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Another GOP senator open to health care overhaul

October 14th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Another GOP senator open to health care overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) - A second Republican senator signaled Wednesday she’s open to voting for sweeping health care legislation this year, putting President Barack Obama closer to a historic achievement that has eluded generations of Democratic leaders.

But Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, told The Associated Press that the bill approved Tuesday by the Finance Committee needs substantial improvements to make coverage more affordable, contain costs, and protect Medicare. Nevertheless, she joined her Maine GOP colleague Sen. Olympia Snowe in endorsing the goal of far-reaching changes.

“My hope is we that can fix the flaws in the bill and come together with a truly bipartisan bill that could garner widespread support,” Collins said in an interview. “I think this bill is far superior to the ones passed by the Senate (health) committee and the three House committees, but it needs substantial additional work.”

The ten-year, $829 billion Finance bill was approved by the committee Tuesday on a 14-9 vote, after Snowe broke ranks with her Republican colleagues to support Chairman Max Baucus’ middle-of-the-road plan.

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Another GOP senator open to health care overhaul

I would like to make a suggestion to the people of Maine. Get your heads OUT of your asses and get Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe under control!

We almost had a record setting milestone here at TexasFred’s. We very nearly had a 3rd weekly recipient of the Douchebag of the Week Award! 3 people as Co-Douchebags. Sen. Susan Collins came as close as it can get without having the douchebag bestowed upon her RINO self! And Sen. Collins, the week is NOT over yet!

Sen. Susan Collins (RINO)

Don’t make me have to re-write another douchebag award Lady! I’m already in a foul mood because of Obama, the anti-American scumbags in Oregon and their No Flags BS, your cohort, Sen. Snowejob and with the way this nation is headed in general. :evil:

I will say this, and I mean every word, if some POS like you and Snowejob are the best that the people of Maine can come up with, Maine MUST be one miserable hell hole!

And as a side note, I am fully aware that the MSM is a POS and fully in the tank for Obama, but for crying out loud, can’t these disingenuous SOBs get it through their thick skulls? People like Collins and Snowe are NOT Republicans. They are, at best, RINOs. Republicans In Name Only. The GOP isn’t anything to brag on as of late, but calling these 2 wretched assclowns GOP Senators drags the already deplorable GOP down ever further!

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9 Responses to “Another GOP senator open to health care overhaul”

  1. comment number 1 by: Vigilante

    What the hell is in the water up there that the dumb-masses
    (say quickly) keep electing this kind of shit to represent them?
    Fred is correcto mundo again. Douche bag is right. She’s looking out allright……..for who?? If she want to sign the bill for the idiots in Maine that’s their problem, but when she starts to include me……….then she’s gonna GET a problem.

  2. comment number 2 by: minuteman26

    Fred - You can add Lindsey Graham tothe mix also for his willingness to “compromise” with the Dems on Cap and Tax. A while back he also voted to give illegal aliens Social Security benefits(2006). Another RINO thats got to go.

  3. comment number 3 by: dons_mind

    RINOs or not they still get a R after their name and count among the Rs that we have. my biggest hope is that the folks up there in the far northeast will unseat these two dbs and put a real R in their place!

    you know there’s a bunch of seats up for re-election this time around. i’m hoping we (gop) gain a bunch of seats…….

  4. comment number 4 by: Silver Fox

    Snowe and Collins—damn what a pair, but I always suspected these two would do just this. Maine is not what it use to be many years back—far to many New Yorkers moving into the Maine backwoods, just like they moved into FL shifting the voting patterns there. I do see hope however in that all New Yorkers are not complete fools and many see the problems they thought they left behind in New York following them to their new homesteads in Maine and in Florida. Independents are moving away from the socialism of Obama and crowd and toward the common sense spouted by the likes of Beck and other voices of sanity in an insane world. These RINO’s should just change parties and get it over with.

  5. comment number 5 by: Bloviating Zeppelin


    That’s an obvious clue, isn’t it?


  6. comment number 6 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    Oh. And yeah. Female.


  7. comment number 7 by: Silver Fox

    You’re right BZ, two big clues.

  8. comment number 8 by: HoosierArmyMom

    Clue Number three… on the ugly side, this one is just younger, but you could house a family of 6 in either one of these RINO’s noses. She must be Snowjob JR.

  9. comment number 9 by: Mr Pink Eyes

    It was only a matter of time before Susan Collins followed her colleague and supported this bill. Hopefully Maine will wake up soon and get rid of these clowns.
    Give her time, I am sure she will win the award soon enough!