Burnt Bacon and more — #NebDems News

As a select House committee listened Tuesday to the emotional and gripping testimony and watched the body-cam videos of four police officers who defended lawmakers during the Jan. 6 Capitol attack by a mob of Trump supporters, most GOP lawmakers tried to deflect the seriousness of the insurrection.

House Republicans called the chamber’s investigation into the attack a “sham” and a “political charade.” After it concluded in the early afternoon, they provided myriad reasons for why they did not tune in to the harrowing testimony.

Rep. Don Bacon and the rest of Nebraska’s congressional contingent said not a peep. Bacon, in fact, tweeted about going trap shooting.

Well, the Twitter Universe took notice and scorched him for it.

Replying to @RepDonBacon
Wow, General, glad we weren’t attacked by clay pigeons while you were in the service.

Replying to @RepDonBacon
Good deal. I’m told there isn’t much going on in Congress right now anyhow. Any thoughts on the testimony of Sgt. Gonell, Ofc. Fanone, Ofc. Hodges, or Pfc. Dunn?

Replying to @RepDonBacon
So, you’re actually good at something? Cleaning floors? Who knew?

Replying to @RepDonBacon
Trap shooting? Trap shooting?? Is that all you have time for? How dare you post this nonsense when the country is again facing rising Covid cases and there was a gripping Congressional hearing with your colleagues working to get to the bottom 1/6. Trap shooting?

Replying to @RepDonBacon
I was just about to ask you if you had watched the hearings today. I really didn’t believe you would, since you only pretend to #BackTheBlue, but I have to say, I didn’t think you would be so tone deaf that you would go skeet shooting with an intern instead. #HaveYouNoShame

There were more, but you get the drift.

Bacon’s communications director tried to make things better by saying the trap shooting took place more than a week prior. But what he could not smooth over was the fact that his boss ignored thanking the officers who helped protect him and his House colleagues from harm — because that’s what his GOP bosses ordered him to do.


The NDP has launched a “Flip that Bacon” website to target Bacon’s 2nd District congressional seat in 2022.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has CD2 as one of its 22 competitive House districts that are either open or held by Republicans.

“We are building a winning coalition of voters to flip the CD2 seat red to blue,” said NDP Chair Jane Kleeb. “Rep. Bacon pretends he is a moderate using all sorts of fake talking points. Bacon’s voting record reflects his true values of turning his back on assistance to small businesses and families as well as women experiencing violence. Nebraskans do not like fake bacon and we intend to keep Don accountable.”

Click here to go to the Flip that Bacon site.

At the bottom of the home page is a timeline slider listing Bacon’s gaffes and horrible votes and positions during his time in office.

Also, click here to download and share Flip that Bacon graphics on social media!


Join the NDP’s Silent Auction fundraiser! Money raised will be used to help elect Democrats across the great state of Nebraska. Your donations help fund our effective grassroots programs, including Block Captains, Welcome-to-the-Party postcards, Vote-by-Mail outreach and Voter Guides.

The Silent Auction will end TONIGHT, July 30 at 10 p.m. CT

We have some great items and will continue adding more, so check out the auction page often.

Start bidding here!


The White House announced the 30×30 proposal called America the Beautiful — putting 30 percent of the nation’s land and water in conservation status by 2030.

And to counter the tripe about the plan being spread by Ricketts and others, the NDP has launched a series of “Burgers and Beers” sessions to talk truth about the America the Beautiful plan.

See where the next meetings are or request one in your area!

Read NDP Chair Jane Kleeb’s blog about the plan here.


Save the date for our annual Salute to Senators! Sept. 14.

Get tickets and tables now!


The NDP has launched a Mobile Office project designed to help our party better communicate with and serve our communities across the state.

The Mobile Offices will allow us to provide our local parties with a comprehensive and professional kit that can be used for fairs, parades, voter registration drives and more.

They are available to county parties, affiliated caucus and policy councils and other Democratic operatives across the state.

As a grassroots initiative, the project relies on the leadership and participation of local leaders. Those looking to request a Mobile Office should be prepared to return the office or help deliver it to its next location.

Each Mobile Office contains a canopy tent for outdoor use, parade banner, table, comprehensive collection of literature, a wide range of basic tabling items, first aid kit and optional display components upon request.

Fill out the NDP Mobile Office request form!

See our Rural Outreach page.


Our series of training for campaigns, led by state Sen. Carol Blood, continues.

Sign up for the next session on Sept. 26.

Logical Fallacies: Crafting Your Campaign Strategy. How false statements are used to distort issues in political debates and campaigns, how to identify these statements and use your knowledge to give your campaign the competitive advantage.


You think you know your stuff? Join the NDP for a night of fun and trivia! Five rounds of trivia questions ranging from current politics, past politics, Nebraska history and so much more. Grab your team of six, or if you are solo, we will match you with other solo players.

Nov. 7, 2021: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. CT. Via Zoom


Each year at our Morrison-Exon dinner, which is our annual fundraising event, we celebrate the volunteers and party leaders who build and grow the Nebraska Democratic Party.

The Morrison-Exon event will be held this year on October 2 in Omaha. Get tickets and tables here.

The deadline for award submissions is Sept. 1 at 5.p.m CT.

Submit a nomination here.


If you are interested in helping write a couple of Letters to the Editor — or even a guest op-ed — over the next year or so, please sign up here to help us support Democrats and our ideas.

We can help give you pointers and show you how to submit your letter!


Help build the NDP and become a Monthly Donor!

Some 550 Democrats ran in races across Nebraska in 2020 and had a 71 percent win rate. Many of the services we offered those candidates were bolstered by our Monthly Donors.


Welcome-to-the-Party calls have resumed! We are excited to cover topics such as voter registration and redistricting. We also will be giving our caucuses and councils the floor to talk about their goals and how you can get involved.

The next call is Aug. 10.

If you have suggestions for topics to cover, please email gina@nebraskademocrats.org.


Get your tickets now for the Helen Boosalis Inspiring Women Luncheon!

Join fellow Dems as we honor our female Democratic elected officials in Nebraska at this fun, rally-style event. We will also be presenting our four Inspiring Women Scholarship awards in honor of Mayor Helen Boosalis.

Featuring Keynote Speaker Lincoln City Councilwoman Sandra Washington!


Volunteer with the NDP!

Fill out this form and we will help you find an area that fits your talents and time. We need volunteers for everything from data entry to knocking doors, from proofreading to public speaking. If you have any special skills that you would like to use to build the party, please add that in the comments.

If you want to help, we can put you to work.


Get your Biden and NDP swag at the NDP/Shirts 101 store!

The store now features some terrific Jomaha/Blue Dot swag!


We leave you this week with a rendering by Bill Bramhall.

–By Kevin O’Hanlon/NDP Communications Director

NOTE: If you’d like to receive #NebDems News via email, just let us know by sending a note to: info@nebraskademocrats.org



July 31: Tony Vargas for Congress Campaign Kickoff

Aug. 3: Burger and Beer event in Wayne

Aug. 4: NDP Burgers and Beers event in Grand Island

Aug. 6: Helen Boosalis Inspiring Women Luncheon

Aug. 14: NDP Pizza and Politics event in Scottsbluff

Aug. 22: NDP Burgers and Beer event in Ft. Calhoun

Sept. 1: Deadline for submitting nominations for NDP Morrison-Exon Awards

Sept. 14: Salute to State Senators

Oct. 2Morrison-Exon event

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