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  •  Being for VAWA by voting against it (5+ / 0-)

    Vicky Hartzler (MO-4th) (Missouri's Bachmann without Bachmann's intelligence) is making exactly that claim.

    It was even reported in my local paper on Friday, the Warrensburg-Star Journal, that she voted for it.

    Show Me Progress picked this up.  It will be interesting to see what the local paper reports today.

    [Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security] do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.

    by MoDem on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 05:30:04 AM PST

    •  Bachmann has intelligence? WTF? come on (1+ / 0-)
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      by Churchill on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 06:17:00 AM PST

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    •  Today's editorial (0+ / 0-)

      I haven't seen the local paper today, but Show Me Progress has the editorial on Hartzler's claim to have supported VAWA.  Here is the clip from that editorial.  It is behind a security wall.

      The Daily Star-Journal newsroom operates with a degree of trust in the sources with whom the newspaper works, but not blind trust, and the degree of trust the newspaper offers relates directly to the credibility of sources, often based on their positions.

      [....]

      Based on trust, The Star-Journal accepted as fact, under the headline "Hartzler votes to protect women from acts of violence," the following three paragraphs in a press release last week from U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler's office:

      [....]

      In the release, she makes no mention that she did not vote for what would become law and, coupled with the deadline timing, what conclusion could be drawn other than that she voted for what would become law?

      [....]

      I received a call from Hartzler's office and I thanked the person for the release, saying something to the extent that the release appeared to cover all of the bases. The newspaper heard nothing to suggest the release meant anything other than what the release said: Hartlzer voted for the act.

      [....]

      I hope this information answers the question of how the mistake occurred.

      I trusted...

      I regret that error.

      I hope there is follow up on why Hartzler claimed to have supported VAWA.

      [Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security] do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.

      by MoDem on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 11:40:17 AM PST

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