Saturday, January 17, 2009

Wasinger takes a bow?

Dirt Diver, a relatively new Kansas blog, has a short rumor posted that Rob Wasinger is considering greener pastures already after not getting much traction against frontrunner Tim Huelskamp.

Apparently Wasinger doesn't agree. He most vividly signed his name to a comment where he called the author an "idiot" then followed up by suggesting he was working for Huelskamp.

You mean like how the now defunct Kansas Republican blog hounded Huelskamp for nothing time after time? Because you weren't behind that, were you Wasinger?

I have to question any candidate for Congress who would use such language, even in the online realm against an anonymous person. Not to mention it's probably true.

Wasinger has not gotten any traction and won't as the election nears because everyone is asking themselves, "Why vote for an unknown with no voting record when I can vote for the real deal with 12 years of history standing for conservative values?"

That's why Wasinger is in trouble.

To add a little fuel to the fire, it seems Wasinger has played 'musical campaign' before. A 2001 IRS 8871 form shows a 527 political organization formed with the name "Wasinger for Treasurer." I guess Rob wanted the Treasurer's spot just a few years ago.

Too bad for Rob that it never went anywhere. The 527 formed but no donations were ever reported. Now, it could be he took the money and ran, but after his faltering in the KS-01 race, it seems more likely nobody wanted to fork over any cash.

What is more concerning is that a Marilyn Wasinger is listed as Secretary and gives a Hays address for contact information. But voter registration records show the Marilyn Wasinger at that Hays address is a registered Democrat and most recently voted in the August 2008 primary.

It's one thing to be a Democrat, but when you vote in the are a DE-MO-CRAT!

I'm sure that Rob and Marilyn are related, which explains why Rob has a Democrat taking care of his money (or lack thereof.)

But if you want to run on a conservative platform in the big First District, wouldn't it seem appropriate to have, say, I don't know, a REPUBLICAN be your 527 treasurer rather than, you know, a DEMOCRAT?

It's clear what has happened here. Back in '01, Rob thought there would be an open Treasurer's spot and got all hyped up and formed a 527. But back then, it wasn't so hip to be conservative. So, having a Democrat as treasurer wasn't something to question.

But now it's 2009 and conservatives are getting ready to clean up. And if Rob wants to have a job after Brownback wins the governor's race, he's got to move quite a bit to the right.

Again, this is why Huelskamp will get the nod. Why waste time with a guy who just talks when I can vote for a guy that's walked the walk for 12 years?


Anonymous said...

Who is this "Ron" of which you speak? Cuz we've never had a treasurer named "Ron."

Also, alluding Wasinger us a Democrat is like saying Sebelius us a Republican

Anonymous said...

If we want to be a White Protestant nation again we MUST elect Tim. He will throw all the illegals out and will get their trash out of our schools.

Anonymous said...

Okay. Let's take a look at this.

1) Is Huelscamp really so desperate that he writes a blog post at 10 PM on a Saturday night against his opposition? What kind of "front-runner" spends his Saturday nights writing blog posts against his opposition?

2) Who has heard of Rob Wasinger anyway? The REAL threat is Tim Barker who is going to SMOKE you out of the water.

Tim Barker has actual executive experience and is the real front-runner, which is why he is being IGNORED you are afraid to attack him.

Go check him out

Anonymous said...

This post confuses me. Who's Ron? Do you mean the Sec. of State race?

You must have a good idea on the financial numbers Wasinger will post. What are you hearing? I'm curious to see the fundraising numbers when they come out. It had to be a tough time to raise money. If anybody raised over $30,000 I'd be surprised.

Anonymous said...

With the economy the way it is $$$ for politics is going to be tough to come by but I would think my boy BARKER will have the most since he is a self-made millionaire. He will smoke both Wassinger and Huelskamp but I think Huelskamp will be next since he already had money in the bank. BARKER FOR CONGRESS! We need somebody who knows what they are doing not a crazy like Huelskamp.

farmerjoe said...

First, It's farmerjoe, not farmertim.

"1) Is Huelscamp really so desperate that he writes a blog post at 10 PM on a Saturday night against his opposition? What kind of "front-runner" spends his Saturday nights writing blog posts against his opposition?"

Posted at 10:07 PM....Saturday night.

"The REAL threat is Tim Barker who is going to SMOKE you out of the water."

Oh, you mean the guy who's voted four times, never in a primary and has never run for office?

Oh wait, did I just "attack" him?


farmerjoe said...

Oh yea, and I'm an idiot for putting Ron instead of Tim Shallenburger.

Way too many Tim's in Kansas politics.

Anonymous said...

I dont think Wasinger is droppin out considering Fr. Frank Pavone just endorsed him in an email blast i just got...