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Down in the polls, Nelson wants the Senate to ‘get rid of this aisle!’
Daily Caller ^ | 1/26/11 | Steven Nelson

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.

“I’m 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. We’ve 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 night’s State of the Union address, where many congressmen chose to sit with colleagues of a different party.

Although one of the Senate’s 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.


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: 112th; bennelson; ne2012
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Maybe Sen. Nelson should suggest that they all roast marshmallows over a fire and sing kumbaya.
1 posted on 01/26/2011 6:25:33 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley
How about we get rid of at least half of the Federal Government?!
2 posted on 01/26/2011 6:27:19 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: markomalley

Maybe Ben can use some of that money from the Cornhusker Kickback to finance the removal...


3 posted on 01/26/2011 6:27:25 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: markomalley

If they eliminate the aisle, what will McCain and the other RINOs have left to reach over?


4 posted on 01/26/2011 6:28:20 PM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: markomalley

We will be able to work together much better once all the democrats are gone. Until then, keep the aisle.


5 posted on 01/26/2011 6:28:29 PM PST by RC one (WHAT!!!!)
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To: markomalley

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?


6 posted on 01/26/2011 6:29:22 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: markomalley

And they say the Dems don’t have their priorities straight...


7 posted on 01/26/2011 6:30:05 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: markomalley

8 posted on 01/26/2011 6:30:14 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: markomalley

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.


9 posted on 01/26/2011 6:30:17 PM PST by diamond6 (Buy American!!!! Stop supporting China's economy, support the USA!)
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To: markomalley

Well, it worked for the Politburo.


10 posted on 01/26/2011 6:30:26 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (They bring a Bible to a Memorial, we bring a T Shirt - Long Legged Mac Daddy)
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To: markomalley

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.


11 posted on 01/26/2011 6:31:40 PM PST by hampdenkid
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To: markomalley
Why should they SIT at all?

If you want to be a legislator, you have to stand up.

12 posted on 01/26/2011 6:32:23 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: markomalley

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.


13 posted on 01/26/2011 6:34:21 PM PST by dforest
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To: DTogo

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.


14 posted on 01/26/2011 6:34:29 PM PST by Wolfstar ("If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his friend." Abraham Lincoln)
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To: markomalley

The only reason to cross the aisle

http://www.presentationexpert.com/stw/?p=gwpgvig208b4831f2rxx


15 posted on 01/26/2011 6:35:26 PM PST by Halo-JM
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To: markomalley
Seriously? Now, when more than ever a cordon sanitaire is needed against the crypto-communists in the Democratic Party? I hope Republicans wise up, quickly. Otherwise, I expect I'll be writing 'tea party' in capital letters as they become a proper noun with the formation of an actual, separate political party. I also expect we'll have a rebirth of the Democratic-Republicans then, resurrected from the grave, and Frankenstein-formed from the remnants of the Democrats and RINO's.
16 posted on 01/26/2011 6:35:30 PM PST by OldNewYork
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To: markomalley

Senator Nelson is proposing that the Senate replace the famous “reach around” with a “lap dance”!


17 posted on 01/26/2011 6:35:45 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: markomalley

Where was all this ‘bipartisansip’ crap LAST YEAR?????????........


18 posted on 01/26/2011 6:35:45 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: markomalley
he intends to get rid of the aisle in the Senate that divides members by party affiliation.

That won't stop libtards from trying to destroy America.

19 posted on 01/26/2011 6:36:08 PM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: ScottinVA
"If they eliminate the aisle, what will McCain and the other RINOs have left to reach over?"

Barney Frank will teach them how to turn it into a reach-a-round.

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20 posted on 01/26/2011 6:36:49 PM PST by Cyber Ninja (Live and Let Live; is not working...)
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To: Red Badger
"Where was all this ‘bipartisansip’ crap LAST YEAR?????????........"

It was "You lost, we won".

21 posted on 01/26/2011 6:38:38 PM PST by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: markomalley

“Mr. President..TEAR DOWN THIS AISLE!!!!”


22 posted on 01/26/2011 6:40:34 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: markomalley

Ben and Bill Nelson are scum.


23 posted on 01/26/2011 6:41:06 PM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: markomalley

Get rid of the aisle, and they can catapult them into their seats, since there will be no way left to walk in.

That would be kind of fun. Get the students from some Latin course to build them a Roman catapult.


24 posted on 01/26/2011 6:42:12 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: markomalley

Typical....shitload of work to do an polidiots want to rearrange the deck chairs....

Doom on em...


25 posted on 01/26/2011 6:42:24 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: hampdenkid

“bi-partisanship is supposed to be in vogue”

Too bad; WE WON.


26 posted on 01/26/2011 6:42:54 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: ScottinVA

Or around....


27 posted on 01/26/2011 6:43:24 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: markomalley

All the issues, spending, threats, wars, and Ben Nelson’s concern is an aisle.
Dumb **** can’t even think of a real issue to talk about.


28 posted on 01/26/2011 6:45:02 PM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: markomalley

The Dems have developed a bad case of the loser’s limp. So, it would seem, that they have gone into full pansy mode.


29 posted on 01/26/2011 6:46:25 PM PST by chickadee
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To: Wolfstar

Perhaps, but keeping them “employed” in an inefficient, bloated, and private-sector job killing Fedzilla is simply delaying the inevitable, and promoting the country’s demise.


30 posted on 01/26/2011 6:46:54 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: COBOL2Java; rockabyebaby; MrCFdovnh; 50mm
Maybe Ben can use some of that money from the Cornhusker Kickback to finance the removal...

Ah yes, those were the good ol' days when money talked.....


31 posted on 01/26/2011 6:52:39 PM PST by whatisthetruth
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To: markomalley

Boy, oh boy! When they’re on the losing end of things, they want to change how things are done! “Work with me, but me not with thee!” Pathetic!


32 posted on 01/26/2011 7:03:00 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: markomalley

The Democrats are sinking, and they want Republicans to bail.


33 posted on 01/26/2011 7:05:27 PM PST by popdonnelly (If Obama improves education, who'll vote for him?)
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To: markomalley

I don’t think Cornhuskers would approve of such seating arrangements, as they will continue to sit together and hope for victory. Nelson is reconciled to national defeat if not his own in 2012.


34 posted on 01/26/2011 7:08:38 PM PST by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
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To: markomalley

I hope the voters in Nebraska have a long enough memory to remember the “Nebraska Comprimise” farce.


35 posted on 01/26/2011 7:09:27 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Don't tell Obama what comes after a trillion)
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Nebraska Comprimise

Even with spell check, I screw it up.

36 posted on 01/26/2011 7:10:45 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Don't tell Obama what comes after a trillion)
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To: markomalley

Funny how this “civility” and “bipartisanship” horsecrap always comes up after the scumbag rats lose an election.
Screw them.


37 posted on 01/26/2011 7:11:48 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: markomalley

“...“We could sit not by party but by state,...”

Hmm, a division of states. I thought that was tried once. Actually, I too believe the aisle is no longer useful. Replace the aisle with a 10 foot fence.


38 posted on 01/26/2011 7:14:45 PM PST by texteacher
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To: markomalley

FORTIFY THAT AISLE. And then advance it.


39 posted on 01/26/2011 7:16:15 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (McCarthy was Right.)
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To: markomalley

As soon as Rats stop trying to turn the country into a copy of the USSR and instead start REDUCING the size of government and regulations, then we will think about it.


40 posted on 01/26/2011 7:24:02 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: markomalley

Why don’t they sit in order of how much tax money they spend?


41 posted on 01/26/2011 7:26:57 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial. And Post-Partisan. Agent Of Hope And Change. EVER.)
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To: markomalley

Preach it after 2012, Ben.


42 posted on 01/26/2011 7:51:35 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: popdonnelly

They are in a boat with ten holes and only have one cork.


43 posted on 01/26/2011 8:19:59 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: markomalley
I have a cheaper idea: let's eliminate the metaphor of the "aisle," as in "reach across the aisle," or "from the other side of the aisle," or "both sides of the aisle."

Wouldn't that be simpler, not to mention reducing the impact it would have on people who are incited to violence by aisles?

-PJ

44 posted on 01/26/2011 8:24:22 PM PST by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: markomalley

I know what he’s thinking: By sitting in a republican’s chair he’s hoping that the 2012 voters in Nebraska will not remember that he’s a democrat and think that he is a republican.


45 posted on 01/26/2011 11:57:30 PM PST by dupree
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I know what he’s thinking: By sitting in a republican’s chair he’s hoping that the 2012 voters in Nebraska will not remember that he’s a democrat and think that he is a republican.


46 posted on 01/26/2011 11:58:36 PM PST by dupree
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Rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. With all the problems we are facing, this is all he can worry about? Nebraskans, send a chimp - not a chump - to Washington instead of Benedict Nelson. It would save his salary.


47 posted on 01/27/2011 1:36:40 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: markomalley

I’m hoping Nelson is still getting booed and is nervous when going about his state.
His votes have been terrible.


48 posted on 01/27/2011 3:10:59 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: markomalley

You have to wonder how bad things are in the Senate if he thinks that where he’s sitting makes a difference. I say seat them alphabetically, and when Nelson makes a stupid statement, the other Nelson can whack him on the head for besmirching the Nelson name.


49 posted on 01/27/2011 7:14:01 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Bushbacker1

The Democrats are still in the majority in the Senate.


50 posted on 01/27/2011 7:15:38 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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