We’ll say this about the Trump and his gang: They sure get around.
On top of his frequent golf outings to his own resorts on the taxpayers’ dime — 247 since taking office at a cost of $130 million — the president and his entourage recently journeyed to India and hobnobbed with Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
But Paula White — who labors in the White House as Trump’s “spiritual adviser” — really went the extra mile, claiming that she actually ascended into Heaven and met with God.
“I literally went to the Throne Room of God,” she said. “There was a mist that was coming off the water, and I went to the throne of God, and I didn’t see God’s face clearly, but I saw the face of God … I knew it was the face of God.”
“He put a mantle [on me] and it was a very distinct mantle,” White continued. “There was a mantle, and I saw it very distinctly, the color was like a goldish, a yellowish goldish … and then I saw the Earth for a moment, and [God] brought me back, and he put me in certain places, one being the White House, one being certain continents.”
“I didn’t come out of that really until the next morning,” White reported.
Her journey drew the interest of Aldous J. Pennyfarthing in the Daily Kos, who mused: “Yeah, I’ve never done bath salts, so I really don’t know if she’s lying or hallucinating, but I’m pretty confident this didn’t really happen.”
Amen and hallelujah.
249 days until the election, folks.
Programming note: NDP Chair Jane Kleeb will be on HBO with Bill Maher tonight at 9 p.m. CT.
In case you missed it, former U.S. Sens. Bob Kerrey, Ben Nelson and Chuck Hagel of Nebraska were among 70 former senators who signed an opinion piece in the Washington Post entitled The Senate is failing to perform its constitutional duties.
“Anecdotally, we have been told by sitting members that the diminished state of the Senate has left them doubting whether there is any point in continuing to serve, and it has caused potential candidates to question whether the reality of Senate membership is worth the considerable effort and expense of running for office.”
The Nebraska Secretary of State has announced the slate of presidential candidates for the May 12 primary ballot.
The Democrats (in alphabetical order) are: Joseph R. Biden, Michael R. Bloomberg, Pete Buttigieg, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer and Elizabeth Warren.
Congrats to Luke Peterson of Lincoln for winning two free tickets to see Second City’s production of “She the People” tomorrow at the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln!
Luke was picked from the NDP’s list of monthly donors. We’ll have other drawings in the future, so sign up to become an NDP Monthly Donor!
It’s easy. And it helps us elect Dems!
The NDP’s annual Salute to State Senators is coming up March 11 in Lincoln.
This year’s theme is The Art of Legislating. Get your tickets and tables here.
If you or someone you know is thinking about running for office, the Nebraska Democratic Party’s guide gives you a step-by-step process to see what offices you are eligible to run for based on your address, how to see who currently holds the seat, how to file, and lastly, all the filing deadlines.
Our team can always meet with you to answer questions and to help you get started. Just email [email protected] and a team member will get back to you.
See the growing list of 2020 Democratic candidates running in Nebraska!
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.
Read the DSP here and see how to become a delegate.
Also, we are conducting Delegate 101 Trainings across the state for people to learn the process to become a delegate.
Join fellow Dems tomorrow in Omaha for “Block Captain Training- Leap into 2020!”
It’s from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Omaha NDP Office, 5418 S 27th St., Omaha.
We will also livestream the training on Facebook.
Be sure to book your room and buy meal tickets for the State Central Committee meeting March 20-21 in Fremont!
The Working Families Caucus will be featured and will host an event Friday evening with labor leader Sara Nelson, who is the International President of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO.
President Nelson first became a union member in 1996 after being hired as a flight attendant at United Airlines, and today she represents 50,000 flight attendants at 20 airlines.
The New York Times called Nelson “America’s most powerful flight attendant” for her role in helping to end the 35-day federal government shutdown last year. InStyle Magazine placed her on its 2019 “Top 50 Badass Women” list.
The Nebraska Democratic Party, in conjunction with the Lancaster County Democratic Party, is hosting a forum for the Democratic U.S. Senate candidates on March 5 in Lincoln.
The event will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.at the Center for People in Need, 3901 N. 27th St.
The following candidates have confirmed: Chris Janicek, Larry Marvin, Dennis Macek, Angie Philips, Alisha Shelton and Dr. Dan Wik.
The event is free and open to the public. There will be introductions and brief remarks prior to the forum.
The moderators for the event are Dan Parsons of Parsons Public Relations and Jack Mitchell of KLIN radio. They will work with the NDP and LCDP to supply questions — including those submitted by voters.
We leave you this week with a rendering by Mike Luckovich on Trump’s “all is well — nothing to worry about” statement on the spread of the coronavirus.
.–By Kevin O’Hanlon/NDP Communications Director
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March 3: Super Tuesday
March 5: Delegate 101 Training in Columbus
March 7: Delegate 101 Training in Elkhorn
March 8: 2020 Omaha Women’s Day March
March 11: Salute to State Senators
March 14: Lincoln Women’s March
March 16: Delegate 101 Training in North Platte
March 20-22: March SCC Meeting (CD1) Fremont