Skip to comments.Snowe, Collins call for GOP unity as tea party sacks moderates (Tea Party targeting Maine RINOs)
Posted on 10/02/2010 2:35:24 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
Two years ago, Barack Obama and congressional Democrats rode a wave of voter disenchantment into power. Many Republicans, even in some traditional strongholds, were swept aside.
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, was an exception. She didnt defeat Democrat Tom Allen. She trounced him, 61-39 percent of the vote, a landslide victory political analysts attributed to Collins popularity with moderates, a standing shared by her Maine colleague, U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe, also a Republican.
Two years later, the same moderate image that protected Collins from the blue wave could make Snowe vulnerable to the red one advanced by the tea party. The movement has already sacked several GOP moderates, raising questions about whether voices such as Collins and Snowes still have a place in the party.
The issue was made more prominent following U.S. Rep. Mike Castles recent defeat in Delawares GOP primary for the U.S. Senate. Castles loss produced strong comments from Collins and Snowe, who both found the outcome troubling.
Snowes reaction also came on the heels of a Public Policy Polling survey that showed the majority of responding Maine Republicans would prefer a more conservative alternative in 2012. Tom Jensen, who conducted the poll, said Snowe could be in trouble if the tea party fervor extends beyond this year.
An online reader poll conducted by the Washington Post echoed that theory, showing Snowe leading the list of senators that will be targeted by the tea party next year.
All of which has given rise to speculation about Snowes future. Some national pundits, such as Alan Colmes, a Democrat, have said Snowe will switch parties or run as an independent to win in 2012.
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Sorry Snowe and Collins - it’s RINO hunting season! Hope both are replaced by conservatives next time around.
Damn the RINOs!! Tea Party on!!
“moderates” = liberals.
Or let the RINOs run as independents to soak up 'rat votes.
Like Charlie Crist is doing in Florida!
Snowe and Collins, are next.
When they are up for re election, I will remember they are the reason this Obama h*ll has been forced on us.
Out RINOs...OUT! Can you somehow take back your loser-votes in present and past Congresses? Be gone, you pathetic losers. Pathetic.
Yes, Ms. Snowe and Ms. Collins, I agree it is time to unify. You and the rest of the RINOS need to get support the agenda.
That's were they belong. That way the GOP can run another candidate in six years without having to bump an incumbent GOP RINO during the primary.
“That could be my head in a basket...”
The Maine twins calling for GOP “Unity”? Stop it, stop it, you’re killing me, seriously!
They made their bed and they’re going to have to lie in it. Nobody is going to forget what they have done.
A conservative is being elected governor in Maine in November, so there is no reason to have two DIABLO senators further sullying the name of the Republican party.
Snowe and Collins have been a major embarrassment since they voted against impeaching the lecher-in-chief Clinton.
Be afraid, ladies. Be very afraid.
“...need to get support the agenda.”
Oops! ...get out of the way or support the conservative agenda.
Combs can be such a clown at times. NOBODY will switch to the Democrat label in 2012 to win office.
Kick those RINOs out first!
Then kick out the rest!
Let 'em find out what a real job is.
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