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Bloviating Zeppelin: Senator Ben Nelson: The Arm Twisting Worked

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Senator Ben Nelson: The Arm Twisting Worked

The Demorats attempted to extort Senator Ben Nelson's 'rat vote for ObamaKare by threatening to close down Offutt Air Force Base in his state of Nebraska.

Nelson, the "60th Vote," on Sunday:

"Change is never easy, but change is what's necessary in America," Nelson said at a morning news conference, announcing his support as a snowstorm raged outside.

And who said disgusting, obscene tactics don't work?  At least the Demorats are strong enough to use them.  The Republicans consist, these days, of unorganized, unaligned, quivering pansies.



Blogger Greybeard said...

I think I saw the ratio in Nebraska polling was something like 80/20 AGAINST signing this bill, and I think voters will have LONG memories on this one. He may just have committed political suicide.

Sun Dec 20, 10:05:00 AM PST  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

Wafflers can be bought.

Nelson, Landrieu and the rest who have waffled all have prices and can be bought. They enjoy the momentary spotlight, the kowtowing and then assuming the position once the payment is received.

Too bad the rest of us will pay for these prostitutes.

Sun Dec 20, 10:52:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bd said...

Oh, c'mon, that 'threat' was a lie and even Nelson repudiated it.

Don't worry, with the current health care plan, the insurance companies win big.

Sun Dec 20, 02:33:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Greybeard: I can only hope so. But the alternative was to gut a good portion of our defense capabilities.

AJ: oh how we shall pay, sir; and pay and pay and pay and pay and pay.


Sun Dec 20, 05:30:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Bd: oh? And who has even seen its contents? I'll wager there aren't more than three or four who've taken the time to read whatever form has been cobbled together today.


Sun Dec 20, 05:31:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bd said...

Only the right would actually accuse Obama of sacrificing our national defense for politics and
this lame ass health care bill that is worthless.

Go to Nelson's twitter page. the repudiation is there.

Sun Dec 20, 08:17:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Omigosh, Twitter; now THERE'S some concrete validation.

It doesn't matter now anyway. This shit will pass. And at least you and I both agree: it IS shit.


Sun Dec 20, 08:37:00 PM PST  
Blogger LoneRider said...

It would be interesting if they can recall their great (sic) senator?

Sun Dec 20, 10:21:00 PM PST  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

Ah, the insurance companies!

Nice to hear that finally brought up, as this bill, as it stands, is a bail-out to them with all sorts of extra special goodies for them. I'm so glad to hear that those on the Left support yet another pork ridden, tax dollar infused corporate bailout!

I am against this bailout, this 'health care plan' for it makes us poorer, the companies richer and entwines government and industry far too much in the lives of ordinary Americans.

I am ever so glad to hear that someone on the Left supports pork, goodies handed out to corporations and the deeper entrenchment of corporate lobbyists with the government. Plus, of course, the opposite of tort reform in the bill which will encourage more lawsuits, more costs, and that, too, will get passed along to the American populace.

Now just don't try telling me this is either hope or change, because it is more of what we have and far, far worse. But then payouts to banks, lending institutions, auto companies, and all the rest of TARP and the stimulus does demonstrate that the current leadership is all for bailouts of large corporations.

Good job!

What is that called when government supports, dictates to and otherwise seeks to control business directly and we only have a patina of liberty left? Seems those guys in Italy and Germany in the 1920's had a word for it...

Mon Dec 21, 03:48:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

GO for it, A.J: what's that CALLED??


Mon Dec 21, 07:29:00 AM PST  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

The Republicans consist, these days, of unorganized, unaligned, quivering pansies.

I disagree. I think The GOP hears the Tea Party movement and conservative uproar. Keep in mind:

Every single Republican in both houses of Congress voted against President Obama’s budget.

Every single Republican except the two Senators from Maine voted against the stimulus package.

Every Republican in the House of Representatives opposes Obamacare.

They are currently doing everything within their power to stop this. Unfortunately, we are the minority power in both houses of Congress, and the presidency.

Mon Dec 21, 07:43:00 AM PST  
Blogger Clint said...

Shameful doesn't even begin to describe it.

Mon Dec 21, 09:40:00 AM PST  
Blogger Dee said...

I'm confused as to why you are going after Republicans in this post. Nelson is a Democrat and even the liberal Republicans stuck together this time. You can't ask for more back bone from the Republicans right now.

Even John McCain, (whom I'm not a fan of), is on the right side of this issue.

Mon Dec 21, 11:25:00 PM PST  

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