Courtland Sykes is Why Conservatives Can’t Have Nice Things. [VIDEO]

Courtland Sykes is Why Conservatives Can’t Have Nice Things. [VIDEO]

Courtland Sykes is Why Conservatives Can’t Have Nice Things. [VIDEO]

Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill’s popularity is dropping like a rock in Missouri. However, if Missouri Republicans are foolish enough to nominate Courtland Sykes to run against her, they’ll be giving her another gift, just like Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin in 2012.

Yes, Courtland Sykes is young and handsome. He’s also a Navy veteran with four deployments to the Middle East as an intelligence analyst, according to his bio. Sykes also earned a liberal arts degree through a Harvard extension program.

And he’s very, very conservative — quite the would-be Populist Swamp Drainer. He also looooves President Trump — over half of his campaign video is a paean to the President.

And like President Trump, Sykes doesn’t know when to keep his mouth shut, either.

Late last year he sent an 11-page Q. and A. document to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch outlining some of his positions. And boy howdy, did he stir the pot. Especially with his take on feminism.

“Chanel (Rion), my fiancee, has given me orders to favor these rights, so I’d better. But Chanel knows that my obedience comes with a small price that she loves to pay anyway — I want to come home to a home-cooked dinner at six every night, one that she fixes.

“It’s exactly the kind of family dinner that I expect one day my future daughters will learn to make after they too become traditional homemakers and family wives — think Norman Rockwell here — and Gloria Steinham (sic) be damned.”

The document didn’t garner much attention back then. However, he just reposted his anti-feminist rant at Facebook, and suddenly national media picked up on it. Which means, of course, that Sykes calling feminists “nail-biting manophobic hell-bent feminist she-devils” is all over Twitter, too:

“I wanted to throw up,” wrote @Ktweetsalittle.

“So this Courtland Sykes can make his own damned meals or starve,” declared @lrnd_o.

“I suggest Courtland Sykes’ fiance get the hell out and leave this 17th century buffoon at the alter! Yikes! Sykes!” wrote @Triumphrat7.

And from @thegirlconlasod, this cooking tip: “Courtland Sykes is the kind of guy that were I to be his wife, I would poison his oatmeal just a little bit everyday.”

You know, I really don’t care what kind of dinner arrangement Sykes has with his fiancée. I also don’t care how he wants to raise his future daughters. But Sykes may have just fatally shot his fledgling political dreams over those comments.

Yes, I agree that modern feminists are toxic. I’ve probably called them names that you shouldn’t use in polite company. But then again, I’m not running for office, either. And if I was, I sure wouldn’t publish those comments for a hostile media to gleefully seize upon.

Besides, if you’re in a little boat in shark-infested waters, why would you keep throwing out chum?

I have no idea what Sykes was thinking with those comments. Perhaps he feels he’s a younger version of Donald Trump, who seems to blurt out whatever pops into his head with little blowback, except from his enemies. However, Sykes doesn’t have a name like Trump, who had already been in the public eye for decades. Moreover, Sykes is not from Missouri, but is a native of Arkansas, and only began living in the Show-Me State in 2016.

But while Courtland Sykes might serve as a distraction for now, it doesn’t appear that he’ll be the one to face off against Claire McCaskill. Her challenger most likely will be Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley. And who supports Hawley’s candidacy? None other than President Trump. Ironic, isn’t it?

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

3 Comments
  • Blackgriffin says:

    You can see the smug arrogance in that guy’s face. God, I feel sorry for his future wife and possible daughters.

  • michael says:

    Not too soon to be concerned, and thanks for pointing this out! The GOP has Earned the moniker of “The Stupid Party” through a lot of this very sort of thing, so beware! A note on his qualifications, while I greatly respect the military and those who serve as Sykes has, “Military Intelligence” has repeatedly been proven to be a Oxymoron in recent decades – and by Sykes. Surely we can do better.

  • Robin H says:

    As a wife that has put dinner on the table almost every night for 30 years, it’s not that big a deal. As a homemaker that’s my job. And I’m happy to say that we ate as a family every night until the kids were in high school until sports and activities finally got the best of us. I have 2 well adjusted, conservative adults now. However, his rants will be the death of his career. There’s no reason to stir that hornet’s nest without good cause.

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