Thursday, July 22, 2010

A "Fun" Weekend of Tom White, George McGovern, Union Bosses and their Fellow Democrats

This weekend the Nebraska Democrat Party will hold its state convention in Columbus.  According to the Lincoln Journal-Star's Don Walton, their keynote speaker will be former Sen. George McGovern, the 1972 Democrat nominee for President. 

1972?  Really?  That's the best you can do?

I concede there are some things to admire about McGovern.  First, he served our country admirably in World War II as a decorated B-24 pilot. 

Second, once he left office and became a businessman by purchasing and operating a small Connecticut hotel, McGovern learned firsthand how government regulations can strangle business owners and kill job growth.  One example of McGovern's new found reasonableness is his opposition to one of the Democrats' priorities--Union card check.   This legislation--which would eviscerate the requirement for secret ballot elections for employees to decide whether they wish to be unionized--is a quid-pro-quo for Union boss campaign support.  Another is McGovern's support for tort reform

Here in Nebraska, partisan Democrat congressional candidate Tom White has taken positions counter to those advocated by McGovern.  White has joined Nancy Pelosi in SUPPORTING Union card check legislation and OPPOSING tort reform. 

One has to wonder if White will be joining McGovern on stage at this weekend's convention. 

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Just a name on the ballot

It appears that Nebraska Democrats have found a living, breathing Democrat to put his name on the ballot as the sacrificial lamb for this fall's gubernatorial election.   

It's Scottsbluff attorney Mike Meister.   Nebraska politicos will recall that Meister was soundly trounced in 2002 in his bid for Nebraska Attorney General, and once again defeated in 2006 in his bid for Scotts Bluff County Attorney.  Can't win a race for AG or even Scotts Bluff County Attorney?  Oh, what the heck, run for Governor against one of the most popular governor's in the nation!

Meister is not a legitimate candidate.  Meister is the Democrats' sacrificial lamb and, while he's at it, political smearer.  They know he can't win, so his job is to take every opportunity to maliciously attack Governor Heineman and the excellent job he has done for Nebraska.  

If Meister felt so strongly about Governor Heineman and the job he's doing, why didn't Meister become a candidate the legitimate way and enter last May's primary? 

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Independence Day

"My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!"

Thomas Jefferson