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megimoo
12-15-2009, 11:44 PM
White House Threatens to Close Offutt Air Force Base If Nelson Doesn’t Vote for Obamacare

Quite an explosive leak! I wonder how this will affect things? It is certainly a thuggish and dangerous thing for Obama to play with National Security over this craptacular idea of socialized medicine. Quite a desperate move.

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.

So much for the idea of Obama trying to save jobs and improve the economy!

Without Nelson’s vote, since all Republicans are still in line to oppose this, Reid is still left with 59 votes. So, some arm twisting is taking place.

Nelson doesn’t want this bill to fund abortions so he is now being threatened, and national security along with him.

How shameful this would be if Democrats felt shame


http://www.stoptheaclu.com/2009/12/15/white-house-threatens-to-close-offut-air-force-base-if-nelson-doesnt-vote-for-obamacare/

djones520
12-16-2009, 06:15 PM
I'm sure this is part of that master plan in preparing for the Civil War Obama is gonna start. :rolleyes:

patriot45
12-16-2009, 06:21 PM
I'm sure this is part of that master plan in preparing for the Civil War Obama is gonna start. :rolleyes:

You're okay with this type of armtwisting, with the country at stake? They should be demonized in the press and on the air, but no they will get away with every sleazy trick they can use!

How much more of this blatent anti American thuggery do we take?

marv
12-16-2009, 07:00 PM
More Chicago-style thug politics.

Even if Offutt goes on the BRAC lists, it's a long, drawn out process. And either the House or the Senate can vote to have it removed. It ain't gonna happen. But welcome to Chicago, DC anyway.

djones520
12-16-2009, 10:48 PM
You're okay with this type of armtwisting, with the country at stake? They should be demonized in the press and on the air, but no they will get away with every sleazy trick they can use!

How much more of this blatent anti American thuggery do we take?

I'm lending as much credence to this as the military build up for civil war.

patriot45
12-16-2009, 10:58 PM
I'm lending as much credence to this as the military build up for civil war.

I dont see a civil war. At least not the fighting part. But something has to give, either we transition into socialism or we don't. Don't will mean something drastic. Maybe public disobedience, like a boycott of not paying taxes! Not just 1 brave man but a concerted effort, they can't arrest every body!

On second thought if they did arrest all that refused to pay taxes, only the have nots would be left, then they would revolt to get the tax payers out of jail!! :D

Makes my head hurt!

Rockntractor
12-16-2009, 10:59 PM
I'm lending as much credence to this as the military build up for civil war.

Glen beck had it on fox tonight. But I wouldn't worry I'm sure your in good hands with Obama.

djones520
12-17-2009, 06:25 AM
Glen beck had it on fox tonight. But I wouldn't worry I'm sure your in good hands with Obama.

And it's still a largely unfounded rumor. Offut AFB is the headquarters of one of the largest Meteorological agencies in the world, as well as Strat Comm. It is a vital lynch pin in our military, and the only interactions it's had with the BRAC is in a recommendation to have more resources placed there. Even if such a "threat" were made, it would be nothing but laughable. The BRAC would never act on this.

The only source of this story is low key blogs citing an unnamed Senate aide, with Senator Nelson denying any such thing ever occured.

AmPat
12-17-2009, 01:30 PM
And it's still a largely unfounded rumor. Offut AFB is the headquarters of one of the largest Meteorological agencies in the world, as well as Strat Comm. It is a vital lynch pin in our military, and the only interactions it's had with the BRAC is in a recommendation to have more resources placed there. Even if such a "threat" were made, it would be nothing but laughable. The BRAC would never act on this.

The only source of this story is low key blogs citing an unnamed Senate aide, with Senator Nelson denying any such thing ever occured.

I would expect the Senators to deny this, especially if it cannot be confrimed. What gives credence is there is ample evidence of this type thuggery from the O Blah Blah administration. Where does this level of detail come from, thin air? They have no shame, they bought Landreau with our money. Reid and company is no patriot. They are not upstanding citizens. They are turds. They are out for Themselves and their disgusting party. Don't be deceived-don't drink DIMWITocRAT Koolaid, these turds will not stop until they get what they want. They are Marxist and aim to get us there as quickly as possible.

lacarnut
12-17-2009, 01:56 PM
I would expect the Senators to deny this, especially if it cannot be confrimed. What gives credence is there is ample evidence of this type thuggery from the O Blah Blah administration. Where does this level of detail come from, thin air? They have no shame, they bought Landreau with our money. Reid and company is no patriot. They are not upstanding citizens. They are turds. They are out for Themselves and their disgusting party. Don't be deceived-don't drink DIMWITocRAT Koolaid, these turds will not stop until they get what they want. They are Marxist and aim to get us there as quickly as possible.

You are correct. For them to pass this legislation, they will pull out all the stops. Anyone that does not believe that is living in la la land. This same philosophy will come into to play during the 010 and 012 elections.