Skip to comments.Panicked Nelson backtracks on Medicare bribe
Posted on 01/01/2010 2:16:32 PM PST by Bill Dupray
Hmmm. He must have seen the polls. If this isn't a full retreat, I have never seen one.
Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) reached out Thursday evening to South Carolina GOP Attorney General Henry McMaster, the leader of a group of 13 Republican state attorneys general who are threatening to file suit against the Senate health care bill, and urged him to forgo any legal action, POLITICO has learned.
According to a copy of a memo sent by McMasters chief of staff to other GOP state attorneys general detailing the call, Nelson asked McMaster to call off the dogs, a reference to recent threats by the state AGs to file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a Medicaid provision in the bill that benefits Nebraska at the expense of other states. . . .
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Typical. He was for it before he was against it.
As an aside, Karl Denninger has an interesting take on the Senate Socialist Medicine bill.
He thinks that it has been deliberately written to be unconstitutional (the requirement of the citizenry to purchase health insurance). That the plan is to pass it, be sued, and have it the bill so stated that if the requirement of the citizenry is determined to be unconstitutional, that the federal government will have no choice but to offer the government option, thus cramming through the “socialist” aspect of this tyrannical effort much earlier.
The idiots could spare themselves a lot of grief if they actually listened to some real people.
I think they need to depose Nelson, Obama and Axelrod to find out what was actually promised and threatened.
Nelson better hope that Queen Nanners doesn’t shove this Senate Bill down our throats without further congressional review or this albatross will be shackled to hen Ben’s neck
as his legacy! He’s toast irregardless but to what shade of burnt remains to be seen.
Too little, too late, Buttboy.
I’ll call off the dogs.........Sic ‘em...go get ‘em boy...sic ‘em, sic ‘em.
Nelson like Bill Nelson of FL (D) is a POS.
However, with the latest terrorism scare it hard to tell which way the wild pigs with stampede.
He shouldn’t be able to contact the AG’s that are going to SUE!
I’m curious if any of these fools were sober when they voted.
Yep. It takes a real arrogant or just plain stupid SOB to do what he did.
I hope there is no escaping his fate by apologizing. The POS deserves to be tarred and feathered.
Those ain’t the blue dogs gonna sic ‘em this time.
Time for the pit bull brigade biting Ben’s ho’ butt.
Nelson, typical demonRAT!.....out of office next election!
Trust me, I did not act like a whore and sell my vote.
Your time is up and to those to whom you sold your vote do not even remember your name.
Shi* happen, and I guess it sucks to be you.
Did Nelson run a poltical ad during the Nebraska football game? Any feedback on the results?
That’s right, and this is one of those occasions in which Repubs sometimes back down and act nice. No, not THIS time!
So he's saying he was doing it for everyone, not just Nebraskans? He's saying that we just misunderstood because the other states were promised as future legislation for a vote today?
If Nelson's deal was that the other 49 states pay for Nebraska, then who is left to pay when the other 49 states get the same deal too?
The GOP and these GOP AGs CANNOT let up on this.
What ALL the Dems did was despicable and they need to be held to account.
We aren’t someone’s serfs.
We are free men and women.
And they are NOT our masters!
LET THE DOGS OUT!
I hope the vote is 13-0 against Nelson.
Nelson will vote yes on cloture and no on the bill.
Where there is smoke...
Perhaps those interested AG’s have started digging and Nelson has something to hide.
I hope there are people who understand legislatese who are studying this thing in each of its permutations so that we can be advised as to just what it contains when it comes up for that final vote that will send it to the President’s desk. The Senators don’t know what is in it. I suspect that whatever is finally “passed” and signed will be “found” later at the appropriate times to contain everything that the Left wanted in the first place and none of the “safeguards” that the A-Little-Less-Left thinks they have put into it.
They should certainly be deposed- in all its senses.
The real trick is to get these congressional idiots to believe that if they change their vote on the health care bill, they will be reelected in the next election. Of course, in reality, we intend to absolutely destroy every single politician who ever remotely thought about supporting any part of this legislation no matter what they subsequently do.
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Won’t work. Nebraskans aren’t stupid. Nelson is toast. He badly miscalculated the magnitude of opposition against Obamacare.
He showed that he was ready and willing to sell the lives of babies for a mess of pottage.
That cannot be forgotten or forgiven.
I wish the people in Lloyd Doggett's district would send him packing as well. He was bombarded with anti healthcare protests, but said something to the effect of: "I don't care what my constituents want. I will vote for it anyway". Unfortunately, the DUmmies in Austin will reelect him anyway.
Well the RATs will certainly vote for him, but the independents might not.
Can't we all just refer to him now as "Has-Ben" Nelson?
“Is this why you elect someone to congress”?
May be a very strong statement against Doggett. I know a lot of dissatisfied people who are sick of him.
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