"Any true conservative should shudder at Sen. Bill Nelson's record of being one of the most liberal members of Congress on economic policy. The Florida Democrat fancies himself a centrist, but his voting rercord instead demonstrates his shared belief with Barack Obama on alost every one of the President's most extreme political views. . . . Nelson campaigned in 2006 as a bipartisan problem solver, but has spent the past six years helping to create the biggest and most bloated and oppressive federal government in our nation's history. . . Nelson not only supported the unconstitutional $700 billion Wall Street bailout, but also refused to vote against additional TARP funds. Proving where his true political heart is, Nelson voted to confirm both of Obama's extreme left-wing Supreme Court nominees (Kagan and Sotomayor), marched in lockstep with Obama to confirm controversial Ben Bernanke as Fedeeral Reserve chairman, scandal-ridden Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of Health and Human Servies, radical Cass Sunstein as regulatory czar and Eric Holder, most infamous for the "Fast and Furious" scandal, as attorney general.
"Nelson has served only one term in the Senate, but has already occupied it far too long, having quickly transformed himself from a 'friend' of Floridians into a left-wing ideolog who would completely dismantle our free market economy given the power to do so. . . . Nelson's blatant disregard for the Constitution and disdain for free market economy is part of the problem in Washington. . . . We must retire Sen. Nelson on Tuesday, Nov. 6."
-- Excerpted from Freedom Works' 34-page critique of Nelson's Congressional record.
This is an ultra-grassroots, non-profit website established by five "regular Joes" to enlighten voters about the shameful voting practices of Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla). Nelson has been two-faced in representing Floridians in the Senate, revealing himself as the quintessential career politician more concerned about holding his seat than advancing the will of Floridians. Since launch on August 1, NixBillNelson.com has attracted more than 50,000 "hits," distributed 1,000 Nix Bill Nelson yard signs, addressed more than two dozen Tea Party and Republican groups, appeared on radio talk shows all across Florida, put up billboards in Orlando, Merritt Island, Tampa and Clearwater, run schedules of 30-second spots on several far-reaching Florida radio stations and even attracted modest coverage in several Florida papers and web sites. Challenger Connie Mack has publicly aknowleged that NixBillNelson.com has had an impact on the race and Nelson, when asked about the site at a fundraiser, said: "Yes, I'm aware of it and it is hurting." In public comments, Nelson promotes fiscal reform, but in action has voted in lockstep with radical Democrats to keep piling on deficit spending.
NELSON EVEN VOTED AGAINST such no-brainers as the Keystone Pipeline (with its 20,000 new jobs and decreased dependency on Mideast oil) and a Republican amendment that would have consolidated three overlapping federal agencies to save $20 billion. The latter appeared to have enough bi-partison Dem support to reach the 60-vote passage until a few Dems, including Nelson, went the other way because his party didn't want the GOP to get credit for a good move.
This website has been managed in good taste, declining objectionable language, allowing no anonymous posts, verifying facts and even giving Nelson the opportunity to respond to anything he regards as unfair or inaccurate. ALL FUNDING received has been spent on the yard signs, billboards and radio spots. Website editor Larry Guest (former Orlando Sentinel columnist) and helpers are all volunteers.