Ben Nelson says Washington needs to be cut off from its credit card binge!
Well, 1996 Ben Nelson felt that way, anyway. 2010 Nelson? Not so much.
Note the 1996 Nelson for Senate ad (when Nebraskans rejected Nelson for Senate):
Ah 1996. Remember when every candidate had a printed “plan”? And it was in one of those plastic binders in which you would submit your “Huckleberry Finn” book report? (And how about that hair!)
But it is cute how Nelson says, “No more credit cards for Washington!”, right?
Because 2010 Ben Nelson is the one who was the deciding vote for credit-card busting ObamaCare. (Maybe he thought he was using the Discover Card for the Cornhusker Kickback.)
And then Nelson voted for the debt crushing porkulus-stimulus that was supposed to lower unemployment and provide for “shovel-ready” jobs. ‘Member that?
Yup, that was Nelson with the other girls at the Mall, where he comes home pleading, “But Barry said I HAD to get this $600 blouse because it was 20% off!”
You know, there is a way to actually take away Nelson’s credit card this time…
The OWH put up a piece on Sunday, and it was one of those that really grinds our gears (to paraphrase Peter Griffin). They whined about Congressman Lee Terry raising campaign money. Because it’s bad and it’s during the never-ending budget negotiations, and at a golf course!
But not just any golf course, the OWH tells us. At TPC Avenel — “an upscale Washington-area golf course.”
Big. Freaking. Deal.
Keep in mind, this is the same paper that will gauge Terry’s re-election and campaign on how much cash he has raised for the quarter. And it would be a sign of his weakness if he could not pull in those big dollars from Washington, or that he is not playing with the big-boys, or some such nonsense.
These type of stories always grate on us. They have no level of reality and are simply supposed to make you envious about a politician who does not go around in sack-cloth and ashes. They lead you to think Terry is lining his gold-lined pockets with more gold and taking his own cut-of-the-top of that $500 donation — instead of giving it directly to Channel 7 to run campaign ads.
Oh, but to be fair, they get news about what all the other area pols are doing for their campaigns this week.
Well, except they can’t get ahold of Ben Nelson’s campaign spokesman.
It was unclear whether any events had been planned for Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., who is up for re-election in 2012. Nelson’s office referred questions about fundraising to a campaign spokesman, who could not be reached.
Think about that a minute kids. When was the last time you couldn’t reach someone by cell phone or text or email? When all three are in their pocket pretty much 24-7. So unless Nelson’s campaign flak — whose only job is to talk to the media — was in the shower while SCUBA diving, he/she/it has their phone on their hip.
So it is not that this person “could not be reached”, of course It is that they were ignoring the call/questions. But why….
Well, maybe their were trying to figure out that credit card debt…
And we have to give a shout-out to Don Stenberg whose campaign pulled a weird little mini-scoop the other day.
Stenberg had an interview with nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin (Rush Limbaugh always referred to him as “F. Lee Levin”. He’s the guy who sounds like he’s yelling at those kids to stay off his lawn).
Towards the end of the interview, Levin asked if he could give Stenberg his endorsement (which Stenberg flatly rejected. Ha! We kid.). You can hear the whole interview here.
Not the hugest coup in the world, but a nice deal for Don to toss around, on a little bit of the national stage.
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