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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by GoodForAnother, Mar 22, 2017.
Yeah, but she's not Left enough.
lol fuck outta here with this shit
don't split the democratic base
the guy leading polls for the democratic presidential nominee is a chaos agent
There goes the rest of today
Kansas should have system like Electoral College for governor
Published: 13 April 2019
GUEST COLUMN, Larry Phillips, Kismet
While talking politics recently with my family physician, a subject we agreed upon was Kansas has an enormous need to change how our state’s governor is elected.
We both reflected on the fact western Kansas – nay most of Kansas – has no voice in how our governor is elected. Simply said, our votes don’t count.
Democrat Laura Kelly won the governorship with 48 percent of the votes to 43 percent for Republican Kris Kobach. But here’s the massive inequality of our state’s system: Kelly only won in nine counties.
When looking at the state map, there are 105 counties, she won the election by earning the majority of votes in less than 9 percent of the state. That tells you all you need to know about “population centers.”
That is an outrage.
She won in the populous counties of Shawnee, Sedgwick, Harvey, Riley, Lyon, Crawford, Douglas, Johnson and Wyandotte.
Kobach took the other 96 counties – or about 91 percent of the state.
Talk about the need for some kind of state electoral college. Ya think?
Allowing these few nests of leftists decide who governs our state is an outrage.
Lets look into these left-leaning counties.
First, Sedgwick is at the top of populous counties in the state and full of minorities, who according to a Politico analysis of the Kansas election, went heavily for Kelly. Wyandotte and Johnson the same thing – Kansas City and again, the heavily populated counties full of minorities who always vote Democrat after being promised to receive free things.
Then the rest are more or less college or university nests of leftist progressives. Douglas has Lawrence and the University of Kansas; Crawford has Pittsburg State University; Riley has Kansas State University; there’s Emporia State University in Lyon County; and even Harvey County has little ol’ Bethel College.
Shawnee is home to Topeka and massive amounts of Democrat bureaucrats (The Swamp in Kansas) – and the Topeka Capital-Journal – and even well-known RINOS.
Get this, along with the predictable endorsement from the Kansas City Star, Kelly was also publicly crowned with endorsements from Former Gov. Bill Graves, Former Gov. Mike Hayden and Former Sen. Nancy Kassebaum – all supposedly Republicans.
In my opinion, they are traitors to conservatism. They are “Establishment Republicans” that are so used to kissing the feet of Socialist Democrats, they have become irrelevant dinosaurs, who will be eventually eaten alive by those whose feet they are kissing.
Folks, these are the kind of RINOs we could get rid of if these nine leftist counties faced an electoral style of elections in this state. The current election system means the vast numbers of traditional conservatives which feed the coffers of the state from border to border never have a chance.
I understand the federal laws control elections of U.S. Senators, Representatives and Governors, but maybe there is some wiggle room in there? Possibly?
We need to find real conservatives that will look into fair elections where 96 counties out of 105 have a say. Right now, the governor only has to campaign in these nine counties.
And with socialist professors indoctrinating the youth at our higher education schools, conservatives have to campaign in these nests of liberals, who have no tolerance to other ideas and other means and policies to fix America’s problems, let alone the ones Kansas faces.
Attention all Socialist Democrats – you only have to carry these nine counties, and you can rule Kansas. Saves you tons of cash when campaigning.
One thing that I agreed upon is apparent, a friend pointed out Kobach ran a very ineffective campaign – never fighting back the left’s painting him as a clone of Sam Brownback. That was pitiful.
For instance, my friend reminded me Kobach only took Seward County like 60-40 percent, when he should have won 80-20.
That’s something our tired old boys running the State GOP should consider. How to win more in those 96 counties to overcome these socialists nests in college counties.
We need to change something or leftists will continue to dominate a conservative state. Remember, it’s not until “We The People” demand change – or else. Let Topeka know we want change and use the polling booth to prove it.
Mehhh. Kamala and Bernie topped that number. Add the rest of the candidates and it won’t be close once some of these ppl drop out.
Of course then Adelson will give Trump like 3 billion or something.
Everyone knows that historically the best way to beat back fascism is with milquetoast status quo neoliberalism
I work in this industry and I will say that it’s not THAT odd. There’s a lot of coil processors in the Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio area since they service a lot of the automotive and aerospace industry that’s pretty close by.
Calling Johnson County a democrat, minority-filled place. LO fuckin' L.
Where the hell did you find this trash article?
Kansas Republican editorial openly declares minority voting a problem, calls for change
Why the fuck hasn't the House thrown Munchin in jail yet
totally normal thing to do
redacted report to be released thursday
To the public or to Congress? Because Congress, or the relevant committees at least, need the full report full stop.
Prepared to be outraged at the ‘redactions’
When do we get to hear from mueller?
cannot wait to get mad at the redactions!
Man I hope they fuck up the redacted portion like they have before
I mean, I can.
Robert Reich: How Mitch McConnell Killed the Senate | Opinion
Robert Reich , Newsweek Columnist and chancellor’s professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley
On 4/15/19 at 7:17 AM EDT
Congress has recessed for two weeks without passing a desperately-needed disaster relief bill. Why not? Because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell didn’t want to anger Donald Trump by adding money for Puerto Rico that Democrats have sought but Trump doesn't want.
America used to have a Senate. But under McConnell, what was once known as the worlds greatest deliberative body has become a partisan lap dog.
Recently McConnell used his Republican majority to cut the time for debating Trump’s court appointees from 30 hours to two – thereby enabling Republicans to ram through even more Trump judges.
In truth, McConnell doesn’t give a fig about the Senate, or about democracy. He cares only about partisan wins.
On the eve of the 2010 midterm elections he famously declared that his top priority was for Barack Obama “to be a one-term president.”
Between 2009 and 2013, McConnell’s Senate Republicans blocked 79 Obama nominees. In the entire history of the United States until that point, only 68 presidential nominees had been blocked.
This unprecedented use of the filibuster finally led Senate Democrats in 2013 to change the rules on some presidential nominees (but not the Supreme Court) to require simple majorities.
In response, McConnell fumed that “breaking the rules to change the rules is un-American." If so, McConnell is about as un-American as they come. Once back in control of the Senate he buried Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court by refusing even to hold hearings.
Then, in 2017, McConnell and his Republicans changed the rules again, ending the use of the filibuster even for Supreme Court nominees and clearing the way for Senate confirmation of Trump’s Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
Step by step, McConnell has sacrificed the Senate as an institution to partisan political victories.
There is a vast difference between winning at politics by playing according to the norms of our democracy, and winning by subverting those norms.
To Abraham Lincoln, democracy was a covenant linking past and future. Political institutions, in his view, were “the legacy bequeathed to us.”
On the eve of the Senate’s final vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act in July 2017, the late John McCain returned to Washington from his home in Arizona, where he was being treated for brain cancer, to cast the deciding vote against repeal.
Knowing he would be criticized by other Republicans, McCain noted that over his career he had known senators who seriously disagreed with each other but nonetheless understood “they had an obligation to work collaboratively to ensure the Senate discharged its constitutional responsibilities effectively.”
In words that have even greater relevance today, McCain added that “it is our responsibility to preserve that, even when it requires us to do something less satisfying than ‘winning’.”
In politics, success should never be measured solely by partisan victories. It must also be judged by the institutional legacy passed onward. The purpose of political leadership is not merely to win. It is to serve.
In any social or political system it’s always possible to extract benefits by being among the first to break widely accepted norms. In a small town where people don’t lock their doors or windows, the first thief can effortlessly get into anyone’s house. But once broken, the system is never the same. Everyone has to buy locks. Trust deteriorates.
Those, like Mitch McConnell, who break institutional norms for selfish or partisan gains are bequeathing future generations a weakened democracy.
The difference between winning at politics by playing according to the norms and rules of our democracy, and winning by subverting them, could not be greater. Political victories that undermine the integrity of our system are net losses for society.
Great athletes play by the rules because the rules make the game. Unprincipled athletes cheat or change the rules in order to win. Their victories ultimately destroy the game.
In terms of shaping the federal courts, McConnell has played “the long game”, which, incidentally, is the title of his 2016 memoir. Decades from now, McConnell will still be shaping the nation through judges he rammed through the Senate.
But McConnell’s long game is destroying the Senate.
He is longest-serving leader of Senate Republicans in history but Mitch McConnell is no leader. He is the epitome of unprincipled power. History will not treat him kindly.
Robert B. Reich is an American political commentator, professor, and author. He served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton.
I’m pretty tired of examining Democrat responses to Republican bullshit. Trump wrote it, Pelosi isn’t accountable for it, and only him and the people who support Trump should be made to be accountable for it.
So the normal try to bury bad news before a long holiday weekend.
They have to love this shit.
Trump is retarded, racist and stokes flames of extremists and the Dems fight each other
Looks like his redacted version already leaked...
Pretty obvious what happened here
Miller suggests something
DHS shuts it down because it’s outrageous
Miller fires DHS leadership
Outgoing leadership leaks Miller idea to make him look bad
President learns about Miller idea on Fox News
President loves outrageous Miller proposal
Outrageous Miller proposal becomes government policy
And it makes libs mad
It's odd because this motherfucker is supposed to be under US sanctions, not because that part of the country uses aluminium.
PSA made a good point last week. Her job is protect the House, not cater exclusively to Progressives. There are plenty of contested races where Moderates are running, so she has to kind of play both sides. Now before I get 5 pages telling me how and why I am wrong, let me say I disagree with every move she has made regarding Omar, but her primary job is to provide coverage for every Dem running for re-election.
Correct me if I'm wrong... They aren't illegal Immigrants, right?
These are people legally looking for amnesty, right?
Ah yes, must pander to the middle of the country that hates Muslims and responds well to inflammatory, violence-approving propaganda. 4D chess from Fancy Nancy.
Asylum seekers. Refugees.
I think you’re trying add a level of discussion and understanding that has no basis in presidential proclamations by Twitter in 2019
Correct. Legal asylum seekers are not “illegal immigrants.” And it’s pretty fucking infuriating that people/media who know better keep using that demonstrably wrong and insidiously-purposed phrase.
Yes, meant asylum not amnesty
But brown = Illegal & Fear
No, they are coached by lawyers and coyotes on what to say to act like asylum seekers.
Definitely doesn't have anything to hide in those returns...
Not sure why I am doing this, but that isn't close to my point. Her handling of Omar is wrong on every level but I don't think she is posturing to impress moderates, she is just getting it wrong. They were talking about the interview where the 5 people quote came from, so I do think it's more trying to keep moderate Dems in rural areas. As much as you hate them, the GOP takes the House back if these people lose, so is it better to only court progressives and lose the house or court both and keep it?
The point you made and the point I was making are totally different.
It actually kind of makes sense when you really think about what organized religion is