Under three weeks left until the Mayoral Recall Election (/ Jim Suttle’s political career?) and Suttle is finally hitting the airwaves.
Well, scratch that. He is surfing the internet-waves and hoping you’ll go click.
Well, if you wish, entice yourselves and eat up some Jim Suttle propaganda:
Now what’s the first thing you noticed?
Right, cotton v-neck zip-up with a silk tie?
We don’t know either.
But on to the substance.
What, you mean you are not going to watch a two-minute long commercial of just Jim Suttle talking to the screen?
Hmm. Well, ok maybe YOU will, but then again you read blogs.
And here’s the thing; other than the weird grimaces at the end, it is not a horrible piece. Oh sure they are still trying to sell the idiotic, “I will hire a better communications director next time!”
By the way, how about a “some of you may not always agree with me, but here is what we are trying to do and why,” or something of that nature. Well, there is still three weeks. Er, twenty days.
But his attempt to sell the tax increase was not awful, with the “we’ve gotten the house in order, and it took your additional help”. We have heard worse attempts to defend tax increases.
But this pitch is to a very niche market of those who go out and seek it, instead of having it thrust upon them on radio or TV. We are still waiting for the broadcast version.
And waiting to hear from the pro-Recallers…
p.s. Was that filmed in the Mayor’s office? Hmm…
In the mean time, Jim Esch has taken his non-Democrat, non-partisan group VOICE Omaha, and turned it into a Democrat, partisan group by holding an event for Suttle last night.
Spin it all you want Jim, but you just turned the corner with your group. You picked sides. Welcome, along with your still-Democrat friends, back to the political world. Glad we know where VOICE stands.
And state Senator Charlie is getting heat from a Hispanic/Latino/we’re-not-sure-what -the-PC-label-is group, for using the word “anchor baby”.
Janssen used the term to describe children born to illegal immigrants in the United States.
According to Wiki-pedians, “anchor baby” was first used to describe children born to Vietnamese refuges and now is used mainly in regard to children of illegal immigrants from Mexico and Central America.
The group, “Somos Republicans!” (why the exclamation points?) wants Janssen to apologize and wants Nebraska Right to Life to not endorse him because of it.
Now we aren’t sure why they’re trying to drag NRtL into this — well, we are sure, but we just don’t see it. Other than the use of the term “baby”, there is no right-to-life issue here.
But Somos (who, while they have the word “Republican” in their name, also contribute on Bold Nebraska’s website, so you be the judge) makes a good point about the “anchor baby” argument.
The babies aren’t doing much anchoring. The concept is that if they are citizens, they will then somehow be able to anchor themselves in the country and keep their parents here as well. Except it doesn’t really work like that, because the baby won’t help bring in the parents for twenty years, and then the parents have to leave for ten first and blah blah blah.
The point is, you can argue that children of illegal immigrants born here should not automatically be citizens, but the baby isn’t an “anchor” for the parents. So really Somos’s argument is that they aren’t anchors. And that may be a good point.
But then they go and yell “racism!”, when that isn’t really the point, except they claim that Janssen is trying to stir the pot by using the term. But then that would be the same claim whether Janssen used the word or just described the legal process, right?
Anyway, don’t think you’ve heard the end of this.