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May 6, 2012

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To the editor:

The apparent difference that is causing a split in the Republican ranks in Kansas is easy enough to understand. The moderate Republican officeholders are interested in re-election. The extreme right wing, as exemplified by Mr. Brownback and Kobach, are motivated by dreams of gaining the Oval Office in the White House. They simply view this as an opportunity to gain national attention.

At least that is my opinion as to why Mr. Brownback gave up his safe seat in the U.S. Senate: because of the easier move to the office of the presidency. I firmly believe Mr. Brownback sees this job merely as a stepping stone to achieve his highest ambition: the office of the president of the United States of America.

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usnsnp 1 year, 11 months ago

Plain and simple, too many politcians like being on the government gravy train. All elected government positions should be term linited and if you run for a higher office you should have to resign from your present position.

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weiser 1 year, 11 months ago

I would vote for Obama. I just want free stuff. Who cares how mant trillions of dollars it takes, as long as I get hand-outs. Call me lazy, I deserve free stuff.

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 11 months ago

I disagree with the letter writer. Kansas is not the only state with a governor like Brownback. The nationwide objective backed with big Koch,Wal-Mart,Amway bucks and ALEC is to buy up state government services to further increase their wealth. Yes they will still be paid with OUR TAX DOLLARS = guaranteed profits.

First of all Brownback and Kobach are not republicans. They are facist driven libertarians or maybe they are Nazi driven. Dictating is among their key responsibilities. And these same big Koch,Wal-Mart,Amway bucks and ALEC will be funding the replacement of republicans as has taken place in Washington D.C.

Sandy Praeger is a republican. My father in law is a fiscal conservative republican. Brownback.Kobach and such are NOT republicans.

Brownback is a reckless spending dude that is making enemies in Missouri. Sam is blowing OUR big time tax dollars to bribe companies to relocate from the KCMO metro into Wyandotte and Johnson county.

Missouri people are not willing to match the reckless spending of Brownback. Yet Missouri has a larger and wealthier tax base than does Kansas. Brownback is neither fiscal responsible nor fiscal conservative.

This reckless spending Sam is not creating NEW jobs. People will not be relocating to Kansas they will simply drive a different route to work. So when reckless spending Sam begins to boast of all the new jobs in Kansas it will be a lie. He will not tell we taxpayers how much he is spending.

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Stain 1 year, 11 months ago

This has been obvious from the beginning of the Brownback administration. Thank you, Mr. Hickam, for pointing it out.

Brownback has been doing the bidding of the Koch brothers. He's proving himself to them, and the people of Kansas are collateral damage in his political ambitions.

If you can find it, read the interview of Brownback in "God's Senator" in Rolling Stone from several years ago. It's still online. He describes how he had a revelation about his future and lit fire to his resume in the middle of the night. He's a scary C-Streeter.

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its_just_math 1 year, 11 months ago

I got some news for you Mr. Hickam. Brownback is doing what practically every other politician has ever done.

Ironically, there is one exception for sure that comes to mind: Barack Hussein Obama.

He may or may not have had aspirations as a green, junior senator (who voted present 129 times as an Il state senator and who was elected to state senator after the Chicago Democratic machine "removed" any opposition), but the media immediately had him in their sites after his speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Hillary? Pfft---gone. They had their "light-skinned negro with no real negro dialect" -(Reid) and and " a clean, articulate black man"-(Biden) and the corrupt liberal media just absolutely fell head-over-heels in love this guy who virtually had no record and subsequently was never vetted. Well look at where we're at almost 4 years later. Record debt, continued high unemployment (14.5% vs. the 8.1% being reported), one of the worst housing markets since WWII, a credit downgrade, highest welfare rolls in history, an unprecedented governement takeover of almost 20% of the nation's economy in ObamaCare. In contrast, this same corrupt media went up Sarah Palin's backside with a microscope for any crumb they could find.

The rest as they say, is history. A very depressing history.

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Abdu Omar 1 year, 11 months ago

I have never been a name-caller but this Brownback scares me to death. I am never sure who and what institution he is going to attack next. There is no reason he should be govenor of this great state except the politically ignorant voters out west.

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grammaddy 1 year, 11 months ago

You are absolutely right. I've been saying this all along. Scary!

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