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Monday, January 4, 2010

Ben Nelson to Henry McMaster: Call off the Dogs!

When I first read this story, I actually had to laugh, who in the hell does Ben Nelson think he is asking the attorney general of another state to forgo any legal action. Nelson has been caught with his pants down and like the cat in the litter box he is desperately trying to cover his shit up. Ben it doesn't work, it stinks to high heaven no matter what you do. As my grandfather use to say "don't sh*t in your own nest", well Ben you big stinking turd has been discovered by the people in Nebraska and the nation. Pack your bags in 2012, and prepare to return to a home where you are no longer welcome. I know its tough to be old and unwanted, but you made your bed Ben now try and sleep in it.

Senator Nelson the people of Nebraska are honest hard working people who want no part of your special deal. Honesty and hard work however, must be something you and that "band of angels" (sanctimonious hypocrites) have forgotten because of your long stays in that shit-hole called the District of Criminals".

Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) reached out Thursday evening to South Carolina GOP Attorney General Henry McMaster, the leader of a group of 13 Republican state attorneys general who are threatening to file suit against the Senate health care bill, and urged him to forgo any legal action.

Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) reached out Thursday evening to South Carolina GOP Attorney General Henry McMaster, the leader of a group of 13 Republican state attorneys general who are threatening to file suit against the Senate health care bill, and urged him to forgo any legal action, POLITICO has learned.

According to a copy of a memo sent by McMaster’s chief of staff to other GOP state attorneys general detailing the call, Nelson asked McMaster to “call off the dogs,” a reference to recent threats by the state AGs to file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a Medicaid provision in the bill that benefits Nebraska at the expense of other states.

Under the terms of a deal Nelson cut with Senate leaders to secure his crucial vote for the health care package, Nebraska would be exempted from having to pay for the coverage of its new Medicaid enrollees—leaving the federal government to pick up the tab. The deal is expected to cost the federal government $100 million over the next 10 years.

Jake Thompson, a Nelson spokesman, declined comment when reached by POLITICO Friday.

The memo, written by McMaster Chief of Staff Trey Walker, explains that Nelson told McMaster that the Medicaid deal had not been his idea, and that the same Medicaid exemption would be extended to other states.

“Senator Nelson insisted that he had not asked for the Cornhusker Kickback to be placed in the U.S. Senate version of the health care bill to secure his vote. Senator Nelson told the attorney general that it was simply a ‘marker’ placed in the U.S. Senate version of the bill and assured the attorney general that it would be ‘fixed,’ says the memo. read more from Politico

12 comments:

TexasFred said...

Call em off? That DEMwit SOB needs to realize this, we have just begun to fight...

And if Nelson can't take the heat, he needs to avoid having a doorknob hit him in the ass on the way out...

The Born Again American said...

It must be in the name, as Bill Nelson of Florida got preferential treatment for three Florida counties... BTW did I mention that they were all heavy Democrat counties... Could that possibly have an impact on his re-election hopes... If the rest of my fellow Floridians take their heads out of their asses, it should have a huge impact on his re-election, only in a negative manner...

(L) said...

The saying I heard growing up was, "He shit in his mess kit!" Either way it stinks and he is either going to have to as I parphrase the old commercial, "Pay us now, or pay us later!" Give up the "Bribe" or lose your office!

The attorneys general of the 13 Southern States should have at least 36 other attorneys general with them as well!

Dymphna said...

Amazing...I didn't realize there was a posse of attorneys general after him. What a wonderful development.

Thank you.

The stench of corruption in the halls of the Capitol grows by the day. To follow your metaphor, I guess the number of fat cats having found a place to eliminate their waste products is causing the aroma to spread beyond "the District of Criminals"...

Or, as my fellow blogger calls it from his days of having lived there "the wretched hive of scum and villany".

Teresa said...

Ben Nelson is such a freaking liar. He would have not voted for the health care bill if wasn't for that special deal. Yes, the stench is pervasive across Congress. We need to clean House in both 2010 and 2012 so we can bring back morality and honesty back to Congress.

Matt said...

Translation: "Bwaaaaaa, you're going to get me in trouble for my bribe...bwaaaaa!"

I got a good laugh out of this as well.

My fear is though, that they'll alter it in committee enough to just pass constitutional muster (as well as by finding the most liberal judge possible).

Ron Russell said...

I think you hit the nail on the head Matt. But what they think is constitutional will not necessarily be in line with what a federal judge my think and this could easily go to the supreme court, although that would take years.

Snarky Basterd said...

Somehow I wish it could have been Nelson hung ... just plain hung ... from the storefront in Plains, Ga., over the weekend.

Debbie said...

Texas Fred is right, hopefully we have just begun to fight. The heat is on ...

Debbie
Right Truth
http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

MK said...

Sounds like a weasel has been caught and is now looking for a place to scurry under.

Good, there should be a price to pay for selling out.

Mr Pink Eyes said...

It seems as if Nelson's deal has backfired on him in his own state, his poll numbers are falling.
You asked a great question, "who the hell does Nelson think that he is?" Why does he think that he has the right to tell another state how to prosecute the law? And why is he so afraid of the constitutionality of the kickback? He must know there are problems with it.

TRESTIN MEACHAM said...

The sad thing is, he will get a nice job as a lobbyist when he is out.