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March 26, 2012

Kobach out of line

In his campaign for Secretary of State, Kris Kobach claimed his moonlighting would be no worse than his opponent’s playing banjo in a band. Incumbent Chris Biggs predicted Kobach’s political plans, but the scope and scale are historic.

The Kansas official sworn to uphold fair and impartial elections is advising two campaigns.

This former Republican Party chair is now presiding over a state senate race to defeat our last Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, Sen. Kelly Kultala, who is not in Kobach’s own senate district. He is intentionally influencing a partisan fight. He is also coaching Mitt Romney on making life so difficult that immigrants self-deport.

Now, backpedalling Kansas businesses owners say they need to keep workers here. Meanwhile, states are tallying Kobach’s damage: Small towns divided and bankrupt by lawsuits, an $11 billion blow to Alabama’s economy, and Arizona’s unenviable reputation. Moonlighting for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which is designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, is only one of the ways this secretary of state injures Kansans.

Kobach’s world-class education could’ve enabled him to do something admirable for this world, but he is twisted toward destruction. He must be stopped. Extremists have no business overseeing elections in America.

Melissa J. Carlson

Overland Park

 

Comments

UMSL alum

A more detailed review of Illinois, D at the top (Chicago) and R for the rest of the state.

Groenhagen

Lawyerintraining:

"Voters in Kansas are generally idiots who will vote for anyone as long as they have an (R) behind their name, actual policies be d@mned."

Yes, we Kansans should be more like my home state of Illinois, where anyone with a D after his or her name, including the Incompetent Obama, can get elected statewide. Three Democrat governors since the 1970s have served or are serving prison terms.

WoodyKC

Well the self aggrandizing lit with a napoleon complex tells us how stupid people who don’t think like it are in a broad generalization. It definitely says something about the poster.

LawyerInTraining

Voters in Kansas are generally idiots who will vote for anyone as long as they have an (R) behind their name, actual policies be d@mned.

Time to wake up Kansas!

RDFinOP

In my view, Mr. Kobach is doing exactly what he said he would do when he campaigned for this office. Since he didn't lie about what he would do, I don't see that the voters have much of a complaint. We, the people of Kansas obviously approved of his agenda when we voted him into office. I didn't vote for him but I have to abide the the wishes of the majority and, sadly, so do you.

My second point is about our dirty little illegal immigrant secret. We want them here and we want them illegal. We want an underclass that we can exploit. We want people to do the dirty work for next to nothing with no benefits. We want to be able to hire and fire on the spot. we want people to do work in miserable conditions. Illegals are ideal. In his paranoia, Mr. Kobach is exposing a cruel system.

SK

Kobach is just another in the likes of Phil Kline,willing to do anything to futher his agenda. Laws & ethics are irrelevant. It's the Right Wing Way.

Groenhagen

ggbridge:

Or you could read FAIR's response to SPLC, which completely discredits the latter's specious claim:

http://www.fairus.org/site/PageServer?pagename=about_splcresponse

Note also that National Review has run FAIR's ads. National Review does not associate itself with hate groups.

You can read about Morris Dees' unsavory past here:
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1809

ggbridge

Instead of that, groen, read the write up of FAIR on the SPLC website - http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/groups/federation-for-american-immigration-reform-fair

It is well researched, well referenced, and condemns FAIR with their own words on eugenics and white supremacy. Very eye opening that kobach would work for these people.

Groenhagen

"Moonlighting for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which is designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, is only one of the ways this secretary of state injures Kansans."

That designation is a sham. I would suggest the letter writer research Morris Dees, the co-founder of SPLC, to see just how much of a huckster he is.

PhantomShadow

The immigrants that are self deporting. Are those legal or illegal immigrants? If illegals, they're not supposed to be here in the first place.

gringoloco

I'm sure that what appears to be a lack of ethics on the part of Kobach is in reality the "fault" of the Democrats. Isn't everything?

 
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