Antigay Group Guns for Olympia Snowe

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com December 17 2010 12:15 PM ET

The antigay Family Research Council has vowed to seek vengeance on Republican Maine senator Olympia Snowe in the 2012 election for indicating she’ll back a stand-alone bill to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell.”

Council head Tony Perkins writes in a letter to members, “In less than two years, the liberal 'Republican' will have to answer for her record of extremism, which now includes jeopardizing national security in order to use the military to advance the Left's radical social agenda. Attempting to explain her turncoat maneuver, Snowe said she arrived at her decision after 'careful analysis' (which, considering how her state just voted to protect marriage, probably wasn't as careful as it should have been). Still, her announcement is one of the final pieces to the repeal puzzle for liberals, who may have cracked the 60 votes they need to put this gift under the tree for the 3% of America who lobbied for it.”