Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Wow, This Will Make People Love the Democrats

Senate Dems threaten Nelson in pursuit of 60

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.

In the day and age of the internet, it's hard to see how the Obama administration thinks threatening the livelihood of Nebraskans is a good idea. If it were Texas, we'd be waving our middle finger at 'em.