According to our liar-in-chief,
Great win in Kansas last night for Ron Estes, easily winning the Congressional race against the Dems, who spent heavily & predicted victory!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2017
So many lies. Nobody was predicting victory for the Democrats. In fact, the Democrats were not expected to win this seat.
And an easy win? As The Hill reported, Estes had to overcome “an unexpectedly tough challenge from civil rights attorney James Thompson (D).”
The GOP ended up taking it 52% to 47%, and though Trump makes much of Democrats “spending heavily” but The National Republican Congressional Committee itself spent nearly $100,000 to secure Estes’ win while Democrats spent almost nothing.
And as reported here last night, the real story is that “A district that Donald Trump won by 27 points in November, Republicans held on to by 6 points in April.”
In fact, this “easy” win was a landslide in the same way that Donald Trump’s electoral win was a landslide: it wasn’t. And it proved that Republicans are in real trouble thanks to the Trump effect.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.