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Oh please, pretty please, make it so. If I had the money to waste I’d contribute to her campaign.

In today’s Warrensburg Daily Star-Journal:

…Former [state] Rep. Vicky Hartzler stepped away from the pack of five Republican men running in the 4th Congressional District race…..

…While in the General Assembly, Hartzler said, she never voted for a tax increase.

“I didn’t do that. I had some bills where there were some fees, like for a new license plate and things, but as far as tax increases, no,” she said. “In this country, we need some fiscal leadership. We need someone willing to say no and look for creative solutions, with the runaway spending that we have in Washington and the growing deficit. I have a record that I believe more reflects the desires of the people in this area, which are telling me, stop spending our money…”

When is a tax not a tax?

The filed candidates in the 4th Congressional District:

U.S. Representative – District 4

Democrat

LEONARD STEINMAN JEFFERSON CITY MO 3/1/2010 1:13 p.m.

IKE SKELTON LEXINGTON MO 3/5/2010 9:06 a.m.

Republican

JAMES SCHOLZ WARRENSBURG MO 2/23/2010 8:47 a.m.

ARTHUR JOHN MADDEN MALTA BEND MO 2/23/2010 11:29 a.m.

VICKY HARTZLER HARRISONVILLE MO 2/23/2010 12:58 p.m.

ROY VIESSMAN JEFFERSON CITY MO 2/23/2010 8:52 a.m.

BRIAN RILEY MARSHALL MO 2/23/2010 9:03 a.m.

BILL STOUFFER JEFFERSON CITY MO 2/23/2010 9:07 a.m.

BRIAN CLARK CLEVELAND MO 3/8/2010 9:35 a.m.

Constitution

GREG COWAN LEBANON MO 2/23/2010 2:21 p.m.

It’s really something to watch republican primary opponents scramble for the most extreme spot on the fringe right with all the decorum of one of those mad dashes in a Marx Brothers movie. Bill Stouffer (r), from the same article:

“…I’m going to stay focused on our mutual opponent, which is Ike Skelton, and his out-of-touch, liberal voting record…”

Ike Skelton a liberal? That’s news to anyone who is sane.

And Vicki[y] Hartzler? That’s a real special brand of right wingnut – on health care reform:

A health care story (September 3, 2009)

….SMP: And, and you’ve told your story in a variety of, of places. Last week you attended a, another forum for, in this area. Could you tell me about that?

Randy Huggins:…Last Thursday I went to a health care information forum, I guess you could call it, Vicki[y] Hartzler [a declared Republican candidate for the 4th Congressional District seat] held here. And she had concerns about the legislation and she had things that she liked about the legislation. Then she said she had solutions. The solution that she offered for the pre-existing condition my grandson had was, she offered to bring the family a, a hot meal. [pause] We’re hungry, but that’s not gonna help his heart, so.

SMP: And so, do you, do you feel some frustration when, when dealing with this, you know, the subject of health care reform and when you feel like people give you solutions that really aren’t solutions?

Randy Huggins: Absolutely it’s frustrating. [pause] I, I just, I don’t understand where they’re coming from. Why they can’t see the need to fix, the system’s broken. And they don’t see any need to fix it or to change it in any way. Just….

The republican party and their candidates – they “…give you solutions that really aren’t solutions…” Vicky Hartzler would fit right in with all the other obstructionist republicans in Washington.