Well there is a new type of calculus going on with the Democrats these days.
And your instructor is none other than Professor Scott Kleeb.
At the 6:07 mark of the YouTube video of his speech at the Truman dinner Kleeb says that in the 2006 3rd District Congressional election,
“I lost by 10,321 votes …not that I counted.”
Well, it’s pretty clear that he didn’t count. Because this is…FALSE!
Kleeb lost by 20,641 votes, according to the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Adrian Smith: 113,687
Scott Kleeb : 93,046
Here, let us set this out for you Scott:
Now Kleeb is going to try to huckster you into the idea that, well, IF 10,321 Smith voters changed, and instead voted for Kleeb, well then he would have won. Interesting theory.
But that isn’t the way we count (here in America).
- If 10,321 NEW voters had jumped in and voted for Kleeb…Kleeb would have LOST by 10,321 votes.
- If 10,321 Smith voters had simply stayed home…Kleeb would have LOST by 10,321 votes.
- When you make a big pile of the ballots, you’ll see that Kleeb has 20,641 fewer ballots than Smith.
Heck, if Bill Callahan had convinced Tom Osborne that he really only lost to Kansas by 19 points (instead of 37), he might have kept his job!
To try to sell the idea that 10,321 voters would LEAVE Smith and THEN cast their votes for Kleeb, well, that is an interesting sales technique.
How would we describe that technique…hmm…hmm.
Oh yeah…it’s LYING.
This exhortation comes as a shock to the many Republicans who he was convincing a few months ago that he was the second coming of Ronald Reagan.
Nonetheless, we found some secret audio footage of the reception the Truman dinner Democrats gave Raimondo.
Click here to listen.
The 2007 Senate voting tabulations are in and, SURPRISE!, E. Ben Nelson is a Democrat! How about that? And back in 2006, he was such a good “conservative”, voting with the President 75% of the time, right?. But in 2007? 49%.
And then there’s Nelson’s recent endorsement of…Huckabee? Romney? Giuliani? Those are the conservatives, just like Bennie, right? No, Nelson endorses Obama, a Senator who votes to the LEFT of Hillary.
And finally, you’ve played, or at least heard of Fantasy Football? Fantasy Baseball? Heck maybe even Fantasy NBA leagues?
That’s right, first to start up the league was the GOP’s own Pat Flynn.
Then the Green’s Steve Larrick fired up his computer to give it a whirl.
And finally, we have a Democrat to join! It’s some dude named Larry Marvin!
Larry is Fremont resident who last ran for the Unicameral ten years ago.
He’s a veteran, longtime Dem, and probably also owns a computer.
(Are we being mean? Yeah, a little. But geez…)