Day 4 of the Nebraska Democrat Dirty Tricks Scandal.
Why the new moniker?
Well, has there been ANY public statement about who exactly is responsible for what Democrat Mayor Chris Beutler and Democrat…er…newspaper Lincoln Journal Star have called “despicable” dirty tricks?
A few anonymous tipsters have pointed at James Pauley — but there has been nothing official, especially from his former employers, the Nebraska Democratic Party, Gubernatorial candidate Chuck Hassebrook or Mitch Paine.
Not to mention, Paine has another person who was listed as one of his consultants — like Pauley — who now works for Congressman Brad Ashford. Was he involved, or did he know about this dirty trick? And if so, what is Ashford doing about it?
The Lincoln Journal Star will likely sweep this under the rug.
On other topics to discuss on this Carl Curtis Open Comment Friday…
A new study says there is “little evidence” that marijuana has medicinal value…but more study is needed.
Here is a short excerpt from that show where Hal talks about what he thinks would be effective, what it might cost, and how Omaha would benefit.
A frequent reader posed THIS question in light of recent events:
Will Democrats be changing the name of their traditional Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner?
(They dare to break bread in the name of a slave owner and Native American killer?)
Republicans will likely continue to sup with their Lincoln Day dinners…
During her weekly call with the press (which, by the way, is a great service to the people of Nebraska), I asked U.S. Senator Deb Fischer about her thoughts on what some have said is the Supreme Court overstepping their bounds and legislating from the bench on the King v Burwell decision regarding ObamaCare (where the majority re-wrote the law for Congress).
Here is her full response:
That’s a judgment call. I think when I say I’m disappointed in the Court’s decision, that pretty well covers it.
I think Justice Scalia had a good statement when he said, “Words no longer have any meaning.”
In my opinion, as a citizen of the United States, it is not the job of the Supreme Court to bow to what they view as public opinion.
They are the highest officers of the Court. It is their job to uphold the Constitution, to uphold the laws of this country. And when they start truly bowing to their interpretation of what is good for the public or bow to public opinion they do all of us a disservice.
And on today’s same-sex marriage ruling, here is U.S. Senator Ben Sasse’s full statement:
Todays ruling is a disappointment to Nebraskans who understand that marriage brings a wife and husband together so their children can have a mom and dad. The Supreme Court once again overstepped its Constitutional role by acting as a super-legislature and imposing its own definition of marriage on the American people rather than allowing voters to decide in the states.
As a society, we need to celebrate marriage as the best way to provide stability and opportunity for kids. As President Obama has said, there are good people on both sides of the issue. I hope we all can agree that our neighbors deserve the freedom to live out their religious convictions.
(Of course President Obama held the same position up until about a year ago, which you always hear the main stream press mention never…)
Annnnd this email update from the Douglas County Clerk immediately following the ruling:
Same-sex marriages are now legal in the State of Nebraska. The Douglas County Clerk/Comptroller’s office is now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.