That is Brad Ashford, in a nutshell.
First Democrat minority leader Nancy Pelosi flies in to Omaha for a secret evening of dining out — with no public appearances — with Ashford.
Then when the woman who could become the next President of the United States comes to town, he blows her off.
2nd District voters, Ashford just booted any reason you may have had to vote for him.
He certainly isn’t going to be passing any significant legislation, with Republican control of the House.
He’s going to keep trying to vote like a Republican — when Pelosi lets him — to keep his job.
So the only reason for electing the Democrat is that he could, in theory, have some influence if Hillary wins the White House.
Now? She won’t touch him with a ten foot email.
And by the way, his excuse for not being in town? A long-planned vacation?
Guess what kiddies? When you’re campaigning for your political life, you don’t TAKE a summer vacation. There is plenty of time for vacations after election day.
And frankly, Ashford has been going on and on and on and on about how this is SUCH a long Congressional break, and SHOULDN’T Congress get back to work!
And then the ONE time all summer that he could do his district some good by rubbing elbows with his party leaders, he LEAVES TOWN.
You want to talk about dereliction of duty?
Ashford had ONE job this summer.
And he didn’t show up to work.
Well, I had been harping that the “blue dot” had no real relation to Hillary’s visit to Omaha immediately after the convention, and I was correct.
The only reason Hillary showed up to Omaha was to get Warren Buffett on stage to rail at Donald Trump.
Nothing Hillary said at North High made the press.
Her banal platitudes and pretend smiles didn’t create any news.
What the campaign press is talking about is Buffett going after Trump. And to that extent, mission accomplished.
Though the rest of Buffett’s speech was extremely curious when he kept referring to “they” who had made all the money in the last 40 years, but didn’t “share” it with anyone else. You’d think that Buffett was some middle-manager who was railing at the boss for not giving him a raise.
You know, instead of the (2nd) richest man in America who had 14 friends join him to give Hillary a million and a half bucks at dinner.
Oh, wait, did I forget to mention that OTHER reason for Hillary’s touch-down in Omaha?
Yeah, there’ s that.
Boy, it sure is a good thing the Legislature put the kibosh on Winner Take All!
Otherwise Hillary NEVER would have come to break bread with Warren and Susie and their friends who dropped a $100K each on the rubber chicken lunch.
August Congressional recess is usually constituent forum time for most members.
Deb Fischer is holding a listening session in Lincoln. Jeff Fortenberry had a town hall in Lincoln as well.
Brad Ashford is apparently at…Adventureland? Cabo San Lucas? Linoma? We really don’t know…
And Senator Ben Sasse spoke to a crowd in York for a few minutes, before leaving to chat with the press.
He told the York News-Times (“Prints the fit that’s news to all!”) that he’ll decide who to vote for President…in October!
Sasse told the YNT that they will consider, “in October, as a family, to decide what I will do as far as voting…”
Interesting method, I guess. And if Ben goes for Johnson, the Missus for Stein, the girls for Hillary and little Breck just starts chanting, “Trump! Trump! Trump!”, well one wonders if the Win-a-Ben-Go will ever make it out of the driveway.