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Ben Nelson, Cheap Date

10:56 PM, Dec 19, 2009 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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As noted this morning, Ben Nelson apparently sold out in exchange for the federal government's picking up the tab of new Medicaid patients in Nebraska added through Obamacare. For a piddling "$45 million over the first decade," Ben Nelson really is--as he proudly said Thursday--a "cheap date."

If he had stood his ground, wouldn't he have been able to block abortion funding--just as Joe Lieberman was able to kill the Medicare buy-in?

Nelson's compromise really is a sham; his supporters in Nebraska feel betrayed.