Most of you have heard about the fiasco that was President Trump’s rally this week in Omaha, where hundreds of people were bused to the rally and then left stranded for hours in the cold afterwards because there were not enough buses to ferry them back to their cars.
From the Omaha World-Herald: Trump supporters left in cold for hours after Omaha rally; Biden weighs in with criticism
“The president, who spoke for nearly an hour, wrapped up shortly before 9 p.m. Some people in his audience waited until after midnight for campaign buses to take them to their cars, which were parked miles away. Walking out of the rally, The World-Herald saw two people receive help from Omaha police — an elderly woman who was warming up in the back of a police cruiser and a boy to whom an officer lent a blanket.”
This drew the attention of our old friend, Charles Pierce of Esquire.
The president’s Microbes Over America tour hit a new and different low in Nebraska Tuesday night.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but the president*’s campaign is a bit unstrung at the moment, which gives it something in common with its candidate. He goes to Michigan and seems to be ambivalent about whether or not kidnapping the state’s governor is a good idea. And his Microbes Over America tour may be turning him into Typhoid Donnie. And now this debacle in Nebraska, where elderly people risked infection and/or pneumonia so he could pitch himself for one electoral vote.
Yes, how can you possibly predict that Omaha will be cold at midnight in late October? How can anyone predict that the possibility of having elderly people milling around in the dark might require overestimating the number of shuttle buses you need? And, why the hell not? Blame them.
Hypothermia is a helluva closing argument.
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In case you missed it, The Intercept reported that GOP Rep. Don Bacon used taxpayers’ money for his campaign.
“Don Bacon … used his congressional expense account to pay his campaign strategist, a move that may raise ethics concerns over the use of taxpayer funds. Bacon’s congressional office made two payments this year using government funds totaling $52,518 to “Double Bogey Strategies,” a limited liability company registered in Alexandria, Virginia, and owned by David Watts, the campaign strategist advising Bacon’s reelection effort.
The expense payments to Watts’s company included $20,371 for ‘printing & reproduction’ and $32,147 for ‘advertisements.’ Watts also owns Double Eagle Strategies, a campaign consulting firm retained by Bacon since 2017.”
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Come out and show your support for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, and everyone who’s voting early! On Halloween morning, join Team Biden Nebraska for a “Ridin’ with Biden” car parade from Elmwood Park to the Douglas County Election Commission Office at 12220 W Center Road.
We will meet at 10 am at Elmwood Park to decorate cars, and depart promptly at 11 am heading to the Douglas County election office. Rally signs, tape, car paint will be provided — but bring your own fun Halloween costume!
We are five days from the election and are seeing a great turnout for early voting at both Douglas and Sarpy election commission offices. Let’s make sure to thank all the voters for doing their civic duty, and encourage all Nebraskans to get out and vote!
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