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Forum Post: Lies and Cold Shoulders from my current Senator and Senate candidates

Posted 11 years ago on Sept. 28, 2012, 3:41 p.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic (5827)
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Retiring Senator Ben Nelson, who was polite enough to actually talk with me, lied to my face about his voting record on the Patriot Act.

I was starting to ask him a question about his support of the Patriot Act and he interrupted me and said "I voted NO on the Patriot Act."

I was really thrown off. I couldn't believe he lied right to my face. He voted Yes and Yes again on all of the extensions, this is a fact. I couldn't believe his big lie. I'm waiting for a response from his office in regards to why he lied.

At least he talked to me I guess. Deb Fischer, a candidate running in the election wouldn't even look at me when I asked her some questions.

I couldn't find Bob Kerrey after the event to ask any questions. My questions for him would have been along the lines of preventing wars, ending wars, the patriot act, and proposing a minimum wage increase, etc.

I was pretty let down when I couldn't find Bob Kerrey to talk with. He did talk with people... I just missed him when I was trying to talk with Deb Fischer.

Now on to Deb Fischer's big lie... in the debate she said "This government doesn't have any plans in regards to Iran's nuclear program." This statement from her is a lie. My question to her that she would not answer was "Have you heard about HR 4310, a bill passed by the House of Representatives which includes regime change policies in Iran as well as a military option if their nuclear program cannot be stopped?" I waited for a response. Got none. Asked again "Mrs. Fischer would you please answer a question from a concerned Nebraskan voter?" No response. "Mrs. Fischer would you vote to start a war in Iran if that kind of legislation was presented to you? Mrs. Fischer... You talk about reducing big government. Do you plan on repealing the Patriot Act and making changes to the FISA bills to stop the massive spy network on American citizens?"

No response. Then she went into her car before I could ask more questions.



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[-] 5 points by beautifulworld (23789) 11 years ago

Trevor, could it be she is just a dolt, and really didn't know? She's a politician, you know.

Kudos to you for trying, though, and for shining a light on important issues. This country needs more young people like you.

[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 11 years ago

Thanks for the kind words! One person at a time we can make this a beautiful world!

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (23789) 11 years ago

Anytime. :)

[-] 2 points by ericweiss (575) 11 years ago

very disappointing!
and disgusting!
but as long as they are primarily responsible to their employers - the 1%
honesty & honor & the 99% will not be there
they don't need us, our support, or OUR MONEY


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[-] 0 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 11 years ago

That pretty much sums up this system. Fuck the people, and just leave em alone.

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