Careening Clown Car and More — #NebDems News

So what have we learned from the House Impeachment proceedings against President Trump?

For one, we discovered that it is abundantly apparent that the stench of rot and corruption we all smell is emanating from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Secondly, the U.S. has many capable and dedicated workers in its Foreign Service and National Security Council.

And third, GOP Rep. Devin Nunes — who once sued the Twitter account of an imaginary cow — has cemented his status as a prattling imbecile. Of course, sitting right next to Nunes in the GOP Clown Car is Rep. Jim “Jungle Gym” Jordan of Ohio.

Enter Esquire’s Charles Pierce, who panned the conspiracy-theory stylings of the GOP members on the committee.

“The pattern of speechifying over examination began unsurprisingly with ranking Republican Devin Nunes, the famous White House lawn ornament.

“Nunes, because he is no different than your drunk uncle, except that your drunk uncle probably isn’t suing an Internet cow, believes all of this stuff, too.

“Rep. Jim Jordan, in particular, used his last five minutes to deliver a screed that more properly belonged between male-enhancement ads on a drive-time radio talk show. And does Jordan, the Sergeant Schultz of the Ohio State wrestling room, really want to criticize Vindman for not alerting the proper authorities in the proper way? 

“The real performance art came from the Republicans on the committee, who also had nothing, but who dressed up their nothing in neon and perfume, and took it for a walk on the television, and at top volume. I’m not entirely sure, but I think I may have bought some fresh fish from Jim Jordan, purely by accident. Lord, what a fishmonger that guy is. If he’d yelled that loudly when that doctor at Ohio State was molesting athletes, he could’ve saved people a lot of trouble and woe.


If you haven’t seen it, go visit the website over at Politics that Work, which has a nifty little tool where you can see how members of Congress voted on all legislation. It also includes a summary of each member.

To wit, Nebraska Rep. Don Bacon:

“Representative Bacon opposes taxing businesses, consumer protection, environmental protection, financial sector regulation, gun control, public health, humane immigration policy, racial equality, increasing revenues, taxing the wealthy, countering Russian interference, a robust safety net, higher spending, women’s rights and supports big business, hawkish foreign policy.”

And for Rep. Jeff Fortenberry:

“Representative Fortenberry opposes taxing businesses, consumer protection, funding education, environmental protection, financial sector regulation, gun control, public health, humane immigration policy, labor rights and wages, LGBT rights, poverty amelioration, racial equality, increasing revenues, taxing the wealthy, countering Russian interference, a robust safety net, women’s rights and supports big business, hawkish foreign policy, taxing the middle class, military spending, avoiding default.”

Make sure you and everyone you know gets registered to vote.



The Democratic National Committee has approved the NDP’s Delegate Selection Plan for the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

The NDP will send 33 delegates to the national convention in Milwaukee.

Automatic delegates are NDP Chair Jane Kleeb, First Associate Chair Richard Register, National Committeeman Ron Kaminski, and National Committeewoman Patty Zieg

An additional 29 national delegates will be selected at the NDP State Convention, which will be held June 5-7 in Omaha at the Downtown Marriott.

Read the DSP here and see how to become a delegate.


Remember to let the Ricketts Administration know you oppose the slow-walking of the Medicaid expansion approved by voters in 2018. The expansion would extend coverage to an estimated 90,000, low-income adult Nebraskans.

But as it stands, that expansion will not begin until October 2020.

The public can comment on the plan through Nov. 26.

Comments can be submitted online at [email protected] or [email protected]

They also can be mailed to:

Department of Health and Human Services
Nebraska Medicaid
ATTN: HHA Waiver
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026


Programming Note: #NebDems News will not be published Thanksgiving week.

But watch for the release on Tuesday of our new NDP commercial!


We leave you this week with a rendering by John Deering on the aforementioned impeachment hearings.
–By Kevin O’Hanlon/NDP Communications Director



Dec. 16: Stacy Abrams speaks at fundraiser for Omaha Girls Inc.

Dec. 19: Sixth Democratic Presidential Debate

Jan. 17-19: SCC Meeting in South Sioux City

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