Johnny Rodgers has cut an endorsement ad asking the North Omaha community to vote for Lee Terry.
Couple this with State Senator Ernie Chamber’s admonition of Jim Esch at a North O rally earlier this year…
Chambers attacked politicians who pledged support for the event but did not march. He had especially scathing words for Jim Esch, the Democratic candidate for the House from the Omaha-dominated 2nd District.
“I could get an axe murderer, I could get a serial rapist and put him up here and say ‘this is Jim Esch, vote for him, he’s here with you.’ and everybody would clap,” said Chambers. “They don’t know what he looks like. Is Jim Esch here now? How are you going to vote for him? They sent a flunkie because black people are so dumb and so easily tricked that the white man sends his flunkie.”
Esch was present at the initial gathering but left before the march began.
…and you have an interesting dynamic at play.
New Mike Johanns ad here, entitled…”Governor Heineman“. We will let you guess who it stars…
Of the pols in Nebraska today, Heineman has one of the highest approvals ratings of them all. In fact, by state, he’s one of the most popular Governors in America.
Always nice to have him on your side…
Finally, this from a Leavenworth Street reader who is flumoxxed that the press has asked no questions about Scott Kleeb’s latest manifesto.
Here are the reader’s comments after each of Kleeb’s bullet points:
- I will not vote for any new spending unless there is a specific way to pay for it.
(Which means he wants to raise taxes)
- I will not accept Senate health care until all Nebraskans have access to health care.
(This is stupid. Members of Congress are under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan, the same menu of health insurance and managed-care options offered to all federal employees — including your postal worker. Or, if he doesn’t take it he’s a shining example of many 30-somethings who CHOOSE to go insurance-less, thereby burdening taxpayers with their health care when they could have afforded it all along.)
- I will not accept a pay raise unless the budget is balanced.
(This isn’t something he can turn down. It happens automatically. He can give it away, I guess)
- My first bill will be the “American Jobs & Energy Act,” which will end tax breaks for companies that move jobs overseas and use the savings to create renewable energy jobs here in Nebraska.
(There are no ‘savings’ when repealing tax incentives. The increase would probably be used to pay for increased spending)
- I will not take junkets or gifts from lobbyists.
(Pretty much already a rule)
- I will publish a list of all targeted projects I support, and put it on the internet.
(Again, pretty much already a rule)
- I will publish my entire schedule on the internet and not conduct any secret, closed door meetings.
(If it is such a big deal, then why isn’t he doing that already — Manhattan, San Francisco, Chicago, DC?)
- I will publish an Annual Accountability Report and conduct an annual independent audit of my Senate Office, just like businesses do.
(Great way to spend taxpayer dollars.)
- I will host an “Ask the Senator” online meeting every three months.
(So, if you are not Internet savvy – like many older or rural folks – you are out of luck?)
- My wife and I will keep our family right here in Hastings, Nebraska and our two little girls will attend public school here.”
(“And if I lose, we are so gone.”)