Discredited blogger Jim Hoft, Morris, and Rep. Roy Blunt; photo from Gateway Pundit.
Fox News “political analyst” Dick Morris yesterday “offered a campaign pitch” for Missouri Republican Senate candidate Roy Blunt at a 9/12 rally in St. Louis. But as Fired Up! Missouri noted, in 2006, Morris called for Blunt to be “thrown out of leadership” because he doesn't stand for “principled politics.” From Morris' column:
Rep. John Shadegg (R-Ariz.) also stands for principled politics and deserves the support of those who understand what hit them on Nov. 7. Not so of his [Republican leadership] opponent. Majority Whip Roy Blunt's (R-Mo.) wife, Abigail Perlman, and his son, Andrew, both lobby for Altria, which is the newly sanitized name for Philip Morris. If Blunt is limited to the standard congressional salary of $165,500, there is no reason why he shouldn't take care of his family finances by letting lobbying firms that represent this death-dealing industry hire his son.
Blunt and Boehner deserve to be thrown out of leadership.
Four years later, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote that new Blunt fan Morris “did not seem well-versed in Blunt's biography” at the 9/12 event:
Republican Senate hopeful Roy Blunt was allowed on stage but was kept away from the microphone as one of the day's more well-known speakers -- political strategist turned conservative commentator Dick Morris -- offered a campaign pitch on his behalf.
Morris, though, did not seem well-versed in Blunt's biography.
Morris derided Blunt's Democratic opponent, Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, as being “named” to a position where “they don't do anything.”
Both Blunt and his son previously served as Missouri secretary of state, an elected position.
“I think that all three of us -- Matt Blunt, Robin Carnahan and I -- would have some disagreement,” Blunt said when asked about Morris' comments.