In a somewhat stunning fit of honesty, Democrat Congressman Brad Ashford told the OWH that no matter what Nancy Pelosi stands for, he’ll vote for her for Speaker because she “helped me get elected.”
He went on to say…
“I don’t have to agree with Nancy Pelosi on anything, really, in order to vote for her for speaker.”
He said it folks.
If you help get Brad elected, it doesn’t matter WHAT you stand for. He doesn’t have to agree with you on “ANYTHING” — he will still vote for you.
Brad Ashford has shown time after time that he has no real principles. He won’t tell you what party he is from. He won’t tell you who he supports for President.
Now he says, blatantly, that he is simply voting for the Speaker of the House of Representatives — not on his or her positions, votes, or basic outlook on government — but on whether or not they helped get him elected.
Looks like Nancy Pelosi bought a vote in 2014.
Wonder if she’ll be able to buy another this year.
On Friday afternoon, Texas Senator Ted Cruz stunned many political observers by changing his mind about endorsing Donald Trump for President.
Many viewed Cruz’s move as a strategic one — Trump is doing much better nationally, and certainly in Texas. And there has been more talk of a primary challenge for him in 2018 as well.
But Nebraska’s junior Senator Ben Sasse — a leader of the #NeverTrump movement — was having none of it.
Sasse took to the Twitters and delivered a not-so-subtle response to those who believe he may be next:
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) September 23, 2016
That would be Tom Petty’s “Won’t Back Down“.
(Whatever Sasse’s feelings, it is regrettable that he chose a horrible song from Petty’s 3-chord solo career for this Tweet. What song choice to use instead? Maybe just go with “Refugee” and let people read into it whatever they want. “Honey, it don’t make no difference to me baby. Everybody has to fight to be free, you see.“)
Unlike Cruz, there is not a real benefit for Sasse to soften his stance at this point. There are certainly arguments that he could be more specific on how voters should “go bigger” in the voting booth. And the questions of how he goes forward in the party. But he isn’t up for re-election until 2020.
With this Tweet, almost ANY moderation by Sasse on Trump will be seen as capitulation.
And because there have been very few polls in Nebraska, one of the few to even look at is 538’s “Election Forecast”.
Now keep in mind for the 2nd District, it is based solely on, “After calculating each candidate’s projected vote share, the polls-only forecast simulates the election 10,000 times to get each candidate’s chance of winning:”
So how about the 1st and 3rd, and statewide?
Of course there is pretty much zero discussion of Hillary winning anything other than the 2nd. But the Hillary camp (and Warren) are pretty much all-in for her in the 2nd.
As noted above, these numbers on 538 move around constantly, so enjoy for “info” sake.
And of course it’s DEBATE NIGHT!
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Stay tuned throughout the day and then kick it into overdrive at 8pm (CT)!