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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Nelson Admitting Defeat?

First Ben Nelson tried to say that the backlash against him for providing the 60th vote for the repugnant Senate health care bill was staged. Now it appears he realizes that he is in serious trouble in 2012 for reelection.

Click here for story: Beleaguered Nelson to air TV ad tonight

I love it! If this was just a small group making a loud noise as Nelson originally claimed, then why is he taking his case straight to his constituents? (His original quote about the backlash was: ""This is all orchestrated...It's so thinly disguised ... it's almost laughable.")

Could this be the reason?

The political damage Nelson may have incurred in providing the critical 60th vote that cleared the way for Senate passage of the health care reform bill showed up Tuesday in a poll released by Rasmussen Reports.

The telephone survey of 500 Nebraskans, conducted Monday, suggested Republican Gov. Dave Heineman would defeat Nelson in a potential 2012 Senate race by a 61-30 margin.


Uh oh, Ben's in trouble. He is lucky in that he doesn't have to defend his seat this coming year, but in 2012. Still, you know the Republican candidate will be all over this like flies on a carcass. Ben Nelson may very well have compromised his job to give Hairy Reid and Obama their bill.

Let's hope some other Democrats in both houses learn a lesson from Ben's break with what his constituents wanted. Then again, this is exactly what those constituents get for electing a spineless little weasel like Ben Nelson.

2 comments:

Writer X said...

I gotta think that the Nelson bribe situation has other Dems very concerned--especially in 2010. I know a couple of them are quite panicked in my own state--Gifford, Mitchell. I hope Nelson's poll numbers continue to fall and he loses in a landslide in 2012. He deserves to lose and lose big.

nanc said...

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