Kansas GOP Insider (wannabe): Disgraceful Has-Beens

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Disgraceful Has-Beens

When true leaders leave office, they give those who follow wide berths to set their own course. 

The four former Kansas Governors who issued a letter about current Gov. Sam Brownback are a disgrace, and quite frankly, they're an embarrassment to the Sunflower State. I have long been disgusted by what passes for political discourse these days, but that really takes the cake. Four former Kansas Governors, Kathleen Sebelius, Mike Hayden, John Carlin, and Bill Graves, issued a letter, saying Brownback is damaging Kansas. It's clearly a desperate attempt for relevance and cash, and it's shameful. I expect better from people who call themselves leaders, and I certainly expect better from Kansans. 

This pathetic group helped steer Kansas in the direction of a high precipice. They cut critical services, and media called it necessary painful cuts. They decimated KPERs, crashed the state budget and left it for dead on fire at the base of a cliff and then, went on to destroy other parts of the national economy. (Ahem. Former Human and Health Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.) For more on their stellar "legacy," check out this post.

Gov. Sam Brownback isn't perfect, but these former Governors really, really need to take the logs out of their own eyes. Their disgraceful, classless display deserves to be mocked. It's nothing but sour grapes (and a desperate attempt to raise anonymous, so-called dark money). At one point, a handful of Democrats and so-called moderates had a vice grip on Kansas. Brownback and his allies were instrumental in returning power to its proper place-- with the very conservative people of this state. Brownback mopped the floor with those folks and began the arduous task of cleaning up their messes. If those former Governors had an ounce of class, they'd issue a mass apology, claim dementia, and crawl back into whatever holes from whence they came. 

Just disgusting.

1 comment:

  1. Without question, Kansas has been on a downhill slide for a very long time. For the life of me, I've never understood why Brownback, and others tasked with cleaning up the state's very big messes, have not proactively hammered these points at every opportunity. But then, that would require our conservative leaders to actually have a well thought-out plan and communications strategy (which they seem incapable of developing).