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“…the classic “legal” definition of chutzpah…a person who kills his parents and pleads for the court’s mercy on the ground of being an orphan…”

The Rex Sinquefield funded right wingnut Missourians First PAC opposed to the CLEAN Missouri ethics initiative on the November ballot must really think peepul frum Misooree our stoopit.

From a Missourians First flyer distributed at this morning’s parade in Warrensburg:

Who is behind Amendment 1

Clean Missouri is an organization that is funded by out of state billionaires; including hundreds of thousands of dollars from San Francisco billionaire George Soros, who bankrolls liberal politicians like Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton, and former Enron billionaire John Arnold.

They are funneling millions of dollars in secret dark money through the most extreme special interest groups in the country to change our Missouri Constitution for partisan gain.

Uh, what’s “San Francisco” code for? Just asking.

Maybe the George Soros text could have been done in a Yiddish font, just for the enhanced effect.

Who paid for the flyer?

Uh, last time anyone checked Rex Sinquefield was a billionaire.

And what does the CLEAN Missouri initiative intend?:

Require that legislative records be open to the public by ensuring that the legislature operate under the same open records law as other public entities in Missouri

Require politicians to wait two years before becoming lobbyists after the conclusion of their final legislative session

Eliminate almost all lobbyist gifts in the General Assembly by banning any single gift worth more than $5 — that means no more steak dinners, expensive booze, junkets or sports tickets. This rule would eliminate more than 99% of the lobbyist gift giving happening in Missouri.

Lower campaign contribution limits for state legislative candidates to limit the influence of big money and lobbyists in state government.

Establish new campaign contribution limits for General Assembly candidates— $2,500 for state senate, and $2,000 for state house.

Limit the ability of individuals and organizations to circumvent caps by counting money from single-source committees towards totals for original, actual donors.

Stop legislative fundraising on state property.

Ensure that neither political party is given an unfair advantage when new maps are drawn after the next census by asking a nonpartisan expert to draw fair legislative district maps, which would then be reviewed by a citizen commission.

Add fairness and competitiveness as required criteria for new district maps

Protect the political power of minority communities against vote dilution

Ask an independent state demographer to lead on technical work in creating district maps, instead of entrusting political appointees to do all of that work