Chris Cillizza turns on the cheerleading for Democrats
From Kansas Progress: Analysis: Chris Cillizza tries way too hard, misses with his pro-Democrat angle on Tuesday’s Pennsylvania race Chris Cillizza on Tuesday’s special election in Pennyslvania’s 12th Congressional District, where Democrat Mark Critz beat Republican Tim Burns 53% to 46%: “House Republicans try to stop bleeding from PA special election loss” “House Republicans are trying to quickly pivot away from a devastating loss earlier | Read More »
KS-03: A competitive primary, contrary to ‘The Hill’ and ‘Politico’
In summary: There is no clear front-runner, in the Republican race for 3rd District US Congress. “BREAKING,” Steve Kraske wrote on April 22, 2010. Kraske was reporting that former State Senator Nick Jordan, the 2008 Republican nominee, had dropped out of the 2010 race. This wasn’t big news to many conservatives. I wrote at Red County on January 17: ”Why It’s A Good Bet That Nick | Read More »
Way to go, Rand Paul. Here’s hoping you’re the US Senate’s Chuck Norris.
Great headline from Politico: ”Paul not sure why Mitch is so popular.” Mitch McConnell, also from Kentucky, had endorsed Republican Secretary of State Trey Grayson, who lost 35% to 59% against physician Rand Paul, endorsed by Sarah Palin and Erick Erickson, among many other reform-minded conservatives. From my March 4, 2010 article, “Why I’d vote for Rand Paul over Trey Grayson in Kentucky.” If I were a Kentucky | Read More »
iCaucus admits defeat. Restores Kansas endorsement after protest.
After a week of protesting by iCaucus members in Kansas, iCaucus leaders have acknowledged they were incorrect to have withdrawn the endorsement of Patricia Lightner in Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District. I’ll copy their statement later on in this article. Let me be clear, that I have little doubt about these two things: iCaucus’ leaders were fully willing to hold Patricia Lightner in the 3rd District | Read More »
iCaucus: An ACORN-Soviet mix
Kansas iCaucus: A mix of ACORN and the Soviet Union Monday, May 10, iCaucus irresponsibly withdrew the 3rd District endorsement Patricia Lightner after she received 63% on the first ballot in a five-way race, meanwhile slandering the winning candidate and insulting the candidate’s supporters. He gave no reason for the endorsement withdrawal. It’s now a week later — Monday, May 17 — and no justice | Read More »
iCaucus suspends my account, because I criticize its dishonest Kansas leaders
These may be the final days of iCaucus. Its leaders are proving to be bad sports, and ones who have no tolerance for dissent. My account has now been suspended at iCaucus’ Web site. Why? Well, no reason is given, and this fits their recent passive-aggressive behavior. But it’s clear: I’ve criticized them, and they won’t allow that. I’ve written here, here, and most recently here about the | Read More »
Kansas No-Caucus: iCaucus has until 5 p.m. Wednesday to repair its Kansas operations, or conservatives are moving on
I’ve written here and here in the last day, about the sloppy and likely intentionally-dishonest behavior by iCaucus leaders in Kansas. In short, the situation is this: They’ve acknowledged that they don’t trust their own voting system, after voting has taken place. However, I suspect that the voting system is reliable, for the most part. They’ve accused only one campaign of unethical behavior. Without reason, they’ve removed | Read More »
No-Caucus: iCaucus becomes meaningless in Kansas, when it’s demonstrated that political hacks run the group.
Monday night, I wrote about the likelihood of iCaucus, without any meaningful explanation, removing the endorsement of Patricia Lightner in Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District. Well, they’re doing it: they’re apparently going to endorse nobody in the 3rd Congressional District. I write “apparently” because Kansas’ iCaucus leader, Larry Halloran, wrote a really, really long Email that doesn’t really say much of anything, but implies this. I’ll copy | Read More »
iCaucus? Or Their-Caucus? In Kansas, that’s not clear, as ill-founded un-endorsement is close to occurring.
Below is a message I sent today to the couple-hundred-sized iCaucus group for the Kansas Third District, and to the couple-hundred-sized separate group for all of Kansas. Here’s a quick summary of how iCaucus worked (and then didn’t work) for the Kansas Third District: Every candidate could participate, if they wanted. They were required to answer a candidate survey with several dozen questions. Any voter | Read More »
Sam Brownback’s anti-Catholic education policies
The largest college in Kansas is Johnson County Community College, with 50,000 students taking classes each year. It has a seven-member elected board of at-large Trustees; I was a member of this board from 2005 to 2009. There is so much waste, incompetence, and corruption at this college, and a key person responsible for it is an ex-banker named Lynn Mitchelson, whom Sam Brownback placed | Read More »