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Jenkins says Schlingensiepen should apologize to her for comment

October 2, 2012

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— U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, on Tuesday said she wanted an apology from Democratic challenger Tobias Schlingensiepen for a comment he made when referring to the influence of money in Congress.

Schlingensiepen, a minister from Topeka, ignored Jenkins’ comment, which came during a 2nd Congressional District debate that was taped at KTWU and will be broadcast Oct. 17.

As he has at previous campaign appearances, Schlingensiepen decried the influence of money in Congress, saying a congressional representative can sit on a committee in the morning and then take money from the corporate lobbyist with business before that committee in the evening “over cocktails.”

He said that Jenkins has taken campaign contributions from powerful banks, such as Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, and then voted in their interests.

Jenkins alleged Schlingensiepen was saying she shouldn’t be allowed to accept campaign funds from small banks in the district.

She then said that she didn’t drink alcohol and that her parents were once almost killed by a drunk driver. “I expect an apology,” she said.

Later, Schlingensiepen’s campaign spokeswoman Diane Silver said the point of Schlingensiepen’s comment wasn’t about drinking alcohol, it was about taking campaign contributions from powerful special interests and then voting in their interests.

Libertarian Dennis Hawver, an attorney from Ozawkie, got his first chance to appear on stage with Schlingensiepen and Jenkins.

Hawver said to balance the budget he would cut defense spending by as much as 50 percent and “stop these stupid wars.”

The general election is Nov. 6 with early voting starting Oct. 17.

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Machiavelli_mania 1 year, 6 months ago

I believe tobias to be highly accurate. But I don't think money from corporations and interests such as the race-religious lobbiest don't have a allotted time of the day.

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none2 1 year, 6 months ago

I don't know why people bother to get upset by what Lynn Jenkins says. Let's face it. Lynn will will most likely win. The only way she would loose is if she cursed God, had an abortion, or kissed Madonna.

Remember we are i the land of Ah's... Granted, with Riley county out, and Douglas County in, the second district has shifted a bit more to the center, but not a significant amount. So if the man with the hard to pronounce last name wants to win, he needs to re-invent himself to be much more to the right wing's liking -- ie if he acted more like Phred.

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JackMcKee 1 year, 6 months ago

I wish there were some decent Democrats in Kansas. I'd almost vote for a pigeon instead of Lynn Jenkins.

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mr_right_wing 1 year, 6 months ago

This may shock some....

This man owes Mz. Jenkins NO appology...there is no place more currupt than Washington D.C. (I believe it only gets worse the further you move up the political ladder; beit City Commission, School Board, county level, state..etc..) ULTIMATELY Democrats and Republicans have more in common than differences.

I'll vote for Romeny (not completely satisfied with that choice) but whoever does get elected, The Who said it best..."meet the new boss, same as the old boss"

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oneeye_wilbur 1 year, 6 months ago

I was not there but the good minister should move on and pray. Good fences make good neighbors and Jenkins knows a good fence builder.

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KUAlum88 1 year, 6 months ago

Lynn Jenkins in the poster child for dimwittery.

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Munsoned 1 year, 6 months ago

"As he has at previous campaign appearances, Schlingensiepen decried the influence of money in Congress, saying a congressional representative can sit on a committee in the morning and then take money from the corporate lobbyist with business before that committee in the evening “over cocktails.”

It appears she jumped to conclusions thinking this statement was only about her. Implied? Perhaps, but more about the entire atmosphere of DC. But, ok, if you want to take credit for it all......

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Alexander Smith 1 year, 6 months ago

Well, Schlingensiepen is right. My brother has been in DC dealing with lobbyist and involved with Congress (he is GOP) and after he read this article flat out said Schlingensiepen is correct and if anyone believes otherwise he has some prime beach property in the Mojave desert

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autie 1 year, 6 months ago

I sent that dumb broad an email asking her just what part of Paul Ryan's budget/ medicare plan held water and what she thought of it....and her reply was like something off the back of a flippin cereal box. If her aide de camps can't write BS for her any better than that...well, she owes me an apology also.

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beatrice 1 year, 6 months ago

As someone who enjoys the occassional adult beverage, I am insulted by Jenkins equating all adults who drink with those who would drive drunk. She owes me an apology.

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Lacy Mohler 1 year, 6 months ago

Plan to vote for Mr. Schlingensiepen. German? He does look like Colonel Klink.

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tomatogrower 1 year, 6 months ago

I wonder what banks Lynn considers big? Apparently Citicorp is a big bank to her? Wow. Is she really that dumb? And I'm not apologizing for that question.

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ljwhirled 1 year, 6 months ago

Maybe if she was a little less uptight, her husband wouldn't have divorced her the day after the election.

A cup of wine can go a long way toward a relaxing evening.

I don't know, maybe I'm cynical, but I'm suspicious of anyone who talks about "family values" then puts their political career ahead of their marriage.

Or maybe the timing of the divorce was coincidental....

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rockchalk1977 1 year, 6 months ago

The hypocrite minister Tobias is a joke and apparently has no friends with money. You go girl Lynn!

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prospector 1 year, 6 months ago

Lynn, speaking of offended, I am offended by your lack of scruples and morals. You yammer about the tax code and the need to get rid of "loopholes". The "loopholes" are not defined by you or any of your literature. Why? Because they are the Earned Income Tax Credit and the home mortgage deduction. Raise taxes of the working poor and folks that want to own a home. You are a CPA, where the hell is the term "loophole" in the tax code? Quit lying and talking down to the people.

So Lynn. you have never been in a room where there were people discussing politics with you "over cocktails"? Wow, in Washington? You must have a lot of "me time" if you don't discuss government business if the demon rum is involved. I know, don't you just love all those bubble baths? OOO, turn up the whirlpool jets, AHHHH.

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JackMcKee 1 year, 6 months ago

The next time Lynn Jenkins says something intelligent will be the first.

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 6 months ago

This poor representative of a GOP has not altered their agenda since Reagan/Bush. They managed to over throw the GOP now they have access to plenty of tax dollars in which to wreck the economy in an effort to over throw the USA government.

The GOP agenda is not subject to change.

The Republican/RINO party has become irrational and has no solutions to any national problem. Financial scandal and war is all this RINO party has to offer.

RINO's are neither fiscally conservative,fiscally responsible nor socially responsible. The RINO party is simply not republican.

RINO Financial Scandals Sink The USA Economy!

  1. The Reagan/ Bush Home Loan Scandal -- http://rationalrevolution0.tripod.com/war/bush_family_and_the_s.htm

  2. The Bush/Cheney Home Loan Scandal -- http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2009/0709macewan.html

  3. What did Bush and Henry Paulson do with the bail out money? -- http://www.democracynow.org/2009/9/10/good_billions_after_bad_one_year

  4. Why did GW Bush Lie About Social Security? -- http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2010/0111orr.html

  5. Reagan/Bush Iran-Contra Secret Weapons Deal -- http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nsa/publications/irancontra/irancon.html -- http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/reagan/peopleevents/pande08.html

  6. Other RINO financial dealings -- http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0208-05.htm -- http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/4120/we_arm_the_world/

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roscoepoet 1 year, 6 months ago

http://www.flickr.com/photos/roscoepoet/8047569601/in/photostream

abandoned, vacant, vapid, vacuous, available, for rent, for sale, for lease, build to suit...our congressperson not at work

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donttreadonme 1 year, 6 months ago

SageonPage10 minutes ago ... Apparently the left does not see how foolish they look always calling what is good, evil and what is evil, good."

Another tired rant that just demonstrates that Jenkins has done nothing. Just whining about Democrats, because the GOP is so worthless.

Me, I'm offended because she got a divorce days after being elected as a family person. Tea Party family values?

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observant 1 year, 6 months ago

Lynn should apologize for being Lynn.

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Steven Gaudreau 1 year, 6 months ago

Jenkins is not very bright and campaign financing by big business has made our entire political system a joke. Eliminate all contributions. No yard signs, no mailers, no tv adds. Hold debates only and it's the voters job to watch them and make a sound decision.

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Fossick 1 year, 6 months ago

When one's campaign devolves into demanding apologies for manufactured offenses, it's obvious that the politician has nothing of consequence to talk about.

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SageonPage 1 year, 6 months ago

It's a good thing the Looney Left has this forum to let off their gas or they might have to gather all 57 of them and stand on a street corner with the Honk for Hemp guys and protest every Republican the rest of us put into office. Good grief ,same old pap everyday from these malcontents! When Scotty rings the bell with his next in a long line of attack articles the Looney Left race to put their stamp of disapproval on the Republican that the vast majority of Kansans put into office to stop the spendthrift Left. This little relief valve offered by the LJW keeps these leftists off the street and out of the Governments way so the adults can conduct business for the sane of Kansas.

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kalgarin 1 year, 6 months ago

Oh my how the truth hurts!!!! He is soooo on the money, pardon my pun. HE IS RIGHT!

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jonas_opines 1 year, 6 months ago

"Either she can't track a line of reasoning any better than a bloodhound with its nose cut off, or she is purposely trying to distract the public away from the topics she is vulnerable on."

I don't think those are mutually exclusive.

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Cait McKnelly 1 year, 6 months ago

Lynn, you took donations from an industry you regulate. You aren't the Teflon Don. Give it up.

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 6 months ago

Public Education is a strong player in new Economic Growth yet republicans starve the system of funding which starves our teachers of resources. Which starves the desired level of education = stealing from our children’s future.

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fancy80 1 year, 6 months ago

Come on Lynn, haven't you learned by now....the democrats can say anything they want? Better get some thicker skin if you want to be in politics.

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 6 months ago

Neither WOMEN nor Republicans nor Democrats nor the Upper Middle Class/Middle class can afford the Republican/RINO Party

Is the market value of your home worth less than your mortgage? How much market value have home owners lost since 2007? Trillions of $$$$.

Let's talk about entitlements that have literally destroyed jobs,economies and retirement plans. And made owning a home a risky investment - now that is remarkable.

DC republicans have been successful at wrecking our economy big time twice in the past thirty years. Because of the pattern I am convinced it is their economic policy established under the direction of Reagan/Bush.

Bush/Cheney accomplished a remarkable achievement by destroying the world economy which of course makes it difficult for the USA to bounce back quickly. The question becomes how in the world did they sucker financial institutions worldwide into buying bundles upon bundles upon bundles of bad USA home loans worth trillions of dollars in bad debt?

What an incredible and criminally insane economic policy? I don't believe the entire world can afford the economically reckless republican party that was born in 1980.

Let's talk about entitlements that literally destroyed jobs,economies,retirement plans. And made owning a home a risky investment - now that is remarkable.

--- This ENTITLEMENT - Bailing out The Reagan/Bush Savings and Loan Heist aka home loan scandal sent the economy out the window costing taxpayers many many $$ trillions (Cost taxpayers $1.4 trillion), Plus millions of jobs, loss of retirement plans and loss of medical insurance. http://rationalrevolution0.tripod.com/war/bush_family_and_the_s.htm

--- This ENTITLEMENT Bailing out the Bush/Cheney Home Loan Wall Street Bank Fraud cost consumers $ trillions, millions of jobs, loss of retirement plans and loss of medical insurance. Exactly like the Reagan/Bush home loan scam. Déjà vu can we say. Yep seems to be a pattern. http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2009/0709macewan.html

--- This ENTITLEMENT - Bush/Cheney implied many financial institutions were at risk instead of only 3? One of the biggest lies perpetrated to American citizens. Where did this money go? Why were some banks forced to take bail out money? http://www.democracynow.org/2009/9/10/good_billions_after_bad_one_year

Is the market value of your home worth less than your mortgage? How much market value have home owners lost since 2007?

The fewer republicans the more our properties will become worth and the more likely USA jobs will be reinvigorated

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 6 months ago

Lynn Jenkins cannot stay focused on the issues that she and her president created for 11 million workers who lost their jobs,then their homes, then their medical insurance then their retirement plans.

The Republican Bush/Cheney fraudulent home loan scheme was detrimental to the entire USA economy in case some have not noticed. Generally employees involved in such behavior would have been fired. Lynn Jenkins simply is not qualified for this position.

Kevin Yoder and Lynn Jenkins should be ashamed of their unacceptable performance. They let Kansas and the nation down. Both deserved to receive employment termination notices aka "pink slips".

Can republican and democrat voters afford republican performance? I don't know how.

In the end big debt and super duper bailouts HAVE BEEN the results which does not seem to bother Republicans, as long as they are in power.

In fact, by the time the second Bush left office, the national debt had grown to $12.1 trillion:

This ENTITLEMENT - Over half of that amount had been created by Bush’s tax cuts for the very wealthy.

This ENTITLEMENT - Another 30% of the national debt had been created by the tax cuts for the wealthy under Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

This ENTITLEMENT - Fully 81% of the national debt was created by just these three Republican Presidents. http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2010/0111orr.html

Starting in 2003, George W. Bush destroyed the world economy by encouraging U.S. banks to make loans to those who could not afford them, through schemes such as the "American Dream Downpayment Initiative".

Also through the destruction of oversight, such as lawsuits to prevent state securities laws from being enforced on Bush's watch.

Once Bush's policies led to their inevitable result of economic collapse, the United States found itself in a situation where it had to take on debt in order to simply restore the economy.

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ayoung85 1 year, 6 months ago

Ok, so Jenkins doesn't drink alcohol...good for her, neither do I. The cocktails that I drink are virgin cocktails....since when do all cocktails "have" to contain alcohol?? Also, a close family member of mine was actually killed by a drunk driver who had 4 other DUI convictions already under his belt.

Schlingensiepen's comment is NOT offensive. Jenkins is just trying to get people's attention away from the topic at hand: her catering to her donor's interests.

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volunteer 1 year, 6 months ago

I agree with Wilbur. If I hear Jenkins whine one more time of how awful it is to try to send a child to college on HER salary...

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Slidell 1 year, 6 months ago

…she didn’t drink alcohol and that her parents were ONCE ALMOST killed by a drunk driver.”

ONCE ALMOST believed Lynn Jenkins represented all Kansas residents. ONCE ALMOST believed Lynn Jenkins wanted change for a better Kansas. ONCE ALMOST believed Lynn Jenkins would not be bought ONCE ALMOST voted Republican

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oneeye_wilbur 1 year, 6 months ago

this Cr98&&p about apologizing all of the time is getting old. It is time to say what you think and if someone is listening, then they can cram it or quit eavesdropping. All we hear each and every day is about how someone needs to apologize.

How did our forefathers ever make it? How, by working , toiling, raising crops, raising kids and now we have a society full of whiners.

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Carol Bowen 1 year, 6 months ago

"As he has at previous campaign appearances, Schlingensiepen decried the influence of money in Congress, saying a congressional representative can sit on a committee in the morning and then take money from the corporate lobbyist with business before that committee in the evening “over cocktails.”"

She's got to be kidding. What a ditzy comeback. She should not be representing us in D.C.

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Ken Lassman 1 year, 6 months ago

Voters beware! Jenkins is on the loose with wild logic that makes so little sense that it is practically impossible to defend yourself against it. She somehow won her seat in the past with such bizarre statements, and seems determined to use the same strategy again.

Schlingensiepen criticizes her for taking from Citigroup and Goldman Sachs, then turning around and voting against more checks and balances in the banking industry and her response is to criticize Schlingensiepen for telling her it's wrong to accept contributions from small bankers???? Wha???

He accuses her for taking contributions from corporations who her committee is responsible for regulating and she replies that he owes her an apology for accusing her of drinking???? Wha????

Either she can't track a line of reasoning any better than a bloodhound with its nose cut off, or she is purposely trying to distract the public away from the topics she is vulnerable on. Either way, voters should be concerned about whether she is capable of being a representative for this area if she cannot or will no engage in an intelligent discussion of the topics facing our country.

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moonflower 1 year, 6 months ago

good grief, once almost something bad happened so now you can't say the word cocktail. that's a lot of wine for a teetotaler. maybe she could use a beer

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Jean Robart 1 year, 6 months ago

Tobias S is like so many democrats. Open mouth before brain is in gear. He does indeed owe Lynne Jenkins an apology. But Lynn, don't hold your breath waiting. He knew exactly what to say to push the wrong buttons. He needs to be staying in his church and serving his congregation rather than trying to represent this district in DC.

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Kansass 1 year, 6 months ago

Lynn should give an apoligy to the people of Kansas for dragging out the suffering of our country with her obstructionist buddies.

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Slowponder 1 year, 6 months ago

Does anyone find it ironic that there are "I Like Lynn" signs around town on empty property?

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1 year, 6 months ago

tobias' campaign manager is absolutely right, don't divert the issue, stay on point

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audvisartist 1 year, 6 months ago

I for one am appalled. Appalled that politicians are so sensitive and can't handle criticism. I'm also appalled that Tobias Schlingensiepen has a last name no one can pronounce.

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