Republicans are setting up the firing range. Our targets – one another.
At least, that’s what I believe is probably the case with a new group calling itself “Moderate Kansas.”
The group has created a very vague website and is happily tweeting (@ModerateKS) itself into the state’s lexicon.
The website, www.moderatekansas.com, is red. That’s about all there is to see. There’s a motto: A Rational Voice for the Majority of Kansas. But I don’t know what that means. It’s awfully hope-y change-y to me. You can ascribe whatever values suit your purpose to it.
According to their Twitter account, they are planning an organizational meeting to write a platform in January.
If I had to guess, this is the reincarnation of the so-called moderate Republicans. I just think we’ve heard this song before. The tune was catchy for awhile and then wore thin, kind of like “Tub Thumping,” by Chumbawamba. (They were one-hit wonders for a reason.)
I guess the mods are hoping they’ll get back up again after getting knocked down in the primary election last August. This time, however, it appears they hope to start a third party.
Look, I get it.
I am far more Libertarian than what currently passes for a Republican these days. We’ve got Gov. Sam Brownback pimping for wind credits. You’ll never find a Kansas Republican that doesn’t think farm subsidies are a brilliant piece straight from central planning.
There are days, many of them, when I seriously consider trying to build the Libertarian Party. I guess if this group of Moderate Kansas really gets going, there might be chance to splinter even further.
If nothing else, it will be interesting to watch.