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Poster Child for Term Limits Advocates Abolishing Term Limits

December 12th, 2011 by mopns · No Comments

This editorial “written” by GED educated Rep. Jamilah Nasheed gave us quite a chuckle last week. Here’s a few excerpts with our comments:

“When Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved term limits for state legislators in 1992, the idea was to prevent elected officials from becoming career politicians who lose touch with the wants and needs of their constituents.”

This from a woman who sold out her constituents for a third floor office at the Capitol and a nice parking spot in the legislator’s garage?!?! And who also went AWOL on a vote to extend unemployment benefits?!?!

“The resulting talent drain has shifted the knowledge and power away from lawmakers and into the hands of lobbyists who sometimes have agendas that do not coincide with what is best for the public….Longer terms would shift the power away from lobbyists and special interests and back into the hands of the men and women who were elected by the people to serve.”
This from a woman who represents a low income district in North St. Louis who is in the pockets of the payday loan industry who primarily prey on her constituents?!?!

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“I have been blessed to be able to accomplish things for my district from early on in my legislative career, but I am the exception rather than the rule. I count myself fortunate to have achieved the success in Jefferson City that I have and I attribute that success to my ability to work in a bipartisan manner.

“Success in Jefferson City????” Success is passing ZERO bills, almost getting booted out of your own caucus, and feuding with fellow Democrats?

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