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(Topeka Capital-Journal)   How desperate are moderate Kansas Republicans? They're endorsing the Democratic candidate for governor   (cjonline.com) divider line 142
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2014-07-15 01:22:16 PM  
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2014-07-15 01:35:19 PM  
Moderate Sane Kansas Republicans. I know of nothing that else that started in Kansas and that had a positive effect on the US but I can hope that the idea of supporting a politician  based on their ideas, record and campaign promises instead of political party catches on nationwide.  This BS of party first and screw the US does have to stop sometime.
 
2014-07-15 01:41:40 PM  

eurotrader: Moderate Sane Kansas Republicans. I know of nothing that else that started in Kansas and that had a positive effect on the US but I can hope that the idea of supporting a politician  based on their ideas, record and campaign promises instead of political party catches on nationwide.  This BS of party first and screw the US does have to stop sometime.


Eisenhower was born there. That's pretty much it. o_o'
 
2014-07-15 02:32:46 PM  
Everyone  who has any sense wants to end Brownbackistan.
 
2014-07-15 02:34:13 PM  
Being a moderate Republican in Kansas means what exactly, that you only half want creationism in your half dismantled schools?
 
2014-07-15 02:35:41 PM  

eurotrader: Sane Kansas Republicans


This is either an oxymoron or a No True Scotsman. Maybe both.
 
Bf+
2014-07-15 02:39:28 PM  
www.tcfrank.com
 
2014-07-15 02:40:34 PM  
when keeping it right goes wrong
 
2014-07-15 02:41:34 PM  
I sympathize, slightly.

Imagine you were a progressive Democrat in a state where Libruls of the extreme sort imagined by Rush Limbaugh (I know there's no such thing, but try to picture it) were running things and truly ruining the economy and everything about the state.

If there was a semi-sane alternative, you'd have no choice but to endorse them.
 
2014-07-15 02:41:43 PM  
The problem with this is that while they are blaming Brownback for this and endorsing the alternative, they still likely believe that the conservative policies that Brownback implemented were based on sound concepts.  Meaning when they next elect a new Republican candidate it'll likely be on similar promises and platforms to those of Brownback.

/Said Brownback thrice
 
2014-07-15 02:42:35 PM  
Yeah, that's not really going to help. Kansas threw so many moderate Republicans out of the House and the Senate in 2012 that the conservative wing of the GOP has a majority in both chambers of the legislature on its own. Even if Paul Davis is elected governor (which I'm really hoping for), the legislature is still going to be overwhelmingly tilted towards conservative policies, the disastrous tax cut package Brownback signed into law will still be in force going forward, and there will be absolutely no movement on expanding Medicaid.
 
2014-07-15 02:44:02 PM  
no, no, no. don't split the GOP. Brownback needs to get re-elected, so when that shiathole craters, he owns it.

/former Kansan
/RCJH
 
2014-07-15 02:44:22 PM  

Captain Steroid: eurotrader: Moderate Sane Kansas Republicans. I know of nothing that else that started in Kansas and that had a positive effect on the US but I can hope that the idea of supporting a politician  based on their ideas, record and campaign promises instead of political party catches on nationwide.  This BS of party first and screw the US does have to stop sometime.

Eisenhower was born there. That's pretty much it. o_o'


Ehh he was actually born in Texas. He just grew up here.

I guess we've got... Amelia Earhart? Paul Rudd? Barack Obama's mom?
 
2014-07-15 02:44:24 PM  
Kansas really does have the potential to be an resource-economical focal point along with its geographical one. People could move there just as easily as they have to Texas and revive its once cultural aspects in towns like Salina or even Garden City.

As soon as they kick the crazies out of their government.
 
2014-07-15 02:46:40 PM  

MrBallou: I sympathize, slightly.

Imagine you were a progressive Democrat in a state where Libruls of the extreme sort imagined by Rush Limbaugh (I know there's no such thing, but try to picture it) were running things and truly ruining the economy and everything about the state.

If there was a semi-sane alternative, you'd have no choice but to endorse them.


A Rust Belt Democrat in Portland.
 
2014-07-15 02:47:25 PM  
I hope they don't change a thing but rather go for every idealogically pure policy the far right can dream up. States are the labs of democracy, right? We need this petri-dish of a libertarian hell to remind us just how poorly these ideas fare in practice.
 
2014-07-15 02:48:04 PM  
It actually is a sign of desperation when the Democrat agents entrenched within the Republican party have to blow their cover.
In some states they can have long careers as fake conservatives.
 
2014-07-15 02:48:08 PM  

eurotrader: I know of nothing that else that started in Kansas and that had a positive effect on the US


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-07-15 02:49:19 PM  

Noam Chimpsky: It actually is a sign of desperation when the Democrat agents entrenched within the Republican party have to blow their cover.
In some states they can have long careers as fake conservatives.


Everyone is a spy.  Possible even within your own family.

Trust no one.
 
2014-07-15 02:50:07 PM  

MrBallou: I sympathize, slightly.

Imagine you were a progressive Democrat in a state where Libruls of the extreme sort imagined by Rush Limbaugh (I know there's no such thing, but try to picture it) were running things and truly ruining the economy and everything about the state.

If there was a semi-sane alternative, you'd have no choice but to endorse them.


A state managed entirely by the liberals from Rush Limbaugh's boogeyman closet would run things better than the country is doing right now, let alone Kansas.

I understand their plight, but I can't really sympathize.
 
2014-07-15 02:51:17 PM  
And they'll say SAVE US!
And I'll look back and say, no.
 
2014-07-15 02:51:41 PM  

James!: Noam Chimpsky: It actually is a sign of desperation when the Democrat agents entrenched within the Republican party have to blow their cover.
In some states they can have long careers as fake conservatives.

Everyone is a spy.  Possible even within your own family.

Trust no one.


What if you're just a false flag planted to sow distrust?
 
2014-07-15 02:52:52 PM  

MrBallou: I sympathize, slightly.

Imagine you were a progressive Democrat in a state where Libruls of the extreme sort imagined by Rush Limbaugh (I know there's no such thing, but try to picture it) were running things and truly ruining the economy and everything about the state.

If there was a semi-sane alternative, you'd have no choice but to endorse them.


It happened: this was New York City under David Dinkins.
 
2014-07-15 02:53:34 PM  

MrBallou: I sympathize, slightly.

Imagine you were a progressive Democrat in a state where Libruls of the extreme sort imagined by Rush Limbaugh (I know there's no such thing, but try to picture it) were running things and truly ruining the economy and everything about the state.

If there was a semi-sane alternative, you'd have no choice but to endorse them.


Unfortunately, this is only a hypothetical.  Terrible democrats almost exclusively come from the "corrupt farkhead" bin, not the "Evidence that my ideology doesn't work is no reason not to go further" bin.
 
2014-07-15 02:54:02 PM  
"Democrat agents".

lulz
 
2014-07-15 02:57:19 PM  
I'm going to guess there are slightly more moderate Republicans in Kansas than Democrats which is to say not too many.
 
2014-07-15 02:57:45 PM  

Noam Chimpsky: It actually is a sign of desperation when the Democrat agents entrenched within the Republican party have to blow their cover.
In some states they can have long careers as fake conservatives.


Oh yeah, I'm sure that three former Kansas Senate Presidents, three former Kansas House Speakers, two former Lieutenant Governors, and a former US Representative, all of whom served the public as members of the Republican Party, not to mention a former chair of the Kansas GOP, are all closeted Democrats.
 
2014-07-15 03:00:46 PM  
This would be major news if it weren't for the fact that Kansas has only re-elected one Republican governor in the last 60 years while 3 Democrats have won re-election during the same period. They almost always turn out to be too conservative even for Kansans.
 
2014-07-15 03:04:24 PM  

James!: Noam Chimpsky: It actually is a sign of desperation when the Democrat agents entrenched within the Republican party have to blow their cover.
In some states they can have long careers as fake conservatives.

Everyone is a spy.  Possible even within your own family.

Trust no one.


Do you seriously believe there are no double-agents in politics? You are a very trusting individual, obviously. Well, I suppose you could also be playing dumb.

You will find more fake Republicans in Kansas politics because the Jayhawks have been terrorizing the Party of Slavery ( pos ) for years so Democrat is a curse word and the 'rats try to run under a different brand name.
 
2014-07-15 03:06:00 PM  

Serious Black: Noam Chimpsky: It actually is a sign of desperation when the Democrat agents entrenched within the Republican party have to blow their cover.
In some states they can have long careers as fake conservatives.

Oh yeah, I'm sure that three former Kansas Senate Presidents, three former Kansas House Speakers, two former Lieutenant Governors, and a former US Representative, all of whom served the public as members of the Republican Party, not to mention a former chair of the Kansas GOP, are all closeted Democrats.


Forget it, Jake, it's Derpatown.
 
2014-07-15 03:07:18 PM  
Everybody seems to forget that Kathleen Sebelius was governor of Kansas before 'bama called her up to the big leagues and had her fall on her sword when she failed to make a boondoggle into a functioning thing.
 
2014-07-15 03:07:20 PM  

Noam Chimpsky: James!: Noam Chimpsky: It actually is a sign of desperation when the Democrat agents entrenched within the Republican party have to blow their cover.
In some states they can have long careers as fake conservatives.

Everyone is a spy.  Possible even within your own family.

Trust no one.

Do you seriously believe there are no double-agents in politics? You are a very trusting individual, obviously. Well, I suppose you could also be playing dumb.

You will find more fake Republicans in Kansas politics because the Jayhawks have been terrorizing the Party of Slavery ( pos ) for years so Democrat is a curse word and the 'rats try to run under a different brand name.


THE DEMOCRAT IS CALLING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE! RUN!
 
2014-07-15 03:08:31 PM  
Look, you have to understand. Brownback had Santorum into Wichita yesterday, telling a theater full of people there to watch a screening of "Knute Rockne All American", that this governor race is a fight for the "future of the free world", and that Democrats were the "Eye of Mordor". No, I'm not even joking about that.

http://www.kansas.com/2014/07/14/3553376/santorum-free-world-at-stak e- in.html

I mean, if you're Republican with half a brain, what do you do with that? No, these "moderates" aren't going to start voting Pro Union or for weed legalization, but they're kind of being backed into a corner here.
 
2014-07-15 03:10:01 PM  

bgilmore5: This would be major news if it weren't for the fact that Kansas has only re-elected one Republican governor in the last 60 years while 3 Democrats have won re-election during the same period. They almost always turn out to be too conservative even for Kansans.


That just means they'll do as much damage as possible in the time they do have the office, and trust the Republicans in the state legislature to sabotage all attempts to fix anything.
 
2014-07-15 03:11:40 PM  

qorkfiend: bgilmore5: This would be major news if it weren't for the fact that Kansas has only re-elected one Republican governor in the last 60 years while 3 Democrats have won re-election during the same period. They almost always turn out to be too conservative even for Kansans.

That just means they'll do as much damage as possible in the time they do have the office, and trust the Republicans in the state legislature to sabotage all attempts to fix anything.


And they'll blame the Democratic governor for all the Republican changes anyway.
 
2014-07-15 03:11:42 PM  

jayhawk88: Look, you have to understand. Brownback had Santorum into Wichita yesterday, telling a theater full of people there to watch a screening of "Knute Rockne All American", that this governor race is a fight for the "future of the free world", and that Democrats were the "Eye of Mordor". No, I'm not even joking about that.

http://www.kansas.com/2014/07/14/3553376/santorum-free-world-at-stak e- in.html

I mean, if you're Republican with half a brain, what do you do with that? No, these "moderates" aren't going to start voting Pro Union or for weed legalization, but they're kind of being backed into a corner here.


I heard about that visit. Not at all surprised at the Mordor comment. I wouldn't be surprised if the Koch-funded ad campaign eventually devolves into non-stop biatching about how Paul Davis is from Lawrence and how dare you let a godless socialist hippie like Paul Davis take over the state?!
 
2014-07-15 03:13:13 PM  
Bwahahaaaa! Suck it, libs. There is no party split!
 
2014-07-15 03:15:00 PM  
The reason you know the Republicans are not the PoS is that Obama was telling blacks the same thing the slave owners were telling their black slaves 150 years ago: "Republicans want you to be on your own!" And it's as true today as it was in Lincoln's time.
 
2014-07-15 03:18:12 PM  

Serious Black: I heard about that visit. Not at all surprised at the Mordor comment. I wouldn't be surprised if the Koch-funded ad campaign eventually devolves into non-stop biatching about how Paul Davis is from Lawrence and how dare you let a godless socialist hippie like Paul Davis take over the state?!


I still don't think Davis will have much of a chance, but it does seem like it's getting somewhat interesting.
 
2014-07-15 03:19:14 PM  

Noam Chimpsky: James!: Noam Chimpsky: It actually is a sign of desperation when the Democrat agents entrenched within the Republican party have to blow their cover.
In some states they can have long careers as fake conservatives.

Everyone is a spy.  Possible even within your own family.

Trust no one.

Do you seriously believe there are no double-agents in politics? You are a very trusting individual, obviously. Well, I suppose you could also be playing dumb.

You will find more fake Republicans in Kansas politics because the Jayhawks have been terrorizing the Party of Slavery ( pos ) for years so Democrat is a curse word and the 'rats try to run under a different brand name.


Your tin foil hat shifted, better readjust it so it's giving full coverage.
 
2014-07-15 03:19:29 PM  

whosits_112: Serious Black: Noam Chimpsky: It actually is a sign of desperation when the Democrat agents entrenched within the Republican party have to blow their cover.
In some states they can have long careers as fake conservatives.

Oh yeah, I'm sure that three former Kansas Senate Presidents, three former Kansas House Speakers, two former Lieutenant Governors, and a former US Representative, all of whom served the public as members of the Republican Party, not to mention a former chair of the Kansas GOP, are all closeted Democrats.

Forget it, Jake, it's Derpatown.


I actually wouldn't be surprised if a few dems put on elephant ears around here. Democrat is just about a swear word around here. Besides, around here anyway, most democrats are republicans who like the Obama. My uncle has the hopey changey poster in his bedroom; but, doesn't want to "pay for the housing of those 50,000 illegal immigrant children", his words.


/ to be the king/queen of the rabbits; on must wear his/her floppy ears
 
2014-07-15 03:21:36 PM  

Noam Chimpsky: The reason you know the Republicans are not the PoS is that Obama was telling blacks the same thing the slave owners were telling their black slaves 150 years ago: "Republicans want you to be on your own!" And it's as true today as it was in Lincoln's time when he warned, uh, the British that they weren't going to be taking away our arms, uh, by ringing those bells and making sure as he's riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be secure and we were going to be free and we were going to be armed.

 
2014-07-15 03:22:10 PM  
I want them to re-elect Brownback, the people of Kansas have voted for hucksters, ideologues and morons and now that the severely chafed chickens are coming home to roost they are turning to a Democrat to save them from their own stupidity. Better to let them fall apart, to create an object lesson in the utter ruin that springs from electing Republicans. Let Kansas fall and rub their noses in the stink of their failure for decades to come so that we can finally get to work rebuilding this nation without interference from the small minded bigots who seek to leach the lifeblood from the American people into their offshore accounts.
 
2014-07-15 03:22:42 PM  
So when will these RINOs get purged from the party?
 
2014-07-15 03:23:17 PM  

eurotrader: I know of nothing that else that started in Kansas and that had a positive effect on the US


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bleeding_Kansas
 
2014-07-15 03:24:25 PM  

Hoarseman: I want them to re-elect Brownback, the people of Kansas have voted for hucksters, ideologues and morons and now that the severely chafed chickens are coming home to roost they are turning to a Democrat to save them from their own stupidity. Better to let them fall apart, to create an object lesson in the utter ruin that springs from electing Republicans. Let Kansas fall and rub their noses in the stink of their failure for decades to come so that we can finally get to work rebuilding this nation without interference from the small minded bigots who seek to leach the lifeblood from the American people into their offshore accounts.


A Kansas Democrat is a Republican that thinks Obama is an alright guy.
 
2014-07-15 03:26:12 PM  

Noam Chimpsky: The reason you know the Republicans are not the PoS is that Obama was telling blacks the same thing the slave owners were telling their black slaves 150 years ago: "Republicans want you to be on your own!" And it's as true today as it was in Lincoln's time.


Ha, now do the one about the democratic plantation.
 
2014-07-15 03:27:46 PM  

sprawl15: eurotrader: I know of nothing that else that started in Kansas and that had a positive effect on the US

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bleeding_Kansas


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_v._Board_of_Education
 
2014-07-15 03:29:11 PM  

Lord_Baull: Bwahahaaaa! Suck it, libs. There is no party split!


Nope, they ALL suck!
 
2014-07-15 03:32:40 PM  

James!: Noam Chimpsky: The reason you know the Republicans are not the PoS is that Obama was telling blacks the same thing the slave owners were telling their black slaves 150 years ago: "Republicans want you to be on your own!" And it's as true today as it was in Lincoln's time.

Ha, now do the one about the democratic plantation.


You either believe that the Republicans are the Party of Slavery or that Republicans want blacks to be on their own. The two things are mutually exclusive. Unless you think freedom is slavery.
 
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