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Robyn Hamlin’s False Logic

Tonight Robyn Hamlin, posted the picture below on Facebook.

It compares the internet searches for “Ron Paul”, “Mitt Romney” and “Barrack Obama”, and then uses the graph to insinuate that there is a media conspiracy to pick Romney as the candidate and not cover Ron Paul despite his obvious superior support.

Unfortunately just because there a numerous searches for the term “Ron Paul” does not mean that such a graph is any indication of electoral support. That is why we have a system of primaries and caucuses to pick our nominees.

I know I have searched for “Ron Paul” many times. I have searched for “Ron Paul and Chemtrails” and “Ron Paul, Alex Jones” and of course “Ron Paul Macaw.” But I have never considered voting for him.

There is also another problem with the graph above. It MISSPELLS Barack Obama’s name “Barrack Obama” Which can drastically effect the results as we see below, when all names are spelled correctly.

Seriously? You don’t know how to spell the President’s name? And then base a conspiracy theory off false logic based on false results? Really? Why am I not surprised.

What is even worse about this post is that Robyn Hamlin is involved in a primary of her own to be the Republican Party’s Congressional nominee in the 1st District.

Is this how she thinks races should be decided, by sloppy internet searches? Perhaps so, since she earlier used a Facebook poll to decide whether or not to run as a Republican. If she is unsure of her party affiliation, why should she expect members of that party to support her candidacy? Lucky for us there is a superior conservative Republican candidate already in the race.

We have real problems in the 1st District and we need serious people to address them, not someone spouting conspiracy theories.

Please support Martin Baker in the Republican Primary.

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April Fools’ Day Ad Buy, The Joke is on Jay Nixon.

Politico reports that on April 1, a Democratic Governors Association front group, America Works USA, began airing a new television ad in support of Governor Jay Nixon.

They must be worried. “America Works USA” (read the DGA) spending $500,000 for a month-long ad buy this early in the process only serves to highlight the inherent vulnerability of Nixon.

Additionally, the ad’s message is downright laughable as it tries to distance Nixon from federal Democrats while crediting him for Republican achievements in Missouri.

The Democrat-funded ad begins by stating, “Washington is broken.”

This is a bizarre assertion given Washington, D.C. is controlled by Democrats. There is a Democrat in the White House and a Democrat majority Senate that consistently blocks any attempt at fiscal responsibility by the Republican-led House of Representatives.  The leadership of Democrats over the past 6 years has produced record deficits, massive government expansion, and the loss of the federal government’s AAA credit rating.

In contrast to broken Washington D. C. the ad cites Missouri as a place where “we are doing things differently.”

Who is this “we” the ad refers to making Missouri so bright and shiny with the dawn of promise? Democrats? Jay Nixon? Not likely.

As Missourians, we are glad they noticed the difference, but the five “accomplishments” America Works USA credits Jay Nixon for in the ad, are the product of conservative Republican leadership. Not the inept bumbling of Jay Nixon.

It is Republicans that have controlled the General Assembly since Nixon became governor.

  • It was the work of Republicans that guaranteed a constitutionally balanced budget.

  • It was Republicans that did not raise taxes.

  • It was Republicans that cut the size of government.

  • And it was Republicans that instituted the crack down on wasteful spending.

  • The state’s glowing AAA credit rating cited in the ad, was inherited from Nixon’s immediate predecessor, Republican Governor Matt Blunt and protected by Republicans in the legislature during Nixon’s tenure.

This April Fools’ Day ad buy must be a joke. The ad criticizes Democrat-controlled Washington while praising Republican policies in Missouri, and get ready for the punch line…Democrats are paying for it!

It looks to Missouri voters like the joke is on Jay Nixon.

Click on the link below to learn of Republican accomplishments, Jay Nixon doesn’t have any of his own.

America Works USA Pro Nixon Ad

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Todd Akin, Sarah Steelman and Tea Party Express

In listening to Todd Akin today on The Dana Show, he stated that he only became aware of the Tea Party Express endorsement of Sarah Steelman yesterday. If that is true, it is symptomatic of why Tea Party Express chose not to endorse him in the race.

I have known Amy Kremer since early 2009 and she told me over a year ago that they had been approached by Sarah Steelman about an endorsement in the race. She also told me that they wanted to effect the Senate races and they saw the Missouri race as key to that effort. Their desire to endorse in key Senate races is well known to all conservative candidates in those races.

It should surprise no one that national level PACs would be interested in this race. It certainly should not come as a surprise to Todd Akin. I told the Akin campaign directly months ago that they needed to reach out to Tea Party Express, FreedomWorks and the National Taxpayers Union along with Jim DeMint and other conservative orgs for their endorsement and help with fundraising. I also warned them of just such an endorsement of Sarah Steelman by Tea Party Express. I urged them to lead on issues and increase their outreach to grassroots and conservative orgs. I personally offered to help assist with that outreach, using what connections I have to assist in those efforts. I repeated those offers to the Akin campaign twice over the last month. My offers were rebuffed at each attempt.  The first outreach which Todd Akin attempted to Tea Party Express came last night after the announcement of an impending endorsement had already come out.

If you want someone’s vote you have to ask for it. If you want someone’s endorsement the same rule applies.

I like Todd Akin, I value his service and his consistent voting record. But that is not enough to win this race. Sarah Steelman has been actively courting conservative PACs and Orgs for over a year. She is bearing the fruit of that hard work, and from what I hear there will be more endorsements from other conservative PACs to come.

PACs have the right to endorse. In doing so they are expressing their First Amendment right to political speech. They are not forcing anyone to vote according to their endorsement. If you disagree with their point of view then issue an endorsement of your own. Call up the campaign of your choice and volunteer your time, or money. Donate your blog, facebook posts, or twitter feed to assist in the support of your candidate of YOUR choice.

Don’t just get angry, GET ACTIVE.

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