Ridiculous Rants and more — #NebDems News

The confirmation hearings of nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court are often contentious. Such is the nature of politics.

But as evidenced by the Republicans during this week’s confirmation hearing for Ketanji Brown Jackson, the GOP has mastered the art of ridiculous rants against nominees put forth by Democratic presidents.

This was not lost on The New Yorker’s Andy Borowitz, who penned a piece on the hearing this week:

In a blistering attack on the Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, Senate Republicans accused the judge of having been nominated by President Biden.

Senator Josh Hawley led the charge, telling reporters that he had “conclusive evidence” linking Jackson to Biden.

“Judge Jackson met with Biden, talked to Biden, and allowed herself to be nominated by Biden,” Hawley said. “Three strikes, you’re out.”

Senator Mitch McConnell called Jackson’s apparent ties to Biden “gravely troubling.”

“Unless Judge Jackson is prepared to prove, under oath, that she has not been nominated by President Biden, I would call her confirmation a lost cause,” McConnell said.

Hawley said that, in the event that Jackson is not confirmed, there are a number of candidates who would be acceptable to him, including Alex Jones, the My Pillow guy, and the QAnon shaman.


Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Jane Kleeb issued the following statement late Thursday after a federal jury in Los Angeles found Nebraska GOP Rep. Jeff Fortenberry guilty of lying to the FBI about accepting illegal campaign donations.

“The Republican Party, with their one-party grip on our state, continues to show they are corrupt and shameless. Fortenberry’s lies violated the trust of Nebraskans and the law. He tried to explain away his lies by saying his memory was poor and that he did not pay attention during fundraising calls,” Kleeb said. “The jury saw through Fortenberry’s lies and convicted him. This only confirms that the swamp Trump promised to drain should have been directed at the Republican Party.

“The Democratic Party has two candidates running to earn the votes of Nebraskans and I can promise you our candidates will not take illegal contributions and lie to Nebraskans. Instead we will fight to lift up middle and working class families across the First Congressional District.”

Keep up with the latest here.


Join the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for a series of CD2 Volunteer Leader Training workshops! We will learn the fundamentals of how to become a volunteer leader, conduct in-person voter registration activities, and the best practices of our Direct Voter Contact operations as part of our organizing plan for NE-02.

The NDP, Douglas County Democrats and Sarpy County Democrats are helping sponsor the events.

The first session is April 5. Sign up here.


NDP Chair Jane Kleeb and the NDP Officers thank all the delegates who attended their county conventions the past few weeks. Our 2022 plan is to build on the 750 Democrats elected statewide — through Expand the Vote. Protect the Vote and Close the Rural Gap. You can help! Become a Block Captain or join our monthly donor club and support our strong slate of candidates running across Nebraska. Find out more at our website.


Our series of candidate trainings led by Sen. Carol Blood is back. Sign up below for the next session, on April 4: Lessons learned on the campaign trail.


The federal trial of Rep. Jeff Fortenberry continues in Los Angeles. Fortenberry is charged with felonies for allegedly lying to FBI agents about illegal contributions to his re-election campaign,

Keep up with the latest here.


Let the NDP help you or a family member or friend get a Vote-by-Mail ballot for the May 10 Primary Election!

You can do that and much more at the NDP Voting Center.


If you want to keep up on NDP happenings and get our weekly blog as well as our daily News Clips and Talking Points, just send an email to kevin@nebraskademocrats.org


The NDP has launched a “Flip that Bacon” website to target Rep. Don Bacon’s 2nd District congressional seat this year.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has CD2 as one of its 22 competitive House districts that are either open or held by Republicans.

Click here to go to the Flip that Bacon site.

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!


Help build the NDP and become a Monthly Donor to help us help Dems win in 2022 and beyond! We need your help!


Join us on a Welcome-to-the-Party call!! We cover topics such as voter registration and redistricting.

The next call is March 29. Sign up here.

If you have suggestions for topics to cover, please email gina@nebraskademocrats.org.


Get your NDP swag at the NDP/Shirts 101 store!

There are lots of designs, including some terrific Jomaha/Blue Dot swag!


We leave you this week with a rendering by Drew Sheneman.

–By Kevin O’Hanlon/NDP Communications Director

NOTE: If you’d like to receive #NebDems News via email, just let us know by sending a note to: info@nebraskademocrats.org



March 27: Carol Blood for Governor Fundraiser and Announcement

March 29: Weekly Tuesday Phone Bank to register voters in CD2

March 29: Welcome-to-the-Party call

March 30: Kristen DuPree for MCC Board Campaign Launch Event

March 31: Weekly Thursday Phone Bank to register voters in CD2

April 1-2 NDP State Convention

April 4: NDP Candidate Training: Sen. Blood talks about lessons learned on the campaign trail

April 19: North Omaha Town Hall with candidates

April 19: CD2 candidates debate at Omaha Press Club

April 30: Lancaster County Patriots Dinner

May 10: Primary election

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