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Sam "Reverse Robin Hood" Brownback (b. 1956 - still kicking) is the governor, and former senior US Senator, from the state of Kansas. In 2007, he was a Republican candidate for the 2008 presidential election. His views on immigration are considered to be at odds with the general conservative view, apparently he likes them because of what the Bible said about welcoming strangers. He retired from the Senate in 2010, due to self-imposed term limits. This meant he promptly became governor.
Say what you will about Governor Brownback, but he has tirelessly, systematically sought out input from the people of Kansas. On his schedule, at least once every weekday is a meeting with individual citizens or community groups. Without fail, he asks them a critical question and then listens, really listens to their answers. He starts every meeting getting right to the point. He says: What can I do to be more of a conniving, miserable fuckwad?
He is now infamous for trying to pass measures that allow Kansas Republicans to impeach state Supreme Court Justices who oppose his laws.  He had to be ordered by them to fully fund K-12 education. He would never do it, unless at gunpoint.
For some wondering how Brownback got reelected, Brownback essentially ran solely against an old, white housewife's image of Obama. Because elderly voters make up so much of the population it is nearly impossible for Republicans to lose. They don't run on records; those don't appeal to Kansas voters. Instead they use the word "liberal" a lot and run all sorts of bullshit negative ads. Paul Davis frequented a STRIP CLUB
16 years ago", "Paul Davis wants to appoint MORE JUDGES that LOVE BLACK MURDERERS and let these BLACK men GO FREE in YOUR HOME TOWN where YOUR DAUGHTER goes to SCHOOL." Informed voters know that Brownback gutted education and crashed the economy, but old white Republicans have nothing to balance it out. And who can blame them. The news, ads, newspapers, radio, TV all work against them and they'll never get exposed to another viewpoint in small town Kansas. The Koch/Murdoch backed candidate has a massive lead in every election.
 Economic policies
“”This is exactly the sort of thing we want to do here, in Washington.
He is a strong proponent of Reaganesque supply-side economics which he has implemented in Kansas in the form of extensive tax cuts, resulting in extremely high deficits due to tax revenues being approximately cut in half, which have resulted in
a two debt rating downgrades. Brownback has responded to this situation by blaming Obama and proposing to double down on the hot mess he created. He appears to be headed towards doing this after being reelected in 2014 and claiming a mandate, though some Republicans are showing resistance. If he has his way, the doubling-down is going to include raiding $95 million from the state highway fund, raiding $41 million from the state teacher pension fund, and cutting agency budgets by 4%.
 God as his co-pilot
“”While no stone should be left unturned in seeking to discover the nature of man's origins, we can say with conviction that we know with certainty at least part of the outcome. Man was not an accident and reflects an image and likeness unique in the created order. Those aspects of evolutionary theory compatible with this truth are a welcome addition to human knowledge. Aspects of these theories that undermine this truth, however, should be firmly rejected as an atheistic theology posing as science.
Although he is very pro ID, he still maintains a "teach the controversy" view in the political arena. Brownback is Young Earth Creationist and supporter of the microevolution but not macroevolution argument,  He is also afraid that those evil atheist geneticists will create man-animal hybrids and, by golly, he's going to put a stop to that.
 See also
- Blogs 4 Brownback
- Sam Brownback: What I Think About Evolution
- Wikipedia, for a full list of his political positions
- ↑ http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2016/04/01/3765654/kansas-supreme-court-impeachment-bill/
- ↑ "Paul Davis is LITERALLY Obama"
- ↑ "Paul Davis wants strip clubs near churches!", Republican Governor's Association.
- ↑ "Remember the Carr Brothers?"
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Brownback scrambles to clean up his mess
- ↑ Rating Action
- ↑ Kansas tax revenue off $92 million in April
- ↑ Kansas Governor Wants To Double Down On Massive Tax Cut That Tanked State Finances
- ↑ Sam Brownback unveils plan to close budget gap
- ↑ Kansas governor unveils plan to close budget gap
- ↑ Brownback's New York Times editorial
- ↑ DON'T KNOW MUCH BIOLOGY
- ↑ What Sam Brownback thinks about evolution
- ↑ Sam Brownback, defender of the faith
- ↑ Brownback on evolution
- ↑ Grandma Manimal