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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:28 PM
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Who Roy Blunt Is (I am from his district)
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 08:17 PM by usregimechange
Those of us in SWMO know who Roy Blunt is and he could quite possibly be worse than Delay. Please read the articles below for a good idea of who he is and the culture of money and corruption he represents.




Remember this WP article?

GOP Whip Quietly Tried to Aid Big Donor
Provision Was Meant To Help Philip Morris
Wednesday, June 11, 2003; Page A01

Only hours after Rep. Roy Blunt was named to the House's third-highest leadership job in November, he surprised his fellow top Republicans by trying to quietly insert a provision benefiting Philip Morris USA into the 475-page bill creating a Department of Homeland Security, according to several people familiar with the effort.

The new majority whip, who has close personal and political ties to the company, instructed congressional aides to add the tobacco provision to the bill -- then within hours of a final House vote --even though no one else in leadership supported it or knew he was
trying to squeeze it in.

Once alerted to the provision, Speaker J. Dennis Hastert's chief of staff, Scott Palmer, quickly had it pulled out, said a senior GOP leader who requested anonymity. Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) also opposed what Blunt (Mo.) was trying to do, the member said, and "worked against it" when he learned of it.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn ?
pagename=article&contentId=A41839-2003Jun10¬Found=true


Group labels Blunt corrupt

U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt of Missouri's 7th District is being called one of the most corrupt members of Congress in a report released Monday.

The report criticized Blunt for what the group called the "misuse of his position for the benefit of his family."

http://www.joplinglobe.com/story.php?story_id=207129&c=...





Legislative Assistance to Family Members

Legislative Assistance for Philip Morris

In 2003, Rep. Blunt divorced his wife of 31 years to marry Philip Morris (now Altria) lobbyist Abigail Perlman. Before it was known publicly that Rep. Blunt and Ms. Perlman were dating and only hours after Rep. Blunt assumed the role of Majority Whip he tried to secretly insert a provision into Homeland Security legislation that would have benefitted Philip Morris, at the expense of competitors.

In addition, Rep. Blunts son Andrew lobbies on behalf of Philip Morris, a major client he picked up only four years out of law school. Notably, Altria is Rep. Blunts largest campaign contributor, having donated more than $270,000 to political committees tied to him.

Legislative Assistance for United Parcel Service, Inc. and FedEx Corp.

In 2003, Rep. Blunt also helped his lobbyist son Andrew by inserting a provision into the $79 billion emergency appropriation for the war in Iraq to benefit U.S. shippers like United Parcel Service, Inc. and FedEx Corp. The provision required that military cargo be carried only by companies with no more than 25% foreign ownership. UPS and FedEx were seeking to block the expansion of a foreign-owned rivals U.S. operations. Andrew Blunt lobbies on behalf of UPS in Missouri, and UPS and FedEx have contributed at least $58,000 to Rep. Blunt since 2001.

http://www.beyonddelay.org/beyond_delay/rep_roy_blunt_r...


This SW MO group has been on Blunt for years:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/swmo4progress /
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:30 PM
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1. This group is in his district and is working to stop Blunt NOW!
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 07:31 PM by usregimechange
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cantstandbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:53 PM
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31. He needs to be exposed to the public right now!!
It's time to start hounding the media pundits about their less than ethical bias supporting Tom DeLay.
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kstewart33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:31 PM
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2. I remember it
It was stunning, even by Washington standards.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:31 PM
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3. So he's a whore for big business.
Sounds about right--he is a Pube, after all.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:31 PM
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4. He's a real sweetheart, isn't he. As usual, another repug
out to benefit himself and his cronies on our dime.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:32 PM
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7. He is quite possibly worse than Delay.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:32 PM
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5. Republicans - Your name is Corruption
This is so sad that we have these individuals in top government positions. How soon before their house of curruption topples?
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:32 PM
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6. Oh, yeah, and Gov. Baby Blunt is a dick. nt
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:00 PM
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26. Thank you for mentioning that
As a lifelong KC resident, I can confidently say that Baby Blunt is the worst MO governor in my lifetime and he hasn't been in office a full year yet.
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alcuno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:34 PM
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8. AND, he has Republican hair.
Delay, Santorum, Blunt, Frist, Lott, etc...The party of helmut heads.
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:36 PM
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9. Yeah, his sleeze factor is well known. But then, scratch any republican
and what oozes out of their poors but slime and corruption.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:37 PM
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10. Please nominate this guys, I want the rest of DU America to know
who this guy is.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:40 PM
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13. Just did! n/t
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:47 PM
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15. Me, too; this is a kick. :o) nt
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:53 PM
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16. Thank you! Delay II and the culture of money and corruption
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bonito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:35 PM
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20. Done
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:40 PM
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29. Done. And kicked.
Good info.

SHEESH. Out of the frying pan...
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:39 PM
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11. My post on another thread said..
"What's out there on roy blount?" "Is he clean?"
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:40 PM
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12. Yeah, you should have just assumed...
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:40 PM
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14. I knew chances were that..
he dealt dirty.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:11 PM
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17. kick
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:27 PM
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18. kick
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:34 PM
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19. More good information here:
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hiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:07 PM
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35. good job usregimechange thanks for all your efforts..
:)
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:39 PM
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21. 5 nominations, greatest page!
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cowboy hula girl Donating Member (12 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:43 PM
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22. If the Repubs want this guy, he can't be very good..... Delay sucked
so does Blunt.
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AnotherMother4Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:46 PM
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23. If I were a republican I would be so ashamed of my party.
This crap keeps surfacing.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:55 PM
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24. Great info, Regime!
This also explains why the tobacco taxes are still so low in MO. All the smokers in KC for years have bought cigs in MO. Some brands are a dollar a pack more in KS.

Also remember how Gov. Holden struggled to get a sin tax on tobacco passed? Now I understand why that was such a hard fought (and lost) battle.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:57 PM
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25. Great info, Regime!
This also explains why the tobacco taxes are still so low in MO. All the smokers in KC for years have bought cigs in MO. Some brands are a dollar a pack more in KS.

Also remember how Gov. Holden struggled to get a sin tax on tobacco passed? Now I understand why that was such a hard fought (and lost) battle.
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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:02 PM
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27. in other words, a generic republican
good info.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:36 PM
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28. kick for you DUers just logging on.
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:48 PM
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30. Keep it up guys(GOP). We will have a good year next year.
Heh heh heh. A very good year. I can foresee huge gains in the House and possibly a Democratic majority with this stuff.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:57 PM
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32. Even getting a couple back in the Senate would be a huge win
considering the 08 2010 cycles have many more GOPers up.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:04 PM
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33. Let Delay rot in court, we need to work on a new project
Blunt needs to be exposed for who he really is.
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hiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:05 PM
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34. thank you
for the lesson on Blunt, I really appreciate you for doing this.
:yourock:
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:55 PM
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37. Your welcome, he has been my Rep most of my life. sad for me
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hiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:59 PM
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38. I have a pill for a Rep as well
but probably not quite as :crazy: as yours..
Blunt seems very DeLay like.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:35 PM
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36. kick
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CAG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:03 PM
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39. Another divorced "family-values" repub - I'm shocked... SHOCKED,
I tell you....

Did he serve his divorce papers while she was in the hospital like his family values leader, Newtie??
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election_2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:04 PM
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40. Website encouraging Democrat Jim Kreider to challenge Roy Blunt
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:10 PM
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41. Oh yeah, good shot to send Blunt packing even in SWMO
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:00 AM
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42. Breaking, Blunt hired Delay boy that was indicted.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:25 AM
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43. Mediablast this guys!
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 02:10 AM
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44. Recommended! Very important stuff, thanks for compiling it and giving
it to us. LET'S GET THE WORD OUT!!!!

Geezus - where do they dig up such blatant, over-the-top SLIME???
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 02:21 AM
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45. Former KC Native; Blunt Stinks on Ice
Not that our district fares a lot better, but at least we don't have him! (I don't have him at all - I move to California 7 years ago).
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 07:09 AM
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46. kick
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MissMarple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 11:08 AM
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47. Does he have a hope for reelection?
The whole family appears corrupt.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 07:17 PM
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48. kick
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