Yes, Mary. Ben Nelson Is A Political Whore Just Like You.

The Washington Post has the story of how Ben Nelson’s vote for the $2.5 trillion healthcare disaster bill was bought:

Nelson secured full federal funding for his state to expand Medicaid coverage to all individuals below 133 percent of the federal poverty level. Other states must pay a small portion of the additional cost. He won concessions for qualifying nonprofit insurers and for Medigap providers from a new insurance tax. He also was able to roll back cuts to health savings accounts.

In other words, Nelson managed to pull in some federal swag for Nebraska on Medicaid that the rest of the states won’t get, and a few relatively meaningless provisions in an otherwise horrific piece of legislation that a sizable majority of the American people rejects in poll after poll.

Nelson sold out the country last night. He sold his soul. He doesn’t deserve his office and every resource possible should be brought to bear to get rid of him in 2012.

When this blog and other conservative media sources called Mary Landrieu a political prostitute for doing much the same thing, the response was that we were engaging in sexism. We answer that charge by saying that today Nelson confirmed a man can be every bit the political whore a woman can be, and both are disgusting, reprehensible creatures.

May Nelson’s political career burn in hell for the corrupt bargain he has made.

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