A George Soros funded group — Proteus Action League — which is an arm of the Proteus Fund, which uses a web of groups and donors to launder the cash for their “progressive” pet projects, donated $400,000 to keep Nebraskans from voting on the Death Penalty.
Oh but wait! They’re just “educating” voters about the evils of the Death Penalty, right?
THEY. DON’T. WANT. YOU. TO. VOTE.
Heck, you want to talk about voter suppression? You want to talk about keeping people from voting? Forget about some Texas lady who couldn’t figure out a state I.D.
Here are billionaires from across the country who think Nebraskans are so stupid that they want to take away their right to vote on an issue.
As the OWH notes regarding former State Senator Danielle Conrad…
Conrad said Friday that her group (the ACLU) has hired a national consultant, Fieldworks, to organize opposition to the referendum.
That’s OPPOSITION, not “education” as Ms. Conrad tries to weasel.
Hey Democrat Party? Where’s the outrage?
Hey progressives? Where’s the march? Where’s the chant?
The Whole World’s Watching!
Let Them Vote!
(Or some such.)
See, just like they favor “free speech” — when it is speech they like — the Left favors voting — as long as it is voting on issues they like.
This is an absolute crock.
And the Monday LJS Don Walton column always gets things going:
“the nonpartisan Nebraska Legislature truly is nonpartisan”
“party labels are mostly checked at the door”
“you can’t be sure what’s going to happen”
Wrong, wrong and wrong.
Anyone who can read and count can tell you EXACTLY what will happen.
The Democrats in the Legislature will vote as a unified BLOCK.
They do not vote “independently”.
The are STRICTLY partisan.
And frankly, they are a complete affront to whatever angelic principle Don finds in George Norris’s Unicameral.
Oh, and just for accuracy’s sake…
“Members of Congress caucus together based simply on their partisan political affiliation…”
Actually there are 275 Congressional Caucuses (according to Wikipedia) that range from “A” Appalachian Caucus to “Z” Zero Capital Gains Tax Caucus.
By the way, back in Barack Obama’s first term as President he hammered through a Health Care law that no member had read or understood.
But, with both Houses a majority Democrat, he didn’t hammer through whatever anti-gun measures he thinks would cure what he thinks ails America.
Enjoying the finger wagging in the mean time though.
(Oh, and the President’s claim that “this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency,” got a rating of “Mostly False” from Politifact.)
State Senator John Murante announced that he will NOT be running for Congress (NE-02) in 2016, and will instead be running for re-election to the legislature.