Collins says she’s for DADT repeal: but only if Reid agrees to sacrifice two weeks of floor time so her troglodyte colleagues can put on their homophobic floor show and offer amendments calling for separate shower facilities. And then she says she won’t let that process even get started until there’s a deal on taxes: which means until the Democrats agree to give away hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts to people who don’t need them, so that those same Republicans can then cite the deficit as a reason for not spending money on pressing national needs.
Conservatives who vote for moderate Republicans in order to defeat Democrats are behaving reasonably. Anyone who claims to be an actual moderate and votes for a moderate Republican is acting irrationally. Electing moderate Republicans only empowers the crazies who now own the Republican party lock, stock, and teabag.