Republican 2nd District Congressional nominee retired Brigadier General Don Bacon has a new ad out. See it here:
Bacon is going after Ashford on his questioning during the 2nd debate (with the third coming up Wednesday).
So far Ashford and Bacon has debated about evenly. I would give the edge to Bacon for cleaner answers and much superior presence. But if you argued that Ashford had an edge because he pronounced “Pelosi” better, I wouldn’t really argue.
But that makes the point: Ashford, at BEST, has a slight edge — in a gig he has been doing for 18 years. He has been debating in the legislature, for a bunch of different offices — Legislature, Mayor, Congress — yet he can’t put away a career military man in a speaking forum?
I guess we will have to see if Pelosi’s man in Nebraska can pull it together.
Before or After?
Hey, you have heard about how Brad Ashford likes to play it both ways on just about every issue, yeah?
He voted for closing Gitmo before he voted against it.
He has been a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, no a Democrat — whatever will get him elected.
And now on the top issue of the day on the state ballot — Brad wants to you to know what he firmly comes down on both sides — or is it neither?
KETV asked both 2nd District Congressional candidates how they come down on the Death Penalty.
General Bacon gave a direct answer:
“I support the death penalty,” Bacon said. “I think life is very precious and went to life is taken, first-degree murder, and you know the guilt of the individual, I think you show value to that life by punishing the person who did the murder with their own life.”
Hey, maybe you agree with him on this issue, maybe you don’t. But he gave a direct, sincere answer.
How about Brad Ashford?
Well, in the world of cell phones and Facetime, he…wasn’t available.
But his office instead wrote out an answer.
And this is what they came up with:
“It is clear that the Nebraska death penalty is a broken system that must be addressed. I believe it is an issue that each voter must decide after reflection and significant deliberation. We must maintain the federal death penalty for criminals and terrorists who attack our communities.”
Let us summarize that answer:
It’s bad, but YOU decide.
Uh…federal death penalty is good!
Seem like a strange answer from someone like Ashford?
Well, that’s because when Brad was spending those 14 years in the Nebraska Legislature, HERE was Ashford’s position (according to KETV):
Ashford voted as a state senator to advance a bill repealing Nebraska’s death penalty in 2013.
“Public safety is not enhanced by having the death penalty on the books, and the cost is great,” Ashford said on public radio at that time.
I know, I know.
The room is spinning, right?
Brad Ashford? Trying to play both sides of the issue?
Not giving a straight answer.
The rights of SJWs
And for some entertainment value, here is a video that has been making the rounds on The Facebook and various places.
SJW woman decided that she would show some guy, who had a pro-Trump sign in his lawn, just how much she hated him. So she pulled up, flipped him off and yelled F-U!
Guy gets in his car, follows her to get a pic of her license plate.
And then , as the police get involved, she pulls out her phone and starts videoing her encounter. (And notice the patience and politeness of the cop.)
The funny thing is, she clearly feels like she is in the right — so much so that she posted the video.
Now, the reason it was forwarded to me is, someone suggested a Separated at Birth with the woman in the video, and a Nebraska Democrat.
Can you guess who that SAB would be with?
HINT: Her org rhymes with, Cold Alaska.
Because there’s no better way to stay on top of the talk of Nebraska politics!