Monday, April 27, 2009


Maine Sen. Susan Collins, a supposedly moderate Republican who fumed about pandemic funding in health care spending in exchange for her support of a watered-down version of the President Obama’s stimulus bill staunchly said:

“Does it belong in this bill? Should we have $870 million in this bill No, we should not.”

Even now, in light of the out-of-control Swine flu outbreak that appears poised to become a genuine pandemic, Collins continues to use her official website to highlight the fact that she led the fight to strip the pandemic preparedness money out of the Senate’s version of the stimulus measure.

So, you may ask, what would make Sen. Collins so vehemently opposed to pandemic preparedness? Two words: Karl Rove.

Rove had criticized the inclusion of “$462 million for the Centers for Disease Control, and $900 million for pandemic flu preparations,” on the grounds that “health care also added jobs” in the previous year. Such expenditures were, to Rove, “disturbing” and an example of President Obama’s “lack of engagement and leadership.” Apparently, Collins agreed.

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11 Responses to BITCH

  1. Jim says:

    Republicans. What a bunch of fucking Anti-American idiots.

  2. (O)CT(O)PUS says:

    It is said that diseases like the flu are nonpartisan and equally injurious to all.

    Perhaps a genetically modified version that would be more specifically partisan … say … A/H1N1 var. GOP … just to get the point across?

  3. Conejo1982 says:

    Suzie Collins is a cunt. Bitch is too nice.

    This idiot is letting her senate vote be informed by Karl Rove as the nation faces a potential pandemic with the potential to kill millions of Americans?

    What is wrong with the voters of Maine? When will people get it through their thick sculls that there is no such thing as a “moderate Republican.”

  4. bradfrmphnx says:

    Fuck me. Collins probably votes on legislation that would frost your hairs. And yet herselfrightousness can’t find it necessary to try to avert something that science has told us is bound to happen. Barb Lamont gave a pretty compelling post about the possibilities in a previous thread. Sorry about the language but…fuck me.

  5. libhomo says:

    I hope people in Maine give her hell for this.

  6. R.J. says:

    We should make elections have consequences. All those states that have senators and congressmen who voted “No” on the stimulus get the same answer when they ask for Tamiflu — NO!

  7. feminazi says:

    It’s ironic that Collins, who represents the state of Maine, a state where much of the population resides in rural regions and who are among the poorest Americans, would squabble over where pandemic funding belongs. An epidemic like this one requires the Federal government to be involved and she has no business playing politics during a time of crisis.

  8. Joe in Colorado says:

    Never, ever trust a Republican. There is no such thing as a moderate Republican. Not in this group. There may be conservatives but no moderates.

  9. JollyRoger says:

    Joe is on the money. Every sitting Rushpublican politician must be considered scum, because they must BE scum. Der Rovesmarschall got rid of the ones with any integrity years ago.

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