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What Passes for Knowledge for Too Many Republicans October 13, 2008

Posted by Jim Satterfield in 2008 Presidential Campaign, Politics.
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The NYT writes about the source of many of the GOP claims about Barack Obama. It’s really beyond sad that so many people fall for this stuff.

Wait…I want to vote for someone named Nixon? October 12, 2008

Posted by Jim Satterfield in Missouri politics, Politics.
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The governor’s race here in Missouri is between Kenny Hulshoff and Jay Nixon. Nixon has been the Missouri AG since 1992. Hulshoff has been in the U.S. House of Representatives representing a dominantly rural area of NE Missouri. Attack ads and claims have been flying. Our current governor, Matt Blunt is the son of Roy Blunt, the current House Republican Whip. The nut didn’t fall very fall from the tree in this case and I remain convinced that Matt wants to be GWB when he grows up. But he announced in January that he wouldn’t be running for re-election. This wasn’t all that shocking given that his approval numbers match Dubya’s low numbers.

So the question became for me was Hulshoff like Blunt, just another hardcore extreme party loyalist. So I looked up his voting record in the House. I was not impressed. So far as I could tell Hulshoff never met an environmental bill that he wouldn’t vote against. The rest of his record was just as “outstanding”. According to govtrack.us Hulshoff is a “rank-and-file Republican”. That’s not what we need right now, someone who at the state level would be even more of a continuation of the current status quo than McCain as President.

Registration Deadlines in Missouri and Kansas October 6, 2008

Posted by Jim Satterfield in 2008 Presidential Campaign.
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The deadline for voter registration in Missouri is October 8th and in Kansas it’s October 20th. Just a little public service announcement.

Striking Back the Right Way October 5, 2008

Posted by Jim Satterfield in 2008 Presidential Campaign, Politics.
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For several days the McCain plan to go more negative in his ads and tell even more lies has been in the news. I was really pleasantly surprised to find this article about how the Obama campaign plans to strike back. Their plan? Be straightforward about what the McCain campaign is doing and call them on it in ads.

The Real Crime October 1, 2008

Posted by Jim Satterfield in 2008 Presidential Campaign, Politics.
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Ed Brayton of Dispatches from the Culture Wars writes for the Michigan Messenger about the reality of the accusations the GOP makes against ACORN. Let’s face it, the real crime committed by ACORN that enrages those on the Right who vilify them is that they are (whisper it now) liberal. They actually try to do something for the poor in our country instead of just blaming each and every one of them for their circumstances and looking down on them.