Wonderful news today as Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska announces that he will retire and not seek re-election in 2012. His decision was probably best for everyone involved.
Nelson became derided as one of Americas most hated political figures after he became the vote that flipped and gave the Democrats the magical number to pass Obamacare.
In order to secure his vote, the Democrats used all types of bribery...eventually offering him the biggest bribe ever in Congressional history.
Democratic Senators wanted Obamacare to pass so badly they eventually offered to make all medical costs free for people in Nebraska. It was the honey that Nelson could not resist.
Even some Democrats in Nebraska were offended by this act of public corruption, and Nelson was facing declining chances of being re-elected, anyway.
This gives the Republicans a dominating chance to take this seat and help win back the Senate to Republican control.
As a side note, if I am elected to Congress this fall, I intend to act with fellow House Republicans to launch an investigation into the Cornhusker Kickback. If necessary, I intend to see some of my fellow Congressman arrested and jailed for their involvement with this act of bribery involving public funds.
Senator Nelson and Senator Landrieu need to spend time in a jail cell to discourage this type of political corruption in the future.