The first two public House impeachment hearings this week proved what many of us expected: the Republican Party will stop at nothing to defend President Trump despite a tsunami of damning evidence against him.
As the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank mused, the GOP unleashed a barrage of “excuses, defenses, distractions and outright non sequiturs” to defend Trump against charges that he withheld military aid unless Ukraine investigated one of Trump’s chief political rivals, former Vice President Joe Biden, and his son, Hunter.
The hearings caused MSNBC’s Joe Scarburough to speculate that is “either an agent of Russia or he’s a useful idiot,” during a discussion on “Morning Joe.”
The utter rot that is the current administration reminds us of the words penned by the late Hunter S. Thompson in a 1994 obituary of President Nixon — which could easily be applied to Trump:
“He was a swine of a man and a jabbering dupe of a president. Nixon was so crooked that he needed servants to help him screw his pants on every morning.”
Remember to let the Ricketts Administration know you oppose the slow-walking of the Medicaid expansion approved by Nebraska voters in 2018. The expansion would extend coverage to an estimated 90,000, low-income adult Nebraskans.
But as it stands, that expansion will not begin until October 2020.
The public can comment on the plan through Nov. 26.
Comments can be submitted online at [email protected] or mailed to:
Department of Health and Human Services
ATTN: HHA Waiver
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
A reminder that Nebraska Democrats are planning TV Watch Parties for the Fifth Democratic Presidential Primary Debate, which will be Wednesday in Atlanta, GA. The debate will be co-hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post.
Watch parties are scheduled in Grand Island, Kearney, Lincoln, Omaha and Papillion.
We leave you this week with a rendering by Mike Luckovich on the large number of GOP House members who have announced that they will not seek re-election next year.
–By Kevin O’Hanlon/NDP Communications Director
Nov. 20: Fifth Democratic Presidential Debate
Dec. 19: Sixth Democratic Presidential Debate
Jan. 17-19: SCC Meeting in South Sioux City