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Tea Party Crashed by Kansas Voters - GET OUT!

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posted on Aug, 4 2016 @ 08:02 AM
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Kansas Primary Election Sends Brownback Supporters Down In Flames

It's delightful - the Schadenfreude is delicious. These jerks finally got canned!!!

Yay to all the Republican moderates who went out and voted these idiots OUT OF TOPEKA. I voted, but since I'm registered a Dem, I only got two names on my ballot that pertained to our state Legislature. But voters all over the state came out of the woodwork to nail these guys. Come November, it's going to be delicious, as more contests are coming!!


In election after election tonight, Brownback supporting conservatives found themselves going down in flames, with incumbents being thrown out of office in races from Johnson County to Reno County, and moderate Republicans — some recently former (D)s — doing the tossing. Whether it was the senate or the house, nothing could stop the voter refusal of the Brownback plan.


Link to results

Remember folks, that your state and local governments are more relevant to your life. Kansans have been hurt. Brownback, a Dominionist Tea Party nutjob, has had his minions removed. This makes me so proud....

as my daughter said on Facebook when she posted this article: "Sanity prevails! Now I don't have to disown Kansas as my home state after all."

Thanks to any and all who participated in the Kansas primaries - we've collectively taken the first step toward removing the poison. First surgery went well!!

Wounds will need time to heal, because there is no money for the programs that are 'democratic socialist' like Schools, Highways/Roads, Mental Health and Community Health clinics, barely any safety net anymore for those in need. Workers were let go because Brownback refused to fund those programs. Do you see, everyone? It doesn't work.

This is why I was so against Cruz and his type. They will ruin this country. It's been tried, it's been measured. Our little fishbowl has been proven wanting. Now hopefully we'll be able to breathe again.


The run of Brownback favored allies in the state looks like a firing squad, as Brownback supporters who faced opposition ran into a buzzsaw of those who voiced the ‘Throw the bums out’ complaint. Now, many races for the fall will show a new landscape: Democrats VS moderate Republicans in a chance to reshape the state house with new ideas.

This gives a whole new look for both parties in the fall, in many races locking out Koch-supported allied groups like AFP and others, who openly opposed these primary challengers.


Phew! What a relief. At least we've begun the course of treatment to end the infection.

Thoughts? Have you paid any attention to the free-fall experiment that Kansas's Governor Brownback launched us hurtling down? Please do make note if you are a Tea Partier - your plan is a no-go. Abortive mission. Does. Not. Work.

Lesson learned the hard way.







posted on Aug, 4 2016 @ 08:09 AM
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Anyone who would cut funding to Mental Health is likely a psychopath.


Good call, Buzzy.

S&F



posted on Aug, 4 2016 @ 08:10 AM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs



Yay to all the Republican moderates who went out and voted these idiots OUT OF TOPEKA.

Kudos to you for acknowledging that all R's and D's are not bad.




Remember folks, that your state and local governments are more relevant to your life.

More people need to take this to heart. I think that Bernie people have a better understanding of this. His campaign was a 'grassroots campaign' and he got screwed by the Democratic leadership. It is a real shame that people that did things the right way got screwed. i hope that it makes them and others redouble their efforts.
Don't get me wrong, I am not a Bernie guy. But I admire what he did.... up until the convention.




This is why I was so against Cruz and his type.

Amen.



posted on Aug, 4 2016 @ 08:12 AM
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Good for you guys. I was wondering if we would see a backlash by real conservatives and moderates against the extremes of the TP types, and I guess this may be the start of it.

Hopefully we see this nationally. The TP folks have no place in government.



posted on Aug, 4 2016 @ 08:13 AM
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This movement is still around? I thought this nonsense died out in 2009?



posted on Aug, 4 2016 @ 08:15 AM
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Just moved from Ks to TX.
If you think in any way Ks is going to be less red you are crazy. Ks is the most backward state I have ever lived in. They still dont sell alcohol in most places on Sunday(you know cause sunday is so much different than say monday). Brownback is a CAREER politician in Ks. He isnt going to go anywhere.



posted on Aug, 4 2016 @ 08:17 AM
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It appears Kansas budget has shortfalls. You can't fund those projects if you don't have the money. Expect your taxes to go up now.



posted on Aug, 4 2016 @ 08:19 AM
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It's a huge relief.

Ohanka, no -- it's been quietly picking up steam since then, and finally got shot out of the sky like a clay pigeon.

The Dominionists and the Tea Party are very insidious. They try to keep a low profile, off the radar, and they include the likes of Palin, Bachmann, Cruz, Brownback, Perry, Pence, and many others.
The Rise of the Religious Right in the Republican Party

They're sneaky, and quiet about it -- but now they are exposed to the light of day. Never, ever vote for anyone claiming God told them to run for office. They will ruin us.
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posted on Aug, 4 2016 @ 08:20 AM
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a reply to: Orionx2

derp. Ya think? YES, we know that. This whole debacle was about not taxing anyone. It's ridiculous. You can't eliminate taxes and have a decent state infrastructure for the people. You just can't do it. You can try - but it WILL FAIL.



posted on Aug, 4 2016 @ 08:22 AM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

Correct me if i'm wrong, but is this the same movement that takes up temporary residence in districts in order to vote for Teaparty candidates and then migrates somewhere else to do the same thing there? I swear I've read about a US group doing that.



posted on Aug, 4 2016 @ 08:23 AM
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a reply to: shooterbrody

I still live here, have for about 50 years. I know exactly what we have going on here. Fortunately, I was raised in Lawrence (a progressive, intellectual college town - KU, Rock-Chalk Jayhawks) so I was protected from the fundies.

But even they turned out to get rid of Brownback's minions - and sorry to say, though there are great pockets in Texas like Austin and Houston (I have family and friends in both) - Texas is not much better.

The voters dumped the Tea Partiers, and Brownback can't do squat without them.



posted on Aug, 4 2016 @ 08:30 AM
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originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: Orionx2

derp. Ya think? YES, we know that. This whole debacle was about not taxing anyone. It's ridiculous. You can't eliminate taxes and have a decent state infrastructure for the people. You just can't do it. You can try - but it WILL FAIL.

Not disagreeing but they need to make sure the money is being spent well. In my state (one of the highest taxed states) the bloat has gotten ridiculous. Instead of spending money on our crappy roads they decided to spend millions on statues and other art stuff that they do not maintain and get spraypainted and vandalized.

Just saying how much tax are you up for? Today maybe 10% tomorrow it Wil be 50%.... The more money you give them the more they blow on bloat. Federal government is a prime example.....



posted on Aug, 4 2016 @ 08:39 AM
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a reply to: Orionx2

Yes - first they have to have a way to get money to spend. The Koch brothers are not a honey-pot. They have deep pockets, but with strings attached. Screw them. You see, billionaires and trickle-down tyranny funded by them is backward, scary, dangerous, and can be deadly.

I don't really care how much "taxes" go up (especially for them!!) as long as the public infrastructure remains in tact. I want to have that security. I don't mind at all contributing to the democratic socialist programs like education, highways, health and mental health, early childhood education, subsidized child care. I do mind, however, that the Kochs aren't paying their fare share. Pay to play. Otherwise get out of the way. (That's the message to them and the rest of the 1%ers! Stop making everyone else suffer because of your greed! Pay your damn taxes, and stop bitching about it! Cheaters.)

I also very much mind that religious dogma is pushed on us in a stealthy "we'll starve you into submission" manner without being up front about it. Churches should be taxed as private institutions. They are "for-profit" in many ways. There should be parameters - a means test - before Churches are given tax breaks (welfare). Screw them.
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posted on Aug, 4 2016 @ 08:43 AM
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originally posted by: introvert
The TP folks have no place in government.


Actually, all political philosophies have a place at the government seat--the problem is that none of them are willing to compromise, therefore nothing really gets done.

In government, there should never be too much of one ideology, because that does not represent the people. And if Kansas was that far stacked with TP folks, then it's good that some of them are out now. It's like when both houses of congress and the presidency are of the same ideology and political party--that's never good for over half of Americans at any given time.

But, complaining that this or that group doesn't have a place in government is absurd, as having multiple ideologies promotes compromise and a better representation of the actual desires of the people--well, in theory, anyway. I'm not sure that anything can save the festering wound that is American politics.
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posted on Aug, 4 2016 @ 08:56 AM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

The Tea Party movement as begun by Ron Paul stands for fiscal conservatism, a limited Constitutional government, individual rights, a humble foreign policy and sound money, among other things.

Not sure what these guys in KS were up to but if they support these ideals, I dont see a problem.

Ted Cruz was abandoned by Ron Paul supporters some time ago.



posted on Aug, 4 2016 @ 08:59 AM
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Fantastic !
That is great news, we need to do this nationwide,
Many Dems need to be ousted as well.



posted on Aug, 4 2016 @ 09:01 AM
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a reply to: SlapMonkey

You make a good point. We do need a wide variety of ideologies within government to create balance.

That being said, the TP has no place in government. The entire movement was hijacked by Right Wing extremist ideals rooted in propaganda and BS.



posted on Aug, 4 2016 @ 09:01 AM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs
Totally agree on the church/religious thing and that is one (of many) flaw of the Tea Party. They seem to be evangelical religious nut jobs.
I agree the tax system needs severe overhaul. As far as Kansas though, do what you can to make them accountable for whatever higher taxes come. Make sure that money is being spent on those programs (they are good programs) instead of lining the pockets of the people that are running those programs.
It is good you got the Tea Party out. This is one reason I like Trump. Look at all the GOP'ers whining like little bitches saying they won't vote Trump. Their true colors are showing.



posted on Aug, 4 2016 @ 09:11 AM
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Congratulations, Buzzy, to you and all your fellow citizens of Kansas! To all the voters who made this moment possible!



posted on Aug, 4 2016 @ 09:13 AM
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a reply to: introvert

Ah, yes, it was hi-jacked, but I'm not sure what came first, the hi-jacking, or the libel and slander that was thrown out about the TP at the beginning of its movement, attracting those who then hi-jacked it.

Regardless, you're right that it is not was it was initially meant to be, but there's still a seat for them at the table, even if only as a reminder of how far we should NOT go.




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