Thursday, June 08, 2006

Jay Nixon - As Arrogant and Corrupt as a Republican

Jay Nixon is one of my least favorite Democrats. I will give him credit for hiring some great people and running a highly competent AG's office (wouldn't it be nice if Republicans were at least competent, Brownie?), but he is a political hack of the most annoying kind - addicted to ink and unable to understand why anybody would question his motives.

The Republicans are jumping on him right now because he is taking money from Ameren (funneled through political clubs) while he is negotiating with them for criminal charges or civil fines arising out of the horrific Taum Sauk flood that ruined one of my favoritie spots in Missouri and nearly killed a family.

Missouri Republicans are adept at graft and corruption - indeed, the Blunt family would make Huey Long blush - so they know what they're talking about.

The Missouri Republicans are absolutely right about this. Jay Nixon stinks like a ripened skunk on a July highway on this, and, if he had an ounce of sense instead of a pound of arrogance, he would recuse himself and his office from further involvement with the Taum Sauk negotiations in favor of a special prosecutor.

(Please, please, please don't let Nixon be the Democratic nominee for governor , , ,)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well put, Dan. For the very same reasons you don't want Nixon to run, those of us on the conservative side hope he does. On the other hand, I would hope that we can do better than what we have now. I'm sure not sitting here proud and happy about what is happening in Jeff City.

Is there something about Jay's last name? Hmmm.


6/08/2006 8:59 AM  
Anonymous JW said...

He has already declared he is in the race. Check out Nixon for
While I'm not a fan of big business, that's the way the system works. Political candidates take money from people all the time. If someone like an Attny. Gen refused cash from anyone who came in contact with his office, he would probably end up with $5 in his campaign chest. Meanwhile Baby Blunt is taking cash from all kinds of business buddies, and has enough that he's already running ads!
In JC, people like Nixon and the idea of another Democratic governor.

6/08/2006 9:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"In JC, people like Nixon . . . .."

That's what happens when you allow inbreeding.

6/09/2006 5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In JC, people accept corruption as par for the course. That doesn't make it right and none of us should sit back and accept it as "the way the system works."

Things can be different if those of us with brains and backbones do something about it.

6/09/2006 10:06 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

RM - long time no post. I hope all is going well for you and yours - let's hit that thai place sometime soon.

JW - I know he's in the race, but I still hope he fails. I wrote about his entry into the race herehere.

6/09/2006 10:24 PM  
Anonymous Left in Missouri said...

I think your hope that Nixon not be the 2008 dem nominee for governor will not be fulfilled.

6/15/2006 11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In my opinion Jay Nixon is exactly what the State of Missouri needs in a Governor. Jay has a quote, "(Blunt and his administration) don't know the difference between politics and government." Jay knows the difference, he has been successfull as AG for over 13 years now. Jay knows when it is time to get things done for the good of the people in Missouri and not his buddies feeding him money or his brother's business (Andy Blunt reference). Jay aknowledged the money should be returned to the Democratic parties, not Ameren by the way, and that is exactly what he did. My hat is off to Missouri's next Governor... Jeremiah (Jay) W. Nixon.

6/21/2006 2:37 PM  
Blogger OTB said...

In my opinion, Jay Nixon is exactly what the citizens of Missouri need in a Governor. He has a saying that Blunt and his administration do not know the difference between politics and government. Jay knows the difference, look at his record for over 13 years in the AG's office. He just gets things done and for the benefit of Missourians, not special interests.

6/21/2006 2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am amazed that people actually support Nixon for Governor when he has done so many things that is bad for Missouri, just to make himself look good. He has sued legitimate companies in Missouri and allowed companies outside of Missouri, doing the same business to continue doing business to Missouri residents. He claimed he did it because the Missouri company was an easy target for him. He is actually suing the state (isn't he supposed to protect us) in the Boonville Bridge issue. That thing is costing us a ton of money each year and taking away from other things. I love the KT trail, can't we spend millions on better things that keeping an a bridge that no one uses and the Coast Guard wants removed? But it is obvious he is not concerned with saving the state money or he would stop flying around in the State's planes and travel like the rest of us.

Nixon is bad for Missouri. Do your research people.

7/13/2006 10:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems Nixon does not want to prosecute BAD cops. I guess he is worried about the police vote if he does. Take a look at his record at:

I am not anti police I am anti bad cop. Take a look at:

9/30/2006 8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boy Runt, the current Governor, does not even live in Jefferson City. He resides in Springfield. So speaking of using the State Airplane who is using it more? I think every time Boy Runt wants to come to Jeff City he used the state airplane. So what's wrong with Jay Nixon using it too?

10/27/2006 4:52 PM  
Anonymous Phentermine said...

Thanks for interesting article.

8/18/2007 7:59 AM  
Anonymous Phentermine said...

Thank You! Very interesting article. Do you can write anything else about it?

8/28/2007 9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jay Nixon represents fear. He will not admit when he has made a mistake and does a lot of off the wall things. He up-holds a severely flawed, barbaric death penalty that is corrupt and clearly insensitive to executing an innocent man. When all of the facts come out regarding some of the current death penalty cases in this state, I have no doubt that this cruede inhumane act will be abolished. When I think of Jay Nixon, I think of death and corruption.

6/05/2008 11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jay Nixon is worthless. And is in it for just himself not the people of missouri!!

9/16/2008 11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jay Nixon does not fight for little people just has his hands out to the big corps. He is worthless!!!

10/21/2008 8:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I lived in St Louis, its suburbs, down in the bootheel Southeast Missouri, rural central Missouri, and now I live in Jefferson City. I don't accept the allegation that people in JC accept corruption as par for the course. Having lived in various places in this state, and in two other states, I can assure that I do not accept corruption as okay. I support Jay Nixon in his race for Governor of this state. It's time for a change, and if you really do your research, you will see Jay has proven himself to be an advocate and leader for citizens of Missouri.

10/23/2008 2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jay Nixon, who was called "Jerry" (and hated it) when a student at UMC, was an arrogant, self-righteous hick from Desoto. He did not change as a state official. I have always wondered why he called himself a Democrat-having never lived up to any of that party's positions. I listened to him pontificate on his future in the 1970s, and somehow am not surprised he has "succeeded" in getting what he wanted and in making so many enemies in the process.

10/28/2008 12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I knew him in college too; this guy was sure that he was going to conquer, at any cost. It frightened me then, it disgusts me now. Talk about building a career on the bodies of the dead. I don't oppose executions, but I am nauseated by politicians that use capital punishment to prove their worth to the public.

10/28/2008 12:25 PM  

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