RedState Catching Ben Nelson Trying to Make Himself Look Honorable While Behaving Dishonorably
Yesterday, showing real leadership, Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) ground the United States Senate to halt for a brief time, making us wonder why Mitch McConnell had been unable to do that in the past month. DeMint went down to the floor of the Senate and made a motion to suspend the rules of the Senate to allow the insertion of one more amendment into the | Read More »
We Have The Actual Roll Call Sheet. Nelson Was For It Before Being Against It
The Senate of the United States just voted to table Jim DeMint’s proposed amendment that would prevent cash for cloture compromises.As you will recall, Ben Nelson was bribed by Harry Reid to vote for the health care bill via targeted earmarks that will only benefit Nebraska.DeMint asked for the Senate to suspend its rules to consider his amendment, which would prohibit such deals in the | Read More »
NE Gov Responds; “John” Harry Reid Gets Cloture For Mgr Amendment
Gov. Dave Heineman (R-NE) issued a statement after the buying off of Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE). As Heineman is a politician, I expected he would engage in some obfuscation in order to provide himself some cover. Reading Heineman, however, the Governor unequivocally says the “deal” was all Nelson: “Nebraskans did not ask for a special deal, only a fair deal. Under no circumstances did I | Read More »
Shorter Ben Nelson: Killing Indian Babies is Fine, Just Don’t Kill White Babies
Poor Ben Nelson. He went on John King’s show today and told King, “[I]f you think it’s fun having both sides on an issue mad at you when you’re trying to do something in good faith, just think, it’s like going home and getting bit by the family dog. So how — who enjoys that?”We all know the truth, however. The proof is in the | Read More »
Conservative Marching Orders 2010 – Make them Pay!
BEN NELSON SOLD OUT HIS COUNTRY, and he ensured the murder of potentially hundreds of thousands, maybe millions, of American babies that will never be born. We were all fooled. We thought this man was principled. His vote was sold for guarantees for his state to extend full and permanent funding to everyone below 133% of the federal poverty level. The bill requires all states | Read More »
WHAT MITCH COULD HAVE SAID, IN RESPONSE TO BEN NELSON’S THRUST, and BY WAY OF PARRY…and Saying “We ain’t licked yet”
“I want to say how disappointed we are in Senator Nelson’s change of heart, but also have to say, we weren’t surprised. “I know the people of Nebraska are saddened, not to mention Right to Life coalition members, in this death blow issued to the Hyde Amendment and along standing American policy against federal funding for abortion. But in the end we had always planned | Read More »
Ben Nelson Is A Liar And Other Health “Reform” Madness
So is every single solitary Democrat who claims they are either conservative or pro-life; they aren’t either of those things as far as I’m concerned. Call him a whore or call him Judas, he had a price, he was able to be bought in order to sell America out. If he thinks the language in Reid’s amendment regarding abortion is anything approaching to the amendment | Read More »
Nelson Caves; Country Closer To Being Really Screwed
Via Ed Morrissey at Hot Air. Nelson is all set to vote for cloture on the Reid bill that nobody else in the Senate, nor in the rest of the country, has read yet (Morrissey has a copy of the Managers Amendment in the post). A couple of weeks I ago, I said the following in response to statists complaining of misogyny after many were | Read More »
From the Washington Post: Sen. Ben Nelson (Neb.), the final Democratic holdout on health care, was prepared to announce to his caucus Saturday morning that he would support the Senate reform bill, clearing the way for final passage by Christmas. “We’re there,” said Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), as he headed into a special meeting to announce the deal. Democratic leaders spent days trying to hammer | Read More »
Joe Lieberman Owes William F Buckey, Big Time!
Funny, I just posted a long-winded piece on leading too much with our want-to’s, yet here I am. But I do think it is appropriate to make the record complete by reminding politicians from time to time of what we know, even if they think we don’t, so that, when and if they embark off in direction contrary to all their high-sounding rhetoric over the | Read More »
Hillary’s 100 Billion Largesse To Third World Dictatorships – Your Dollars!!
Isn’t it wonderful? Mrs Clinton spending money we DON’T HAVE now, the way she wished she could have spent it during her husband’s presidency. Gives you that warm glow, like a bonfire at the State Department. That fuzzy feeling that all liberals know and love, when their ‘well intended’ programs create HAVOC that they don’t have to pay for, solve, or be held responsible for | Read More »
THE COLD DISPASSION OF ANALYSIS: A CAUTIONARY INSIGHT
We’re analysts by profession. But we also have a dog in this fight, so are always cautioning ourselves about putting our want-to’s in front of our findings. I’ve found that analysis by consultants is made mostly in light of their own self interests, and those interests are most often tied to their rice bowl; money and rank. We most admire those who can step back | Read More »
Arnold – Pelosi, Stay In Copenhagen… Please!!
And while you’re at it, do you think you could keep His Anointedness over there? After all, he is so, SO admired by the royalty of Europe. So the Demarxist juggernaut got stopped dead in its tracks by Senator Ben Nelson (I) Neb. as he resisted arm-twisting pressure to the tenth degree, including the naked threat by the always creepy and smarmy Rahm Emanuel to | Read More »
Kudos to Senators Lieberman and Nelson
I telephoned Senator Lieberman’s office today, and urged him to hang tough on health care, and to also support Senator Ben Nelson’s protest against taxpayer subsidies for abortion. As a Connecticut resident, I urge my neighbors in this state to do likewise, and the same goes for anyone else who can afford the phone call. Doubtless there are many things that can be done to improve health care | Read More »
Video: Glenn Beck Interviews Mike Goldfarb About Extortion of Ben Nelson
Sen. Ben Nelson appears to be the lone Democrat refusing to go along with ObamaCare, unless language is added that would prevent the federal funding of abortion. Obama can’t afford to outrage his radical left base any further and therefore cannot insert such language. With no other way out, the Obama administration has quietly informed Sen. Nelson that if he does not support the health | Read More »