Skip to comments.Three Republican Senators Voting with Dems Targeted [Specter, Snowe, Collins]
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 Pennsylvanias 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.
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).
I can’t tell them apart, they all look alike.
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...
Let’s just call them liberals and get it over with. The RINO tags don’t seem to bother them.
I agree. I am starting to think that, as a conservative, that I am a RINO.
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.
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.
“Lets just call them liberals “
More like common criminals.
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.
I bet Spector is planning to retire anyway!!
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
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.
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.
The other two are just plain misguided.
“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.
I could never run as a Dem. I’m just not a good enough liar.
Too late... These 3 have their Billion from the Stimulus.
We need to track theirIRS payments .. They be Dodgin in the future.
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.
Just like our morons pulling the R lever.