Dem attacks on women (you won’t read in the local paper!)

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.

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But this wasn’t just done for Gwenn Aspen.

The exact same piece was also pushed out for Joni Craighead and Laura Ebke.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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32 comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    That phone call # sure is low on the R side. What’s the deal there? DO we not have enough volunteers? Are we back to using rotary telephones and paper lists?

  2. Nikko Terry & Stripbola Ashford says:

    Omaha report whatever, others have made the same observation. Months ago. Tell me again what it is you do and why you’re here? Somebody appears to pay you. Be grateful and go back to whatever it is you’re supposed to be doing. Thank you and goodbye.

  3. Macdaddy says:

    Ashford still defending the Good Time Law when his own constituents were begging for him to start reforming it shows what kind of idiot Congressman he’s going to be. The good news is that he will be harmless, with neither side allowing him within 1000 yards of influencing even a post office name.

  4. World Sentry says:

    To Anon (#2 comment):

    There’s almost no difference between the Democrat & Republican parties:

    1. Both parties have voted time and time again to expand the size of the Federal Gov.
    2. Both parties have voted to support the ever-growing police state in America
    3. Both parties supported the 2008 bank bailout
    4. Both parties supported preemptive military strikes on foreign nations
    5. Both parties supported the NDAA
    6. Both parties supported the Patriot Act
    7. Both parties supported the current structure of the TSA
    8. Both parties, when in power, failed to protect our borders

    When it comes to the things that actually matter, both parties act in lock-step to stifle our liberties and increase their collective power. Wake up America.

  5. Anon says:

    I didn’t receive one piece of mail or phone call from Lee Terry. If I wasn’t so steadfast anti-Ashford, I could’ve been swayed. Does Lee Terry even care if he wins?

  6. Macdaddy says:

    Lee Terry came by my house. Alas, I wasn’t home but a family member told me he came by. If he’s knocking on doors in my neighborhood, he really cares and it’s a tight race. The Republicans should have shown some spine on illegal immigration, but if they don’t value American citizenship and just let it be stolen, why should we value them? This could have been an easy race to win.

  7. Anonymous says:

    To Comment #1: Is that why Chippy suddenly on the radio again though declared as candidate and mea culpa Danny are circling like vultures with smiles?

  8. Ricky says:

    Those mailings targeted the GOP women’s stance against Medicaid expansion in Nebraska. So I think they were in-bounds. Foolish of the women to want less people access to health care.
    Actually I think these women candidates are probably secretly in favor of Medicaid expansion and Obamacare and are pro-choice.
    But they have to do what their donors/minders ask them to do so as to be good Republicans.
    That is sad.

    Ricky

    PS I also think Omaha’s Mayor should stay out of the endorsement business and stick to running the city. She needs to get better at that for sure. We will see how many candidates Stothert endorses that actually win, Maybe none.

  9. Anonymostly says:

    Picking up on a topic from the last thread, I’ve been amused about the left’s response to this whole importing Ebola thing.

    Conservatives are being bashed all over the media for being concerned about the spread of this disease, ridiculed for wanting travel restrictions and criticized for seeking quarantines.

    They, the leftists in the media, use words like “irrational fear” and “panic” and “hysteria.”

    Ironically, the people who are telling us that conservatives are over-reacting to the threat of Ebola are the same people telling us that the world will end tomorrow if we don’t stop using carbon-based fuels today! (After all, how many polar bears have been killed by Ebola? Huh? Damn few, that’s for sure.)

    Those Ebola deniers … gotta love ’em.

  10. Anonymous says:

    #13, the problem is (generalization, but mostly correct) that conservatives are short-term thinkers. And tend to overreact to immediate dangers. Easy to ignore the results of our actions if the effects aren’t totally apparent until decades in the future.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Heard today that the 85 richest people in the world have the same wealth as the 3,500,000,000 poorest (that’s 3.5 billion). So #14, don’t tell me the money’s not there. It’s an allocation problem. Don’t tell me that these 85 are such hard workers that they deserve this much more compensation.

  12. To Anonymostly says:

    There have been 4 cases of Ebola in the U.S., and you think it’s time to run screaming in the streets? Are you an idiot?

  13. Macdaddy says:

    Quarantining it now will stamp it out. Have you not heard that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? By taking some very simple steps we can keep it from becoming a problem but apparently for the Left, whatever kills people is fine as long as they are in charge and get to spend even more of other people’s money.

  14. To Anonymostly says:

    Oh, yes, because average people like you an me have been catching Ebola. Oh, wait. It was one guy from the affected area of Africa, and three health care workers. (If it’s so contagious, why didn’t the African guy’s family catch it in Dallas/) Too bad we didn’t pay this much attention to AIDS.

  15. Anonymostly says:

    OK, so here’s a perfect example of the debating tactics of the typical libtard that irritate people so much.

    I said:

    Picking up on a topic from the last thread, I’ve been amused about the left’s response to this whole importing Ebola thing.

    Conservatives are being bashed all over the media for being concerned about the spread of this disease, ridiculed for wanting travel restrictions and criticized for seeking quarantines.

    They, the leftists in the media, use words like “irrational fear” and “panic” and “hysteria.”

    Ironically, the people who are telling us that conservatives are over-reacting to the threat of Ebola are the same people telling us that the world will end tomorrow if we don’t stop using carbon-based fuels today! (After all, how many polar bears have been killed by Ebola? Huh? Damn few, that’s for sure.)

    Those Ebola deniers … gotta love ‘em.

    Then libtard responded with:

    There have been 4 cases of Ebola in the U.S., and you think it’s time to run screaming in the streets? Are you an idiot?

    So, like, nowhere in what I said did I even remotely advocate running screaming in the streets. The hysteria belongs to the left, which doesn’t even want poor nursie to have to sit in her own damn house for 3 weeks just to, y’know, be safe.

    To describe a 3-week quarantine of one extremely small subset of people as tantamount to “hysteria” or “panic” or “irrational fear” (or, in the case of libtard at post #17 above, “run[ning] screaming in the streets”) is what is irrational and hysterical.

    Libtards. Gotta love ’em. Or not so much.

  16. Anonymostly says:

    Libtard at 5:37 p.m. sez:

    Oh, yes, because average people like you an me have been catching Ebola. Oh, wait. It was one guy from the affected area of Africa, and three health care workers.

    OK, so if it’s really NBD, then why is your guy Obama signing off on quarantining the returning U.S. Troops whom he sent to that area to do I’m not sure what?

    Makes total sense in libtard world: Quarantine the soldiers who haven’t come into contact with Ebola sufferers but for gawd’s sake don’t quarantine the nurse who did.

  17. Anonymostly says:

    And, BTW, Mr. Libtard doesn’t count very well, either.

    1. The doc in Atlanta.
    2. The “journalist” in Omaha.
    3. The dude who snuck into the country from Liberia and died in Dallas.
    4. Nia Pham, one of the nurses who treated the dude who died in Dallas.
    5. Amber Vinson, another nurse who treated the dude who died in Dallas.

    And, also BTW, I still don’t see any mass hysteria going on. Any more than there was a massive backlash against Muslims in this country following 9/11 (which you libtards were certain was going to occur.) Libtards find boogeymen wherever they happen to look for them.

  18. Anonymous says:

    If Sweeper will indulge me, this was too funny to pass up. Frank Luntz in The Corner on NRO:

    “I’m sick and tired of candidates running ads of their spouse telling people how good they are,” he says. “If you use your spouse it means everybody else hates you. If you use your children it means your spouse hates you.”

  19. Final Prediction for 2CD 2014 House Race:

    Ashford 52%
    Terry 47%
    Independent 1%
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    Prediction for 2CD 2016 House Race:

    Republican Nominee 55%
    Ashford 44%
    Independent 1%
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    Ashford is a protest vote this year – nothing more, nothing less. Many Republican voters in 2CD will vote for Ashford this year, only to vote against him in 2016. Hey, at least Ashford will get that sweet $174,000 salary for 2 years!

  20. To Omaha News & World report says:

    You really don’t understand elections and 2nd district politics, do you? If Ashford wins, he will win again in 2 years. Guaranteed. Beyond that, I don’t know. Why will he win in 2 years? Because the dems will have a major ground and media game in the district: 1) to hold on to the seat they finally got back after how many years (20?) 2) Because an electoral vote is up for grabs–they got it before and they will have more power if a “D” holds that seat and 3) the Nebraska second congressional district is actually pretty moderate with the spilt between dems and republicans pretty even.

    Republicans in Omaha tend to be more moderate, which is another reason that the far right conservative tea party has singlehandedly destroyed the influence and strength the DCRP has had in the past.

  21. Pub says:

    Only reasons for Republicans to vote for Lee Terry:
    1. He’s Republican
    2. He’s not Brad Ashford.

    The best thing that could happen to the NEGOP is for Lee Terry to lose. Then maybe they’ll push someone competent in the 2016 election. Lee Terry should’ve been forced out three or four elections ago.

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