Huelskamp making friends . . .
Posted: 04 January 2013 09:27 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Slate has a little piece about Huelskamp’s evident role in engineering / coordinating the opposition to John Boehner as Speaker of the House:
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/01/04/john_boehner_gop_offers_historic_rebuke_to_house_speaker.html

I find this deeply alarming. While Huelskamp’s actions will likely not hurt his re-election chances, given the voter breakdown of the 1st District, they threaten real consequences for his constituents here in Manhattan. Fort Riley, Kansas State University, and NBAF all need sympathetic ears in Washington, DC. Huelskamp has managed to alienate the leadership of his own party, and will certainly be getting no sympathy from the White House.

Huelskamp’s actions strike me as ideology trumping all considerations of actually doing good for the people he represents.

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Posted: 04 January 2013 12:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Huelskamp is the poster child of the Flint Hills Tea Party.  He’s a Brownback wannabe.  He is exactly what the current Kansas political mentality demands.

Huelskamp will simply perpetuate the “Party of NO!” mentality that has driven the public approval rating of Congress to an all-time low.  He fits right in with the legacy Kansas voters seem to champion.  Amazing!!!!

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