Assuming that the Graham-Everett-Wheeler Many-Worlds hypothesis for resolving quantum mechanics is correct, in some alternate universe right now I am posting this Tweet with an angry I told you so.
…because in that world ‘independent’ Greg Orman actually won his Senate race, and alternate-me would have already started counting down to the date where Orman would reveal that he was a Democrat after all. Which, indeed, the this-universe Greg Orman might as well admit it now anyway, given that we can actually see the receipt for his purchase and everything. Continue reading Turns out Harry Reid was dumping money into Greg Orman’s race after all.
This is not an unreasonable position for a Democrat to take, of course; or, rather, it is unreasonable, but it is not particularly unexpected. But since Greg Orman is still urinating on people’s legs and telling them that it’s bipartisanship, well…
Democratic Senate candidate Greg Orman said that he would allow the president to choose whomever he “feels he needs to pick” to serve in cabinet positions.
“At the end of the day, we sort of let to need chief executives, whether they are Republicans or Democrats, pick the team that they feel like they need to pick to run various cabinet agencies,” Orman said during a Kansas Senate debate with incumbent Pat Roberts (R., Kan.) on Wednesday.
Continue reading Greg Orman (D* CAND, Kansas-SEN): Oh, yeah, sure, Obama can have whoever he wants.
This… things do not work this way.
More here. Let’s just say, for the sake of argument, that Greg Orman manages to win election this November. If he tried this scenario, the only thing that he’d do is volunteering to never be considered for any sort of leadership position by either party. Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans would be willing to give him any kind of subcommittee Chairmanship/Ranking Membership: for that matter, they wouldn’t want to give him a seat on any worthwhile committee at all. That’s true even if Orman’s switching wouldn’t actually result in the Senate flipping, no matter how briefly: this guy would endlessly roil the day to day operations of any committee that he was actually on. Continue reading Why Greg Orman (D CAND*, Kansas-SEN) is either lying, or stupid.
First thing that popped into my head when I saw this tweet* about Greg Charlie Crist Orman:
…and this Washington Post article, listing the stuff that Greg Orman doesn’t want to get into.
Greenlight the Keystone XL pipeline? Orman said he doesn’t have enough information to say yes or no.
What about gun control? He said gun restrictions should be “strengthened” but would not specify whether he backs an assault-weapons ban.
And on the biggest question of all — Would he caucus with Democrats or Republicans? — Orman insists he’s not sure.
“It’s not in the best interests for us to say that,” Orman said in an interview here last week.
Continue reading Greg Charlie Crist Orman.
Adrian Gray and I are pretty much on the same page:
This is what he linked to: Continue reading Ad funding and the state of play in Kansas-SEN.
I think that it’s adorable that the Kansas Democratic party thinks that it can simply assign Orman a DSCC operative and claim that it doesn’t mean anything:
Independent candidate Greg Orman isn’t saying which party he would caucus with if he wins election to the U.S. Senate in Kansas, but he has now hired a veteran Democratic aide to serve as a spokesman.
Orman’s addition of former Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee aide Mike Phillips to his campaign team has Republicans claiming the candidate is showing his true colors.
Continue reading Democrats putting down down payment on Greg Orman in Kansas-SEN race.