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…in keeping with republican spin.

Last night, on Twitter, from Speaker Pro Tem Denny Hoskins (r):

Denny Hoskins, CPA ‏@DLHoskins

When Gov Nixon’s agencies had the chance to input on #SB509 before it was passed, none provided fiscal note like Gov is reporting now #moleg 8:14 PM – 22 Apr 2014

Ah, the old “you didn’t prevent us from doing something stupid” defense.

And an observation from a Democrat:

Roy Temple ‏@roytemple

Hard lesson for the #MOLeg GOP to ponder: There are some things talking points can’t fix. #SB509 6:14 AM – 23 Apr 2014

Heh. We know what you’re thinking.

And this beautiful moment:

Eli Yokley ‏@eyokley

“What the heck is the gov doing talking to” outside groups? @johndiehljr critical of Nixon’s #SB509 public campaign: http://bit.ly/1rfRS9n 2:06 PM – 21 Apr 2014

Apparently, if you’re not a lobbyist representing a billionaire you’re part of an outside group.


New Missouri Rule: if the governor governs right of center you can’t call him a “liberal” (July 1, 2013)

Bill signing Kabuki (July 12, 2013)

Rep. Chris Kelly (D): HB 253 – “I’d like to know what your opinion is.” (July 19, 2013)

Rep. Denny Hoskins (r): probably not gonna sustain the Governor’s veto of HB 253 (August 19, 2013)

Sec. of State Jason Kander (D) to Texas Gov. Rick Perry (r): You forgot about that Medicaid thing? (August 23, 2013)

Rep. Denny Hoskins (r) to UCM on HB 253: I don’t care, I’d rather be the new Speaker Pro Tem (August 24, 2013)

Rep. Denny Hoskins (r): your constituents know what you’re doing to them (August 26, 2013)

HB 253: Because those dissolute leeches at the public trough should shut up, that’s why! (August 28, 2013)

Missouri Democratic Party on HB 253: Yes, yes, let’s talk about Texas Gov. Rick Perry (r)…. (August 28, 2013)

AG Chris Koster (D) to Speaker Jones (r) on HB 253: you all certainly made a mess of things… (August 29, 2013)

Speaker Tim Jones (r) and HB 253: hone your legal analytical skills litigating birth certificates (August 30, 2013)

HB 253: any way you slice it (September 11, 2013)

HB 253: Watch out – It’ll be baaaaaaaaaack (September 11, 2013)

SB 509: once more, with feeling (April 17, 2014)

SB 509: “….We’d like to think that most of them are not simpletons….” (April 18, 2014)

SB 509: Governor Jay Nixon (D) strikes back (April 22, 2014)

SB 509: dueling on Twitter (April 22, 2014)