Dems are still flailing about after the dust-storm that was kicked up when Pro-Choice Bernie Sanders joined “Pro-Life” Heath Mello on stage during the Omaha Mayor’s campaign.
Since then, there has been a great deal of wailing and teeth-gnashing about whether the Dems are a Big-Tent party, or require a pro-abortion litmus test.
In the past week, it went like this:
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico, who is chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said the party would have to “be a big family” if it wants to regain control of the U.S. House and should not withhold financial backing from candidates opposed to abortion.
“There is not a litmus test for Democratic candidates,” Luján said.
Not having any of that, Pro-Choicer Lindy West wrote in a New York Times Op-Ed, headlined:
Of Course Abortion Should Be a Litmus Test for Democrats
She went on to say:
Democratic candidates are perfectly welcome to refrain from terminating their own pregnancies. But to be anti-choice on a policy level is absolutely indefensible from an economic justice, racial justice, gender justice and human rights standpoint. And if the Democratic Party does not stand for any of those things, then what on earth is it?
Then candidate for the Dem nomination to Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District, Kara Eastman wrote in a mini Tweet-storm:
Brad Ashford & other Democratic candidates are perfectly welcome to refrain from terminating their own pregnancies.
Everyone should be able to decide if, when, how, and with whom they start or grow a family.
I’m proud to be the only pro-choice candidate in the race for the Nebraska Second Congressional District.
If you agree, and want an elected official that isn’t going to back down from this fight, I hope that I can count on your support.
And then she laid into Brad Ashford…
@BradAshford18 – if I am wrong on any of this, please, give me a call. Nothing would make me happier than to know that you’re pro-choice.
You also voted ‘Yes’ on LB 1103 prohibiting abortion after 20 weeks.
You voted ‘Yes’ on LB 675, which wanted women to view their ultrasounds prior to an abortion procedure.
While running as a Democrat in 2014 for Congress, you stated that you strongly opposed abortion on the Faith2Action Survey.
As a Democrat running for Congress in 2014, you again stated that you were strong opposed to abortion being a woman’s unrestricted right.
Ashford and his wife have been pushing back against Eastman, with Tweets such as…
You need to stop misleading statements.
Of course, Brad is trying to play both sides of this issue, much like he has on health care, (not to mention what party he is in).
But it will be fun to watch Kara go as far left as she thinks, and see how far Brad is willing to go — both knowing they’d have to run back to the center in November.
Here they are at their “County Fair”
CNN sent a reporter and camera crew west of Lincoln (gasp!) to David City, Nebraska do a story on the
hillbillies…er…huskers who still support President Donald Trump.
A recent Gallup poll showed 52% of Nebraskans STILL support the President of the United States, and the national reporter wanted to find out what these
rubes…er…Red Staters were thinking.
Asked why their support for Trump is still so strong despite no concrete legislative successes in his first six months, supporters here quickly blame “obstructionists”
They “quickly blame”… see because they’re not even thinking about it. They’re just knee-jerk
goobers…er…conservatives who will support the President no matter WHAT he does.
Any mention of Russia to these resident prompts bristling and instant dismissal.
Well, there’s your bi-annual view of life out in fly-over country.
Lord help them if they ever make it all the way to Broken Bow.
So here’s one that was passed on to Leavenworth St.
It seems that with the continual hammering of the Keystone XL Pipeline, some on the union side of the state Democratic party have had it with Chairperson Jane Kleeb.
Rumor in the Capitol is that unions are no longer donating to the NDP. They are, we have been told, saying that Jane either needs to leave Bold Nebraska or step down as Chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party.
The double-dutying of Kleeb is certainly something that could get under the hide of those whose jobs she is trying prevent. The unions have been long supporters of the party, but have also been supporters of the pipeline.
Jane has been having it both ways as head of both.