The OWH ran an editorial on Sunday, out of the blue, talking about Omaha’s Restaurant Tax.
They did not make news, and they did not report on new news. Now why would the OWH want to essentially take a crack at Mayor Jean Stothert on an issue that was up, maybe two or three weeks ago?
Ah yes, Mr. Mello.
Maybe Heath Mello’s Mayoral campaign is imminent, and maybe it will be more like a distant feedlot — an identifying air, but you can’t quite see it.
But the OWH will likely try to go Russian Olympic team, and fill it full of growth hormones and uppers until it looks viable enough to compete.
But here are a few notes, in response to the OWH:
Former Mayor of Omaha, Democrat Jim Suttle implemented the restaurant tax and STILL had budget shortfalls. Mayor Stothert has managed the budget, reduced property taxes twice and added police officers.
That’s called leadership.
It ain’t a bad thing.
Dog bites man: we don’t agree with that poll!
The Death Penalty gang released a poll to the newsies stating that their side currently has a 58.3% to 30.3% lead on the issue among Nebraska voters.
Pretty regular poll, as far as these things go.
But the the anti-Death Penalty gang leapt up, claiming the poll was no good — and their friends in the media made sure to put that right up in their headlines, as well as in the lede of the story.
And in the mean time, the Antis, via their spokesman, claim, they have LOTS of polls which say THEY are in the lead! LOTS of them!
(Hmm. This would be the point where they would ordinarily cite those “polls”.)
They do point out that there are polls “across the country” where those polled don’t want the death penalty. So there ya go!
They can no doubt look at a poll from say Haight-Ashbury area in San Francisco that would crush the death penalty! Or maybe Greenwich Village in NYC! To just name a few!
Don’t be surprised if the final vote in Nebraska is closer than 60-40. But do be surprised if you see reporting from the local press that simply covers the issues, without giving a constant crutch to the anti-Death Penalty side.
Well, Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse gave a speech over the weekend that clearly spelled out his position against Donald Trump and specified why, to those who were before him — taking nearly an hour for his speech and questions and answers.
Unfortunately this all took place in…Denver.
— daveweigel (@daveweigel) August 14, 2016
Ironically, one conservative commentator at the Red State Gathering tweeted out, “Let’s get this guy out in front of a crowd!”
Where? Like in…Nebraska?
Only Q&A that Sasse would take in Elkhorn was out in the hallway or parking lot.
After this election season Sasse may still find people bitter about him not supporting the Republican nominee. But if Trump loses, the sting of that could dissipate some, depending on how the political waves ebb and flow.
But Sasse’s reluctance to talk directly to the people who elected him — all the while giving loquacious orations to those supporters outside of the state — could hurt him in the long run. If Sasse eventually speaks to a local group which doesn’t fawn over him — and gives them 55 minutes with Q&A — he may find a more realistic assessment of where he stands.
Keep on linkin’ on