In breaking news this morning, Senator Nelson, who we thought was our only hope to prevent the 60 votes needed for the Senate to pass their healthcare bill, caved.

The Democrat leadership was willing to do anything to get his vote.  Nelson said they compromised on the abortion language, but it didn’t take long to hear that there was more to the agreement.

It seems that the federal government — a.k.a., you and me — will be paying for 100% of Nebraska’s new Medicaid recipients.

Nice work if you can get it.

It’ll be interesting to see what happens with all of this.  We know the Senate bill does not contain the strict language that the House bill has (the “Stupak” language), but some are saying that whatever this compromise with Nelson did is enough to make pro-choice leaders mad.  But… it’s hard to imagine Harry Reid agreeing to any changes in the bill that would result in the loss of support from pro-choice Senators.  And Stupak-language would do just that.

I think I join thousands of Nebraskans when I express my disgust over Ben Nelson’s decision.

Yesterday, a commentator noted that Nelson’s courageous fight for the unborn showed that he understood the true meaning of Christmas.

Now we all wonder.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.