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Sen. Snowe braces for tea party challenge in Maine
San Diego Union-Tribune (AP) ^ | May 6, 2011

Posted on 05/08/2011 11:32:49 PM PDT by South40

WASHINGTON — Maine's Olympia Snowe has long thrived as one of the Senate's leading GOP moderates, but she has recently sided with tea partyers on high-profile votes involving Libya, the budget and the environment as she braces for a primary challenge from the right.

Such votes could help Snowe fend off tea party foes who mock her as a "RINO" - Republican In Name Only - and hope to sink her bid for a fourth term next year.

Snowe insisted she's been true to her moderate roots.

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


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: challenge; party; snowe; tea

1 posted on 05/08/2011 11:32:51 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

It is definitely time for Snowe to retire. God bless the Tea Party.


2 posted on 05/08/2011 11:38:11 PM PDT by pallis
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To: pallis
It is definitely time for Snowe to retire be fired.
3 posted on 05/08/2011 11:39:43 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: South40
“but she has recently sided with tea partyers on high-profile votes involving Libya, the budget and the environment”

This simply proves how disingenuous she is.

4 posted on 05/08/2011 11:44:44 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: South40

the only way the social utopian experiment in new-england survives is with the money its congressional members bring back home.... assuming she can bring back the cash from washington she will be re-elected


5 posted on 05/09/2011 12:42:34 AM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: South40

Please tell me that someone is going to “Rain” on her parade.


6 posted on 05/09/2011 12:50:25 AM PDT by jongaltsr (It)
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To: South40
"Frankly, I share their frustration," Snowe said. "They raised some significant issues about the direction of our country."

LOL! She must be frustrated with herself then. How disingenuous of her. These career politicians are repulsive to me how they hang on so tightly to a seat that's doesn't belong to them. Her and her $2M 'threat'.
7 posted on 05/09/2011 12:52:27 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: South40

It is definitely time for Snowe to retire be fired.

Retired actually would be better. I know she is not perfect in voting, but she has had the hardest life of anyone in America. I would not wish her life on anyone. Nobody in America has suffered as much as she has.


8 posted on 05/09/2011 1:09:13 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

Oh, please. She lost her parents and her husband. I’m quite sure others have suffered just as much, if not more. How about the family who lost both of their sons on 9/11? It’s ridiculous to try to compare suffering like that.


9 posted on 05/09/2011 1:28:53 AM PDT by Politicalmom (Herman Cain did NOT support TARP, and he did NOT say the Federal Reserve should not be audited.)
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To: napscoordinator
I've lost 2 Grandfathers, 2 Grandmothers, 1 Great Aunt, 1 Aunt, my first Wife to breast cancer, my first Wifes Mother and Father, my first Wives Brother, my Mother and Father six months apart......2 Dogs and 1 Cat....it's called death, the present, but not for long, nature of this life.
I've been laid off. It's always been an opportunity.

Do I miss then all? Yes! Do I live in the past? No!

She suffers not a wit more than anyone else.

10 posted on 05/09/2011 1:43:23 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: All

If she loses, the seat will flip (D) and people will have egg on their faces.


11 posted on 05/09/2011 1:47:11 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Stay focused: Debt, Deficits & Immigration.)
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To: newzjunkey

So you want a RINO?


12 posted on 05/09/2011 1:57:07 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: newzjunkey

So you want a RINO?


13 posted on 05/09/2011 1:57:14 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: Puckster

You know Rove’s game. The hell with the constitution as long as there is a “R” by the name. Was she the one that voted Obamacare out of committee?


14 posted on 05/09/2011 3:18:13 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Releasing the photos is a "GUTSY CALL"............)
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To: napscoordinator

but she has had the hardest life of anyone in America

Nobody in America has suffered as much as she has


Did I just enter the land of the Woo-Woo? I can’t believe people who think like you exist!

Born with a silver spoon in her mouth and living the high life (complete with all of the benefits (wink...wink...bump...bump...) of being a national politician. Yeah.......that’s really a hard life.


15 posted on 05/09/2011 3:23:04 AM PDT by DH (When the tainted finger of government touches anything, the rot begins!)
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To: South40
Olympia, how shall we miss you... If you will not just go away.
16 posted on 05/09/2011 4:08:11 AM PDT by mmercier (the shadow, creeping on the ground)
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To: DH
Maine is a rich/poor state. the only thing that separates them is a lot of white pine trees and a hand full state employees that do not want to chop their own wood.

Nothing will change up there. Nothing ever does. Maybe they will just go total blue, as Massachusetts retirees evacuate this hole they have created here and head north.

It is a fine place, if you enjoy wilderness, hillbillies, black flies, and mangy black bears rooting through your trash.

17 posted on 05/09/2011 4:23:57 AM PDT by mmercier (just turn your head)
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To: South40

She has been in the Senate waaaaaay too long...


18 posted on 05/09/2011 4:31:42 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: napscoordinator
Nobody in America has suffered as much as she has.

She has the blood of unborn children on her hands...lots of it. Poor Olympia...boo-frickin'-hoo...

19 posted on 05/09/2011 4:35:14 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Sybeck1

I once knew a lady from Maine
Who’s lust was glory and fame

Of cause and effect she cared little
Whilst she played like Nero on a fiddle

From a state of people so few
A RINO who cared like a shrew

If the good rise up in shame
Her legacy will be on the wane

Liberty and time will tell
Not too late we’ve rung the bell


20 posted on 05/09/2011 4:54:33 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: South40

You’d think Maine would be more effective at Snowe removal.


21 posted on 05/09/2011 4:58:37 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

“You’d think Maine would be more effective at Snowe removal.”

Maybe too reliance upon chemical application.

Not enough old school snow plows.


22 posted on 05/09/2011 5:00:49 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: mmercier

Maybe if the citizens of Maine can replace her with a true conservative, going from faux red to true red, I’ll visit the state and spend some money.

I know it’s a beatiful place.


23 posted on 05/09/2011 5:06:48 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: who knows what evil?

Ditto


24 posted on 05/09/2011 5:07:51 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: South40
Maine Tea Party: "Ramming speed!"


25 posted on 05/09/2011 5:10:22 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: South40

RINO HUNT! RINO HUNT!
Maybe this will encourage some others.


26 posted on 05/09/2011 5:11:02 AM PDT by Flintlock
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To: Puckster

If we can get her out, Collins will know she is next. I wonder if there is a decent candidate to replace her...does anyone know?


27 posted on 05/09/2011 5:15:11 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: South40

she has recently sided with tea partyers on high-profile votes involving Libya, the budget and the environment

{A few votes with the tea partyers might get her elected so she can continue her subversive activities in the senate.}

Her big (R) vote was for Obmacare.


28 posted on 05/09/2011 5:23:29 AM PDT by chainsaw ("The government cannot give to anyone anything that it does not first take from someone else.")
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To: Puckster

I’ve lost 2 Grandfathers, 2 Grandmothers, 1 Great Aunt, 1 Aunt, my first Wife to breast cancer, my first Wifes Mother and Father, my first Wives Brother, my Mother and Father six months apart......2 Dogs and 1 Cat....it’s called death, the present, but not for long, nature of this life.
I’ve been laid off. It’s always been an opportunity.

My condolences.

Now you qualify to be a senator from Maine.


29 posted on 05/09/2011 5:30:38 AM PDT by chainsaw ("The government cannot give to anyone anything that it does not first take from someone else.")
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To: Puckster; Sybeck1
Was she the one that voted Obamacare out of committee?

Yes. She GOES...

30 posted on 05/09/2011 5:36:52 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: South40

Hey Maine, time to shovel the Snowe.

God Bless Our Troops


31 posted on 05/09/2011 5:38:55 AM PDT by bray (What do you think of water boarding now, Obama?)
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To: chainsaw

Thanks,

And, Why yes I do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’d move to Maine from Florida and run as a Tea Partier.....but, my wife and I are both from Minnesooooota, and after her first summer in Florida.....she became a COMPLETE freeze baby. I still love her......though!

So, I don’t think Maine is in the future.


32 posted on 05/09/2011 5:56:43 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: mmercier

Plus, Maine residents brag about being a vacationland, but they do not want out-of-staters coming up there. They just want out-of-state tax money funnelled to them through the federal government.

In their misguided goal to be a pristine wilderness, they do not have billboards at the exits off route 95. It would be nice to know which exit to take to get to the Holiday Inn in Bangor, but NOOOOOO we mustn’t have billboards. And they have VACATIONLAND on their number plates?

Maine residents deserve no more federal tax dollars to support their backwoods, socialist lifestyle.


33 posted on 05/09/2011 5:57:46 AM PDT by abclily
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To: Mouton

See post 32.........I can’t, but thanks for asking....even though you weren’t.


34 posted on 05/09/2011 5:58:51 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: Caipirabob

I agree.


35 posted on 05/09/2011 6:00:29 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: newzjunkey

You either have a political party with a likeminded philosophy of governance or you have something like the Republican party as it now exists with loose cannons like Snowe. You decide.


36 posted on 05/09/2011 6:01:00 AM PDT by Melchior
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To: napscoordinator

BULL CRAP!


37 posted on 05/09/2011 9:45:44 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: presently no screen name
These career politicians are repulsive to me

I am at the point they're ALL repulsive to me. Every last one of them!

38 posted on 05/09/2011 9:48:15 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Puckster
Bravo on your response.

And my condolences on your losses.

39 posted on 05/09/2011 10:25:21 AM PDT by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: abclily

This is late, but whatever...

In New England there is a... Mentality... If you do not know where you are going... Then you do not belong here.

We are a nasty, cruel people regarding strangers in many areas.

It has to be this way here.


40 posted on 05/11/2011 11:37:36 AM PDT by mmercier
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To: Puckster
So, I don’t think Maine is in the future.

Quite possibly one of the wisest decisions of your life...very few people move TO New England.

41 posted on 05/11/2011 11:42:51 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: mmercier

Why does it have to be this way?


42 posted on 05/14/2011 6:34:00 AM PDT by abclily
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To: abclily
Most people smart enough to survive here lie, cheat or steal in one way or another.

We all simply assume everyone else is either lying, cheating or stealing to us or from us.

It has been a fact of life for so long that it is simply our nature.

The only true fools in NE are those who tell a truth. They are dealt with accordingly.

43 posted on 05/14/2011 7:05:50 PM PDT by mmercier (been going for a long time)
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To: mmercier

Give me an example of an expressed truth that would need to be dealt with. I am very interested in your analysis of NE today.


44 posted on 05/15/2011 9:59:23 AM PDT by abclily
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To: abclily
I will bite.

Pleading sufficient facts in a criminal trial without state approved legal representation.

Calling OSHA and filing a complaint against federal or state employees who do not obey standards enforced on private parties.

Those two just off the top of my head.

45 posted on 05/15/2011 7:17:08 PM PDT by mmercier
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