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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:35 AM

Kobach suggests Kansans who aren't right wingers should leave the state

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More broadly, Kobach says Kansans who disagree with the state’s tilt are free to leave.

“Americans can vote with their feet,” he said, “and choose a state that reflects their values and the way of life they’d like to enjoy.

“If a person wants to live in a San Francisco lifestyle, they can go there. If they want to live a Kansas lifestyle, they can come here.”

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/11/10/3911138/kansas-missouri-remain-crimson.html#storylink=cpy

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Reply Kobach suggests Kansans who aren't right wingers should leave the state (Original post)
proud2BlibKansan Nov 2012 OP
Panasonic Nov 2012 #1
proud2BlibKansan Nov 2012 #6
librarylu Nov 2012 #2
Aristus Nov 2012 #10
hollysmom Nov 2012 #16
hlthe2b Nov 2012 #3
proud2BlibKansan Nov 2012 #5
Logical Nov 2012 #4
proud2BlibKansan Nov 2012 #7
Logical Nov 2012 #23
KansDem Nov 2012 #8
sellitman Nov 2012 #9
RFKHumphreyObama Nov 2012 #11
Odin2005 Nov 2012 #12
Paladin Nov 2012 #13
SomethingFishy Nov 2012 #14
Downwinder Nov 2012 #15
madmom Nov 2012 #17
SoCalDem Nov 2012 #18
quinnox Nov 2012 #19
aka-chmeee Nov 2012 #20
raccoon Nov 2012 #21
reformist2 Nov 2012 #22

Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:37 AM

1. And what are the Kansans going to do?

 

Can Kansans start a massive recall effort to get every single one of these stupid people ousted and replaced with a progressive Democrat?

Brownback should go as well.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:54 AM

6. Pretty hard to recall

I don't believe that's an option.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:42 AM

2. We're not in Kansas anymore, Toto

Kansas heads my list of places I don't want to live in anyway. Texas and Oklahoma are right on its heels.

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Response to librarylu (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:57 AM

10. I'm perfectly content to fly over it.

I'm sure the view from 35,000 feet is lovely...

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Response to librarylu (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:19 PM

16. there are nice places and some reasonable people in Texas (will soon be a blue state anyway, ha ha )

Ihave not been to Oklahoma or Kansas, so I don't know about there.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:48 AM

3. I have great empathy for my DUer Kansan and Missourian friends... Part of my early life was spent

in both states and I have family in both. Family that are fiscal conservatives, though socially moderate. I don't talk politics with them--in fact, since 2000, I don't speak with them much at all. Partly because of politics, partly because of life and its constant demands. But, as much as I'd like to blame them for not doing enough to fight back this ignorant onslaught, I know it was beyond their control--as it has been yours. Colorado's moderation has a tremendous debt to our Latino population, the impact of our far more liberal youth and increasingly well educated population of our cities. That is why there is such intense fear among the RW that immigration may shake up their little comfortable stranglehold.

All, I can say is I know the kind of elderly farmers and other rural residents who maintain the RW monopoloy--and their mindset. I grew up with it. Part of their vote is traditional. I think that--perhaps unlike the South-- that racism is less a factor than fear of change. A large part is low information--which is not likely to change on the short term. Demographic changes are the only hope.

My best to those who remain and fight the good fight.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:53 AM

5. Well, Kansas also has a growing Hispanic population

That gives me hope.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:49 AM

4. I live here and cannot leave. Good job at a great company. Just trying our best to change stuff!

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Response to Logical (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:56 AM

7. It's my home.

I've lived in this area all my life. My mother's family has been here for 5 generations.

Kobach is an asshole.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:14 PM

23. Yes he is! And so is Brownback!

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:56 AM

8. Chutzpah from someone who worked in Missouri before becoming Kansas AG

Yeah, Kris, that's exactly what I'm doing! Just Friday I sent my application packet off to an opening in...you guessed it! Northern California!

But while you were working in Missouri and touting Kansas values, perhaps you didn't notice the dismal state of the economy, created by Republicans, and the resultant bleak job prospects. Makes it tougher to "vote with our feet."

Oh, and here's this tidbit:

2004 election

In the 2004 election cycle, Kobach was the Republican nominee for Congress in the 3rd District, besting primary opponents Adam Taff and Patricia Lightner (Taff had previously lost the 2002 election for the same office to Dennis Moore, and Lightner was a six-year veteran state legislator).

He lost to incumbent Dennis Moore, 55%–43%. The victory was the largest of Moore's congressional campaigns.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kris_Kobach

Dennis Moore, Democrat, would still be kicking Repuke ass (and that includes you, Kris) if health concerns hadn't forced his retirement.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:56 AM

9. Best BBQ in the nation

I always like to look to the bright side.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:59 AM

11. Sad to see Kansas go down this path

It used to have some great moderate Republican Senators and Governors before the crazies took over -James Pearson, Nancy Landon Kassebaum and so on. I wish the moderate Republicans would come back

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:00 PM

12. Willian Jennings Bryan is spinning in his grave.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:08 PM

13. And DUers Suggest I Should Leave Texas.....


.....because I'm a liberal. Ain't going to happen......

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:10 PM

14. Who made him the arbitrator of what a "Kansan" is?

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:15 PM

15. Expecting Kansas to become a dust bowl?

Encouraging a mass migration of farm labor to California. Sounds like a tacit recognition of global warming.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:36 PM

17. Trouble with that is they are trying their damnedest to get the rest

of the country to be exactly like them!

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:37 PM

18. Actually, MORE dems need to move into districts to "balance" things out a bit.

I've often though that it would be delicious if dems moved en masse to recently redistricted areas just to mess up their gerrymander

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:45 PM

19. its flyover country anyway

 

Who the hell would ever want to visit Kansas anyway? *crickets*

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:23 PM

20. He doesn't really want that..

That would probably leave Kansas with very few taxpayer given their new tax reforms.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:39 PM

21. What an idiot. No, people who live in a red area can't just pick up and move to a blue area.


Good jobs--that is, jobs that pay enough to live on and have benes--are very hard to find.

People might want to stay in an area where their relatives are, instead of picking up and moving off to where they don't know a living soul.

I'm sick of people saying this, just move. As if it were so easy. Shows the speaker is an idiot.



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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:41 PM

22. How about 100,000 of us "invade"and make his state blue?

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