26 April, 2009

Shoulda Been a Con: Ben Nelson Edition

Can someone please remind Ben Nelson which party he joined?

Greg Sargent reports that centrist Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson (NE) -- who voted to confirm both Sam Alito and John Roberts -- will oppose Dawn Johnsen's nomination to lead the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel. Nelson says he opposes Johnsen, a noted legal scholar and outspoken critic of the Bush administration's torture program, because of her pro-choice views:

Senator Nelson is very concerned about the nomination of Dawn Johnson, based on her previous position as Counsel for NARAL. He believes that the Office of Legal Counsel is a position in which personal views can have an impact and is concerned about her outspoken pro-choice views on abortion.

When I first scanned this, I didn't catch the name, just the statement. I had to do a double-take when I saw the fucktard behind this choice bit of Con talking point obstructionism.

Ben, I hate to tell you this, but you're a Democrat, dear. You knew what the party platform was when you signed on. If you wanted to obstruct Presidential nominees because they support abortion, there's a minority party across the aisle that's much more in keeping with your views. To be clear, I'm not saying you can't be pro-life and a Dem, but for fuck's sake, the Office of Legal Counsel has nothing to do with abortion, you fuckwit. All you're doing is playing Con games.

What a mook.

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