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Maine Sen. Susan Collins Rips Into Sarah Palin
Lez Get Real ^ | November 10, 2010 | Bridgette P. LaVictoire

Posted on 11/10/2010 3:15:28 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

It is beginning to look like the GOP has declared open season on Mama Grizzlies- or at least one Mama Grizzly. Many Republicans are losing their willingness to stay silent about Sarah Palin, and the latest is Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins who has always been a moderate politically. New England’s Republicans have been reluctant to cater to the Tea Party because it is not a very strong movement in the region. Vermont’s Tea Party rallies have attracted around a hundred people, for instance.

Senator Collins feels that former Governor Palin cost the Republicans control of the Senate with her endorsements of Christine O’Donnell, Sharron Angle, Carly Fiorina, Ken Buck John Raese, and Joe Miller, among others.

Collins does not believe that Palin will run for President stating “I think she likes being a celebrity commentator for Fox and a speaker and being able to provide for her family. I think that life appeals to her. It’s a lot easier to charge people up than actually govern.”

She also stated about Palin and Republican Senator Jim DeMint “they cost us two seats we could have won,” referencing Delaware and Nevada.

Collins also believes that if Joe Miller fails to unseat Lisa Murkowski in Alaska, that her power will be weakened considerably. Collins is up for reelection in 2014. Senior Maine Senator Olympia Snowe is up for reelection in 2012, and may find herself in the crosshairs of the Tea Party movement the same way that Scott Brown is right now. Brown is also up for reelection in 2012.


TOPICS: Alaska; Maine; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: joemiller; palin; rino; senate; susancollins
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I hope more RINOs and Democrats attack her: It can only help define her conservatism and opposition to the elite insiders and wishy-washy moderates.
1 posted on 11/10/2010 3:15:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And which candidates had the luxury of Ms. Collins campaigning for them????


2 posted on 11/10/2010 3:18:49 PM PST by Carley (WE SAW NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Collins would have been equally unhappy if those people had won. She just hates Sarah. Its fun watching RINO’s notice the freight train that is coming their way.


3 posted on 11/10/2010 3:21:42 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Defund, repeal, investigate, impeach, convict, jail, celebrate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’re going to have to wait until 2014 to get Collins. Snowe is uo in 2012.


4 posted on 11/10/2010 3:24:12 PM PST by frithguild (The Democrat Party Brand - Big Government protecting Entrenched Interests from Competition)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
... and may will find herself in the crosshairs of the Tea Party movement ...

Fixed.

5 posted on 11/10/2010 3:24:45 PM PST by CedarDave (Tagline being updated...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What I’d give to see Sarah beech-slap that sow back to last Tuesday.


6 posted on 11/10/2010 3:24:45 PM PST by OB1kNOb (I glory in the afterglow of watching a defeated Blanche Lincoln cry during her concession speech.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Collins knows so very much about actually “Governing.”

She can cross over now as it won’t make a bit of difference for at least 2 years, and then she of course ain’t so safe either in 2014.


7 posted on 11/10/2010 3:27:42 PM PST by Radix ("..Democrats are holding a meeting today to decide whether to overturn the results of the election.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s a mature view, 2ndDiv.. Thank you for stating it.


8 posted on 11/10/2010 3:32:02 PM PST by definitelynotaliberal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"It’s a lot easier to charge people up than actually govern.”

Unlike an elite senator who has the luxury of pontificating in a collegial chamber, Palin actually has been elected to positions where she is directly accountable to the people who elected her.

In addition she cleaned house on the state oil and gas commission resulting in at least one being fined heavily for ethics violations.
When toting up Palin's credentials, do not omit her experience as chair and ethics officer of the Alaska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission.

9 posted on 11/10/2010 3:32:44 PM PST by CedarDave (Tagline being updated...)
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To: Radix

she is a nitwit...A female McCain. Sarah can whip
her anytime, any where. She is probably also jealous of
Sarah and her ..Class. Class is something you have or
don’t have....guess who has it? JK


10 posted on 11/10/2010 3:33:48 PM PST by sanjacjake
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To: OB1kNOb
What I’d give to see Sarah beech-slap that sow back to last Tuesday.

Naw, Sarah should ignore her. The reason why Collins is saying this is because Sarah is kicking the Obama administration's @ss on QE2. Every time Sarah has a good week, or slaps somebody down, there's always a poll that sprouts out of nowhere saying she's polarizing or beatable, or you have anonymous flunkies trashing her. They're even talking about how the Tea Party is keeping Bristol in DWTS finals. All of it is sidebar crap to knock Sarah off her game.

11 posted on 11/10/2010 3:34:22 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Republic of the United States of America)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hmm. And I think it’s a huge mistake to encourage an internecine war. I don’t see the upside at all. And making an idol of Palin, much as happened with Obama,is also a mistake. All it does is set her up as a greater target and for a fall.


12 posted on 11/10/2010 3:34:34 PM PST by Laur
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Those liberal republicans’ brains work like dem liberals. Where is the logic or proof? dingy harry ran out the other candidates in the primary. The GOP treated COD like a read-headed step child with bubonic plague. How many seats did they expect to win? I thought 7 seats was a record onto itself. Oh well, I’ll put Sarah up against about 1000 of them at the same time.


13 posted on 11/10/2010 3:37:23 PM PST by libbylu
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My god could Palin ask for better PR? This is perfect. Does the establishment understand what they are doing? Having the biggest RINO in the senate attack you? Are they nuts. I thought the idea wa sto STOP Palin not build her conservative image up.


14 posted on 11/10/2010 3:37:46 PM PST by unseen1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My god could Palin ask for better PR? This is perfect. Does the establishment understand what they are doing? Having the biggest RINO in the senate attack you? Are they nuts. I thought the idea wa sto STOP Palin not build her conservative image up.


15 posted on 11/10/2010 3:37:46 PM PST by unseen1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She also stated about Palin and Republican Senator Jim DeMint “they cost us two seats we could have won,” referencing Delaware and Nevada.

We are better with Coons than Castle, and he is up again in 2 years. And Sue Lowden would have LOST to Reid this year.

16 posted on 11/10/2010 3:39:17 PM PST by montag813 (http://www.facebook,com/StandWithArizona)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Senator Collins feels that former Governor Palin cost the Republicans control of the Senate...

Why does she care anyway? So her constant voting with the Democrats will hurt the Republic even less?

Shut up, Susan. You have absolutely no room to talk about this.

17 posted on 11/10/2010 3:40:32 PM PST by abishai
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To: Laur
Hmm. And I think it’s a huge mistake to encourage an internecine war. I don’t see the upside at all. And making an idol of Palin, much as happened with Obama,is also a mistake. All it does is set her up as a greater target and for a fall.

Though I certainly wouldn't encourage attacks by Rats and RINOs, the problem with turning the other cheek, as Bush did when attacked by the libs during his last years in office, is that they end up controlling the narrative in concert with the lamestream media. That must be avoided if we are to prevail in 2012; we must push back against the attacks.

18 posted on 11/10/2010 3:41:24 PM PST by CedarDave (Tagline being updated...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t think Scott brown has much to worry about from the Tea party movement here in Mass, look at the election result. Snowe & Collins need to look at the election returns in Maine - they’re in trouble.


19 posted on 11/10/2010 3:41:24 PM PST by Sparky1776
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To: montag813

Palin did not endorse anyone in the Nv primary. these idiots in Dc don’t even have their facts striaght. Palin endorsed angle AFTEr she won the primary. Or in other words unlike the establishment Palin choose to get behind the person the people of NV picked. the establishment could learn a lot form Palin if they tried.....


20 posted on 11/10/2010 3:41:59 PM PST by unseen1
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To: Laur

I just decided a couple of weeks ago that I want Sarah to be president. She has bigger,brassier gonads than all those guys in the GOP. She has great instincts, spine of steel,morals, very good record on taking on corruption and the corrupt bastards of Alaska. She is not as right as the left pretends. For example, she was sent a bill to sign as governor relating to marriage/no same sex couples. She vetoed it stating that it was for the people to decide not the legislature.


21 posted on 11/10/2010 3:42:32 PM PST by libbylu
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do they really want a third party to form? ‘cause they sure are pushing it.


22 posted on 11/10/2010 3:42:32 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Collins needs an enema!POS Alert!


23 posted on 11/10/2010 3:43:04 PM PST by Doc Savage (Stay Thirsty My Friend!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The gloves are off, and the war is on!


24 posted on 11/10/2010 3:43:33 PM PST by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: abishai

This from a woman who sounds mentally deficient when she speaks.


25 posted on 11/10/2010 3:44:33 PM PST by surrey
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To: Sparky1776

I see Brown losing. He was elected to stop Obama, he failed and then he dissed the base that elected him by becoming a RINO overnight. I doubt the money will be there, the support isn’t there and the dems will not vote for him. Brown will not win re-election unless of course the dems put up another idiots like martha.

but i am eagerly awaiting the establishment showing us Tea party people how to elect a RINO in a bluestate....


26 posted on 11/10/2010 3:45:38 PM PST by unseen1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Big mistake.


27 posted on 11/10/2010 3:47:10 PM PST by dr_who
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To: Laur

Who is advocating making an “idol” of Governor Palin? Conservatives don’t need a pied piper to lead them to Nirvana like the Kool-Aid drinkers seem to want. I advocate a committed, strong conservative for the office of president. So far, that means Governor Palin. If someone stronger shows up, that’s who I’ll support. No more McCains, Doles, Rockefellers, Lindsays, Fords or Nixons.


28 posted on 11/10/2010 3:49:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“She also stated about Palin and Republican Senator Jim DeMint “they cost us two seats we could have won,” referencing Delaware and Nevada. “

Thankfully, you are not us.


29 posted on 11/10/2010 3:52:07 PM PST by stevestras
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To: dr_who

yeap esp. if this proves to be true:

Some pretty good numbers for Palin in what we’ll be releasing tomorrow
about 3 hours ago via web
Retweeted by 1 person
.ppppolls
PublicPolicyPolling

I guess they are suppose to be for these states:

FL, ME, WV, TX, WI, MN tomorrow.
Read more...


30 posted on 11/10/2010 3:52:10 PM PST by unseen1
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To: montag813

She also stated about Palin and Republican Senator Jim DeMint “they cost us two seats we could have won,” referencing Delaware and Nevada.


Palin didn’t endorse Sharron Angle in the primary. She only endorsed her after she got the nomination. Maybe we should look at the RINOs who distanced themselves from the Republican nominee and blame them for her loss.


31 posted on 11/10/2010 3:52:56 PM PST by excopconservative
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

they just have not seen a real leader for so long that they are having a problem explaining what leadership is and confusing being a leader and with idols and such


32 posted on 11/10/2010 3:53:56 PM PST by unseen1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ms Palin stands for the people and America.

What do you stand for, Ms. Collins except looking stupid?


33 posted on 11/10/2010 3:56:00 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are doing our work for us...one by one, standing up and announcing that they are proud members of The Establishment.

Saves us on overhead when they paint their own bullseyes on their foreheads...electorally speaking, of course!


34 posted on 11/10/2010 3:56:15 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: unseen1

Good poll numbers coming out for Palin in ME tomorrow?

Maybe Sen. Collins will pull a Roseanne Roseannadanna: “Nevermind!”


35 posted on 11/10/2010 3:57:12 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker
maybe have not seen anything hard about the states PPP polled. C4p site mentioned those. I think people do not understand how well Palin will play in the upper midwest and the upper NE. like Me and NH both states while they lean democratic also are very liberty minded. ME elected a Tea party endorsed Gov after all and NH elected a Palin endorsed Senator. Mi went red and good strides where made in WI and MN. So I think that will be the battle ground states if Palin runs. God knows Mi could use the economic activity a battleground state brings.
36 posted on 11/10/2010 4:02:04 PM PST by unseen1
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To: unseen1

Brown might lose, it will be interesting to see if a decent choice can be made in the primary. My guess is he won’t face one, in the General I think he has a decent chance. Rumors have Joe Kennedy or Vicki Kennedy running - and we saw what the machine did on the 2nd, but as disappointed as we are here the independents in Mass are happy.

I’ll vote for him again over any Kennedy, any of the current Mass Delegation - I know, low standards.


37 posted on 11/10/2010 4:03:02 PM PST by Sparky1776
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ya left out Javits, Wilson and Pataki. ;)


38 posted on 11/10/2010 4:06:31 PM PST by Roccus (Quondo Omni Flunkus Mortati)
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To: unseen1

Sarah had huge crowds in NH in 2008, I think she has solid support in Maine & NH, not so much elsewhere in NE - don’t get me wrong she has support throughout but not enough to pull districts, etc the way they are gerrymandered here.


39 posted on 11/10/2010 4:06:39 PM PST by Sparky1776
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m in Maine. The TEA party is alive and well here.

We just elected a TEA Party man, Paul LePage, as Governor of Maine a week ago. When he takes office, Maine will have one of the most conservative governors in the country.
The Maine House and Senate were also won by Republicans.

I met Olympia Snowe in a supermarket aisle here in Maine in late August. She was with her husband, a two-term governor of Maine himself. I spoke to the two of them for 20 minutes.....they were both very kind and friendly. No one else seemed to notice them or paid any attention to their presence in the supermarket. At one point, I crossed my fingers, held them in front of Sen. Snowe’s face, and said, “I hope Sarah Palin runs in 2012!”
She smiled, and nodded her head.

Both Senator Snowe and her husband made it clear that they supported the election of the TEA Party candidate for governor.

As for Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell, perhaps if the national Republican party / GOP establishment had supported these two women, the results on November 2nd in those two Senate races would have been better.


40 posted on 11/10/2010 4:07:10 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (2010 was the start of the house cleaning......on to 2012 for further victories!)
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To: Laur
And making an idol of Palin, much as happened with Obama,is also a mistake.

Nobody is making Palin an idol, or is "worshipping" her.
We are drawn to her because she stands her ground and says what she means. When you have strong leaders like Governor Palin, they naturally attract a following.

41 posted on 11/10/2010 4:07:47 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Republic of the United States of America)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

42 posted on 11/10/2010 4:11:52 PM PST by The Comedian (Time and tide wait for no man. But who needs a bad magazine and cheap soap?)
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To: unseen1

When is John effin up for re-election?


43 posted on 11/10/2010 4:12:58 PM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: NonValueAdded
Do they really want a third party to form? ‘cause they sure are pushing it.

That's ridiculous.

44 posted on 11/10/2010 4:14:54 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans freed the slaves Month.)
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To: Carley
And which candidates had the luxury of Ms. Collins campaigning for them????

Good point. How many people did she get elected?

45 posted on 11/10/2010 4:19:29 PM PST by marron
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Collins is up for reelection in 2014. Senior Maine Senator Olympia Snowe is up for reelection in 2012, and may find herself in the crosshairs of the Tea Party movement the same way that Scott Brown is right now. Brown is also up for reelection in 2012.

They could all start reading up on the constitution and it could have a different outcome.

Or they could keep on the way they are in which case pushing them out will be a pleasure.

46 posted on 11/10/2010 4:22:34 PM PST by marron
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To: HerrBlucher

Collins has a poor personal reputation and would be shamed by a woman of Palin’s stature.


47 posted on 11/10/2010 4:28:55 PM PST by Chickensoup
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The rather pathetic Ms. Collins may just be jealous of the beautiful, articulate, wealthy and much-loved Sarah Palin. I have often wondered what handicap Ms. Collins suffered as a child which resulted in her strange speech cadence. Too bad that the GOP didn’t win enough Senate races to make her and her RINO buddy, Snowe, irrelevant.


48 posted on 11/10/2010 4:29:23 PM PST by kittymyrib
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To: marron

Did she even send anyone a campaign donation?


49 posted on 11/10/2010 4:35:14 PM PST by Carley (WE SAW NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: Laur

If you don’t like conservative leaders and conservatives winning historical election victories, just say so, don’t accuse the conservative leaders of being “idols”, or we conservatives of being “idol” worshipers.


50 posted on 11/10/2010 4:38:08 PM PST by ansel12
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