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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:39 PM

Kansas Republicans Hope State's Right-Wing Shift Will Lead The Nation

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/10/kansas-republicans_n_1765879.html

As goes Kansas, so goes the nation?

That's the hope of the Kansas Republican Party, which is seeing a purge of moderates from its ranks as Tea Party-affiliated candidates rise to prominence. In recent GOP primaries in the state, eight moderate Republicans lost their seats -- including Senate President Steve Morris -- who blamed their losses to outside conservative groups like Americans for Prosperity, which has close ties to the right-wing billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch.

Kansas Republicans said Thursday that they hoped their state's right-wing shift would serve as a template for the rest of the nation.

“We all gather up in Washington and say, 'Why not us too? Why can't we do this? Why can't we behave the way that Wisconsin is behaving, the way Gov. (Bobby) Jindal is doing in Louisiana, the way Gov. (Sam) Brownback and Lt. Gov. Colyer are trying to do here in Kansas?'” Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas) told the Associated Press.

Kansas Democrats, aligning themselves more with centrists, have portrayed the Republican shift as a radical departure from the GOP's more moderate past.

“Today the face of the Republican party is more anti-public school, more anti-worker, more anti-woman and more anti-middle class than ever before,” Rep. Paul Davis, the Kansas House Democratic leader, told the AP. “This is no longer the party of Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole, Bill Graves and Nancy Kassebaum.”

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RKP5637 Dec 2012 OP
atreides1 Dec 2012 #1
cali Dec 2012 #3
atreides1 Dec 2012 #5
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #11
steve2470 Dec 2012 #4
louis-t Dec 2012 #2
hifiguy Dec 2012 #6
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #9
Jackpine Radical Dec 2012 #7
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #10
SoCalDem Dec 2012 #8

Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:51 PM

1. Any Historians out there

Isn't this how the Nazi party did it...slowly?

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:55 PM

3. not really and actually it was remarkably fast

the repubs have been at this for 30 years now

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Response to cali (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:07 PM

5. Not this fanatical.

Yes they've been working at it, but this group are rabid fanatics...much more then Nixon, Reagan, and both George Sr and Jr. put together.

With these clowns it's all about controlling every aspect of peoples lives from birth to death...they want the power of life and death over everyone...and the right to execute or imprison anyone that does not fit their definition of how one should act.

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:37 PM

11. Yep, they talk about less government, but in effect they want more government, In effect

a government that controls ones life in a punitive persecutory manner. I'm convinced many would like KS to be a theocratic state, fully ruled by radical right religion and the Old Testament. All the writing is between the lines and on the wall. It's hard not to miss where KS is headed. Even the word moderate is now a dirty word to many in Kansas.

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:55 PM

4. Slowly, from 1919 to 1933 but...

it was amidst a context of war defeat, lots of political violence in the streets and a declining economy in the 1930's worse than what we've seen.

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Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:53 PM

2. They're anti-everything, and

their numbers are getting smaller. Soon, they'll be a small enough bunch that we can drown them in a bathtub.

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Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:16 PM

6. The last person to leave Kansas

can turn out the lights. And that day is not far off.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:25 PM

9. People leave Kansas all of the time, and the RW republicans in Kansas think people are

going to flock to Kansas, they really do, because of them gaining more and more power. Like people really want to move to a theocratic state living in a dystopia. The only time Kansas makes the national news is to discuss the next bat-shit crazy thing they've done. Kansas provides the national comedy show. It's a toss up sometime of which state is more insane, but Kansas likes to lead in the ratings.

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Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:18 PM

7. We have 9 Wisconsin legislators we'd be happy to donate to the effort.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:30 PM

10. Kansas would probably buy them from you for a tidy profit to WI, they love anything right wing. n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:22 PM

8. It MIGHT "lead the nation"

to completely write-off and ignore Kansas (my birth-state) even more than it already does

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