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Ben Nelson to Henry McMaster: 'Call off the dogs'
Politico ^ | January 1, 2010 | ALEX ISENSTADT

Posted on 01/01/2010 1:38:39 PM PST by maggief

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.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Nebraska; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 111th; bennelson; bhohealthcare; lawsuit; mcmaster
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1 posted on 01/01/2010 1:38:39 PM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Bring on the dogs!


2 posted on 01/01/2010 1:40:32 PM PST by prairiebreeze
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Stop your foolish meddling, Nelson. Stay out of it. You blew it. You coulda been a contender.


3 posted on 01/01/2010 1:40:54 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: maggief

HMMM. Lets say he drops that “deal” then what? He voted yes for nothin, Im not sure that isnt worse.


4 posted on 01/01/2010 1:41:12 PM PST by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: maggief

Call off the dogs? We’re just getting started, bozo. I hope the dogs are doberman’s as well, so they tear up the traitors to the american people real well. The real test will come with the upcoming elections, then we’ll see if there’s more “bite” vs. the bark to the citizen’s ire.


5 posted on 01/01/2010 1:41:32 PM PST by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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To: maggief

Bring those dogs on and file the lawsuits.


6 posted on 01/01/2010 1:41:59 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: maggief

“call off the dogs”

So, he was asking politely, eh...FUBN


7 posted on 01/01/2010 1:42:18 PM PST by jessduntno ("The system is working just as it should..." - Jan "The Man" Napolitano)
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To: maggief

Sorry Bennie! You are toast! “Who Let The Dogs Out! Woof! Woof! Woof!”


8 posted on 01/01/2010 1:42:26 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Remember in November! Throw all of the bums out!)
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To: maggief

And why would he do that? I don’t think the letter actually went far enough.


9 posted on 01/01/2010 1:42:28 PM PST by WHBates
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To: maggief



10 posted on 01/01/2010 1:42:49 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: maggief

Unleash the dogs of war.


11 posted on 01/01/2010 1:42:52 PM PST by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: maggief

You have to be a disgustingy detached and arrogant poltician to tell an Attorney General to not do their job to check the constitutionality of something.

Listen Democrats...you have forever sunk to lows you will never escapefrom. You think you’re above the law,the constitution and the people. I will always resent the hell out of you liberals who have been busy destroying the fabric of this great nation. I will also be so ery happy when I retire from the military so I can run, effectively, against you where ever I can and set you back 100 years.


12 posted on 01/01/2010 1:43:25 PM PST by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: maggief

Sen. Ben Nelson wants them to call of the dogs, he shouldn’t have put on his Milk Bone suit...


13 posted on 01/01/2010 1:43:30 PM PST by jessduntno ("The system is working just as it should..." - Jan "The Man" Napolitano)
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To: maggief

He can say what he wants. I for one am happy he is unhappy at the AG’s oversight and threat of lawsuit. The states have every right to investigate this, and other states have the right to file lawsuits over the constitutionality of this bill.


14 posted on 01/01/2010 1:44:12 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: maggief

15 posted on 01/01/2010 1:44:24 PM PST by Raycpa
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Nelson blew it by thinking that his little Medicare avoidance would be challenged. Who was it? Did Reid say, "hey vote our way and your State won't have to pay a dime?". Sure. It doesn't work that way. Nelson and Reid should've had the brains to realize that.

Bring on the legal challenges. Big surprise, Nelson.

16 posted on 01/01/2010 1:44:31 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: GoCards
Yeah, kind of difficult to put that genie back in the bottle. That vote can't be retracted and because of it they only needed 51 votes to pass the bill.

I hope the stupid btard chokes on his vote for the rest of his miserable life.
17 posted on 01/01/2010 1:44:35 PM PST by Sudetenland (Slow to anger but terrible in vengence...such is the character of the American people.)
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To: maggief

Give it a rest Nelson, you phony. You sold out for a big time payoff and you (and WE) know it. Who do you think you’re kidding? What the senate has done is thoroughly unconstitutional. Of course, never having READ the document, you wouldn’t KNOW that!


18 posted on 01/01/2010 1:44:44 PM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: maggief

They should prosecute with extreme prejudice. Nelson could end this by changing his vote. While we’re at it I’d love to see every crooked deal used to pass this POS exposed to the light of day.


19 posted on 01/01/2010 1:45:00 PM PST by YankeeReb (Pray for 0bama Psalm 109:8 ; May his days be short. May another take his office.)
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To: SandRat

20 posted on 01/01/2010 1:45:01 PM PST by maggief
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To: maggief
Why?
Because you are afraid you my have done something UNCONSTITUTIONAL???????????

The question is will the lizard king be able to appoint another RAT to SCOTUS before it winds up in their laps.

21 posted on 01/01/2010 1:45:11 PM PST by pietraynor (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. Ronald Reagan)
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To: maggief

McMaster should publicly tell Nelson, “Go @$%@ yourself, Ben”


22 posted on 01/01/2010 1:45:13 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: maggief

Not a chance you frigging whore


23 posted on 01/01/2010 1:45:19 PM PST by clamper1797 (Would you hold my hand ... If I saw you in heaven ... to my angel in heaven)
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To: maggief

“Chopper, sic balls !”


24 posted on 01/01/2010 1:45:31 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: maggief

25 posted on 01/01/2010 1:46:11 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3V3Ry71N' 084M4 D03z 83N3f17Z MU5l1mz. c01NC1d3nc3?)
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To: GoCards

Unless B. Nelson is saying call of the dogs, I wont vote for cloture on the conference bill.


26 posted on 01/01/2010 1:46:49 PM PST by JLS (Democrats: People who wont even let you enjoy an unseasonably warm winter day)
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To: maggief

Well AGs I’m sure like being reffed to as a pack of DOGS.

But once the hunting dogs are loose they search until they find the prey.


27 posted on 01/01/2010 1:46:58 PM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: maggief
Enemies of the Republic collector's card #16:
 The Nellie
28 posted on 01/01/2010 1:47:39 PM PST by Tawiskaro
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To: Marty62

referred (sorry)


29 posted on 01/01/2010 1:47:43 PM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: maggief
Attack, attack, attack, and, when in doubt, attack again — Patton


30 posted on 01/01/2010 1:48:08 PM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: maggief

harry reid definitely screwed the pooch on the nelson payoff. this could sink the whole monstrous bill.


31 posted on 01/01/2010 1:48:08 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: maggief

Slings and Arrows to Nelson: ESAD, man-whore.


32 posted on 01/01/2010 1:49:24 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("The solution to every ill is a cat." --TheOldLady)
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To: maggief
all added expenses from expanding Medicaid to cover the uninsured in Nebraska starting in 2017 would be borne by the federal government forever, not split with the state as they are now.

Going after this backdoor deal should kill this whole thing. If you have to add everything you expected the states to pick up it should be a deal breaker.

33 posted on 01/01/2010 1:49:26 PM PST by Recon Dad ( USMC SSgt Patrick O - 3rd Afghanistan Deployment - Day 72)
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To: maggief
The document goes on to say: “Senator Nelson said it would be ‘fixed’ by extending the Cornhusker Kickback (100% federal payment) on Medicaid to every state.

And the Dims would still claim Obamacare would not increase the deficit, with all their lies and creative accounting.

34 posted on 01/01/2010 1:50:53 PM PST by Will88
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To: prairiebreeze

Rottweilers. BIG ones!


35 posted on 01/01/2010 1:50:53 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Lawgvr1955
"Unleash the dogs of war."



36 posted on 01/01/2010 1:50:57 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: JohnBrowdie
"harry reid definitely screwed the pooch on the nelson payoff. this could sink the whole monstrous bill."

Yep. Show what a rookie Clown Reid is. By telling Nelson that Nebraska wouldn't have to pay a dime, maybe he thought the other 49 States wouldn't notice.

Reid is an absolute fool and now Nelson is too. Putzes.

37 posted on 01/01/2010 1:51:38 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: maggief
Hey,Ben....you're not talking to John McLame here...you're dealing with *real* Republicans.We're gonna do whatever it takes to defeat this piece of swill...and then we're gonna do everything we can to ensure that you're unemployed a year from today!
38 posted on 01/01/2010 1:51:48 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: maggief

Who Let The DOGS OUT


39 posted on 01/01/2010 1:53:37 PM PST by PoloSec (Note to Princess B H Obama: May PISS be Upon Mohammads Head...You Pervert)
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To: maggief

Nelson needs to watch who he’s calling “dogs”.


40 posted on 01/01/2010 1:53:39 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Lawgvr1955

Marcus Antonius:
And Caesar’s spirit, raging for revenge,
With Ate by his side come hot from hell,
Shall in these confines with a monarch’s voice
Cry “Havoc!” and let slip the dogs of war,
That this foul deed shall smell above the earth
With carrion men, groaning for burial.
Julius Caesar Act 3, scene 1, 270–275


41 posted on 01/01/2010 1:55:10 PM PST by dcwusmc (We need to make government so small that it can be drowned in a bathtub. III OK)
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To: Psycho_Bunny; clamper1797; fieldmarshaldj

Excellent - love the blood-warming FU’s to this overflowing toilet of a senator.

Is that real hair on this guy’s head or a rug a la Jim Trafficant?


42 posted on 01/01/2010 1:55:46 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Never bring a snowball to a gun fight.)
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To: Sudetenland

My little opinion is that he was just needing an excuse to vote for this and he figured the people of his state would go along with the sale....and you’re right, now it doesn’t matter, the deed is done.


43 posted on 01/01/2010 1:56:06 PM PST by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: ICE-FLYER
You have to be a disgustingy detached and arrogant poltician to tell an Attorney General to not do their job to check the constitutionality of something.Excellent point.
44 posted on 01/01/2010 1:56:32 PM PST by FrdmLvr ("The people will believe what the media tells them they believe." Orwell)
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To: ICE-FLYER

and he further reveals his arrogance by asking people to put their convictions and beliefs aside and “call off the dogs” so HE can get what HE wants- not what his constituents want...


45 posted on 01/01/2010 1:58:18 PM PST by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: maggief

The document goes on to say: “Senator Nelson said it would be ‘fixed’ by extending the Cornhusker Kickback (100% federal payment) on Medicaid to every state.”

_______________________________________________

Do they really have no idea who has to pay for all of this whether or not a “state” has to pay?


46 posted on 01/01/2010 1:59:10 PM PST by rbbeachkid (The ONLY ones able to fix the economy - Small Business Owners!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

With RINO Lindsey Graham in the mix I have concerns.


47 posted on 01/01/2010 1:59:10 PM PST by maggief
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To: maggief
I'm glad you said that. I was thinking that it won't be long before Mitch McConnell joins Nelson in asking to call of the dogs in the name of comity.

-PJ

48 posted on 01/01/2010 2:01:36 PM PST by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: maggief
Let loose the hounds


49 posted on 01/01/2010 2:02:42 PM PST by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: GOPsterinMA

2 points if you know the reference without looking it up.


50 posted on 01/01/2010 2:04:18 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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