Monday, October 24, 2016

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! LEGACY OF CONTROVERSIAL ANTISEMITIC ADVERT AGAINST FORMER COUNCIL LADY THREATENS TO ERODE KANSAS CITY SUPPORT FOR SENATE TEAM KANDER!!!



Kansas City never forgets.

This morning the more BRILLIANT denizens of our blog community remind us of not-so-long-ago Kansas City kerfuffle that still resonates along local Democratic Party denizens who aren't so quick to jump aboard the Jason Kander bandwagon for Senate.

To wit . . .

THANKS TO THE VERY LONG MEMORY OF OUR BLOG COMMUNITY WE'VE REDISCOVERED THIS KANSAS CITY POLITICAL SLAP FIGHT THAT STILL EVOKES HARD FEELINGS AMONG THE ELITE DENIZENS OF LOCAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY CIRCLES!!!

Here's a quick summary . . .

Whilst the Kander for Senate campaign has launched BRILLIANT AND EFFECTIVE attacks against Roy Blunt and his family for their insider connections . . .  MO SecState Jason Kander's wife Diana vehemently denies that she was a lobbyist . . . However, she was, at one time, one of the most powerful operatives in Kansas City political life and she worked on a controversial 4th District At-Large City Council campaign that still evokes hard feelings to this day. Full disclosure: The owner of TKC Basement HQ (I call her momma!) was also a participant of this race during the primary. HOWEVER . . . TKC has always been the most strident supporter of the eventual winner of the post since the general election and championed her efforts to turn KC into a "sanctuary" (of sorts) for immigrants.

But I digress . . .

The important part . . . Diana Kander was a strident campaign advocate and top level adviser in a KCMO 4th District At-Large Council race wherein a controversial hit-piece irked supporters of opponent and eventual winner Council Lady Beth Gottstein. The ad was labeled Antisemitic by local Democratic Party elite.

Here's a look at the advert in question . . .



Here's a response from Council Lady Beth to the advert:

"I was surprised by how quickly the contest became ugly when my critics resorted to anti-Semitism, sexism, exaggeration and absolute lies to defeat me. I remain truly grateful to my supporters who buoyed and believed in me. I have moved on, but many continue to speak of the brutal nature of those who took the spineless, dark road against me . . . "

Deleted from his long-defunct blog . . . Here's the wayback look at "Gone Mild" addressing the controversy and even a mention of a lady named Diana.

"This is a direct call for the KKK vote . . ."

 Will Beth back Team Kander??? I would be impressed if they get her support given that she gave up on KCMO political life after snagging a hottie Dr. Dreamy husband. Anyhoo . . .

In a nutshell . . .

LONGTIME DENIZENS OF KANSAS CITY DEMOCRATIC PARTY CIRCLES REMEMBER CONFLICT WITH TEAM KANDER AND THEIR SUPPORT IN THIS CLOSE RACE AGAINST ROY BLUNT IS TEPID AT BEST!!!

We're noting this fact because it's a bit of a correction to our own assertion that Kansas City Democratic Party elite were wholeheartedly and unabashedly supporting the Kander campaign with everything they've got.

Here @ TKC we REJECT partisan talking points and would rather focus on the behind the scenes reality of how the politics in KCMO can easily turn personal.

The reality is that a legacy of hard feelings among KCMO Democratic Party elite denizens and maybe even a bit of jealousy at the meteoric rise of Jason Kander and his wife have impacted their Kansas City support. Never mind that MO Sec State Kander quickly distanced himself from this cowtown and moved to Columbia, MO immediately after winning statewide office and only (smartly) affiliates himself with KCMO sports teams.

Caveat . . Certainly, Roy Blunt has his GOP detractors as well. We all know that middle-class, Conservative white guys can be worse than a sewing circle.

Bottom Line . . . When we're talking about Kansas City Democratic Party leaders . . . Support for SecState Jason Kander might be requisite but it's definitely not enthusiastic or at least with some lingering reservations.

You decide . . .

27 Comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm certain that Beth and the Kanders are friends now!

Right?

That would be stupid if they didn't go back and mend fences.

I mean, that would be a horrible mistake not to make up and play nice.

They reached out to her and got her support, of course.

Anonymous said...

Now this is some Kansas City October inside baseball I can support!

What would Trump do? said...

Better idea, go get the other Beth Jason Kander defeated in a state rep run and have her do a bikini spread.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you on one point TKC. The Kander attacks against Roy Blunt's family are smart and devastating for people who are really paying attention.

Anonymous said...

Democrats eat their young, they don't support their betters.

Anonymous said...

Kander by 4.

Anonymous said...

Blunt by 7

Anonymous said...

Allowing this old "controversy" to prevent someone with new ideas to defeat an old fuddy-duddy would be stupid.

And, as I recall, if we're drudging up old Gottstein stories, how about the one in which supposed militia people were supposedly picketing her supposedly gated community on the Plaza? I like Beth, but she is a tad off the wall at times.

Anonymous said...

whatevs! get used to calling Jason Senator; Blunt is (deservedly) toast...

Anonymous said...

So judging by this post Roy Boy is the Show-Me Institute's candidate...yes?

Noted.

KC Voter said...

Hey, if Kander's own "community" doesn't support him then why should I have to?

Anonymous said...

Hate on TKC all you want, he's giving his opinion that he likes Kanfee but he is still reporting the facts. Nobody else in Kansas City is doing that. Read this post, this is how Democrats in Kansas City really feel when they are not on camera.

Mitzvah KC said...

What Diana did to Beth was shameful. I will not support Jason until Beth forgives them or the Kandetails campaign issues am apology. Jewish people have been targeted enough. We do not need to attack one another.

Anonymous said...

Was she Sly James handler for the Kaufman Foundation?

Anonymous said...

This is a non-starter, Tony. Democrats lack the independent thought gene.

Anonymous said...

Democrat insiders will always support Democrats, Republican insiders will always support Republican insiders because there is power and money at stake.

Democrats support a Republican turned Democrat for governor, Republicans support a Democrat turned Republican. Its about power and money, the individual is irrelevant.

Anonymous said...

Blunt is a cunt.

Anonymous said...

Cuc is the other "C Word".

Anonymous said...

Does using Hillary's cash fund these last few weeks make Kander her bitch in Washington? Isn't that how the system works?

Anonymous said...

If you click on the campaign poster image to enlarge and read it, you'll see the name "Doug Gamble" (though it appears misspelled).

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm assuming this is the same Doug Gamble (hotels/hospitality) which gave Diana Kander her entrepreneurial start.

I don't associate with Democrat politicians, but it's very interesting that Jewish Diana Kagan Kander would throw Beth Gottstein under the bus for her former legal client and entrepreneur sugar-daddy Doug Gamble! Just another example of how the Kanders have been power/money-hungry since their 20's coming out of school.

Anonymous said...

blunt is worse

far worse

Anonymous said...

Blunt is a lowlife. Interesting that people like 1:53 keep trying to throw mud at Jason's wife while not mentioning Blunt's son, Matt.

Nuff said...

I won't vote for Beth!

I will vote for Kander!

Anonymous said...

Is it O.K. to do J.A.P. jokes here?

Anonymous said...

There is a rumor that President Clinton, in a gallant show of sportsmanship, will cleave off Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, and Louisiana and give it to Trump and his desperate group of deplorables to settle under the tenants of the Trump economic and governing model. All deniers will be given free transit for their mobile homes.

Brilliant.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^Could we throw in Texas for good measure?

Anonymous said...

Kander is cute. I'll vote for him for that reason alone.