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Tiahrt TV ad attacks Moran’s stance on immigration

July 19, 2010

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— Kansas Congressman Todd Tiahrt says his main rival for the U.S. Senate supported services for illegal immigrants by voting for a children's health bill last year.

Tiahrt began airing a new television ad Monday attacking fellow Republican Congressman Jerry Moran.

The ad says Moran voted to provide taxpayer-funded health care coverage for illegal immigrants. The Moran campaign contends that Tiahrt is misleading voters.

The TV spot cites a vote by Moran in January 2009 in favor of a bill reauthorizing and expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program.

GOP critics — including Tiahrt — say the bill weakened requirements that children prove they're in the country legally to get coverage.

However, state officials disagree.

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TrooGrit 3 years, 9 months ago

You know, I was wondering about this subject this very day. I did some research on the web, as I often do, consulted a few government web sites for verification, and although I entered this day as a Moran supporter, I have to say:

I'll depart this day as a "reluctant" Tiahrt supporter. It turns out, a middlin' amount of what Tiahrt says about Moran is true. He's weak and doesn't do his homework. That to me, is not a good rep. He actually did vote with the demo's/moderates on a few issues that oh, incidentally raised taxes! He's actually NOT the conservative he appears to be in the ads, but actually a little left of center.

I don't like being lied to! I'll vote for change!

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Sparko 3 years, 9 months ago

What happened to the GOP? Gadzooks, defending the wealthy, starving the poor and pretending to be Christians. The optics of these heartless issues have got to start horrifying even the most shameless Republican, or is the party that far gone?

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jstthefacts 3 years, 9 months ago

Its amazing to see what these two will do just to be the next cave man to misrepresent Kansas.

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jstthefacts 3 years, 9 months ago

The pubs are a bottomless pit. Great entertainment watching them use the same crap on each other that they use on the dems. Maybe these two subhumans can figure out how to eliminate each other and best benefit the state . It would be the honorable thing for them to do. They are still no match for W in his primary races(as well as presidential) in Texas. He was and will always be the champion of the dirt . Don't take my word for it , ask his Republican opponents.

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Roland Gunslinger 3 years, 9 months ago

Tom Holland has to be loving this.

Let the GOP sling mud at each other during the primaries, those stains will still be there during the general election.

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Zachary Stoltenberg 3 years, 9 months ago

I won't vote for someone who runs a negative campaign if I can help it.

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Liberal 3 years, 9 months ago

I would not vote for Tiahrt under any circumstance.

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kimmydarling 3 years, 9 months ago

Oh that monster! Voting to provide healthcare for children who have no say over their immigration status? BURN HIM AT THE STAKE! This IS Kansas, after all. The land that science and compassion forgot..

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ivalueamerica 3 years, 9 months ago

it takes a brave man to come out in favor of letting children die because of the sins of their fathers.

and by brave, I mean hateful ignorant heartless moron.

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jayhawklawrence 3 years, 9 months ago

If this is a contest to see who has no heart, I think I am ready to declare a winner.

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LJ Whirled 3 years, 9 months ago

There are some more meaningful issues, like the fact that the Democrats suck up to illegals because they see them as potential voters (or at least parents of future voters), while Republicans look the other way because illegals provide cheap labor to their fat cat donors. Some likely feel compassion and think they are helping by ignoring the law, ignoring the reasons for the, and ignoring the unintended consequences of failing to enact and enforce reasonable immigration laws.

Result? We have created an underclass of people who are not expected to follow the law and who are not afforded equal protection of law. The illegals will accept it because they are desperate, but that does not make it acceptable. It is economic slavery, pure and simple.

Want to help illegal aliens? Send them home or change the law. It's your choice, but the status quo is not a choice. We cannot allow this system of quasi-slavery to persist in America.

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jaywalker 3 years, 9 months ago

Pretty stupid angle of attack there, Tiarht. The only thing that really matters to most is the "children" portion of 'children of illegals.'

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Richard Heckler 3 years, 9 months ago

Tihart,Moran and Brownback have done nothing except sit back and watch immigrants come across the border since Reagan/Bush launched their anti good wages and anti union campaign in 1980.

YES folks this has been going on since 1980. Now the republicans want MORE big government and want to spend YOUR big government tax dollars all the while DEMANDING MORE tax breaks for the wealthy. THESE REPUBLICANS ARE SIMPLY NUTS! Yes their plan in reality is a huge tax increase. They have no clue! They want one more chance to dupe all of us.

Tax breaks = tax increase on the middle class! The middle class pay the bills!

If they are elected NOTHING WILL CHANGE. Ever heard of campaign rhetoric yet nothing changes.

Want serious change? Bust Wal-Mart and other large corporations who hire the immigrants.

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1029 3 years, 9 months ago

What kind of lunatic supports free health insurance for children? They should have to work for it just like everyone else.

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Fred Whitehead Jr. 3 years, 9 months ago

I would not vote for either of these malcontents. Who is the Democratic candidate?

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 3 years, 9 months ago

I'm voting for Tiahrt-- he has the final solution.

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Jimo 3 years, 9 months ago

"Tiahrt says his main rival for the U.S. Senate supported services for illegal immigrants by voting for a children's health bill last year"

Seriously. Read that statement again. Wetback kids with H1N1 can't infect good red-blooded American kids so why worry about them?

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ksjayhawk74 3 years, 9 months ago

Both candidates argue about who cares about immigrant children less... Jesus would be... What's the word I'm looking for?...

All the while the fact that continuing to only provide health care to illegal immigrants through hospital emergency rooms costs taxpayers much more, seems to get pushed to the side.

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K_Verses_The_World 3 years, 9 months ago

I pity the poor immigrant Who wishes he would’ve stayed home Who uses all his power to do evil But in the end is always left so alone That man whom with his fingers cheats And who lies with ev’ry breath Who passionately hates his life And likewise, fears his death

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