Tea Party to Announce “Surprise” Nebraska Challenge

Get ready for some excitement!  The Tea Party has announced a “surprise” endorsement in Nebraska this week, according to CNN.

You know, if by surprise they mean “hey, we’re backing a Republican running against Democrat Ben Nelson.”

In fact, about the only way that the Tea Party Express announcement could be “surprising” is if they endorsed Nelson himself.

There are currently three higher profile candidates who have declared to run against Nelson: State Attorney General Jon Bruning, former senate candidate Pat Flynn and state Treasurer Don Stenberg.   As for who will receive the Tea Party Express endorsement, my guess goes to Pat Flynn, who already fluent in rightwing-speak with “Obama-care” and “Democrat-controlled Senate,” speaks nonchalantly about government shutdowns and unlike the other two has never held a public office.

The Tea Party Express says it hopes to “bring this election to a national scale, just like [the Tea Party Express did] in Nevada or Alaska where we got involved and the candidate can get support from groups all across the U.S.”

They did get very involved and got national attention on their candidates.  They also lost both races.

 

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42 comments

Sound Mind
Ronald E.4 years ago

The more attention the better. Keep the spotlight on those T-Bagger nut case candidates.

John S.
Past Member 4 years ago

As a former libertarian, maybe we should be concern about the policies candidates stand for and not whether someone is a democrat or republican. While I am fiscally conservative I am socially progressive and I'm certain there are many out there like me that can't find a home anywhere. That brings the second trait to look for, which is the ability to build temporary coalitions to pass what they are passionate about.

Fred Urbasek
Past Member 4 years ago

Nelson is a DINO.

jeremy Lovin
jeremy Lovin4 years ago

what will future generations look back and say about the people from our time period, corporations have ruined the water with oil and corexit, the painful true is that we refuse to embrace alternative energy sources- oil and coal though they hurt people and pollute the environment will always be king because the that power structure is entrenched. Worse yet the public voted these tea baggers nuts into power. They claim they want the government to change but so far all they have really done is attack the middle and lower class citizens with welfare, medicare, and health care cuts. the corporations pay them to pretend their a grassroots movement when their really just a bunch of white racist elitist watanabes. Frankly, I hope Obama rises the taxes on the rich to half their income or more just, so they to can share in the joy most American's are experiencing these days.

jeremy Lovin
jeremy Lovin4 years ago

what will future generations look back and say about the people from our time period, corporations have ruined the water with oil and corexit, the painful true is that we refuse to embrace alternative energy sources- oil and coal though they hurt people and pollute the environment will always be king because the that power structure is entrenched. Worse yet the public voted these tea baggers nuts into power. They claim they want the government to change but so far all they have really done is attack the middle and lower class citizens with welfare, medicare, and health care cuts. the corporations pay them to pretend their a grassroots movement when their really just a bunch of white racist elitist watanabes. Frankly, I hope Obama rises the taxes on the rich to half their income or more just, so they to can share in the joy most American's are experiencing these days.

Cheryl L.
Cheryl L.4 years ago

Jon Stewart: ---- Always the voice of reason! That is the very same reason I won't contribute to any "blanket" Democrat organization anymore, either.

Cheryl L.
Cheryl L.4 years ago

Both parties are split. We've got the Republican/Tea Partiers. Then we've got progressive Democrats/Blue Dog Democrats. The Blue Dogs aren't a viable choice, as they are Republicans with a "D" after their name. With Republicans and Tea Partiers, what you see is what you get. They're all still anti-people, anti-worker, anti-choice, anti-American and still Republicans.

Jamie Clemons
Jamie Clemons4 years ago

Tea party surprise go ahead you have lost all credibility and all of your support.

Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart4 years ago

Ben Nelson is one of a few reasons I won't contribute to any "umbrella" Democrat organization. He was one of the major reasons the Democratic "super-majority" wasn't able to enact reforms after the mandate of the 2008 elections.

Barbara D.
Barbara Dahms4 years ago

If there is a Progressive in Nebraska, let him/her file now! Nelson is no democrat, he's a wolf in sheep's clothing/ James D., you look like a potential candidate.