Steve Sauder is president of Emporia's Radio Stations, Inc. the owners of KVOE-AM 1400, Country 101.7 and Mix 104.9. Steve has been in a leadership position with ERS, Inc., since 1987.
On vacation for weeks, you find hundreds of rabid, messy, mean Raccoon's have overtaken your basement. You want them gone. You call 4 exterminators but nobody could handle the job. But there is this one guy and he guarantees he can get rid of them, so you hire him.
You don't care if the guy smells, you don't care if he swears, you don't care if he's an alcoholic, you don't care how many times he's been married, and you don't care if he voted for Obama...you simply want those raccoons gone! You want your problem fixed! He's the guy. He's the best. Period.
This is why some people want Donald Trump. Yes, he's a bit of an ass and an egomaniac, but they don't care. They say country is a mess because politicians suck, the Republican Party is two-faced & gutless, and immigration is out of control. They want it fixed! They don't care that Trump is crude, that he insults people, that he had been friendly with Hillary Clinton, that he has changed positions, that he's been married 3 times, that he fights with Megan Kelly and Rosie O'Donnell, or that he didn't know the name of some terrorist.
They believe our country is weak, that it is bankrupt, that our enemies are making fun of us, that we are becoming a nation of victims where every Tom, Dick and Harriett is a special group with special rights. They sometimes don't recognize the country they were born in. AND THEY JUST WANT IT FIXED and Trump is the only guy who seems to understand what these people want. They are sick of politicians, sick of both Democrats and Republicans! They just want this thing fixed.
They know Trump isn’t a Saint, but he doesn't have lobbyist money holding him, he doesn't have political correctness restraining him, they believe he has been very successful, that he’s a good negotiator, that he’s built a lot of things, and he's NOT a cowardly politician.
And he swears he can fix it. And they believe him because he is too much of an egomaniac to be proven wrong.
They don't even care if the guy has really bad hair!
They just want those raccoons gone. Out of their house. NOW!!
This is why thousands of people that haven't voted in 25 years are registering to vote this year – because the raccoons have got to go!!
And there, my friends, is the key! Peoplewho haven’t voted in 25 years are in L O V E with Trump.
As a group they have carried Trump to victory – first, in primaries with many contestants dividing the vote, but recently in contests with fewer candidates. Look Out ! He IS gaining speed.
Trump’s problem will likely show up in the November election when he has only one opponent and his alienation of groups like females, Hispanics, African Americans, veterans and Muslims will be much more difficult to overcome.
In the meantime – look at those raccoons run!
I’m Steve Sauder
Chapter 25, Article 43 of Kansas state statutes defines two separate categories of elected officials that can be recalled: state officers and local officers. National officeholders and judicial officers are not subject to recall.
State officers are those persons holding the following positions: Governor, State Senator, State Representative, State Board of Education Member, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Treasurer and Insurance Commissioner.
Failure to perform duties prescribed by law.
To launch a recall effort, supporters must submit the following:
An application indicating the targeted official
Statement of grounds for recall not to exceed 200 words
List of 100 sponsors to circulate petition
Signatures of registered voters equaling 10 percent of votes cast in the last election
The application is then submitted to the secretary of state's office and if accepted the recall effort has ninety days in which to collect signatures from 40% of the number that voted in 2014. If successful a state-wide recall election is scheduled within 60 to 90 days.
0ver 848,000 votes were cast in the 2014 Kansas gubernatorial election, so you’d be looking at 85,000 valid signatures on the “Launch” petition and 340,000 signatures on the “Recall” petition.
Dissatisfaction is running high with our state leadership but those are big numbers in a short amount of time. Existence of the Internet and vehicles like Face Book and Twitter could make a recall much easier, but if successful with say - Governor Brownback what would you get?
Exactly – you get Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer, MD who has been nothing less than in lockstep with his boss!
Guess we’d better hope the college presidency rumors are real.
I’m Steve Sauder and there’s something to think about.