It looks like Senator Ben nelson has started barking again on the abortion feature of the Senate health reform bill:

In an interview Thursday with a Nebraska radio station, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) said new compromise language on abortion funding is unacceptable.

As usual, however, he’s not coming completely out from beneath the porch:

‘As it is right now, without further modifications, it isn’t sufficient,’ Nelson told KLIN radio in Lincoln, NE.

So, what does “as it is right now” mean? Is he holding out for a bigger payoff? Does he want a written guarantee there won’t be any base closings?

I don’t recommend celebrating just yet, folks. This particular Blue Dog is no Joe Lieberman. My bet is that he’ll scurry back under the porch … again.


Morrissey actually takes Nelson seriously:

Nelson’s driving a stake through the heart of ObamaCare. Looks like Barack Obama has his pretext for skipping Copenhagen.

And, apparently, so do Riehl and Michelle Malkin. Maybe they’re right. But, to me,  it feels an awful lot like another Lucy-and-the-footbal moment (to mix metaphors).

Comments 1

  1. Dave B wrote:

    I agree with you. The blue dogs haven’t impressed me one bit. All they’re doing is feigning opposition just enough to give them cover and waiting for some type of payoff they can tout in the hopes they can fool their constituents into believing they’re something they’re not. Look at their actions and ignore all the words.

    Posted 18 Dec 2009 at 2:01 am

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