Maine Republican Senator Olympia Snowe to Retire

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by AK Forty Seven, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. http://news.yahoo.com/maine-republican-senator-olympia-snowe-retire-224021054--abc-news.html


    Maine Republican Senator Olympia Snowe to Retire

    Republican Senator Olympia Snowe, a three-term veteran from Maine, will not stand for re-election this fall. Snowe, one of the handful of moderates left in the Senate, said she is tired of the gridlock that has paralyzed Congress.

    Snowe, 65, was one of just three Republicans to support President Obama's stimulus package in 2009. Although she voted against the final health care bill in 2010, she was the only Republican Senator to vote for any version of the bill (she supported it in committee).

    Her retirement is a big blow to Republican hopes of taking control of the Senate. With her seat almost certain to be picked up by a Democrat, Republicans would need to pick up a total of four seats (three if a Republican wins the White House) - and not lose any of their own vulnerable seats like Scott Brown's seat in Massachusetts - in order to take control of the Senate.
     
  2. Dems might keep the Senate ,certainly good news imo :)
     
  3. I actually liked Olympia Snow. She was a sensible member of the GOP. I fact, it would not surprise me if she later says that the present GOP is not the party she joined, and has decided not to return due to that.
     
  4. Very few of those these days imo .
     
  5. rew

    rew

    Olympia Snowe was a RINO. If you're going to vote like a Democrat you should run as a Democrat. She won't be missed.
     
  6. Congrats rew, you are the first to this thread to call her a RINO. I lost the bet, but congrats anyways:D
     
  7. 377OHMS

    377OHMS

    She was a RINO cunt.
     
  8. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    That would explain why RCG, enema nurse extraordinaire, likes her.
     
  9. 377OHMS

    377OHMS

    I honestly just don't concern myself with the opinion of pathological liars or the mentally ill and RCG is both.
     
  10. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    You got that right my friend.
     
    #10     Feb 29, 2012