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  •  Apparently Missouri enjoys (4+ / 0-)

    full employment...

    No, wait. 8.8 percent unemployed.

    Who the hell does she think her constituents ARE?

    Before you win, you have to fight. Come fight along with us at TexasKaos. Come join other Texas Kossacks at TexKos.

    by boadicea on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 12:54:36 PM PDT

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    •  Her constituents are mostly idiots (3+ / 0-)
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      Her constituents sent Billy Long to Congress.

      That's after promoting Roy Blunt to the Senate.

      Her constituents honestly believe that the reason they don't have jobs is that Obama is spending too much.  They hear this every time they turn on a radio or a television.  Seriously, when I watch the local news in St. Louis, I see the same "no more blank checks" ad attacking McCaskill every time, at least once an hour.

      Her only hope is that Todd Akin will be too embarrassing to elect — but I can't imagine how he could accomplish that in the eyes of right-wing Missouri voters.

      Harboring resentment is like drinking poison and expecting someone else to die.

      by The Red Pen on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 01:09:08 PM PDT

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      •  Part of her job (1+ / 0-)
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        is doing what's right for her constituents, not just parroting back their prejudices.

        We have the same thing going on in Texas, so I feel you on the idiots, though.

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        by boadicea on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 01:30:53 PM PDT

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        •  I agree, but... (0+ / 0-)

          She's not just parroting back their prejudices.  She said something true: Congress won't spend money so there won't be a jobs bill.  

          Last week, my Dem. Congressman, William Lacy Clay of St. Louis basically said, "Now that we've done this debt compromise, it's time to look at jobs."  That was just plain pandering.  Clay isn't on any committees.  He has no power and he's not going to have a jobs bill to vote on.

          I would love to primary McCaskill.  I never liked her in the first place.  Unfortunately, Missouri seems to have a pretty shallow pool of Democratic talent, and we might need the "incumbent mojo" to hold the seat against Todd Akin.

          I moved here after living int Texas for 20 years.  There are some wonderful people and places in Texas, but even my two years in deep-red southwestern Missouri felt like a big step up.  It's amazing how having a state income tax improves the quality of life.  While Perry is busy selling off Texas state historical sites to private owners, Missouri's are funded.

          Harboring resentment is like drinking poison and expecting someone else to die.

          by The Red Pen on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 02:05:45 PM PDT

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          •  Oh, don't get me started on the income tax. (1+ / 0-)
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            A state larger than some countries, and unwilling to put itself on a firm financial footing to benefit ALL its residents, not just the ones with their own private airfields.

            Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

            As for Congress-I agree they don't want to spend money, but that's never gonna change until Democrats start to fight  for it with the vigor Republicans resist it with.

            The way to change the narrative is to push your own.  Or else, she actually believes this is a good thing, and thus, she's fucking useless as a public servant.

            Yeah, long term the debt needs to be paid down.  Short term, people need JOBS and dignity, and the feeling they're not all alone in their fight.

            Sorry, i seem to have put on the ranty pants this morning.  Time to go help if I can with Wisconsin. :)

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            by boadicea on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 02:20:30 PM PDT

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      •  Obama uses the same framing... (0+ / 0-)

        ...he's as bad at pointing to the deficit and to spending as the media or GOP.  Hmm...just maybe that is half the problem?  If "our" lead guy is spouting the same conservative bullshit as the other side we don't really have a voice now do we?

        Seen in that light, Claire and Obama appear to be the same type of "idiots" as those constituents.  Except that these elected officials have no excuse for being so backward in economic theory or fiscal policy, since it is their job to have some idea of what is going on in the country.

        If you ask "what color is the poster" when someone criticizes the President's policy or track record, you are probably a racist. If you assume white progressives don't like the President's policies because of his skin color, you are definitely a racist.

        by Celtic Pugilist on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 08:20:18 PM PDT

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