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  •  Thank you for posting this about KS (I think) (6+ / 0-)

    I've pondered a number of times about posting this insane shit that's going down with Brownback and Kobach in our state, wondering if anyone would actually care or if they'd simply ride it off as if it's just batshit crazy Kansas conservatives.  I'm sure many still think that, unfortunately.

    What's interesting to me, though, is that a great many people I've talked to, even outside my "librul" Lawrence bubble, believe Brownback and Kobach have greatly overreached.  A comparison to Wisconsin is often heard, even by a few conservatives I've talked to about this.  If the moderates left in this state (I'm hopin' they're still alive) decide to come out and vote in 2014, and if there's a viable candidate like Sebelius, I think there's a very good chance that Brownback has done himself in.

    Lawrence, KS - From ashes to immortality

    by MisterOpus1 on Thu Aug 25, 2011 at 06:49:56 AM PDT

    •  My neighbors aren't happy (6+ / 0-)

      I live in a small community in the southern Flint Hills and my Republican neighbors aren't very happy with Brownback - and most of them are Republicans.  They don't care about this crap, they want to know where the jobs are.  There are a handful of fundies who love him but they're outnumbered by the people who are just scrambling to make a living.

      Conservatives aren't going to be able to sooth the proles much longer with these social issues, not when unemployment in rural areas is getting past the 10% mark and rural poverty is going through the roof.  They're handing out-of-state absentee cattle ranchers in the Flint Hills hundreds of thousands of dollars to not put up shopping malls (!) in the new 'conservation zone' but the people have nothing.  The natives are getting restless.

      you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows

      by Dem Beans on Thu Aug 25, 2011 at 07:30:44 AM PDT

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    •  He promised (4+ / 0-)

      He'd improve schools and social services and bring jobs without raising taxes. We all know that's an impossible promise, but he didn't run on cutting services, sending back federal money, cutting jobs, gutting state retirement, and enacting legislation that gets the state sued repeatedly. I think he surprised people in just how extreme he was. I think they expected another Bill Graves. Oops.  

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