Douchebag: Ben Nelson

From HuffPo: Ben Nelson Plans To Oppose Public Health Plan
Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) said Friday that he will oppose legislation that would give people the option of a public health insurance plan. The move puts him on the opposite side of two-thirds of Americans.

(...)Nelson's problem, he told CQ, is that the public plan would be too attractive and would hurt the private insurance plans. "At the end of the day, the public plan wins the game," Nelson said. Including a public option in a health plan, he said, was a "deal breaker."
Uh-huh. So you, a guy who gets his healthcare at our expense, think we shouldn't have a public option because it'll hurt the poor, put-upon insurance companies.

Well, fuck you soundly, sir. I'm going to go way out on a limb here and guess thaty you've never really had to worry about not having insurance because it's too expensive, or because you can't get insured because of a "pre-existing condition", or been told that there's some convoluted section in the half-point-size print of your policy that says they don't have to pay for some illness or injury that has brought you to the brink of financial ruin. If you're so damn convinced that the "free market" can provide, then why don't you give up your publicly-funded healthcare?

And why, pray tell, is he really opposing it? Well, it might have something to do with the money he gets from the big insurance companies. They pay him the big bucks so he can stay in office, and in return he sells us out to the greedy corporate insurers.

Ben Nelson, you are a douchebag.