Has your postal carrier jammed these pieces in your mailbox over the past few days? They are Democrat hit pieces, specifically targeting female Republican candidates for the Legislature.
But this wasn’t just done for Gwenn Aspen.
The exact same piece was also pushed out for Joni Craighead and Laura Ebke.
So you know it is just a blanket attack on women — and not some specified item for one candidate.
Now the Omaha World-Herald had a very readable opinion piece on the front page of Sunday’s paper featuring a looooong story about recent ads in Nebraska elections. They of course featured the Worst Ad in the World about Brad Ashford’s failure to make any changes to prison legislation even after he has been slapped in the face by it.
But it also features…MAILERS…from the 1998 Governor’s race.
We would couple this with the LJS’s recent article about how the “Democrats want more women in government“! How do we know this? Well, it is right there in the headline!
You hear that Nebraskans! Democrats want more women!
Oh wait, no, we got that wrong. Democrats want more Democrats.
Because here is a group of women that the Democrats have specifically targeted with a scurrilous ad.
Does any right minded voter think these candidates might feel this in any way?
Of course not. Our guess is this is based 100% on their positions on ObamaCare.
So that means it is a lie, and is even worse because it preys on fears of women specifically about THESE women, because they are WOMEN.
And how do you think the Democrats and the LJS and the OWH would have reacted if Republicans would have sent out this mailer?
Oh but hey, it doesn’t have a picture of Nikko Jenkins in it!
So ALLLLLL cool!
And Matt Hansen’s OWH opinion piece (we always thought those were left to the Opinions page of the Midlands section, but no matter) was a very interesting read for its historical significance.
Good details about the 1998 race, and the Lincoln public access program, and how the ad arguably distorted Johanns’ views, etc. etc.
Would have been interesting for Hansen to lay that out in the case of the NRCC’s ad against Brad Ashford — just specifically WHY Hansen finds it so “nasty”. He did it in the case Christensen ad. But for the NRCC’s ad, it was just because of the ad’s “implications”.
Here is the crux of what the ad said:
“Brad Ashford supported the Good Time law, and still defends it.”
Hansen spelled out, specifically, that the Johanns mailer was criticized because it was arguably false.
But the reason Hansen and Doug Parrott criticize the NRCC ad is because…well we don’t get a reason.
But instead, Hansen and Parrott concur with Hansen’s front-page headline that it was the “nastiest”.
Two days before the election.
Well there ya go.
But if you DO want to read a well done piece about the machinations for Tuesday’s turnout plan, read Henry Cordes’ piece about the GOTV for #NE02.
And take from it what you will…
In all, Ashford supporters have made 239,000 phone calls and knocked on 23,000 doors, Gonska said.
Firming up that Republican base and making sure those voters turn out for Terry in the fall became job one for the Terry campaign. And after running up some impressive voter contacts of their own — including 76,000 phone calls, 300,000 robocalls, 20,000 door knocks and nearly a half-million pieces of mail — the campaign feels it has done that.
Ben Sasse ends his 2014 Senate campaign where he began: in the National Review.
Here he outlines nine items that he would like to see a new Republican majority in Congress address:
I recognize that President Obama is likely to veto much of what we propose. Let him. If we aren’t at least laying out a vision of what we’re for, then many voters in the 2016 presidential election are going to remain skeptical that Republicans are serious about actually tackling the biggest national policy problems before us.
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