Campaigns and Elections

Psychopath or Braggart: The Ultimate Test

Some people have already decided which candidate to vote for. According to polls, slightly more people favor the psychopath over the braggart. For the undecided, I thought I’d create a simple quiz that will tell you whether you’re more comfortable with a President who says ugly things and brags about accomplishments or a president who gets people killed and gives away national secrets for cash. I know, it’s a tough call.
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You Can Reclaim the 4th Amendment the 5th of August

Listen to my short podcast about Missouri’s Constitutional Amendment, Amendment 9–the Electronic Data Protection Act. [audio mp3=“https://hennessysview.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/HennessyView_20140714.mp3"][/audio] And don’t forget to vote YES on Amendment 9. Restore the4th Amendment. You can read more about Amendment 9 on Ballotpedia. And here’s the Missouri ACLU’s page on Amendment 9.

How You Can Help a Brave Missouri Senator and Win an AR-15

For years, conservatives have relied on a handful of brave State Senators to block really bad bills. One of that small group is Senator Brian Nieves. Here’s how you can help ensure Missouri has some spine in the State Senate for another 4 years. Print 10 copies of this page and hand it to friends. Ask them to join you at Senator Nieves’s Sporting Clays event **State Senator Brian Nieves ** **General Laws Committee Chairman and Senate Majority Whip, Invites you to a Special Event Honoring the TRUE Intent of Our 2nd Amendment where YOU may win a Premium AR15!
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Here's the Secret to Finding a Perfect Candidate That No one's Telling You About: Guest Post

There’s no such thing as a perfect candidate. So quit waiting for one, and quit staying at home and casting a protest vote. We need your help. Who are we you ask? The voters who have been getting their asses handed to them. We have about a hundred years of making up to do and we need to get started with a strategy. If we can elect a candidate that we agree with:
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Republicans Need Marketing Consultants

I got four emails from Republican candidates today. They all sucked. I’ve made every mistake they made, so I won’t beat anyone up over it. But if conservative candidates want to win elections, they have to become—or hire—excellent marketers. Everybody freaks out about the Democrat advantage in data, analytics, and social. But 80 percent of that gap is good execution of scientifically established marketing principles. Republicans tend to despise marketing. They reject psychology.
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Name the One Tea Partier in the Race **CLARIFICATION**

I’ll save you some time: it’s Ed Martin. Please Consider I’ve met the former Missouri GOP head and former US Ambassador to Luxembourg a couple of times. Ann Wagner is smart, funny, and engaging. I think she’d make an outstanding Republican candidate for the US House. If elected, she’d serve Missouri well. Missouri and the tea party won’t be the big winners if Ann Wagner gets the nomination, though. That distinction would go to the Missouri Republican establishment—the same establishment that the tea party hopes to reform or replace.
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Steve Tilley vs. the Constitution

And, he’s back. Missouri House Speaker Steve Tilley (R-Perryville) has signed onto legislation designed to circumvent the Electoral College in presidential elections. Like his position on embryonic stem cell research and the national debt, Tilley seems far out of step with Missouri’s Republican base on this. And this guy wants to be Lt. Governor? Please. This might be old news to some. I see that Big Government’s Josie Wales blogged about the national effort last August.
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A Party, Not a Club

Let’s face it: the Missouri GOP has become a club to advance the careers of a select few favorites. It is not a party to advance conservative principles. And that needs to change here and now. And that means some old names need to retire. Here’s just one example of the ideological impotence of the Missouri Republican Party: The St. Louis County Assessor. The GOP created the St. Louis County Assessor’s office because of corruption and incompetence in the political patronage version of the office under Democrats Buzz Westfall and Charlie Dooley.
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Favoritism for Jake Zimmerman’s Dad?

The Post-Dispatch says the County Assessor should be a political operative, not an expert in real estate values like L. K. “Chip” Wood. I disagree, and this story explains why Charlie Dooley’s regime needs fewer political hacks and more competent professionals. Troubling Questions for Zimmerman’s Assessor Campaign: * Why did the Zimmerman campaign take screen shots of Zimmerman’s dad’s real estate values on January 13, 2011, the day he was selected?
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