What if the Jeb Bush campaign found out that their Nebraska Co-Chair, Hal Daub, said that he is also supporting Hillary Clinton for President?
They would be fairly alarmed, right? Likely, they wouldn’t want Daub as an official part of their campaign if that was what he was telling people.
Yet, the Hillary Clinton campaign announced just 11 days ago that Democrat Congressman Brad Ashford is on her Nebraska Leadership Council — along with Warren Buffett, Susan Buffett and former Sen. Bob Kerrey (who hasn’t lived in Nebraska since 2001, his sister’s couch notwithstanding).
So don’t you think Hillary and the gang would be surprised to learn that the Omaha area Congressman is telling constituents that he supports “all of them” for President?
ALL of them.
So heck, Bernie, O’Malley AND Hillary, yeah?
But not only Democrats, REPUBLICANS too!
Santorum, Huckabee, Cruz, Trump, to name but a few.
Oh, and specifically Jeb Bush.
You hear that Hillary fans?
In case you missed this yesterday:
Constituent: “Who are you supporting for President?”
Ashford: “Right now, I’m all of them, I, I, I don’t — All the candidates right now, as I said, I like Bush and Clinton.”
GOPers, just imagine if Don Bacon was recorded telling some folks at the Hy-Vee coffee counter that he was supporting Marco Rubio, but also Bernie Sanders. You know, because he’s so open.
Would not Chip Maxwell, or whomever else decided to then get in the race, win running away?
That is the current embarrassment that Democrat have going on in their party right now.
I understand that some people like Ashford. He seems like a perfectly nice fellow.
But this sort of stuff is whack-a-doddle, to say the least.
Is this really where you are, Nebraska Democrats?
Just say it loud and clear:
“Thank you sir, may I have another!”
Instead of worrying about Ashford though, the local Dems seem to be up-in-arms that Governor Pete Ricketts is going to stay home and practice his address during the Obama visit (it’s 1425 H St., Lincoln, Nebraska, by the way…har har har).
Instead they want him to go to President Obama’s campaign rally.
Wait, campaign rally?
Yes, campaign rally:
According to the White House, Obama will visit Omaha, Neb., which the White House said “is a great example of the president’s policies making a real difference in people’s lives.” He plans to highlight Nebraska’s recovery from the 2008 recession and push for the state to accept the Medicaid expansion made possible by the Affordable Care Act.
Frankly, the Governor doesn’t need to sit and not-nod while the rest of the Phish concert crowd screams at every condescending point he makes about “common sense”.
Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert will meet him at the plane, which probably would have been an appropriate move for Ricketts to make — and then specifically not go to the ObamaCare Seminar at the Baxter Center. And then he could have pointed out that he was respecting the President at the airport, but didn’t need a refresher on Nebraska Medicaid from the President.
But good visuals for Mayor Stothert.
Oh, and don’t forget that the aforementioned Brad Ashford will be getting off of Air Force One with the President. Wonder if they’ll talk about Jeb Bush, and “all of” the other candidates Ashford is supporting.
The Legislature is back in session, so that means that State Senator Ernie Chambers is back on the floor talking gibberish.
Nice Tweet from former Nebraska Watchdogger, Deena Winter:
@CobyMach And what topic are they not on?
— Deena Winter (@DeenaWatchdog) January 11, 2016
And then Coby Mach notes that Chambers was calling Donald Trump a “racist”.
So from that Chambers quote, we can take it that he isn’t really into the idea that people “will not be judged by the color of their skin“…
It’s OK Senator. The rest of us will still judge you by the content of your character.
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