Joe Lieberman has promised to join a Republican filibuster. Now Sen. Ben Nelson says he isn’t going for anything that looks like PelosiCare:
“Well, first of all, it has more than a robust public option, it’s got a totally government-run plan, the costs are extraordinary associated with it, it increases taxes in a way that will not pass in the Senate and I could go on and on and on,” Nelson said in an interview that is part of ABC News’ Subway Series with Jonathan Karl. “Faced with a decision about whether or not to move a bill that is bad, I won’t vote to move it,” he added. “For sure.” The $1.1 trillion price tag on the House bill, Nelson said, is “absolutely” too high.
It seems as though the House Democrats who walked the plank may now, as on cap-and-trade, be hung out to dry if their efforts are now portrayed as the unacceptable, pie-in-the-sky handiwork of the party’s far Left. We’ll see if Nelson has company among other Red State senators who don’t think voting for PelosiCare is good for their political health.