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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Let’s not forget Sherrod Brown in OH. He’s an ACORN love child. He needs to go in 2012.
Unfortunately, we are surrounded by moonbats.
Lots of them moved up here...
You can’t get rid of us!
We’re important members of the American left!
I think it’s time to teach the peasants who’s in charge!
Snowe and Collins are mere pawns for the Socialists, disguised with an (R) by their names. That’s why their re-elected, and the term “moderate” is just used casually in Liberal-speak as “one of us”. They vote with the Progressives whenever they’re needed.
dems are better than these rinos.
Snowe is up in 12 and Collins in 14
Snowe will melt.
If LePage can win Gov. that makes a 2012 challenge to Snowe possible.
I hope he DOES win!
I’m rooting and voting for him!
The libs up here have their knickers in a knot..
LePage said he’d tell Obama to go to hell..
It would have been nice to have had some unity back when the so-called 'Stimulus' Bill was being voted on in the Senate. As I recall, the only ones breaking GOP Unity were Collins, Snowe, and Specter.
Let us hope that 10 or so years from now that will be the only thing left from the RINO party.
Now if I had a comment suitable for mixed company on a family values oriented thread...I’d be posting it here.
Those same voters, mad at Obama, are gonna be mad at his supporters in the Senate & House, too, including Snowe.
So, I betting Snowe is history in Nov. 2012.
Her primary opponent will be Scott D'Amboise:
I believe what you said 100%.
Nothing ruling class elites do when their power is threatened surprises me.
This election cycle is a huge education for me.
Payback for the Health Care vote. Its big and its ugly. Snowe and Collins are as good as gone.And this article doesn’t even mention the Snowe Collins role in the Health Care debacle.SHAME!
Thanks for the heads up. I had seen his name last week and is already on my spreadsheet.
I will investigate him more before sending my hard earned cash.
Two RINO Witches. Get them brooms!
Who the hell do these liberal rags think they’re fooling?
I encourage it. Scott D'Amboise ran for CD2 in 06.
He ain't no RINO, and I believe he got very little support from the E-stab/insider GOPs.
In Illinois, 5 candidates split 43% of the vote against Mark Kirk; none could really get strong traction.
Hello Snow and Collins! Thank your lucky stars you aren’t up for re-election this year! Because you two would be our top targets.
Know this, we won’t be forgetting about you in the future. When your re-election comes up, you might want to consider retirement. Because you will be losing your seats.
Quite true. It’s entirely up to them...just being right of center would be an improvement.
That was just Snowe - who voted for one of the bills to get out of committee, but it didn’t go to a floor vote. Both Snowe and Collins voted to filibuster the health care bill that came to the floor. In that case having another Snowe or Collins in the Senate would have stopped the bill in its tracks...at that moment, at least, they did the right thing.
They won’t be. They’ll be replaced by rats if they get knocked out by the TP.
The TP needs to hone its strategy a bit.
The Maine TEA Party needs to play this smart. They need to decide the best way to take Snowe out. I am sure there will be many that want to run against her. United we stand, divided we fall. Should the best TEA party candidate run in the primary, or as an independent or even in the Democratic primary?
If Snowe sees a strong challenger, there is a chance she would switch parties (as she is really a Dem anyway).
Maybe the TEA party should also pick a strong challenger for the Dem primary to attract some unenrolleds to take the Dem ballot in the primary rather than a GOP ballot (to vote for Snowe over the TEA party challenger). Also if Snowe did switch she would have strong primary challenger already in place.
The Maine TEA party needs to start right after Nov 2nd to decide how to pick the strongest candidates and to get behind just one of them early. It will not be easy to defeat Snowe so we will need to play hard and smart.
Snowe did not do the right thing, The bill should never have left committee, and you know it.The RINOS allowed it out, and were bought and paid for to do it.Collins and Snowe got together to see who would be the last straw.
THEY ALLOWED A BILL OUT OF COMMITEE THAT NEITHER THE REPUBLCIAN CAUCUS NOR THE PUBLIC WERE ALLOWED TO READ!DO YOU GET THAT???????THATS LIBERAL FASCISM AND SNOWE SUPPORTED IT!!!!!
Both of them need turfing badly. OUT WITH THEM BOTH!
There they go again, crying for 'unity' when the People get fed up with the elitist crap and hand them their butts on a plate.
Not THIS time, you gutless political parasites. We can no longer stomach the mushy middle!
Maybe they got the word they are being repatriated to the King.
As much as I’d like to see both of them with giant bullseyes painted on, can everyone please just focus on this November for now?
That is both factually inaccurate on multiple fronts, and not a response to what I said at all.
You’ll never see them do anything constructive. They could care less if the conservative candidates win or lose. They probably want us to lose in November so they have more reason to just continue to endlessly rant and rave - otherwise what would they have left to do? I advised some of them who continue to complain to this day McCain won the primary in AZ that while they may have been disappointed in that result, they had great results in House races and have very staunch conservative candidates such as Jesse Kelly they can rally behind and forget about McCain. They couldn’t care less - they would rather just fume and let everything go crashing down around them - to heck with the fact there are solid conservatives that could use their energy and time to actually help the cause of getting conservative candidates elected.
Are you daft?
The bill should never have been voted out of committee. It is absolutely FASCIST that it was.Bought and paid for.Snowe and Collins should be ashamed of themselves!
They should both be strung up IMHO!
October 13, 2009 at 1:42 pm
To the surprise of absolutely no one who has ever followed the political history of Olympia Snowe. Shes an idiot only interested in winning the approval liberals and she couldnt stand bucking them any longer. So she, predictably, caved.
Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe says she will vote for a Democratic health care bill, breaking with her party on President Barack Obamas top legislative priority.
The Maine senator kept virtually all of Washington guessing how she would vote until she announced it late in the Senate Finance Committee debate Tuesday. Until then, she told reporters, she had not even let Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., in on her secret. She told her colleagues: When history calls, history calls, even though she had some criticism of the bill.
So its all about making history. You know what else made history? The Holocaust. Just because something will make history doesnt make it the right thing to do. Shes a moron whose goal in life is to have the editorial page of the New York Times approve of her actions. She thinks its all about getting a pat on the back from George Soros and a thank you from Michael Moore. Snowe simply cant stand to have liberals despise her for opposing their agenda. So she buckled.
Now there is a real shocker. /s
“Tom Jensen, who conducted the poll, said Snowe could be in trouble if the tea party fervor extends beyond this year.”
Not only with the tea party fervor extend beyond this year, it will only INTENSIFY!!!!