- Bernie Sanders
- Keith Ellison
- Daily Kos
- Huffington Post
- Fire Union
There is your base for hard-core Democrats in Omaha.
And Democrat Mayoral candidate Heath Mello looked for a while like he was trying to pivot away from these types, to be a middle-of-the-road candidate.
He tried to make the roads-roads-roads mantra be his best friend.
Then Mayor Jean Stothert put out her $13M roads plan, which doubles what previous Mayor Jim Suttle put into roads.
But on the way to, during, and now after the Bernie Sanders for Shadow-President rally in Omaha, Heath Mello has demonstrated the main tenet of his campaign: Shore up the far-left base.
And he ain’t going to stop working that angle any time soon.
His latest campaign ad has him speaking at the Sanders/Ellison rally giving shiny-happy-people remarks about nothing. But the super-lefties in Omaha are getting the message: Heath really IS one of us! He believes in our top concerns of climate change, single-payer health care rights, abortion on demand and, above all else, hating Republicans!
(Heck, you’ll remember when Hillary was asked to name her biggest enemy? She didn’t say ISIS. She said, “Republicans.”)
But a funny thing happened on the way to the folk-art festival at Baxter Arena:
Local Democrat chieftains asked, “What the hell are you doing??? Bernie-freaking-Sanders?!”
As relayed on KFAB recently, Jim Rose (hardly a Democrat, but very well connected) noted that a local high-ranking Democrat was asking why a socialist and an anti-Semite were in Omaha advocating for Mello.
And then reporter Joe Jordan (recently a press op for Dem Congressman Brad Ashford) noted that another top Democrat official told him he thought it was political malpractice for the Mello campaign to have Sanders and Ellison in town.
But the True Believers in the Democrat party think that their base are the ones who will bring in the votes for Heath Mello.
So Mello is trying to hammer home his message of being…
- One with Bernie…while still trying to hold him at arm’s length…
- One with the Pro-Choice national Democrats…while telling his local Catholic supporters that he’s “personally Pro-Life”…
- One with the local greenies and their goal of public transportation (and that he’ll hammer in a streetcar without a vote)…while telling Taylor Royal voters that he’d put a streetcar “on pause”, without ever saying what that means…
Others point out that while Mello is beholden to the far-left, Jane Kleeb wing, of the Democrat party, he’s also beholden to the local Fire Union.
Well, not so much the union guys, as to their former leader, now state Senator, Mike McDonnell.
We hear that McDonnell is the one making the major decisions in the Mello campaign, which is doing the really hard-hitting stuff: negative TV, negative websites, negative phone calls.
They are letting Mello take it easy with the happy-rally speech, while (we hear) the down and dirty stuff is directed by McDonnell, who has a long-running feud with Mayor Stothert. He hates her for pushing him out of the Fire Chief position and forcing concessions on the union in their labor contract with the city.
So you’ve got Socialist Bernie Sanders and anti-Semite Keith Ellisons’s top fan, Jane Kleeb pulling Mello’s nose in one direction.
Then you have angry guy with a grudge Mike McDonnell yanking it in the other.
And then you have young Heath Mello, nostrils flared, yelling “But, but, Potholes! Potholes! Potholes!” over and over and over again.
In the mean time, the average Omahan isn’t looking to the Socialists to manage the city.
And now your high-comedy time:
Did you see some of the highlights from Don Bacon’s Congressional Town Hall over the weekend?
It’s always comical to see the angry protests against Congressman Bacon, because he is such an even-keeled, decent person. He is nearly always cheerful, and when stern (as a retired General), is the type of person who you don’t want to disappoint, more than you fear.
So Bacon is up on stage, dutifully answering questions to a semi-hostile crowd, with the riff-raff yelling, “You’re lying!” “Answer the question!!!” “You don’t know what yer talkin’ about!”
You know, just the respectful way they promised to be on the build-up to the event.
A few videos have turned up from pseudo-incidents there.
First, was an older, VERY angry gentleman, who threatened people verbally and (allegedly?) physically assaulted someone and was, reportedly, yelling that “all Republicans should be killed!”
(No word on whether he also meant canine Republicans, which everyone still loves, and would never want to be killed.)
Here’s the video of THAT guy, which doesn’t capture everything reported:
Then there was the incident with this…MENSA member?
A high school student was sitting in front of her while she was spouting off. So he did what any Constitution-loving teenager would do: He started videoing her with his phone.
And she would have NONE of it.
First she pointed out to the young gentleman that SHE was MORE EDUCATED THAN HIM, and thus was declaring that he couldn’t video her!
He calmly replied that, she was in a public setting, had no right of privacy, and thus, Apple-video would keep cranking away.
She called over a security guy and demanded that he stop the young lad from his nascent career in video journalism!
Sorry, ma’am, he is within his rights…
Well, then she would show HIM!
She started videoing HIM!
(Wait, I thought super-educated lady said that wasn’t legal?)
And accused him of being in…Turning Point USA! Aren’t you?! AREN’T YOU!
(Uh…and if he was?
The left-wing nut jobs have convinced themselves that TPUSA is essentially…no, actually…the Nazi Youth.)
So Ms. Super-Educated was going to do the worst thing to High-Schoolie that she could think of: Send her video of him to…Antifa!
Or is it Antifah?
In any case, THAT will show him!
The rest of the video after around the 3 minute mark is her trying block him, video him, shame him…
And he SHOULD be ashamed!
…for not putting his camera in portrait mode…