Archive for Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Letter: Two is enough

June 19, 2013


To the editor:

Kansas, like China, is a one-party state, rigidly ideological, intolerant of dissent, and wedded to industrial barons. It does not need a recently proposed THIRD party (Journal-World, June 15). It needs a SECOND party of all moderate Kansans. We could call it, say, the Kansas Democratic Party.


avoice 10 months ago

If the moderates of Kansas believed that the Kansas Democratic Party was, indeed, ideologically attuned to their desires and needs, they would already be members of that organization. The fact that they are not speaks volumes. Perhaps if the Democrats quit trying to one-up what the Republicans are doing (i.e. - stooping to their levels, following similar tactics), and focus more on trying to unite moderates everywhere, they could gain some real ground in this state. For the politically independent, the entire problem is that neither party is interested in representing "the people" any more. They are only interested in representing their own party, which ultimately means the only people who get to be heard are the ones who agree in lockstep with either the Democratic Party or the Republican Party. Neither Party is listening to us.


jonas_opines 10 months ago

A new name, but a familiar sensation of emptiness behind it.


boiled 10 months ago

Well Fred, when I saw the words "opinion" and "editorial" in your link, I passed--thanks the same.

Here, just take it right from Sam's words......

"When I started as governor, we began the fiscal year with $876.05 in the bank and a projected deficit of $500 million - even after taxes had been increased.

Working with the legislature, we ended last fiscal year with a $500 million ending balance…a billion dollar swing to the good AND we paid off all of our callable bonds!"

You can read as much of it as you like.


FlintlockRifle 10 months ago

Are some of the above letter writters running for Gov.when it comes open??


Phoghorn 10 months ago

I think I will commission a life bronze statue of Governor Joan Finney. She was the last Kansas Governor that I liked.


boiled 10 months ago

Sales taxes are increased everywhere, all the time. I can't wait until KS income tax is done away with. Just watching a story on TX vs. CA. Smart policy vs. idiotic policy. Re-electing Jerry Brown----tells one all they need to know about the current state of mind of a progressive. SB has turned this state around and has been subjected to nothing but scorn by the media, locally and nationally.


boiled 10 months ago

We know what SB and KS GOP do practically within hours of doing it. Sebelius, like her current boss, we find out weeks and months later or longer and in the case of ObamaCare, even Democrats admit it's full of surprises yet to come---almost three years later. If that's transparency, I need to go back and re-read the definition. SB may get in a twirl about a tweet--Sebelius gets in a twirl about getting a 10 year old a lung in order to not die in weeks.


boiled 10 months ago

Being used to crafty, shiftless, underhanded politicians like Sebelius could make one view Brownback such as you describe. Crafty, underhanded politicians thank you and that mindset and they're saying: mission accomplished. Heck, even Europeans are disgusted with Obama, his empty promises and promise of transparency etc. on his Apology Tours but he got elected and re-elected by gullible Americans, didn't he. How's that working out?

No, Brownback does everything in the light of day---this is disturbing to many.


Dont_Tread_On_Me 10 months ago

Except that I would argue Democrats are more radical than Republicans.


boiled 10 months ago

Roy, move to China and see how much alike Kansas and China are. This state was run roughshod for years by Sebelius and her powerful PACs and cronies. Fiscal sanity and common sense legislation are back and it the left can not stand it.


Richard Heckler 10 months ago

Who killed the economy?

Meanwhile the GOP continue their efforts to destroy the USA economy over new economic growth. The GOP began their killing the USA job market with specialized tools.

--- Mergers = industry and jobs lost to other countries

--- Hostile Takeovers = industry and jobs lost to other countries

--- Leveraged Buyouts = industry and jobs lost to other countries

--- Free Trade Agreements = industry and jobs lost to other countries

Then this pattern was put in place.

--- This GOP ENTITLEMENT - Bailing out The Reagan/Bush Savings and Loan Heist aka home loan scandal sent the economy out the window costing taxpayers many many billions and millions of jobs, loss of retirement plans and loss of medical insurance.

--- This GOP ENTITLEMENT Bailing out the 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.

--- This GOP ENTITLEMENT - Bush/Cheney implied many financial institutions were at risk instead of only 3? One of the biggest lies perpetrated to American citizens. Where did this money go? Why were some banks forced to take bail out money?

Brownback has brought all of the above to Kansas from his home town aka the beltway.


Brock Masters 10 months ago

The left in Kansas laments the lack of a vibrant Democratic Party to stand up to Brownback but these same people criticize the GOP in Congress for standing against Obama's agenda. For doing so they are called obstructionist.

Sounds like a double standard.


Abdu Omar 10 months ago

I was wondering, Merrill, do you have a mantra?


Richard Heckler 10 months ago

It will require never voting republican again because the grand old party is dead.

Why do old school republicans continue to vote for just about anyone who identifies themselves as republican knowing the old school republican party is dead?

The fact of the matter someone such as Sandy Praeger has no party. Her old party got consumed by the Rt Wing Anti Women Libertarian Neocon Fundamentalist Tea Party backed by ALEC Economic Terrorism right before our very eyes. Reagan/Bush/Gingrich began this onslaught by replacing republicans who did not ALWAYS agree with the President with right wing nuts backed with big bucks anyway it could get done.

As I see it... it will require a whole lot of new democratic faces as well as replacing the Rt Wing Anti Women Libertarian Neocon Fundamentalist Tea Party backed by ALEC Economic Terrorism that which is posing republican with the Green Party.

Bringing in the Green Party to work with Democrats will far more fiscally responsible and socially responsible. Simple as that. Kansas needs at least a two party system that does not exist at the moment.


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