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Snowe, Collins decline invitation to Obama event
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/90273-snowe-collins-decline-invitation-to-obama-eve ^

Posted on 04/01/2010 8:53:09 PM PDT by AlanD

Both Maine Senators declined the White House's invitation to attend President Obama's event in their home state today, according to White House spokesman Bill Burton.

Burton said the Maine Republicans decided not to attend Obama's healthcare speech in Portland, Maine.

A spokeswoman for Snowe said the senator "had a full day of events already planned today long before we learned of the President's trip to Maine last Friday."

Meanwhile, Collins is overseas visiting U.S. Central Command in Qatar, and her office says it's not clear she was invited in the first place.

Of course, both Snowe and Collins opposed the healthcare legislation that Obama will be touting in his speech, so its understandable they wouldn't want to appear alongside him.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: 111th; bloggersandpersonal; collins; commiecare; deathcare; dumped; maine; me; nothanks; obamacare; snowe

1 posted on 04/01/2010 8:53:09 PM PDT by AlanD
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To: AlanD

The Ladies from Maine stand tall against Obama.


2 posted on 04/01/2010 8:53:43 PM PDT by AlanD
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To: AlanD

Toxic Obama is on yet another of his Kiss of Death tours?


3 posted on 04/01/2010 8:54:12 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. - H. L. Menken.)
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To: AlanD

Trying to pick them off for Cap & Tax vote.


4 posted on 04/01/2010 8:54:33 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: AlanD

Don’t ya just love it!! Wonder what he will do to retaliate...


5 posted on 04/01/2010 8:54:47 PM PDT by hstacey
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To: AlanD
A spokeswoman for Snowe said the senator "had a full day of events already planned today long before we learned of the President's trip to Maine last Friday."

Manicure followed by a hairdresser appointment in the morning. The afternoon included a trip to the museum followed by a pedicure at night.

6 posted on 04/01/2010 8:55:04 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: hstacey

What the heck is Obama doing in Maine anyway?

I thought he was going to do a “hard pivot” to jobs, but all he talks about is HealthCare Reform, and that has been passed and signed by Obama. Obama is strange.


7 posted on 04/01/2010 8:56:23 PM PDT by AlanD
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To: FormerACLUmember

POTOXUS


8 posted on 04/01/2010 8:56:27 PM PDT by TigersEye (Duncan Hunter, Jim DeMint, Michelle Bachman, ...)
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To: AlanD

hmmmm...interesting. You can bet your last dollar that the internal polling for rinos must suck...even in rino country.

WOOHOO...our country might kick the commies out to the curb before the year is up!


9 posted on 04/01/2010 8:56:47 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: AlanD

No kisses?


10 posted on 04/01/2010 8:57:10 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: AlanD

“What the heck is Obama doing in Maine anyway?”

He is losing his base...lol!!


11 posted on 04/01/2010 8:57:55 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: AlanD

He got the vote...Why continue with the speeches...I don’t understand this...He’s not letting any of the past couple of weeks die down and that’s not to his advantage...Hmmm....


12 posted on 04/01/2010 8:58:16 PM PDT by hstacey
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To: AlanD

Trying to rub their nose in it by the invitation?


13 posted on 04/01/2010 9:00:01 PM PDT by keepitreal ( Don't tread on me.)
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To: AlanD
What the heck is Obama doing in Maine anyway?

"Pay no attention to the devastating floods. Come and let me regale you with tales of my wonderful health care law."

14 posted on 04/01/2010 9:00:03 PM PDT by TigersEye (Duncan Hunter, Jim DeMint, Michelle Bachman, ...)
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To: mlocher

You forgot one thing - this is bubble bath night!


15 posted on 04/01/2010 9:04:41 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A

LOL!


16 posted on 04/01/2010 9:06:18 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: TigersEye
POTOXUS


17 posted on 04/01/2010 9:06:58 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. - H. L. Menken.)
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To: AlanD
The Hill
18 posted on 04/01/2010 9:07:22 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: AlanD

He was in the neighborhood anyway to attend a couple of Dem fundraisers in Boston.


19 posted on 04/01/2010 9:08:42 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: AlanD

It must have killed their souls not to.


20 posted on 04/01/2010 9:10:49 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Why do you say that? I don’t think they like Obama . . . I really don’t.


21 posted on 04/01/2010 9:13:49 PM PDT by AlanD
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To: AlanD

“Pigeon sister” grow balls...


22 posted on 04/01/2010 9:17:09 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: FormerACLUmember

LOL No doubt!


23 posted on 04/01/2010 9:18:35 PM PDT by TigersEye (Duncan Hunter, Jim DeMint, Michelle Bachman, ...)
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To: Grams A

LOL!


24 posted on 04/01/2010 9:20:21 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: AlanD

Because they are both RINOs.


25 posted on 04/01/2010 9:22:38 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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To: AlanD

Crist has shown the way. Not even the most notorious RINO’s in the bluest of States will get anywhere near Obama.


26 posted on 04/01/2010 9:24:09 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: AlanD

It’s apparent that what he wanted was to humiliate them in front of the people in Maine. If you listened to his speech it was full of angry rhetoric against republicans, telling them if they want to repeal the bill to ‘get after it’...

He’s awfully cocky and smarta** behind that podium in a room full of astroturf.


27 posted on 04/01/2010 9:28:33 PM PDT by RowdyFFC (The opinion of a wise Welshtino woman...)
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To: AlanD

Good for them! I hope they continue to hold fast.


28 posted on 04/01/2010 9:31:44 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: AlanD

Rest assured; their treasonist fannies will show up when Obama calls for the useless idiots.

Don’t forget they helped pass this horror.


29 posted on 04/01/2010 9:52:17 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: AlanD

Snowe was FOR this obamacare disaster before she was against it. I have her letter on my desk telling me how good it will be, if only she can get her tweaks in.


30 posted on 04/02/2010 2:45:38 AM PDT by mirkwood
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To: AlanD

Horse crap.


31 posted on 04/02/2010 5:08:44 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (Just say NO to RINOs. (FUBO))
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To: AlanD

Is Maine still in America or is it Canada now?


32 posted on 04/02/2010 5:10:39 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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To: bert

Unfortunately, the border is moving South.


33 posted on 04/02/2010 5:17:28 AM PDT by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: AlanD

Obama’s extreme political agenda depends on getting at least one GOP vote in the Senate. That is why he is always wheedling Olympia Snow and Susan Collins.


34 posted on 04/02/2010 5:25:33 AM PDT by AlanD
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To: AlanD
Obozo is making appearances at friendly venues to gin up the impression that the health care abomination is hugely popular.

In the article linked below from the Bangor Daily News, the "journalist" refers to Tea Partiers as "tea-baggers" no less than 3 times.

Boos, cheers greet Obama in Maine

35 posted on 04/02/2010 5:36:26 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Madame Dufarge

Where is the “hard pivot” to jobs?


36 posted on 04/02/2010 6:22:13 AM PDT by AlanD
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To: AlanD
Since state government is one of Maine's largest employers, it's understood here in the People's Republic that more government at any level is a hard pivot to jobs.

Maine's had its snout buried deep in the federal trough for years.

I'll bet 99% of the adoring crowd cheering on Dear Leader in Portland was composed of public union members and brainwashed students.

37 posted on 04/02/2010 6:52:20 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: AlanD

I am impressed with their Senators.


38 posted on 04/02/2010 6:53:53 AM PDT by mo
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To: AlanD
Just got a weasel-worded email from the "journalist" who wrote the article in the Bangor Daily News calling the Tea Partiers tea-baggers. Note his insistence that he heard the Tea Partiers refer to themselves this way.

Liar.

They've removed the phrase from the article and put a limp-wristed explanation at the top.

"Thanks for your email. You probably won't be surprised to hear that you're not the only person to raise this issue with me today, and for good reason.

I certainly did not intend to insult anyone with my use of the term "tea baggers." I can recall the phrase being used by some Tea Party Movement activists who were attending the rally. And I can assure you that I was not aware of any sexual connotations of the phrase. But I should have been aware that others find it offensive and regard it as a derogatory term for members of the movement. In the world of journalism, ignorance is no excuse.

We have removed the use of the phrase from the online version of the article. We will also likely address or correct it in the print edition of tomorrow's paper.

As for your assertion that I have a "blatant bias," I work hard to make sure my coverage of political happenings here in Maine is fair, even-handed and non-biased. I would encourage you to read my other work (easily found by searching for "Kevin Miller" on the BDN's website) for evidence of my journalistic approach.

So thanks again. And I apologize for inadvertently offending you."

39 posted on 04/02/2010 8:15:47 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: AlanD

hmmm RINOs up to something?


40 posted on 04/02/2010 8:57:23 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is...Tell the storm how big your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

When even Olympia Snowe won’t speak to you, Barack Obama is in a lot of trouble! He should have had Charlie Crist fly up to Maine instead.


41 posted on 04/02/2010 9:36:51 AM PDT by AlanD
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