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Post Dispatch Commits Random Act of Journalism

January 3rd, 2012 by mopns · No Comments

“Speed is important….Debate starts at 10 in am. Votes late tomorrow aft or early eve. Holding flight home tomorrow night. Hope I make it.” Sen. Claire McCaskill on Twitter during the ‘stimulus’ debate

In a complete act of random journalism we’re sure, St. Louis Post Dispatch reporter Bill Lambrecht actually pens an objective piece on Chameleon Claire’s many flip flops over the last six years:

McCaskill’s profile in the waning days of the 2011 Congress suggested a politician getting ready for a re-election campaign in 2012 — preparing for the riptide of attacks that already have begun and trying to better position an appeal to a Missouri electorate that has tilted right in recent years.

But in an interview, McCaskill argued that she’s the same centrist Democrat that she has been during the first five years of her Senate term, and her record of frequently breaking with her party largely bears that out.

She pointed to her vote in 2007 to derail immigration reform, her opposition as early as 2008 to climate change legislation, and her efforts to ban earmarks — pet spending projects inserted in legislation — that started soon after she arrived in Washington.

Still, her votes with most members of her party for health insurance reform and stimulus spending provide Republicans with plenty of ammunition. Read more….

Can’t be good for the moderate charade when you receive the coveted “Porker of the Month” award:

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) its September Porker of the Month for suggesting that the United States Postal Service (USPS) could solve its financial problems by embarking on a new ad campaign….“I really believe that if somebody would begin to market the value of sending a written letter to someone you love, you might be surprised [by] how you could stabilize first-class mail.” She admitted that her comments were “corny, naïve and pollyanish;” the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart agreed. Read more…

Or, when you put out REALLY BAD propaganda videos supporting Obamacare:


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