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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:12 AM
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Rating drops below 50% for Nelson (D-Ne)
Source: Omaha World Herald

By Robynn Tysver

The battle over health care legislation has taken its toll on U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson's political well-being, despite the Democrat's efforts to sell Nebraskans on his vote.

Nelson, who once enjoyed some of the highest job performance marks in the U.S. Senate, has now seen his approval rating dip below 50 percent in Nebraska, according to The World-Herald Poll.

Nelson said the poll results come as no surprise, especially since Nebraskans have been bombarded with millions of dollars in misleading advertisements.

He said he expects that people will come to appreciate the health care bill.



Read more: http://www.omaha.com/article/20100117/NEWS01/701179926



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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:17 AM
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1. if you think people are going to learn to love this atrocity, think again, Ben
it's going to be exactly the opposite.
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invictus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:59 AM
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3. +1
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:33 PM
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13. +2
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:25 AM
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2. Guess his provision about sparing his state any costs in perpetuity did not do the trick.
If sommeone can show me votes by Nelson that are both important and progressive, I'l try to be sad about this poll. Otherwise, I feel it's good riddance to bad rubbish. If his legislating stinks, I don't much care which letter he puts after his name.

And no, the Senate health care bill does not suffice.

Come on, Nelson. Do the right thing. Er, the correct thing, like Dodd. Step down ASAP so there can be a meaningful primary.
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residentfan Donating Member (98 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:25 AM
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8. Who would replace him?
The Democrats in Nebraska don't have anyone I know of that can win a state wide election. That being said, I'm not sure if a Republican would be any different as far as passing good legislation or supporting a progressive agenda.
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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:15 PM
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12. We don't even have a candidate for Governor
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 01:23 PM by Omaha Steve

Had Ricketts won against Nelson, things would have been much worse. Meaningful? Ben votes R more than any other D in the Senate. But it is a conservative state. First thing is to keep getting D's elected.


http://www.votesmart.org/issue_rating_category.php?can_...

2008 Senator Nelson supported the interests of the AFL-CIO 100 percent in 2008.

2008 Senator Nelson supported the interests of the AFL-CIO - Lifetime 74 percent during their legislative career up until 2008.
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merwin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:52 PM
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15. So we lie to the peple.
If we keep telling people that these imposters are real democrats, people begin to believe that nelson and co represent the democratic party... instead of people like kucinich and sanders (yeah, not technically a dem, but is basically what i think we should strive to become.
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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 05:57 AM
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17. Nelson votes D about 60% of the time

From the article: Nelson's political success can be attributed in large part to his ability to woo Republican and independent voters. With only 34 percent of the state's registered voters, Democrats in Nebraska must go outside their party's base to win a statewide election.

In April 2006, Nelson was named one of the Senate's most popular members after national pollster SurveyUSA reported that 73 percent of Nebraskans approved of his performance.



He won't ever be with us on choice. There are are a few other things I'm not happy about him with. But I will support him if he runs in 2012. Kleeb was a great solid D that ran against Johanns. Johanns won 60-40.

http://www.scottkleeb.com/home.html

Remember what it takes to win here!


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24601 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 07:08 AM
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19. Yeah - the adage..."he's a crook, but he's OUR crook" goes only
so far. You can't unring a bell and he's unlikely to pull out of this flat spin.
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Beavker Donating Member (784 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:16 AM
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4. I'm a Nebraskan
And he's dead to me. I'm not casting a vote for this chimp, he needs to be primaried. If that doesn't do it, I sit this vote out. I'd rather have a repuke in office like the rest of the state barring Omaha's Mayor (who has been getting horrific press from the OWH, which is why I've quit receiving the paper...people, such as the teabaggers, don't get that you either pay for something or you go without the service).
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:22 AM
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5. As am I...
I worked on his re-election campaign, and have been in contact w/him over his apparently insane posture on HCR.

While I knew he was a "conservative D", I never suspected he'd roll over to the extent he did. He's been shattered out here...incredibly bad move on his part... :hi:
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hadrons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:35 AM
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9. Nelson likely blames anyone expect himself over this too...
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:49 AM
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6. he must live in bizarro world in his mind
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:53 AM
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7. He's been pandering to Republican voters, why would any Dems cast a vote for him?
Short sighted on his part.
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:35 AM
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10. This brings to mind a question
Since these ads are spoken and written and if they can be proved false, why can't one of the candidates they are slurring sue them. I think it is about time this slander and misleading stuff is stopped. ON BOTH SIDES. It is taking the real issues out of the mix and putting in slop and slurs. The same with the TV ads for products. If I see a product that makes fun or tries to tell me the other product is inferior, right then and there I mark THAT one off my list and don't buy it.
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:52 PM
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11. K&R.
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liberalpragmatist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:33 PM
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14. Is anybody shocked?
He spent months talking down health care reform, adopting right-wing talking points, thus making independents and moderates hate the bill. And pissing off Democrats who got - rightly - pissed at him for watering down the bills.

Then, he votes for it as part of a grubby political compromise, thus pissing off the right. Basically he pissed off everybody in the state.
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 12:11 AM
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16. what a smug bastard
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 07:08 AM
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18. Any chance of getting an actual DEMOCRAT to replace this guy?
This is a state that voted for William Jennings Bryan and George Norris, a state that gave Robert Kennedy and Eugene McCarthy over 80% of the vote between them in its 1968 Democratic primary, and a state that sent Bob Kerry to the Senate in recent memory, after all.

I hope Rahm won't object if we primary THIS loser.
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