Good morning Kansas,
First, I’m well aware that you aren’t going to pay attention to anything right now that doesn’t involve the Royals so I’ll try to weave something about baseball into this blog post to keep your attention. Grab your coffee and join me for a second, because you and I must have a serious heart to heart chat.
We all know that the race for Senate and for Governor in Kansas have been close, unlike the Royals who kicked some serious baseball ass to make it to the World Series. (See what I did there?) Davis has run a successful campaign for Governor against Brownback mostly leading in the polls against Brownback until recently. Now there is news that Brownback has fought back and leads against Davis. Unlike most of the Royals games, this election doesn’t have the option to go into extra innings. This is all decided on election day.
That said, let’s cut the shit Kansas. Brownback has been an embarrassment to Kansas and we need to stop this momentum immediately! Let me jog your memory by linking to this great article by Barb Shelly about all the lies that Brownback has been feeding Kansas about his great tax plans: http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/barbara-shelly/article2915118.html
Do you really want to re-elect Brownback and have another term where there will be article after article written that asks, “Now what’s the matter with Kansas?” or “Today what’s the matter with Kansas?” or “Holy hell there is so much the matter with Kansas!”
Here’s clue #1 that he’s been a disaster. Just look at his campaign tag line – “Leading the Kansas comeback!” He’s been governor for 4 years – Kansas shouldn’t have to “comeback” – we should have arrived. We should be prospering. It’s like he’s calling out his own failings in his campaign slogan.
Here’s the deal. Brownback gambled on his tax plan hoping that it would be a success. If it would have worked, he would be running for President right now instead of holding on for his political life as Governor. His tax plan ended in a giant LOSS for our state and now our state suffers.
“It had been widely speculated that Brownback’s ambitious agenda of cutting income taxes and reducing government spending had been part of an effort to set him up to run for president in 2016.”
Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article2805520.html#storylink=cpy
Like the Angels and the Orioles, Brownback is a big loser in this baseball game of tax policy for our state.
We move on to Pat Roberts.
This race shouldn’t even be close. Just stop for a second and look around your office. How many people over the age of 70 work in your office? If I had to guess the number is zero. Why is that? In this country our seniors RETIRE! There comes a time in this country when it’s time for seniors to step down and out of the workforce. We see it in private business, why don’t we expect the same in government and public office?
You are probably screaming, “Aimee that’s ageism!”
Yep and I’m A-OK with that. In 2010, only 8.6% of the population over 75 was in the workforce. http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/acsbr11-09.pdf
Let’s break it down like this. You are the boss at your company. You have two candidates applying for a job opening at your company. One is 78 years old and has basically had the same job for 33 years in public service. The other is 46 years old, a multimillionaire after running many successful businesses. Which one would you hire?
You are the voter. You should look at this the same way. These guys work for YOU.
This race shouldn’t even be close. For those of you Republicans who can’t stand the idea of voting for a Democrat, this is an easy one – he’s an Independent. Wonder where he stands on the issues? Go to his website. It’s all there. This one should be a grand slam home run for Greg Orman.
Come on Kansas. Support Orman and Davis like you support our Royals!
I’ll stop with my sports analogies now. There is a reason I don’t write about sports. I’ll leave all that to @thefakened.
Like the Royals in the World Series, yours for an Orman and Davis win,