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Jason Kander (D) [2013 file photo].

Jason Kander @JasonKander
I was once a statewide elected official who aspired to be a United States Senator. It’s no longer what I want, but there was a time when I wanted it badly.

I was even suffering from an undiagnosed, untreated psychological disorder at the time.

Yet I never wanted it this badly.
11:14 AM · Aug 20, 2021

Eric Schmitt (r) [2021 file photo].

Jason Kander @JasonKander
For context: I know Eric, and I know he doesn’t believe any of this crap.
11:17 AM · Aug 20, 2021

Some of the responses:

Which IMHO it is worse. He’s willing to put people in harm’s way not because he believes something that is false or harmful but because it is the way to win an election. Willing to weaponize this rhetoric for his own gain. Sick

The voters he and other Rs are courting are fed a constant stream of propaganda that is becoming more and more unhinged. Anger that’s been stoked over masks/vaccines/basic public health are rising and will spill over into violence. This shit is wildly irresponsible.

He’s got to out-pander Greitens if he wants to get into the Senate.

Do the ones who know better actually feel no sense of responsibility for highly-likely serious and deadly consequences of their purposeful misdirection?

No. Ths has been another edition of short answers to simple questions.

The fact that he will say this crap and it will actually EARN him votes is then not only dangerous and disgusting, but disingenuous. A little honesty, integrity and love for one’s family and neighbors goes a long way. At least it should.

That’s the scary part. These performative culture war outbursts are getting people killed.

intellectual dishonesty is disqualifying.

And that’s what makes it worse.

And on and on…


No civilization (August 20, 2021)