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larry phillips mugshotGUEST COLUMN, Larry Phillips, Kismet

 

Are we supposed to have pity for U.S. Senate candidate Barbara Bollier’s campaign officials that feel confused about why conservative ads are attacking her past record? 

The one who is actually very, very confused is Bollier herself. 

She first got elected as a Republican, but conveniently switched to a Democrat in December 2018, supporting Laura Kelly after voters in only eight counties out of 105 counties elected the tyrant Democrat Kelly to the governor’s mansion. 

Even former Republican Larry Hibbard, a yokel farmer from the Flint Hills says in a commercial for Bollier, that, and I quote, “She won’t follow a party agenda.”

Naturally. 

She doesn’t know if she’s a conservative who believes in the Constitution or a puppet Democrat who will support the radical Democrats. She will bend with the wind – she has proven that. And if elected, she will do whatever Chuck Schumer tells her to do, while polishing his shoes and … never mind – if she wants any committee assignments (i.e. power).

We’ve all seen it time after time after time; the “big lie” when Democrat candidates say, “I’m independent and will only do what is good for my state.”

Blah, blah, blah. 

Blah, blah, blah. 

How many Dems have broken with Nancy Pelosi over in the U.S. House when it comes to a vote on practically anything? 

None. And there were about 50 of them that got elected to the House in 2018 by claiming the big lie, “I’m independent.” 

It’s true in the Senate, too. Do you think one – even one – Democrat will vote for Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacant U.S. Supreme Court seat? If so, “You need to put down the bong,” as Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy likes to say.

No, all Democrat Senators will march in line with Schumer – like jack-booted, high-stepping little soldiers – just like Bollier would do if elected. They will either vote “No,” or “Present” on Barrett to cover themselves from their constituents. “I didn’t vote against ACB.”

Our Bollier is having a true identity crisis – and her confused ideological dogma lives deep within her.

And for all these Kansas fools who claim, “I’m supporting Trump, but for U.S. Senate, I’m voting for Barbara Bollier,” as Hibbard says in his pitiful ad.

Does he and such “luminaries” like Republican State Representative Jan Kessinger – another turn-coat Bollier acolyte – who was a co-sponsor of HB2167 for abolishing the death penalty, really believe Bollier is suited to be a U.S. Senator? Ironically, Hibbard, the retired lawmaker, was also a co-sponsor of the bill abolishing the death penalty.

Do these RINOs actually know what would happen to this great republic if the U.S. Senate majority were to fall into the hands of the Democratic Party?

Total destruction of the country, to a point America would look exactly like Venezuela within four years – if not sooner. Is that the country these so-called Republicans really want to live in? Some third world communist nation?

Electing a self-styled, flip-flopping flake like Bollier could produce such a disaster. Electing any Democrats to any office, in effect, supports anarchy and socialism to the detriment of all American citizens.

This is the reason the voters of Kansas need to get off the couch and replace these state RINOs (Republicans In Name Only).

Things were starting to look promising when we finally had enough of the Kansas in-house RINOs, led by past GOP State Senate President Steve Morris (R- Hugoton) and his gang during the 2012 “purge of the Republican Party.”

Morris had moved $100,000 into his campaign to fight off those challenging the RINOs in the primary. Morris lost to state Rep. Larry Powell. And, a total of nine other Republicans also lost – nearly one-third of the GOP caucus. 

But, we’ve once again become lazy and assuming our new Republicans are doing what’s right. And by right, I mean, maintaining conservative values and using our constitutions as guidance. 

That also means looking at redesigning a new constitutional amendment to assure future governors are not given tyrannical powers during emergencies like the current pandemic.

Our main focus for those who start early in-person voting tomorrow is to know what Bollier is up to when it comes to health care.

In a recent ad, Bollier states in her own words: “As a doctor and legislator, affordable health care is my life’s mission.

“In the U.S. Senate, my plan will bring down costs with ideas both parties will support,” she added.

The arrogance and audacity of that statement is unbelievable. First off, most of the U.S. Senators know which party they belong to. And second, does she really think 99 other Senators are going to fawn all over her medical plan?

Here is her “plan” listed on her campaign website at https://bollierforkansas.com/issues.

“Support an innovative public health insurance option to ensure Kansans always have an affordable healthcare choice, while maintaining private health insurance options for Americans who choose to keep them;”

“An innovative public health insurance option” means to me, “Medicare for all” or a “single-payer health care system,” i.e. government-run hospitals and doctors for all. It’s actually Bernie Sanders’ system but couched in words like “innovative option.”

Then there is the lie that people can maintain “private health insurance options for Americans who choose to keep them."

How many times did we hear Obama say, “If you like your current plan, you can keep it?”

Another lie and that’s what Bollier is saying: “If you like your private insurance, you can keep it.” 

That’s like saying Joe Biden, if elected, will be the acting president. Malarkey to that and malarkey to Bollier and malarkey to her RINO sycophants.

Vote Republican on all candidates down the ballot and vote “No” to retaining all state supreme court justices.

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