Thinking of Orlando this morning.
▪ “There are more threats from more directions than at any other time.” — Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt on the briefings he receives each day on the Intelligence Committee.
Blunt tweeted this on Sunday in the wake of Orlando.
▪ “We need to summon the resolve as a country to confront the issues at work here—issues of hate, and terrorism, and of military-grade gun violence in our communities.” — Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill reacting to the shootings.
McCaskill called it depressing when such tragedies become routine.
▪ “Endorsing is something Rush rarely does.” — Peter Kinder on his friend, long-time conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, endorsing Kinder for governor.
This would be helpful for Kinder in the primary. In the general election should he win the nomination? Not as much. (link via johncombest.com).
▪ “Candidates will literally destroy one another to win an election.” — Republican Mike Parson, a candidate for lieutenant governor in Missouri, on the cutthroat atmosphere that now engulfs his party.
Parson, a state senator, said the tearing down of rival candidates has to stop. “People who run for office should run on who they are, where they came from, what their accomplishments are, why you are qualified,” he said.
▪ “Cold or negative.” — how 61 percent of Kansas registered voters regard state government, according to a new poll from Zogby Strategies.
Also, nearly half those surveyed said they were “very dissatisfied” with the choices for president this year. Dissatisfaction is running rampant, once again, when it comes to American politics.
▪ “I don't want to see trickle-down racism.” — Mitt Romney declaring that Donald Trump’s election could usher in a new era of racism.
Romney, who’s no friend of Trump’s, is saying that Trump would alter the country’s essential character.