Wednesday, March 24, 2010

AG Bruning: Standing Up for Nebraska and Future Generations

Nebraskans can be proud of our attorney general, Jon Bruning, for his swift and decisive action in joining other state attorneys general in filing suit to stop the health care monstrosity signed into law yesterday by President Obama.

The lawsuit, which can be found here, rightly challenges this abuse of the U.S. Constitution and the legislative trashing of freedoms our forefathers fought for.

And we aren't the only ones appreciative of Attorney General Bruning's leadership. As demonstrated by his recent appearances on national news programs, he continues to gain national attention as a recognized leader among the nation's AGs, and a constitutional conservative destined for greater things.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Ben Nelson and Tom White--You Shall be Held Accountable

Sen. Nelson:

You are complicit in this health care vote. You had a chance to kill it. Instead, you cut a sleazy backroom deal that gave America the Cornhusker Kickback, a moniker that will go down in American political history right alongside Watergate and the Teapot Dome Scandal. Stick a fork in your political career, it's done.

Tom White, your decision to support the initial House version of the health care legislation (including the "public option") and the Senate version dooms your infant candidacy. You would be well advised to refocus on your career as a plaintiff's trial lawyer and revisit your candidacy in 2012. Keep running and you make Jim Esch look like a quality candidate.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Numero Uno Issue for 2010 Elections: Illegal Immigration?

This week, the Nebraska Democratic Party announced that it enthusiastically supports giving Nebraska taxpayer-funded benefits to illegal immigrants. This announcement falls on the heels of an announcement that the Congressional Hispanic Caucus will support the Democrat's health care legislation after receiving promises from the Obama Administration that it will pursue "comprehensive" immigration reform this year.

Simply put: Democrats have unilaterally decided to make illegal immigration a focal point in the 2010 elections.

Illegal immigration is a significant issue in Nebraska and represents a significant issue in health care reform. To quote a rural Nebraska physician who contacted me today, "I have personally surveyed many [of my Nebraska physician colleagues who] abhor the $40,000 SUVs that unload and come to our front desks and then sign in as Medicaid patients. They tell us they quit their jobs to get the "cheap insurance" (i.e., Medicaid, paid for by you and me) which has no copays."

So, Nebraska Democrats, it looks like there are some things we CAN agree upon.

1. There is an interrelationship between health care reform and illegal immigration.

2. Illegal immigration is an issue in the 2010 elections.

Since we are in agreement that illegal immigration is a legitimate issue, now is the time for your candidates to stand up and tell Nebraskans where they stand.

Democrat State Sen. Tom White, would you vote in favor or against LB 1110 in the Nebraska Legislature?

Democrat State Sen. Steve Lathrop, yea or nay?

Democrat State Sen. Annette Dubas? Democrat State Sen. Norm Wallman?

Time to stand up and be counted.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The News Gets Worse for Tom White & Ben Nelson

As this recent national survey demonstrates, an overwhelming percentage of Americans oppose the health care legislation supported by Sen. Ben Nelson and Democratic congressional candidate Tom White. Even worse, those voters who are undecided on what's called the "generic ballot test" (i.e., if the election were held today would you vote for the Democratic candidate or the Republican candidate?") are siding with Republicans in opposing this federal monstrosity.

Some of the highlights of the survey:

  • Twice as many undecided voters oppose the legislation than support it, with 60%
    opposing it and 45% strongly opposing it.

  • Over 65% of undecided voters say that the current bill should be scrapped, while only 20% say the current bill should be passed as soon as possible.

  • Only a quarter (25%) of undecided voters said they’d be more likely to vote for a candidate who voted for President Obama’s health care bill (that's you, Ben Nelson and Tom White), while a majority (51%) said they would be less likely to vote for a candidate who voted for the bill.

  • When reminded of the bill’s $400 billion in cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, over two thirds 69%) of undecided voters said they would be less likely to vote for a candidate who voted for the legislation. A majority (52%) are “much less likely.” Less than 10% are more likely to vote for a candidate who voted for the bill (Coming this fall to a television screen near you: Tom White Supported Cutting Medicare).

  • The “backroom deals” like Ben Nelson's Cornhusker Kickback that have characterized the Democrat deliberations in Congress make the legislation even less palatable to undecided voters. 77% of undecided voters say they would be less likely to vote for a candidate who made these sleazy backroom deals, while 67% say that they would be much less likely.

If you won't listen to Nebraskans now, rest assured you will in 2010 and 2012 when we vote.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tom White and Pelosi's Vote Count

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?