Sen. Tim Scott at the Values Voter Summit

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Oct. 28, 2013, 7:23 a.m.

“Per­haps it was the hearty and slightly pro­fane in­tro­duc­tion,” but Sec/State Robin Car­na­han (D) “gave one of her most en­er­get­ic cam­paign speeches yet” at a MO meet­ing of the AFL-CIO.

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AFL-CIO’s MO pres. Hugh McVey wel­comed her by say­ing that she would “kick (Rep. Roy) Blunt’s (R-07) ass.”

Car­na­han, on Blunt: “How much longer does he need to stick it to us? Here’s what I say: Not a minute longer.”

Car­na­han, on Blunt’s lead­ing role in passing the bail­out bill: “He bailed them out with $700 bil­lion of our money — our money!”

Car­na­han, on Blunt’s op­pos­i­tion to min­im­um wage in­creases: “That just of­fends me. It of­fends me. It is bull” (Wag­man, St. Louis Post-Dis­patch, 8/31).

AFL-CIO pres. Richard Trumka at the meet­ing: “The party of ‘No’ doesn’t want your vote. … All they want you to do is stay home out of frus­tra­tion. … You’ve got to beat this guy, and you’ve got to lift Robin up.”

Car­na­han: “We do not have to be destined on this path we’re on!”

Trumka also called House Min. Lead­er John Boehner (R-OH) “the tan won­der. … His idea of job cre­ation is to hire a second caddy” (Man­nies, St. Louis Beacon, 8/31).

Smoke And Mir­rors

St. Louis Post-Dis­patch ed­it­or­i­al­izes, on Blunt and Boehner: “More for the rich. Less for the poor and middle classes. No sav­ings. High­er de­fi­cits. Smoke. Mir­rors. Buzzwords” (8/30).

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