Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Democrats and their TSA

The Obama Administration's recent policy change in favor of full-body scans and pat-downs at the airport has appropriately drawn the ire of the vast majority of Americans who are sick and tired of the federal government expanding its reach further and further into our personal lives and pocketbooks.   It's symbolic of what today's Democrats stand for. 

As noted in a recent piece by award-winning syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer, "Don't Touch My Junk" has become a battle cry for Americans who have grown weary over the increasingly intrusive federal government:

Don't touch my junk is the anthem of the modern man, the Tea Party patriot, the late-life libertarian, the midterm election voter. Don't touch my junk, Obamacare - get out of my doctor's examining room, I'm wearing a paper-thin gown slit down the back. Don't touch my junk, Google - Street View is cool, but get off my street. Don't touch my junk, you airport security goon - my package belongs to no one but me, and do you really think I'm a Nigerian nut job preparing for my 72-virgin orgy by blowing my johnson to kingdom come?
YouTube and other websites are already filling up with footage of these outrageous searches being conducted because the Democrats are too politically correct to admit that we've got a pretty good idea of the profile of a suspected terrorist and it's not a small child or elderly disabled woman. 

If the Obama Administration's policy remains in place, I'd suggest TSA give serious consideration to hiring Texas A&M defensive tackle Tony Jerod-Eddy once he graduates.   With the job he did on Nebraska's Ben Cotton during Saturday night's game, he appears to be well trained in the techniques the Obama TSA seeks to employ.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Nebraskans Still Don't Care for Ben Nelson and his Cornhusker Kickback

After last Tuesday's election, we knew that all attention would turn to Senator Ben Nelson and the 2012 Senate race.  Consequently, we felt it was an appropriate time to determine whether Nebraskans had forgiven Senator Nelson for his sleazy Cornhusker Kickback and to see how Senator Nelson would do if challenged by the likes of Attorney General Jon Bruning.   So, we commissioned a poll of about 500 Nebraskans last week to gauge their feelings on Ben Nelson and the 2012 Senate race. 

Today, we published the results of that statewide survey; it shows a majority of Nebraska voters still wants to give Ben Nelson the boot and choose a new United States Senator. According to the survey, only 36% of respondents said Nelson deserves reelection, while 55% said it was time to give someone else the chance to do better.

The survey found that 43% held an unfavorable opinion of Ben Nelson.  Barack Obama proved equally unpopular, with 58% of respondents holding an unfavorable opinion of the President. Meanwhile, the survey also found that Governor Dave Heineman remains one of the most popular governors in the country, with an approval rating of 69%.

Perhaps most importantly, Nelson badly trailed Attorney General Jon Bruning 50% to 35% in a head-to-head match up.
Senator Nelson's spokesman (former Omaha World-Herald reporter Jake Thompson) believes these results are good for Senator Nelson.  For that bit of nonsense, I'll give the Nelson office the Tariq Aziz Award of Political Spin.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The 2012 Senate Race and Ben Nelson's Cornhusker Kickback

From a purely political perspective, today was "Senate 2012" day in Nebraska.  Governor Dave Heineman candidly and forthrightly told Nebraskans that he loves being governor, and will not be a candidate for the United States Senate in 2012.  Tomorrow Attorney General Jon Bruning will likely announce his candidacy, and it's quite possible that other Republicans will soon follow.

What's that all mean?  Well, Ben Nelson and his sleazy Cornhusker Kickback are back in the spotlight.

Recently, my wife watched a PBS Frontline special on ObamaCare.  Although most know that Frontline is editorially left-of-center, the ObamaCare documentary had an accurate segment on Sen. Ben Nelson and how he sold his vote for Obama Care.    If you haven't seen it, here's the relevant chapter:

Take a special look at the image at 5:35.  Rest assured that will be seen again, and again, and again . . . .

Ben Nelson embarrassed Nebraska with his Cornhusker Kickback.  He seeded a national cloud of doubt about the honesty and integrity of all Nebraskans.  In November 2012, we will elect a new Senator who will listen to Nebraskans, someone who won't engage in sleazy backroom deals like Ben Nelson's Cornhusker Kickback.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

See you in 2012

Decision Day

It's Election Day.  By later tonight, we'll hopefully know whether the ship has been righted and balance has been restored in Washington, DC.  We'll know whether Nebraskans have granted our Republican House members and constitutional officers the honor of serving another term in office.  And we'll know whether Nebraskans have given Governor Heineman more Republican state senators to help him fight off attempts by the liberal Democrats to raise our taxes and expand the size, scope and cost of our state government.

A lot of work has gone into these elections.  Regardless of the outcomes, I want to express my sincere gratitude to our candidates and their families.  They have made significant sacrifices, and some have endured reprehensible personal attacks from Democrats and their liberal allies.  I want to thank our entire Nebraska Republican Party staff and the hundreds of volunteers (not just including the hundred or so members of the Gage family!) who staffed our phone banks and went door-to-door, all because they are rightly concerned about where the Obama/Pelosi Democrats are taking our great nation. 

Now, in the words of Rocky's trainer Mickey Goldmill, "What 'r we waitin' for?!"  Get out and WIN this election for Nebraska and America!


Monday, November 1, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: Nebraska Union Bosses Paying "Volunteers" to Support Democrats

I just received this e-mail forwarded from a citizen who was concerned that his union--the Nebraska State Education Association--was paying people $20/hour to "volunteer" to support of Democrat legislative candidates Danielle Nantkes-Conrad and Amanda McGill in Lincoln and Teresa Whitehead in Papillion.  
Here's the message:

-----Original Message-----

From: Kilgarin, Karen [NE]
Sent: Mon 11/1/2010 11:27 AM
To: Nebraska List Staff with LEA-OEA
Subject: ALERT: Walkers needed Tuesday! $20/hr


We need your help tomorrow walking targeted districts in both Lincoln & Omaha! All walkers and participants will be paid $20/hour for their time and services.

• In Lincoln, the two targeted walking districts will be LD 26, Senator Amanda McGill's legislative district, and LD 46, Senator Danielle Conrad's district.

The meeting place for Lincoln walkers will be the Lincoln Labor Temple, address below (all activities to begin at 12 noon):

Lincoln Labor Temple
4625 Y Street
Lincoln, NE 68503

• In the Papillion/La Vista/Bellevue area, the targeted walking district will be LD 14, candidate Teresa Whitehead's legislative district.

The meeting place for this district will be at candidate Whitehead's home, address below (all activities to begin at 12 noon):

The home of Teresa & Bruce Whitehead
6201 Kentucky Road
Papillion, NE 68113

Note: We will be hitting up all ID'd support households in these districts.

As you know, these are extremely important legislative races and we need all the ready, willing and able volunteers we can get.

*Please forward this email to all members, supporters and willing participants that you know in the area that are available tomorrow.

Please respond to me by email by 3 pm today and we can get you signed-up!

Thank you.

Aaron Farber

Aaron A. Farber
Senior Research Analyst
American Communications Group, Inc.
1141 H Street, Suite B
Lincoln, NE 68508

That's what Nebraskans are up against.  Union bosses paying "volunteers" to support Democrats. 

Can you help us combat these well-funded Union bosses today, tonight and on Election Day?  Can you give us 1 hour of your time?  If so, call Taylor Gage at 402.475.2122 or e-mail him at if you can help!

Nebraska and America need your help NOW!