Saturday, November 6, 2010
Are independents a de facto third party in America? Is there a political home for socially liberal, fiscally conservative voters? Yaron Brook and Terry Jones speak with Allen Barton about what independent voters were telling public servants in the 2010 elections. Could we see the final backlash against government intrusion in private lives and the private sector? Find out.
Watch video here.
Watch video here.
at 9:43 PM
Friday, November 5, 2010
It's not just the message; it's the messenger--"Americans Vote for Maturity" and sorely miss Ronald Reagan's fully mature, fully seasoned self.
Art by Chad Crowe published 11/5/10, Wall Street Journal
Article by Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal, 11/5/10:
"...'The people have spoken, the bastards." That would be how Democrats in the White House and on Capitol Hill are feeling. The last two years of their leadership have been rebuffed. The question for the Democratic Party: Was it worth it? Was it worth following the president and the speaker in their mad pursuit of liberal legislation that the country would not, could not, like? And what will you do now? Which path will you take?
The Republicans saw their own establishment firmly, sharply put down. The question for them: What will you do to show yourselves worthy of the bounty?
The Republicans won big, but both parties return to Washington chastened. Good..."
The article continues...
"...The point is that Reagan's career is a guide, not only for the tea party but for all in politics. He brought his fully mature, fully seasoned self into politics with him. He wasn't in search of a life when he ran for office, and he wasn't in search of fame; he'd already lived a life, he was already well known, he'd accomplished things in the world.
Here is an old tradition badly in need of return: You have to earn your way into politics. You should go have a life, build a string of accomplishments, then enter public service. And you need actual talent: You have to be able to bring people in and along. You can't just bully them, you can't just assert and taunt, you have to be able to persuade.
Americans don't want, as their representatives, people who seem empty or crazy. They'll vote no on that.
It's not just the message, it's the messenger."
at 10:03 PM
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be. ~Sydney J. Harris
ELECTION NIGHT RESULTS IN LAFAYETTE COUNTY: A huge victory here and statewide!
County website with official election results.
MoGOP website .
1. Harold Hoflander won the Presiding Commissioner race with 59.41% to 40.46% of the vote, winning all 15 of 15 precincts.
2. Rep. Mike McGhee won his last term (term-limited out in 2012) with his biggest margin ever--66.9% to 33.1% of the vote.
3. Roy Blunt won the U.S. Senate seat big in Lafayette County, bigger than he did statewide, with 59.5% of the vote here versus Carnahan's 35.2%.
4. Vicky Hartzler beat Ike Skelton in the 4th CD with 50.4% to 45.1% of the vote. In Lafayette County, she lost the county and received 4939 to Skelton's 6567. Ray, Lafayette, Saline, Johnson, Henry, Moniteau, Hickory and Pulaski were the only counties of the 25 in the 4th CD that Skelton carried.
5. Tom Schweick for Auditor won in Lafayette County 54.99% to 41.38%.
6. Rep. Joe Aull, Democrat (26th Legislative District) was unopposed. (His district includes part of Lafayette County and Saline County)
7. Rep. Stanley Cox, Republican (118th Legislative District) won with 70.37%.. Part of his district is in Lafayette County, the rest in Pettis.
8. Sheila Solon, Republican (55th District) won with 75% of the vote. There were only 36 votes in this district from Lafayette County, a small portion of the district.
The 55th Missouri House District includes portions of Blue Springs south of Interstate 70 and most of Grain Valley and Oak Grove as well as portions of unincorporated Jackson County and a small part of Lafayette County.
9. Unopposed Republican county candidates included: Patsy Olvera, Recorder; Linda Niendick, County Clerk; Cherie Mason, Auditor; Deana Aversman, Circuit Clerk; Judge John Frerking, Associate Circuit Court Judge
FOR PRECINCT BY PRECINCT TOTALS...VISIT THE COUNTY WEBSITE: http://www.lafayettecountymo.com/
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Lafayette County Republicans
TWITTER: http: twitter.com@Lafcopolitics
at 8:15 AM
Monday, November 1, 2010
Vote Nov. 2nd because as Mark Twain once said: "Vote: the only commodity that is peddleable without a license..."
This ink drawing appeared in the first edition of "Life on the Mississippi".
Mark Twain on Voting:
"But in this country we have one great privilege which they don't have in other countries. When a thing gets to be absolutely unbearable the people can rise up and throw it off. That's the finest asset we've got--the ballot box."
at 7:29 PM