Archive for Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Gov. Brownback says he’ll attend President Obama’s event in Lawrence if he’s invited

April 16, 2013


— Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he hopes to see President Barack Obama when he makes a visit Friday to Lawrence.

The Republican governor said Tuesday that he hasn’t been invited to attend Obama’s event at Kansas University but plans to go if he is asked to attend.

Obama hasn’t said why he is visiting Kansas. State Democratic leaders say they have been asked to find a venue that could hold between 3,000 and 6,000 people for the president’s appearance.

Brownback joked that maybe he and Obama, an avid basketball fan, could shoot a few hoops during the visit in Lawrence.


MarcoPogo 5 years, 1 month ago

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Bobby Burch 5 years, 1 month ago

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Frank A Janzen 5 years, 1 month ago

President Obama wants to take Brownback to the woodshed.

KayCee 5 years, 1 month ago

"Obama hasn’t said why he is visiting Kansas."

We know that Lawrence is the only place where he would be accepted by a crowd.

PhilChiles 5 years, 1 month ago

----insert crickets sound effect------

Bobby Burch 5 years, 1 month ago

Or Wichita, Topeka, Butler County or Osawatomie

Mike1949 5 years, 1 month ago

KayCee, you know? What you know is a no comment!

koman 5 years, 1 month ago

I'm not sure what an "apologetics" is, but I bet they use the word a lot on the fauxnews entertainment network. The only person that brownie could give credibiltiy to would be, wait, I can get this......dang, this is hard, um, how about the scholar palin? there, got it.

JayhawkFan1985 5 years, 1 month ago

Lawrence guy, you need to start seeing a psychiatrist on at least a weekly basis if you trust Brownback's judgment. He's Brownbackward....

UneasyRider 5 years, 1 month ago

Brownback is hinting for an invite. Think Obama is too smart to extend one. Why invite anyone who has opposed every thing you've tried to do?

Paul R Getto 5 years, 1 month ago

Invite him. Say something nice about his hair, then let him speak to the crowd for a minute or two. It's called good manners.

bd 5 years, 1 month ago

"State Democratic leaders say they have been asked to find a venue that could hold between 3,000 and 6,000 people for the president’s appearance"

So another democratic event funded by the taxpayers???

JimmyJoeBob 5 years, 1 month ago

About as many times as we have paid for Obama to go to Hawaii

ksjayhawk74 5 years, 1 month ago

He is everyone's President.

How can people be so negative about a sitting President visiting our town?

gatekeeper 5 years, 1 month ago

Yep, if open to the public, this moocher that works 50 hrs a week will take the day off and will be there. I never knew what to call myself before your post. Had no idea that us hard working, liberal minded people are actually moochers. Hmmmm.... learn something new every day.

My moocher nephew will probably be joining me also. I guess he's a moocher since he spent the last few years in the Marines, most of the that time in Afghanistan. He's a moocher in your book since he was on the federal payroll. I'll let him know that instead of getting a "thanks" for his service from you, you're calling him a moocher since he wants to see the President and supports him (since he is the Commander in Chief).

Are you starting to see how stupid your comment is?????

webmocker 5 years, 1 month ago

cheeseburger "No, but you sure look silly twisting his words and making false assumptions."

lawrenceguy40 "How can anyone be positive about barry o coming to this town? Only moochers waiting for their next handout will be there to greet him."

No twisting necessary. Plus, if you are looking for false assumptions, there are multiple ones in the rest of lg40's post.

Keith 5 years, 1 month ago

They could ask, but he couldn't fill it.

chootspa 5 years, 1 month ago

He could fill it if they promised every attendee a free rotten tomato.

d_prowess 5 years, 1 month ago

Of course Brownback should look to attend (and be invited) to a Presidential visit in his state! The idea that folks from different parties would not come together for whatever is planned is exactly the problem with politics of today. We think one side is right and the other is wrong and we will always disagree on everything so let's not even try to get together to discuss issues. You see it on these message boards all the time, but I think that everyone should feel our elected leaders should act better. I am far from a fan of Brownback, but his interest to be part of this is encouraging and I am happy he said it.

fiddleback 5 years, 1 month ago

I agree that he should be invited, not only based on principles of inclusion, but because on a more Machiavellian/practical level it's the only possible win/win for KU and Obama.

-Yes, they could all then offer the public that thinnest veneer of belief in bipartisan cooperation...

--More importantly, KU can't snub him now that he's gone public and expressed willingness to attend...

---Most importantly, the sad fact of the matter is, extreme as his fiscal policies may be, the governor is the closest thing to an ally that KU has on the funding issue. He has at least recommended for the funding level to stay flat, whereas the legislature wants to cut millions...

Slashed funding is far, far worse than the chancellor merely extending an invitation to Brownback and feigning cordial feelings, esp. if it means that she can later leverage that rapport and lean on him to reject any budget that calls for cuts. Godfather Studies 101: keep your friends close, and your enemies closer...

James Nelson 5 years, 1 month ago

I'll tell you what, Brownie. You may be governor but why ruin the perfect record the Kansas GOP politicians have established of doing EVERYTHING they could possibly do to embarrass, snub, attack and otherwise block the law of the land from being enforced in Kansas, just because the ideas for those laws came from a democrat.

Stay home so the lied to everyday Kansas republicans can keep their misguided heads held high. One day, I hope soon, Kansans will revolt and elect people who will represent everyone and put into place tax policies benefiting most citizens. Yes, the rich will have to pay more. So be it. This rape of the poor and middle class tax system you and your buds are installing will become more evident and your days are numbered as it sinks in to the voters what you are doing. Its a simple pocketbook issue that will bite your ass eventually.

MarcoPogo 5 years, 1 month ago

Screw that, let's get them all in "On the Street" or "Style Scout".

somebodynew 5 years, 1 month ago

This just shows how hypocritical BB is. He fights everything and anything to do with the President and Washington (except some of the free money) and now he has to make a publicity move like this. You know he doesn't really want to attend, but by being first out publicly he puts the President in a (no-win) spot.

What a bunch of Carp !!!!! It just reinforces how slimy he is and how he will stoop to anything.

koman 5 years, 1 month ago

It's rittle brownie's state, he can go wherever he wants. What a complete idiot.

Cait McKnelly 5 years, 1 month ago

I'm ok with it as long as Brownback doesn't pull a Jan Brewer and start trying to poke him in the chest or call him "Boy".

jafs 5 years, 1 month ago

Hey, we should hope he does some stupid and offensive things like that - perhaps it will affect his electability.

overthemoon 5 years, 1 month ago

Brownback would trouble himself to come to Lawrence to sneer at the President but not include KU on his list ad campus visits to explain his foolhardy tax plans??

Tom McCune 5 years, 1 month ago

The real question is will the WBC show up? Like most bullies, they are really just a bunch of cowards, and I doubt they would want to deal with professionals like the Secret Service.

Richard Payton 5 years, 1 month ago

Will security pat down the Governor if he shows up?

chootspa 5 years, 1 month ago

Would it cause a law enforcement issue if he were carrying a gun made in Kansas?

Clark Coan 5 years, 1 month ago

Why would Obama want to give Brownback any credibility? Reportedly, Obama is going to make a big announcement. Security will be very tight due to Boston terrorist attack. Of course, the Fred Phelps inbred family will picket Allen Field House.

Carol Braden 5 years, 1 month ago

He's not coming. The White House just announced it. Dang.

UneasyRider 5 years, 1 month ago

He was afraid he would have to tolerate Brownback's presence. The Koch's would have publicized it as accepting one of their bought and paid for flunkies as legitimate.

PhilChiles 5 years, 1 month ago

I had a feeling someone would use the bombing as an excuse to gloat. Really says a lot about a persons character.

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