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Nelson to Vote Against Reconciliation Bill
NY Times ^ | March 22, 2010 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN

Posted on 03/22/2010 5:42:34 PM PDT by La Enchiladita

One of the big reasons House Democrats wanted changes to the Senate-passed health care bill was the so-called Cornhusker kickback, which provided extra Medicaid money for Nebraska.

And Senator Ben Nelson, Democrat of Nebraska, whose vote party leaders were courting when they inserted the provision, has disavowed the provision, saying it should be repealed.

But now Mr Nelson says he will vote against the budget reconciliation measure aimed at repealing the Cornhusker kickback and making other changes to the health care bill.

(Excerpt) Read more at prescriptions.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: bennelson; nebraska; reconciliation; ussenate
Uh.... so what?!

He knows damn well they changed the rules to a simple majority vote.

1 posted on 03/22/2010 5:42:35 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

another great patriot and hero

sarc


2 posted on 03/22/2010 5:44:20 PM PDT by silverleaf (Karl Marx Was Not A Founding Father)
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To: La Enchiladita

Too funny. Judas doesn’t want to give up his 30 pieces of silver.


3 posted on 03/22/2010 5:44:40 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner!)
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To: La Enchiladita

He doesnt like the gov taking over student loans. One of the biggest private student loan processors is IN HIS STATE and has told him they would lay off 30,000 people in the US.


4 posted on 03/22/2010 5:45:13 PM PDT by HD1200
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To: La Enchiladita
I hope the citizens of Nebraska are smart enough to see through this phony come election time.
5 posted on 03/22/2010 5:45:37 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: La Enchiladita

As hard as Ben tries, the damned genie just won’t go back into the bottle.


6 posted on 03/22/2010 5:46:18 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: La Enchiladita

Gee. Color me frakkin’ surprised.

/sarc


7 posted on 03/22/2010 5:46:56 PM PDT by ItsForTheChildren
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To: bigbob

Ben, Ben, Ben...once a whore, you are forever a whore.


8 posted on 03/22/2010 5:47:05 PM PDT by Moby Grape (Formerly Impeach the Boy...name change necessary after the Marxist won)
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To: La Enchiladita

He knows damn well they changed the rules to a simple majority vote.


Yep a few more can run for cover as all they need is 50 plus Biden as a tie breaker.


9 posted on 03/22/2010 5:47:34 PM PDT by deport
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To: La Enchiladita

Nelson is toast like the rest of the slime traitors in Congress.


10 posted on 03/22/2010 5:47:42 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: La Enchiladita

Utterly shameless doesn’t even begin to describe these vermin.


11 posted on 03/22/2010 5:48:58 PM PDT by mike-zed
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To: La Enchiladita
First he gets this reward...

Then later he gets this one...


12 posted on 03/22/2010 5:49:09 PM PDT by tflabo (We c)
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To: La Enchiladita

13 posted on 03/22/2010 5:49:38 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: La Enchiladita

This desperate and transparent attempt to save his job won’t work.


14 posted on 03/22/2010 5:49:54 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: La Enchiladita

More Kabuki theatre from Dimwit Dems. Just trying to
revive his chances.


15 posted on 03/22/2010 5:50:04 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: La Enchiladita

Of course we are supposed to just ignore the fact that a NO vote on the House reconciliation bill is a YES vote on retaining that famous Cornhusker Kickback.


16 posted on 03/22/2010 5:51:15 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: tflabo

How does nationalizing student loans get into a “healthcare reform” bill?

I saw Orrin Hatch on tv today saying he is trying to derail the whole thing due to problems with the rules.


17 posted on 03/22/2010 5:51:34 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: La Enchiladita

StuPid Stupacker ruined that media blitz. We believe when you DO IT. Jerk!


18 posted on 03/22/2010 5:51:46 PM PDT by klimeckg ("The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.")
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To: La Enchiladita

Like your commie sister Blanche, it’s too late to save yourself now!


19 posted on 03/22/2010 5:52:02 PM PDT by UAConservative (Audemus Jura Nostra Defendere)
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To: Graybeard58
""I hope the citizens of Nebraska are smart enough to see through this phony come election time.""

I've seen through him for quite a few years now. I'll be "educating" as many people here as I can about him.

He continues to embarrass me and my state!

20 posted on 03/22/2010 5:52:59 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: UAConservative

Well, have you examined the voting records of the people of NE and AR — not very impressive people.


21 posted on 03/22/2010 5:54:04 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: La Enchiladita

Yeah, it looks like Reid is dolling out the “no” votes. Meaningless.


22 posted on 03/22/2010 5:55:44 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: La Enchiladita

Let us remember that it was the TRAITOR Snowe who was the lone R vote that got it out of committee. If it wasn’t for that...


23 posted on 03/22/2010 5:55:56 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Another day, another injury, another step closer. Are you prepared?)
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To: La Enchiladita

A day late and a TRILLION dollars short.


24 posted on 03/22/2010 5:57:00 PM PDT by trimom
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To: Moby Grape

a dirty, smelly, merkin wearing whore!


25 posted on 03/22/2010 5:57:48 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Welcome to the wonderful world of StupaKare!)
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To: La Enchiladita

He’s been granted permission..and absolution by Bishop Reid...


26 posted on 03/22/2010 5:58:12 PM PDT by mo
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To: La Enchiladita

Senator Ben Nelson, Democrat of Nebraska is a day late and a dollar short.


27 posted on 03/22/2010 5:58:25 PM PDT by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: La Enchiladita

This goat knew full well what was going on, and he shafted his constituents anyway.

As we said in NJ back in the day — “Hey Nelson, have a heart attack! On second thought, have two!”


28 posted on 03/22/2010 6:02:27 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government -- Thomas Payne)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

Add ‘a stroke’ to that request. ;-)


29 posted on 03/22/2010 6:03:30 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: Drill Thrawl
Let us remember that it was the TRAITOR Snowe who was the lone R vote that got it out of committee. If it wasn’t for that...

THAT needs to be repeated often. BTTT!

30 posted on 03/22/2010 6:03:46 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Prayers for the Ft. Hood families, victims and soldiers.)
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To: Graybeard58

He is toast, which is why he is doing this back flip. Let me put it to you this way, the Republicans can rund a neo nazi child rapist who fuks goats on the side and he would win against Nelson.

Nelson promised independence and to be a voice for Nebraska, and everyone found out what a fraud he was. Actions speak louder than words and we can’t wait to vote against him. If recalls were possible, we would recall him.


31 posted on 03/22/2010 6:11:57 PM PDT by Huskerscott
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
...now Mr Nelson says he will vote against the budget reconciliation measure aimed at repealing the Cornhusker kickback and making other changes to the health care bill.
Thanks La Enchiladita.
32 posted on 03/22/2010 6:25:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Parley Baer

Speaking of Reid, he’s been very quiet hasn’t he?


33 posted on 03/22/2010 6:32:54 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: Huskerscott
He is toast, which is why he is doing this back flip. Let me put it to you this way, the Republicans can rund a neo nazi child rapist who fuks goats on the side and he would win against Nelson. Nelson promised independence and to be a voice for Nebraska, and everyone found out what a fraud he was. Actions speak louder than words and we can’t wait to vote against him. If recalls were possible, we would recall him.

Ben will discover what happens to a shameless Pol who sells his vote and then thinks that stink will go away.

34 posted on 03/22/2010 6:36:28 PM PDT by Oldsailor
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To: La Enchiladita

Already got what I wanted. LOL!


35 posted on 03/22/2010 6:37:34 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: La Enchiladita

Yes he has....What’s going on there? He is old and may be the stress is getting to him. Unfortuantely the old Pelosi is still going strong. Eventually her time will come.


36 posted on 03/22/2010 6:48:07 PM PDT by classified
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To: La Enchiladita

It is kinda late for the sob to do that. The damage has already been done.


37 posted on 03/22/2010 6:52:13 PM PDT by sport
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To: La Enchiladita
All the republicans should do is vote no on everything that goes through both houses of congress until after the November elections. They should just say hey everything that happens now falls squarely on the Democrats shoulders. They don't need us anyway. In November the US citizens will be so fed up with the Democrats that both the house and the senate will change parties. If reconciliation doesn't pass The far left will be mad as hell because the senate bill doesn't’ include their sacred public option, or single payer option.
38 posted on 03/22/2010 7:01:00 PM PDT by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: political1
Nelson to Vote Against Reconciliation Bill, Until Rahm Emmanuel shows him those discrete photos he has on file, like he has of ALL senators.

Bet you I am right... LOL
39 posted on 03/22/2010 7:05:37 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: HD1200

So, the hypocrite is only opposed to socialism when it’s his ox being gored?


40 posted on 03/22/2010 7:14:47 PM PDT by LouD ("against all enemies, foreign and domestic...")
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To: Parley Baer
Yeah, it looks like Reid is dolling out the “no” votes.

Yep. Reid can permit 7 more endangered Democrats vote "no" and still pass it.

That is assuming that they can prop up Grand Kleagle Byrd long enough to count him as a "yes" vote. (If not, then Reid can only let 6 more Democrats vote "no").

41 posted on 03/22/2010 7:29:17 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: La Enchiladita
Speaking of Reid, he’s been very quiet hasn’t he?

Reid is probably seriously considering whether he can improve his chances of getting re-elected by voting "no".

If Reid can line up 50 Democrat Senators who are not running losing campaigns to get re-elected this year then he may pull a Nelson.

42 posted on 03/22/2010 7:36:10 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Moby Grape

Zing! Well said.


43 posted on 03/22/2010 7:59:13 PM PDT by cranked
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To: RKBA Democrat
Judas doesn’t want to give up his 30 pieces of silver.

He is still toast in Nebraska ...

44 posted on 03/22/2010 8:16:25 PM PDT by Lmo56
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To: HD1200

“He doesnt like the gov taking over student loans. One of the biggest private student loan processors is IN HIS STATE and has told him they would lay off 30,000 people in the US.”

Sweet. As Earl would say: Karma’s a bitch.


45 posted on 03/22/2010 8:53:27 PM PDT by CriticalJ
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Byrd wrote the rule on reconciliation back in the 70’s. It was for reconciling budgetary issues between house and senate. Before he became so ill and out of touch, Byrd made it clear he will adamantly OPPOSE every attempt to use reconciliation for major, non-budgetary issues. Byrd is the strongest vote AGAINST this in the Senate on either side.


46 posted on 03/22/2010 8:56:17 PM PDT by txrangerette ("Question with boldness. Hold to the truth. Speak without fear". - Glenn Beck -)
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To: La Enchiladita

I voted against it after I voted for it.... I’m a political whore....


47 posted on 03/23/2010 3:53:55 AM PDT by freebilly (No wonder the left has a boner for Obama. There's CIALIS in soCIALISt....)
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