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GOP attorney generals threaten suit over Nebraska health deal

December 31st, 2009 . by TexasFred

GOP attorney generals threaten suit over Nebraska health deal

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican attorneys general in 13 states say congressional leaders must remove Nebraska’s political deal from the federal health care overhaul bill or face legal action, according to a letter provided to The Associated Press Wednesday.

“We believe this provision is constitutionally flawed,” South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster and the 12 other attorneys general wrote in the letter to be sent Wednesday night to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

“As chief legal officers of our states we are contemplating a legal challenge to this provision and we ask you to take action to render this challenge unnecessary by striking that provision,” they wrote.

In a rare Christmas Eve vote, Senate Democrats pushed sweeping health care legislation to the brink of Senate passage, crushing a year-end Republican filibuster against President Obama’s call to remake the nation’s health care system. The 60-39 vote marked the third time in as many days Democrats posted a supermajority needed to advance the legislation.

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GOP attorney generals threaten suit over Nebraska health deal

I can’t fault these attorneys general, not in ANY way. But if we’re going to stand against the oh so sweetheart deal that Ben Nelson got for Nebraska, why can we go after the biggest WHORE in the Senate? I am talking about Mary *$300M* Landrieu of Louisiana.

Landrieu sold her vote on ObamaCare to harry Reid for a paltry $300 MILLION dollars!

“It’s not $100 million, it’s $300 million, and I’m proud of it and will keep fighting for it,� she told reporters after a floor speech announcing her support of a vote to begin debate on healthcare reform. SOURCE

I don’t care what you call it or how you look at it, Mary Landrieu sold her vote. In doing so, she sold her integrity as well, what integrity she had that is. She prostituted her vote! I don’t care how you cut it, she has whored herself to Harry Reid and this debacle known as ObamaCare!

Last week, McMaster said he was leading several other attorneys general in an inquiry into the constitutionality of the estimated $100 million deal he has dubbed the “Cornhusker Kickback.”

I am proud to say, our Texas Attorney General, Mr. Greg Abbott, has signed on to this.

The letter was signed by top prosecutors in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Michigan, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington state. All are Republicans, and McMaster and the attorneys general of Florida, Michigan and Pennsylvania are running for governor in their respective states. SOURCE

I am fairly certain that the cry your hear in the background is the sniveling leftists as they cry, “Curses, foiled again!”.

I think we all know that the left will say this action by the attorneys general is nothing more than a brazen political move designed to stop the Dems from giving, GIVING I say, giving Americans the healthcare they truly deserve.

McMaster says if the bill goes through to final approval with the benefit to Nebraska, taxpayers in the other 49 states will have to pay for it.

Let’s not forget the money that Landrieu got for Louisiana. It may not be a deal that runs into perpetuity, but it’s $300M that We, The People are giving to Louisiana, for ONE Senate vote!

Meanwhile, Nelson is taking his message on health care reform directly to his constituents. In a television ad beginning during Wednesday night’s Nebraska-Arizona Holiday Bowl football game, the Democrat says he stuck by his principles throughout the debate and doesn’t want Nebraskans to be confused on his position.

Hopefully, the good people of Nebraska will be taking Nelson to the wood shed over this. And with any luck at all, unemployment is in his near future!

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12 Responses to “GOP attorney generals threaten suit over Nebraska health deal”

  1. comment number 1 by: TexasFred

    Just a side note, I see that USA Today has fixed their error in the title line, they are now saying ‘attorneys general’, which IS the correct way to describe more than one attorney general.

    The MSM does NOT, for the most part, employ the best writers that can be found!

  2. comment number 2 by: LD Jackson

    There is no doubt, this move by the attorneys general will be decried as purely partisan and an attempt to prevent Americans from getting access to the health care they want and need. They may be jumping the gun just a bit, but maybe they can move forward and go after some of the mandates that are in the legislation. Mr. Pink Eyes talks about that in his own post on the matter.

  3. comment number 3 by: Vigilante

    Fred, It’s enough to make your skin crawl. but I just think the 13 attorney’s general will go after them until THEY can make their own “back room” sweet deal and then it’ll just be forgotten about. They’er all a bunch of frikken crooks and they all get pissed, (just like crooks)when the STOLEN money isn’t divided equally. (heavy emphasis on STOLEN).
    VOTE”EM ALL OUT!!!!!

  4. comment number 4 by: TexasFred

    Here’s the REAL truth of the matter, not everyone in politics is a corrupt pervert… Vote em ALL out? And replace em with WHAT? Rookies that are going to mess up even worse? There has to be at least some experienced leadership in the ranks. That’s why we need to vet our elected officials and keep the Conservatives, not RINOs, not Libbers, REAL, hard core America 1st Conservatives!

    Attorneys general are NOT in it for the money, and once again, vote em ALL out is crock, term limits is the answer… 2 terms for Senators and 4 terms for Representatives…

    That’s in D.C. of course, AGs are STATE level positions… And I know for a FACT that Greg Abbott, Texas AG, is one of the best, most Conservative AGs in this nation…

    Did it ever occur to you? Maybe some of the AGs are doing this because it’s the RIGHT thing to do? Hard to imagine I am sure, especially when all you see is the worst in everything, but you know, once in a while, some people really DO the right thing simply because it IS the right thing to do…

    Politics on the left coast and in a lot of New England and upper mid-west states are as screwed up as a soup sandwich, but I am getting really tired of people in those areas telling ME that I need to vote out ALL of my elected officials just because they have elected garbage in their states!

    In Texas, we don’t put up with the bullshit, when a politician screws up here, we DO vote em out, that is the TEXAS way, maybe a few other places need to look into it!

  5. comment number 5 by: Kate

    Tennessee’s AG is sitting it out…for the moment. Assjack!

  6. comment number 6 by: Silver Fox

    Hopefully this move by the AG’s will work. The Constitution should stand for something and not just be an old document under a piece of glass in Washington. Many look at it in just that way however, even some members of the high court. Like you Fred, I still believe their are some men of honor left in the government and its time for these few to step up to the plate, failing that they should all step aside so that good men can take their places. I’ve seen these states rights and 10th amendement issues fall short for many years. I do realize that this current move by the AG’s is based on other parts of the Constitution, and as I said before I hope they make some head way on this issue.

  7. comment number 7 by: Northstar96sc

    If you don’t like what SC is doing -which surprises me as it is much better to DO SOMETHING than nothing in my book, tell me what your state is doing that is better than this, to stop this horrendous bill. Let me know and I will surely make sure the power’s that be in SC take it into consideration.
    Proud to be a South Carolinian-

  8. comment number 8 by: BobF

    They’re doing the right thing to protect their states. If that Nebraska thing goes through, it will fall upon all the other states to pick up their “contributions”. It’s just a shame that I haven’t seen any democrat Attorneys General sign on to this as they know it’s bad for their states.

  9. comment number 9 by: HoosierArmyMom

    That Fred, is exactly why I have dropped out of many of the groups and forums. The idea that you vote out all incumbents makes no sense. We will need experience in there just to manage putting through repeals if we get a majority in either the House or Senate (hopefully both!!!). The Demwits are determined to push through more bad socialist legislation than can be dealt with, so we will have to have some who know how to fight back with the repeal process before we get totally screwed. I will not vote against any candidate who tries to do the right thing against this corrupt commie administration!!!!

  10. comment number 10 by: Patrick Sperry

    The whole thing is so un-American, so un-Constitutional,and so treasonous it’s pathetic. Why the hell are those Attorneys general not calling for trials based upon the treason statute?

  11. comment number 11 by: TexasFred

    Patrick, they probably would, but doesn’t that come under FEDERAL statutes? And getting U.S. AG Eric Holder to do something like that would be a total impossibility!

    These AGs are all STATE level, and together they have some serious stroke, but I don’t know just HOW serious…

  12. comment number 12 by: Mr Pink Eyes

    First Nelson, then Landrieu, and then the mandates. Hopefully this will get picked apart one piece at a time.