Mad Dog and more — #NebDems News

It’s been a slow news week overall.

Unless, of course, you count that impeachment thing.

And if you listen to President Trump’s Republican Apologists, the House Judiciary Committee hearings that started this week should not be happening — because, well, some folks are MAD.

This dynamic certainly did not escape the attention of the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank:

The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday entered into democracy’s most sacred ritual, that solemn moment when the people’s representatives assemble to hear testimony about Jonathan Turley’s dog.

For reasons not entirely clear, Republicans decided that Turley, the television pundit and George Washington University law professor, would be the best person in the land to make the legal case against impeachment. But at Wednesday’s kick-off hearing, in which three legal scholars argued that President Trump’s actions met the constitutional definition of high crimes and misdemeanors, Turley countered with a case less constitutional than canine.

“I get it: You are mad,” he testified. “The president is mad. My Democratic friends are mad. My Republican friends are mad. My wife is mad. My kids are mad. Even my dog seems mad — and Luna is a goldendoodle and they don’t get mad. So we’re all mad.”

Damn right we are! But nowhere in the Constitution does it state that a president shall not be impeached if people — or their dogs — are mad.


Back in Nebraska, we learned that several GOP officeholders — Sens. Ben Sasse and Deb Fischer, Rep. Don Bacon and Gov. Pete Ricketts — received generous campaign donations from Republican Mega-Donor Paul Singer.

And Singer’s Elliott Management is being blamed for the demise of Cabela’s and the loss of 2,000 jobs in Sidney. Singer made a tidy $90 million profit on the deal.

What do Sasse, Fischer, Bacon and Ricketts have to say about that?

Nothing. Nada. Zip.

They are too busy counting the cash.


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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.

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We leave you this week with a rendering by R.J. Matson on the aforementioned impeachment hearings.

–By Kevin O’Hanlon/NDP Communications Director



Dec. 19: Sixth Democratic Presidential Debate

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