This, Nebraska. THIS is what Bob Kerrey has come to.
Not only does the guy who voted with Democrats 92% of the time while in the Senate claim that he is all about “crossing the aisle”.
Not only does he blow off his own party’s convention, because he knows how lousy he would look with all his fellow Dems.
Not only does now try to pretend he was in favor of “fixing” ObamaCare all along.
But he tries to tell people he is actually a Republican? REALLY?
Well, we guess the NEGOP can look forward to getting half of Kerrey’s campaign cash. And ol’ Bob can tell Harry Reid that he would be giving half his votes to Mitch McConnell. And of course we are waiting to hear which of the 50% of Mitt Romney’s platform Kerrey is in favor of.
But that’s the whole gist, right? At this point, less than two months out from Election Day, Kerrey will say ANYTHING to get himself on the good side of Nebraskans. Kerrey himself said his strategy is always to find out what people want, then convince them that you’ve always been that way.
So let’s see: Nebraskans don’t like ObamaCare, don’t want their taxes raised and are mostly Republicans.
Kerrey: “That’s me!”
Oh, except for that sneaky little thing called, “his record”.
Funny how that is.
We are reminded of Danny Noonan’s fellow caddy, calling him on sucking up to Judge Smails:
Danny: “I’ve always been fascinated with the law… I planned to go to law school after I graduated, but it looks like my folks won’t have enough money to put me through college.”
Smails: “Well the world needs ditch diggers too!”
Lacey Underalls (to Danny): “Nice try.”
Danny’s fellow caddy: “I’ve often thought of becoming a golf club.”
ICYMI Deb Fischer was endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber noted that Bob Kerrey had a lousy 42% record voting with the Chamber. So nertz to him.
And to follow up on Kerrey, that whole “I hate the employer mandate” thing from him — you know where that goes, right?
Because the employer mandate is not just some little “feature” of ObamaCare. That’s a major tentant. If somehow you got rid of that, you would be on the direct road to … Single Payer.
That’s Government Run Health Care. And that, readers, is what Bob Kerrey wants.
You vote for Kerrey and that’s what you are putting into Congress.
(Oh and Kerrey camp: when you unleash the interns to create a sloppy little anti-Fischer website, do try to use the spell-check. Your opponent doesn’t spell her name “Fisher”.)
So we never had the time to post during the Dem convention, but here is our $.02 on one overarching theme:
Man, Government is awesome!
How many times did the Dems bring out that? Bubba went on about it. The President made sure you knew how great he thinks government is.
Yet here is the thing: The Dems want you to luuuuuuv Big Government…when THEY’RE in charge.
Remember when it was W in the Oval Office? Back then it was “Dissent is Patriotic!”
Guys like Tom Friedman will tell you how cool the Chinese government is because they can “get things done”, and how neat it would be to have that in the U.S. And the Dems’ poster gal, Rachel Meadow stands in front of the Hoover Dam and tells you to dream big, or some such crap.
This from the party that doesn’t want to bury a pipe in the ground, lest it disrupt the dead-rat burying beetle or foul up their big windmill-powered economy.
Yeah, when they’re in power, and control the Senate? Oh, you should LOVE the government! The central planning is the best! They’re really smart and know how to put a unicorn in every garage and two low-fat tofus in every pot.
But here is the thing: The American system — the American Way — is based on limited government. Small government. Government that does stuff like build roads or bridges (the ones that cars can drive across) and defends the borders. And then gets the hell out of the way so that everyone can live freely. You want to be part of something? Join a church or a club or a beer volleyball team. But stop telling us that we’re “part of the Government”.
We hire and fire the Government. It works for us. It is not us.
We are Americans.
So here is an interesting thought on the future of Governor Dave Heineman:
There has been much talk of him joining the Romney administration as Secretary of Something. But the other side of that is that if Heineman really wanted to go to DC, he could have had the Senate seat without much of a struggle (Cosmic Bob never would have showed up, THAT’s for sure).
So let us just assume for discussion that he really DOESN’T want to go to DC. So what does he have left in Nebraska? Well, there’s that “longest serving Governor” deal, but … really? I mean that’s nice and all, but is that something to really hang your hat on?
So how about instead, a signature achievement? How about, oh we don’t know… eliminating the state income tax?
Might THAT be something Governor Dave is really thinking hard about? That would be interesting, yeah? It’s being lobbed around these days and we have a feeling there will be more talk about something much bigger than “longest serving Governor”.
Unless he decides to go to DC. (Maybe he’s just not into the Senate.)
Back when the GOP had their convention the GOP put out this vid about immigrants making their dreams come true in America.
Hey and the National Federation of Independent Business endorsed Congressman Lee Terry.
This was announced at First Edition Printing Company in the Benson area with company owner John Pinkerton.
Pinkerton noted Terry’s support for small business and John Ewing’s support of rolling back George W. Bush’s 2001 and 2003 tax cuts.
Oh, and if you’re looking for 2nd District candidate John Ewing, he will be in Lincoln, the 1st District, trying to raise money on Thursday. So maybe Jeff Fortenberry should be watching out? We really don’t know.
And finally, we would be remiss if we did not mention this line from an article in The Hill at the Dem convention last week:
“Nebraska is definitely gone,” said a Democratic strategist. Democrats have all but given up hope of former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.) winning since conservative newcomer Deb Fischer won in a GOP primary upset.”
And now Kerrey disowning his Democrat brethren is starting to make more sense.
Bull-Moose Party here he comes!
Thanks to all of you who keep buying stuff on Amazon via our links! Keep buying your books and songs and movies and electronics and we promise to keep the light burning!
And tell a friend!