Nebraska Democrat Senator Bought and Paid For … Will Support Obamacare


Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson Democrat Senator in a word … COWARD! In another word, YOU ARE HISTORY.

How appropriate that there be a blizzard in DC, because America just got a SNOW JOB from Democrats! From hold out to sell out in 24 hours.

According to the WAPO, the lone remaining hold out on Obamacare, Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson, suddenly has had an Epiphany and will support a health care bill that will bankrupt America, bankrupt the states and increase the cost of premiums to all insureds as well as reduce care and take billions of dollars away from medicare and seniors.

Democratic leaders spent days trying to hammer out a deal with Nelson, and worked late Friday night with Nelson on abortion coverage language that had proved the major stumbling block. But Nelson also secured other favors for his home state.

Asked if he was prepared to support the bill, Nelson said, “Yeah.”

So what were you offered Senator Nelson? Or should we say bribed? Did Nelson get a Mary Landrieu type political payoff?

How does a Senator where 67% of his state is against Obamacare vote for a piece of legislation that is so bad that the LEFT and RIGHT are actually in agreement to KILL THE BILL?

It is unbelievable that will all polls and the American people against Obamacare, these arrogant, power crazed liberals will pass it any how.

Remember this when election time rolls around … a vote for any Democrat is a vote for Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Obama. These people were more concerned with Obama’s image that he pass anything than they were actually representing the We the People.

I am sorry to say because politicians have no more convictions or principles and will not represent their constituents in the face of threats from their party … the only good Democrat is one voted out of office.

Who are Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama representing? It is certainly not “WE THE PEOPLE?.

  • Only 34% of Americans Say Passing Health Care Bill is Better Than Passing Nothing (Rasmussen)
  • 56% Oppose Obamacare, only 40% in favor (Rasmussen)
  • 47% Oppose, 32% in Favor of Obamacare while by a  44%-41% margin would rather keep current system. (NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll)

UPDATE I: Sneaky Saturday as Ben Nelson Caves

What statesmen we can lay claim to these days in Washington, DC. Nebraska Senator has caved under the cloak of darkness on a Saturday morning in the middle of a blizzard during the final weekend before Christmas. I am sure the Corn Husker state is proud to have such a man of convictions representing them. However, Nelson, the spineless gutless one says he “reserves the right” to change his mind”. Yeah sure.

UPDATE II: So what was the Mary Landrieu type political payoff? From Hot Air … Every man has his price and we have just found Ben Nelson’s. It would also appear that Nelson caved on abortion as well. What a man of character and conviction.

Under the current merged legislation (the version unveiled on November 18th), the federal government fully finances care for the expanded population for two years and increases its matching funds (known as FMAP) thereafter. Page 98 of the managers amendment specifically identifies Nebraska for higher federal matching funds, fully funding its expansion for an additional year:

‘‘(3) Notwithstanding subsection (b) and paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection, the Federal medical assistance percentage otherwise determined under subsection (b) with respect to all or any portion of a fiscal year that begins on or after January 1, 2017, for the State of Nebraska, with respect to amounts expended for newly eligible individuals described in subclause (VIII) of section 1902(a)(10)(A)(i), shall be determined as provided for under subsection (y)(1) (A) (notwithstanding the period provided for in such paragraph)

Subsection (y)(1)(A) refers to page 399 of the original merged Senate legislation which fully funds state Mediciad expansions for the first two years. The manager’s amendment also provides 2.2% increase in FMAP to help states finance their existing Medicaid programs.

UPDATE III: Full text of bill can be read at The Patriot Room

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  • Comments

    25 Responses to “Nebraska Democrat Senator Bought and Paid For … Will Support Obamacare”

    1. flutter1 on December 19th, 2009 10:00 am

      I am disappointed but not surprised. This regime has brought the use of thuggery, bribery, and extortion to a new level exceeding even the most vile of dictatorships.

      My only comfort is in the upcoming mid-terms. There will be a “pointy reckoning” for these scalawags, and for some, it will be sooner rather than later.

    2. Buster on December 19th, 2009 10:11 am

      They all just F&%k each other !!! It’s just one big ORGY !!! The greatest porno of all times F&%king America and it’s people starring obamanos
      May the real God have mercy on us !!!

    3. tuyvnsurvivor on December 19th, 2009 10:35 am

      This is all orinary criminal actions. All of us get hit for donations to Republican candidates or the party. I would now first and eagerly contribute to a bold and brave fund aimed at proving — and charging criminal activity of this liberal gang of personally profiting terrorists. Now it is proven rape. Next they do not enjoy it.

      And Republican members yet not acting out, organized, outraged…risking poor pittyful skin to save America. Nope…they hedge for political gain. This the age when patrotisum was tired

    4. Axel Kaspar Edgren on December 19th, 2009 10:42 am

      This will be a nice Christmas present for the extremely partisan fear-mongers that have taken control of the once decent GOP. No good faith and sympathy for those who have shown none.

      Millions will be given the right to have an abortion, take a stronger stance against the bloated and subsidized insurance company tyrants when they get their care denied, demand explanations for price-jacking and also have their children protected – and there is nothing you people can do about it.

      Why? Because the house is blue, the senate was blue enough, and Barack Hussein Obama is the president while John McCain ISN’T.

      Will the dems get a drubbing in 2010? Of course, but now it seems they won’t suffer a 1994-style setback. Just like Medicare, this new reform will soon become welded together with American society, impossible to remove.
      SM: You are an ass.

      No tax payer should be made to pay for another abortion. Choice my butt. It is murder. Ben Nelson who claimed he was against abortion caved. You will have to answer to God for that Senator Nelson.

      However, before that you will answer to the voters. All Dems will to the point where this legislation will be defeated in the future.

      The Democrat party has become the party of the anti-Constitution.

      You will all pay a dear price and not soon enough.

    5. Scared Monkeys on December 19th, 2009 11:13 am

      Never in a million years should a piece of legislation that so turns the United States upside down and on its ear should ever be along party lines.

      The Founding Fathers just rolled over in their graves.

      After all these rotten behind closed door meetings and a trillions of dollars we have a bill that still does not cover 18-20 trillion people. They have stated it only covers 94%.


      Welcome to slavery in the 21st Century.

      God help America.

    6. Axel Kaspar Edgren on December 19th, 2009 11:15 am

      “No tax payer should be made to pay for another abortion.”

      It’s a medical procedure. A human existence cannot exist in the kind of fetus that is currently eligible for abortions under American law. It’s no more controversial than an appendectomy.

      “Choice my butt. It is murder.”


      “You will have to answer to God for that Senator Nelson.”

      He’s quaking, I’m sure, but the fact of the matter is we should not tell men and women what to do based on religious concerns, and the only way one can say that a 12-week amalgamation of cells is a human is if one ignores the science and takes a theological viewpoint: that there is some soul wrapped up in the fetus. That may be, but it can’t be proven and is irrelevant.

      “The Democrat party has become the party of the anti-Constitution.”

      Says the party of torture and the patriot act. You are being solipsist, and it’s not fun to see.
      SM: Sorry fool, Abortion is an elective surgery. If cosmetic surgery is not covered, then why would abortion.

      Think about what you just said… its a choice. Its a choice to have a face lift as well. If its a choice then its not medically necessary as discussed in any medical policy. Hmm?

    7. Scared Monkeys on December 19th, 2009 11:18 am

      Fifty-seven percent (57%) of voters nationwide say that it would be better to pass no health care reform bill this year instead of passing the plan currently being considered by Congress.(Rasmussen)

      Who are these people representing then? Only 34% said yes. A 23 point margin and these scum bag Democrats dare give the finger to the American public.

      This is a greater mandate than Obama was elected so how dare he go against the Will of the People!

    8. Axel Kaspar Edgren on December 19th, 2009 11:25 am

      “This is a greater mandate than Obama was elected so how dare he go against the Will of the People!”

      Sometimes, the majority is wrong. If politicians never dared to oppose the demands of the plebeians, the civil rights movement would never have borne fruit.

      By the way, are you saying that because a majority would be for the public option, we should get that system instead?

      Pleading “vox populi” always ends up biting you in the posterior.
      SM: Oh yes I forgot you IDIOTS think that Obama is the all knowing, all correct Obamamessiah.

      These politicians did everything to usurp the Constitution and the Will of the People.

      People are for health care reform, myself included, not this type of health care reform because it is not. I have been in the health care field for 25+ years on the side of patients, dr and insurance co’s … this is not healthcare reform it is a government take over.

      Some times politicians and governments are dangerous and need to be dealt with accordingly. Say goodbye to the House and the Senate and hopefully politicians who actually care about providing health care reform will fix this mess.


    9. Joe on December 19th, 2009 11:28 am

      Landrieu sold herself for $300,000,000. Nelson sold himself for what? A single year of fed payments to Nebraska for Medicaid expansion. If he’s going to be an effective senator for Nebraska, he’s going to need to bone up on his “selling your vote to Harry Reid” bullet points.

    10. TheOldWorld on December 19th, 2009 11:31 am

      Ey SM, there, take a hanky to clean (edit).
      Getting religious again are we? Live is suddenly extremely valuable? No killing mood today?
      Were you screaming at the kids over at the charity bazaar again? I know you like their toys too, but the others need them more, see…
      SM: Sorry if we don’t speak of behalf of the devil worshippers.

      Keep it up and you shall be banned. You are here to be respectful in any disagreement you might have. Any thing else and you will be gone in a heart beat.

    11. Scared Monkeys on December 19th, 2009 11:37 am

      It is time for some one to contest the Constitutionality of this.

      Forcing people to have insurance or be fined and jailed.

      Dems would treat people w/o health insurance worse than illegals.

      Forcing people to pay for other people’s abortions. Sorry, but 99.9% of abortions are an elective surgery.

    12. Scared Monkeys on December 19th, 2009 11:58 am

      Maybe a brain surgoen on the LEFT can explain to all us Neanderthals how the following is a benefit to the American people?

      1. Cuts to seniors and Medicare
      2. Cuts to Hospitals and Hospice
      3. Cuts to DME, Durable Medical Equipment at home
      4. Increased premiums
      5. Increased taxes (in fact taking in taxes for 3 years before the first health care in even given out)
      6. Fining and jailing people who have no health care

      This is a crime, this is not health care reform.

    13. super dave on December 19th, 2009 12:01 pm

      i hope all these democrap senators and politicians can learn to greet at wal mart. they will be on obama’s list to be subsidized. worthless piles of human waste..
      healthcare will be quickly defated befor it even takes root. 2010 will put the libcrats out of business and and obama will have to beg like the chump he is.

    14. Axel Kaspar Edgren on December 19th, 2009 12:01 pm

      “These politicians did everything to usurp the Constitution and the Will of the People.”

      The will of the people would have given us the public option, so I partially egree with you.

      “Sorry if we don’t speak of behalf of the devil worshippers.”

      Oh yes, because a person is either an evangelical pro-lifer or a devil-worshiper…

      The few satanists I know of show more love and tolerance towards people of all stripes than the average American Christians I’ve seen – especially the more extreme of the Christians, who want to prevent loving gay couples from adopting children etc.

    15. super dave on December 19th, 2009 12:03 pm

      murdering liberal communist terrorist bastards. time to cleanse the country of all democrats and liberals who are little more than thugs and murderers.

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    17. flutter1 on December 19th, 2009 12:29 pm

      I get the connection now — Harry Reid from Nevada where prostitution is legal and the home of Sin City and what is happening in our nation’s capital.

      With the legislation it is now official: Washington, DC now has legalized prostitution and the hookers call themselves Democrats with Obama being the Madame in Chief.

      And Sin City? Las Vegas has nothing on Washington. At least in LV you get a free buffet before you bend over to get your pockets fleeced.

      Of course, every Senator or Representative who votes for this legislation is now a board certified proctologist. I hear the sound of 60 gloves snapping from the Senate chamber. Merry Christmas, America, your present this year from your government is the finger.

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    19. TheOldWorld on December 19th, 2009 2:38 pm

      Ok. I didn’t call you anything disrespectful. The line you edited remarked upon the rather flamatory and LOUD rhetoric you employed in your own comments. No offense.

      The rest was just sarcasm. No insults whatsoever. Insults are what you get if you are of a different opinion than the majority here.
      SM: Please remember, this is not your house … you are a guest and I do not allow guests to put their feet up on my coffee table. I have no issue with respectful debate. I have no issue with other points of view; however, please remember this is not your house.

      The fact of the matter is this is poor legislation and an underhanded deal. I would be disgusted in Republicans did this. ‘

      This is the reason why the Tea Party movement is greater than both the Republican and Democrat parties. We are sick an tired of politicians whoring themselves out at the tax payers dime.


    20. super dave on December 19th, 2009 3:11 pm

      what democrat or liberal can’t be bought? none of can buy a democrat for as little as a crack rock.liberals are so stupid that they are free. you can find a pelosi or a clinton on any street corner.
      a democrat is lower than whale shit.

    21. Buster on December 19th, 2009 8:32 pm

      I like to get KISSED when I get F%$KED !!! I feel so lonely !!!

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    23. Reaganite Republican on December 20th, 2009 11:33 am

      This will go-down in history as but a Pyhrric victory where political costs outweigh the benefits to the Democrats… if people weren’t pissed at the power-drunk Dems before, they likely are now-

      These tools like Nelson will soon regret the day they did this for Obama, he’ll pull all these fools right-over the abyss with him… and the coming GOP majority will rescind it anyway…

    24. Janet L. on December 23rd, 2009 12:43 pm

      I cannot believe that the “wonderful” government that we support would allow one of our Senator’s to BLACKMAIL all US Citizens by cramming this unwanted health package down our throats. If our senators, congress, and local politicians pay attention to their constituents, they certainly would NOT pass this distructive bill. I will definitely work to campaign against all who support it. Obama is going to drive this country into the ground – ready for a takeover by others. What will it take for loyal US citizens to wake up and see what is happening?
      Maybe all Senators should blackmail each other – then nothing will get done – ever. How can this man get away with BLACKMAIL! It’s illegal.

    25. Janet L. on December 23rd, 2009 12:50 pm

      Sent as originally typed

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