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So, I’m at my parents house yesterday, who, by-the-way are both voting for Jerry Nolte, and my phone rings. Much to my shock and surprise, I have a recorded voice on the other end telling me that Jerry Nolte voted to implement Obamacare while he was in the House. This is a complete misrepresentation of the facts. Here is Jerry’s response:

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Just like you, I am repelled by the last minute negative advertisements we all get in the mail from career politicians. Don’t be fooled by anonymous voices and the slick advertising techniques that my opponent is hiding behind. As it becomes obvious that her expansion of government and attacks on law enforcement are causing her to lose power, like all career politicians, she is desperately clinging to her government paycheck. I am a small business owner, who has served in government and I can live without being on the county payroll. This is about making Clay County a better place to live and work.

Like every other Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives, I voted to stave off the federal imposition of a one-size-fits-all health exchange. House Bill 609 was not ObamaCare, it was about stopping Washington, DC from controlling our health care. In fact, it is Pam Mason who has embraced Obamacare by making the county health care plan conform to Obamacare. I WILL FIGHT THAT.

I am not hiding behind glitzy professional political power brokers and willing allies in the government bureaucracy, I am communicating with you directly. If you respond to my e-mail, jerry.listens@NolteforCommissioner.com, I will answer your questions myself, not a paid political operative or intern. You deserve government that will respond to you as a person, not using deception and scare tactics.

We must leave these desperate attack ads and the divisive politics of my opponent behind and create a county government we can all be proud of. We in Clay County are better than this; I am not asking you to vote against my opponent through fear tactics, but vote for economic opportunity and limited government.

If you have had enough of the politics of personal destruction, I ask for your vote on August 5th.

Oh, this is too much fun not to share with you! I always enjoy a daily laugh, and I was graciously given one by an anonymous commenter. I thought I might add some commentary to make it even more enjoyable.

This was a recent comment posted on the Paul Vescovo Jerry Nolte endorsement letter I posted yesterday.

First, the comment comes from (prepare yourself because it is so funny) Joe Schmoe and the email address given is (OMG this is where it’s like ROFLMButtO) Pvisanass@gmail.com. Get it! LOL! Paul Vescovo is an Ass. Apparently, Pam Mason is popular among immature middle school students.

PV endorsed Ed Quick in 2010, thus Vescovo is a politician not a law enforcement officer.

Yep, no secret there. I believe Paul’s reasons were sound in doing what he did. I tend to avoid group-think as much as possible. But, you gotta love, the impeccably thought out logic here. Paul Vescovo supported one Democrat who certainly is not a conservative, therefore he’s not a law enforcement officer. Well, I often think we should teach logic better in this society. I give you exhibit A. There’s so much stuff I could add here (i.e. Pam Mason’s support of Bob Boydston, a Democrat), but I don’t really need to because, well, see previous statement about the need for logic.

His letter is full of errors.

BOOM! You really dropped the hammer there! Look at all those supporting details.

This web site supports a democrat – Sheila Ernzen and this site is controlled by an Atheist.

Oh, you got me there! I have NO credibility now. I should just give up. Yep, not shy about my support for Sheila. I welcome any new reader to go back and read all the reasons why.

As for the comment about being an Atheist, that’s a more complex discussion, one I tend to not have with people that anonymously post with an email like Pvisanass@gmail.com. And you are not completely accurate. As the Thomas Jefferson quote above suggests, I questioned with boldness and came to a different conclusion than many. I’m not exactly a full-blown atheist. I would say that I am an agnostic that tends to lean towards atheism. No one knows the truth for sure. I’m proud of who I am and quite happy with my life and my perspective on the biggest choice we humans make. I have nothing against those that came to a different conclusion, and I actually enjoy listening to enlightened religious people discuss their faith. I’ll proudly stand with any person of faith as long as we have common interests and values. Sadly, it looks as if that may not be you. You sound quite angry, maybe reading your religious text closer and a good pastor could help you overcome that.

Keep it up loser Andrew, lol

Incredible closing argument! Here let me at least clean up the grammar for you.

Keep it up, loser. LOL!

To be totally fair, I doubt this is representative of all Pam Mason supporters. At least, I sure hope not. Of course, there was this whole unfortunate incident a while back.

One of the people I greatly respect in Clay County Politics is Sheriff Paul Vescovo. He is a man of honor and integrity. I appreciate his willingness to speak up in this primary election. As he says, it is unusual for a Sheriff to involve himself in a Commissioner race like this. Frankly, I’m sick and tired of usual. 

Providing law enforcement to protect you and your family is not a political issue — it’s not Republican, Democrat, or even an Independent issue.  It’s a basic government function that we rightfully expect from our elected leaders.  

It shouldn’t ever become a political weapon, but unfortunately, our current Presiding Commissioner, Pam Mason, has decided to cut the Clay County law enforcement budget because of a political squabble against me. I cannot understand why she is willing to jeopardize the safety of Clay County citizens just because she dislikes and disagrees with me.

Commissioner Mason fully-funded our previous Sheriff, but as soon as I was elected in 2012 she immediately began slashing the law enforcement budget.  Honestly, I do disagree with Commissioner Mason on several issues, but I don’t let our disagreements affect the service I provide to all Clay Counties citizens. Elected officials often disagree on issues but that should NEVER negatively affect the citizens they represent.

Unfortunately, that is exactly what Commissioner Mason has done to the people of Clay County. She cut more than $500,000 from the law enforcement budget after I was elected Sheriff.

While simultaneously cutting the law enforcement budget, Commissioner Pam Mason secretly gave massive pay increases to her political friends. The Assistant County Administrator received more than a 30% pay hike – raising him from $72,000 to more than $94,000 in only a few months! County contractual expenses increased for her political friends – costing the county hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional expenses.

I normally would never get involved in a primary election, but this year the stakes are high and the safety of all our citizens is at stake. Commissioner Mason is up for re-election and our former State Representative, Jerry Nolte, is running against her.

Jerry Nolte served honorably in the Missouri House for 8 years, is a long-time Clay County small business owner and is a lifelong resident of the Northland, along with his wife of 34 years and three children. During his time in the Missouri House, Jerry was a leader for local job growth, protecting innocent human life, defending our 2nd amendment rights and fully funding public safety as Chair of the House Committee on Public Safety Appropriations.

Here are a few of his major accomplishments for our area:

Jerry sponsored and led the charge to pass the Missouri Manufacturing Jobs Act that saved nearly 6,000 Clay County jobs and brought more than 1,000 additional jobs to the Northland

Jerry was rated pro-life by the Missouri Right to Life, Missourians United for Life for his unwavering defense of the unborn

Jerry helped pass legislation that ended the double taxation on Social Security and Veterans

Jerry received the National Rifle Association’s “A” rating and endorsement in every election

Jerry successfully worked with Missouri Sheriffs and Prosecutors to strengthen laws against dangerous drugs like K2 and K3 and pass mandatory sentencing requirements for pedophiles

It’s because of this record on issues that matter to you and me, that I support Jerry.

While Jerry has an outstanding legislative track record I’m extremely excited about the positive solutions he has planned for Clay County as Presiding Commissioner.

Jerry stands for positive change in Clay County. This is an opportunity to leave the old ways of corruption and political fighting in county government behind. He will support:

Jerry supports full funding for public safety and cares about the men and women of Clay County law enforcement.

Jerry will open the doors of county government to transparency and accountability.

Jerry is a professional who will bring commonsense leadership to Clay county government.

Jerry Nolte as our Presiding Commissioner will build consensus not controversy and stop the million-dollar lawsuits our taxpayers have been forced to pay over the last several years.

Thank you for reading this lengthy letter. I know it’s unusual for a county Sheriff to become involved in a Commissioner race, but the stakes are too high for me to stand by. I hope you’ll join me at the polls, Tuesday, August 5th to vote for Jerry Nolte for Presiding Commissioner.

For a better Clay County,

Sheriff Paul Vescovo

P.S.   Don’t forget to Vote, Tuesday, August 5th in the Republican primary for Jerry Nolte for Presiding Commissioner. The men and women of law enforcement need your support to end Commission Mason’s political squabble that is harming the safety of all our citizens.