Monday, June 22, 2020
Clay County Insiders Concerned Over College Antics Of Assessor Candidate Chris Lonsdale
A young, conservative, Northland aspiring politico is garnering the attention of Clay County insiders.
Apparently, whilst most college students are busy doing keg stands and/or "exploring" a great many facets of their identity . . . Chris Lonsdale didn't look like he was having any fun at all and instead was called out for mimicking talking points from garbage cable news.
And so, here's an episode that has raised eyebrows among Clay County Insiders . . .
"As treasurer of the Young Americans for Liberty chapter at the University of Missouri . . . Chris was escorted out of a student government meeting for claiming that a candidate ticket tried to rig a disputed election."
A more detailed accounting of the incident from 2017 . . .
"Mizzou Young Americans for Liberty Treasurer Chris Lonsdale was escorted out of the meeting as he was speaking. He was holding a cardboard sign that read “Tori & Riley Rigging Elections Like Hillary.” (Personal attacks violate Senate decorum, Speaker McDaniel repeatedly warned the room.)"
The stereotypical college Republican flexing seems pretty harmless but the REAL behind the scenes criticism of this young dude is that he's horrible at politics, inadvertently comes off arrogant, not yet polished at constituent relations and seems to think a bit too much of himself . . . And yeah, it's establishment Republican elders across the bridge who want to put a shoe on Mr. Lonsdale's otherwise promising career . . . Not that it would be a great loss.
Also, there are debatable social media photos of the young man working around social media that are unconfirmed and look out of context but it's all mostly gossip from a group of Conservatives who simply weren't impressed with the dude.
"Clay County has enough problems . . . Without this guy and his attitudes."
More to the point . . . The college journalism reference and rumors serve as a reminder that even meaningless down ballot races earn meticulous research in the era of the Internets AND Kansas City politicos on both sides of the aisle aren't very excited about the activist ambitions of Gen Z.
You decide . . .