The next Presidential Election and the GOP candidate is…..crickets

It’s time I switch my focus from the “Krazy Kansas” as I call it (trademark pending) to a national focus.  It’s never too early to start talking about the next Presidential election or as I call it, my Super Bowl.

Lets meet the players.  From the Democratic side we have Hilllary Clinton and……

(crickets)

Ok so from the Democratic side it is Hillary.  I think we can all agree that she is slated to be the Democratic candidate for the next Presidential Election even while she is still “thinking about running.”  Whateve Hill, we know are you totally in and so excited you can barely stand it.

From the Republican side it gets a bit more complicated.  We have an interesting cast of characters and for the life of me can’t tell who the heck is going to lead the conservative pack.

I call the Republican contenders the “boy brunette brigade” or the triple B for short -  Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, Paul Ryan and now Jeb Bush.

You can probably throw in Rick Santorum for good measure.

Out of this list, none of them is a strong candidate against Hillary.

I’ll admit – even though I want a Democrat to win, I long for a solid Republican candidate to make it an exciting race.  With any of these candidates we will just end up with Romney II.  A candidate who is lukewarm without any really chance of winning.  There will be a few exciting moments, but most of it will be a big zzzzzfest.

Listen up GOP, get your shit together!  I want a strong Republican candidate.  I love the political process. I love feisty debates, negative campaign ads.  Without a strong candidate, I’ll be forced to watch more Bravo to satisfy my need for drama.  Please feed my need for good politics.

So Republicans I ask you to step it up.  Who am I missing and why would they make a good candidate?

Marco Rubio can’t seem to hold it together on a national stage.  Ted Cruz shut down the government with a Dr. Suess book and America is still pissed.  Chris Christie…well you guys can’t really stand himself so why would Independents or Dem cross the line to vote for him?  Jeb Bush???? Really?  How many times are you going to back to that well?  I’m falling asleep just writing about these candidates.

Think about it GOP – you have so many winnable issues this time around.  The Democrats couldn’t have served up on a silver platter more beatable issues in the next election.  Obamacare, Benghazi, NSA spying, the IRIS scandal.  They are yours for the taking  except that you don’t have a candidate worth a darn.  Find somebody ASAP and get him or her (oh who am I kidding – him) out there on the national stage stat!

What do you think?  Do the Republicans have a chance in the next election?

If you don’t find a strong candidate soon, we will easily call Hillary Clinton the next President of the United States.

 

 

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Rick Santorum’s statement on Mandela- he NAILS IT!

Nelson Mandela passed away and the world continues to mourn his death.  Activist, political prisoner and former President of South Africa, Mandela brought about change in a segregated country and finally helped a nation heal from a tragic time in their country’s past.

World leaders and politicians have been expressing their condolences in the media.  President Obama will travel to South Africa to pay his respects to the most beloved leader.

I believe Rick Santorum, Republican darling and previous Republican Presidential candidate, said it best when he said on the Bill O’Reily Show:

“Nelson Mandela stood up against a great injustice and was willing to pay a huge price for that. That’s the reason he’s mourned today, because of that struggle that he performed,” Santorum said. “But you’re right, I mean, what he was advocating for was not necessarily the right answer, but he was fighting against some great injustice, and I would make the argument that we have a great injustice going on right now in this country with an ever-increasing size of government that is taking over and controlling people’s lives, and Obamacare is front and center in that.”

Wait…apartheid and the fight to repeal Obamacare similar?  Let me think about it for a second….

Mr. Santorum, let  me be the first to say, “you NAILED IT.”

OMG…I mean the similarities to end apartheid and repeal Obamacare are so blindingly similar.  How did I not see it before?

The list on how these two things are similar is endless.  I immediately had a running list going.  Here are some of the highlights:

The intent is the same….

  • Apartheid means “the state of being apart”.
  • Republicans want to do anything possible to keep apart Americans from affordable healthcare.

It’s about prisoners…

  • Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison.
  • The Republicans held America prisoner with a 16 day shutdown in 2013.

It’s about race…

  • Apartheid was directed towards black Africans.
  • President Barak Obama is black.

It’s about voting…

  • Our nation’s politicians voted for and pass the Affordable Care Act making it law.
  • A huge segment of South African’s population couldn’t vote just because of the color of their skin.

It’s about hospitals…

  • Black Africans were forced to use separate hospitals under apartheid.
  • Obamacare gives access to hospitals and medical care for people who need it who may have been denied before because of lack of insurance coverage.

It’s about rich, white men..

  • Apartheid was supported by rich, white men.
  • The Republican party is mostly rich, white men.

A huge thank you Mr. Santorum for pointing out something that was so obvious I almost missed it.  One thing in all seriousness that I will say the two have in common is dedication…dedication by Nelson Mandela to end apartheid and dedication by the Republican Party to end Obamacare.

That is about all the two things have in common.  Nelson Mandela sacrificed much for the greater good of the African people.  He sacrificed his freedom for what he believed in.  The Republican Party can’t seem to see past their own interests for the greater good of the American people.  They can’t see that Obamacare is now law and stop bickering for the greater good of the country.

The two things couldn’t be any more different. 

And to think that some people think the Republican party has an image problem.  Just when I think the Republican Party is starting to get in touch with the American people, quotes like Mr. Santorum’s happen to remind us just how out of touch this party is.

I will say that as a Democrat…I hope that Mr. Santorum run for President again and that his party nominates him.  The defeat of this ignorance will be so sweet.

Holy craft supplies Batman – Hobby Lobby going to the Supreme Court

Hobby Lobby is headed to the Supreme Court with an objection over Obamacare.  Hobby Lobby has objected to the mandate from Obamacare saying that businesses with over 50 employees must cover contraception with no co-pay.  Hobby Lobby claims that the mandate to cover contraception infringes on their 1st amendment rights and they are refusing to comply.  David Green, CEO of Hobby Lobby, has a problem with morning-after pill and the intrauterine device, because Mr. Green claims that these two types of contraception cause abortions.

“A new government health care mandate says that our family business must provide what I believe are abortion-causing drugs as part of our health insurance. Being Christians, we don’t pay for drugs that might cause abortions.” David Green, CEO, Hobby Lobby

Mr. Green may not agree with paying for drugs that cause abortion, but he doesn’t seem to have a problem profiting from women who use this type of contraception.  I’ve looked for a statement from Mr. Green saying that Hobby Lobby won’t accept money from women using these types of contraceptives, but so far I haven’t found anything.  There is no big sign when you walk into a Hobby Lobby that says, “No shirt, No shoes, IUD, NO SERVICE”.

I have no doubt…NO doubt that Mr. Green and Hobby Lobby made millions in profits from women who use these types of contraceptives.  Why?  Because numerous women use IUDs for contraception.  According to the Guttmacher Institute, “in 2009, 8.5% of women using contraceptives relied on long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods (the implant and the IUD), rising from 5.5% in 2007 and 2.4% in 2002.”

 

For Hobby Lobby to make a profit off of women who use these objectionable contraceptives, but then declare that they can’t cover the contraception for religious reasons is hypocritical to say the least.

To be fair to religious institutions, like churches, Obamacare offers exemptions for the contraceptive mandate provided that they meet four criteria. A business or organization can claim an exemption if it:

  1. Has the inculcation of religious values as its purpose
  2. Primarily employs persons who share its religious tenents
  3. Primarily serves person who share its religious tenents
  4. Is a non-profit organization

 

Hobby Lobby clearly doesn’t qualify for an exemption based on these criteria.  Hobby Lobby isn’t a church in fact Hobby Lobby is a multi-million dollar business with over 500 locations.

 

Let’s look at the argument another way, say something a little less polarizing than contraception and abortion – what if an employer decided not to cover anti-depressants because of a belief that people can just pray their blues away?  What if an employer decided that covering anti-depressants violated their 1st amendment rights?

 

I think that we would all be shaking our heads and saying, “really”?  That is just crazy talk to think that a person could just pray their blues away. When we remove the hot button word “abortion” from the argument and replace it with something less controversial, the argument falls flat.  If the Supreme Court finds in favor of Hobby Lobby, what’s to stop a company from not covering maternity benefits to unmarried employees?  How about if a company decided not to cover Type 2 diabetes medications, because of the belief that the Bible holds the key to weight loss.  I mean there is a diet plan called the Genesis Diet.

 

My point is where does it stop?  Corporations are forced to follow Federal regulations every day that they may not agree with – just ask major manufacturers about their feelings about the Environmental Protection Agency regulations.  I’m sure that they would love to stop abiding by these EPA regulations if they could.

 

I am hopeful that the Supreme Court will find in favor of the Department of Health and Human Services and make Hobby Lobby comply with the law.  Just to be sure, I may take a moment to pray about it.

#GOP turns entire government into an entitlement program

On this busy Sat. I think I’ll catch you up on what’s been going on with Congress. There has been one vote that every member actually agrees on.
Hello? Wake up…Sorry you fainted.

That’s right. I said one vote that they all agree on.

They voted to provide backpay to all government employees. Do I think they deserve it? Yes, however, there is one glaring fact the party who is against entitlement programs just turned the ENTIRE United States government into a massive entitlement program. Everyone gets paid for doing NOTHING.

Can taxpayers who are paying for this big extended vacay get a t-shirt out of this? How about one that says, “Government employees got to take an awesome vacation and all I got was this lousy t-shirt.”

Let’s see how this whole genius idea has played out for the GOP:

1. Disagree with Obamacare so shut down the government.
2. Obamacare opens anyway.
3. Complain that Democrats and Obama won’t negotiate. (GOP – see #2)
4. Vote to pay the workers you shut down in the first place.

As you continue to put the fun back in dysfunction in our US government, the debt ceiling is fast approaching. The questions remaining are:

1. How bad will DC stink since the trash isn’t being taken out at national parks?
2. Will soccer moms start bathing their kids in anti-bacterial hand wash since no one is monitoring the flu?
3. Will you boys manage to dismantle the entire world economy by having the US default on the debt ceiling?

And these are the days of our screwed up American lives.

Syria – let’s do this. No wait..let’s not do this. Should we do this?

Last night I was on Darla Jaye’s show on 980 KMBZ and I was FIRED UP!  The topic – Syria.  It was a spirited debate to say the least.  I was for a military strike and she was against.  Since I’m the liberal and she is the conservative, it felt like a Freaky Friday moment with Lindsay Lohan pre-adderal and coke and Jamie Lee Curtis pre-Activia.  I’ll let you decide who was who.

If the UN inspectors come back with information that the Syrian regime did in fact engage in chemical warfare against their own people, the US must act.  We cannot tolerate biological or chemical warfare being used  against their own people or used against foreign enemies by any country and the US MUST take action.  To not have a US unified front on this is inconceivable to me.

I get that we are war fatigued.  I blame the Bush administration for that.  But being “the home of the brave” means that we can stand up to our fatigue and still manage to do the right thing.  That is what makes this country great.

I get how ironic the situation is in that we elected Obama to get us OUT of Afghanistan and Iraq and now we are in a situation where we might go in to yet another country.  Syria is a unique situation where ignoring the facts might bring grave consequences in the long-term if we choose to turn our backs on the facts once they are presented.

This is so different from guns, missiles and bombs.  There are defenses to traditional types warfare no matter how small  Chemical and biological warfare has NO defense.  That is why we can’t tolerate it by any regime or terrorist group.  What’s to say that if these weapons get in the hands of the wrong people they won’t be used against us at some point.  If we do nothing it’s the same as saying we condone this type of warfare.

What I can’t believe is what I’m reading in comments sections by Americans who believe that the horrible video of the napalm attack by the playground in Syria has been staged by actors.  Are we that jaded?  Are we that bitter?  People actually believe that this video has been put on like some sort of MTV punk’ed video?  To find child actors who can scream that good- I’m sure Hollywood would love that.  That’s really sick people.

So what should to response to Syria be?  I can’t answer that.  I’m many things, but not an expert in military strategy.  I will wait to hear from the Obama administration and the Pentagon.  I just hope that the American people can find it in themselves to support this administration and put their “fatigue” aside, find their bravery and stand behind the President to do what is right.  That is what makes this country the home of the brave.

God bless America.

Attention Sexting Politicians – use this tool to make your life easier.

Well, it’s another day and that means another day seeing a politician’s junk.  This time it’s on a local level.  Michael Brooks, Kansas City councilman and  PASTOR of the Zion Grove Baptist Church has been embarrassed by sexting pictures of himself to a woman he met on Facebook and MAY be guilty of paying tax payer dollars in a blackmail scheme to cover it up. (To be clear – not to cover “him” up, but the “scandal” up…he he he.)  We will let this scandal play out in the KC media and with the FBI.  For updates on this scandal, check out http://www.tonyskansascity.com/

What’s my role in all of this?  No..nobody has sexed me their junk, but I thought I would be helpful and make it easier for all of these politicians, school officials and clergy by creating a form letter of apology to the public.  Instead of paying PR people thousands of dollars per scandal, you have my permission to cut and paste this onto your own letterhead and fill out the appropriate blanks with my choices.

So here we go!

Dear _____________ (America, state, city, school, congregation):

I am writing to apologize for my  lack of judgement by engaging with _________ (lady, man, athlete, intern).  These inappropriate actions go against how I was raised in a good _________(insert religion) family.  My actions have hurt many, including my ____________(wife, kids, family, congregation, voters, donors…this list is too long-you get my point.)

I have always trusted my faith in ______________(Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, other) to get me through difficult times.  I will turn to the support of my _____________(congregation, family, community, nation) to help me learn and heal from this terrible ordeal.  When I took these inappropriate pictures I thought they would remain between me and this ______________(woman, man, intern, athlete, student, congregation member).  As terrible as my actions were, this is a private matter between me and my __________(wife…unless wife leaves you then just say “family”).   I want to make clear this relationship was between two consenting adults, however, I now know it was _________(horrible, disgusting, deplorable, sick, wrong),

You can still trust me to lead your _________(country, state, city, church, school).  While I spend this time repairing my relationship with my __________(wife, family – see above) please honor our request for privacy.

Regretfully  yours,

_________________

(Councilman, Senator, Congressman, President, Coach, Clergy)stock-photo-18466051-man-slumped-over-head-in-hands

The NSA scandal – Americans are private people

Holy Hollywood Blockbuster in the making!  The National Security Agency scandal hit America hard this past week.  Turns out the U.S. government is monitoring our cell phones, Facebook and other social media looking for patterns in our behavior in order to keep us safe.

How do we know the government has been spying on us?  A 29-year-old guy living a dream life in Hawaii making over 200k per year was working for Booz Allen Hamilton and decided he had enough and was the whistle-blower in the whole operation.  Now he is hiding out in a Hong Kong hotel kissing his ass goodbye.

Alert…Alert…Hollywood get on this one.  I pick Michael Cera or Jesse Eisenberg for the lead.  Possible title – “Whistle-blower”.  If the government was in the movie making business, this baby could net enough to clear our national debt.

In all seriousness, our right to privacy has been violated.  Freedom is something this great country was founded on.  Privacy and freedom go hand in hand.  Our founding fathers came to this country to establish a government that was by the people and for the people.  Having a government that can monitor what we are doing, saying and writing is against everything this nation was founded on.

Americans by nature are private people.  We like our conversations private.  What we do, how we live and our opinions are not for public viewing by anyone and especially the government even if it is to keep us safe from terrorism.

One sec…I’ve got to take a poll on Facebook to see what I should cook for dinner tonight.  It’s between a tuna casserole and chicken fajitas.

Ok..I’m back.  Tuna casserole it is.  Thanks Facebook friends!  Where was I? Oh yes, privacy….

Privacy is something this nation was founded on.  We should not compromise that for a safer nation or we lose the one thing that…

Sorry – I”m running errands today.  I need to check in on FourSquare at Starbucks.

Cool – now I need to tweet where I’m headed in case one of my twitter friends wants to meet for lunch.

Twitter

“Getting eyebrows waxed and a bang trim. Whose up for a quick lunch? #momswholunch #browscape”

…makes this nation great.  Privacy is something I cherish. I, like most Americans, am a very private person. So  here is the message government – stop monitoring our information.  Go back to what made this country great – our right to privacy and our freedom.

OMG!  I’ve got to cut this short, my toddler just pooped on the potty.  Quick, I need to go post that on Facebook.

URGENT: Rep. Hildabrand wants to host a party called Con-Con

Hey Kansas in case you weren’t aware our state Rep Brett Hildabrand (R-Shawnee)  is making national news again with a big party he wants to throw.  It’s called Con-Con (Not to be confused with the Can-Can, a dance made very popular in France.)

You really need to check out that video – 1. That guy is really flexible. 2. Is that Piers Morgan?  3. I picked this video because of the patriotic colors.

Back to my point – Con-Con is short for the Article V Constitutional Convention that is allowed under our US  Constitution.  It is a little known provision of the US Constitution that allows for states to introduce NEW amendments to our US Constitution.  In order to do this 34 states have to agree to enact a new Constitutional Convention. Currently there are 17 and our Kansas is one – lead by..you guessed it Rep. Hildabrand. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/28/article-v-convention_n_2973821.html

Now I read the amendments being submitted and in 6 point font they seem to be all about balancing the budget.  Even I agree that balancing the budget is a great goal, however, the danger in this convention is that once it starts, our entire US Constitution is at risk of being edited and new amendments can be introduced and approved having nothing to do with balancing the budget.  Like what you ask?  How about things like the personhood amendment or amendments on illegal immigration or gay marriage – issues that our nation is deeply divided on. (Insert cheering and groaning depending on what side you are on.)

The drink of choice they will be serving at the party will be P-O-W-E-R.

The very first Constitutional Convention that gave us the document that we know and love. The number of Constitutional Conventions that have happened since…wait for it….ZERO.

Now Rep. Hildabrand is really starting to scare me and here’s why – there is a pattern developing of attempting to exert power over the Federal Government at the state level.

1.  Introducing the TSA bill that disregards the federal government security screening standards at airports so that Kansas has its own standards.

2.  Sponsoring the 2nd amendment protection act that finds any government regulations of the 2nd amendment “unconstitutional” and therefore “unenforceable”.

Now sponsoring Kansas exerting states rights to add or edit our US Constitution.

It may be for the greater good of balancing the budget, a goal we can all get on board with, however altering our US Constitution is serious especially when there is no guarantee that when this party kicks off  it can be contained.

Here’s an idea Rep. Hildabrand-if you want to be part of the Federal Government so much, how about if you run for a higher office?  Stop attempting to overreach the power of the state government.

I’ve included this letter from Chief Justice Warren Burger on his views of an Article V Constitutional Convention.

Supreme Court of the United States

Washington, D.C. 20543

June 22, 1983

   Chambers of
Chief Justice Burger
Retired

Dear Phyllis:

    I am glad to respond to your inquiry about a proposed Article V Constitutional Convention. I have been asked questions about this topic many times during my news conferences and at college meetings since I became chairman of the Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution, and I have repeatedly replied that such a convention would be a grand waste of time.

    I have also repeatedly given my opinion that there is no effective way to limit or muzzle the actions of a Constitutional Convention. The convention could make its own rules and set its own agenda. Congress might try to limit the convention to one amendment or to one issue, but there is no way to assure that the convention would obey. After a convention is convened, it will be too late to stop the convention if we don’t like its agenda. The meeting in 1787 ignored the limit placed by the confederation Congress “for the sole and express purpose.”

    With George Washington as chairman, they were able to deliberate in total secrecy, with no press coverage and no leaks. A constitutional Convention today would be a free-for-all for special interest groups, television coverage, and press speculation.

    Our 1787 Constitution was referred to by several of its authors as a “miracle.” Whatever gain might be hoped for from a new Constitutional Convention could not be worth the risks involved. A new convention could plunge our Nation into constitutional confusion and confrontation at every turn, with no assurance that focus would be on the subjects needing attention. I have discouraged the idea of a Constitutional Convention, and I am glad to see states rescinding their previous resolutions requesting a convention. In these bicentennial years, we should be celebrating its long life, not challenging its very existence. Whatever may need repair on our Constitution can be dealt with by specific amendments.

Cordially,

(Signature)

Warren Burger

Mrs. Phyllis Schlafly
68 Fairmont

Alton, IL 62002

Oh MO! Gun Ownership an Inalienable Right?

Another day…

another piece of paranoid gun legislation out of the heartland.

This from the “Oh my God, they might take our guns file”-

I give you from Senators Schaefer, Munzlinger and Kehoe from our great state of Missouri:

Here ye, here ye…SJR 14

Section 23. That the right of every citizen to keep and bear arms in defense
2 of his home, person, family and property, or when lawfully summoned in aid of
3 the civil power, shall not be questioned[; but this shall not justify the wearing of
4 concealed weapons]. The rights guaranteed by this section shall be
5 inalienable. The state of Missouri shall be obligated to uphold these
6 rights and shall under no circumstances decline to protect against their
7 infringement

Some say inalienable, some say unalienable.  Some say tomato and some say tomato…I guess in print that doesn’t come out right, but you get my point.  For the sake of this blog piece, I’ll say inalienable like my political friends in MO.

Somebody give the Founding Fathers a quick ring, we are changing the Declaration of Independence and those three inalienable rights – from the life, liberty and pursuit of happiness to now add -the  right to have lots and lots of guns.  I’m sure the NRA will provide more appropriate language when necessary.  Making the right to bear arms inalienable means that any regulation to the 2nd amendment by the Federal Government won’t apply to Missouri.  So if semi-automatic weapons are outlawed, Missouri is exempt (unless this ends up in court for years and years costing taxpayers tons of money while Constitutional lawyers try to figure this whole thing out.)

Anyway, yes I was a history major, but that was many years ago, some may say it was ancient history (insert laugh) so I went back and reread the Declaration of Independence.

Since the GOP is always rallying their troops with what “the founding fathers intended”, I thought it would be useful if I pointed out a few things to our Missouri Senators who want to add a new inalienable right.

1.  We already have three – the right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.  One could argue that we shouldn’t add another unless we have perfected the first three.  I wonder how the victims of senseless gun violence and gun accidents would feel about adding another inalienable right when their inalienable right – the right to LIFE wasn’t upheld?

2.  If we are going to secure a right to be inalienable  - how about if we go for a right that wasn’t that should have always been.  Example – slavery.  Until the Civil War, African-Americans were not free in this country.  It took a constitutional amendment to  guarantee their freedom.  If there is going to be another inalienable right – how about if we go for a biggie like that one instead of declaring a right that we’ve always had suddenly “inalienable”.  How about the right to life, liberty pursuit of happiness and never to hold another person as a slave.  Quick history 101 – Slavery was legal at one time in the great state of Missouri.

3.  This goes along with number 2.  While re-reading the Declaration of Independence, there is a whole lotta talk about men.  Not much talk about women’s rights.  If we are going to make a right inalienable, how about if we make equal rights an inalienable right?  Again, it is something that wasn’t at the founding of this great nation, so how about if we are sure we can never go back to that way again and make a women’s right to vote an “inalienable” right?  The right to life, liberty, pursuit of happiness and equal representation in a democracy.  I think we have a winner!

Just a quick reminder, it wasn’t all that long ago that women and minorities couldn’t vote, hold property or even hold certain types of jobs.  White men have always been allowed to “bear arms”.  It has not been suggested that guns been outlawed, only that certain types be regulated.  I haven’t heard of amendments that affect slavery or women’s right to vote also be included in “inalienable” rights.  It is curious that only a right that hasn’t ever been at risk of being taken away is the one suddenly that needs to be voted on to become “inalienable”.  The rights that have only really come to be in the last 150 years involving people being viewed as property and women not having a say in government are the ones not being introduced as “inalienable”.

The one thing that the three Missouri State Senators and the Founding Fathers all have in common is not that they want to make certain rights “inalienable” it’s that they are all…

white males.

It all makes sense now…

VAWA – KS and MO Reps for violence!

Dear Reps in Kansas and Missouri:

I am writing to those of you who voted against the bill known as VAWA.  In case you were confused on what you were voting for earlier this week, let me lay it out for you – it stands for VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT.

Here is the list of shame, I mean a list of people who voted against VAWA:

Representing the great state of Missouri

Rep. Blaine Leukemeyer – R

Rep. Billy Long – R

Rep. Ann Wagner – R (on the voting record it listed only as Wagner. I hope, and I mean seriously God I hope, I have the wrong Wagner.  You would be the only woman I found voting against VAWA).

Representing the great land of Oz

Rep. Mike Pompeo – R

Rep. Tim Huelskamp – R

From what I understand the Republicans who voted against VAWA said they disagreed with the bill because it extended protection to the LGBT community, illegal immigrants and Native Americans.

I guess violence against white women is bad, but gays, Indians and illegals – you’re on your own.  Suck it up people.

Quick question GOP – how’s that re-branding of your party as a more compassionate and inclusive party going?  Just curious.

Sorry..don’t mean to get off track.

I’m guessing that our KS and MO representatives voted against VAWA just because it went with our general Midwestern theme lately of upholding our 2nd amendment rights above all else.  We’ve got a pro-violence theme going on here in the Midwest.  VAWA just doesn’t jive well with that.  We wouldn’t want to look soft now would we?  We are a bunch of bad asses.

I just want to provide an extra gold star shout out to Rep. Huelskamp from my state of Kansas who was one of only NINE GOP Congressman who opposed the Violence Against Women Act in its entirety.  Well done!  One of nine.  That’s something Rep. Huelskamp.

Attention Kansas voters – file that one away in the things we’ll remember for the next election cycle.

Anyway, I think your GOP re-branding strategy is going swimmingly.  I can’t wait to see what is up next.  Maybe there will be some new bill about killing puppies and bunnies or making it illegal for kids to have ice cream that you all can get behind.

Keep up the good work.  The votes for candidates with a D after their name are counting on it!

Sincerely,

Aimee

 

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