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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

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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.”

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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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To: maggief

Nelson sold out, now he deserves to get eaten by the hounds! Sic 'em, boys!

51 posted on 01/01/2010 2:04:33 PM PST by Obadiah (Obama: Chains you can believe in!)
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To: maggief

Call off the dogs? When all is said and done, these evil politicians from both parties will be lucky if all they lose is their political office.


52 posted on 01/01/2010 2:06:17 PM PST by FightThePower! (Fight the powers that be!)
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To: Political Junkie Too
Pink poodles.


53 posted on 01/01/2010 2:06:26 PM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Nonsense. Nelson sold us and our freedoms out.
We need to stop this bill. The AGs are serving the best interest of their state citizens correctly by defending their legal rights under the constitution.

If Nelson throws his body in the way, too bad.
Apparently, Nelson is still shilling for this bill.
That is what needs to stop.


54 posted on 01/01/2010 2:06:46 PM PST by rod1
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To: maggief

Nice try! You are still a prostitute however!


55 posted on 01/01/2010 2:07:09 PM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: maggief
Release the hounds Pictures, Images and Photos
56 posted on 01/01/2010 2:08:21 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: rod1

One could speculate Nelson got a bigger deal, not on paper.


57 posted on 01/01/2010 2:08:57 PM PST by maggief
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To: maggief
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.

Which means they haven't yet "hidden" Nelson's deal in a set of arcane qualifications that only Nebraska would qualify for -- as they did for Landreiu and Louisiana.

Obviously, Nelson had no idea how his "deal" would be accepted by his constituents. And isn't that the very essence of "being out of touch"? Now, he is only making it worse.

The man is so stupid he doesn't deserve re-election.

58 posted on 01/01/2010 2:08:57 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: maggief
from the article:

....“Senator Nelson insisted that he had not asked for the Cornhusker Kickback to be placed in the U.S. Senate version of the health care bill to secure his vote. 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....

LMAO. It sounds like the grown up version of "It's not mine. I was holding it for a friend."

and then this:

... 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.”

I had to read the article 2 or 3 times to make sure it wasn't satire. Does Nelson think the SC Attorney General is stupid?

59 posted on 01/01/2010 2:09:11 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: maggief
Hope he said "NO!"


60 posted on 01/01/2010 2:09:55 PM PST by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com)
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