Ronald Reagan once said, “Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican.” This was the implied 11th Commandment, and I know that I am long guilty of bashing the GOP during the first bailout. However, today’s vote on the Stimulus bill in the Senate validates my reasoning on why I am not going to be supportive of three Republicans. In fact, they are no longer Republicans, as they defected and became traitors or Democrat-Lites.
Olympia Snowe (ME), Susan Collins (ME) and Arlen Specter (PA) should all be kicked out of the Republican party. They no longer stand for the principles of limited government and fiscal accountability. Additionally, they should face strong conservative opponents, who believe in these core principles.
Our party is not the place for those who do not stand strong to the tenets of being strong fiscal stewards. Our party is not the place for those who turn their backs on the principles of life and liberty either. Hopefully, the REAL Republicans will stand up against the compromised version of this horrid legislation.