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The Chicago Way (W.H. Threatens Nelson with AFB Closure)
Investor's Business daily ^ | December 16, 2009 | IBD Editorial Staff

Posted on 12/16/2009 4:29:19 PM PST by raptor22

Politics: If the Democrats' stitched-together Frankenstein monster of health care reform gets the 60 votes to get through the Senate, it will have been done through an assortment of bribes and brass knuckles. (snip) Sen. Ben Nelson, a Nebraska Democrat, has also been critical of the buy-in and public option, but he has an additional issue about whatever comes out of the Senate not involving public funding of abortion in any way. Michael Goldfarb on the Weekly Standard blog quotes a Senate aide as saying the White House is now threatening to put Nebraska's Offutt Air Force Base on the base closure and realignment list if Nelson doesn't fall into line.

Offutt is the headquarters for the U.S. Strategic Command, successor to the Strategic Air Command. STRATCOM was situated in the middle of the country for strategic reasons. Offutt Air Force Base employs some 10,000 military and federal employees in southeast Nebraska. Its closure would be a major blow to the state's economy and would amount to playing politics with our national security.

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1 posted on 12/16/2009 4:29:21 PM PST by raptor22
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To: raptor22
...and would amount to playing politics with our national security.

I feel sorry for the people that think Obama will lose any sleep over this.

These people in the WH don't care about U.S. security.

2 posted on 12/16/2009 4:35:25 PM PST by raybbr (If you try to kiss your son on the head while he's running you WILL get a fat lip.)
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To: raptor22

It’s really messed up that Obama can do something like this in plain sight. Not that I expected anything else. That said, if I were Nelson, I’d take the chance. It’s the right thing to do, IMO.


3 posted on 12/16/2009 4:38:17 PM PST by Rodebrecht (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: Rodebrecht
The Generals would get a real kick out of this. OBummo could not even close the dog kennel at Offitt AFB. If this post is true, Obummo must be smoking some exotic weed.
4 posted on 12/16/2009 4:43:51 PM PST by BooBoo1000
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To: Rodebrecht
Barry couldn't do it. Period.
Empty threat, if true.
5 posted on 12/16/2009 4:44:11 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: raptor22

TIME TO GET THESE MF’S OUT OF HERE FOLKS


6 posted on 12/16/2009 4:46:03 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Agreed..this came from Rahm. I want 30 seconds alone with that POS. I would love to “Explain” the American Way versus the “Chicago Thug” way of government.


7 posted on 12/16/2009 4:51:44 PM PST by IrishPennant (If you can accept losing, you can't win. ~ Vince Lombardi)
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To: BooBoo1000; Eric in the Ozarks

I’m certain he doesn’t have the power to just close a military base. What I meant was his threatening the senator like some thug with nary a peep from the media or public.


8 posted on 12/16/2009 4:55:49 PM PST by Rodebrecht (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: raptor22

It is TREASON!!!!


9 posted on 12/16/2009 4:56:09 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: raptor22

I am very serious about this to everyone here. Keep praying sincerely for God to remove Obama from office ASAP, whatever way He decides to.


10 posted on 12/16/2009 5:27:32 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: raybbr
Sen Nelson, you are in a perfect position to stop this crap.

Go public right now, any state run media that will listen, Fox News, tons and tons of local advertisement explaining your position and the fact that Zero is using Offut as a political chip, etc....

I am from that area. People in Kansas, Iowa, South Dakota, Colorado know why Offut is there. Many have worked there.

Advertise this.........!!!!!

11 posted on 12/16/2009 5:55:35 PM PST by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: Rodebrecht

We only have to stall for another few months. Then this sh*t will be over.


12 posted on 12/16/2009 6:31:00 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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13 posted on 12/16/2009 6:40:48 PM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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Excerpt:

Politics: If the Democrats' stitched-together Frankenstein monster of health care reform gets the 60 votes to get through the Senate, it will have been done through an assortment of bribes and brass knuckles. (snip) Sen. Ben Nelson, a Nebraska Democrat, has also been critical of the buy-in and public option, but he has an additional issue about whatever comes out of the Senate not involving public funding of abortion in any way. Michael Goldfarb on the Weekly Standard blog quotes a Senate aide as saying the White House is now threatening to put Nebraska's Offutt Air Force Base on the base closure and realignment list if Nelson doesn't fall into line.

Offutt is the headquarters for the U.S. Strategic Command, successor to the Strategic Air Command. STRATCOM was situated in the middle of the country for strategic reasons. Offutt Air Force Base employs some 10,000 military and federal employees in southeast Nebraska. Its closure would be a major blow to the state's economy and would amount to playing politics with our national security...

14 posted on 12/16/2009 7:32:40 PM PST by nutmeg (Rush Limbaugh & Sarah Palin agree: NO third parties! Take back the GOP)
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To: raptor22

Elsewhere, today, the WH has called this “rumor” or “charge” untrue and ‘absurd’. I have no way of knowing, but it’s certainly not out of the question for Rahm Emanuel to say something like this “as an idea” in order to convey
how determined he was to get Nelson’s vote.It remains “just an idea” or an “empty threat”, right up to the moment it’s actually done. At this point, though the story’s only gotten minimal attention from the MSM (or none?), Nelson could safely go ahead and vote against the White House, then, if Orfutt gets put on the BARC list, it would be utterly incriminating to this White House, which, amazingly, STILL seems to think it can get away with this crap whenever they want to, with impunity.


15 posted on 12/16/2009 7:41:37 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: nutmeg
Its closure would be a major blow to the state's economy and would amount to playing politics with our national security... It's closure would also be a major blow to the security of the nation...
16 posted on 12/16/2009 8:01:46 PM PST by GOPJ (Journalists as BaghdadBobLite - Global Warming Scientists as ElmerGantry - what's happening?)
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To: nutmeg
What's next? Will dems threaten to blow up the Statue of Liberty if they don't get more support for this bill?
17 posted on 12/16/2009 8:06:10 PM PST by GOPJ (Journalists as BaghdadBobLite - Global Warming Scientists as ElmerGantry - what's happening?)
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To: raptor22
Its closure would be a major blow to the state's economy and would amount to playing politics with our national security.

bump to the top

18 posted on 12/16/2009 8:13:56 PM PST by GOPJ (Journalists as BaghdadBobLite - Global Warming Scientists as ElmerGantry - what's happening?)
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To: raptor22

Why isn;’t Nelson comingo ut in public and revealing this? He should be informing the public that he is being essentially threatened simpyl because he doesn’t agree with the president-


19 posted on 12/16/2009 8:19:49 PM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: raptor22
If discovered to be true, does this fall under "High Crimes and Misdemeanors"?
20 posted on 12/16/2009 9:24:40 PM PST by Art in Idaho
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To: raptor22; All
High crimes and misdemeanors is a phrase from Section 4 of Article Two of the United States Constitution: "The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors."

Obama's High Crimes and Misdemeanors Here

21 posted on 12/16/2009 9:31:06 PM PST by Art in Idaho
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To: BooBoo1000
“The Generals would get a real kick out of this. OBummo could not even close the dog kennel at Offitt AFB. If this post is true, Obummo must be smoking some exotic weed.

Being placed on the BRACC list does no mean much. It takes a couple years to gather the data, make the study, grind it through all the evaluation boards (strategic, tactical, logistical, roles, mission adinfintem) and then make a recommendation. Which then goes to another committee then to congress, Think years. Then the facility can be reinstated for national security.

Of course an executive could do it -shazam

22 posted on 12/17/2009 1:51:48 AM PST by dozer7 (Love many, trust few and always paddle your own canoe)
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To: raptor22; ex-Texan


23 posted on 12/17/2009 3:08:55 AM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never "free")
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To: Don Corleone

Again.


24 posted on 12/17/2009 4:53:10 AM PST by Josephat
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To: Secret Agent Man

I have been doing exactly that every day. Praying for divine intervention.


25 posted on 12/17/2009 4:58:14 AM PST by jersey117
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To: raybbr

This is TREASON on Hussein’s part and should be prosecuted as such.


26 posted on 12/17/2009 7:38:38 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: raptor22

bump to the top


27 posted on 12/17/2009 8:30:32 AM PST by GOPJ (Journalists as BaghdadBobLite - Global Warming Scientists as ElmerGantry - what's happening?)
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To: Rodebrecht
20 Republican Senators have demanded hearings on this threat from the executive branch.
28 posted on 12/17/2009 1:46:17 PM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons Against Fascism are ridicule, derision , and truth (.Member NRA))
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To: raptor22
Fine. Then watch Nebraska become a red state again, as it should be and truly is. Nelson chooses his constituents over the dummie in the WH; good for him. And the threat is just that: a threat. But get the word out anyway.
29 posted on 12/17/2009 2:30:59 PM PST by La Enchiladita (The debate over "healthcare" legislation is making me SICK.)
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