TKC TOLD YOU!!! EXCLUSIVE: MISSOURI DEMOCRATIC PARTY INSIDERS RAGE AGAINST KANSAS CITY STAR HARD RIGHT TURN AND 2016 REPUBLICAN WHITE DUDE DOWN BALLOT ENDORSEMENT SLATE!!!
Today, Democratic Party denizens throughout Missouri have been shocked by a slate of Conservative Republican endorsements for a slate of statewide offices.
Remember that our blog community was the FIRST to warn of a new GOP right-wing re-branding for the Kansas City Star and now the strange election season of 2016 reveals a new Republican leaning daily newspaper at the statewide level.
Accordingly . . .
MISSOURI DEMOCRATIC OFFICIALS ARE SHOCKED BY THE GOP SLATE TOUTED BY THE KANSAS CITY STAR AND THE EDITORIAL PAGE BETRAYAL HAS EVOKED OUTRAGE AMONG PROGRESSIVE RESIDENTS!!!
Here's the word . . .
"The Star has sold out their readers. For years they have supported the Democratic Party and working people across the State. But now they're losing readership and attempting some kind of Conservative make-over out of desperation. I hate to ruin the surprise but it's not going to work. Instead, their last remaining readers are going to see this for what it is: A ploy and a cheap corporate attempt to try and find more readers. Instead, what they've done is turn their back on the most active voters and the Democratic majority in Kansas City, MO. They no longer represent this community. And they really don't know much about how this election is going to play out at the state level."
Here's the offending endorsement list . . .
Kansas City: Four Missouri down-ballot races offer choices in background, qualifications, approach
To be fair, the Star has endorsed Hillary Clinton for Prez but these GOP nods have created a firestorm today among Missouri Democratic Party insiders.
We've clipped the endorsements and candidates for reference . ..
Kansas City Star Missouri Secretary of State Endorsement: "Jay Ashcroft has a better background and the experience to run this important office, and he has demonstrated more proactive thinking in ways to improve the way the office operates."
Kansas City Star Missouri Treasurer Endorsement: "We believe Eric Schmitt is more focused on the most crucial tasks this stewardship office requires.
Kansas City Star Missouri Attorney General Endorsement: "We tip to Josh Hawley, whose willingness to take on corruption in both political parties is much needed in Jefferson City."
ALL OF THESE ENDORSEMENTS ARE CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICANS RUNNING AGAINST A DIVERSE COALITION OF FAR MORE QUALIFIED FEMALE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES!!!
Running opposite of these GOP dudes . . .
From left to right . . .
Robin Smith for Secretary Of State, Judy Baker For Missouri Treasurer And Teresa Hensley For Missouri Attorney General.
And so, we ask this question to our blog community . . .
NOW THAT THE HARD RIGHT TURN BY THE KANSAS CITY STAR IS CLEAR . . . WILL THIS HELP THE DAILY NEWSPAPER WIN BACK READERS OR IS IT SIMPLY A CORPORATE PLOY SIGNALLING HARD TIMES FOR DEAD TREE MEDIA???
You decide . . .