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How would you grade Gov. Sam Brownback’s first six months in office?

Response Percent Votes
75% 2095
9% 262
8% 250
3% 96
2% 79
Total 2782


jayhawklawrence 2 years, 9 months ago

I give myself a failing grade because I did not expect this level of incompetence. There is still time for improvement however.


Paul Decelles 2 years, 9 months ago


I give him a D- at this point. I like that he is having meetings related to economic issues and environmental issues. Now if he is listening and changing his opinions given new information that is another matter. I don't like the social issue focus-I think that has weakened his effectiveness. He hasn't been caught doing any felonies...yet so that is good, but his term is early.


love2fish_ks 2 years, 9 months ago


Negatives - too much time on social issues and reliance on out of state hacks

Positives - focus on jobs and helping KS businesses


ksriver2010 2 years, 9 months ago

But he gave Koch Industries a tax break to be reimbursed for state sales tax and the remainder of the other sales taxes if a capital project is done in Wichita. (see High Performance Incentive Program (HPIP)).


ksriver2010 2 years, 9 months ago

F-. What has he done, except scared the crap out of state employees by trying to cut their pay, and his work on abortion and marriage. Otherwise he really has done nothing. OK, maybe nothing about jobs and nothing positive. Oh yeah, and the arts commission, and the SRS, and ...


commuter 2 years, 9 months ago

I give Brownback the same grade I give Obama.


starkm 2 years, 9 months ago

Epic FAIL!!! Of course, we better not complain too loudly or we will end up in one of those camps. BB may just use his power to have a wall built to contain the free-thinkers of Lawrence. However, if someone tells you to come in for a numbered tatoo, RUN & FAST!!!


bobberboy 2 years, 9 months ago

Brownback = F Koch Brothers = Brownback Koch Bothers = F


bobberboy 2 years, 9 months ago

WOW 75% of respondants give the guy an F !! How did this guy ever get elected ? Who voted for him ? Think about it.


overplayedhistory 2 years, 9 months ago

A, If you grade on ability to achieve objectives, however messed up they are.

People of Kansas deserve what they voted for, and this is what they voted for, there were no illusions about Brownie to anyone who did their due diligence as a citizen. I am sorry for the rest of us who voted against him, I would like to say I voted for someone when I voted for Holland, Instead I dispassionately did my Civic duty.


Jimo 2 years, 9 months ago

Brownback has been far worse than even I had anticipated.

He reminds me of a Catholic who is indifferent to the poor, hostile to the oppressed, abusive of children, yet believes his ticket is all punched because he gets his abortion and homosexual politics right.

In short, he skips over the crystal clear parts of the Bible in order to focus on an imaginary extrapolation of what Jesus never commented upon.

What a surprise awaits him on Judgment Day!


makief 2 years, 9 months ago

Mentally challenged people can't drive , don't know how to use computers, have trouble with verbal skills and can't use phones for long distance well. Brownback wants to make it harder for them and those who care for them. Handicap the handicapped, sure, why not? Stupid! If Topeka got KNI then I think Lawrence should get to keep the SRS office, especially since it serves more. Why did the state give the Planned Parenthood money to the Sedgwick Co. medical clinic? Why wasn't that money used for the Lawrence SRS office that they HAD to close? Why couldn't they just down size it, instead of cutting it out entirely? If it was a matter of housing the office, why couldn't they put it in one of the schools that the city closed down? Brownback the road that goes from Lawrence, the 4 way highways, go just as well from Topeka to Lawrence. Bright Boy! His "reason" sticks. Call the governor at 1-800-748-4408 and tell him that you think it's wrong that the Lawrence office should be closed. Unless we ALL do this together as Topeka did to keep KNI open, it WILL close. It's NOT a done deal, if we all protest!


Stain 2 years, 9 months ago

Brownback must own a very different translation of the Bible from mine. His "family values" are not mine.


thebcman 2 years, 9 months ago

F minus. Mr. Brownnose is only in this to further his upcoming presidential bid. He is the biggest loser in the history of politics.


IndusRiver 2 years, 9 months ago

Lawrence, Kansas is a failed experiment in radical Socialist programming. Of course the trolls there are up in arms, however, Sam Brownback deserves blue ribbons and unlimited terms in office for throwing light on Lawrence, and scaring the bejeesus out of the roaches there.


yourworstnightmare 2 years, 9 months ago

Make no mistake. Closing the Lawrence SRS is just another shot in the culture wars being waged by Brownback. Lawrence has been singled out because of its moderate to liberal politics and its refusal to cede the state to religious fundamentalism.

Other Brownback shots in the culture wars include defunding the KAC and the four anti-abortion bills. Taking federal money from Planned Parenthood for women's services is simply biased targeting and retribution for providing abortion services, despite the fact that federal money cannot be used for abortions.

Brownback is clearly more concerned with the culture wars than with the economy. He is exceeding my expectations as to how bad he would be for the state.

Brownback = epic fail.


dipweed 2 years, 9 months ago

Brownbackistan is punishing Lawrence.....well, for being Lawrence.


Thats_messed_up 2 years, 9 months ago

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Gandalf 2 years, 9 months ago

Shoulda been a grade E for evil. Or T for troll.


BruceWayne 2 years, 9 months ago

these LJW polls are spot on. just ask Sven.


evilpenguin 2 years, 9 months ago

I've got a big ole "F" for Sam Brownback. It's equivalent to the giant "F"ing mess that he is making of Kansas.


rtwngr 2 years, 9 months ago

Gooooooooooo Sam!!!!! You libs just don't like being told that you don't get a free handout anymore. hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!


Kyle Neuer 2 years, 9 months ago

This horse's heinie gets an F-. Welcome to Brownbackistan.


Roland Gunslinger 2 years, 9 months ago

In other Gov Brownback related news; it seems our esteemed Executive named a Mr Rick Macias to the Kansas Board of Healing Arts. You know, the group that inspects abortion clinics and issues licenses, etc.

Rick Macias' former job? A lawyer for the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue.

But no worries... I'm sure the guy will have no bias and will be completely impartial.


myopinion 2 years, 9 months ago

Moving the available resources to KC will do nothing but increase the abuse. How will someone in KC approving benefits on-line have any idea what someone in Lawrence is doing?


TopJayhawk 2 years, 9 months ago

I really don't like the man. I think he is very insincere about his religeon.

But I also see daily the rampant abuse of the entittlement system. It needs to be cut as we just can't sustain it.

So he gets a C from me.


Bob_Keeshan 2 years, 9 months ago

I give him an "A" for "Abortion".

It is clearly his only concern.


Carol Bowen 2 years, 9 months ago

As a politician, he has failed at participation and reaching stated objectives. Here's the "Road Map for Kansas". I have not found additions to this list.

• Increasing net personal income;

• increasing private sector jobs;

• increasing reading proficiency at the fourth-grade level;

• increasing percentage of high school graduates who are college or career ready;

• decrease the number of children who live in poverty.


scott3460 2 years, 9 months ago

I'd like an option to reflect that he is not simply failing, he is engaged in deliberate infliction of harm upon segments of the state's population. For those with the misfortune of living in Lawrence, or not being "saved" or not being a member of the preferred socio-economic background, the Gov. seems to be going out of his way to inflict pain and suffering. For that, surely, he deserves something worse than an "F."


Katara 2 years, 9 months ago

I'll give him an "F". Also a "U".


Glenn Reed 2 years, 9 months ago

Aw... crap... I gave the guy an "F" on this thing. Then I realized how Mr. Brownback is actually making everything better for the state. At least if you think a bit on how to invest....

The "pro-life" legislation will make coat hangers a hot commodity, so everyone should invest in coat hangers. The wire ones, not the PVC plastic type. You can add value to them by pre-bending them into the proper shape.

The "healthy marriage" policy will create a huge increase in the suicide rate. And murder rate. And murder-suicide rate.

For the potential suicide rate increase, invest in futurama-style suicide-booths.

For the murder rate, invest in gun companies.

For the murder-suicide rate, invest in both.

For the truly desperate, we could even produce ready-to-use suicide bomber vests. "C'mon honey, give me a hug...."

Well, maybe not the vests.... There might be laws against property damage...

But the cool part is, the plan is set up to be multi-generational. Kill as much education funding as you can, maybe focus a bit more on religious studies in grade school (we can throw out math and science. That's all BS anyway, right?), and society at large will fall in line.

After all, if their lives suck, it's not a circumstance thing. According to the state of Kansas, it's because they pissed off god.

I'm gonna go online and look for pricing on coathangers. Y'all have a wonderful night.


Floyd Craig 2 years, 9 months ago

if the people of the usa can impeach a presedent they surely can impeach a govenor for bad conduct and being a selfish man for being for all teh rich who has every thing put him under a bridge with nothing for 6 monmths see if he likes it give him beans to eat 3 times aday have hinm dig in the trash cns for food poop behind a tree use posin ivy for t.p impeach him hes not doing the job he was elected for hes not for all teh people of kansas


Mike Ford 2 years, 9 months ago

if bryllocreme is such a raging catholic why doesn't he move his crazyness to St. Mary's Kansas and move across the tracks to the former Catholic Potawatomi Indian mission that is now home to nuts who didn't allow a woman referee to work one of their academy high school basketball games. He fits with the across the tracks crowd there. On another note, I remember hearing about Timothy McVeigh attending church attending church with these nuts who put liens on federal judges and the like in the early 1990's. They were anti government people during Clinton and what is Brownback now?


lsense 2 years, 9 months ago

"A - 8% - 69"

Wow, 69 idiots as of 7:26 PM. I wonder if that number will rise?


janatig 2 years, 9 months ago

F. I thought the Republic of Gilead was fictional.


CloveK 2 years, 9 months ago

F. It has been absolutely sickening watching him drive this state into the ground. I feel sorry for all the voters that believed his lies and I have no hope for the people that still believe him.

I've thought about moving from Kansas, but have always been torn. I guess I can thank Brownback for helping me make my decision. Create jobs my ass, I will be taking mine elsewhere. This is quickly becoming a place I don't want to raise a family.


Cait McKnelly 2 years, 9 months ago

I'm actually starting to worry that I don't have the six months I planned for to get out of this state. Someone please tell me the "Christian Taliban" isn't going to show up at 1:00 AM and drag my poor disabled a$$ out into the street. Wow. It just gets more and more surreal. If it wasn't for the fact that I didn't do acid back in the '60's I'd swear I was having a flashback of a bad trip.


BornAgainAmerican 2 years, 9 months ago

More Brownback bashing from the Party of Atheists. Brownback blah, blah , blah... Christian whacko blah, blah, blah.... Deal with it. Elections have consequences as your God Obama has stated.


thuja 2 years, 9 months ago

I would grade it to daylight right before the sewer drain.


Mike Ford 2 years, 9 months ago

This is a xenophobic schizophrenic state. White rural people love their farm subsidies and their food stamps and yet they vote for dumblicans like Bryllocreme thinking they're stopping illegals or some other bs slogan. Bryllocreme deserves an F. They think they're living off the grid and don't need the US Government when it was this very government stole their lands from the Osage people between 1825 and 1871. Dumblicans dream up financial schemes to bring their version of financial solvency at the expense of common people. Kansas wake up...rebel against the dummies west of topeka who vote for this clown.


Lawrence_Pilot 2 years, 9 months ago

Pretty overwhelming....and you wonder why he concentrates cuts on KU and our local SRS office? Hah, hah, hah. (You KNOW this poll has already been discussed today at the Chief Redneck's office in Topeka.)

I'm surprised the Chief Redneck was able to find money for the SLT somewhere. But hey, that's a road. Nothing a redneck likes better than a road! (And the rednecks from Ottawa needed to be given a way to avoid traveling through Lawrence where they might spend money in a business owned by someone who doesn't vote Redneck.)

Now, if the SLT was a high-speed rail line, or a bus line, or anything else that might be used by poor people, it would be completely unfunded.


Gareth 2 years, 9 months ago

Remember kids -- government pushing religious/social/moral agenda is an A+ if (and only if) it's a conservative republican.

Anything else? Tyranny, "Socialism", "America under assault" and other nonsense.

Where are the jobs, Brownie? Or hasn't your Invisible Sky Pixie told you where you can find the stone tablets those are carved on yet?


OldSoldier 2 years, 9 months ago

Lies, twisted information and deliberate misleading. How's that for his next election slogan?


donttreadonme 2 years, 9 months ago

"shovelready (anonymous) says… A+ 100%. Just righting the ship..."

Haha, thanks for the laugh, but if I want FoxNews talking points, I'll turn on the TV.

And Brownback? F for his nanny state big government policies.


Timothy Eugene 2 years, 9 months ago

Whoever decided to ask this is just giving the left-wing whackos another chance to whine.... as if they need a reason. Now if this was Obama, they would all be screaming "It's only been 6 months, give our liberal left-wing whacko a chance! He's the best, Jerry, the best!"


shovelready 2 years, 9 months ago

A+ 100%. Just righting the ship--like many other governors have had to do. The job is not nearly finished, but started 11/10 and will be complete in 17 months. This nation is under assault by a socialist and his ideologues. Things are spiraling out of control and patriotic conservatives are doing something about the immorality and socialist economic plans of the New Democratic Party.


puddleglum 2 years, 9 months ago

y'all shoulda voted for puddleglum...

I could help you. each and every one of you.


blindrabbit 2 years, 9 months ago

Sam, as a Opus Dei Catholic dogmatic right wing whacko, I'd say he deserves an A+. As a supposedly compassionate Christian, he exhibits the arrogance of a privileged man ,borne in and married into wealth and does not deserve a grade (an incomplete human being)!


Scribeoflight 2 years, 9 months ago

I do not agree with his Social or his Economic policies. Not a bit.

I am absolutely scared to death of how far religion is moving into his administration. Not everyone is a Christian. Not everyone wants to live by their rules and morals.

And I used to think that the great point of this country was that no one HAD to live by the religions and morals of another.

Now . . . not so sure.


somedude20 2 years, 9 months ago

Really Godback is not deserving of any letter grade! I think about the people who will die from his religious vendetta.....shame on you, you human paraquat!!!


Kontum1972 2 years, 9 months ago

mb a big bird will fly into the a freak of nature...who knows!


KULHSLIONSfan 2 years, 9 months ago

Expected pole results from Lawrence. Tough times, tough and unpopular decisions.


Crazy_Larry 2 years, 9 months ago

Suggestion to the rich folks....stop dressing up and try to blend in with the rest of us.


autie 2 years, 9 months ago

He gets an A+ from the >$200K club.

He gets a F- from the people....the regular people.

Talk about the tail wagging the dog...ole Sam forgets why the dog was wagging his tail in the first place.


bootlegger 2 years, 9 months ago



jaybird79 2 years, 9 months ago

I'm tired of Republicans using the budget to punish the poor. However, the writing is on the wall and if we manage to make the rich pay their share, we will see ten times as much bullying for the underclass. Full on civil/class war in 5-4-3......


BABBOY 2 years, 9 months ago

Brownback is professional politician. Not a good leader. Just very good at get elected. A dancing clown that gets the attention of people who do not want to think all that hard....

I mean when he was running for president he was in the middle trying to fit the bill of good leader.

As Kansas Governor, in a time where conservativism rules, suddenly the little dancing fool becomes a religious nut.

I am telling you -- if being a homosexual would get the guy into the oval office -- Brownback would turn gay.

Of course, not that there is anything wrong with that .......


youngjayhawk 2 years, 9 months ago

By far the worst governor Kansas has ever had and we still have 42 l-o-n-g months to go!


mk9992 2 years, 9 months ago

I want my free money and I don't want to put any effort into it.


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