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Snowe removal in 2012?
Washington Post ^ | 11-9-2010 | Marc A. Thiessen

Posted on 11/09/2010 4:45:37 AM PST by chickadee

She wasn't on the ballot last week, but Tuesday was a bad night for Sen. Olympia Snowe. With conservative insurgents taking on GOP incumbents across the country, Snowe is a prime target for a Tea Party challenge in 2012. To fend off such a challenge, Snowe might have pointed to the failed candidacy of Christine O'Donnell in Delaware and warned Tea Party activists that if they want to hand a Republican seat to the Democrats the best way to do it would be to replace her on the ballot.

But that argument lost some of its currency when Tea Party favorite Paul LePage was elected Maine's first Republican governor since 1995.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: conservatives; maine; me2012; olympiasnowe; senate2012; snow2012; teaparties
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Perhaps Olympia will just go gracefully and leave the field open?

Nah - you have to pry these fossils out of their cushy sinecures.

1 posted on 11/09/2010 4:45:39 AM PST by chickadee
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To: chickadee

Time to scrape the barnacles.


2 posted on 11/09/2010 4:47:54 AM PST by Humble Servant
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To: Humble Servant

*** Time to scrape the barnacles. ***

I was pleased to read that the tea partyers are already making plans to put Snowe in dry dock.


3 posted on 11/09/2010 4:49:42 AM PST by chickadee
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To: chickadee

Some of us are already getting warmed up to throw her out on her ass.

Without Olympia Snowe, there would be no Obamacare. She cast the lone, deciding vote that moved it out of committee. Remember that.


4 posted on 11/09/2010 4:49:42 AM PST by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: snowrip

Ooh, someone from Maine. Good luck to you!!


5 posted on 11/09/2010 4:50:37 AM PST by chickadee
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To: chickadee

Yeah, she should be target number one in the GOP...when does her henchmate come up, 2014? Hopefully we still have a country by then.


6 posted on 11/09/2010 4:50:49 AM PST by Mouton
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To: Mouton

The twisted sisters of Maine and Lindsay Graham need to go.


7 posted on 11/09/2010 4:51:36 AM PST by chickadee
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To: chickadee
Beautifully said.

The sooner we kick these parasites out of office the better. We can start with Snowe, but Collins and archjackass Lindsey Graham will be in the air before she hits the sidewalk.

8 posted on 11/09/2010 4:52:02 AM PST by Savage Beast (The Left is the quintessence of hate, greed, and envy. No wonder they're so miserable.)
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To: chickadee
Snowe might have pointed to the failed candidacy of Christine O'Donnell in Delaware and warned Tea Party activists that if they want to hand a Republican seat to the Democrats the best way to do it would be to replace her on the ballot.

Oh no I'm so scared by that scenario. Go away Snowe, just go away.

9 posted on 11/09/2010 4:52:55 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: chickadee

Term limits or a maximum age to run are LONG overdue.


10 posted on 11/09/2010 4:53:26 AM PST by Average Al
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To: chickadee

Time for Snowe to drift away

better to have a democrat who votes like a democrat (and takes the blame for the results) than a republican who simpers and bridles at being stroked by the marxist into casting a “bipartisan” vote for financial enslavement


11 posted on 11/09/2010 4:54:23 AM PST by silverleaf
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To: chickadee

Best to quietly survey her state before doing anything counter productive.

Perhaps the threat of a strong opponent will keep her in line for the next two years.


12 posted on 11/09/2010 4:55:08 AM PST by Carley (WE SAW NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: chickadee

Please, let it happen!.

13 posted on 11/09/2010 4:56:11 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, what are you hiding? Release your Birth Certificate!)
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To: chickadee

14 posted on 11/09/2010 4:57:10 AM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: Carley

If they find a good challenger to Snowe, that candidate will have plenty of money - it will come in from all over the country. The icky sisters of Maine have been thorns in the sides of conservatives for far too long.


15 posted on 11/09/2010 4:57:58 AM PST by chickadee
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To: 6SJ7

Wow, is that a snow remover? That is impressive.


16 posted on 11/09/2010 4:59:02 AM PST by chickadee
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To: chickadee

LePage’s victory last week makes this possible.


17 posted on 11/09/2010 4:59:09 AM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: silverleaf
Are you talking about me?

He sure isn't talking about me, you silly sounding mullet


18 posted on 11/09/2010 4:59:32 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, what are you hiding? Release your Birth Certificate!)
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To: snowrip

The Republicans will take control of the Senate in 2012 regardless of whether or not they win the Maine seat.

There is zero risk in removing Snowe in a primary. Move that plow full speed ahead!


19 posted on 11/09/2010 4:59:35 AM PST by cgbg (No bailouts for New York and California. Let them eat debt.)
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To: chickadee

If...and that is a very big IF, we can defeat Olympia Snowe in the primaries we are certain to lose in the general election.

I’m all for it in order to get a liberal Republican out of office.


20 posted on 11/09/2010 5:01:56 AM PST by Artemis Webb (I support Nancy Pelosi for Minority Leader!!!)
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To: chickadee

Perhaps they can move the Snowe like they do in The County. That would be Aroostook County, the Crown of Maine. Scrape it up and toss it in the river for the spring meltdown.


21 posted on 11/09/2010 5:02:22 AM PST by Vor Lady
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To: Rummyfan
Snowe might have pointed to the failed candidacy of Christine O'Donnell in Delaware and warned Tea Party activists that if they want to hand a Republican seat to the Democrats the best way to do it would be to replace her on the ballot.

All that means is that (1) We need a serious candidate lined up and ready to go before we remove Snowe. (2) We need a group of fixers, debate coaches, media handlers and policy reviewers who are loyal to the Conservatives and not the establishment GOP. We had neither of those in Nevada, Alaska or Delaware and it cost us three seats. We have proven that we can get rid of the RINOs. Now we need to prove that we can replace them with conservatives.
22 posted on 11/09/2010 5:03:26 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: snowrip

“Without Olympia Snowe, there would be no Obamacare. She cast the lone, deciding vote that moved it out of committee. Remember that.”

Considering that the committee vote was 14-9, she must have counted as three votes. But what heck, it’s ALWAYS good to blow off some steam in the morning.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/HealthCare/senate-finance-committee-approves-health-care-bill/story?id=8817603


23 posted on 11/09/2010 5:03:38 AM PST by BobL (The whole point of being human is knowing when the party's over.)
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To: GonzoGOP

Hey voters,that’s Snowe with an “e!”


24 posted on 11/09/2010 5:05:07 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: chickadee

I will work against Snowe and Collins at every chance.

I warn everyone though, in a state that sent the lapdogs Pingree and Michaud back to Washington with the large margins they sustained is not a state that will easily have the RINO leftist senatoressess lose.


25 posted on 11/09/2010 5:09:05 AM PST by Chickensoup (Try Dodd and Frank for robbery and treason.)
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To: Artemis Webb

Why would you be so sure that Repubs would lose? They did elect LePage.


26 posted on 11/09/2010 5:09:58 AM PST by chickadee
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To: chickadee
Tea Party shovels ready!


27 posted on 11/09/2010 5:11:41 AM PST by maggief
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To: chickadee

Drydock means she is in for overhaul.Send her to the breakers instead.


28 posted on 11/09/2010 5:11:56 AM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: chickadee

29 posted on 11/09/2010 5:13:53 AM PST by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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To: chickadee

LePage won by 7,000 votes in a five way race. I voted for him, but there is NO way that a conservative can win here in a two way race. You would get Sen. Pingree and that would be worse, far worse than what we have now.


30 posted on 11/09/2010 5:14:00 AM PST by DeusExMachina05 (I will not go into Dhimmitude quietly.)
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To: GonzoGOP

Thank you for a thoughtful post. You are using logic—not emotionalism.


31 posted on 11/09/2010 5:15:11 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: snowrip

What ever I can do to assist, ask. She and her fellow sob-sister Collins have been a bone in my neck for way too long.

Down here, we are planning a going away party for Jim Webb. Y’all are most cordially invited.


32 posted on 11/09/2010 5:15:20 AM PST by Rearden (Deo Vindice)
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To: DeusExMachina05

Well, you’ve got two years to pass out copies of “Liberty and Tyranny” wherever you go:)


33 posted on 11/09/2010 5:18:10 AM PST by chickadee
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To: chickadee

Rotary track plow on the Union Pacific. Designed to clear those mountain passes in wintertime!


34 posted on 11/09/2010 5:19:13 AM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: 6SJ7

Thanks for the info. It looks like it could certainly do the job being discussed:)


35 posted on 11/09/2010 5:22:59 AM PST by chickadee
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To: chickadee

Re #26:

Hey I would love to be wrong. But those who support Tea Party efforts to replace liberal Repubicans with conservative ones must know there are inherent risk. The end result could well be that you have a state like Delaware that simply refuses to send a conservative to the senate. In the case of Maine if the hypothetical conservative lost the new senator seated would be to the left of Snowe. That’s a risk I for one am willing to take and I believe is good for conservatism in the long run. But Tea Party folks must know, damn well better know, that from time to time their efforts won’t produce the results they want.


36 posted on 11/09/2010 5:23:49 AM PST by Artemis Webb (I support Nancy Pelosi for Minority Leader!!!)
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To: chickadee
Ha! She's probably already asked for a write-in or recount. These fossils just don't know when to go away gracefully.
37 posted on 11/09/2010 5:23:55 AM PST by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: chickadee
Snowe might have pointed to the failed candidacy of Christine O'Donnell in Delaware and warned Tea Party activists that if they want to hand a Republican seat to the Democrats

HA!

At least if that happened, the public could properly place blame for the D replacement's voting record on RAT ideology instead of "an independent streak".

On the other hand, replacing her with a real Republican would help kill the myth that "both parties are alike".

38 posted on 11/09/2010 5:28:48 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans freed the slaves Month.)
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To: Artemis Webb

Hopefully, the Maine candidate wouldn’t be undercut by the GOP establishment (at least after the primary) and would be able to withstand the brickbats of the media.

It would be tough, I agree, but our state ousted Feingold for a very conservative candidate. I never thought I would live to see Feingold voted out of office, let alone for a conservative. In Wisconsin, once elected, the job is yours until you retire or die.


39 posted on 11/09/2010 5:28:57 AM PST by chickadee
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To: silverleaf
Time for Snowe to drift...

Alright TEA Party, here's a "shovel-ready" job.

40 posted on 11/09/2010 5:32:45 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans freed the slaves Month.)
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To: Artemis Webb

It’s preferable to have 50% or 75% of the enchilada than to have 0%. A Democrat Senator from Maine will have the luxury of being as far left as Kerry and Sanders.

If the GOP loses the seat in Maine, a state that turns deeper blue with each election cycle, it will be difficult to win it back the way Maine is trending.

But it’s not a sure bet that Snowe, if she survives a primary challenge, would win against a top notch Democrat candidate who will undoubtably be very well funded.

In 2012, Democrats will have a lot of seats to defend in red or swing states and their money will be spread thin. Maine is one of the few GOP seats they have a shot at flipping.


41 posted on 11/09/2010 5:32:59 AM PST by randita (Visit keyhouseraces.com to find GOP House candidates who need your support to knock off a DEM.)
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To: darkangel82
LePage’s victory last week makes this possible.

Unfortunately, he won a three-way race with 38%, beating the ever-whining Cutler, who got 37%.

42 posted on 11/09/2010 5:36:44 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans freed the slaves Month.)
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To: chickadee
To fend off such a challenge, Snowe might have pointed to the failed candidacy of Christine O'Donnell in Delaware and warned Tea Party activists that if they want to hand a Republican seat to the Democrats the best way to do it would be to replace her on the ballot.

Wouldn't that depend on who the Tea Party candidate was and who the Democrat candidate was? Just because Snowe isn't on the ballot doesn't mean that the Democrat is a shoe-in.

Unless, of course, she's planning to go Murkowski on us.

43 posted on 11/09/2010 5:37:28 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: snowrip

That’s correct. She gave Ben Nelson political cover and put the figleaf of “bipartisanship” on the socialistic nightmare. She knew once it reached the floor, it would pass. Olympia Snowe is absolutely reprehensible. If there is one single Republican Senator that needs to be primaried out, it’s her.

IRONICALLY, if she had been a DemonRat, it’s quite possible that Obamacare would never have gotten out of committee. BECAUSE she was a Republican, as the LONE REPUBLICAN VOTE, she had tremendous political capital to use. She used it and now we are srewed.


44 posted on 11/09/2010 5:38:03 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: FreeAtlanta

According to Bloomberg, Michael can read—and he has a passport.


45 posted on 11/09/2010 5:40:58 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: randita

The irony is that if Snowe had been a RAT, Obamacare might not have made it out of committee. She gave them political cover.


46 posted on 11/09/2010 5:43:05 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: Non-Sequitur

Very good points. In our state, a businessman, who never participated in politics before, was moved to run against Russ Feingold because of Obamacare. Feingold was so arrogant throughout the process before the vote on Obamacare - treating the people at his “town halls” with such disregard and lying about the amount of opposition to the bill - that this became a flashpoint. The newcomer (Ron Johnson) ran a positive and masterful campaign, sticking to his points about cutting debt and repealing Obamacare.


47 posted on 11/09/2010 5:43:57 AM PST by chickadee
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To: chickadee

I hate these articles. They are meant to either stir the pot or are inside the beltway nonsense. Who is the credible challenger in Maine who can win a general election? Or is it worth losing the seat to a Democrat just to punish Snowe? Way too many conservatives live in some fantasyland where it somehow is a viable option to run anyone off the street who takes the right positions on issues. We saw that in Delaware and now perhaps we’ll see it in Maine. Focus on getting rid of Graham or other squishy Republicans in solid Republican states. And if a credible candidate emerges in Maine, by all means support them. But this hooting and hollering about getting rid of Snowe now is nonsense. And this article is nonsense too.


48 posted on 11/09/2010 5:44:50 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Artemis Webb

obviously you did not read the article. GOP just took over governor and BOTH houses of the legislature in Maine. CAN’T?

AND in my mind, it is worth it in any case to get rid of a huge RINO.


49 posted on 11/09/2010 5:51:50 AM PST by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

It doesn’t hurt to scare someone like Snowe, though, does it? Who knows, McCain’s scare in this last primary might put some conservatism back into him.


50 posted on 11/09/2010 5:52:29 AM PST by chickadee
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