Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Republican Weekend

It was a busy weekend for the Nebraska Republican Party and our candidates. 

On Friday I had the pleasure of serving as the official greeter at an event sponsored by the York County Republican Party.  The event featured Sen. Mike Johanns and his wife Stephanie, as well as Secretary of State John Gale.  It was great to see so many longtime Republican supporters and the exciting leadership that York County GOP is showing.   A very bright future lies ahead for the York County Republicans.

On Saturday, the NEGOP hosted a fundraiser featuring U.S. Senator John Thune and Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning.  Sen. Thune has great ties to Nebraska and is rumored to be considering a presidential bid.  He was every bit presidential during our event, which was held at the wonderful downtown Lincoln loft owned by Clay and Beth Smith (thanks Smiths for ONCE AGAIN helping Republicans out--we are indebted to you!).

On Sunday I attended an Old Time Republican Barbecue hosted by the Adams, Clay and Webster County Republican Parties in Hastings.   This group is fired up and wanting to become even more active in fighting to return our country to the principles upon which it was founded.   Congressman Adrian Smith (above), Attorney General Jon Bruning, State Treasurer candidate Don Stenberg, State Senator Dennis Utter were all warmly received.  For me, the most important thing was seeing the strong contingent of Hastings College Republicans.

These young men and women, led by Jocelyn McMurtry, represent the future of our party, our state and our country.  The more young people we can get involved in the Republican Party, the better off our country will be.  Keep it up Hastings College Republicans!

This week will be equally busy.  On Tuesday I'll be debating Democrat National Committeeman Vince Powers at UNO.  I personally like Vince--it's just that we don't agree on a single issue--a point highlighted once again during a joint appearance we had last week at Lincoln Lutheran High School. 

On Wednesday it looks like I'll have the opportunity to join RNC Chairman Michael Steele on his "Fire Pelosi" bus tour in Iowa and into Omaha; more on that as the details become known.  Then Democrat congressional candidate Tom White--despite his claims of "independence," is having Vice President Joe Biden into Nebraska on Thursday.  Given Biden's liberalism and long history of opposing those issues most Nebraskans hold near and dear, it should be a fun day.  (Side note on White--if you weren't aware of his history of violence and insolent behavior, the Omaha World-Herald reported it today.  Even his fellow Democrats in the Legislature think he's an arrogant SOB). 

On Friday evening, the NEGOP is having its HALapolooza event--a fundraising roast of former congressmand and Omaha Mayor Hal Daub (if you want to attend contact Rebecca at for more info).  On Saturday morning the NEGOP is holding its State Central Committee Meeting at Bellevue University, and beginning at noon we'll have having the largest grassroots political event in Nebraska political history.  Literally hundreds of Republicans from Nebraska and Iowa we'll be going door-to-door and phone banking in the 2nd district, with a barbecue at the Douglas County Republican Party headquarters following.  If you can join us, e-mail for more info.

Why so much activity?  Because early voting starts TOMORROW and the Democrats are determined to move our country towards European socialism and away from the principles upon which our nation--the greatest nation in the history of mankind--was founded.  Will you stand with us?  If so, go to and find out how you can help.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday Folly

Sadly, ObamaCare is not a joke.  Its horrendous effects are starting to be revealed.  One example is the new Form 1099 requirement that Senator Mike Johanns fought so hard to repeal. 

Any claim by the Democrats that they give a hoot about small businesses or job creation is laughable. 

Friday, September 10, 2010

A New Tradition

With the Obama Democrats running our country into the ground, poltics could use a little levity.  To help in this regard, as a regular Friday feature I'm going to share with you one of the (many) political jokes I have received in recent days.  I you have ones that are clean and worthy of consideration, send them my way.

Today's fable:

I recently asked my friends' little girl what she wanted to be when she grows up... She said she wanted to be President some day. Both of her parents, liberal Democrats, were standing there, so I asked her, 'If you were President what would be the first thing you would do? '

She replied, 'I'd give food and houses to all the homeless people.'

Her parents beamed with pride.

'Wow...what a worthy goal.' I told her, 'But you don't have to wait until you're President to do that. You can come over to my house and mow the lawn, pull weeds, and sweep my yard, and I'll pay you $50... Then I'll take you over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out, and you can give him the $50 to use toward food and a new house. '

She thought that over for a few seconds, then she looked me straight in the eye and asked, ' Why doesn't the homeless guy come over and do the work, and you can just pay him the $50? '

I said, 'Welcome to the Republican Party.'

Her parents still aren't speaking to me.