Skip to comments.Olympia Snowe to Vote for Health Care Bill
Posted on 03/27/2010 7:17:51 AM PDT by SC_Pete
We should never forget that Olympia Snow caused this Health Care DISASTER.
Ha. You don’t even begin to know the depths of my cynicism towards government, and that includes both “sides”. It’s matched only by my faith in Jesus Christ-in other words, boundless.
Most responsible for socialism in America
is the liberal Main Stream Media
that resulted from the "progressive" takeover of intellectualism and the education establishment that required children's minds to be turned over to the State.
Just makes you burst with pride, doesn't it?
What a long, shameful slide this state has taken - from Joshua Chamberlain to Baldacci. It's almost incomprehensible.
“Senate committee rules that there must be at least ONE minority vote cast for a bill to come out of committee. Snowe was that vote.”
If you take it one step more...suppose there had been a Democrat in her seat (or suppose she had voted for the bill on the floor) - then Lieberman would not have been able to stop the “Public Option” from being in the bill.
At least that was stopped, and because of that we have some amount of time (if we can win the elections) to reverse some (or most) of this bill...in other words, she did help.
Exactly. The RATS control the Senate Finance Committee by a 13-10 margin.
Snowe’s AYE vote in committee made the tally 14-9. The RATS didn’t need her vote and any information to the contrary is BS. Bills are moved out of committee on a partisan vote all the time.
If anyone wishes to argue that Snowe’s vote in committee gave the RATS a temporary patina of partisanship, fine. But to blame Snowe or any other Republican for BOcare is false, stupid, and malicious.
There is much to decry about RINOs in the Senate. This is not one of those occasions. McConnell and Boehner both did an exceptional job of keeping their caucus together in the face of immense hostility from the RATS and the MSM.
For her part, Snowe consistently said publicly that no social legislation of this magnitude should ever be enacted on a partisan basis. She also promised McConnell that she would NOT give Reid his 60th vote.
Another thing we have learned this year is that a RINO is infinitely better than a so-called “conservative” Democrat. Frankly, I’ve been surprised that we haven’t seen more essays on the treachory of both Nelson and Stupak - both traitors using the same game plan.
Not to quibble, but the Ethics Committee has three members from each party.
But I get your drift.
“But to blame Snowe or any other Republican for BOcare is false, stupid, and malicious.”
THANKS!! One does have to be on the lookout for people being malicious...there is a TOTAL of one Senator, that voted ONCE in committee for this takeover...and that vote didn’t count. People who try to misdirect our anger could well be malicious.
Steer 090 and don't stop until we hit Andorra? This state been going downhill ever since we sent our best and brightest off to that dratted War Between the States. Soon as we was all dead, the government forgot us.
Or was it when we let the first auto with Mass plates cross the border? OBTW, I didn't mean to pick on the governor. I understand that at least two of his appointees from away are neither queer nor communist, even if they dress funny.
Yeah, I’m sick of Snowe, but I’m even more sick of people treating the Commies like some force of nature or bunch of animals. They are responsible and if you hold them responsible, then people like Snowe won’t feel the pressure to join them.
And that is why she is responsible. I expect the Democrats to be Marxists. They vote in a pack. But the lone Republican vote to allow this to get to the floor is what set this whole thing in motion. The Demoncrats loaded the gun, AND HER VOTE PULLED THE TRIGGER.
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