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Panicked Nelson backtracks on Medicare bribe
Patriot Room ^ | January 1, 2010 | Bill Dupray

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 McMaster’s 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. . . .

(Excerpt) Read more at patriotroom.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 111th; bennelson; bribe; fearfuldems; healthcare; ne2010; obamacare; vote

1 posted on 01/01/2010 2:16:33 PM PST by Bill Dupray
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To: Bill Dupray

Typical. He was for it before he was against it.


2 posted on 01/01/2010 2:20:18 PM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Bill Dupray

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.


3 posted on 01/01/2010 2:20:53 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Bill Dupray

The idiots could spare themselves a lot of grief if they actually listened to some real people.


4 posted on 01/01/2010 2:21:39 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: Bill Dupray

I think they need to depose Nelson, Obama and Axelrod to find out what was actually promised and threatened.


5 posted on 01/01/2010 2:23:08 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Bill Dupray

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.


6 posted on 01/01/2010 2:24:25 PM PST by tflabo
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To: Bill Dupray

Too little, too late, Buttboy.


7 posted on 01/01/2010 2:24:29 PM PST by pabianice
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To: Bill Dupray

I’ll call off the dogs.........Sic ‘em...go get ‘em boy...sic ‘em, sic ‘em.


8 posted on 01/01/2010 2:24:33 PM PST by donhunt (No one wants to see GMs new convertible, the Pelosi, with its top down!)
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To: Bill Dupray

Nelson like Bill Nelson of FL (D) is a POS.


9 posted on 01/01/2010 2:24:48 PM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
I always thought that this was the case but, it hasn't passed yet so it's difficult to understand what dynamics are really at play.

However, with the latest terrorism scare it hard to tell which way the wild pigs with stampede.

10 posted on 01/01/2010 2:25:56 PM PST by WHBates
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To: Bill Dupray

He shouldn’t be able to contact the AG’s that are going to SUE!


11 posted on 01/01/2010 2:26:11 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Frantzie

I’m curious if any of these fools were sober when they voted.


12 posted on 01/01/2010 2:27:32 PM PST by donhunt (No one wants to see GMs new convertible, the Pelosi, with its top down!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

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.


13 posted on 01/01/2010 2:27:37 PM PST by EEDUDE
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To: donhunt

Those ain’t the blue dogs gonna sic ‘em this time.
Time for the pit bull brigade biting Ben’s ho’ butt.


14 posted on 01/01/2010 2:28:28 PM PST by tflabo
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To: Bill Dupray

Nelson, typical demonRAT!.....out of office next election!


15 posted on 01/01/2010 2:30:48 PM PST by Doctor Don
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To: Bill Dupray
I hope somebody asks Rod Blagojevich for his opinion on what is happening with this vote-buying behavior from his fellow Democrats.

-PJ

16 posted on 01/01/2010 2:30:55 PM PST by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: Bill Dupray; All
Read the article. He's not backtracking at all. He's just trying to weasel out of repsonsibility for his greed. Basically, for those who don't want to read it, he says it wasn't his idea, it was a placeholder for other fixes to come later that would extend the same provisions to all states. Good grief!
17 posted on 01/01/2010 2:32:38 PM PST by foxfield (Sarah Palin, America's "girl next door".)
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To: Bill Dupray

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.


18 posted on 01/01/2010 2:34:08 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: Bill Dupray

Did Nelson run a poltical ad during the Nebraska football game? Any feedback on the results?


19 posted on 01/01/2010 2:36:35 PM PST by silverleaf (More folks were invited to the White House for Holiday parties than are being sent to Afghanistan)
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To: Bill Dupray
Senator Nelson told the attorney general that it was simply a ‘marker’ placed in the U.S. Senate version of the bill and assured the attorney general that it would be ‘fixed,’ says the memo.

Yeah, right. Hey SC AG, a Democratic Senator's words are worth nothing - keep up the lawsuit!! GO! GO!

And what happens if, uh oh, the marker doesn't get fixed?
20 posted on 01/01/2010 2:40:34 PM PST by RushingWater
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To: Brilliant

That’s right, and this is one of those occasions in which Repubs sometimes back down and act nice. No, not THIS time!


21 posted on 01/01/2010 2:42:42 PM PST by 1951Boomer
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To: Bill Dupray
Right after you rape the American People you want us to pretend it was consensual? Go f**k yourself Mr. Nelson.
22 posted on 01/01/2010 2:43:53 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3V3Ry71N' 084M4 D03z 83N3f17Z MU5l1mz. c01NC1d3nc3?)
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To: foxfield
...it was a placeholder for other fixes to come later that would extend the same provisions to all states.

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?

-PJ

23 posted on 01/01/2010 2:45:19 PM PST by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: Bill Dupray

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!


24 posted on 01/01/2010 2:51:21 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Bill Dupray
I don't care what he "panics" about, as long as it KILLS THE BILL!
25 posted on 01/01/2010 2:56:35 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Bill Dupray

I hope the vote is 13-0 against Nelson.


26 posted on 01/01/2010 3:29:48 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Political Junkie Too

Nelson will vote yes on cloture and no on the bill.


27 posted on 01/01/2010 3:32:15 PM PST by italianquaker (My bartender knew about the attempted Christmas attack before odumbo)
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To: Bill Dupray

Where there is smoke...

Perhaps those interested AG’s have started digging and Nelson has something to hide.


28 posted on 01/01/2010 3:39:33 PM PST by Dryman ("FREE THE LONG FORM!")
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To: italianquaker
Nelson knows that that will guarantee passage. He thinks it will give him cover, but the people of Nebraska don't want a NO vote, they wan't no VOTE if that's what it takes to stop it.

-PJ

29 posted on 01/01/2010 3:55:05 PM PST by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

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.


30 posted on 01/01/2010 4:15:52 PM PST by arthurus ("If you don't believI really hate to in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: Brilliant

They should certainly be deposed- in all its senses.


31 posted on 01/01/2010 4:17:02 PM PST by arthurus ("If you don't believI really hate to in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: Bill Dupray
Enemies of the Republic collector's card #16:
 The Nellie
32 posted on 01/01/2010 5:11:20 PM PST by Tawiskaro
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To: Tawiskaro

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.


33 posted on 01/01/2010 5:23:32 PM PST by Eleven Bravo 6 319thID
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34 posted on 01/01/2010 5:44:04 PM PST by narses ('in an odd way this is cheering news!'.)
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To: Bill Dupray

Do not trust any Democrat ever again who claims to be pro-life until he proves it.


35 posted on 01/01/2010 5:53:14 PM PST by ducdriver (judica me, Deus, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta. (Ps. 42))
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To: italianquaker

Won’t work. Nebraskans aren’t stupid. Nelson is toast. He badly miscalculated the magnitude of opposition against Obamacare.


36 posted on 01/01/2010 6:13:42 PM PST by mwl8787
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To: Bill Dupray

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.


37 posted on 01/01/2010 6:34:29 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Doctor Don
Nelson, typical demonRAT!.....out of office next election!

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.

38 posted on 01/02/2010 7:13:51 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (I am tired of being PC. It's time for torches, pitchforks, tar, feathers and GUNS.)
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To: Arrowhead1952
Unfortunately, the DUmmies in Austin will reelect him anyway.

Well the RATs will certainly vote for him, but the independents might not.

39 posted on 01/02/2010 7:17:35 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Deathcare...a solution desperately looking for a problem.)
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To: mwl8787
Nebraskans aren’t stupid. Nelson is toast.

Can't we all just refer to him now as "Has-Ben" Nelson?

40 posted on 01/02/2010 7:22:41 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Deathcare...a solution desperately looking for a problem.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
I know one fairly strong independent running against him and he is making an ad with Doggett’s quote. Then he asks:

“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.

41 posted on 01/02/2010 7:51:04 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (I am tired of being PC. It's time for torches, pitchforks, tar, feathers and GUNS.)
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