Bob Kerrey is currently on vacation from his home in New York City’s Greenwich Village to see if he should change his residency and voting status from New York to Nebraska so that he can then run for Senate in Nebraska.
Let all that sink in for a minute.
Carpetbagger? What carpetbagger? says Kerrey, who just a few years ago was looking at running for Mayor of New York City.
Oh but look at all the property taxes I have paid in Nebraska!, says Kerrey — petulantly waving his hand at the GOP candidates who dare question the guy who has lived on the East Coast for the past twelve years. (Well, the next thing you know, Kerrey may just have to endorse a Ted Turner Senate candidacy. Wait, no one say anything to Turner…)
You see, Cosmic Bob Kerrey, used to live in Nebraska kids. We say, “kids”, because many of our readers were likely still watching Barney & Friends in days when Kerrey roamed the Senate corridors. To them, “Bob Kerrey” is just the name of that bridge you walk out to the middle of in order to halk a loog into the muddy Mo.
Ya see yungins, Kerrey’s last full year in the Senate was the year 2000. Ah, the turn of the millenium. Back when M. Night Shyamalan came out with “The Sixth Sense” and whose name didn’t incite laughter and derision. “Sports Night” was an edgy ESPN mocking dramedy. And a young Ricky Martin had us all “Livin’ la Vida Loca”.
Just like yesterday, yeah?
Well, as will be coming out…and out and out… Kerrey ain’t the same dashing young politico who wooed Debra Winger at the Springsteen concert at the Devaney Center.
See now, Kerrey is an unrepetant suporter of ObamaCare. Oh, he says he wants to “fix” the bad parts. But Kerrey is MUCH more likely to support a full-on single-payer government takeover of health care than Ben Nelson every was — and look where HE put us.
And then as the NEGOP notes today, Kerrey is a full supporter of the miserable “cap and trade” plan that even he admits would have, or will, cost more jobs than it could ever save or create.
And if you, Nebraskan, do not believe in Kerrey’s version of the global warming “crisis”? Yeah, you are JUST LIKE those Southerners (and others) who did not believe Jim Crow laws should be changed.
So to sum up, from Cosmic Bob: ObamaCare = Thumbs Up, and Global Warming Doubter = Racist.
And you don’t think New York changed Kerrey?
Well, he certainly does:
“From my standpoint, it isn’t just because I live in Greenwich Village now – the longer I live here, the further to the left I get on health care.”
And please, save us from this nostalgia, or whatever it is, of, “but what of the Nebraska Democrats??? We need balance!”
We are looking YOUR way, OWH’s Michael Kelly.
Kelly today lamented the demise of the elected or electable Nebraska Democrat (clearly ignoring the Omaha City Council and the Mayor’s Offices of Omaha and Lincoln).
You know, try as we might, we do not remember the local press lamenting the demise of the Nebraska GOP back when Kerrey and Exon and Nelson and Hoagland were struttin’ their election victories across the front page of the OWH.
And let’s face it: Kerrey version 2.0 won’t be voting like Kerrey 1.0 or even 1.5. He thinks America NEEDS more of the likes of Senator Harry freakin’ Reid.
So that’s awesome.
And Democrat Dick Fellman, who Kelly interviews? He thinks we need more dynamic personalities from the Democrats. Yup that’s what we need. More great speakers who promise Hope & Change. Because that really gets America where it needs to be.
And if Fellman really thinks Nebraska voters yearn for the dynamic, take a quick listen to Nebraska’s current top elected officials. We aren’t knocking them or anything, but they aren’t exactly delivering Cross of Gold speeches across the state.
And that’s just fine. Keep your speeches to yourselves, vote the right way to get government off our backs, help make it easier for business to grow and jobs to flourish. And we’ll all be good.
We learned that “Occupy Omaha” (yeah, apparently they’re still around) is having an “Open House” to bitch about one thing or another.
And that will be at … well, not at THEIR house, that’s for sure. Unless they mean an “OpenTent” or maybe an “OpenLeanTo” (bring your own pee bucket!).
They will also be hosting a “grievance camera”. Must be part of the 12 Days of Festivus…