On Sunday, we reported on what we were expecting to happen in Kansas’ highly contested Tuesday GOP U S Senate primary (https://www.apocryphalpress.com/2020/08/02/trump-ally-kris-kobach-leaves-gop-after-trump-fails-to-endorse-him/).
There, we said that longtime Trumpite Kris Kobach, an ultra-hard right anti-immigration hawk (and also, incidentally, in his previous capacity as Kansas Secretary of State, totally dedicated to the GOP Project-in-Chief of Voter Suppression) was disappointed that Donald Trump refused to endorse him in his primary against Congressman Roger Marshall, who was, and is, Moscow Mitch’s preferred candidate to succeeded retiring Kansas GOP senator Pat Roberts.
We also said that Kobach was about to leave the Republican Party because of Trump’s having thrown him under the bus.
As it turned out, Marshall won by a big margin (https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/04/politics/kansas-senate-election-primary-results/index.html).
Our topflight Washington-based associate solitary reporter, Keith Coleman, a flawless Democratic political strategist, is more than certain that on November 3, sensible Kansas voters will elect, not Congressman Marshall, but, rather, the Democratic candidate, State Senator Barbara Bollier, a physician; and she will be the first Democrat to represent the Sunflower State in Washington since 1932.
Coleman also knows that Moscow Mitch (a moniker conferred on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell by Nancy Pelosi and newly minted associate solitary reporter Karen M. Green) will lose his seat in the Senate in November to former ace Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath, the Bluegrass State’s Democratic nominee against Mitch.
Thus, Kentucky’s Junior Senator will be Democrat McGrath, who is ever so much younger than Mitch, and its senior senator will be Rand Paul (TP-Kentucky), and Bollier and McGrath will instantly become friends, because Kansas is one of the reddest states, and Kentucky is a red state as well.
As to the 78 year old Mitch, he’s clearly between a rock and a hard place.
Pelosi, one of the savviest politicans of the 21st Century, and her Democratic colleagues in the House, months ago in May, passed an extension of the desperately needed unemployment insurance for coronavirus relief; but Mitch did nothing with that, waiting ’til the very last moment (July 31) before lifting a finger — and his Republican Conference in the Senate is deeply divided about how to handle The Virus that Mitch’s close political friend, Donald Trump, said would go away as soon as he, Trump, willed that to happen.
With associate solitary reporter Melissa Smith at her side, Bollier called McGrath so they could develop their agenda for January, because, as ASR Coleman knows just as well as we do, that come January, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will be Senate Majority Leader.
With Bollier was ASR Karen Green, who has just been tapped as Joe Biden’s Chief Speechwriter.
A longtime Denver wordsmith, Green, a fervent Democrat who numbers among her hundreds of clients the Democratic Party of Denver, just texted us to tell us that, while she has loved representing Denver Democrats pro bono, she cannot pass up Biden’s offer for her to be his Chief Wordsmith and Chief Speechwriter.
She’s already written Biden’s Acceptance Speech, and she’s also told him that she hopes that he will ask Sen. Kamala Harris to be his Vice President.
The Acceptance Speech has been embargoed. DNC Chair Tom Perez hasn’t seen it.
In fact, even Biden hasn’t seen it.