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    Re: Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe to Retire

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well, that is a possibility, or........They could elect a real conservative who actually fights for government to adhere to the constitution.


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    If you're right about Snowe, they kept electing her. What does that tell you?


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Re: Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe to Retire

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Actually this is incorrect. Liberal and Conservative political and moral reasoning can actually be mapped on five different axis, which are all partially based on emotion, partially on instinct, and partially on reasoning.

    Here is more information on the subject.

    Jonathan Haidt on the moral roots of liberals and conservatives | Video on TED.com

    Hmmmm....interesting...

    Haidt found that Americans who identified as liberals tend to value care and fairness considerably higher than loyalty, respect, and purity. Self-identified conservative Americans value all five values more equally
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    Re: Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe to Retire

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Good lord you crack me up....

    I thought you'd like that....Not so good with the smilies though, sorry bout that...

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    Re: Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe to Retire

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    If you're right about Snowe, they kept electing her. What does that tell you?
    That I was correct in moving out of the NE.


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    Re: Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe to Retire

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Hmmmm....interesting...



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    Yes, I have read the research. However, what you are interpreting as a value statement or endorsement is not. Its just the result of research.

    Some values, such as purity and tribalism are actually outdated and useless.

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    Re: Senator Olympia Snowe to retire

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe to retire in blow to GOP - The Washington 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.
    One less rino

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    Re: Senator Olympia Snowe to retire

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    One less rino
    And one more Democrat.
    There should be Instant Runoff Voting

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    Re: Senator Olympia Snowe to retire

    She wrote an editorial in the Washington Post explaining her reasoning: Olympia Snowe: Why I’m leaving the Senate - The Washington Post
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

    -- Adam Smith

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    Re: Senator Olympia Snowe to retire

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    And one more Democrat.

    You hope.


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    Re: Senator Olympia Snowe to retire

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    She wrote an editorial in the Washington Post explaining her reasoning: Olympia Snowe: Why I’m leaving the Senate - The Washington Post


    Yes, a rather disingenuous one at that.

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