Those who argue that the two major parties are similar may have been able to argue that way in the 1950s, but no longer.

Republicans — and not just the MAGA variety — have shown themselves in opposition to women’s rights and bodily autonomy, contraception, sensible gun reform, unions, voting rights and basic democracy, good education, climate science, Social Security, Medicare, affordable health care, gay marriage, tolerance of LGBTQ+ rights, and almost anything that is supported by the majority of people.

Instead, their only major legislation in the past 5+ years was a $2 trillion tax cut that benefitted the ultra-wealthy almost exclusively. They corruptly appointed three additional reactionary members to the Supreme Court that has since destroyed the rights promised under Roe. In short, they have no platform except continuing pollution of our politics, our world, and vengeful obstruction of anything the Democrats support. Party over country at all costs.

Contrast that with the progress the Biden administration has been able to accomplish IN SPITE OF Republican obstruction: Lower gas prices, record low unemployment and job growth, record low child poverty, climate change and infrastructure and gun safety legislation, inflation reduction, veterans health care, CHIPS & Science Act, reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, effective distribution of Covid vaccines, reduction of student loan burdens, and kept Ukraine on the map.

Biden also kept promises to appoint a woman of color to the Supreme Court and to end America’s longest most expensive war. Democrats are imperfect, but at least they are actually doing things to help ordinary Americans.

Accordingly, it is critical that we all vote, and oust Republicans who stand in the way of common-sense reforms, vote NO on the two amendments on the Kansas ballot, and YES on retention of Kansas Supreme Court Justices. Vote for morality, integrity, and character; vote for Democrats.

Douglas McGaw

Emporia

(20) comments

sail

Well Freeman , I too miss the Democratic Party of Truman and Kennedy. I’m amazed that you consider the demos today in a positive light ..

Ricky

If you consider yourself a moderate, you should be watching NewsNation if you aren’t. Most of the time when I would watch Chris Cuomo on CNN I would have to stop watching because he was so far left, but now he is on NewsNation and I find it very interesting to listen to what he says now, I don’t know if it’s honest, but at least he is unbiased in his show.

Fremon

Well, sale, I see some Darwinian analogy about survival in the wild. Then some rambling prediction about fuel prices going up (likely because OPEC announced a cut in production). But, what are "mtg rates"? Marjorie Taylor Greene? The new repub "truth" is very confusing. I kind of miss the Grand Old Party. No, Not the Same at all.

sail

Freeman,, be careful when you praise a true democracy,,, a true democracy is when two wolves and a sheep vote on what’s for dinner .

sail

Ohhh Freeman,, im sure that an increase in mtg rates due to who knows what is a good place to start ,, then let’s see, how about the Gas price that will again skyrocket after the election due to the depletion of our fed oil reserve ,,, “winter is coming” and I’m sure the demo exec orders will be flying off the President desk to protect us all from past errors committed by DC .

sail

God help us understand that the demos

have been blinded and can’t see the truth .

Fremon

sail, You're always welcome to try to explain your latest version of the repub's truth.

Fremon

Some will try to imply that Democratic leadership causes cities to have poverty and higher crime rates. When the truth is Republicans care nothing for the poor and work to worsen their lot whenever possible. This has been ongoing long before Donald Trump's hostile takeover of the Republican party. The poor are the people that need more help, justice, and opportunity. They need more education, jobs, clean water, and healthcare. They need a chance at the American Dream. Democrats have the numbers, Republicans have the money, and election trickery is their only hope. Republicans claim that they want a Christian Nation, but their version of Christianity is far from the original. Everyone must vote to have a true Democracy.

MWS

If I was in favor of printing Trillions of dollars for expanding government programs and then blamed the inflation from it on a Russian leader would you think I was a Democrat? If I was in favor of genital mutilation for trans teenagers without notifying their parents would you think I was a Democrat? If I was in favor of huge spikes in crime in Democrat run cities to include mass store robberies, felonious assaults on trains, mid day car hijackings, African Americans being aborted and murdering each other at record levels, would you think I was a Democrat. If you answered yes to the above, you can't wait for November to come.

Aim_High

I'd probably think you were a Republican, since historically Republicans run up huge debt and Democrats pay it off. This is also true on the state level. Most welfare states are red, while most states that pay more than they receive are blue. The rest of your comment is mostly lies we've already been over before.

MWS

If I was in favor of BLM and Antifa burning down cities, murdering people in the streets, promoting drag queen story hours to grade schoolers, releasing violent criminals from prison, offering no bail to violent criminals, would you think I was a Democrat? If you answered yes, you can't wait for November to come.

MWS

If I mentioned to you that I was in favor of importing millions of un-vetted illegal immigrants (including gangsters, terrorists, pedophiles, murderers, human traffickers, Covid virus carriers, Fentanyl distributors, prisoners from other countries) would you think I was a Democrat? If you answered yes, you can't wait for November to come.

Aim_High

No, I'd think you were a Republican governor... most likely from Texas or Florida.

Aim_High

Democrats are far from perfect, but not hateful. Republicans have become hateful and their self described "Christian Nationalist" views aren't compatible with our secular nation... they want to pass laws that reflect only their religious views, and will lie and cheat to reach their goals. Just look at the Supreme Court... full of LIARS and CHEATERS... They lied during their confirmation hearings about respecting precedent and then immediately reneged and overturned Roe... they pretend it's a "States Rights" issue but when states (like Kansas!) decided women do have the right to choose, suddenly there is now support for a (Nationwide) abortion ban, states rights be damned. Like I said, Democrats are far from perfect, but Republicans have become rotten people and I wouldn't vote for a single one of them.

Not to mention a majority of Republicans are still too stupid to understand how Biden won in the first place... people will turn out in droves to vote against scumbags. Republicans flocking from one scumbag (Trump) to another (Desantis) is great news for Democrats. I'm ready to mail in my 100% Democrat vote again. I could vote in person, but flexing my rights and mailing in a loss to Republicans just feels good.

Ricky

It’s sickening to read such garbage from both extremist sides of the isle. People please look at the candidates, and try to find the most suitable candidate that is a moderate. Doesn’t matter whether it’s republican or democrat find someone who is not have a mind of their own, and vote what they think is right. Right now I do believe there are more moderate Democrats than Republicans, but if we can start electing moderates, then I believe there will be politicians that will start moving to the center when they see that there is a majority starting to form as moderate. don’t vote Republican, or Democrat vote for the middle if you can find anyone.

Ricky

Who has a mind of their own. Is what I meant.

create

I'm beginning to like you, Ricky, but it's because you are bent toward the moderate view. Good to see your view of Trump too and how he has ruined the Republican party. Those who continue to follow him must have a tremendous thirst for mean-spirited power. Only they can declare him a candidate at the RNC. We shall see what states have to say there. That is unless they change the rules by then. Oh, and you wouldn't be voting Joe Biden because he's a Catholic would you? That was for those wishing to go back to the Kennedy days. God bless you, Ricky. Vote Blue.

Aim_High

I find this funny coming from an unwitting extremist like yourself, Ricky. We both know you would looooove and support the Catholic Church making the laws, but since I am in opposition to that, you call me the extreme one. I'll tell you a little secret... I stood with the moderate majority, and yes I agree, we're mostly Democrats.

Ricky

I’m moderate you say of yourself, I laugh at that when you make it very clear you would never vote for Republican that makes you extremist Democrat..

Ricky

Yes, I am Catholic I believe in God, I also believe in life and caring for all lives, that doesn’t make me a right wing extremist. I believe, and said before that Trump has been the worst thing for this country, and the republican party has allowed him to ruin them, along with not having what it takes to stand up to him is very disturbing. You are no more a moderate than MSW. I will be voting for Governor Kelly, and any Democrat or republican, that I feel has moderate views that agree with mine. I may not like the fact that Governor Kelly is pro-choice, but like I said many times before I’m not a one issue person like you are.

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