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Missouri US Senate candidates Blunt, Carnahan clash over lobbyists, spending, health care

There are 9 comments on the CW33 Dallas KDAF-TV story from Oct 14, 2010, titled Missouri US Senate candidates Blunt, Carnahan clash over lobbyists, spending, health care. In it, CW33 Dallas KDAF-TV reports that:

Democrat Robin Carnahan cast Republican rival Roy Blunt as a lobbyist's best friend while Blunt retorted that she was repeatedly twisting the truth Thursday in the first debate of Missouri's U.S. Senate race.

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“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#1 Oct 14, 2010
Missouri knows Scumbag-0-crats are the problem these days.

They rejected Obamacare by a 71% Vote!

They want the out of control gov to be reeled in hard & fast before our kids suffer the consequences of more Obamascat policies.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#2 Oct 14, 2010
With 70%+ Vote, Missouri Overwhelmingly Rejects Obamacare

Prop C passes with ease

BY TONY MESSENGER
Wednesday, August 4, 2010

ST. LOUIS • Missouri voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a federal mandate to purchase health insurance, rebuking President Barack Obama's administration and giving Republicans their first political victory in a national campaign to overturn the controversial health care law passed by Congress in March.

"The citizens of the Show-Me State don't want Washington involved in their health care decisions," said Sen. Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, one of the sponsors of the legislation that put Proposition C on the August ballot. She credited a grass-roots campaign involving Tea Party and patriot groups with building support for the anti-Washington proposition.

With most of the vote counted, Proposition C was winning by a ratio of nearly 3 to 1. The measure, which seeks to exempt Missouri from the insurance mandate in the new health care law, includes a provision that would change how insurance companies that go out of business in Missouri liquidate their assets.

"I've never seen anything like it," Cunningham said at a campaign gathering at a private home in Town and Country. "Citizens wanted their voices to be heard."

About 30 Proposition C supporters whooped it up loudly at 9 p.m. when the returns flashed on the television showing the measure passing with more than 70 percent of the vote.

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-p...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#3 Oct 14, 2010
This election is a referendum on President Obama and the Democratic Congress.

Carnahan is caught running the right campaign at the wrong time, and offering a striking example of the desperate straits Democrats face in this pivotal year.

As of late last week, she was running 5.5 points behind Blunt in the Real Clear Politics average, and it hasn’t helped that her efforts to show an affinity for rural, outstate, socially conservative Missouri seem strained, given her urbane persona, degrees in economics and law, and her family background.

As one insider put it, Robin is the daughter the late Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan. She grew up with “hot and cold running helicopters.”

it’s her fate to seek office after her fellow Democrats in Washington have staged the most spectacular display of political incompetence in living memory. Has any party squandered the trust of voters more quickly?

That the GOP should nevertheless be ahead in the generic congressional ballot is evidence that Democrats have profoundly frightened voters — especially independents — who have decided to opt for gridlock as the first step to a remedy from the Democrats’ runaway agenda.

A recent Gallup survey found that of five major legislative initiatives — the stimulus package, auto bailout, Wall Street bailout, the health care bill and financial regulatory reform — only the latter enjoyed majority support.

The health care bill has become a real liability. In a recent Rasmussen poll, 61 percent of voters at least somewhat favored repeal of the measure, which many Democrats once believed would be a signal “achievement.”

Carnahan hasn’t found a way to distance herself from this wreckage, assuming she had the inclination.

Indeed, she’s endorsed both the stimulus and the health care measure, although she says she would have voted against the Wall Street rescue and has tried to tag her opponent as “Bailout Blunt.”

But Carnahan’s prospects, which once seemed bright, have faded with the fortunes of her fellow Democrats in Washington.

As former Clinton adviser William Galston wrote recently,“the (Democratic) majority can neither run on its record nor run away from it.”

Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2010/09/25/2250221/...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#4 Oct 14, 2010
(D) Valerie Jarrett apologizes for remark about gay teen "Lifestyle Choice"

By ABBY PHILLIP
10/14/10

White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett apologized Thursday morning for referring to a gay teen who committed suicide as having made a “lifestyle choice.”

The comments were made to Washington Post reporter Jon Capehart in an interview Wednesday in which she discussed the recent spate of teen suicides linked to bullying because of sexual orientation. Jarrett praised the parents of Justin Aaberg, a Minnesota teenager who killed himself, for “doing a good job” supporting their son, but she inadvertently stepped into the highly contentious debate about whether homosexuality is innate or a conscious decision.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1010/436...

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Apopka, FL

#5 Oct 14, 2010
Harry Reid's Mea Culpa:'Have We Done Enough? Of Course Not.'

Majority Leader Also Suggests Sharron Angle Opposes the Emancipation Proclamation

By JONATHAN KARL
Oct. 14, 2010

As he fights for his political life in Nevada, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tells ABC News he wishes he could have done more to help his state recover from the recession.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/reids-mea-culp...

Funny. Just a few weeks ago he said he had nothing to do with the economy and jobs situation so as Mjaority Leader, What was he doing?

If he knows of something to do, Why didn't the Majority Leader bring it to the floor?

Is this the guy that bashed others for No Ideas then lays this Egg?
sam

Middletown, OH

#6 Oct 14, 2010
Voters understand that both candidated are liars and crooks.But could one of you discuss the issues and document your statements as thuth.It bores voters to watch you cut each other down without giving out any facts.
Shady Lady

United States

#7 Oct 14, 2010
The 2010 election is not so much about our problems as much as it is an attempt to bring back some values, and standards, some new ideas, and new approaches to old problems. This is not the country the Founding Fathers laid out for us. This is not the country our Creator gave us, but we will bring back our values, our moral stability, and solve our problems one a a time. We are electing new people, and voting out the incumbents.
Steve Tellers

United States

#9 Oct 15, 2010
Don't the Missouri Democrats have anyone but Carnahans to run for their Senate seats??????????
Doc

Poplar Bluff, MO

#10 Oct 15, 2010
Interesting...Carnahan denied her ties with the Obama administration and yet Biden was in MO helping her raise money. None of the liberal media made that an issue....

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