Everyone knew what the choices were in 2016.
Chris Koster, the 2016 Democratic Party nominee for Governor of Missouri, in Kansas City on October 29, 2016:
Chris Koster (D): ….and to try and bring this state together again. You know, government, government is a word we use as a synonym for cooperation. When they built that state capitol, a hundred years, down on the river in Jefferson City it was a building that was built so that we had a place to go and cooperate. Government is a synonym for cooperation. And when you’ve got a wing, one wing, part of the Republican party that has declared war on cooperation in this state, what path do any of us have forward? [voice: “No path.”] Our only path is to bring people together. [voices: “Right.”]
And I’m running against a gentleman who came out of nowhere about six months ago with this machine gun [laughter] firing into the distance and then this big explosion out in the distance. And, have you ever seen this commercial? The fireball goes up like thirty feet in the air. And all over the State of Missouri people ask me, ‘What’s that thing blowing up in the distance?’ And I tell them, ‘It’s the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, folks.’ [laughter, applause]
There’s no doubt that Missouri does want change. But the change that they want is not war on cooperation. The change that they want is not a my way or the highway attitude. The change they want is bringing people together. The change they want is real progress. The change they want is communication and cooperation between communities….
That explosion was Missouri. And Eric Greitens (r) had a lot of help.
Chris Koster (D) tried to tell us.
It’s Resignation Day (June 1, 2018)