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PostPosted: December 13 18, 10:34 am 
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http://www.stlamerican.com/news/columni ... a78b7.html

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The GOP in Missouri largely reflects its donors and voters. It’s bigoted and white, representing white-flight exurbs or hollowed-out rural areas. It’s for more guns and less government, ignoring the reality that low-tax states like Kansas and Oklahoma are stagnating, while higher-tax higher-service states like California are booming. It’s anti-immigrant, anti-gay, anti-union and anti-black, while hiding behind white evangelical piety that barely disguises white nationalism.

So far, this pretty well describes any state’s GOP in the Age of Trump. But add an ousted governor with a taste for machine guns and (allegedly) basement bondage, a U.S. senator-elect who let corporate lobbyists run the state’s Attorney General’s Office (costing taxpayers millions), a political hit man who decided the Trump White House was too sleazy even for him, and a gaggle of anonymous right-wing millionaires, and you have the Show-Me State’s Republican Party. It’s a group that would be just as comfortable running a Nigerian social media scam as a state government.


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PostPosted: December 13 18, 11:13 am 
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GeddyWrox wrote:
http://www.stlamerican.com/news/columnists/charles_jaco/josh-hawley-nick-ayers-and-the-gop-dark-money-machine/article_d878f68a-fe26-11e8-9085-e3698fca78b7.html

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The GOP in Missouri largely reflects its donors and voters. It’s bigoted and white, representing white-flight exurbs or hollowed-out rural areas. It’s for more guns and less government, ignoring the reality that low-tax states like Kansas and Oklahoma are stagnating, while higher-tax higher-service states like California are booming. It’s anti-immigrant, anti-gay, anti-union and anti-black, while hiding behind white evangelical piety that barely disguises white nationalism.

So far, this pretty well describes any state’s GOP in the Age of Trump. But add an ousted governor with a taste for machine guns and (allegedly) basement bondage, a U.S. senator-elect who let corporate lobbyists run the state’s Attorney General’s Office (costing taxpayers millions), a political hit man who decided the Trump White House was too sleazy even for him, and a gaggle of anonymous right-wing millionaires, and you have the Show-Me State’s Republican Party. It’s a group that would be just as comfortable running a Nigerian social media scam as a state government.

Jaco eh? He nailed it. But I take issue some with the hollowed-out rural areas.....more-like politically abandoned by liberals and democrats.


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PostPosted: February 8 19, 10:26 pm 
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Now they plan to gut the Sunshine Laws Bogus premise that the legislator's social sec # and other personal info would become public. Good ole democracy hating republicans.


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