Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Why I Don't Blindly Trust Democrats, Either

I've just posted two rather partisan pieces, and a casual reader would be justified in thinking they've wandered onto the homepage of blind Democratic partisanship.

Make no mistake about it - we have our flaws on the Democratic side, as well.

The report last week by Steve Kraske and Dave Helling about Victor Callahan ought to have Democrats talking about policing their own ranks. The Westport Community Improvement District made one political donation in 2008, and that was a $10,000 gift to a Senator who played a key role in defeating their top priority in the prior year.

Now, Callahan is working to pass their top priority. Even though he does not represent that district.

Tit is dangerously close to tat, don't you think?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Recognizing that campaign finance is corrupt, is like saying a garbage dump stinks.

Victor worked on many issues without apparent compensation. (e.g. the KC School redistricting). Public issues within the jurisdiction of our elected officials don't raise much money.

Lobbyists have become more powerful in prioritizing our government agenda and THAT IS the danger to an open and transparent government.

4/21/2009 8:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well its not like Jolie Justus could get anything done for them.

4/21/2009 8:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who are Victor's allies in KCMO politics?

4/21/2009 10:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dan Tarwater, Mike Sanders, Cindy Circo, Beth Gottstein, and the anti-choice organizations.

4/21/2009 1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

community improvement districts should not be allowed to give political contributions.

4/21/2009 2:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Beth didn't like Victor?

4/21/2009 3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think she liked him when she was doing him, but who knows.

4/21/2009 6:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you know they were dating?

4/21/2009 8:48 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Drop it. Is this some kind of contest to see how stupid a comment can be?

4/21/2009 8:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dan, Which anonymice are you addressing?

4/21/2009 9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed. The comments here are starting to look like those on another KC area blog.

4/22/2009 3:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee whiz! Dan say "We have our flaws on the democratic side as well.".


You say thay like we didn't already know it, you ass kissing stooge.

The national debt is going to be more than tripled!

It will NEVER be paid.

The government couldn't tax ENOUGH to pay for all this!

But...they can print money.

The word is INFLATION!

Think...Weimar Republic.

The trouble is that the Democrats and Republicans are all beholden to the same corporate stooges.

We are FUCKED!

Municipal Court Lawyer Who Has Not Bribed Anyone.

4/22/2009 7:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is posting about Beth?

4/22/2009 5:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dan, can't you moderate the comments?

4/23/2009 4:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Victor had agreed to support the Republican call to us stim money for tax cuts that benefit the wealthy.

4/24/2009 10:05 PM  
Blogger Phil Cardarella said...

At the risk of being mistaken for defending the Senator, one should point out that none of this would happen but for the unconscionable fix that the Power & White District has on outdoor drinking, made vastly more significant by our indoor smoking ban. but for that, the businesses in Westport would not be forced to seek a more even playing field at the State level.

Smokers cannot smoke inside bars. Westport bars lack space for outdoor service -- unlike the District, which has a huge, taxpayer underwritten internal courtyard, where thay can take their drinks outside and smoke away -- without fear of being busted by liquor control.

KC could remedy this -- but has instead insisted on keeping the virtual monopoly in the District. Does one good fix deserve another?

4/30/2009 4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I trusted Victor once. Once. Then when he was walking behind me, he stole my wallet and drove off into the sunlight with Republican pivotmen Pratt and Yates.

5/12/2009 12:28 AM  

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