The terror attack in Orlando shows how events can change the narrative at a moments notice in politics. For those who think a campaign is “over” or that one candidate or another has the clear upper hand, consider that events can take them one way or another quickly.
Of the various statements made by politicians after the attack, 2nd District Republican Congressional candidate Don Bacon’s was the most complete, and addressed some of the different issues. In part, from Bacon:
To win this war we need to go after ISIS’ recruiting and financing, and we must address the ideological underpinnings that motivate people to join their ranks. We do this while we continue to target ISIS’ leaders and terrorists where we find them. Our President addressed the nation today and once again he demonstrated unwillingness to identify these heinous attacks as stemming from radical Islamic terror. Terrorism stemming from Islamic extremism is a worldwide threat and requires a comprehensive strategy to be defeated.
During my time in Iraq, I saw firsthand how these groups would twist selected religious versus in order to justify their crimes – crimes carried out mercilessly against men, women, and children. Our units found gruesome sites to include torture houses and dozens killed by power drills. Even ten years ago we found their videos of these groups burning people to death so that they could intimidate local villagers.
The OWH did a feature on Bacon and his Democrat opponent Congressman Brad Ashford, written before the terror attacks. The gist was who is better fit to serve in Congress on military issues. They note Bacon’s 30 year military experience versus Ashford’s 16 years in the Unicameral.
Somehow missed their media release…
Don Walton’s Monday LJS column is always interesting, just to see what the local Democrats are interested in.
Here is one of his topics, in full:
Five volunteers from the Lincoln chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby will travel to Washington next week to meet with members of Nebraska’s congressional delegation. The lobby is proposing a rising fee on the carbon dioxide content of fuels with revenue returned to households to offset any increased energy costs.
That is just a rich two sentences worth of concepts. Just let each part sink in.
Things to do on a Saturday in June
The Democrats are holding their state convention in Kearney on Saturday — which is also the first weekend of the College World Series.
People who plan these types of things without looking at the calendar are the same types who schedule their weddings without looking at a Nebraska football schedule. Sure, the Nebraska – Notre Dame game isn’t important to you, but there’s an outside chance your guests are interested.