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Three Republican Senators Voting with Dems Targeted [Specter, Snowe, Collins]
Human Events ^ | 2009-02-10

Posted on 02/10/2009 2:24:08 PM PST by rabscuttle385

The Senate today passed a massive $838 billion economic stimulus package while Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner gave only scant details on the next step of the financial bailout package.

Wall Street was not impressed as the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell sharply, down over 300 points by mid-afternoon.

Three Republican senators - Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine and Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania - joined with the Democratic majority in passing the stimulus package on a 61-37 vote.

The bill will now have to be reconciled with a House version that relied more on spending programs and less on tax cuts than the Senate bill. No Republicans voted on the bill in the House.

The three Republican senators who voted with the Democrats were promptly targeted by the National Republican Trust PAC. The political action committee said it would seek defeat Sen. Specter in the 2010 elections by financially backing his primary opponent.

“Sen. Specter voted for the so-called stimulus bill, mortgaging the future of Pennsylvania’s children and grandchildren” said Scott Wheeler, executive director of the National Republican Trust PAC. “This bill will do nothing to help the millions of Americans who need a job, want to buy a home, want to start a business – in other words it will do nothing to really stimulate the economy. It will just line the pockets of liberal political hacks to whom the Democratic Party is beholden. Sen. Specter and other Republicans who voted for this travesty will be held accountable.”

Geithner left unexplained many of the details on how he would proceed spending the remaining $350 billion of the $700 billion Troubled Asset Recovery Plan (TARP) started under President Bush.

The plan includes a new public-private partnership that would seek to unclog the credit markets by buying up toxic securities.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Maine; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho44; bhostimulus; collins; humanevents; porkulus; rino; snowe; specter

From left to right: U.S.S.A. Senators Susan "Pork Lover" Collins (RINO-Maine SSR), Olympia "Bipartisan This!" Snowe (RINO-Maine SSR), and "Snarlin'" Arlen Specter (RINO-Pennsylvania SSR).

1 posted on 02/10/2009 2:24:08 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

I can’t tell them apart, they all look alike.


2 posted on 02/10/2009 2:25:51 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: rabscuttle385

Note to Michale Steele:

Please advise Arlen Specter that he can expect no funds from the RNC for his re-election next year, as they will be spent campaigning for a conservative to replace him on the ticket.

Maybe Ira Einhorn has a few bucks from making license plates that he can spare...


3 posted on 02/10/2009 2:26:30 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: rabscuttle385

Let’s just call them liberals and get it over with. The RINO tags don’t seem to bother them.


4 posted on 02/10/2009 2:27:57 PM PST by nurees (Oh...there is a NEW Mexico (Homer Simpson))
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To: nurees

I agree. I am starting to think that, as a conservative, that I am a RINO.


5 posted on 02/10/2009 2:29:19 PM PST by trtdenver (The problem with socialism is that, at some point, you run out of other people's money.)
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To: nurees

They were liberals before this vote. The “moderate” label is bullcrap. They called EX-Republican fmr. Sen. Linc Chafee (whose voting record was literally identical to Hillary Clinton’s) a “Moderate”, when he was a Socialist.


6 posted on 02/10/2009 2:29:54 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Right Cal Gal

These 3 cowards have insulted the foundational principles of the Republican party and of conserrvatism. They have crossed the rubicon and sold our children into slavery. They are not fit to be members of the Republican party.


7 posted on 02/10/2009 2:30:26 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (He is the son of soulless slavers, not the son of soulful slaves.)
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To: nurees

“Let’s just call them liberals “

More like common criminals.


8 posted on 02/10/2009 2:31:20 PM PST by smallbiz (Democrat Party = Alexander Tyler Party)
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To: rabscuttle385

I just made a $100 contribution to the National Republican Trust PAC. From now on, the RNC will not get any of my money. It will all go to PAC’s that are determined to oust RINO’s from Congress.

http://nationalrepublicantrust.com/wheeler_press_release.html


9 posted on 02/10/2009 2:31:21 PM PST by bw17
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To: rabscuttle385
I would like to ask Specter if, when he was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, he would have liked to hear ‘you are too old to treat. Good luck’. I would also like to ask the 3 RINOs when the President, Senators and Congresspeople are going to go on National Health and give up their freebie comprehensive medical care? I don't have a national voice but I sure would like an answer to those questions!
10 posted on 02/10/2009 2:32:00 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: Right Cal Gal

I bet Spector is planning to retire anyway!!
Jack


11 posted on 02/10/2009 2:32:10 PM PST by btcusn
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To: rabscuttle385

The Republican Trust has targeted Specter in the PA Primary next year. The email has gone out to GOPTRUST members. The place to go to help is goptrust.org


12 posted on 02/10/2009 2:33:33 PM PST by Ikemeister
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To: rabscuttle385

I will contribute campaign funds to whomever has a good chance of beating each one of these idiots, regardless of party affiliation. I’m not talking big bucks here, but my statement will have been made.


13 posted on 02/10/2009 2:34:31 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of the Free Because of the Brave)
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To: Ikemeister

You know, what might be more effective is a conservative big-name running as a Democrat.

That’s what the Dhims do in Republican districts.

Find conservatives -— run them as Dhims. The morons pull the D lever.


14 posted on 02/10/2009 2:36:12 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag fire.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Specter was just one more of Bush's colossal misjudgments and he wouldn't be around save for W[s lifeline. Sort of like Bush's pronouncement that he knew Putin's ‘Soul/Heart’.

The other two are just plain misguided.

15 posted on 02/10/2009 2:37:02 PM PST by TCats
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To: btcusn

“I bet Spector is planning to retire anyway!!”

Power-mongering statists never retire until they are infirm.

If he does, we should protest outside his house with rock music, sort of Noriega style.


16 posted on 02/10/2009 2:39:02 PM PST by rbmillerjr (2/6/09 The Day the Republican Party died.....Reagan's Birthday nonetheless)
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To: MeanWestTexan

I could never run as a Dem. I’m just not a good enough liar.


17 posted on 02/10/2009 2:39:04 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Too late... These 3 have their Billion from the Stimulus.
We need to track theirIRS payments .. They be Dodgin in the future.


18 posted on 02/10/2009 2:39:35 PM PST by 4Speed
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To: Amos the Prophet

And though the title to this article was promising,
Nothing will happen to these three.
Hell, Supreme court Justices voted for killing babies and nothing happened.


19 posted on 02/10/2009 2:41:15 PM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: MeanWestTexan

Just like our morons pulling the R lever.


20 posted on 02/10/2009 2:41:40 PM PST by arealconservativeforachange (There are too many Republicans in the Republican Party.)
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To: darkangel82

They all sound moderate when running.

Think Webb and the like.

Heck Zero claimed he was for “small government” and “lower taxes.”


21 posted on 02/10/2009 2:42:54 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag fire.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Head ‘em up an move ‘em out!


22 posted on 02/10/2009 2:44:56 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: rabscuttle385

“The Senate today passed a massive $838 billion economic stimulus package....”

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They did not.

They passed an historically abysmal government expansion package.

Gee who is editing Human Events these days?


23 posted on 02/10/2009 2:45:24 PM PST by EyeGuy
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To: rbmillerjr

I think Specter could be bumped off but I doubt the 2 dimwits from Maine are very worried. Collins has a long way to go before her next re-election.


24 posted on 02/10/2009 2:45:54 PM PST by surrey
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To: rabscuttle385
Their conduct on this Porkulus Bill is treason to America. 20 years of Welfare Reform, GONE. Just like that.
25 posted on 02/10/2009 2:46:05 PM PST by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, ( member NRA)
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To: MeanWestTexan

We weren’t fooled. Unfortunately too many idiots were. And yet people still ask why I’m a Republican.


26 posted on 02/10/2009 2:46:35 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Hear the evil
Speak the evil
Be the evil

May I suggest some stress relief


27 posted on 02/10/2009 2:54:33 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Right Cal Gal
Maybe Ira Einhorn has a few bucks from making license plates that he can spare...

Too funny! Specter failed as a sleezy defense attorney AND as a Republican. I've never liked the guy---Come on, Pennsylvania, let's get going and run new Conservative. I'll send money!!

28 posted on 02/10/2009 2:59:43 PM PST by Watershed
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To: bw17

I gave $100 too. I haven’t given to the RNC since the 2004 election. It just didn’t feel right.

Boy...this did. I need to do something besides read posts and feel helpless. I like that the PAC is targeting those three for replacement!


29 posted on 02/10/2009 3:06:34 PM PST by BelleAl
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To: Yosemitest
I don't understand why Snowe and Collins continue, decade after decade to pretend to be Republicans /Conservatives. They are not in any way. Being that they are from the Elitist East Coast, (North East), are they not ashamed to be called Republicans?

It's just so sickening to see the same weird crooked, liars decade after decade. I've been asking freepers for years to name ONE U.S.Senator that that they could say is a role model for their sons and daughters. There is never a answer.

30 posted on 02/10/2009 3:35:07 PM PST by timestax (CNNLIES..BIG TIME)
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To: Right Cal Gal

I agree and when we start getting those envelopes for donations to the Repubican Party...earmark it for the defeat of Spector to start..and for riding the party of all RINOS or expect not one more cent.


31 posted on 02/10/2009 3:39:20 PM PST by celtic gal (I think the democRATs should change their logo from a jackass to a RAT with a long tail.)
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One thing we as conservatives need to do is start now up front with the message that any and all recovery, if there is any in the next 1-3 years has NOTHING, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the generational theft porkulus bill the fat piggys voted for.

ANY recovery will be because we, the AMERICAN PEOPLE will NOT be held under the filthy thumb of the Marxist Democrat party.

We have to start now, we have to start drilling our representatives to stay on that message. They need to state factually why that would be so. DeMint, McConnell, Pence, Gov. Sanford (whoever) absolutely need to start NOW repeating this is how ANY and ALL recovery will happen. It will happen INSPITE of the Marxists now in power. The American people will use whatever liberties are left at hand to innovate.

I’m going to start emailing party leadership tomorrow and start hammering them to start controlling the message for once. Get in front first, set the agenda and repeat... and repeat. We also need to keep calling, writing, e-mailing and faxing our disgust, keep the pressure up, we are NOT the followers. We are not playing their game. We are now the patriotic dissenters.

Ah.... we’re never gonna do it. Who am I fooling (from New Hampshire with two of the most pathetic Senators you could every imagine — Shaheen (dumb as a box of rocks) and Judd Gregg (what more needs to be said).


32 posted on 02/10/2009 3:40:47 PM PST by alreadythere
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To: originalbuckeye

Add Kennedy to that list..How much has all the medines and treatments for his Terminal brain cancer cost the health care industry..oh wait.,..that is for us schmucks who get a bad news diagnosis..we are to go right to the La Brea Tar Pits and just hop in.


33 posted on 02/10/2009 3:41:10 PM PST by celtic gal (I think the democRATs should change their logo from a jackass to a RAT with a long tail.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Collins and Specter and Snowe, Oh My!!!


34 posted on 02/10/2009 3:54:55 PM PST by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: timestax

bump


35 posted on 02/10/2009 3:56:07 PM PST by timestax (CNNLIES..BIG TIME)
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To: Yosemitest

Brings tears to my eyes....

Three RINOS - tears of frustration

1000 rounds of ammo - tears of the adult equivalent of I GOT A PONY!!!!


36 posted on 02/10/2009 4:03:02 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: Right Cal Gal
a time to keep silence,
and a time to speak;
A time to love,
and a time to hate;
a time of war,

37 posted on 02/10/2009 4:15:50 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Amos the Prophet
This is not the Porkulus Bill, it should be heralded as "The Marxism Conversion Act of 2009".

Washington DC shall henceforth be renamed Obamastan (pronounced oh-bah-mah-stahn), and we shall be known as the United Socialist States of North Amerika.

Now, let's go play "pin the spine testicles on the RINO".

38 posted on 02/10/2009 4:30:08 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Right Cal Gal
Maybe Ira Einhorn has a few bucks from making license plates that he can spare...

What connection between Einhorn (dirt bag murderer) and Specter?

39 posted on 02/10/2009 4:44:58 PM PST by submarinerswife ("If I win I can't 't be stopped! If I lose I shall be dead." - George S. Patton)
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To: submarinerswife

Specter was Einhorn’s lawyer and managed to get bail for Einhorn on a murder charge, which was unheard of. Einhorn escaped to France, where he remained for about 20 years. Well, maybe not that long, but, you get the idea. Specter was also the DA in Phila, at one time.


40 posted on 02/10/2009 4:58:37 PM PST by Eva (CHANGE- the post modern euphemism for Marxist revolution.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; dead; timestax; rabscuttle385; Zakeet; eaglestar; IronJack; AuH2ORepublican; ...
I agree it with Field.

It's been known for YEARS that those three are simply closet Democrats with an "R" next to their names on ballot. Gotta love the "now that they voted for the Stimlus, the party should not support them anymore" crowd. That's about..... oh.... ten years overdue, actually.

WHERE were the conservative activists last year when Collins was up for re-election? WHERE was the push to find a challenger for her in the primary? Conservatives have only themselves to blame for Collins being a rubber stamp for Obama for the next 4+ years. Collins faced absolutely no pressure to support the party base at election time. She regularly votes with the RATs on all kinds of major issues and gets a total pass from GOP voters in Maine, and now has six years to do whatever she wants. But that's okay, she's "electable", right?

Since many on FR seem to have have forgotten, here's a little reminder -- the "weak sisters" of the Senate Republicans -- the absolute WORST of the bunch (FAR more liberal than just a Norm Coleman type right-of-center Republican), were: 1) Specter 2) Collins 3) Snowe 4) Chafee 5) Jeffords. The latter two are gone now, and immediately ceased the farce of calling themselves "Republican" the moment they left office (Jeffords ceased pretending to be Republican shortly after he was re-elected). Both openly support Obama now.

But why have conservatives allowed the first three to infest the party for the last decade?

Copy and paste this little thread from 1999 until it sinks in with some conservatives:

NEVER VOTE FOR THESE REPUBLICANS (THE LIST)

41 posted on 02/10/2009 4:59:16 PM PST by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: BillyBoy
Blast from the past!

Not one of the "bad" people on that list have ever "gone conservative" on any meaningful issue. They've been worthless forever and will remain worthless forever.

Spector, Collins and Snow are dirt.

42 posted on 02/10/2009 7:36:45 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

One of them (hopefully only 1) has a wang.


43 posted on 02/11/2009 9:36:55 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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