Thursday, August 5

Moderate Kansans on the rise?

Gidget (Kansas GOP Insider (wannabe)) reports:

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,, 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.

The registration for the website traces to Aaron Estabrook, who ran as a Democrat for the Kansas House of Representatives this year. He received 36 percent of the vote, losing to Republican Tom Phillips. His campaign website espouses distinctly progressive positions on issues.

If you want to see what the coalition of moderate Republicans and Democrats produced for Kansas, see Kansas traditional Republicans: The record. That ought to be enough to temper expectations.

There’s more from Gidget at Mods get knocked down, but they get up again.