Pairing up with the failing Kansas City Star, ProPublica deployed an “October surprise” attempt to snatch the Kansas Republican gubernatorial nomination from Kris Kobach. Several national outlets like Ralph Maddow, Single Mother Jones, and Daily Poz simultaneously deployed articles on it. As we’ve long argued here, this race has ramifications extending far beyond this middle American flyover state.
Read the whole thing and it will become clear–if you didn’t take my word for it!–that Kobach is the real deal when it comes to the National Question. He’s been boldly fighting in the immigration trenches since the early 2000s, years before he became a public figure.
Kris Kobach likes to tout his work for Valley Park, Missouri. He has boasted on cable TV about crafting and defending the town’s hardline anti-immigration ordinance. He discussed his “victory” there at length on his old radio show. He still lists it on his resume.
But “victory” isn’t the word most Valley Park residents would use to describe the results of Kobach’s work. With his help, the town of 7,000 passed an ordinance in 2006 that punished employers for hiring illegal immigrants and landlords for renting to them. But after two years of litigation and nearly $300,000 in expenses, the ordinance was largely gutted. Now, it is illegal only to “knowingly” hire illegal immigrants there — something that was already illegal under federal law. The town’s attorney can’t recall a single case brought under the ordinance.
The whole thing is tendentious. The ruinous financial costs associated with the laws Kris helped write and pass have come from open borders organizations like the ACLU in the form of lawfare waged against every municipality that has passed them. Leftist judges, via case law, cherry-pick the rulings of leftist judges who came before them to buttress their own political rulings. It’s a sham. The process makes a mockery of the legal process.
For quite modest fees, Kobach has teamed up with frustrated cities wanting to do something about the illegal invasion the federal government refuses to stop. The anti-white ACLU responds to that in each instance with unending lawsuits against the legislation until the outnumbered and outgunned cities tap out.
It’s not until paragraph 40 that the shysters let readers in on the source of the litigation and consequent ruinous expenses. As you may have guessed, they aren’t coming from Kobach:
The ACLU had asked an appeals court to order Hazleton to reimburse it for $2.4 million in attorneys fees.
Despite that, Kobach told the Hazleton paper, the Standard Speaker, that the city shouldn’t expect many more substantial legal bills. “At this stage of the game, costs are much lower for both sides,” he said, adding that “they are minuscule costs as opposed to costs at the front end of a lawsuit.”
That may have been true to the extent that he was describing his own fees. But a year later, Hazleton was ordered to pay the ACLU $1.4 million to cover its attorneys’ fees.
As for what Kobach actually earned:
Kobach rode the attention the cases generated to political prominence, first as Kansas secretary of state, and now as a candidate for governor in the Republican primary on Aug. 7. He also earned more than $800,000 for his immigration work, paid by both towns and an advocacy group, over 13 years.
Hold the phone! A lawyer who went to Harvard, Oxford, and Yale for his BA, PhD, and JD, respectively, made $62,000 a year working in the legal profession! It’s outrageous, so outrageous that even though it’s been public information for over a decade, we had to gaslight it into a fake news story less than a week away from the primary!
Is the billing hour rate of a single verminous lawyer from the pack the ACLU has devoted to fighting Kobach at every turn–$1.4 million worth for lawfare against a single city–lower than Kobach’s? Rhetorical.
Incidentally, the ACLU is actively campaigning on behalf of Jeff Colyer, the current Kansas governor Kris is attempting to primary. Having managed to make a killing frustrating Kobach’s legislative agenda, the anti-white (((organization))) is a leetle beet worried about what a full-throttled gentile from the heartland might do to them with a little executive power at his back. Racketeering, anyone? I’d take it, though treason–and the penalties for it–would be even better.
The layman could be forgiven for thinking that Kobach’s record has been one of legal defeat after legal defeat. But many of the laws he helped craft have withstood intense, unrelenting lawfare assaults, most notably in Arizona and also in Alabama and Nebraska.
Instead of lending a hand, or even merely voicing moral support, Cuckservative Inc–including Colyer, of course–hasn’t missed a chance to stick a knife in Kobach’s back at every opportunity.
Kobach, like Trump, is a bare-knuckled fighter, though. When the ACLU came out in support of Colyer, Kobach celebrated it. When the fuggernaught flipped out over Kobach’s mounted machine gun replica, he mocked them and hasn’t missed a chance to ride around in it since.
There’s no margin of victory too wide, no amount of humiliation too undeserved for a spineless cuck like Ephialtes Colyer.