Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse joined an elite group of CEOs and Republican party leaders at an exclusive island resort off the Georgia coast in their quest to defeat Donald Trump.
Sasse joined Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker Paul Ryan, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and political guru Karl Rove among other politicians at the American Enterprise Institute’s annual World Forum at Sea Island.
CEOs included Apple’s Tim Cook, Google’s Larry Page, Napster’s Sean Parker, and Tesla’s Elon Musk.
According to one story on the meet…
Sources familiar with the meeting — who requested anonymity because the forum is off the record — said that much of the conversation around Trump centered on “how this happened, rather than how are we going to stop him,” as one person put it.
Sasse was recognized as the Senator who, “recently made news by saying he ‘cannot support Donald Trump.'”
I’m not saying this is exactly what Trump’s everyday-Joe supporters think of when they think of Establishment Elites getting together to plot the destruction of their candidate…
But this is EXACTLY what they think of.
Governor Pete Ricketts said yesterday that he has not yet made up his mind on the Republican Presidential primary.
As noted in the previous post, Rep. Jeff Fortenberry told Leavenworth St. that while he likes Marco Rubio, he would not “do anything that would empower Hillary Clinton as President.”
That would seem to indicate that Fortenberry would definitely not endorse a third-party candidate, and would probably endorse Trump if he were to win the nomination.
In the mean time, like Senator Deb Fischer, Fort acknowledges much of the populist anger behind Trump’s rise, but seems to be interested in seeing Rubio win.
Some local insurance companies are losing big dollars because of the consequences of ObamaCare. Because of this, more and more policy holders are seeing their premiums increase.
One onerous ObamaCare fee that has not yet been applied to premiums is the Health Insurance Tax. This is a $145 billion tax over ten years to pay for ObamaCare. At the end of 2015 both the House and the Senate voted to temporarily delay the implementation of the Health Insurance Tax until 2017. The bipartisan vote included 300 Republicans and 100 Democrats.
Last year the House and the Senate introduced a bill to permanently eliminate the Health Insurance Tax. Four of the five members of the Nebraska delegation, except Senator Sasse, co-sponsored this in their respective legislative body.
While Sasse campaigned as the ObamaCare Nemesis, he apparently will not support measures he considers “tinkering” with it. He wants all repeal or nothing.
As insurance premiums rise while ObamaCare still exists, hopefully the rest of the Nebraska delegation can put a stop to it.
Return of the Parking Lot Ninja
Remember the Parking Lot Ninja from last week?
That was the husband of former State Senator Amanda McGill — current District Director for Democrat Congressman Brad Ashford — who crashed GOP Congressional candidate Don Bacon’s campaign HQ party, and then began using his iPhone camera to to take pics and/or video of the people there.
Well, KETV’s Dave Roberts picked up the story and ran with it…all the way to Clayton Johnson’s driveway. See it here:
Roberts retells the story Leavenworth St. reported last week, but he also gets the bug-eyed Clayton Johnson (Mr. Amanda McGill) to wax on about how he was totally NOT spying when he was videoing strangers at Bacon’s office and then hiding amongst the cars in the parking lot.
Of course, all I could think of while watching Clayton Johnson’s driveway interview, was the SNL sketch of Tom Brady’s presser when he got busted for Deflate-Gate:
“Dude, I TOTALLY wasn’t trespassing and acting creepy!”
As Dave Roberts notes, “weird” indeed.
Along with The Wheels Down Politics Show podcast with Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, the post with the clips from the interview and this post, that’s three separate posts on Leavenworth St. today!
How to keep up?
You will get updated the moment there is a new post, and you can also follow along on all of the re-posts, comments, breaking news and everything put up via Leavenworth St.
Do all three, and that’s whatcha call a win-win-win.
And add your predictions for tonight’s Primaries (and miserable caucuses) in Michigan, Mississippi, Idaho and Hawaii!
Ya can’t brag if ya don’t predict!