▪ “The grand myth of modern Republican politics – the trickle-down theory that sweeping tax cuts generate rising revenues – has come crashing down in Kansas.” – from a New York Times editorial headlined “Kansas Schools, Victims of Bad Tax Policy”
▪ “Clearly, clearly it’s a political decision, and anyone who says otherwise has not read it.” – state Sen. Ty Masterson, R-Andover, on the Kansas Supreme Court’s equity ruling
▪ “They have one job, and one job only, and that is to reason and listen to the evidence and make an opinion. And that’s all it is, an opinion. They can’t tell us what to do. They can opine, and that’s the end of their authority.” – state Sen. Greg Smith, R-Overland Park, on the state Supreme Court justices
▪ “The alternative to Trump and Clinton could be a not-terribly-well-known but capable congressman like Mike Pompeo or Adam Kinzinger.” – William Kristol, in a Weekly Standard commentary urging Republicans to find “a serious and credible independent candidate”
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▪ “Of the 17 candidates on the Republican side, and the two on the other side, none have mentioned rural and small-town America. We do have an obligation to tell Mr. Trump we are out here.” – Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., telling a Pittsburg group that Donald Trump has been invited to meet with members of the Senate Agriculture Committee (which Roberts chairs) at the GOP convention