Sunday, August 16, 2009

The 7th District "Patriot" Primary: Long, Nodler & Goodman

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LONG: MOM WOULDN'T BE SAVED UNDER 'OBAMACARE'

Auctioneer Billy Long repeated his charge Saturday that the government would deem his ailing mother not worth saving if President Obama's healthcare plan was in place today.

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Applause Breaks During Speech: 13

Biggest Applause Line: Taking the pledge to limit his service to 12 years, or 6-terms

Red Meat Ranking (1 to 10 scale): 9

Standout Soundbite: "Twenty-six and a half million are under 35. They're never going to die. They're going to live to be 112. They don't want health insurance."

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All of the announced candidates for the 7th Congressional District spoke at KSGF's Patriot Day event in Springfield Saturday.


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NODLER: DEMS HAVE OVERREACHED

State Sen. Gary Nodler predicted that Republicans would win the 2010 midterm elections because the Democratic Party has overreached and "frightened Americans" with an attempt to expand federal power and reduce personal freedoms.

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Applause Breaks During Speech: 7

Biggest Applause Line: Asking veterans to stand to honor their courage and service

Red Meat Ranking: 3

Standout Soundbite: "That lesson is missing in far too many inner cities, where people are lead to believe that only the government can provide opportunity or a handout can provide security. That isn't true."
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GOODMAN SWIPES LONG

State Sen. Jack Goodman took a veiled but intentional swipe at rival Billy Long, saying that the 7th District needs a Congressman willing to do more than "crack jokes" on the sidelines and "say no."

To drive his subtle point that Long doesn't have the experience necessary, Goodman also said he wouldn't need a staffer's help to interpret what certain bills mean.

To which Long (@auctnr1) wittily responded via TWITTER: "What did he mean by that? I'll ask a staffer."

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The swipe was not caught on the FlipCam due to storage capacity.

Applause Breaks During Speech: 0

Biggest Applause Line: Didn't receive applause during speech

Red Meat Ranking: 4

Standout Soundbite: "For most of the years I've been a citizen legislator, I too have been working to make a payroll every month at a small business that I own.

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