Just for a little Blast from the Past, and a reference down below, here is a Separated at Birth for ya…
State Senator Bob Hilkemann and eHarmony’s Neil Clark Warren!
…by way of Tarheel…
OK Lovers of Politics, get those Palmetto Predictions in!
Polls close in Palmetto (the state’s name in my dystopian film) at 6pm Central, so that will be your deadline. You have to put some kind of identifying name on your comment, and give percentages for the candidates.
Also note that only the GOP votes on Saturday. The Dems are net week. For some reason.
You can’t win of you don’t play!
Fischer steps up
And speaking of playing and winning, Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer took the President head on in the U.S. Senate with her slam of the President’s “Equal Pay” bill.
As she wrote in the Washington Examiner…
“The way to make meaningful, lasting progress on equal pay for women isn’t unilateral presidential action. I remain fully committed to forging a bipartisan consensus in Congress to update our laws and ensure women and men have the information they need to negotiate the salaries they deserve.”
Instead of mandating employer actions — creating another regulation for employers — she proposes that employers NOT be able to retaliate against employees sharing salary information.
Senator Fischer is able to step up on an issue like this and provide a little common sense in the legislative branch.
Read the whole Op-Ed here.
No Pen, No Phone
And Senator Ben Sasse took to the lights in front of the Supreme Court to give his thoughts on a replacement for Justice Scalia.
See it here:
He challenges the President to nominate an individual who will directly repudiate the President’s “Pen and Phone Executive” theory in the Rose Garden.
Sasse says that if the President — or rather the nominee — does that, then he would consider voting on the next Supreme Court Justice.
The Senator is getting good at trolling better than anyone else in Congress.
We should look forward to him reading Mean Tweets from @POTUS sometime soon.
Keeping it interesting…
The above referenced Nebraska State Sen. Robert Hilkemann prioritized Winner Take All in the Unicameral today.
That means that the issue WILL be taken up once again, hopefully with renewed interests in the Presidential Election year.
And I am told that if the measure passed, it WOULD go into effect for this year’s General Election results.
Get outside, would ya!
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