Skip to comments.Ben Nelson tries to repair damage at home
Posted on 01/14/2010 2:48:07 PM PST by JRochelle
Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson and his wife were leaving dinner at a new pizza joint near their home in Omaha one night last week when a patron began complaining about Nelsons decisive vote in favor of the Senates health care bill.
Other customers started booing. A woman yelled, Get him the hell out of here! And the Nelsons and their dining companions beat a hasty retreat.
It was definitely a scene in there, said Tom Lewis, a 41-year-old dentist and registered Republican who witnessed the incident. A second witness confirmed the incident to POLITICO.
Its a new experience for Nelson.
He used to be a popular figure back home, a Democrat who served eight years in the governors office and was elected twice to the Senate by a state thats as red as the N on the University of Nebraska's football helmets.
But Nelson has seen his approval ratings tumble in the wake of his wavering over the historic health care bill, his deal-cutting with other Senate Democrats and, ultimately, his support to break a GOP filibuster and send the bill to a House-Senate conference committee.
Nelson, who has a track record of brokering bipartisan deals, said for months that he was unsure whether to back a Democrats-only bill, and he criticized language in the measure that would impose taxes and cut Medicare costs in order to pay for extending coverage to most Americans. But after weeks of negotiations, Nelson made his peace with the bill by striking deals on his states Medicaid costs and on abortion language and, in the process, incited a furious backlash in Nebraska.
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Ain’t happening, Nelson..../fail
The tide is turning. In a better direction....I don’t know.
Ben “Baby Killer” Nelson
Maybe he'd better read the bill after all to see if it impacts coverage for hearing aids.
The People [formerly Sheeple] are looking at the bottom line...and not taking the lies as easily anymore.
This needs to happen to all these Socialist Pigs.
Good luck with that, Ben...
Hey, Ben! The chicken have come home to ro-o-o-o-st....
His constituency, and those around the Country, pleaded for weeks not to vote for Socialism, but he chose to ignore everyone, including those who cannot speak for themselves.
Betrayal is among the worst of things.
“He used to be a popular figure back home....”
I’d say that he still is. LMAO
Then couldn't they find ANY decent conservative Republicans in the entire state? I don't get it.
Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson and his wife were leaving dinner at a new pizza joint near their home in Omaha one night last week when a patron began complaining about Nelson's decisive vote in favor of the Senate's health care bill. Other customers started booing. A woman yelled, "Get him the hell out of here!" And the Nelsons and their dining companions beat a hasty retreat.Thanks JRochelle.
I’m in Texas, but I sent an unprecedented (for me) email to another state’s Senator due to the magnitude of the peril in this despicable bill. I roundly condemned his whoredom, and I’d do it again. Unforgivable.
Three words: Rahm Israel Emanuel
I might be wrong but knowing that there is a bunch of Chicago thugs in the white house anything is possible.
Remember we used to praise Nelson here, that he was the “real Republican” over Chuck Nagel? Not anymore.
“Its a new experience for Nelson.”
Being reviled and cursed is a new experience that many of our elites are going to experience. No more Mr. Niceguy!
You must mean Chuck Hagel.
They’ll reelect him by 2012 — one constant in our political universe is the extremely short memories and abundantly forgiving attitudes of Democrat voters for one of their own office-holders.
I also emailed Nelson a few weeks ago telling him that “Judas Iscariot would be proud.”
Cliche time in regards to this walking dead Democrat - can’t unring a bell.
Oh, nice spin, Washington-based consultant, but people won't start "seeing the benefits," if any such thing exists, until 2014. By then, Nelson will be history.
He almost seems to be another nice guy corrupted by the scum in Washington. Kinda’ sad but he did it to himself.
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