Americans for Prosperity sends word:


3:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20
Omaha, NE

AFP to provide free buses to the event, CLICK HERE to register.

Join Americans for Prosperity members from Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska in a very important rally in Omaha tomorrow!

Sen. Ben Nelson says he has signed on as the last vote to pass the worst piece of legislation in our nation’s history. He allowed himself to be bought off — getting special treatment for Nebraska’s Medicaid program at the expense of the rest of our nation’s taxpayers. For the foreseeable future, under Nelson’s deal, the rest of Americans would pay for Nebraskans’ Medicaid on top of their already crushing tax burden.

We can’t let this stand. This is corruption at its height.

Join Mike Huckabee and others for an emergency rally as we take a stand and tell Sen. Nelson one more time: KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF OUR HEALTH CARE! Don’t be a sellout, Sen. Nelson – remember your constituents and don’t pit them against the rest of America.


Americans for Prosperity will be providing two buses, one leaving from Topeka and the other from the Kansas City area free to all who want to let Senator Nelson know they are against government run health care! Get on a bus HERE to join this rally and tell Sen. Nelson, Majority Leader Reid and the rest of the Senate this is unacceptable.


Gateway Pundit reports:

Nebraska Republicans Set Up “Give Ben the Boot” Website


Live coverage of rally, here.

GOP Call To Action: This Is Our Last Chance To Stop Government Run Health Care


Key Senator Contact information, via Michelle Malkin:

Olympia Snowe:

Mailing Address:
154 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Phone: (202) 224-5344
Toll Free: (800) 432-1599
Fax: (202) 224-1946

Email form here.

James Webb and Claire McCaskill:

Webb contact info…

Washington, D.C.
248 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-4024
Fax: 202-228-6363

Toll Free Number

Email form for Virginians here.

McCaskill contact info…

Missouri Office Locations
Please visit our Missouri offices

Cape Girardeau
555 Independence Room 1600
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Phone 573-651-0964
Fax 573-334-4278

915 E. Ash St
Columbia, Mo 65201

Kansas City
4141 Pennsylvania, Ste. 101
Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone 816-421-1639
Fax 816-421-2562

324 Park Central West
Suite 101
Springfield, MO 65806
Phone 417-868-8745
Fax 417-831-1349

St. Louis
5850 A Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63112
Fax: 314-361-8649

Washington D.C.
For those visiting D.C., please stop by our office at:

Office of Senator Claire McCaskill
United States Senate
Hart Senate Office Building, SH-717
Washington, D.C. 20510
(202) 224-6154
FAX (202) 228-6326

As the long march of communism through the culture and institutions nears completion, I am reminded of  King Theoden’s speech in LOTR – How did it come to this?:

Yes, the orcs represent the commies.


Bill Kristol rallies the troops:

A Pyrrhic Victory?

When a fellow conservative tried to cheer me up this morning by assuring me that the Senate Democrats’ victory on health care was going to be a Pyrrhic one, I realized I didn’t remember much about Pyrrhus.

I went of course to Wikipedia. That fine reference work defines a Pyrrhic victory as “a victory with devastating cost to the victor.” It also provides this quotation from Plutarch’s Life of Pyrrhus, describing the aftermath of the battle of Asculum in 279 BCE:

“The armies separated; and, it is said, Pyrrhus replied to one that gave him joy of his victory that one more such victory would utterly undo him. For he had lost a great part of the forces he brought with him, and almost all his particular friends and principal commanders; there were no others there to make recruits, and he found the confederates in Italy backward. On the other hand, as from a fountain continually flowing out of the city, the Roman camp was quickly and plentifully filled up with fresh men, not at all abating in courage for the loss they sustained, but even from their very anger gaining new force and resolution to go on with the war.”

So: Pyrrhus’s victory became Pyrrhic because the victorious party lost many of its supporters–but also because the opposition didn’t abate in courage, was able to gain new recruits, and had the force and resolution to go on.


So: Fight on with respect to health care. Fight on other fronts. And recruit new fighters. In a word: Fight.

See also:

Ace Of Spades:

Health Care Stuff

Great analysis of what’s going on with the legislation, and Obama’s plummeting popularity. Go read it.

The price tag, via The Weekly Standard:

CBO: Real 10-Year Cost of Senate Bill Still $2.5 Trillion

With Obamacare, you get the good, the bad, and the ugly — except for the first part.

The Congressional Budget Office’s score is in for the final Senate health bill, and it’s amazing how little Americans would get for so much.

Nelson Waivering – Deal Likely (UPDATE: Done Deal)

Via Ace,

After marathon talks, the Obama administration and Democratic leaders appeared near agreement with Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson late Friday night to provide the crucial 60th vote needed for Senate passage of health care legislation.

Majority Leader Harry Reid intends to unveil a final package of changes in the long-debated legislation on Saturday “and is confident that it will prevail,” his spokesman, Jim Manley, said in a late-night statement.

Dick Morris is raising funds  to run an ad in Nebraska warning Nelson off voting for the bill.

If this thing passes, Republicans will be running next year on promises to repeal the more damaging aspects of the bill. That may be our only hope at this point.


Hot Air:

Breaking: Nelson will vote for cloture

Every man has his price…

Nelson caved on abortion and sold out for an extra year of federal Medicaid subsidies.

Sooo disappointing.

Michelle Malkin:

Update: Nelson caves…but says he “reserves the right” to change his mind


Dems schedule unpopular Obamacare vote for dead of night

The Left, the Right and the American Public Couldn’t Stop 60 Votes

The Other McCain:

Ben Nelson: Profiles In Cowardice

The Heritage Foundation:

An Analysis of the Senate Democrats’ Health Care Bill

Abstract: The Senate health care bill would overhaul the entire health care sector of the U.S. economy by erecting massive federal controls over private health insurance, dictating the content of insurance benefit packages and the use of medical treatments, procedures, and medical devices. It would alter the relationship between the federal government and the states, transferring massive regulatory power to the federal government. The bill would also restrict the personal and economic freedom of American citizens by imposing controversial and unprecedented mandates on businesses and individuals, including an individual mandate to buy insurance.

Gateway Pundit:

Cornhusker Kickback: Dems Give Nebraska Special “Lifetime” Medicaid Break For Nelson’s Vote (Video)

Pro-Abortion Senators hail the Reid-Nelson compromise on abortion funding in the health care bill.


The Health Care Bill Is Political Suicide

Fire Andrea Mitchell:

Obama courting Olympia Snowe again


Pro-Life Advocates Blast Reid-Nelson Health Care Abortion Funding Compromise


The Politico

Stupak, working with GOP, trying to sink abortion compromise

An aide to Rep. Bart Stupak (D. Mich.) coordinated opposition to a Senate compromise on the place of abortion in health care legislation this morning with the Republican Senate leadership, the Conference Catholic Bishops, and other anti-abortion groups, according to a chain of frantic emails obtained this morning by POLITICO.

The emails show that Stupak — who has so far remained silent on language accepted by Senator Ben Nelson (D. Neb.) and faces intense pressure from the White House to accept it — is already working behind the scenes to oppose the compromise.

They also demonstrate a previously unseen degree of coordination between Stupak and the office of Republican leader Mitch McConnell.