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Sarpy Democrats Monthly Meeting
When: Wednesday, Feb 18, 7:00 pm
Location: HY-VEE Shadowlake Town Center Papillion
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Sarpy Democrats Monthly Meeting
When: Wednesday, Mar 18, 7:00 pm
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Sixth Annual Democratic Legacy Dinner
When: Friday, Apr 10, 7:00 pm
Location: Embassy Suites Omaha-La Vista/Hotel & Conference Center, 12520 Westport Parkway, La Vista, NE 68128
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Sarpy Democrats Monthly Meeting
When: Wednesday, Apr 15, 7:00 pm
Location: HY-VEE Shadowlake Town Center Papillion
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Sarpy Democrats Monthly Meeting
When: Wednesday, May 20, 7:00 pm
Location: HY-VEE Shadowlake Town Center Papillion
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Sarpy Democrats Monthly Meeting
When: Wednesday, Jun 17, 7:00 pm
Location: HY-VEE Shadowlake Town Center Papillion
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In 6 years under President Barack Obama, we have made incredible progress as a country. The President saved the auto industry; brought our dependence on foreign oil and domestic emissions to historic lows; and stopped health insurance costs from ballooning out of control. Often in the face of incredible obstruction, the President has continued to fight for us and lead us forward.

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So-Called “Small Government” Conservative Republicans Propose To Use Big Government To Take Away Peoples’ Freedom And Liberty

One thing we commonly hear from conservative Republicans are claims that they support freedom, liberty and smaller government.  As usual, there is a vast gap between the claims made by conservatives and reality.  A good example of this vast gap can be found in several bills in the Unicameral that have been proposed by so-called “small government” conservatives that would actually take away freedom from thousands of Nebraskans.

One of the most egregious big government bills being proposed by extreme Republicans is one requiring voters to show a… Continue reading

President Obama – Keeping America Safe

National security is back in the news in light of the recent and tragic terrorist attack in Paris.  Once again, the Republicans are playing their rancid, hyper-partisan blame games by attempting to convince the voters that somehow President Obama is responsible for these attacks.  (Imagine the outrage from the right if the Democrats had tried to turn the 13 embassy attacks during the Bush Administration into a political football?)  This pathetic attempt by the GOP to blame Obama for everything that goes wrong in the world is… Continue reading

Just Call Me Irresponsible: The Republicans On Spending & The Deficit

One of the most misleading and pernicious myths in American politics today is that the Republicans are fiscal conservatives and the Democrats are fiscally irresponsible.  That false perception originated with a statement made in the 1930s by FDR adviser and confidant Harry Hopkins who said that Democrats were going to: “Tax and tax, spend and spend, elect and elect.”  There has been a lot of water under the bridge since Hopkins made that statement and modern history clearly demonstrates that it is the Democratic Party that… Continue reading

Johanns’ Revisionist History

In a recent interview, outgoing Senator Mike Johanns contended that President Obama:  “Never developed the art of working across the aisle.”  Johanns further alleged that  after the 2010 election cycle – when the Republicans regained control of the House – the President “was not prepared, tested or experienced in how to operate successfully in that new environment … and  never developed the ability to work with Congress in a bipartisan way.”

Is Johanns right?  Is President Obama incapable of working across… Continue reading

Will “Ricketts’ Crickets” Blow Up the Unicameral?

One thing we can always count on from Republicans is a great sense of over confidence and hubris in the event they win an election.  After a successful election cycle, the GOP invariably believes that the voters have given them a mandate for their entire agenda and even their toxic tactics.   We are now beginning to see this kind of arrogance from the Nebraska GOP even though Governor-elect Ricketts promised that any changes in spending and taxation would be phased in over several years and would be very… Continue reading

Ricketts’ Shaky Start

In a recent editorial, the Lincoln Journal Star evaluated Ricketts’ use of special interest funds to finance a talent search for key department heads and asserted that Ricketts showed “executive savvy” and that it’s “clear that he’s off to a good start.”  Unfortunately, it is way too early to tell if Ricketts is off to a good start and there are tell tale signs that should concern all Nebraskans. Just what are those signs?  Why should the voters be concerned?

Nebraskans should be troubled by the fact that… Continue reading

The Faces of Health Care: Don E.

 

“His mother and I would have had to make the very cold calculation: Do we spend our own retirement savings on his medical care trying to extend his life, or do we cast him adrift to save what we can for our own later years?

Because, what company would have ever insured him without the ACA? Not one.”

In March of 2013, Don and his family were dealt a devastating blow. His son Daniel, a hardworking 35-year-old, was diagnosed with brain cancer and had to have a tumor removed.… Continue reading

Will the Republicans Shutdown the Government Again?

Last month, President Obama issued an executive order on immigration that will shield 5 million undocumented workers – also known as “aspiring citizens” – from deportation from the U.S.  This order will keep families together and allow many aspiring citizens an opportunity to come out of the shadows.

In response to Obama’s order, the Republicans – as usual – went on the attack.  Instead of acting on the immigration bill that passed in the Senate last year or offering up a legislative solution, the GOP resorted to their… Continue reading

Balz: For GOP, demographic opportunities, challenges await

The influence of ongoing demographic changes on politics is a familiar story. Given current voting patterns, the increasing diversity in the population is likely to work to the advantage of Democrats in future presidential elections. For Republicans, the question is not just how, but whether they can bend the curve.

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