Senator Olympia Snowe, RINO-Maine, has voted for the close-to-trillion dollar afterbirth produced by the Senate Finance Committee today. No serious conservative can count Snowe among our ranks, even if she remains, however technically, a Republican.
According to the analysis in the WaPo by Chris Cillizza,
with Snowe on board, the White House — and the liberal left — now have a key piece of leverage to bring to bear on wavering moderate Democrats. You can almost hear the argument being made to the likes of Sens. Ben Nelson (Neb.) and Blanche Lincoln (Ark.); “Snowe is for it, how can you not be?”
This is nonsense, of course. If Olympia Snowe jumped off a building, would you do that? Fiscally speaking, this is what Snowe has done.
In the name of bringing a few million uninsured into the tent, taxes, in the form of government-mandated higher premiums, will hit those few taxpayers who may not be on the government dole by the end of Obama’s first term.
Snowe being for something does not make it “bipartisan.” It makes it acceptable for other left-leaning senators to claim that at least one so-called Republican is on their side. Snowe is a good example of what has been wrong with the Republican brand these past eight years; accepting government solutions for most problems; going along to get along with the continued expansion of the New Deal and Great Society.