I’m still Bob Kerrey. You know me.
Oh my, do we ever Bob. Do we ever.
You’re the guy who who voted with the Democrats 92% of the time.
You’re the guy who is in favor of ObamaCare.
You’re the guy who actually wants a single-payer health care system.
You’re the guy who favors Cap and Trade.
You’re the guy who voted against the partial birth abortion ban.
You’re the guy who had to confer with Harry Reid in Washington before you moved to Nebraska to run.
You’re the guy who is a Democrat, who voted like a Democrat and who, if given the chance, will continue to vote like a Democrat.
Yeah, we’re familiar with you Bob.
But thanks for reminding us.
And that, frankly, is all you need to take from Friday’s debate. Kerrey did exactly what we expected he would do: He picked one issue of Fischer’s, called it “outrageous”, and then tried to hammer her with it throughout the debate. Except his attack on the Balanced Budget Amendment didn’t go anywhere.
Kerrey’s little proposal to amend the Constitution to outlaw political parties in Congress makes him sound like a high school sophomore in his first government class who has “the best idea ever” to fix the world. Not to mention (again) that THIS from the guy who genuflected before Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid before moving to his sister’s couch to run for Senate!
It’s right up there with his demand that all Super PAC money be banned — you know, while his Super PAC sends another attack ad against Fischer.
It’s refreshing to see that the voters in Nebraska are rejecting a guy like Kerrey. Finally they’re realizing that a Democrat like Kerrey will, in fact, vote like a Democrat. How ’bout that.
And we were a little amazed by the OWH’s little poetic yarn about Deb Fischer in the Sunday edition.
Never have we seen so much written about people who didn’t want to comment for the story. Writing things like “people are whispering” and “according to sources” in a style more becoming of the editorial page, or possibly a Bob Woodward book.
We always find it interesting when Kerrey supporters come to L.St. and try their best to drag Fischer down with the claim that she’s “mean” or too tough or isn’t nice when she fights for issues she cares about. It is amusing when Democrats are shocked to find out that a Republican woman isn’t just sweet as a peach pie and doesn’t call them sugar or darling. Ohmygosh! A (Republican) woman means business? Well, let us write a story about THAT! Let us tell everyone how she is not nearly as nice as these other women we know!
Because of course we ALWAYS see that story written about that male candidate. Right?
In any case, we found it interesting that the OWH then went on to write a full piece on Fischer’s family and issues they have had.
We will let others argue about what that has to do with the United States Senate race.
But in case you missed our position on this type of crap, let us be clear:
We will not comment on Fischer’s or anyone else’s family for political purposes.
And let us take you back to 2006, when an incumbent was running for U.S. Senate. A Democrat incumbent. And this incumbent had issues in his family that were making the paper. Issues involving problems with the law and other areas.
And there were those commenters who were dying to discuss those issues in the Leavenworth Street comments section.
And we ruled them off-limits and deleted anyone who broke that rule.
And we will do the same in this case.