Friday, May 18, 2012

Jon Bruning backs Deb Fischer in Senate race against Democrat Kerrey

Bruning, Stenberg back Fischer in race against Kerrey - KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports

Friday, April 6, 2012

No doubt: Don Stenberg is creepy!

This Sunday, my daughter walks in, and she says, "Don Stenberg's trying to follow me on Twitter." My daughter's 14 years old. Now you tell me -- I'd like to know, why does a 62-year-old man want to follow a 14-year-old girl on Twitter? I'd really like to know. She said, "Dad, that's kind of creepy."

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Jon Bruning up big in latest Senate polling in Nebraska

Public Policy Polling:

Kerrey trails the top 3 Republican contenders by double digits. He's down 17 to Jon Bruning at 54-37, 14 to Don Stenberg at 52-38, and 10 to Deb Fischer at 48-38. In PPP's last poll before he announced his retirement Ben Nelson trailed Bruning by only 4, Stenberg by 3, and actually led Fischer by 2. This does not appear to be one of those instances where a retirement left the party better off.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

New York Carpetbagger Bob Kerrey is still running

Pulling some uber-slick Chicago legal strategies out of his worn out bag of tricks, Global Warmer Bob Kerrey remains in the Senate race in Nebraska - his former residence many years ago.

"Bob Kerrey resorted to New York-style political tricks, filing at the eleventh hour and preventing Nebraska election officials and courts from having sufficient time under Nebraska law to determine whether he's a legitimate candidate."

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Mr. Bruning Goes to Washington

"This case is not just about health care and federal oversight of health care. This case is about the limits of congressional power under the constitution. This is a constitutional case that will determine the balance of power in our government." - Jon Bruning

 Read more: article

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Bob Kerrey and the Idiot Test

Does Bob Kerrey Think Nebraskans Are Idiots? 

I'm not up on Nebraska politics these days, but I'm guessing that for a Democrat to win there today, he/she needs to be a relatively moderate/centrist Democrat. Does Bob Kerrey know this?

read: article commentary

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Here comes Bob Kerrey 2.0 Nebraska

Statement from the desk of Big Bob Kerrey:

Doing things the conventional way has never been my strong suit. This afternoon, I will file to become a candidate for the United States Senate in Nebraska. I came to realize that my previous decision was the easy one, not the right one. My commitment to serve Nebraska and America, and to be part of the debate about the challenges we face was too strong to dismiss. My family supports this decision 100%. I look forward to seeing you in the coming weeks. We have a lot of work to do.

Is this guy a piece of work, or what, Nebraska?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Bob Kerrey still looking for the best offer to run for the Senate

Like the corrupt Nebraskan Senator before him, Bob Kerrey is now suddenly open to offers again and looking out after number one again (and looking for attention, as always).

If you would remember correctly, that is exactly what Ben Nelson did. Took the best offer and then retired.

So, then, this would be the reverse strategy for Bob Kerrey: take the best offer, take the money and then (presumably) take the Nebraskan Senate seat nicely warmed up for him by Big Ben Nelson.

Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss

"Won't Get Fooled Again?" Nebraska???

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Arizona sheriff Sheriff Joe Arpaio endorses Jon Bruning

Ariz. sheriff endorses Bruning -

"Jon Bruning is a true conservative who understands the importance of enforcing our immigration laws and protecting our citizens," said Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bob Kerrey rejects chance to go head-to-head with Jon Bruning

Former Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey this week rejected a run for Senate in 2012, all but tossing the open seat to Jon Bruning and the Republicans.

The seat was lost with Ben Nelson's crooked deal making over many issues over the years, most notably Obama health care legislation, which infuriated Nebraskan voters.

Bob Kerrey would not have done much better in a head-to-head race with Jon Bruning. Although it would have been fun and interesting.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Police back Jon Bruning

Republican Senate candidate Jon Bruning recently announced that 74 county sheriffs and police chiefs have endorsed him.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Jon Bruning: Energized by the Race

“I’m in it for the long haul. I’m in it to win it,” Bruning says. “We’re going to keep working hard. There’s only four months to the primary, give or take, and so we’re just going to keep pressing on. I feel very good about the reception we’re getting from Nebraskans every day. They know they need somebody with the courage to go and change Washington and stand up to the standard way of doing business. They believe I’m that person and they’re right.”

Nebraska Radio Network

Monday, January 16, 2012

Jon Bruning up big in new poll

If the Election were held today, for whom would you vote?

Jon Bruning………………………………….…………………………………51%
Bob Kerrey…………………………………...………………………………….40% Undecided…………………………………………………………………………..9%

POLL: Magellen Strategies

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

State Treasurer Don Stenberg: Out of Control

Behaving like either a) a spoiled child, b) a politician not getting enough attention, or c) a political hack that lacks original ideas; State Treasurer Don Stenberg has said the following:

"Jon Bruning is focused on overturning Obamacare, cutting spending and balancing the federal budget," Stenberg said.
"And that's my platform too!!! Bawwwaa! Listen to me Nebraska!" OK, ok, he didn't say this last quote. But, clearly Don Stenberg has some issues that go beyond politics.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Begging Democrats to run against Jon Bruning

Kelly: Time for Dems to rally their party -

"I don't think the party is dead, I think it's in a sorry state. It's moribund."
---Left wing Democrat Richard Fellman, part-time professor of political science, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Monday, January 2, 2012

The Founders on Taxation and Debt

The Founders on Taxation and Debt

This has not been a particularly joyful season inside the beltway.  All we’ve seen is a lot of clamoring, to little effect. In the hinterlands, we hear the echoes of the politicians’ raucous debate about government spending, government borrowing, and government intrusion into our homes and business.  One side yells that the only solution is to tax the rich until they squeal, while the other side of the aisle insists we must reform entitlements or go the way of Greece.
What would the Founders think about all this? Here is what they said in their own words.
The people of the U.S. owe their independence and their liberty, to the wisdom of descrying in the minute tax of 3 pence on tea, the magnitude of the evil comprized in the precedent. Let them exert the same wisdom, in watching against every evil lurking under plausible disguises, and growing up from small beginnings. — James Madison
As a very important source of strength and security, cherish public credit. One method of preserving it is to use it as sparingly as possible: avoiding occasions of expensed by cultivating peace, but remembering also that timely disbursements to prepare for danger frequently prevent much greater disbursements to repel it; avoiding likewise the accumulation of debt, not only by shunning occasions of expense, but by vigorous exertions in time of peace to discharge the debts which unavoidable wars may have occasioned, not ungenerously throwing upon posterity the burthen which we ourselves ought to bear. — George Washington, Farewell Address
The apportionment of taxes on the various descriptions of property is an act which seems to require the most exact impartiality; yet there is, perhaps, no legislative act in which greater opportunity and temptation are given to a predominant party to trample on the rules of justice. — James Madison, Federalist 10
If we run into such [government] debts, as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in twenty-four, give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses, and the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they now do, on oatmeal and potatoes, have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account; but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-suffers. — Thomas Jefferson
By any plain method of argument, as we are running the next generation into debt, we ought to do the work of it, otherwise we use them meanly and pitifully. — Thomas Paine
Excessive taxation … will carry reason and reflection to every man’s door, and particularly in the hour of election. — Thomas Jefferson
If the system be established on basis of Income, and his just proportion on that scale has been already drawn from every one, to step into the field of consumption, and tax special articles in that, as broadcloth or homespun, wine or whiskey, a coach or a wagon, is doubly taxing the same article. For that portion of Income with which these articles are purchased, having already paid its tax as Income, to pay another tax on the thing it purchased, is paying twice for the same thing; it is an aggrievance on the citizens who use these articles in exoneration of those who do not, contrary to the most sacred of the duties of a government, to do equal and impartial justice to all its citizens.— Thomas Jefferson
If duties are too high, they lessen the consumption; the collection is eluded; and the product to the treasury is not so great as when they are confined within proper and moderate bounds. — Alexander Hamilton, Federalist 21
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. — Benjamin Franklin
And here are a quote on the subject from a more current president.
No matter what anyone may say about making the rich and the corporations pay the taxes, in the end they come out of the people who toil. It is your fellow workers who are ordered to work for the Government, every time an appropriation bill is passed. The people pay the expense of government, often many times over, in the increased cost of living. I want taxes to be less, that the people may have more. — Calvin Coolidge
Jon Bruning is Attorney General for Nebraska and past president of the National Association of Attorneys General of the United States. He is now a candidate for the U.S. Senate. James D. Best is the author of Tempest at Dawn, a novel about the 1787 Constitutional Convention. Look for their forthcoming book, Principled Action, Lessons from the Origins of the American Republic.