Quid pro quo

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This morning, via Twitter:

Gregg Keller @RGreggKeller
Whoa: #MOLeg State Rep from estimable @missouriscout today: “Lots of people, including me, have been threatened that if we go against the Governor, we will never get financial support from any of the major donors in MO.”
6:48 AM – 16 Apr 2018

One of the best arguments ever for campaign finance and ethics reform in Missouri.

Previously:

אַ שאַנדע פֿאַר די גוים and *IOKIYAR (January 11, 2018)

The Report (April 11, 2018)

Call it what it is (April 11, 2018)

Go away, asshole. (April 12, 2018)

Sen. Denny Hoskins (r-21): impeach Greitens (April 13, 2018)

Getting ironical about Greitens (April 13, 2018)

Standing ovation (April 14, 2018)

Standing ovation

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This afternoon:

Platte County GOP @PlatteCountyGOP
Gov. @EricGreitens got a standing ovation from the @PlatteCountyGOP at #SpringToVictory in @parkvillemo.
[….]
2:58 PM – 14 Apr 2018

One of the responses:

That’s appalling. Have you read the House Committee report — written and endorsed, as you well know, by many members of the GOP?

Previously:

The Report (April 11, 2018)

Call it what it is (April 11, 2018)

Go away, asshole. (April 12, 2018)

Sen. Denny Hoskins (r-21): impeach Greitens (April 13, 2018)

Campaign Finance: every little bit helps

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Today at the Missouri Ethics Commission, from working people, in support of the initiative to repeal “right to get paid less”:

171127 04/14/2018 We Are Missouri Missouri AFL-CIO General Fund 227 Jefferson St Jefferson City MO 65101 4/12/2018 $10,000.00

[emphasis added]

Collective action. Every little bit helps.

Previously:

Campaign Finance: now that’s collective action (March 11, 2018)

Campaign Finance: now that’s collective action – part 2 (March 15, 2018)

Campaign Finance: now that’s collective action – part 3 (March 16, 2018)

Campaign Finance: they’re really serious (April 6, 2018)

Getting ironical about Greitens

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Are Republicans cynical, confused, or just outright hypocrites?

Cynical: The White House spokespeople, folks who work for Donald Trump, P****-grabber and sexual predator extraordinaire, who are claiming that they find the abuse allegations against the Missouri Governor, who is, compared to Trump, a junior-grade sexual predator, “very concerning.”

Confused: The three Missouri legislators, Republican Senators. Rob Schaaf, Doug Libla and Gary Romine, who are appealing to the same White House predator – who will never in a thousand years resign himself – to force Greitens to go gently into the looming political night. I guess our state-level pols just haven’t been paying attention. Read their letter – except for the parts that glorify Geitens’ Navy SEAL past, it could be describing the antics that have been imputed to the Orange Buffoon himself. Of course, the fool in the White House could end up doing just about anything, depending on the state of his “gut,” so maybe their gambit will pay off.

Outright hypocrite: Then, finally there’s the case of Rep. Ann Wagner (R-2). Wagner couldn’t wait to declare that when it comes to Greitens, she is “disgusted,” and asserts that he “is unfit to lead our state.” But I’m betting that a few of you remember when, in the wake of the Access Hollywood tape, she called on Trump to withdraw and labeled him “predatory and reprehensible.” Didn’t take her too long to reverse herself, though, when she realized which way the wind was blowing among the crazy reds in the Missouri GOP base. Nor is it surprising that she’s spent the last year kissing up to the Orange Buffoon who has showered her financial industry patrons with goodies. So much for her country-club rectitude.

Don’t ever doubt that our Annie will do whatever it takes when it comes to going along to get along. So we’ll wait and see if Greitens manages to hang on whether or not, in the end, all will be forgiven.

Sen. Denny Hoskins (r-21): impeach Greitens

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Denny Hoskins (r) [2017 file photo].

Senator Denny Hoskins (r-21) issued the following press release today:

State Senator Denny Hoskins
District 21
For Immediate Release:
April 12, 2018

Capitol Building, Room 227
Jefferson City, MO 65101
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Statement from Sen. Denny Hoskins Regarding the Findings of the House Special Investigative Committee Report

JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg, today issued the following statement relating to findings released by the House Special Investigative Committee Report:

“First of all, I feel sorry for the lady involved, her family and the first lady. None of them deserved or wanted any of this.

That being said, I wholeheartedly support the efforts of House leadership as well as the report issued by the House Special Investigative Committee and its policies and procedures used during its investigative process. I previously served alongside many members of House leadership as speaker pro tem, and I know each of them to be individuals of the highest integrity. I also have the utmost respect for each member of the committee, and I support their continued investigation. This is a serious matter, and it is anything but a political witch hunt.

While I’m still trying to wrap my mind around the disgusting content included in the report, at the end of the day, I want to be able to look my 11-year-old daughter in the eyes when she asks about the governor, tell her I love her and tell her this type of behavior is not okay for someone to do to her or anyone else. I will tell her not to let anyone bully her or touch her without her consent. I will reaffirm to her that she is a strong, smart young lady and she deserves better treatment than what was described in the report. Whomever she dates or marries one day, they should treat her with dignity and respect. She and all women deserve to be treated with nothing less.

With that being said, I now believe the House has sufficient information to pursue Articles of Impeachment. Missourians deserve a leader with strong moral character. The acts described in the report are appalling and bring up more questions about his ability to lead. I’m asking the House to evaluate all of the information they have received and pursue Articles of Impeachment.”

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Previously:

The Report (April 11, 2018)

Call it what it is (April 11, 2018)

A former Prosecutor – on the Greitens Report (April 11, 2018)

Go away, asshole. (April 12, 2018)

Campaign Finance: deposits

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Today at the Missouri Ethics Commission in support of “right to get paid less”:

171367 04/12/2018 Freedom To Work Rudolph Farber 100 North Wood St Neosho MO 64850 Community Bank & Trust Banker 4/11/2018 $50,000.00

[emphasis added]

Because working people shouldn’t be paid enough to have money in the bank?

Previously:

Campaign Finance: Freedom to Work? (December 21, 2017)

Campaign Finance: they left “…for lower pay” off their committee name (February 1, 2018)

Campaign Finance: connections (February 20, 2018)

Campaign Finance: monopsony (March 29, 2018)

Campaign Finance: connections (April 10, 2018)

Go away, asshole.

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Eric Greitens (r) [2016 file photo].

Just go away.

Look, you can afford to walk away. One of those billionaires you know could be good for any right wingnut welfare you’d get for being on the letterhead and not showing up at your office at a cleverly named D.C. beltway propaganda concern.

Instead, be with your family. Tinker in your garden. Work out (it’ll make you feel better). Write a book about your experience. It’ll sell. Your base will plunk down good cash for something like that. Make motivational speeches. There’ll be a market for your individual, though not quite uncommon, perspective. Even if you end up serving time.

What you shouldn’t do is feel entitled to remain as Governor of Missouri. We read the report [pdf]. Oh yes, it’s credible. Five Republicans and two Democrats on the Missouri House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight heard the testimony, reviewed the documents and evidence, wrote the report, and signed it.

We read the report. No person should treat another that way. Ever.

Just go away. But, you won’t, will you? Because you’re that much of an arrogant narcissist. Which is what got you into this trouble in the first place.

As an obvious understatement we would call that a disqualifying character flaw.

You probably still believe that you’ll be president. The sad thing for everyone else is that you’re probably right. The bar is so low these days.

Previously:

Oh, my. (January 11, 2018)

Oh, my – part 2 (January 11, 2018)

Oh, my – part 3 (January 11, 2018)

אַ שאַנדע פֿאַר די גוים and *IOKIYAR (January 11, 2018)

Oh, my – part 4 (January 11, 2018)

Oh, my – part 5 (January 11, 2018)

Oh, my – part 6 (January 12, 2018)

Sen. Denny Hoskins (r): not exactly a ringing endorsement (January 12, 2018)

Gov. Eric Greitens (r): piping (January 16, 2018)

Oh, my – part 7 (January 16, 2018)

Waiting… (January 19, 2018)

Oh, my – part 8 (January 29, 2018)

The unanswered question (February 8, 2017)

RSMo § 565.252 (February 22, 2018)

Well, you were the one who used a blindfold and tape. (February 22, 2018)

Well, he was the one who used a blindfold and tape. (February 23, 2018)

A few words of advice (February 26, 2018)

Eric Greitens (r) and the House – pass the popcorn (March 6, 2018)

Oh, my – part 9 (March 6, 2018)

“That’s not how you spell bare.” (March 7, 2018)

It’s their world, the rest of us only get to live in it (April 8, 2018)

The popcorn is ready (April 10, 2018)

The Report (April 11, 2018)

Call it what it is (April 11, 2018)

A former Prosecutor – on the Greitens Report (April 11, 2018)

A former Prosecutor – on the Greitens Report

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This evening, via Twitter, from Senator Claire Mccaskill (D):

Claire McCaskill @clairecmc
I have read the official report from the Republican led Missouri House investigation, including the sworn testimony. It is clearly time to put the interests of the people of Missouri first. The Governor should resign.
7:32 PM – 11 Apr 2018

Previously:

The Report (April 11, 2018)

Call it what it is (April 11, 2018)

Call it what it is

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This evening, via Twitter, from Missouri Democratic Party Chair Stephen Webber:

Stephen Webber @s_webber
If you’re reporting/commenting on @EricGreitens and find yourself about to write “non-consensual sex,” think of the hell the victim endured and instead write what “non-consensual sex” actually is: rape.
7:13 PM – 11 Apr 2018

Previously:

The Report (April 11, 2017)