Arlen Specter,  Michael Steele,  Olympia Snowe,  Republican National Committee,  Susan Collins

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele Says He’s Open to Cut Off Specter, Collins and Snow from GOP Funds

RNC Chairman Michael Steele told Neil Cavuto that he is open to cutting GOP funding for the 3 Senate traitors who voted for the largest spending bill in US history. Steele says he will wait and see what the state GOP parties decide about the traitors. Senators Specter, Snowe and Collins voted in favor of the trillion dollar pork-bloated bill.

Good bloviating by Steele but when the rubber meets the road, it is ONLY the 8o year old Specter who is up in 2010 that this really affects. The GOP will eventually lose these three sets in the Northeast unless they rebuild the party and recruit some better candidates.

So, the GOP has a dilemma.

Exit Question: Does the RNC support moderate U.S.Senators who are meeting the needs of their blue state constituents and vote GOP most of the time or do they throw incumbent and long-time Senators over the side because of a few votes?

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  • Ling

    Ideally speaking, everyone in Congress should be allowed a little bit of leeway, so they can balance the needs of the party, their constituents and the country. Can’t expect people to vote with you 100%. But for this to be successful, you need a few extra Senators in hand. The math is so tight now that every single vote is going to come down to the wire. And every time, you’re going to find a few pols caught in the cross-fire. Not their fault – you can blame Stelle’s predecessor and Bush for bringing down the number of GOP Senators.

  • Diane

    “Does the RNC…. throw incumbent and long-time Senators over the side because of a few votes? ” Only if we want to establish a permanent minority. I know Steele is trying to be somewhat diplomatic about this, but even suggesting this as a possibility is such poor politics. Revenge, of all things? Against members of your party for one vote? When the whole country knows we’re in an economic crisis? It’s also pretense. Maybe Specter can be primaried. But there’s absolutely nothing that can be done against Collins and Snowe. To pretend otherwise is ridiculous.

  • Larry Dalin


    You blew the big one Steele.
    I survived Coma, Life Steele Pro Life…

    Lawrence Allan Dalin

  • jean-val...

    Good it is being considered, by Steele, that Republican Party no longer cater to Snow, Collins, Spectre, whom appear to be nothing more than Democrat Party ‘sleepers.”
    They seem to be sneaky, and injurious to the party, folks.

    Suggested you be brave and truthful, Collins, Snow, Spectre, ‘return to your masters….. ‘
    the Democrats.

    Time to be honest; quit the charade.