Skip to comments.Centrist GOP Sen. Collins will vote to repeal 'Don't ask, don't tell'
Posted on 05/25/2010 2:20:10 PM PDT by Maelstorm
Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) will back a repeal of the military's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy.
The Associated Press said Collins will support the legislation crafted in a deal announced last night that would abolish the military's ban on openly gay and lesbian servicemembers.
Collins's announcement gives key Republican backing to the measure, spearheaded by Democrats.
Other top Republicans have expressed skittishness toward the repeal at this point. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, lamented an effort to move the issue too quickly, while Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) said it is "premature" to move forward with the repeal at this point.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
Centerist? She is a liberal, not a “centerist” or a “moderate” - a liberal who ought to be run out of office along with Snowe.
This woman and Snow are dumb as posts. Thanks Maine for the idiots you have sent to DC. Is it the cold that numbs your brains?
Well, this will make the homoprobes happy.
I love the use of the term “centrist” to describe Collins. This show the paradigm the media comes from. All liberal Republicans are moderate or centrist. All conservative democracts are described as “conservative” but never “moderate” or “centrist.”
Eating Lobster must reduce the brain cells.
At the same time Senator Collins is not expected to move 10 to 15 flamboyant homosexuals to her home to live with for 3 years.
Centrist my A$$
It will be interesting to see what Democrats support this, especially those up for reelection in 2010.
Where are the “centrist” Democrats that will vote against the legislation?
Wasn’t she paying attention when Maine voted against gay marriage?
Centrist my *ss!
Of course she will.
What would a scumbag like Collins know about the military?
That man is Paul LePage.
But he needs to become Governor first.
After 4 years in charge in Augusta, he could challenge Collins from that seat.
The Primary, with 7 candidates, is 10 days away, on June 8, and Paul LePage could use your campaign contributions and if you're in Maine, your vote.
2 good LePage threads here:
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.