Well, we will help Joe out by following up on Senator Nelson’s recent “defense” of his infamous Cornhusker Kickback.
“…this so-called ‘Cornhusker Kickback’, let me explain what that was all about…”
He then goes on about unfunded mandates and blah blah blah blah.
Lest we forget, let us focus on what pissed people off about the the Cornhusker Kickback. And to do that, we will go to the half hour Nelson had with Greta Van Susteren to defend himself:
Greta: “When was the first time you heard…that Nebraska would get … a $100 million provision?”
Nelson: “Probably during the discussions on how we would get an opt-out.”
Greta: “Who came up with the idea that $100 million would go to Nebraska? Was that your idea?
Nelson: I think it was the idea — someone’s idea to put it in.
Nelson: There were various people involved at various times.”
Greta: “Is (Majority Leader) Senator Harry Reid wrong when he says you wanted this (the Cornhusker Kickback), that you got it for yourself?”
Nelson: “I don’t know what he means by ‘got it for myself'”.
Greta: “Whose idea was it for the $100 million? … By whom?”
Nelson: “I didn’t draw the bill so I don’t know the answer.”
Just so we remember, it was all about the $100 million that got set-aside for Nebraska.
So, look at it this way: Nelson has gotten hammered like no other time in his political lifetime on the Cornhusker Kickback. Yet, Nelson claims he doesn’t know who put in the Cornhusker Kickback provision.
So doncha think…doncha think… that if Nelson REALLY DIDN’T KNOW who was responsible for his potential political downfall, he’d be screaming to the high heavens that it wasn’t him, and dammit, he was going to find out who it was, and when he did find out there’d be hell to pay?
In other words, Nelson is out on the golf course instead of looking for the real killers.
Hey, he brought this up, not us.
Speaking of looking for the real killers, note that Democrat Gubernatorial candidate Mark Lakers is still promising that he’ll fix that minor little snafu of a couple hundred thousand dollars in pledges that he
lied about mistakenly placed on his campaign finance reports.
Lakers told 10/11 last week:
“If there are errors in the report, we’re going to make the allowed amendment to the reports…we now have a full staff…”
Well Mr. Lakers, that was THREE WEEKS AGO when this all broke.
Good thing there’s not a oil pipeline gushing up under your campaign office. Lord knows when you’d plan on fixing that…
Congressman Lee Terry is asking again for his opponent, Democrat state Senator Tom White, to give his position on a recent vote in Congress.
Terry voted against HR 4213 that provides additional spending for a number of programs and raises taxes on businesses and entrepreneurs.
Terry’s position was that while there were some good provisions in the bill, it simply added $54 billion onto the national debt.
And said Terry, as quoted by the New York Times, “This is not a time to raise taxes on investments in business. That’s a sure way to kill jobs.”
The question: How would Tom White have voted?
And really, shouldn’t the MSM require that White — or anyone challenging an incumbent — tell them how he would have voted on every bill that comes down the pike? Aren’t we supposed to be comparing the two candidate? Then White should be on the record.
And it’s not like there isn’t plenty of staff to assist on that at the DNC, DCCC or where ever else he wants to get his info.
These two candidates have major differences — particularly on how they support the Democrat agenda in Congress. It’s time that the Democrat candidate take a stand and let the voters know.
(Oh wait, that might let the cat out of the bag, huh?)