But there will be no justice, there will be no government of the people, by the people, and for the people, as long as the government and its officials permit bribery in any form.
~ John Jay Hooker
Senator Ben Nelson, of Cornhusker Kickback fame,* is retiring from the Senate. What great news!!
But, first, some background info. Three years ago, Judy [sic wife] asked me if I would mind not being in NY in September. After 48 years of marriage, those means – Where are we going in September?
She had joined a “Doctor’s Group ” (2000 members) to go to Wash. DC and “fight” this new bill – “OBAMACARE”!
The rest is history!
Going to DC many times, meeting Senators and Congressmen, the phone calls, faxes, the meetings, the emails, – etc, etc. were in vain once Sen. Ben Nelson, Democrat from Nebraska, changed his vote, after Obama promised him millions of dollars of federal grants (BRIBES!!), and Nelson cast the deciding vote FOR Obamacare!!
I was devastated by this blatant act of hypocrisy and self-serving greed!!
But, my faith in the American people (yes, even Democrats!! ) is unwavering and secure!! When the Senator returned home, instead of finding a constituency who “adored” the “pork-barrel” money he had obtained for his State, he found a ground swell of criticism and embarrassment from the good people of Nebraska!!
He’s NOT running for reelection to spend time with family, to pursue other interests, etc, etc (YEA, RIGHT!!). We KNOW it was not only because he COULD NOT get reelected, but also because rumors had it that there was even going to be a Democratic primary fight!
We have the following:
1- there is now a much greater chance for us to regain control of the Senate, and, probably more importantly,
2- my faith in the American People has been partially restored! When faced with an immoral, hypocritical politician, ALL Americans, (yes, it’s hard for me to say it, EVEN SOME DEMOCRATS!!) will DO THE RIGHT THING!! It gives me faith, that there is hope that in November, the American people will vote to save our country!!
*The Nebraska Compromise, aka the Cornhusker Kickback, was a backroom deal in which Ben Nelson sold out his vote for Obamacare in exchange for a promise from the federal government to pick up the extra cost in Medicaid that Nebraska would have under Obamacare, leaving the other states to pick up Nebraskak’s costs as well as their own.