The state of Kansas, 153 years old, died November 4, 2014 with the re-election of Sam Brownback as Governor.
The state of Kansas leaves behind 390,051 voters for Paul Davis who desperately tried to save the state. On the flip side, 422,842 voters concluded that no matter how bad Brownback’s policies were, he was worth another term.
Just how bad are Brownback’s tax policies? Stop for a moment and Google, “what’s the matter with Kansas?” There are also variations of that search like, “now what’s the matter with Kansas?” and “seriously, what’s the matter with Kansas?”
Are you back? Yep – things are that bad here in Kansas. Things are so bad, that I can’t even type about it all anymore. I’m just too worn out by the whole thing.
I may have only had a few hours of sleep, but don’t think I forgot about the other big loss last night for our state which was Greg Orman to Pat Roberts. This race I’m less surprised about, but still has me angry. If there was ever a poster child for term limits, Pat Roberts is it. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had discussions about the need for term limits with Kansans and then they go re-elect a guy who would have lost his job years ago from what…
Alex, I’ll take term limits for $100!
If you look up “career politician” in the dictionary there is a picture of Pat Roberts.
New Rule for Kansas – no one in the state of Kansas gets to talk to me about the need for term limits and the problems with career politicians after re-electing Pat Roberts. Try it and I get to yell, “zip it” back at you.
What’s the big take away in last night’s election?
It’s pretty simple really. If you are a Republican in Kansas you are golden no matter what. As you might know, I switched parties to Republican so I could vote in the primaries. I was toying with the idea of switching back after the Midterms. I think I’m going to keep my party affiliation and continue to be a RINO.
Brownback has bankrupted our state with his failed tax policies and let’s not forget about the millions he and our Republican legislature have cost us in legal fees defending their conservative social policies that have brought about costly lawsuits.
If this guy can get re-elected, I feel like keeping the R on my voter registration card will get me out of just about any bind in the state of Kansas.
Pulled over for speeding? Yes, but officer I’m a Republican! You are free to go ma’am
Didn’t bring enough money for my latte at the Kansas coffee shop? I’ll just whip out my voter registration card with the R on it and I’m sure it will be taken care of.
If you need me today, I’ll be in mourning for my great state. Chocolates and wine to ease my pain on this great loss are appreciated.