Dear friends at the Sentinel,
You and I have something in common. I know it’s shocking, but hang on and I’ll get to it. Every time I click on your website to read your latest trashing of the KC Star, KCUR, moderate Republicans, all KS Democrats, any common sense legislation or to read your lovefest for Kobach and Brownback, a link pops up asking me for money. Turns out I’m ALSO asking people for money.
Can you guess what for? A hint. You wrote about it today.
That’s right! It’s for the KS Mainstream Coalition’s Walk to Raise Hell in 2018.
First, I’m not the official spokesperson for the group, but I do belong and support what they stand for. I’ve been attending their events for the past few years.
You were clever to point out the irony in how our group is trying to “raise hell” when we call ourselves “mainstream”. First, I don’t think we have to raise hell since it’s going to be as hot as Satan’s living room tomorrow with a heat index of 101 for the walk – thanks Mother Nature.
Let’s explore that anyway.
Why does a group that is mainstream need to raise hell? I wouldn’t check the “Kansas Truth Caucus” social feed for any hints, but Kansas is digging our way out of budget crisis the size of the Grand Canyon from disastrous tax cuts (still waiting on trickle down) and trying to establish constitutional funding for our public schools. The legislature made big strides this last session.
Democrats and Moderate Republicans.
Who are supported with help from groups like….
Starts with an “M”
Mainstream Coalition!!!! Ding! Ding!
From the Sentinel, “Truth be told there is nothing “mainstream” about the coalition, never has been. The soft-core progressives who run the show now mimic the alleged “stealth candidates” they set out to expose twenty-four years ago.”
There is nothing “mainstream” about the coalition? Really? Nothing “mainstream” about wanting strong public education? Nothing “mainstream” about supporting separation of church and state? Nothing “mainstream” about fiscal responsibility?
Fiscal responsibility and a walk that has the word “hell” in it sounds ppprrrreeettttyyy radical.
I guess Kansans can decide if they like what Mainstream stands for and the candidates they support or if they want to go back to the failed tax experiment and that got us into this mess and had everyone asking, “What’s the Matter with Kansas?”
A “soft-core progressive” who is excited to Raise Hell in 2018