Skip to comments.Down in the polls, Nelson wants the Senate to ‘get rid of this aisle!’
Posted on 01/26/2011 6:25:30 PM PST by markomalley
Nebraska Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson said Wednesday during a conference call with Nebraska reporters that he intends to get rid of the aisle in the Senate that divides members by party affiliation.
Im going to advocate if there truly is an interest in working together that we get rid of the aisle on the Senate floor, said Nelson, We could sit not by party but by state, or by alphabet, or some other way that erases the partisan divide.
We could sit not by party but by state, or by alphabet, or some other way that erases the partisan divide.
Others will probably join in. Weve already gone through the exercise of last night so it should not be difficult to get others to sign onto the idea, said Nelson, The idea would be to send a joint letter to the leaders suggesting mixed seating.
Nelson said that he is advocating this step as a more concrete follow-up to the bipartisanship of Tuesday nights State of the Union address, where many congressmen chose to sit with colleagues of a different party.
Although one of the Senates most conservative Democrats, polling indicates that Nelson may follow the course of former Arkansas Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln to a resounding re-election defeat.
Recent polls show that Nelson is vulnerable in his bid for re-election in 2012. A December poll conducted by Magellan Strategies shows Nelson down 14 points when matched against Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning.
Maybe Ben can use some of that money from the Cornhusker Kickback to finance the removal...
If they eliminate the aisle, what will McCain and the other RINOs have left to reach over?
We will be able to work together much better once all the democrats are gone. Until then, keep the aisle.
Might I suggest that the aisle be used to separate those that believe in the U.S. Constitution, as written and intended, and those who wish to subvert it?
And they say the Dems don’t have their priorities straight...
I bet he wouldn’t want to get rid of this aisle if they still had the majority. Things like this really make my blood boil.
I pray that the Repubs don’t let them get away with this, and stop making nice.
Well, it worked for the Politburo.
Suddenly, now that the Demoncraps know they are an endangered species, bi-partisanship is supposed to be in vogue. No way. No way, let the politicians hold hands when they’re at the local bar. When they’re on the floor, we want them fighting like cats and dogs.
If you want to be a legislator, you have to stand up.
Why don’t you quit you dolt. Erasing the aisle is more expensive than getting you unelected.
You can’t hide who you are by what seat you occupy.
That would truly be lovely. I’d welcome a reduction by half of the federal government. Problem is, the millions who get laid off from the feds will flood the labor market at a time when the private sector is still shedding jobs. At least for a decade, the economic cost would be greater than any savings.
The only reason to cross the aisle
Senator Nelson is proposing that the Senate replace the famous “reach around” with a “lap dance”!
Where was all this ‘bipartisansip’ crap LAST YEAR?????????........
That won't stop libtards from trying to destroy America.
Barney Frank will teach them how to turn it into a reach-a-round.
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