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January 15, 2010

Ben Nelson Gets BOO's and “Get him the hell out of here!” At Pizza Restaurant


Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson and his wife were leaving dinner at a new pizza joint near their home in Omaha one night last week when a patron began complaining about Nelson’s decisive vote in favor of the Senate’s health care bill.

Other customers started booing. A woman yelled, “Get him the hell out of here!” And the Nelsons and their dining companions beat a hasty retreat.

“It was definitely a scene in there,” said Tom Lewis, a 41-year-old dentist and registered Republican who witnessed the incident. A second witness confirmed the incident to POLITICO.

It’s a new experience for Nelson.

He used to be a popular figure back home, a Democrat who served eight years in the governor’s office and was elected twice to the Senate by a state that’s as red as the “N” on the University of Nebraska's football helmets.

But Nelson has seen his approval ratings tumble in the wake of his wavering over the historic health care bill, his deal-cutting with other Senate Democrats and, ultimately, his support to break a GOP filibuster and send the bill to a House-Senate conference committee.

Wild Thing's comment........

LOL I love that this happened, he deserved it.

Americans are really PO’d right now! That’s a good thing.

.....Thank you Richard.

Posted by Wild Thing at January 15, 2010 03:47 AM


It's about time he started to face the music. This guy is the scumbags Scumbag. Low life corrupt bastard. Makes you wonder if any of these CS's have ever read the Constitution. I know they have to swear an oath to it but that is mere lip service but there is more convincing proof that they do not understand what this is all about.

It's really got to take a pair to show up in your hometown after selling out the whole state and not expect to get hammered. Typical Buffoon democrat.

Posted by: Mark at January 15, 2010 11:26 AM

He may even have to move away after November. His goose has been cooked, he made a very serious bone headed decision and now Nebraska looks like an Indian giver state. I'm surprised it's taken this long for us to get riled up over this crap.

Posted by: Lynn at January 15, 2010 11:37 AM

I think Nelson is going to find this whenever he is out in public. Being a thick headed Democrat though, he will probably have the gall to run for reelection.

Posted by: TomR at January 15, 2010 12:02 PM

Mark, it sure does, he has a lot of nerve
to even walk in a public place anywhere after
what he has done.

Lynn, Nebraska is a wonderful State and it sure
deserves better then this creep.

Tom, I think so too. He seems to not even care
that he got booed.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 16, 2010 01:46 AM

He's probably lucky that some cowboy didn't break out a lariat and a piggin' string. Hog tied ben would have been a blast on youtube!

Posted by: Glenn Cassel AMH1(AW) USN Retired at January 16, 2010 03:27 AM

Back at ya, Nelson, from the "little people" you ignore!

Posted by: Anonymous at January 16, 2010 02:48 PM