Skip to comments.Senate Jobs Bill Clears Key Hurdle (Maine Witches Alert)
Posted on 08/04/2010 8:21:31 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
President Barack Obama and his allies in the Senate have won a key vote to advance a bill to help states and local school boards with their severe budget problems...Moderate Maine Republicans Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins cast the key votes to break the GOP filibuster.
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This bill raises taxes on businesses operating overseas.
Nice job, Maine.
“Moderate” - code name for RINOs and commie-enablers
You two are utterly worthless, even by senate standards.
Keep local governments big and bloated that’ll help jump start the economy!
I look forward to the day where a Tea Party-ized GOP not only refuses to tolerate this, but is willing to hold a high-profile televised ceremony officially drumming them out of the party.
When do these RINOs terms expire?
You can't answer that question without knowing what the balance of power count is in the Senate. If they are the 61st and 62nd Republican vote, respectively, then no, they aren't worth the trouble.
But, when you're already spotting the opposition 10-seats to parity, then YES, they're worth the trouble.
Please Lord, allow us to vote in some more Republican U.S. senators in November 2010 and 2012 so we are not at the mercy of the ladies from Main.
the Senate have won a key vote to advance a bill to help states and local school boards with their severe budget problems
The Senate is 1/3 of what is ruining States and Local economies, as they taker more money from the private sector, states and local school boards continue to have severe budget problems.
Moderate Republicans? There are DEMOCRATS who are more conservative than those to. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again—these two are nothing more than Obama’s Comfort Girls.
(Maine Witches Alert)
you misspelled the middle word....there is suppose to be a ‘B’ in there somewhere, I believe???
These two hens are worse than Rino’s, they’re just moonbats who happen to have an “R” next to their name.
From the Hill website:
“...For liberals, the offsets came at a price: Almost $12 billion of the $26.1 billion tab is covered by cutting food stamp benefits to low-income Americans beginning in 2014.”
So it looks like the poor will be taking another one on the chin to pay for the Libs greedy union interests. Funny how things like this rarely get mentioned...
Snowe is up in 2012, Collins in 2014.
They will both be re-elected, since the democrats always run ultra-left moonbats against them....Ted Kennedy and Cindy Sheehan types. Snowe and Collins end up looking good to the voters of Maine when compared to their democrat moonbat opponents.
The solution: elect a number or true conservatives from the South and West. If the GOP has sufficient numbers in the Senate, the votes of Snowe and Collins won’t matter any longer.....they’ll be neutered and rendered irrevelant.
“Teachers’ unions all over the country thank you.”
This is a 100% union payback. And the worst part is the dims push it through without losing any political capital. The one thing the minority Republicans could do is prove it is totally political and embarrass them. Just have a Republican on the senate floor read off a list of gym teachers & drivers ed teachers making $100,000 a year. These districts can afford that but are broke? Come on. That would REALLY resonate with a lot of people in this economy.
Is there no possibility of primary challenges to either of them?
Is there a thriving Teat Party movement in Maine?
OOPS! I meant Tea Party!
Libtard Dems disguised as (R)’s.................. =.=
Can we just give Maine to Canada and be rid of them?
Yah know... I have visited every state in the nation, at some point in my life, except Maine. I've never found any compelling reason to visit. If we give away Maine, I could actually say I've visited every state in the nation, solving that dilema.
They both have faces that would make a train take a dirt road.
Now that’s an amusing typo....Teat Party! LOL!
If there was a thriving Teat Party in Maine, I would attend every meeting.
All kidding aside, yes, there have been a number of TEA party rallies and meetings here in Maine. In fact, last June, we had the Republican and Democrat primaries for governor. The commercials on TV and Radio were enough to make you dizzy, because the GOP had seven candidates ruuning in the primaries and the democrats had four.
The TEA Party choice, Waterville, Maine mayor Paul LePage, won the GOP nomination. LePage did much better than expected. I hope he wins this Fall.
There are two independents, both liberals, running for governor in the Fall, so their presence in the race should siphon votes away from Libby Mitchell, the democrat’s candidate.
Also, Glenn Beck’s 9/12 movement meets in a local schoolhouse not far from where I live.
Primary challenges against Snowe and/or Collins are unlikely. Both of these stimulus sisters have the support of the Maine Republican party, and they both receive votes from democrats and independents in the general election.
Snowe won re-election in 2006 with 71% of the vote (she ran against an unknown democrat, a Cindy Sheehan type).
Collins won re-election in 2008 with 68% of the vote, running against former 1st district congressman Tom Allen, an ultra-lib.
There are Maine conservatives, but unfortunately none of them have the statewide name recognition or the money to successfully challenge either Snowe or Collins. The best way to rein in Snowe and Collins would be to dilute their influence by electing conservatives from the South and West, and hopefully several from the Mid West.
We’re not all moonbats here in Maine.....there are alot of conservatives.
I have no desire to be part of Canada. I love the Second Amendment, and I hate curling. The stars and stripes is my flag, not the Canadian maple leaf. No offense intended towards Canadian freepers.
Maine has, per capita, one of the highest percentages of National Guard troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Whenever a soldier from Maine gets killed in combat, the local television and newspaper media reports the story in depth, and with respect. Our democrat governor orders all flags lowered to honor the fallen soldier. Either Snowe or Collins, sometimes both, attend the funeral. There are large numbers of veterans in the state, too.
Maine broke away from Massachusetts in 1820...thank God....and unlike Massachusetts, the Second Amendment is alive and well here in Maine. Firearms of all kinds are popular here.
If you ever do visit Maine, I suggest the coastal areas in the summer. Avoid visiting in January, February or March at all costs.
More of your freedom and money going down the toilet.
How do you like that “Hope and Change”?
Maine Republicans Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins cast the key votes to break the GOP filibuster.
I have a craving for seafood.
GOOD Folks in Maine.
Wicked Bad Representation!
The Step Sisters of Serious Stupidity
will rest in a very hot place
and there will be a TON of Massholes hanging out with them.
Stimulus Package Supports
Boycott California, New York, Illinois, Vermont and Massachusetts.
But state officials hired 51,464 people at a cost to taxpayers of more than $1 billion in salaries, plus fringe benefits, since that decree on July 30, 2008.
The hires include sons of elected officials, a close friend of the governors and a slew of highly paid political appointees.
I'd like folks in Maine to check out the above link.
I live in NYS, and if the rest of the nation enables the fiscal malfeasance my state's perpetrating, they need their heads examined.
I seriously doubt Maine will ever get it’s act together and toss these two onto the street...
What a pathetic shame...