Nelson Agrees to Sign Health Bill, Malkin’s Commenters Call for His Death

After holding out for months to insert anti-abortion restrictions into the Senate’s health care reform legislation, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Nebraska) is apparently now ready to sign the bill: With Nelson on board, health-care bill could pass by Christmas.

Sen. Ben Nelson (Neb.), the final Democratic holdout on health care, announced to his colleagues Saturday morning that he would support the Senate reform bill, clearing the way for final passage by Christmas of President Obama’s top domestic policy priority.

Asked if he had secured the 60 votes needed to overcome a Republican filibuster, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) told reporters, “It seems that way.”

Commenters at Michelle Malkin’s blog are taking this hard. In fact, they’re calling for Nelson to be murdered.

On December 19th, 2009 at 12:09 pm, southdakotaboy said:

What needs to be done is the people of Nebraska need to meet Nelson at his home in Nebraska at Christmas time. They need to bring rocks, torches, and signs. They then need to tell him that if he votes to break the next fillabuster for any reason he won’t have a home to come back to and that if he does come back they will use the rope to decorate a tree with him.

We need to get blunt with these traitors. They need to be put if free of their lives to remind them that they work for us or we reserve not only the right to vote them out but the right to kill them.

[…]

On December 19th, 2009 at 12:58 pm, tiredofit08 said:

tar, feathers, stockades, pitchforks, tourches, if that doesn’t work…well 1775/1776 were very bad year’s for tyrants….

[…]

On December 19th, 2009 at 1:27 pm, tevans776 said:

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. … God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion; what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.” ~ Thomas Jefferson, 1787

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