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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 01:12 PM
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Nelson pushes back hard against liberal attack ad
http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/nelson-pushes-back-...

Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) has hit back hard at a television ad campaign that accuses him of acting on behalf of insurance companies, warning liberal critics that healthcare reform may die if they keep up their aggressive tactics.

Nelsons spokesman Jake Thompson slammed two liberal groups, including one founded by former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, for launching a harsh attack ad against his boss.

These scare tactics are certain to further divide the public on healthcare reform, make it less likely Congress will pass real reform and call into question the motives of those who say they want reform, but use the issue to raise money to try to buy influence inside the Beltway, Thompson said in a statement.

If this is an indication of the politics going into August, then healthcare reform may be dead by the end of August, Nelsons spokesman added in conclusion.

Democracy for America (DFA), founded by Dean, and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) have launched an ad in Nebraska accusing Nelson of leading the charge to delay health reform this summer.

Thats exactly what they want; the health and insurance companies that have given Sen. Nelson over $2 million know that if they can stall reform, they can kill it, said the ads narrator, Mike Snider, a Nebraska restaurant owner who saw his health insurance rates go up.

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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 01:14 PM
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1. so jake, explain the $2,000,000.00. i'm waiting.
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abumbyanyothername Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 02:47 PM
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12. Agreed. All Bennie boy has to do is .. . .
explain the $2 Million.

And to think, I helped that guy get elected Governor.
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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 01:18 PM
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2. Hmm, Time For Me To Contribute To Democracy For America
Edited on Sat Aug-01-09 01:22 PM by TomCADem
Wish Nelson has similar balls to stand up to the insurance companies. The same goes for Max Baucas.

Democracy for America:

http://www.democracyforamerica.com /


Progressive Change Committee:

http://boldprogressives.org /

http://www.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/21594

http://wewantthepublicoption.com /
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 01:21 PM
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3. It's not a "liberal" attack ad...it's a "common sense" attack ad...it's a
"if you haven't been bought and paid for by the healthcare conglomerates and lobbysist, we're still trying to make you see reason" attack ad.
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timeforpeace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 01:25 PM
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4. We don't need no Blue on Blue stuff at this time. He'll vote it if it ever gets to the Senate.
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 01:38 PM
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9. WE do need True Blue on Blue Cross action now and in the primaries. We can not make the necessary
reforms if we allow ourselves to be compromised by DINOS and FAUX democrats.

I am not arguing for "purity" just certain minimum standards.
First and foremost to be a democrat you have to work for the PEOPLE not the Parasitic Corporations.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-02-09 07:58 AM
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21. And you know this how?
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glowing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 01:26 PM
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5. How is a war with words hitting back hard. He's still a boughten fool.
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 03:24 PM
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16. My thought's exactly- he's not hitting hard at all- just talking shit. n/t
n/t
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glowing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-02-09 07:29 AM
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17. Trying to spin, but the wheel's stuck on stupid.
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 01:27 PM
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6. He is afraid
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stuball111 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 01:27 PM
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7. Ain't no fun when the Rabbit's go the gun!
Good! They hit a nerve, and the truth at that! Turn up the heat and let him fry! Maybe if both sides just lay both "plans" (single payer and the present complicated "bill") out in an hour long TV slot, with no drama, no bias, and in simple layman terms so that people can see what they're getting, then the spin and talking around the subject would be laid to rest, and the soap opera can die.
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 01:32 PM
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8. further divide the public on health care reform? Over 60% in favor is not united enough for the Blue...
Edited on Sat Aug-01-09 01:34 PM by Vincardog
Cross Dawgs?
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Metta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 02:38 PM
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10. ... just another deflection to keep the lights off of his industry links.
Their arrogance is only matched by their cold hearts and bad karma.
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 02:44 PM
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11. Mike Snyder is exactly right!
Strategery by the insurance corporation to kill threatening legislation for at least another decade.

That's why they hired 350 former congresscritters to fight this!
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chaska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 03:07 PM
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13. Oh, our mistake. He only responds to positive lobbying. We just needed to bribe him, yall.
Oh you goofy citizen you.
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 03:15 PM
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14. Maybe you could find out his price and we'll hold a fundraiser.
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 03:22 PM
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15. Translation: Once again, the DLC/Lieberman wing will blame "the far left" for thier own failures.
Edited on Sat Aug-01-09 03:23 PM by Dr Fate
n/t
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crickets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-02-09 07:50 AM
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18. Exactly. -nt
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-02-09 07:50 AM
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19. How odd.. These bluedogs CAN fight hard..but only against fellow dems ..
Shame on them.. If they showed the same fighting spirit against republicans, maybe they would not have anti ads run against them :)
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-02-09 07:57 AM
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20. I was criticized
for posting the DFA ad to a list read by Dems in my state. And I don't even live in Nebraska.

So yes Nelson is fighting back and I love it. That means the powers that be in our party recognize DFA as an influential stakeholder.

Go Howard!! :bounce:
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-02-09 09:56 AM
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22. Lemme get this straight.
"If you accuse me of trying to stall healthcare reform, I'll stall healthcare reform."

:banghead:
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