The Republican Land of Oz

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#1 Jan 31, 2013
Pretty funny and disturbing analysis from Daily Kos here:

Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 05:44 AM PST.

The Republican Land of Ozby PoliticalPizzaFollow .

I am sure that Kansas is a wonderful place, but if Leavenworth Penitentiary is your best known landmark and a fictitious 12 year old girl from the "Land of Oz" is your most famous resident...then you might want to question why you are living in a state, where all everybody does...is dream about leaving!!!

Dorothy had to be hit on the head, threatened by a wicked witch and followed by
three possible pedophiles with no first names...before wanting to come home.

If she had known that the Republicans now controlled both legislative chambers
and the Governorship, she might have decided to still just be clicking her heels.

While Munchkin Land was a fantasy, Governor Sam Brownback has described the
new reality of a unanimous conservative Republican state government as a
"Grand Experiment" and model for other states to follow.

Unlike the experiment that forced a frightened monkey 75 miles into space last
week on an Iranian rocket ship, Kansans voted to go along for this tumultuous ride.

The monkey landed back safely, but Kansans may not have as soft a landing
after they see how the blueprint to implement Republican principles of small government and lower taxes, might leave John Gotti's 12x6 cell at Leavenworth, as the only affordable government housing plan.

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So far this month as reported by the NYT..."the largest tax cut in Kansas history took
effect, Medicaid was handed over to private insurers and the states welfare rolls and
work force has been significantly slashed".

Next month they will be working on lowering pensions, reducing education financing and changing the way that judges are selected to insure that conservative social principles will not be undone by liberal activist judges. Or in other words...close the only medical clinic left in the state that still performs abortions, allow prayer in public schools and authorize Glen Beck's picture to be printed on a commemorative $3.00 bill.

As the Governor brandishes his record for legislating the "conservative dream", it is
estimated that the tax cuts, "that never pay for themselves",...will cost the government $850 million in revenue in the coming fiscal year... to be paid for by raising the sales tax, repealing tax credits for food, rental housing, child care, mortgage interest deductions and by selling the soundtrack of "Les Miserables" as the new state song.

According to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, if this program of lowering income taxes by raising sales taxes, gets implemented, it will cost the poorest 20% of Kansans on average, about a $148 per year and save the top 1% approximately $21,087 per year.
This is why the Republicans now seem to be willing to compromise with the President at the National level, because as the ultimate believer in "State Rights"...they finally
understand it is better to control a Grand Experiment at the state level than negotiate
a Grand Bargain.
And with complete Republican control in 23 more states...winning the "Debt Ceiling"
debate is a lot less important to people when they no longer have a roof over their head.

Before Sen. John Edwards could tell Gov. Mark Sanford...that "nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning"...is only true if the National Enquirer is not on your front lawn...he talked about two Americas.

But even he, didn't envision that his battle for "One America" would be won and lost between each and every state. That it is not democracy that is the Grand Experiment, but a map drawn of Red and Blue States, that may need a white flag waved to restore American values back into our government.
laughingstock

Junction City, KS

#2 Jan 31, 2013
Brownback is owned outright by the Koch Brothers. Kobach, while merely Secretary of State, wields as much, or more, power than Cheney did as VP. Moderate Republicans are perceived as being left of bleeding heart liberals by this regime. Kansas is a one-party state in the same sense as Cuba, North Korea, and the former USSR. The Repubs have a firmer grip on Kansas than Hugo Chavez has on Venezuela. Incredibly, he may be less harmful to Venezuela than Brownback/Kobach are to Kansas.
nah

Junction City, KS

#3 Jan 31, 2013
Now...if only you could back up your ramblings with fact.

(LOL...Quoting the Daily Kos...HAHAHA!)

"The Daily Kos:There was a time when Daily Kos used to be the source of cutting-edge and, well, cutting political commentary online. Not so much anymore. Markos Moulitsas and crew were called out on our Overrated list from the 25 Best Blogs of 2009 but nothing, not even the oil spill or the faltering war in Afghanistan, has really catapulted anything on the Daily Kos into the national consciousness. We're putting them on notice again for another year, in the hopes this once-great blog can find its voice anew."

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,859...
nah

Junction City, KS

#4 Jan 31, 2013
It is true that brownback has lost his mind, and he's taking us down with him. Just when the economy was picking up, he's going to sink us to make the rich even richer.
Your Daddy

Leavenworth, KS

#5 Jan 31, 2013
That is the republican way. Thank god republicans don.t have control of the white house and the senate or this would be taking place on the national level.When Brownback fails miserably in Kansas, maybe voters will see that this is not the right path. I don't think that will ever happen too many old farmers and hicks in western kansas that dont want no one messing with their guns, hate mexicans, except when doing their farmwork at below minimum wage, will vote republican because their too dumb too look at the facts.

Since: Oct 10

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#6 Jan 31, 2013
nah wrote:
Now...if only you could back up your ramblings with fact.
(LOL...Quoting the Daily Kos...HAHAHA!)
"The Daily Kos:There was a time when Daily Kos used to be the source of cutting-edge and, well, cutting political commentary online. Not so much anymore. Markos Moulitsas and crew were called out on our Overrated list from the 25 Best Blogs of 2009 but nothing, not even the oil spill or the faltering war in Afghanistan, has really catapulted anything on the Daily Kos into the national consciousness. We're putting them on notice again for another year, in the hopes this once-great blog can find its voice anew."
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,859...
Okay jerry
disappointed

Junction City, KS

#7 Feb 1, 2013
The Kangaroo wrote:
<quoted text>
Okay jerry
Thank you for your affirmation and agreement.

Try a bit harder to find a news source that isn't such a joke.

The Daily Kos is as full of crap as Fox News.

Since: Oct 10

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#8 Feb 1, 2013
disappointed wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you for your affirmation and agreement.
Try a bit harder to find a news source that isn't such a joke.
The Daily Kos is as full of crap as Fox News.
This was opinion and nothing more. You reveal your lazy intellect with such comments.
El Presidenta

Junction City, KS

#9 Feb 1, 2013
Your Daddy wrote:
That is the republican way. Thank god republicans don.t have control of the white house and the senate or this would be taking place on the national level.When Brownback fails miserably in Kansas, maybe voters will see that this is not the right path. I don't think that will ever happen too many old farmers and hicks in western kansas that dont want no one messing with their guns, hate mexicans, except when doing their farmwork at below minimum wage, will vote republican because their too dumb too look at the facts.
Oh and Obuma and the Demacraps have down so much for the nation the last 4 years we're all just sitting in tall cotton drinking the coolaid. Oh we're so much better off that we'll probably be speaking spanish here in good ole Kansas in the next 10 years. Your guy has been a complete failure that didn't keep one campaign promise that got him elected and wants to control who has guns which he nor any other jackwagon will ever get my guns or get me to register them. Our country is on a path of destruction if we don't start thinking as a whole country instead of our own personal agendas.
Your Daddy

Marion, IL

#10 Feb 1, 2013
El Presidente,
Come on , this is just all poitical showmanship, we will always have our guns, our ammo , our high capacity clips. I have them myself. The only thing that will get passed are expanded background checks on purchases, big deal if it keeps nuts from buying guns. we have needed immigration reform for years. Now maybe all the illegals working for cash will start paying taxes.

Since: Oct 10

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#11 Feb 1, 2013
El Presidenta wrote:
<quoted text>Oh and Obuma and the Demacraps have down so much for the nation the last 4 years we're all just sitting in tall cotton drinking the coolaid. Oh we're so much better off that we'll probably be speaking spanish here in good ole Kansas in the next 10 years.
good.
Your guy has been a complete failure that didn't keep one campaign promise that got him elected and wants to control who has guns which he nor any other jackwagon will ever get my guns or get me to register them.
Nobody's gonna take your toys away.
Our country is on a path of destruction if we don't start thinking as a whole country instead of our own personal agendas.
Indeed. And the first stop on that train is to get the gun nuts under control.

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