Sunday, April 27, 2014

Rand Paul Endorses Sen. Susan Collins, Despite Her Record of Support for Big Spending and Gvt. Spying

Rand Paul
Next to endorsing Mitch McConnell, this is one of the more outrageous endorsements Rand has made. The Wenzel forecast stands: Rand is going to move closer to the establishment, the closer we get to the 2016 primaries.

Ben Swann writes:
Senator Rand Paul provided the keynote address at the Maine GOP Convention this Saturday. Sen. Paul spoke before a packed house, excited to hear from the likely Republican Presidential candidate. What surprised some of the crowd and simultaneously delighted others, however was when Paul endorsed long time Maine Senator Susan Collins.

Speaking to the Portland Herald Press minutes before taking the stage, Paul said, “I whole-heartedly endorse Senator Collins for re-election. I think she is doing a great job for Maine and for the country.” He went on to say that he was unaware of her stance on the NSA saying, “I don’t really know, exactly, what her position is on the NSA; you’d have to ask her about that.”...

She voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act’s roving wiretaps in February of 2011.
Voted NO on requiring a FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls. (Feb 2008)
Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
Voted NO on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Sep 2006)
Voted NO on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods. (Sep 2006)
Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act. (Mar 2006)
Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act’s wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)...

Collins, like so many Republicans and Democrats has voted for the huge stimulus packages of 2008 and 2009

She Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy in September of 2008. Voted YES on an additional $825 billion for economic recovery package in February of 2009 and then in July of the same year voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. She also voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program.

When it comes to the reach of federal agencies, Collins voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases and voted NO on banning eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land. While Rand Paul was vocally against the internet sales tax of 2013, Collins voted for it.


  1. NNDB relates the Senator from Maine's Dubya Nickname, that is the nickname given by George W. Bush, is Sweet Susan

  2. Collins also voted to invade Iraq, for executive authority to invade Iran, and co-sponsored the Carbon Limits and Energy for America's Renewal Act, or CLEAR Act, which is why it's also known as the Cantwell-Collins bill.

    Textbook neocon.

  3. No, no Bob. You see he's just trying to get elected so when he get's in the oval office he can make this a free country again. If Rand actually believes that then he's VERY delusional.

    1. You stole my thunder. I was going to say "at any moment now, he's totally going to do something we can get behind. Just you wait! And wait."

    2. ...and wait.....and wait....