Governor Sarah Palin having a laugh with United States Senator Pat Roberts in Independence, Kansas
By Gary P Jackson
Governor Sarah Palin was in Independence, Kansas on Thursday to rally support for United States Senator Pat Roberts, who faces a tough challenge from “independent” Greg Orman.
For those who haven’t been following the race, Orman, who has spent a lifetime supporting far left democrat party radicals, but has refused to answer questions on pretty much any issue, including who he will caucus with if elected [Spoiler Alert: it will be the democrats] is the democrat party’s guy, no matter the spin that he’s “independent“!
Question for readers to ponder: When was the last time a supposed “independent” who managed to get elected, caucused with anyone but the democrats? Lisa Murkowski, a democrat in all but name only [DIABLO] doesn’t count! She only caucuses with the Republicans because they allowed her to keep all of her plum committee assignments, even after she stabbed them in the back, and worked with the democrat party to beat the Republican nominee, Joe Miller, in Alaska.
Why is “independent” Orman the democrat party show pony, their great white hope? Well, the actual democrat party candidate, Chad Taylor, dropped out of the race, because he saw Kansans wanted nothing to do with another Obama clone in the Senate. The idea here is to try and fool low information voters into voting for an “independent” over the long term Republican Senator. We’ve seen this more than a few times over the years. Kansans are slowly starting to figure Orman out though.
It should be noted that Chad Taylor, the democrat, was to remain on the ballot, a customary thing when a candidate leaves the race after being chosen as the party nominee, even if they drop out. The only exception to that rule, in Kansas, is if said candidate declares he would be unable to fulfill the duties of the office he’s seeking, if elected. Though the letter Taylor sent to the Secretary of State never gave a reason for his dropping out, the Kansas State Supreme Court deemed the letter “good enough‘ and ordered Taylor’s name removed from the ballot, making it much easier for “independent” [blank slate] Orman.
There is a twist though, as a registered democrat voter, David Orel of Kansas City, Kansas, filed a new petition with the Kansas Supreme Court asking them to force the party to name a new nominee. He filed the petition after his attorney sent the party a letter saying Orel wants to vote for a democrat candidate. No word on how far this has gotten, or will go.
This brings us to Governor Palin’s visit on Thursday. With all the confusion, and outright lies [and question dodging] from Orman, with an assist from the liberal Kansas media,Senator Roberts finds himself in a tough race. Governor Palin went to help Senator Roberts, as well as set the record straight on who and what Orman really is. While highlighting Senator Roberts record of standing with Conservatives on many important issues including amnesty, ObamaCare, and fiscal integrity, Governor Plain was also there to remind voters the GOP MUST take the Senate away from the democrats. Losing is simply not an option, if America is to survive.
According to reports, Governor Palin was met with a huge standing room only crowd of eager supporters:
The Washington Post’s Phillip Rucker tweeted:
From KWCH’s Pilar Pedraza:
Here Governor Palin starts to hit on “independent” Orman and his inability to tell the truth:
HT: Twitchy for above tweets.
The Wichita Eagle posted this video:
Governor Sarah Palin joined Senator Pat Roberts for a pancake breakfast at the Independence Historical Museum and Art Center in Independence, Kansas on September 25, 2014. The two spoke to a crowd of more than 250 people before serving pancakes and sausage.
Here are some photos from the Pancake Breakfast and the event, courtesy Jaime Green/Wichita Eagle:
The Los Angeles Times offers this:
On Thursday, the three-term Kansas senator turned to tea party darling Sarah Palin to rally voters behind his flagging campaign. The former Alaska governor praised Roberts for standing with Sen. Ted Cruz a year ago during his marathon floor speech against President Obama’s healthcare law, which preceded a strategy that resulted in a government shutdown.
“He [was] one of the few senators fulfilling campaign promises, doing what the American people asked him to do, standing there on the floor with Sen. Ted Cruz to do what they could to get rid of Obamacare,” Palin said.
The location was its own message of sorts – the small town of Independence. Palin and Roberts argued that Greg Orman, a wealthy financier who now leads in some public polls, is hardly the independent voice he casts himself as.
“I know independence,” Palin said. “Supporting Barack Obama, supporting Obamacare, supporting amnesty, supporting Harry Reid? That’s not independent. That’s someone who’s trying to schnooker ya, Kansas.“
The Roberts campaign’s efforts to rally the base may be a successful one in a state that hasn’t elected a Democratic senator since 1932, and which Republicans have reliably carried in presidential elections.
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Palin’s visit follows one a day earlier by the man who selected her for the national ticket in 2008, John McCain. Roberts said this week that Jeb Bush, Paul Ryan, Rand Paul and others will be coming to campaign for him as well.
Roberts is framing the election as a simple choice, not between him and Orman but between Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid. It’s a gamble on his part that a solidly-red state’s frustration with Washington is pinned more on a Democratic president and his Senate allies than Congress more broadly.
“The reason the governor is here is that the Republican Party is united,” Roberts told the audience at a pancake breakfast at the small town’s historical museum. “Every square inch of the Republican Party knows what’s at stake. We have to take the Senate back as a first step to turning the country around. There is only one person on the ballot that will go to Washington and kick Harry Reid out as opposed to giving him a stamp of approval.“