There is a scene in the movie, “Gangs of New York” (remember that Scorsese flick, with Leonardo and Bill the Butcher?) where the immigrants are coming off the boats at the harbor in New York.
The local political chieftain is herding them over to a spot where he feeds the hungry souls soup — and then immediately signs them up to vote with his party Boss.
Nebraska Democrat Chair Jane Kleeb must be a big fan of this film. She cites these historic Democrats pouncing on the huddled masses who came from Ellis Island in a video she produced (on her cell phone).
In it, she shows her audience how loving and caring she is (oh, and the volunteers maybe too) because they’re putting together “Welcome Baskets” for the new arrived immigrants to the state.
See, there’s baskets with “just the basic stuff you need when you’re starting a new home,” Mrs. Kleeb passionately intones. You know, stuff like towels, toilet paper…and Nebraska Democrat Party merchandise!
An envelope from NDP stationery includes a Democrat welcome letter, a Nebraska Democrat car sticker and…A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM!
As Kleeb explains, that’s what the old timey New York Dems did! “They were waiting with food and voter registration forms, so we are doing that same thing.”
Of course the voting laws in those days may have been just a little different.
Nowadays, it is common knowledge that these refugees are not citizens and can’t vote.
Yet here is Jane, giving these folks voter materials, when they probably have no idea that they can’t vote, right?
Potential Voter Fraud?
Transparent political hackery while taking advantage of the good will of others?
As Jane says, “This is just what Democrats do, right?”
Since you’re all going to dive into it anyway, just go ahead and give your thoughts on the defeat of the Obamacare repeal/replace.
Here is a thought though: Yeah, no one likes Obamacare and knows it’s a giant mess. But it also might not be the worst thing in the world that whatever replaces it gets a little more scrutiny.
The biggest joke (well one of them anyway, probably after, “If you like your doctor…”) was the “we have to pass it to see what’s in it.” No one liked that concept, and Congress probably shouldn’t fall for that again.
Some may disagree, and feel anything would have been better than what we have now. Maybe, maybe not. But some patience on this isn’t the end of the world.
What should be watched is a certain someone who will look for a “deal” and a “win” wherever he can get it, especially if it means going over to the other side to accomplish that.
If Gorsuch doesn’t get through for some reason, THEN Republicans can start the wailing and gnashing of teeth.