Barack Obama and his
piece of shit chief of staff Rahm Emanuel have sunk so low that they are now trying to extort a vote from Nebraska’s Ben Nelson for health care. Michael Goldfarb at the Weekly Standard has the details from a source on Capitol Hill:
Nelson’s demand that taxpayer money not be used to fund abortion has still not been met. 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.
Indeed, Offutt is the headquarters for US Strategic Command, the successor to Strategic Air Command, and not by accident. STRATCOM was located in the middle of the country for strategic reasons. Its closure would be a massive blow to the economy of the state of Nebraska, but it would also be another example of this administration playing politics with our national security.
This administration is a piece work, isn’t it. Barack Obama and his band of ugly thugs are utterly soulless. They are willing to risk national security for a win on health care. Needless to say, Barack Obama’s Nobel prize speech about defeating the evil in this world meant nothing.
Nelson needs to go on offense. He should hold a press conference and call Obama and Emanuel on the carpet publicly for threatening our country’s national security and Nebraska’s economy in an attempt to force him to vote for the Senate health care bill.
Hat tip: Hot Air