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Nebraska’s Nelson becomes first Democrat to oppose Kagan for Supreme Court
The Daily Caller ^ | 07/30/2010 | Laura Litvan

Posted on 07/30/2010 5:53:44 PM PDT by OldDeckHand

Democratic Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska said he will vote against confirming Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the first in his party to announce opposition.

Also today, Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire said he will vote for President Barack Obama’s nominee, the fifth Republican to do so.

Nelson said he had heard “concerns” from people in Nebraska about Kagan.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: confirmation; kagan; scotus; senate
Naturally. After the Dems get the requisite number of idiot Republicans to defect, they release Nelson who then goes on to author his first 2012 reelection commercial.

The morons in Nebraska will buy it hook, line and sinker.

1 posted on 07/30/2010 5:53:46 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

The morons in Nebraska may well buy it hook, line, and sinker. But they’re mostly in Omaha, and the rest of the state can(hopefully) out-vote them.


2 posted on 07/30/2010 5:56:18 PM PDT by butterdezillion (.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Still stinging from the beating he got over the Cornhusker Kickback. Whassamatta, Ben,...facing an uphill battle in the polls? She’ll be confirmed, and you get cover from the voters. Punk.


3 posted on 07/30/2010 6:02:15 PM PDT by gundog (Why is it that useful idiots remain idiots long after they've exhausted their usefulness?)
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To: OldDeckHand

Paired votes
Nelson gets reelected and Gregg gets something better than Secretary of Commerce.
It’s a win-win!


4 posted on 07/30/2010 6:02:28 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: OldDeckHand
Nelson becomes first Democrat to oppose Kagan for Supreme Court

Until the last (crucial) minute. He is as Democrat and will ultimately vote the party line.

5 posted on 07/30/2010 6:12:04 PM PDT by doc1019 (Martyrdom is a great thing, until it is your turn.)
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To: OldDeckHand
“Naturally. After the Dems get the requisite number of idiot Republicans to defect, they release Nelson who then goes on to author his first 2012 reelection commercial.
The morons in Nebraska will buy it hook, line and sinker. “

Yeppers, Hit another nail directly on the head!

It's a carefully choreographed passion play designed to dupe the sucker taxpayers and citizen masses!

6 posted on 07/30/2010 6:15:12 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: OldDeckHand

This is so disgusting. What appears to be happening is that various Senators are “trading votes” depending on who is in a safe district. BASTARDS!


7 posted on 07/30/2010 6:37:53 PM PDT by Enterprise (As a disaster unfolds, a putz putts.)
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To: OldDeckHand

It is absolutely sickening that ANY republican would vote to confirm this ignorant witch. True conservatives need to leave the republitraitor party.


8 posted on 07/30/2010 6:39:58 PM PDT by Left2Right ("Starve the Beast!")
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To: OldDeckHand

He’s up for re-election in 2012 with Obama and wants as much separation as he can possibly get.


9 posted on 07/30/2010 6:46:30 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: OldDeckHand
Dangerous pick for SCOTUS.

Complaint Filed Against Kagan at Supreme Court

10 posted on 07/30/2010 6:53:35 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: Left2Right

The problem isn’t with Republicans, the problem is with politicians like Judd Gregg.

Gregg is one of those “moderate” libertarian-type Republicans who are soft (and I’m being charitable) on social issues. He voted against the Marriage Amendment, and voted for the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act (embryonic being the key point here). He also voted for the immigration reform bill in 2007, which is in line with the doctrinaire libertarian belief that “free people can sell their labour wherever they want.”

It’s these socially-liberal libertarian types that are killing us. They’re soft on those issues, and they eventually start to go soft on the rest, since they have no firm, foundational guiding moral principles.


11 posted on 07/30/2010 7:18:08 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (The success of Darwinism was accompanied by a decline in scientific integrity. - Dr. Wm R. Thompson)
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To: OldDeckHand

“The morons in Nebraska will buy it hook, line and sinker”

Whoa there sport.....Benny screwed the pooch on health care this is being seen for what it is PANDERING and it won’t work..he’s toast...when was the last time your senator was booed out of a pizza joint like benny was?


12 posted on 07/30/2010 7:29:04 PM PDT by conservativehusker (Ben Nelson makes me ashamed to be a Nebraskan. (Kinda like Bill Calahan once did))
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To: butterdezillion
The morons in Nebraska may well buy it hook, line, and sinker. But they’re mostly in North Omaha, and the rest of the state can(hopefully) out-vote them.

Fixed the post.....Make no mistake the Cornhusker Kicker is toast in 12. The people in Nebraska that are producers and not parasites will win this round. I fear however that the parasite population is growing in my state and are getting Federal protection.

13 posted on 07/30/2010 7:30:30 PM PDT by hatfieldmccoy (The Obama beat down of America continues)
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To: OldDeckHand
"Democratic Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska said he will vote against confirming Elena Kagan "

The RINOs went out on a limb and Nelson just cut it off.

14 posted on 07/30/2010 7:35:30 PM PDT by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: Oceander; justiceseeker93; Norman Bates; Impy; neverdem; zendari; ExTexasRedhead

I think that Nelson planned to oppose Kagan all along because of his falling approval ratings back home, but that Harry Reid told him to wait until enough RINO’s had defected so that it would make no difference.

In spite of that, this is a postive development. Maybe a few more DemocRATS, like Blanche Lincoln, Mark Begich, and Jim Webb, will vote against her. If we could hold her below 60 votes, it would be a minor victory.


15 posted on 07/30/2010 7:36:31 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: conservativehusker
"he’s toast...when was the last time your senator was booed out of a pizza joint like benny was?"

I hope you're right, and I'm wrong. BUT, Democrats were saying the exact same thing about Joe Lieberman. How did that work out?

I'm afraid the only thing that's going to beat Nelson is another democrat in the Dem primary, but these long-term "moderates" NEVER seem to lose in the general elections.

16 posted on 07/30/2010 7:37:22 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: hatfieldmccoy

Yeah, you’re probably right there.

My brother-in-law’s wife teaches in North Omaha and hates it.

Hearing Reid and others saying that Nelson wouldn’t be serving Nebraskans if he didn’t get in the trough and grovel around for special favors made me sick to my stomach. You’da thought Nelson would know hard-working Nebraskans well enough to know that we’d die a thousand deaths before we’d expect to be given a HANDICAP so we could cheat our way to victory.

What kind of jerks does he think we are anyway?

Jerks like some of the people in North Omaha, that’s what kind. Although I’ve got to say I think a lot of them have lived in the trough so long they just don’t even realize there’s another existence even possible. And that’s the way the dems want them to stay.


17 posted on 07/30/2010 7:40:15 PM PDT by butterdezillion (.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
"Gregg is one of those “moderate” libertarian-type Republicans who are soft (and I’m being charitable) on social issues. He voted against the Marriage Amendment, and voted for the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act (embryonic being the key point here). He also voted for the immigration reform bill in 2007, which is in line with the doctrinaire libertarian belief that “free people can sell their labour wherever they want.”"

That's an unfair and inaccurate characterization that attempts to put the (l)ibertarian wing of the GOP in a bad light.

Gregg is NOT a fiscal, national defense or social conservative...no matter what he says.

There are many dims in the South more conservative than this guy in every category.

Have an ax to grind with 50% of the GOP? Want us to go away so you can have the party to yourself?

18 posted on 07/30/2010 7:42:49 PM PDT by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: OldDeckHand

You don’t know how the people of Nebraska reacted to him getting booed out though. A lot of us glad somebody had the guts to do it.

Ben Nelson said he would “hold that line” and then he turned tail and ran. Nebraskans have long memories. Ndomikung Suh could easily beat Ben Nelson for US Senate in 2012. We like somebody who tackles the opponent. Somebody who tackles his own team.... not so much.


19 posted on 07/30/2010 7:47:31 PM PDT by butterdezillion (.)
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To: Mariner
That's an unfair and inaccurate characterization that attempts to put the (l)ibertarian wing of the GOP in a bad light.

I disagree, and if the libertarian wing of the GOP is in a bad light, it's because it's put itself there by basically trying to cut off one of the three legs of successful movement conservatism, all because they personally don't like "Bible thumpers."

And also, open borders IS a libertarian position - that's what genuine libertarians believe, that free people ought to be able to sell their labour wherever they can get the highest price for it. Whether "libertarian Republicans" (who tend not to be *as* rigidly doctrinaire on many of the more esoteric libertarian ideas, unlike the LP proper) believe this way...some do, some don't. Enough do to be a problem, however.

Gregg is NOT a fiscal, national defense or social conservative...no matter what he says.

Actually, he did manage to balance New Hampshire's budget while he was governour, and he has traditionally been an arch-opponent of government debt. He's also rated extremely highly by the Cato Institute for his voting record on economic and trade issues.

You ARE right about him not being a social conservative - which is the problem with him.

There are many dims in the South more conservative than this guy in every category.

True....and that's a testament to the value of the vaunted "libertarian wing of the GOP."

Have an ax to grind with 50% of the GOP? Want us to go away so you can have the party to yourself?

50%? LOL, I think you're overestimating yourselves quite a bit.

At any rate, no, I don't want you to go away. What I DO want is for libertarian Republicans to get over their little pissy party that they throw whenever a social conservative idea threatens to rear its head within the GOP. There are a lot more SoCons in the GOP than there are LibGOPers - learn to deal with it like you did back during the Reagan Years, and we'll all be able to work together to win. Compare everybody who opposes gay marriage and abortion with Mike Huckabee and tell them that they're RINO commies, and we'll continue to have the problems were having internally.

20 posted on 07/30/2010 7:54:20 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (The success of Darwinism was accompanied by a decline in scientific integrity. - Dr. Wm R. Thompson)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
"all because they personally don't like "Bible thumpers."

I don't know any small l's that believe that way. Maybe they exist, but they are a small fraction of the faction, so to speak:)

Most I know, myself included, think the PRIMARY issue before us is spending and debt, followed by illegal immigration, "free trade" and the FILTH exhibited in DC by pigs from both parties feeding at the public trough.

I, and most others (no I can't speak for them, but I believe it) would like to see us focus on these issues first...THEN find common ground between ourselves and our brothers on some of the social issues.

I think that's a fair characterization of the T Party movement.

Hang together, or hang separately.

21 posted on 07/30/2010 8:08:47 PM PDT by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: Clintonfatigued
If we could hold her below 60 votes, it would be a minor victory.

I'll be sure to keep that minor victory in mind when when she votes to take away our 2nd Amendment rights.

(I'm not being snarky toward you, BTW. I'm just in a foul mood tonight.)

22 posted on 07/30/2010 8:14:33 PM PDT by kevao
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To: mrsmith; butterdezillion; kevao; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA

Nothing is gonna save Nelson’s sorry @$$. Certainly not a meaningless crumb like voting against a certain to be approved anyway nominee.

Let him fillibuster the witch, that would be something worthwhile.

As for other rats voting no, it would make sense for Lincoln to do whatever little she could to help her doomed kiester. But it may backfire on her if she does. Liberals hate her and wanted her to lose the primary, they may just stay home.

Jim Webb I think would sooner make out with her than vote against her.


23 posted on 07/31/2010 1:30:48 AM PDT by Impy (DROP. OUT. MARK. KIRK.)
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To: Mariner

Maybe I’ve just met the wrong small-l libertarians then.


24 posted on 07/31/2010 6:18:00 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (The success of Darwinism was accompanied by a decline in scientific integrity. - Dr. Wm R. Thompson)
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To: kevao

That’s quite all right, the way this Kagan nomination is going, it’s hard to be cheerful.


25 posted on 07/31/2010 8:42:00 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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