First, a Separated at Birth, since we haven’t had one in quite a while…
US Senate quester, Ben Sasse and Vision Quest-er…
Democrats are clamoring, apparently, about Lee Terry’s recent statements regarding the government shutdown. You will remember that Terry first stated he would keep his salary, then stated that he realized this was a mistake and will now forego his Congressional salary while he works through the government shutdown.
And what do the Democrats say? Oh my! Omaha City Councilperson Pete Festersen’s phone is “ringing off the hook”!
(Quick aside: what “hook” are we talking about exactly? When was the last time ANY phone rang off a hook? It’s the year 2000, or some point afterwards, for gawds sake peoples. Can we come up with a different metaphor? “My cell phone was buzzing across the table!” © .)
Ok , but note that this was the same Peter Festersen who said that he would not run because he didn’t want to move his young daughters and could better serve Omaha on the City Council. So what has changed? Oh, well, Lee Terry made a bad statement…then apologized!
Well then! Let’s start singing “Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow” and start handing out the ☪☮☭✡☥☯✝ bumper stickers!
Does Festersen have any new ideas?
Does Festersen have a plan to move America forward?
Did Festersen’s daughters suddenly mature?
Not that we know of, but you’ll have to ask him.
But what DOES Festersen and the Democrats have?
They have a new POLITICAL agenda to run on! Lee Terry is a mind-changer! Lee Terry made it into the Huffington Post, and those readers give money to Democrats and then a Democrat could yell and holler about Lee Terry and then Pete Festersen could help out Barack Obama more!
The local Dems are a wild pack of political hounds looking for their next community organizer to organize America with the Chief Executive Organizer.
And how’s that going for everybody?
But we are hearing that the DCCC is in the field polling for NE02.
And is it possible Baby Buffett could try to step up?
And self proclaimed Tea Partier, former state senator and county commissioner Chip Maxwell sent out a presser the other day stating that he was thinking about getting back into the 2nd District GOP primary race against Lee Terry.
Maxwell said he doesn’t have any particular beef with Terry, and that the timing of his release has nothing to do with Terry’s recent comments (ahem…), BUT that his motivation is, “is a long-simmering concern over the long-term slide to the left in our national fiscal policy”.
If Maxwell does run, it wouldn’t be the first time Terry has been primaried — and won. And some think there will be at least one other to join in a primary fight (which from a Terry strategy standpoint, would be a good thing). But we know that the Terry peeps have no desire to spend the cash that a primary fight would entail, when it would be needed to the general election, against a Pete “a vote for me is a vote for Pelosi/Reid/Obama” Festersen.
Governor candidate Beau McCoy has a new web ad out.
See it here:
This is the first real bio ad that we’ve seen from McCoy, and as you can see, it is professionally produced and gives a good outline of the candidate, his family, background, etc.
Seems like a good first intro to us, though we’ll let the other camps jump in and criticize.
And we would note that the video has been up less than a week and already has over 13,000 hits. Yow.
And speaking of Gov candidates, we’ve pretty much left out that battle between the Democrats for THEIR Gov nomination. But now ol’ Chuck “I haven’t seen Bob Kerrey’s shadow…yet!” Hassebrook and Annette “Fill in Name ID here” Dubas are battling it out for Dem support.
Dubas recently announced all of the State Senators who are supporting her. And Hassebrook came out the other day with some endorsers, as well.
So, just for the funk of it, let’s take a look at a few of them:
|Susie Buffett||Kim Robak|
|Dick Holland||Brad Ashford|
|Mike Fahey||Steve Lathrop|
|Mike Boyle||Heath Mello|
|Jim Suttle||Amanda McGill|
|Colleen Seng||Gwen Howard|
|Anne Boyle||Jeremy Nordquist|
|Fred Conley||Burke Harr|
|Jim Esch||Sara Howard|
|Matt Connealy||Ken Haar|
|Tony Raimondo, Jr.||Russ Karpisek|
|Bud Pettigrew||Kate Sullivan|
So…there ya go.
An obvious GIANT RIFT in the Democrat party!
Half of those listed are clearly failing to support one from their own party!!!
Susie Buffett and Brad Ashford at each other’s throats!
Bud Pettigrew and Ken Haar hurling cow pies!
Jim Esch and Amanda McGill having a ginger brawl!
It’s enough to make a Jerry Brown weep in his soup.
(You know, to add salt.)
We’re sure the excitement will just ratchet up on this.
OK, we STILL giggle when we read the breathless reports in the OWH that Bob Kerrey is COMING to Omaha! (He’ll apparently be in town next week for some sort of Dem funder or whatnot.)
Throw a sheet and a blanket and an extra pillow on his sister’s couch!