As state Sen. Ernie Chambers often says during floor debate as his opponents howl in protest over his procedural acrobatics: “The closer you get to the vipers’ nest, the louder they hiss.”
Well, President Trump, who’s sinking like a rock in polls for his mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic and advocating violence against Black Lives Matter protesters, was hissing like a leaking truck tire this week. This included lashing out with a ridiculous conspiracy theory about Martin Gugino, the 75-year-old activist who was sent to the hospital with a head wound sustained when Buffalo, N.Y. police shoved him to the ground during a protest.
One line in that stunningly asinine tweet caught the eye of Esquire’s Charles Pierce:
I would like to point out the part of the tweet in which the president* uses every facet of his stable genius and every corner of his really great brain.
I watched, he fell harder than was pushed.
No kidding, Sherlock. Sir Isaac Freaking Newton proved this back in 1687. Jesus H. Christ on a slide rule, somebody get the net.
We get to use the net soon. Just 143 days until the election.
As Trump, Gov. Pete Ricketts and others continue their calls to reopen the country amid the coronavirus pandemic, the United States recently marked a dubious milestone in surpassing two million cases of COVID-19.
Despite Trump and Ricketts’ rah-rah reopening rush, Dr. Ali Khan, dean of the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Public Health, reminded us this week that Nebraska is not out of the woods — by any stretch of the imagination.
“Our outbreak is not controlled in Nebraska by any set of criteria,” Khan said. “We are actually one of the hardest-hit states in America.”
Nebraska is 10th in the nation per capita.
Trump and his pro-opening cheerleaders fail to mention the legal disclaimer for attendees of Trump’s June 19 rally in Tulsa:
“By attending the Rally, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.; BOK Center; ASM Global; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.”
Vice President Joe Biden’s team is hosting two virtual events Saturday, June 13 for Nebraskans.
All are welcome to join.
Please help the Nebraska Democratic Women’s Caucus share information to potential applicants about our Congressional District scholarships in honor of former Lincoln Mayor Helen Boosalis.
Three $500 scholarships will go to women who are active in their communities and progressive politics, one in each Congressional District. Applications are limited to Nebraska Democratic women who are: 1). graduating from high school in 2020 and will be attending college, or 2) are currently continuing in their higher education.
Applications must be submitted by July 1.
If you have questions, please email [email protected].
The NDP State Convention is Sunday, June 14 at 1 p.m. CT It will be held online and streamed live on our Facebook page.
We leave you this week with a rendering by Darrin Bell on Trump Attorney General Bill Barr’s continued assault on the rule of law and our justice system.
–By Kevin O’Hanlon/NDP Communications Director
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NOTE: All of the NDP’s in-person events have been postponed until further notice. Check our Facebook page and website for updates. If you had planned to attend any non-NDP events, we urge you to check with the organizers on the status.
June 14: NDP State Convention