From the New Nebraska Network:
"It had been a lot of years since Republicans had a booth at the Cuming County* Fair. It's a testament to how much corporate PAC money is flowing through Mike Johanns' Senate campaign that last weekend's fair in the thriving northeast Nebraska community of West Point included a booth for the Cuming County Republican Party.
Overflowing with Johanns bags and yard signs, the booth also included a shrine to Ronald Reagan featuring video of his presidential speeches and a wall full of 70s-era Reagan photos. Nowhere was there any sign of current President George W. Bush, whose own image was so carefully crafted in the same western-style...."
"...Of course, we're all familiar with the low road tactics of the Republican Party. But, the idea that they've found their way into our local county fairs, playing on such blatant racism and xenophobia to make so childish an attack against Barack Obama, is really just depressing. This kind of attack is degrading to our democracy and an insult to the values at the true heart of our rural communities."
*My ex-wife's people hailed from Cuming County, I've been to their county fair, it's worse than you can imagine. This is a place where, when a local boy returned from Naval service with a Phillippina bride, she became quickly known as (name withheld)'s "nigger wife". I kid you not.
Catch you later.....