Skip to comments.Cornhusker Casualty
Posted on 03/10/2010 4:04:28 PM PST by GOP_Lady
The political fallout in Nebraska from the "Cornhusker Kickback" hasn't subsided.
Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson and Democratic donors have spent more than $500,000 on TV ads in Omaha and elsewhere justifying the sweet exemption from Medicaid costs that was granted Nebraska in return for Mr. Nelson's vote for the ObamaCare bill. But a new Rasmussen poll finds that 64% of Nebraskans still oppose the bill, while Mr. Nelson's personal approval rating has cratered to 40% from 61% a year ago.
Mr. Nelson doesn't face the voters until 2012, but this week one of his likely challengers, Nebraska State Treasurer Shane Osborn, was in Washington doing the rounds. Mr. Osborn is a former Navy pilot who gained fame in early 2001 when his large surveillance aircraft collided with a Chinese fighter jet. Mr. Osborne heroically landed the damaged plane at a Chinese base, saving his 23-person crew, who were held captive for nearly two weeks until released by the Chinese government.
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The RINO purge will continue in 2012...
Long day. I forgot Nelson was a rat. He’ll still be purged...
He's just the biggest damn embarrassment to my state!
Good for you!
He’s constantly doing this sort of thing.
Lt. Shane Osborn was pretty good at flying a busted up P-3. He saved his crew and air plane. An average pilot may not have been as fortunate.
I support Mr. Osborn and hope that he takes on this disgusting piece of trash and takes him out!
You and me both! He thinks that all us dumb yayhoos are going to forget this disaster - NOT!!
This guy? We want THIS GUY as our nominee?
The guy who handed the ChiComs billions in intelligence savings on a silver platter by landing one of our most sophisticated reconnaissance platforms on a Chinese military base?
Pardon me while I throw up!
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