RedStateEclectic : Nebraskan Heat
July 3, 2012 9 Comments
I don’t know if you’ve heard about this, I doubt it, I’ve written a bit about it, RedStateEclectic and Objective Conservative are about the only coverage your going to find. Anyway, the Conservatives are mounting a challenge to Governor Heineman‘s control of the NEGOP, which appears to be going fairly well. The Laura referred to here is Laura Ebke, Chairman of the Nebraska GOP Liberty Caucus, which is more or less aligned with Ron Paul. Part of what’s going on here is that if Dr. Paul can capture the NE delegation to the national party convention (it seems he’s close) that will give him the fifth state he needs to be nominated in Tampa.
As most of you know, I don’t support Dr. Paul for President because of his foreign policy but, the NEGOP very much needs to be taken apart, it’s been the ruling party here for far too long, and has far too many people in it who are far more interested in their career and power than they are in Liberty.
While waiting for Laura’s detailed account of the inner workings of Nebraskan politics, we can still get an idea of the friction within the Cornhusker State. The first paragraph from this news article sums it up well:
An explosive battle for control of Nebraska’s Republican Party is under way with supporters of Ron Paul, libertarians and tea party conservatives attempting to wrest leadership of the party away from Gov. Dave Heineman.
I dunno, I read words like “leadership” and can’t help but see it as a euphemism for power. The “leaders” seem cross because people are getting involved, using rules created during the days of special interest minorities. Now, liberty activists are showing up instead and it’s not the same rigid following once prized by the GOP. Sure, they said big tent but they didn’t think people would actually come down from the bleachers and throw hats into the ring.
- RedStateEclectic : My First Rump Convention! (nebraskaenergyobserver.wordpress.com)
- Nebraska Republican Liberty Caucus (nebraskaenergyobserver.wordpress.com)