Socialist Extortion of Sen Nelson? Vote for ObamaCare or Offutt Air Force Base will be closed; so says Michael Goldfarb

The following report has been published at the Weekly Standard and they are standing by it.

The denials have been made; both by Sen Nelson and the White House.

Let’s take a look at the report:

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

20 GOP Senators Call for Investigation of Offutt Threat

Twenty Republican senators have requested that the Senate Armed Services Committee launch an investigation into reports that the Obama White House threatened to close Nebraska’s Offutt Air Force base unless Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson fell into line on health care. Those reports first appeared on this blog. In the letter to Senators Levin and McCain, the committee chairman and ranking member, the 20 ask that “a hearing be held as to whether the BRAC process has been compromised.”

Meanwhile, both Nelson and the White House strenuously deny the allegation. A statement from White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer asserts “This rumor is absolutely false, as the people spreading it well know. This is nothing but a cynical, crass political game that is designed to maintain the status quo. Let’s be clear: the people spreading these falsehoods think nothing is wrong with a system under which families and businesses continue to bear the brunt of skyrocketing costs, insurance companies are allowed to discriminate and drop at will, and thousands of Americans lose their coverage every single day.”

They protest a little too much. I do not know this story is “absolutely false.” To the contrary, I’m confident it’s true. Twenty senators are now calling for an investigation, and each is presumably pretty well sourced in the Senate. If the charges are “absolutely false,” maybe the White House will encourage Senate Democrats to call this Republican bluff. I won’t hold my breath.

What is absolutely true is that the threat itself is clumsy. The Base Realignment and Closure Process won’t get started again for a couple of years, and Offutt is a nearly irreplaceable piece of America’s national security infrastructure. Still, this White House does sometimes see national security issues in terms of jobs created or saved. They’re closing Gitmo and moving hardened al Qaeda terrorists into your neighborhood? Don’t worry, that’s 3,000 jobs created or saved. You’re not going to vote for health care? That’s 11,000 jobs your state just lost!

The desperation of the White House — caving to Lieberman, threatening Nelson, attacking Dean — is what’s most striking. This is not the behavior of a team assured of their position and confident in the outcome. This is the behavior of team that is standing “on the precipice,” and about to fall into a ravine. And Nelson still hasn’t said he will vote for the bill.

Posted by Michael Goldfarb at11:01 PM

Seems to me, where there is smoke of this sort, Congress is obliged to investigate for the fire.

  • were it not for the all out Socialist insistence on passing ObamaCare…
  • were it not for Obama himself…
  • were it not for a mountain of Chicago Thug Behavior that has been exposed over the last several years…
  • were it not for the Socialist trail of Lies and Deceptions…
  • were it not for the slandering of the Majority of Americans by Pelosi and her gang of Congressional Socialists…
  • were it not for the inbred character of Andy Sterns of SEIU…
  • were it not for the criminal behavior of ACORN…
  • were it not for the appointment of Marxist Activists as WH Czars…
  • were it not for Associations with known Domestic Terrorists like William Ayers…
  • were it not for all that, and MORE, I would be skeptical.

Common Sense tells me this is something the White House would do in a heart beat… it is about the Persuasion of Power and Obama has shown no limits to which he will go to get what he wants in spite of an Historic Disapproval by the majority of the citizens of America to whom he is absolutely accountable.

If this turns out to be confirmed… may God Have Mercy On His Soul… because he will get none from the Majority of Americans.

There has been independent vetting… and in this case it comes from FOX News:



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Dick Morris: COPENHAGEN: AFRICAN DICTATORS DEMAND “DEMOCRACY”
Heritage Foundation: Small Business Is Not Better Off Under Obamacare and Morning Bell: The Left’s Righteous War Against the Individual Mandate and Protecting Wireless Consumers: Google over Government
Gateway Pundit:Hillary Clinton Promises $100 Billion to Poor Regimes to Fight Global Warming Junk Science (Video) and Tea Party Movement Now More Popular Than Dem or Republican Parties
Sister Toldjah: Senate aide: Military base in Nebraska threatened in WH healthcare fight w/ Nelson and Roland Burris not committed to voting for healthcare “reform”
American Power: If You Know What’s Good For You, You’ll Get Out of My Way… and Every Little Thing She Does is Magic… and E.D. Kain’s Alinsky Rules in Action! and Voters Reject Democrats in New Poll
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Talk Wisdom:The Disturbing Thuggery of this Admin Worsens!
Michelle Malkin: SEIU shenanigans in Massachusetts and Thumbs down: Nebraska pro-life group responds to Demcare abortion “compromise” and Beclowned: Michael Moore threatens to boycott Connecticut over Lieberman and Single-payer on the Senate floor; Update: Dems end bill reading with questionable tactics
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LisainTX’s Blog:National Defense compromised by Chicago Mobsters? and USDA: Now in the tree and biofuel business? Property Owners Pay Attention! and In Your Honor
Diary of a Mad Conservative:Who’s going under the bus for this one?
Moonbat Patrol:Financial Reform The Saga Continues and Fourth And Long On ObamaCare, Time To Punt and The Obama Conundrum
OhioBelle’s Blog:OBAMACARE PACKED WITH MORE LIES
SamHenry’s Blog:More US Debt? World Gov on the Way? Arab Oil-Rich Friends Creating Common Currency and Copenhagen to Connecticut: Holiday Smear – Mischianza for December 16, 2009
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60 Responses to Socialist Extortion of Sen Nelson? Vote for ObamaCare or Offutt Air Force Base will be closed; so says Michael Goldfarb

  1. rosehips says:

    I’m copying this from the previous post:

    m2,
    I really don’t know how much aid we give or developing nations get but I agree that it comes with its curses.

    If we are going to help them at all, I think the programs that help them develop water for the community so they can grow food is the best use of aid. Self reliance is key.

    I just think some countries are just drying up. And populations continue to increase. Sustainability is not feasible. What is our moral duty if a nation faces starvation?

    m2 said: Are you joking? Have you looked up how much aid is given? The only time aid works is when goods are flown in and delivered by our military to the hands of those in need. A very Christian method.

  2. m2 says:

    I think our “moral duty” is to give directly to people and not spend billions or promise billions… :)

    Like the military and the christian organizations making a difference for them now.

    We’re gonna be in a bind with food if we don’t grow food in our own nation because of Congress and their politics.

  3. m2 says:

    This is an absolute outrage VF. This extortion and what this administration has done to anyone that speaks up against their agenda, should qualify as Treason.

    All of it together, the war on the Chamber of Commerce, the Whole Foods CEO, doctors, hospitals, Fox News, Tea Party Anti-Tax patriots, ….

    I’m starting to wonder if they are gonna put hit men on the people’s representatives.

    I really am.

    If not them, then the crazy Leftists really scare me. They already shot bullets at Lou Dobbs.

  4. m2 says:

    Good morning again SH!

  5. m2 says:

    Good morning Rosehips too!

  6. VotingFemale says:

    I’m here… just adding the links to this blogpost… I usually wait till all that is done before I publish but this is quicker to get it out.

    brb :)

  7. rosehips says:

    So really the air force base deal is just a rumor. It is being denied.

    It could be a hoax. But I would not be surprised if it is true. I believe it won’t be the first time.

  8. m2 says:

    OM gosh… that Chris Henry story is tragic!
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,580415,00.html

  9. m2 says:

    No, the Weekly Standard has 3 solid Senate sources. They stand by it.

    Obama of course denies… and Nelson’s denying for the common good of his party, plus- he doesn’t want to die. Which I believe the left is capable of violence such as that.

  10. m2 says:

    Rahmbo Chicago Politics and Leftism of the Ayers mold = SCARY and HARD TO BE INDIVIDUAL, even a Democrat.

  11. m2 says:

    Any means to the end!

    - Saul Alinsky

  12. m2 says:

    I wonder if/when Reid drags Senate in on Christmas day to pass “The Nation-Killer” (TM), if there will be riots and thousands willing to stand on the steps of the capital? I think we will be… I think that their plan of Christmas passage in order to befuddle Americans on holiday and preoccupied, media on holiday is totally gonna backfire!

  13. samiam60 says:

    IS THE LEFT CAPABLE OF THIS?

  14. m2 says:

    Their healthcare bill is Fascist. No doubt. Since they stripped the obvious, they now seek to mandate Insurance and Dictate.

    That control of private industry is the very definition of fascism.

  15. rosehips says:

    m2, I read the weekly standard blogposts about it. I didn’t see any elaboration of a source nor mention of the number of sources. I may have missed the references somewhere. If this deal did happen I hope it can be substantiated.

    m2 said: No, the Weekly Standard has 3 solid Senate sources. They stand by it.

  16. m2 says:

    I heard the author of the blog tell Glenn Beck who wanted to make sure this story is solid, at 10 am he said his story was solid, his source is solid.

    By 5pm yesterday he said on air he had 3 sources.

  17. m2 says:

    Since the Republicans are demanding answers… I’m pretty proud of them. Of course the media and this fascist crowd will stonewall the effort. But Glenn Beck generally gets out a lot of news to the population.

    I even saw a blurb on Special Report last night.

  18. samiam60 says:

    Was Hitler concerned with an over populated Earth?

  19. rosehips says:

    I’m with you m2. If they try to force me to purchase private insurance I will be out there painting swastikas on the front door of the Dept of Justice. lol. or at least I’ll carry a sign. really, that is facism in my opinion and I will not comply with being forced to pay into a system I oppose. That’s not free market that a facist market.
    And people who compare it to mandatory car insurance are wrong. I don’t have to drive. I am not forced to carry insurance.

    m2 said: That control of private industry is the very definition of fascism.

  20. m2 says:

    Dean really does have it right.

    Wow, well I got to do some stuff. Everyone have a lovely afternoon!

  21. rosehips says:

    sami, hitler was the poster boy for population control. sigh.

  22. VotingFemale says:

    Watergate’s source, Deep Throat, was never divulged until decades after the fact.

    The investigation by Congress and others is what this is about…

    rosehips says

    m2, I read the weekly standard blogposts about it. I didn’t see any elaboration of a source nor mention of the number of sources. I may have missed the references somewhere. If this deal did happen I hope it can be substantiated.

  23. samiam60 says:

    History repeats itself Rose and if left unchecked I fear we are heading down this road…….again :(

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  26. samhenry says:

    Dog needs to get off computer and eat. It’s functional lol.

    DOG OVERBOARD

  27. ohiobelle says:

    Is anybody surprised by the threats and the scare tactics?? I am not surprised but I am pissed off!! It hurts me ears to hear Obama say we must pass healthcare or the Fed will go bankrupt. Well I say leave it up to the “Person of the Year” and the Noble Peace joke to figure it out!!! I am sick and tired of them telling us what has to be done. Who in the hell do they think they are??? Why won’t they create jobs to end the healthcare “crisis”? There wouldn’t be a healthcare “crisis” if people were back to work. OH NO… these crack heads won’t let a good “crisis” go to waste so they will prolong the “crisis” to pass their f’cked up agenda!!!! I assume jobs will be created after tax and spend is passed!

  28. rosehips says:

    see you m2. hey vf!

    VF, I suppose if 20 pubs think there is credence to the rumor it might be credible but how many of our reps (mine did) spoke out about Obama’s birthplace and there has been nothing to substantiate his birth in Kenya. It’s mostly speculation.

  29. ohiobelle says:

    Rosehips, What in the hell happened to Hillary Clintons hair? haha. It’s a little off subject but she looks terrible.

  30. VotingFemale says:

    VF hands Rosehips a GO SARAH 2012 poster

    lol

    rosehips says

    I’m with you m2. If they try to force me to purchase private insurance I will be out there painting swastikas on the front door of the Dept of Justice. lol. or at least I’ll carry a sign. really, that is facism in my opinion and I will not comply with being forced to pay into a system I oppose. That’s not free market that a facist market.
    And people who compare it to mandatory car insurance are wrong. I don’t have to drive. I am not forced to carry insurance.

    m2 said: That control of private industry is the very definition of fascism.

  31. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning again Belle!

    Hill’s hair? I noticed it too… dang.

    too many 3 am calls?

    ohiobelle says

    Rosehips, What in the hell happened to Hillary Clintons hair? haha. It’s a little off subject but she looks terrible.

  32. ohiobelle says:

    Rosehips, Why did BHO pay millions if he was in fact born in the USA?? Everybody knows he was born in Kenya. I am assuming the papers will turn up very soon. The left will eat their young before they get rejected.

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  34. samiam60 says:

    Ohiobelle says:
    Rosehips, What in the hell happened to Hillary Clintons hair? haha. It’s a little off subject but she looks terrible.

    Ohiobelle,

    Barry had her waterboarded.

  35. ohiobelle says:

    Hello VF!

    I was shocked when I saw her. What the hell happened to it? She really is in need of some pampering.

  36. ohiobelle says:

    Hello Sam!

    Sam wrote: Barry had her waterboarded.

    hahah! Maybe.

  37. ohiobelle says:

    I think the White House should be very careful. I think they are in over their head picking a fight with Howard. Again, we can just sit back as the left attacks one of their own. Barry should’ve thought twice about that one.

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  39. rosehips says:

    sami, the sad truth is that genocide is happening in a few places in the world but when it is in the form of tribal warfare and religious fanatacism it is much harder to combat. When a madman like Saddam is behind massacres we have an easier target.
    The other war I know you abhor is the war against the unborn.

    for the record, I am not in favor of mandatory population control like China’s one child policy. That’s facist. But I do think population control is essential if we want to save our civilization from its inevitable collapse. Actually, it’s impossible to the save the civilization; we can only stave off the collapse.

    sami said: History repeats itself Rose and if left unchecked I fear we are heading down this road…….again

  40. rosehips says:

    belle, I think the republicans pulled Hillary’s hair salon allowance out of the last omnibus bill. hahaha

    belle said: Rosehips, What in the hell happened to Hillary Clintons hair? haha. It’s a little off subject but she looks terrible.

  41. ohiobelle says:

    Rosehips, Population control is not the answer. I have a friend that flew to China to adopt a baby girl about 7 years ago. They came back with disturbing video of trash bags next to the hospital that were MOVING. We must not allow that to happen here!! I still feel sorry for the families that lost their only child during the earth quake a year or two ago.

  42. ohiobelle says:

    Rose wrote: belle, I think the republicans pulled Hillary’s hair salon allowance out of the last omnibus bill. hahaha

    hahahahahahah!!!! That’s it! lol

  43. ohiobelle says:

    I would like to make sure Michelle doesn’t pop out a little Barry. That’s all we would need.

  44. rosehips says:

    yeah belle, I guess that is one advantage the guys have. They don’t have to worry about hair, makeup and clothing. Order a few suits shirts and ties and a couple pairs of shoes. Throw in a nice wristwatch and you’re ready to rock.
    Women need a pair of shoes for every color and occasion. They have to style their hair, put on make-up, jewelry and handbags. damn. And I live in a district with a lot of women politicians. I have two women senators, a woman rep, a woman governor and woman state rep. My mayor is a guy…maybe I should run? lol

    belle said: I was shocked when I saw her. What the hell happened to it? She really is in need of some pampering.

  45. rosehips says:

    yuck belle,
    last time I was at a Chinese hospital I saw some garbage bags moving too. I got brave and got close up and lo and behold, I heard a familiar voice coming from inside. It was Tickle me Elmo!!!! HOHOHOHOH

    belle said: Rosehips, Population control is not the answer. I have a friend that flew to China to adopt a baby girl about 7 years ago. They came back with disturbing video of trash bags next to the hospital that were MOVING

  46. ohiobelle says:

    Rosehips, maybe you should run.

    Have you heard of the “bearcap robber”? I swear he looks like this guy that used to deliver freight to the company I worked for. haha
    I think that’s the name they gave him.

  47. LisaInTX says:

    Twenty senators are demanding an investigation into reports the Obama administration threatened to close Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska if that state’s Democratic senator, Ben Nelson, didn’t join other Democrats in voting for health-care reform.

    The group of 20, all Republicans, today called for a hearing in a letter to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., and the committee’s top Republican Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=119239

  48. LisaInTX says:

    Good Morning fellow comrades of the USSA!!!

    Seems the insanity just gets more extreme by the day!

  49. ohiobelle says:

    That video is funny as hell.. hahahaha

    The beagle is ready to tear him apart.

  50. samiam60 says:

    Rosehips says:
    sami, the sad truth is that genocide is happening in a few places in the world but when it is in the form of tribal warfare and religious fanatacism it is much harder to combat. When a madman like Saddam is behind massacres we have an easier target.
    The other war I know you abhor is the war against the unborn.

    for the record, I am not in favor of mandatory population control like China’s one child policy. That’s facist. But I do think population control is essential if we want to save our civilization from its inevitable collapse. Actually, it’s impossible to the save the civilization; we can only stave off the collapse.

    Rose,

    Well stated and we cannot stave off mankinds ultimate demise. As long as there is Pride and Greed we as a species are doomed. The Left Wing needs to learn Humility. We will give them that in 2010. They will be humbled.

    Concerning the Abortion issue I do not care to debate that here on this blog other than to say which is easier? Birth Control or Abortion?

  51. ohiobelle says:

    Hello Lisa!

    I can’t keep up with everything going on in Washington.

  52. ohiobelle says:

    What was in the $1.1 trillion dollar spending bill that was signed last night? What that the $445 million dollar omnibus bill?

  53. ohiobelle says:

    I mean was that not what that. Sorry I am typing too fast.

  54. ohiobelle says:

    Actually it was $445 BILLION not million.

  55. ohiobelle says:

    Okay it looks like everybody is taking a break. I am going to get my workout in. I’ll check back afterwards.

  56. samiam60 says:

    The Obama Administration and the Democratic Congress are now moving very quickly to consolidate power and control over the American People. They are moving at a fevered pitch much like Hitler’s Stormtroopers. If you haven’t ever seen Schindler’s list I would encourage you to invest the time. What I found most striking about the movie was the Speed at which the violence was unleashed upon the people. It is almost as if they knew what was coming and yet had no real defense against it.

    Today we often speak of the fear of Marshal Law coming and yet like the Jewish People of World War 2 we seem to be in denial of that ever becoming a reality.

    Do any of you think Obama or any of his thugs would just walk away if they lose the election?

  57. samiam60 says:

    President Obama has recently placed the United States of America under a State of Emergency because of the Swine Flu Pandemic.

    By the way, where is the Pandemic?

  58. LisaInTX says:

    Hey Belle
    Sorry, I was checking email…..
    I’m not sure what was passed last night in the shadows…..

    Sami
    I fully expect to see Marshal Law with guys in blue helmets, setting up road blocks anyday now!
    Things are getting more and more heated, you can feel the ‘hate surge’ all around us—their ‘urgency’ is thick in the air to take full control of the USA.

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