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

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.

Tags: , , , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (30)

Showing 1-30 of 30

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-30 of 30

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • LR speakers blast state board for double standard

    A series of speakers, beginning with Sen. Joyce Elliott, denounced what they saw as a hidden agenda favoring charter schools at the state Department of Education and asked the state Board of Education for return of local control.
    • May 12, 2016
  • UPDATE: Hutchinson moves to cover himself on cut to War Memorial Stadium

    Gov. Asa Hutchinson apparently felt the burn from KARK's exclusive Tuesday night on his plans to cut state support of War Memorial Stadium in half beginning July 1, 2018. He has a so-far secret plan to make the stadium self-sustaining. We bet that doesn't include state support.
    • Oct 20, 2016
  • Saturday's open line

    Got any thoughts? Put them here.
    • May 21, 2016

Most Shared

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation