The NRCC has their first ad out of the fall political season on Brad Ashford.
See it here:
This would be the same Brad Ashford who likes to chant over and over how bipartisan he is — except that he votes with his leader, Nancy Pelosi, 72% of the time.
So when you’re shocked that Ashford is voting for Sanctuary Cities with Pelosi and the rest of the Dems, think about how Ashford is also voting the rest of the time — and how that comports with the wishes of the 2nd District voters.
Lathrop’s original report
A note from an L. St. reader on the latest round of hearings on the Nebraska Corrections Dept, lead by (Governor candidate?) Steve Lathrop:
For those who have been paying attention, the fact that the special investigative committee is suddenly concerned with staffing issues is a joke. This is the same committee that spent the better part of a year “investigating” corrections failures, issued subpoenas galore (including to a sitting Governor Heineman who was willing to appear voluntarily), delved through thousands of documents, and came up with a report that didn’t mention staffing at all.
So, one wonders whether all that time and resources were expended in a true effort to look into legitimate shortcomings in the department, or instead to try to sniff out a nefarious Heineman-driven conspiracy to save cash by letting out Nikko and his ilk.
God knows corrections has issues that need to be fixed. Staffing and infrastructure/capacity are a huge piece of that puzzle, perhaps the biggest. Accordingly, it seems crazy that this particular group would have any credibility in terms of investigating problems and serving up solutions that their own report MISSED on this major issue — which they’re only now looking into since staffing is in the media/political zeitgeist.
See if this view is anywhere in the media today.
Nebraska’s Dan Whitney was on FOXNews the other day mainly pushing his new special on Netflix, but also talking politics.
(You may also know him as “Larry the Cable Guy“.)
See it here (go to the 2:20 mark to hear the political stuff):
Whitney, a Husker season ticket holder, makes the point:
“So if you say, ‘I kinda like Trump, I kinda like some of the things he says, I think I wanna vote for Trump,’ it’s, ‘You racist!’, you’re always a racist…”
He also concludes by saying, “Hillary will be the end of the country.”
Heh. OK, that does play both ways a little. Though you’d be hard-pressed to find a true Hillary fan who would not say “Trump will be the end of the country.” It seems many have a waiting jet to New Zealand with Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Whitney used to have on-field access prior to home games. Have to see if he’s making the rounds on Saturday.
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