WASHINGTON (CNN) – The Club for Growth has bestowed the three moderate senators who supported President Obama’s stimulus plan with their monthly “Comrade of the Month” award.
The small government advocacy group announced Tuesday that 86 percent of its members chose to give the February award to Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania and Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine, who broke with their party last month to give the White House the 60 votes needed to pass the stimulus package.
“As future generations of American taxpayers struggle to pay off the country’s mountain of debt, they will have these three Republican Senators to thank,” said Club for Growth Executive Director David Keating in a press release.
According to the group, the dubious honor “is awarded at the end every month to the public official or figure who best lives up to the policies of big government and favors restrictions on economic freedom.”
The jab at Specter is particularly eyebrow-raising because it comes one day after the Club’s president, Pat Toomey, said he is considering challenging the Pennsylvania senator in next year’s Republican primary. If Toomey runs, it would set-up a re-match of the bruising 2004 GOP primary battle that Specter ultimately won.
Go Get'm Toomey.
Specter is a lousy representative of Conservative Values.
Lets get rid of all three of these "comrades". We need to take back America from the left-wing and George Soros.
NEVER forget who is responsible for this economic crisis...
...Bush/Limbaugh Republicans and their conservative worshippers...
...should be reviled throughout this country...
...Conservatism should be dead as an ideology...
...and its adherents relegated to the dung heap of political and social obscurity...
Republicans are starting to eat their YOUNG....GOOD NEWS..
It's so refreshing to see them eat their own. The serpent swallowing its tail....
i keep hearing that the republicans want bipartisan ship, so when a member finally exhibits it they call them a comrade?
W-T-F IS WRONG WITH THIS COUNTRY!!????
i say half of you need to go jump off the edge of the flat world.
You can give me three reasonable, rational adults who put America first like these as comrades any day!!
Who are they kidding!?
The Bush Administration and the GOP took us from a surplus to thumping big deficits.
News Flash to Toomey: PA is a blue state now.
Bunch of Neo-Con fanatics don't run this country. The majority do. These 3 sole Senators also come from very liberal-leaning regions which forced their hands. Either sign-up for the new liberal agenda, or face almost certain defeat in the next elections.
Broke from their party??? These are just Libs, in Republican clothing!!
Go right ahead, extremist Republicans. Keep pushing away the moderates. Keep pushing them towards independents and Democrats. Keep killing your party.
-signed, a Democrat
These three people are sad, uneducated and unamerican. These POS will be out of office very soon. Look your kids in the eye and give them these traitors telephone numbers and email address. Every time they complain about not being able to afford something tell the to call and email the three stoogis and thank them.
To: Club for Growth Executive Director David Keating Shouldn't it read?: As future generations of American taxpayers struggle to pay off the country’s mountain of debt, they will have the Republican Party to thank for getting us in such a mess that the government had to bail us out.” This is what history will remember!
This is a true honor to be targeted by a white hood confederate theocracy group of haters. Thank you to the GOP senators that have not joined the 99% of their party that has embraced a new confederacy and caused more damage to this country than all other terrorist combined. Look at what they have done to us in 8 years – far worse than 9/11.
Arlen Specter • Olympia Snowe • Susan Collins; Three RINOs that need to cross the isle today and become dimwits!
It's amazing how this group and others alike were not thinking about the future generations debt when President Bush was spending billions on the useless IRAQ war. Where were they then!!!!!
Nice Comrad, huh? We are headed past socialism now!
ouch! That's the sound of the GOP shooting itself in the foot (or face, if you're Cheney)
What IS NEW???? During the 50's & 60's the GOP cried:
"THE COMMIES ARE COMING!" And now, since they have no solutions, no ideas, just the SAME old FEAR-mongering......... they are handing out the "comrade of the month"!
Criticizing Snowe & Collins for doing the right THING, for their country!
The "Club for Growth" stands really only for the growth of the top 5% of Americans.....These three ought to be proud of the honor of "Comrade of the Month" for caring about the other 95 % of us.
And what award is given to members of Congress who rubber stampled Bush's agenda and ideological policies that brought the greatest nation on earth to its knees during his 8 distasterous years?
And this award comes from people who support the billions upon billions we've spent on democracy in Iraq?
At least these three "comrades" have big enough esteem to not bend over for Rush.