Here we go, first Dick Armey and now other right wingers are in Politico basically naming the next round of Republicans they want to take on- and wannabe Presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty is threatening Senator Olympia Snowe.
Pawlenty, speaking early Monday on MSNBC, suggested there might be a backlash against Snowe if she had more “deviations” from the “conservative GOP orthodoxy”.
Snowe took serious issue with Pawlenty’s underlying argument that some members of the GOP’s moderate flank are a “joke.”“All I know is that I’ve been a life-long Republican, I [spent] 16 years toiling in the minority in the House of Representatives and [was part of] the effort to get us the majority in 1994 — now were in the minority and I’m still here,” she added, with a laugh.“So, I don’t know — I think they could probably borrow more from me in that sense, in terms of being in touch with your constituents…”Snowe went on to say – “I think we’ve got to be inclusive in the model of President Reagan… the Lee Atwater approach, the big tent, I think that’s what we have to be all about. I always think that we have to be flexible in accommodating a variety of views if we want to be a majority party in reflecting the spectrum across America.”
Read the entire article here and tell Senator Snowe she’s right- we need to be an inclusive Republican Party and far-right attacks on sitting Republican Senators will lead to one thing and one thing only – more Democrats in the Senate . We can all agree we don’t need that.