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Lincoln Rally last night -- report and something special I wrote for the occasion

A former member
Post #: 14
Approximately 100 people attended the rally last night in front of Nelson's Haymarket office here in Lincoln.

Here's the World Herald's report on the rally:­

By the way, we left a "For Sale" sign on Nelson's office door.

And I wanted to share the text of the remarks I made at the rally. I thought you guys would enjoy it.


Every Husker
in Huskerville
Liked their liberty a lot

But Nelson
who lived just north of Huskerville,
Did NOT!

Nelson hated freedom, no matter the season!
Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason.
It could be his head wasn't screwed on just right.
It could be, perhaps, his knowledge of history was light.
But I think the most likely reason of all
May have been that his principles were two sizes too small.

Whatever the reason,
His ethics or his views,
He stood there on Christmas Eve, wondering what to do.
Staring down from his seat up on Capitol Hill
At the mountainous pages of the Senate Health bill,
He knew every Husker in Huskerville below
Was busy now, hanging wreaths of mistletoe.
“And they're hanging their stockings!” he snarled with a sneer.
“Tomorrow is Christmas! It's practically here!”
Then he growled, with his fingers nervously tapping,
“I MUST find some way to catch Huskerville napping!”

Then he got an idea! An awful idea!
Nelson got a wonderful, awful idea!
“I know just what to do!” Nelson laughed in his throat.
And he made a quick Santy Claus hat and a coat.
And he chuckled, and clucked, “What a great trick!
“With this coat and this hat, I look just like Saint Nick!”
“All I need is some pork and some way to haul it . . .”
“Any Husker would trade his freedom for his wallet.”
Senator Nelson looked around.
But, stimulus funds had been spent, no pork could be found.
Did that stop Senator Nelson? No! Nelson just said,
“If stimulus won't fund it, I'll use other states' taxpayers instead.”

He turned on the charm
And went to the press
Saying, “I can't support it.
“The Senate Health bill's a mess.
“I don't like the proposed Medicare cuts,
“And, of course, I'm concerned about cost,
“But public funding for abortion
“Is where my vote is lost.”

All their windows were dark. Quiet snow filled the air.
All the Huskers were all dreaming sweet dreams without care
When Nelson arrived at Harry Reid's Senate lair.
“This is stop number one,” Senator Nelson hissed.
And he rapped on the door, carrying his personal wish list.

Nelson stated his price as cool as could be.
If Landrieu could do it, he thought, then so could he.
He paused only once, for a moment or two.
But decided selling his vote was the right thing to do.
Though the Huskers had trusted him to protect the unborn
He KNEW the pork he delivered would save him from scorn.

On Saturday morning before Huskerville woke,
Nelson announced his support for the health bill was no joke.
Even though it did not include the Stupak amendment,
He said the words he put in expressed the same sentiment.
And he pointed to other language contained in the measure
Making other States pay our Medicaid bills with their treasure.

Then Nelson slithered and slunk, with a smile most unpleasant,
Telling Huskers he'd gotten them a great Christmas present.
But the majority of Huskers thought he was soft in the head,
And told him they'd prefer to keep their freedom instead
Even if that meant that their wallets were flat.
And the Huskers prepared to hand Nelson his hat.

But, you know, Ben Nelson was so smart and so slick
He thought up a lie, and he thought it up quick!
“Why, my fellow Huskers,” the fake Santy Claus lied,
“I only told Harry Reid our Medicaid cost was too high.
“I didn't participate in how it was fixed.”
But Huskers aren't buying any excuse for his tricks.

There is a noise on the Plains Ben Nelson simply must hear.
He should pause for a second and put his hand to his ear.
And he'll hear a sound rising over the snow.
It started in low, but it's beginning to grow.
Huskers are tired of his wheeling and dealing
They call this health care bill political stealing.

It's a theft of our money and physical well-being
But more important than that, for the first time, we're seeing
The government telling us what we must buy
And making decisions as to who lives and who dies.
If Nelson won't derail this threat to our freedom
We'll do all in our power to insure we unseat him.

Michael P.
Group Organizer
Council Bluffs, IA
Post #: 1,127
Very creative Linda. Interesting that the OWH article gave the contact info for the writer. THis would be a golden opportunity to ask why he would write such a partisan piece. He went out of his way to portray Grassroots as rednecks, while adding a comment from a farmer that has been fooled into believing the Republicans did not offer any alternatives. Truth be told, the Democrats have completely shut the Republicans out, voted down every GOP amendment along party lines while claiming the GOP was partisan, and made deals and wrote all the laws behind closed doors. Obviously this writer has fallen fool to the OFA propaganda, and should probably look for a line of work that doesn't require a fair and balanced objective.
Richard E.
Plattsmouth, NE
Post #: 402
Thank you Linda. Cut and pasted!
Omaha, NE
Post #: 554

Lincoln, NE
Post #: 256
I checked out Nelson's Lincoln office this afternoon, the "For Sale" sign was gone from his front door. There was at least one staff person in his office, so I'm sure they found that sign when they came in this morning. Ha ha ha......biggrin
Autumn F. C.
user 9062845
Omaha, NE
Post #: 126
Linda, this is truly clever. You should get this out to as wide an audience as possible (I'm sending it on to most of my friends). I wonder if you could continue the theme - Valentine's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, all with holiday-appropriate poems altered for the occasion.... You really did a great job!
Vi H.
user 10009885
Omaha, NE
Post #: 4
Linda, This is great and so appropriate for the season and the reason. I commend all who were there to support the 912-Nebraska values right before the holiday. I will send it on to my family and friends. We do need to get Senator Ben Nelson out of office in 2012. He probably thinks it's time that he retires anyway, so maybe that is why he sold us out. Hopefully, maybe NE will make it so uncomfortable for him to remain in NE that maybe he will move to CA and take his money to help them out of bankruptcy. Good riddance Ben.
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