It was very apparent that the post earlier this week that featured a catalog of votes by the Nebraska legislature (complied by John Orr) touched the nerves of many Democrats in the state.
The Twitters started bouncing around and re-Tweets and names were bandied about, when it was pointed out how partisan and dogmatic the Unicameral’s Democrats really are.
One leading Democrat Twitterer even went so far as to call those who vote party-line “Partisan Stooges.” I guess it doesn’t take tooo much imagination to see Nordquist and Morfeld whacking each other with hammers and ladders, while Mello smacks them both across the mug with a whole tuna.
But again, many in your local media find that to be just fine, as long as they vote in lock-step on THEIR issues — no matter how they conflict with the majority of state voters.
If the Republicans did this, of course, they would be called out as Karl Rovian Robots.
The Governor is pushing the legislature to not repeal the Death Penalty, taking to the press releases and press conference.
(And now, thankfully, taking plenty of questions too. Did we see him use the term “lock-step”?)
Few will be surprised if this is too little, too late. Will any state Senators be influenced?
Shaking your fist at them after the horse has left the barn won’t do much good.
Nancy Hicks of the LJS has written of Mayor Chris Beutler that he “understands how city government works“ and calls him the “always-thoughtful Beutler”.
Now, possibly in honor of the retiring David Letterman, she decided to double-down and made a “Top 20 Things You Didn’t Know About Beutler.”
(No doubt, she had to whittle it down from the original 90.)
Her list includes things like, “he collected stamps for three years!”
And, lord help us…
“One of his favorite music groups is the ‘Crash Test Dummies,’ a Canadian folk/rock/alternative band widely known for its 1993 single, ‘Mmm, Mmm, Mmm, Mmm.'”
This is an affirmative statement.
Not one that was focus-group tested.
Or spit out after being water-boarded.
This is your Mayor, City of Lincoln.
Mmm, Mmm, Mmm, Mmm.
But the pièce de résistance is the last one:
Right now, he’s reading “World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability.”
That’s right, Beutler is reading about how the huddled masses in the third world can’t handle democracy, and further, they need lots and lots of redistribution of wealth.
Shocked! Shocked we are, to see a progressive Democrat reading such a tome.
You know Mayor Beutler, next time you should just go for the discount books, right here through my Amazon site:
Gets right to the crux of it all.