Susan Collins Posts Archive
SUBMITTED BY: Peter Montgomery, Thursday 05/30/2013, 12:56pm
With immigration reform moving toward a vote in the Senate, anti-immigrant forces are ratcheting up their rhetoric. On Wednesday night, Eagle Forum hosted an “emergency” phone briefing intended to spur grassroots lobbying by their activists. It featured dire warnings about the Senate bill spelling doom for America, attacks on pro-reform Sen. Marco Rubio, and a joking suggestion that activists planning a visit to Sen. Susan Collins’ office “shoot her.” Joining Eagle Forum’s Colleen Holcomb were Stephen Miller (standing in for his boss Sen. Jeff... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Friday 12/17/2010, 2:22pm
The other day we noted that members of the Freedom Federation had sent another letter to members of the Senate urging them to delay any vote on repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell until next year (when Republicans would have enough votes to kill any such effort). Today, The Daily Caller printed a memo written by Freedom Federation founder Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel that was distributed to his Religious Right allies laying out the ten senators they intended to target: Senators need to know that they will be held accountable for how they vote on this issue. Within the next 48 hours be... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 08/11/2009, 2:29pm
It was just last week that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act was introduced in the Senate, so the Religious Right campaign of screaming their heads off is just getting off the ground. But Robert Knight of Coral Ridge Ministries gives us a nice preview of the sort of hyperbolic nonsense we can expect to see:On Aug. 5, the GOP's Maine kleptocrats, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, joined Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley and longtime sponsor Ted Kennedy in reintroducing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which we'll call the "gay quota bill" for short. ENDA is profoundly... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Monday 04/27/2009, 4:38pm
John Nichols reports that during the debate over the economic stimulus legislation Karl Rove and key congressional Republicans -- led by Maine Senator Susan Collins -- aggressively attacked the $900 million included for preparation for a possible pandemic which, given the sudden rise of swine flu, seems awfully short-sighted.Pam notes that Rick Warren continues his anti-gay ways by addressing a gathering of Episcopalians from churches that broke away from the national Episcopal Church over the acceptance of gay clergy.On RH Reality Check, Debra Taylor recounts how "teaching about... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Monday 02/09/2009, 11:05am
I honestly had no intention of continuing to cover the ludicrous “controversy” regarding the supposedly “anti-Christian” provision in the stimulus legislation, but it keeps popping up on right-wing websites and so I feel obligated to keep futilely trying to knock it down. For instance, here is Jonathan Falwell writing on WorldNetDaily, who cites this provision as proof that “public religious expression is increasingly in the crosshairs of our government”: On Thursday, I spoke with Mathew Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel and dean of the... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 02/05/2009, 7:12pm
Hopefully, this will be the end of this ridiculous saga, as Sen. DeMint's absurd effort to get this provision stripped from the stimulus legislation has failed by a vote of 54-43.With the exception of Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, every Republican voted for it ... and they were joined by Democrats Evan Bayh, Kent Conrad, Byron Dorgan, Ben Nelson and, of course, Joe Lieberman: MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Friday 11/14/2008, 10:36am
Yesterday, I noted that Tony Perkins was declaring Sarah Palin the "future of the [Republican] Party." You know who will probably not become the future of the Republican Party? Christine Todd Whitman, at least if the Religious Right has anything to say about it, because she says that Palin and people like Perkins are exactly what is causing the GOP to lose:Following the conventional wisdom of the past two presidential elections, McCain tried mightily to assuage the Republican Party's social-fundamentalist wing. His selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin,... MORE >
Five Conservatives Who Don't Understand Net Neutrality…But Are Definitely Against It!
11/14/14 @ 10:57am
Beck: 'Revolutionaries Will Come And They Will Pull You Out Of Your Car And Shoot You'
11/13/14 @ 2:42pm
Texas Approves Textbooks With Moses As Honorary Founding Father
11/21/14 @ 3:35pm
Alex Jones Has Net Neutrality Meltdown: This Is What The Nazis Did!
11/13/14 @ 5:00pm
Kobach Wonders If Hispanic Majority Would Conduct 'Ethnic Cleansing' In U.S.
11/20/14 @ 12:53pm