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Brownback says lieutenant governor will welcome Obama to Kansas

December 5, 2011


— Gov. Sam Brownback said Monday that because of a previous commitment, he would be unavailable to welcome President Barack Obama, who is visiting Osawatomie Tuesday.

“It is always an honor to have the president in Kansas,” Brownback said.

“I regret that because of a long-standing commitment with Wichita State University, I cannot greet President Obama personally. I look forward to speaking with my former colleague again soon about how we can move our country forward,” he said. Brownback, a Republican, served in the U.S. Senate with Obama, a Democrat.

Obama is scheduled to deliver a speech on the economy in Osawatomie, the site of a famous speech delivered by Theodore Roosevelt in 1910, in which Roosevelt called for a greater economic and social justice.

Brownback said that Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer and his family will welcome Obama on behalf of the state of Kansas.

Brownback is scheduled to participate in a noon session of the Kansas in Question symposium, sponsored by Wichita State University, the Kansas Leadership Center, the Kansas Health Foundation and Wichita Eagle newspaper. Obama is scheduled to talk in Osawatomie about 1 p.m.

The Kansas Republican Party issued a news release criticizing Obama’s handling of the economy. “ … when it comes to the economy, Barack Obama has been all rhetoric and no results with the exception of one — a shrinking labor force.”

But Kansas Democratic Party Chair Joan Wagnon said, “I don’t know what the president is going to say, but if he talks about making wealthy corporations and the richest of the rich pay their fair share, that will be a good beginning to restoring prosperity.”


sad_lawrencian 5 years ago

I guess we couldn't expect the governor to welcome the President of the United States to Kansas. Nah, that would be too much.

Neomarxist123 5 years ago

Most Democrats won't get within a country mile of Obama now.

Witness Claire McCaskill's contortions to explain why she's always in a different part of the State when Obama comes to visit.

He's upside down (43% approval, 51% disapproval according to Gallup). Not many are going to be seen with him.

kochmoney 5 years ago

And yet he still polls better than the clowns the GOP is trying to run.

Jayhawk1958 5 years ago

While the Congress approval rating is only 9%.

CLARKKENT 5 years ago


kansanjayhawk 5 years ago

I listened to the very partisan and political speech in which the President of the United States became the attack dog in chief and I for one am glad that Brownback kept his previous committment!

grimpeur 5 years ago

It's best this way. Brownback needs to know his place, and it's nowhere near the presidency.

Shrinking workforce--no kidding? No surprise to see Boeing rethinking its postiion in Kansas. Boeing likely started looking elsewhere for a more educated workforce as soon as Brownback was elected and set out to dumb down the citizens of our fair state.

kansanjayhawk 5 years ago

I disagree with you ... the one who needs to be removed and taken far from the presidency is Obama. Liberalism is killing this country.

JayhawkFan1985 5 years ago

A Governor not meeting with a sitting US President makes about as much sense as socks on a rooster. This is partisan politics at its worst. Long standing commitment or not, this is the President of the United States. WSU would have understood because the national spotlight will be on Kansas tomorrow and this snub reflects poorly on our state, even more than other national headlines, including: 1) vetoing funding for the Kansas Arts Commission, 2) Hiring senior level staff without doing background checks, 3) Our Secretary of State writing legislation for other state's to usurp federal control over immigration, 4) the Republican extreme right wing's vendetta against Planned Parenthood, and 5) the Phelpstones. The only thing that would have been more amazing today would have been for KU to get a bowl bid. Sheesh.

kansanjayhawk 5 years ago

This President is taking this country in the complete wrong direction and he used this speech in a very poltical and partisan way. On your various points 1. The governor wants to change the Arts Commission not do away with it 2. I'm sure you will agree that all Presidents and Governors from time to time have problems with appointments. 3. You mischaracterize the legislation that Kobach supports and it really is not an issue the governor is dealing with. 4. The only problem most of the "right -wing" has with Planned Parenthood is that they want to get our hard earned tax money for their very liberal agenda. 5. and the phelpstones...not sure how that plays with this Republican govern because the Phelps family always fan for office as...Democrats...

riverdrifter 5 years ago

No class and no guts from our governor. Surprise!

kansanjayhawk 5 years ago

No class and no guts should refer to our military and defense destroying President...

kansanjayhawk 5 years ago

Tacky--was the Presidents attack upon Republicans in the speech--Obama is very Tacky when he gets partisan...

fastwalker 5 years ago

Politically, an interesting move for Brownback. This a sneer - a subtle gesture, a thumbing of the nose. Kansas isn't Obama country (excepting Lawrence and Wyandotte, of course).

kansanjayhawk 5 years ago

...don't worry the percent has changed...wait until we vote again...

kansanjayhawk 5 years ago

I don't agree with your chacterization of the governor he is a good man and the evil has been come from others. Constantly attacking this good man and not considering the positive benefit of having a fiscal conservative in the Governors office is to be blind!

cowboy 5 years ago

brownback is chicken , buk buk buk bugawk !

kansanjayhawk 5 years ago

Maybe not chicken but intentional...avoiding this President's partisan attack speech...

kansanjayhawk 5 years ago

wow--this is not even an issue oriented attack--come-on liberal at least bring up some real issues!

Richard Heckler 5 years ago

What type of economy did and does Governor Brownback represent?

After spending so so many decades in Washington D.C on tax dollar payrolls Sam Brownback and his RINO’s are sure they learned all they needed to know about taking YOUR money and establishing reckless economies.

Introducing the RINO Economic Plaftorm Written In Stone:

  1. TABOR is Coming by Grover Norquist and Koch Bros sells out state governments, public schools,SRS services etc etc to private industry = Grab Your Wallets!

  2. The Reagan/Bush Savings and Loan Heist aka home loan scandal sent the economy out the window costing taxpayers many many $$ trillions (Cost taxpayers $1.4 trillion), Plus millions of jobs, loss of retirement plans and loss of medical insurance.

  3. Bush/Cheney Home Loan Wall Street Bank Fraud cost consumers $ trillions, millions of jobs, loss of retirement plans and loss of medical insurance. Exactly like the Reagan/Bush home loan scam. Déjà vu can we say. Yep seems to be a pattern.

  4. Bush/Cheney implied more than ONLY 3 financial institutions instead of several were at risk so why $700 billion in bail out money? One of the biggest lies perpetrated to American citizens. Where did this money go? Why were some banks forced to take bail out money?

  5. Tax cuts the ENTITLEMENT program for the wealthy which do nothing to make an economy strong or produce jobs. Tax cuts are a tax increase to others in order to make up the loss in revenue = duped again.

Bush Tax Cuts - The ENTITLEMENT program for the wealthy at the expense of the middle class = duped one more time.

In the end big debt and super duper bailouts were the results which does not seem to bother Republicans, as long as they are in power.

theoljhawk 5 years ago

What a load of crap! Typical left wing liberal thinking! No wonder the SuperCommittee could not come up with a solution given this type of thinking! I believe you can thank good ol' Barney Frank and the dems for deregulating banking, so the land grab could begin. And thank Clinton for ramming home the idea that everyone should own a home, no matter what their income is! And how about Obalama's $780 billion economic stimulus? Where did that money go? Surely not where it was supposed to! Brilliant thinking, there!

Corey Williams 5 years ago

"We can put light where there's darkness, and hope where there's despondency in this country. And part of it is working together as a nation to encourage folks to own their own home."

  • President George W. Bush, Oct. 15, 2002

William Weissbeck 5 years ago

In someone's flat earth world of unicorns, all can be explained by simply repeating the words Frank, Freddie and Fannie as the cause of all our ills. If that and their guns under the bed help them sleep at night, I guess there is some upside to blissful ignorance.

kansanjayhawk 5 years ago

What type of economy does Obama and George Sorros represent? What type of agenda is being forced upon the American people by this regime?

Fred Whitehead Jr. 5 years ago

Yet another Brownbackwards gaffe. He has a box full of them and more to come.

Richard Heckler 5 years ago

Governor Sam Brownback this is a reminder:

In fact, by the time Sam Browback and the second Bush left office, the national debt had grown to $12.1 trillion:

  • Over half of that amount had been created by Bush’s tax cuts for the very wealthy.

  • Another 30% of the national debt had been created by the tax cuts for the wealthy under Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

• Fully 81% of the national debt was created by just these three Republican Presidents.

Flap Doodle 5 years ago

By the end of his first and only term, the current resident of 1600 Penn Ave will have added more to the debt than all other Presidents combined.

kansanjayhawk 5 years ago

Maybe you should check it out and you would find that the debt has exploded under President Obama...this will be a key issue next year when I believe he will be replaced by the voters!

Crazy_Larry 5 years ago's some basic math for you.

5% or $0 is 0...5% of $10 is 50-cents and 5% of $1000 is $50. The rich pay more taxes because they're rich. Pretty simple really.

Glad I could help you figure it all out.

Cait McKnelly 5 years ago

Despite the fact that it makes him look even more uncouth and and without class than he already does, I believe his Koch handlers made him turn it down. Don't want to get those Dem cooties on him.

kansanjayhawk 5 years ago

I'm not sure that you should be the judge of who has class and who does not...

cowboy 5 years ago

Dear Sam ,

Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid.

John Wayne

kansanjayhawk 5 years ago

O k Cowboy--what makes you so smart--and Brownback so "stupid"? I'm really tired of liberals making these type of personal attacks and not giving any evidence at all.

tomatogrower 5 years ago

I certainly wouldn't hire someone without vetting his credentials. I also don't care if a teenage girl says bad things about me. I also wouldn't try to punish a town that didn't vote for him, by shutting down their SRS office. There's more evidence, but I have to get back to work.

pace 5 years ago

I don't care if King Brownback is there, actually better he isn't. He is right to say “It is always an honor to have the president in Kansas,”. It is nice of President Obama to remember Kansas and Kansas' history. Good place to speak to today's issues.

verity 5 years ago

Really, did anyone expect anything different?

We used to have Nancy Landon Kassebaum (Baker) and Bob Dole.

Mike Ford 5 years ago

welcome to bow to the ordained leader and don't tweet any negative comments about him,,,,,,

funny....Theodore Roosevelt was a progressive Republican who aggrevated the the 1% of that time by wanting regulations so that unsafe food and drugs couldn't make it to the main markets and hurt people. He aggrevated them so much that he left and founded the Bull Moose Party and gave President Wilson the election. Republicans in that time had some good social ideas but these were quashed by the robber barons which is what will probably be discussed there because the descendants of the these barons are in full effect now a century later. Moderate Republicans are left in the middle as the archie bunkers who followed George Wallace and Richard Nixon's southern strategy now vote as a dumb bloc and listen to faux like it's the bible. Never underestimate the stupidity of the American People as H.L Mencken said in the 1920's during three successive terms of do nothing Republicans....Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover.... those politicians then seem like geniuses compared to this group of dimwits.....go figure.....

fancy80 5 years ago

Gosh, thanks for this history lesson...You do know Archie Bunker wasn't a real person, right???

Cant_have_it_both_ways 5 years ago

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kansanjayhawk 5 years ago

When I read the comments here I wonder about the great "intelligence" of the left!

ksjayhawk74 5 years ago

I can't wait to hear the speech. I hope Obama lays into Brownback's administration, there's plenty of material for him to work with...

How's the State Health Insurance Exchange going, Sammy?

Lawrence Morgan 5 years ago

It's disgusting, but not at all surprising. People all over the United States will be watching this talk and the President's greeting to Kansas. There are a lot of great people in Kansas, of all parties, who would very much like to be there when the President speaks. As for the rest, Brownback and his administration, that speaks for itself.

kansanjayhawk 5 years ago

What is disgusting is the partisan political attacks that Mr. Obama made on Republicans--so much with working together to get things done--we need a different President who will work for all of the people not just the extreme left!

pace 5 years ago

jeez did you get up on the tacky crazy side of the bed today?

Cait McKnelly 5 years ago

You don't live in Kansas yet presume to speak for it's citizens? Brownback shouldn't have "allowed" Colyer...? (Gee, I always assumed I lived in a free country.) The "sycophants" above, who are Kansas residents, are not welcomed in their own state? May I ask who died and made you the God of this great state? I'd like to know because Brownback doesn't share easily or nicely.

fancy80 5 years ago

Just admit it matter what Brownback does, it's wrong. He can't win with you guys. Well, he shouldn't feel bad, you're all like that with all republicans.

There probably isn't room anyway. Obama's handlers will pack the room with their people anyway. And the few locals that do get in are sure to be registered Dems...

Stephen Roberts 5 years ago

The President speaks at 1 pm. Too bad I have to work. I am guessing he is going to say it is all the Repubs fault, they won't blindly do what I want.....

Let me guess Merrill will be there.... must be nice not having to work.

Oh well I have to get ready to go to work for 14 hours or more. I have to work to keep paying taxes so Obama can take them away.

chootspa 5 years ago

You do realize it's the GOP currently blocking the payroll tax holiday because they don't want to hike taxes on millionaires, right?

pace 5 years ago

I guess if it is a choice between raising taxes on working families or billionaires, for the modern GOP congress, it is a easy call.

kansanjayhawk 5 years ago

you realize when you raise taxes on the "rich" they pass it right on down to those of us in the middle class, right?

pace 5 years ago

Wow, what nonsense. Just how do they do that? Do Koch brps come into my house and rob my Kid's piggy. Not that I wouldn't put it past them But no, when the top 400 richest pay around 18% and I pay around 30 percent, when they raise it a couple of percent for them, it doesn't come out of my share of their portfolio. That idea that money and jobs just magically trickles down is not just wrong, it is stupid.

jafs 5 years ago

Trickle down economics doesn't work.

But, there is a point there that kjh is making - let's suppose that we raise corporate tax rates - do you think that corporations will simply take that out of their profits?

I think it's much more likely they'll raise the prices of their goods/services, and so customers will pay higher prices.

That's how tax increases trickle down.

pace 5 years ago

So you are saying we will pay more for bread if one of the wealthiest gets taxed another 3 percent. Fine with me. I would rather a fair tax system than the artificial and false hope they won't raise the price of bread because they can "cheat' on their share of the taxes. Just tax them, don't tell me tales that I can buy bread cheaper if some wall street crook skates.

jafs 5 years ago

Not everybody is ok with paying more for stuff - some people can't afford to do so, and others just don't like the idea.

And, determining a "fair" system is very difficult to do.

You're mixing up the tax rates with fraud/criminal activity - those are two different things.

pace 5 years ago

You are confused, when you claim, "tax rates with fraud/criminal activity - those are two different things." Wish you were right. No, billions in tax loop holes and cuts for billionaires to artificially reduce grocery or good prices isn't a good plan for the economy. I am sorry the idea of a "fair" tax rate is inconceivable to you. The tax cuts which is a large player in the deficit aren't creating jobs. The theory of keeping prices artificially low by giving tax loop holes and cuts , carving policy to favor the corporation over the population have built a nightmare economy.

Beaver_at_heart 5 years ago

This governor is obviously and publicly disrespecting the president. At least the tweeter girl did it in a semi private fashion and his insecurity squad went off on her.

kansanjayhawk 5 years ago

How do you figure? He showed no disrespect at all--even sent the Lt. Governor--get real Brownback is keeping his previous engagement rather than attending this partisan campaign speech.

Flap Doodle 5 years ago

As someone already said, Democrats are shunning platform appearances with the first one-and-done President of the 21st Century. I reckon the PTOTUS will come up with a witty remark.

labmonkey 5 years ago

Snap... I hope you are right about the one and done... But I have a feeling with all the people on the Government teat, the media support, and the joke of the Republican field, he will get reelected.

labmonkey 5 years ago

Did Kathy always welcome President Bush to Kansas?

sciencegeek 5 years ago

Yes, he did. GW Bush was at the dedication of the Brown vs. Board site in Topeka. And Governor Sebelius did attend.

It doesn't matter whether you like a current president or not, the fact is that the office of POTUS deserves respect. Brownback should have sent the Lt. Gov. to Wichita and ANY Governor of Kansas should have been there to greet ANY POTUS.

Peacemaker452 5 years ago

No office earns or deserves respect. The holder of the office must do that. Respecting the office tends to allow the occupant too much slack for poor performance and behavior.

Liberty275 5 years ago

Gov Brownback, go find a used car dealer that sells auction-reject beaters and find the sleaziest salesman you can. Walk up to him and say "welcome to Kansas". That will be an acceptable approximation of greeting mr obama when he gets here.

yourworstnightmare 5 years ago

Obama must be relieved.

More pettiness and childishness from Brownback.

kansanjayhawk 5 years ago

I listened to the speech and Mr. Obama is the one who displayed "pettiness" and "childishness" when he attacked Republicans and refused to take responsibility for the debt he has created.

Flap Doodle 5 years ago

Kwame Kilpatrick and Rod Blagojevich happily shared a podium with the Mope in Chief and won his endorsements. Look where they are today.

Cait McKnelly 5 years ago

An unintentional "snub" that caused the campaign to send Edwards back for a full day. (And don't say a word about him and his affairs or I'll start throwing Newt right back at you.)

bad_dog 5 years ago

"I sometimes get my Johns mixed up."

Are you a "play for pay" during evening hours type of worker?

Liberty275 5 years ago

Edwards just came because of the college girls and he was interested in a little more marital infidelity while his wife had cancer.

bad_dog 5 years ago

He must have graduated from the "Newt Gingrich School of Infidelity". Newt perfected that act many years before Edwards was even a candidate.

Frederic Gutknecht IV 5 years ago

Call me crazy, but I think politicians on both sides of the isle should be far less petty and far more responsible. HA! As if... Do you NOT get the feeling that both animal houses (parties) are simply offering us passed gas and spiked koolaid while they snort green in the LAV? AND why are there only TWO? And why do we have to swallow sharpened jacks while THEIR massif missions and bouncing, red rubber balls of debt and death hang over OUR heads? Anyone singing the praise of one party and decrying the other is missing the shell game. Those party distractions (stock-in-trade) work to line (their) pockets. Our elections (LIVES) are bought and sold along the way or hadn't you noticed? ...or don't you care? We choose games (parties) and fail. It seems a bit better to get a clue and work together...BUT some want INto only one party and believe no rapists are there to screw with them in THAT parTICular animal house. We need to get a clue and free ourselves from our political STRUCture. Ask not for policy. Demand it for yourselves. Fire the government. There is no party line which has not been snorted. We need to be closer to the clues. We kinda need representative government and a bit of veto power. We need to take back the elective process and pay for THAT privilege. You are free to say that this is not the place for such a discussion but a divisive context is a divisive context and the party is here... IN THE HOUSE!~)

mloburgio 5 years ago

Anti-Obama tweet by KS SRS ombudsman meant as joke @MelissaWardks #shealsoblowsalot

vuduchyld 5 years ago

Be honest. Sing him this song:

Welcome to Brownbackistan, where Kansas used to be Welcome to Brownbackistan, our new theocracy Brownback and Koch call all the shots, we're governed by the rich The wealthy all get wealthier and the rest can all eat $%&

the video:

somedude20 5 years ago

I'm going to ruin your bobbum with my equipmunk!!

Frederic Gutknecht IV 5 years ago

Obviously, you've got a bigger, better moron to shoo in. Who do you see taking Obama's place?

reneej28 5 years ago

January 2012? What happens then? If you're referring to the inauguration of a possible new Prez, it'd be 2013. Nice try, though ;)

Frederic Gutknecht IV 5 years ago

Who do you want to be the next moron in chief, rockchalk1977? Can you think of no better leader than our current POTUS?

jaywalker 5 years ago

Unbelievable. As if this is the first time in history a Governor couldn't greet a President due to past commitments, the haters are out in force. Brownback's comments on the matter couldn't be more respectful and he's not snubbing 4 organizations AND his constituents by blowing off an event that's been scheduled for a long time, but this is a "travesty" worthy of such hateful rhetoric?

So much for the holier than thou crowd.

Frederic Gutknecht IV 5 years ago

Bipartisan support for fixing our problems is swelling within our government, like balloons in frozen nitrogen. There's no need for any movement between sides. Thanks for being part of the solution! You are obviously a lover and not a hater.

jaywalker 5 years ago

Thanks for personifying my point.

Frederic Gutknecht IV 5 years ago

Ummm... You have no point beyond that which you "personify".

Frederic Gutknecht IV 5 years ago

Right. You are totally believable in your pointless posts. You wish for two corrupt parties to remain false enemies with the same goals, like a 5-year-old.

"couldn't be more respectful"? Right... 'he's not snubbing 4 organizations AND his constituents" ? Right...

Political servitude is why we elect representatives, after all. Right?

You are part of the problem.

Frederic Gutknecht IV 5 years ago

That was a response to jaywalker, Gandalf. I made a small error in placing my post, as I am only five!~)

jaywalker 5 years ago

"You wish for two corrupt parties to remain false enemies with the same goals"

That's not remotely true. Have no idea how you came to that conclusion.

""couldn't be more respectful"? Right... 'he's not snubbing 4 organizations AND his constituents" ? Right..."

Right. Are these things not true?

Nice for you to come out of the blue, JJ. Pretty sure we've never conversed, could be wrong. But since my post here is merely to point out the people here screaming the loudest about Brownback are doing it in the same manner that they decry from the opposition, not sure how that makes me "part of the problem."

Frederic Gutknecht IV 5 years ago

I just think it's somewhat disingenuous to say that Brownback is not snubbing the POTUS in his party pursuits. I despise both parties and the two-party system, but that doesn't change the fact that it is, at present, just tiny bit important that they stop their petty BS and take on our problems...NOT each other. Yes? No? Maybe so? Certainly...

jaywalker 5 years ago

I'm no Brownback supporter (I should get a royalties, I've been typing that too often lately). Of course you could be correct that his choice not to greet the Prez has political undertones; can't discount that with any of these yahoos these days. I just felt in this instance that the excuse seemed as legit as it reasonably gets and that his comments sounded nothing but respectful to me.
As to them stopping the perpetual bickering - couldn't agree more. I rail about it quite often around here.

beatrice 5 years ago

Hateful rhetoric? You mean, like someone calling the President a moron, a "mope in chief," a comparison of Obama with someone selling junk cars ...? That kind of hateful rhetoric?

So much for the holier than thou crowd indeed.

beatrice 5 years ago

I guess these kinds of statements are only insulting if tweeted.

Frederic Gutknecht IV 5 years ago

-"It is always an honor to have the president in Kansas,” Brownback said.- That sounds like more of setup for a campaign speech than an honest feeling, IMHO.

jonas_opines 5 years ago

This is truly a big deal, and worthy of comment.


jonas_opines 5 years ago

whoa, yikes! 20 degrees?! Sorry to hear that.

(Enjoying North Carolina weather)

jonas_opines 5 years ago

heh, I would think both are appropriate. >B^)>

Flap Doodle 5 years ago

How much has the current regime added to the national debt? That depends on how you count.

"...Here are the debt totals accumulated during the three periods we listed above:

  • End of fiscal year 2008, when the accrued debt under the 43 presidents was $5.851 trillion, to the end of fiscal 2012, when the debt is projected to reach $11.881 trillion. Yes, more than the previous 43 presidents.

  • Obama inauguration, when the accrued debt was $6.307 trillion, to the end of fiscal year 2013, when the debt is projected to reach $12.784 trillion. Yes, more than the previous 43 presidents.

  • End of fiscal year 2009, when the accrued debt was $7.506 trillion, to end of fiscal year 2013, when the debt is projected to reach $12.784 trillion. No, not as much as the previous 43 presidents...."

jonas_opines 5 years ago

Snap's use of inflammatory verbiage is his method of keeping warm at night, thus saving money on heating costs.

beatrice 5 years ago

While the debt is clearly high under Obama, the $6.3 number is a falacy. Try $10.6 when Obama took office. Dept continues to soar thanks to two unfunded wars, a massive perscription drug plan that wasn't paid for, and tax cuts in 2001 and 2003, with the lack of revenues not taken into consideration.

No reason to come up with bogus numbers. The real ones are bad enough.

kansanjayhawk 5 years ago

Read it an weep liberals your President has broke us...

Frederic Gutknecht IV 5 years ago

Presidents are purchased, not elected. If anyone has failed to see the terror in the newly elected's eyes, then they are blind. We are to bottom. Fix the fixed election process!

campblood 5 years ago

keep it classy BBACK... #heblowsalot

kansanjayhawk 5 years ago

President Obama delivered a very partisan campaign speech--I wonder how much the taxpayers were on the hook for that event?--I would hope his campaign footed the bill. I'm glad our governor kept his schedule as it was because it was nothing but more attacks on the Republicans!

supersonicf111 5 years ago

Most of you commenters would do the following.

If you’re a Democrat, bitch about everything a Republican did regardless of whether it was good or bad, then not bitch once about anything bad a Democrat did. If you’re a Republican, then just substitute Republican for Democrat in the previous sentence.

How about some of you people that spend all your time complaining about this politician or that party, start coming up with some ideas instead?

Paul R Getto 5 years ago

Bingo! +1 But, but, but........ideas are hard; bitching is easy.

Fred Whitehead Jr. 5 years ago

There are no comments here. It says above there are 125 comments. Has the governer's hit squad hit the Journal-World?

Fred Whitehead Jr. 5 years ago

NOW the comments have appeared after my post noting that they did not load here.

Loomer 5 years ago

Whether you agree or disagree with The Man, he is The President Of The United States and the office should be respected. When our elected leader, for The State of Kansas, disrespects the office in this manner it makes us as Kansans, on the national level, look idiotic.

Carol Bowen 5 years ago

Insulting the the president weakens the office, insults the voters who voted for the president, and weakens our ability to govern ourselves.

kansanjayhawk 5 years ago

He did not insult the President--he just had a prior committment--no insult here. But I did hear Mr. Obama in his speech attack and insult Republicans!

Peacemaker452 5 years ago

Peacemaker452 (anonymous) replies… No office earns or deserves respect. The holder of the office must do that. Respecting the office tends to allow the occupant too much slack for poor performance and behavior.

December 6, 2011 at 12:10 p.m.

kansanjayhawk 5 years ago

Remember it is Democrat governors all over the nation who are shunning the President why do you expect our Republican governor to attend this very partisan and one-sided speech in which Mr. Obama attacked Republicans?

pace 5 years ago

I don't know if speaking to the middle class or workers is really a direct attack on the Republicans. I do know some rs who actually work for a living and aren't the 400.

Cait McKnelly 5 years ago

Of which (the 400) KJH is obviously a mouthpiece. I still wonder if he/she gets a paycheck to wander these boards and spout the partisan nonsense? Nothng comes out that doesn't sound like a campaign slogan, a sound bite or straight from the Fox News monitor. Critical thinking skills has never been this person's strong suit.

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