Kansans will never learn. Tuesday night people in the 4th Congressional District of Kansas(the Wichita area) had an opportunity to elect a progressive Democrat, James Thompson, to the House seat vacated by the clown and now CIA Director, Mike Pompeo. They didn't. Instead they elected the incumbent state treasury, Bob Estes, a man who ignored voters and the press. A man who supported the second worst governor, Sam Brownback, in the US who willingly bankrupted the state, ravaged the schools, denied the ACA Medicaid expansion for 150,000 people and parceled out tax breaks for corporations. This is who they elected.
Although Estes only won by seven percentage points in a district where Trump had won by twenty-plus, the Democratic Party took the lost as a gain. (Glad the Demos don't play basketball).
The real issue is not that the Demo. lost; it is that the voters of this district and the whole state are so stupid that they still vote for Republicans! They don't seem to understand that the people they elect, Republicans, are the ones that are shoving a cob up their asses. Their elected representatives preach against abortion, gays, illegal immigrants, affirmative action, the social safety net , and the war on Christianity and they don;t realize that they are the targets.
Thomas Frank in his book "What's the Matter with Kansas?" stated that:
Their grandstanding leaders never deliver, their fury mounts and mounts, and nevertheless they turn out every two years to return their right-wing heroes to office for a second, a third, a twentieth try. The trick never ages; the illusion never wears off. Vote to stop abortion; receive a rollback in capital gains taxes. Vote to make our country strong again; receive deindustrialization. Vote to screw those politically correct college professors; receive electricity deregulation. Vote to get government off our backs; receive conglomeration and monopoly everywhere from media to meatpacking. Vote to stand tall against terrorists; receive Social Security privatization. Vote to strike a blow against elitism; receive a social order in which wealth is more concentrated than ever before in our lifetimes, in which workers have been stripped of power and CEOs are rewarded in a manner beyond imagining.
And apparently what Frank said in 2006 still holds true today. After almost eight years of Brownback mismanagement and malfeasance, the voters have learned nothing; they elect his surrogate. They elect a man to continue the same policies that screwed them locally to promote those policies in D.C. Fools never learn, FUGITABOUT THEM!!!
Comments to think about.