Video Shows Kansas Senate Candidate Advocating Australian-Style Gun Confiscation

Democratic candidate Barbara Bollier held a lawn chair chat with Johnson County voters at Sar-Ko-Par Park, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Lenexa, Kan. Bollier is running for a seat in the U.S. Senate, facing Roger Marshall, a U.S. Representative of Kansas’ 1st congressional district. (Tammy Ljungblad/The Kansas City Star via AP)

By John Hanna, AP

Republicans on Sunday circulated a video of the Democrats’ candidate for an open U.S. Senate seat in Kansas praising strict Australian gun laws that she said “took them all away” to undercut her campaign as a political moderate in what’s been an unexpectedly tough red-state race for the GOP.

Democrat Barbara Bollier’s spokeswoman accused Republican Roger Marshall’s campaign of being “duplicitous” in highlighting the video from an Oct. 3 “lawn chair chat” at a Kansas City-area park. Bollier’s campaign released longer audio from the same event that included moments in which Bollier said she supports the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protecting gun rights and recalled hunting with her father.

The race appears to be close between Marshall, a two-term congressman for western and central Kansas, and Bollier, a Kansas City-area state senator who was a lifelong moderate Republican before switching parties late in 2018. As the GOP fights to keep its 53-47 majority in the Senate, Marshall and his supporters have attacked Bollier on issues that favor Republicans in much of the state, including gun rights.

Both a 2 1/2-minute video clip provided to The Associated Press by the Marshall campaign and longer audio from Bollier’s show that she noted that an adult daughter lives in Australia and praised a law there that in the 1990s forced owners of 700,000 guns to sell them to the government as “this amazing thing.”

“They have no guns. They don’t allow them. They just took them all away,” Bollier told her audience. “And you know what? It’s pretty darn safe.”

Bollier also noted that Australia imposes licensing and training requirements for gun owners. Kansas law allows adults to carry weapons openly, and it allows them to carry concealed firearms without a permit — a policy Bollier opposed as a legislator when it was enacted in 2015.

“Who thinks you can just go out and have a gun? Seriously,” Bollier said. “You can’t drive a car without training. You can’t basically do anything without some kind of training. This is a lethal weapon.”

As the video clip began circulating, Bollier tweeted Sunday afternoon: “I do not support gun confiscation. I never have. I never will.”

Republicans have not lost a Senate race in Kansas since 1932, but Bollier has flooded the airwaves with ads that have included testimonials from former GOP state lawmakers.

The race had seen a Kansas record of $32 million in advertising as of last week, with Marshall and his allies being outspent, according to the media advertising firm Advertising Analytics.

Bollier’s campaign had spent more than $9 million, with outside groups paying for about $8 million more. Nearly 90% of the roughly $14.5 million in ads for Marshall were covered by outside groups, with the Marshall campaign spending about $1.5 million, according to Advertising Analytics.

Bollier’s remarks on guns first were reported Sunday by The Washington Free Beacon conservative site. Marshall’s campaign manager, Eric Pahls, texted a 36-second excerpt to The Associated Press. He later provided a link to a longer video clip with Bollier’s full answer to a question from a woman who said she recently bought a handgun and was “completely disturbed” by how easy it was for her one to buy one and carry it concealed.

 

“This may sound good to Bollier’s donors in San Francisco, but to Kansans, this is disqualifying,” Pahls said in a later text. “Even among Democrats, forced gun confiscation is an alarming concept.”

Bollier spokeswoman Alexandra De Luca provided nearly eight minutes of audio from the event, which included comments from the Democratic candidate a few minutes before the question that led Bollier to praise Australian gun laws. Bollier said she still has one of her father’s shotguns but called gun violence a public health crisis.

“Roger Marshall and his allies in Washington want to take Barbara’s comments completely out of context for their political benefit,” De Luca said in a statement. “She knows we can protect the rights of gun owners and keep our communities safe.”

But Pahls suggested that Bollier’s comments in support of the Second Amendment represent “carefully scripted talking points” and that with off-script answers to questions, “she exposes herself for the radical leftist that she is.”

“Her true colors started shining through,” he said.

Pahls also suggested Bollier’s staff ended the event shortly afterward because “she got off her rehearsed talking points.”

De Luca called it “an outright lie,” then provided 32 minutes of audio from the event. It showed that she began wrapping up about a minute later — after answering a final question and saying she supports background checks for gun purchases.

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  1. avatar Debbie W. says:

    Another self serving pompous Jim Crow Gun Control democRat slave master demanding everyone turn in their guns. No more guns, no more gun talk so shut up, turn in your guns and pick cotton for master joe and the ho.

    TRUMP/PENCE 2020

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    2. avatar Noamsaying says:

      Australian gun laws are a joke. Suicide by gun went down, but suicide by hanging went way up. People just changed the way that they do themselves in, but the libs couch it in terms of ending “gun violence”

    3. avatar Scott says:

      KS Voter and strong advocate for the second amendment here. I won’t be voting for any Republican who has not repudiated Trump. Any candidate that has not explicitly called for an alternative is not getting my vote. Trump is toxic. He’s destroyed the party. November is going to be a blood bath and he owns it.

      Guns aren’t everything.

  2. avatar enuf says:

    Well, I do keep all my guns locked away except for those I carry on my person or maintain readily in reach for defensive purposes.

    So, there’s that.

    The rest of her position is just plain stupid.

    1. avatar Debbie W. says:

      enuf…When it comes to safety we must not race to fall for a biased politician against guns and we must be all inclusive. We must secure equally such things as gasoline, cleaning fluids, medicines, knifes, vehicles, lawnmowers, tools, etc. Any of those items when misused can kill or maim.
      The worst on the list is vehicles that kill thousands and thousands every year. I propose mandating everyone who owns a motor vehicle to have it locked secure in a garage. Individuals who do not comply will have their vehicles confiscated and destroyed. Are you OK with that enuf? Race to let the forum know if your vehicle is in compliance.
      On the other hand your crybaby vote against the POTUS winds up belonging to biden/harris. You know it and this forum knows it.

      1. avatar enuf says:

        Debbie, don’t get me wrong, I would still vote for her but she isn’t in my district. I will just vote for another who has Advocated for an Australian-Style Gun Confiscation, kamala harris and joe biden.

        1. avatar Thixotropic says:

          How are you leftist imbeciles going to defend yourselves when the de-funded Police don’t show up.

          Bet you squat to pee don’t ya Pedophile?

        2. avatar enuf says:

          Obviously that is not me posting, likely it is Debbie W answering herself.

          Neither Aussie nor Kiwi gun control are doing anything more that depriving citizens of their natural rights and enabling criminals to feel safe. These laws will prevent nothing.

        3. avatar James Campbell says:

          “I will just vote for another who has Advocated for an Australian-Style Gun Confiscation, kamala harris and joe biden.”
          Hey enuf, how did that sleepyjoe\skankyhoe campaign event in Arizona go today?
          Oh, that’s right. It was reported by the local news channel that NOBODY SHOWED UP! 🤣
          Enjoy that TDS coming soon!
          Trump/Pence 2020

      2. avatar chuckers says:

        I think you forgot the second amendment. If you want to get the states together to try and get rid of the second amendment go ahead but they can just as easily get rid of life long polititians by putting a 2 term limit on them, which I would push for, don’t need that California witch Pelosi hanging around no longer.

        1. avatar chuckers says:

          It’s called a constitutional convention, needed to pass or get rid of amendments. Hope your not one of those airheads that spout off without knowing the law.

    2. avatar Nonips says:

      Well let’s hope most of Kansas dose the same and not were they can be found, she got bodyguards with guns I bet well we they give us all bodyguards with guns they maybe we can talk on limit otherwise get all you can all the ammunition you can cause if democratics communist get in there will be a war

    3. avatar Chris T in KY says:

      fyi
      A responsible gun owner always keeps their guns locked up. When not in use. And carrying a gun on you IS using your gun. Also keeping a gun on your nightstand while you sleep IS using your gun.

    4. avatar Southern Cross says:

      You are definitely a Fudd.

      1. avatar PM in Fl. says:

        Speaking of fudds, don’t some candidates say that they went hunting with dad or grandad? They are also the ones to call for restrictions or confiscation. This is a familiar pattern.

  3. avatar seatex says:

    At least she eliminated herself from consideration. This is why they have to deceive and lie about their true intentions to get elected.

    1. avatar Hush says:

      Bolllier is simply a liar. By her talking points her true colors relative to the 2nd Amendment are clearly exposed. If she really was a POTG 2nd Amendment supporter she would not even mention Australia or brag about hunting with her father and surely she would not have switched to the Democrat party as recently as 2018.
      Folk pay attention, she is not hiding anything. She and her campaign are LIARS!

      1. avatar LazrBeam says:

        When will THEY learn that the 2nd Amendment is not “aimed” at hunting?

  4. avatar Jim from LI says:

    “Don’t listen to what comes out of my mouth, listen to the focus-group-tested taking points prepared by my staff!”

    If the Founders wanted to create an enumerated right to hunt, they would have done so. Bollier belongs in the tree stand with the loon from Minnesota and Uncle Dick.

  5. avatar Dennis Sumner says:

    Put the shackles on her, wrap her in duct tape, and send her to the country she admires so much!

    1. avatar Southern Cross says:

      We wouldn’t let her in.

      1. avatar New Citizen Patriot says:

        Too right, mate!

  6. avatar 300BlackoutFan says:

    I wonder if she conducted a background check when her father died and left her his shotgun [ I’m referencing what would be required under a UBC scheme, not what is current law ]

    Possessing a firearm does not make one “Pro-2A”. At the best, it makes you part of the “Don’t Care – I’ve got mine” privileged elitist.

    1. avatar strych9 says:

      It doesn’t even make you a privileged elitist. Loads of people own a gun that they have never shot, don’t even look at and don’t own ammo for. It’s just an item they happen to own, like a mixer or a cordless drill.

      When it comes to people who own a gun yet shit on the right of others to do so with minimal hassle “asshole gun owner” might be a technically correct description but the operative adjective is still “asshole”. The gun ownership is superfluous and the support for the rights of others is non-existent so the more accurate description is “asshole who happens to own a gun” just like “asshole who happens to own a cordless drill”.

      1. avatar Chris T in KY says:

        I have always supported the 2A. But I didn’t get my first gun until I was 36 years old. And that was through marriage. She had 4 hand guns and one rifle. I had none. Now we have 10 more firearms in the house!
        More to come.
        (smile)

        1. avatar strych9 says:

          You married well. Congrats.

        2. avatar LazrBeam says:

          He married “up”!

      2. avatar Mark N. says:

        Yeah, I have at l east three guns I have never shot…or is it four? Nope nope, just three. Used to be five, so progress has been made.

    2. avatar LarryinTX says:

      I don’t understand why such loons ALWAYS assume that they can sound off about “common sense”, UBC, and so forth without ever explaining WTF they mean. Like, how about explaining what difference would come of UBC, beginning with how she intends to enforce it. I know *I* will not comply, if I sell a gun for cash to my son, or to a complete stranger, it will be you give me that, I give you this, have a nice day. How would you enforce your stupid and counterproductive (not to mention unconstitutional) law? You idiot. Completely unenforceable, and so observed only by the compulsively law abiding, meant only to infringe on the rights of everyday citizens while not irritating killers or armed robbers.

      1. avatar strych9 says:

        The problem here is that you’re one of those people with actual life experience who asks “OK, great idea but how do we achieve the goal?”.

        Most people never make it to step two. Since most people never make it to step two there’s no incentive for politicians to give an explanation, and in fact a great disincentive for them to do so. It’s a perfect spot for an unworkable idea that “sounds great on paper” but cannot function in reality because very few people will actually question how implementation would function.

        Bumper sticker sloganeering is worthless if you actually want to get things done. However, it’s fan-fucking-tastic if you want to convince other people that you’re going to get things done.

        The snake-oil-procrastination-promise is the stock and trade of politicians.

  7. avatar Mortimer Beetroot Plimpton says:

    “This is not a dictatorship. We are never going to use force, because we belong to the people. Moreover, the day that the people no longer want us, we shall leave. As soon as possible I will take the rifles off the streets. There are no more enemies, there is no longer anything to fight against.”

    Fidel Castro, First Decrees – 1959

  8. avatar TheUnspoken says:

    The ancedote about the lady buying a gun and being “surprised how easy it was to buy and carry.” I guess she wanted to be treated like a criminal or child rather than a responsible adult? “I need to be regulated more, you can’t just trust me to be responsible!!!”

    Maybe she should go get a felony and see how easy it is then to get a gun and carry it?

    Why should the law abiding be burdened to exercise a constitutional right?

    She could try another thought exercise- why is there literally nothing, except the threat of punishment and her own conscious preventing her from carrying out any crime at any point? From shoplifting to assault, robbery, mass shooting… She could really just commit any crime at any point with minimal restraints preventing it until the crime is underway. It is just so easy, she can smash a window and steal something no problem… Why is it so easy to commit crimes?

    1. It’s because these types of women are the same “Karen’s” who “serial harass” other citizens…Self-appointed potentates of the DNC/SJW mental illness party ..Same type of “Karen’s” who work at Big Box retail stores and terrorize THEIR fellow co-workers…Run around and terrorize other citizens over “Mask Protocols”.Trying to incite confrontation or violence…

  9. avatar Dan says:

    She supports the Second Amendment until she possibly gets elected and then she won’t. It’s the same old song and dance.

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      She may not even know that she is lying.

    2. avatar Blade says:

      Spot on !

  10. avatar Wedge259 says:

    She’s running her campaign as “the reasonable/moderate choice”. As a Kansan, most people I talk to about it roll their eyes at that comment. I have no idea what here chances are though.

  11. avatar Jeff says:

    The reason gun owners can not under any circumstances support a democrat is a vote for them is a vote for chuck Schumer.

    This candidate may say she supports the 2nd amendment but in the end she will just enhance chuck’s Schumer’s position to confiscate peoples weapons.

    I’m always amazed how many people dont understand this simple concept.

    1. avatar Hush says:

      Anyone saying they support the 2nd Amendment and someone by their actions demonstrating a real support of the 2nd Amendment are not the same thing. Talk is cheap and many politicians learn this early. Any person who states they support the 2nd amendment, BUT…………really does not support the 2nd Amendment. They have made a BUTT out of their BUT!
      Is it really possible to be a democrat and not support their agenda especially the 2nd Amendment and if so be accepted by their democrat colleagues?

  12. avatar Lance says:

    I love how the shotgun is essentially the PC firearm of politics.
    Also she considers what the DMV considers ‘training’ (simple knowledge and a driving test).

    Lack of training isn’t what causes someone to purposely kill another with a firearm. Its lack of self-control and responsibility. Lack of morality, not lack of gun laws.

    1. avatar Dave says:

      Until citizen-disarmists drop even that pretense, and your shotgun gets labeled a “trench gun” and thus gets you targeted for confiscation.

    2. avatar Serpent_Vision says:

      But, lack of training could serve to disarm the working poor who don’t have the time and/or money for it, if it’s made a requirement.

      1. avatar LarryinTX says:

        Like social distancing not being required for rioters and looters and arsonists, we will have an exception for the poor or demographically challenged, as well as the unfortunately convicted felons, so they will have the space to destroy.

    3. avatar 9x39 says:

      Some are considered PC, mine are not.

      They’re big, black terrifyingly scary things with ginormous clip-a-zines, shoulder thingies that go up. And one that’s even origami styled. Karen’s nightmare incarnate and personified. With muzzle brakes & big sweet cakes dancing around in their poor deluded little minds.

      Kk, one’s not very big. But I mean, that’s the entire point of a bullpup, yeah?

      1. avatar KenW says:

        Just buy one of those KalliKeys for it. Instantly neuters it, before it could be the most intimidating black death with a thingy that goes up and multiple clipazines and even one of those dreadful heat shields. After if will be like you are holding a cute puppy, Women will fawn at your cute little kallikey camouflaged deathstick thinking it can’t be a weapon of war its so cute squeee!

        Anything that can be changed back within seconds by swapping out two parts is not going to keep it legal as soon as they notice it. They will just change the law or ruling to say it has to be permanent or worse can’t have ever had any offending features before or something of other to make it unlawful to own.

  13. avatar The Rookie says:

    ““They have no guns. They don’t allow them. They just took them all away,” Bollier told her audience. “And you know what? It’s pretty darn safe.””

    Not only is this statement idiotic, it is factually incorrect on so many levels. There are still lots and lots of guns in Australia. Compliance with the buy back is estimate (IIRC) around 30%. etc. etc. ad nauseam.

    What a goofball.

  14. avatar Gamer-747 says:

    As someone that lives in KC her commercials make her seem like a republican and she has never uttered the word Democrat in a single one. I had to go to her website to find out what positions she has other than healthcare, she won’t talk about anything but.

    Everything about her campaign is a lie and it was designed from the ground up to confuse voters.

    If she gets the nod I guarantee the recall will happen after two months of her voting for Chucks agenda.

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      OOoo! You can do that? That would be cool, I wonder if Texas is working on it.

  15. avatar neiowa says:

    “moderate Republican before switching parties late in 2018” BS – no “moderate” has gone leftist demtard in the last 20yr.

  16. avatar RCC says:

    Australia is “safe” because our police still have this old fashioned idea that you arrest “protesters”.

    Seriously our gun laws are lousy but there are now officially double the number of firearms now than before the gun grab of 1996. Two new gun stores opened near me in the last year.

    As stated above maybe 30 to 50% of semi autos were sold. The other detail is that the government paid about two to three times market value to get people to comply. Almost a billion dollars for those few guns with many cheque’s being cashed at the gun shop for new firearms. Her plan seems to be an unpaid hand in. I can’t imagine that working here or the USA.

    1. avatar Southern Cross says:

      She saw the marketing glossy brochire about the buyback. The focus was on self-loading rifles and shotguns, and pump-action shotguns. Later buybacks focused on handguns outside various parameters.

      (sarcasm) It was obviously successful judging by how many prohibited and even outright illegal weapons are found everytime a biker clubhouse is raided. It was equally successful in stopping criminals too.

      In reality, there are more guns in private hands than there were before the buybacks. My postcode, which covers 4 suburbs is reported to have over 15 thousand privately, and legally, held firearms. And to date these firearms have been involved in ZERO illegal activity.

  17. avatar Mr Lucky says:

    “Her true colors started shining through.” Bah! “Her true colors started oozing through, stinking of filth and tyranny.” FIFY

  18. avatar GS650G says:

    I can’t wait to see the detailed plan to disarm America. Talk about a fantasy. They can’t even control a few cities.

    1. avatar UpInArms says:

      I’d like to see those plans, too. Always good to know which direction the enemy is going to come from.

  19. avatar possum says:

    If Kansas is like it used to be she just lost. It was one of the most gun friendly states I’ve been in.

  20. avatar These 🖕up liberals want to own us! 🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕them! I will never give up any guns! says:

    These pieces of shit have bodyguards with guns! Hello, why is their lives any more important than ours that vote! You took an oath to the constitution, stand up for it or get out!

    1. avatar possum says:

      Their lives are more important than ours. King me

  21. avatar strych9 says:

    Don’t worry. She’ll lose to Biden. He’s running for the Senate again.

    https://twitter.com/RobertRandal5/status/1315741788888543236

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    Amb. Richard Kauzlarich, Fmr Dep Asst Secretary of State
    James Kelly, Fmr Asst Secretary of State
    Donald Kerr, Fmr Princ Dep Director of National Intelligence
    Rep. Jim Kolb, Fmr Member of Congress
    David Kramer, Fmr Asst Secretary of State
    Stephen Krasner, Fmr Director, State Dept Policy Planning
    Ken Krieg, Fmr Under Secretary of Defense
    James Kunder, Fmr Deputy Administrator, USAID
    Amb. Frank Lavin, Fmr Under Secretary of Commerce
    Rep. Jim Leach, Fmr Member of Congress
    Bruce Lemkin, Fmr Dep Under Secretary of the Air Force
    Michael Leiter, Fmr Director, National Counterterrorism Ctr
    Peter Lichtenbaum, Fmr Asst Secretary of Commerce
    Amb. Winston Lord, Fmr US Ambassador
    James Loy, Fmr Dep Secretary of Homeland Security
    Peter Madigan, Fmr Dep Asst Secretary State
    Amb. Steven Mann, Fmr Prin Dep Asst Secretary of State
    Col. John McDonald, Fmr Dep Under Secretary of the Army
    Bryan McGrath, Former US Navy Officer
    Amb. Michael McKinley, Fmr US Ambassador
    Christopher Mellon, Fmr Dep Asst Secretary of Defense
    David Merkel, Fmr Dep Asst Secretary of State
    John Mitnick, Fmr General Counsel, Department of Homeland Security
    Allen Moore, Fmr Under Secretary of Commerce
    Alberto Mora, Fmr Gen Counsel, Dept of the Navy
    Holly Morrow, Fmr Director, NSC Staff
    Kenneth Mortensen, Fmr Assoc Dep Attorney General
    Virginia Mulberger, Fmr Special Asst to the President
    Alden Munson, Fmr Dep Director of National Intelligence
    Amb. John Negroponte, Fmr Director of National Intelligence, and Fmr Deputy Secretary of State
    Elizabeth Neumann, Fmr Asst Secretary of Homeland Security
    Sean O’Keefe, Fmr Secretary of the Navy and NASA Administrator
    Douglas Paal, Fmr Senior Director, NSC Staff
    Larry Pfeiffer, Fmr Chief of Staff, CIA
    William Piekney, Fmr Chief of Station, CIA
    Daniel Price, Fmr Dep National Security Advisor
    Sen. Larry Pressler, Fmr US Senator
    Clyde Prestowitz, Fmr Counselor to the Secretary of Commerce
    Victor Reis, Fmr Director, Defense Adv Research Projects Agency
    Paul Rosenzweig, Fmr Dep Asst Secretary of Homeland Security
    Nicholas Rostow, Fmr NSC Legal Adviser
    Kori Schake, Fmr Prin Dep Director, State Dept Policy Planning
    Wayne Schroeder, Fmr Dep Under Secretary of Defense
    Amb. Gregory Schulte, Fmr Senior Director, NSC Staff
    Robert Shanks, Fmr Dep Asst Attorney General
    Amb. Thomas Shannon, Fmr Under Secretary of State
    Rep. Christopher Shays, Fmr Member of Congress
    John Simon, Fmr Senior Director, NSC Staff
    Stephen Slick, Fmr Senior Director, NSC Staff
    Amb. Mark Storella, Fmr US Ambassador
    Timothy Stratford, Fmr Asst US Trade Representative
    Amb. William Taft, Fmr Deputy Secretary of Defense
    Shirin Tahir-Kheli, Fmr Special Asst to the President
    Miles Taylor, Fmr Chief of Staff, Dept of Homeland Security
    William Tobey, Fmr Dep Administrator, Nat Nuclear Security Admin
    Jack Tomarchio, Fmr Princ Dep Under Secretary of Homeland Security
    Olivia Troye, Fmr Special Advisor to the Vice President
    Amb. Robert Tuttle, Fmr US Ambassador to the United Kingdom
    John Veroneau, Fmr Dep US Trade Representative
    Michael Vickers, Fmr Under Secretary of Defense
    Ken Wainstein, Fmr Homeland Security Advisor
    David Waller, Fmr Asst Secretary of Energy
    Thomas Ward, Fmr Director of Threats, Ballistic Missile Defense Organization
    Sen. John Warner, Fmr US Senator
    Matthew Waxman, Fmr Prin Dep Director, State Dept Policy Planning
    William Webster, Fmr Director of the CIA and FBI
    Wendell Willkie II, Fmr General Counsel, Dept of Commerce
    John Woodworth, Fmr Dep Asst Secretary of Defense
    John Wolf, Fmr Asst Secretary of State
    Dov Zakheim, Fmr Under Secretary of Defense
    Philip Zelikow, Fmr Counselor of the Dept of State

    1. avatar Doctor Bob says:

      You’re supposed to call your sponsor BEFORE you take that first drink.

    2. avatar Manse Jolly says:

      I’m pretty sure that is not the true Debbie W.

      Probably the lincoln project wacko posing.

      Nov. 3rd can’t come quick enough.

      1. avatar TLDR says:

        You’re likely correct, it’s not Debbie, looks like enuf and her had another lovers quarrel above and this is enuf’s way to say don’t go to bed angry.

    3. avatar Miner49er says:

      Well, the point isn’t who posted it, the point is the veracity of the information.

      And it is correct, hundreds of experienced national security officials and operators have recognized that Donald Trump is erratic and dangerous to the safety of our nation.

      Now I’m sure that most on this list think they somehow are more competent at accessing national security and the strategic importance of leadership, then hundreds of individuals who’ve actually served our country in that capacity.

      So don’t let the facts bother you, we wouldn’t want actual training and experience to interfere with your opinion.

      1. avatar Hush says:

        Miner49er said, “So don’t let the facts bother you”
        The left is bothered by the facts, that is, when they bother to read them. Others here and elsewhere merely accept the facts while the left ignore and refuse to accept or deal with them. Therein lies the problem, the left hears but they refuse to listen due to TDS.

      2. avatar Ing says:

        You see “experienced national security officials and operators,” I see seditious corruptocrats who think endless foreign wars are a great idea and that America shouldn’t control its own borders.

        If they hate Trump, then he must be doing something right.

    4. avatar possum says:

      So my son’s name is DebbieW in blue?

    5. avatar PM in Fl. says:

      I really don’t care what these people think, I think for myself.

  23. avatar Shire-man says:

    Living in a quiet mostly rural area it posses me off to no end to see people who have insulated from liberal insanity for their entire lives supporting this trash.

    This must be how soviet escapees felt when they landed in the US only to see the youth and campuses filled with useful idiots marching for socialism.

    I do wish they’d get exactly what they’re asking for but as a refugee of a liberal utopia can I please opt out of going through that madness all over again?

  24. avatar Ben willard says:

    The best thing is that she was speaking to no one.

  25. avatar Jayhawk says:

    Dr. Roger Marshall is the best choice by far between these two.

    Like six years back when it was Pat Roberts and that so called independent Greg Orman.

    Maybe some of my fellow Kansas citizens will pick her but more will pick Dr Roger Marshall as the new Republican Senator from Kansas.

    1. avatar possum says:

      Roger that, 10-04

  26. avatar Too much cool aid Debbie, lobotomy joe Is going to jail along with hilljack, comey here, brennen, obowelmovement and the rest of the garbage pile party! says:

    Hey hillary is still ahead, yawn they mean lobotomy joe!

  27. avatar Some Guy says:

    You better bring your oven mitts.

  28. avatar 2nd amendment advocate says:

    I do think we need mandatory training at least. Too many idiots out here. No confiscation no band, just training.

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