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RINO stampede in Kansas
americanthinker.com ^ | 7/16/14 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 07/16/2014 5:57:17 AM PDT by cotton1706

The headline from AP certainly is alarming: “100 Kansas GOP endorse Democrat for governor.” And the lead paragraph continues the theme:

Democratic challenger Paul Davis sought Tuesday to give his campaign for Kansas governor a bipartisan boost by announcing endorsements from more than 100 moderate Republicans who've split with conservative GOP Gov. Sam Brownback over education and tax policy.

You might be wondering, to borrow Thomas Frank’s infamous book title, “What’s the matter with Kansas”? I can’t claim to be an expert on the Jayhawker State, but it does appear that this is a matter of sour grapes:

Six state senators on the list lost their seats in 2012 primaries to Brownback-favored candidates, including former Senate President Steve Morris, of Hugoton.

Brownback, after winning the governor’s office in 2010 with 63% of the vote, has moved aggressively to implement a conservative agenda, cutting income taxes. This has rankled the government industry and its many rent-seekers. The good old days when everyone gouged the taxpayers and shared their wealth among the ruling class are missed.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; uniparty
When push comes to shove, moderates are for democrats over conservatives.
1 posted on 07/16/2014 5:57:17 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Moderate Republicans are democrats who lie while running for election.


2 posted on 07/16/2014 5:59:51 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: cotton1706

“When push comes to shove, moderates are for democrats over conservatives. “

Moderates act in their own self interest and sell their vote to the highest bidder. They worship at the alter of government.


3 posted on 07/16/2014 6:01:56 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: cotton1706

I’m very fond of Brownback especially since as a self employed person, I pay no state income tax. But he’s a good guy.


4 posted on 07/16/2014 6:04:20 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: cotton1706

While this item is worth noting, the overall big divide between conservative republicans and moderate republicans in Kansas is a 30 year old divide with a bitter history.


5 posted on 07/16/2014 6:04:56 AM PDT by KC Burke (Gowdy for Supreme Court)
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To: cotton1706

The veil is lifted. The D’s and R’s are really the same party playing “good cop, bad cop”.

Their common enemy is the conservative TEA party supporters.

IOW, us.


6 posted on 07/16/2014 6:05:07 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: cotton1706

I’m guessing Tim Owens is one of them although I didn’t see him named. I’ve known him for years and either don’t vote but got to vote against him last cycle in the primary and he lost. YAY. Big pro abort liberal who pretends to be GOP.


7 posted on 07/16/2014 6:06:20 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: jospehm20

Exactly. They are Rat infiltrators.


8 posted on 07/16/2014 6:06:45 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Mercat

I’m not really quite clear on the details, but a pastor here in Kansas said Brownback has a room next to his office in which a guy is employed to pray for the state. They call it the chapel but that’s not it’s official name. He has directors of prayer in his administration who travel to towns in Kansas to lead prayer groups. God pays attention to that and rewards it.


9 posted on 07/16/2014 6:14:35 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: cuban leaf

They’ve declared themselves openly. They must either think they have nothing to lose and it’s an act of desperation, or they think their overthrow of America is complete. Was it Caligula who thought his power was so solid that he could declare himself god? Shortly after he was assassinated?


10 posted on 07/16/2014 6:21:16 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: cotton1706
When push comes to shove, moderates are for democrats over conservatives.

Considering Brownback helped engineer their defeat in the last two primary cycles I imagine there is more than a little payback involved.

11 posted on 07/16/2014 6:23:20 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: demshateGod

That most likely happened before he was assassinated.


12 posted on 07/16/2014 6:24:38 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: demshateGod
Brownback has a room next to his office in which a guy is employed to pray for the state.

If the recent revenue projections are correct then he needs to pray harder.

13 posted on 07/16/2014 6:24:53 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Balding_Eagle

“That most likely happened before he was assassinated.”

Yeah, “after” would have lent credence to him being a god.


14 posted on 07/16/2014 6:36:41 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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15 posted on 07/16/2014 6:45:07 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: demshateGod

Apparently he failed the god test.


16 posted on 07/16/2014 6:49:43 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: cotton1706

How many of these turncoats were originally dems who “became” republicans for political survival?


17 posted on 07/16/2014 7:21:25 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: KC Burke

The so called Moderate Republicans in Kansas are liberals. They have won many a fight within the state by selectively backing some “moderate” Democrat. They have been beaten back at the moment and are licking their wounds. They have no doubt been told that America wants moderation and views the Tea Party as too extreme. This is their feeble attempt to try to capitalize on that sentiment.

Expect them to continue to hammer on revenue projections and to advocate a “moderate” approach. I believe that too many people remember Sebelius for that to work.


18 posted on 07/16/2014 7:29:30 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: cotton1706
In Kansas, the moderate Republicans believe that politics works like this: if a moderate is nominated, conservatives must shut up, toe the line and vote for the party but if a real conservative is nominated, moderates are free to criticize and vote for Democrats.

That is how we got stuck with Sebelius. The RINOs would rather have a Democrat (Sebelius) than a real conservative (Shallenburger) to replace a RINO (Graves).

19 posted on 07/16/2014 8:10:51 AM PDT by CommerceComet (Ignore the GOP-e. Cruz to victory in 2016.)
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To: DoodleDawg

It’ll work out. Are you saying he shouldn’t have cut taxes? They don’t work?


20 posted on 07/16/2014 9:51:26 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: DoodleDawg

It’ll work out. Are you saying he shouldn’t have cut taxes? They don’t work?


21 posted on 07/16/2014 9:51:27 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: centurion316

My point was to make clear that Kansas state Republicans have a long history of division. This isn’t like Texas Republicans where a vast conservative leaning majority battle with a 20 percent moderate faction and most always win. Kansas has old-line “Main Street” or mercantile Republican moderates who don’t hold critical issues like Pro-Life central to their Republican member ship.

Kansas has had Democrat Governors off and on for fifty years due to that fairly even split and lack of unity. That is a plain fact. I have met all of those from 1967 through ding dong Sebielius. Out of the last nine Governors in a state that always goes Republican in the national election, five of the nine have been Democrats and this disunity due to blooding fighting is the reason why.


22 posted on 07/16/2014 11:49:22 AM PDT by KC Burke (Gowdy for Supreme Court)
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To: KC Burke

I completely agree with your observations. You clearly understand this quite well.


23 posted on 07/16/2014 11:56:12 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: demshateGod
It’ll work out. Are you saying he shouldn’t have cut taxes? They don’t work?

Haven't been working the way he had hoped. He's got quite a deficit to fill and the question will be what they cut to eliminate it. Hack away at the schools even more and you turn even more of the Johnson Countians away from you.

Brownback ran for governor for one reason; he wants to be president. He is no doubt hoping to leverage two elections as governor into the vice-presidency in the 2016. This could derail his plans.

24 posted on 07/16/2014 11:56:33 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: cotton1706; All

Kansan’s
Time to print up this campaign chestnut and pass it around in your precinct;

TRUE REPUBLICANS TRUE CONSERVATIVES
DO NOT BE DECEIVED BY THE GOPES (GOP ELITE SNOBS) FEEDING LIKE PIGS FROM THE KANSAS PUBLIC TROUGH...USING YOUR TAX DOLLARS TO FURTHUR THEMSELVES....
SUPPORT SAM BROWNBACK AND HIS REFORMS


25 posted on 07/16/2014 11:59:54 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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