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Tea party pulls out a modest victory in Nebraska Senate primary (27 points!)
cbsnews.com ^ | 5/14/14

Posted on 05/14/2014 5:48:00 AM PDT by cotton1706

The victory notched by tea party Republicans in the Nebraska Senate race was modest, but they'll take it in a season that has yielded few bright spots so far.

Ben Sasse won the GOP nomination for the seat being vacated by Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb. Sasse was the closest thing to a tea party candidate in the three-man race, largely because he feuded last fall with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the epitome of establishment Republicanism.

But Sasse is hardly the out-of-right-field firebrand that some tea partyers cherish. A college president with degrees from Harvard and Yale, he worked for the U.S. departments of Justice and Health and Human Services. Those endorsing him ranged from non-mainstream players - including Sarah Palin and the Club for Growth - to well-established Republicans such as five-term Rep. Jeff Fortenberry and former Gov. Kay Orr. Sasse, 42, had "visiting scholar status" at the Brookings Institution, the venerated left-of-center think tank near the White House.

Several factors make the Nebraska results rather weak tea for tea party celebrations. Sasse's conservative credentials don't differ greatly from his opponents', especially Shane Osborn. Osborn had the conservative group FreedomWorks' endorsement before it was switched to Sasse.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: bensasse; brookingsinstitution; clubforgrowth; elections; freedomworks; harvard; jefffortenberry; kayorr; mikejohanns; mitchmcconnell; nebraska; sarahpalin; shaneosborn; yale
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Establishment wins in North Carolina, break out the band! It's all over for the Tea Party! Long live the Oligarchs!!

Tea Party wins in Nebraska (for both US Senate and Governor, not to mention the congressional seat in West Virginia) and it's a "modest victory"

1 posted on 05/14/2014 5:48:00 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

yep….BTW…I thought Sasse was running for the Cornhusker Kickback seat of Ben Nelson….this story says its for the other Nebraska seat. Am I wrong?


2 posted on 05/14/2014 5:50:14 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: cotton1706

What a stupid article. I’ve long maintained CBS is the worst.


3 posted on 05/14/2014 5:50:51 AM PDT by Williams
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To: Williams

Yup. Barely squeeked by in this nail biter race. Didiots.


4 posted on 05/14/2014 5:51:51 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Williams
What a stupid article. I’ve long maintained CBS is the worst.

We could assist in CBS' suicide by just not giving them any attention. (Was there no other source for this news?)
5 posted on 05/14/2014 5:53:21 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: C. Edmund Wright

No, Ben Nelson was replaced by Deb Fischer two years ago. This year, Mike Johannes is retiring after one term (he replaced Chuck Hagel).

And good riddance. Look at his voting record! Sasse will be MUCH better! Making the US Senate more conservative, one seat at a time!

Johanns (NE) - 05/13/14 - 63% (Average) - 56% (Heritage) - 71% (CFG) - 71% (ACU) - 55% (FreedomWorks)


6 posted on 05/14/2014 5:55:26 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

They are just helping their rino friends have a voice. McConnell can’t say say bad things, again, about the tea party so close to his primary.


7 posted on 05/14/2014 5:56:03 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: cotton1706

LOL. The Tea Party pulls out a “modest” victory and CBS writes a grudging article about it.


8 posted on 05/14/2014 5:57:31 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: cotton1706

Yep, my bad….oh well, glad Sasse won and glad Nebraska now has two NON Dems. Not sure I love Fischer, but any of these are better than Johns/Nelson combo.


9 posted on 05/14/2014 5:58:37 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: cotton1706

CBS was so happy with GOPe’s glee over last wk’s NC TEA Party smackdown

All liberals write off the TEA Party constantly, taking no consideration of the intimidation that has been waged

This must freak them right out. Eric Gucci cantor as well no doubt


10 posted on 05/14/2014 5:58:50 AM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

As much as they mock the tea party, they never acknowledge that Cruz is quickly becoming the voice of opposition. Denial on a grand scale.


11 posted on 05/14/2014 6:02:49 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

This was for the successor to Mike Johanns, who is retiring after this term.

This is the way the House and Senate were supposed to work, a citizen-legislator gets elected for one or two terms, then goes back home and his successor, supposedly representing the more updated frame of thinking that persists in the locality, brings new blood and perspective to the respective legislative chamber.

Somewhere that got derailed with politicians making a lifetime career of holding an office until they are carried out dead or feet first. Incumbency is a blessing only for the incumbent. Even worse when it becomes a dynasty and is held as a “family legacy” for generations.


12 posted on 05/14/2014 6:04:13 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: alloysteel

yep….


13 posted on 05/14/2014 6:04:37 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: cotton1706
Years ago a good friend, an American ex-patriot living in Europe, told me that the United States is one of the most heavily propagandized nations in the world. I didn't now what to make of this. I trusted his intelligence, honesty, and judgment, but I just tucked this observation away in my mind for future reference.

If he said that to me today--he died several years ago--I would give him a resounding agreement--though it's hard to say whether the North America or Europe is more heavily propagandized.

Truth is not only routinely disregarded, but in some cases to speak it is forbidden and, at least in Europe and Canada, illegal.

The propaganda in the U.S.A. is relentless and overwhelming. It has lead America into a quicksand of decay and decline and is leading her inexorably to destruction,

And its only real antidote, that which could save us--Truth--the unvarnished Truth--Truth for its own sake--is scorned, ridiculed, taboo, and dangerous.

Western Civilization is truly in a downward spiral of self-destruction.

14 posted on 05/14/2014 6:16:09 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: cotton1706

We won yaay! But did we win with a pig in a poke? My god he was ascholara at athe Brooking Insitute.


15 posted on 05/14/2014 6:25:43 AM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is a feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing corksucker.)
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To: cotton1706

There were not one but two big Tea Party wins yesterday. Sasse in Nebraska and Alex Mooney in West Virginia. Both are of the Ted Cruz type of conservative in which they will not cave before the republican establishment but instead shine a light on their deceptive practices.


16 posted on 05/14/2014 6:27:34 AM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: cotton1706
"HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"

Your expression of glee was quite 'modest'. It should be more like:
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

17 posted on 05/14/2014 6:30:49 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (The Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of stones)
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To: cotton1706
CBS Propaganda Ministry: "The victory notched by tea party Republicans in the Nebraska Senate race was modest, but they'll take it in a season that has yielded few bright spots so far."

With all precincts reporting, Sasse defeated Dinsdale 49 percent to 22 percent

CBS, yer phoning it in, baby. This one is complete bullshit, it's provable that you lied, and it shows you are nothing CLOSE to news, but ONLY propaganda.

18 posted on 05/14/2014 6:33:38 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: cotton1706

Could you please elaborate on the 27 point margin? It sounds like there were more than two candidates.


19 posted on 05/14/2014 6:39:12 AM PDT by ChessExpert (The unemployment rate was 4.5% when Democrats took control of Congress in 2006.)
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To: ChessExpert

From Politico:

Sasse: 49%
Dinsdale: 22%
Osborn: 21%


20 posted on 05/14/2014 6:40:43 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

FINALLY some good news. Jeep up the good work TP. Keep up the good work!


21 posted on 05/14/2014 6:41:58 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: cotton1706

27 point victory for Sasse is modest.

17 point victory for Tillis is slam dunk.

You gotta wonder about these people.


22 posted on 05/14/2014 6:47:58 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: cotton1706

Keep living in your Media Dream Land, you dinosaurs. You’ll never see the tsunami coming in November.


23 posted on 05/14/2014 6:48:47 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Mark, this one right here.


24 posted on 05/14/2014 6:48:57 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: txrefugee
Keep living in your Media Dream Land, you dinosaurs. You’ll never see the tsunami coming in November.

Meh. If we sweep clean, every single race, they will outright lie:

"DEMOCRATS WIN ALL RACES IN NOVEMBER, 2014" will scream the headlines.

They have gotten to the point where, whatever the reality, they write the opposite.

25 posted on 05/14/2014 6:51:32 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: cotton1706

“Modest” 27 points??!!

Gimme a freakin’ break, MSM!! *rolling eyes*


26 posted on 05/14/2014 6:54:32 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
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To: cotton1706

To be sure, the tea party candidate finished next to last and the democrat
came in second.


27 posted on 05/14/2014 7:00:53 AM PDT by Palio di Siena
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To: cotton1706

FoxNews reports that this and some elections in other states are being funded by [EVIL] SuperPacs and [EEEEEEVVVVIIILLLL-er] out-of-state Tea Party and conservative groups.

[Couldn’t help but chuckle. How many Dem candidates get money from SuperPacs and out-of-state groups? FoxNews reporter didn’t bother to answer that.]


28 posted on 05/14/2014 7:07:15 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: cotton1706

“But Sasse is hardly the out-of-right-field firebrand that some tea partyers cherish. A college president with degrees from Harvard and Yale....” <<-—he doesn’t fit my paradigm of a buck-toothed hick toting a shotgun.

“...he worked for the U.S. departments of Justice and Health and Human Services.” <<<-—so I guess I’ll be striking out on what I was planning to write, that he is an inexperienced country bumpkin who has no Wash DC experience.

“Those endorsing him ranged from non-mainstream players - including Sarah Palin and the Club for Growth - <<-—Sarah Palin being someone nobody ever cared about unless you count my last three editorials calling her a stupid quitter and complaining that I could not get her out of my head and the Club for Growth, kind of the same thing, those damned Koch Bros are completely unimportant unless I make them important. But Harry Reid calling them out by name, repeatedly, on the Senate floor, has no real bearing on how unimportant I would like to make them for the purposes of this report. Thanks for your understanding.

“....to well-established Republicans such as five-term Rep. Jeff Fortenberry and former Gov. Kay Orr. Sasse, 42, had “visiting scholar status” at the Brookings Institution, the venerated left-of-center think tank near the White House.

He also used a public restroom sometime in 2005, and it might have been at a rural truckstop in Nebraska, so there’s that going against him as well.

Never mind. These are racists and homophobes and it would be a tragic step backwards if any of these creeps got into office, as well as a reflection on just how stupid the American people who do not live in the Northeast are and how dumb they are to vote for conservatives who hate women.


29 posted on 05/14/2014 7:10:13 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: cotton1706

This is typical of the media’s construct of reality. If a conservative wins, he can’t be a conservative (by definition.)


30 posted on 05/14/2014 7:46:19 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: ChessExpert

Sid Dinsdale       49,819   22.39%

Clifton  Johnson    3,285    1.48%

Bart McLeay        12,696    5.71%

Shane Osborn       46,845   21.06%

Ben Sasse         109,810   49.36%

total             222,453

1745/1745 precincts reporting

http://electionresults.sos.ne.gov/resultsSW.aspx?text=Race&type=SW&map=CTY
31 posted on 05/14/2014 8:02:50 AM PDT by deport
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To: deport; cotton1706

Thanks!


32 posted on 05/14/2014 8:23:55 AM PDT by ChessExpert (The unemployment rate was 4.5% when Democrats took control of Congress in 2006.)
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To: cotton1706
Yea, it is amazing that the 'dead' TeaParty movement was able to win a major Primary, but this to them is only a 'modest victory'

The Establishment candidate came in third!

33 posted on 05/14/2014 11:06:26 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: cotton1706
"Those endorsing him ranged from non-mainstream players - including Sarah Palin"

Palin ? Non-mainstream ? CBS, you ignorant sluts.

34 posted on 05/14/2014 12:08:12 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: cotton1706

You know what they’d have said if he’d lost.


35 posted on 05/14/2014 7:38:09 PM PDT by gusopol3
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