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Screw National Security. White House using base-closure process to extort Nelson’s vote on ObamaCare?

December 15, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

This is disgusting.  The White House is willing to do damage to our national security so that he can save face and pass this abomination.

How desperate has the White House become to get anything passed under the name of health-care reform?  According to Michael Goldfarb’s source on Capitol Hill, the Obama administration has targeted the last remaining Democratic holdout, at least among moderates — and they’re willing to damage national security to extort his support.  The White House has threatened Ben Nelson (D-NE) with the closure of Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska if he opposes Reid’s latest version, despite its status as the headquarters of US Strategic Command:

According to a Senate aide, the White House is now threatening to put Nebraska’s Offutt Air Force Base on the BRAC list if Nelson doesn’t fall into line.

Offutt Air Force Base employs some 10,000 military and federal employees in Southeastern Nebraska. As our source put it, this is a “naked effort by Rahm Emanuel and the White House to extort Nelson’s vote.” They are “threatening to close a base vital to national security for what?” asked the Senate staffer.

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  1. James E McMullen III
    December 16, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    The whole situation revolves around changing the face of this country. These people do not give a with about the security of this country. Cancel National Prayer Day, celebrate Islam Pray Day. Does that give you a hint. The toe-dancing Rahm Emanuel needs to be retired to the land of crummy looking tutus and slapped around by a dead fish. Obama needs to be sent back to Kenya and Joe Biden needs to just go away.

  2. ayfs
    December 16, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    I disagree completely. We need to keep Biden around for comic relief. Maybe with clown shoes or something, but definitely not with any power.

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