When the deal on the budget first came out, it was $78 billion. It was revised quickly to $38 billion. Now, thanks to Congressional Budget Office analysis, the number is $352 million. Shutting the government down for a week would have saved more than the $38 billion in the first place. Boehner has just gone on the same list as was occupied by Michael Steele, the ‘get rid of him’ list.
What’s sad is as much as I personally like Lee Terry (R-NE), he will probably vote for this compromise unless Steve King (R-IA), his neighbor, convinces him otherwise. Lee tends to follow Boehner’s lead.
In Lee’s defense, though, I will say he works well behind the scenes. He is not a person who is going to jump in front of a camera at any opportunity, unlike former Senator Chuck Hagel. That makes him more vulnerable to a challenge, because he is not visible all the time, but it makes him effective. Effective is what I want, so if Lee gets another primary challenger, it needs to be someone who can be effective as well. Matt Sakalosky was a good man, but he would not have been as effective.
The shift in the voting district for the House will make things more interesting. Sure, Lee is going to lose Offutt Air Force Base, but he gains western Sarpy County and Gretna, where a lot of disgruntled Omahans have settled over the past few years. So, while things will be closer this election, the potential over future elections is the Republican base will grow back.
However, in the meantime, because of a Republican backstabber, we still have a split electoral vote in Nebraska. This is going to embolden the Obama camp in an attempt to grab Omaha’s electoral vote once again in 2012.
I hate to make the appeal this early, but we are going to need help in Omaha to fight off the socialists. I have little to no confidence in our party’s ability to fight this fight, especially since the fight across the country is more telling than just one electoral vote. We also have Judas Ben Nelson to get out of office. Two reasons why we are going to need help in this city.
I am afraid, though, the active but small Ron Paul contingent will walk out of the general election in a huff once again, draining energy from the lackluster attempts we already have. Our tea party is heavily weighted towards the older crowd. They are dedicated, and are great for political campaigns with phone banks and mailings, but they cannot sustain a campaign designed around being in your face like the younger socialist crowd. We are in desperate need of getting the younger generation motivated onto conservative values and into this fight to beat back Obama’s sheep.
When you are at your Tea Parties over the weekend, I am sure our area is not unique. I want you to all look around, look at the people next to you. Are they your neighbors? If they are not your neighbors, where are your neighbors? Why aren’t they there with you? You have to start with your neighbors, your relatives, your co-workers. You need to get them involved and motivated. Then move on to their neighbors and co-workers, and so on. Don’t let them get their information about what the Tea Party is about from the mainstream media. The media is against us. Not because they are liberal, but because they have been taught what the ideal ordered society is, and the Tea Party disrupts that vision. Do not forget local elections. Local elections matter. It is how socialist propaganda got introduced into our schools, through school boards making deals with socialist teacher unions. Take back our schools, our local government, and our states. The Federal elections are more visible, but all elections make a difference. Many voters skip things like public power boards, but you cannot do that. We have to convince voters all races are important, and to become informed beyond the drivel being fed to them via the news.
For the sake of this great nation, we must take back the cities like Omaha, the states, and our country from the socialists.