A Republican group appear to be making threats in the wake of President Barack Obama’s stimulus bill passing through the Senate. The bill apparently garnered some support from three members on the Republican side of the aisle, but that fact is not sitting well with all GOP members, and particularly the National Republican Trust PAC. The National Republican Trust PAC said “Republican Senators are on notice,” and intend to back any primary compeition in future elections on Tuesday to Republicans who voted for the $800 billion plus stimulus package.
The GOP group said in a statement they put out Tuesday by their director Scott Wheeler, “if they support the stimulus package we will make sure every voter in their state knows how they tried to further bankrupt voters in an already bad economy.”
On Tuesday the United States Senate passed the president’s economic recovery package with a vote of 61 to 37. Three of those 61 were from Republican Senators Arlen Spector of Pennsylvania, Olympia Snowe from Maine and Susan Collins also from Maine. They were the only three Republicans who back the bill after none in the House did in their version. Now the two versions will have to be reconciled without losing support to get to a final version.
Not for nothin’, but how much clought does this political action committee really have? Will their “notice” really matter much? One would think that the three who broke ranks with the GOP would have thought of that ahead of time. Doesn’t sound like they’re much worried about them. They aren’t the only ones not worried about them. Who else are they going to put “on notice”? What about the 18 governors, including Republican governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Charlie Crist, who are in favor of the bill’s passing? Or what about the broad support of Americans who are looking to get anything done to help with our struggling economy? Are we on notice too?