We always wonder how much this needs to be pointed out, (and not to go all Chandler from Friends) but could Bob Kerrey BE much more of a hypocrite? After whining and wailing about Joe Ricketts and how much he hates PACS and Super PACs and PacMan and Ms. PacMan, Kerrey jets on out to San Francisco for a giant PAC fundraiser with uber-super-duber Liberal Dianne Feinstein.
You remember Dianne Feinstein right? Voted with President Obama 99% of the time. Opposes the Keystone XL Pipeline. Is MORE liberal (from a liberal ratings group) than liberal Barbara “Don’t call me Ma’am. Call me Senator!” Boxer. Yeah, her.
Kerrey is teaming up with some other Dems who want to be represent fly-over country for a big falutin’ funder where couples can contribute $35,000 if they want to!
Oh, but yeah. Republican PACs. They’re the bad ones. Ya’ll got that now?
The Washington Post’s “The Fix”, Top Senate race list:
2. Nebraska (D): Democrats are trying to spin Deb Fischer’s GOP primary win as a boon to Bob Kerrey. After all, state Attorney General Jon Bruning was the better-known, better-funded GOP candidate in the race. But Fischer does not have any of Bruning’s negatives, which are a big reason he lost the primary. As long as Fischer doesn’t have any skeletons of her own, Kerrey’s slim chance at victory may have gotten even slimmer. (Previous ranking: 1)
And the Kerrey camp responds: “Did we say 8 debates? We’d like 34 debates! Every Thursday night! Please!”
In our last post (some time last month, we think) we noted that Washington Post types still lap up whatever Bob Kerrey feeds them. We followed up with a quick prediction of what we expect from the LJS and OWH. And Don Walton did not disappoint with this utter non-sequitur:
After weeks of Republican opposition focus on his 11 years in New York City, Bob Kerrey told Michael Gerson of the Washington Post: “We need to get to the part where we have a conversation” about entitlement reform.
Just a note school-age kids: you try putting those two clauses together on a term paper and you’ll get a severe frowny face and/or question mark with a -15.
We see Cosmic Bob bought himself a bungalow in “Fairacres”. We don’t have much to add in the way of obvious super-sarcasm, except to say, of course whenever a multi-millionaire buys himself a second house in fly-over country, it is a one-car garage, $200,000 house.
Not exactly a mansion in Regency or a turkey-ranch down by the Platte, eh?
Very interesting piece by The Platte Institute on licensing in Nebraska.
Here’s the gist: there has been continual talk about getting rid of unneeded regulation in this country to spur economic development. The Platters (which they should be calling their softball team) point out that Nebraska has a massive amount of licensing regulations on all sort of low-income, as it were, fields.
Barbers, cosmetologists, title examiners, sign language interpreters are all licensed in such a way that one wonders if it is just another way for the state to pull in some random revenue – as opposed to providing some sort of value or service to consumers.
Barbers, got the comb in that jar of blue-stuff? Check. Now let them cut the damn hair. Because remarkably your mom or that girl down the hall at the dorm doesn’t seem to need any special license to use a scissors and wet comb.
Anyway, it is worth a quick 3 minute read, and hopefully some of your citizen legislators (we are probably looking your way Sen. Lautenbaugh) will take up the cause.
The Lee Terry vs John Ewing matchup, via Don Walton:
* The Cook Political Report last month moved the race from “lean” Republican to “solid” Republican.
* Stuart Rothenberg of The Rothenberg Report is predicting that 44 Republican House seats are in the play this autumn. Terry’s seat is not on Rothenberg’s list.
* Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics rates the race as “safe Republican” in his latest Crystal Ball analysis.
And we will just guess that the Terry camp won’t be “taking it easy” this summer or fall either.
Just a hunch.
Democrat rising star Cory Booker tells the Obama camp to shaddap about Romney and Bain Capital.
Bill Clinton (a’member him?) calls Romney’s record at Bain, “sterling”.
And just for discussion’s sake, the Washington Post runs this little quick rundown on the history of Solyndra and the Obama Administration.
Now we will say this about Bain Capital: couldn’t they have come up with a less-sinister name? Heck they could be running an ice-cream and flower company and they would still freak everyone out with the name “Bain”. While “Solyndra”, on the other hand, could be selling rusty, SARS coated, syringes and you’d still be like, “sure, I’ll take a handful of those”.
And if you don’t think a name matters, just check out how Ayds appetite suppressants are doing these days…
Received this email:
I could not be more grateful for your support over the course of this campaign. Thank you for everything you’ve done on my behalf. While we fell short on election day, we should all be proud of the work we’ve done.
As we move forward, we must now unite around our Republican candidate Deb Fischer, who shares my conservative vision for our country. We also share the same goal of defeating Bob Kerrey in the fall and bringing Nebraska common sense to Washington. I’m proud to stand with Deb in this effort, and hope you will too. I invite you to visit her campaign website:http://www.debfischer2012.com
Thanks again for all you’ve done. God bless.
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