The anti-Death Penalty folks have a new ad created, featuring State Senator Colby Coash. See it here:
If you’re in the Cone of Silence, here is the text:
My name is Colby Coash and I’m a Republican senator from Lincoln, NE.
There’s a real impact when we spend a lot of resources trying to execute somebody. It’s just costing us money that we can use for victims. We can put it into roads, we can put it into schools. There’s much better things we could be spending our money on.
I’m not willing to spend one more penny trying to do anything other than let them sitting (sic) in a cell until they take their last breath, whenever that is. That’ll save us money.
I might have had him re-record that last line to make it grammatically correct, but that’s me.
I thought the evidence was pretty square that there is little difference between the cost of executing someone versus having them sit in jail forever. But that puts the ball in the court of the pro-Death Penalty forces to make that case to the public.
The ad above is currently only on digital media, and isn’t yet on broadcast or cable TV.
Los Hermanos Cubanos
Because it is still at the top of the news, one MUST touch on the Nevada caucuses last night. I didn’t make a prediction on it, mainly because all that was being said was that it would be volatile, no one could predict turnout, and some of the actual results might be sketchy. That seemed to be the case at the start, but I haven’t seen much of that in the morning.
But the intrigiuing part of all this now, seems to be that the Establishment — i.e. non-Trump press and office holders and anyone else that sees him as a cross between Napoloean and the Robbers Barons who didn’t build universities — are just discovering that Trump could WIN.
So the word out now is that either Rubio or Cruz (as well as Kasich and Carson) must quit and put their resources behind ONE anti-Trump candidate.
Jonah Goldberg (who has been a guest on The Wheels Down Politics Show, discussing the aforementioned Death Penalty issue) makes a call for Los Hermanos Cubanos, with a Rubio – Cruz (not Cruz – Rubio) ticket. He sees Rubio as the one who could unite the anti-Trumps, as opposed to Ted, who is still anathema to many.
But the great Cuban-American ticket presupposes one BIGGGGGGGGG issue: You gotta get ONE of them to quit. There would have to be some outstanding pressure on Ted Cruz to give it all up right now. And be second fiddle to Marco Rubio? To hold the “warm bucket of piss” that one office holder called the Veep seat?
And one assumes this could never happen prior to Super Tuesday. And what happens if Cruz does well there — or at least better than Rubio? Think he’d give in? Or would Rubio?
I’m not sure what sort of pressure would have to occur to make this happen, but it would almost have to be 100% unified across all elected officials. Oh, and by the way, no one likes Cruz, and he knows it. How is that going to make him feel when Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan come pounding on the campaign office door?
You HAVE to admit that this is the MOST interesting Presidential election in your lifetime.
Oh and hey, remember Congressman Brad Ashford? ‘Member when he endorsed Hillary Clinton? Yeah?
Oh, well he also said he likes John Kasich.
At one of his Coffees, he barely finishes saying that he endorsed Hillary when he immediately — doesn’t take a breath — says that he also like Kasich because he’s experienced. And then within the next breath, he says he knows Bernie Sanders, and….well…pick ’em.
I’ve run into people that like Ashford because of this, and others who have been watching him do this for years and years.
But GEEZ. Pick someone already! And stand by them.
He’s shameless in his attempts to play both sides of the electorate so that they think he’s “on their side”.
Guess what folks? He’s on HIS side.
(See a video of his Coffee tawk, here.)
1st District Congressman Jeff Fortenberry has a Democratic challenger now.
He is a doctor from Norfolk named Daniel Wik, a pain management specialist who practices in Norfolk and Columbus. He received his degree from St. George’s School of Medicine in Grenada.
Not much on Wik, other than he has spoken out about malpractice of at least one surgeon in the area.
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