Monday, October 20, 2008

A Monday Morning Krusty Konspiracy

We just have over two weeks until the election and it seems like Obama only needs to take a couple of knees and run the clock down. One might argue that Obama isn’t taking a knee hut has his first string offense on the field scoring touchdowns with the endorsement of General Powell and his September fundraising haul of $150 million.

I have long thought that our enemies around the world would try to find a way to influence the election so that the next President is less of a lion and more like a lamb. The only thing that I couldn’t figure out is how they accomplish their goal. So sit back and enjoy your Monday Morning Krusty Konspiracy.

Obama’s monthly fundraising totals are outrageous. He has consistently raised more money per month than many candidates for president raise throughout their primary campaigns. Obama should disclose the name and address of every donor to the media to make sure foreign people or Mickey Mouse, or the Dallas Cowboys are not illegally donating to his campaign. We already see the mess that Acorn is in, and it is my beliefs that the Obama finance office is much worse.

It’s too bad the main stream media is so lazy, this is something they should be doing but have refused to do. While we are speaking of the media, I’m sick and tired of people telling me “Don’t count out John McCain.” Look, I’m rooting for the guy, but there is a big difference between his race between Obama and the race between his Republican colleagues.

During the summer and fall of 2007 McCain’s Republican opponents lacked the ability to finish him off. For all you Romney and Huckabee fans upset about McCain being our nominee you can look place blame directly on the shoulders of your candidate. In politics when someone’s down and you smell blood you kill them. Both Huckabee and Romney showed that they didn’t have the killer instinct, so they let McCain regain his footing which the media loved and the rest is history. The problem for McCain is the fact that Obama and the liberals are never going to let up, which you only need to turn on your TV to see proof of.

Other stuff worth mentioning:

Dems get Nasty and Personal

The tone of our state legislative campaigns have taken a turn for the worse. Proof of that is a new ad that Community Organizer, State Representative Elisha Gayman is running against her opponent, Ross Paustian in HD 84.

The add is a one of those positive/negative split adds that starts off positive about Gayman, then turns nasty about her opponent. The ad says, “a judge sentenced Paustian to jail for 60 days for refusing to pay child support. Even though Paustian is a partner in a million dollar farm operation, he refused to support his own family.”

Paustian said at a news conference Sunday, “There was never a time when I didn’t pay child support. I love my children. There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for them. For Elesha Gayman to suggest otherwise is shameful and an outright lie.”

I have a real problem when politicians feel the need to dredge up family issues to use in their own elections. Paustian’s daughter was at the press conference yesterday standing by her father. This type of politics has no place in Iowa. As for Gayman she attacked Paustian’s family because she had been attacked for voting for gardeners and flower pots at the governor’s mansion. Classy lady…

In an effort to be non-partisan…

Republican State Senator Jim Seymour was arrested in 2002 for soliciting a prostitute. When asked by the Des Moines Register about the incident he said "This happened quite a while ago, and I'm pretty foggy about the details.” While I’m sure I’d try to forget it, its probably something that would be etched into my memory.

Seymour is up for re-election, and is the perfect example of why you should always recruit the good candidates even in districts where you might think you don’t state a chance. Iowa Democrats didn’t recruit a candidate against him….

11 comments:

  1. Jim Seymour is a complete joke and causing our party to take in the ass even more.

    Ineptitude at the leadership level for not running background checks...that should be done every two years on everybody - irregardless.

    Gaymen is running a smart campaign. We don't win unless we attempt to destroy our opponents. This is 2008 not 1988. You're getting old Krusty.

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  2. you left out the crap going on in Linn County....

    From: Diane Hoffmann
    Sent: Monday, October 20, 2008 1:18 AM
    To: Adam Belz ; mary.sharp@gazettecommunications.com
    Subject: RE: Press Release on Eric Rosenthal & Investigation


    For Immediate Release - October 20, 2008

    Recently Eric Rosenthal's attorney has filed a response with the campaign ethics and disclosure board regarding an existing investigation. This investigation has been ongoing for almost two years. Now that Eric Rosenthal is running for Linn County Supervisor in District 3 this investigation has become more pertinent.

    Eric Rosenthal is answering to charges that he was paid by the Republican Central Committee for vendor bills which he never subsequently paid to the vendor. He did not pay those vendor bills and the Republican Central Committee had to pay two invoices to InSync Marketing and Sales. One invoice was for $346.50 and another was for $248.06. Mr. Rosenthal was paid this money in November of 2004. The Republican Central Committee paid InSync for these invoices in May 2005. The investigation began in 2007. Mr. Rosenthal has taken an extremely long time in providing adequate response to the Iowa Campaign Ethics Board. He has not yet responded as to why he either did not pay the bills to the vendor or reimburse the Republican Central Committee. His most recent response indicates that he did not pay or reimburse the Republican Central Committee since he was owed money for other out of pocket expenses. One can only assume he believed it was OK to not pay the Republican Central Committee back the money that was owed since he believed they still owed him money. This action would not stand up to an audit.

    It would seem that when it really counts, Mr. Rosenthal really doesn't know accounting. Mr. Rosenthal has made the point many times during the campaign that he was formerly an accountant and a CPA. If this is true, then Mr. Rosenthal would simply follow generally accepted accounting principles and re-pay the money owed to the Republican Central Committee and seek reimbursement for other expenses he incurred in an appropriate manner. His unwillingness and resistance to do so is problematic as he seeks office for Linn County Supervisor where he will oversee a $104 million budget. It is important that voters have confidence in those seeking office to follow the rules personally and professionally.

    Further, upon review of other expenses submitted to the Republican Central Committee available at the Iowa Campaign Ethics website other issues come up. He sought reimbursement for $850 for rental of Veterans Memorial Coliseum on 1/20/04 and was paid for this. The rate for renting Veterans Memorial Coliseum is $650. Mr. Rosenthal sought reimbursement for and received reimbursement for $829.72 for non-itemize miscellaneous expenses on 3/22/04 and $501 in miscellaneous non-itemize expenses on 7/22/03. As a former accountant surely Mr. Rosenthal would be aware that this is an extremely large sum for which to seek reimbursement of non-itemize items. Over the course of 2003-2004 Mr. Rosenthal received over $12,000 in reimbursed expenses. Surely he could have cleared all of these matters up by this time. His unwillingness or inability to respond to the concerns of the Iowa Campaign Ethics board is of serious concern now that he is running for public office.

    In the response by his attorney, Mr. Rosenthal further indicates that he sought reimbursement ($137.50) for lists purchased from the Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce for fund-raising purposes. He was reimbursed for paying a membership fee to the Chamber of $313 on 11/22/04 and the Chamber was paid $75 directly by RCC for their membership list. Mr. Rosenthal was appropriately not reimbursed for these expenses which he requested reimbursement for from the Republican Central Committee.

    It is also of concern that Mr. Rosenthal has taken so very long to respond to the questions of the Iowa Campaign Ethics Board and that his most recent response came with 2 1/2 weeks of the upcoming election. One can only presume that he hoped that this response would go unnoticed.

    These several instances indicate why voters should have serious concerns regarding Mr. Rosenthal's candidacy. His training as an accountant should make it very clear that his behavior is not in line with generally accepted accounting rules. The Linn County Democrats will continue to follow closely the response of the Iowa Campaign Ethics Board and encourages voters to question Mr. Rosenthal regarding his behavior. In addition, The Linn County Democrats may consider filing a separate question with the Iowa Campaign Ethics board regarding the other issues listed above.

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  3. Isn't Gaymen knocked up? Or was?

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  4. It's one thing to "destroy" an oppoenet by using their voting record or failure to pay taxes or something like that. But to dredge up a divorce, something that has nothing to do with anyone's ability to actually BE a state representative is out of bounds.
    If nothing else, we should take a higher road to campaigning then get down in the mud with the Democrats. Instead, we should find good candidates, help them raise money, help them get out their message.
    It's not worth winning if you did it dirty and unethically.

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  5. Tired of Kathy Potts' campaign against the Republican partyOctober 20, 2008 at 1:20 PM

    supposedly anonymous 11:20,

    Why can't you just resign from all of our lives like you resigned from everything else in your life?

    Please stop attacking the RNC, McCain, Rants, Paulsen, Rosenthal and everybody else that views you as a total and complete embarassment to yourself and our party. Listen carefully: DONT GO AWAY MAD, JUST GO AWAY

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  6. WOW! YOU REALLY TELL IT LIKE IT IS "supposedly anonymous" I'VE BEEN OBSERVING THIS WHOLE CIRCUS WITH POTTS SINCE IT STARTED AND YOU'RE RIGHT ON. IF SHE THINKS THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE STOPPED WORKING FOR THE PARTY BECAUSE OF HER AND HER VANDETTA IS WORTH IT, SHE IS SADLY MISTAKEN. I WISH SHE WOULD EXIT STAGE LEFT AS QUICKLY AS SHE ARRIVED AND TOOK OVER THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE! I WOULD HATE TO SEE US DOWN 1 FOR A MAJORITY IN THE STATE HOUSE, BUT NOT AS MUCH AS I WOULD HATE TO SEE HER ONCE AGAIN IN A POSITION OF AUTHORITY. TRUST IS ESSENTIAL IN LEADERSHIP AND NO ONE SHOULD TRUST KATHY POTTS.
    (MRS. C, PARTY OF TWO)

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  7. Don't the Dems have their own ethics problems with their former chair? I think the Reps should look into their records and see what he stole.

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  8. The Dems just won't stop being mean. http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/1590/t/2705/blog/comments.jsp?key=346&blog_entry_KEY=21129&t=

    Vote for Cindy

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  9. Thats a little out there Krusty.
    Foreign influence? Really? Is that the best you can do?

    He has been leading in the polls for over a month. He leads in NC,VA,PA,NH,OH,IA,MO,NV,CO, and NM.

    He is kicking John McCain's butt and McCain isnt making it any easier on himself by not pulling out of PA,IA, and MN and focusing on VA,OH,NC,WV,IN, and FL.

    There are plenty matters of substance you can talk about. You can talk about experience, McCain's history of production in the senate, or John McCain's stance on conservative ideals, but alas, you decide to bait the race baiters and call Obama a terrorist, so sad.

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  10. Ames Dem … Here is the problem with the polls for Obama. They are almost all polling registered voters. They are not polling "likely voters." If you have been around for any time at all (and Obama and his cadre of National Socialist Students haven’t) you know that there is a BIG difference.

    The polls show McCain down by big margins in Iowa and Pennsylvania, yet McCain is still spending money in those states when he has pulled out of Michigan. Why? Because the polls of "likely voters" in Iowa and Pennsylvania show the race to be very tight there.

    Just because the Obama team and their ACORN lackeys go out and register a bunch of people who have never been registered before in their entire lives, does not mean that same person will turn out and vote for Obama on election day.

    However, with the massive influx of new registrations resulting form the Obama strategy, media outlets are polling a disproportionately higher number of "newly registered voters" in the samples. This is a problem because they have no history upon which to judge their probability of actually turning out on election day.

    Just remember this; In politics there are countless examples of times when campaigns have gone to sleep the night before an election totally assured of victory and woke up on election day to a completely unexpected defeat. This election is far from over and Obama should stop measuring for drapes in the oval office.

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