Showing posts with label Missouri Politics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Missouri Politics. Show all posts

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Missouri's Congressional Redistricting Plan Becomes Law

The Missouri Legislature's redrawing of US Congressional districts in the State have become law with Wednesday's override of Governor Nixon's veto. With it, a number of entertaining developments.

First, a little background. The Missouri Democratic Party as a whole was against the map because it drew out a Democratic Congressman (Russ Carnahan). Missouri's number of Representatives has dropped from 9 to 8, and the new districts create 6 strongly Republican and 2 Democrat districts - formerly there was 6 Rep and 3 Dem. The State's Legislative bodies are strongly Republican, so of course they are going to draw out a Democrat. Well, in doing so, they smartly strengthened their 6 districts and the districts of the two BLACK incumbents, namely the good Reverend Cleaver, and Lacy Clay of St Louis.

Now, enter the politics of race in the Democratic Party. Republicans in the Missouri House needed four Democratic votes to override Nixon's veto. Cleaver and Clay talked four Black State Legislators in their districts into voting for the override and against a majority of their party. Why? Because it would save their black asses if the veto stood and a Federal Court redrew the lines. Cleaver and Clay did all this while not taking Russ Carnahan's calls throughout the process. Carnahan is totally pissed, having confronted both Cleaver and Clay on the floor of the US House allegedly telling Clay "Fuck you, Thanks for the help".

Another sideshow here is the remarks of two of the black Representatives who voted for the override. Ignorant Ghetto Bitch Jamilah Nasheed stated "I'm black before I'm a Democrat" when asked why she backed overriding the Governor's veto, and Kansas City Representative and dumb as a bag of hammers Jonas Hughes stated that his "Congressman (meaning Cleaver) asked him to" vote for the override while holding back tears. What a pussy.

State Politics really are a lot of fun - They jus' keepin' it real!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Carnahan Supports Extending Bush Tax Cuts

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In a stunning announcement Thursday at the Missouri State Fair, Robin Carnahan said she supports the extension of the 2003 Bush Tax Cuts. Carnahan is currently running for Missouri's open Senate Seat vacated by retiring Senator Kit Bond.

She is locked in a close race with current House of Representatives member from the Springfield area, Roy Blunt. Robin Carnahan is currently the Secretary of State for Missouri. Both candidates have been firmly entrenched in Missouri politics for years. Carnahan's father and Blunt's son are both previous Governors of the state. Polls show a modest lead for Blunt, who is likely riding a wave of backlash against a Democratic Congress and President seen as failing to get a still struggling economy on the right track.

Some see Carnahan's support of extending the tax cuts as an attempt to move more to the middle of the political spectrum. Her popularity has waned as the economy fails to improve and the passage of Obamacare. With the passage of Prop C, Missourians sent a message that they were opposed to National Health Care. In October of 2009, she enjoyed a 4 point lead in the polls, but by the end of the year it was a near dead heat.


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