Opinion Line Extra (May 1)

05/01/2014 12:00 AM

05/01/2014 6:19 AM

President Obama went to Japan to visit one of our friends. He played soccer with a robot and ate very expensive raw fish, and then could not even negotiate a trade pact. He left Japan with his hat in his hand. How can we expect him to negotiate with an enemy?

Some people say that Obama is a failure at being president. I wholeheartedly disagree. I say he has been supremely successful at being a failure at everything he has ever done.

As our governor, Kathleen Sebelius freely spent our money, with almost no restraint. It must be nice to spend other people’s money. No wonder that when she got to Washington, she saw no limits. Putting her in charge of Obamacare was sure to be a disaster. When spending money in Washington, successful outcomes are not a requirement.

Many who work for the IRS have not paid their taxes. Then they get bonuses. Fire all who do not pay their taxes, and forget the bonuses. If the citizens did this, we would be in jail for tax evasion. Go figure.

The states had better take control and turn the federal government around. It’s like an insatiable organism, devouring an estimated 36 percent of the economy through spending and regulatory compliance costs, even before Obamacare begins.

I’m a lifelong Kansan nearing retirement age. I have more faith in the USA to administer Medicare than Kansas. It is so sad what is going on in our state the last few years. I guess it really does matter after all who gets elected.

Well, it was no surprise that Gov. Sam Brownback signed the health care bill. I hope he and his cronies are proud of themselves. They just sent shock waves through the elderly of Kansas.

How dare the governor speak for all Kansans when saying everyone wanted the new gun law? That law was only wanted by those in the pocket of the NRA who misconstrue the Constitution for their own means.

Only in Kansas would parents and students protest a planned commencement speech by the first lady. Oh, I forgot – she is a black Democrat.

Just being married to a president may not be enough to actually be elected president as well. If only there were someone who was married to a president and also an additional minority of some kind. We could sit around impressing each other for years by telling how we elected this person.

Cliven Bundy, the world’s biggest moocher. A criminal at every stage – and the Republicans accepted him lock, stock and barrel. To what level will that party stoop? God help us if Republicans ever gain power.

Too bad we have to hear about it each time Justin Bieber visits the restroom.

Next time People magazine does a “Sexiest Man Alive” issue, Keith Urban should be at the top of the list.

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