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Eye endorses Schlingensiepen in 2nd Congressional District race

September 7, 2012

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— Lawrence attorney Bob Eye on Friday formally endorsed fellow Democrat Tobias Schlingensiepen in the 2nd Congressional District race.

Last month, Schlingensiepen, a Topeka minister, won the Democratic Party primary with Eye placing second and Ottawa farmer Scott Barnhart finishing third.

Schlingensiepen faces U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, who is seeking a third term, in the November election. The 2nd District includes most of eastern Kansas, including Lawrence.

Eye said that Schlingensiepen "has demonstrated a commitment to listening and responding to the concerns of Kansans."

Eye also said it was crucial that Democrats regain a majority in the House "to avoid further damage by the tea party radicals. Electing Tobias brings this imperative one seat closer to reality. I urge Second District voters to support Tobias. His election will send a message to Congress that problem solving is a higher priority than partisan rankling."

Eye said he waited until now to endorse Schlingensiepen because generally voters don't pay attention to political campaigns until after Labor Day.

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gbulldog 1 year, 11 months ago

I do not know him. Before I could support him, I would need information about him and understand what his beliefs are? Given his background, he may be able to explain why the Democrats party supports the 5,000 that Jesus fed the day after he fed them. As a result, the Democrats gain power by making false promices to people akin to the 5,000, and the Republicans treat us like "junk" (usefull while we are needed, but thrown out and treated like a piece of "junk". Or is he being promised an expecially tasty piece of "cake".

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costello 1 year, 11 months ago

I think he should change his name to something pronounceable.

Like Eye.

Or Costello.

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Katara 1 year, 11 months ago

He should change it to "Throat Warbler Mangrove" but he should spell it "Raymond Luxury-Yacht".

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wastewatcher 1 year, 11 months ago

I agree with the above. I am for Jenkins all the way. She has done a good job and deserves to continue to represent us.

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purplesage 1 year, 11 months ago

It says a good deal about someone when name calling and derogatory comments are the substance offered, Observant. Tobias Schlingensiepen is a pleasant chap, but off the charts liberal in his beliefs. Representative Jenkins has my vote for a third term.

Since redistricting, there is real danger of returning to the days of feeling not represented by folks like Nancy Boyda and Jim Slattery.

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riverdrifter 1 year, 11 months ago

You know, if Lynn had ever shown any independence and original thought, I wouldn't mind seeing her reelected. Instead, she doesn't have an original thought, period. Right now I'm caring for a 23 year-old Congo African grey parrot that shows more intellect than Lynn does. Rene doesn't make stuff up, either. She looked out the picture window today, lazily raised a claw and said "Wiiind." She was right: there wasn't enough rain to mention.

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ugottabekiddin 1 year, 11 months ago

Tobias is a good, sound, intelligent person. His desire to improve government and our country comes from his OWN mind and heart, not like Jenkins who is just repeating the same old same old big $ club programmed crap. Her fake smile and responses are robotic, and WRONG. Tobias Schlingensiepen is sharp and original and the person this state needs to replace Jenkins. An interesting man with an interesting last name!

Expand and educate your closed minds a bit folks and learn how to pronounce his name. Regardless of which party a person is from...smacks of how lazy we've become.

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cowboy 1 year, 11 months ago

Hey , lay off Lynn... She did originate the "Affordable Footwear" legislation. how could we have lived without that gem.

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 1 year, 11 months ago

Maybe Tobias should go out and squish a few frogs and beat up a few Injunz in order to get your vote.

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 1 year, 11 months ago

By whom? Eye? Did you miss out on the news that he's no longer in the race?

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Mike Ford 1 year, 11 months ago

taxpayers versus first amendment rights......how dare Mr. Eye not bow to power of the bullies.....

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JackMcKee 1 year, 11 months ago

Bozo up bright and early, as usual, to be the first on the free library computers. Did you know there are job listings online Bozo?

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JackMcKee 1 year, 11 months ago

I really doubt Jenkins is scared. The democrats put up three losers and Tobias Schlinginsteinwer was the best of them. The nerd beat out the old hippie and the dirtbag to take the prize of getting beat to a pulp by one of the dumbest representatives in Kansas' history. It's a sad state of affairs. Jenkins is basically a brain damaged, less attractive version of Sarah Palin.

As many have already said, Eye's endorsement is about as worthless as they come. Bozo could endorse Schlependorknerd and it would only be slightly worse.

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 1 year, 11 months ago

Schlingensiepen isn't your kind of candidate. He's an intelligent, fair-minded guy, with none of the petty, cynical mean-spritedness that you look for in a candidate-- you know, like Jenkins and Brownback.

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 1 year, 11 months ago

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JackMcKee 1 year, 11 months ago

and please, share your evidence that the nerd has an IQ one point higher than Jenkins.

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 1 year, 11 months ago

Oh, please, you know nothing about Schlingensiepen, and you don't care about him. Your only interest in this thread is that gives you an opportunity to do another one of your sophomoric rants against Eye (and myself.)

I'm just surprised that you haven't figured out how to work Cromwell into this rant yet.

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Armstrong 1 year, 11 months ago

The only thing Toby has going for him is he's not Bob Eye

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paulveer 1 year, 11 months ago

Jack, I regularly agree with some of your opinions (not all), but maybe you should know, if you don't , that you consistently come off as the third most pompous, self-righteous, and hate-spewing person on these boards. Maybe you're proud of that, and are trying for first, but it profoundly impacts your credibility.

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 1 year, 11 months ago

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 11 months ago

Good Lawyers are hired to represent their clients absolutely!

This is what voters need to be thinking about:

If a BUSH thinking politician wins the white house best get on with putting another source of income in order.

These new RINO folks posing as republicans wipe out jobs, home ownership,medical insurance and retirement accounts at the speed of light.

"Indeed, Senate Republicans -- the ones accusing Dems of being a 'do-nothing Congress' -- are proud of their efforts. Senate Minority Whip Trent Lott boasted, 'The strategy of being obstructionist can work or fail. So far it's working for us.'

"Voters are understandably frustrated about the lack of legislative achievements thus far, but the explanation is surprisingly straightforward: Republicans won't allow up-or-down votes on anything of significance."

Excellent food for thought....

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 11 months ago

I would apprehensive about buying a home until after the election. Republican administrations have documented history of gutting home real estate values. This is what follows after their home loan fraud escapades. Can't say it won't happen again due to the fact that it did happened again.

Did Lynn Jenkins or any other congress person from Kansas warn anyone this fraud activity was in the making? NO is the word. What was she doing? Why wasn't Jenkins paying attention?

Can't say it won't happen again due to the fact that it did happened again. Do we want a third episode?

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

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 11 months ago

These new RINO folks posing as republicans wipe out jobs, home ownership,medical insurance and retirement accounts at the speed of light.

Remember....

Lynn Jenkins recently voted to extend the Bush tax cuts. These tax cuts cost the middle class and upper middle class billions of dollars. Because it is the middle class and upper middle class that make up the losses. It is not smart to spend OUR tax dollars to cover the cost of the Bush tax cuts.

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lunacydetector 1 year, 11 months ago

eye endorses der spiegelschlingensiepen?

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 11 months ago

Thus far Robert Eye has saved tax payers about $200-$300 million $$$$$ thus far by preventing this SLT.

Those developers pushing the SLT in the wetlands could have asked for another choice therefore are the problem. Therefore are costing taxpayers tons of money.

About republicans.... the nation cannot afford this group of reckless spenders posing as republicans.

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

This ENTITLEMENT - 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 restore the economy.

http://www.reaganbushdebt.org/CalculationDetails.aspx

Obviously those Kansas republicans are not paying attention. Why are Kansas republicans entitled to not pay attention?

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bearded_gnome 1 year, 11 months ago

As many have already said, Eye's endorsement is about as worthless as they come. Bozo could endorse Schlependorknerd and it would only be slightly worse.

---agreed, and LOL.


two words put the lie to what Merrill/spambot has witten irrelevantly above RE republicans and warnings not coming about the housing bubble bursting: two words ... "Barney Franik." who, not only failed to warn, he publicly stated that the two government sponsored entities behind home mortgages, Freddie and Fannie Pack, were sound, ... just before they collapsed. and, he carried on a long romance with a man at one of one of them while he was supposed to be providing oversight on from his position on the committee in congress charged with watching them!


vote Jenkins. the real problem is that more than two dozen good real jobs bills have been passed from the House, and the obstructionist democrat Harry Reid Senate won't even vote on them.

yes, that's the same democrat party that booed God and Israel at their convention, voting *against recognizing Israel's capital, ad God. and the democrat party's undemocratic leaders forced the platform changes through though it was obvious that the wacko radical deligates opposed.

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bearded_gnome 1 year, 11 months ago

also, if you vote democrat, you're supporting some amazing people.

at schiffradio, peter schiff interviewed many democrat deligates who indicated they wanted to pass a law

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outlawing all profit.

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 11 months ago

Are you better off now, than you were 4 years ago??

Reagan asked that question and by the time he and GHW Bush were finished millions upon millions were out of jobs and many had to come out of retirement because the Savings and Loan scam put their retirement money up in smoke. A lot of people lost their homes about this time. People in their 60's and older don't get hired easily.

GW Bush and Cheney pulled off a repeat performance. ......

And republicans have the gall to put forth this question? Excuse me....

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 11 months ago

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.

In the meantime...

FINANCIAL CRISIS As badly as our banking system operated in recent years, the housing bubble was not a Ponzi scheme. In some respects, however, it was even worse than a Ponzi scheme!

Fraud certainly was very important in the housing bubble of recent years. But the housing bubble—like bubbles generally—did not depend on fraud, and most of its development was there for everyone to see. With the principal problems out in the open and with the authorities not only ignoring those problems but contributing to their development, one might say that the situation with the housing bubble was worse than a Ponzi scheme. Madoff bilked his marks out of only $50 billion, while trillions were lost in the housing bubble.

Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan denied the housing bubble’s existence—not fraud exactly, but deception that kept the bubble going. (Greenspan, whose view was ideologically driven, got support in his bubble denial from the academic work of the man who was to be his successor, Ben Bernanke.)

In addition, BUSHCO government regulatory agencies turned a blind eye to the highly risky practices of financial firms, practices that both encouraged the development of the bubble and made the impact all the worse when it burst.

And, yes, substantial fraud was involved. For example, mortgage companies and banks used deceit to get people to take on mortgages when there was no possibility that the borrowers would be able to meet the payments. Not only was this fraud, but this fraud depended on government authorities ignoring their regulatory responsibilities.

So, no, a bubble and a Ponzi scheme are not the same. But they have elements in common. Usually, however, the losers in a Ponzi scheme are simply the direct investors, the schemer’s marks. A bubble like the housing bubble can wreak havoc on all of us.

http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2009/0709macewan.html

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