I always thought it was common sense that people who get welfare benefits vote overwhelmingly Democrat. It is not common sense for St. Louis people like MO Snark (http://mosnark.blogspot.com/). The individual has a belief that the Missouri 8th congressional is voting Republican and on welfare with nothing to back it up. (Map of Welfare Benefits) This St. Louis dweller does not realize a huge segment of the population vote the Democrat ticket and some are considered Democrat counties in rural Missouri. It is hard to believe that anyone in rural Missouri would vote Democrat unless getting a check from the government. It seems on the high side that some counties have over 30% of people on some kind of welfare but every county has more people voting Democrat than on welfare.

I can’t understand the point on Franklin County (Here), which is MO Snark overall point in every county. MO Snark says 77% of Franklin County voters voted for a Republican State Representative and 14% are on food stamps. Hmmmmm…..I wonder if that 14% was part of the 23% that voted Democrat.  A Maxwell poll and NPR poll says overwhelmingly government benefits equal Democrat votes.

Share of Recipients of each program that self-identified as supporters of Republican party in 2004-2007 Maxwell Poll:

Government Subsidized Housing 12%
Medicaid: 16%
Food Stamps: 20%
Unemployment Compensation: 21%
Welfare or public assistance: 22%
Disability benefits from government 25%

We see below in a two-party split 60-80% of welfare recipients are Democrats and full time Workers are evenly divided between parties:

Rocky Kingree

I have had the opportunity to chit chat with several candidates and elected officials throughout my life and career. Usually the candidate’s image is a lot better on video or paper than in normal conversation and everyday life. It is sad but I have always walked away with a bit of disappointment and describing the person would use words such as elitist, fake, creepy, weird, programmed, pompous, unintelligent, or dry.

Today I met Sarah Steelman for the first time and had the exact opposite experience, even though previously had deep admiration for her. I would say she is caring, intelligent, funny, personable, genuine, charismatic and nice is just the start of describing her. She is a person I would enjoy eating lunch with no matter what title she has and she would fit into a crazy family reunion of mine.

Besides for her wonderful personality, I was impressed were her extensive knowledge on local rural issues from the flatlands to the Ozarks and understood that different rural localities have different challenges facing them. It stunned me when she could spontaneously and accurately speak about the pros and cons of having elk in Carter and Shannon County, while riding a gator on a deer farm.

I should have known a person who usually gets outspent 2 to 1 and still wins elections has something special about them. It is corny but today it reminded me that normal everyday Americans run for U.S. Senate and you don’t have to inherit large amounts of money to be a candidate.

Rocky P. Kingree

 

 

From Barklage Films: A chance encounter that has led to true love.

 

*I did not create this video, not sure who did… but they are my hero.

Video  —  Posted: July 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

Last night, I read the Reboot Congress Blog that someone made an ethics complaint against the Missouri Leadership Committee and Steelman for US Senate. Here. My first thought was this is amateur hour, and as many thought, John Brunner did this or directed it to be done.  Note that ethics complaints are confidential and the name is redacted.

I have more respect for Brunner and think he is better than having an ethics complaint filed when a violation, if any, has no effect on an election and was done by accident. It reminds me of Kinder NRA A or +A attack.

I can remember my own elections. In the first one at the age of 25, I did not have all my “election law” ducks in a row and watched another opponent in a different election make the same mistakes I did. None of us filed any ethics complaints because none of us were attempting to circumvent election laws to get an advantage. If I ever file an ethics complaint (and would do so if I thought were trying to circumvent the intentions of the law), I would publicly state that I filed the complaint as any candidate would that believes in open dealings.

If someone filed this complaint as a “citizen,” then they should publicly state that they did because it puts blame on Brunner when none is owed. If Brunner did have his hand in this complaint, he should be open about it, even though it would make him look amateur using these types of tactics and not ready to go up against McCaskill or be a U.S. Senator.

Rocky P. Kingree

As you can note from my tweets or other writings, I am rough on Peter Kinder and one of the reasons may not be so obvious.

I have not been critical on the Secretary of State election, even though I will most likely be casting a vote for Scott Rupp. I am completely fine with all candidates as it may produce a Republican candidate in the future for Governor if they win the general.

My opposition to Peter Kinder is simply he will never be Governor.  The Democrats have Clint Zweifel  and Chris Koster hanging out for 2016 like how the Cardinals have their farm players down in Memphis and Springfield. I would sleep better at night if I knew the Republicans are going to win the Secretary of State seat and Steve Tilley makes an abrupt dash back into politics. If neither happens and Peter Kinder wins the primary, we better hope that our Governor hopeful appears. For Lager, the do nothing job of Lt Governor will be perfect for him to just focus on a 2016 Governor race as Koster and Zweifel have been doing with their positions.

On a positive note, a year in politics is an eternity, and we never know where guys like Jason Smith will be  in their careers in four years.

Why will Kinder never be Governor?

Simply put, Peter lacks judgment and does not do his job.

The lack of judgment is not entirely that he was in Verlin’s “Pantless Party” Bar with some rough looking former Penthouse Pet or all the other horrible things she said about him. Here.  Most elected officials would break a person’s camera for taking a questionable photo, and under no circumstances, would have ever been standing there with a cheese eating grin on their face at this type of joint or with this woman. I have to assume Lt. Governor Kinder finds taking pictures like this to be par for the course. Susan Montee’s children have better judgment than him, and this is exactly why Humphreys threatened to back Nixon. I won’t mention how he approached the scandal and his comments made after the fact.

It would help if Kinder did his constitutional duties. According to Kinder Lt. Governor’s website his first duty is to wake up every morning and make sure the Governor is still breathing. After that, he can preside over the Senate and cast a vote during a tie. Kinder is 0 for 5 on doing his job.

These two things, among others, make Kinder impossible to elect as a Governor and twice now we have seen think about putting on his big boy pants. Chris or Clint will be like Boston in the 2004 World Series.

Rocky Kingree

What has Kinder been up to?

Posted: July 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

Peter Kinder has consistently been M.I.A. when it comes to his constitutional duty to break tie votes in the Missouri Senate as Lt. Governor.

Peter Kinder has broke zero out of five tie votes during his tenure. It leaves me to wonder what has he been up to? Some reports indicate Peter has been out partying, I did not believe that at first…

but then again Peter does like to party 

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There has been a very interesting revelation in the Missouri Lt. Governor race that has been brought to my attention: one of the candidates is paying to have his opponent smeared.. so much for an “unbiased media.” We’ve received a tip from a source that both Jerry Berger and Scott Charton are now being paid to blog on behalf of the Kinder campaign. 

Both of these gentlemen (Berger & Charton) lean left at best, and its interesting they would be hired by Kinder. It is not uncommon however, as Kinder has paid Gentry Trotter over the years. Gentry is now the campaign manager for Russ Carnahan.

Kinder’s ethics report show that this cycle, he has paid “Multimedia PR Group” over $25,000.00. We dug some and found that Multimedia PR Group is actually Gentry Trotter and his smear tank (see Doc.1 included below)

Trotter is also the campaign manager for Russ Carnahan and here is what the St. Louis American has to say about Trotter:

“As for black surrogates, Carnahan started with the no-brainer (in this primary) of hiring a black campaign manager, who has taken the tack of emailing releases to The American with smart-ass comments about wanting to make sure our coverage is “fair and balanced.” Gentry Trotter, who follows the money, has followed the money to Team Carnahan.” Article citation

Why does Peter Kinder find it necessary to hire democrats to assist his campaign? 

Document 1 shows that Gentry Trotter is behind “Multi Media PR Group” who Kinder is paying big $$$ to.

1 of many payments Kinder has made to Gentry Trotter

 

Will we be seeing Peter Kinder switch parties anytime soon??