H. Lord: They are liberals

In an Associated Press story in the Sun Journal, Feb. 20, David Sharp referred to Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins as "moderates." He is, of course, entitled to his opinion.

But for decades, both senators have consistently voted to deprive unborn children of legal protection, voting to give pregnant women a so-called "choice" (abortion, ugh).

For years, both senators have voted consistently to prevent the extraction of oil from ANWR. That has helped push the price of gasoline and home heating oil higher and higher. In Maine, that is a critical issue.

Both senators voted to extend three provisions of the so-called "Patriot Act." Those violate vital privacy provisions of the Fourth Amendment of the Bill of Rights.

The two Maine senators are not "moderates"; they are liberals.

Harvey Lord, South Paris

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JOANNE MOORE's picture


You poor thing. If you are against abortion, don't get one.

But I will let you in on a secret: If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

We have no problem taking the

We have no problem taking the life of a perfectly formed human being with a beating heart, but God forbid that we should take the life of a hardened murderer.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

The differences between us

The differences between us are far more numerous than the similarities, but yet, we remain on speaking terms and in a civil manner, mostly. Some would say that speaks well of both of us. Others might call it a clinic in tolerance of opposing views. Others might say the Pirate has gone senile.

Jason Theriault's picture


Ok, first off, the "Patriot Act" was passed by a republican Congress in 2001
The extension in 2011 was voted for by every Republican but Paul and Lee.

So voting with the Republicans makes them liberals?

Also - please cite what bills they have voted on that has deprived unborn children of rights.



And Limburger is an insightful reporter, President Obama is Kenyan because a semi-literate redneck sheriff says he is, the sun will rise in the west and ever'wun who doesn't send Pastor Billy Bob Joe Beauregard at least two weeks pay every month is doomed to Hell.

Harvey my boy, I'm a liberal. Olympia Snowe is a moderate and Susan Collins is a conservative. You and your eye-spinning friends are what is called reactionaries.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

If Snowe is a moderate and

If Snowe is a moderate and Collins is a conservative, Howdy Doody and Pinnochio are astronauts.

Douglas Mac antSaior's picture

Conservative is a social, not religious agenda, now lets talk.

Wait a minute... so, they are liberals because they won't let your religion dictate the abortion issue; how very Taliban of you. They're libs because they don't want to screw up ANWAR? Honestly, if we would simply keep our fingers out of the faces of those white eyeball little crazies who have the oil, we would be filling our tanks with ten bucks by now. Oh, and finally they're libs because they signed on to the Patriot Act which was created and sustained by Bush? I find your argument somewhat flawed.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Moderates are nothing more

Moderates are nothing more than closet liberals who haven't been mugged yet; once the mugging takes place, they realize that they are really conservatives.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Not so, T...They've prided

Not so, T...They've prided themselves in their frequent practice of crossing the aisle and voting with the democrats on numerous issues. They're both RINOS and have been for years. Seldom an embarrassment to Maine, but often a disappointment to conservative voters.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

You and I will disagree on

You and I will disagree on defining compromise. I see it as when a compromise is reached between democrats and republicans, the democrats have got just about everything they wanted. In other words, the republicans have either sold out or capitulated.
"I, for one, don't want to see this country destroyed,"....
It's already happening, T..has been for the last 7 years. If obama doesn't finish the job (destruction of USA)in his next term, chances are, the republicans will. A good example is that we have a golden opportunity to achieve energy independence with the Keystone pipeline and drilling in ANWR and the numerous other places, but the regime refuses to budge on same old saw of "it won't do anything for us in the short term. It will take 3 years, 5 years, or 10 years. But, so what, WWII took 4 years, Vietnam took close to 7 or 8 if not more; how long have we been in Iraq and Afghanistan. The point is if we'd started drilling and refining 10 or 15 years ago, we'd probably be enjoying $1.75 a gallon gas today. A good short term solution would be to lock in the price of regular gas at the pumps at $2.50 a gallon. Anything that would be needed beyond that to satisfy market or supply and demand conditions would be subsidized by government. They would deduct the subsidy funds the money we sent as foreign aid to FOREIGN oil producing countries. If that wasn't enough then we start taking it out of the foreign aid of the countries that hate us. The process could go on and on, but it won't ever happen, because America's worst enemy is its government. I did not say Constitution; I said government.

Joe Morin's picture

Here's an idea I have thought about..

...The government drills the oil on federal lands. Institutes a fixed price for domestic sale and sells the rest to the world market. That would send OPEC into a tail spin and drop the cost of petroleum products 10 seconds after the announcement was made. The fixed price would drive business into the U.S., foreign & ndomestic, and the revenue from the sales would fund infrastructure and social programs. It flies in the face of my typical free market priciples. BUT, with a widespread spending habit in Washington I wouldn't mind a government that could produce revenue instead of confiscating it. Manufacturing...outsourced, service industry...outsorced, tech...currently migrating. Energy could very well be our next big global advantage. Where's the flaw in this thought? There has to be something completely obvious that I'm missing outside of the lobbyists getting involved.


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