Reminds Nebraskans That Bob Kerrey Is To The Left Of Ben Nelson On Almost Every Issue
As former Nebraska Democrat Senator-turned-New York City resident Bob Kerrey contemplates moving back to the Cornhusker State after more than 10 years, the National Republican Senatorial Committee has unveiled a new web video reminding Nebraskans exactly where Mr. Kerrey stands on a wide variety of issues.
Nebraskans will quickly learn that Mr. Kerrey is actually far more liberal than Ben Nelson. Kerrey actually supports a more radical version of government-run healthcare, taxpayer funded abortions, cap-and-trade, and strongly opposes a balanced budget amendment.
“After living in New York City for 11 years, Nebraskans were probably surprised to see Bob Kerrey back in Nebraska telling them that he supports President Obama’s healthcare law and his job-killing cap-and-trade bill,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Jahan Wilcox. “Bob Kerrey is far more liberal than even Ben Nelson, but regardless of who the Democrats put forward in November, we fully expect Nebraskans will elect a fiscally-responsible Republican Senator.”
BOB KERREY SUPPORTS OBAMACARE
KERREY: “From My Standpoint, It Isn’t Just Because I Live In Greenwich Village Now – The Longer I Live Here, The Further To The Left I Get On Health Care.” (Bob Kerrey, Remarks At Tishman Auditorium, New York City, 9/16/09)
BOB KERREY SUPPORTS CAP-AND-TRADE
Kerrey Admitted That Climate Change Legislation Would Destroy Jobs, But He Believed It Was Possible To Create More Jobs Than It Destroyed “With The Right Investment Strategy.” KERREY: “So unless, in my view, it is framed in that kind of moral context, it’s very difficult to get into the economic development argument that you can create more jobs than are likely to be destroyed. I happen to believe that you can, with the right investment strategy. But I don’t think it rings the bell sufficiently given the current economic conditions to get people finally to say, ‘Damn the consequences, I’m going to vote yes.’” (Bob Kerrey, Remarks At Tishman Auditorium, New York City, 10/22/09)
BOB KERREY SUPPORTS TAXPAYER FUNDED ABORTIONS
If Elected President In 1992, Kerrey Vowed To Appoint Pro-Choice Supreme Court Justices, And Enact A Health Care Plan That Pays For Abortions. “[Kerrey] immediately ticked off his positions as though reading from an outline: legislate abortion rights, appoint pro-choice Supreme Court justices, enact a health care plan that pays for abortions, oppose parental notification.” (J. Jennings Moss, “Kerrey’s transformation,” The Washington Times, 2/3/92)
BOB KERREY OPPOSES A BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT
In 1994, Kerrey Said A Balanced Budget Amendment Would “Sully The Constitution.” KERREY: “Madam President, I rise today to express my opposition to Senate Joint Resolution 41, the balanced budget amendment. The amendment’s sponsors, I understand, believe in it sincerely, and I do genuinely salute their effort. Nevertheless, I have decided, as I have in the past, to continue to oppose this amendment. I do so, Madam President, because I believe in a balanced budget and I believe this proposal will sully the Constitution without actually achieving one.” (Sen. Bob Kerrey, Congressional Record, 3/1/94, p. S2098)
Kerrey Called The Balanced Budget Amendment “Bad Politics And Bad Economic Policy.” “Sen. Bob Kerrey, D-Neb., said Wednesday that a balanced-budget constitutional amendment, which he opposes, would affect the behavior of only 535 Americans: the ones in Congress. ‘I think it’s bad politics and bad economic policy,’ Kerrey said in a speech to the National Legislative Council of the American Association of Retired Persons.” (David C. Beeder, “Balanced Budget Plan Bad Idea, Kerrey Says,” Omaha World Herald, 2/1/95)