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October 06, 2022

Useless Gasbag Self-Promoting Half-Democrat Ben Sasse Resigning From The Senate Seat He Was Just Re-Elected To in 2020

I guess he's angry that the GOP might win the Senate.

Ryan Saavedra @RealSaavedra

BREAKING: U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) is reportedly resigning from his position, according to NewsRadio 1110 KFAB's Ian Swanson

Sean Davis @seanmdav

Given his record of having accomplished absolutely nothing, I had actually forgotten he was even in the Senate.

Sasse's specialty was avoiding confronting Democrats about difficult issues or taking difficult positions. He wasted valuable time in committee not asking probing questions, but instead offering pious but gauzy homilies about vague notions like "citizenship" and "a duty beyond self." Things no one could really disagree with because they sounded nice and were fundamentally... devoid of actual content.

To call them platitudinous would be a gross insult to platypuses.

He made these speeches because his goal from day one of his senatorship has to promote himself to run as a "centrist, moderate" candidate for President, a "different kind of Republican" who can "unite us instead of dividing us."

He took second place to no man, including Barack Obama, in a contest of self-regard.

A major part of establishing his bona fides on that score was to side with Democrats as often as possible, and to avoid taking positions which put him too firmly on the side of his, how do I put this delicately?, his disgusting, gross voters and constituents.

He's like David French with 20% less paunch.

Ian M. Swanson @IanMSwanson

BREAKING on @kfabnews: @SenSasse will imminently announce his intent to resign from the U.S. Senate to pursue another opportunity in higher education. While the process could take a bit, the announcements are expected "imminently".

This sounds right to me: there is no time to schedule a contest in time for the upcoming election, so a replacement will be appointed until the 2024 elections.

The governor of Nebraska is Pete Rickets, a Republican. I don't know if he's especially conservative.

Damin Toell @damintoell

Actually I guess in Nebraska, because of the timing here, the Governor's appointee will remain until a replacement gets chosen for the remainder of the term in the next statewide general election, which I'm assuming will be November 2024.

Good-bye, Sassy. Don't let the door hit you on the assy.

Can't wait for the upcoming sex scandal from his tenure as professor. I just wonder what gender the student he's caught having an affair with will be.


BREAKING: The University of Florida announced that Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse is the lone finalist to be the school's next president.

So now he works for DeSantis.
Posted by: JackStraw


I'm starting to see a scenario where Rick Scott becomes the majority leader. Posted by: Dave in Fla

It moved.

That's the test, isn't it?!! If a man makes it move?!?!

Below, Sasse avoids taking a position on the Democrats' grotesque hit on Kavanaugh, preferring to babble about "Schoolhouse Rock lessons" about the proper role of the judiciary.

You may or may not agree with his "Schoolhouse Rock lesson." That's not the point. The point is, this argument could be made at any time, in any session of the Judiciary Committee, in any hearing on any judge, or about no judge in particular.

Or just in the well of the Senate.

He chose to duck the important, salient, happening-right-now fight over whether it's fair to gin up a lie about Bret Kavanaugh being a r@pist to disqualify him to offer up this limpdick homily to avoid taking a position and to avoid having to associate himself with those Deplorable Republicans.

This was his constant tactic: Avoid confronting the actual fight with Democrats to babble uselessly about "the real issue," which could be discussed at any time, any time when this fight was not going on. He did this to sound "statesmanlike" and to get plaudits from the leftwing media he was courting, hoping to be touted as The Next John McCain.

He literally did this in every committee hearing. We only get a limited amount of time to ask questions in committee, and he always wasted precious committee time talking about softsoap abstractions that were designed to get the leftwing media to call him a "serious thinker" who is "not just another partisan Republican."

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