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What do you think? Could this be true? Could the White House stoop this low?

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.


Asked by grlygrlz2 at 7:28 PM on Dec. 15, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Personally, I think they would stop at nothing to try to pass something they can call health care reform, no matter how many people it doesn't help.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 12:13 AM on Dec. 16, 2009

  • grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:29 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • Yeah... The Weekly Standard. The equivalent of watching Fox "news" and calling it the truth.

    Answer by Anouck at 7:36 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • So, are you saying it isn't true? Or are you saying~You aren't able to answer to this questions, but will answer Huff poop linked questions? Got it.

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:39 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • "As the Senate health care debate enters crunch time, the pressure from all sides continued to grow today, with Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., right in the middle.

    His spokesman quickly dismissed a report by conservative columnist Michelle Malkin that Nelson was even being threatened with “closure of an air force base,” presumably Offutt Air Force Base, which is south of Omaha and home of U.S. Strategic Command. Malkin also said Nelson has been promised a “bribe bigger than Sen. Landrieu's.”

    That's a reference to Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat and one of the last holdouts on the vote to begin the health care debate. The legislation includes a provision to increase Louisiana's Medicaid funds that Landrieu says is worth $300 million.

    Nelson spokesman Jake Thompson said both of Malkin's claims about Nelson are false."

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:39 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:40 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • Well, then. There you go.

    Answer by Anouck at 7:44 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • Thanks for posting Anon, but I can't imagine Nelson ADMITTING it if it were true. He can't lose the liberal love and go against this administration... While I am not sure it is 100% true. I don't put anything past this administration... How far do you think this administration would go to get healthcare? Afterall, that is why Obama only gave himself a "B+" in his Oprah interview... lol

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:47 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • IDK...eitherway we know bribes have been going as hopey changey..nop transparency

    Answer by tnmomofive at 7:50 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • "Huff poop linked questions"? Care to put down the crack pipe and make sense? And of course you don't believe the man would tell the truth, what fun would that be, right? Anything to discredit this administration, right? Whether the slander you're throwing around is true or not doesn't really matter, does it? I swear, Obama could find the cure to cancer, and you'd bitch about how he "used taxpayer money to do it".... Negative Nelly.

    Answer by Anouck at 7:53 PM on Dec. 15, 2009