Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Talking Out of Both Sides of Their Mouths

This morning an editorial ran in the Wichita Eagle that talked about how the Kansas Republican Party was moving away from the radical right wing fringe and back into the mainstream- that they were going to start talking about the issues that really mean something to the average Kansan.

If that were true, I’d offer congratulations to Chairman Kris Kobach and his executive minion Christian Morgan for finally realizing their brand of politics just wasn’t what the people of Kansas want (which, really, should have been obvious to them already, seeing as Mr. Kobach got smashed when he ran against for Congress Dennis Moore and Mr. Morgan ran Jim Barnett’s gubernatorial campaign straight into the ground, but, whatever).

However, it’s apparent the fluff piece they got in the Eagle wasn’t actually indicative of a new direction coming from the party, because just hours after it ran the KS GOP sent out an e-mail filled with more of the same right-wing radical spin we have all come to expect from the offices of Kobach and Morgan- this time extolling all the reasons we should all be “scared” of the leadership we’ve seen from Congresswoman Nancy Boyda.

Because, heck, real earmark reform and a minimum wage increase and ethics reform and cheaper prescription drugs and more money for veterans health care and implementing the 9-11 Commission recommendations and money for projects at Ft. Riley and Leavenworth and all sorts of other things all over eastern Kansas are all the kinds of things we should be horrified about. I know I am.

There isn’t anything to be scared of in Kansas outside of the though of sending either of the Republican candidates running in the 2nd Congressional District to Congress instead of Nancy Boyda- we can’t afford to let them turn back the clock on all the progress we’ve made.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

well said

Anonymous said...

Wasn't Boyda a moderate republican at one time?

Anonymous said...

I think she voted once or twice as a Republican. That is, when she took the time to vote.

Anonymous said...

I think what you meant to say is: taking money (lots of it) from the earmark king, John Murtha. Check. Asking for $1.3 million in an earmark for a prison museum in Lansing. Check. Losing $43 million for the military bases in Kansas earlier this year. Check.
Nice post.

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