Sunday, January 18, 2009

Hutch News nails Wasinger, Barker

I couldn't help but laugh out loud as I scanned the headline.

Pair vying for Moran seat must boost ties" the headline proclaimed.

Uhhh, yea think McFly?

Well, apparently one out of the "pair" doesn't.
Wasinger pointed out that Kansas has a history of sending people to Congress who have gained experience on Capitol Hill and then have run for office. He cited the example of U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan, who was an aide before representing the 1st Congressional District.
Okay, wait, just hold up a second. So, Rob, you're telling me that Pat Roberts played musical chairs with his voter registration right up to the time he filed to run for office? And that voters were okay with that?

How about we try putting some truth on, hmmmm? I know that'd be a change for you. Roberts has always been a life long Kansan and traveled back whenever possible.

Now, let's take a look at you. You've traveled back long enough to register to vote in Hays, at your aunt's house, who, by the way, just happens to be a Democrat. But you didn't bother to bring along your wife and nine kids?

I've always been told home is where the heart is. Is your heart in Washington Rob or in Kansas? Or is it in Kansas just long enough to get a meal ticket back to Washington where it'll reside permanently?

As much as I enjoyed that, I think my favorite part was this:
Barker, 30, of Pratt, was a registered Democrat before switching parties on Aug. 15, four months before his campaign filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission.
Oh come on. Is this guy serious? Sometimes I look at politicians and wonder if they just woke up one day and said, "You know, I think I'll run for office!" But I actually think that's what this guy did!

Okay, okay, to be fair, the guy saw the light and became a Republican. I've got to give him credit for that.
But to then turn around and decide to run for Congress in the big first district? Oh come on! And as much as it blew me away that a reporter actually did Research (with a capital R), the guy got off easy. (More on that later.)

Let's face it, in a general election, being a Republican isn't going to win you the election. But in a primary? Well, it does help a little.

And before Wasinger and Barker start whining, let's point out that Huelskamp got mentioned once, at the very end, with nothing about his ties to Kansas (which when compared to Wasinger and Barker would be like comparing the "M" volume of the encyclopedia to a Dr. Seuss book.)

562 days til primary election day. I can't wait!


Anonymous said...

Barker saw the light. Big deal. Plenty of good republicans were once dems. Look at ohhh I don't know, Zell Miller? Did he not switch and then was a keynote speaker at the convention?

This blog just shows how desperate (and crazy!) Huelskamp is. He is obviously the one writing it.

Yeah sure who cares Wasinger receives an endorsement from some priest we will take him OUT crazy timmy first.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I completely don't get that last paragraph.

And I highly doubt Huelskamp is the one writing the blog. I've never known him to be tech friendly at all.

Anonymous said...

Is this some sorry attempt at discrediting Mr. Wasinger? Grow up no ones listening.. haha

If you think this is good therapy for yourself though by all means continue blabbering on.

Anonymous said...

"Grow up no ones listening.. haha"

...he posts after reading...

Anonymous said...

Did you all see what Father Pavone, hero of the pro-life movement, said about Wasinger? Wow, Tim, that couldn't have been a good day for you.

Kansas Jackass said...

This blog frickin' ROX!

Anonymous said...

Uh oh!

Looks like Dr. Alveda King just put out her support for Rob as well. Just got it in an appeal for money:

"Rob Wasinger is a great leader who we can count on to be a voice for the unborn and a strong advocate for pro-family issues. Rob has already proven by his work on Capitol Hill that he is someone we can trust to support common sense, conservative values."

-- Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Anonymous said...

Really? Cuz the one I got was signed by Dr. King himself.

Anonymous said...

Huelskamp was a DC person just like Wasinger. Huelskamp could have gone to Capitol Hill to be staffer. But, Huelskamp knew that Kansas would respect him more if he came home and worked his way up.

Anonymous said...

Okay, Huelskamp is CRAZY! Anyone who has been around the guy knows that he is nuts. I think he might be clinically insane! Just look at his website, the way he randomly rants. He is a loose cannon!

I can tell you that the other Tim in the race, Tim BARKER is a wonderful individual and isn't a career politician, he is a honest, hard-working businessman.

farmerjoe said...

Man, I love these Barker people! Not only are they under the illusion that the guy has a chance, they love to talk about his business. That's one area I'd stay away from if I were you...wait a minute...Tim B., is that you???

Anonymous said...

Careful, farmerjoe- if your boy Tim and Wasinger stay in the race you run the risk of conservatives spliting the vote and handing the seat to Barker.