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(Update:  So, Ben Nelson said his ‘vote was not for sale’.  Yeah right–a willing extortion partner, took the bribe and got other things too. Check it out here.)

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EXTORTION – The use, or the express or implicit threat of the use, of violence or other criminal means to cause harm to person, reputation, or property as a means to obtain property from someone else with his consent.

The Hobbs Act defines “extortion” as “the obtaining of property from another, with his consent, induced by wrongful use of actual or threatened force, violence, or fear, or under color of official right.” 18 U.S.C. S 1951(b)(2).

The latest example of criminal behavior from the Obama crowd is the report  yesterday by the Weekly Standard that the democrats had threatened Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska with the closure of  a major military installation in his state if Nelson did not vote for the Democrat’s health care bill.  Under the ‘color of official right’, the threat was made to extort his vote, or else lose thousands of jobs.

The closure of this military installation, which is the center of the U.S. Strategic Command,  would deal a crippling blow to the defense of the United States and would cripple the economy of Nebraska.  Already weakened by Obama’s ‘non defense’ policies,  this latest attempt to destroy America’s defenses under the cover of ‘health care’ is an indicator of the depth and reach of this criminal enterprise known as “the Obama administration”.

What brought this on?   The Omaha World Herald provides the answer:

Calling the federal health care reform proposal “bad news for Nebraska,” Gov. Dave Heineman is urging Sen. Ben Nelson to vote against the bill.  The governor said Wednesday that a new analysis by Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services indicates that while state spending on Medicaid, the health care system for the poor, would be less in the first three years after the bill took effect, Nebraska, after six years, would have $45 million in extra expenses.

“America’s health care system needs improvement, but this bill is not the answer,” Heineman said in a letter to Nelson. “You are now the 60th vote, and as Governor of the State that we both represent, I urge you to vote against this bill and against cloture.”

Liveleak has an interview that describes this threat as ‘not a very credible threat’ but points out the desperation of the democrats and Obama to have this health scare bill passed.  Obama and the democrats will stop at nothing to get their agenda passed.

The Constitution:  replaced with bribery and extortion by the faux ‘constitutional law lecturer’ putative Obama.  What more evidence do we need of the treasonous, high crime laden Obama and his entire administration?

Note that when extortion gets this blatant, we can see it.  But every day citizens are extorted for money:  you will go to jail if you do not pay federal income taxes.

8 Responses to “Extortion–UPDATE WITH BEN NELSON’S BRIBE”

  1. 1 Higuys December 17, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Hey guys, Ben Nelson answered questions about this issue ON CAMERA yesterday. You can find the video online if you have fingers. Here is just a quote but get the video:

    Nelson sharply dismissed reports on political blogs and Internet chatter that he has been threatened or promised rewards for his vote.

    “My vote cannot be bought and I cannot be threatened,” he said.

    “If I had been threatened, I would have gone public with it.

    “My vote is not for sale. Period.”

    Suggestions of a trade-off for new Air Force facilities at Offutt Air Force Base south of Omaha are “yellow journalism at its worst,” Nelson said

    • 2 drkate December 17, 2009 at 3:46 pm

      Thanks for that report, but that is to be expected that he would deny it. But the extortion is not about new facilities south of Omaha, its about closing a facility that already exists. Please provide a link since you seem to have ‘fingers’, and while you’re at it, please go ahead and dispute the 5 linked reports in here. Thanks for dropping by.

    • 3 Katie December 17, 2009 at 5:42 pm

      Higuys –

      Amazing that you have the exact quote but don’t have a video link.

      Something keeps going on in my mind. What is it? Oh, yeah. “Let me make myself perfectly clear.”

      Put up or shut up.

      With all due respect.

    • 4 Quantum Leap December 17, 2009 at 8:52 pm

      If I had been threatened, I would have gone public with it.

      More wordspeak folks…

      He did go public. It’s commonly called a leak.

    • 5 drkate December 19, 2009 at 6:43 pm

      Kinda feel stoopid now, huh? Nelson was threatened and bribed. Actually the extortion was a cover for the bribe. Now what were those stories you were talking about?

  2. 7 Papoose December 21, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Check out The Betrayal/ Oil for Immigration.

    Obama Drags Congress Into Bribery & RICO Scandal

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