Senate gay-marriage pool update: Susan Collins won’t say she’s opposed to SSM when asked

posted at 7:21 pm on March 26, 2013 by Allahpundit

I might need a ruling from the rest of the Hot Air team as to whether this counts as an SSM endorsement for purposes of the pool. Granted, granted, she never says outright that she supports legalizing gay marriage, but there’s not a whiff of reluctance about the idea in the course of two paragraphs. Read it and ask yourself: Does this sound like someone who opposes SSM? Or is this statement what it looks like, i.e. a pure dodge aimed at placating Maine moderates by trumpeting gay rights on the one hand while pandering to Republican primary voters by refusing to plainly endorse gay marriage on the other? Remember, tea partiers in Maine were powerful enough to elect Paul LePage governor during the last midterm in 2010. Collins is up next year and already has a few potentially primary-worthy RINO demerits to her record. She likely thinks she can’t afford one more.

She was, as it happens, the very first Republican I thought of a few weeks ago in speculating who’s likely to follow Rob Portman on the gay-marriage bandwagon.

DOMA was signed into law by President Clinton in 1996, before Senator Collins was elected to Congress. Since that time, in 2004 and 2006, Senator Collins twice voted against amendments to the United States Constitution that would have banned same-sex marriages by pre-empting state laws. Senator Collins believes this matter is best left up to the states, which have traditionally handled family law, and increasingly, the voters of states are choosing to legalize same-sex marriages as Maine did last fall.

Recognizing that LGBT Americans should be protected from discrimination, Senator Collins has led efforts in Congress to extend federal benefits to gay men and women and their families. She has authored legislation that would extend benefits to the domestic partners of federal employees, bringing the employment practices of the federal government in line with those of most large employers. She has cosponsored legislation that would prohibit discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Most recently, Senator Collins became the first Republican in the Senate to cosponsor legislation to update U.S. immigration law to permit American citizens to sponsor same-sex permanent partners applying for legal residency in the United States, and she joined Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) in introducing a bipartisan bill that would prevent discrimination against lesbian and gay citizens during the federal jury selection process.

So she’s willing to let U.S. citizens sponsor their “same-sex permanent partners” from another country for legal residency here but, in theory, she’s … undecided on gay marriage? Show of hands: Who here doesn’t fully expect Collins to go the McCaskill/Tester route within a few months of being reelected next November? I think this should count as a pool winner, guys. Answering the question “Do you support gay marriage?” by essentially covering your mouth while nodding yes shouldn’t be treated as a “no comment.” Ramesh Ponnuru’s surely right about the following, and just as surely Collins is one of the people who’d vote yes on the secret ballot:

On that note, congrats to commenter melle1228, who guessed in the Tester thread that Collins or Murkowski would be the next domino to fall. I’ll stick with my prediction that Tom Carper will follow, sometime maybe, oh, let’s say tomorrow a.m. at around 11. Ed’s offered his own pool prediction in the Greenroom; Gabe Malor, one of Ace’s co-bloggers, tweeted his earlier. Get some of this action in the comments below.


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Love Lickers

Seven Percent Solution on March 26, 2013 at 7:23 PM

The Gay Lobby is powerfull.

portlandon on March 26, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Graham will wait until after 2014. I could see Collins or Murkowski being one of the next Republicans. Possibly Mark Kirk.

steebo77 on March 25, 2013 at 6:45 PM

I want a name and a time: Among Bob Casey, Bill Nelson, Tom Carper, Kay Hagan, Mary Landrieu, and Joe Donnelly, who’s the next to “evolve” and when? I’ll take Carper at 4:47 p.m. ET.

What if Collins, Murkowski, or Kirk beat them to it?

steebo77 on March 26, 2013 at 4:08 PM

steebo77 on March 26, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Called it..Course Collins was an easy call.

melle1228 on March 26, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Who here doesn’t fully expect Collins to go the McCaskill/Tester route within a few months of being reelected next November? I think this should count as a pool winner, guys.

I agree. And I think she’ll come out in favor before election time.

rbj on March 26, 2013 at 7:27 PM

On that note, congrats to commenter melle1228, who guessed in the Tester thread that Collins or Murkowski would be the next domino to fall

Ohh didn’t see that.. Ty Allah..Apparently Steebo got me a day earlier. :)

melle1228 on March 26, 2013 at 7:28 PM

I’m guessing about 90 percent of those in D.C. support but those living in conservative districts can’t say so.

D.C. is full of people who think they are better us social cons. Arrogance. But as a social con I’m gonna keep my eyes on the break down of American families. It’s a travesty.

terryannonline on March 26, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Senate gay-marriage pool update: Susan Collins won’t say she’s opposed to SSM when asked

Silly Allahpundit, she’s a politician, she supports what ever she’s paid to support.

The Devil stalks the SCOTUS.

SWalker on March 26, 2013 at 7:31 PM

steebo77 on March 26, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Double or nothing– You got Kirk or Murky?

melle1228 on March 26, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Mark Kirk is the most pro-infanticide GOP senator in the senate. Since he’s already a lefty-he’ll be next.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 26, 2013 at 7:37 PM

The Devil stalks the SCOTUS. SWalker on March 26, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Powerful read, SWalker! Personally, I learned what I needed to know about SCOTUS with Obamacare. Loins girded.

indypat on March 26, 2013 at 7:39 PM

god I hate my reps and senators.
since maine went gay this year she will flip during the election cycle.
she’ll drag it out until then and then “evolve” on it to get votes.

dmacleo on March 26, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Do any of these bums have the moral courage to stand up for and defend their principles and values? More fundamentally, do they have any principles or values?

rplat on March 26, 2013 at 7:42 PM

To paraphrase LBJ, “If we’ve lost Tom Craper we’ve lost the country”.

Mason on March 26, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Love Lickers

Seven Percent Solution on March 26, 2013 at 7:23 PM

Seven Percent Solution:)

…..Caution: Slippery When Wet!
(sarc)

canopfor on March 26, 2013 at 7:43 PM

In 2010 Maine elected a republican governor, however they went for Obama and voted for same sex marriage in 2012. It sounds to me like Sen. Collins may have preferred the civil union route.

Fleuries on March 26, 2013 at 7:43 PM

I might need a ruling from the rest of the Hot Air team as to whether this counts as an SSM endorsement for purposes of the pool
==================================================================

It appears,one by one,they are all going down!
(sarc)

canopfor on March 26, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Double or nothing– You got Kirk or Murky?

melle1228 on March 26, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Hmm. Tough call. There’s also McCain to consider.

I’ll go with my gut and say it’s gonna be Leontyna Miklaszewska.

steebo77 on March 26, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Begich endorsed gay marriage today, didn’t he? More pressure on Leah Moskowitz to declare her support.

steebo77 on March 26, 2013 at 7:48 PM

Mark Kirk is the most pro-infanticide GOP senator in the senate. Since he’s already a lefty-he’ll be next.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 26, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Yeah I wonder why Hotair isn’t reporting what is going on in north dakota and abortion.

Hmm. Tough call. There’s also McCain to consider.

I’ll go with my gut and say it’s gonna be Leontyna Miklaszewska.

steebo77 on March 26, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Yeah Kirk might be a safe bet though.. Chicago is pushing gay marriage hard.

melle1228 on March 26, 2013 at 7:49 PM

The Devil stalks the SCOTUS. SWalker on March 26, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Powerful read, SWalker! Personally, I learned what I needed to know about SCOTUS with Obamacare. Loins girded.

indypat on March 26, 2013 at 7:39 PM

America is becoming Sodom and Gomorrah, we will likewise no doubt share their fate.

SWalker on March 26, 2013 at 7:50 PM

The stage is being set for a bigots war..

They are just picking sides ahead of the decision..

Electrongod on March 26, 2013 at 7:51 PM

melle1228 on March 26, 2013 at 7:49 PM
In 2010, I had a choice of a:Mob Banker, The abortion-industry’s favorite republican, or a truther/birther(Labno). After much drinking, I went with the baby-killer.
God Bless Texas!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 26, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Swalker don’t look back

cmsinaz on March 26, 2013 at 7:56 PM

Swalker don’t look back

cmsinaz on March 26, 2013 at 7:56 PM

I’m planning on being drunk in a cave… No kid’s to worry about… o_O

SWalker on March 26, 2013 at 8:00 PM

The List:US Senators

List of supporters of same-sex marriage in the United States

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_supporters_of_same-sex_marriage_in_the_United_States
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List of opponents of same-sex marriage in the United States

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_opponents_of_same-sex_marriage_in_the_United_States
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canopfor on March 26, 2013 at 8:01 PM

In 2010, I had a choice of a:Mob Banker, The abortion-industry’s favorite republican, or a truther/birther(Labno). After much drinking, I went with the baby-killer.
God Bless Texas!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 26, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Yeah the GOP is giving us such wonderful choices ain’t it though. That is why when they blame the loss on X group within the GOP, I laugh. Are you kidding me, its the voters fault for the GOP being so bad at keeping their voters happy and having horrible candidates?

melle1228 on March 26, 2013 at 8:02 PM

Granted, granted, she never says outright that she supports legalizing gay marriage, but there’s not a whiff of reluctance about the idea

When has this worthless RINO whore made a definitave declarative statement about anything?

Happy Nomad on March 26, 2013 at 8:02 PM

Welcome to the right side of history, Sen. Collins.

SnarkVader on March 26, 2013 at 8:03 PM

America is becoming Sodom and Gomorrah, we will likewise no doubt share their fate.

SWalker on March 26, 2013 at 7:50 PM

SWalker:—————————:0

ElO-turn to stone
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canopfor on March 26, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Welcome to the right side of history, Sen. Collins.

SnarkVader on March 26, 2013 at 8:03 PM

I for one would rather be on the wrong side of history, then the right side of hell.

SWalker on March 26, 2013 at 8:06 PM

Welcome to the right side of history, Sen. Collins.

SnarkVader on March 26, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Oh you mean straddling the fence or being Demlite.. Yeah Collins was already there.

melle1228 on March 26, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Since everyone is coming clean about their position on this issue, let me say (in all honesty) I used to be pro-SSM but have evolved back to traditional marriage only. My laissez-faire ambivalence gave way to natural order, especially once I saw the in-your-face gay agenda for what it is.

Put another way, anyone who thinks gay marriage is their final destination is living in a dreamland. They want it taught to young children in school, and they want to shut your Christian church down if they don’t acquiesce to their demands – adoption, marriage…they’re coming for all of it.

crrr6 on March 26, 2013 at 8:07 PM

SWalker:—————————:0

ElO-turn to stone
******************

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFljpJdYRKM

canopfor on March 26, 2013 at 8:05 PM

ROTFLMAO…

SWalker on March 26, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Hot Air has more gay marriage posts than the Huffington Post/Gay Section. Do we seriously need a new post highlighting the “evolution” of every single politician that has come out in favor of gay marriage?

Raquel Pinkbullet on March 26, 2013 at 8:08 PM

My FB is absolutely flooded with gay marriage stuff =( I can’t get away from it today..Got those 2 stupid rings and a red background for their profile pictures…They don’t know real discrimination here! Gays in Iran and other muslim countries get hanged from cranges..that’s real hatred and discrimination!

sadsushi on March 26, 2013 at 8:09 PM

melle1228 on March 26, 2013 at 8:02 PM

That was the general election. Giannoulias was the Dim, Kirk the R, and the Alex-Jones bot was the libertarian.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 26, 2013 at 8:09 PM

Welcome to the right side of history, Sen. Collins.

SnarkVader on March 26, 2013 at 8:03 PM

I’m sure Gomorrahans felt similarly.

crrr6 on March 26, 2013 at 8:11 PM

I for one would rather be on the wrong side of history, then the right side of hell.

SWalker on March 26, 2013 at 8:06 PM

Maybe. But history actually exists.

SnarkVader on March 26, 2013 at 8:11 PM

That was the general election. Giannoulias was the Dim, Kirk the R, and the Alex-Jones bot was the libertarian.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 26, 2013 at 8:09 PM

Yep, that’s Illinois for you. I grew up in Elgin. I am glad we decided to settle in Tennessee.

melle1228 on March 26, 2013 at 8:12 PM

Since everyone is coming clean about their position on this issue, let me say (in all honesty) I used to be pro-SSM but have evolved back to traditional marriage only. My laissez-faire ambivalence gave way to natural order, especially once I saw the in-your-face gay agenda for what it is.

Put another way, anyone who thinks gay marriage is their final destination is living in a dreamland. They want it taught to young children in school, and they want to shut your Christian church down if they don’t acquiesce to their demands – adoption, marriage…they’re coming for all of it.

crrr6 on March 26, 2013 at 8:07 PM

The LEFT will never be satisfied, until anyone disagreeing with their “gay agenda” is 100% neutralized.

Raquel Pinkbullet on March 26, 2013 at 8:13 PM

Welcome to the right side of history, Sen. Collins.

SnarkVader on March 26, 2013 at 8:03 PM

NAMBLA approved…

Raquel Pinkbullet on March 26, 2013 at 8:14 PM

SenatorSusanCollins
SenatorSusanCollins Verified account
@SenatorCollins

United States Senator from Maine. All tweets originate from the Press Office of Senator Susan Collins.

Maine · http://collins.senate.gov

https://twitter.com/SenatorCollins

canopfor on March 26, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Maybe. But history actually exists.

SnarkVader on March 26, 2013 at 8:11 PM

That’s your reality. Not mine.

melle1228 on March 26, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Since everyone is coming clean about their position on this issue, let me say (in all honesty) I used to be pro-SSM but have evolved back to traditional marriage only. My laissez-faire ambivalence gave way to natural order, especially once I saw the in-your-face gay agenda for what it is.

crrr6 on March 26, 2013 at 8:07 PM

I’m with you. I evolved to my current position after living in New Orleans. I had to travel the day after Labor Day which is the weekend of the Southern Decadance Festival (gay pride weekend). The plane was so full of same sex PDA I was disgusted (which BTW I would have been if the PDA was done by normal couples). Any advocate of sodomy needs to put this kind of expression of their position in check before I’m even going to consider a place for sodomy within societal norms. And any homosexual really needs to understand the problem is not with same-sex couples that have been in a relationship for decades. It is the gay pride crowd who parade around in thongs for gay pride events with in-your-face confrontation and then demand we accept them for who they are. Gay, straight, or Martian- I don’t accept anybody whose whole existence is based on their sexual orientation. That isn’t a whole human being worth accepting.

Happy Nomad on March 26, 2013 at 8:17 PM

I for one would rather be on the wrong side of history, then the right side of hell.

SWalker on March 26, 2013 at 8:06 PM

Maybe. But history actually exists.

SnarkVader on March 26, 2013 at 8:11 PM

So does hell, as you will find out, hopefully, not by becoming an inhabitant there.

SWalker on March 26, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Do you think if Susan Collins comes out in favor of SSM she will get any more love from the LEFT?? She’s already a liberal squish, but to the LEFT any Republican candidate will be soon as a homophobic, Xtian, war-mongering, rape-promoting, Earth-polluting, poor-hating, gun-loving, racist who will also be in the process of committing the unpardonable sin of being an older typical white person. Other than that, the LEFT will like them just fine.

As how well that worked out for Romney…

Raquel Pinkbullet on March 26, 2013 at 8:19 PM

NAMBLA approved…

Raquel Pinkbullet on March 26, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Try harder.

SnarkVader on March 26, 2013 at 8:19 PM

melle1228 on March 26, 2013 at 8:12 PM

Ted Cruz doesn’t support SSM-which of course means that John Cornyn doesn’t support SSM. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on March 26, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Try harder.

SnarkVader on March 26, 2013 at 8:19 PM

No need to try..

Raquel Pinkbullet on March 26, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Ted Cruz doesn’t support SSM-which of course means that John Cornyn doesn’t support SSM. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on March 26, 2013 at 8:21 PM

I am very jealous of you Texans and Ted Cruz. I mean Tennessee does have a Repub supermajority in the state houses, but we also have Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander- Yuk! Although Corker did reply to my letter to him asking why he was eating out with Obama instead of on the Senate floor with Paul..

melle1228 on March 26, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Results for #MarriageEquality

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23MarriageEquality&src=hash

canopfor on March 26, 2013 at 8:30 PM

BTW we are just a few threads of Hot Air from becoming Gay Air, the home of GOPride.

Come on guys, could we mix it up more and not have a new gay thread every couple hours. What about that crisis in Cyprus? What about the fact that the rat-eared devil’s family is on their fourth vacation in the last three months? What about the budget issues in Congress? What about NCAA basketball. I’m sick and tired having virtually every thread dealing with sodomy and sodomite relationships.

Happy Nomad on March 26, 2013 at 8:31 PM

I’m sick of gay and the self-centered obsession with SSM as our country goes down the sink. How did the codifications of your right to bugger and marry other men become the number one issue of our time.

rrpjr on March 26, 2013 at 8:33 PM

canopfor on March 26, 2013 at 8:05 PM

ROTFLMAO…

SWalker on March 26, 2013 at 8:08 PM

SWalker:

Tee-Hee,………..Cmsinaz inspired me,with don’t look back!:)

canopfor on March 26, 2013 at 8:35 PM

On that note, congrats to commenter melle1228, who guessed in the Tester thread that Collins or Murkowski would be the next domino to fall.

Hey, I suggested the two of them to melle1228 in some thread or another. There’s so many gay threads i couldn’t find it.

thuja on March 26, 2013 at 8:35 PM

SWalker:

Tee-Hee,………..Cmsinaz inspired me,with don’t look back!:)

canopfor on March 26, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Ya, I got that… ;p

SWalker on March 26, 2013 at 8:37 PM

I think that Ms Collins did not answer the question specifically because no good lookin’ womyn asked it.

Old Country Boy on March 26, 2013 at 8:39 PM

BTW we are just a few threads of Hot Air from becoming Gay Air, the home of GOPride.

having virtually every thread dealing with sodomy and sodomite relationships.

Happy Nomad on March 26, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Happy Nomad:I’m sending you Hot Air Tune Mood Music:)
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canopfor on March 26, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Hey, I suggested the two of them to melle1228 in some thread or another. There’s so many gay threads i couldn’t find it.

thuja on March 26, 2013 at 8:35 PM

LOL– You and Steebo just want to take all my gay glory huh?

melle1228 on March 26, 2013 at 8:50 PM

BTW we are just a few threads of Hot Air from becoming Gay Air, the home of GOPride.

Come on guys, could we mix it up more and not have a new gay thread every couple hours. What about that crisis in Cyprus? What about the fact that the rat-eared devil’s family is on their fourth vacation in the last three months? What about the budget issues in Congress? What about NCAA basketball. I’m sick and tired having virtually every thread dealing with sodomy and sodomite relationships.

Happy Nomad on March 26, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Ok, for those who do not understand, indoctrination and brainwashing work like this. Once a position is identified that is counter to that which the indoctrinator wishes the subject to hold, that subject is reintroduced constantly with a combination of reasoned arguments and outright ridicule at the position being deemed as incorrect. Over time the subjects resistance is broken down from opposition, to tolerance, and finally to open acceptance.

Ed is an American Catholic, he holds positions favorable to SSM, Abortion and “Reasonable Firearms Restriction”. Allahpundit??? He’s probably gay. That my friend is it in a nutshell. Whyn di you think Michelle Malkin cut all ties with Hot Air???

SWalker on March 26, 2013 at 8:52 PM

As an aside…it’s funny to read how Hot Air is all in a rage about the advance of liberalism and progressivism and the decay of society right next to the huge HBO Game of Throne ads. #hypocrisy.

newtopia on March 26, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Ed is an American Catholic, he holds positions favorable to SSM, Abortion and “Reasonable Firearms Restriction”. Allahpundit??? He’s probably gay. That my friend is it in a nutshell. Whyn di you think Michelle Malkin cut all ties with Hot Air???

SWalker on March 26, 2013 at 8:52 PM

SWalker:

Me thinks,its the news stories of da day,that are
invading the threads!:)

canopfor on March 26, 2013 at 9:01 PM


A Re-Iteration Sumpin……………………..

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AG Ferguson reiterates support for #MarriageEquality as #SCOTUS hears cases this week. http://1.usa.gov/10c2sAy #AGOWA
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 26, 2013

US Supreme Court hears arguments on marriage equality –Washington, other states offer support

OLYMPIA—Attorney General Bob Ferguson reiterated Washington state’s support for marriage equality today as the US Supreme Court hears two landmark cases. Washington joined more than a dozen other states in two “friend-of-the-court briefs” in these cases in late February.

“I am proud of the active role Washington played in developing the states’ arguments supporting marriage equality for couples in Washington and across the country,” Ferguson said. “Our state has an important interest in supporting marriage equality and in encouraging the Court to ensure the federal government respects marriages that are valid under Washington law.”
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canopfor on March 26, 2013 at 9:04 PM

SWalker on March 26, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Ed is pro-life, anti-ssm, and pro-second.
Whatever the Sam Hill you’re currently smoking, well back away from it.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 26, 2013 at 9:06 PM

SWalker on March 26, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Ed is pro-life, anti-ssm, and pro-second.
Whatever the Sam Hill you’re currently smoking, well back away from it.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 26, 2013 at 9:06 PM

He’s not any where near as close to those things as you think he is.

SWalker on March 26, 2013 at 9:15 PM

OOPS!!

Starbucks CEO tells anti-gay investor:

‘sell your shares’

Coffee chain earns praise from same-sex marriage advocates for its support

CBC News
Posted: Mar 26, 2013 9:49 AM ET
Last Updated: Mar 26, 2013 12:04 PM ET
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canopfor on March 26, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Susan Collins won’t say she’s opposed to SSM when asked

…just look at her!

KOOLAID2 on March 26, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Ed is pro-life, anti-ssm, and pro-second.
Whatever the Sam Hill you’re currently smoking, well back away from it.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 26, 2013 at 9:06 PM

The twerp is right.

thuja on March 26, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Ed is pro-life, anti-ssm, and pro-second.
Whatever the Sam Hill you’re currently smoking, well back away from it.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 26, 2013 at 9:06 PM

The twerp is right.

thuja on March 26, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Dream on.

SWalker on March 26, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Ed is pro-life, anti-ssm, and pro-second.
Whatever the Sam Hill you’re currently smoking, well back away from it.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 26, 2013 at 9:06 PM

The twerp is right.

thuja on March 26, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Dream on.

SWalker on March 26, 2013 at 10:09 PM

You do realize that the twerp’s and mine basic area of political agreement is that it is better to breath oxygen than fluorine? Whatever she and I can agree on is probably true.

thuja on March 26, 2013 at 10:29 PM

thuja on March 26, 2013 at 10:29 PM

LoL!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 26, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Dream on.

SWalker on March 26, 2013 at 10:09 PM

You do realize that the twerp’s and mine basic area of political agreement is that it is better to breath oxygen than fluorine? Whatever she and I can agree on is probably true.

thuja on March 26, 2013 at 10:29 PM

And I am telling you that neither one of you are paying enough attention to Ed’s positions on these matters. Ed has highly nuanced positions on all three issues. Ed is a Moderate, not a Conservative. His positions on all three issues fall on the extreme left of the Conservative position on each issue.

Multiple exceptions for Abortion, Same Sex Marriage he views as a personal choice, and as to firearms registration, Ed believes that the concept of “Reasonable Regulations” trump the literal wording found in the 2nd amendment. His positions are moderate, reasonable, pragmatic and not Conservative.

SWalker on March 26, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Who’s that guy up front?

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Ed is an American Catholic, he holds positions favorable to SSM, Abortion…

I believe you are mistaken, my friend. If you are correct Ed is not a Catholic.

Mason on March 27, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Senate gay-marriage pool update: Susan Collins won’t say she’s opposed to SSM when asked

Let’s see, the vote is important and the vote is very close, so Susan Collins embraces her inner Democrat self and betrays Republicans… How usual!

This is why the argument that “she votes Republican XX% of the time so we should support her” fails. It’s not that Collins votes Republican when her vote makes no difference or when it’s an unimportant matter, it’s how Collins and the rinos vote when the issue is important and the vote is close.

RJL on March 27, 2013 at 5:05 PM