In a new ad entitled, “Skunk“, Senator Ben Nelson’s ad people put his name and image next to the word, “Skunk.”
See it here:
In the spot, Nelson claims that as Governor, he balanced eight budgets (uh, which was mandated by the State Constitution), cut taxes and left the state with a surplus.
Which would be awesome for him to recount…if he were running for re-election to the Governor’s office and it was 1998.
But the reality of Senator Nelson is that as Senator he…
- has never balanced a budget,
- voted in favor of higher taxes at least 80 times,
- voted to increase the national debt by over $9 trillion, annnnnd
- was the deciding vote on ObamaCare which cut $500 billion from Medicare.
But you know, otherwise great commercial featuring, “Ben Nelson: Skunk”.
Here is the really interesting part about the ever ubiquitous Nelson spots:
Why the heck is he bombarding Nebraskans with them over a year before the election?
Well, as we have discussed before, many still believe that Nelson has not made up his mind on whether or not to run.
These spots — paid for by the national Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and funneled through the Nebraska Democrats — are likely a way for Nelson to try to booster his ever flagging poll numbers in the state.
Some think that if these ads running over and over and over can’t give Ben’s polling a lift…he will drop out.
So think of Senator Nelson the next time you smell a skunk in the road.
Ahh. Good times.
The Platte Institute put together a nice run-down blasting 13 Myths of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline.
Here is the only problem with their synopsis:
- It doesn’t rhyme at all.
- There are no accompanying caricatures of talking birds, turtles or deer.
- It’s in black and white.
- Dude, don’t you know that 13 is, like, an unlucky number? Do you really expect me to read that unlucky report dude?
- It doesn’t use the words “precious”, “sacred” or “big oil”.
- Again, very little rhyming.
To paraphrase Emperor Joseph in Amadeus: Too many facts.
Speaking of “Hey Dudes”, a reader pointed out that the video of the Anti-Pipeliners has been a big hit over at Breitbart.com
Always fun to see Nebraskans in the news.
And you thought you’d never scowl at a cheesehead?
Thought those Lavern & Shirley types from Milwaukee and surrounding parts were OK?
Well look what they’re selling in Madison this week:
Are Husker fans going to take that sitting down?
We’re going to head on over to Amazon.com and buy us some Husker stuff!
(Not where you thought we were going, huh?)
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Thanks very much for those of you who have already clicked!
And GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Huskers!