Home > Uncategorized > ST LOUIS RADIO TALK SHOW HOSTS JAIMIE ALLMAN AND DANA LOESCH ENGAGE CLAIRE MACCASKILL ON HER SUPPORT OF THE HEALTH CARE LEGISLATION

ST LOUIS RADIO TALK SHOW HOSTS JAIMIE ALLMAN AND DANA LOESCH ENGAGE CLAIRE MACCASKILL ON HER SUPPORT OF THE HEALTH CARE LEGISLATION

On Friday January 8, Jamie Allman finally got his interview with Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill.  Jamie, along with Dana Loesch, discussed the senator’s position on the health care legislation.  Though McCaskill showed us where she stood on these issues, she also revealed the very tendencies that make so many of us angry at government officials.

Allman started the conversation with a friendly dig at McCaskill for not coming on the show sooner.  He and Dana were very friendly to her, but within about two minutes McCaskill changed the mood with her own partisan rhetoric.  When Jaime asked why she supports a bill that the majority of Missourians oppose, she snapped “unlike most of the people who oppose this, I have read the bill.”  This response was both insulting and short sighted.  

First of all, most of the members of Congress probably haven’t read the bill. Representative Conyers openly admitted the he hadn’t, and that if he had he would need two lawyers to understand it.  But he still supported it.  Then he accused Obama of not doing enough to make it specifically offer more for black people. 

Second, what about all the people at her town hall meeting who had copies of the bill, who were reading to her sections that they objected to?  Did she forget them, or was she even paying attention?

Also, when you have a bill that is 2000 pages, there are many who simply do not have the time to read all of it   And when the Congress keeps changing sections that meet with resistence or public expose (ala Sarah Palin and Joe Wilson), it can be discouraging.

But there are many resources and outlets, like 97.1 St. Louis Talk Radio, that make understanding the legislation easy for those  in the private sector actually trying to make this nation move.

And Dana herself has read the entire bill, and when she explains it, her listeners trust her because she has credibiltiy.

SO STEP OFF CLAIRE.

Jamie and Dana continued to  debate McCaskill on several points, including the payoffs that Nelson and Landreuix received for their vote.  McCaskill attempted to suggest that this was normal, and cited the amount of money going to Mississippi through earmarks.  Allman debunked that by pointing out that the Mississippi funds were appropriations, and that Nelson and Landreuix’s bribes were for the bill itself.  McCaskill turned around and agreed with Jaimie, accusing Nelson of being an “appropriator” and that she did not approval of such behavior.

At around this stage the senator demonstrated the very attitude that makes so many of us distrust and dislike so many public servants.  McCaskill, in a forced digression from the immediate topic, complained “you know, it makes it hard when one of you is saying that they are trying to get me out of office”. Jamie, responded “you are talking about Dana.” 

Instead of McCaskill being respectful and asking Dana why she did not approve of the job she was doing, she implied that she was doing something wrong by encouraging people to vote for someone else. 

WELL, THAT’S HER RIGHT AS A CITIZEN!

It was as if the senator was avoiding the show because someone at the station had the audacity to oppose her.  Dana explained exactly why she opposed McCaskill, and she was absolutely right!  When you, as a public servant fail to represent your constituents, who deserve to be voted out.

This cheap shot by McCaskill reflects the sense of entitlement many of these people in Congress have developed. 

It seems that Claire McCaskill fears Dana Loesch!  And fears all of us who can remove her from office.

And that’s the way it should be.

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  1. The Good Guy
    January 11, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Senator Claire McCaskill should have taken an Oath that she read and understood the bill. http://www.honorinoffice.org

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