Retired Kansas State Senator and former GOP Third District Congressional nominee Nick Jordan released the following statement on Thursday of last week. Thursday was the day Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Overland Park to attempt to justify the unjustifiable — that the wasteful and damaging “stimulus” is a good thing.
In the statement, Jordan sounds like the GOP of post-2004: voicing support for “economic conservativism” while simultaneously supporting liberal spending programs. It’s likely that Jordan also is trying to play it safe with Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach, whose record is that of an economic and social liberal, but who is popular within the country clubs of Johnson County Republican liberals. Gerlach is exactly the type of mayor targeted by Obama: Gerlach will happily take Obama’s earmarked federal money for what he and Nick Jordan inappropriately consider “needed projects,” provided that the mayor gets a few headlines for it. Gerlach willingly allows himself to be used by Obama and the left.
Nick Jordan is a very nice man, but if he wants to have a future within the Republican party, he needs to get off the fence and pick sides in the war of Socialism: either he will choose the path to American (and electoral) success that involves major spending and tax reform; or he will choose the center-left path that leads to the long-term failure of the nation and GOP irrelevance. (more…)