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Snowe, Collins call for GOP unity as tea party sacks moderates (Tea Party targeting Maine RINOs)
The Boston Herald / The Sun Journal, Lewiston, Me. ^ | 2010-09-28 | Steve Mistler

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 didn’t 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 Snowe’s still have a place in the party.

The issue was made more prominent following U.S. Rep. Mike Castle’s recent defeat in Delaware’s GOP primary for the U.S. Senate. Castle’s loss produced strong comments from Collins and Snowe, who both found the outcome troubling.

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Snowe’s 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 Snowe’s 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.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: 2010; 2012; 2014; collins; cornyn; elections; gop; maine; mainewitches; olympiasnowe; rinohunt; rinohunting; rinopurge; rinos; snowe; susancollins; teaparty; teapartyrebellion; unity; witches
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1 posted on 10/02/2010 2:35:30 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Sorry Snowe and Collins - it’s RINO hunting season! Hope both are replaced by conservatives next time around.


2 posted on 10/02/2010 2:37:00 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: rabscuttle385

Damn the RINOs!! Tea Party on!!


3 posted on 10/02/2010 2:37:15 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Just vote them OUT!!)
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To: rabscuttle385

“moderates” = liberals.


4 posted on 10/02/2010 2:37:39 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Let the 'rats elect RINOs.

Or let the RINOs run as independents to soak up 'rat votes.

5 posted on 10/02/2010 2:38:03 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
Or let the RINOs run as independents to soak up 'rat votes.

Like Charlie Crist is doing in Florida!

6 posted on 10/02/2010 2:38:57 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


7 posted on 10/02/2010 2:39:00 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Mainah ping


8 posted on 10/02/2010 2:40:43 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Freddd

Out RINOs...OUT! Can you somehow take back your loser-votes in present and past Congresses? Be gone, you pathetic losers. Pathetic.


9 posted on 10/02/2010 2:41:30 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


10 posted on 10/02/2010 2:41:38 PM PDT by texteacher
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To: rabscuttle385
One just cannot make this stuff up.

I am sensing an tsunami of biblical proportions. I predict a swamping of the capitol switchboard with calls to moving companies on Nov 3.
11 posted on 10/02/2010 2:41:59 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: rabscuttle385
'zactly.

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.

12 posted on 10/02/2010 2:42:13 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: rabscuttle385

“That could be my head in a basket...”


13 posted on 10/02/2010 2:42:22 PM PDT by RavenATB
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To: rabscuttle385

The Maine twins calling for GOP “Unity”? Stop it, stop it, you’re killing me, seriously!


14 posted on 10/02/2010 2:42:22 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


15 posted on 10/02/2010 2:43:25 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Chuck Norris wears Carl Paladino pajamas.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Snowe and Collins have been a major embarrassment since they voted against impeaching the lecher-in-chief Clinton.


16 posted on 10/02/2010 2:43:50 PM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: rabscuttle385

Be afraid, ladies. Be very afraid.


17 posted on 10/02/2010 2:43:52 PM PDT by Defiant (Liberals care more about the Koran than they did about Terri Schiavo.)
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To: texteacher

“...need to get support the agenda.”

Oops! ...get out of the way or support the conservative agenda.


18 posted on 10/02/2010 2:44:04 PM PDT by texteacher
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To: rabscuttle385

Combs can be such a clown at times. NOBODY will switch to the Democrat label in 2012 to win office.


19 posted on 10/02/2010 2:45:06 PM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: rabscuttle385
Yes. It's RINO season! And among the first to sack are Collins, Snowe, and #1 LINDSEY GRAHAM!

Kick those RINOs out first!

Then kick out the rest!

Let 'em find out what a real job is.

20 posted on 10/02/2010 2:48:04 PM PDT by Savage Beast ("You can -- even must -- yell 'fire' in a crowded theater. It just has to be the truth." J. Goldberg)
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To: rabscuttle385

RESIGN you RINO whores.


21 posted on 10/02/2010 2:50:47 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: Savage Beast

That makes Juan #0.


22 posted on 10/02/2010 2:51:01 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: rabscuttle385
a landslide victory political analysts attributed to Collins’ popularity with moderates

No, it just means that the Democrats put up a token candidate and wanted Collins to keep the seat so she can give them phony "bipartisanship" cover.

The fact that Snowe and Collins are contemplating on running as independents or switching parties shows that they're not Republicans to begin with. Just more proof that liberal Republicans are worse than Democrats.

23 posted on 10/02/2010 2:53:49 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Republic of the United States of America)
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To: RavenATB

24 posted on 10/02/2010 2:53:52 PM PDT by workerbee (FAIL, BABY, FAIL!)
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To: rabscuttle385

If they wanted unity, they shouldn’t have voted with the Dems so often.


25 posted on 10/02/2010 2:57:56 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: rabscuttle385

I actually agree with Colmes. Snowe will either switch or run as an independent, just like that backstabber in Alaska. The rinos demand their power, but do nothing to help conservatives.


26 posted on 10/02/2010 2:59:11 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative (November, here we come!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Snowe and Collins should have been thinking about party unity while they were kissing up the commies!


27 posted on 10/02/2010 2:59:33 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: rabscuttle385

The kowtowing Twins need to start The New Democrat Party.


28 posted on 10/02/2010 2:59:56 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
Yes. It's way past time to throw McCain out of the Senate.

Give him a plaque thanking him for his military service.

Then give him a dunce cap inscribed with congratulations to him on being the only candidate in history for the Presidency of the United States who campaigned for and helped elect his opponent.

29 posted on 10/02/2010 3:01:22 PM PDT by Savage Beast ("You can -- even must -- yell 'fire' in a crowded theater. It just has to be the truth." J. Goldberg)
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To: rabscuttle385

As a potato farmer in PA, would you good folks in Maine PLEASE get rid of this scum!!! What is wrong with you?

You want Arlen Specter or Bob Casey? I don’t know what’s worse, for God’s sakes.

Get rid of all of them.


30 posted on 10/02/2010 3:02:12 PM PDT by hkp123
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To: rabscuttle385

Olympia & Jock need to enjoy the wonders of retirement. Be happy to help free up her time by never voting for her again.


31 posted on 10/02/2010 3:03:05 PM PDT by RAR
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To: rabscuttle385

What is their idea of “unity”?
Does that mean RINOs unifying support for all GOP nominees, including Tea Party candidates, or Republicans unifying around the RINO establishment?


32 posted on 10/02/2010 3:07:35 PM PDT by counterpunch (End the Government Monopoly!)
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To: rabscuttle385

good job tea party


33 posted on 10/02/2010 3:09:43 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: rabscuttle385
Hey babes. Does this unity stuff mean your going down to the Blue Hen State to make some appearances for O'Donnell?

How about a web commercial at least? How about a web commercial for Miller?

34 posted on 10/02/2010 3:09:47 PM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: rabscuttle385

The Tea Partiers are unifying the party!

The fake Republicans are leaving it.


35 posted on 10/02/2010 3:12:05 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: rabscuttle385
I cannot wait for these two D-Bags(sorry) to disappear forever.

I hope Paul LePage wins the gov contest there.

36 posted on 10/02/2010 3:12:18 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: rabscuttle385
Some national pundits, such as Alan Colmes, a Democrat, have said Snowe will switch parties or run as an independent to win in 2012.

I think she'll try to more to the right, look ridiculous, and get bumped off in the primary.

37 posted on 10/02/2010 3:17:22 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur (Hey mo-joe! Here's another one for your collection.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Tea Party targeting Maine RINOs

Good!

Fire them both!

38 posted on 10/02/2010 3:17:34 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Non-Sequitur

On Nov 3rd, as winter approaches, we start SNOWE REMOVAL !.


39 posted on 10/02/2010 3:22:58 PM PDT by maine yankee
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To: rabscuttle385; All
"Snowe, Collins call for GOP unity as tea party sacks moderates (Tea Party targeting Maine RINOs)"

Id Love to

40 posted on 10/02/2010 3:25:56 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: VRWC For Truth

I resent you calling them “whores”, you’ll be giving first class whores a bad name! ...... :)


41 posted on 10/02/2010 3:30:37 PM PDT by mdmathis6 (True enlightenment occurs when one discovers just how much like God, one is NOT!)
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To: rabscuttle385
"What is important for all of us as Republicans is that, regardless of differences we may have, we coalesce around those bedrock principles that have always defined the Republican Party -- economic opportunity, fiscal responsibility, a strong national defense, lower taxes and a limited role for government, which my record in Congress has consistently reflected," she wrote.

This from the senator who voted for the $800 billion stimulus, voted for TARP, voted for the health care bill (in committee), voted for McCain-Feingold CFR, supports Cap and Trade, voted to reduce the Bush tax cuts in 2001, and voted for the Medicare prescription drug entitlement. She's part of the problem, not part of the solution.

42 posted on 10/02/2010 3:33:09 PM PDT by arista
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To: ABQHispConservative
I actually agree with Colmes. Snowe will either switch or run as an independent, just like that backstabber in Alaska.

I predict they will pull an Arlen Specter just as soon as the Pubbies get a majority in the Senate and it is proven the Tea Party has legs

43 posted on 10/02/2010 3:34:52 PM PDT by Zakeet (Like the wise Wee Wee said, "We can't be broke ... we still have checks in the checkbook.")
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To: rabscuttle385
Snowe will switch parties or run as an independent to win in 2012.

Rush said recently that the RINOs were going to end up being the meaningless third party. It sures looks like that's happening.

44 posted on 10/02/2010 3:42:10 PM PDT by Huck (We need the spirit of '76, not the spirit of '87)
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To: hkp123

Maybe a good freeper project would be to target Snowe and Collns -— I’m talking massive donations, bus trips Down East, knocking on doors in Portland ... the whole nine yards.


45 posted on 10/02/2010 3:44:06 PM PDT by Walrus (My congressman is toast in 2010 --- how about yours?)
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To: hkp123

Oh man, i love potato’s.

Mashed, fried, baked, scalloped, etc......
YUM
Thank you.

And yes, Maine used to be conservative and hopefully will be again.
:)


46 posted on 10/02/2010 3:45:43 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: mylife

Thanks, My!
We need to get them the hell OUT!


47 posted on 10/02/2010 3:47:21 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: rabscuttle385
Request Denied.


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

48 posted on 10/02/2010 3:52:05 PM PDT by The Comedian ("Progressive" is a code word for "Pending nitrogen cycle contributor")
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To: rabscuttle385

To those two witches, unity is us converting to socialist lite like they have. Neva going to happen.


49 posted on 10/02/2010 3:52:16 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (Reid: Why, oh why, are they picking on me?)
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To: Zakeet

Who’s the one that talks as if she is in the middle of a stroke?


50 posted on 10/02/2010 3:53:16 PM PDT by muleskinner
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