First, a quick Separated at Birth, from the recent story on the initiative petition to expand casino gambling in Nebraska…
…former State Senator Scott Lautenbaugh and former baseball star Curt Schilling!
Feeling the Bern…
Yes, I DID watch the Democrats “debate” last night.
Well, I watched Anderson Cooper badger them with questions, but, unlike the Republicans, there was very little give and take.
But of course, none of that really matters.
Unless Hillary is indicted — and probably even if she is — she has it wrapped up.
Heck, I’m still trying to figure out the Bernie Sanders appeal. Hillary flattened him on the NRA stuff (“I’m from a rural state!!!”) and he gave her full berth on the server stuff that the freaking FBI is still investigating!
Then again, I always forget how strong the appeal of redistribution of wealth is among the “progressive” class. While Republicans still admire the American Revolution, I get the feeling the Progressives more closely associate with the French Revolution. (Off with their heads!)
And Hillary seemed to get that she was coasting, and started to focus her karate chops less towards those on stage and more at the Republicans.
But a few notes on that:
She is asked who her “enemies” are.
ISIS? Iran? Putin? The North Koreans?
So, just to confirm that (though she will no doubt walk it back, soon enough) she has declared half of the country to be her enemy.
And Mitt Romney had his issues with that 47% statement?
And then there was the reason she gave to elect her:
I’m a woman!
So that’s it huh?
As other have noted, I’m not sure Barack Obama ever said “Vote for me because I’m Black!” Of course that was 90% of the arguments for him. But HE never came out and said it — at least not explicitly like that.
Once again, that’ll be enough to get her to win among the group of Far Side characters she was on stage with.
But in the General election, both of those two statements will come back at her.
Air Libs, Part II
Going just a few notches down, the Nebraska Republicans and Republicans on the Lincoln City Council are “concerned” about a far-left winger being appointed to the local Air Pollution Control Advisory Board.
Seems that Democrat Mayor Chris Beutler figured the opposition to Mitch Paine a few months back was only due to his campaign tactics in the City Council race. So Beutler once again tried to slip into the system a guy, Lucas Sabalka, who is for federal carbon taxes (ala Bernie Sanders) and is otherwise a member of the left-wing environmentalist movement.
I always think it’s cute when these guys drop in and declare, “I don’t believe being concerned about the environment, about protecting our children, our land, our air, our water, is a partisan political issue!”
No, it’s just when you want to disrupt the economy, put people out of business and elect Bernie Sanders as Supreme Leader, it becomes a “partisan political issue”.
Oh and by the way, Sabalka is a speaker for the Climate Reality Project.
Yes, The Climate Reality Project.
(And no, they don’t do that Sirius song during the Husker Tunnel Walk…)
…er, I mean “Climate Change”…
On that note, Paul Hammel of the OWH Tweeted that…
NE environmental groups to deliver petitions signed by 3K to @GovRicketts urging state to adopt “clean power plan’, address global warming
These are the same people, I can guarantee you, that will tell you that the 100,000+ signatures for reinstating the Death Penalty aren’t a good representation of how Nebraskans feel…
Bringing it home
Don Bacon’s #NE02 campaign announced today that they raised $110,000 in Q3. That’s almost exactly the same amount that he raised in Q2 — though about half of what Brad Ashford raised in Q3.
At a comparable time in 2013, Brad Ashford was 4 months from declaring a run, and people figured Pete Festersen would still do it.
So have at it.
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