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Susan Collins Folds Like A Cheap Suit
Red State ^ | December 09, 2010 | streiff

Posted on 12/09/2010 2:40:27 PM PST by Red Steel

In other news water is wet, fire is hot

A week ago the Senate Republican caucus sent a letter to Harry Reid telling him that they would not support acting on any legislation until the Congress vital business had been taken care of:

For that reason, we write to inform you that we will not agree to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to any legislative item until the Senate has acted to fund the government and we have prevented the tax increase that is currently awaiting all American taxpayers. With little time left in this Congressional session, legislative scheduling should be focused on these critical priorities. While there are other items that might ultimately be worthy of the Senate’s attention, we cannot agree to prioritize any matters above the critical issues of funding the government and preventing a job-killing tax hike.

Well, that didn’t last long. Today Susan Collins continued her career long practice of duplicity by reneging on her agreement with her caucus and voting for cloture on the pressing subject of legalizing buggery in the Armed Forces. A vote that failed.

As DrewM notes over at Ace of Spades:

For some reason, Reid decided he’d cut off the negotiations and call up the bill. Collins showed up on the floor to ask Reid what was going on considering she seemed to think they were close to a deal. Reid basically told her to stuff it and moved to the vote.

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Wow, Collins votes Aye. Reid tells her to go to hell and she says, “Thank you for that informative suggestion, I will do just that!”

The problem with our moderates is not only that they don’t believe in anything not even in the sanctity of their own pledge to their caucus.


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: collins; dadt; homosexualagenda; lameduck; rino; susancollins

1 posted on 12/09/2010 2:40:30 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
...not even in the sanctity of their own pledge to their caucus.The only one who folded. Thank goodness for Manchin who voted "no" this time.
2 posted on 12/09/2010 2:43:03 PM PST by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: Red Steel

Collins is a blithering RINO fool.


3 posted on 12/09/2010 2:43:32 PM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: Red Steel

Whom among us is surprised?


4 posted on 12/09/2010 2:44:08 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: Red Steel

Here is her contact page:

http://collins.senate.gov/public/continue.cfm?FuseAction=ContactSenatorCollins.EmailIssue&CFID=70641046&CFTOKEN=11869277

Fight for those on the front lines who are fighting for you.


6 posted on 12/09/2010 2:46:30 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: Red Steel

Is Susan Collins married? Has she ever been? Does she have a boyfriend?


7 posted on 12/09/2010 2:46:30 PM PST by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: TexasRedeye
Wow, Collins votes Aye. Reid tells her to go to hell and she says, “Thank you for that informative suggestion, I will do just that!”

Thank you, sir, may I have another?

8 posted on 12/09/2010 2:49:01 PM PST by Sister_T ("Calling ILLEGAL aliens "immigrants" is like calling shoplifters 'customers'!"-UCFRoadWarrior ><>)
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To: Red Steel

I watched the vote on C-SPAN.
Her vote was the last one.

Manchin of KY voted with the GOP.


9 posted on 12/09/2010 2:49:20 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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I mean, MANCHIN OF WEST VA.


10 posted on 12/09/2010 2:50:03 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Red Steel

Less than 2 years left for you suzie.
Enjoy it while you can....


11 posted on 12/09/2010 2:50:45 PM PST by mowowie
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To: Red Steel
Susan Collins goes down faster than a twenty dollar hooker. If anyone wanted to know why the Tea Party and other conservatives did not support RINOs, Susan Collins is all that you need to know.
12 posted on 12/09/2010 2:54:05 PM PST by Nosterrex
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To: Col Frank Slade

How do We The People get her voted out?


13 posted on 12/09/2010 2:57:28 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Red Steel

The cloture vote on DADT failed?


14 posted on 12/09/2010 2:57:43 PM PST by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing leftists and their fellow Defeatists want.)
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To: All

Contact page for Mitch McConnell:

Ask him how much more of this struggling folks are supposed to be subjected to in the lame-duck Congress before he acts like a leader and shuts it down...

http://mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=ContactForm


15 posted on 12/09/2010 2:59:22 PM PST by Qbert
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To: Bulldawg Fan

Yes, the traitors got 57 votes.


16 posted on 12/09/2010 3:00:59 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

Excellent. I dont know where they get more votes in a stand alone bill.


17 posted on 12/09/2010 3:02:57 PM PST by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing leftists and their fellow Defeatists want.)
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To: onyx
Isn't it amazing how the thought of being up for election again in 2012 tends to sharpen ones focus? We can expect more un-ratlike votes from Sen Manchin.
18 posted on 12/09/2010 3:07:44 PM PST by JPG (Sarah dedicated her new book to Trig: "I'm glad you're here.")
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To: Red Steel

It’s open season on RINOs indefinitely. No bag limit.

RINOs like Collins spend half their time on their knees before Dems and the other half stabbing us in the back.

Vote the corrupt bastards OUT and keep them OUT!!


19 posted on 12/09/2010 3:13:01 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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To: Bulldawg Fan

DADT is dead in the lameduck, without tacking it onto something and this one was tacked into something also.


20 posted on 12/09/2010 3:15:07 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: JPG

Yes, his vote surrpised me, whereas Collins’ did not.

She is a disgrace.

I might also mention that Ben Nelson of Nebraska voted YES on DADT.


21 posted on 12/09/2010 3:16:44 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Red Steel

December is way too late to be making a “stand” on the budget anyway. We should have never hit July first without the GOP making a giant stink out of this, the fact that they waited until after the election to make their stand during the lame duck session is just pathetic.


22 posted on 12/09/2010 3:21:02 PM PST by discostu (Keyser Soze lives)
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To: Fido969

Her official biography doesn’t mention any spouse or children. According to Congress.org, her marital status is single.


23 posted on 12/09/2010 3:21:51 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Fido969; Verginius Rufus

She has never confirmed nor denied that she is a lesbian. Usually when a politician does that, it is to signal to the homosexual community that she is indeed a lesbian.


24 posted on 12/09/2010 3:25:34 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

That will be pretty tough in socialist Maine.


25 posted on 12/09/2010 3:27:20 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: onyx
Collins vote was a disgrace but what was really disgraceful was her showing the world that she is a liar. She swore and signed her name to the GOP pledge not to support anything until the senate dealt with the tax extension issue. Back in the old days a persons word was their bond...you could take it to the bank. Collins has displayed for all to see that her word is worth zero, zip, zilch, nada.
26 posted on 12/09/2010 3:27:43 PM PST by JPG (Sarah dedicated her new book to Trig: "I'm glad you're here.")
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To: Col Frank Slade
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27 posted on 12/09/2010 3:28:08 PM PST by Dick Bachert (11/2 was a good start. Onward to '12. U Pubbies be strong or next time we send in the libertarians!)
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To: JPG

You’re right abut that ad right after the vote, the liar Sherrod Brown went on CNN and said that all the Republicans voted NO. What a stupid ass. He forgot about Collins’ vote and Manchin’s vote, but he was just spewing the demonicrat talking points.

Collins is a worthless POS, a liar in writing and a traitor.


28 posted on 12/09/2010 3:32:31 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Col Frank Slade

Bump!


29 posted on 12/09/2010 7:35:14 PM PST by redhead (Where do I get my RINO hunting license?)
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