I have never trusted Olympia Snowe, but she is/was a republican. A sheep in sheep dip clothing I guess. But Susan Collins? I thought she was better than that. But no more. Here are some headlines…..
New York Times;
WASHINGTON — Senators Susan Collins and Olympia J. Snowe are not close friends, but they have plenty in common. They both represent Maine. They share a centrist ideology. They are proper and genteel. And they can drive their Republican colleagues to distraction.
Much to the dismay of their fellow Republicans and to loud applause from Democrats, the two senators from Maine have put President Obama on the precipice of winning passage of an $800-billion-plus economic recovery plan rejected by almost everyone else in Congress who shares their party affiliation.
Did Media Pressure Push the GOP’s Gang of Three Over the Edge?
A new era of almost unprecedented government spending inched perilously closer to reality Tuesday when the Senate narrowly approved an $838 billion “economic recovery” plan.
As FOXNews.com reported:
The bill passed by a vote of 61-37. Sixty votes were needed………
Although not a surprise, the scale was tipped by the new GOP Gang of Three: Susan Collins (R-Maine), Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), and Arlen Specter (R-Penn.).
Sadly, in their first crucial vote of the 111th Congress, these three moderate Senators showed their true colors; in so doing they not only let down the nation, but also every other Republican in the House AND Senate who unlike them courageously voted against this irresponsible act.
With one fell swoop, they stabbed in the back every conservative in the country while making it clear that President Obama actually does have a filibuster-proof Senate despite not having the necessary 60 Democrats in his pocket………….
But none of this seemed to matter to Senators Collins, Snowe, and Specter who abdicated all fiscal responsibility with their votes Tuesday.
For the past two days I’ve been asking my contacts on Capitol Hill that very question, and the only answer I’ve gotten was that the Gang caved into media pressure to not embarrass Obama.
I’m not sure whether these two elected representatives are aware of it, but this package is not simply 800 and some odd billion, it is at the very least 2.5 trillion dollars!!!!!!!! How could they be so stupid?
What I’d like to know is who is going to step up and replace Olympia Snowe in next year’s election race? She does not deserve to be re-elected. She has foiled the future of Maine. Rushing headlong to embrace the coming one world government under the direction of the Great B.O. and enslave us to the tax grabbing Socialist Democrats. I believe I am going to start looking into moving to a new state. These two are just an embarrassment to me, and every other true conservative n Maine.