Breaking: Nelson to retire

posted at 1:53 pm on December 27, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Add another to the list of Democratic victims of ObamaCare:

Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska will announce today that he is retiring after two terms, a serious blow to Democratic efforts to hold onto their majority in the chamber next November.

Nelson is scheduled to hold a press conference back home in Nebraska as early as today to make his decision official, said several Democratic insiders close to the leadership. …

The White House and top Senate Democrats, including Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), had quietly mounted a pressure campaign to keep Nelson from retiring. Nelson has more than $3 million in his campaign war chest, and his approval rating solidified after falling over the last several years.

But with Nelson stepping down, the Democrats’ hold on the Senate is in serious doubt, although Democratic leaders believe they can still do so. Republicans are expected to pick up control of the Cornhusker State seat, although popular former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D) has been talking to top Democrats about possibly running again.

How big of a deal is this?  On one hand, it’s easy to underestimate the power of incumbency.  On the other, the man couldn’t even eat a pizza in peace after casting a decisive vote for ObamaCare and tossing his pro-life credentials into the wastebasket by doing so.  Nelson wasn’t going to get re-elected, and would likely have lost by a wide margin in a very red state, especially in a presidential election cycle.

Democrats could try to get Kerrey to return to Nebraska, but getting him elected will be a tall order.  He was a popular Democrat, but he’s spent most of his time out of Congress in New York as president of the progressive New School.  He retired from that position at the end of last year, but had previously toyed with returning to politics — as mayor of New York City.  That doesn’t seem to be a good resume for a Senate campaign in Nebraska, even if Kerrey defied the New School faculty and endorsed the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

I don’t think Nelson’s retirement really changes the calculus in Nebraska.  In a presidential cycle, a credible Republican candidate will be almost certain to replace Nelson, even if Nelson is no longer running.

Update: The Omaha World-Herald confirms Nelson’s decision to retire, and points out the political layout in Nebraska:

Democrats have no candidate waiting in the wings. They will have to scramble for a candidate who can quickly organize a statewide campaign and raise millions in less than a year, while competing against Republicans who have been in campaign mode for more than a year.

It’s not impossible, but the odds are long. Some Democrats whose names have been bandied about as possible contenders include State Sen. Steve Lathrop and former Lt. Gov. Kim Robak.

For Republicans, the dream of holding all five of Nebraska’s congressional seats and all five statewide offices is now within reach.

Nelson was the lone Democrat to hold a high statewide or federal office in Nebraska. The next highest-ranking Democrat in the state is Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle.

There’s a reason for that shutout in federal offices; Nebraska went for John McCain in 2008 by 15 points and nearly 140,000 votes in a race that Obama won by seven points nationally.  After ObamaCare and the betrayal of Nebraskans by supposedly conservative Democrat Ben Nelson, it’s very likely that it will take a long time for Nebraskans to trust a Democrat to be conservative and pro-life in Washington again.


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northdallasthirty on December 27, 2011 at 4:24 PM

Go, northdallasthirty, go!

cptacek on December 27, 2011 at 5:11 PM

Not YOUR links, genius. The links of MY posts supporting what YOUR links say I support. One shall not paint with such a broad brush.
Dingbat.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 4:48 PM

Which was why I made sure to point out this post of yours.

I’d rather have them on my side than a bomb thrower like you.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 4:07 PM

What’s the matter, stupid little coward? Can’t spin away from that one, can you? You OPENLY STATED that you endorsed and supported all of these Obama Party individuals and that they were on “(your) side”.

Your lie is unraveled, little cheat. Perhaps if you weren’t such an ignorant, foolish Obama moron, you might not have made a fool of yourself. But conservatives know that little pieces of trash like you are utterly incapable of condemning behavior by your Obama, and thats why from now until the election, you are going to get hammered with every single one of the behaviors you endorse and support.

For example, Barack Obama and his supporters like you shrieked and screamed that anyone who hired a tax cheat should resign or be impeached.

Watch how fast you back away from that now.

You’re a hypocrite and a liar, and every day that is being shown more and more.

northdallasthirty on December 27, 2011 at 4:55 PM

NorthDallas, you are really getting to Bedbug/Getalife!! He/She cannot reply without calling names! At this point the sentences aren’t even coherent. Every fact you present is replied with a grunt and an attack! I picture a little kid, desperately in need of a nap, arms crossed, pouty lip…It’s hilarious!

justjulie20 on December 27, 2011 at 4:56 PM

You were saying..

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 5:13 PM

You are really reaching there. You seem to suffer from pent up anger. Let it all out, don’t hold back. Your screed is well noted.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 5:03 PM

No answer, huh?

No surprise, given what you support and endorse.

Besides not paying those pesky taxes, Mr. Rangel had other reasons for wanting to hide income. As the tenant of four rent-stabilized apartments in Harlem, the Congressman needed to keep his annual reported income below $175,000, lest he be ineligible as a hardship case for rent control. (He also used one of the apartments as an office in violation of rent-control rules, but that’s another story.)

Mr. Rangel said last fall that “I never had any idea that I got any income’’ from the villa. Try using that one the next time the IRS comes after you. Equally interesting is his claim that he didn’t know that the developer of the Dominican Republic villa had converted his $52,000 mortgage to an interest-free loan in 1990. That would seem to violate House rules on gifts, which say Members may only accept loans on “terms that are generally available to the public.” Try getting an interest-free loan from your banker.

The National Legal and Policy Center also says it has confirmed that Mr. Rangel owned a home in Washington from 1971-2000 and during that time claimed a “homestead” exemption that allowed him to save on his District of Columbia property taxes. However, the homestead exemption only applies to a principal residence, and the Washington home could not have qualified as such since Mr. Rangel’s rent-stabilized apartments in New York have the same requirement.

And your response?

I’d rather have them on my side than a bomb thrower like you.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 4:07 PM

Yup. You’d rather have a rich tax cheat who lied, committed welfare fraud, and avoided paying his “fair share”.

But you’re not alone. Rangel is endorsed and supported by the entire Obama Party, including Barack Obama, and is held up as a model of good Obama Party behavior and values.

Poor little filthy welfare fraud. One reveal of facts shows how empty your lies are. No wonder all you can do is shriek and scream and namecall. Your irrational racist bigotry, stupidity, and hate is now laid bare for all the world to see.

northdallasthirty on December 27, 2011 at 5:18 PM

Choked on the corn husker bribe …

tarpon on December 27, 2011 at 5:20 PM

Ben is a low life who will take the $3M (was chest) and shill for some special interest. Had a chance (nationally) to stand for principle; but sadly, no balls. Gets all the perks, dough, the title and some brown nose will name a (old, useless) bridge after him. Is public service a great gig or what?

StevC on December 27, 2011 at 5:20 PM

NorthDallas, you are really getting to Bedbug/Getalife!! He/She cannot reply without calling names! At this point the sentences aren’t even coherent. Every fact you present is replied with a grunt and an attack! I picture a little kid, desperately in need of a nap, arms crossed, pouty lip…It’s hilarious!

justjulie20 on December 27, 2011 at 4:56 PM

I am pretty sure she is getalife. Where you here for her before she got the banhammer? I don’t recognize your screenname…
I just recently returned from a six month HA hiatus…

OmahaConservative on December 27, 2011 at 5:22 PM

canopfor on December 27, 2011 at 4:18 PM
That’s cool. Keep on posting!

MisterElephant on December 27, 2011 at 4:34 PM

MisterElephant:And to you as well,carry on !:)

canopfor on December 27, 2011 at 5:25 PM

Gets all the perks, dough, the title and some brown nose will name a (old, useless) bridge after him. Is public service a great gig or what?

StevC on December 27, 2011 at 5:20 PM

Don’t think I’d trust driving over a bridge named after ‘ol Judas. I wouldn’t trust the structural engineering…

OmahaConservative on December 27, 2011 at 5:25 PM

You are really reaching there. You seem to suffer from pent up anger. Let it all out, don’t hold back. Your screed is well noted.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 5:03 PM

No answer, huh?

No surprise, given what you support and endorse.

Besides not paying those pesky taxes, Mr. Rangel had other reasons for wanting to hide income. As the tenant of four rent-stabilized apartments in Harlem, the Congressman needed to keep his annual reported income below $175,000, lest he be ineligible as a hardship case for rent control. (He also used one of the apartments as an office in violation of rent-control rules, but that’s another story.)

Mr. Rangel said last fall that “I never had any idea that I got any income’’ from the villa. Try using that one the next time the IRS comes after you. Equally interesting is his claim that he didn’t know that the developer of the Dominican Republic villa had converted his $52,000 mortgage to an interest-free loan in 1990. That would seem to violate House rules on gifts, which say Members may only accept loans on “terms that are generally available to the public.” Try getting an interest-free loan from your banker.

The National Legal and Policy Center also says it has confirmed that Mr. Rangel owned a home in Washington from 1971-2000 and during that time claimed a “homestead” exemption that allowed him to save on his District of Columbia property taxes. However, the homestead exemption only applies to a principal residence, and the Washington home could not have qualified as such since Mr. Rangel’s rent-stabilized apartments in New York have the same requirement.

And your response?

I’d rather have them on my side than a bomb thrower like you.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 4:07 PM

Yup. You’d rather have a rich tax cheat who lied, committed welfare fraud, and avoided paying his “fair share”.

But you’re not alone. Rangel is endorsed and supported by the entire Obama Party, including Barack Obama, and is held up as a model of good Obama Party behavior and values.

Poor little filthy welfare fraud. One reveal of facts shows how empty your lies are. No wonder all you can do is shriek and scream and namecall.Your irrational racist bigotry, stupidity, and hate is now laid bare for all the world to see.

northdallasthirty on December 27, 2011 at 5:18 PM

You need to look in the mirror sometime. I know it’s har

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 5:26 PM

You were saying..

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 5:13 PM

Yup. Especially hilarious given what Barack Obama and Obama-supporting filth like you endorse, support, and say.

That’s the problem, BedBug. You and your Barack Obama have survived to this point by exploiting other peoples’ decency. But once one realizes that you, your Barack Obama, and your Barack Obama Party actually support EXECUTING and MURDERING people who disagree with you, it becomes clear that you are beyond decency and unworthy of any sort of consideration.

northdallasthirty on December 27, 2011 at 5:26 PM

Those who can win run.Those who can,t retire with a big fat taxpayer funded life time monthly check.

logman1 on December 27, 2011 at 5:27 PM

may he rot in hell along with along with all of his power crazed DC types that sold our country for their 30 pieces of silver.

acyl72 on December 27, 2011 at 5:27 PM

You are really reaching there. You seem to suffer from pent up anger. Let it all out, don’t hold back. Your screed is well noted.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 5:03 PM

No answer, huh?

No surprise, given what you support and endorse.

Besides not paying those pesky taxes, Mr. Rangel had other reasons for wanting to hide income. As the tenant of four rent-stabilized apartments in Harlem, the Congressman needed to keep his annual reported income below $175,000, lest he be ineligible as a hardship case for rent control. (He also used one of the apartments as an office in violation of rent-control rules, but that’s another story.)

Mr. Rangel said last fall that “I never had any idea that I got any income’’ from the villa. Try using that one the next time the IRS comes after you. Equally interesting is his claim that he didn’t know that the developer of the Dominican Republic villa had converted his $52,000 mortgage to an interest-free loan in 1990. That would seem to violate House rules on gifts, which say Members may only accept loans on “terms that are generally available to the public.” Try getting an interest-free loan from your banker.

The National Legal and Policy Center also says it has confirmed that Mr. Rangel owned a home in Washington from 1971-2000 and during that time claimed a “homestead” exemption that allowed him to save on his District of Columbia property taxes. However, the homestead exemption only applies to a principal residence, and the Washington home could not have qualified as such since Mr. Rangel’s rent-stabilized apartments in New York have the same requirement.

And your response?

I’d rather have them on my side than a bomb thrower like you.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 4:07 PM

Yup. You’d rather have a rich tax cheat who lied, committed welfare fraud, and avoided paying his “fair share”.

But you’re not alone. Rangel is endorsed and supported by the entire Obama Party, including Barack Obama, and is held up as a model of good Obama Party behavior and values.

Poor little filthy welfare fraud. One reveal of facts shows how empty your lies are. No wonder all you can do is shriek and scream and namecall. Your irrational racist bigotry, stupidity, and hate is now laid bare for all the world to see.

northdallasthirty on December 27, 2011 at 5:18 PM

You need to look into the mirror sometime. I know it’s hard. So, what you are saying is because I am a democrat, I support everything the democrats do? Well, okay, then I guess you enjoy sending nasty messages to pages and being diapered by a hooker. You should be in jail like ‘the hammer-delay’ for fraud. You say that the country would be better off if Strom Thurmond would have been elected president like Trent Lott said. May e, you and Ron Paul can put out a newsletter together.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 5:32 PM

You need to look in the mirror sometime. I know it’s har

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 5:26 PM

Don’t worry, welfare cheat and fraud. We know full well that you aren’t mentally capable of repudiating Rangel. Your continued attempts to scream and shriek and deflect are just showing what a pathetic, filthy, disgusting little hypocrite you are.

Now let’s up the ante and show the world just how depraved you and your Barack Obama Party are.

Disgusting. Really. How anyone could even pretend to be President like Barack Obama does and support and endorse calling for black men to gang-rape a woman is beyond me.

But of course, what did you say?

I’d rather have them on my side than a bomb thrower like you.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 4:07 PM

northdallasthirty on December 27, 2011 at 5:34 PM

The republicans are traitors to everyone but the rich.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Bedbug, how many poor people have ever hired you and paid with their own money? If it wasn’t for rich people you wouldn’t have a job, unless you are taking taxpayers money. Even then, rich people pay most of the taxes.

Yoop on December 27, 2011 at 3:44 PM

Nice talking points.
Try thinking for yourself.
The rich should pay more. They make more by great percentages than the poor.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 3:48 PM

But BedBug, you didn’t answer the question.

In case you didn’t understand it: How many poor people have ever hired you to do research and paid you with their own money?

Could it be that only the rich can afford your services if it requires paying with non-taxpayer funds? Are there any poor law firms that you do research for that pay with non-taxpayer funds, or is it possible you work pro bono?

Yoop on December 27, 2011 at 5:34 PM

BedBug:

You’re crazy as a bedbug.

MisterElephant on December 27, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Oops…said Rick Perry.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 5:36 PM

You need to look into the mirror sometime. I know it’s hard. So, what you are saying is because I am a democrat, I support everything the democrats do?

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 5:32 PM

Yup. In other words, I am applying to you exactly the same rules that you apply to Republicans. You demand and scream and whine that Republicans condemn anything another Republican does; you can have the same demands made of you.

And that’s why you’re choking and sputtering and screaming, little brat. You aren’t used to having your own tactics and rules turned back against you, so you’re throwing a tantrum. And all it does is demonstrate what a filthy, lying little hypocrite you are.

northdallasthirty on December 27, 2011 at 5:37 PM

And now it gets really hilarious.

Well, okay, then I guess you enjoy sending nasty messages to pages and being diapered by a hooker.

Gerry Studds, Eric Massa and Anthony Weiner. Your Obama Party supported and endorsed them and insisted there was nothing wrong with their behavior.

You should be in jail like ‘the hammer-delay’ for fraud.

Alcee Hastings, convicted of bribery. Maxine Waters, fraud. John Conyers and his wife, fraud and bribery. Nancy Pelosi, insider trading. Ben Nelson, bribery. You supported and endorsed them and insisted there was nothing wrong with their behavior.

You say that the country would be better off if Strom Thurmond would have been elected president like Trent Lott said. May e, you and Ron Paul can put out a newsletter together.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 5:32 PM

Already quoted racist statements from Obama and his supporters. We can add to that Jesse Jackson’s “Hymietown”, Al Sharpton’s racial incitements, and Barack Obama/Jeremiah Wright’s attempts to blame the Jews for all the problems of humanity, including their newsletters praising Hamas. You supported and endorsed them and insisted there was nothing wrong with their behavior.

Screaming, childish brat. You are so ignorant and stupid, just like your Obama. You don’t realize that your attempts to attack others’ behaviors just expose your own hypocrisy and support for your Obama and your Obama Party doing what you condemn Republicans over.

northdallasthirty on December 27, 2011 at 5:44 PM

I am glad to see this jerk having to throw in the towel, just like he threw the American people into an Obama sh@thole, from which it is uncertain as to whether we will be able to climb out. I hope he and his ilk suffer continuously for the evil that they inflicted on us.

GaltBlvnAtty on December 27, 2011 at 5:51 PM

I know it’s har

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 5:26 PM

Idiot.

Nice talking points.
Try thinking for yourself.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 3:48 PM

Rich.

Irony thy name is Bedbug.

You need to look into the mirror sometime. I know it’s hard. So, what you are saying is because I am a democrat, I support everything the democrats do?

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 5:32 PM

Yeh you would never ever try to pull that trick on a Republican. Never , ever. /sarc

AP and Ed…please let me be gatekeeper. The quality of trolls you have let in is so poor.

CW on December 27, 2011 at 5:58 PM

You should be in jail like ‘the hammer-delay’ for fraud.
BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 5:32 PM

Sheesh, Bug, you’re an ignorant moron. Just like the Delay jurors:

Yesterday, the jury sent Austin judge Pat Priest four questions, including one that asked for a legal definition of money fraud, according to this Associated Press report.

The jury further asked at what amount does money fraud become a felony, according to the Austin American-Statesmen’s Postcards blog.

Therein lies a small problem: DeLay hasn’t been charged with money fraud. Priest shook his head after reading the question, AP reports, and later told attorneys in the case, “they are clearly off on a track that has nothing to do with our” trial.
http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2010/11/24/austin-judge-to-delay-jury-youre-veering-off-track/

Get your facts strait, kid. HA is the Big Leagues, not like AA at Kos or Single A Huffpo.

BigAlSouth on December 27, 2011 at 6:13 PM

I nominate Larry the Cable Guy! :)

ThePrez on December 27, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Romney at the top of the ticket … and maybe the Dems can hold this seat??

besser tot als rot on December 27, 2011 at 6:17 PM

Get your facts strait, kid. HA is the Big Leagues, not like AA at Kos or Single A Huffpo.

BigAlSouth on December 27, 2011 at 6:13 PM

If you’re going to call someone an ignorant moron, at least buy a dictionary and look up the hard words. Straight.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 6:22 PM

buh-bye Ben, we will not miss you here in the Cornhusker state. Please don’t come home to retire either, you are needed elsewhere…that is anywhere but HERE!

serenity on December 27, 2011 at 6:24 PM

And that’s why you’re choking and sputtering and screaming, little brat. You aren’t used to having your own tactics and rules turned back against you, so you’re throwing a tantrum. And all it does is demonstrate what a filthy, lying little hypocrite you are.

northdallasthirty on December 27, 2011 at 5:37 PM

Actually, I was using your tactics against you, but since you live in fantasyland, go on believing, babe.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 6:24 PM

AP and Ed…please let me be gatekeeper. The quality of trolls you have let in is so poor.

CW on December 27, 2011 at 5:58 PM

I’ve read what people think about you around here. You couldn’t be voted dog catcher.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Actually, I was using your tactics against you, but since you live in fantasyland, go on believing, babe.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 6:24 PM

Actually, I’m the one who has been providing links and quotes all the way throughout.

You? Nada. Lots of screaming and yelling, but no facts, no links, no reality.

Facts scare you, don’t they, pathetic little brat? You can’t lie and spin and blabber about “fair share’ when it’s obvious that you support and endorse cheating on taxes and welfare fraud.

That’s what destroys you. Little brats like yourself can’t play your “Republicans are racist” game when it’s so easy to show what desperate stinking racists you and your fellow Obamabots are. You can’t whine and cry about “the poor” and “fat cats” when it’s revealed that you and your Barack Obama Party are actively shilling for and protecting Wall Street fat cat donors who steal from consumers.

northdallasthirty on December 27, 2011 at 6:38 PM

The republicans are traitors to everyone but the rich.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Bedbug, how many poor people have ever hired you and paid with their own money? If it wasn’t for rich people you wouldn’t have a job, unless you are taking taxpayers money. Even then, rich people pay most of the taxes.

Yoop on December 27, 2011 at 3:44 PM

Nice talking points.
Try thinking for yourself.
The rich should pay more. They make more by great percentages than the poor.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 3:48 PM

But BedBug, you didn’t answer the question.

In case you didn’t understand it: How many poor people have ever hired you to do research and paid you with their own money?

Could it be that only the rich can afford your services if it requires paying with non-taxpayer funds? Are there any poor law firms that you do research for that pay with non-taxpayer funds, or is it possible you work pro bono?

Yoop on December 27, 2011 at 5:34 PM

BedBug still avoids an honest and direct answer to the questions. Why would that be? Could it be that her clients, upon which she depends for her livelihood, are {gasp!} rich?

Yoop on December 27, 2011 at 6:40 PM

He probably figured it was better to pocket the $3 million war chest than spend it on a losing campaign. That’s one way that these guys leave Washington wealthy.

ljmesq on December 27, 2011 at 6:40 PM

Actually, I was using your tactics against you, but since you live in fantasyland, go on believing, babe.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 6:24 PM

Actually, I’m the one who has been providing links and quotes all the way throughout.

You? Nada. Lots of screaming and yelling, but no facts, no links, no reality.

Facts scare you, don’t they, pathetic little brat? You can’t lie and spin and blabber about “fair share’ when it’s obvious that you support and endorse cheating on taxes and welfare fraud.

That’s what destroys you. Little brats like yourself can’t play your “Republicans are racist” game when it’s so easy to show what desperate stinking racists you and your fellow Obamabots are. You can’t whine and cry about “the poor” and “fat cats” when it’s revealed that you and your Barack Obama Party are actively shilling for and protecting Wall Street fat cat donors who steal from consumers.

northdallasthirty on December 27, 2011 at 6:38 PM

The same tired, old quotes. The same screed.
You’re not worth the trouble.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 6:44 PM

Lester Holt on NBC Evening news looked positively orgasmic and ecstatic when he suggested the disgraced baby killer Bob Kerry may step up and run for the seat…

OmahaConservative on December 27, 2011 at 6:46 PM

The same tired, old quotes. The same screed.
You’re not worth the trouble.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 6:44 PM

Yep, those “same tired, old quotes” can be bothersome when they are facts that won’t go away.

Yoop on December 27, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Bob Kerry may step up and run for the seat…
OmahaConservative on December 27, 2011 at 6:46 PM

OC, do you really think Kerry will run?

yoda on December 27, 2011 at 6:55 PM

The same tired, old quotes. The same screed.
You’re not worth the trouble.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 6:44 PM

Yep, those “same tired, old quotes” can be bothersome when they are facts that won’t go away.

Yoop on December 27, 2011 at 6:49 PM

I’m going to call you the buzzard. Circling around others, not doing any work, but trying to reap the rewards.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 7:00 PM

OC, do you really think Kerry will run?

yoda on December 27, 2011 at 6:55 PM

No darlin’ I don’t think he will. He is a disgrace in this state and he would be a carpetbagger at this point. I was just commenting on what Lester Holt said…

OmahaConservative on December 27, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Better get used to it, Benny Boy. Your a “man without a state.”

Be careful traveling to other states. They don’t take kindly to having to pay for others greed.

try again later on December 27, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Nebraska Democratic Party chairman Steve Achelpohl looked heart-broken on KETV News when interviewed and he said he thinks it is too late for a viable dem to get in the race and win at this point. LMAOROF, HaaaHaaaHaaa…

OmahaConservative on December 27, 2011 at 7:09 PM

OmahaConservative on December 27, 2011 at 7:09 PM

OC, do you think Dave will run?

Ol’ Pizza Boy saved me some money, so now I don’t have to send my contribution to Brunning or Stenberg.

yoda on December 27, 2011 at 7:23 PM

The same tired, old quotes. The same screed.
You’re not worth the trouble.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 6:44 PM

Yep, those “same tired, old quotes” can be bothersome when they are facts that won’t go away.

Yoop on December 27, 2011 at 6:49 PM

I’m going to call you the buzzard. Circling around others, not doing any work, but trying to reap the rewards.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Wow, the buzzard. Really, you came up with that all by yourself. C’mon, you’re mommy’s helping you. Well, here’s the official tally

northdallasthirty— slamdunk
buttbug..err..bedbug—- goose egg

Take your marbles and go home buttbug, you’re in over your head. Just like ObooOboo.

msupertas on December 27, 2011 at 7:26 PM

OC, do you think Dave will run?

Ol’ Pizza Boy saved me some money, so now I don’t have to send my contribution to Brunning or Stenberg.

yoda on December 27, 2011 at 7:23 PM

No, not at this point he won’t have to. Bruning or Stenberg will win and Dave can stay and govern which he loves. I think Dave would make an excellent president some day, darlin’

OmahaConservative on December 27, 2011 at 7:31 PM

See ya’ JUDAS!

OmahaConservative on December 27, 2011 at 1:57 PM
+ 100..:)

Dire Straits on December 27, 2011 at 2:09 PM

Shouldn’t that’ve been +30? ;)

Flotsam Jetsome on December 27, 2011 at 7:35 PM

As my sweet grandma, who just turned 90 on Christmas Eve, would say, “Tschuss, schnikelfritz.”

As The Fixx would say,

The deception, with tact, just what are you trying to say?
You’ve got a blank face, which irritates
Communicate, pull out your party piece.
You see dimensions in two,
State your case in black or white,
But when one little cross leads to shots, grit your teeth,
You run for cover so discreet, why don’t they

(chorus)Do what they say, say what they mean,
One thing leads to another
You told me something wrong, I know I listen too long,
One thing leads to another

The impression that you sell,
Passes in and out like a scent,
But the long face that you see,
Comes from living close to your fears.
If this is up then I’m up but you’re running out of sight,
You’ve seen your name on the wall,
And when one little bump leads to shock, miss a beat,
You run for cover and there’s heat, and why don’t they,

(chorus)

Then it’s easy to believe, somebody’s been lying to me,
But when the wrong word, goes in the right ear,
I know that you’ve been lying to me.
It’s getting rough, off the cuff, I’ve got to say enough’s enough,
Bigger, the harder he falls,
But when the wrong antidote is like a bulge on the throat,
You run for cover in the heat, and why don’t they,

Do what they say, say what they mean,
One thing leads to another…….

Good Riddance, Ben!

Cornhusker on December 27, 2011 at 7:41 PM

I’m going to call you the buzzard. Circling around others, not doing any work, but trying to reap the rewards.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Well, I notice you are still avoiding the real issue that you, yourself, opened for discussion.

So, let’s try again:

The republicans are traitors to everyone but the rich.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Bedbug, how many poor people have ever hired you and paid with their own money? If it wasn’t for rich people you wouldn’t have a job, unless you are taking taxpayers money. Even then, rich people pay most of the taxes.

Yoop on December 27, 2011 at 3:44 PM

Nice talking points.
Try thinking for yourself.
The rich should pay more. They make more by great percentages than the poor.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 3:48 PM

But BedBug, you didn’t answer the question.

In case you didn’t understand it: How many poor people have ever hired you to do research and paid you with their own money?

Could it be that only the rich can afford your services if it requires paying with non-taxpayer funds? Are there any poor law firms that you do research for that pay with non-taxpayer funds, or is it possible you work pro bono?

Yoop on December 27, 2011 at 5:34 PM

BedBug still avoids an honest and direct answer to the questions. Why would that be? Could it be that her clients, upon which she depends for her livelihood, are {gasp!} rich?

Yoop on December 27, 2011 at 6:40 PM

Yoop on December 27, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Claire McCaskill is next!!!

Gohawgs on December 27, 2011 at 7:46 PM

The same tired, old quotes. The same screed.
You’re not worth the trouble.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 6:44 PM

Yep, those “same tired, old quotes” can be bothersome when they are facts that won’t go away.

Yoop on December 27, 2011 at 6:49 PM

I’m going to call you the buzzard. Circling around others, not doing any work, but trying to reap the rewards.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Wow, the buzzard. Really, you came up with that all by yourself. C’mon, you’re mommy’s helping you. Well, here’s the official tally

northdallasthirty— slamdunk
buttbug..err..bedbug—- goose egg

Take your marbles and go home buttbug, you’re in over your head. Just like ObooOboo.

msupertas on December 27, 2011 at 7:26 PM

This site would do well with a your vs you’re seminar.
I don’t see that you added anything to the conversation.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 7:54 PM

On behalf of the majority of the populace everywhere:See ya DICKCHEESE

falsecast on December 27, 2011 at 7:54 PM

Claire McCaskill is next!!!

Gohawgs on December 27, 2011 at 7:46 PM

LMAO and cannot wait for the thread…

OmahaConservative on December 27, 2011 at 7:55 PM

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 6:22 PM

OK, Bug, I’m gonna be straight with you, you’re still an ignorant moron.

But thanks for playin!

BigAlSouth on December 27, 2011 at 8:12 PM

This site would do well with a your vs you’re seminar.
I don’t see that you added anything to the conversation.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 7:54 PM

Thanks for proofreading. You do care. As long as I’ve been on this site, that’s always been a fallback when you can’t dispute the truth. Find a misspelled word, and harp on it. Go back and read the post, I believe I stated some critical facts. As they pertain to you anyway.

msupertas on December 27, 2011 at 8:16 PM

Go back and read the post, I believe I stated some critical facts. As they pertain to you anyway.

msupertas on December 27, 2011 at 8:16 PM

BedBug can’t be bothered responding regarding critical facts. It would detract from her trolling.

For informational purposes behold the BedBug.

Yoop on December 27, 2011 at 8:30 PM

BedBug can’t be bothered responding regarding critical facts. It would detract from her trolling.

For informational purposes behold the BedBug.

Yoop on December 27, 2011 at 8:30 PM

Just as I had her pictured in my head all along.

msupertas on December 27, 2011 at 8:42 PM

CW on December 27, 2011 at 5:58 PM
I’ve read what people think about you around here. You couldn’t be voted dog catcher.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 6:27 PM

I have the long pole, with the slip on the end…Where you at?

KOOLAID2 on December 27, 2011 at 9:22 PM

What are the odds that with Nelson going down Sen. Claire McCaskill will be on the way out as well? You have to know that part of her mentality was that there are other Red State Democrats who might take some of the heat off of her but with Nelson gone her cover is gone to. I honestly wouldnt be surprised to see a lot of money starting to move into her state to start working against her now that Nebraska is all but a lock for the GOP.

I give McCaskill a couple of months before she comes to “a tough decision” and decides that she can be of better use somewhere else.

Blu3Yeti on December 27, 2011 at 10:23 PM

if it wasn’t for the idiots in the GOP who gave us Sharon Angle and Christine O’Donnell and the fiasco in Colorado, we would have retaken the Senate in 2012 and held both houses of Congress against obama

now we get to have a 51-49 minority again!! thanks for another 4 years of obama and reid!!

AirForceCane on December 27, 2011 at 10:36 PM

Obama’s contributions were small, but plentiful. Too bad all that love can’t buy the republicans the donations,

ButtPlug on December 27, 2011 at 3:26 PM

The rich should pay more. They make more by great percentages than the poor.

Was Getalife this stupid? Bad grammar, made-up stats, all the logic of a high school freshman?

Obama didn’t make contributions, douche; he received them. And he got more high-dollar donations than McCain by a wide margin. 80% more of his money came from large donations than from small ones.

As for your idiotic “rich should pay more” nonsense, it is almost too stupid to answer. Almost. Tax revenue by income:

Top 1% 36.73%
Top 5% 58.66%
Top 10% 70.47%
Top 25% 87.30%
Top 50% 97.75%
Bottom 50% 2.25%

You’re a fuc%ing twit.

Jaibones on December 27, 2011 at 11:10 PM

Those who can win run.Those who can,t retire with a big fat taxpayer funded life time monthly check.

logman1 on December 27, 2011 at 5:27 PM

And that’s the sad bottom line, isn’t it?

But, honestly, how many of “our guys” turn these Congressional bennies down? All I’ve been able to come with are Ron Paul, Coble, Nugent and Walsh. However, I’m not sure what they may be getting in some cases from when they may have been state politicians, and really what declining retirement means in terms of SSI compensation and how SSI interacts with the Congressional retirement plan?

I expect our representatives to not live in poverty or not able to receive immediate health care while they carry out our nation’s business, but some of these perqs seem over the top, and given their salaries, I don’t see why they can’t pay into their Congressional health care plans and retirements. Be that as it may, I don’t think a few years on a job should garner pensions that are greater than millions of American households get a year working.

This didn’t seem to go anywhere:

H.R. 921 – Congress is Not a Career Act

Dr. ZhivBlago on December 27, 2011 at 11:12 PM

Senate Scorecard

Dasher on December 27, 2011 at 11:57 PM

Yup. I prove that you are a liar, and I do it with easily-referenceable facts that anyone can see.

Furthermore, we have you ON RECORD stating that you support and endorse welfare frauds, tax cheats, and people committing outright corporate fraud.

Every time you open your mouth and demand that “the rich” pay more, we can point out that you support and endorse Obama Party members cheating on their taxes.

Every time you open your mouth and whine about “the poor”, we can point out that you support and endorse millionaire Obama Party members plundering and looting the very programs you demand for “the poor”.

Every time you scream about corporate fraud, we can point out how you and your Barack Obama endorse and support outright theft from consumers.

Every time you shriek about “money in politics”, we can point out how your Obama colluded with Jon Corzine to steer corporate donations to Barack Obama and the Obama Party — and that you support and endorse it.

Every time you yell about misogyny, we can point out how your Obama Party endorses and supports raping people who you don’t like.

Every time you scream about hate speech, we can point out how your Obama Party endorses and supports absolutely unethical use of medical information.

In short, you are done. Toast. Every one of your lies has been exposed, every one of your tricks unraveled. That’s why you’re sitting here and bawling, little piece of trash. Without your games you have nothing. You’re a lazy, worthless piece of trash.

northdallasthirty on December 27, 2011 at 4:24 PM

I am sending this out to have it bronzed.

roy_batty on December 27, 2011 at 11:57 PM

Ol’ Ben thought we Nebraskans were going to praise him and pat him on the back for foolin’ them folks in D.C. into paying Nebraska’s Medicaid bill. Backfired on him.

Plus, pro-life folks in the state abandoned him in droves after years of support because of his ObamaCare sell-out.

And, finally, lots of good pizza joints in Omaha, but Ben had to have it delivered due to crowd reactions when he showed up in public. Can take the family out again.

Good riddance!

Horace on December 28, 2011 at 8:34 AM

I hope Snowe and Collins from ME are next, and add Scott Brown just because he got my hopes up so high.

DebraChicago on December 28, 2011 at 9:37 AM

Good riddance!

Horace on December 28, 2011 at 8:34 AM

Spoken like a good Nebraskan!!!

LMAO and cannot wait for the thread…

OmahaConservative on December 27, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Claire’s next job will be helping Pizza Boy at his new pizza joint in Omaha.

We moved, so I will be missing out on the election all of the snow in Nebraska.

yoda on December 28, 2011 at 10:26 AM

I hope Snowe and Collins from ME are next, and add Scott Brown just because he got my hopes up so high.

DebraChicago on December 28, 2011 at 9:37 AM

While Scott Brown is not very conservative, he is a whole lot better than the previous occupant from Massachusetts. Scott Brown ACU rating 74, Pretty sure Kennedy was a 0, and John Kerry = 0, MA representatives rated from 0 to max of 12.69 lifetime. So Brown is not as bad as you would think. It is Massachusetts we are talking about… home of Mitt Romney. (East Coast Republicans are handicapped by their surroundings.)

http://www.conservative.org/ratings/ratingsarchive/2010/House-Senate-combo.htm#MT The link is right. there is a typo on the ACU website. MT is Montana.

Dasher on December 28, 2011 at 10:41 AM

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