Democrat Wake Up Call

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    Ben Nelson is taking a beat down in polling due to his vote for Obamacare. (Luckily he escapes re-election until 2012)

    The resulting 2010 backlash is in place, and it looks grim for the Democrats...

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    Health Care Vote Puts Nelson 30 Points Down in Reelection Bid

    The good news for Senator Ben Nelson is that he doesn't have to face Nebraska voters until 2012.

    If Governor Dave Heineman challenges Nelson for the Senate job, a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey shows the Republican would get 61% of the vote while Nelson would get just 30%. Nelson was reelected to a second Senate term in 2006 with 64% of the vote.

    Nelson's health care vote is clearly dragging his numbers down. Just 17% of Nebraska voters approve of the deal their senator made on Medicaid in exchange for his vote in support of the plan. Overall, 64% oppose the health care legislation, including 53% who are Strongly Opposed. In Nebraska, opposition is even stronger than it is nationally.

    Fifty-six percent (56%) of voters in the state believe that passage of the legislation will hurt the quality of care, and 62% say it will raise costs.


    Full article here:

    Health Care Vote Puts Nelson 30 Points Down in Reelection Bid - Yahoo! News
     
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    Why would you want to wake em up?
     
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    To avoid this catastrophic march to economic doom that has been doubled down upon in the last year perhaps?

    :eusa_whistle:
     
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    But that march was declared the peoples choice in 2004.
     
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    I can't wait to hear all the moaning and see the knashing of teeth. It's going to be historic. Let's all gather to watch the long line of Demorats leave Washington, DC with their tails tucked up between their legs and heads hung down in shame.
     
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    Nooo - it was voted out in 2006 and 2008.

    The Democrats failed to understand the message.

    And so, even greater voter agitation is coming in 2010, and this time the Democrats will pay the price - and a heavy price at that...
     
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    From your link:
    Are you REALLY trying to push off a hypothetical re-election race that will not be held for another 2 years as NEWS and as you call it "a wake up call"? Pfffffft.:cuckoo:
     
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    Nelson was elected in 2006 with 61% of the vote. He is now polling at 30%

    His support has been cut in HALF following his Obamacare vote.

    Yes, the turning of the tide is upon the Democrats.

    They better know how to swim, because these waters are rising fast, and the waves are going to break hard...
     
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    Masturbating to polls is unhealthy.

    I do understand where you are coming from, and the folks in DC are reading the same polls.

    I think the Ben Nelson numbers are worse news than just Ben Nelson is going to have a harder sell in four years, buy which time people will have largely forgotten this.

    The Democrats got the house and senate back in 2006 on a set of promises to the American people that things would not be done in certain ways, and that other things would be done. The Mary Landrew and Ben Nelson sell outs, or more accurately, purchases, are a fundamental breach of promise to the American people. So this poll is not about health care, but about how people feel the Democrats have kept up their part of the bargain.
     
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    No! Everything is fine! Don't worry! People want Hope and Change. Pay no attention to the 09 election or these easily manipulated "polls"

    Yes Dems Can!
     

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