Ben Nelson’s recent spate of ads about Medicare and Social Security are cowardly and false.
But hey, we didn’t say that (well, not at the moment anyway).
That comes from none other than Rockin’ Bob Kerrey!
New Yorker Kerrey is part of the Concord Coalition and he recently criticized an ad by AARP where a seasonsed citizen stares at the camera and warns the pols not to touch their social security and Medicare. More or less the same script by Ben “Socialsecuritymedicare” Nelson. (He officially changed his name, just in case his ads weren’t obvious enough.)
But Kerrey said in the Concord Coalition release:
“Since hollowing out the rest of the budget to pay for expanding entitlements would result in more uninsured, undereducated and unemployed Americans, AARP has taken an approach which can only and honestly be described as generational warfare. By its actions AARP has put at risk the strong inter-generational support for Social Security and Medicare.”
Go ahead and replace “AARP” with Nelson there, and you can see where Kerrey’s hammering issue sticks.
We are looking forward to Kerrey cutting spots for Bruning/Stenberg/Fischer.
But the knocks against Nelson’s ads don’t stop with Kerrey.
(Nelson) twists the facts about what three potential GOP opponents have said about Social Security and Medicare.
We will let you click and read the whole thing, but it debunks pretty much everything Nelson claims against the three GOP candidates. And then the Dems’ spokesman’s response, comes to, “well, they want to repeal ObamaCare, so that means they want seniors to die a slow, painful death — preferably by being gnawed at by beetles.”
Gee, wonder if we’ve heard the last of this from Nelson?
And for an afternoon chuckle, the JobsAndEnergy gang took a look at the pipeline protesters:
Occupy the Sandhills probably isn’t far off, right? Prepare the soy-milk cakes!
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