Susan Collins

Roe v. Wade and the Confusion of Sen. Collins

William Murchison, The American Spectator

How useful to note Sen. Collins’ confusion between the abiding principles of law and the politics of the moment. It is a very modern kind of confusion, making the stakes in Supreme Court confirmation hard to discern. It is enough to know the present stakes are altitudinous: far, far less about Roe vs. Wade than about prospects for the survival of American freedoms.

The inevitable search for the litmus test

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

The size of the Republican majority in the Senate, such as it is — one vote, which the Republicans can afford to lose because Vice President Pence can break a tie — might tempt a senator such as Mzz Collins to hold a nomination hostage until she gets a nominee she thinks she can trust to vote her way. But there are several Democratic senators, on the run in the November elections, who could adjust their moral convictions in the interest of personal survival. That’s the genius of Mitch McConnell’s determination to hold a vote before the November elections.

Trump-onomics 101

The forgotten working folks who voted for Donald Trump are seeing the benefit of his economic policies in more hours at the factories and other businesses that employ them, higher wages and more job security in the outlook for new orders.

Trump Voters Winners In First 24 Hours Of Tax Reform

The Fake News media can kvetch about “trickle down” economics all they want, but $1,000 bonuses to Trump voters – frontline workers and managers – and companies announcing $15 an hour minimum wage is a huge political win for President Trump, and a big quality of life win for America’s hard-pressed working families.

Why Susan Collins Will Vote to Kill Obamacare’s Insurance Mandate

David Catron, The American Spectator

The Democrats and the media will continue to ululate about tax cuts for “rich billionaires,” as Al Gore would phrase it, and claim that killing the individual mandate will cause 13 million people to lose their insurance. And there will, of course be the usual crazies showing up at the Senator’s house and office to harass her. But Collins, RINO or not, is a lifelong Mainer with all the cussedness that characterizes the breed. Democrat intimidation tactics and verbally abusive protesters will only harden her resolve. The individual mandate is a goner.

McCain Returns To Arizona Throwing Tax Bill Vote Into Doubt

The Capitol Hill Republican leadership has severely watered-down the pro-growth elements of the tax bill. However, no Democrats will vote AYE, so all of the sops to class warfare offered in the final bill may be for naught if Republicans don’t have the Senators on the floor to pass the bill.

The GOP Establishment Is About To Blow-Up The Pro-Growth Tax Plan

We urge CHQ readers to call their Representative and Senators through the Toll-Free Capitol Switchboard at 1-866-220-0044. Tell them to lower the corporate tax rate to 20 percent, keep the special rate for repatriation at 12 percent and to keep the focus of the tax reform bill on job creation and economic growth, not class warfare.

The Jonestown GOP

In its blind failure to recognize its dire peril if it fails to pass tax reform, Capitol Hill’s Republican establishment is beginning to look a lot like the unfortunate souls at Jonestown who “drank the Kool-Aid” and committed mass suicide.

Trump Tax Plan: Will Ryan And McConnell Pass It?

The President's tax plan shouldn't be controversial with Capitol Hill's Republican majority, however, that's what we thought about the Obamacare repeal and McConnell and Ryan couldn't get that passed.

RINOs and Democrats Still Pushing Transgenders on the Military

Just when we thought the issue of transgenders in the military had finally been laid to rest, Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Susan Collins (R-ME) announced their co-sponsorship of an amendment to force the armed forces to retain and recruit transgender personnel.

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives Say McConnell Must Step Down

More than 97% of self-identified conservatives said that McConnell needs to be replaced by “someone who will fulfill Republican campaign promises.” Only about 2% agreed with McConnell that President Trump is demonstrating “excessive expectations.”

Mr. President, End The Congressional Obamacare Scam

It is time to make Congress live like the rest of us, and end their illegal “small business” Obamacare scam and their gold-plated subsidies and see how fast they run to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a free market system.

It's Time To Drain The Swamp In The GOP

We conservatives need to translate the grassroots rage over the betrayals of Republican elected officials into a national conversation about the future of the Republican Party and a wave of national activism to nominate and elect “Drain the Swamp” Republicans to the House of Representatives and the US Senate.

The Establishment GOP Is Committing Suicide By Lie

If the Capitol Hill Republican establishment can’t pass a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare that they already passed in 2015, then it is time for conservatives to recognize this is no longer a family disagreement, take the gloves off and declare war on those who reneged on their 2015 vote.

The Bizarre World Of The Republican Senate

It is a bizarre world indeed when perpetual maverick Senator John McCain saves the vote to repeal and replace Obamacare and also gives one of the more sensible analyses of why the process is a mess.

Conservatives Giving Senate GOP One Last Chance On Obamacare Repeal

This is the last chance Capitol Hill’s establishment Republicans have to get right with the GOP’s conservative majority. If this Obamacare repeal bill fails then it will be obvious to all that the only sure path to repeal Obamacare, reform the tax code, rebuild our economy and build the border wall lies through the Republican Primary Elections.

Cruz Endorses Latest Senate Obamacare Repeal, So Do We

The latest Senate Obamacare repeal bill is, given the weak-kneed GOP leadership, as close to repeal as we're going to get. Ultimately, the final answer to repealing Obamacare and restoring a free market in health insurance is to be found in only one place: The Republican primary elections.

Conservatives Got Aggressive And McConnell Blinked

The problem in the Senate Republican Conference is Mitch McConnell’s unwillingness to actually pursue conservative alternatives to Obamacare. We've won one round, now it's time for conservatives to hang tough and force McConnell to move the Consumer Freedom Option.