Earlier this week, Leavenworth St. that the Congressional Leadership Fund issued results of a poll showing Democrat Leader Nancy Pelosi’s low disapproval ratings in key Congressional Districts around the country.
Specifically, it noted that of 11 “swing” Districts polled, Nebraska’s 2nd District had the worst numbers for Pelosi — 60% disapproval.
So how did Nebraska Democrat Chair Jane Kleeb respond to reporter Joe Jordan’s question about Pelosi being a “drag”?
“She is not a drag at all. I think when the Republican Party attacks a strong woman and a mother mocking her and trying to villainize her it says more about their feelings on women.”
And it should be clear that when Kleeb and her Democrat buddies go to the “strong woman” card, she is flailing about on her rudderless ship.
How do Nebraska Republicans feel about actual strong women?
Oh I don’t know, maybe we could ask, Nebraska’s Senior U.S. Senator Deb Fischer?
Or maybe the Mayor of it’s largest city, Jean Stothert?
Then we could talk to the Mayor of it’s 3rd largest city (not including Memorial Stadium, of course) Rita Sanders in Bellevue.
How about the only woman on the Omaha City Council, Republican Aimee Melton?
And we could all go on and on through every level of government in Nebraska, talking to strong REPUBLICAN women.
As for the Democrats?
Well we know that the hard-core state Democrats, like Jane, chose an old white man over their female candidate in the state caucuses.
While there was already a female candidate in the 2nd District, another old white male Democrat re-treaded the campaign tires for his campaign.
And women in the state party, such as FORMER Democrat Central Committee member Linda Anderson, are leaving the party hierarchy because of the issues the leadership has with continually propping up “white, male, lawyers”, as she put it.
Heck, after much fanfare about a second woman running for Congress in the 2nd, Brad Ashford’s wife didn’t even issue a press release saying that she decided not to run — leaving it to Brad to start spouting off about wanting just keep running for office.
Yes Jane, there is a problem with one of Nebraska’s parties and strong female elected officials.
And it would be wise of you to start fixing that problem the Nebraska Democrats clearly have.
Which leads us back to Brad Ashford.
Here is Jane Kleeb worrying that the GOP can’t support Nancy Pelosi…when her own candidates can’t decide whether they support her!
Ashford responded to the Pelosi-drag poll with his finger in the air about whether or not he would AGAIN vote for her for Speaker:
“I haven’t gotten to that in my head, deciding what I’d do.”
Gee Brad, what is it you have against “strong women”???
Brad calls his support of Nancy Pelosi, “inside baseball”.
Well, no, this is something voters would like to actually know about a candidate: where they stand on the issues, and who they support driving the agenda in Washington. Heck, this is particularly the case in the House, where the Speaker decides what does and does not get done.
So here’s the deal Brad:
We will just assume that your past support for Nancy Pelosi — voting for her for Speaker, having her to Omaha for a private dinner-date — means that you STILL support her, and her agenda.
Unless you feel that breeze chill your finger, and you change your mind.
We still remember when you told voters you didn’t know what party you were in, or when you suggested you might vote Jeb Bush for President.
We realize you’ll do anything to get re-elected.
And just to round things out, hey LJS Editorial Board, you might need a visit from the boys at Project Veritas, after your recent editorial.
They suggested that because Senator Deb Fischer didn’t want the loony-bins from Betsy Riot and Indivisible Nebraska disrupting her campaign announcement in Lincoln, that it encourages a feeling of non-accessibility.
LJS, when you write this garbage, it encourages a feeling of dishonesty in the media.
You know, I know and everyone knows that events like this are private, and you can exclude anyone you want.
AND, Deb Fischer has been holding Town Halls throughout her Senate career.
She is accessible to all of her constituents at any official function.
It’d be nice if you cut the crap.
And have a great weekend!
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