Skip to comments.Tea party pulls out a modest victory in Nebraska Senate primary (27 points!)
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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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"
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?
What a stupid article. I’ve long maintained CBS is the worst.
Yup. Barely squeeked by in this nail biter race. Didiots.
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)
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.
LOL. The Tea Party pulls out a “modest” victory and CBS writes a grudging article about it.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
We won yaay! But did we win with a pig in a poke? My god he was ascholara at athe Brooking Insitute.
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.
Your expression of glee was quite 'modest'. It should be more like:
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.
Could you please elaborate on the 27 point margin? It sounds like there were more than two candidates.