Turk and volunteer at the Proud to be an American Tea Party, July 3rd.
The editorial board of the Kansas City Star met with Jacob Turk on Wednesday morning to hear his stand on the issues.
Yael T. Abouhalkah, a member of the board had this to say about meeting in The Star’s, Midwest Voices: Watch out, Cleaver, here comes Jacob Turk
U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver is one of those rare Democratic politicians who doesn’t have to worry about getting re-elected, even in this year of the angry, anti-incumbent voter.
Why do you guys keep saying “anti-incumbent?” Angry, yes. Anti-incumbent, no. Anti- LIBERAL incumbent. Let’s call it what it is, please. People are upset with big government, out of control spending, and that’s gonna mean curtains for a lot of liberal incumbents but virtually no conservative ones.
Turk’s campaign today says it will release a Rasmussen poll showing that Turk trails Cleaver, 52-43, with a 5 percent margin of error.
Sure, that’s not close to being enough for a winning margin for Turk. Still, it’s a lot better than the 65-35 margin Cleaver chalked up in the 2008 campaign.
I believe they said a 6-9 point spread, but I haven’t seen the numbers, yet.
In his appearance before The Star’s Editorial Board, Turk rolled out the same GOP talking points that seem to be working in races across the country: Yes to keeping the Bush tax cuts, no to the health care reform act.
Hold it right there…”GOP talking points”, really Yael? Turk, a guy who refuses to take PAC money, a guy who hasn’t received a dime from the Republican party, a guy who has differed with the party line on issues like Bush’s handing of the Iraq war, all of which he mentioned at the meeting….(yes, I was there), is just spouting “GOP talking points”, not his own heartfelt take on the issues? You weren’t impressed with his in depth answer to the question, “what would you do on health care?”, which he knows something about because he’s worked in with the health ins. industry?* Vote for Jacob Turk, the “GOP Talking Point Guy”.
When it comes to local congressional GOP candidates, Turk didn’t distinguish himself with detailed and thoughtful answers to issues (as Kevin Yoder did; he’s running for the 3rd District seat in Kansas).
Actually, I worked at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, NAIC, a quasi governmental body through which the state and territorial insurance commissioners worked together to regulate insurance companies of all types. The confusion may have come from me linking my employment at the NAIC to the knowledge I gained about the health care insurance business which have been a godsend for the current health care insurance reform debate. So never worked in the insurance industry but gained insight into how it works.
I hope you will write about my deep conviction on ensuring our military men and women active and veterans are taken care of. They are people who deserve our respect and protection not political pawns which is how I see Cleaver treating them.