I get it when people circle the wagons around the home-state guy. But I did find the LJS’s Zach Pluhacek’s Tweet curious: “Trump going after our governor’s mom”, with a link to the USAToday story which describes…the Governor’s Mom funding a PAC going after Trump.
Of course Trump’s response to all this was very Trumpian (“They better be careful, they have a lot to hide!”), but one can’t blame him or any other candidate lashing out when a billionaire funds a PAC to attack you.
Wait, Marlene Ricketts is a billionaire?
Well, let’s just note too, that it is curious that Joe Ricketts chose to hide behind his wife on this one. It’s not as if the Missus just decided to up and start herself a PAC to take down The Donald. Joe is the one who has gotten the share of the bad pub in funding various attack organizations.
And then Governor Pete Ricketts’ office responded to the Trump Tweet:
“It came to my attention a couple of weeks ago that my mother had contributed to this organization. Members of my family are politically active on both sides of the aisle, and they independently decide who to contribute to and support.”
It came to his attention?
She “had contributed” to “this organization”?
They created it! They are the only donors!
But does anyone think that — outside of Democrat sister Laura — that TEAM Ricketts doesn’t huddle on EVERY national policy decision? No doubt there could be some discussion where Pete has to differ from Dad because, Nebraska. But that discussion WILL be had.
Because no one believes, “Where’s Mom? Oh, she went to the hair salon, the grocery store, then formed her own PAC with $3.5 Million to destroy Donald Trump.”
It’s 4:20 somewhere…
Attorney General Doug Peterson takes to the web pages of National Review Online to further his assault on Colorado’s pot laws.
Whatever may be said of the economic success of Colorado’s impairment industry, it is not a success for the rule of law. Nor has it been anything but harmful and expensive for Colorado’s neighbors, like Nebraska, who continue to interdict illegal marijuana consistent with their own laws and, lest we forget, the CSA.
To hear more from the AG on this issue, as well as others before his office (including the medicinal marijuana issue in Nebraska) be sure to listen to my podcast interview with him at WheelsDownPolitics.com.
The Doctor is IN
Ben Carson says, “Obama was ‘raised white’“.
I always wondered when this would become an issue — if it is.
Because if President Obama were a Republican, this is pretty much the ONLY thing you would hear about him from the black community. You would hear on a regular basis that he is only half white. That his dad is African, not a descendant of American slaves. And don’t even start about being raised in Indonesia or by his white Kansan grandparents.
Those are certainly all interesting issues, and not even necessarily those that SHOULD be discussed. But it always cracked me up that he tries to portray himself as a big White Sox and “south side of Chicago” guy.
He still Christmases in Hawaii.
Taking the Deep Dive
My investigation of “can Trump win the GOP primary” continues.
On the one hand I’ve got a study from a Stanford U. publication entitled, “Donald Trump Will Not Win the Nomination“. Essentially a mathematical study, based on current polling averages.
Then there’s this analysis from American Thinker entitled, “Guess what percent of the vote Trump needs to win the GOP nomination“.
(Short answer: 32%)
Huffington Post takes a few breaths from calling Trump a racist (over and over again) to note that Trump COULD win the whole shebang if he wins the (apparently racist as well) Rust Belt.
But they don’t nail down how he wins the primary.
And then the latest is how Trump is ahead of Rubio in Florida. (Though the poll hasn’t been updated since South Carolina.) That would seem to change some of these analyses.
So the upshot, as I keep reading, is that the race will STILL be up in the air…through the Nebraska GOP Primary.
That’s what everyone has been hoping for, right?
Maybe get Ivanka to speak in the back of a clothing store at Rockbrook?
Well, as near as I can tell, you may get it.
Nothing’s terribly clear these days.
Sorry for the delayed post, as I was out to lunch with the wife for…my birthday! That’s right, Tom Osborne was born on my birthday! (Or maybe vice versa. I’ll have to check.)
(And a belated HBD to yesterday’s BDay Boy, Senator Ben Sasse.)
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