On Twitter yesterday:
Jean Evans @mojeanevans
If the public “approved” of your ideas, they’d vote for your candidates. Amirite?
10:46 PM · Sep 5, 2019
There was much hilarity in the responses:
The public voted against right to work, for a minimum wage increase, for Clean MO, and for medical marijuana.
If it makes to the ballot, they will also probably vote against your fundamentalist abortion laws and for Medicaid expansion.
I don’t vote republican and thousands of us don’t. This state is gerrymandered because republicans can’t win if they don’t cheat.
Actually they do approve of Dem ideas, as per the last several ballot issues. Gerrymandering and over-representation of rural counties in the #moleg has prevented Dems from making inroads in the state legislature. But you knew that, b/c you’ve been part of it.
You must have been in a coma when prop A, clean mo, minimum wage and medical marijuana passed.
Republicans have 87% of the reps but only 52% of the votes.
Do you not really see the problem with that?
We knew that:
Are you being intentionally obtuse or just very stupid? It’s 2019 and I am out of energy for trying to figure this out for every state-level Republican operative so now I’m just asking. #moleg
Nope, you’re not.
Well, there is the matter of the leader of the Republican Party:
He does whatever, they follow.
Republicans don’t waste any time.
Today at the Missouri Ethics Commission:
C180700 11/21/2018 Fair Missouri Republican State Committee PO Box 73 Jefferson City MO 65102 11/21/2018 $150,000.00
Apparently the Republican State Committee had some spare cash.
What does “Fair Missouri” want to do on behalf of Missouri republicans?
C180700: Fair Missouri
Committee Type: Campaign
1902 West Jesse James Road
Excelsior Springs Mo 64024
Established Date: 11/20/2018
Ballot Measure History
Ballot Measures Election Date Subject Support/Oppose
Measuers [sic] To Reform Missouri Redistricting 11/03/2020 Measurer To Reform Missouri Redistricting Support
It’s a brand spanking new committee.
Redistricting reform? Uh, we just did that by passing CLEAN Missouri?
You think republicans perceive that they’ve just lost their gerrymandering advantage? Just asking.
Gerrymander (November 16, 2018)
Gerrymander – illustrated (November 17, 2018)
Missouri republicans want to keep it this way.
Last fall the Missouri Republican Party sponsored the Midwest Republican Leadership Conference. One of the headliners was Alan West. The chair of Missouri Republican Party said this about West:
“Some guys walk the walk and then are guys that talk the talk. Colonel West is that unique blend of both,” said Ed Martin, Chairman of the Missouri Republican Party. “He was a war hero, a conservative lawmaker, and is an American original.”
Martin continued, “Colonel West is the dynamic leader Republicans can learn a lot from. Midwest Republicans should run not walk to Kansas City!”
What can one learn from the good Colonel who retired from the Army for violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice in interrogating a prisoner? More after the break.
Yesterday, the brave Colonel said the following about Tammy Duckworth, who lost both legs in Iraq and was named to the Benghazi kangaroo investigation.
“I just don’t know where her loyalties lie,” West said of Duckworth, during a Wednesday night interview on “The Janet Mefferd Show.”
“You know, for her to have been a veteran, a wounded warrior for the United States Army, she should know that this is not the right thing,” West continued. “And hopefully, you know, she will remember the oath of office that she took as an Army officer and not the allegiance I guess she believes she has to the liberal progressives of the Democrat Party.”
It is good to know what we Missourians can learn from the brave Colonel: being named as a Democrat to a Congressional INVESTIGATION committee means you cannot possibly be a patriotic American even though you lost two legs fighting for America.
Remember this investigation is not political a and is only supposed to find the “truth” about Benghazi.
It is really important to know how absolutely insane the Missouri Republican Party is today when its leader praises the brave Colonel.