Bacon Bacon Bacon

Congressman Don Bacon’s campaign announced today that he has raised over $270,000 for the second quarter of 2017, for a combined total of over half-a-million dollars raised this year.

This is the first time that a Second District Nebraska Congressman has raised over half-a-million dollars by the midpoint of a non-election year.

As a point of comparison, Brad Ashford raised under $355,000 at this same point two years ago, with only $155,000 raised during the second quarter.

 

Bacon Ads

In the mean time, the mini ad-war has already begun for the 2nd.

Oh, there are the pro-Bacon ads being run by the CLF, like these:

And then there are the negative ones, being run by MoveOn.org, like this:

That’s some pretty harsh stuff on Congressman Coffman…wait a minute.

Wait, no, Congressman Jason Lewis.

No, he doesn’t rep #NE02…

Oh, HERE it is.

No, that’s Darrell Issa.

Oh well. Point is, MoveOn.org doesn’t like a whole bunch of Congressmen who haven’t condemned most of the Trump family for their meetings.

(Wait til they find out that Brad Ashford was an early Jeb Bush supporter…)

 

Bacon Eds

Bacon also wrote an Op-Ed on the Fox New website published over the weekend.

He wrote, in part:
A defense bill to repair, restore and rebuild the world’s best military

When I joined the military in the 1980s, we flew double the number of flying training hours over our nearest competitors and had nearly twice the number of active-duty airmen. We had better tanks in the Army, better ships in the Navy, better planes in the Air Force, better technology in each Service, and were better in about every military capability. I have seen this American advantage slowly evaporate in every respect.

I was charged with preparing our forces to prevail over any adversary while commanding five different organizations, ranging from the squadron-level to base commands. Because of the massive budget reductions while in war, we are today trailing our peer adversaries in training, and our modernization programs and readiness stats are in the toilet. It is unconscionable to send our warriors to fight without every possible advantage.

This year’s National Defense Authority Act (NDAA) will begin to “right the ship” with a 10 percent topline increase. The NDAA directs the Department of Defense to reform their acquisition process to streamline bureaucracy and drive efficiency through competition. This bill highlights the repairs needed for better space and cyber capability to meet the equally expanding vulnerabilities in those areas. It restores a fully funded 2.4 percent military pay increase and grows the number of service members equally with our new global threats.

Read the entire piece here.

 

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35 comments

  1. Sassifornia Uber Ales says:

    Funny Don Bacon sought out to be the House Ag Committee even though he represents an urban area and Ben Sasse quits the Senate Ag committee. What does Don Bacon know that Sasse doesn’t?

  2. Дон Бэкон says:

    Don Bacon obviously has no problems with the Trump campaign colluding with the Russians or he’d speak out about it. You would think someone with so much national security experience would have more courage.

  3. Sparkles says:

    There is no SuperPAC more slimy than the CLF (Congressional Leadership Fund).

    They’re the folks that spent $7 million in Georgia’s special election, pummeling Jason Ossoff, with images of Nancy Pelosi.
    They launched the very same attack ads, simply switching mug shots of the GOP candidate du jour, in Montana to get that mentally unstable goon (Gianfartbag?) elected. The one that nearly choked out a reporter for having the audacity to ask him what he thought of the newly released CBO score.

    The CLF has publicly stated they’ll spend $100 million on attack ads in the coming midterms. Nearly all those ads will wholly free of policy, ideas or ideals. They’ll be ads simply beating down Dem candidates with images of Nancy Pelosi.
    Here’s a headline about CLF’s tactics from the June 17th right wing tabloid NewsMax:
    Congressional Leadership Fund: If Pelosi Retires, We’d Be in Trouble

    It’s a strategy that can work only on the brain damaged. A GOP base who for decades has been spoonfed hatred and contempt by a profiteering right wing noise machine. A group who consumed the shallow pablum of; “Government is not the solution to our problem government IS the problem”. Tens of millions have been brainwashed into believing that Trickle Down means something other than being pissed on. Believing that while it’s not possible to spend enough money on the military, it’s imperative we put a torch to the frayed safety net protecting themselves and their families.
    Years of repeating lies has convinced them that a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an Environmental Protection Agency, food security for hungry children and Meals on Wheels for the frail and elderly – are all evil socialist programs that need to be eliminated before they destroy our country.
    But the ability to blow the world up 18 times instead of 12 – well there’s no price too great to pay.
    Exxon needs access to oil in Kyrgyzstan? Well by god, maybe it’s time we reinstitute the draft!

    And CLF doesn’t merely stop at slime. There are no depths to which they won’t stoop:
    GOP super PAC linked to Paul Ryan used illegally hacked material against Democratic House candidates
    The New York Times reports The Congressional Leadership Fund used info leaked by Russian hackers in campaign ads

    There you have it. These are the principles-free folks who will spend untold millions backing Nebraska’s own Donald, a man who can’t wrap himself in enough American flags.

  4. waaaaaaa says:

    So, if it such a bad thing to tie a Democrat to Pelosi, when are you going to stand up and say it is time for Pelosi to go?

    And even if the information is illegally hacked, (is there any other kind of hacking?) I thought you folks where all in favor of illegals. And the information hacked can only be damaging by the content of the information.

    Whether or not they were hacked is not relevant. Except to try and brainwash people that the hacking was to blame. And to cover the sheer incompetence of letting your servers get hacked. and then not letting the FBI investigate. What more did they have to hide?

    Of course the fact that the Dems collected more money and spent more money in the last election is not of any significance, is it? Or spending more in the last few special elections. I think you speak with evil tongue!

    Or trying to tie all Repubs to Trump. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Evidently you folks are not as good at brainwashing as the Repubs. RFLMBO

    • Annoy a Mouse says:

      “Or trying to tie all Repubs to Trump.”

      All Repubs that won’t defy Trump are owned by Trump.
      All persons that won’t defy Repubs owned by Trump are Stupid
      Therefore bynd is Stupid! RFLMBO

    • bynd says:

      I would tell you that your post is a non sequitur but since you are unable to look it up, what good would it do?

    • Annoy a Mouse says:

      A non sequitur is an inference or conclusion that does not follow from it’s premises. bynd is his own non sequitur.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I do not worry about Trump or the Republican majority in the Congress, because together they can’t do shit. Repeal? Replace? What a joke.

    • keep digging the hole deeper says:

      If they do nothing, the collapse of Obamacare is inevitable. But that seems to be alright with you. And even if the Dems do well in 2018, and many doubt they will, it won’t be enough to save Obamacare.

      So then we shall see, can the Dems capitalize on the loss of Obamacare? Depends on what plan they come up to replace it. And all that is left is single payer. That’s not a lock for a winning platform.

      Which incredibly stupid politicians got the government into health care? A losing proposition as we have seen. All of them from both sides. Supported of course, by their sheeple/lemming sycophants.

      • Then there's that says:

        Republicans lie, with great repetition, for interminable periods of time.
        The Republican base blindly accept the lies, all the time.

        Most industry experts, including Trump’s own healthcare administrators (CMS) and Trump’s own CBO continue to declare that Obamacare is in fact – NOT – imploding:

        July 7, 2017:
        “The Trump Administration’s Own Data Says Obamacare Isn’t Imploding”

        And a thorough debunking of the lie by PolitiFact can be found at:
        “Is Obamacare in a ‘death spiral’?”

    • Anonymous says:

      How many bills have passed both Houses of Congress and been signed into law by the President since Inauguration Day? That’s my measure of success and progress, without even considering what those bills are, what they are supposed to do, what they actually do and what they cost. The July 17, 2017 Boston Globe says 42 routine, little bills have been signed. Nothing of major import. For all the talk from Congress and the White House you’d think the dead had been raised. Nope. The Republicans are doing what they were elected to do: nothing.

  6. Obamacare Nemesis says:

    Looks like the Obamacare Nemesis is a big dud. No bill offered by him, no action, just speeches and a book to show for his 3 years in office. Thanks Ben for all you don’t do!

  7. Billy says:

    Ben is fighting the good fight that he has trained for his whole career, maintaining the establishment status quo, a conservative lion in the senate,.

  8. Sparkles says:

    Last night’s defections marked the point where Republicans begin the process of abandoning a flailing, morally and legally compromised Donald Trump.
    The GOP agenda is toast.
    In a final gasp of their diminishing base, Republicans were handed the keys to the kingdom and have proven wholly incapable of the job of governing.
    The civil war among their own ranks will now intensify.
    It’s now about self preservation, and of course, personal enrichment.
    (a position Ben Sasse staked out the day after his own inauguration)

  9. Sparkles says:

    It’s quite a feat that a party in control of every lever of government is capable of failing in such spectacular fashion.

    The blabbering Dolt 45, in his own words.
    May 18, 2016 on Hannity
    “HANNITY: You’re making a promise to balance the budget. You’re making a promise to build the wall. You made a promise you’re going to repeal ‘Obamacare’…
    TRUMP: A hundred percent.”

    Oct 26 at rally in Sanford, Florida –
    “..we’re going to deliver real change.. That begins with immediately repealing and replacing the disaster known as Obamacare…You’re going to have such great health care, at a tiny fraction of the cost—and it’s going to be so easy.”

    Nov 1, Valley Forge, PA –
    “When we win on November 8th and elect a Republican congress, we will be able to immediately repeal and replace Obamacare. Have to do it. I will ask Congress to convene a special session so we can repeal and replace, and it will be such an honor for me, for you, and for everybody in this country because Obamacare has to be replaced and we will do it and we will do it very, very quickly.”

    – And another of today’s notable headlines that shouldn’t be overlooked, after a quick trip down memory lane –
    Mar 22, 2016 in a speech at AIPAC –
    “My number one priority is to dismantle the disastrous deal with Iran,”

    Oct 12, 2016 – Mike Pence, at a Rally in Raleigh, NC –
    Promised a fevered crowd that a Trump administration would “rip up the Iran deal”

    Feb 5, 2017 in an interview will Bill “F*&k it! We’ll do it live!” O’Reilly:
    “the worst deal I’ve ever seen negotiated”

    And this morning’s headline, from the Tehran Times
    “Trump certifies for second time Iran nuclear deal ”

    Epic failures, one after another, after another, by a bumbling team Trump.
    Failure on the most prominent, most repeated (ad infinitum) pledges made by The Donald and every member of the Republican party – including the entire contingent of NEGOPers.

    Last Friday, July 14, marked the two year anniversary of the successful Iranian nuclear arms deal. The Atlantic magazine marked it’s anniversary in an article titled:
    The ‘Worst Deal Ever’ That Actually Wasn’t
    “In fact, the deal is doing exactly what is was supposed to do: prevent Iran from acquiring enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon, demonstrate to the Iranian public the benefits of cooperation with the international community, and buy time for potential changes in Iranian politics and foreign policy.”

    • are you smarter than a Bush? says:

      In fact, the deal is doing exactly what is was supposed to do: prevent Iran from acquiring enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon, demonstrate to the Iranian public the benefits of cooperation with the international community, and buy time for potential changes in Iranian politics and foreign policy.”

      And Obama and his minions weren’t smart enough to know that giving the Iranians hundreds of billions of dollars would enable them to cause more trouble than anyone ever thought? And help repress their country even more?

      And how is that regime change going? Was the plan to have HRC invade Iran to make it work? When the hell has regime change with the US involved actually worked?

      “Trump certifies for second time Iran nuclear deal ”

      And you cite Trump to prove your point?

      You folks are dumber than Bush.

      • you trusted who? says:

        They already have the money. I doubt they give it back. The only to renegotiate is a true and verifiable moratorium on their nuclear activities.

        USNews, 13 hours ago.

  10. Anonymous says:

    “It is unconscionable to send our warriors to fight without every possible advantage.” That’s only true if you want the USA to remain a sovereign nation and you value freedom.

    Progressive Democrats’ consciences tels them the proper thing is for the USA to relinquish sovereignty and not be better than anyone and instead become a happy province in a world order. You don’t need a military for that. Its raw fairness. And its Christian too in the sense of letting yourself be nailed to crosses. Patriots however prefer the unfairness of America being better than other people because being worse is, well, worse.

    I don’t like Progressives who keep trying to nail me to their cross. I’d rather see them all as roadkill. Since they seem policy blind and of more insane than usual, and are vulgarly swearing in the street, and their no policy habit is now being mirrored by them having not shred of kindness about them, they will be roadkill soon enough. They never had policy. Now there’s zero reason to elect them.

    • Anonymous says:

      “vulgarly swearing in the street”

      i.e. = Patriotism
      Of the people, by the people, for the people.

      You should prepare yourself for more of that.
      The right richly deserves to be confronted with much, much more of that.

      • morons incite violence says:

        So, does the right have the right when they believe they are going to be assaulted by those of your thoughts to defend themselves? Or even commit violence when they don’t like what the snowflakes are saying, like antifah?

        Kent state students thought pretty much the same thing. Confront all you want. But then don’t whine about the consequences.

      • Gerard Harbison says:

        Yeah, complaining about being gunned down by the militia during a protest is ‘whining’.

      • Gerard Harbison says:

        In addition to the four deaths, nine people were injured at Kent State, including one who was permanently paralysed.

        They had a right to ‘whine’ about it.

        Two of the dead weren’t even part of the protest.

  11. progressives have no original thoughts says:

    Some of us predicted back in January that Repubs have a record of not working together and it would not be surprising if they got little done. And now, the progressives think it was their idea. Who do the progressives think they are, Trump?

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