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What Will Claire Say Next?

Instead of "What will Todd say Next?" Let's Ask: "What will Claire Say Next?" McCaskill has had her share of flubs, follies, and foolishness.

In a previous attack ad, Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill is still waving the "legitimate rape" shirt, hoping to distract voters with distortions of Mr. Akin’s support for free market reforms and free people. "What will he say next?" closes the ad.

Senator Claire McCaskill is still castigating Congressman Todd Akin for one comment. In attacking the infrequent comments of the Congressman, McCaskill has not yet considered that the same line of attack would yield even more damaging quips against her for all that she has proffered during her double-minded tenure in Washington.

Aside from Senator McCaskill’s 100% rating from NARAL (National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws), aside from her voting 90% of the time with the liberal establishment in Washington, what other silly, stupid, or insensitive comments has Ms. McCaskill made during her six-year tenure in the US Senate?

What hasn’t she said?

McCaskill said this about President Bush: "George Bush let people die on rooftops in New Orleans because they were poor and because they were black."

Would you like to take this back, Ms. McCaskill? It is appalling to me how broad the double standard has become in the media markets. She castigated the previous President as a race-monger, and no one held her accountable for it.

Let’s look over McCaskill’s other "flubs" over the past six years:

"I don't understand this rudeness! What is this? "

This comment McCaskill uttered, in either mock-surprise, or genuine ignorance. In this 2009 townhall meeting, McCaskill was trying to sell Missourians on the Affordable Care Act, which has turned out not to be affordable at all. "You don't trust me?" She later asked, and every cried out: "No!"

It's clear why the crowd of 3,500 were outraged -- they were fed up then and they are fed up now with a senator who listens to party bosses in Washington instead of the voters of Missouri.

"The seniors will be well-taken care of in this bill." So claimed Claire in the same meeting, yet the dogged reality of $700 billion missing from Medicare as a result of ObamaCare just will not go away, a massive excise which is now hurting hospitals all over the country.

In another interview, this time with Bill O'Reilly , McCaskill commented that the people "weren't sure about" the big things. Stimulus, TARP -- these government measures McCaskill claimed were successful. As if! O'Reilly, like many voters in this country, believe that ObamaCare, which apparently started out at 615 pages only to metastasize into 2, 400, is "Big Government. McCaskill responded: "I don't know that at the end of the day if it's going to be big government intrusion." She then offered up Medicare, a "solid" example of Big Government, which is now bankrupting this country. "That's why we have to work on this bill." -- to save Medicare. $700 billion dollar raid on Medicare is fixing Medicare?

On her failure to pay property taxes on her private plane, McCaskill rebuffed any complaints:

"Well there is no question that this is a big, sloppy, stupid mistake. I found it and came forward and made sure that we paid the money. You asked how this happened. I assumed that it was being done appropriately; which was a mistake on my part. I should have never assumed that."

There is no excuse for a Senator overlooking a massive tax on her own property.

About not attending the 2012 Democratic Convention , McCaskill waffled:

"I'm in a tough fight -- it's after Labor Day. It doesn't mean I don't support President Obama." The Obama-Pelosi-Reid agenda was sinking McCaskill's chances of then and now! She then claimed: "I'm independent." Still, Obama-Claire cannot shake off her party affiliation, and she tried to defend ObamaCare:

"Some are saying 'This is a tax increase on everyone' -- of course not!"

The Huffington Post reported that ObamaCare will hit six million families with tax increases.

"It's a huge tax cut for small businesses."

CNBC reported that small businesses are confused, afraid, and outraged about costs and regulations which will push their employees' premiums up.

From the September 23, 2012 Debate, McCaskill claimed: "I have a strong moderate record."

Although The Washington Post puts her in the middle, she cannot run away from her support for the 2009 stimulus and ObamaCare, two highly controversial bills which are bankrupting this country. A closer look at her voting record suggests that she pushes the  liberal line in Washington . In the last six months, she has voted against the following:

Disapproval of President's Authority to Raise the Debt Limit

Prohibits Increase in Interest Rates for Student Loans (Lamar Bill)

-- this is interesting, especially since McCaskill crows that she has the best interest of students in mind.

Limits Farm Subsidies to Farmers with Incomes Under $250,000

-- If McCaskill "opposes" Big Government, yet she persists in supporting out-dated subsidies for the Agribusiness lobby?

She even voted against an amendment which Extends Middle Class Tax Cuts .

From race-baiting to tax evasion to misconstruing her record: "What will Claire Say Next?"

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monica emerson October 28, 2012 at 03:38 PM
I have not seen on person running in any of these elections state an honest to goodness game plan as to how they are going to clean up the mess that the polticians made in the first place. All I have heard from any of them is how bad the other guy or gal is . So vote for them because they are not as bad. Come on. On the topic of OUR race Macaskill has shown how much she cares about missouri and its residents, NONE, but she really likes that plane the residents bought her. And if you will just give her a few more years ,, She has her eye on some other pretty things that she needs paid for. AND YES I AM FROM MISSOURI.
Arthur Christopher Schaper October 28, 2012 at 08:38 PM
Thanks for your comment. Her votes for ObamaCare and the Stimulus indicate a mindset out of touch with the best interests of the state or the country. Akin is the better choice.
The Missourian October 28, 2012 at 08:55 PM
Before you diss on "Obamacare," why don't you actually learn what it is. Because I am certain you are ignorant of the numerous ways it equalizes your relationship with your insurer. It is almost all up-side. F'real. Just because McCaskill doesn't bow to the ignorant whims of the hillbilly contingent doesn't mean we shouldn't elect her. It means the hillbillies are in the wrong state.
The Missourian October 28, 2012 at 08:57 PM
Akin, and his God-fearin' hillbilly logic is the last thing Missouri, or any state needs. May he go down hard.
RDBet October 28, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Insurance for those with preexisting conditions. The Christian thing to do. Less reliance on costly emergency room visits as the health care plan for the uninsured -the smart thing for all Americans. Contraception falling under health care - common sense. Akin's a damn freak.
mike k October 29, 2012 at 01:10 AM
Aiken is within 2 pts of McCaskill in today's Post Dispatch poll. She has voted with Obama 97% of the time. She is going down in defeat. That way she can spend more time with her crooked husband.
Caffeinated October 29, 2012 at 01:16 AM
McCaskill's husband? What about Akin's husband: http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/todd-akin-wife-Lulli.jpg
Christine Stewart Mehigh October 29, 2012 at 01:30 AM
I'd rather vote for Honey Boo Boo than a complete moron like Todd Akin.
Arthur Christopher Schaper October 29, 2012 at 01:54 AM
Mike: Spread the Word -- Akin made one mistake -- McCaskill has made six years' worth. http://fenton-highridge.patch.com/blog_posts/go-todd-go-todd-akin-for-us-senate Throw McCaskill out! Go Todd Go!
The Missourian October 29, 2012 at 02:46 AM
So....let me get this straight. Claire McCaskill voted...again, just to be clear...WITH, or in favor of legislation that Obama ultimately signed. I mean, wow. Just....WOW. Kind of like how Tom Delay et al usually sided with Bush? In other words, who the hell cares? Who. The. Hell. Cares. You hillbillies need to leave my good state, go back to Alabammy or wherever you came from, stop trying to expand the south, and experience the results of your policy in places that have already enacted your agenda. Hint: the results blow goat ass. Maybe that's an appealing thing for you all, or should I say, "y'all." SIncerely, a Real Missourian.
The Missourian October 29, 2012 at 02:49 AM
You can side with the 21st century via the Democrats, or the antebellum south with the GOP. That simple. Which side of history are you going to be on?
Brian October 29, 2012 at 02:58 AM
Amen Arthur, Todd Akin have my vote she most go. Todd Akin 2012
The Missourian October 29, 2012 at 03:01 AM
Let's itemize the ways Obamacare is bad for Missourah-ans (because as a Missourian, I know it is an excellent piece of legislation): - gender neutral pricing (e.g. there is no vagina penalty) - no exclusions for pre-existing conditions, except for some limitations on tobacco coverage - everyone not eligible for Medicare, Medicaid, etc, is required to obtain coverage or pay a fine. Thus fewer emergency room visits, more preventive care for a wider swath of the population, and a wider pool to distribute costs among. This includes subsidies for families making from 100% to 400% the poverty level. Upside for everyone.
The Missourian October 29, 2012 at 03:01 AM
continuing.... - Insurance exchanges. Because right now unless you go through a broker, which in itself is a tossup, it's tough to compare pricing and benefits. - Expanded Medicaid eligibility to 133% the federal poverty line. Again, good. Especially for all the poor folks in rural MO, who contrary to folk wisdom, outnumber those awful black welfare queens. Perversely, those rural whites seethe with hatred when Obama's name is invoked. As if they hate themselves. Weird stuff. - no lifetime cap on coverage - companies over 50 employees with have to help fund subsidies if they don't provide their employees with acceptable baseline coverage. Makes sense. And it will be a level playing field, since this is nationwide. - no copays for preventive care. - Kids up to 26 (often students already struggling wtih tuition) can stay on parents' policy. This is all good.
The Missourian October 29, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Again, unless you like being ____ed in the ass by your insurer, which I can say from personal experience, and from the personal experiences of many people I know, then Obama care is a win for everyone but insurers. But being as how the GOP is so fond of rape these days, I can see how they would froth lustily at the prospect of being raped by their insurers. Go figure.
Larry Lazar October 29, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Funny, I thought this was for a blog for "Local Voices". While there is a California, Missouri, I'm pretty sure the state of California is not local. I also blog for the Patch. Perhaps I should start posting on the Torrance Patch? I'm all for Obamacare, and McCaskill. See my Patch post on Obamacare below. http://eureka-wildwood.patch.com/blog_posts/socialized-medicine-1974-version
Earl Higgins November 03, 2012 at 08:54 PM
As if anybody, including Astroturfer Arthur Christopher Schaper, actually cares about facts, here is what McCaskill said when questioned about her quote about Bush and Katrina: "I do not, I do not believe the president is a racist. I was acknowledging the feelings of many, many Americans that this administration has left the most vulnerable, helpless—this administration has been about Wall Street and not about average Americans." Sounds pretty rational to me. So why the indignation?
Arthur Christopher Schaper November 04, 2012 at 01:48 AM
I would like to share with the Missouri voters that many of Akin's comments have been taken so out of context as to be distorted from their true meaning. McCaskill, like President Obama and many Democrats throughout the country, cannot run on a record of record unemployment, deficits, national decline, and foreign policy failures, so they engage in petty attacks, twisting the rhetoric of their opponents. Please visit: http://florissant.patch.com/blog_posts/mccaskills-misquotes-or-what-did-todd-really-say
Caffeinated November 04, 2012 at 01:56 AM
You are a liar, and your link is to another one of your "local voices" opinion pieces wherein you "interpret" Akin's comments and provide your own context. Here's his complete comment regarding "legitimate rape": Well you know, people always want to try to make that as one of those things, well how do you, how do you slice this particularly tough sort of ethical question. First of all, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something. I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the child.[12] Here is a link to the complete video from KTVI: http://fox2now.com/2012/08/19/the-jaco-report-august-19-2012/ No taking anything out of context. Let people read the words and watch the video for themselves.
Caffeinated November 04, 2012 at 02:09 AM
Akin on student loans: "“America has got the equivalent of stage three cancer of socialism because the federal government is tampering in all kinds of stuff it has no business tampering in.”" complete video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH-XzBYpf2E
Caffeinated November 04, 2012 at 02:15 AM
Seriously, I could go on with this but you don't actually substantiate the argument that he was "taken out of context." Akin is a barking idiot that even Republicans disown. He deserves his political fate.
RDBet November 04, 2012 at 02:40 AM
Health insurance coverage for those with pre-existing conditions The Christian and American thing to do.... how does this poser-clown from California call himself a Christian or American?
Earl Higgins November 04, 2012 at 02:48 AM
My dear Californian Arthur, Why are you even sticking your nose into our Missouri race? Seriously, we can do just fine without you. If you had something novel or original to offer, I might feel otherwise. I don't know what you think the "true meaning" of Todd Akin's comments are, you haven't told us and neither has Todd. Seriously, I don't know how those comments can be "taken out of context". The context was clear, Todd Akin meant what he said, and to say or pretend otherwise is to expose yourself as a toady for the Right Wing Extremists and their backward looking agenda. Please crawl back into the hole from which you sprung. This is a Missouri race and we have more than our fair share of right-wing apologists to deal with.
Long Island Dave November 04, 2012 at 04:12 AM
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Caffeinated November 04, 2012 at 04:22 AM
You finally get electricity back on Long Island and this is what you do with it? LOL
Arthur Christopher Schaper November 05, 2012 at 01:23 AM
Caffeinated: You need to switch to decaff! (LOL) As for "astroturffing" -- I am too much man to walk on! (and so is Todd Akin!) Thanks for the lively repartee! May the best man (yes, man!) win the Missouri Senate seat! The West Coast says thanks for "showing me" the easy publicity!
RDBet November 05, 2012 at 01:36 AM
Do you know women have the right to vote?.My generally conservative and pro-life female friends are NOT voting for your creepy manfriend, Akin.
Earl Higgins November 05, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Go on. You state "many of Akin's comments have been taken so out of context as to be distorted from their true meaning" and then proceed to change the subject with no backing evidence or follow-up to your specious claim. Which of his comments were "taken so out of context"? Will you be providing us with the "proper" context, or just going off in another direction, expecting us to take you for your word? Your response, if any, should be amusing. If I were betting, I would give pretty good odds we never hear from you again.
Sensible? I think so November 05, 2012 at 06:03 PM
"From Jan 2001 to Sep 2012, Akin missed 431 of 8512 recorded or roll call votes, which is 5.0%. This is worse than the median of 2.5%." In the last quarter, Akin missed 87.5% percent of his votes. He might have been busy campaigning (and revealing his true self to all!), but so was Sen. McCaskill. She did not miss ANY votes in the last quarter. Akin has sponsored 52 bills in his 12 years in the House. Only 3 have been signed into law, and only after 3 introductions apiece. Each names a post office building. He introduced Pledge Protection Acts in 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2007. And Parent's Right to Know Acts in 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2009. And the "No Taxation Without Representation Amendment" (not to be confused with voting rights in the District of Columbia) in '06. None of those passed. His proclamation of 2008 at "The National Year of the Bible" and his "Supporting the goals of the Ten Commandments Commission" resolution did not make it out of committee. Mr. Schaper, can you convince the voters of Missouri that Rep. Akin has earned his pay as a legislator? http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/todd_akin/400005
Kim Drake November 05, 2012 at 07:24 PM
Why is someone who resides thousands of miles away considered a local voice? They should not be characterized as such. I read Local Voices to see what my neighbors in the community have to say, whether I agree with them or not. No way should some "blogger" who has nothing better to do than spew agenda riddled written diatribe be allowed to characterize themselves as "local voices". C'mon Patch...do better.

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