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Opinion: Akin vs. McCaskill, movie, media and local theater

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Senator McCaskill has been a key supporter of President Obama and his policies and will have a tough time separating herself from him in this election

Rep. Todd Akin, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, recently surprised me with his clear and passionate philosophic message about the principles of this country and the importance of this year's election.

He stressed the "importance of defeating" President Obama's bid for re-election and changing the leadership in the U.S. Senate.

After 25 minutes of remarks he answered more than 15 questions and displayed a solid grasp of the issues surrounding each. More than 60 people were in attendance.

Running 6 points behind in the most recent poll, the lack of popularity for President Obama and the Christian community's support for Akin will make this a much more interesting race than I had anticipated before hearing his presentation.

Whether you give her credit or blame her, Sen. Claire McCaskill was the deciding vote for "Obamacare," a key supporter of the stimulus, and probably the first female senator to endorse and become a spokeswoman for Obama in his tight race with Hillary Clinton for the Democrat presidential nomination four years ago.

She has a hard time separating herself from Obama and his policies.

This Friday, Sen. McCaskill and Rep. Akin will be participating in a debate before the Missouri Press Association at their annual meeting.

The media has not been Akin's friend, but let's see how this turns out.

Speaking of the "Mainstream Media," it is informative as to the lack of coverage of the movie "2016: Obama's America" which has become the second most successful documentary in the country (financially).

No movie review by The Washington Post, New York Times or New Yorker magazine, etc.

None of the glowing praise as was given to Michael Moore on his liberal documentaries. Even the economic success of the $2.5 million-budgeted movie, which has grossed over $30 million to date, didn't get the attention you would expect.

This hurts the credibility of all media.

Flew to Atlanta last week for the Local Media Association conference. Son Jon K. Rust has served as president of this national media organization for the past year.

Amazing to see the changes in all media -- with more to come. Three days of seminars, success stories and new ideas made the trip worthwhile.

The Southeast Missouri State University new student showcase recently performed to a standing-room-only crowd at the River Campus Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre.

Some great, new-to-be-developed talent for the student productions to come. Missed voice teacher Judith Farris who was in New York City where she regularly teaches voice lessons to more than 30 performers in just three days.

Judith is reported to be a surprise diva-like performer in the upcoming production of the musical "Grease" Sept. 26 to 30 at the River Campus' Bedell Performance Hall.

Go and enjoy!

Gary Rust is chairman of Rust Communications.

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Yeah, about that 50% Claire...


More like 12%... ...at least if you're talking about voting with Missourians

-- Posted by bbollmann on Tue, Sep 18, 2012, at 7:50 AM

Thanks for the information re: McCaskill. So she isn't just right in the middle (number 50 of 100). Sounds like she leans more in the direction of the liberals.

-- Posted by whoknows? on Tue, Sep 18, 2012, at 11:35 AM

Here we have another crybaby reporter sobbing away about why the media doesn't support and promote every lying propaganda event put out by the Republicans. But let's have this reporter or Romney or ANY Republican explain how voodoonomics works. Let this reporter or Romney or any other Republican explain how tax cuts for the rich creates jobs. There Republicans and Republican reporters such as the one who wrote the above article have been getting a free pass for many years as they spoof their lies across the nation since the days of Reagan.This election is about more than just the weekly job numbers. It's about many things. This election is about your rights; your right to get an abortion because Romney and ALL the Republicans will together make abortions illegal; your right to equal pay for equal work; your right to equality; your right to vote; your right to get health care for you and your children; your right to get your illnesses covered by health insurance. This election is about needs, our need to get reasonable gun control laws; our need to preserve Medicare as we know it; our need for good environmental laws to end global warming and to protect our environment; our need to keep the regulations that President Obama got passed to stop Wall Street from ripping off us Americans; our need to not let Romney get us into war with Iran; our need to not let Romney get Israel into a war with the Palestinians and the Arabs; a need to not let Romney get us into other wars because of his narrow minded hawkish idiotic mentality; a need to get rid of voodoonomics; a need to not let Romney extend the Bush tax cuts for the rich and not let Romney cut other taxes for the rich as Romney and Ryan want to do; our need to stop Romney from enacting the Ryan budget plan as he plans on doing. Yes folks this election is about more than the weekly job numbers even though the Republicans in Congress did all they could to make sure that the government wasn't hiring anyone as they refused to fund the hiring of public sector workers and government projects and that the rich of America who are mostly Republicans and run and own most of the companies in America aren't hiring many people if any and are cutting companies workforce to the bone. This has caused our recovery from this Republican caused to be slow but that is how the Republicans planned it all because they know an inability of people to get jobs was the only way they were going to win this election. So are you going to reward the rich and the Republicans for messing up our country and our economy by voting to put a draft dodging tax dodging money hungry capitalist named Willard Romney in charge of our government so that he can make the rich richer and the rest of our lives more miserable!The Republican policies were ALWAYS it's either the Republican way or nothing gets done. Dictators are what Romney and the Republicans are. If you want to see what kind of character Romney is go on your computer and do a Google search for 'Greed and Debt, The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital. Also do a Google search for 'Mitt Romney, Bain and El Salvador'. Both of these sites will show many articles about how Romney used Bain to rip off us Americans in many ways at Bain and the Olympics. It also shows how Romney at Bain KNOWINGLY helped terrorist kill around 75,000 people in El Salvador. EVERYONE read these articles and in any way you can get EVERYONE you can to read these articles. Use e-mail, twitter, Facebook ect. to get your friends, co-workers, class mates and EVERYONE else to read these articles.

-- Posted by rebel999 on Tue, Sep 18, 2012, at 1:20 PM

"From what I understand from doctors, that's really rare. If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let's assume that maybe that didn't work or something: You know, I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist and not attacking the child."

Yeah, Akin's a real winner...

Funny how you left this out of your "unbiased" commentary...

Newsflash, pal... Akin's gonna lose. And so is Romney.

No matter how many sugarcoated BS-filled editorials you post on here.

-- Posted by the_eye on Tue, Sep 18, 2012, at 2:03 PM

Rebel, you done an excellent job. The republicans have done an excellent job destroying this country.

-- Posted by jayrod on Tue, Sep 18, 2012, at 3:58 PM

First of all, I would like to say that Mr. Akin is correct in that the rapist should be punished, not the innocent child & the innocent woman. When a woman is made to believe that the only option she has is help with the murdering of her baby then she is also being victimized. How sad! I don't see how this will help the woman heal from a horrific attack. Also, I agree that the media is generally one-sided. No one is completely unbiased, we all have views that come from our morals & what type of glasses we view the world with. This election is about abortion, healthcare & freedom. Abortion is the freedom to kill another innocent person; I don't think our country needs that. Healthcare should be about the right to choose your own healthcare & pay for your own. If I choose to live a healthy lifestyle I shouldn't have to pay for someone who doesn't. It should also be about not having to pay for procedures that violate your consience & morality. Freedom has to be defined carefully, because you do not nor should you have unlimited freedom which would allow you to harm others. Sadly, we are cutting out some basic freedoms that God has given us in exchange for "freedom" that injure or destroy life.

-- Posted by SugarSpice on Tue, Sep 18, 2012, at 4:36 PM

and this election is all about our need for people to grow more dependent on government and for government to grow larger and control every aspect of our lives,,,right boys? Not to worry, the current administration will continue to assist by working diligently to nullify our Constitution with the appointment of more Czars and other dubious individuals.

Golly,,,,,what more could we ask for?

-- Posted by kc135e on Tue, Sep 18, 2012, at 7:45 PM

mccaskill doesn't need to seperate herself from President Obama. That would be stupid. Although she may not agree with every little thing that he does, she does know that Obama is a smart man and he is a man for all americans. His continous battle to fight for middle class americans is relentless.

Mccaskill would want to be assoricated with a man like that. We already know what Akin thinks about women and he shows he never paid attention to basic biology class in school.

His ideas do not have the basic missourian in mind. Mccaskill will get enough votes to defeat Akin in november. One should not worry.

-- Posted by kcknown on Wed, Sep 19, 2012, at 9:16 AM

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