Skip to comments.White House Threatens to Close Offutt Air Force Base If Nelson Doesn’t Vote for Obamacare
Posted on 12/15/2009 4:07:05 PM PST by American Dream 246
Quite an explosive leak! I wonder how this will affect things? It is certainly a thuggish and dangerous thing for Obama to play with National Security over this craptacular idea of socialized medicine. Quite a desperate move.
According to a Senate aide, the White House is now threatening to put Nebraskas Offutt Air Force Base on the BRAC list if Nelson doesnt fall into line. Offutt Air Force Base employs some 10,000 military and federal employees in Southeastern Nebraska. As our source put it, this is a naked effort by Rahm Emanuel and the White House to extort Nelsons vote. They are threatening to close a base vital to national security for what? asked the Senate staffer.
Indeed, Offutt is the headquarters for US Strategic Command, the successor to Strategic Air Command, and not by accident. STRATCOM was located in the middle of the country for strategic reasons. Its closure would be a massive blow to the economy of the state of Nebraska, but it would also be another example of this administration playing politics with our national security.
So much for the idea of Obama trying to save jobs and improve the economy!
Without Nelsons vote, since all Republicans are still in line to oppose this, Reid is still left with 59 votes. So, some arm twisting is taking place. Nelson doesnt want this bill to fund abortions so he is now being threatened, and national security along with him. How shameful this would be if Democrats felt shame.
The Obama administration has little left to use for leverage. Why not national security? After all, if were going to bring terrorists into Illinois, what does it matter if we put the US Strategic Command on wheels for a few years?
What a nightmare!
let them pass this bill...i want to see them all fall on their faces!!!!
I can’t wait to impeach this douchebag in 2011.
It’s da Chicago way you know what I’m talkin’ bout?
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Isn't this a scene from the Godfather movie?
IMPEACH THE MARXIST TRAITOR!!
if the man had the least bit of balls he’d stand up for a press conference and tell the news they said that to him.
Then he’d change parties and oppose the bill...that is..if he had any balls..
The Gumbahs down in Little Italy could take a few lessons from the Obama thugocracy.
That won’t happen without a lot of blood shed
Really, is there anything this guy won’t stoop to?
I have an idea. How bout we not do the health care thing, keep the military base open and close the White House?
Put a sign out front that says “Closed for Renovations - Reopen January 2013 - Contact Palin Real Estate, Broker”
Damn! Now that’s some serious political hardball.
Toying around with the lives of military families and national security just to get a horrible bill passed. I wonder how Hussein the community organizer would have felt if a president would have threatened to close down housing projects in Chicago if a Senator didn’t vote the way he wanted. (Not comparing military bases to housing projects)
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Carefully and properly collect this evidence for immediate impeachment proceedings.
Its how this administration does things, punishment or reward.
I’m real concerned about what he’s going to do now that he’s pushing this cash for calkers crap. I fear what he’ll do to “encourage” support.
Typical Chicago way thugogracy.
I hope Sen. Nelson stands tall and calls their bluff. If nobama does start the ball rolling to close the base, the push back will be shocking!
Let's call it what it really is: treason.
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