Recently, I argued that the Democrats need to start really going after the Blue Dogs by cutting funding to their states, including Nebraska’s USSTRATCOM. According to the Weekly Standard (take it for what it’s worth), this is finally happening:
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.”
Of course, it being the Weekly Standard, assholery is never far behind:
Its closure would be a massive blow to the economy of the state of Nebraska, but it would also be another example of this administration playing politics with our national security.
Because playing politics with sick people is ethical. Or something.
And if Rahm Emanuel is such a fucking genius, he would have done this months ago.