Ben Sasse: “Core Republican voters are dying.”
Speaking to the American Enterprise Institute today after a tumultuous weekend Nebraska GOP convention, Ben Sasse sounded a lot like a man who was giving up on the GOP. He blasted the party for not having ideas that solved modern problems and noted that conventions like the one that had just condemned him were bickering about issues that average voters did not care about. Via | Read More »
Why do Deb Fischer and the Nebraska GOP Approve of Degrading Remarks about Women and Minorities?
What happened this weekend in Nebraska is just the latest example of how Donald Trump’s hostile takeover of the GOP has poisoned good people – and it won’t be the last. Deb Fischer – through her nephew – was so intent on being a good soldier for Trump that she failed to stop her nephew’s hatchet job resolution against Ben Sasse – even though Sasse | Read More »
Team Trump is Purging Dissidents from the GOP
Here is what happened this weekend at Nebraska’s bizarre GOP state convention, and the message it was clearly intended to convey. During the course of the long and contested GOP primary, almost exactly 60% of Republican voters did not vote for him. If you remove the New York and the Acela primary states (which have no hope of going Republican in a Presidential election, ever), | Read More »
Running Unopposed, Trump Manages To Lose Almost Half of Nebraska Primary Vote
Tonight, unopposed presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump still managed to lose almost half the votes cast in…
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Trump Opens Nebraska Rally by Trashing Republicans, Staying Mum on Hillary (VIDEO)
Just now, Donald Trump held a rally in Nebraska, one of the first he’s held after becoming the GOP nominee for President. After some perfunctory remarks demagoguing China, Trump immediately lit into an uninterrupted tirade against his fellow Republicans who are not supporting him for President, trashing them in the most thorough way. At no point in the 20+ minutes of this speech that I | Read More »
Guess Who Just Got Zero Loyal Delegates In Nebraska?
Donald Trump’s unbroken series of failures at delegate selection continues full speed ahead
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Bernie Sanders Wins Nebraska
The title of this post pretty much says it all. Bernie has won again tonight, this time in Nebraska. On Fox News, the panel agrees this is a good way for him to raise more money and energize his supporters. But the delegate math is still not working out for him. Even so, it’s useful to remind yourself these victories are the result of Democrats | Read More »
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts Speaks at #RSG15
It’s easy to get caught up with all of the Presidential candidates here at the RedState Gathering this year, but we should not forget all of the other great voices who have spoken and will be speaking to us. Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is one of the latter. I admit that he was not really on my radar before meeting him today, but having had | Read More »
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 »