Archive for the ‘U.S. Senate’ category

Interesting sign that the GOP is on the comeback trail nationally Kelly Ayotte expected to run for US Senate in NH

June 25, 2009

We usually don’t cover national politics here at ROM but NH Attorney General Kelly Ayotte is expected to run for Senate in New Hampshire and that is big news for the GOP as a whole, the fact that polling must be starting to show a path to victory and that begins to bring out the top tier recruits like Ayotte who usually only run when they know they can win.  Ayotte is a moderate Republican with sterling bipartisan credentials.

From Huffington Post “Ayotte would be a dream candidate for the GOP in NH, which has seen every GOP seat since 2006 in play from Republican to Democrat (former Sen. Sununu now Sen. Shaheen, former Rep. Bradley now Rep. Shea-Porter, Former Rep. Bass now Rep. Rep. Paul Hodes.)  Another poignant issue: AG Kelly Ayotte has young children and huge popularity in the state. She won’t run if she doesn’t think she can win — and it increasingly looks like she may run.”

When opportunity presents itself it is too late for preparation.

-ROM

Could Republicans find a savior in N.H.?

Kelly Ayotte Dream Candidate for the GOP

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You want a Hot Dog?

November 3, 2008

This is possibly one of the funniest video’s I have ever seen.  Priceless…

I have been laughing myself to tears all morning at the pure absurdity.

Hattip: Yall Politics

-ROM

Yazoo Herald Editorial takes Ronnie to task

October 15, 2008

ICYMI: the Yazoo Herald has a good editorial on Ronnie, oh how we forget when we have good god fearing Democrats for neighbors how the fire breathing, America hating, anti-christian left wing in Washington D.C. really operates.  We don’t need to elect a Senator that will run with that crowd (even if he isn’t “one of them”) there are plenty of reasons to vote for Roger Wicker but I can’t write as eloquently as Mr. Patterson does below.  -ROM

We haven’t forgotten your record Ronnie
Walter Patterson

If you are the proud owner of a short memory, you can bet that politicians love you.
They can cavort, change, re-invent themselves, blame others for their past failures, and yet they know inside their devious little minds that you will continue to vote for them.
On the other hand, if you have a normal memory and you recall the idiotic things that politicians have done to you and to this country, you are the last person on earth that a politician wants to confront.
For example, have you seen that exciting candidate for the U. S. Senate, the former governor, the liberal, the one who almost sent Mississippi into bankruptcy?
Yes, I’m talking about the Democrat candidate, Ronnie Musgrove. His buddies in Washington, for some strange reason, smell blood in the water, and they are spending a fortune to try and get this re-treaded failure elected. They are trying to portray Musgrove as a leader who has Mississippi’s interests at heart.
To listen to the misleading ads on TV, one might conclude that he is going to Washington and single-handedly change world politics. Now if you will think back, this was the man who could not handle his own liberal supporters in the Mississippi House and Senate. He was continually slapped around like a “rented mule” by the Democrat majority.
What has changed during the last five years? Nothing! Mr. Musgrove is still the same weak liberal that he has always been. While we’re at it, remember what he did to the State budget.
That’s correct. He ran up an almost one billion dollar debt by placing ineligible participants on programs for which they did not qualify.
Does the term “buying votes” come to mind? It took a Republican governor, Haley Barbour, to straighten this mess out.
So what would happen if Ronnie Musgrove were elected to the U. S. Senate? First, none of the promises he makes now can be fulfilled. He is trying to portray the image of a man floating down a lazy river, but what he is really doing is swimming up stream like a migrating Salmon.
Should he reach Washington, he would encounter the likes of Harry (this war is lost) Reid, Chuck (I am incompetent) Schumer, Hillary (I don’t want to be the other woman) Clinton, Dick (our troops are worse that Nazis) Durbin, and Barbara (I have no clue) Boxer.
If you think the Mississippi Legislature slapped Musgrove around, I shutter to think what this crowd would do. Of course, when they finished with him, he would be for higher taxes, much higher taxes, more government waste, gun control, and against free trade.
Drilling for more oil, either off shore, domestically, or in ANWAR would be off the table. Gas prices will soar to well over five dollars per gallon, perhaps more, but Ronnie Musgrove and the Democrats will be telling us that it is for our own good, that we must wean ourselves off of oil because it is causing “global warming,” and because the mean, greedy oil executives are making too much money.
Remember what Senator Obama said? “What worries me most is how rapidly the cost of gasoline has risen.” Well, Senator, if we produced more oil, the price of gasoline would drop. For some strange reason, the Democrat Party does not get this concept.
Imagine that a Category III hurricane hit Yazoo County. There would be no electricity, no water, no gas for the cars, no food, and in some instances, no shelter. Now imagine what would happen if oil was prohibited, something the Barack Obama has proposed that we do in 10 years. There will be no electricity, no water, no gas for the cars, no food, and in some instances, no shelter. There will be no means of building a shelter or raising food. Yet, Obama and Musgrove will, if elected, push this moronic plan as far as the liberals in Congress will let them.
Happily, Senator Roger Wicker has a practical answer to this leftist problem. First, he wants to drill, drill, drill. He wants to open up more government lands for exploration, and he knows that windmills, solar panels, and “inflated” tires alone will not solve the problem.
Roger Wicker is a conservative. He knows that government can do some things, but in many cases, government is not the end all or be all. He, also, stands for fiscal responsibility, a concept foreign to former Governor Musgrove.
No, Mr. Musgrove, most Mississippians have normal memories. Some even have “elephant like” memories.
We remember your inability to lead, your fiscal mismanagement, your inability to bring your own liberal buddies on board to pass your “taxpayer” funded big government programs, and we simply say “no.”
You had your chance, and you blew it. Remember, Governor Kirk Fordice had set his successor up to have a great four years. There was money in the bank. Now you are asking us to elect you to the United States Senate.
You’ve got just one problem that your ultra-liberal Washington friends failed to tell you. Mississippians have long memories.
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Walter Patterson is a columnist for The Yazoo Herald. He can be reached by e-mail at opat55walt@att.net.

Quick, it’s an emergency, Ronnie needs a new fainting couch!

September 29, 2008

Hilarious

-ROM

Ronnie’s record will make you “Blush”

September 29, 2008

The NRSC is doing a great job getting these YOUTUBE spots out.  This one called “blush” brings back a few of our favorite Mississippi political characters and is worth a look.

Ronnie sounds like my old coon hound chasing his tail

September 24, 2008

This is just way too funny not to post

-ROM

NRSC: Defendant admits giving Musgrove $25,000 “gratuity,” while MS taxpayers get saddled with $55 million bill

August 12, 2008

http://www.nrsc.org/news/Read.aspx?ID=1455

WASHINGTON, DC — First, there was the news today that Democrat Senate candidate Ronnie Musgrove is the public official in the case of the failed Mississippi Beef Processors Plant. Now, there’s news that not only is Musgrove the public official, but that a defendant in the Beef Plant case admitted that “gaining the favor of” Musgrove was the purpose of a $25,000 campaign contribution — a contribution that charges in the case labeled a “gratuity.”

Of course, the Beef Processors plant project failed under Musgrove’s watch and Mississippi taxpayers were left to foot a $55 million bill.

A $55 million tab for Mississippi taxpayers. And a $25,000 tip for Musgrove.

According to the Daily Journal, “[g]aining the favor of then-Gov. Ronnie Musgrove was the motive behind an unlawful $25,000 campaign contribution in 2003, Beef Plant defendant Robert Moultrie admitted Monday.

“Moultrie, CEO of The Facility Group of Smyrna, Ga., pleaded guilty to one count of ‘knowingly and unlawfully rewarding an agent’ of Mississippi government with a ‘gratuity,’ which he apparently hoped would get him in good stead with Musgrove, if he should need him later.” (Daily Journal, 8/12/08

Moultrie’s attorney even noted, “[t]his is a charge that he made the contribution intending to influence and reward the official for the performance of official duties should the public official’s assistance be needed on any potential problems on the Mississippi beef project.” (Daily Journal, 8/12/08

“Have you ever given or received a $25,000 tip for work left undone?” NRSC spokesperson Mary-Sarah Kinner asked. “Ronnie Musgrove effectively passed the $55 million tab onto Mississippi taxpayers while accepting a $25,000 tip for his campaign coffers. Did Musgrove think no one would catch it? And if so, can he be trusted not to do something like it again?”