A key political storyline of the past year has been the civil war between the Republican establishment and Tea Party grassroots conservatives. This battle is likely to intensify and play out on the national stage this year ahead of the 2014 elections.
One Republican Senate candidate, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, has proposed what is perhaps the most drastic anti-establishment idea to date: move our nation’s capital from Washington D.C…. to Nebraska.
Sasse put out a 30-second local TV ad called “The Outsider” during football broadcasts over the weekend with that goal in mind. Here is the extended five-minute long cut:
“As someone who’s not a career politician, I wanted to introduce myself to Nebraskans in a way that would explain what this campaign is about,” Sasse said in an exclusive statement to Breitbart News. “DC is a sick, dysfunctional place. I’ve seen it up close. We’re going to lose our country if we don’t act quickly.”
Sasse, a university president known as an expert on Obamacare and health policy, suggested that if you can’t put enough Nebraska into Washingon, maybe it’s time to move Washington to Nebraska.
Though he understands it’s not a realistic goal to move our nation’s capital to the Cornhusker State, the “thought experiment” is meant to represent the average American’s frustration with Washington, regardless of which party is in power.
“I’m a Nebraska conservative who’s focused on bringing Nebraska values and real solutions to Washington,” he told Breitbart News.