THE TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! SHOW-ME FACT CHECK AMID MISSOURI SENATE FIGHT: TRUMP ONLY HURTS BLUNT AS MUCH AS HILLARY HELPS KANDER!!!
Local mainstream media and Democratic activists across the nation are looking down ballot in Missouri and hoping that a nasty controversy involving Trump will help upstart candidate Jason Kander unseat Senate incumbent Roy Blunt. It's a good theory but isn't supported by anything more than partisan taking points.
We sent a question to a somewhat high ranking Kansas City political consultant today and this was the reply . . .
"Connecting Blunt to Trump is a good move by Kander but I'm not sure it will be successful. It opens him up to his connection with Hillary Clinton. Don't forget, Blunt has only given his tacit support to the GOP nominee but Kander has voted with Hillary on Obamacare, he's a high ranking member of her Missouri campaign committee and supports her gun control efforts. If we're going to compare who stands with with their party's Presidential candidate - Kander is far closer to Hillary Clinton than Senator Blunt is to Trump . . . And Missouri has spoken loud and clear about its dislike for Secretary Clinton."
What's interesting in this instance is to see how quickly some Kansas City media hacks take to this Kander press release and hold it up as fact . . . There are a lot of reasons to pick Kander over Blunt but exploiting this trash tv controversy doesn't seem like it's moving the needle among Missouri voters.
Also . . .
THANKS TO OUR BLOG COMMUNITY FOR THE MOST HONEST DEBATE ABOUT TRUMP "GRAB THEM BY THE PUSSY" COMMENTS IN KANSAS CITY!!!
Chuck, SuperDave, Another Midtown Mom and even Byron too . . . None of them pulled any punches in order to offer REAL WORLD insight into how this controversy plays in Kansas City.
Admittedly, this blog values bold statements over culture war antics and this meme catching on among local ladies is kinda funny and references the roots of our Democracy:
As for down ballot implications . . . Playing up unwise comments for political gain is a ploy perfected in a past Missouri Senate race and we've long noted that Hillary is just running an updated version of Missouri's McCaskill vs. Akin match with a dumb comment to hold over the opposition.
Still, Both Missouri and Kansas remain solidly Red States and it's unlikely that anything is going to change that . . .
And all this inspires our playlist tonight . . .
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday Night . . .