Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Thanks, Ben Nelson, for killing again the jobless extension bill

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » General Discussion: Presidency Donate to DU
 
Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:26 PM
Original message
Thanks, Ben Nelson, for killing again the jobless extension bill
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 10:19 PM by Mass
The bill had Snowe and Collins voting for it which, if all Dems had voted for it would have allowed it to pass, but Ben Nelson decided to vote against it.

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/r...

BTW, with this, the Senate went in recess until July 12th.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:29 PM
Response to Original message
1. Has he ever said WHY he's so against it? nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
jaxx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:39 PM
Response to Reply #1
3. Nobody in Nebraska is unemployed?
That's the only reason I can think of.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:42 PM
Response to Reply #1
4. He thinks it could lead to more abortions.
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 09:43 PM by Ken Burch
:sarcasm:

Or maybe some unemployed guy laughed at his toupee one time.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:55 PM
Response to Reply #1
7. No special deal for NE?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:29 PM
Response to Original message
2. Always an asshole.
Ben Nelson is dead weight. If the Dems could get rid of him, it would be worth celebrating.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:43 PM
Response to Reply #2
5. This is a state that once supported William Jennings Bryan, George Norris
and Bob Kerrey.

Ben Nelson is NOT the best we can get out of Nebraska.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:54 PM
Response to Reply #2
6. Definitively. His vote would have been enough to pass the bill, given that
the vote was 58:40, with Reid voting against it for procedural reasons.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 05:05 AM
Response to Original message
8. Really dont understand why this guy is a Democrat at all..
Maybe he's a bit left of the typical NE Republican but that's hardly saying much.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 08:50 AM
Response to Original message
9. So had Byrd still been alive to vote it would have passed? We need to get his successor
in and somebody pro-labor who will vote for jobless benefits.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Moochy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 09:05 AM
Response to Original message
10. no no no it wasnt him it was the mean old republicans!
Go Team Sellout!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 09:06 AM
Response to Original message
11. apparently because NE has a relatively low unemployment rate (4.9%) to hell with everybody else.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 09:29 AM
Response to Original message
12. Nelson wants that money to pay for his collection of toupees
Guy is a jerk.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Fri Oct 31st 2014, 08:34 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » General Discussion: Presidency Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC