Let's Do The Wave
loves taking pictures with his adopted black family, lost his bid for a fourth term in Congress by a landslide (57-43). Not only that, he lost to a Chamber of Commerce and GOP-backed obstetrician with no political experience. This is huge for a number of reasons:
Huelskamp surfed into Congress six years ago during the Teabagger revolution of 2010 that pretty much put the kibosh on whatever little good the Obama administration planned to do (and, admittedly, it was very little indeed). But when exit pollers were making the rounds of Kansas last night, one Marshall voter said, "I don’t mind the independent voice, but you’ve got to figure out how to work with people."
Now, the article doesn't state if this particular voter was a Teabagger but one fact is clear: Either even the Teabaggers think this guy is too extreme or they simply didn't come out in large enough numbers to vote for this clown. And he was abandoned by the RNC establishment for a reason- Four years ago, former House Speaker John Boehner, who'd been the target of Huelskamp's barbs, finally got sick and tired of him and kicked him off the House Agriculture Committee, which is pretty much a no no for a guy from a farm state.
Secondly, Huelskamp, who was considered one of the most ultra conservative members of Congress, waged a never-ending war against the LGBT community and even tried to pass an amendment to the Constitution banning same sex marriages (so much for states' rights and smaller, less intrusive government).
He'd also put Planned Parenthood in his crosshairs, calling abortion "slavery" and the organization itself "racist" (because, look, I have black adopted kids. Look at my blacks!). This guy is such a prick, he refused to even call Dr. Roger Marshall's campaign to concede and to congratulate him on winning the primary. He's that mean-spirited a prick and a sore loser.
So, just like one termers Allen West and Joe Walsh, Huelskamp had to go. Let's just hope this turns into a plague that races through the Freedom Caucus, that pack of wild assclowns that has stalled whatever little progressive legislation that Congress had tried to make over the last several years. So let's hope this indeed becomes a bellwether of change to come, continuing with Debbie Wasserman Schultz's and Paul Ryan's own downfalls. Don't forget, Renee Ellmers lost her own primary bid (she's the one Clay Aiken ran against two years ago).