Category Archives: Campaigning

McCutcheon, Money and the Bible

“Spending large sums of money in connection with elections, but not in connection with an effort to control the exercise of an officeholder’s official duties, does not give rise to quid pro quo corruption. Nor does the possibility that an … Continue reading

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GOP Kerfuffle – Just saying…

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On Friday, October 25, Barb Shelly of the Kansas City Star wrote a column titled “Missouri is still a battleground state – for wacky campaigns.” For Shelly, what is happening politically in Missouri is a “kerfuffle.” I love obscure words … Continue reading

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Arrrg. The Rule of the Ridiculous.

Arrg. Be wary o’ political polls, me hearty. They’re nay always what they seem, me mate. I be talkin’ about th’ recent survey by me two favorite news services in me favorite port o’ call and school, CBS News, th’ … Continue reading

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It’s not JUST a war on women…

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell U.S.  House Speaker John Boehner Senator Roy Blunt Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer MO Senate President Pro Tem Robert N. Mayer MO House Speaker Steven Tilley Ladies, gentlemen and members of each Chamber: It appears that the conservative branches … Continue reading

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Religion, Politics and Elections

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In this presentation, the audience learned that it is not and the religion and politics relationship started well before our Revolution of Independence. This 30-minute presentation was given at the Muleskinners Democratic Club luncheon on April 20, 2012. I want … Continue reading

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Republicans and Blind Naked Mole Rats

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Just how low will the Republicans and their tea party lackeys go to disrupt the election process? First, there are the major attempts to disenfranchise voters who do not have a government issued photo IDs, usually the economically lower classes … Continue reading

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God and Religion in Politics?

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How have we failed to move forward in our short history? Just over one-half of a millennium has passed since Columbus’ adventures and still our arguments have not changed. Listen to our politicians today and read what they said 100, … Continue reading

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Paul, Cain, Romney and Perot

I learned a great lesson on winning friends and influencing people (sorry Mr. Carnegie) when I was working for the Gary Hart for President campaign. It is a lesson I give my students and clients – business and political. It … Continue reading

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God’s Deadline Looms

At 10:00 am on August 6 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, the conflict between theocracy and democracy will come to a head. One great big pimple. Texas governor Rick Perry is the newest name being tossed around in the Republican … Continue reading

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Who is holding the Republicans hostage?

I listened with great care to Mr. Obama’s and Mr. Boehner’s renditions of what is going on. I listened to them again this morning. Here is my opinion of the bottom line. The White House, the House Minority Leader and … Continue reading

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