Careening crazy train and more — #NebDems News

The careening crazy train that is today’s Republican Party has finally jumped the rails.

That became obvious late last week when the Republican National Committee — which in theory acts as the unifying organization within the party — passed a resolution censuring GOP Sens. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger for working on the House probe of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection by supporters of then-President Trump to try to overturn the 2020 election.

The resolution called the committee’s work “a Democrat-led persecution of ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse.”

Cue the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank:

Legitimate political discourse! Seven people died in connection with the attack, 140 police officers were hurt and 734 people have been prosecuted on charges ranging up to seditious conspiracy. Marauders sacked the Capitol for the first time since the War of 1812, threatening assassination, and smashing, clubbing and defecating to the tune of $1.5 million in property damage.

But the Republican Party says it’s all legit. Just a bit of civil discourse.

As Rudy Giuliani once said: “Truth isn’t truth.” Piling on the absurdity, RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said the resolution doesn’t refer to insurrectionists; its plain language says otherwise.

Among the Jan. 6 activities so justified:

Blinding police officers with bear spray.

Throwing rocks, bottles, furniture and incendiary devices at them.

Gouging their eyes.

Beating them with flagpoles, sticks and bullhorns.

Punching, kicking and dragging them down stairs.

Tasing them and hurling a fire extinguisher at them.

Smashing windows and doors.

Carrying zip ties onto the Senate floor.

Ransacking desks and offices.

And all this with murder on their lips.

Rep. Don Bacon was asked by Omaha’s KMTV to comment on the RNC resolution and responded with a mealy-mouthed statement about focusing on the 2022 election and that the “GOP stands with law enforcement and rule of law.” Reps. Jeff Fortenberry and Adrian Smith have been silent.



Every two years, county parties and the Nebraska Democratic party hold conventions to conduct party business and elect officers and delegates for the State Central Committee.

The County Party Conventions are scheduled for March 1-20 and are virtual this year.

For more information and to sign up for yours, just click here.


February is Black History Month, which is observed as a celebration and reminder that Black history is American history.

President Biden’s proclamation for Black History Month:

“Each February, National Black History Month serves as both a celebration and a powerful reminder that Black history is American history, Black culture is American culture, and Black stories are essential to the ongoing story of America.”



The Nebraska Democratic Party, in collaboration with the Best Practices Institute of the Democratic National Committee and the Association of State Democratic Committees, is excited to announce the launch of our 2022 State Party Campaign Bootcamp webinar training program for candidates, potential candidates, and campaign staff!

The State Party Campaign Bootcamp Program is a free two-day virtual training program with supplemental small-group coaching sessions to encourage community building and collaborative learning. You will learn critical aspects of launching and running a successful campaign and hear from special guest speakers on topics from hiring a team, to crafting and sharing their message, call time, and more!

The sessions are Feb. 26 and 27.

Sign up here by Feb. 24.


See our growing list of Democratic candidates for 2022! The primary is May 10 and the general election is Nov. 8.

We are adding more candidates as they file.


The NDP’s Platform Committee will host hearings for each Congressional District to obtain feedback and final edits regarding our NDP 2022-2024 Platform from all Nebraska Democrats.

Sign up to participate in a 2022 Platform Hearing!


Register to vote, request a vote-by-mail ballot and learn more about the May 10 Primary Election at the NDP Voting Center.


Help build the NDP and become a Monthly Donor to help us help Dems win in 2022 and beyond! We need your help!


Join us on a Welcome-to-the-Party call!! We cover topics such as voter registration and redistricting.

The next call is Feb. 15Sign up here.

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There are lots of designs, including some terrific Jomaha/Blue Dot swag!


We leave you this week with a rendering by Nick Anderson.


–By Kevin O’Hanlon/NDP Communications Director

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Feb.15: Build the House – Nebraska Weekly Tuesday Phone Bank

Feb. 15: Welcome-to-the-Party call

Feb. 17: Build the House – Nebraska Weekly Thursday Phone Bank

Feb. 22: Re-Elect Joe Nigro for Lancaster Co Public Defender Campaign Kick-Off

Feb. 22: CD 1 Platform Hearing

Feb. 24: CD 2 Platform Hearing

Feb. 23: Rachel Garver for Lancaster County Treasurer Campaign Kickoff Party

Feb. 24: Pam Cardenas for Clerk of the District Court Campaign Kickoff and Fundraiser

Feb. 25: CD 3 Platform Hearing

Feb. 26: The State Party Campaign Bootcamp Program

Feb. 26:  Kristi Egger for Lancaster County Public Defender Campaign Kick-off/open House

Feb 27: The State Party Campaign Bootcamp Program

March 1: President Biden’s State of the Union Address

March 1: Welcome-to-the-Party call

March 1-20: NDP County Conventions

March 9: Campaign kick-off for Deborah Neay for State Board of Education

March 9: Leadership Lincoln candidate forum with those running for Nebraska Legislature in Lancaster County.

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