Letter to the Editor

Nelson not popular

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Dear Editor,

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.

Lloyd Ramsey,

Broken Bow

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  • History is full of people not diong whats popular but doing whats right.

    -- Posted by president obama on Wed, Jan 20, 2010, at 12:47 PM
  • To bad that wasn't the case here!

    -- Posted by remington81 on Wed, Jan 20, 2010, at 3:16 PM
  • bigdawg, Great Bark. You are so absolutely correct it takes the words right out of my mouth, but much more concisely. HooooRaaaahh for you !!

    Senator Ben, I am sure, did what he thought right for Nebraska, and the Nation. Not in my eyes, but in his. I hope he sees that We the People, of Nebraska, are very upset with what we consider his error.

    I have long felt that our Congressional representatives, House, and Senate, were elected to administer the Will of (all) the People, over the entire Nation, but always as dictated by the State, or portion-of, by Majority consensus.

    How about, we all forget who goofed, and who won, and who lost, for a change, and demand that 'Sanity' be regained in our State, and in our National Administration, of the People, by the People, and for the People (their Representative there-of representing their People, without wavering, nor flinching, nor Bribe, nor Pork/earmarking. In short: Honesty, Honor, Holy (under the inspiration of God).

    Put GOD back in our consideration, and administration. (that little dot indicates: "PERIOD") I am not saying that the Christian Church run the show, but Inspire the Show. (IMO, it may be too late, but we should try)

    Enough said by me, except to say that the time is shortly coming when those of Faith will disappear, and those that follow put to death, for their Faith in Messiah, Jesus. If you do not have an ongoing relationship with our Lord, and God, Jesus/Emanuel, the quaking in Tahiti will look like ripples in the water, to those people in the Great Tribulation. Ponder, Please.

    In His Service. Arley

    -- Posted by Navyblue on Wed, Jan 20, 2010, at 5:48 PM
  • Um, do you mean Haiti?

    -- Posted by mefriesen on Thu, Jan 21, 2010, at 3:37 PM
  • So you want a Theocracy like they have in Iran?

    Yet another voter who thinks voting for individuals will work. It makes no difference they will toe the party line you have to look to the party agenda to know what you will get with a politician.

    -- Posted by Chaco1 on Fri, Jan 22, 2010, at 11:34 AM
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