Well now. Just hold onto your trousers there for a sec, Stevie-boy.
Let’s square away what happened on Election Day in Nebraska two months ago:
Were Maxine Moul, Jim Esch and Scott Kleeb sent to D.C.?
Did NEBRASKANS sweep Democrats back into the House of Representatives?
Did NEBRASKANS lap up the Democratic agenda (or for that matter, did Ben Nelson)?
The answers to those questions, in order, would be No, No and No.
You know, throughout the campaigns, we kept hearing how Nebraska pols were supposed to look out for the principles and interests of Nebraskans. Well, Nebraskans stated clearly which party’s principles they favor (and CQ’s latest ratings show that Senator Nellie tries his darnedest to be a GOP supporter as well).
But do Nebraskans want Congress to be bipartisan to accomplish needed goals? Probably they do. And Rep. Lee Terry took to the floor of the House on the opening day of the new Congress lamenting the fact that the Dems were doing the exact opposite of being bipartisan – by jamming the latest watered-down ethics plan down their throats without any debate or amendments allowed.