FLASH: Ben Nelson opposes Kagan. Red State Dem sanity prevails…what about RINO’s? –OPPOSE KAGAN
See ABC News, “The Note”, Democrat Ben Nelson Opposes Kagan,
“…In a statement released this evening, Sen. Nelson said, “I have heard concerns from Nebraskans regarding Ms. Kagan, and her lack of a judicial record makes it difficult for me to discount the concerns raised by Nebraskans, or to reach a level of comfort that these concerns are unfounded. Therefore, I will not vote to confirm Ms. Kagan’s nomination.”
Nelson is the only Democrat to oppose Kagan at this point. Five Republicans, on the other hand, have said they will support Kagan’s nomination, giving her more than enough votes to win confirmation. A vote is expected in the Senate late next week.
Nelson did note that if a procedural vote is held on Kagan, he will not filibuster, since he believes Kagan deserves an up or down vote. But on the final vote, Nelson is a no.”
Well well. We have a Democrat showing more sanity than “Lindsey Lograham” and other fine feathered RINO’s. (It’s sad that Ben isn’t willing to filibuster, but a no vote is still a no vote.)
Keep punching, and remember the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 if you want to beat Kagan the tough way, i.e., not a filibuster but 51 votes against her. It can still happen, but you have to make it happen.