WASHINGTON – With a self-imposed Christmas deadline at stake, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid engineered a last-minute compromise that has won the support of the lone Democratic holdout and clinched the required 60 votes to pass a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. health care system.
Marathon negotiations with the White House and Senate Democratic leaders produced fresh concessions that will mean additional abortion restrictions in the legislation.
Democratic leaders also offered Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska a deal similar to the $300 million in Medicaid aid Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana got for her support, numerous sources told Fox News.
When asked about this, Sen. Kent Conrad, a key Democratic leader involved in the negotiations with Nelson, said, “Oh, it’ll be much more.”
So, Ben Nelson had his vote bought for around $300 million, and Kent Conrad brags about it being much more? I hate to say “I told you so” to you RedStaters that thought Nelson was solid through this process, but I told you so. Nelson’s vote is always up for sale; he’s made that evident in the past. He also had the nerve to go on the radio shows here in Nebraska earlier this week and expressed anger that there were rumors that his vote was “up for sale.” Now we know the truth.
With that, Ben Nelson has officially sealed his fate for another term in Nebraska. There were enough of us here angry enough after he voted to move the healthcare debacle forward, but he’s officially turned a deaf ear to his constituents, all in the name of limiting profits on insurance companies (who have given him a boatload of money over the years) and language that allows for states to disallow coverage on abortion.
So, we’ve limited how much money a company can make, and he can claim to be pro-life to Nebraskans, even though he’ll go to sleep at night knowing that other states will allow abortions. Can this lying weasel even claim to be pro-life anymore? I think not……
This is why a Democrat, even though he labels himself as a “conservative,” “moderate,” or “Blue Dog” cannot be trusted. They must all be voted out of office for our own sake!