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On the street: What would you like to see addressed at the 2016 Republican National Convention?

Asked at Lawrence Public Library on July 20, 2016

Connie Thompson, retired, Lawrence

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“Donald Trump is a racist. He needs to step off and step out.”

Danielle Cotton-Barker, teacher, Lawrence

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“Race relations in the United States. I feel like that’s a weak point for them.”

Fred Ohse, jeweler, Lawrence

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“I hope they can figure out a way to control all this gun violence. The Republicans are all about guns, and the NRA is supporting Trump.”

Catherine Bolton, works for Lawrence Public Schools, Lawrence

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“It’s a hard question to answer, because they terrify me, domestically and internationally.”

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Carol Bowen

Cost of healthcare. Negotiating costs on Medicare Part D and prescription drugs, in general.

Foreign policies for the middle east, China, and Russia.

Low wages and underemployment.

How to avoid another "great recession".

1 year, 4 months ago

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Fred Whitehead Jr.

Dump Trump. Send the braying jack ass packing. Hah!!

But it ain't gonna happen in Kansas. I present to you............The Koch Industries Regime "Governor" Brownback

And then there is the alleged and grossly incompetent "Secretary of State" the champion of nationwide voter suppression, the coast to coast non-resident Kris Kobach.

Nuff said.

1 year, 4 months ago

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Bob Smith

The issue of how many people are blindly ignoring the fact that violent crime is down across the nation except for Democratic-controlled urban hellholes. Trashing the Constitution for all Americans is not the answer.

1 year, 4 months ago

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Brett McCabe

So, you are saying that, under Barack, crime in the country is down?

1 year, 4 months ago

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Brett McCabe

Manners. There isn't a leader or a gentleman in the party. And it shows.

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Bob Smith

The same could be said of the Democrats.

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Brett McCabe

But it would be wrong. Your bigger issue is the blatant hypocrisy of promoting yourself as the "moral" party while you trot out Scott Baio and his vulgar tweets. Do as I say, not as I do?

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Bob Smith

When have I copy/pasted or linked to a tweet by Scott Baio? Not seeing that is my list of posts. But then, reality was never your strong suit.

1 year, 4 months ago

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Barb Gordon

We're talking about the Republican party right now and not your specific actions. Unless you now run the RNC?

1 year, 4 months ago

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Bob Smith

"...while you trot out Scott Baio and his vulgar tweets..." Did you even read Brett's post?

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Barb Gordon

I did. I even read all of it, which helps for comprehension. "You" in this case is plural. *Your bigger issue is the blatant hypocrisy of promoting yourself as the "moral" party...*

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Chris Warman

Rude people that park in the fire lane at the grocery store

1 year, 4 months ago

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Bob Harvey

To the original question. I would like to see both of the parties return to the days of statesmanship rather than politics. I would also like to see the end of corporate and foreign government donations to both parties. Why are bribes still ok? At the top of my political wish pyramid would be the ending of the virulence that continues to thrust on the nation by the media and our countries "leaders". Of course that is not the government responsibility to fix. We, believe it or not, can strive to do that ourselves.

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Andy Craig

People with more than 12 items using the express lane.

1 year, 4 months ago

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Chris Bohling

Long-term Far East policy is by far the most important issue but that seems to be off the table for both parties so w/e I guess it's time to start learning Mandarin

1 year, 4 months ago

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Phillip Chappuie

Overturn Citizens United.
Remove all social engineering planks from the platform i.e. gay marriage, women's health right.
Require Congress to work for the good of the country as a whole instead of their current mantra of ideological take my ball and go home attitude.

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Bob Smith

If you expect to see Democratic talking points being repeated at the RNC, you are doomed to disappointment.
The same could be said about Republican talking points at the DNC.
Sauce goose, sauce, gander.

1 year, 4 months ago

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Carol Bowen

What are the Republican talking points?

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Barb Gordon

So far? That Hillary talks with the devil and Ted Cruz thinks Trump is a tool. Or so I've gathered. Maybe we'll get around to some actual talking points tonight.

1 year, 4 months ago

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Kyle Neuer

Reality would be a nice change of pace.

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Phillip Chappuie

The question was what would you like to see, not what will you likely not see.

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Doug Larson

"If you expect to see Democratic talking points being repeated at the RNC, you are doomed to disappointment."

You should tell that to Trump's wife. She had several Democratic talking points right out of Michelle Obama's speech!

1 year, 4 months ago

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Maddy Griffin

How about some concrete policy ideas?! Foreign, economic,domestic, something besides "It'll be great! Trust me." Seems like there are no ideas on how to get anything done, just a whole lot of bloviating and trashing of others who disagree.

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Michael Kort

I would like to know why one of their Rep. candidates for office in Missouri, keeps running adds in a paper in Lawrence Ks ?

It just looks a little.............odd ?

Sure,.....it must be "freedom of speech" ! ?

Or, Is KOBACH trying to lure senile Lawrence Ks. / Douglas County Republican voters, into voting in Missouris' next election ?.........so he can Catch them ? !

That would make Kobachs' day !

This candidate has a shotgun ( in their commercial )..........just like Saddam ( who was Iraqs law and order guy )............but no cigar, hat or balcony ....................just a low budget knock off !

1 year, 3 months ago

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