Yammering Yahoos and more — #NebDems News

Well, Gov. Pete Ricketts and Attorney General/Legal Eaglet Doug Peterson insulted Nebraska voters Wednesday by joining other GOP-led states in a ridiculous Texas lawsuit that asks the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the presidential election results in four key swing states.

Nebraska Reps. Jeff Fortenberry and Adrian Smith shamelessly joined an outrageous friend-of-the-court petition to support Trump’s election coup.

Those GOP “leaders,” it seems, are buying into the absurd theory touted by President Trump that because record numbers of people voted by mail in the Nov. 3 election that their votes should not be counted and that the Republican-controlled legislatures in those states should decide who gets their electoral votes.

Absurd, indeed.

Cue Esquire’s Charles Pierce:

Nothing secedes like secession.

Late Wednesday afternoon, in as clear a demonstration as there ever has been of the authoritarian rot at the heart of the Republican Party, 17 other states, all governed primarily by Republicans, filed an amicus brief in support of the ludicrous lawsuit being brought by Ken Paxton, the indicted Republican attorney general of Texas, that seeks to overturn the results of the presidential election by disenfranchising millions of voters in Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia, and Pennsylvania.

But they’re willing to sign onto the closest thing we’ve had to secession in 150 years because the Republican Party has created a couple of generations of leaders who simply can’t think of any other way to do politics than to scorch the earth, win or lose. Zero-sum democracy is untenable.

But the Texas case is Big Casino for these folks. They all believe that the Supreme Court will ride to their rescue and disenfranchise millions of people whom they don’t believe should be allowed to vote anyway. The Republican Party is now a seditious, subversive organization, a Fifth Column of organized authoritarian yahoos. Where’s Joe McCarthy when you need him?


This Monday, Dec. 14, we will gather on the south side of the Capitol building at 1:30 p.m. to support Precious McKesson as she casts the Electoral Vote for the Blue Dot in CD2!

She will become the first woman and the first African American to cast an Electoral College ballot for a Democrat in Nebraska.

Wear a mask, stay physically distanced from anyone not in your household, and bring your #BlueWave energy!

Elector Posters will be available for pickup to anyone who pre-ordered them.


Here at the Nebraska Democratic Party, we know it’s been hard for families this year during the pandemic, and this holiday season we would like to assist our communities in any way we can.

Thanks to our awesome donors, we are able to provide holiday meals in three cities (Hastings, Omaha, and Lincoln). Not only are we helping families, we are also supporting small businesses that have been impacted by the pandemic.

The deadline to request a meal is Friday, December 18th, at 5 p.m. CTPlease use this form to request a meal. Please note if we hit our number of meals before the 18th, we will close down the link early.

If you want to DONATE for the meals, please visit this page.

Meals will be provided by Big Mama’s Kitchen, Odyssey, and The Venue. Meals will serve a family of four, with a dessert.


You can help swing the balance of the U.S. Senate!

Two GOP incumbents, Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, are facing runoffs against Democrats: Jon Ossoff facing Perdue and the Rev. Raphael Warnock facing Loeffler. If Ossoff and Warnock win, the Senate will become evenly split, 50-50, with Vice President Kamala Harris holding the tie-breaking vote.

You can do your part to help!


Join the nearly 14,000 Nebraskans urging Gov. Pete Ricketts to institute a mask mandate to save lives!

Studies by scientists and medical professionals around the world make it very clear:

Masks save lives. Our very own Nebraska Medical Center even agrees.

Sign our petition here.


Get your Biden, Jomaha and NDP swag at the NDP/Shirts 101 store!


We leave you this week with a rendering by Signe Wilkinson on Trump’s string of defeats in court trying to overturn his loss to Joe Biden.

–By Kevin O’Hanlon/NDP Communications Director

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Dec. 14: Blue Dot Rally: Nebraska Electoral College vote

Jan. 9: SCC meeting

Jan. 20: President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris inauguration

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