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Something Stinks in Nebraska - And it ain't the Cattle
March 31, 2014 | WTFOVR

Posted on 03/31/2014 6:08:48 PM PDT by WTFOVR

This stinks to Heaven ... Please explain the Flip-flop in light of Matt Kilbbe’s previous words ...

FreedomWorks: Sasse “Supports The Basic Principles Of Obamacare”:

“But there’s a problem. Mr. Sasse, a wealthy former business management consultant with a long list of health industry clients, is positioning himself as a staunchly ‘anti-Obamacare’ candidate; but that doesn’t square with his past record, a careful review of which reveals four things: 1. He supports the basic principles of Obamacare, if not all the details. 2. While Obamacare was being drafted, he offered its authors advice on how to improve it. 3. After Obamacare became law, he prospered by advising health care companies how to implement it. 4. He wants to replace it with what may fairly be described as ‘ObamaCare Lite.’” (Dean Clancy, “The Trouble With Sasse,” FreedomWorks, 1/29/14)

WILL THE REAL BEN SASSE PLEASE STAND UP? http://d7.freedomworks.org/content/will-real-ben-sasse-please-stand

THE TROUBLE WITH SASSE http://d7.freedomworks.org/content/trouble-sasse

NOT SO ‘NEBRASKA NICE’ http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/202256-not-so-nebraska-nice


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: freedomworks; nebraska; obamacare; obamalies; osborne; sasse; sasselies
I don’t know who to believe, but I smell a rat, particularly since, from my own personal observations I note that:

1.) Ben Saase is way to smooth. 2.) He is way too well funded. 3.) Assistant secretary of HHS under George W. Bush. 4.) Sasse worked on Mitt Romney’s transition team 5.) Sasse sounds good, BUT my gut does not trust him

What say you, Freepers?

1 posted on 03/31/2014 6:08:48 PM PDT by WTFOVR
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To: WTFOVR

If Palin endorsed him, that’s good enough for me.


2 posted on 03/31/2014 6:09:35 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GO WISCONSIN BADGERS GO!)
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To: WTFOVR

nope


3 posted on 03/31/2014 6:12:46 PM PDT by dforest
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To: WTFOVR

Sasse is the real deal.


4 posted on 03/31/2014 6:13:30 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: bigbob

“Sasse is the real deal.”

So was Rubio. I am going with the trust, but verify.


5 posted on 03/31/2014 6:22:17 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

OK, that’s understandable ... BUT, the disconnect between what Matt Kibbi wrote not so long ago, and what he just did, is really bugging me ... Something is not jiving in all this ... And it goes with my gut suspicions that the real GOPe candidate is Sasse. Have you seen the tour bus Sasse is campaigning in? Osborne does not travel in such luxury, as far as I know. Sasse just seems too smooth and too well connected ... And since Concerned Women for America endorsed Osborne, I really have to wonder, because CWA are not a bunch of naive political lightweights.


6 posted on 03/31/2014 6:34:36 PM PDT by WTFOVR (I find myself exclaiming that expression quite often these days!)
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To: WTFOVR

He makes me a little worried, but I think chances he stays good are higher than the now disgraced Ron Johnson.


7 posted on 03/31/2014 6:34:44 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

OK, I am behind the curve on this - Who is Ron Johnson, and was he endorsed by Freedomworks?

Also, let’s get to the heart of the matter - Freedomworks claims itself to be both “libertarian and conservative” - but that’s rather a schizophrenic position, in my book, since libertarians are in alignment with liberals on all the social issues ... i.e.: moral relativism.


8 posted on 03/31/2014 6:39:04 PM PDT by WTFOVR (I find myself exclaiming that expression quite often these days!)
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To: WTFOVR

Ron Johnson is a current senatore from Wisconsin. He ran a plastic factory, and took out Puss Feingold in 2010. Tea Party was excited about him, seemed like a really solid outsider like Sasse, then he crashed and burned in the establishment no-man’s land.

I think Sasse’s prospects are better.


9 posted on 03/31/2014 6:42:05 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: WTFOVR

When Sasse paid a courtesy call on Mitch McConnell, McConnell chewed him out for his youtube ad. Osborn has cozied up to McConnell and his cronies.

As much as you can trust any politician, I trust Sasse more than I do Osborn.

What’s more, if elected, Osborn will vote for McConnell to be leader (if he’s still there). Sasse will not.

Therefore, Sasse is the better choice.


10 posted on 03/31/2014 6:43:48 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: WTFOVR

Sounds like he’s too fat and Sasse to trust.


11 posted on 03/31/2014 6:52:22 PM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: cotton1706

Can you produce corroborated evidence that Shane Osborne is in cahoots with McConnell? I really need to make certain that this is legit and not some political hit job by Sasse - or those who support him. What exactly did Osborne do that makes him buddies with McConnell? Where is the evidence? All I have read, so far, is accusations, but nobody has produced a shred of factual and “IN CONTEXT” evidence to substantiate the charge. That is what I need to see, so to make an informed decision.


12 posted on 03/31/2014 6:59:30 PM PDT by WTFOVR (I find myself exclaiming that expression quite often these days!)
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To: WTFOVR
Something Stinks in Nebraska - And it ain't the Cattle

Is Mooch in town?

13 posted on 03/31/2014 7:13:11 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Veggie Todd

LOL!


14 posted on 03/31/2014 7:18:44 PM PDT by WTFOVR (I find myself exclaiming that expression quite often these days!)
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To: WTFOVR

I don’t buy it. This is on his website

Here’s what America’s premiere conservative publication, National Review, said on its cover about Ben: “Nebraska Republicans have an opportunity to do more: They can elect not merely a man who promises to vote for the repeal of President Obama’s signature policy achievement, but a senator who almost immediately would become one of the GOP’s most visible and articulate experts on the health-care law’s defects and the ways to replace it.”

Ben has actually read the 2300 page law. He’s made scores of cross-country trips and hundreds of speeches proposing free-market alternatives and crusading against the law, both during its debate and after passage.

He opposes ObamaCare not just because:

it was passed by a dishonest legislative gimmick
it is based on a premise that Government can successfully plan 18% of our economy
it puts bureaucrats between patients and doctors
it infringes on religious liberty and forces people of conscience to pay for abortion
its information technology systems won’t work, and will likely lead to massive data leaks of Americans’ confidential financial and health data
...though all those things are true.

He’s also against it for a much more basic reason: Ben opposes ObamaCare because he rejects the worldview underlying it. It’s a worldview that says:

“If there’s a problem, only the Federal Government can solve it.”

“Fake budget projections are fine, it’s OK to hide the truth from the American people because “DC knows what America needs and the ends justify the means”

“The Executive branch has the authority to just fill in parts of the law that are unfinished, grant special waivers to politically connected friends, and change parts of the law that are politically inconvenient.”

“The American people need Government to care for them and permanent dependency isn’t just an acceptable outcome, it’s a goal of this Administration.”

This does not work. Republicans must be ready with conservative solutions to the crisis Obamacare has caused. Otherwise we will be forced into a single-payer system.

Real health care reform can only be achieved through patient-centered health policy solutions, not more bureaucracy. The health care sector was a mess before Obamacare—not because we didn’t have enough government, but because we already had too much.

Republicans need to start offering conservative solutions for the future. Here is Ben’s plan to fully repeal ObamaCare and start over with a conservative solution that empowers families and patients.

The Anti-ObamaCare Recovery Plan:
A Conservative Blueprint for a Healthier Future

“If we’re going to destroy ObamaCare and save the American Dream, Republicans have to offer bold, conservative solutions.” -Ben Sasse

Executive Summary

Ben Sasse, called “ObamaCare’s Nebraska Nemesis” by National Review, is the only candidate offering a real plan to defeat ObamaCare and fix health care for Nebraska families. The Anti-ObamaCare Recovery Plan: A Conservative Blueprint for a Healthier Future is not a plan to fix ObamaCare; it is a plan to completely repeal ObamaCare and start anew with real, conservative solutions.

**************
The American Dream is under attack. ObamaCare’s command-and-control regime is hurting families, killing medical innovation, and putting America on a path of debt and decline. We cannot fix or tweak ObamaCare. We have to repeal ObamaCare.
*****************
Four years ago this week when Democrats passed the Affordable Care Act, part of the reason Republicans lost was that too many refused to admit health insurance was already broken. But it was not broken because of too little Government—it was broken precisely because there was too much Government.***************

It is important to understand that ObamaCare is not just a failed law. It is also a deeply flawed worldview that redefines the American experiment and undermines Nebraska values. It is time to fight back by articulating a conservative governing vision for America.

Republicans have been the “Party of No” for long enough. When our party is too lazy or lacks the political courage to offer real solutions, we lose. In a fight between Democrats’ Big Government bad ideas and Republicans with no ideas, Americans have chosen the bad ideas every time. It is not enough to simply oppose President Obama.

Republicans must oppose his agenda, and we must also put forward our own conservative solutions. That is the only way we will ever repeal ObamaCare and jumpstart an American recovery.

It is easy for any Nebraska Republican running for Senate to recite the same “Repeal ObamaCare” talking point. But Ben Sasse is the only candidate with a bold plan
for how we repeal ObamaCare and who also has a conservative solution for what comes next.

Nebraskans deserve a plan that is comprehensive and comprehensible. That is what the Anti-ObamaCare Recovery Plan does. Here is how it works:

I. Patients and Families: Reject Big Government mandates and enable all families to secure the lifelong health insurance plans of their choice.

II. Physicians and Nurses: Dismantle the corporate insurance monopoly in health care delivery and free doctors, nurses, and new market entrants to design higher quality, lower cost care for patients.

III. States and the Safety Net: Admit Washington’s safety net has failed and empower states to care for the sickest and poorest among us.

IV. Seniors and the Next Generation: Expose Washington’s entitlement over-promising and protect Medicare for the next generation.


15 posted on 03/31/2014 7:34:01 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: WTFOVR

Ben Sasse on immigration

The Federal Government’s primary responsibility is to protect Americans from enemies foreign and domestic. The American people are not safe unless we know who is entering and leaving our country. Neither Party has been willing to get serious about border security, dating back to the mid-80s when a Republican president agreed to amnesty in exchange for promises of securing the border later. It never happened.

President “You can keep your doctor” Obama refuses to lead on this issue because he is more concerned about turning Texas into a Democrat state than he is about solving the problem. Republicans must not make a deal with President Obama. We must secure the border. End of story.


16 posted on 03/31/2014 7:36:46 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Linda Frances

OK, thanks for posting the Sasse campaign position page ... but that is not what I requested. I asked for evidence - hard evidence - that Shane Osborne is in cahoots with Sen. Mitch McConnell. I already know Sasse’s talking points on Obamacare ...

Now explain to me how it is that Matt Kibbi’s organization, Freedomworks, had published the exact opposite viewpoint of Sasse’s positions on Obamacare mere months ago ... And bare in mind that Freedomworks was just as certain in its condemnation of Sasse then, as it is in supporting him now.

Like I said - this stinks. Which opinion of Freedomworks should I give credibility to? The one written first, that claimed to be absolutely certain of Ben Sasse being the establishment insider, or the new version that claims Osborne is the establishment’s lackie?


17 posted on 03/31/2014 7:57:41 PM PDT by WTFOVR (I find myself exclaiming that expression quite often these days!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“If Palin endorsed him, that’s good enough for me.”

Where does it say Palin endorsed him?


18 posted on 03/31/2014 9:34:02 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/03/13/Sarah-Palin-Endorses-Ben-Sasse-for-Senate-in-Nebraska


19 posted on 03/31/2014 10:56:03 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: WTFOVR

These stories may help you make a decision.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/02/19/ben-sasse-anti-obamacare-nebraska?+February+20,+2014,+February+20,+2014

http://www.redstate.com/2014/01/16/ben-sasse-unites-conservatives-but-runs-afoul-of-mitch-mcconnell/

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/364764/collateral-damage-gop-civil-war-jonathan-strong


20 posted on 04/01/2014 5:17:28 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: WTFOVR

OK, thanks for posting the Sasse campaign position page ... but that is not what I requested. I asked for evidence - hard evidence - that Shane Osborne is in cahoots with Sen. Mitch McConnell. I already know Sasse’s talking points on Obamacare ...

Now explain to me how it is that Matt Kibbi’s organization, Freedomworks, had published the exact opposite viewpoint of Sasse’s positions on Obamacare mere months ago ... And bare in mind that Freedomworks was just as certain in its condemnation of Sasse then, as it is in supporting him now.

Like I said - this stinks. Which opinion of Freedomworks should I give credibility to? The one written first, that claimed to be absolutely certain of Ben Sasse being the establishment insider, or the new version that claims Osborne is the establishment’s lackie?


I’m not saying I believe anything negative about any of the candidates. All we have to go by here is the candidates word. That is why I posted what I did; so please can see what he says he’s going to do. I did not know of the accusation about Osborne until you mentioned it.

I too worry that we will end up with another mike Johannes. He was no different than have a 3 year old in office and all you had to do was tell him (the establishment) how to vote. I called and written him so many times I could scream.

We have yet to hear a debate, which I am looking forward to. Many do not trust anyone after Johannes. Everyone is on the table now for being a RNC plant or having false accusations made they are a plant started by the RNC. The debates should show true passion and clear answers that are heartfelt.


21 posted on 04/01/2014 6:04:09 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: jospehm20

Thank you


22 posted on 04/01/2014 8:21:50 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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