Friday, October 30, 2009

Another statewide Dem


Fremont attorney and former Mutual of Omaha corporate counsel, Janet Stewart has said she'll enter the race for the Democrat nod for...Secretary of State.

Man, those Dems do NOT like the job John Gale has done. I mean who WOULDN'T want to go after that so and so Gale!

(Hmm? What?)

Anywho, you may remember that Stewart ran for the 1st Congressional District Democrat nomination back in 2004.
No?

Well, Matt Connealy beat her, and then Connealy got beat by Jeff Fortenberry in the general.

Back in 2004, Don Walton of the LJS described the 1971 UNO graduate Stewart as "the only pro-choice champion among the dozen congressional aspirants".

That should get Julie Schmit-Albin's dander up.

Oh, and Ms. Stewart also has a Twitter account.

Her handle is "Fremont Diva".

Because why wouldn't you want to elect a Secretary of State who describes herself thusly?

OK Dems, you've got Secretary of State covered. Who else do you got?

123 comments:

Anonymous said...

Diva? Do they not have mirrors in Fremont?

macdaddy said...

So it's the Diva vs. Chris Farley. Thank you, Dems!

Anonymous said...

Great, another pro-choice feminist Democrat...just what the world needs...

I often wonder why I am a registered Democrat. Maybe I should be an Independent?

Anonymous said...

I'd like to pay my respects to Mrs. Cavanaugh and the other woman who was active in NE GOP politics (i apologize i don't know the name)

sounds like we lost two amazing women.

let's take moments away from fighting to show respect

Anonymous said...

Anne Stuart Batchelder...A very remarbable and upstanding woman!

Saline Co. Bartender said...

The Neb. Dems' talent pool is as deep as the Huskers' roster for wide receivers!

Anonymous said...

I'd love someone to tell me what the hell the abortion issue has to do with this race? It doesn't legislate. Oh, wait....that's right, people have to find any stupid reason to continue to support the people who will tell them what they want to hear, but never actually do anything at all about abortion.

Right Wing Professor said...

C'mon, Sweeper, you know Secretary of State has historically been a stepping stone to...hey, what IS Scott Moore doing these days, anyway?

Street Sweeper said...

Since you'd "love" it, I'll step up. This issues comes up all the time, and Julie Schmit-Albin usually weighs in.

Basically it comes down to this: Someone who can actually legislate on the abortion issue -- state Senator, Governor, Congressman, etc. -- usually has to start their political career SOMEWHERE. The more experience, the better chance that candidate has of advancing in office.

So that's why pro and anti-Abortion groups weigh in on the "weed commissioner" races. The "Weed Commissioner" runs on the weed record and gets elected state Senator. The state Senator gets elected Treasurer. The Treasurer gets elected Governor. The Governor gets elected Senator.

Would the Senator have made it that far w/o being elected Weed Commissioner? Maybe, maybe not.

But if so, the pro and anti abortion forces want the experienced person to also espouse the issues important to them as they climb the ladder.

Hope that helps you.

And DRIVE SAFELY THIS WEEKEND!

Uncle Wiggily said...

RWP:

I'm purty sure he (Scott Moore) wound up playing guitar for Elvis Presley.

Of course, I could be mistaken ....

Anonymous said...

Wonder how much kudos Covalt/Rogers & Samp will get at tomorrow night's party from the Sidetrack crowd.

Another week's ending . . . and still no D candidate for Gov, Lt Gov, Treas, Auditor or AG. Good job, guys . . .

Anonymous said...

There's a group called the Democratic Divas. I think feminists like Diane Battiato, Gwen Howard, Judy Monahan, Hillary Clinton, Jane Kleeb, Catherine Leo are members...

Anonymous said...

Scottie Moore is making big cash working for UP fulltime. the kind of cash he could never have hoped to have made in elected office.

Lucky Guy!

NE Voter said...

Uncle Wiggley:

I have t tip my cap for the Scottie Moore reference. Scottie still brings it, 50 years later.

Anonymous said...

Isn't Stewart married to Richard(?) Register, the dude who Sen. Charlie Janssen defeated last year in his bid for Legislature? To borrow a line from former NFL coach Vince Lombardi, "show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser."

Dayton Headlee said...

After I followeed her she has a whopping total of 9 followers. Apparently the world cares about what fremontdiva has to tweet.

Anonymous said...

Have to note that an earlier post contained a number of nice comments about Mrs. Cavanaugh--she really was a wonderful person. Thanks to everyone who shared memories of her.

Also noticed that there has not been a single word printed about her over at NNN. I guess if it isn't a sleaze attack on Terry or Johanns, NNN isn't interested. The Cavanaugh family deserved better.

Anonymous said...

Yawn.

Anonymous said...

"It has five times as many words as the Torah and has more pages than War and Peace."

Jonathan Allen, Politico

Dems health care bill----> 1,990 pages @ $2.2 mil a word.

Anonymous said...

Is Vic Covalt still the NDP chair?

What's the plan ...

Anonymous said...

Barney "diva" Frank.

Mr. Blackwell said...

"The Diva from Fremont announces a political race, hit Talbot's sweetie, shopping at Canfield's is a disgrace."

Julie Schmit-Albin said...

Anon 2:59,10/30: Ditto on Sweeper's explanation. He said it better than I could. Thanks SS. I also noted all the liberals, er sorry, "progressives", Ms. Stewart is following over at Twitter, including POTUS. That ought to warm the cockles of many Nebraska voters' hearts.

Anonymous said...

some kid wore a "Hal Daub" mask in my north Omaha neighborhood and the whole street was laughing. This kid got tons of candy because seeing Hal Daub is "totally scary".

I didn't think it was that funny but I am one of the few white people in my area.

I am surprised that the mask wasn't removed and beaten or set on fire. I think there are still hard feelings about Marvin Ammons.

Anonymous said...

I think Julie and the other fringe nuts are hysterical. Being so focused on one issue that you bleed into all the races that have nothing to do with that one issue is pathetic and just plain sad. When you start fighting to ban IVF, protesting fertility clinics, and actually start punishing the candidates you support who don't do anything to push your one issue, maybe then some people will take you seriously. But you keep supporting the same people who never do anything when they are actually in a position to try to do something. The reason they don't is because your type is a guaranteed vote and easy to string along.

Secretary of State has nothing to do with abortion. Get a life.

Brian T. Osborn said...

I see on the NEGOP Fearless Leader's tweets that he says, "Done trick or treating with Cleopatra and Jon Benet-now at Dino's for family dinner and to watch 5 different games at once."
Really?! Dressing your kid up as Jon Benet Ramsey, the murdered Boulder pageant child is supposed to be funny? Your State Chair is a class act guys.

Anonymous said...

A Democrat who spends his time talking about Republicans to Republicans is symptomatic of why Nebraska Democrats are overcome with inertia.

Do something useful. Light a fire under your party. Make it worth the votes of decent people.

Julie Schmit-Albin said...

Anon: 11:30 p.m. 10/31 said, "But you keep supporting the same people who never do anything when they are actually in a position to try to do something." Nebraska Right to Life doesn't just roll over if an elected official never "does" anything or votes against our position. Ask Jenny Robak, Curt Bromm and several others how it worked out for their political futures after they abandoned the pro-life position on aborted fetal tissue research and were no longer endorsed by NRL PAC in subsequent elections. Since you are not privy to the discussions we have had with elected officials while going through some legislative or administrative process, I don't know how you can conclude that we never hold anyone accountable. Read today's LJS article about the pro-life Regents being on the hot seat. Of course there are always lame ducks who go back on their word after they have had election help and when they no longer feel they have to be accountable. While acknowledging that they don't respond to constituent pressure, we can still publically out them for what they are and hope the folks that live near them never let them forget that they went back on their word. Yes, it's getting to the point that I think our PAC should seriously not endorse anyone other than incumbents who have proven their pro-life mettle with votes and actions. Then wait for the shrieks from sincere newbies who want to break into politics and have no record.

Brian T. Osborn said...

Anon 9:55,

That's what I've been doing for the past three years. But in a state like Nebraska, that is dominated by knee-jerk conservatism, I'd be remiss if I didn't pick on the majority. Sometimes that includes picking on my fellow Democrats and their propensity to support politicians, and policies, that are indistinguishable from the opposition.

Brian T. Osborn said...

The thing that gets me about "pro-lifers" is how many of them favor other policies that actually result in a greater body count. If you genuinely cared about the lives that you demonstrate so much concern for, you would want to ensure that not only are they born, but that their lives are worth living. But that might raise taxes!
Oh, the horror! Keeping all those kids alive, healthy, and educated will raise taxes! But damn you if you abort one, and no thanks, I don't want to adopt any!

Anonymous said...

I noticed once again that Julie skips over IVF. She never wants to touch that one. She knows if their group began to call for the ban of IVF they'd really lose big time. But you see, if you take the extreme positions that she does, that is the only logical thing to do. Oh, and Julie, your group does continue endorsing people who do absolutely nothing about the very issue you're focused on. You do it over and over again. When it comes to those Regents, until you start calling for the ban of IVF - the left overs are either tossed or the couple donates to research or rarely to snowflake adoptions - you're nothing but a bunch of hypocrits. Of course you never ever consider that using those embryos that are set for destruction anyway to instead do research that could result in saving the lives of millions of people who are actually already born and alive is far more prolife. But I guess you think once one is born, they should die from a horrible disease so that one set of cells is saved from being used to save that life. Yeah, that sure is prolife.

Anonymous said...

I always thought that women were free to govern their own bodies like say...men? Why don't the
"pro life" people see to it that the other part of the equation is addressed which would be the sperm donor and legislate their role in the process. Last time I checked it took two to tango.

Hey Julie, where for art thou?

Julie Schmit-Albin said...

Anons & BTO: Ever mindful of the fact that this is a political blog, I try to stick to that so as not to wear out my welcome. That said, National Right to Life has a policy position opposing creation of multiple numbers of embryos which results in the "left-over" embryo situation. Sorry if as one social reform movement we have to prioritize and can't cover every base you would like us to. Who knew in 1973 with the advent of Roe that we could come to where we are today; even discussing using "left-over" embryos for medical research and/or creating new embyros just to kill them. It seems a more convenient ploy to demand that the pro-life movement move into regulation of IVF clinics than discuss why science ought not to experiment on other members of the human family.

Anonymous said...

Back to candidates for offfice ...

Richmond Times poll--VA
McDonnell 53
Deeds 41

Gannett--NJ
Christie 43
Corzine 42

Close!

Interesting that there are credible Dems for statewide office in NJ and VA. Maybe Covalt & Samp should dial'em up for advice

Canfield's said...

Leave us out of your fashion comments, Mr. Blackwell. Our fashion items are not that bad!!!

Anonymous said...

Julie,

As someone who has gone through IVF (and who is also a conservative), I am greatly offended by your organization's stance on this issue. Perhaps this is an issue RTL needs to revist.

In my opinion, radical groups like RTL are a major reason the Republican Party is no longer viable on a national level. Personal decisions, such as IVF, have no place in government.

Brian T. Osborn said...

The reason I really take no stand on the issue of abortion is because I don't have a uterus.

Anonymous said...

To: all Pro-lifers- "DO NOT GIVE UP"

From: Over 50 million innocent lives that were murdered within their mother's womb

Anonymous said...

Hey Brian T Osborn,

The reason why men should take a position on abortion is because the woman wouldn't have become pregnant without the assistance of a man!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Brian Osborn think what you are saying --

don't take a position on Iraq, Middle East, etc. unless you live there? Are a Muslum? Speak Arabic?

don't take a position on health care unless you are a doctor?

don't take a position on tax cuts unless you own a business?

don't take a position on education unless you are a teacher?

don't take a position on gay marriage unless you are gay?

don't take a position on affirmative action unless you are a minority?

don't take a position on....etc...get what I'm saying...

Anonymous said...

IVF is wrong. If you can't do it naturally then its not meant to be. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

Are the ACORN groups in New Jersey cheating in the Governor's race there. They are probably paying "walking money" for people to vote Democrat?

Anonymous said...

Is Mike Johanns really for protecting companies against Rape victims>?

If Jon Stewart says so that is all true then. Never doubt Jon Stewart, he is our god! i GET all my news from the Daily Show.

Deployed NE said...

Anon 7:51,

I believe the topic was IVF which CREATES life.

To all those for progress in modern medicine: DON'T GIVE UP.

Deployed NE said...

Anon 8:11,

Why is it wrong?

What are your qualifications to make such a judgement?

Before you make such idiotic statements, I suggest you think them through a little.

Uncle Wiggily said...

You guys go easy on BTO -

He has done more to further the conservative cause out here in the Third than anyone else in this part of the state....everytime he opens his pie-hole, another conservative angel gets his wings.

Live long and prosper, BT ...

One Out In The Third said...

Stop the presses!!

There may be another contender it 2010. This mornings business section in the GI Independent hid a story about Stormy Dean being fired from his job on page 3. No details...just that he was pink slipped.

Brian T. Osborn said...

Anon 8:05,

So... a 13 year old girl, raped by her grandfather, should carry the fetus to term because a MAN was involved?

Anon 8:10,

You have no monopoly on strawman arguements (see my reply above.)

Uncle W,

Glad to be of service. If every time I open my pie-hole another nincompoop is exposed, I hope they enjoy their wings. Good luck getting off the ground with them.

Brian T. Osborn said...
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Anonymous said...

Generic Congressional Ballot ...

Dem 46
Repub 44

Very, very bad news for the Dems--wonder what it will be a year from now when unemplyoyment is over 10%.

Right Wing Professor said...

Good for Scott Moore. I'm glad to see him prosper. Point is, the SoS job was not a stepping stone to anywhere for him. Having a good, highly-competent, unbiased SoS like John Gale is a major plus for the state, but it's rarely parlayed into higher office.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like heineman may have some competition on the gop side. I just got a robocall from Christopher Geary saying he is running for gov. Anybody know about this?

Anonymous said...

Fahlson steps in it yet again. This time he dressed up his daughter as Jon Benet Ramsey for Halloween.

There you go, Nebraska Republicans: your chair, appointed by your Governor.

Disgusting.

Anonymous said...

Fahleson's truly unbelievable. Wonder how long Heineman will put up with this? Fahleson is Heineman's guy, and therefore everything he does is presumably sanctioned by the Governor.

Brian T. Osborn said...

Yeah buddy! Mark Fahleson's little Twitter fiasco has made the national news. It's an article on the Huffingtonpost. I wonder how long before the MMM picks it up?

Right Wing Professor said...

How really odd. Dressing up as a murder victim for Halloween. I mean, what has Halloween got to do with death or the macabre?

Next they'll be dressing up as bunnies for Easter.

Brian T. Osborn said...

RWP,

I think there is a difference between dressing up as a generic "murder victim." The truly macabre twist is dressing up as a particular murder victim, an innocent child at that.

You guys just really amaze me.

Right Wing Professor said...

I'm sorry, BTO, you'll have to give me the official Dem. PC line on what a 'generic child murder victim' looks like. Maybe a Minority Child Who Died Because of Lack of Single Payer Health Insurance?

BTW, what child isn't 'innocent'? Maybe one of Sarah Palin's?

Anonymous said...

RWP, are you for real? Do you have any kids of your own? Do you not see that there is just something wrong with dressing your YOUNG daughter up as a young girl who was brutally murdered? Pretty sick.

Street Sweeper said...

TO ALL:

As someone "in the know", Mark Fahleson did NOT dress his daughter as Jon Benet Ramsey for Halloween.

He has been known to refer to his little daughters, who like to do princess dress-up, as being like Jon Benet -- b/c of the "beauty queen" concept, not the dead child concept.

Frankly if you thought the latter, it may tell more about you, than him.

Carry on.

SS

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but I don't think it says anything bad about someone if they "thought the latter." Most rational people when they hear "Jon Benet" think of a murdered child who had been dressed up inappropriately as a beauty queen far too many times in her sad, young life.

I also have two young daughters who love to dress up and play princess, but I can't imagine EVER referring to them as Jon Benet. Ick.

Brian T. Osborn said...

Trish and I had a bevy of "princesses" and Miley Cyrus lookalikes that stopped by on Halloween and not even once did the thought of associating any of them with a murdered child cross my mind.

I guess what I consider "humor," macbre though it may be at times, never crosses that line. Maybe that's why I'm a bleeding heart Liberal and not a knee-jerk conservative.

Street Sweeper said...

Uh, asshole, Fahleson is being SARCASTIC when referring to his daughter as a young beauty queen.

But hey, totally normally for you to jump to the conclusion that he would dress his daughter up as a murder victim and jump on him without knowing any facts about it. I mean, he IS a REPUBLICAN! (They're evil, you know.)

Anonymous said...

When I think of child beauty queens, the first name that comes to my mind is Jon-Benet. And, if my child were to dress as a pagent queen, I don't think it would be unreasonable for me say Jon-Benet's name in refernce.

Anonymous said...

Well, no kidding he was being sarcastic -- I certainly hope he was. I just don't see how anyone can think that's funny. "Oh, ha ha! Look at my darling, dressed-up daughter, Jon Benet!" {shrug}

Dayton Headlee said...

The SEIU cronies aren't gaining any traction in Nebraska so they're reduced to pulling cheap stunts like this. Andy Stern and Co. couldn't give less of a rat's behind about Nebraska, except they need Ben Nelson's vote so all the members they take dues from can get Obama care. If it means dragging a good man and his name through the mud, so be it.

The crazy left blogs- HuffPo, Media Matters, etc...- have picked the story and the commenters are regularly referring to Fahleson as a Congressman. What a joke!

Get a life, people.

Anonymous said...

So, by that logic, if you were a young kid who delivers newspapers, would you think it was hillarious if your parents referred to you as Danny Joe Eberly? You know, the paperboy that was murdered by John Joubert?

Anonymous said...

The mopes on the Democrat left spend their time and energy following and attacking Fahleson. Meanwhile, Johanns, Heineman, Terry, Fortenberry, Smith, Bruning, Gale and Foley go unscathed. It's no wonder the Neb. Democratic Party can't find any credible candidates to run statewide.

Anonymous said...

And what "facts" don't we know about this? Mark Fahleson finds it really funny to call his daughter Jon Benet when she dresses up. Okay. Are there any other facts to this story? What are we missing?

Again, would it be just as funny to call a young paperboy, Danny Joe Eberly? Even if I was just being "sarcastic"?

Anonymous said...

Seems like Fahleson says, blogs and does some peculiar things for a person in such a high position of....leadership.

Brian T. Osborn said...

Wow!!!

Asshole, eh?

Keeping it classy Sweeper? C,mon, you're better than that.

Anonymous said...

Sweeper hasn't responded with that much emotion since anonymous posters attacked "Good Time Charlie" Janssen and Sweeper censored the blog.

Guess we've found his sensitive spots: Charlie Janssen and Mark Fahleson.

Anonymous said...

Vote for Good Time Charlie!!

One Out In The Third said...

Fahleson's track record speaks for itself. He is a poor attack dog that can't handle take criticism.

Nebraska Republicans could do better in selecting it's party leadership. Then again maybe the can't.

Right Wing Professor said...

My daughters, from a very young age, knew exactly how they wanted to dress themselves up. As long as it stayed within the bounds of modesty, I didn't get involved.

This is just another idiotic Dem. PC witchhunt. It's the people who do get all hot under the collar, those are the ones I wouldn't want too close to my kids. The guilty flee where no man pursueth.

Anonymous said...

I think someone needs to take away Fahleson's Twitter account, blog, Facebook account....

He can't be trusted not to say something stupid.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Halloween costumes...

Who did Vic Covalt dress up as for the big Sat. party at the Sidetrack?

Did ya find any statewide candidates in the crowd?

Mrs. Smith said...

What I think is entirely deplorable is that someone would resort to attacking Fahleson's young daughter. It just shows that since the Dems can't win on the issues, they have to go after 6,7,or 8 year old girls to get their kicks and giggles. Personally disgusting.

No doubt Ms. Fleming Kleeb and Brian T Osborn are behind it - they are known for their tact and class. Sike. I mean they just can't seem to get enough of Fahleson-following him around on twitter and facebook. I think someone's got a crush....

Brian T. Osborn said...

Mrs. Smith,

Nobody attacked Fahleson's young daughter, unless you consider his Twitter comments as an attack on her. The comments posted were about what Mark Fahleson typed into his Blackberry, nothing about what his little girls did.

Get your facts straight. Or do you do media research for Faux News?

Anonymous said...

Sweeper -

If a Dem official tweeted that you'd be all over it - so save us the faux outrage. It's a disgusting reference that shouldn't cross his mind less his lips/tweeting fingers. I enjoy (and for the most part agree with) your commentary and views - but you lose credibility when you defend crap like this.

And from his head shot in the newspapers, I think Covalt may be permanently in costume. It's pretty hilarious that the only tidbit of statewide news (OWH/LJS/AP) the NDP has been able to garner is about a freaking costume party for $10 a head. Both of these chairs are a joke.

Anonymous said...

Someone should ask Covalt and Sens. Mello and Nordquist if they agree with Vile Kyle's latest post at NNN that Gov. Heineman is a "liar".

Vile should get out of the gutter.

Anonymous said...

If the Gov. was truly a "liar" then you'd think there'd be dozens of credible Dem's itching to take him out.

Where are they?

Mrs. Smith said...

Brian -

Yes, of course your attacks are on his young daughter. If the D's wouldn't have hopped over something so trivial, Fahleson's daughter wouldn't be mentioned on all your silly blogs! Sweeper laid out the facts earlier, yet the laughable 'Daily Kos' just ran with the story without knowing the facts. What's new. Looks like they're the one who needs to get the facts straight.

As a mother of four girls myself, Fahleson is suprisingly calm in light of this. ANYONE who would throw my daughter into the spotlight for their sick pleasure would regret it.

Right Wing Professor said...

I wonder what it must be like to spend your life feigning indignation at the most outlandish things, simply to get some smidgen of inconsequential political advantage. I mean, what a way to live!

It is telling though, that people who proudly proclaim they won't tell a woman what to do with her body, feel free to hound a man because of an ironic name he uses for his own daughter. Comparing social conservatives with liberal Democrats, which is the bigger threat to one's personal freedom?

Brian T. Osborn said...

Mrs. Smith,

You are right. It was I that made Mr. Fahleson type in those words. I did it with my mighty Liberal thought control powers.

RWP,

What, I can't be sarcastic or ironic just because I'm a Liberal?

Anonymous said...

An "ironic name he uses for his own daughter"?? Hmmmm. Well, that's one way of putting it.

Brian T. Osborn said...

Just a thought ...

If our government is one that is "of the people, by the people, for the people" why should we fear it? After all the government is (or at least is supposed to be) ... us.

As I see it, the Republican Party is one that supports the rights of corporations, the Democratic Party is one that supports the rights of individuals.

Can you guess which one I believe is the greater threat to my personal freedom?

Mrs. Smith said...

Once again running from the truth - the thugs that actually made a 'tweet' into a news story (if you can call it that) did not force Fahleson to post. Yet they did publish it and send to their cronies. Quit trying to hide from your faults. If you do something, don't be ashamed and hide, but take some responsibility. That seems to be a consistent theme on with your comments.

FOCUS ON THE ISSUES AND NOT GARBAGE IF YOU WANT ANY CREDIBILITY.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the laugh, "Mrs. Smith". Your attempts at spinning that bovine fecal matter are hysterical. Fact is, Mark Fahleson is the Chair of the Republican Party. He uses his Twitter Account, which states who he is, to put out political messages to the masses that follow him. As a public figure, who makes public statements, he and those statements are open to scrutiny. He chose to use that same account to post a tweet where he calls one of his daughters "Jon Benet". He is now getting criticized for comparing one of his children, even suggesting they went out on Halloween dressed like a little girl that was horribly murdered and who's murder haunted this nation for years. It's completely disgusting and lacking in any real taste or tact. The fact you say that means people are going after his daughter indicates you have an inability to see reality. We're going after Fahleson. If he doesn't like being attacked for his dumb comments, he shouldn't comment, and maybe should consider getting rid of his twitter account. You see, he and his supporters can't use it and then cry when there is criticism for some of the comments.

Mrs. Smith said...

Mantra of the D's: If you can't win on the issues, go play in the garbage.

Anonymous said...

So, Mrs. Smith, please answer the question. Would it be equally hillarious to refer to your young son who is a newspaper carrier, Danny Joe Eberly? Would that be just as "funny" as calling your young daughter, Jon Benet? Please, help me see the humor.

Mrs. Smith said...

The nickname for his daughter is quite frankly none of your business, as would be the same for my son (if I had one). Nothing that should be of importance. Once again, focus on the issues, the real problems facing Americans. Let's talk about healthcare, national defense, immigration, the economy - things that affect the lives of Americans, NOT trivial, irrelevant-to-citizens information.

Last comment on the subject. On the important things...

Brian T. Osborn said...

Mrs. Smith,

It is difficult to focus on the issues when the stench of the garbage is overwhelming. Maybe you should ask why it is that your heroes create so much of it for us to play in?

By the way, I found out about Fahleson's tweet on the Daily Kos, just like so many others did; so there you go for my end of the responsibility.

On to the important things. Other than a big "NO" to anything proposed by the Democrats, what exactly has your party been up to, other than creating garbage for us to play in?

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Smith, if you want to focus on the important issues so much, please tell your party leader to stop tweeting and facebooking in his official capacity on "trivial matters" such as this. He's a public figure now. If he doesn't want these things criticized -- DON'T PUT THEM OUT THERE. He can call his daughter Jon Benet all he wants -- in the privacy of his own home. Man, I feel sorry for his daughters if that is the case.

Anonymous said...

The nickname for his daughter is quite frankly none of your business

So tell us, Mrs. Smith, if it's none of our business, why did he post it on his NEGOP Tweet that goes out to everyone that follows it? You know, the one he uses to also post official NEGOP comments? Maybe you should direct your anger at him for being so stupid rather than at those who pointed out the stupidity of it. By continuing to defend him, you also keep the conversation going. Think about that.

As for what's "important", maybe the first place to start is to tell the Republicans your worship to stop lying (like Mike Johanns and Dave Heineman), stop obstructing without real solutions or alternatives (like Mikey and Davey), and start trying to work with those who may have differing ideas (like Nohanns and the Heiney).

Anonymous said...

Ahem . . . it's his own Twitter account. The Nebraska Republican Party has a separate Twitter account.

Glad to see the "progressives" are talking issues and Jane Kleeb is your leader.

Anonymous said...

Who cares? He's a public official. If you put something out there in the public eye, quit whining if someone calls you on it. Be smarter than the Twitter!

Anonymous said...

There's a difference between calling him out on something and assuming. He never said his daughter was dressed up as Jon Benet. The nutjobs assumed he did. Why does this reek of defamation? story isn't true about lil girl. hmmm.

Anonymous said...

My fellow Anonymous @3:52....this is what it says on this Twitter page:

Neb. Republican Party
Mark Fahleson
mfahleson@gmail.com
402.475.2122
Chairmain, Nebraska
Republican Party

Website:
negop.org


The phone number is the number to the NEGOP. His title is on the page. So if this is his "personal" account (where he posts all kinds of GOP releases and talking points as well as personal comments), then maybe he should remove all that NEGOP affiliation. But that wouldn't matter. He's a public figure. He's the head of the NEGOP. He posted what he said on his official Twitter page that proclaims him and sends people to the NEGOP.

But keep trying. I love the fact this continues to be discussed as you guys try to lie and make excuses.

Anonymous said...

And OMG, the point isn't even that his daughter wasn't DRESSED UP as Jon Benet! It's the fact that he calls her Jon Benet in the first place! Sheesh.

Right Wing Professor said...

We're going after Fahleson. If he doesn't like being attacked for his dumb comments, he shouldn't comment, and maybe should consider getting rid of his twitter account.

It's nice to see someone be so frank about their motives: raw political thuggery, aimed at silencing the opposition, rather than out-debating it.

Anonymous said...

Or maybe, RWP, it's pointing out how you and others are crying about how mean you think the Dems are being to your poor Chair, who opened mouth and inserted foot. Maybe it's you guys that are trying to shut down the oppositions statements by crying so much? Nice try. Got another excuse as to why Fahleson would call his daughter Jon Benet on this NEGOP Tweet account?

Funny what Ds will do when they have nothing going on.... said...

OMG - the point IS that he didn't dress his daughter up as Jon Benet!

defamation : communication to third parties of FALSE statements about a person that injure the reputation of or deter others from associating with that person

There will come a time when they will have messed with the wrong person. Of course, how else could they purport their agenda if it didn't involve lies and propoganda?!

Anonymous said...

With 12% of precincts reporting, McDonnell is creaming Deeds--McD is over 65%!

Now I know why the D's here want to talk about something else...

Anonymous said...

Funny.....so are you saying he calls his kids Cleopatra and Jon Benet all the time? It's not just coincidence that he'd do that on a Halloween tweet? What do you think about Fahleson calling his child that name?

And when you say the "wrong person", are you threatening people for criticizing your leader?

Right Wing Professor said...

The Dems lost Virginia worse than they've ever lost Virginia. And New Jersey, where Obama spent the weekend campaigning (leaving our 65000 troops in Afghanistan to wait another week for reinforcements) went to Christie by a full four points. Looks like the magic is gone.

Anonymous said...

RWP - exit polls showed that 60% said their view on Obama had no affect on their view with 19% voting because they love him. They had about the same average of approval from those voters - about 60%. It's clear Corzine lost because they couldn't stand him. But I'm sure your paying attention to the solid NY 23rd, which for decades was Republican territory. But the extremists forced out the Republican for their teabagger, and he just conceded to the Democrat. Fascinating.

Oh, and your wrong that it's the worst loss in Virginia history. But nice try.

Anonymous said...

Exit polling also showed a big drop in voting from I's and first-time Obama voters. Bad news for D's in 2010.

Overall, a much better night for the Repubs.

If that's not the case, then we should be seeing D candidates riding the wave to jump right in to the race for Gov, LG, AG, Treas and Auditor...

Right Wing Professor said...

What people say to pollsters, particularly when there's a sensitive issue like race involved, and what they actually do, are often two different things. Obama's weekend campaigning for Corzine coincided with a drop in the polls for Corzine. I put more stock in that than expressed opinions.

Frankly, given Scozzafava's love for card check and other liberal leanings, I think conservatives are better off with a Democrat who knows that he needs to be the bluest of blue dogs to be reelected in 2010. And even then, he's going to be very vulnerable. Meanwhile, the GOP was taught a valuable lesson. The NRCC blew a million bucks on this race.

Right Wing Professor said...

By the way, McDonald got 58.7% of the vote. Previous to that, the highest GOP vote percentage in the last 50 years was George Allen in 1993, who got 58.3%. And prior to 1960, Virginia wasn't votin' for no damn Republicans.

Anonymous said...

Corzine's sleaze ads--bringing up Christie's weight--hopefully played a good role in his defeat.

Phil Montag said...

I visited the state Republican parties for the other 49 states and I've found that negop.org is the most slanderous and derogatory of them all. The "Report Tom White Hotline" sets a new standard of low even for the Republican party. It is a disgrace to all Nebraskans, not just Republicans.

Anonymous said...

Gee Phil. I totally believe that you spent the time to go to forty-nine Republican web pages.

Do tell the slander and derogatory-ness on the NEGOP pages too!

Please. Details.
We're waiting.

Anonymous said...

Hey Phil--why don't you go to the 49 state Democratic party web pages and see how they recruit candidates ... then write a report for Covalt, Rogers and Samp so they can learn how to do it too!

Phil Montag said...

You show me another state party, Democrat or Republican, who proudly displays a hotline to find the most personal dirt on a cadidate or their family. White's entire legislative history is public record, it's obvious that they're not interested in researching his public service but are looking for baseless personal accusations. I showed negop.org to my Republican friend in Illinois and he was shocked. "Report Tom White Hotline" is an all new low in Nebraska politics.

Anonymous said...

I'll one up you:
Show us where, "the most personal dirt on a cadidate or their family" is requested.

(Then again, since that is the standard Democrat m.o., I can see where you'd be confused...)

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @ 7:22

You're an idiot. negop.org has a "Report Tom White Hotline." There is no other state that has such a slanderous front page of their website.

Street Sweeper said...

We must have a different understanding of the word "slanderous".

Anonymous said...

Hey Phil--

Do any Dem party web sites ask people to email them stuff on Republican congressman? That's what NDP did re: Terry.

End of the week is coming--will 10.2% unemployment help you guys recruit candidates in NE?

What's up with White? said...

Phil: Where does the NEGOP ask for dirt on Tom's personal life? I bet it DOES ask for dirt on his FEC report.... like.... oh wait, he only spent $10,000 in the 3rd qtr of 2009? Now that seems a little strange since Mr Russell has been workin his taily off and White has been fundraising like a madman. And we all know that fundraising costs money. Only spend $10,000 in 3 months....hmmm.... maybe you're just afraid Mr. White has something to hide. Can't imagine what.

What's up with White? said...

and Phil: what about your recent cronies Fleming Kleeb and Daily Kos's recent lies about Fahleson? I bet you don't think defamation is slanderous, do you?

Phil Montag said...

I'm not really concerned about what Fahleson drunk-tweets, what people should worry about is the content of negop.org, that is what is truly disturbing.

Right now the GOP is experiencing a rift between 2 groups moving away from each other. The first is the teabaggers, the second are decent Americans that just don't believe in unnecessary government. It wasn't teabaggers that won the Governor's races in NJ and VA, it was 2 candidates running as moderates appealing to sensible voters. One look at negop.org and you can see that the Nebraska Republican Party has been hijacked by teabaggers.

Talk about canididate recruitment, I think it's funny that no serious challengers have stepped up to take on any of the State Senators in Lancaster County. Avery, Conrad, Mcgill, and Wallman will sail to re-election.

Anonymous said...

Gallup says...

Generic congressional ballot today:

Repub 48
Dem 44

Bye, Tom W. Hello GOP House majority...

Hey Phil--the week's wrapping up tomorrow--you clowns find a candidate for Gov, LT Gov, AG, Treas or Auditor yet?