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The High Price of Ben Nelson's Low Vote
The American Thinker Blog ^ | December 19, 2009 | Marc Sheppard

Posted on 12/20/2009 3:26:58 AM PST by Scanian

Democrat Ben “Dover” Nelson, who had previously threatened to join a GOP filibuster of the Senate Health Care Bill, proved today that everything has a price – including a man’s values. The Nebraska Senator just accepted what I’ll generously describe as an enormous “monetary incentive” to do a complete 180 on his long-time position on abortion funding and thereby gave this awful legislation life with his 60th all-Democrat vote.

Earlier this month, Nelson insisted that he would not support a bill without stronger anti-abortion language:

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: abortion; benedictarnoldnelson; benedictnelson; bennelson; bribery; cornhuskerkickback; cornhuskerkickbacks; liar; monetaryincentives; nebraska; nebraskawhore; nelson; obamacare; prostitute; sellout; votebuying; whore; youlie

1 posted on 12/20/2009 3:26:59 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian
One word describes Nelson: Whore

One has to wonder the thoughts of the other "Girls", who gave their vote away for free, are thinking this morning?

The old adage rings true today, as it has forever:

Once you identified yourself as a whore, it is just a matter of setting the price.

2 posted on 12/20/2009 3:33:47 AM PST by jws3sticks (Sarah Palin forever!)
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To: Scanian

As a P.S., I wonder if Nelson has slept with Tiger to get a better handle on his putter club (golf, of course!)


3 posted on 12/20/2009 3:35:54 AM PST by jws3sticks (Sarah Palin forever!)
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To: jws3sticks

“One has to wonder the thoughts of the other “Girls”, who gave their vote away for free, are thinking this morning?”

As my mom used to say...why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?

BTW-My apologies to cows everywhere..Sorry ladies.


4 posted on 12/20/2009 3:38:40 AM PST by homegroan (Proud to be a Palinite!)
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To: Scanian

5 posted on 12/20/2009 3:53:40 AM PST by GloriaJane (http://www.last.fm/user/GloriaJane)
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To: jws3sticks

Wonder what Webb is going to demand for his vote.

One by one the whores are lining up for their payment.


6 posted on 12/20/2009 4:03:16 AM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Scanian

I’ll generously describe as an enormous “monetary incentive”.So much for democrats being for the people they want you to die so they can say hey we cut costs for medical care.


7 posted on 12/20/2009 4:09:22 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Scanian

If y’all want a new Corvette or Hummer ah hear they are being given away in Nebraska to every democratic voting citizen.


8 posted on 12/20/2009 4:12:13 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Phobos, kerdos, and doxa,” said the Time Traveler. “Fear, self-interest, and honor.”)
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To: Eye of Unk

Nelson is like Mary. Both are whores just the price is all.


9 posted on 12/20/2009 4:15:48 AM PST by scooby321
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To: jws3sticks

From the article:
While 49 other states will be forced to scramble and cut and tax and reappropriate in order to meet the new mandates, Nelson’s home state won’t.

Just thinking out loud here...I wonder if another state(s) could file a lawsuit that would need to go all the way to the Supreme Court over this. That would throw a monkey wrench in this bill for a long time.

Any merit to this idea?


10 posted on 12/20/2009 4:15:56 AM PST by Matt Hatter
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To: scooby321

My thoughts about this is of a rather dim sort, I think that in the near future there will be an attempt upon his life, this decision of his is the most potent of fuels for a lone wolf wack job, seriously this is how a Timothy McVeigh is created.

I’ll kindly steer clear of Nebraska thank you.


11 posted on 12/20/2009 4:22:39 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Phobos, kerdos, and doxa,” said the Time Traveler. “Fear, self-interest, and honor.”)
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To: Matt Hatter
I wonder if another state(s) could file a lawsuit that would need to go all the way to the Supreme Court over this. That would throw a monkey wrench in this bill for a long time.
Any merit to this idea?


Yes there is a lot of merit to the idea IF we actually had a Supreme Court that upheld the Constitution and had not already kissed the ass of Emperor 0bama.

Communists (aka '0bamunists') are in control of the Executive Branch and the Congress, and the Judiciary is nothing but their rubber stamp now.

Don't you know we're living in the United Soviet States of Amerika now?

But a great idea regardless.
12 posted on 12/20/2009 5:05:23 AM PST by mkjessup (Dec 20, 1941 - President Franklin D. 0bama changes his name to "Kyushu 0bama San")
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To: Scanian
I believe that Bill Nelson, Senator from the sunny state of Florida, has submitted an amendment to exclude the Counties of Dade, Broward and Palm Beach from the Medicare cut backs.

I had called his office asking why not the whole state of Florida? As a citizen of Florida I was being discriminated against by living in Collier County in SW Florida.

Tried to call Senator Nelson yesterday and of course all local offices were closed and the DC machine was filled.

Any other Floridians have insight into this? On Friday, supposedly Bill's vote was still “undecided” according to Staff.

13 posted on 12/20/2009 5:05:48 AM PST by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
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To: Scanian

I wonder if it would be effective for us to start contacting our State Senators on this issue of all the other states’ taxpayers being required to pay for Nebraska’s incremental Medicaid burden—and push for nullification of this bill in our respective states.


14 posted on 12/20/2009 5:11:31 AM PST by thethirddegree
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To: Carley; All
Wonder what Webb is going to demand for his vote.

Hey, I sent Webb and Warner an email today asking what they were going to going to get VA now that Nelson got Medicaid paid for. I think everyone should flood their senators with the same question.

15 posted on 12/20/2009 5:29:32 AM PST by HarleyD
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To: not2worry

It seems to me that such a provision would meet the same fate in SCOTUS as Algore’s famous try at a selective recount in FL in 2000.

Unless the justices pull a Ben Nelson on us.


16 posted on 12/20/2009 5:30:04 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Eye of Unk
...I think that in the near future there will be an attempt upon his life, this decision of his is the most potent of fuels for a lone wolf wack job...

Just remenber that almost all "wack jobs" are libtards and they only go after conservatives. So the libtard senator in Nebraska is pretty safe.

17 posted on 12/20/2009 5:30:13 AM PST by CPOSharky (Maybe nuclear winter would cure global warming.)
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To: jws3sticks
The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.

Alexis de Tocqueville

And since you mentioned a certain word...

PJ O'Rourke on the subject.

18 posted on 12/20/2009 5:34:13 AM PST by mewzilla (Rick Santelli for Man of the Year!)
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To: mkjessup

Yea, I don’t have much faith in the SC, but I just wonder if some type of legal action would force a big wrench in the whole deal. The other comments are valid too...what about the rest of Florida? What about state legislatures forced to come up with money that Nebraska won’t?

This whole thing smacks of the same repressive acts that the British government forced on the Colonists. When you gerrymander benefits for one state and another is left holding the bag, you are back to taxation without representation. (Well, we have been there for a long time, actually).

Louisana was bad, Nebraska is obscene. I would hope tea party movements start within those two states ( and spread all over) that would champion nullification of this damn bill.


19 posted on 12/20/2009 5:39:24 AM PST by Matt Hatter
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To: Matt Hatter
Just thinking out loud here...I wonder if another state(s) could file a lawsuit that would need to go all the way to the Supreme Court over this. That would throw a monkey wrench in this bill for a long time.

That may be the whole idea. Obama promises federal money to Nebraska in exchange for Nelson's vote, the other states then file suit over it, the SC finds in favor of the other states, Obama takes back his money, but Nelson doesn't get to take back his vote.

20 posted on 12/20/2009 5:47:57 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Scanian; zot

A new version of 30 pieces of silver. He did better than Mary Landireu. And shows how the Dimocraptic congress is completely out of control and in violation of their oath to the uphold the constitution of the United States.


21 posted on 12/20/2009 6:10:17 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Scanian

Someone on another thread figured out that Nelson’s price was less than $3 per year for each Nebraska resident. If you look at it that way, his sellout of the unborn is pretty cheap.


22 posted on 12/20/2009 7:48:00 AM PST by Western Phil
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To: GloriaJane; homegroan; Carley
This is the biggie, the 60-votes-needed-for-cloture vote. Nelson can still vote against it and kill the bill.

Exhort him! Shame him! Call him back to duty!

Click here to go to Ben Nelson's web-based message system and leave a message. After you send the message, you can hit the "Back" button, get back on the message page and do it again. And again. And again.

Let's break down his damn servers.

Then: Click here to SIGN THE EMERGENCY PETITION asking Nelson to keep his promise and vote AGAINST the manager's amendment (abortion funding.)

Don't grow weary this late in the fight.
There are three cloture votes needed.
Nelson hasn't voted for one yet.

23 posted on 12/20/2009 8:05:06 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West" - Aragorn)
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To: jws3sticks
One word describes Nelson: Whore

One has to wonder the thoughts of the other "Girls", who gave their vote away for free, are thinking this morning?

The old adage rings true today, as it has forever:

Once you identified yourself as a whore, it is just a matter of setting the price.

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24 posted on 12/20/2009 9:04:28 AM PST by doc11355
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To: GreyFriar

Blatant bribery.

The RAT senators who gave away their votes should take note and demand something like this in the future.


25 posted on 12/20/2009 10:24:04 AM PST by zot
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To: zot

Perhaps we should demand that the mighty midget mikulski hold out for the same deal as nebraska got.


26 posted on 12/20/2009 11:20:52 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar

That’s a good idea. Might set off a chain reaction.


27 posted on 12/20/2009 1:27:32 PM PST by zot
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To: Scanian

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2411952/posts

Boycott Nebraska.
Me | 12/20/04 | Me

Posted on Sunday, December 20, 2009 5:30:01 PM by Jeff Gordon

Senator Nelson of Nebraska cut a special deal. In exchange for agreeing to allow government funds be used for abortions, he got a special deal for Nebraska. The special deal was that Nebraska would not have to pay matching funds for Medicade. All the other 49 states must pay matching funds. Many of those state like my own state of California can not afford to pay those matching funds.

Who pays for Nebraska’s Medicare casts? All of us who live in the other 49 states. BS, I say. We should not stand by while Nebraska sucks money from all the rest of us.

BOYCOTT Nebraska! We should not give them any additional revenue after they got this sweet heart deal.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2411952/posts


28 posted on 12/21/2009 10:39:46 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Does 0b0z0 have any friends, who aren't traitors, spies, tax cheats and criminals?)
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