Thursday Ad

It’s Thursday morning, so let’s have some campaign ads. Why? Because there’s some good one out there. First up. Everybody’s favorite LTC.

Here’s some kids that are to young to vote who really get it. Better vote with these kind coming after us, it’s really worthwhile.

Here is NE GOP chairman Mark Fahleson on Bob Kerrey’s (lack of) ethics

I’ve shown you the Catholic version of this viral hit a couple of times. Here is the Protestant version.

Don’t forget to watch the fun tonight when Ryan mops the floor with Biden.

 

It’s Over | Power Line

Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Well, that was fun. Did you watch the debate last night? This is the best write up I’ve seen yet. I don’t have much to add to it. I’ll give you my really short form of it.

One candidate was strong, presidential, in control, and a leader.

The other was the President.

From John Hinderaker in the Power Line Blog.

I’ve been watching presidential debates for quite a few years, but I have never seen one like this. It wasn’t a TKO, it was a knockout. Mitt Romney was in control from the beginning. He was the alpha male, while Barack Obama was weak, hesitant, stuttering, often apologetic. The visuals were great for Romney and awful for Obama. Obama looked small, tired, defeated after four years of failure, out of ammo. One small point among many: Obama doesn’t even know how to stand at a podium, as he continually lifted up one leg. He would be below average as a high school debater.

There were 1,800 people on Power Line Live tonight, and the verdict was unanimous: it was a great night for the forces of good. Tweets through the evening tracked how the debate went. At one point, as it became obvious that Romney was dominating, my 16 year old daughter tweeted: “So uh is now a good time to mention that I’ve met Mitt Romney?” Iowahawk kept up a steady stream, including gems like: “‘What the hell is this? I was specifically told I’d be debating John Kerry.’–Inside Obama’s head.” And: “Breaking: Choom Gang revokes Obama’s membership.”

Through the evening, Romney came across as the competent executive, in command and optimistic. Obama was the defeated, out of ammo failure whose ideas have been tried and found wanting. I don’t know how the Democrats will try to spin this one, but it just doesn’t matter. There was only one credible leader on the stage tonight, and it wasn’t our failed president. This was a huge night for the cause of freedom, one from which, one hopes, Obama can’t recover. The pitiful figure that we saw tonight was the real Obama, the loser behind the curtain who is finally revealed as an utter hoax.

UPDATE: Andrew Sullivan, maybe the dumbest of all the liberals, writes: “This was a disaster.” Yes, it definitely was a disaster. Meanwhile, they are ballistic on MSNBC. Too funny! Now they think Obama is an idiot. Well, for once they are coming close to the truth.

MORE: CNN finds Romney “winning” 67-25. That is an unbelievable blowout.

JOE adds: The body language said a lot. Barack Obama talks down to viewers:

It’s Over | Power Line.

If you missed it, here’s the debate via Unedited Politics

Good job, governor. And yes, there were undertones of Reagan in Romney’s performance.

And just a short note from Congressional Quarterly‘s Daily Briefing on the Nebraska Senate race

“Nebraska is where the Democrats are likeliest to lose a seat they now hold (Ben Nelson is retiring). Bob Kerrey’s Hamlet-of-Greenwich Village act (he was in, then out, then in to his comeback bid as he relinquished the presidency of New York’s New School) has not proved a winner in his native state, and party leaders in D.C. have not done much to help their once nationally ascendant star. The presumptive frontrunner, who’s just a step away from a shoo-in at this point, is state Sen. Deb Fisher, the tea-party-preferred upset GOP primary winner.”

Heh.

Deb Fischer at the RNC

This is Deb Fischer, our candidate for US Senate against Cosmic Bobby Kerrey, well I could just as well say our next US Senator. She makes plain commons sense here, as always.

Deb Fischer at the RNC

Deb Fischer and Growing Grass

Deb Fischer, R Cand. NE

Apparently Deb Fischer, the little known (as yet) republican nominee for the Nebraska Senate seat of Ben Nelson, doesn’t believe in letting the grass grow under her feet. She announced the other day her statewide Thank You tour. Here it is, via the Objective Conservative (because I inadvertently deleted my copy):

Deb Fischer Statewide ‘Thank You’ tour
Senator Fischer thanks voters for Republican Nomination, pledges “Nebraska First”

Lincoln, Neb – Senator Deb Fischer will embark on a statewide “Thank You” tour to greet voters as the Republican nominee for US Senate and talk about how she plans to put Nebraska first in Washington.

Fischer will face Bob Kerrey in the November election. As a lifelong Nebraskan and citizen legislator, she opposes cap and trade, opposes government-run healthcare and helped pass the largest tax relief bill in Nebraska history – which is a stark contrast to Bob Kerrey who has spent the last decade in New York and supports liberal policies like cap and trade and President Obama’s healthcare plan.

Senator Fischer’s schedule is listed below. Please attend and tell your friends and neighbors.
THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012

Lincoln
8:30AM – The Venue, 4111 Pioneer Woods Drive
Norfolk
11:00AM – Prenger’s, 116 East Norfolk Ave
South Sioux City
1:30PM – Kahills Steak-Fish and Chop House, 385 East 4th Street
Omaha
4:00PM – Marriott Regency, 10220 Regency Circle
FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012

Grand Island 8:30AM – Quality Inn, 7838 South 281
Kearney
10:00AM – The Alley Rose, 2030 Central Avenue
North Platte
12:15PM – Quality Inn, 2102 South Jeffers Street
Scottsbluff

I also note that Cosmic Bobby isn’t campaigning at the moment. Maybe he went home, to New York, well, soon enough it will be November 8th, and he won’t have to associate with us bitter-clingers anymore.

It also interesting that Allahpundit is reporting that in the first Rasmussen poll since the primary Deb is cleaning up.

State Senator Deb Fischer holds an 18-point lead over Democrat Bob Kerrey in the first Rasmussen Reports survey of the Nebraska U.S. Senate race since her upset win in last week’s state Republican primary.

A new telephone survey of Likely Voters in Nebraska shows Fischer with 56% support to 38% for Kerrey who is trying to reclaim the Senate seat he retired from in 2001. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and three percent (3%) are undecided.

The question mark with all insurgent primary winners after Angle and O’Donnell is whether they’ll make so many unforced errors on the trail that voters will decide they’re too risky to roll the dice on. Richard Mourdock seems unlikely to have that problem; he already holds statewide office as Indiana’s treasurer and, from what I’ve read, operates as a seasoned pol. According to Michael Warren of the Standard, Fischer’s unlikely to have problems either:

During an April 7 debate in Omaha, Fischer, a two-term member of the Nebraska legislature, introduced herself with a list of her legislative achievements. Among those accomplishments were a highway funding bill that Fischer said “recognized that infrastructure is a priority and a responsibility of a limited government.”

Things are looking pretty good right now out here in Huskerland.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT from the Nebraska GOP

Nebraska GOP Party

Nebraska GOP Party (Photo credit: echobase_2000)

You all know me, I’m not a huge fan of the GOP or the Nebraska GOP. Yes, I’m a registered Republican but, that’s mostly because most elections here are decided in the primary. But still, for the most part, they are our co-belligerents (if I may use the phrase) in the contest for our country. Incidentally, part of the reason I don’t write more about Nebraska politics is simply that I don’t have the sources, if you do, help me out. So what they think is important too. So, here’s what they’re working on in Nebraska:

NEBRASKA LAW- NOT NEW YORK LAW-  SHOULD GOVERN NEBRASKA ELECTIONS

I reported last Friday about Secretary of State John Gale‘s decision finding that Bob Kerrey was not a resident of Nebraska when he filed to run for the U.S. Senate and that Kerrey may have committed “election falsification,” but also finding that Gale had no choice but to put Kerrey on the ballot. Since then, we’ve been hard at work at the NEGOP fighting to protect the integrity of Nebraska’s election laws.

Thanks to the efforts of the NEGOP General Counsel Steve Grasz, with the assistance of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and election law attorneys at the Washington, DC law firm McDermott Will & Emery, we promptly filed a challenge of the Secretary of State’s decision to let Bob Kerrey be on the ballot. Media coverage on our filing can be found here:

Nebraska Radio Network

KETV News Omaha

KOLN 10/11 News Lincoln

National Journal

CNN

FOX News

A hearing was held on Wednesday, during which Kerrey was given the opportunity to submit evidence demonstrating that he was a resident of Nebraska at the time he filed, but Kerreyfailed to do so!

After the hearing and submission of legal briefs, Lancaster County District Court Judge Steve Burns issued a late-night ruling rejecting our challenge. Our legal team immediately appealed that decision to the Nebraska Court of Appeals, and the Nebraska Supreme Court granted our request to bypass the Court of Appeals and move the case directly to our highest state court.   Since then, a flurry of briefs have been filed, and we expect a decision any minute on our request for an expedited review and the possibility that the Supreme Court will dismiss the case and keep Kerrey on the ballot on a technicality.

Regardless of the outcome, at the end of the day the battle has been about this:   Should someone like Bob Kerrey be allowed to live in New York, fly to Nebraska mere hours before the filing deadline, lie under oath about where he lives, and still be permitted to be listed on a Nebraska ballot?

There’s more, link to the full report at the bottom.

THE BIG FAIL: OBAMA’S ENERGY CRISIS

Today, CBS’s Bob Schieffer Pointed Out The Hypocrisy Of ObamaCriticizingRepublicans For Attacking On Gas Prices While Then-Candidate Obama Did The Very Same Thing In 2008. CBS’S BOB SCHIEFFER:”Good morning again. Welcome to Face the Nation. David Axelrod is the President’s chief campaign strategist. He joins us from Chicago. Welcome, Mr. Axelrod. Let me start with this. As the price of gas has gone up, the president’s approval ratings have gone down. But when the Republicans started pummeling the president about this, he sort of poked fun at them. Here’s what he said last week.” PRESIDENT OBAMA: “They tell the same story. They head down to the gas station. They make sure a few cameras are following them. And then they start acting like we’ve got a magic wand and we will give you cheap gas forever, if you just elect us. Every time. Been the same script for 30 years. It’s like a bad rerun.” SCHIEFFER: “But here’s the irony, Mr. Axelrod. It is like a rerun because this is what Candidate Obama said about George Bush four years ago.” SENATOR OBAMA:”All the while, while here in Ohio, you’re paying nearly $3.70 a gallon for gas, two-and-a-half times what it cost when George Bush took office.” SCHIEFFER: “So, what about that? So, what is the strategy? Is the price coming down? Do you have a plan to do that? I mean, in the short run?” DAVID AXELROD: “Well, first of all I’m interested to hear that clip because in June of 2008 the price of gas was $4.10 a gallon. What it underscores is the fact that we’re in a global oil market. And when we’re dependent solely on oil, we’re affected by the rate shocks again and again and again. And what he said then, what the President said then, and what he’s enacted during this administration is that we need a… an ‘all of the above’ policy so that we can break this dependence on oil.” (CBS’s ” Face The Nation,” 3/18/12)

Again there is more. A lot more.

OBAMA’S MOUNTAIN OF DEBT 

“Barack Obama promised during the campaign that he would cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term but has racked up trillion dollar deficits every year he’s been in office,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. “As he sets our country’s debt record, it turns out his words were just another empty promise.”

“America’s families and small businesses are struggling to balance their budgets in this tough economy as everything from gas prices to healthcare and college costs skyrocket. While Americans will say they are not better off today than they were four years ago, Obama’s Washington special interests and campaign contributors are. It’s time to change direction.”

OBAMA HAS ADDED $4,937,932,842,854.90 TO THE NATIONAL DEBT IN LESS THAN FOUR YEARS, MORE THAN ANY OTHER PRESIDENT IN U.S. HISTORY

 

Since Obama Took Office, The National Debt Has Increased By Over $4.9 Trillion, An Increase Of Over 46 Percent. (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 3/15/12)

  • The National Debt Is Now $15,564,809,891,767.90 , $133,356 For Every Family In The Nation. (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 3/15/12; U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 3/15/12)
  • Obama Is Responsible For “The Most Rapid Increase In The Debt Under Any U.S. President.” “The latest posting by the Treasury Department shows the national debt has now increased $4 trillion on President Obama’s watch. The debt was $10.626 trillion on the day Mr. Obama took office. The latest calculation from Treasury shows the debt has now hit $14.639 trillion. It’s the most rapid increase in the debt under any U.S. president.” (Mark Knoller, “National Debt Has Increased $4 Trillion Under Obama,” CBS News, 8/22/11)

Politifact: “Obama Is The Undisputed Debt KingOf The Last Five Presidents.” “So by this measurement — potentially a more important one — Obama is the undisputed debt king of the last five presidents, rather than the guy who added a piddling amount to the debt, as Pelosi’s chart suggested.” (“Nancy Pelosi Posts Questionable Chart On Debt Accumulation By Barack Obama, Predecessors,” Politifact , 5/19/11)

More on this too.

Use this link for the full report, and other stuff, too. It’s a good read.

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