Arlen Specter and the Miracle Bullet Theory comes to Obama’s Democratic Party
By Kevin Stoda, a Kansan in exile
As many of my readers know, I--just like Arlen Specter (U.S. Senator, PA) and former Senator Bob Dole--, am a graduate of a Kansas high school. We are the Sunflower state and examples of very well educated persons interested in public service in a state that has lost its way politically for over half a century.
That is, Kansas is a place that has tried to run and hide from its progressive past for quite some time. Frank Thomas wrote a great book, WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS?, on the hidden-progressive tradition in Kansas—a state that should be blue but which has been red since before I was born.
Thomas had written clearly: “Not long ago, Kansas would have responded to the current situation by making the bastards pay.”