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Re: “Kevin Yoder reeks of insincerity, even by politicians' standards

It's odd to me that this beacon of journalistic purity would do a hit piece on Yoder days before an election. Will Stephie Moore get the same treatment? I doubt it.

Moore has no paper trail to investigate, no experience in politics and no resume to speak of...other than being the wife of Dennis the Menece, the alleged "Blue Dog Dem" who spent money like a drunken sailor. Wasn't he retiring to "spend time with family"? I guess Stephie has trouble keeping her man at home...

Posted by No Moore on 10/30/2010 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Kevin Yoder reeks of insincerity, even by politicians' standards

It's odd to me that this beacon of journalistic purity would do a hit piece on Yoder days before an election. Will Stephie Moore get the same treatment? I doubt it. Moore has no paper trail to investigate, no experience in politics and no resume to speak of...other than being the wife of Dennis the Menece, the alleged "Blue Dog Dem" who spent money like a drunken sailor. Wasn't he retiring to "spend time with family"? I guess Stephie has trouble keeping her man at home...

Posted by No Moore on 10/30/2010 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Kevin Yoder reeks of insincerity, even by politicians' standards

For years now I have been listening to political hacks on their pulpits preaching about how they are against big Gov't and wasteful spending, but lest we ask ourselves, "then why do we have such an enormous deficit"? I've never met a politician that has never flip-flopped abound or honestly tell the whole story. It's ashame that we as voters need to read between the lines and search for more than the half-truths that we are constantly fed by the oh so biased media and be forced to elect the lesser of the two evils. Even worse, there are so many who are much too lazy to even try to research their candidates and comtinue to vote within their party lines, or vote for whom their friends and relatives express is the better candidate. This country should not have had to be put in the position that is is in to make people become more aware of what has been and what is presently happening to it. I say this to all candidates: If elected, do for the people and not for yourself. You are a public servant, and are no better than the least of us.

Posted by Don on 10/30/2010 at 1:54 AM

Re: “Kevin Yoder reeks of insincerity, even by politicians' standards

So you just now cough up this shit? This should of been out there week's ago. The pitch is great but this should of been out there a long time ago.

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Posted by James on 10/30/2010 at 1:44 AM

Re: “Kevin Yoder reeks of insincerity, even by politicians' standards

For years now I have been listening to political hacks on their pulpits preaching about how they are against big Gov't and wasteful spending, but lest we ask ourselves, "then why do we have such an enormous deficit"? I've never met a politician that has never flip-flopped abound or honestly tell the whole story. It's ashame that we as voters need to read between the lines and search for more than the half-truths that we are constantly fed by the oh so biased media and be forced to elect the lesser of the two evils. Even worse, there are so many who are much too lazy to even try to research their candidates and comtinue to vote within their party lines, or vote for whom their friends and relatives express is the better candidate. This country should not have had to be put in the position that is is in to make people become more aware of what has been and what is presently happening to it. I say this to all candidates: If elected, do for the people and not for yourself. You are a public servant, and are no better than the least of us.

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Posted by Don on 10/29/2010 at 10:54 PM

Re: “Kevin Yoder reeks of insincerity, even by politicians' standards

So you just now cough up this shit? This should of been out there week's ago. The pitch is great but this should of been out there a long time ago.

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Posted by James on 10/29/2010 at 10:44 PM

Re: “Kevin Yoder reeks of insincerity, even by politicians' standards

Nan, thanks for the correction, I have heard for years that Churchill said that, it does have some thread of common sense in it though. As far as Yoder, yes we all need to know who we are dealing with when it comes to our "leaders". As with many elections we have to choose between the lesser of two evils. I really wish we could fire the whole lot and start over. As far as Pitch being criticized for being a "Liberal Rag", I say get over it. Our country is made up many different people and ideas and the important thing is we are all Americans and we all want freedom so respect opinions from the "otherside".

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Posted by taxpayer on 10/29/2010 at 4:45 PM

Re: “Kevin Yoder reeks of insincerity, even by politicians' standards

wow...a liberal rag trashing on a conservative what a surprise! Where are your cutting, edgey articles about liberals and all of their short-comings and problems? Aren't you supposed to be the "open minded" ones? If so where is the balance in articles/stories about both candidates? The truth is those that call themselves "open minded" are really the ones that can not stand to be disagreed with or realize that every opinion may not be the truth.

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Posted by DB on 10/29/2010 at 4:27 PM

Re: “Kevin Yoder reeks of insincerity, even by politicians' standards

Sorry, Taxpayer, but Churchill did not say that. According to http://www.winstonchurchill.or... : 'There is no record of anyone hearing Churchill say this. Paul Addison of Edinburgh University makes this comment: "Surely Churchill can't have used the words attributed to him. He'd been a Conservative at 15 and a Liberal at 35! And would he have talked so disrespectfully of Clemmie, who is generally thought to have been a lifelong Liberal?"' I applaud the Pitch for exposing any skeleton in ANY politician's closet - it's up to the individual voter to decide how scary the skeleton is.

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Posted by Nan on 10/29/2010 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Kevin Yoder reeks of insincerity, even by politicians' standards

I have read "The Pitch" since my college days (aka, cave days) in the 70's and I am so pleased to see that there is still SOMEONE out there searching for the truth and laying it bare. I am really weary of these so called "take-back-America" candidates, who have no valid or discernable plans of action for doing ANYTHING productive. I only wish more citizens would see your article - but you would, I suppose, simply be dismissed as a raging liberal trying to smear Yoder's "sterling" character.I would like to know if these Tea Party candidates plan to take the country back from ME? I pay my taxes, contribute to the community and local charities, work hard, take care of my home, have graduated from college, raised three children and am proud to be a Christian. And, yes, I am a liberal - I am an integral part of this country - one who makes informed decisions. So what exactly do you want to take back from me, Mr.Yoder? or MS. Palin? or any of the other insubstantial paper-dolls who claim to have the pulse of this nation? Hmmmm?

Posted by Rhesa on 10/29/2010 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Kevin Yoder reeks of insincerity, even by politicians' standards

Nan, thanks for the correction, I have heard for years that Churchill said that, it does have some thread of common sense in it though. As far as Yoder, yes we all need to know who we are dealing with when it comes to our "leaders". As with many elections we have to choose between the lesser of two evils. I really wish we could fire the whole lot and start over. As far as Pitch being criticized for being a "Liberal Rag", I say get over it. Our country is made up many different people and ideas and the important thing is we are all Americans and we all want freedom so respect opinions from the "otherside".

Posted by taxpayer on 10/29/2010 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Kevin Yoder reeks of insincerity, even by politicians' standards

wow...a liberal rag trashing on a conservative what a surprise! Where are your cutting, edgey articles about liberals and all of their short-comings and problems? Aren't you supposed to be the "open minded" ones? If so where is the balance in articles/stories about both candidates? The truth is those that call themselves "open minded" are really the ones that can not stand to be disagreed with or realize that every opinion may not be the truth.

Posted by DB on 10/29/2010 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Kevin Yoder reeks of insincerity, even by politicians' standards

Yoder once came to my house when running for state office and stressed his great concern for education. Then he basically devastated education in Kansas. I emailed him several times, but he didn't bother to reply.
This guy is not to be trusted. He will go to Washington and, if
predictions are correct, he'll be joined by kooks and morons who think they know how to run a government. I am shaken by Paul
Krugman's advice in today's New York Times. If these people win we should be afraid; very afraid.

Posted by James Floyd on 10/29/2010 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Kevin Yoder reeks of insincerity, even by politicians' standards

Sorry, Taxpayer, but Churchill did not say that. According to http://www.winstonchurchill.org/learn/speeches/quotations/quotes-falsely-attributed : 'There is no record of anyone hearing Churchill say this. Paul Addison of Edinburgh University makes this comment: "Surely Churchill can't have used the words attributed to him. He'd been a Conservative at 15 and a Liberal at 35! And would he have talked so disrespectfully of Clemmie, who is generally thought to have been a lifelong Liberal?"' I applaud the Pitch for exposing any skeleton in ANY politician's closet - it's up to the individual voter to decide how scary the skeleton is.

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Posted by Nan on 10/29/2010 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Kevin Yoder reeks of insincerity, even by politicians' standards

Winston Churchill said "If you're 18 and a conservative you have no heart, if you're 40 and a liberal you have no brain." I was a liberal 20 years ago and then I grew up, got a real job, home and a family I needed to support. Now I'm a charter member of the Tea Party. I'm giving Yoder a chance, if he doesn't do what's right then I won't give him another.

Posted by taxpayer on 10/29/2010 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Kevin Yoder reeks of insincerity, even by politicians' standards

I have read "The Pitch" since my college days (aka, cave days) in the 70's and I am so pleased to see that there is still SOMEONE out there searching for the truth and laying it bare. I am really weary of these so called "take-back-America" candidates, who have no valid or discernable plans of action for doing ANYTHING productive. I only wish more citizens would see your article - but you would, I suppose, simply be dismissed as a raging liberal trying to smear Yoder's "sterling" character.I would like to know if these Tea Party candidates plan to take the country back from ME? I pay my taxes, contribute to the community and local charities, work hard, take care of my home, have graduated from college, raised three children and am proud to be a Christian. And, yes, I am a liberal - I am an integral part of this country - one who makes informed decisions. So what exactly do you want to take back from me, Mr.Yoder? or MS. Palin? or any of the other insubstantial paper-dolls who claim to have the pulse of this nation? Hmmmm?

Posted by Rhesa on 10/29/2010 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Kevin Yoder reeks of insincerity, even by politicians' standards

Yoder once came to my house when running for state office and stressed his great concern for education. Then he basically devastated education in Kansas. I emailed him several times, but he didn't bother to reply. This guy is not to be trusted. He will go to Washington and, if predictions are correct, he'll be joined by kooks and morons who think they know how to run a government. I am shaken by Paul Krugman's advice in today's New York Times. If these people win we should be afraid; very afraid.

Posted by James Floyd on 10/29/2010 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Kevin Yoder reeks of insincerity, even by politicians' standards

Winston Churchill said "If you're 18 and a conservative you have no heart, if you're 40 and a liberal you have no brain." I was a liberal 20 years ago and then I grew up, got a real job, home and a family I needed to support. Now I'm a charter member of the Tea Party. I'm giving Yoder a chance, if he doesn't do what's right then I won't give him another.

Posted by taxpayer on 10/29/2010 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Kevin Yoder reeks of insincerity, even by politicians' standards

Lame hit job that fails. That "spruced up highway" was being hammered away years before Obama was elected. Obama throws up the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act" signs all over the place and then we're supposed to believe that feller jumping in front of the parade is leading it. Nice try. The independents and moderates have seen through the smoke and mirrors. The Hope and Change shag wagon has hit a major pothole.

Posted by now_that_is_rich on 10/29/2010 at 1:38 AM

Re: “Kevin Yoder reeks of insincerity, even by politicians' standards

Strikes me is that id anything "reeks" it would be the pitch pushing it's liberal agenda just prior to election day. Every politician running has a skelton secreted in a closet somewhere.

Posted by gary on 10/28/2010 at 11:57 PM

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