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Ben Nelson Finds Religion
NRO ^ | January 19, 2010 | Daniel Foster

Posted on 01/20/2010 6:29:28 PM PST by RobinMasters

Sen. Ben Nelson (D., Neb.) reacts to the Massachusetts election in a statement (emphasis added):

“Clearly, the vote showed that people are frustrated with Washington...and I am too. That frustration will likely register across the board for all incumbents. The overriding message from yesterday is that people are upset because Washington is dysfunctional and not working together for them.

“The Massachusetts vote should be a wake-up call for Washington. Republicans now have 41 votes in the Senate, Democrats and Independents have 59. The 60/40 split that took us too far down the road to partisan gamesmanship is history.

“The vote should end the situation where one side thinks it doesn’t need the other, and the other thinks there’s no need to work together for the good of the nation.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: 111th; bennelson; ne2010

1 posted on 01/20/2010 6:29:28 PM PST by RobinMasters
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To: ExTexasRedhead; justiceseeker93; traderrob6; OL Hickory; socialismisinsidious; trlambsr; Altera; ...

Ping


2 posted on 01/20/2010 6:29:41 PM PST by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

Give the freebies back, Ben.


3 posted on 01/20/2010 6:30:21 PM PST by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: RobinMasters

4 posted on 01/20/2010 6:31:01 PM PST by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: RobinMasters
one side thinks it doesn’t need the other, and the other thinks there’s no need to work together

Both of those describe the Dems, Benny boy.

5 posted on 01/20/2010 6:31:51 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: RobinMasters

Is that what they call being scared S**TLESS in Nebraska?


6 posted on 01/20/2010 6:32:47 PM PST by Dick Bachert (N)
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To: RobinMasters

Sorry Ben but you took the brown envelope and there is no return policy other than cement shoes! You just might want to check to see if there is a fish wrapped up in that morning newspaper tomorrow morning! ;-)


7 posted on 01/20/2010 6:32:50 PM PST by klimeckg ("The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.")
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To: RobinMasters

Bye bye Ben, hope you like ice cold Nebraska instead of D.C.


8 posted on 01/20/2010 6:33:22 PM PST by Gapplega
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To: RobinMasters

Ben’s new religion reminds me of the country jail. Fill of those who have suddenly found God. Usually for the fourth or fifth time.


9 posted on 01/20/2010 6:36:12 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s, you weren't really there.)
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To: RobinMasters

10 posted on 01/20/2010 6:36:34 PM PST by klimeckg ("The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.")
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To: RobinMasters

Republicans should force a vote that any health care reform include all government workers, elected officials either in office or retired. It is time they be forced to live under the laws they want us to live under.


11 posted on 01/20/2010 6:36:40 PM PST by rfpzzzzz
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To: RobinMasters

The 60/40 split that took us too far down the road to partisan gamesmanship is history.

Interesting that one of the chief "gamers" is no sending a different message. I hope you Nebraskans do the right thing with this guy and replace him.

12 posted on 01/20/2010 6:37:03 PM PST by kempster
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To: RobinMasters

Jimmy Swaggert found religion too. He even penned the famous book; A Minister’s Guide To Lay People.


13 posted on 01/20/2010 6:38:10 PM PST by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: Talisker

LOL...that pretty much says it all.


14 posted on 01/20/2010 6:40:43 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: RobinMasters
I reminded of the story of another who had misgivings after he had accepted the bribe...


15 posted on 01/20/2010 6:41:13 PM PST by The Citizen Soldier (At the first of the year I feared for my grandkids... then it was my kids... now it's me.)
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To: RobinMasters

If this *&^% piece of trash gets one more vote in any election for as long as he lives it’ll be far too many. he is the biggest piece of shit in DC at the moment. I wish chuck hagel would pay him a visit and slap some sense into the turd and talk him into resigning. He needs to dissappear YESTERDAY.


16 posted on 01/20/2010 6:43:58 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: RobinMasters

If I lived in NE, I’d throw his sorry butt out, no matter what he said lately. The die has been cast.


17 posted on 01/20/2010 6:44:00 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: RobinMasters

Ben Nelson is a POS like Bill Nelson in Florida, stinking Juan McCain, Graham-nesty, every Dem in the Senate and 99% of the Dems in the House.

They all need to be tar and feathered and have their pensions and perks taken away when they are thrown out of office.


18 posted on 01/20/2010 6:45:01 PM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: RobinMasters

NO FORGIVENESS!!! When Ben was offered the choice, he chose evil.


19 posted on 01/20/2010 6:47:31 PM PST by MtnClimber (Be a Patriot, contribute to Free Republic today!)
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To: RobinMasters

Ben, seriously. Just STFU. Like a drunk trying to explain himself to a cop, you’re just making an ass of yourself.


20 posted on 01/20/2010 6:49:37 PM PST by workerbee (Yes, I hate Obama because of his color: RED!)
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To: The Citizen Soldier

So true. All these “moderate” Dems scum from the heartland like Nelson, Evan Bayh and coastal Webb, who writes pedophile war books, have their crocodile tears revisionism. We never meant to vote for it - we was snookered by the “light skinned Obama with no negro dialect.”

They are vermin. They voted for this. These bastards wold have sent all of us to the gallows and would have rationalized it.

Savage had a guy on and said the House could still get it through with ONE vote to spare. Cao said he would vote no now and Wexler retired. This leaves NY-23 that thanks to Newt, Dede and the RINO scum GOP members of NY-23 put it in a Dems hand. That one vote could still pass Obamacare.


21 posted on 01/20/2010 6:51:03 PM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: RobinMasters

This is traditional democratic backpedaling....too late.. the bike just got pushed over.........
BOOM!!>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> all the way >>>>>>>>> to congress. Can’t duck that bullet!


22 posted on 01/20/2010 6:51:07 PM PST by caww
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To: RobinMasters

Top 2010 campaign slogan across the US: “You’re next”


23 posted on 01/20/2010 6:52:38 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: kempster
Our “beleaguered” senator seems to care what the people of Massachusetts want more than what his own constituents wanted.
24 posted on 01/20/2010 6:53:48 PM PST by All Blue State
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To: RobinMasters

Nelson should just resign now. All he is going to do from now until he faces reelection is make a fool of himself.

Some enterprising individual needs to make a post card of a broom—and we should send thousands of them to the hypocrites in Congress.


25 posted on 01/20/2010 6:58:20 PM PST by comps4spice (Obama = FAIL)
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To: RobinMasters
So Judas takes the thirty pieces of silver and then later knows he made a mistake so he tries to give the silver back. Too late Judas (and Ben)
26 posted on 01/20/2010 6:58:46 PM PST by fish hawk (It's sad that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. Isaac Asimov)
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To: RobinMasters

Nelson shows his arrogance. He never thought that the good people of Nebraska were smart enough to elect someone else. He never thought that he would be held accountable for his actions. He is way beyond the point of no return.


27 posted on 01/20/2010 7:00:07 PM PST by Nosterrex
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To: RobinMasters
The only word that comes to mind is Yiddish, and it's

כוצפּע

"CHUTZPAH!"

Mark

28 posted on 01/20/2010 7:00:09 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: RobinMasters
I'm not even from Nebraska, and I am getting fed to the teeth with Nelson's buyer's remorse. He keeps singing the same sad, pathetic "I'm so sorry" tune over and over and over and ...

to the point where I'm minded to award him a golden broken record for, well, having become a broken record:


29 posted on 01/20/2010 7:01:51 PM PST by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: RobinMasters

This guy is digging himself in deeper everyday.

The only words he needs to be saying right now is, “I’m sorry. The people of Nebraska deserve ethical leadership and I’ve fallen short.”

And then of course, resign.


30 posted on 01/20/2010 7:44:12 PM PST by BelleAl
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To: RobinMasters

Ben, you might as well not even run for re-election. Be smart like a few of your other less vulnerable colleagues have done.


31 posted on 01/20/2010 7:46:18 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Oceander

“Clearly, the vote showed that people are frustrated with Washington...and I am too. That frustration will likely register across the board for all incumbents. The overriding message from yesterday is that people are upset because Washington is dysfunctional and not working together for them.....”

Oh, so he’s fed-up with D.C. too now, huh? After getting B-J’ed and getting a free-ride and going right along with the libs......he’s suddenly feeling “misled.”

No good POS SOB. He, Bayh, and McCaskill must have had a private breakfast this morning to come up with a CYA story. Try to convince the people they were just innocent bystanders and so on, etc.

Damned shallow, hollow, transparent Dems them all. There are no “moderate” or “centrist” Dems anymore and this has shown it clear as day. If they have a “D” next to their name they’ll go to D.C. and fall in line regardless of how they campaigned or what the public mood is back home.


32 posted on 01/20/2010 7:46:19 PM PST by JoenTX (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: BelleAl

He blamed Republicans. Typical Clintonian non-apology apology.


33 posted on 01/20/2010 7:46:47 PM PST by SupplySider
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To: BelleAl
And then of course, resign.

I was thinking seppuku on statewide television might be a more satisfying end.

34 posted on 01/20/2010 7:50:10 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: The Citizen Soldier

That!


35 posted on 01/20/2010 7:57:21 PM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: RobinMasters

First Bayh, then Nelson. These death bed conversions are getting exceedingly tiresome. GET OFF THE STAGE, YOU HAD YOUR 15 MINUTES OF FAME AND YOU BLEW IT!


36 posted on 01/20/2010 8:17:49 PM PST by randita (Chains you can bereave in.)
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To: RobinMasters

Old Ben is trying to salvage his Senate career.


37 posted on 01/20/2010 8:45:07 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: RobinMasters
Franken and his party stole Norm Coleman's seat. Therefore, 1Co 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

Elected a Republican from the bluest state in the union...and it's the seat Ted Kennedy held for 47 years and was the author of the healthcare bill....sweet justice.

38 posted on 01/20/2010 8:50:35 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: RobinMasters

And yet, Nelson is running spots on local TV stations during AMERICAN IDOL defending his vote. Hypocrite.


39 posted on 01/20/2010 8:57:28 PM PST by Hessian (Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.)
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To: RobinMasters

Ben Nelson must be voted out. Clean the sewer thoroughly.


40 posted on 01/21/2010 5:54:12 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: rfpzzzzz

More than that - they should put government employees into Social Security instead of their deluxe pensions that most Americans cannot get...and they should also go on Medicare and not keep a separate program.


41 posted on 01/21/2010 1:28:30 PM PST by monkeyshine
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