Governor Dave Heineman endorsed Rick Sheehy for the 2014 Governor’s race the other day. He also likes Sven Norgensen’s chances in biathlon at the Winter Olympics in Sochi that year as well.
Sorry, don’t mean to get glib. But while that may seem like some early endorsing, maybe not so much. Why?
Well, we remember back when President Reagan refused to endorse Vice President Bush during the heated primary? (You weren’t born yet? Well, it happened. ) It made everyone all awkward — and that was before cell phones and the Twitters. Imagine the daily Drudge siren for that today.
So by getting out in front, there will be no doubt as to Heineman’s top pick. There will definitely be other names out there — Pete Ricketts’ comes immediately to mind — but Sheehy gets the BIG nod.
In any case, Don Walton stole our point, which we stole from Nebraska GOP Executive Director Jordan McGrain, that Sheehy also had to start his campaign org, or any cash he raised would go to Heineman-Sheehy instead of just Sheehy. So it’s off to the races.
And Walton also makes the point that we had planned to make here: Sheehy travels Nebraska. A lot. And when you do that you meet lots of people with whom you can make a campaign connection. There’s a point to all of those cut ribbons and rubber chicken dinners.
Oh, and Sheehy is the head of the next National Lieutenant Governors Association? Our reaction (like yours): There is one? (Ha!)
Former State Senator and Douglas County Commissioner Chip Maxwell will, not, repeat NOT be running in a primary against Congressman Lee Terry.
That is the word we received from the very highest authority on the subject.
Well, yes, there apparently had been some talk of late that Maxwell was interested in the gig. And maybe even in contesting Lee in the primary. But as it turns out, however interested he may be, he won’t.
Of course there are LOTS of local pols who would like to be in Congress — many, many from the Republican party. But until Terry either gets bored or starts schlong-Tweeting, he only solidifies his base. And that would need to be busted in order for a real primary challenge to happen.
And on that note, NE-2 candidate Brett Lindstrom recently found Steve Bartman at the Gretna Days parade:
Yikes, on the Dave Nabity front.
The head of the Omaha Alliance for the Private Sector makes the news fairly regularly in the budget wars front, particularly on his battles on the fire fighter and police union matters.
Nabity has been pretty outspoken on the issue of manning of fire trucks — such as when four guys and a ladder show up for a cardiac arrest. We won’t get into the merits or demerits of that point, it has been hashed out both ways by all sides.
But the interesting point is that Nabity took the very opposite stance when he spoke to the union during his run for Governor in 2006. And the fire union has video.
And published it:
We are sure 2011 Nabity has a response on this, but you have to admit that is a pretty straight argument by 2006 Nabity. Ah well.
The libs always make us chuckle (or throw up in our mouths), and the Twitter really helps in the funny-bone (/ mouth-vomit) department.
We always get a kick out of the saying that, “No one has better ideas for how to raise your kids, than people who don’t have any.” And no one has better ideas for how to spend your hard earned money than the liberals at MoveOn.org.
(Bold Nebraska, fans of MoveOn.org??? Who’d a thunk it???!!)
Beyond the idiocy of their list (pay off everyone’s credit card debt — gee, because free Starbucks for you!), is just the concept of even writing it. “Oh, these people can AFFORD higher taxes!” So the libs can do WHAT with the money? Explode their credit cards? Start more new awesome government program? Print some more The White Man Is Evil pamphlets for Omaha Public Schools to give out?
Let us face a few things: Most rich people got rich because they worked their asses off to get there. And while they appreciate art and philosophy, they knew enough that it is difficult to make money and a successful career from those pursuits. Sorry for the reality-hit there folks.
And what’s the plan? Take all of the money those rich people made? Ransack their houses and dance on their tables while twisting the hula-hoops?
No, they cannot get all of that rich-people money. So what they’ll try instead is to just go after those rich bastards who make more than a million dollars a year (we are looking your direction, Democrat John Ewing). Yeah, stick it to them! What do they need that much money for!
But then they’ll find out that by only hitting those people with higher taxes to pay for cowboy poetry readings, they they won’t raise enough. So they will have to hit people who make more than $250K a year. But screw them too! Because why do they need to be living so close to large cities, where that kind of income is chump change?
Point being, that this is all about class-warfare. And the have-nots wanting to stick it to the haves.
Oh, and the haves are anyone who makes a buck more than you.
And on that note, Ben Nelson just realized that with his 60th vote to pass ObamaCare, he royally screwed up issues with Medicaid. So now he wants to vote to fix that part that he personally screwed up with his previous vote.
Hmm, wonder if there is anything else that is royally screwed up in ObamaCare that will need to be fixed, and fixed, and fixed until everyone realizes what a black comedy of errors it was.
Hmm, wonder if Ben is the right guy to figure that out…