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    It is also the national resource for things we actually need.. like wheat.   It's become a major ground for economic growth for those industries, as factory farms have begun to takeover.

    One of the sad facts is that Kansas wasn't always this way.  Sebellius, after all was a governor just recently.

    Most importantly though, is that it characterizes a real problem I have with a lot of the democratic movement.  It's easy to write off areas like Kansas, North Dakota, Alaska, Arizona, Mississippi, and just reflect on them as "oh, some backwater place I wouldn't want to live."

    and that may be true.   But in doing so, you cede huge amounts of people and lots of people who think as we do to a ground that national democrats won't put up even a drop of fight for.

    Kansas had 3 house races that went basically unopposed.  One house race had a total spending of less then $10k!.   We have state races that go uncontested.

    In the end, it's going to take someone to start saying: we can't give up on the ground, because if we do, we're just creating two completely different sets of America.

    And I'm not OK with that.

    Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

    by Chris Reeves on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 01:58:10 PM PST

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