Jay Ashcroft @JayAshcroftMO
Great to be in Saline County tonight with so many friends for their Lincoln Day dinner. I was pleased to discuss election integrity and the work we are doing to ensure we NEVER have the problems Pennsylvania or Georgia had last year.
[….] 9:10 PM · Apr 1, 2021
What were the problems in Georgia? Too many Black people voting? Because there was no voter fraud.
Silly me, I thought that the SCOTUS decisions trumps that of a Missouri Attorney General’s opinion.
“Election Integrity” is the new “Jim Crow”. I look forward to explaining in detail the fall of the GOP to my grandchildren when they learn about this in history class someday.
Is “problems” a euphemism for minorities voting?
Problems? This seems incriminating
What problems? Good grief, a smart guy like you can’t find any REAL problems to work on? For shame. Senate Bill 1 will take care of stopping the flow of dark $$ & ensuring election security & voter rights. Unless you’re working to KEEP as much dark $$ as possible in the picture?
Love to hear more specifics on those “problems,” big dog.
Which problems, specifically?
You mean Democrats winning?
What problems? There were no problems.
“Election integrity ” = too many black people voted.
There were no problems in GA and PA and you know it. Isn’t bearing false witness during Holy Week kind of a big deal?
This is a lie. There were no problems in Pennsylvania or Georgia. They like liars in Missouri?
You mean the GQP getting beat? That problem?
You’re a disingenuous ass.
The only “problems” Pennsylvania and Georgia had were a bunch of fascist-worshipping asshats that couldn’t accept the fact they lost.
Senator Denny Hoskins, CPA @DLHoskins
Another record-breaking, sold out crowd at 2021 Saline County Republican Lincoln Days! Rural MO is fired up and they are excited the MO Senate passed a prohibition on requiring a MO COVID vaccine passport this week!
[….] 7:28 PM · Apr 1, 2021
Mitt Romney @MittRomney
A Senate evenly split between both parties and a bare Democratic House majority are hardly a mandate to “go it alone.” The President should live up to the bipartisanship he preached in his inaugural address. 2:54 PM · Apr 1, 2021
House Democratic Minority Leader Crystal Quade [2019 file photo].
Minority Leader Crystal Quade released the following statement on House Republicans’ decision to defund Medicaid and deny health care coverage for Missouri’s most vulnerable:
“By defunding Medicaid, House Republicans have chosen to torpedo Missouri’s economy and sow chaos in our health care system. They have chosen to refuse billions in federal funding to create of a tremendous number of jobs, revive struggling rural hospitals and make for a healthier state. They have chosen to inflict heavy collateral damage on Missouri and its people to keep fighting a partisan battle they already have lost.
“The debate over Medicaid expansion ended when voters locked it into the state constitution. The debate now is whether House Republicans respect the rule of law. Today they proved they do not.”
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
New pictures of Joe Biden’s border crisis – hundreds of children jammed into holding pens designed for just a few dozen, unsanitary conditions, total chaos
[….] 3:21 PM · Mar 30, 2021
Some of the responses:
Did you visit the border during the previous guy’s time !!!
First image, chief. You’re never shaking this shit off
Old pictures of you being an insurrectionist
Picture of @HawleyMO giving a “heil” to his brownshirts.
Picture of how Josh Hawley saw himself on #Jan6
Watching Republicans flip from supporting these border tactics to speaking out against them in less then two months is an astounding master class in hypocrisy.
Oh you care about kids on the border now?
More pictures of the Capital riot that Josh fully endorsed. Josh let’s start that committee and find out who knew what, and who participated. Your names at the top of the list.
Yet, no solution from the GQP about it. Border Walls are ineffective in the long run.
Where was Hawley when children were being molested by border guards in Trump’s administration? He speaks up now only for partisan gain. Hawley cares for no one but himself.
Ah yeah what’s your solution tho
So.. You’re saying Trump’s wall failed?
Shut the hell up, traitor
Deflection isn’t working.
Y’all still killed 450K Americans. Rest were perhaps unavoidable.
If you care so much about kids why did you try to take healthcare away from so many of them?
‘seditionists talking shit’…. should be a new tv series that airs on fox entertainment – at least until they are arrested
This wasn’t a problem for you a few months ago– wonder what changed
Thank you Senator Hawley for calling this out. I wish you were one of my Senators.
If you’re from Virginia he already is.
The GOP is so predictable with their rants and raves and never provide a viable solution.
Why is that?
Treasonous Hawley says what?
They should break down those barriers like your Insurrectionist Goon Squad broke down the barriers at the US Capitol on 1/6/2020 after you emboldened them with your fist-salute support. (Then they killed a cop.)
Bet you can’t wait to put that on newsmax, right jughead?
I’m more afraid of you and your insurrectionists. I don’t see a bunch of guns on these immigrants nor them beating cops with Blue lives Matter flag poles. As well as the stars and stripes.
Why are you just now concerned about this?
Hmmm… not one word from you when tRump was holding children in cages. You could me more hypocritical if you tried!
Tell us again how unfair it is that ur book deal got killed. How you’re a victim of the cancel culture. I never get tired of that one!!
Shut up you had no problem with this before
So as a US Senator.. WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT IT?
And now you people oppose this ?
Yep, immigration has problems. Biden didn’t cause it, though. He just stopped temporarily suppressing it with human rights violations.
How about addressing the real problems instead of getting excited by the suffering of brown people?
Since when have you ever cared about kids at the border?
Like you care.
Why is it that we never see any replies supporting your tweets, only ones denouncing them.
Oh, right. You’re evil.
Well, to be fair, there are always a few.
You mean Trump’s border crisis that Biden has to clean up.
Just a friendly reminder Joshie. All the deflection in the world won’t change the fact that you are a traitor, you spread #TheBigLie, and helped instigate the #CapitolRiots.
He gets a lot of that.
Hey Josh maybe instead of playing a game of cynical gotcha politics, you could offer solutions as to how to take care of these kids.
Deportation doesn’t count.
Do you think we don’t remember what you guys were doing on the border? It’s only been three months
Are you saying Trump didn’t actually build a big, beautiful, impenetrable wall?
You must know by now that this fascism thing really is going to go down hard. Probably should start pretending you believe in democracy again. This really isn’t a good look.
And what’s your plan?
I have the sneaky suspicion that you don’t give a hoot in hell about those kids. That you’re just doing this to score political points and show that you can suck up to Trump as well as #CancunCruz. But I could be wrong. #SeditionCaucus
remember when you led an insurrection against the Us Govt?
Awe, the GQP is deflecting from Biden passing his American rescue plan which had overwhelming bipartisan support from the American people. You’re upset your MO to obstruct Biden’s agenda didn’t work. Your constituents will know how you and rest of the sedition caucus operate.
Please do something constructive instead of playing with your phone all day. Do you have any legitimate ideas about immigration reform? Not ripping kids from their mothers arms but actual human intelligent ideas? Why don’t you try yelling about that?
Michael Keith Bennett, M.D., age 52, of Greenfield, MO, passed away March 6, 2021 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis due to complications from COVID-19.
Although COVID-19 posed the greatest concern for Dr. Bennett, he assured to provide his community and patients with the most accurate information to protect themselves, their loved ones and his community. Even while practicing the safest measures, Dr. Bennett fully understood the risk repeated exposure to sick or dying COVID patients would pose to his own health and well being. Even more so, he understood the heightened risks posed by those who chose not to protect others by wearing a mask or who threatened harm toward him and his family. Even still, he persevered in assuring their access to the latest medical expertise to heal and alleviate suffering. Our greatest pride is he remained fiercely independent and passionate about his core value as a physician, to heal the sick and dying. Although COVID-19 took his breath, it did not take his voice or spirit, these live within those who knew him. His last words were, “I love you” and we extend these words to you as a reminder to love and care for one another.
Published in Boonville Daily News from Mar. 8 to Mar. 17, 2021.
Adam Sommer brings an opening statement on Integrity, then has a chat with student activist, Marquis Govan, about his early start in politics, policing, the myth of the urban rural divide, and racial consciousness. Then Adam is joined by Rachel Parker, Sean Diller, and Zack Schwartz for talkin’ politics going over the MO GOP Senate primary, the failure of the MO Legislature to do the people’s work, and a last call diving into the the potential lessons in Virginia for the two parties writ large.
Yesterday – from a member of the right wingnut majority in the Missouri General Assembly:
Sara Walsh [r], State Representative
Today, I voted NO on Medicaid expansion (HB 20). The bill failed 20 to 9. This is a MASSIVE expansion of welfare. HB 20 is a $1.8 BILLION dollar bill in Fiscal Year 2022 alone. We MUST make wise decisions today so we don’t leave a nightmare for future generations of Missourians once Federal funds dry up. It is not the will of the people to bankrupt the state, ultimately drastically increase taxes (once Federal funds dry up) or to put able-bodied adults at the front of the line ahead of individuals with disabilities, seniors and children. House Budget Chair Cody Smith plans on filing HB 21 tomorrow, which the House Budget Committee will take up the week after next. It will include some of the funding in HB 20 to help the most vulnerable Missourians.
A few of the comments:
So the will of the people of MO means nothing to you…got it! Why do Republicans hate democracy so much these days???
So, you and 19 other “representatives” voted against what the majority of Missourians wanted?
And…you think that you should be proud of that? You’re giving out misinformation to strike fear in the people who don’t actually understand how the funding works to garner support. It’s dishonest…but I’m not surprised.
Sara, you can pout and pander to your “all govt. is bad, down with all govt.” base all you want. Medicaid expansion is part of the MO constitution as of last August whether you vote to fund it or not. You are wasting everyone’s time and will eventually, no doubt, waste a courtroom’s time with this obstinance.
Your rationale is false and misleading, both about the finances and about the will of the people. The Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) and the Brown School of Public Health at WashU studied this extensively, and showed huge financial benefits in both the near term ($38 million saved in Year 1) and in the long term (up to $1 billion per year by Year 5).
Second, we the people already voted for Medicaid expansion in August 2020.
DO. YOUR. JOB.
Oh awesome. Voters say one thing but clearly you know better.
It’s amazing how thick headed your part is in this state. I guarantee you vote for the next TAX CUT proposed by your party but then complain about the cost of things?
You and your entire political party make me want to vomit.
“It is not the will of the people to bankrupt the state”
And yet just a little over a year ago the Missouri GOP (your people) wanted to give Boeing a TWO BILLION DOLLAR TAX BREAK to bring 191 jobs here that would have never in a million years made up for that loss of income. That’s MORE than the amount you have listed here and your party was completely fine with throwing that money away. Until the GOP of this state stop giving away money left and right to the rich like Rex Sinquefield you have no room to complain or whine about the cost of things which are LESS than the cost of things your party will pass without blinking an eye. That last quarter billion dollar tax break was paid for by jacking DMV fees happen to remember that giveaway?
If we are so broke we can’t take care of our own people there should never again be the word TAX CUT mentioned in the Missouri Senate. For any reason. EVER.
You are an idiot. You just turned down $1.5 billion in Federal money that could have ensured healthy lives for your constituents. The state loses a ton of tax revenue and increases their welfare expenses every time a person becomes disabled, and thousands of people each year become disabled because they don’t have access to preventative medicine or therapy. Expanding Medicare is a short-term expense that creates long-term benefits, like any other infrastructure investment.
Or do you not see human beings as valuable enough to invest in?
Don’t EVER try to call yourself “pro-life” after you voted this way.
Republicans have decided to go full fascist on us. We voted to clean up our elections. The next election the Republicans put forth a misleading bill to overthrow the will of the people. We voted for Medical Marijuana. Republicans opposed it, then when it passed they have slow walked it and used the process to reward their friends with licenses to grow, distribute, and sell at dispensaries. This is now under investigation. They lost an election and they tried to take over by violent insurrection. We voted to expand medicaid. Now Republicans are blocking us from getting it, once again. Maybe we should drop your pay to minimum wage rate and take away any benefits such as healthcare. You have no problem with others having no insurance or a living wage. What a useless, unqualified, piece of human waste. Typical Republican and a racist to boot. You actually said that voters in urban and suburban neighborhoods should not count. Now since you realize you can’t win a majority of votes in an election you are pursuing drastic voter suppression efforts here in Missouri and throughout the country in red states. I don’t consider you an American. You are anti American and a Fascist. I hope you like the cesspool you lay in.
Way to ignore the voters’ will. You are a disgrace. Crawl back to the backwoods.
Apparently, for Sara Walsh (r), the Missouri Constitution is aspirational, just not in our lifetimes.
IV Section 36(c). MO HealthNet expansion — eligibility — state plan amendments — maximization of federal participation — limitation on burdens or restrictions. — 1. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, beginning July 1, 2021, individuals nineteen years of age or older and under sixty-five years of age who qualify for MO HealthNet services under 42 U.S.C. Section 1396a(a)(10)(A)(i)(VIII) and as set forth in 42 C.F.R. 435.119, and who have income at or below one hundred thirty-three percent of the federal poverty level plus five percent of the applicable family size as determined under 42 U.S.C. Section 1396a(e)(14) and as set forth in 42 C.F.R. 435.603, shall be eligible for medical assistance under MO HealthNet and shall receive coverage for the health benefits service package.
2. For purposes of this section “health benefits service package” shall mean benefits covered by the MO HealthNet program as determined by the department of social services to meet the benchmark or benchmark-equivalent coverage requirement under 42 U.S.C. Section 1396a(k)(1) and any implementing regulations.
3. No later than March 1, 2021, the Department of Social Services and the MO HealthNet Division shall submit all state plan amendments necessary to implement this section to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
4. The Department of Social Services and the MO HealthNet Division shall take all actions necessary to maximize federal financial participation in funding medical assistance pursuant to this section.
5. No greater or additional burdens or restrictions on eligibility or enrollment standards, methodologies, or practices shall be imposed on persons eligible for MO HealthNet services pursuant to this section than on any other population eligible for medical assistance.
6. All references to federal or state statutes, regulations or rules in this section shall be to the version of those statutes, regulations or rules that existed on January 1, 2019.
(Adopted August 4, 2020)
Sara Walsh (r) [2018 file photo].
Does that make other parts of the Missouri Constitution optional, too? Just asking.