Monday, December 21, 2009
Sen. Ben Nelson The Modern Day Judas Sellout For 30 Pieces Of Silver
It was a concern of Nebraska Republican Governor over expanded Medicaid costs in the proposed health care overhaul bill that led to his states compromise to cover the state estimated $45 million share over the decade, U.S. Senator Ben Nelson said Sunday. Gov. Dave Heineman "contacted me and he said that this is another unfunded mandate and it's going to stress the state budget, and I agreed with him,"said the Nebraska Democrat. who was a Nebraska Governor in the 1990's. I said to the leaders and others that this is something that has to be fixed. I did not participate in the way it was fixed. But Gov. Heineman expressed anything but gratitude, saying he had nothing to do with the compromise and calling the health care overhaul bill, bad news for Nebraska and bad news for America. The criticism is only a taste of what Nelson has received since announcing Saturday that he would become the 60th vote needed to advance the landmark legislation. The backlash from those who wanted Nelson to hold the hard line against the measure was immediate. Abortion appointment howled in protest, the Nebraska Right To Life, which has long endorsed Nelson issued a scathing statement that dubbed Nelson a traitor. The state's Catholic Bishops followed Sunday with a statement that they were "extremely disappointed" in him. The Chairman Of The Nebraska Republican Party declared Nelson decision to be the end of his political career in Nebraska, and within hours of Nelson announcement, the state GOP launched a WEB site, http://www.givebentheboot.com/, to collect funds to oust the Democrat in 2012. Gov. Mike Huckabee spoke before a angry crowd of about 2,000 many of whom had signs denouncing the health care bill. Rally goers often shouted Recall!" and Liar!" at the mention of Nelson name. Finally, this could be the final nail in the coffin that could drive America into bankruptcy. This is one of the worst pieces of legalisation that has ever been passed by Congress and each member of Congress who voted for this ridiculous health bill should be held accountable in the 2010 mid-term elections.