Cognitive Craziness and more — #NebDems News

Where to start?

This week, the self-proclaimed “Very Stable Genius,” aka President Trump, took several victory laps exalting that he had “aced” a cognitive assessment test.

Of course, you cannot “ace” the The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), which Trump took as part of his 2018 annual physical.

In an interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace, Trump insisted that the test was difficult and proved his self-perceived bigly IQ.

Enter Mashable’s Caitlin Welsh:

Trump’s rambling, non-linear speaking style makes George W. “Is Our Children Learning?” Bush look like the greatest orator of the modern era in comparison. The contrast between his more natural, coherent speech just a few years ago and his tendency to slur words, as well as his habit of sharing thought bubbles like “Could we inject bleach into the body to kill the coronavirus?” right in front of TV cameras and journalists, have long had people speculating that the 74-year-old is experiencing some cognitive decline.

To combat this narrative, Trump revealed that in 2018 he took the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) — a simple test designed to help doctors assess cognitive function, typically administered to adults whose loved ones are concerned about possible dementia, Alzheimer’s, or other conditions. It involves simple tasks like drawing a clock, identifying pictures of common animals, and repeating five simple, unrelated words back to the administering doctor and then remembering them later in the test.

Trump has been bragging repeatedly that he “aced” it, which is a bit like boasting that you made yourself a PB&J without cutting off your thumb: Technically, it’s a good thing, but it’s also a very, very low bar to clear.

Here are five words we all need to remember: Vote him out this November.

Just 102 days, folks.


This weekend, the NDP is launching a series of Yard Sign Drive-Thru Parties to distribute yard signs for Vice President Joe Biden and our strong Nebraska candidates including Kate Bolz, Kara Eastman and legislative candidates. The parties will allow people to drive up and have NDP staff and volunteers load their yard signs and help them register to vote or apply for a Vote-by-Mail ballot.

“This weekend marks 100 days until the election and our party is united and excited to have the momentum on our side to win the Biden Blue dot and to send the first women to Congress from the First and Second Congressional Districts,” said NDP Chair Jane Kleeb. “Grassroots organizing and strong field operations, like the yard sign parties and phone banking will win elections — and the party is here to lead the way to victory.”

This weekend’s events will be in Omaha, Papillon, Lincoln and Wayne. More are planned after that.

Saturday July 25: Omaha, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. OSBN Parking Lot, 2505 N. 24th St.

Saturday July 25: Papillion, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., 1124 Rawhide Road

Sunday July 26: Lincoln, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., NDP parking lot, 3701 O St.

Sunday July 26: Wayne, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Victor Park Campground


The NDP has started a series of Welcome to the Party online events geared to new voters. We will answer all your questions about voting and how to get involved. You can type your questions in the chat or ask them live.

Sign up here.


In case you missed: NDP Chair Jane Kleeb and state Sen. Adam Morfeld were on a Virtual Discussion last week hosted by Open Primaries. They talked about Nebraska’s unicameral, nonpartisan Legislature and how the NDP opens its primary to independent voters and how it creates incentives for candidates to reach out to all constituents, understand their concerns and cooperate with colleagues without having to toe the party line.

Watch it here:


We leave you this week with a rendering by Mike Luckovich on Trump’s decision to send in federal agents to quell protests around the nation.

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NOTE: If you had planned to attend any non-NDP events, we urge you to check with the organizers on the status due to the pandemic.


July 25: Omaha: Biden + Nebraska Candidate Yard Sign Drive-Thru Party

July 25: Papillion: Biden + Nebraska Candidate Yard Sign Drive-Thru Party

July 26: Lincoln: Biden + Nebraska Candidate Yard Sign Drive-Thru Party

July 26: Wayne: Biden + Nebraska Candidate Yard Sign Drive-Thru Party

July 28: Welcome to the Party Call: Legislature: Back in Session

Aug. 1: GI: Biden + Nebraska Candidate Yard Sign Drive-Thru Party

Aug. 1: Hastings: Biden + Nebraska Candidate Yard Sign Drive-Thru Party

Aug. 2: Kearney: Biden + Nebraska Candidate Yard Sign Drive-Thru Party

Aug. 2: North Platte: Biden + NE Candidate Yard Sign Drive-Thru Party

Aug. 2: Sarpy County Democrats Legacy Event

Aug 15: Lancaster County Democrats Patriots Event

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