Disbursements – $11,801.65
Subtotal ($11,857.94)
Ending Money On Hand $415,973.19

[emphasis added]

Let’s take a look at the contributions:

So, no spontaneous small dollar grassroots contributions?

Some detail: there was one $50.00 contribution, a couple of $100.00 contributions, and a whole bunch of $2,600.00 contributions. With $88,939.83 in itemized contributions from 87 itemized contributors the average contribution this quarter was $1.022.30.

Well, isn’t that special, if not particularly grassrootsie?

And the expenditures?:

Media analysis, consulting, photography, research (polling), fundraising, more consulting.

Heh.

Previously:

Elad Gross (D): April Campaign Finance Report – 2019 (April 20, 2019)

Elad Gross (D): April Campaign Finance Report – 2019

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The April quarterly campaign finance reports are due at the Missouri Ethics Commission. Elad Gross (D) is a 2020 candidate for Attorney General.

Elad Gross (D) [2019 file photo].

C180694: Elad Gross For Missouri
Committee Type: Candidate
Po Box 21666
St Louis Mo 63109
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Established Date: 11/12/2018
[….]
Information Reported On: 2019 – April Quarterly Report
Beginning Money on Hand $10,178.64
Monetary Receipts + $8,588.21
Monetary Expenditures – $4,836.02
Contributions Made – $0.00
Other Disbursements – $0.00
Subtotal $3,752.19
Ending Money On Hand $13,930.83

[emphasis added]

Well, okay. Then you look at the details. During the fundraising quarter there were 207 itemized contributions (and $52.00 in anonymous contribution(s)) for a total of $9,081.21. There were a couple of $500.00 contributions and a few ranging from $100.00 to $300.00. There were a lot of $5.00 and slightly larger contributions. The average?: $43.87

What do the campaign spend all that money on? Video production. And gas.

That’s such a novel idea. Drive around Missouri and talk to voters to make your case.

Previously:

Elad Gross (D) in Sedalia – April 7, 2019 (April 7, 2019)

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): that didn’t go over very well

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Vicky Hartzler (r) [2018 file photo]

On Tuesday, via Twitter:

Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
It’s here: #TaxDay! Thankfully, the new Tax Law we passed grew paychecks throughout the year & doubled the child tax credit. Reminder: your tax refund may be slightly smaller than in previous years, because the new law let you keep more of your paycheck throughout the year!
[….]
8:00 AM – 15 Apr 2019

Apparently there aren’t a lot of billionaires who reside in the 4th Congressional District. Some of the responses:

Funny that Vicki feels the need to highlight where constituents might have experienced tax savings, because the savings were so minimal that taxpayers may not have noticed.

Meanwhile, her billionaire donor class had no difficulty locating their windfalls.

If that.

The best way to ensure the people of #MO04 have more money in the bank?

Pay them more for their hard work.

Your constituents voted 2:1 to increase the minimum wage in Missouri. That should be notice that you need to work to increase the federal minimum wage as well.

“Slightly smaller” is the understatement of the century. Way to hit the middle-class in the pocketbook and call it a tax break.

Right. #GOPTaxScam. You don’t need to remind corporate Their tax break is obvious.

I’m sure to millionaires like yourself it’s fantastic. To the rest of us it’s barely noticeable and depressing to watch our national debt skyrocket, but I guess as long as you get yours (TT)¯\_(ツ)_/¯

You forgot: **but remember there is no longer a deduction for children and the tax credit ends when they’re 17 so those of you with college age kids are screwed!

Ha! Ha! No change to my pay check AND I paid more in taxes. You are the BEST!

The new tax law passed by Vicki Hartzler also pushed the Federal deficit to nearly $1 TRILLION (during a healthy economy) and GDP remained below 3% for the year.

Where have all of the Tea Party types gone? NO principles!

Barack Obama inherited a TRILLION DOLLAR deficit and an economy shedding 700k jobs per month and “conservatives” bemoaned Obama for years as deficits were cut by 60%.

Trump inherited a solid economy and immediately balloons the deficit and *CRICKETS*
#unprincipled

Let me keep more, that I had to pay back?

This is a joke, right? You honestly think the majority of your constituents are owners of major multi-national corporations? Because looking around at my neighbors, I’m not seeing it.

Oh yes, with the extra $$$ in the take home pay, I was able to upgrade the quality of the toliet paper we use. So take your tax wealth reform and use it to wipe you a$$.

Stop misleading people Vicky. You had to double the child tax credit because you completely eliminated the personal exemptions. The big story here is you expanded the child credit from ~100k max to ~400k max so those poor unfortunate 400k earners will get a hugely fat return.

I paid out thousands more for your bullshit @GOP tax scam so a bunch of rich corporations could buy back more stock. Thanks for nothing you worthless POS.

They appear to be a bit testy.