Fox’s Fawning and more — #NebDems News

To absolutely nobody’s surprise, Fox News announced it would forgo televising the public hearings yesterday and on June  13 and 15 on the U.S. House Select Committee investigating the Trump-incited Jan. 6 mob attack on the Capitol.

Fox’s fawning over former President Trump is legendary — if not absurd — but the implication that the Jan. 6 hearings are not newsworthy is just as absurd.

The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin admonishes us to tune out the “it won’t matter” coverage of the Jan. 6 hearings.

Republicans have played this game before. They insist that exposing an indefensible deed committed by one of their own “won’t matter” because those who have made up their mind (i.e., themselves) won’t be swayed. (Tautology alert!) The media repeats this talking report to sound “balanced” or sophisticated. Polls after the proceedings show that opinion has not shifted much. Republicans then exult: “See, we were right!” (Funny how they never voiced this argument regarding the Benghazi hearings.)

Such inane and irrelevant commentary is now coursing through mainstream media today regarding the House select committee’s hearings on the Jan. 6 insurrection, even though the hearings involve the fate of our democracy and the worst betrayal by an American president in history. Giving the party responsible for the attack on the Capitol veto power over whether the investigation “matters” is, sadly, what much of the news coverage has come to. The only thing worse is pronouncing investigations into hugely important topics “boring.” Ignore it.

Hear, hear.

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The Tony Vargas for Congress campaign is looking for volunteers to join them to march and wave signs during some upcoming parade events.

June 11: Tony Vargas for CD2 parade event Elkhorn Days Parade

June 11: Tony Vargas for CD2 parade event Springfield Days Parade

June 12: Tony Vargas for CD2 parade event Cedar Days Parade

June 18: Tony Vargas for CD2 parade Papillion Days Parade

June 18: Tony Vargas for CD2 parade event Juneteenth Parade

July 16: Tony Vargas for CD2 parade event Heartland Parade

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As part of her campaign for governor, Democratic state Sen. Carol Blood and her running mate, former Sen. Al Davis, have scheduled more Blood Drives Across Nebraska events!

See if there is one in your area.

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Join in June 25 for a CD1 Day of Action for Patty Pansing Brooks!

They wll have packets and call lists. Lunch will be provided so please register in advance.

MORE INFORMATION.

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Get tickets and tables now for our annual Salute to Senators, being held this year on June 25 at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo!

READ MORE.

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The NDP Coordinated Campaign is hiring Organizers to work in the Second Congressional District area (Douglas, Saunders, part of Sarpy).

Please send your resume and cover letter to info@nebraskademocrats.org. #NebDems

READ MORE.

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Join the Omaha March for Our Lives event Saturday June 11.

MORE INFORMATION.

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The NDP is planning a Day of Action in anticipation of the June 27 release of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v Wade and women’s right to obtain abortions.

READ MORE.

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June 18: Join Senator Blood for another great NPD training! Subject: What to do after the Primary Election.

SIGN UP HERE.

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Dave Else is running for Congess in CD3! Follow his campaign on Facebook.

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

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

The next call is June 14. Sign up here.

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

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Get your NDP swag at the NDP/Shirts 101 store! There are lots of designs from which to choose.

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We leave you this week with a rendering by Drew Sheneman.

–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

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IMPORTANT DATES

June 9: Lincoln Phone Bank and Postcard Party for Patty Pansing Brooks

June 10-11: The National Federation of Democratic Women 51st Annual Convention via Zoom

June 10: Blood for Governor campaign event Mullen

June 10: Blood for Governor campaign event Hyannis

June 11: Pride in the Park Alliance

June 11: Omaha March for Our Lives event

June 11: Hastings Pride 2022

June 11: Blood for Governor campaign event Chadron

June 11: Blood for Governor campaign event Alliance Pride

June 11: Blood for Governor campaign event Alliance

June 11: Blood for Governor campaign event Kimball

June 11: Blood for Governor campaign event Scottsbluff

June 12: Blood for Governor campaign event Valentine

June 11: Please join us to go Door to Door in Lincoln to get out the vote for Patty Pansing Brooks

June 12: Blood for Governor campaign event Ainsworth

June 12: Blood for Governor campaign event O’Neill

June 17-18: Lincoln Star City Pride Festival

June 18: Omaha Branch NAACP Juneteenth parade

June 18: Join Senator Blood for another great NPD training! Subject: What to do after the Primary Election.

June 18-19: Please join us to go Door to Door in Lincoln to get out the vote for Patty Pansing Brooks

June 25: Salute to State Senators

June 25: Day of Action for Patty Pansing Brooks

+June 26: NDP State Central Committee Meeting

June 26: Join Senator Blood for another great NPD training! Subject: What to do after the Primary Election.

June 26: Please join us to go Door- to-Door in Lincoln to get out the vote for Patty Pansing Brooks

June 27: Block the Ban at the Ballot Box – Lincoln

June 27: Block the Ban at the Ballot Box – Omaha

June 28: CD1 Special Election

July 1: Deadline for application to the NDP Women’s Caucus for the Helen Boosalis Scholarship

July 7: CD2 team event

July 9-10: Heartland Pride Parade and Festival Omaha

Aug. 6: NDP Yard Sign Drive-Thru in Grand Island

Aug. 6: NDP Yard Sign Drive-Thru in Lincoln

Aug. 6: NDP Yard Sign Drive-Thru in Omah

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