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Campaign Notebook: Roberts backs Moran

Republican senator endorses Moran to replace Brownback

August 23, 2010

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U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., on Monday tapped on the window in the Kansas Senate to get the attention of an outside worker to ask him to turn off his grinding tool during a news conference. The worker either couldn't hear Roberts or ignored him causing Roberts to say, "It's just like the Obama administration. They turn things up and I can't stop it." A Senate staff employee later got the workers to stop making noise during the news conference.

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., on Monday tapped on the window in the Kansas Senate to get the attention of an outside worker to ask him to turn off his grinding tool during a news conference. The worker either couldn't hear Roberts or ignored him causing Roberts to say, "It's just like the Obama administration. They turn things up and I can't stop it." A Senate staff employee later got the workers to stop making noise during the news conference.

U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., embrace at news conference Monday in the Kansas Senate chamber. Kansas Republican Party Chair Amanda Adkins is also on hand for the endorsement of Moran by Roberts. Moran faces Democrat Lisa Johnston of Overland Park in the election.

U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., embrace at news conference Monday in the Kansas Senate chamber. Kansas Republican Party Chair Amanda Adkins is also on hand for the endorsement of Moran by Roberts. Moran faces Democrat Lisa Johnston of Overland Park in the election.

— U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., who supported the war in Iraq under former President George W. Bush, said Monday that he has concerns about U.S. troop withdrawals in Iraq under President Barack Obama.

“When you set deadlines, you automatically encourage your adversaries,” Roberts said.

U.S. fighting forces are preparing to leave Iraq. About 50,000 troops will continue training Iraqis to handle security, but they are scheduled to leave at the end of 2011. American military commanders have said they are confident Iraqi security forces will be able to take over then.

Roberts said the threat of a terrorist attack on the United States remains and he accused the Obama administration of being naive. “I’m just not sure that we can reform the Muslim world in the eyes of the president,” he said.

He also said that the Obama administration’s diplomatic efforts in Afghanistan and Pakistan were too public.

“Can’t we do this a little more quietly?” he asked.

Roberts’ comments came in response to a question during a news conference in which he endorsed U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran’s bid for the Senate.

Moran, a Republican from Hays, faces Democrat Lisa Johnston, a Baker University administrator, in the contest to replace U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan. Brownback is running for governor against state Sen. Tom Holland of Baldwin City.

Also in the Senate race are Libertarian Michael Dann of Baldwin City and the Reform Party’s Joseph Bellis of Overland Park.

Roberts said that Moran would help fight the proposals of Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

“The Obama, Reid, Pelosi agenda has taken over virtually every part of our lives,” Roberts said.

Moran said the country needed to change direction.

“Almost no Kansan believes that their children and grandchildren are going to have a better life than the one that they had. That is something different in America. We have not experienced that before, and it’s time for us to reverse course,” Moran said.

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whynaut 3 years, 7 months ago

“When you set deadlines, you automatically encourage your adversaries,” Roberts said.

Brilliant. If there's one thing that ruins any good strategy, it's a timeline.

“I’m just not sure that we can reform the Muslim world in the eyes of the president.”

Because that is our goal: to reform the Muslim world. Because it needs reforming.

"The Obama, Reid, Pelosi agenda has taken over virtually every part of our lives."

My goodness. Everybody please join me in defending the rights of Sen. Roberts, that have been unjustly compromised by the Democrat's insidious scheme.

“Almost no Kansan believes that their children and grandchildren are going to have a better life than the one that they had."

And it's all the fault of the current administration, having held the majority for a whopping 2 years.

"...it’s time for us to reverse course."

...and go back to where we started.

Sigh. It's that time again, when our policy makers treat us like simpletons and pander to the lowest common denominator, dumbing their rhetoric down to a 6th grade level, repeating vague and dubious mantras in an effort to incite a mob on election day, that they might hold on to their modicum of power for a couple more years. Crown thy good with brotherhood, indeed!

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parrotuya 3 years, 7 months ago

"Kansas: as bigoted as you think!"

DOWn, baby, DOWn!

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ljwanonymous 3 years, 7 months ago

a moron endorsing a moron, what a surprise

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ralphralph 3 years, 7 months ago

Moran = bought-and-paid-for by special interests; absolutely owned.

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Phil Minkin 3 years, 7 months ago

In other news, the sun will come up tomorrow and gravity expected to remain constant.

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Steve Bunch 3 years, 7 months ago

But will he be giving out coupons?

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yankeelady 3 years, 7 months ago

that should probably be breaking news.

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grammaddy 3 years, 7 months ago

Another great reason NOT to vote for him.

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Practicality 3 years, 7 months ago

Well, I am completely shocked at this latest turn of events. Who woulda predicted this :)

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