Skip to comments.Louisiana Purchase And Omaha Stakes (Nelson Sells Out)
Posted on 12/21/2009 6:24:17 PM PST by raptor22
Politics: Sen. Mary Landrieu was the new "Louisiana Purchase." Sen. Ben Nelson got the federal government to pick up his state's future Medicaid tab. Maybe we should just put Senate votes up on eBay.
Nelson, the 60th vote in the middle-of-the-night Senate party line vote on health care reform, will go down in American political history as the inventor of the permanent earmark.
His seemingly principled stand against including federal funding for abortion evaporated like the morning dew as he decided to take what was behind door No. 1.
The deal for Nelson includes special Medicaid funding for Nebraska, along with Vermont and Massachusetts, which has a special election to fill the seat of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy coming up in January. Under the Senate bill every state is equal, but some are more equal than others. The other states and their taxpayers that means you will pick up this tab.
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If it walks like a bribe, talks like a bribe, and quacks like a bribe, it’s a ... ?
Here’s a lovely opportunity to show Ben how you feel.
What do you mean by a “lock”?
I believe the Dems are so intoxicated on their “power” that they feel they can do whatever they want with reckless abandonment. That's what happens to “small ball” people.
Civil War II is coming in this country....in a street in your neighborhood.
She is a dumb blonde but this Judas Priest Nelson sold out the lives of babies for a few sheckels . He makes me not want to but actually vomit. When I saw him today I had to go shower. These idiots in Nebraska got their ass whipped by Texas Tech in their own bed room and you can see why. They SUCK. The whole damned state is not worth a anything.
Until they get rid of their Senators who expects the rest of the country to pay for medicare "Bribes/Deals" they are Freeloaders...Says noting of all the people in those state but speaks volumes about the majority of those voters...
Either I don’t understand a word you are saying, or you don’t understand a word you are saying.
Pay to play is alive and well in the US Senate.
I saw this on FoxNation and I think it fits..... “Cash for Cloture”
I think that fits Dodd, Nelson, Landreiu,....
well actually it’s pretty much the whole
democRAT administration because they’re all prostitutes
Well we might agree on having to shower after seeing Benedict Nelson, but as far as the whole state being worthless we may have to agree to disagree on that one.
Personally I would have preferred that Benedict buy some elevator shoes to overcome his little man issues, but he didn’t.
OK...In that sentence "a lock" was being used as a gambling slang meaning a "sure thing", "Sure bet",an inevitability.
How many other Senators got some nice pork and no flack for this bill?
Nelson is a pig, but he will be gone in November. Shane Osborne is going to take of that for us. The problem is that while he is getting a lot of deserved heat, other senators are bragging about how much pork they got and not getting any.
I suggest it is unconstitutional for me as a Missouri resident to be forced to pay Nebraska benefits.
How long will this take to get into court ?
Yes...and meaning that in the contest of top freeloader(as in gambling, winner take the bootie) NE and LA cannot be surpassed.
That is horseshit.
Right now, those states Senators are getting the most publicity, We still haven't what other deals where made. I image there will be more surprises awaiting.
That is horseshit.
For the first time, thanks to 24 hour news coverage and the internet we are seeing the ugly side of politics.
Fine, but there’s no “lock”. There’s no rock bottom. Someone will always sink lower.
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