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In Search of Senator Johanns

Posted Wednesday, November 3, 2010, at 6:29 PM

I made a simple phone call today to Senator Mike Johanns' office in Washington DC. I had just two questions for the enthusiastic lady answering the phone.

"Is Senator Johanns a liberal, a moderate or a conservative, or something else?"

"Oh, he is a conservative," she quickly answered.

"Hey, that's great to know," I said. Then I asked, "Does the Senator favor the repeal of ObamaCare?"

Suddenly the enthusiasm was gone. "Uh, well, um, I am not, well, let me...um, I am not sure."


This question should be very easy for a "conservative" Senator from the Heartland.

Just to make sure that this was not some weird anomaly, I called Senator Johanns' Omaha office. By golly, the answer was almost identical, except there were a few more "ahs" and "ums", followed by this, "The Senator favors repealing the 1099 tax provision of the Health Care Bill."

Really? Thanks for nothing Senator.

Listen to me for just a minute Senator. I know I am not as brilliant as you Washington politicians, so forgive me if I use a crude example to explain my lowly self.

If you sprinkle perfume on dog crap, you don't end up with a bouquet Senator. It is still just dog crap.

The election yesterday was not a referendum on Republicans Senator. It was a stern rebuke of the Socialist agenda of Obama and his anti-American policies. Are you spending so much time near the dog crap that you do not notice that it stinks?

This is the problem that many have with Republicans Senator. You claim to be a conservative, yet when the bullet hits the bone, you flinch. And we don't need any more stinkin' flinchers.

This is why Republicans were booted from power just a few short months ago. Have you forgotten?

Senator, this may come as a shock to you, but "We the People" are sick and tired of the double talk, and fed up with the compromises. Oh, I know you voted against ObamaCare, but that was a safe vote, was it not? You knew that it was going to pass the Senate regardless of what you voted, so it was an easy "NO" vote.

But now, when the will of "We the People" has been clearly laid out, what do we get from you? "Ums" and "ahs".

Senator, the folks have given the Republicans a second chance here to do what is right. To defend the Constitution, and to fight the forces that are trying to drive our Republic into the ground.

There is no "three strikes and you're out." This is one strike and you're out. You may feel safe since you are not up for re-election until 2014, but I don't give a hoot about your political career. I care about the future my grandchildren will have. I care about the Constitution.

Remember Senator, George Bush said he was a conservative, and the Republicans were given a chance at power. What happened? You know what happened. They took that mandate and ruined it by acting like Democrats, spending money, creating entitlements and running up deficit spending.

Stop it! Please.

Let me give you another example of your RINO behavior. You have sponsored a bill to "Protect Unborn Children From Unnecessary Pain."

Excuse me while I puke.

So, it is okay to kill the babies, as long as we don't hurt them while they are being killed? Are you crazy?

And you wonder why the folks have a hard time trusting Republicans. It is because of this kind of nonsense Senator. Why not sponsor or support a personhood amendment?

Senator Nelson betrayed the people of Nebraska, and the unborn, with his hideous vote for ObamaCare, but none of us were really surprised. That is what Democrats politicians do. They will say whatever they need to say to get elected, then they go to Washington and vote like Socialists.

Conservatives, Senator, are suppose to have principles.

Conservatives stand for what is right, and they fight for what is right. If we lose, we lose..but we still fight for what is right.

If you do not support the repeal of the atrocious ObamaCare disaster, then you are no conservative, and I would appreciate it if you'd stop pretending that you are a conservative.

At least be honest with us. I know honesty is hard for a politician, but I am asking you to be a Statesman. We have enough freakin' politicians, and they are driving the country to ruin.

Man up Senator.

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perhaps if you lived in nebraska and were one of his constituants it would help. He does not represent you.

-- Posted by president obama on Wed, Nov 3, 2010, at 9:58 PM

Perhaps not bigdawg...but he does represent me...and I for one am very grateful for Sam to have taken the initiative of his query.

Sams point was dead-on regardless of consideration towards geographical boundry. Core principles don't need to be thought about, they are a part of your character. They are revealed during adversity and tell much about who you are. Johann's staff may not represent Johann's well for Sam's interview. But can we really take the chance that they do?

Well done Sam - well done.

-- Posted by Mickel on Wed, Nov 3, 2010, at 10:15 PM


Congratulations! You sound like Obama, you've learned your lessons from him well!

-- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Thu, Nov 4, 2010, at 8:54 AM

very good, Sam! i hope this will help ensure that important changes take place in Washington. thanks for all you do.

-- Posted by tiney56 on Thu, Nov 4, 2010, at 2:47 PM

Right on Sam!!!!! and why don't Johannes represent him?? Last I knew Sam was a constituent of Nebraska and has been... :) Myself,I'm so sick and tired of both parties...

-- Posted by orville on Thu, Nov 4, 2010, at 2:56 PM

P.S. good shot Ted....

-- Posted by orville on Thu, Nov 4, 2010, at 3:00 PM

I thought Sam said he resided in Oberlin, I think that is what bigdawg is talking about.

-- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Thu, Nov 4, 2010, at 3:19 PM

He lived in Obeyville at one time,yes....

-- Posted by orville on Thu, Nov 4, 2010, at 3:56 PM

WOW!! Must of hit a nerve.. Way to go my friend..

-- Posted by orville on Thu, Nov 4, 2010, at 11:20 PM

I had no idea who Michael Owen Johanna was because I'm not from Nebraska, so I looked him up on Wickipedia. He was a Democrat who had switched to Republican, this tells me he had learned to lie and bulls**t out the left side of his mouth and now has to lie and bulls**t out the right side.

I think as far as any politician having principles, there are very few out there.

-- Posted by Keda46 on Sun, Nov 7, 2010, at 1:21 AM

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