Tech at Night: The LOCAL TV Act needs retooling
Well here’s an interesting development. Deb Fischer is no Ted Cruz but Heritage Action does have her slightly above average for a Republican Senator. So it caught my eye to see that she’s working with Cory Booker on the LOCAL TV Act, which would direct the FCC to study how it divides up the country into “Designated Market Areas” (DMAs) to see how some areas might be poorly served by that.
Then I saw the intent, and I think it needs some work.
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Heads They Win. Tails We Lose.
This is how it is and always will be. It is still funny to point it out. Mitch McConnell and company poured dollars into beating Ben Sasse in Nebraska. K Street turned out with him. Shane Osborn got to parade before Republican Senators. They had him a nice fundraiser at the NRSC. At the end of the race the Establishment Super PACs spend over a | Read More »
Nebraska and the Status Quo
The Nebraska Republican primary draws near and the race is clear test of whether Republicans support the status quo. As Shane Osborn collapses in the Senate polling and Ben Sasse’s lead grows, some Republicans are flirting with Sid Dinsdale. Dinsdale claims to be a “life long” Republican, with a pattern of giving to Democrats. He’s a pretty good example of a crony capitalist, having used | Read More »
Nebraska Republican Primary Endorsements
On Tuesday, Nebraska will hold their primaries to determine who will run for Governor, a Senate seat, and their three House seats. For Governor, Dave Heineman is term-limited. The chance to succeed him for the GOP is being battled out by six challengers which indicates how deep the Republican bench is in Nebraska. Five of the six are “decent” potential candidates. The smart money would | Read More »
Sid Dinsdale, Deceptions, and Lack of Courage on the Campaign Trail
The Tea Party is dead. It’s so dead that even politicians who clearly do not share its ethos…co-opt the message and run with it on the campaign trail. In fact, no viable candidate can be caught running an ad that reflects anything counter to the message of the Tea Party in GOP primaries. The latest example is Sid Dinsdale who is running for the U.S. | Read More »
I Gave $100 to Thom Tillis’s Campaign
Whether he wins his nomination or not, I won’t send even a penny to Tom Cotton in Arkansas unless he fires his campaign manager Justin Brasell. Brasell used Ben Sasse’s children in a television commercial to attack Ben Sasse. Then, after producing and placing the ads, Brasell quit his PAC that placed the ads. What a cowardly thing to do. You’d think a guy like | Read More »
Justin Brasell, Tom Cotton’s Campaign Manager, Puts Ben Sasse’s Daughters in an Ad. To Attack Ben Sasse.
Tom Cotton’s campaign manager, Justin Brasell, just placed a hit job on Nebraska airwaves against Ben Sasse. Cotton, who is running for the U.S. Senate from Arkansas as a Republican, apparently has no problem with his campaign manager moonlighting to attack another Republican. Cotton’s campaign manager, however, is using video of Ben Sasse’s daughters in an attack ad against Sasse. Even more bizarre, the clip | Read More »
Sid Dinsdale Would Give Barack Obama a Blank Check
Sid Disdale is denying my claim that he would raise the debt ceiling. In fact, he went on radio last week saying he wasn’t sure where I got that. Well, I got it from Sid Dinsdale. He told local news in Nebraska he would always vote to raise the debt ceiling. So when Republicans and Democrats collaborated to give Barack Obama a blank check till | Read More »
The Republican Establishment Would Rather Lose Nebraska Than Support Conservatives
The Republican Establishment always says conservative purists would rather lose than compromise. But the opposite is playing out in Nebraska. The moment Ben Sasse got endorsed by the Senate Conservatives Fund, Mitch McConnell went all in for Shane Osborn. Well, Osborn is now toast. He has extremely high negatives, extreme negative poll numbers, and outside groups have just finished him off with an ad blasting | Read More »
Sid Dinsdale Won’t Compromise On Abortion. He’ll Just Set the Pro-Life Cause Aside.
When I called Sid Dinsdale “Planned Parenthood’s Republican,” he got all upset. In fact, he released a statement saying, in part “I would never compromise on abortion and to insinuate otherwise, is nonsense.” Really? Really? This is the man who demands we call him a “life long Republican,” despite years of funding Democrats, including one guy who wanted to run against Republican Mike Johanns. This | Read More »
Thus Ends the Campaign of Shane Osborn
The 60 Plus Association has decided to get into Nebraska. One of the sub-surface issues in the race is Shane Osborn’s military record. Osborn, you may recall, piloted the plane the Chinese forced out of the air shortly after George W. Bush became President. What you may not know is the rest of the story. Osborn associates have been circulating a fabricated memo designed to | Read More »
Sid Dinsdale: Democrat Running as a Republican
Sid Dinsdale is upset. Yes, I got it wrong and quickly corrected it. In fact, before Dinsdale cried foul, I had already corrected it. Dinsdale’s wife gave money to groups that collaborate with Planned Parenthood and his sister is on Planned Parenthood’s board. But those are just the beginning. Sid Dinsdale is also a Democrat. In 2008, Dinsdale gave $2,300.00 to Anthony Raimaondo. Raimaondo ran | Read More »
John McCain and Lindsey Graham Oppose Ben Sasse in Nebraska
As if you didn’t need even more reason to support Ben Sasse in Nebraska’s Republican Senate Primary, now comes word that John McCain and Lindsey Graham are helping Sasse’s opponent. FreedomWork recently retracted its endorsement of Ben Sasse’s opponent. Then FreedomWorks joined RedState, National Review, Club for Growth, Senate Conservatives Fund, Tom Coburn, and so many others in supporting Ben Sasse. Mitch McConnell is opposing | Read More »
A Story That Needed Telling
I have been very angry, though privately, with people who have attacked Ben Sasse for being friends with Mike Leavitt, the former Bush Secretary of Health and Human Services who sucks on Obamacare. I have been privy to private information. I’m very glad the Sasse campaign is now telling this story. On the day Ben Sasse was to meet his new boss, Mike Leavitt, Ben’s | Read More »