Wednesday, May 13, 2009
His name Is Earl
This Is Earl Benjamin Nelson and he's a Democrat (not really) from Nebraska. Earl is an embarrassment to the state and to the Democratic Party. Now with Arlen Septic calling himself a Democrat Earl is no longer the shittiest Democrat in the senate. he is second shittiest. Earl was one of 20 chicken shit Democrats who voted against capping the interest rates from Credit cards at 15%.
Earl is also against Obama's health care proposals.
Nelson’s problem, he told CQ, is that the public plan would be too attractive and would hurt the private insurance plans. “At the end of the day, the public plan wins the game,” Nelson said. Including a public option in a health plan, he said, was a “deal breaker.”
Earl also likes to block the President's nominees.
Roll Call reports that conservatives look poised to successfully block the nomination of Dawn Johnsen to head the White House Office of Legal Counsel (OLC). Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) declared that his hands were tied without the assistance of a few Republican votes:
Senators opposing Johnsen include new Democrat Arlen Specter (PA), who announced his opposition to Johnsen on the day he decided to switch parties, though he has yet to explain why he opposes her. Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) has said he “is concerned about her outspoken pro-choice views on abortion.” Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) insists that Johnsen “has not demonstrated the seriousness and necessary resolve to address the national security challenges we face.”
Ben...err...Earl need not worry about what I think of him. His chickenshit politics guarantee him a re-election in this state. That and the scary right-wing hacks that run against him. I am beginning to wonder if Earl isn't paying the likes of Pete Ricketts to run against him. Anyway I will not vote for him again.