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Bombshell: Olympia Snowe to retire; Update: The plot thickens
Hotair ^ | 02/28/2012 | Allahpundit

Posted on 02/28/2012 8:11:10 PM PST by SeekAndFind

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To: Terry Mross
I’m sick of rinos

So am I, but I'm also sick of Harry Reid controlling the agenda.

51 posted on 02/29/2012 7:36:13 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: skeeter
I don't give a rip how this changes things or who gets to take credit, I'm just chuffed to bits this loser is GONE.

This is a major loss for you and you don't even realize it or care.

You are why Democrats succeed.

52 posted on 02/29/2012 7:38:05 AM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: ScottinVA

David Dryer of CA. NOT RUNNING!!!!!


53 posted on 02/29/2012 7:39:42 AM PST by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good riddance to the witch who gave us Obamacare. I bet she was going to lose her primary. Obamacare is that unpopular, even in Maine


54 posted on 02/29/2012 7:46:46 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: SeekAndFind
[ Snowe was a no vote on ObamaCare. ]

The witch could have killed it in committee, but voted it out. She then voted no on the final passage to save face. That is unforgivable. .

55 posted on 02/29/2012 7:52:47 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: KansasGirl

RE: Obamacare is that unpopular, even in Maine

But my bet is Maine still goes Obama in 2012 regardless.

I already see the following states as a lock for Obama regardless of how bad the economy goes (and their electoral votes):

NJ 15
NY 31
Connecticut 7 ,
Delaware 3,
Masschusetts 12,
Rhode Island 4
Vermont 3,
Maine 4,
Maryland 10
California 55 ,
Oregon 7,
Washington 11,
Illinois 21,
Hawaii 4,
DC 3

That’s 190 of the 270 needed to win right there.


56 posted on 02/29/2012 7:57:40 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Postman

You are so right. She is despicable, but then we already knew that.


57 posted on 02/29/2012 8:02:13 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: cotton1706

You are most likely right. she is most likely doing this to help the Rats maintain their Senate majority. She always was a RINO.


58 posted on 02/29/2012 8:15:17 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: SeekAndFind

Good news!

Hopefully the current Governor of Maine will decide to run for the seat!


59 posted on 02/29/2012 8:32:05 AM PST by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: Bigun

———Hopefully the current Governor of Maine will decide to run for the seat!-——

That’s my hope. He has quite a life story.


60 posted on 02/29/2012 8:40:25 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: SeekAndFind; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: Olympia Snowe to retire

Gadzooks-- Hot damn... and General Jackson! About time!!!

61 posted on 02/29/2012 9:01:17 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
That’s my hope. He has quite a life story. And is a darn site more conservative than Ms. Snowe!
62 posted on 02/29/2012 9:09:14 AM PST by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: newzjunkey
You are why Democrats succeed.

Oh spare me your drama.

I'm not even going to ask you to explain this comment.

63 posted on 02/29/2012 11:05:26 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Jonty30
--Why would anybody give up an easy seat, with a Senator’s income and perks unless there was a better deal somewhere?--

"Better deal" is but one possibility. However, regarding the question itself:

That is the right question.

64 posted on 02/29/2012 11:12:34 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: kcvl

If this is true, those folks need to stop drinking their own cool aid.

And this guy thought his car is actually worth something too, until he tried to sell it:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200717083899+&viewitem=&afsrc=1


65 posted on 02/29/2012 11:17:40 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: George Varnum
You know; kind of like what our Founding Fathers had in mind when they set the US Senate up in the first place.

Yes, they set it up without the 17th.

66 posted on 02/29/2012 11:29:26 AM PST by houeto (Mitt Romney - A Whiter Shade of FAIL)
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To: maine-iac7

You have to understand, that wasn’t the reason why she resigned. When a politician says why they are resigning, that is almost always not the reason.

Until there is further information, it is likely for the same reason every other democrat or faux-Republican has done so, because it’s going to be a tough year for liberals and she wanted to screw over the Republicans as best she could.


67 posted on 02/29/2012 1:35:05 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30; All

You post to me: “You have to understand, that wasn’t the reason why she resigned. When a politician says why they are resigning, that is almost always not the reason.”

ahahaha

It always amuses me when anyone starts out a message with ‘You have to understand...”

No, actually, I don’t have to.

You state your OPINION, which may be true and may not be. Might it be better to start with something like: “I believe..” or “In my opinion,” or “It seems to me” ?

But then, maybe you have an inside line to Olympia?

BTW, did you ever see this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5T9n8njInA

Of course, you probably have other reps giving a harder assessment against ObamaCare?

Here fighting against 1099

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6jysN8ERAk&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw4XuMhyaoQ&feature=related

Now, from the above, you will likely deduce that I am for Olympia.

No so. But I AM not for blanket uninformed condemnation.
It just may be that the last 2 years, with bill after bill being sent to the senate from the Republican Congress only to be ignored by Reid, combined with anything else the Administration can’t get the Congress to “obey’ is simply and with malice aforethought, bypassing the congress AND the rule of law and ruling as a king through E.O.’s.

This prevents ANYthing from our side getting done. In addition, she is in a position to know much more that we ever will about what is going on behind the scenes - things none of us may be able to stop.

It just may be that she is worn out trying to hold back the tide - at least in her public role. I will be looking to see what she is going to do in the future, working outside the system.

I’ll hold my fire until the feathers settle...as, unlike you, I simply don’t know if her reasons are as stated or something sinister and underhanded.

But thank your for your concern about what I “must understand.”


68 posted on 02/29/2012 3:21:53 PM PST by maine-iac7 (.)
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To: maine-iac7

I will give you a point for being technically correct that one doesn’t have to do anything that another person says they must do. You are correct on that point.

On your assumption that I would assume that you would support Olympia, you would be incorrect there, so I get a point, leaving us tied.

Having the cynical eye that I do have, in regards to politics, I’ve learned that it is usually consistent that a politician’s actions speak louder than any words. If it had been her intent to not run for office, because she wanted out prior to spending the money printing signs, gathering volunteers, sending out newsletters, and whatever else it takes to run for office.

The fact that she spent the donated money and leaving the Republican party hard-pressed to offer an alternate candidate in such short notice suggests that her intent, regardless of everything else, was to hurt the Republican’s chances in the Senate over everything else.

Those are her actions. It is likely, based on her actions, that was her intent.


69 posted on 02/29/2012 3:38:39 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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