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Sun Jul 15, 2012, 09:42 AM

Good Read! Only Kansas Senate Can Stop Extremism

From Kansas City Star, 7/15/12 Column by Steve Rose.


Only Kansas Senate Can Stop Extremism
by Steve Rose

The state Senate has been the bulwark against a tidal wave of radical right-wing legislation passed by the radical conservatives in the House of Representatives, with a governor willing to sign anything the House passes.

What is at stake is nothing less than the ability to moderate extremism.

There is a conspiracy — yes, a vast right-wing conspiracy — to take over the Senate with Republican conservatives in the upcoming Aug. 7 primary election. Whoever wins in August is likely to prevail in November’s general election.

The three self-proclaimed vanguards of this effort are Americans for Prosperity, controlled by the right-wing Koch brothers in Wichita; the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, which is totally controlled by extremist conservatives; and Gov. Sam Brownback, who has publicly announced he will actively campaign for conservative state Senate candidates.

Scary to think what is at stake here, that only a few moderate senators stand between sanity and the demolition of the social compact by reactionary troglodytes.

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Sun Jul 15, 2012, 10:12 AM

1. Too bad Rose doesn't have the courage to say "... Kansas Chamber of Commerce ... controled by

religious extremist conservatives ... " as even apolitical types in the state will admit.

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Mon Jul 16, 2012, 10:02 AM

2. Rose is not to be trusted

He's right every once in a blue moon. But he's still a GOP apologist.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 10:10 AM

3. You're right--he's a GOP tool of the highest order...

but I gather he has little sympathy for the bat-shit crazies. He went off on them in the article at the link.

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