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Missouri - CD3 http://www.firedupmissouri.com/taxonomy/term/1067/0 en The Colbert Report's Better Know a District: Missouri's First or Third http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/colberts-better-know-district-missouris-third <p>Via <a href="http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/417353/august-02-2012/better-know-a-district---missouri-s-3rd-or-1st---russ-carnahan" target="_blank">The Colbert Report</a>: &quot;Missouri&#39;s <strong>Russ Carnahan </strong>deals with redistricting and verifies that he is not a genetically modified ear of corn in a suit.&quot;&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe class="noside" frameborder="0" height="288" src="http://media.mtvnservices.com/embed/mgid:cms:video:colbertnation.com:417353" width="510"></iframe></p> CD3 Russ Carnahan The Colbert Report Fri, 03 Aug 2012 11:47:16 +0000 .Sean 15588 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com Sore Loser Martin Runs Out Lame Conspiracy Theories, Finally Concedes http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/sore-loser-martin-runs-out-lame-conspiracy-theories-finally-concedes <p><img class="rightside" src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4014/4313883848_f8d3a886d7_m.jpg" />UPDATE: <a href="http://su.pr/1JQliq #" target="_blank">St. Louis Activist Hub has a good rundown</a> of the "stuff" Martin tried to pull together to make his claims "plausible." </p> <p>Apparently unable to document Friday's claim that <a href="http://stlactivisthub.blogspot.com/2010/11/desperation-ed-martin-switches-to-new.html" target="_blank">"busloads of mentally handicapped service workers"</a> hijacked Tuesday's election and unsuccessful in his attempts to <a href="http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/quote-day-54" target="_blank">"find enough stuff we can use to make [his fraud theories] plausible,"</a>&nbsp;<strong>Ed Martin</strong> has finally decided to concede his race against <strong>Rep. Russ Carnahan</strong>.&nbsp; </p> <p>Friendly reminded to the media:&nbsp; Please remember not to treat Mr. Martin as a dishonest media-savvy egomaniac today, and construct all of your stories about Martin's concession in a way that makes his claims of "fraud" and "irregularities" seem legitimate.&nbsp; </p> CD3 Ed Martin Stoopid Mon, 08 Nov 2010 16:26:52 +0000 .Sean 12964 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com Quote of the Day http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/quote-day-54 <p><strong>&quot;We&rsquo;re trying to find enough stuff we can use to make it plausible.&quot;</strong></p> <p class="rteindent1"><strong>Ed Martin</strong> <a target="_blank" href="http://dailycaller.com/2010/11/05/missouri-gop-congressional-candidate-alleges-foul-play-at-the-polls/print/">explains his strategy for manufacturing conspiracy theories</a> about his Tuesday defeat to Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller, including today's sad attempt to convince folks that heretofore unknown &quot;busloads of mentally handicapped service workers&quot; may have stolen the election</p> CD3 Ed Martin Stoopid Fri, 05 Nov 2010 19:06:29 +0000 .Sean 12957 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com No One Could Have Predicted That Ed Martin's Conspiracy Theories Are Complete Nonsense http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/no-one-have-predicted-sore-loser-ed-martins-conspiracy-theories-are-complete-nonsense <p><a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kwmu/news.newsmain/article/0/0/1721775/St..Louis.Public.Radio.News/.GOP.official.No.ballot.tampering.in.St..Louis" target="_blank">KWMU</a>: "Republican election commissioner <strong>[Carol Wilson] </strong>says private security guards did not touch any ballots or interfere with voting Tuesday at the St. Louis City Board of Elections....Martin wants an investigation of the firm's hiring...but Republican election commissioner Carol Wilson said only two security guards worked at the Board of Elections headquarters, where they guarded the front door."</p> CD3 Ed Martin Stoopid Thu, 04 Nov 2010 21:31:18 +0000 .Sean 12953 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com GOP Elections Director: "Clear That Martin Had Lost Fair and Square" http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/gop-elections-director-clear-martin-had-lost-fair-and-square <p><img class="rightside" src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3658/3639224197_fa20135d98_m.jpg" />While sore loser <strong>Ed Martin</strong> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/firedupmissouri/5145942866/" target="_blank">tries to raise money</a> with his bogus claims of fraud in Tuesday's election, <a href="http://www.stlbeacon.org/issues-politics/143-Missouri_races/106064-kinder-vs-nixon" target="_blank">the Beacon</a> picks up on <strong>Peter Kinder's</strong> interview with local radio personality and all-around silly person <strong>Dana Loesch</strong>, first noted here yesterday: </p> <blockquote><p>Martin, a Tea Party favorite, is currently behind by 4,400 votes, and has raised questions about possible irregularities in St. Louis. Martin formerly had been chairman of the city's Election Board. </p><p>Kinder, reflecting his role as party powerbroker, isn't going along with Martin's call. While praising Martin's performance, Kinder said, "Ed Martin clearly did not get it done in St. Louis County, and we're clearly taking note of that." </p><p><strong>Kinder went even further in an appearance with radio talk show host (and Tea Party activist) Dana Loesch, saying on the air that he had talked with city GOP elections director Scott Leiendecker, and that it was clear that Martin had lost fair and square.</strong></p> </blockquote> CD3 Ed Martin Peter Kinder Stoopid Thu, 04 Nov 2010 13:54:03 +0000 .Sean 12944 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com KTVI Story on 'Real Ed Martin' Website http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/ktvi-story-new-anti-martin-website <p><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" salign="l" flashvars="&amp;titleAvailable=true&amp;playerAvailable=true&amp;searchAvailable=false&amp;shareFlag=N&amp;singleURL=http://ktvi.vidcms.trb.com/alfresco/service/edge/content/80f2ff48-4e5f-4606-bfd3-397d51fad75e&amp;propName=ktvi.com&amp;hostURL=http://www.fox2now.com&amp;swfPath=http://ktvi.vid.trb.com/player/&amp;omAccount=triblocaltvglobal&amp;omnitureServer=fox2now.com" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" menu="true" name="PaperVideoTest" bgcolor="#ffffff" devicefont="false" wmode="transparent" scale="showall" loop="true" play="true" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" quality="high" src="http://ktvi.vid.trb.com/player/PaperVideoTest.swf" align="middle" height="450" width="510"></embed></p> CD3 Ed Martin Fri, 22 Oct 2010 18:23:32 +0000 .Sean 12851 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com Post-Dispatch: "Character Counts, and Ed Martin Flunks" http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/post-dispatch-character-counts-and-ed-martin-flunks <p><img width="240" height="156" class="rightside" alt="" src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3658/3639224197_fa20135d98_m.jpg" />From the Post-Dispatch's <a target="_blank" href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/the-platform/article_a5d1023e-db04-11df-b3e3-0017a4a78c22.html">endorsement</a> of <strong>Russ Carnahan</strong> over <strong>Ed Martin</strong> in Missouri's &nbsp;3rd Congressional District:&nbsp;</p> <blockquote><p>Mr. Carnahan&rsquo;s Republican opponent is St. Louis lawyer Ed Martin, 40, the former chief of staff for former Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt. After being forced out of that job in 2007 for embroiling the office in a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/article_a961f3e9-6d50-5542-bf88-8025ff78f93f.html?print=1"><strong>scandal over missing e-mails</strong></a>&nbsp;&mdash; a controversy that eventually cost taxpayers more than $2 million in legal fees and settlements &mdash; Mr. Martin reinvented himself as an all-purpose conservative gadfly.</p> <p>He is a shrewd and gregarious man with a knack for telling people what they want to hear, no matter how absurd&nbsp;<a href="http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2010/07/ed_martin_says_russ_carnahan_and_obama_want_to_deny_you_god.php"><strong>(Barack Obama and Russ Carnahan want to deny you eternal salvation</strong>)</a>. But character counts, and Ed Martin flunks. For character and his stance on the issues, vote for&nbsp;<strong>Russ Carnahan.</strong></p> </blockquote> CD3 Ed Martin Russ Carnahan Tue, 19 Oct 2010 02:56:28 +0000 .Sean 12807 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com Quote of the Day http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/quote-day-51 <p>&quot;Carnahan faces a cagey, far right-wing Republican (and three more marginal candidates) on the Nov. 2 ballot. If the angry, divisive white right had a poster boy it would be Carnahan&rsquo;s Republican opponent, <strong>Ed Martin</strong>. Martin&rsquo;s campaign has been a prolonged distortion of the truth, starting with the fiction that he is an outsider.&quot;</p> <p class="rteindent1"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.stlamerican.com/articles/2010/10/18/news/editorials/edit01.txt"><strong>The St. Louis American</strong></a>, in their endorsement of <strong>Russ Carnahan</strong> for Congress</p> <p><em>This is actually from last week, but I lost it in the fray...&nbsp;</em></p> CD3 Ed Martin Russ Carnahan Mon, 18 Oct 2010 17:33:22 +0000 .Sean 12799 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com Cook & Rothenberg Update Their House Race Tipsheets http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/cook-rothenberg-update-their-house-race-tipsheets <p>The <strong>Cook Political Report</strong> and <strong>Rothenberg Political Report</strong> tipsheets have updated their house race analyses -- see <a href="http://www.cookpolitical.com/node/4056" target="_blank">here</a> and <a href="http://rothenbergpoliticalreport.com/ratings/house" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp; </p> <p>Missouri's 4th District race is the only contest in the state that makes both lists, and both prognosticators list it as 'lean Democratic."&nbsp;&nbsp; Missouri's 3rd District makes the Cook Report as a "likely Democratic" seat, but the Rothenberg Report doesn't see it as one of the 97 most competitive races in the country.&nbsp; </p> <p>h/t <a href="http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/morning-fix/-1-2-3-12.html?wprss=thefix" target="_blank">The Fix</a></p> CD3 CD4 Wed, 13 Oct 2010 13:10:52 +0000 .Sean 12761 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com Ed Martin Unfairly Asked To Defend His Own Public Policy Positions http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/ed-martin-unfairly-asked-defend-his-own-public-policy-positions <p><a href="http://mobile.twitter.com/Ed4Congress/statuses/13746429041" target="_blank"><img class="rightside" src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4132/5062728236_a6cddea111_o.jpg" /></a> In the <a href="http://www.southcountytimes.com/Articles-i-2010-10-08-171440.113118_US_HOUSE__DISTRICT_3.html" target="_blank">South County Times</a>, I see that<strong> Ed Martin</strong> has conveniently decided that he doesn't actually know anything about the the budget plan from Wisconsin <strong>Rep. Paul Ryan</strong> that he strongly endorsed in public forums earlier this year. </p> <blockquote><p>"Starting in 2005, my first year in Congress, President Bush proposed privatizing Social Security," said Carnahan. "I was passionately opposed to that, and thought it put Social Security funds at risk. And now that we've had the recession, and even after what happened to the stock market, the Republican leaders and Mr. Martin have signed on to this Paul Ryan (Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.) plan, to propose privatizing Social Security and Medicare again."</p> <p><strong>Martin said if Ryan is calling for privatization, he would oppose his plan, which he said he hasn't yet read.</strong></p> </blockquote> <p><em>"If</em> Ryan is calling for privatization?"&nbsp; The details of of Ryan's plan are <a href="http://voices.washingtonpost.com/ezra-klein/2010/02/rep_paul_ryans_daring_budget_p.html" target="_blank">hardly a secret</a>, and it's hard to find an article about his "Road Map for America's Future" that doesn't include a discussion of the Social Security proposal.&nbsp; The goal of private Social Security accounts was outlined <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703808904575025080017959478.html" target="_blank">in Ryan's op-ed</a> introducing the road map, it's easily found on his website describing the plan (though you di have to go to the trouble of clicking on the words "Social Security" to find out what he thinks!), etc.&nbsp; </p> <p>But now that it's October, Martin expects us to believe that he's completely unaware of one the central -- and most controversial -- provisions of the plan he says he would help support in Congress. Uh-huh.&nbsp; </p> <p>In Martin's preferred narrative, we're asked to instead believe that Martin endorsed an overhaul of federal spending on multiple occasions that he actually hasn't bothered to read or learn about.&nbsp; That is such a better scenario!&nbsp; </p> <p>So let's give him the benefit of the doubt for a moment.&nbsp; For Martin's edification --- and yours -- here's a summary of the proposed Medicare and Social Security changes ol' Eddie doesn't know anything about, as printed in the <a href="http://voices.washingtonpost.com/ezra-klein/2010/02/rep_paul_ryans_daring_budget_p.html" target="_blank">Washington Post</a>: </p> <blockquote><p>To move us to surpluses, Ryan's budget proposes reforms that are nothing short of violent. Medicare is privatized. Seniors get a voucher to buy private insurance, and the voucher's growth is <em>far </em>slower than the expected growth of health-care costs. Medicaid is also privatized. The employer tax exclusion is fully eliminated, replaced by a tax credit that grows more slowly than medical costs. And beyond health care, Social Security gets guaranteed, private accounts that CBO says will actually cost more than the present arrangement, further underscoring how ancillary the program is to our budget problem.</p> </blockquote> <p>No wonder Martin can't remember these details!&nbsp;&nbsp; They're dramatic and would completely change Medicare and Social Security as we know it.&nbsp;&nbsp; But not so dramatic that they deterred Martin from openly expressing support for the proposal on multiple occasions in he campaign.&nbsp; </p> <p>In April, Martin <a href="http://mobile.twitter.com/Ed4Congress/status/13746429041" target="_blank">tweeted</a> that Ryan is "THE man with THE plan!" And at a <a href="http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/5169753" target="_blank">a town hall in March, Martin expressed strong support for the overarching goals of Ryan's 'Road Map."</a>&nbsp;&nbsp; </p> <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/FTMs6j0Y1dE?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/FTMs6j0Y1dE?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object><p>Watching the video, it's obvious that Martin is familiar with Ryan and at least the general outline of the plan.&nbsp; He does give caveats about not knowing all of the specifics in the plan, but makes is clear that he understands Ryan's general proposals for Medicare and Social Security -- the <em>most discussed and most controversial aspects of the plan</em>. </p> <p>It's clear to me that Martin wants credit from conservative Republicans for supporting a plan that they like, but doesn't want to be held accountable for anything that's actually in the plan, except it's stated goals of balancing the budget.&nbsp; Sorry, but it doesn't work that way.&nbsp; </p> <p>In summary: If you're a candidate for Congress and don't want to be held accountable for taking strong positions in favor of a legislative proposal, don't endorse that proposal again and again. </p> <!--break--><!--break--><p>Video credit: <a href="http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/5169753" target="_blank">Michelle Moore</a></p> CD3 Ed Martin Social Security Fri, 08 Oct 2010 21:07:13 +0000 .Sean 12742 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com