As we dive into this holiday week, let’s call this a Carl Curtis Open Comment Friday (because who doesn’t like Friday?).
As always, keep your comments clean and fair and, most importantly, interesting.
Live by the Jim Rome adage: Have a take, don’t suck.
Playing on both sides of the aisle
Rep. Brad Ashford is trying to keep the local Dems off his back by hammering national Republicans as much as possible, while voting with Congressional Republicans.
Tell the protestors about Governor’s refugee stance and they will no doubt hammer him as a racists anti-muslim bigot, or some such.
Read the local fishwraps and they note, “Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts joined more than half his fellow governors seeking a temporary halt to the resettlement of Syrian refugees in their states.”
Anything about Congressman Ashford’s vote in Congress — you know the one that will actually affect policy. Ah but Ashford runs it down the middle by knocking Donald Trump! “Hate is filling our airwaves!” Ashford piously intones.
Ashford’s playing a tricky game. Of course if Trump’s numbers go up in the District, expect to see statements about “understanding the anger he’s tapping into…”
What do THEY want to talk about?
Interesting discussion today with a legislative candidate who notes the topic he hears most from voters: Death Penalty? Property Taxes? Husker Running Game?
Well, there’s always those. But, #1?
People are STILL fascinated, and it ain’t sloughing off just yet.
Ted Cruz seems to be rising in Iowa — and there could be major issues for Trump regarding organizing for the caucuses — but Trump is still leading.
What do the MAJOR donors do?
The Washington Post says…nothing.
Plan A for GOP donors: Wait for Trump to fall. (There is no Plan B.)
Most of the party’s financiers and top strategists are sitting on the sidelines. Many are reluctant to spend money against Trump after watching others fumble as they tried to handle his counter-punches. Others, citing past elections, remain confident that the race will eventually pivot away from him early next year.
An interesting “plan”.
And history say’s they’re right.
But I heard peeps pretty excited about Marco Rubio’s recent reception in C.B. where around 100 people showed.
Which, don’t get me wrong, is good.
But Trump’s still getting thousands at his rallies.
It’s still a spectacle.
HE’s still a spectacle.
But what say you peeps?
Is he JUST a spectacle?
I’ll tell you right now, there are many, many oldsters — who vote en masse — who believe Trump is the only one who can save America.
What say you?
Still don’t like the fire/tear logo...
And for a little media hit for ya, here’s Ted Cruz’s first ad:
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