so what will Senator Ben ‘Punk Ass Bitch’ Nelson do, with his Blue Dog cowardly self.

from DailyKos

The Nebraska Democratic Party put the state’s senior senator, Ben Nelson, in an awkward spot on Saturday by passing a resolution making support for a government-run insurance option a central aspect of its platform.

In a nearly unanimous vote at a committee meeting in Fort Omaha Metro Community College, about 70 attendees approved language that urges members of Congress “to vote for such health care reform proposals that contain a robust public option at all stages of the legislative process including conference and reconciliation, and encourage legislators to pass such reform.”


“[The provision] is popular with the Democrats in the state because we believe without it the bill could too easily become a welfare program for the insurance industry,” said [party chair Vic] Covalt. The argument supporters made was that without the public plan, “basically we end up subsidizing insurance companies and hurting taxpayers who don’t have coverage.”

Remember this about Nelson:

Nelson remains one of the highest-profiled U.S. Senate Democratic holdouts on the public plan, even recently declining to commit to voting against a Republican filibuster of legislation that included the provision.

get that? this punk won’t even promise to vote for cloture so that we can get the bill to the floor for a straight up and down vote.

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