February 25, 2009
February 21, 2009
Miss Collins, who calls herself a fiscal conservative, said her vote was driven by the need to break the impasse on the bill and insert some needed bipartisanship into the process.Which "People" were telling you that, Susan? I'm gonna go ahead and guess the answer to that question is something along the lines of Barack Obama, David Axelrod, and Rahm Emanuel. Oh, and maybe a couple of your Senate colleagues.
"People don't want us to be the party that says no, just no," she said.
Fiscal conservative my ass.
February 19, 2009
February 15, 2009
February 13, 2009
A look inside the numbers shows the problem for Specter may be even more significant. Fifty-eight percent (58%) of Republican voters in the state are less likely to vote for Specter. Among voters not affiliated with either major party, just 27% are more likely to support the long-time incumbent while 48% are less likely to do so.
These numbers are not surprising given the partisan response to the stimulus bill itself. Nationwide, support for the stimulus legislation increased following President Obama’s nationally televised press conference earlier this week. Still, the legislation is perceived as being what Democrats want rather than a bipartisan product.
In Pennsylvania, 69% of Republicans oppose the package while 73% of Democrats favor it. Those not affiliated with either major party are evenly divided. That partisan divide places Specter in a difficult position. Even though Specter has aligned himself with the president and other Democrats on the stimulus, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has announced that the Pennsylvania Republican is one of their top targets for the 2010 election cycle.
Specter won re-election in 2004 by a 53% to 42% margin. However, he barely survived a conservative primary challenge from then-Congressman Pat Toomey. Even though he had the support of the state’s Republican establishment, Specter was able to defeat Toomey only by two points, 51% to 49%.
February 10, 2009
February 07, 2009
February 06, 2009
“This compromise greatly improves the bill,” said Senator Susan Collins, a Maine Republican who also pushed for the cuts.Why don't you, Snowe, and Specter just get it the fuck over with and switch parties or go the Jeffords route and declare yourselves "Independents," because, seriously, you're not fooling anybody anymore.
Besides, I'd rather not have anyone in my party who's eager to force me to take a bite of the Shite Sandwich.
February 03, 2009
1) Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida
2) Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California
3) Gov. Jim Douglas of Vermont
4) Gov. Jodi Rell of Connecticut
Boo, all of you.
February 02, 2009
All this so he can provide The One with a little post-partisan cover.
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