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(Politico)   Kansas' vacant Senate seat may go blue thanks to Kris Kobach getting the Republican nomination. "All the whores and politicians and Mitch McConnell will look up and shout 'Save us'... and Mike Pompeo looks down and whispers 'No.'"   (politico.com) divider line
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2020-05-14 10:37:44 AM  
I hope, but seriously doubt it, given that Kansas has NEVER, EVER had a Senator from the Democratic party.

Ever.
 
2020-05-14 11:47:11 AM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: I hope, but seriously doubt it, given that Kansas has NEVER, EVER had a Senator from the Democratic party.

Ever.


Well, it is Kris Kobach... and we got a blue governor thanks to him.  I like to hold out hope :)
 
2020-05-14 12:22:20 PM  

OldRod: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: I hope, but seriously doubt it, given that Kansas has NEVER, EVER had a Senator from the Democratic party.

Ever.

Well, it is Kris Kobach... and we got a blue governor thanks to him.  I like to hold out hope :)


I gave Bollier some cash.

Now, endless emails begging for more.

Eff Citizens United.
 
2020-05-14 4:03:00 PM  
The problem is that Kris Kobach couldn't run a troop of supermodels in bikinis selling Girl Scout cookies outside of a Dispensary.
 
2020-05-14 4:22:19 PM  
Let's do this.
 
2020-05-14 5:01:57 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: OldRod: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: I hope, but seriously doubt it, given that Kansas has NEVER, EVER had a Senator from the Democratic party.

Ever.

Well, it is Kris Kobach... and we got a blue governor thanks to him.  I like to hold out hope :)

I gave Bollier some cash.

Now, endless emails begging for more.

Eff Citizens United.


That's why I use a throw-away email for donations.  For all I know Obama is still sending me emails.
 
2020-05-14 5:07:19 PM  
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2020-05-14 5:11:16 PM  
Can he even point to Kansas on map?

I honestly don't think he's the "savior" everyone believes him to be.  But...Kansas.
 
2020-05-14 5:20:30 PM  
Governor needs to produce results. A Senator needs to vote for your majority leader. Kobach wins.
 
2020-05-14 5:22:40 PM  
A judge made Kris Kobach go back and take a remedial class on admitting evidence to a court.

https://www.kansas.com/news/politics-g​overnment/article213415624.html#adnrb=​900000

A federal judge has struck down a Kansas voter citizenship law that Secretary of State Kris Kobach had personally defended.

Judge Julie Robinson also ordered Kobach, who is seeking the Republican nomination for governor, to take more hours of continuing legal education after he was found in contempt and was frequently chided during the trial over missteps.
 
2020-05-14 5:23:32 PM  

Diogenes: Can he even point to Kansas on map?

I honestly don't think he's the "savior" everyone believes him to be.  But...Kansas.


Yeah Pompano isn't a lock and he knows it.
 
2020-05-14 5:23:32 PM  
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2020-05-14 5:24:28 PM  
Don't you believe this nonsense for a second. Kobach is reviled, but most of Kansas outside of Sedgwick, Wyandotte, and Johnson counties would rather have one of their thumbs cut off then vote Democrat. If you doubt this in any way, go look up the distinguished career of Pat Roberts.

Hell we elected Sam Brownback as Senator 3 times.
 
2020-05-14 5:27:53 PM  

iheartscotch: The problem is that Kris Kobach couldn't run a troop of supermodels in bikinis selling Girl Scout cookies outside of a Dispensary.


Where is said dispensary?

/would willingly die for some thin mints and samoas
//and I would die
///type 2 beetus ☹
 
2020-05-14 5:28:04 PM  
So. Just to sum things up for the newcomers to this channel.

33% of the participants in this show want to starve people into death and working harder until they die.

33% of the participants would like people to starve less and die less frequently

33%  of the participants think ... well, actually, no; they don't think

1% are doing very nicely and if anyone challenges their power they will ++CARRIER LOST++
 
2020-05-14 5:28:22 PM  

jayhawk88: Don't you believe this nonsense for a second. Kobach is reviled, but most of Kansas outside of Sedgwick, Wyandotte, and Johnson counties would rather have one of their thumbs cut off then vote Democrat. If you doubt this in any way, go look up the distinguished career of Pat Roberts.

Hell we elected Sam Brownback as Senator 3 times.


Off topic, but how in the Fark does KS begin electing Democrats but MO, with two fairly large cities - go so far to the right?

/more of a rhetorical question
 
2020-05-14 5:30:46 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: I hope, but seriously doubt it, given that Kansas has NEVER, EVER had a Senator from the Democratic party.

Ever.


How could you forget William Howard Thompson?
 
2020-05-14 5:32:27 PM  
Kris Kobach for Kansas

What a great slogan!
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2020-05-14 5:34:27 PM  
Trump should stump for the Kansas R's. He could start off his speech with " remember how good it felt to win the Super Bowl? You could keep that feeling going by electing a new Republican senator!"
 
2020-05-14 5:34:43 PM  
FFS don't one of you guys want to file for it? Just throw your application on the pile. Lie through the whole thing. The GOP don't care, obviously, about lies. So why don't we just nominate someone from the Pol tab to do it?
 
2020-05-14 5:38:50 PM  

JAGChem82: jayhawk88: Don't you believe this nonsense for a second. Kobach is reviled, but most of Kansas outside of Sedgwick, Wyandotte, and Johnson counties would rather have one of their thumbs cut off then vote Democrat. If you doubt this in any way, go look up the distinguished career of Pat Roberts.

Hell we elected Sam Brownback as Senator 3 times.

Off topic, but how in the Fark does KS begin electing Democrats but MO, with two fairly large cities - go so far to the right?

/more of a rhetorical question


Missouri has always been that way.  They were admitted to the union as a slave state and have lived off a mixture of moonshine and vendetta since the Civil War.
 
2020-05-14 5:39:16 PM  

iheartscotch: The problem is that Kris Kobach couldn't run a troop of supermodels in bikinis selling Girl Scout cookies outside of a Dispensary.


Well, not in Kansas, he couldn't.
 
2020-05-14 5:41:31 PM  

Maturin: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: I hope, but seriously doubt it, given that Kansas has NEVER, EVER had a Senator from the Democratic party.

Ever.

How could you forget William Howard Thompson?


He was around during the Jim Crow era. That's a period in time when the Democratic Party was fully in bed with the KKK and other racists. They were then what the modern GOP are now. Of course, both parties learned. The Democratic party learned that being racists is BAD. The GOP learned that being racists can get you elected in certain racist enclaves.
 
2020-05-14 5:44:44 PM  
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So, some stupid Farker put Loverboy in my head.  So, now you all get Loverboy in your threads.
 
2020-05-14 5:45:52 PM  
"Keeping McConnell as the leader of the Senate is the No. 1 priority for the business community and it looks like it's going to run through Kansas this time," Reed said.

Yes, we're well aware that the US Chamber of Commerce is a loyal subsidiary of the GOP, existing solely to make rich business owners richer and fark everything else. Go fark yourself sideways.
 
2020-05-14 5:47:15 PM  

jayhawk88: Don't you believe this nonsense for a second. Kobach is reviled, but most of Kansas outside of Sedgwick, Wyandotte, and Johnson counties would rather have one of their thumbs cut off then vote Democrat. If you doubt this in any way, go look up the distinguished career of Pat Roberts.

Hell we elected Sam Brownback as Senator 3 times.


Fortunately, those counties are where the people are, and Jethro's guns, tractor, scarecrow, and screwin' pig can't vote.
 
2020-05-14 5:52:18 PM  

JAGChem82: jayhawk88: Don't you believe this nonsense for a second. Kobach is reviled, but most of Kansas outside of Sedgwick, Wyandotte, and Johnson counties would rather have one of their thumbs cut off then vote Democrat. If you doubt this in any way, go look up the distinguished career of Pat Roberts.

Hell we elected Sam Brownback as Senator 3 times.

Off topic, but how in the Fark does KS begin electing Democrats but MO, with two fairly large cities - go so far to the right?

/more of a rhetorical question


Consider the geography.  Kansas has always been to the left of Missouri.
 
2020-05-14 5:54:51 PM  

dericwater: Maturin: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: I hope, but seriously doubt it, given that Kansas has NEVER, EVER had a Senator from the Democratic party.

Ever.

How could you forget William Howard Thompson?

He was around during the Jim Crow era. That's a period in time when the Democratic Party was fully in bed with the KKK and other racists. They were then what the modern GOP are now. Of course, both parties learned. The Democratic party learned that being racists is BAD. The GOP learned that being racists can get you elected in certain racist enclaves.


Actually, he was a bit of a reformer and was a supporter of Women's Suffrage. Couldn't of been a Farker, though. He was in favor of Prohibition.
 
2020-05-14 5:59:30 PM  

SpectroBoy: [i.pinimg.com image 500x375]


We only lost by 2 points...IN KANSAS!!!
 
2020-05-14 5:59:52 PM  
I'm tempted to hope for Kobach to take the nomination, since he would probably be the weakest candidate against the Democrats.  But not sure if we're ready to make history by electing a Democratic Senator yet, so maybe the best bet is to hope for the least insane Republican candidate.  I'll vote for the D no matter what, but would be nice to see a more moderate R, if there even is such a creature anymore.  Kobach is such a farker.
 
2020-05-14 6:03:46 PM  

JAGChem82: jayhawk88: Don't you believe this nonsense for a second. Kobach is reviled, but most of Kansas outside of Sedgwick, Wyandotte, and Johnson counties would rather have one of their thumbs cut off then vote Democrat. If you doubt this in any way, go look up the distinguished career of Pat Roberts.

Hell we elected Sam Brownback as Senator 3 times.

Off topic, but how in the Fark does KS begin electing Democrats but MO, with two fairly large cities - go so far to the right?

/more of a rhetorical question


Really it was just Kobach and Brownback hate that got the Democrats any kind of foothold the past few years. It can't be overstated how badly the Brownback admin farked up with trying to be hard asses on the school funding thing. Schools are the only thing keeping a lot of smallest Kansas towns around, and even in bigger towns that have some industry, everyone's life is tied to the happenings of the schools in some way.
 
2020-05-14 6:07:48 PM  
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2020-05-14 6:25:14 PM  

Maturin: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: I hope, but seriously doubt it, given that Kansas has NEVER, EVER had a Senator from the Democratic party.

Ever.

How could you forget William Howard Thompson?


Or for that matter George McGill, an FDR ally. The most recent, still, none since 1939.
 
2020-05-14 6:28:23 PM  

JAGChem82: jayhawk88: Don't you believe this nonsense for a second. Kobach is reviled, but most of Kansas outside of Sedgwick, Wyandotte, and Johnson counties would rather have one of their thumbs cut off then vote Democrat. If you doubt this in any way, go look up the distinguished career of Pat Roberts.

Hell we elected Sam Brownback as Senator 3 times.

Off topic, but how in the Fark does KS begin electing Democrats but MO, with two fairly large cities - go so far to the right?

/more of a rhetorical question


Dark money, just ask Greitens for his donor's list.
 
2020-05-14 6:33:07 PM  
JAGChem82:Off topic, but how in the Fark does KS begin electing Democrats but MO, with two fairly large cities - go so far to the right?

In some ways, this map is part of the story.  The default religious assumption in Kansas is "Methodist potluck".  Which translated into them being almost the first with Prohibition and the last to get rid of it.  The default religious assumption in MO outside St Louis, is Southern Baptist, just like the rest of Dixie.  Which traditionally were drys, too, but with the big Catholic bloc, is pretty much the anti-Prohibition state.
 
2020-05-14 6:38:48 PM  

iheartscotch: The problem is that Kris Kobach couldn't run a troop of supermodels in bikinis selling Girl Scout cookies outside of a Dispensary.


Wait that description makes me feel dirty/guilty

I'm on some list just for reading that aren't I?
 
2020-05-14 6:42:12 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: I hope, but seriously doubt it, given that Kansas has NEVER, EVER had a Senator from the Democratic party.

Ever.


Even when the Dems were racist?
 
2020-05-14 6:50:31 PM  

jayhawk88: Don't you believe this nonsense for a second. Kobach is reviled, but most of Kansas outside of Sedgwick, Wyandotte, and Johnson counties would rather have one of their thumbs cut off then vote Democrat. If you doubt this in any way, go look up the distinguished career of Pat Roberts.

Hell we elected Sam Brownback as Senator 3 times.


Roberts was close to getting beat 6 years ago (by an "Independent") when the RSCC swooped in, fired his campaign staff, and kept his seat.

I stay registered as a Republican just for races like this. I am voting for Kobach in the primary for sure.
 
2020-05-14 7:06:08 PM  

TheSubjunctive: JAGChem82:Off topic, but how in the Fark does KS begin electing Democrats but MO, with two fairly large cities - go so far to the right?

In some ways, this map is part of the story.  The default religious assumption in Kansas is "Methodist potluck".  Which translated into them being almost the first with Prohibition and the last to get rid of it.  The default religious assumption in MO outside St Louis, is Southern Baptist, just like the rest of Dixie.  Which traditionally were drys, too, but with the big Catholic bloc, is pretty much the anti-Prohibition state.


As someone born and raised in STL, it's weird.

Metro St. Louis is Midwestern through and through - we culturally identify with Midwestern cities like Chicago, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, etc. but Missouri as a state is Southern in mentality.

It also doesn't help that neither Kansas City nor St. Louis are strategically aligned politically with each other - I'm not talking about who they vote for, as both go D every election, but unlike Philadelphia "teaming up" with Pittsburgh in PA, KC and STL don't have that same cooperation with each other.
 
2020-05-14 7:40:53 PM  
Kansas will find a way to Kansas it all up.
 
2020-05-14 7:46:42 PM  

jayhawk88: Don't you believe this nonsense for a second. Kobach is reviled, but most of Kansas outside of Sedgwick, Wyandotte, and Johnson counties would rather have one of their thumbs cut off then vote Democrat. If you doubt this in any way, go look up the distinguished career of Pat Roberts.

Hell we elected Sam Brownback as Senator 3 times.


Pat Roberts, soon to be inducted into the Lay-Z-Boy Hall of Fame.
 
2020-05-14 7:47:35 PM  

jayhawk88: Don't you believe this nonsense for a second. Kobach is reviled, but most of Kansas outside of Sedgwick, Wyandotte, and Johnson counties would rather have one of their thumbs cut off then vote Democrat. If you doubt this in any way, go look up the distinguished career of Pat Roberts.

Hell we elected Sam Brownback as Senator 3 times.


The point is more that Kris Kobach is the only Republican in recent memory who can lose a statewide race in Kansas
 
2020-05-14 7:47:44 PM  
Kris Kobach has proved to be a uniter here in Kansas - even some of the most knuckledragging right-wingers I know hate his guts. lol
 
2020-05-14 7:48:03 PM  

JAGChem82: jayhawk88: Don't you believe this nonsense for a second. Kobach is reviled, but most of Kansas outside of Sedgwick, Wyandotte, and Johnson counties would rather have one of their thumbs cut off then vote Democrat. If you doubt this in any way, go look up the distinguished career of Pat Roberts.

Hell we elected Sam Brownback as Senator 3 times.

Off topic, but how in the Fark does KS begin electing Democrats but MO, with two fairly large cities - go so far to the right?

/more of a rhetorical question


Bill Quantril
 
2020-05-14 7:50:32 PM  

dericwater: Maturin: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: I hope, but seriously doubt it, given that Kansas has NEVER, EVER had a Senator from the Democratic party.

Ever.

How could you forget William Howard Thompson?

He was around during the Jim Crow era. That's a period in time when the Democratic Party was fully in bed with the KKK and other racists. They were then what the modern GOP are now. Of course, both parties learned. The Democratic party learned that being racists is BAD. The GOP learned that being racists can get you elected in certain racist enclaves.


Exactly.  So, say Modern Era Democrats.
 
2020-05-14 7:59:19 PM  

SaneKansan: I'll vote for the D no matter what, but would be nice to see a more moderate R, if there even is such a creature anymore.


What the Fark, mate?

You're a big fan of Mitch McConnell and his destruction of the Federal courts??
 
2020-05-14 8:33:36 PM  
Chilkoot Charlie:  I stay registered as a Republican just for races like this. I am voting for Kobach in the primary for sure.

A lot of Kansas does the 'strategic registration' bit, but not that strategically.  That is, about half of the strategics will vote Brownback or Kobach, hoping for a better chances for the Dem.  And about half are voting to avoid a Kobach at all costs.  I always figured the two evened each other out, but it's all the more political excitement we get.
 
2020-05-14 8:36:30 PM  
FTFA:

"We still view Kansas as a must-win state. A weak Republican candidate in Kansas is risky and a vote for Schumer as Senate leader," said Scott Reed, senior political strategist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He said the Chamber's Political Advocacy Committee plans to meet the week after the filing deadline to discuss its involvement in the race.
"Keeping McConnell as the leader of the Senate is the No. 1 priority for the business community and it looks like it's going to run through Kansas this time," Reed said.

Just in case anybody ever thought that the Chamber of Commerce was some sort of independent government agency, or a social club of active citizens...This should disabuse you of that notion.

The US Chamber of Commerce is The ManTM made real.
 
2020-05-14 8:39:51 PM  

bigdog1960: Diogenes: Can he even point to Kansas on map?

I honestly don't think he's the "savior" everyone believes him to be.  But...Kansas.

Yeah Pompano isn't a lock and he knows it.


What, of course Pompano is a lock.
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They are f*cking delicious.
 
2020-05-14 8:45:43 PM  
Kris Kobach is the Martha Coakley of David Dukes. That's something like bipartisanship, right?
 
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