He’s not the driest pie in the pasture, is he?
Jason Smith @JasonSmithMO
Like meat? Too bad, cause this bill taxes cow farts, costing farmers and ranchers over $6,500 per cow. This is the DC Democrats’ message to rural America.
9:53 AM · Nov 23, 2021
Some people never got out of junior high school.
The Heartland POD @TheHeartlandPOD
Know how we know that? 5 minutes of research. 5 minutes. Politicians like @RepJasonSmith tell lies like this because they are willing to bet that folks won’t do that 5 minutes of research. But we will. Here are a few links on this issue.
12:59 PM · Nov 23, 2021
No, the Build Back Better bill does not include a methane tax on livestock (November 12, 2021)
There you go.
Embarassing and backwards.
Rep. Jason Smith @RepJasonSmith
Joe Biden wants to FIRE the very same working-class Americans who kept our country running during a pandemic because they REFUSE to give up their personal medical freedom and take a vaccine. What an absolutely EMBARASSING, BACKWARDS policy.
9:46 AM · Oct 30, 2021
Some of the responses:
Apparently, the conservative majority SCOTUS supports vaccine mandates.
Missouri is an at-will employment state, Jason. Why do you hate the free market at work?
They can get tested, that’s a choice.
Are there a lot of these people that you and the other seditionists don’t want to raise the minimum wage for so that they can work hard and make life better for themselves and their families. These people?
Dude. Killing your base to own the libs is some crazy ass “thinking” but it’s so YOU. [….]
Your an embarrassing backwards politician. #gopdeathcult
Well, you’re, but we get the point.
If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein. If there are any circumstances which permit an exception, they do not now occur to us….
In the U.S. Constitution:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…
…no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.
This afternoon, from the U.S. Representative from Missouri’s 8th Congressional District:
Rep. Jason Smith @RepJasonSmith
The American flag is a symbol of freedom and democracy around the world. If there’s one thing that should unify this country, it is kneeling before God and standing for the flag.
1:03 PM · Jul 17, 2021
Which flag, again?
Some of the responses:
OK. Exactly what god(s) should all kneel before to unify our country?
For those of us that don’t believe in any god, are we incapable of ever being patriotic Americans?
If there’s one thing that should unify this country, it would be getting vaccinated. Spearheaded, of course, by elected officials who prioritize their constituents’ health and the future of this country above personal ambition.
The GQP proved that the Flag can also be a weapon to attack police with.
“It’s a symbol of freedom – but I said stand up for it!”
Y’all are funny…
Ummm…. isn’t that 2 things?
No. Stop representing me by pushing religion with your political platform.
No. Nope. Uh uh. Gfy.
I like our constitution and especially the first amendment. I love our secular design. You Christofascists want to destroy the very things I cherish. So, no. [….]
Yep! That’s the one thing. (It’s amazing how little regard you actually have for your constituents).
Nothing says “freedom” like government officials mandating respect for their flag and their God.
If that’s the case, then why did tRump supporters use the flag, with a pole, as a weapon against the Capitol police? You should speak to tRump supporters about this. Quit whining and tweeting and do something constructive.
What unifies us is the right to do that or to choose not to and not be attacked or made to feel like a pariah by elected officials because you believe differently or not at all. You purposely make divisive comments like this. Not everyone in your district is like you.
Well… Don’t you kneel when Trump orders you to swallow?
Bro, I don’t believe in your god so why the fuck would I kneel for something I don’t believe in???
Stop shoving your religion down people’s throat, hypocrite.
Kneeling down before god? Lol you and your cult are all about people kneeling huh? Trump paid Stormy $250k to keep that silent, but you didn’t seem to mind.
Keep religion out of your mouth when you support immoral ass people. Using religion as a way to scare people. Dumbass
Pretty sure that should be 2 completely separate things. One has nothing to do with the other. Those of us who don’t believe in god are not less patriotic than your smug, hypocritical, fake ass
Nationalism and Religion don’t mix you fucking weasel.
Calls for “unity” are all by lip service when Washington Dems are discussing impeachment behind closed doors and talks of censorship are ratcheted up.
11:34 AM · Jan 10, 2021
Some of the responses:
A cop is dead on your watch. Do better.
@JasonSmithMO here is what would help with unity.
I need you to state, publicly every day for the next couple weeks:
“Joe Biden was elected President of the United States, there has not been evidence of widespread voter fraud, I eagerly look forward to the new administration!”
“Those who break laws or put our national security in jeopardy should not escape consequences just because they are a powerful elite or in this case have the last name of Clinton. “ Jason Smith, Sept 16, 2016
Where was @JasonSmithMO when Congressman Andy Kim took a knee to help?
Really? Really? You are lecturing people about dishonest calls for unity? This is you encouraging a riot that killed 5 people in our Capitol. Where were you on unity before the riot you encouraged?
You have no standing to call for unity.
Did I see a photo of you at the insurrection?
Yes. Yes you did.
Hey Jason, might want to read up on the 14th Amendment! Here I’ll help you!
THEY CARRIED ZIP TIE CUFFS AND ERECTED A GALLOWS. AT THE DIRECTION OF THE PRESIDENT. THERE WERE LEO’s AND EX MILITARY OFFICERS. RUDY CALLED FOR “TRIAL BY COMBAT.” UNITY WITH FASCISTS IS SURRENDER TO FASCISTS. RESIGN AND LIVE WITH THIS IGNOMINY THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.
Congressman, you have no moral standing to speak of unity or to set down the terms by which it is to be achieved. You refused to accept the results of a free and fair election, contributing to an insurrection attempt.
You tried to overturn the election. You shall not escape responsibility.
There can be no unity before there is accountability. The insurrectionists and those who incited them must be held to account or they will remain a threat to our democracy. A police officer was murdered because of Trump’s calls for violence. You want unity? Vote to impeach.
No. I’m one of your constituents. Hard to let you guys off the hook for Wednesday’s insurrection.
Oh look, one of the guys handing out matches and gasoline thinks it’s divisive to prosecute the lead arsonist.
Accountability first, healing later. You need to unite with your colleagues and call for the impeachment and removal of the terrorist sympathizer currently in the presidential office.
There can be no unity before accountability and justice. There is an order to these things.
Your constituents are the lowest income in our state. They need someone who care about them. It sure is not you. It is too bad they do not know that.
This is a fraudulent, embarrassing, and cowardly take.
I’m your constituent. You should be begging for forgiveness right now, not doubling down. Maybe sit this one out.
No. With every tweet like this you are declaring your unfitness to serve and refusal to understand the significance of what took place this week. Either lead by your Oath to the Constitution or leave.
Yeah, we don’t negotiate or unify with terrorist. Imagine that…
Behind close doors my ass, this is a national demand
We cannot have unity without accountability. Your party started this. Accept the consequences.
You are choosing the side of the traitors, and we won’t forget.
Did you take an oath?
You know what would help with unity…no more coup attempts and removing those who encouraged the one last week. #SeditionCaucus #CoupAttempt #GOPBetrayedAmerica
You tried to help overthrow the government of the United States but go off.
And on and on…
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We Will Object
Co-authored By: Rep. Jason Smith (MO-08), Rep. Vicky Hartzler (MO-04), Rep. Sam Graves (MO-06), and Rep. Billy Long (MO-07)
Washington, December 31, 2020
Next week, your 117th United States Congress will convene for the first time. After the election of Speaker and the adoption of the Rules of Congress, the action will quickly move to reading aloud the electoral votes submitted by each state from this past November’s election – counting them, and declaring the vote tally for President and Vice President. During that process, the question will be put before your elected officials – does anyone object to the certification of electoral votes of a state. We will object. Our hope is that others will join us.
We don’t take this decision lightly, but we must protect the integrity of each vote cast by every law-abiding Missourian. For every instance of Georgia failing to follow its own state law in verifying signatures, of Pennsylvania accepting mail ballots after the legal deadline set by its state legislature, or folks from outside Nevada casting a ballot in that state – the value of every Missourians’ vote is diminished. That’s not right. And we cannot simply look the other way.
The right to freely cast your vote in elections is a sacred privilege afforded to us as Americans because of the sacrifices of the patriots who fought for that right. When that process is spoiled and abused by officials not following their own state law, it violates that right and jeopardizes the entire integrity and foundation of ‘free and fair’ elections. In such instances, where voting process changes are made without the consent of the voter, we know it is our duty and our obligation to serve as a backstop to protect the power of one person, one vote – to protect your vote as a Missourian. We must be able to have confidence in not only the agreement and expectation that this election would follow the law, but future ones will as well. We take the responsibility of upholding the Constitution seriously, and that is why we feel compelled to object to the electoral count taking place on January 6th.
The reported results of this past November’s Presidential election don’t even pass the most basic eye test. Republicans were projected to lose seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, we gained more than a dozen. Republicans were supposed to lose control of several state legislatures, we picked up multiple. We were projected to lose control of the United States Senate – we didn’t, and we won’t. All of this occurred on the same night President Trump lost? It’s hard to believe. Combined with the daily reports of voting irregularities where state election laws were discarded and not followed, something doesn’t add up. President Trump won over 74 million votes, Obama – 69 million. President Trump won 2586 counties, Obama – 873 counties, Joe Biden – 527 counties. The numbers, the evidence, and the abnormalities all speak for themselves.
We have joined lawsuits, called for a Special Counsel and demanded accountability and integrity, now we finally get to cast our vote. We have no illusions about the outcome, at the end of the day, this is still Nancy Pelosi’s House. Our only hope is that more will join us – that more will value protecting the vote of every American living in their state as much as we do fighting for yours.
Number of court cases? What where the outcomes? Federal cases? How many Trump appointees among the judges and justices?
Counties don’t vote. People do. Morons.
The population of Los Angeles County, California? The population of McPherson County, Nebraska? Should we list more small population counties, or do you get the point?
“…The reported results of this past November’s Presidential election don’t even pass the most basic eye test. Republicans were projected to lose seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, we gained more than a dozen. Republicans were supposed to lose control of several state legislatures, we picked up multiple. We were projected to lose control of the United States Senate – we didn’t, and we won’t. All of this occurred on the same night President Trump lost? It’s hard to believe. Combined with the daily reports of voting irregularities where state election laws were discarded and not followed, something doesn’t add up. President Trump won over 74 million votes, Obama – 69 million. President Trump won 2586 counties, Obama – 873 counties, Joe Biden – 527 counties. The numbers, the evidence, and the abnormalities all speak for themselves…”
In 2016: Hillary Clinton, 65,853,514 votes. Donald Trump, 62,984,828 votes.
What this speaks of: Stupid people came up with this. Stupid people wrote this. Stupid people signed on to this. Stupid people believe it.
Amicus this (December 11, 2020)
Evidently anything wrapped in tinfoil.
US House candidate, MO-8
Nancy wants a bipartisan committee charged with reviewing a sitting president’s fitness for office. At first glance, you think this is another attempt to oust President Trump. But it’s far more sinister. They’re preparing the groundwork to oust Biden and instate Kamala.
6:35 PM · Oct 11, 2020
Some of the responses:
Jason Kander @JasonKander
You’re better than this, Jason.
7:02 PM · Oct 11, 2020
There is nothing in his career that would lead me to belive he is. He’s always rushed to the bottom of the barrel
“Siri, how will our elected officials embarrass Missouri today?”
That will teach you not to be the last one in line when they are handing out talking points
Did you think this up yourself? Who ties your shoes for you in the morning or do you have Velcro straps?
Sometimes you can just leave tweets in your drafts
It’s embarrassing that when I tell people I’m from Missouri, you’re the type of person they think of.
Are you guys just trying to out-crazy each other at this point?
That’s some top shelf idiocy
Man, you guys don’t even bother with the dog whistle anymore.
That is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. This is 2020, that’s saying a lot.
That tinfoil hat looks good on you.
Oh honey. Whatever you’re smoking, put it down.
Wow… do you need to visit a chiropractor after hurting yourself with that reach?
Did you get into Don Jr’s coke stash?
There needs to be more qualifications when running for office. you are not rational
Oh geez. That’s nuts.
What are you smoking?
Magical Story time.
Your tinfoil hat is on wayyyy too tight spanky.
Well, there it is, the dumbest thing I’ve seen on social media today. Congratulations.
That’s some dumb shit right there. You have a panic room with a screen door, don’t you?
So does Jason know this is nonsense and is just playing to the rubes or is he really this disconnected from reality?
We may never know.
Man, between conspiracy theories and claiming Harry and Meghan were interfering in the election, you’ve had a wacky weekend. Bless you terrified little heart.
What are you smoking maaaan? Jeez
Please, let me know what color the sky is in your world, because you’re not in this one.
People actually elected you?
That may be the dumbest thing you’ve ever said. Impressive.
Kathy Ellis (D) is a much better choice in the 8th Congressional District.
Idle hands, idle mind.
Rep. Jason Smith @RepJasonSmith
Prince Harry and Megan Markle are using foreign titles to campaign against President Trump and interfere with our election. Today, I asked the British Government to put a stop to it.
11:02 AM · Oct 9, 2020
Kathy Ellis has much better ones.
Early this morning, in the United States House of Representatives:
FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 102
H R 6201 2/3 YEA-AND-NAY 14-Mar-2020 12:51 AM
QUESTION: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
BILL TITLE: Families First Coronavirus Response Act
—- YEAS 363 —
—- NAYS 40 —
—- ANSWERED “PRESENT” 1 —
—- NOT VOTING 26 —
Apparently, Southwest and Southeast Missouri will have no need for additional resources during the pandemic.
Two of the forty votes opposed to HR 6201 came from Missouri republicans. Go figure.
Rep. Jason Smith @RepJasonSmith
For our community, access to care isn’t just a talking point – it’s a matter of life or death. Last week, I continued my fight for rural healthcare and met with Director Carroll of the @ONDCP and @GovParsonMO for a roundtable in Cape Girardeau.
9:49 AM · Feb 24, 2020
Hypocrisy, they think it’s a good look.
The replies, as always, are priceless:
You have devoted your entire career, both in the Missouri General Assembly and in the Congress, to blocking healthcare for working people in your District. Besides the health effects, your actions have resulted in closed hospitals in your District.
you’ve been active in preventing access.
You want to protect folks with pre-existing conditions — but at a higher price for them. Currently the ACA which you oppose makes it illegal to consider pre-existing conditions in pricing. So you want to repeal the ACA to change that? Why? Keep your filthy hands off the ACA.
How about helping Missouri expand Medicaid to save rural hospitals. It was Gingrich’s and Heritage’s plan. Time to stop being stupid because of Obama. He’s done. You can try thinking with you own brain now. 36 states accept our federal expanded Medicaid dollars. And Gov. Pence.
You voted to kill my insurance.
Yes Jason, it can be life or death, but your voting record tells a different story than this talking point.
Oh please. You voted to take away healthcare from Missourians
Um… @RepJasonSmith voted against ACA – the exact opposite of which you are telling people today. What’s up with that?
Medicaid expansion would automatically cover 200,000 more Missouri residents and save us $100 million! The feds cover 90% of the cost. [….]
At this point you’re just punking us.
Getting scared, bro? Remember when you celebrated voting to repeal the ACA with no replacement? Yeah, I do. Y’all brought beer in to celebrate. You’ve been fighting to TAKE AWAY healthcare, you lying PoS.