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Fired Up! Missouri - CD4 http://www.firedupmissouri.com/taxonomy/term/762/0 en "Prosecutor" http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/prosecutor <p><iframe class="noside" width="510" height="287" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/QkOKZ2c6i2M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> Ads CD4 Teresa Hensley Wed, 25 Jul 2012 17:09:54 +0000 BigTom 15571 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com Progress Not Politics http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/progress-not-politics <p><a href="http://rturner229.blogspot.com/2012/06/new-hensley-ad-touts-record-rips.html?m=1" target="_blank">Great new stuff from Teresa Hensley for Congress:</a></p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" class="noside" frameborder="0" height="287" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/jaNzjv6QHxA" width="510"></iframe></p> <p>h/t <a href="http://rturner229.blogspot.com/2012/06/new-hensley-ad-touts-record-rips.html?m=1" target="_blank">Turner Report</a></p> CD4 Teresa Hensley Vicky Hartzler Thu, 14 Jun 2012 13:52:26 +0000 BigTom 15501 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com Vicky Hartzler Is Totally, Totally Serious About Balancing The Federal Budget http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/vicky-hartzler-totally-totally-serious-about-balancing-federal-budget <p><img class="rightside" src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4089/5053818329_5d16abb2d6_m.jpg" />Congresswoman-elect <strong>Vicky Hartzler </strong>has a <a href="http://www.stlbeacon.org/issues-politics/nation/106180-introducing-vicky-hartzler" target="_blank">very serious plan</a> for balancing the federal budget:&nbsp; It begins with exempting all Social Security, Medicare and Pentagon spending from scrutiny, and then enacting a <a href="http://www.stlbeacon.org/issues-politics/nation/106180-introducing-vicky-hartzler" target="_blank">"complete repeal"</a> of the new health care reform law that will actually<em> </em><a href="http://wonkroom.thinkprogress.org/2010/08/26/blunt-no-cuts/" target="_blank"><em>increase the federal deficit</em></a><em>.</em>&nbsp; And while she promises to junk the <a href="http://voices.kansascity.com/entries/vicky-hartzler-keep-your-promise/" target="_blank">"out-of-control Lady Bird Highway Beautification budget"</a> and examine the conservation program that makes up <a href="http://blogs.pitch.com/plog/2010/11/vicky_hartzler_farm_subsidy.php" target="_blank">0.5% of the $775k in federal subsidies she's collected</a> for her farm in the past 15 years,&nbsp; she also she wants to <a href="http://www.news-leader.com/article/20101110/NEWS06/11100395/Hartzler-has-big-shoes-to-fill-for-soldiers-vets" target="_blank"><em>"increase the defense budget</em></a><em>."&nbsp;&nbsp; </em></p> <p>Obviously, she's put a lot of thought into this.&nbsp; </p> CD4 Vicky Hartzler Wed, 10 Nov 2010 14:56:09 +0000 .Sean 12970 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com Another Hartzler Head Scratcher: Father Joined Army Reserves At "End of the Vietnam War, Beginning of the Korean War" http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/another-hartzler-head-scratcher-father-joined-army-reserves-end-vietnam-war-beginning-korean <p>Speaking at an event in Laquey on Friday, CD4 candidate <strong>Vicky Hartzler </strong>tried to build her national defense credentials by talking about her father's service in the Army Reserves.</p> <blockquote><p>I have these memories as a little girl of appreciation for the service that he gave, and what it felt like -- just a little bit -- to sacrifice. <strong>It was just at the end of the Vietnam War, the beginning of the Korean War.</strong>&nbsp; You know, be could have been called up, but never was. </p> </blockquote> <p>If you're confused by this claim, it's because the Korean War began in 1950 and ended with an armistice in <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2774931.stm" target="_blank">July 1953</a>, and the United States did not begin withdrawing its troops from Vietnam until <a href="http://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war" target="_blank">1973</a>. </p> <p>Here's video of Hartzler's remarks, taken by the Missouri Democratic Party. </p> <object width="520" height="415"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/WD45wKZnMMU?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/WD45wKZnMMU?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="520" height="415"></embed></object> CD4 Vicky Hartzler Mon, 01 Nov 2010 19:04:31 +0000 .Sean 12929 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com Missouri's 4th District Comes In At #50 In Hotline's Final House Race Rankings -- No Other Show-Me State Races Make the Cut http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/missouris-4th-district-comes-50-hotlines-final-house-race-rankings-no-other-show-me-state-ra <p>In Th<a href="http://nationaljournal.com/member/hotline/house-race-rankings-20101029" target="_blank">e Hotline's final rankings</a> of the 90 House seats most likely to switch parties tomorrow, Missouri's 4th District race between <strong>Ike Skelton</strong> and Vicky <strong>Hartzler</strong> comes in at #50.&nbsp; No other Missouri races are on the list. </p> CD4 Ike Skelton Vicky Hartzler Mon, 01 Nov 2010 14:55:56 +0000 .Sean 12927 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com Even "Die-Hard Conservatives" Concerned About Hartzler's Qualifications http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/even-die-hard-conservatives-concerned-about-hartzlers-qualifications <p><img class="rightside" src="http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs491.snc3/26837_113521152004094_113511682005041_168401_7960401_n.jpg" width="160" height="240" />The Star's Yael T. Abouhalkah <a href="http://voices.kansascity.com/entries/ashcroft-slums-vicky-hartzler/" target="_blank">includes this bit of anonymous <strong>Vicky Hartzler </strong>bashing</a> in his latest post about John Aschcroft's last-minute endorsement: </p> <blockquote><p>As Ashcroft undoubtedly knows, Hartzler doesn’t have the qualifications to be a great spokeswoman for the Republican Party, should she win on Tuesday. </p><p><strong>Indeed, as I’ve heard now from not one but two local leading conservatives in the last two weeks, Hartzler doesn’t have much to say when asked about the issues.</strong> Instead, she relies on simple-minded talking points - cut taxes, cut waste, stop Obamacare - without knowing what she could actually do to improve America. </p><p><strong>But those die-hard conservatives are just telling me what I already know, based on Hartzler’s disastrous appearance before the Editorial Board recently.</strong></p> </blockquote> <p>Regarding that Editorial Board meeting, Abouhalkah <a href="http://voices.kansascity.com/entries/vapid-vicky-hartzler/" target="_blank">wrote the following</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><strong>Listening to Vicky Hartzler campaign for Congress brings new meaning to the words “empty vessel.”</strong> </p><p>The candidate for Missouri’s 4th Congressional district should have a great shot at knocking off the old, tired-looking Democratic incumbent Ike Skelton in this “Year of the GOP candidate.” </p><p><strong>Yet even many Republicans are embarrassed when they hear Hartzler speak.</strong> </p><p><strong>She says, to be blunt, nothing.</strong> </p><p>She wants to cut the budget, but has absolutely no clue about what big federal programs she would scale back... </p><p>Hartzler was asked a number of other questions about her stands on issues, and <strong>almost every answer was a vapid, by-the-book, ultra-conservative answer.</strong> </p><p><strong>It was excruciating</strong> to hear, especially when there are intelligent Republican candidates out there who have actually thought about why they want to run for office, have detailed responses on how they would like to reduce the federal budget and who offer well-constructed reasons for GOP positions.</p> </blockquote> <!--break--><!--break--> CD4 Vicky Hartzler Mon, 01 Nov 2010 13:25:59 +0000 .Sean 12925 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com Tribune Endorses Skelton http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/tribune-endorses-skelton <p>The Tribune's Hank Waters closes his endorsement of <strong>Ike Skelton</strong> with the following: &nbsp;</p> <blockquote><p>Despite his long record of good service in Congress, Skelton could lose this race. That would be a shame. Even though many might disagree with his conservative stands on some issues, those who appreciate Ike Skelton&rsquo;s public work need to support him this year. If you think Skelton is too far to the right, you ain&rsquo;t seen nothing yet if he loses this race.</p> </blockquote> <p> <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /></p> CD4 Ike Skelton Sun, 31 Oct 2010 01:03:59 +0000 .Sean 12921 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com Neal E. Boyd Campaigns With Ike Skelton http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/neil-e-boyd-campaigns-ike-skelton <p>Sikeston superstar <strong>Neal E. Boyd</strong> campaigned with <strong>Ike Skelton</strong> in the 4th District today, including a stop at the American Legion in Jefferson City today.&nbsp; Here's what Boyd had to say about Skelton after the event:</p> <object width="510" height="407"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/-m1AHZbvPJg?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" /> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> <param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed class="noside" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/-m1AHZbvPJg?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="510" height="407"></embed></object><p>And for your listening pleasure, here was Boyd's rendition of &quot;God Bless America.&quot;</p> <object width="510" height="311"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/GP4iGkWvDik?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" /> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> <param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed class="noside" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/GP4iGkWvDik?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="510" height="311"></embed></object><!--break--><!--break--> CD4 Ike Skelton Sat, 30 Oct 2010 02:55:13 +0000 .Sean 12917 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com New Skelton Ad: "Take It From A Veteran...Ike Skelton Stands Up For Us" http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/new-skelton-ad-take-it-veteranike-skelton-stands-us <object width="530" height="323"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/hrqubMcdMvI?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/hrqubMcdMvI?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="530" height="323"></embed></object> Ads CD4 Ike Skelton Fri, 29 Oct 2010 15:35:14 +0000 .Sean 12914 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com Daily Star-Journal Endorses Skelton: "A Stellar Public Servant" http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/daily-star-journal-endorses-skelton-stellar-public-servant <p><img class="rightside" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_qFYHPlHedgY/TMrTueQ4VtI/AAAAAAAAEB8/RdxM6wdaWI4/s288/ike.jpg" width="250" height="167" />The <a href="http://www.dailystarjournal.com/Main.asp?SectionID=6&amp;SubSectionID=6&amp;ArticleID=12296" target="_blank">Warrensburg Daily Star-Journal</a> has published a glowing endorsement of <strong>Ike Skelton</strong>, praising Skelton for being "a stellar public servant" and his "devotion to protecting the nation through a strong military [which] stands second to none."&nbsp; An excerpt: </p> <blockquote><p>In the years since he first became the 4th Congressional District's representative, Skelton has not forgotten the voters who employ him. </p><p><strong>Skelton's devotion to protecting the nation through a strong military stands second to none</strong>...Skelton's <strong>tireless efforts for national defense and veterans' services are, alone, more than enough to merit him another two-year term in Washington, but Armed Service Committee Chairman Skelton is not a one-trick pony. His versatility benefits his constituents...</strong> </p><p>Skelton's opponent, former state Rep. Vicky Hartzler, has tried to portray Skelton as a liberal. But as his endorsements from Farm Bureau, from NRA and from Right to Life supporters demonstrate, Skelton continues to build upon his well-earned reputation as a level-headed, 4th Congressional District conservative. </p><p><strong>There is no substitute, absolutely none, for proven leadership, and Skelton has proven himself a leader in Washington. More importantly, he also has proven himself as a stellar public servant at home.</strong></p> </blockquote> <!--break--><!--break--> CD4 Ike Skelton Fri, 29 Oct 2010 14:02:40 +0000 .Sean 12911 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com