Bob Kerrey gave a severe warning to America’s military and saber-rattling class:
“Don’t you dare invade Russia!”
No, it was
“Don’t you dare invade Canada!”
Ok, it was, “Don’t you dare invade Iran!”
Yeah, we got it on that last one. Here is the video from Bob Kerrey, answering the question that no one was asking: Should the U.S. invade Iran:
Now we have certainly heard about bombing Iran. And we have had clandestine plans that have sabotaged their reactors. And we are pretty sure that if Iran directly attacked Israel that the U.S. would assist in a very harsh response.
But if there has been any serious discussion about putting American troops on the ground to invade Iran, we have not heard it. But hey, Bob Kerrey is a foreign and military policy expert..nay, GENIUS! So when he says, “Don’t invade Iran!”, well, we should certainly heed his expert advice.
Because he will tell you that HE doesn’t need any Harvard educated staffer coming into his office to tell HIM not to invade Iran. You know why? Because he just said it! There.
[Coming soon! Bob Kerrey’s Ag advice! “Don’t sow your fields with salt! I have been to Carthage!”]
When we looked at Bob Kerrey’s FEC filing, we sort of groaned. Yeah, we knew he pulled in all the low-hanging fruit and put $900K into his account. But he also listed every single contribution — which put his report over a thousand pages. Lucky for us, paid outlets have interns to scour these things.
So let us hear it from Politico about who actually contributed to Kerrey’s campaign:
All except $210,000 of it came from supporters outside Nebraska, including friends in New York and Washington — the latest reminded of his decade outside the Cornhusker state.
Kerrey is raking in checks from allies he made on Capitol Hill and during his decade long career as a university president in New York City.
Because, you see it sucks to try to raise money in Nebraska. Just ask Kerrey’s campaign manager:
“It’s not as if we’re a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow,” Kerrey campaign manager Paul Johnson (who lives in Louisiana) said of Nebraska.
Yeah Paul! How could ANYONE raise money in Nebraska?
Still Kerrey’s first cash haul marks a sharp contrast with that of his chief Republican rival.
State attorney General Jon Bruning — the front-runner in next months’ GOP nominating contest — has raised $3.3 million so far this cycle. Bruning has raised 58% of his cash from inside Nebraska (vs Kerrey’s 23%).
Bob Kerrey: Hoping to become New York’s junior, junior Senator…
And then they are still letting Ben Nelson vote on stuff in the Senate, you know.
Yesterday was a sort of big-deal vote on the National Labor Relations Board’s abush election rule — where employers are forced to hold very quick elections on whether or not to form a union. This was pitted pretty clearly in the Senate as being pro-Right To Work (and pro-small business) vs Pro- Union. And it went straight down party lines (with one Alaska GOP defection).
And where was Ben Nelson? Well, the vote went down party lines. And Ben Nelson is not up for election this year. So, of course, he voted with his Democrats.
Just like Bob Kerrey would.
Do you see where this is going? Good.