Another Dem Bites the Dust Due to Obamacare … Nebraska Democrat US Senator Ben Nelson Retiring … Abandons the Sinking Democrats Senate Ship



According to the Politico, Democratic Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska will announce today that he is retiring after two terms. Does this really come as a shock to any one? Ben Nelson, who went against the will of the Nebraska voters and took the “Corn Husker” kick back and then voted in favor of Obamacare was a “politically” dead man walking.  The rats are leaving the sinking ship. They followed Obama against the will of the people and now those that did not pay the price in the 2012 election will do so in 2012.

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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 70-year-old Nelson was considered one of the most endangered Democratic incumbents this cycle. GOP-affiliated outside groups have already dumped hundreds of thousands of dollars into TV ads bashing Nelson, while the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spent over $1 million on their own ad blitz to bolster his image.

Obviously Nelson read the hand writing on the wall and did not want to go out with a loss. Instead, Harry Reid will.

After committing political suicide and voting for Obamacare, Nelson then tried to save face with the “RED” state of Nebraska and told fellow Cornhuskers that, “I think it was a mistake to take health care on as opposed to continuing to spend the time on the economy”. Ben Nelson has no one to blame but himself and President Barack Obama for his early retirement.  There is no doubt that Democrats are in trouble in 2012 holding on to the US Senate. whether Ben Nelson was running for reelection or not, there was no way that Democrats were going to win in the Corn husker state.

Chalk up another casualty to Barack Obama and Obamacare. Democrats actually thought that WE THE PEOPLE would forget what they did. Hardly. Presently, 53% want Obamacare repealed, 39% oppose repealing it.

Democrats have a slim advantage in the US Senate; however, it will be almost impossible for them to retain power following the 2012 elections. They could have easily lost control in 2010 had it not been for a couple of Senate races and incumbent GOP Senators resisting the wave of change. Democrats are far too vulnerable to regain control.

Other vulnerable Democrats like Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) and Jon Tester (Mont.) also face difficult – although winnable – reelection fights.

There will also be costly races in Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania, featuring Democratic incumbents Sherrod Brown, Bill Nelson and Bob Casey. President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign is expected to spend heavily in those states, potentially giving a boost to Democratic incumbents.

What did not occur in 2010, the GOP looked good in 2012 to regain control. Democrats have to defend far too many seats, many of which are in “RED” states or ones trending red. Between Democrat retirements and a backlash against Obama and his policies, it would take a miracle for Harry Reid to remain Senate Majority Leader. A miracle or voter fraud.

The WAPO has a list of potential GOP and Democrats who might run for the open seat.

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  • Comments

    5 Responses to “Another Dem Bites the Dust Due to Obamacare … Nebraska Democrat US Senator Ben Nelson Retiring … Abandons the Sinking Democrats Senate Ship”

    1. Tamikosmom on December 27th, 2011 3:49 pm

      Gingrich Supported Romney Health Care Plan in 2006 Newsletter
      Published December 27, 2011

      WASHINGTON – Newt Gingrich voiced enthusiasm for Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts health care law when it was passed five years ago, the same plan he has been denouncing over the past few months as he campaigned for the Republican presidential nomination.

      “The health bill that Governor Romney signed into law this month has tremendous potential to effect major change in the American health system,” said an April 2006 newsletter published by Gingrich’s former consulting company, the Center for Health Transformation.

      The two-page “Newt Notes” analysis, found online by The Wall Street Journal even though it no longer appears on the center’s website, continued, “We agree entirely with Governor Romney and Massachusetts legislators that our goal should be 100 percent insurance coverage for all Americans.”

    2. Tamikosmom on December 27th, 2011 5:55 pm

      Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson Announces Retirement
      Published December 27

      Even being at odds with Democrats, the two-term senator, 70, was still a desirable body within the caucus, particularly as Democrats face a serious challenge to their majority in November.

      Democrats have to hold on to 23 seats this cycle while Republicans defend 10. Republicans only need four seats to take the majority, and Nebraska’s seat now could be a pick-up for the GOP.

    3. A Texas Grandfather on December 27th, 2011 6:24 pm

      Obama will have no coattails in the 2012 elections. Every Democrat candidate will be at risk to loose their seat or position.

      The TEA party will make a bigger mark in 2012 than was seen in 2010. Obama may be the last elected Democrat to the position of President.

      It will be good riddance to the people of this nation when the Democrats are obliterated at the ballot box.
      Tex grandpa,

      Coattails, Obama is a like cement shoes for the Democrat party.

    4. Grandmacares on January 28th, 2012 8:08 pm

      This election in 2012 is going to finish what voters started in the November election of 2010. We will vote out all democrat incumbents that is possible. I believe that the democrat party will be pushed back so far they will never recover. The people of this great nation have seen what they stand for and it is repugnent. I am a mother and grandmother and when you get us upset about how you are spending away our childrens and grandchildrens future with your giveaways to your friends,donors and union buddies we will fight like mama bears to protect our cubs. Obama and the dems are flat out of luck, as should be.

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