Friday, September 14, 2012

What's the matter with Kansas - and is it epidemic?

Posted By on Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 6:42 AM

IS PAST PROLOGUE? Is GOP Kansas a template for Arkansas and rest of country.
  • IS PAST PROLOGUE? Is GOP Kansas a template for Arkansas and rest of country.
A serious effort is underway in Kansas, led by statewide Republican officials (secretary of state, lt. gov., attorney general), to remove President Obama from the November election ballot because they don't think he's provided sufficient evidence of being born in the U.S.

This would be stunning except this is a state that has moved swiftly and brutally to enforce the entire Republican Party agenda. That includes criminalizing abortion, jackpot tax reductions for the wealthy and just about every other plank of the platform you care to name.

The important question for Arkansas and all U.S. voters: Is Kansas the future? Based on the actions of most Arkansas Republican legislators and state officials — Rapert, Bell, Hubbard, Mauch, King, Darr, Martin and many others jump to mind — you'd have to conclude yes.

Birthers or Beebe governance? The sane and safe choice seems clear to me. But don't tell that to the majority of Kansans. Or maybe the majority of AR-kansans either.

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