Not News: Kansas Under Sam Brownback Vastly Cuts Welfare Rolls

August 29th, 2017 11:47 PM
Since Republican Sam Brownback became the Governor of Kansas, the press has been salivating at the opportunity to declare his fiscally conservative policies a failure, to the point where they believe that their failure is an undisputed truth. Really? If they're such a failure, why have the welfare rolls in The Sunflower State declined by a reported 78 percent, and why have those who have been…

What’s the Matter With Kansas? NYT Says ‘Beleaguered’ Brownback

July 28th, 2017 2:44 PM
The New York Times, never overly interested in Middle America, has nonetheless long had the knives out for Kansas’ Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, striving to make him a national example of the perils of foolish tax cutting and delighting in his “failed” right-wing experiment in Kansas. Mitch Smith and Jacey Fortin. “Kansas Governor to Be Nominated as Ambassador.” The…

The AP's Abortion and Pro-Life Regulation Double Standard

July 25th, 2017 11:17 PM
It's no secret that the establishment press's pro-abortion posture is so strong and pervasive that one wonders if supporting it is a job prerequisite. One clear manifestation of that is how journalists treat attempts to regulate conduct and disclosure at abortion clinics with outraged hysteria, while ignoring attempts to silence and marginalize pro-life groups attempting to show pregnant…

Writer: Are Red States ‘Souring’ on Conservative Economic Ideas?

April 14th, 2017 5:06 PM
Whatever was the matter with Kansas when Thomas Frank wrote his book is now less daunting for the left, believes New York magazine’s Eric Levitz, who contended in a Wednesday piece that the closeness of this week’s House special election in the Wichita-centric 4th District appears to spell trouble for conservatives.

Lefty Blogger: Tax Cuts Fail, But Right Backs Them For ‘Moral’ Reasons

December 28th, 2014 1:14 PM
The American Prospect’s Paul Waldman claims that right-wingers’ “belief in tax cuts doesn't rest on the practical effects. That's an argument that's meant to appeal to everyone, since it concerns something (growth) that just about everyone thinks is good. But the real source of the conservative support for tax cuts is moral, not practical. They believe that taxes are…

Lefty Blogger: Kansas Proves Gruber’s Point About Voter Stupidity

November 13th, 2014 1:07 AM
The Esquire blogger Charles Pierce laments that Kansans gave their Republican governor another term even though his “extreme applications of conservative economics” have made the state “a basket case.” Kansas is apparently a "state full of clodhopping, drooling yahoos."

Joe Klein Goofed on End of 'Extreme Supply-Side Economics' in Kansas

November 7th, 2014 8:13 PM
On the eve of the midterms, Time’s Joe Klein listed “5 Things to Watch for in the Midterm Elections.” But the funniest one was number three. He titled it “Kansas Rejoins The Mainstream.” Klein gleefully foresaw that in the defeat of Gov. Sam Brownback, “the myth of extreme supply-side economics might finally be put to rest.” But Brownback won, 50 to 46…

Election Night Reality vs. MSNBC's Wishful Thinking

November 6th, 2014 9:10 PM
Election night was a tough night for Rachel Maddow. The results of the night, even in deep blue states like Oregon, give conservatives much to cheer and liberals much to dread.

Chuck Todd: If Kansas Gov. Loses It's ‘Because He Cut Taxes Too Much'

September 15th, 2014 11:22 AM
Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) sat down with Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd on Sunday, September 14, to promote his new book “The Way Forward” and was met with a barrage of questions challenging his conservative principles. Ryan appeared on Meet the Press’ Press Pass and was asked by Todd to comment on Governor Sam Brownback’s (R-Kan.) 2014 reelection bid. During the…

NPR Promotes Obit For Conservative Kansas: It Died 'After a Long and D

April 29th, 2013 11:37 PM
In today’s installment of NPR Hates Conservatives, we offer a story from Saturday’s All Things Considered. Conservatism is killing Kansas under Gov. Sam Brownback, apparently. Anchor Jacki Lyden reported: “One political writer says it's time to write the state's obituary, and he did.” Jason Probst read the first line of his screed out loud on national radio:…

Maddow Hates it When (GOP) Politicians Don't Read Bills They Support

May 15th, 2012 6:00 PM
Rachel Maddow is perturbed that Republican Sam Brownback, governor of Kansas, said he will probably sign anti-abortion legislation he had not read. Yes, you certainly have heard something along these lines before. Back in March 2010, two weeks before Obamacare became law, then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unloaded a quote that will almost surely grace her obituary, saying of the 2,000-plus page…

Daily Kos: Conservatives Should Leave Obama's America, Move to Somalia

January 27th, 2012 7:43 AM
Liberals have always cartooned conservatives as the ones who would say "America, love it or leave it." But with Barack Obama in the White House, they want the Obama critics to go back to Africa. Or at least that's what "Hunter" wrote on the Daily Kos on Wednesday night. "This won't be a particularly insightful post, mainly because I'm just tired of these…

WaPo's Gowen Hits Hard at Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's First Year i

December 23rd, 2011 12:01 AM
In her profile of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback on Wednesday, the Washington Post's Annie Gowen went through the predictable leftist checklist of things that should supposedly cause the rest of America not to like him. A state taken over by "tea party fervor"? Check. "Slashed" funding for "schools, social services and the arts"? Check. Imply that his…

CBS Hypes Threat to 'Abortion Rights' From 'Staunch' Opponents

December 6th, 2011 5:08 PM
On Tuesday's Early Show, CBS's Cynthia Bowers let abortion advocates decry new pro-life legislation at the state level, barely letting supporters speak in her report. Bowers slanted by a three to one margin in the number of sound bites that she played from "abortion rights" supporters versus those from pro-lifers. She labeled Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback a "staunch abortion…