Nelson not popular
I have talked with many people in the last week who are just as disgusted with Sen. Ben Nelson as I am. Nelson had the opportunity to stop the passage of the Obama health care plan, but he jumped into bed with Reid, Palosi and Obama.
Our health care definitely needs to be revised, but in a bipartisan way and not with last-minute deadlines where votes are gained by pure bribery.
Nelson sold Nebraska out and branded us as "the Cornhusker kickback," just as the senator from Louisiana was referred to as "the Louisiana Purchase."
I admire our governor, who is completely opposed to Nelson's action. I have always been told that politicians could be a little shady, but this vote was about as low as someone could go.
I have not had any confidence in Nelson since he was governor and got Nebraska out of the compact for the low-level nuclear facility and cost Nebraska electrical rate payers approximately $150 million.
Obama and his group certainly have the ability to spend money, but I question their accomplishments. By a 3 to 1 vote, Nebraska voters did not want the Obama health care plan as it was, but Nelson voted with them. Maybe it is time for Nelson to get another job!
Nelson is spending thousands of dollars on TV commercials to convince people he made the right decision. Is he too proud to admit he was wrong on his vote for the 2,000-plus page Obama bill?
We took a bus to Kansas City on New Year's Eve and not one person I visited with on the bus supported Nelson's vote. When Obama was elected, Mrs. Obama said that was the first time that she was proud to be an American. I love our country, but for the first time I am very concerned about the politicians that we have running our government.
I am a registered Independent who votes for the person, not the party. The majority of the people on the bus trip were senior citizens and to those of us on the bus, Ben Nelson was about as popular as cancer.