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Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger has been one of the few elected Republican officials in the country to work to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Since Republicans have made repeal of the Act a primary goal, what should she do?

Response Percent Votes
Either way, she should challenge Gov. Sam Brownback in 2014.
 
74% 210
Switch to the Democratic Party.
 
14% 40
Stay in the Republican Party.
 
11% 33
Total 283

Comments

Boston_Corbett 3 years, 11 months ago

She should keep on, keeping on.

Sandy Praeger understands the issues. She is great.

Fred Whitehead Jr. 3 years, 11 months ago

Interesting results so far. The Republican Terrorist Party in Kansas has been pretty specific in their jihad on te citizens of Kansas, with the actions of the governer. Kinda puts the onus on those who continue to support the outrageous acts of vandalism and terrorism that are so ardently supported by the Republicans in this state.

John Pultz 3 years, 11 months ago

I admire Praeger. However, if I remember correctly, show was among the Republicans who endorsed Brownback in his race for governor. I wish she had withheld that endorsement.

Laura Wilson 3 years, 11 months ago

I'd be tempted to do that myself. No more than one Democrat ever runs for anything making a primary valueless for the Democratic party. I've voted for a few sane Republicans before, Sandy included. I don't like her endorsement of Brownback but if there's no viable Democratic candidate for whatever office she chooses to run for, I'd probably vote for her.

chootspa 3 years, 11 months ago

Stay with your party and prove that they've still got some sanity left.

C.D. Henning 3 years, 11 months ago

I believe the line is " Promote the general welfare". Enjoy your dirt track as you wheel along in your buggy.

Bob Forer 3 years, 11 months ago

Thank you so much for your brilliant insights. This free health care is for the birds. It smells like communism. But lets not stop there. Where does it say in the constitution that everyone is entitled to a free education? I am sick and tired of most of my property taxes going to pay for public schools. I say do away with public education, and if you can't afford to pay for a private education for your kids, don't have 'em.

Cait McKnelly 3 years, 11 months ago

While we're at it, let's do away with fire departments and police forces. And if you want a road to run by your house, build it yourself.

Bob Forer 3 years, 11 months ago

Amen. Sick and tired of this country being run by them godless kommies.

Bob Forer 3 years, 11 months ago

I knew it, I knew it. Somebody once told me that the interstate highway system was a communist plot. I didn't believe them at the time, but know I am thinking they may have been spot on.

Bob Forer 3 years, 11 months ago

I have rarely voted for a Republican, but I have a lot of respect for Sandy. instead of toeing the party line she usually tries to do what she thinks is right. Good for her. We need more politicians like her in this country. if she runs for governor I would probably support her over a democrat.

As they say, there are two Republican parties in Kansas. The far right nut jobs, on one hand, and the moderate Republicans/Conservative Democrats on the other hand.

blindrabbit 3 years, 11 months ago

If my memory serves me correctly; several years ago, Sandy (while Insurance Commissioner) denied allowing small businesses to group together to form health insurance Groups. If this is so, I would like to know her logic regarding this issue at that time. To me, her ruling prevented a lot of small business owners from obtaining affordable health insurance for themselves and their employees. I always wondered if her familial relationship to the medical profession played a role in her actions. Hopefully, she has a change of heart when it comes to insurance for all as indicated in her more recent opinions.

cowboy 3 years, 11 months ago

Since the repubs hold about every office in Kansasstan what if all the dems switched to repubs and controlled the primary process. One way to get rid of some of these whackjobs. The primary turnout is low but demrepubs would be motivated to turnout.

newmedia 3 years, 11 months ago

Stay put and hope Obamacare is repealed.

wastewatcher 3 years, 11 months ago

Praeger is and always has been a LIBERAL!!!! She endorsed the Governor with enthusiasm and apparent pride in the election and Governor Brownback is doing exactly what he said he would do in the campaign. And he was elected by a huge majority and swept many others into office. Elections have consequences. Based upon the last election, it would be political suicide for Prager to run against him, but if she does, she should run as a Dem because thats what she is and that would be the end of her politically.

Shane Garrett 3 years, 11 months ago

Just a little History. 38th governor Docking, 40th Carlin, 42nd Joan finney, 44th Kathleen Sebelius, 45th Parkinson. all Democrates. 46th Sam Brownbacker. So go cry in the river.

slowplay 3 years, 11 months ago

"what if all the dems switched to repubs "........ I think that is an excellent idea. The Dems could start a secret coalition, run as Repubs on the "let's shoot illegal aliens from helicopters like we do wild hogs" platform which will entice most of rural Kansas to vote for them.

Bob Forer 3 years, 11 months ago

I'll be a candidate. Provided, of course, that nobody objects to my platform of mandatory rape insurance. Its kinda like having a spare tire, ya know. Like the boy scouts say, be prepared.

Larry McGlinn 3 years, 11 months ago

That "R" following her name stands for RINO. The only reason she is running as a Republican is because she knows that is the only way she would be elected in a State wide election.

pittstatebb 3 years, 11 months ago

So which is worse, being a RINO or a LIAR?

LIAR = Libertarian Imitating A Republican

C.D. Henning 3 years, 11 months ago

Single Payer now. Free those patriotic "job creators" from the unfair burden of having to supply health coverage to the workers.

KS 3 years, 11 months ago

What a stupid poll! She should continue her job as Insurance Commissioner. If she doesn't like the decision of the Governor and Legislature, she should follow their lead regardless. If she really feels strongly against both the Gov and Legislature, she, like any other folks that are legal residents of this State, can ALWAYS run for higher office. What a dumb poll.

Carol Bowen 3 years, 11 months ago

I disagree, KS. Consider the poll "exploratory". It's interesting to read the feedback.

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