Nebraskans Against Government Overreach’s Endorsements
NAGO Overdosing on Endorsements and evalutations
Nebraskans and political activists just love endorsing candidates and throwing trash. I really wish people would ignore endorsements but it brings in donations to candidates.
Such endorsements often lack much focus on issues or ignore the crucial fact, people are policy. Club for Growth has known this for decades. They focus very tightly on economics, grill the candidates throughly and are very stingy in giving endorsements. Club for Growth gave us Senators Ron Johnson, Rand Paul and Josh Hawley. Of course, critics will complain Club for Growth gave us Jeff Flake, Justin Amash and Ben Sasse. Complain all you want but do you really think you can do better in endorsing candidates? Next to none can.
This is where Nebraskans Against Government Overreach or NAGO is treading water. Here is the reality. NAGO has been most excellent in having events and organizing protests and having people speaking out against mask and vaccine mandates but with the pandemic cooling off, NAGO is trying to be a political player when it lacks the experience to make many of the assessments and endorsements it has made.
Why NAGO is doing this when action is still needed at the City Council about the health director ordinance is beyond me. Such an organization should maintain focus but politics appears to be more important to NAGO now.
I understand the COVID crisis has created a new bumper crop of conservatives, but these new conservatives need to be more cordial, less judgemental and not so quick to take offense. They appear to be more interested in burning bridges instead of building them. Yet Rush Limbaugh said it best. When a liberal is attacked, liberals circle the wagons. When a conservative is attacked, conservatives circle the firing squad.
You can peruse NAGO’s evaluations and endorsements at link below but do so with a bit of skepticism. There are some endorsements I agree with, but I am skeptical of the application of the supposed criteria for endorsements and evaluations. For example, how do you measure patriotism?
I tried to determine why a candidate was rated the way they were. I contacted NAGO. The NAGO person and I ended up going back and forth in an email exchange. I thought the matter could be resolved and honest disagreement would be accepted. Nope! The next thing I know is copies of my emails were posted to Facebook calling me a RINO and trashing me behind my back as if it was the fifth grade. The person is being immature and impulsive and is more interested in burning bridges instead of building them.
So here is my advice. Do not contact NAGO about their candidate ratings or endorsements. There is no point in getting in a dispute or a calm exchange of emails only to find out later, your emails are posted on Facebook.
Let me be clear. NAGO has engaged in its own overreach into politics.