What's the matter with kansas
How should we measure career success? Happiness? Wealth? Work/life balance? Being able to contribute to society? Loving what you do for a living?
Elite meritocracy fails working people.
By repeatedly claiming that their opponents are "un-patriotic tools" of "foreigner masters," the Jubilee/GOP succeed/ed in casting their rivals not as people with differing policy positions, but as "un-Godly" and "other" entities voters should be very wary and leery of.
Kansas has been something of a laboratory for conservative trickle-down economic policies and ideology since Governor Brownback took office in 2010 and to say the climate is reactionary would be being polite!
Ask yourself whether this all sounds familiar: cut taxes on the wealthy and you'll unleash enough growth to more than make up the difference. Investment will flourish leading jobs, wages, and productivity to accelerate. It's plain old vanilla trickle-down, supply-side economics.
The reason to see What's the Matter with Kansas? is for an opportunity to connect with the humanity that lies within the bosoms of those whose politics we fear and loathe.
Fear-mongering has prompted left-leaning pundits to bless the health care bill, giving Democratic activists mindless reasons that everyone should shut up and fall in line ("Krugman supports it!").
Not too long ago, Kansas would have responded to the current situation by making the bastards pay. This would have been a
Brady, no stranger to the semantics of Springfield, obviously eyes an amendment banning gay marriage as a means of galvanizing conservative support for his candidacy.
...It is striking that the people who most dislike the whole idea of healthcare reform - the ones who think it is socialist