Monday, July 28, 2008

I am very tired of polling Democrats who plan to support Susan Collins

Here, courtesy of Collins Watch, is a list of key Bush initiatives she supported:
    • Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq
    • Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001
    • Defeating withdrawal time lines in Iraq supplementals--multiple votes
    • Military Commissions Act of 2006
    • Confirmation of Samuel A. Alito to the Supreme Court
    • Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003
    • Legalizing warantless wiretapping via Protect America Act of 2007
    • Medicare Part 'D'
    • No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
    • Energy Policy Act of 2005
    • Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005
    • Retroactive legal immunity for telecom companies
    • Confirmation of John Roberts to the Supreme Court
    She voted with Bush 81% of the time overall, and when the stakes were highest she was with him 100%. Tom Allen should be kicking her hind end all over the state with a story like this. Instead, Dems, Greens, and Unenrolled are telling pollsters like me they're going for Collins, Undecided, or (boding worst of all for their intelligence) Hoffman.

    I'm told not to worry because the DSCC has budgeted a huge ad buy here. That is good news. But when do we start seeing a change in the "Collins is doing a good job" narrative?

    1 comment:

    KayInMaine said...

    The biggest problem is the Maine media. It's very right wing and ridiculous. Hell, even after 9/11/01, the editor of the PPH decided she needed to tell us each and every week that the media is just, pure, and good and to not worry if it's acting different now. What a crock of crap.

    Thanks to the Hillary supporters out there too who are pretty much boycotting anything Democratic right now. I'm blaming them if Suzie or Johnny McTeleprompter gets in this year.

    [end rant]