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Kansas Republicans: Red and then there is Pink
To be Republican used to me anti abortion, pro business, pro military and anything else "red." That was before I moved to Kansas from Phoenix, Arizona. When I moved here I learned being a Republican and even a Democrat meant very different things then what I was accustomed to. My observations are that there are social conservations who are against anything abortion like (stems cells included) and want to abolish the teaching of evolution in school and teach about how God created the Earth. Then there are more moderate or "pink" republicans who are more centrists but still want to uphold the pro business values Republicans hold dear. Then there are the Democrats. The notion that a Democrat did not resemble Nancy Pelosi or John Kerry surprised me. I was accustom to Democrats as being "liberal" and not of the people. I find this to be very different with Kansas Democrats. Kathleen Sebelius and Dennis Moore who are more centrists. Why is it that there seems to be several types of Republicans and Democrats in Kansas?