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    Re: Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe to Retire

    I also echo the other poster who said: Good Riddance.

    I never liked that woman.

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    Re: Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe to Retire

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I also echo the other poster who said: Good Riddance.

    I never liked that woman.
    It is telling that the posters here saying good things about the Senator are normally identified as progressives and Democrats while those being snarky and outright mean to the Senator are conservatives, libertarians and those who are found voting Republican.

    And we are accused of being partisan!?!?!?!? Amazing.
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    Re: Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe to Retire

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    And we are accused of being partisan!?!?!?!? Amazing.
    So are you saying conservatives should blindly support a politician just because he or she has an "R" behind the name?

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    Re: Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe to Retire

    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectStorm View Post
    So are you saying conservatives should blindly support a politician just because he or she has an "R" behind the name?
    What I am saying is it is telling that the posters here saying good things about the Senator are normally identified as progressives and Democrats while those being snarky and outright mean to the Senator are conservatives, libertarians and those who are found voting Republican.

    And we are accused of being partisan!?!?!?!? Amazing.
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    Re: Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe to Retire

    Now the party line will be divided.

    She was one the face of the few Republican moderates in senate.

    I guess it reflects the times in a way, as the Republican party is swinging more and more to the far right....

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    Re: Senator Olympia Snowe to retire

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Well, this is an interesting turn of events. She says it is because of increased partisan divide in the Senate, but it will put a wrench in the GOP's attempt to try and gain a majority in the Senate since Maine is a solidly blue state. However, it is safe to say this news came as a surprise.
    She's always pretty much been a Democrat anyway. Just like Scott Brown from MA. Honestly, I would have rather seen those two accept the reality of their situations and join the Democratic Party rather than remain as RINO's.

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    Re: Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe to Retire

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    It is telling that the posters here saying good things about the Senator are normally identified as progressives and Democrats while those being snarky and outright mean to the Senator are conservatives, libertarians and those who are found voting Republican.

    And we are accused of being partisan!?!?!?!? Amazing.
    Well, I am a conservative...but not a Republican...but I don't think what I said about her was either snarky or mean. It was simply my perception of her.

    But you are correct in one thing: She was more useful for the Democrats than she was for the Republicans...hence the good things y'all are saying about her.
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    Re: Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe to Retire

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Even if the Democrats take her seat, I think it's a good thing that she goes. One thing that nobody likes is a Senator that cannot be trusted. One day she'll side with Democrats, the next day she'll side with the Republican.

    I echo the other poster who said: Good Riddance!

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    Re: Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe to Retire

    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectStorm View Post
    So are you saying conservatives should blindly support a politician just because he or she has an "R" behind the name?
    Not a bad idea, unless they would prefer a senator with a "D" behind the name, which oddly was the case in Delaware, Nevada and Colorado in 2010.

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    Re: Senator Olympia Snowe to retire

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    She's always pretty much been a Democrat anyway. Just like Scott Brown from MA. Honestly, I would have rather seen those two accept the reality of their situations and join the Democratic Party rather than remain as RINO's.
    She was one of the last Republicans in the Senate. Now all that remain are RINOs

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