Sunday, December 27, 2009

SAVE THE DATE 1-1-10--IT'S COMING! A PATRIOT RALLY TO KICK OFF THE NEW YEAR! "Taking our country back, county by county in 2010."

Western Missouri Patriots Plan Rally for New Year’s Day--Public invited. Decorate your vehicle with red, white & blue, drive in the caravan, or meet on the County Courthouse lawn in Lexington, MO, at 1 PM on NEW YEAR'S DAY.

On January 1, 2010, the Western Missouri Patriots organization will hold a patriotic rally at 1 p.m. on the Lafayette County Courthouse lawn in Lexington, MO, that will be preceded by a truck, car, and tractor caravan. The rally’s slogan is “Starting the New Year right--taking our country back, county by county in 2010.”

The grassroots group will begin the day’s events by gathering with their patriotic-decorated vehicles at 11 a.m. in Alma, Missouri, at the intersection of Main Street and County Line Road.

According to Ken Blackmore, organizer, the caravan will proceed from there to Lexington, Missouri, where they will hold the rally at 1 p.m. Blackmore says vehicles may join the caravan as they drive from Alma to the county seat. The public is invited to participate.

Sgt. Paul Curtman, a Marine Corps veteran, will be the speaker for the rally on the Lafayette County Courthouse lawn. Paul Curtman is the young Marine who made national YouTube fame when he attended one of Sen. McCaskill’s summer healthcare town hall meetings. The video of his presentation was widely viewed on the Internet. Currently, Curtman is an inspirational public speaker and is running for office in his home district.

Curtman’s short address at the rally is entitled “Chains of the Constitution” and is based on the famous quote by Thomas Jefferson, “In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.”

Blackmore says anyone is welcome to join the caravan and attend the rally.

For more information, contact or call Ken Blackmore at (956) 499-8353 or (660) 674-2685.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas from Lafayette County Republicans to you and yours. May you have a very blessed Christmas.

Christmas Bells
By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along
The unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Till, ringing, singing on its way
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime,
A chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Then from each black, accursed mouth
The cannon thundered in the South,
And with the sound
The Carols drowned
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And in despair I bowed my head;
‘There is no peace on earth,’ I said;
‘For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!’

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
‘God is not dead; nor doth he sleep!
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men!’

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Lafayette County Blogger in the Media

"Momentator", our own Lafayette County blogger, is expanding her political conservative commentary beyond her blog and web TV show to Smart Girl Nation, a weekly one-hour radio show which highlights Conservative Issues in the same format as The View. Take a look at the Political Mommentary website to learn more about tuning in to her show.



Democrat Parker Griffith, a freshman Democrat from AL-5, today announced he was leaving the Democratic Party because of its liberal agenda and joining the Republican Party.

Statement from Christian Morgan, spokesman for Stouffer for Congress, on Griffith joining the GOP:

“I know all rural Missouri Republicans will join me today in welcoming Congressman Griffith to the Republican Caucus in Congress,” said Morgan. “Congressman Griffith in a press conference today announced his reasons for leaving the Democratic Party were many, but paramount was his belief that Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats’ agenda in Congress is just too liberal and far from the mainstream. I wonder what Ike Skelton thinks about members of his Democrat Caucus in Congress leaving the Party to join the mainstream Republicans standing against Cap and Trade, socialized medicine and bailouts for all. Mr. Skelton should address the current state of his Democrat Party and Leadership to the people of rural Missouri. Mr. Skelton has to see the writing on the wall in Washington and in rural Missouri – he and his Democratic Party’s views on issues are bad for this country, bad for Missouri and should lead to Mr. Skelton’s retirement from Congress.”

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Political Meanderings in Clay County writes: Missourians need to get behind a recent bill co-sponsored by Senator Stouffer

From the Clay County Political Meanderings blog:

Looks like all Missourians need to get behind a recent bill cosponsored by Senator Stouffer. Senate Joint Resolution 25 allows Missouri to opt-out of any federal health care public option or proposal. They may very well pass this, but we still have a lot of power at the state level. It’s time to remind them of that fact.

Referencing: The Stouffer Report 12/10/2009

Legislation Allows for Federal Healthcare Reform Opt-Out

The federal government is in the process of trying to take over roughly 20 percent of the nation’s economy through a power grab called “health care reform.” Sadly, it is the portions of this massive undertaking that are NOT being reported that — to me — are the scariest.

For this reason, I am co-sponsoring a joint resolution in the Missouri Senate (Senate Joint Resolution 25) intended to prohibit laws from interfering with your freedom of choice in health care. This idea is being proposed in other states as well.

If you combine the bills in the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House and all of the amendments between the two chambers, you will find thousands of pages of documents. All of the plans out there right now raise taxes on every one, not just “the rich.”

Of course, most folks are employed by individuals and businesses that fit what politicians are currently calling “the rich.” It is pretty hard to get a good, long-term job from someone with little income. The “rich,” including small businesses, are the ones that will lead the economic recovery. They are the folks who provide the jobs.

The health care reforms being proposed will have an effect on small business owners, farmers and all taxpayers. But, the most important thing to keep in mind is, this is not about ensuring health care for every one. It could lead to the government dictating every aspect of our lives, from birth to death.

In examining costs to states, consider a recent article from Reuters. Economically, California is doing worse than any other state in the nation. Any kind of government-run health care would hit them hardest. Unfortunately, it would not be much better for us in the Show-Me State.

The Heritage Foundation has written in great detail about the costs of so-called “reform.” Since there is no singular plan available, trying to determine what a federal health care system would cost our state is nearly impossible to calculate. However, I have talked with some of the folks in the Senate’s budget office, and they tell me it could cost Missouri more than $200 million.

I am not sure a government takeover of anything is a good idea, with the deficit shooting to record highs every day. In addition, the uncertainty that abounds in the many significant changes being proposed on the federal level stifles business growth in the real world. I certainly do not think letting the federal government have 20 percent of our country’s gross domestic product is a wise move.

There are ideas out there that will work, one of which we passed and the governor signed into law in 2005 here in Missouri: Tort reform. Another is allowing insurance companies to compete across state lines. Reform does not have to happen in one huge step. Little by little we can all work together to enact reforms that build a plan that meets medical needs, sustains providers and honors taxpayers.

Our country is already in a recession. We are not seeing jobs being created. As Missouri lawmakers are preparing to return to Jefferson City, I am getting more concerned about the federal mandates being forced on us. I will continue to fight these bad ideas for as long as possible.

Senator Stouffer serves the counties of Carroll, Chariton, Cooper, Howard, Lafayette, Macon, Ray, Saline, and a part of Clay.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Jay Nixon's Website - He is a Republican?

We realize Jay Nixon has had a rough last few weeks, but his official state website is now calling the governor a Republican. We would imagine this is a surprise to both his staff and the Democrat party, and worth a good chuckle for our readers. We all make mistakes.

Perhaps an announcement for his party change is forthcoming?

Of course, Nixon is never one to come to a big announcement, or any decision, without weeks of contemplation. Staying away from controversy left the governor’s approval rating high until his strength, staying out of the news, became his weakness. A cover-up of e-Coli findings at the Lake of the Ozarks and other investigations into the governor’s office has found instead of being the governor of MO, Wrong-Way-Jay is the governor of PR. It is his public relations obsession that may lead the once popular governor to just one term, with folks asking – what has he actually done for us?

It would do Nixon well if he follows the lead of the conservative majorities in Jefferson City again this year, at the disgust of urban and liberal leaders disappointed he didn’t stick with them on restoring welfare cuts, etc. as promised in his campaign. He should also start caring more about results and less about image. We need results.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Who is the most Republican of them All?

A great political news site, Missouri Political News, has completed an analysis of 2007 and 2008 votes in the Missouri General Assembly, with more to come on 2009.

One interesting item for local news: Of all state senators, Bill Stouffer leads on both items researched.

As MPN reports, of all 34 state senators, Bill Stouffer misses the fewest votes and votes with his party, fellow conservatives, the most.

For those elected officials looking for a consistent, hard-working public servant to follow - look to Bill Stouffer.

More on Potential Skelton-Pelosi Retirement

On November 25, 2009, we reported the unexpected retirement Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kansas had made National Democrats "Moore" nervous about the potential retirement of Ike Skelton.

Skelton, with his 95% vote record with Nancy Pelosi, is in the toughest battle of his modern political career.

This week, Hotline reported John Tanner, D-Tennessee, a leading blue dog Dem has also announced his retirement.

Unfortunately for Democrats, Tanner was a bellwether for a potential wave of retirements for Skelton-like Democrats who used to vote with their district, but are now casting their first and most votes for Nancy Pelosi's leadership.

Skelton, Pelosi & US House Votes to Raise Death Tax

BREAKING from Mahoney:

Stouffer Rips Ike on ‘Death Tax’

Republican Congressional candidate Bill Stouffer ripped into his Democratic opponent, Rep. Ike Skelton’s vote on changing the estate tax. Or, as it’s better known in republican circles, ‘The Death Tax’.

In 2010, the current 45% tax on estates is expected to temporarily end. But it returns in 2011 at a higher rate of 55%.

Stouffer attacked Skelton saying he is not surprised Skelton voted with the Democratic leadership.

“What is surprising, however, is that Ike would thumb his nose at so many farmers, small businessmen and families in rural Missouri by refusing to allow the tax to die in 2010 and voting to permanently extend the tax at a punishing rate of 45%. Ike, today, voted once again for liberal Nancy Pelosi values and against the good folks of rural Missouri.”

The House passed bill exempts the first $3.5 million from the tax, and $7 million for married couples. It’s prospects in the Senate are far from certain.

Experts say the estate tax affects about 1% of all estates in the US.

Posted December 4th, 2009 at 10.30am at

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to permanently extend the death tax at its current 45 percent rate and $3.5 million exemption. This is a significant tax hike since the death tax was supposed to expire on January 1, 2010.

The increase of the death tax is a major blow to the badly weakened economy since the tax is a huge drag on economic activity. It is also a major disappointment for countless family-owned businesses slammed hard by this unfair tax.

Despite passage in the House, the death tax increase is not yet law since the Senate has not acted. Earlier this year it passed a resolution to extend the death tax permanently as well, but at a lower rate and higher exemption level (35 percent and $5 million).

The Senate version would be better for the economy and family-owned businesses, but full repeal would be best. It would put 1.5 million unemployed Americans back to work and lift a heavy burden from families all across the country.

As the debate moves to the Senate, you can continue to find all of the Heritage Foundation’s work on the death tax – including new videos detailing the struggles the death tax imposes on family-owned businesses – at

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Do you fit? Conservatives Propose "Purity Test" for Candidates

Members of the Republican National Committee have proposed the following "Purity Test" for candidates:

(1) We support smaller government, smaller national debt, lower deficits and lower taxes by opposing bills like Obama’s “stimulus” bill;

(2) We support market-based health care reform and oppose Obama-style government run healthcare;

(3) We support market-based energy reforms by opposing cap and trade legislation;

(4) We support workers’ right to secret ballot by opposing card check;

(5) We support legal immigration and assimilation into American society by opposing amnesty for illegal immigrants;

(6) We support victory in Iraq and Afghanistan by supporting military-recommended troop surges;

(7) We support containment of Iran and North Korea, particularly effective action to eliminate their nuclear weapons threat;

(8) We support retention of the Defense of Marriage Act;

(9) We support protecting the lives of vulnerable persons by opposing health care rationing, denial of health care and government funding of abortion; and

(10) We support the right to keep and bear arms by opposing government restrictions on gun ownership.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Democrats "Moore" Nervous about Ike & Retirement

Hotline writer Reid Wilson writes the following in his most recent post at Hotline:
"It's been mentioned by a few people, myself included, but it bears repeating: Dems know that if they experience a wave of retirements this year, they're in trouble. In '94, Dems lost 21 seats in which the incumbent decided against seeking another term."

"That's why DCCC chair Chris Van Hollen has put so much emphasis on keeping incumbents in their races. And he's been largely successful; to date, only Rep. Dennis Moore (D-KS, pictured right) has announced he will retire without seeking another office."

"Thanksgiving and the ensuing winter holiday break are when members go home, sit down with their families and decide their political future. Each year, retirements seem to surge in Dec. and Jan."

"A top Dem aide plugged in to the party's efforts to keep their majority says things will only look bad if as many as 20 members retire. That number is higher than anyone expects, but there may be as many as a dozen who do decide against stepping down."

"Moore's departure caused a few Dems to panic a bit, and to get a little defensive. If Reps. Ike Skelton (D-MO), Leonard Boswell (D-IA) or other entrenched incumbents in GOP-leaning seats start looking for new lines of work, maybe they'll have a real reason to panic."

As the rumor mill continues to grind in Lafayette Co., Skelton's retirement is not out of the realm of possibilities. Skelton is much more vulnerable than Dennis Moore, the Democrat who announced his retirement on Monday for the following reasons:

1) John McCain won Skelton's district with 60% of the vote, while President Obama narrowly carried Moore's Kansas district with 51%.

2) Skelton represents a district far more sympathetic to Republicans and is more conservative than the district represented by Moore.

3) Analysts list Skeltons seat as “Leans” Democrat, while Moore had a less vulnerable rating of “Likely” Democrat before he stepped aside.

4) According to Cook's David Wasserman, “Of all Democrats who voted for both the Obama stimulus and Democrats cap and trade energy bill, Skelton represents the most heavily GOP seat.” (David Wasserman, “House: Time to Rethink Who the Vulnerable Democrats Are,” Cook Political Report, 11/19/09)

5) Both Skelton and Moore supported the failed stimulus package, but Skelton has more to answer for back home as Missouris unemployment rate of 9.3% is higher than that of Kansas (6.8%).

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Way We See It: Stouffer is Skelton’s Only Challenge to Re-Election

By Molly Teichman
Twitter: @mommentator

To say Lafayette County has a unique perspective on Missouri’s 4th Congressional District race to unseat Ike Skelton is an understatement. As one pundit put it, Ike Skelton has been a part of our political scene since “baby Jesus was riding to school on the backs of dinosaurs.”

Politics is a war of ideas, not personalities, and while we respect Ike Skelton as a statesman, we can no longer stand by and watch him vote with Nancy Pelosi 95% of the time.

Lafayette Co. voters appreciate Ike’s service, but it is now time for the lawyer from Lexington to be honorably discharged from Washington. After 33 years as our congressman, Ike has become part of the problem, not the solution.

In 2010, Skelton will have the first real challenge of his modern political career. His state senator, Bill Stouffer, will challenge him for his seat.

Stouffer is not a slick politician. He is a farmer. He shows up. He is honest. He is grounded.

The problem for Skelton in 2010 goes beyond the national climate. Bill Stouffer cuts at the heart of his base. He is a popular state senator in the three northern counties in Skelton’s district. His home county went for Ike with over 80% of the vote last year; Stouffer is the only Republican to get similar support on the same ballot.

Only Bill Stouffer can cut at the only Democrat base in the district; in 2010, Republicans will have to compete in the north to come close to Ike district-wide.

Stouffer’s strengths are more than just numbers. He’s not alone in beating the anti-Ike drum. There’s a gaggle of other Republicans calling for Ike’s defeat throughout the district that only helps Stouffer’s cause.

Bill Stouffer understands our economy will only turn around on the backs of small business, not bigger government. In the late 1970’s Stouffer worked with farmers throughout Rural Missouri to reorganize MFA, Inc. from near bankruptcy. Years later, it became the highest return-on-investment cooperative in the nation under his leadership.

As the state’s leader in transportation issues, Stouffer is also not afraid to tackle tough issues. He has proposed a plan to expand Interstates 70 and 44 to eight lanes, including four truck-only lanes. The plan let Missourians decide through a statewide ballot to pay for the proposal in ten years. Both roads play a major role to the economy rolling through the 4th District.

Finally, while he does not wear it on his sleeve, Stouffer is as socially conservative as they come. He is a Sunday school teacher to young adults at his church. He will also be the first to tell you his faith has grown significantly in the last six years, after helping to nurse his wife, Sue Ellen, back to health from a farm accident that led to a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Fully recovered, she is his best asset.

From the way we see it, of the candidates to take on Ike Skelton, Bill Stouffer is his only real challenge. He has not run away from Jefferson City when things got tough – he nose-dive tackles tough issues even if it is they are not politically popular.

Stouffer’s support base, his background as a farmer and leader, and his profile as a staunch conservative make Bill Stouffer the only real challenge to Ike Skelton’s re-election in 2010.

Nixon Takes Credit Where No College Credit is Due

Tuition at Missouri’s public colleges and universities is not increasing thanks to fiscally responsible legislation passed by Republicans—not because of a supposed “deal” negotiated by Jay Nixon.

Jay Nixon has been cutting education funding since the first month he was in office—when he slashed millions of dollars intended for construction projects on campuses across the state. (Associated Press, January 28, 2009)

Now, Jay Nixon has announced an across-the-board 5% cut to Missouri’s higher education institutions. This amounts to tens of millions of dollars for our state’s public universities.

Although Nixon is taking credit for a supposed “deal” that prevents the universities from raising tuition, the truth is that most universities are legally barred from raising tuition thanks to Republican-passed legislation that holds increases to the Consumer Price Index (which was negative this year).

The bill (SB 389) was passed in 2007 on a largely party-line vote (91-64 in the House, 23-11 in the Senate).

Nixon strongly opposed the bill when it was passed. “Moreover, the so-called ‘tuition caps’ in Senate Bill 389 provide far more fuel for political sound-bytes than actual protection for students and their families.” Letter from Jay Nixon to Gov. Matt Blunt, May 22, 2007

Unfortunately, Nixon is attempting to take credit for Republican efforts to protect hard-working Missouri families—despite the fact that he opposed those same efforts 2 years ago.

Nixon invented this “deal” to distract the press from the real story—that he is slashing funding for higher education.


SB 389 Bill Summary: For institutions whose tuition is greater than the average tuition, the percent change in tuition cannot exceed the percent change of the consumer price index over the past year or zero, whichever is greater. For institutions whose tuition is less than the average tuition, the dollar increase in tuition cannot exceed the product of zero or the percent change in the consumer price index, whichever is greater, times the average tuition. If the tuition increase exceeds the limits set forth in this act, then such institution must remit to the board an amount equal to 5% of its current year state appropriation, which shall be deposited into the general revenue fund, unless the institution asks for a waiver within 30 days. (SB389 Bill Summary)

Jay Nixon drafted a letter to Gov. Matt Blunt opposing the tuition caps included in the bill. “Moreover, the so-called ‘tuition caps’ in Senate Bill 389 provide far more fuel for political sound-bytes than actual protection for students and their families.” (Letter from Jay Nixon to Gov. Matt Blunt, May 22, 2007)


During his campaign for governor, Jay Nixon claimed that “on higher education, Missouri is moving backwards” because “Missouri ranks ‘dead last’ in higher education funding increases since Blunt has been in office” and because “Missouri ranks 47th for per capita higher education funding.” (Jay Nixon for Governor fact sheet).

Now, Jay Nixon is cutting higher education even further.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Join Lafayette Countians for dessert and coffee with Bill Stouffer for Congress on Monday

You are invited to a coffee and fundraiser in Support of Senator Bill Stouffer, Candidate for U.S. Congress, on Monday, November 23 at 6:30 PM at the home of Glen and Lisa Kolkmeyer, 7075 Deerview Drive, Odessa. Watch for Stouffer signs.

For your enjoyment--bluegrass music by Copper Creek Band and a delectable dessert assortment of torts, pies and cookies served with coffee and hot tea.

Call: 573-761-7875 if you can attend.
(Paid for by Stouffer for Congress, Larry Rohrbach, Treasurer)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Lafayette Co. Native Chris Roepe Named MOGOP Political Director

(Jefferson City) - Lloyd Smith, Executive Director of the Missouri Republican Party, announced today that Chris Roepe has joined the MOGOP as Political Director. Roepe will organize grassroots throughout the state, with particular emphasis on outreach to county chairs, county committees, and coalitions, to ensure the best organized political apparatus as we approach the 2010 elections.

Roepe, a 2003 graduate of Missouri Western State University, previously served as the Chief of Staff to Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Charlie Shields. In addition, he has extensive experience running successful campaigns for State Senate across Missouri.

“We are excited that Chris Roepe has joined the Missouri GOP as we prepare for crucial elections during the 2010 cycle,” said Lloyd Smith, Executive Director of the Missouri Republican Party. “Chris brings an immense amount of real campaign experience, having managed and worked on competitive State Senate campaigns with large media and mail budgets and an emphasis on personal voter contact. He will play an important role in strengthening our legislative majorities and electing Republicans to the U.S. Senate and for state Auditor.”

“Thanks to success in recent elections and Democrat over-reaching at the national level, Republicans are as energized as ever,” said Roepe. “As we enter this critical election year, I look forward to working with our many grassroots supporters to build a strong, bottom-up coalition that will lead to Republican victories across the state.”

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Paranormal legislative activity? Reading the healthcare bill. SCARY!

READING THE DEMS HEALTHCARE BILL IS FRIGHTENING. Watch this video of a young DC couple as they attempt to do just that.

Sure, it's Halloween and weird stuff happens just in the normal course of things in Washington, D.C., but this extraordinary video of an alien concept stalking an innocent couple on Capitol Hill has to be seen to be believed. And trust me, if you watch it, you will believe....

Thursday, October 29, 2009

While Ike Watches: Pelosi Unveils New Government-Run Health Care Experiment

After weeks of secretly creating their partisan government-run health care plan behind closed doors, Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats unveiled a liberal bill today that ignores the concerns of voters and is no different than what she tried to force through the House before August.

It is still a government takeover of our health care system that will increase families’ health care costs, increase the deficit, increase taxes on small businesses and the middle class, and cuts Medicare.

The House Democrats’ government-run health care experiment costs over $1 trillion and is 1,990 pages long – over 30 percent longer than Harry Reid’s bill and longer than Hillary Clinton’s bill for universal health care.

The House Democrats’ government-run health care experiment will kill jobs with massive new tax hikes and mandates, including a tax which hits small businesses.

The House Democrats’ government-run health care experiment will bankrupt already struggling states by expanding Medicaid and shifting the costs to states.

That’s not the reform the American people want or need, and it is proof that the president and Nancy Pelosi have no interest in finding a bipartisan solution that will make health care more affordable and accessible.

Republicans support common-sense incremental reforms that will make health care more affordable and protect the doctor-patient relationship, and House Republicans will fight for these reforms:

Republicans believe we need tort reform to end frivolous lawsuits that drive up health care costs for everyone.

Republicans want to encourage health care portability so people can take their coverage with them when they change jobs.

Republicans believe Americans should get coverage regardless of preexisting conditions.

Republicans support allowing small businesses to join together to purchase quality health care benefits for their workers at a more affordable price, just as many large businesses and unions are allowed to do.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Watch Lafayette County's "Mommentator" each Friday at 4 PM on with her unique conservative commentary and special guest presenters.

Molly Teichman of Odessa launched her first blog TV show on Oct 23 from our State Capitol in which she presented conservative commentary and information about how government works. Molly broadcast from the offices of Sen. Bill Stouffer (R-21st), candidate for the 4th Congressional District in 2010. Her special guest was Sen. Stouffer's Chief of Staff Aaron Baker.

Watch her conservative commentary show live at 4 PM every Friday.

And you can follow her on Twitter

Or visit her Political Mommentary blog at

Monday, October 19, 2009


Thursday, Nov. 5--Lafayette County Republican Central Committee regular meeting, 6 PM at Biffle's Barbecue in Concordia. Order from menu, meeting to follow. Program: TBA.

Saturday, Nov. 14--Fall meeting of the 4th Congressional District Missouri Federated Republican Women, hosted by Barton County. 9 to 3 at Thiebaud Auditorium in Lamar, MO. Registration is $15 by Nov. 2 and includes lunch or $18 at the door. Lunch at 11:30 AM. Speakers are candidates for 4th CD.

December Central Committee meeting TBA.

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Miami Herald asks "Why is GOP targeting Ike Skelton's once-safe Missouri seat?"

David Goldstein of the McClatchy Newspapers (The Miami Herald) writes "...As far as Republicans were concerned, Missouri's 4th Congressional District has always been flyover country. Not this year..."

Goldstein adds, "But with public approval of President Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress falling, Skelton's party has to be anxious. It owes a lot of its success in 2006 and 2008 to moderate Republicans and independents who had soured on the GOP. But their allegiance in 2010 could be just as quicksilver.

"No question we're seeing an increase in Republican enthusiasm and energy and it is all across the country," said Republican pollster Neil Newhouse. "The question is, is it going to last? But going into '09 must be what Democrats felt like going into '08 and '06."

For the full story, visit or follow our tweets at

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

American Thinker asks: Did we elect a Beta male as President?

A fascinating article just published by American Thinker explains how Barrack Hussein Obama (everyone chant together now at the mention of his name, "mmm mmm mmm") apologizes at the drop of a hat to just about anybody who will listen, especially Alpha male world leaders. Read on:

The following is an excerpt from the article by Greg Lewis:

"But in a world where other nations' alpha-male leaders are constantly probing for even the smallest signs of weakness, having a beta male president has thrown into stark relief the dangers to which this president's unfortunate character trait is exposing his country...To return to the canine metaphor: It's the height of folly to think that other nations won't be doing everything they can to make President Obama their bitch."

To read the full article, follow our Twitter link or visit

Friday, October 2, 2009

Anti-Obama billboard on I-70

KCTV 5 headline: Obama Nation Billboard Draws Attention
New Sign Along I-70 Has Motorists Talking

Friday, September 25, 2009

Fall Meeting--“Kicking Off the 2010 Election Year”


Fall Meeting & Carry-in Dinner

Thursday, Oct. 1
6 PM

Wellington Fair Building
(downtown in park)

“Social Networking & Politics”

* Bring 2 dishes (meat, vegetable, salad, or dessert)
* Drinks and service furnished

(For more information, contact with questions.)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

09.12.09 - The American Revelation By Brent Teichman, Lafayette County conservative blogger

A personal, eye-witness account of the citizens' march on D.C. on September 12, 2009:

The following is a new post on
or read on Conservative Principles for America

A montage video of the 09.12.09 experience can be found here:

09.12.09 - The American Revelation
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“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.” –Thomas Jefferson

09.12.09 – Some are calling it the beginning of the Second American Revolution. Yet the hope is (for now at least) that this “revolution” will be fought with words rather than guns; on the battlefield of ideas rather than in bunkers all across the fruited plain.

I, for one, was there – a witness to history. I’m still trying to figure out the progression of events that led to me to the west lawn of Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., at precisely 12:12 p.m. on 09.12.09. I am a 34 year-old American; a father of 3; a small business owner; and a husband to the most ordinary-in-mind, yet extraordinary-in-thought, woman in the world. I graduated from a small high school, grinded my way to an undergraduate degree; suffered through 3 long years of law school; lived in Missouri my entire life; and, somehow, someway, on 09.12.09, I found myself there – in our nation’s capital – standing face-to-face with hundreds of thousands of Americans, unified in purpose and message: “Don’t Tread on Me.”

It was amazing; historic; momentous; unbelievable and indescribable. In fact, at one point during the march from Freedom Plaza to Capitol Hill, I sent out a “tweet” from my phone: “I literally have no words to describe this right now.” Even now, I’m not sure that I do…or ever will. And yet, when it was over, and we had returned to our hotel room, anxious to view the “postgame” coverage on all the news channels, it was as if nothing at all had happened. Feverishly flipping through the cable channels and local news stations to find something – anything – about this unprecedented march, it was as if it had all been a dream, a sweet escape from the realities of the harsh condition which has befallen us. But, I was there! I witnessed it with my own eyes – the passion, the resolve and the sheer determination of hundreds of thousands of individuals acting as one: “e pluribus unum.”

My first reaction was one of disdain and disappointment: “Here we go again…the ‘mainstream media’ buries another story that doesn’t promote and advance its agenda.” Disgusted and defeated, I was on the verge of throwing in the towel; but then, the strangest thing happened. I went to dinner with my wife and met up with some fellow 912 marchers and began to discuss the day’s events. Before we knew it, others in the restaurant were overhearing our conversations; we were overhearing theirs; the bartender was asking questions about ‘all of these people’ who had invaded his city: “What was this all about?” he asked. “Let me show you our pictures,” we said. “Wait a second,” the others replied, “take a look at ours.” We ate, we drank, we exchanged stories, photos, videos, and before the night was over, people from other tables wanted to join in the conversation. College football games dominated the televisions; Serena Williams dropped F-Bombs at the U.S. Open; the NFL season was set to kick off the next day; it was Saturday night; and nobody wanted to talk about anything but “this movement.”

The next day (09.13.09), before boarding a plane to head back to Missouri, my wife and I decided to “do the touristy thing” and take in a few sites. We took the long stroll up to the Lincoln Memorial and spent some time reflecting on our Sixteenth President’s words which are literally engraved in stone on the walls of one of the greatest monuments in the world. I had been there before. I had read Lincoln’s words on numerous occasions. But, on this date – at this moment – these words from his Gettysburg Address jumped out and jolted me:

“that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

I think it was at that moment that my revelation occurred – this is no longer about Democrat vs. Republican; Left vs. Right; Liberal vs. Conservative; or Blue vs. Red. This is about We the People vs. Them. This is about liberty vs. tyranny. This is about a “sleeping giant” who has been poked and prodded one too many times by an overreaching, overly intrusive federal government and we…have…had…ENOUGH! Don’t Tread on Me!

So to all you politicians, whether Democrat or Republican, Liberal or Conservative – in the words of President Obama, “Let me be clear” -

“We the People” are done with broken promises; we are done with bailouts; we are done with so-called “stimulus packages;” we are done with you making a career out of being a politician; we are done with you mortgaging our children’s future in order to buy votes to get re-elected; we are done with you creating one set of rules for us and a different set for you; we are done with you apologizing to the rest of the world for America being America; we are done with you calling us “uneducated,” “uninformed,” and “ignorant;” we are done with you not having to balance your checkbook the same way we have to balance ours; and most importantly, we are done with you pitting us against each other! At the end of the day, we are all Americans, and we are sick of your games. We refuse to play. We will start a new game with our rules.

My revelation is that the revolution has begun. All of this talk of “hope” and “change” – I have finally come to realize that WE are the HOPE; and we ARE the CHANGE. We the People are the ones who will give “new birth to freedom.” No one in Washington can do it – not Barack Obama; not any Democrat; not any Republican; not the media – only us. You and me. With each day that passes, Democrats and Republicans are becoming more and more irrelevant. The “press” is becoming obsolete. They are being replaced by talk radio, internet bloggers, twitter and other social media outlets. They (a) think we’re too stupid to figure out on our own what’s really going on; and (b) are only concerned about their own financial security and advancement. Why do you think they spend so much time looking down their noses and demeaning all of these mediums? Why do you think they try to ignore hundreds of thousands of Americans converging on our nation’s capital to say “we have had enough”?

I still do not understand the progression of events that led me to Washington on 09.12.09. I still cannot comprehend the historical significance of what I witnessed. But I do know this – my wife and I arrived home on Sunday evening, 09.13.09, just in time to kiss our children and put them to bed. As we walked through the door, my 3 year-old came bursting down the hallway, jumped into my arms and said, “Where were you, daddy? I missed you!” I squeezed her tightly and kissed her on the head as I replied, “Mommy and daddy were in Washington, baby.”

“Why were you in Washington, daddy?” she said.

“For you, baby. For you.”

Friday, September 11, 2009

Remembering 9-11 and looking ahead to 9-12

LAFCO POLITICAL NEWS: Friday, September 11, 2009

As we remember and honor today those who died on Sept. 11, the horrific day of terrorist attacks on our beloved country, we also look ahead to what the day after Sept. 11th signifies and how we can help. The 9-12 Project is an effort to work together under 9 Principles and 12 Values to hold our government accountable to "We the People" under the U.S. Constitution.

Take a look at these websites about the 9-12 Project nationwide and in Missouri.

The Missouri 9-12 Project--You are not alone!

Glenn Beck--The 9-12 Project

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"America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. " Harry S. Truman

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Monday, August 31, 2009


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2 HEALTHCARE VIDEOS & ARTICLE: (Editor's Note: If you have a minute this morning, check out the video below: "Obamacare: The Musical". It will get your day off to a singing start.)
Obamacare: The Musical (with apologies, no doubt, to Michael Bennett)

Editor's note: Peter J. Johnson, legal analyst, Columbia University grad, was on Fox & Friends this morning and gave a great explanation of the August healthcare debate or lack of it. When the new video or article gets posted, we will send it your way.
Last week's video by Peter J. Johnson, legal analyst: Prescription for the Truth breaking down Healthcare

More on healthcare from Newt Gingrich: Three reasons government can't run healthcare.


First party switcher in Congress for 2009: Democrat to go Republican?

New billboard is up: Martin Luther King was a Republican?

Afghanistan is now Obama's War:


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Jefferson City: "Where's Ike?"

This month, patriots gathered outside Ike Skelton's district office in Jefferson City for a "No Town Hall Town Hall." The group gathered to protest Congressman Skelton’s decision to avoid town hall meetings and to let him see public opinion on the healthcare plan that is scheduled to come before Congress after the recess. Organizers recorded citizens' comments on health care reform legislation and sent it to the Congressman's office.
Ike Skelton has refused and will continue to refuse to host town hall meetings. He and his staff know his 95% voting with Nancy Pelosi does not match the district, so they are avoiding public meetings at all costs

Friday, August 21, 2009

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Recent Letters, Opinion Writers Ask Ike to Listen to Missouri, Not Pelosi

Ray Hamilton, Marshfield, writes "Congressman [Skelton] has no time for voters" to the Springfield News-Leader.

Katie Hilton with the Lebanon Daily Record, writes "Like Pelosi, Congressman Skelton is all for [union bosses ending secret ballot elections in the workplace]. 'Middle class workers who are able to collectively bargain earn more money and spend that money in their community,' he wrote when a local group asked him to oppose the change."

On cap-and-trade, Hilton writes, "This measure, now 1,200 pages (but it wasn’t printed when Skelton gave it a thumbs-up), needs to be incinerated. Skelton is back-pedaling. He told the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives that he only voted Yes because he “knew” the Senate would make changes that would help rural Missouri. How’s that for responsible leadership? Grade, F."

Leland L. Reed of Pleasant Hill writes to the Warrensburg Daily Star-Journal, "I am appalled that as officials representing the people of Missouri and both [Skelton and McCaskill] being attorneys would vote for a bill [they] have not read. [They both] voted for the stimulus bill not knowing the full extent of what it covered."

He also notes that Skelton voted for a hate crimes bill that would prohibit pastors from teaching Biblical doctrine regarding homosexuality and for supporting a cap-and-trade bill that will hurt constituents financially.

Frustrations are being felt throughout Western Missouri as Ike Skelton refuses to engage with this constituents over important issues. Voters from several counties have expressed an interest to contact local newspapers to share their concerns. For a list of newspaper contacts in the 4th Congressional District, email

Ike Hearts Pelosi; Bars Public from Meetings Last Week (continued...)

Kudos to one of our locals from Odessa being featured as the "Picture of the Day" on the Missouri Political News Service website. Click here for a link to the story. The headline reads, "Ike Hearts Nancy; Bans Public from Attending Events."

In addition, the story on last week's protests was covered by the Sedalia Democrat here.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Ike Says "No" to Pettis Co. Forum: Sedalians Turn Out to Say "NO" to Ike

This afternoon, patriots in Sedalia met Ike Skelton at a healthcare forum hosted at Bothwell Hospital. The public was not invited. The congressman, elected in 1976, received several of the protesters after the event. Many in the group stated they had previously voted for Skelton, but could no longer support his candidacy after voting for cap-and-trade and other liberal policies. Skelton votes with Nancy Pelosi 97.1% of the time.

Pictured above, a patriot from Odessa displays a Pelosi-Ike puppet.

Veterans and Patriots Gather in Warsaw to Protest Ike Skelton

More reason's why we should email Sen. Bill Stouffer ( and encourage him to run for Congress in 2010!!!

In what locals called a “first time,” Warsaw was the site of a political protest this morning. Those opposed to a national health care plan and other liberal policies turned out to protest Ike Skelton’s recent allegiance to the Obama-Pelosi regime.

Just inside police tape, peaceful protesters, seniors, veterans, and patriots of all ages joined forces to send Ike a clear message – "Vote with Missouri, not Pelosi 97.1% of the time, or take a hike!"

As a young staffer held the microphone, Skelton acknowledged the presence of those disappointed in his recent votes, but did not discuss policy.

Friday, July 31, 2009

New I-70 Billboard Attacks Skelton for Siding with Union Bosses

This photo was taken today in Lafayette Co. on the west side of the Higginsville Jct. on I-70. It appears to have been sponsored by organizations working to protect secret ballot elections including those in the workplace. Currently, Skelton favors changing federal laws making it easier for union bosses to bring Detroit-style workplaces to Missouri.

The billboard, as well as other internet advertisements in the 4th Congressional District, are encouraging folks to visit a website outlining his contributions from unions and asking voters to contact the congressman on the issue.

The online ads as the image below: