Though there’s a Democrat majority on Capitol Hill that the GOP needs to aggressively but competently oppose in coming elections (stop laughing – give Michael Steele a chance!), the first order of business for Republicans – and by them I mean actual Republicans – should be to oust Olympia Snowe, Arlen Specter and Susan Collins – the three who helped muscle this planetoid-sized hunk of pork right up the backsides of current and future generations.
Snowe, Specter and Collins, all of whom possess a zealous belief that it’s possible to get a little bit pregnant, were responsible for the “compromised” version of the stimulus bill – a bill that now has something in common with the U.S. Constitution in that the majority of Congress has yet to read either one. Instead of shooting America in the head, Snow, Specter and Collins convinced the Democrats to shoot it in the chest. What heroes.
Collins is up for re-election in 2014, Snowe in 2012 and Specter in 2010. Even though they’re not in my district, I’m vowing to support true conservatives who challenge any of these RINOs for their seat, starting with Specter, and I hope my fellow fuming Republicans do the same.
Something that could be an assist in getting rid of Snowe, Specter and Collins, is this: Guess who will be blamed when the stimulus is demonstrated to be the massive failure it’s destined to be? Obama and congressional Democrats can say, “It didn’t work because we had to pare the bill down to satisfy those three darn Republicans.” Most Republicans can say, “We didn’t vote for either version.”
If there’s any good news to come from this massive helping of pork that will be clogging our financial, social and political arteries for decades, it’s that the blame for its failure might lie squarely on the shoulders of Specter, Snowe and Collins, and that blame couldn’t be more deserved.
Don’t ever forget, if these three had any conservative backbone or party loyalty this stimulus package would not have passed and Congress would have had to open debate on a replacement bill. None of these should have access to party funds when their next elections come around. I’d rather see a democrat elected for those seats, than a Republican with no ethics.