Former president* Donald Trump must be kicking himself these days as he awaits word on what he and his MAGA devotees are convinced will be his reinstatement to office over their deluded ”Big Lie” that the election was stolen from him.
It was Trump, after all, who greased the skids for Louis DeJoy to become U.S. Postmaster General, a role which DeJoy promptly used to screw up mail delivery — just in time for the 2020 election.
To Trump’s umbrage, DeJoy’s deeds are lingering, as the New Yorker’s Andy Borowitz has noted:
Neighbors of Donald J. Trump said that they have seen him check the mailbox in front of his house “multiple times a day” while waiting for what he called his “reinstatement notice” to come.
Mel and Tracy Klugian, who have lived next door to Mar-a-Lago for the past twenty-seven years, said that Trump starts checking the mailbox first thing in the morning, sometimes dressed in his bathrobe and slippers.
“I told him that the mail doesn’t come until three most days, but he just said, ‘I don’t mind waiting,’ ” Mr. Klugian said.
According to Mrs. Klugian, Trump told her that his reinstatement notice could be coming “any day now,” and he doesn’t want to miss it.
“When the mail truck comes, he gets this excited look on his face,” she said. “Then he usually winds up with a bunch of Pottery Barn catalogues and whatnot, and he just trudges sadly back to the house.”
Mr. Klugian said that he sympathized with Trump because he remembered “checking the mail a lot when I first retired.”
“If you don’t have anything to do, the mail becomes kind of the high point of your day,” he said. “He has to get into gardening or volunteering. Something. He can’t go on like this.”
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ICYM: The Omaha World-Herald editorial board delivered a much-deserved smackdown to Gov. Pete Ricketts for sending state troopers to Texas under the guise of stopping illegal border crossings in a piece headlined: Nebraskans shouldn’t have to pay for political showboating on Texas border:
… The bottom line is that Nebraska taxpayers are on the hook for probably half a million dollars, and the administration no doubt recognized that would draw significant criticism. The June 12 agreement estimates costs at $334,000 — before Gov. Pete Ricketts extended the deployment for 15 of the 25 officers sent to Texas. … For what?
The NDP has launched a “Flip that Bacon” website to target Rep. Don Bacon’s 2nd District congressional seat in 2022.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has CD2 as one of its 22 competitive House districts that are either open or held by Republicans.
“We are building a winning coalition of voters to flip the CD2 seat red to blue,” said NDP Chair Jane Kleeb. “Rep. Bacon pretends he is a moderate using all sorts of fake talking points. Bacon’s voting record reflects his true values of turning his back on assistance to small businesses and families as well as women experiencing violence. Nebraskans do not like fake bacon and we intend to keep Don accountable.”
At the bottom of the home page is a timeline slider listing Bacon’s gaffes and horrible votes and positions during his time in office.
Also, click here to download and share Flip that Bacon graphics on social media!
The White House announced the 30×30 proposal called America the Beautiful — putting 30 percent of the nation’s land and water in conservation status by 2030.
And to counter the tripe about the plan being spread by Ricketts and others, the NDP has launched a series of “Burgers and Beers” sessions to talk truth about the America the Beautiful plan.
See where the next meetings are or request one in your area!
Save the date for our annual Salute to Senators! Sept. 14.
The NDP has launched a Mobile Office project designed to help our party better communicate with and serve our communities across the state.
The Mobile Offices will allow us to provide our local parties with a comprehensive and professional kit that can be used for fairs, parades, voter registration drives and more.
They are available to county parties, affiliated caucus and policy councils and other Democratic operatives across the state.
As a grassroots initiative, the project relies on the leadership and participation of local leaders. Those looking to request a Mobile Office should be prepared to return the office or help deliver it to its next location.
Each Mobile Office contains a canopy tent for outdoor use, parade banner, table, comprehensive collection of literature, a wide range of basic tabling items, first aid kit and optional display components upon request.
Our series of training for campaigns, led by state Sen. Carol Blood, continues.
Sign up for the next session Sunday, July 25: Crafting Your Campaign Strategy. Learn how to set your campaign goals for ultimate campaign success.
You think you know your stuff? Join the NDP for a night of fun and trivia! Five rounds of trivia questions ranging from current politics, past politics, Nebraska history and so much more. Grab your team of six, or if you are solo, we will match you with other solo players.
Nov. 7, 2021: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. CT. Via Zoom
Each year at our Morrison-Exon dinner, which is our annual fundraising event, we celebrate the volunteers and party leaders who build and grow the Nebraska Democratic Party.
The Morrison-Exon event will be held this year on October 2 in Omaha. Get tickets and tables here.
The deadline for award submissions is Sept. 1 at 5.p.m CT.
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We can help give you pointers and show you how to submit your letter!
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Welcome-to-the-Party calls have resumed! We are excited to cover topics such as voter registration and redistricting. We also will be giving our caucuses and councils the floor to talk about their goals and how you can get involved.
The next call is July 27 and will feature Kevin O’Reilly, a leader of the rural Right to Repair movement.
If you have suggestions for topics to cover, please email [email protected].
Get your tickets now for the Helen Boosalis Inspiring Women Luncheon!
Join fellow Dems as we honor our female Democratic elected officials in Nebraska at this fun, rally-style event. We will also be presenting our four Inspiring Women Scholarship awards in honor of Mayor Helen Boosalis.
Featuring Keynote Speaker Lincoln City Councilwoman Sandra Washington!
Volunteer with the NDP!
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Get your Biden and NDP swag at the NDP/Shirts 101 store!
The store now features some terrific Jomaha/Blue Dot swag!
We leave you this week with a rendering by Mike Luckovich.
–By Kevin O’Hanlon/NDP Communications Director
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July 24: NDP Burgers and Beer event in Gibbon
July 25: Campaign training: Crafting Your Campaign Strategy
July 28: NDP Burgers and Beer event in North Platte
Aug. 4: NDP Burgers and Beers event in Grand Island
Aug. 6: Helen Boosalis Inspiring Women Luncheon
Sept. 14: Salute to State Senators
Oct. 2: Morrison-Exon event