By Emily Geiger
So, Ben Nelson holds out on casting his vote for “healthcare reform” (supposedly on principle), and then he proves he has no principles when he literally sells his vote in exchange for tons of pork for his home state of Nebraska.
So Ben, how much money are dead babies worth to you? I mean, that was (allegedly) your hang-up, right?
You do realize that your “compromise language” isn’t going to do a damn thing to stop abortion from being included so long as that’s what any particular state wants to do, right?
Now that Mr. Carhart of Nebraska is taking over where Mr. Tiller of Kansas left off, you’ll have lots of women flocking to your lovely state to have their near-term babies killed with fantastic (federally) funded facilities there for when a baby part gets left behind and a woman gets a horrific infection. Heck, I’m sure Carhart will find a way to finagle it so that he gets a cut of the federal funds somehow.
And so long as the feds pay the right price, I’m sure that’s perfectly fine with the honorable Sen. Nelson.
Here’s what I want to know. If Harkin is so great for the people of Iowa, why was he dumb enough to give in and pledge his vote so early? I mean, he should have held out for a Nelson-esque type deal.
Here’s what else I want to know. If Ben Nelson can get full federal funding of Medicaid without Nebraska having to pay a dime for it like all of the other states do, which conservative think tank is going to step up and sue. I mean, unlike gay marriage, this actually does seem like a violation of equal protection (i.e. citizens of different states being treated differently for no apparent reason).
‘Bout time the courts did something useful. Of course, I’m sure whatever federal judge would hear this would find no problem with it at all. That’s generally how the cookie crumbles these days.
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