I owe you a thank you. See at my age most of my “firsts” are over. I already drove my first car, had my first kiss, worked my first job. I even ended my first marriage. Really the only “firsts” left are collecting my first social security check, getting my first senior discount and having my first colonoscopy. Not exactly an exciting list of “firsts”.
Well yesterday I got to experience a first. Voting in my first Republican primary.
And it was all because of you.
I believe in giving credit where credit is due. I will always remember you fondly when I think of my first – Republican primary that is.
You may have heard me yelling from my voting booth “take that” when I voted for every moderate I could find. To say I was enthusiastic was an understatement. Turns out the moderates held their own in the Kansas primaries.
I don’t think it will come as a surprise that I voted against you in the primary. Don’t take it personal – it’s just politics. The other candidate’s name escapes me right now as it did yesterday. I think the ballot read “not Brownback”. I hit the button. I have no idea who the other candidate was, but it wasn’t you, therefore a better option in my book. In fact, it could have been a picture of a muppet and I would have picked the muppet.
I’m that fed up.
Why? I give you exhibit A…..
Here’s a quote from an interview with KSHB that you gave as to why voters are so unhappy with incumbents:
“I think a big part of it is Barack Obama. That a lot of people are so irritated at what the president is doing, they just, they want somebody to throw a brick,” Brownback told 41 Action News.
Throw a brick? What the hell? Are we a bunch of hormonal teen girls in this scenario and you are the cheating star quarterback?
I need you to lean in close, because I’m going to share a secret with you.
Here’s the deal. Barack Obama has been a so-so President, but you have been a horrible Governor. I’m not into throwing bricks to make a point, but it’s not him you should be pointing fingers at. Kansans are pissed and the person we are most mad at is you. Our economy is in the toilet and it’s not Obama’s fault. You won your primary by 63% to a person that nobody heard of. That’s nothing to celebrate.
Again, I will think fondly of my first Republican primary and I give you the credit. Now that it’s over, I will start campaigning like crazy for Paul Davis to defeat you in November.
Yours in helping Kansas recover and see better days,