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Louisiana Purchase And Omaha Stakes (Nelson Sells Out)
Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 21, 2009 | IBD editorial staff

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut; US: Florida; US: Louisiana; US: Massachusetts; US: Nebraska; US: Vermont
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1 posted on 12/21/2009 6:24:17 PM PST by raptor22
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To: raptor22

If it walks like a bribe, talks like a bribe, and quacks like a bribe, it’s a ... ?


2 posted on 12/21/2009 6:25:48 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: raptor22
Instead of Red and Blue states we need a new map of payers and freeloader states...Louisiana and Nebraska have a lock on Freeloaders States.


3 posted on 12/21/2009 6:30:04 PM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: All

Here’s a lovely opportunity to show Ben how you feel.

http://www.givebentheboot.com/


4 posted on 12/21/2009 6:31:10 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: darkwing104

What do you mean by a “lock”?


5 posted on 12/21/2009 6:36:58 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: raptor22
This will go down as the lowest point in U.S. history in terms of a blatantly corrupt congress with absolutely no consideration of the country's future and absolutely no shame. May they all:
1. Suffer terribly as a party re their public political standing
2. Rot in hell

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.

6 posted on 12/21/2009 6:37:31 PM PST by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: ArmstedFragg

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.


7 posted on 12/21/2009 6:37:43 PM PST by catarac
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To: mamelukesabre
What do you mean by a “lock”?

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...


8 posted on 12/21/2009 6:43:07 PM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: darkwing104

Either I don’t understand a word you are saying, or you don’t understand a word you are saying.


9 posted on 12/21/2009 6:47:39 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: AlphaOneAlpha

Pay to play is alive and well in the US Senate.


10 posted on 12/21/2009 6:52:05 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: darkwing104

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
and pimps.


11 posted on 12/21/2009 6:52:46 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: catarac

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.


12 posted on 12/21/2009 6:54:39 PM PST by HurricaneD
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To: mamelukesabre
ther I don’t understand a word you are saying, or you don’t understand a word you are saying.

OK...In that sentence "a lock" was being used as a gambling slang meaning a "sure thing", "Sure bet",an inevitability.


13 posted on 12/21/2009 6:57:50 PM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: raptor22
Obama & Co and these Senators should be arrested and prosecuted for bribery.
14 posted on 12/21/2009 6:59:55 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: darkwing104

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.


15 posted on 12/21/2009 7:01:41 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: raptor22

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 ?


16 posted on 12/21/2009 7:02:39 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: darkwing104

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.


17 posted on 12/21/2009 7:05:10 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: redgolum
When the final bill is voted upon we will find out who the porkers are and what they got, I still don't know what deal Bill Nelson of Florida made...until then...


18 posted on 12/21/2009 7:07:10 PM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: mamelukesabre
Yes...and meaning that in the contest of top freeloader(as in gambling, winner take the bootie) NE and LA cannot be surpassed.

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.


19 posted on 12/21/2009 7:13:20 PM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: darkwing104

Fine, but there’s no “lock”. There’s no rock bottom. Someone will always sink lower.


20 posted on 12/21/2009 7:22:24 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: raptor22

Well I hope everyone NOW sees that ANY Dumocrat and I mean ANY, are lying, hold-out-for highest-price common whores. (Yeah I could have called them prostitutes, but thats to respectable.)


21 posted on 12/21/2009 7:23:09 PM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: mamelukesabre
Fine, but there’s no “lock”. There’s no rock bottom. Someone will always sink lower.

Now that is a sure bet...;-)


22 posted on 12/21/2009 7:24:52 PM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: freekitty
Obama & Co and these Senators should be arrested and prosecuted for bribery

Ali Baba and the Sixty Thieves.

23 posted on 12/21/2009 7:39:22 PM PST by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: raptor22

So when is Ben gonna hold his kickback “fundraiser” for the Dingy one, like Mary did?


24 posted on 12/21/2009 7:48:24 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:31 Behold, I am against you," O " you most proud, said the said the Lord GOD of hosts)
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To: raptor22
If I tried a similar pro quid pro in the work of my company, I would be out on my ass immediately. Why do these reprobates get away with this crap?
25 posted on 12/21/2009 8:07:52 PM PST by oyez ( damnant quod non intelligunt)
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To: Vinnie

Good one


26 posted on 12/21/2009 8:32:53 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: raptor22

I just notified Omaha Steaks that I would not buy any more of their products until Nebraska voted Ben Nelson out of office.

Hit ‘em in the pocketbook!


27 posted on 12/21/2009 8:44:12 PM PST by arjay (2010 Old blood out. New blood in.)
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To: raptor22

This is gonna require a shot across the bow in order for Congress to wake up and smell the coffee ...

A good start would be to go after the DEM Senators up for re-election in 2010, with good chances in Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania.


28 posted on 12/21/2009 9:24:19 PM PST by Lmo56
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To: oyez
If I tried a similar pro quid pro in the work of my company, I would be out on my ass immediately. Why do these reprobates get away with this crap?

If ANYONE walked into a Senator's office and dropped a wad of cash on the table in exchange for a vote and, if the Senator accepted - they would BOTH be commiting a felony ... Why not in this instance ???

29 posted on 12/21/2009 9:27:28 PM PST by Lmo56
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To: Lmo56

DamnifIknow.


30 posted on 12/21/2009 10:52:53 PM PST by oyez ( damnant quod non intelligunt)
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To: raptor22

Great foto here and a poll to Freep...http://nevadanewsandviews.com/


31 posted on 12/22/2009 6:11:23 AM PST by csmusaret (Pelosi and Reid have controlled Congress for two years. This is their recession.)
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To: raptor22



"Did we hear Jesus correctly? ... 'Woe to the politician who votes haphazardly on the eve of my birth. What grave error, what grave error'" --The Holy Innocents.
Pray for the end of abortion and for the death of the hellish-care bill.
32 posted on 12/22/2009 7:29:33 AM PST by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: raptor22
I hoped that Nelson would do the right thing and refuse to sign on to a bill that sooner or later will be used as a vehicle for abortion.

But instead, he sold his soul.

33 posted on 12/22/2009 9:46:48 AM PST by Dr. North
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