Limerick Ode To Ben Nelson

Why would anyone, other than a Republican, lament “centrist” Senator Ben Nelson’s decision not to run for reelection?

Limerick Ode To Ben Nelson
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Ben Nelson won’t run again. Great!
He took stands that were easy to hate:
Helped Republicans halt
Senate votes. Oy gevalt!
He’s a DINO. There’s just no debate.

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2 Responses to “Limerick Ode To Ben Nelson”

  1. nothstine says:

    Hi, MK —

    I just read something [at TPM, maybe?], that for all his RINO/Blue Dog tendencies, Nelson still voted with the Dems something like 80% of the time.

    Some take this as proof that he was a better Democrat than he is being remembered as. I prefer to take it as a measure of how far to the right he managed to drag debate on every single friggin’ vote before he finally condescended to go along with his caucus.

    He won’t be missed, as you say.


  2. madkane says:

    I agree with you completely about dragging the debate to the right.