As Democrats in Washington work furiously twisting arms and handing out taxpayer-funded goodies (e.g., Ben Nelson's Cornhusker Kickback) to get enough votes to advance their health care experiment, we are once again reminded just how important Nebraska's Second District race is this fall.
On one hand you have Congressman Lee Terry, who has supported meaningful, incremental health care reform that doesn't involve a government takeover of 1/6 of our economy. Time and time again Lee Terry has served as a responsible check-and-balance on the radical Pelosi agenda.
On the other hand you have state senator Tom White. White, an arrogant partisan Democrat, supports whatever version the national Democrats tell him to support, even going so far as to say he would have voted for the public option. Like his fellow Democrat Ben Nelson, he has chosen to blindly follow his partisan leaders and ignore the wishes of the vast majority of Nebraskans who oppose this horrendous legislation.
The question many Nebraskans will be asking themselves this fall when it comes time to vote is this: Which candidate consistently opposed a government takeover of our health care system, and which candidate promised to aid and abet Speaker Nancy Pelosi and enthusiastically supported a radical leap towards socialized medicine in America?