Democrat Douglas County Treasurer John Ewing wants Lee Terry’s seat in Congress so that, given the opportunity, he can immediately vote to raise taxes.
Now there’s a campaign pledge.
That was the message right out of the box by Ewing, who currently pulls down a police pension, as well as his Treasurer’s salary, from which he would also get a pension check if/when he leaves.
Ewing stated that he wants to rescind the “Bush tax cuts”, because that is what has been ruining the economy. You know, the “Bush” tax cuts that have been in place for the past three and a half years by President Obama. And were kept in place by the Democrat House of Representatives. And have been kept in place by the Democrat Senate. Which would include the Super-Majority of the Democrat Senate. Which was in place with the Democrat President and the Democrat House.
Yeah, THOSE “Bush” tax cuts.
Anyway, Ewing also lists himself as an “Independent Democrat”. Sort of like Independent Democrat Ben Nelson — who was the deciding vote for ObamaCare, was one of the final votes for President Obama’s “stimulus” and gave a life term to liberal Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor.
So, “independent” from what, we are not sure. You can wager your own guess.
And this from the Terry camp:
“We look forward to a spirited and interesting campaign. As always, Congressman Terry will
run flat-out and we’ll take our campaign to every neighborhood in the new Second district. We
plan to build on our success from last year when the Congressman won 61 percent of the vote.
“Congressman Terry has voted to cut $58 billion in spending earlier this year—the largest
single budget cut ever. He continues to work toward reducing our national debt by reducing
government spending. Mr. Ewing says he wants to repeal the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts that
provide tax relief to virtually every segment of society. The result would be automatic tax
increases on Nebraskans and the American people.3
“Raising taxes is exactly the wrong thing to do right now and could throw our economy back
into recession. Lee Terry wants to address the debt problem by cutting federal spending—Mr.
Ewing wants to do it by raising our taxes. The difference between the two candidates could not
And this from the NEGOP:
“By most accounts, Mr. Ewing is a nice man who has made a nice living built from two taxpayer-funded government jobs, and a lucrative police pension.”
“He appears to be in the process of figuring out what he believes on the important issues of the day, but we do know this: John Ewing supports higher taxes for Nebraskans and growing the federal government at a time when our country can least afford it.”
“Simply put, Nebraska cannot afford John Ewing.”
“So, like the movie “Groundhog Day,” here we are again. Nebraska Democrats tell us they have recruited a “top” candidate to challenge Congressman Terry, a man so appreciated by the voters for his commitment to lower taxes and smaller government that he’s been re-elected six times by wide margins.”
“Come Election Day 2012, Nebraska voters will again thoroughly reject the best the Democrats have to offer and reward Congressman Terry with another term in office.”
As noted in the previous post, we had an exciting Friday evening with the announcement that Lieutenant Governor Rick Sheehy will run for Governor in 2014. (By the way, by that time, according to “Back to the Future II”, we should finally have our flying cars and hoverboards. Phew! That took long enough…)
Anyway, as we had updated, Nebraska Republican Party Executive Director Jordan McGrain noted that Sheehy’s somewhat early entry into the race may be more basic:
“(His) announcement is practical for fundraising reasons. If he hadn’t declared his candidacy, money raised would go to Heineman Committee instead. Because the Lieutenant Governor position is not independently elected, Sheehy has to form his own committee to raise money for a gubernatorial run.”
And Sheehy himself notes that he hasn’t kept it a secret from his closer friends that he planned to run.
But there will be many more shoes that drop after 2012’s Senate race is done, to see who else will be interested on the Republican side. We would imagine that the GOP primary will be at least as crowded as the Senate race.
But will Sheehy have a leg up?
And we smirked after reading the gleeful celebration of the radical Hippies of Montana by the gals at Bold Nebraska.
The video is worth a watch:
The gals Twittered about the Deadheads that stormed the Montana capitol and literally stomped (danced?) on top of the tables in the Governor’s office to protest the Keystone XL pipeline. (Though we might argue it was a good thing they didn’t take their shoes off, but that’s neither here nor there…)
The Democrat Governor came in to meet with them and they made a bunch of rambling demands that ended with another drum circle in his office before they laid on the floor and were joyfully arrested.
Gee, that bunch of pipeline protesters, who likely just rolled out of a Phish concert, look just like you, don’t they? They are just like your average, run of the mill Nebraska rancher, yeah? Right down at the local coffeeshop, huh?
Anyway, this is the same Democratic Governor who has stated that he is comfortable with the new Keystone XL pipeline running through his state, even after the Yellowstone break by an old Exxon Mobil pipe.
But then, some kids just like to protest. Especially if it includes banging on drums, and you don’t really care about the pipeline anyway.
OK, we’re struggling with the headline for this post.
Put your favorite in the comments, and maybe we’ll change it later;
1) Ewing: Wants seat in Congress, to raise taxes
2) Ewing wants: Congress, to raise taxes
3) Ewing wants seat in Congress, higher taxes
4) Ewing wants seat in Congress…to raise taxes
5) Ewing: Elect me to raise taxes
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