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…and sucks Claire McCaskill (D – Missouri) in with him.

As the incomparable Digby wryly observes:

…It is after all, written into the Democratic Party bylaws that conservative Democratic Senators must put the new Dem president in his place and make sure that no one in the country ever get the idea that he is really in charge…

Influential Senate Dem Questions Party Support for Stimulus Bill

Sen. Ben Nelson told FOX News he is unsure how many Democrats will support President Obama’s $819 billion economic stimulus bill.

By Trish Turner


Friday, January 30, 2009

An influential Senate Democrat said Friday that it’s unclear whether President Obama’s $819 economic stimulus bill will win enough support to pass in the Senate.

“I don’t even know how many Democrats will vote for it, as it stands today,” Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., told FOX News…

Okay, here’s a new rule for Democrats – you can’t participate in an exercise which allows someone to go on the air at the propaganda arm of the rnc (the Faux News Channel) and trash a Democratic president’s economic stimulus plan when you voted for a republican president’s bailout of their Wall Street buddies.

Shame on you Claire McCaskill for helping to provide this fodder to right wingnuts. If you were going to attend the meeting (not a problem) you should have at least elicited a promise that your blowhard colleague wouldn’t go directly from the meeting to spout off for Roger Ailes’ propaganda network.

So much for working behind the scenes.

Uh, you do know that Ike Skelton (D – MO4) voted for the House version, right?