Kansas GOP Insider (wannabe): August 2017

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Pinch Hitting Guest Post on Race, Voter Fraud, and Dishonest Media

It's Illogical to Call Republicans Nazis

By: Anonymous

Racist: A person who shows or feels discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or who believes that a particular race is superior to another.

The media, along with liberals and moderate republicans, do everything in their playbook to paint conservatives like Donald Trump as racist. They try to tie conservative ideals and policy to racism, and even worse to the Nazi party. In fact, they use the term racist so often that the term itself begins to lose meaning.

The requirement of photo ID to vote is painted as a racist policy. Why? Because the media and liberals have this outdated belief that someone a black person is either too poor or too uneducated to obtain a photo ID? That belief is more racist than having a policy in place that protects the vote of a person regardless of their race.

Kansas requires photo ID to vote, but unlike many other states, Kansas does not ask what someone’s race is when they register to vote. Why? Simply put, your race is irrelevant when it comes to your right to vote.

Requiring proof of citizenship to vote is apparently racist. Why? Because the media and left believe that a black person is too poor or uneducated to have access to their birth certificate. But they ignore the fact that if they wanted to follow through on their argument of someone being too poor or uneducated, the likelihood of that person living in the same state as they were born in is extremely high. Therefore that person wouldn’t even need to find their birth certificate, because if you were born in Kansas, the state is able to verify your citizenship for you for the purpose of voting.

Now, let’s move on to the charge of conservatives being Nazis. If the media and liberals would truly do their research, they would realize that a core belief of the Nazi Party was “common good before individual good.” That common theme is much closer to the platform of Bernie Sanders than of any conservative Republican.

Germany, under Hitler’s leadership, not only killed millions of Jews, they killed those the weakest among society. Similarly to those who believe we have the right to kill unborn children, which is eerily close to the praise the media gives to Iceland for nearly “eradicating” Down’s syndrome through abortion.

Hitler believed that any income that does not come from work, shall be abolished, therefore all financial trusts should become property of the government. This culminated in the punishment of death for anyone who did not work for the common good of the people. In other words, anyone who put their rights above the government’s was to be killed. And that right there, is one reason Hitler had a hatred for Jews. Yes, they were a different race, but many were the bankers and the wealthy in pre-WWII Germany. And the only way that Hitler would be able to have any power would be to eradicate those who held the ideal of individual rights above the idea that a government founded on the common good would give to a leader like Hitler.

The idea that a conservative, someone who is for individual rights and limited government, is somehow a Nazi or a racist is not only wrong; it is illogical.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Quick Gossip Drop

By now, everyone knows Kansas Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer is in the race for Governor. He joins Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Wichita businessman Wink Hartman, the guy from Prairie Village (or someplace), former GOP gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett--aka, the guy campaigning as the Democrat in the Kansas Republican primary. Meanwhile, odds are Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer will also enter the race, and he'll be an incumbent when he does.

Selzer filed paperwork last Friday to appoint a campaign treasurer. Why he opted to file on a Friday afternoon in August -- the time most likely to escape anyone's attention--is anyone's guess. Is his candidacy supposed to be a stealthy one?

Word on the street is prior to the filing, Selzer had a little pow-wow with former state Rep. Mark Hutton and House Speaker Ron Ryckman. The meeting was to determine which of the three should run for Governor. I like Selzer. Nice guy, but I put his odds of winning a crowded Republican primary for the state's top job right up there with my chances of winning the lottery. 

There's a chance, but it's a slim one. Knowing that Selzer may have been in cahoots with Hutton, who thinks giving someone a tax cut of less than $25,000 is worthless, isn't a point in Selzer's favor. 

But I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt here. Maybe Selzer doesn't realize that Hutton earns his living off the taxpayers in the form of government building contracts. Maybe Selzer doesn't realize that the former state representative thinks $1,000 is better spent by the government than by a small business owner. (See Hutton's baffling understanding of economics in the Wichita Eagle circa September 2016.) 

The closed door meeting between Selzer, Ryckman, and Hutton was followed by polling commissioned by Ryckman. The poll was to determine how bad that tax vote hurt the Speaker. Judging from the fact that Selzer emerged as "the candidate," I'm going to read some tea leaves, here: That vote to heap on Kansans a massive retroactive tax hike was about as popular as drowning puppies. 

Republicans are fortunate in that we have an extraordinarily deep bench--one that even includes Democrats (Looking at you, Barnett!). But, every Republican entering the race at this point is simply helping Kobach secure the nomination. If that is the Selzer-Ryckman-Hutton plan, they are likely to call it a success come August 2018.