Maine's Olympia Snowe to Adjourn the senate.....

  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 28, 2012 10:29 PM GMT
    Kind of unfortunate, she was one republican with some common sense and
    was known for being a moderate, meaning she was flexible with some issues. I'll regret seeing her go.... so long as we get a democrat as a replacement.

    From Politico....

    Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) will not run for reelection, according to Senate officials. "After an extraordinary amount of reflection and consideration, I am announcing today that I will not be a candidate for reelection to the United States Senate," Snowe wrote on her Facebook page Tuesday afternoon.

    For more information... http://www.politico.com

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    Feb 28, 2012 10:47 PM GMT
    What a damn shame.

    Another one of the last few remaining moderate Repubs bites the dust.

    I wish her well.

    I hate to think how nutty and far fight the Repubs who'll run to try to succeed her are going be!
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    Feb 28, 2012 11:26 PM GMT
    Maine's Olympia Snowe to Adjourn the senate.....

    Do you mean leave the Senate, when her term expires? Adjourn means to break off (a meeting, legal case, or game) with the intention of resuming it later. I think the other 99 US Senators might take exception to that.
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    Feb 29, 2012 12:33 AM GMT
    "Snowe was known as a moderate who sometimes sided with Democrats in the increasingly partisan environment of Washington politics.

    Her statement cited the partisan divide.

    "I have no doubt I would have won re-election," Snowe said, describing her political service in Maine and Washington as "an indescribable honor and immeasurable privilege."

    While her motivation and sense of responsibility remain, she continued, "I do find it frustrating, however, that an atmosphere of polarization and 'my way or the highway' ideologies has become pervasive in campaigns and in our governing institutions."

    "Unfortunately, I do not realistically expect the partisanship of recent years in the Senate to change over the short term," Snowe said. "So at this stage of my tenure in public service, I have concluded that I am not prepared to commit myself to an additional six years in the Senate.""

    I dont know enough about this woman.. EXCEPT her vote ended DADT.
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    Feb 29, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
    The woman who held the country hostage on the Health Care reform bill, then ultimately didn't support the final package.

    Ba-bye.
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    Feb 29, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
    This is good news for the Democrats. Unless the Republicans can find a moderate to replace her, I expect her seat to go to a Democrat. She's been targeted for being a RINO, so in the primary the Republican candidate is likely to be someone from the extreme right of her.

    This can help Democrats as Ben Nelson's seat is likely to go to the Republicans.
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    Feb 29, 2012 12:57 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidThe woman who held the country hostage on the Health Care reform bill, then ultimately didn't support the final package.

    Ba-bye.


    Isn't she the same one who wanted to hear George H. W. Bush speak on the nuclear arms treaty that was eventually passed. It was something that many Republicans agreed with during a Republican presidency, then when Obama became President, suddenly they were hesitant and stalled the measure. It was either her or Collins that made that stupid remark.
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    Feb 29, 2012 12:58 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidThe woman who held the country hostage on the Health Care reform bill, then ultimately didn't support the final package.

    Ba-bye.

    Revisionist history. When the proposed legislation was with her committee, she tried to be very constructive. After the committee's work was completed, Reid, other Democrats, and White House staffers worked behind closed doors, excluding all Republicans. That process led to losing her support.
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    Feb 29, 2012 4:58 AM GMT
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    wrestlervic saidThe woman who held the country hostage on the Health Care reform bill, then ultimately didn't support the final package.

    Ba-bye.

    Revisionist history. When the proposed legislation was with her committee, she tried to be very constructive. After the committee's work was completed, Reid, other Democrats, and White House staffers worked behind closed doors, excluding all Republicans. That process led to losing her support.

    Yours is the revisionism.

    She was ordered to try to spike it, and she did her best. Some moderate.

    This is from the NY Times, so you will need another reason to say it's BS, but denial of the facts has become so habitual, I'm sure you'll be able to do it again.
    http://prescriptions.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/20/senator-snowe-will-vote-no/
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    Feb 29, 2012 6:37 PM GMT
    Sen. Snowe is actually 1 of the last truly gr8 Americans left in the Senate. she is 1 of my heroines, and i hoped 1 day 2 vote 4 her as President. this has been a total merde of a wk politically.
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    Feb 29, 2012 6:42 PM GMT
    tailgater_3 saidSen. Snowe is actually 1 of the last truly gr8 Americans left in the Senate. she is 1 of my heroines, and i hoped 1 day 2 vote 4 her as President. this has been a total merde of a wk politically.
    can you repost this in the english language?
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    Feb 29, 2012 6:51 PM GMT
    yeah, too bad for the country another moderate calls it quits, but i heard some other encouraging factoid attached to to the news story of her departure:

    the House has 75+- seats up for grabs in '12 and the Dems only need 25 to retake control?

    granted it was a democratic strategist suggesting it was entirely possible. but given the way all the GOP candidates are alienating almost every group but the Insane Right.....i'm feeling good about Nov.
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    Feb 29, 2012 7:25 PM GMT
    thadjock saidyeah, too bad for the country another moderate calls it quits, but i heard some other encouraging factoid attached to to the news story of her departure:

    the House has 75+- seats up for grabs in '12 and the Dems only need 25 to retake control?

    granted it was a democratic strategist suggesting it was entirely possible. but given the way all the GOP candidates are alienating almost every group but the Insane Right.....i'm feeling good about Nov.





    Her departure gives the Democrats a good chance of keeping control of the Senate.

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    Feb 29, 2012 7:30 PM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    tailgater_3 saidSen. Snowe is actually 1 of the last truly gr8 Americans left in the Senate. she is 1 of my heroines, and i hoped 1 day 2 vote 4 her as President. this has been a total merde of a wk politically.
    can you repost this in the english language?


    haha, it's American txting. but 4 my elders...here goes:

    Sen Snowe is actually one of the last truly great Americans left in the Senate. She is one of my heroines, and I hoped one day to vote for her [when she ran] for President. This has been a total shit of a week politically.
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    Feb 29, 2012 7:32 PM GMT
    tailgater_3 said
    TropicalMark said
    tailgater_3 saidSen. Snowe is actually 1 of the last truly gr8 Americans left in the Senate. she is 1 of my heroines, and i hoped 1 day 2 vote 4 her as President. this has been a total merde of a wk politically.
    can you repost this in the english language?


    haha, it's American txting. but 4 my elders...here goes:

    Sen Snowe is actually one of the last truly great Americans left in the Senate. She is one of my heroines, and I hoped one day to vote for her [when she ran] for President. This has been a total shit of a week politically.




    IMO you're pretty smart for such a baby-faced youngster.
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    Feb 29, 2012 8:07 PM GMT
    Baldacci for Senate?? Popular former Dem governor of Maine..
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    Mar 01, 2012 12:11 AM GMT
    Um, adjourn:
    1. Break off (a meeting, legal case, or game) with the intention of resuming it later.
    2. (of people who are together) Go somewhere else, typically for refreshment: "they adjourned to a local bar".

    I think that's the wrong verb...any Senator can adjourn a Senate session, AFAIK, if they are the chair at that moment.icon_eek.gif
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    Mar 01, 2012 6:33 AM GMT
    http://reporting.sunlightfoundation.com/2012/snowe/

    Did lawsuit factor in Olympia Snowe's departure?

    Last August, while Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, was in the midst of an intensive round of fundraising for her 2012 reelection bid, a four-year-old civil lawsuit alleging fraud by an education company in which she and her husband are heavily invested became public.

    Nationally, most of the coverage of Snowe's decision to drop her reelection bid has focused on the centrist Republican's frustration with the polarized politics on Capitol Hill. But in Maine, a few newspapers have speculated that her husband's legal entanglements had a role in Snowe's sudden and surprising decision, which left her with more than $3 million in her campaign coffers and her party without a Senate candidate less than three weeks before the filing deadline for Maine's June 12 primary.

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    Mar 01, 2012 9:30 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidUm, adjourn:
    1. Break off (a meeting, legal case, or game) with the intention of resuming it later.
    2. (of people who are together) Go somewhere else, typically for refreshment: "they adjourned to a local bar".

    I think that's the wrong verb...any Senator can adjourn a Senate session, AFAIK, if they are the chair at that moment.icon_eek.gif


    I chose to make it the "correct verb" and I stand by my terminology.
    She never said she wasn't coming back.
    ala Bob Kerrey......
  • GQjock

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    Mar 01, 2012 12:19 PM GMT
    She's leaving because the republican party has left her

    To stay in that party she has had to vote for things she would have NEVER have voted for over the last few years

    The republican party has little by little become the American Taliban
    That's not meant to be inflammatory .. they are against Civil Rights
    forcing mandatory medical procedures ... placing restrictions on voting
    These are extremists .... in anyway you want to define it

    Gimme a Sig and I'll show you a Heil
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    Mar 01, 2012 12:36 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    q1w2e3 saidUm, adjourn:
    1. Break off (a meeting, legal case, or game) with the intention of resuming it later.
    2. (of people who are together) Go somewhere else, typically for refreshment: "they adjourned to a local bar".

    I think that's the wrong verb...any Senator can adjourn a Senate session, AFAIK, if they are the chair at that moment.icon_eek.gif


    I chose to make it the "correct verb" and I stand by my terminology.
    She never said she wasn't coming back.
    ala Bob Kerrey......


    But Kerrey IS coming back!! He just announced for Nebraska Senate.
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    Mar 01, 2012 12:42 PM GMT
    I'm guessing they are going to try to get Chellie Pingree the democratic house rep to run for Senate now. Has Maine Republicans worried because they aren't sure who could possibly run against her and stand a chance.

    I really don't blame Snowe, she's been bullied enough by party leaders who have more or less said vote with us or face the consequences. I'd get sick of it too. plus another 6 year term would have put her at 71 when done. Maybe she wants a break now.
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    Mar 01, 2012 12:48 PM GMT
    djzilla saidI'm guessing they are going to try to get Chellie Pingree the democratic house rep to run for Senate now. Has Maine Republicans worried because they aren't sure who could possibly run against her and stand a chance.

    I really don't blame Snowe, she's been bullied enough by party leaders who have more or less said vote with us or face the consequences. I'd get sick of it too. plus another 6 year term would have put her at 71 when done. Maybe she wants a break now.


    I believe I read that Chellie is primed and ready. I would prefer Baldacci as he is familiar to the whole state.
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    Mar 01, 2012 12:49 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    q1w2e3 saidUm, adjourn:
    1. Break off (a meeting, legal case, or game) with the intention of resuming it later.
    2. (of people who are together) Go somewhere else, typically for refreshment: "they adjourned to a local bar".

    I think that's the wrong verb...any Senator can adjourn a Senate session, AFAIK, if they are the chair at that moment.icon_eek.gif


    I chose to make it the "correct verb" and I stand by my terminology.
    She never said she wasn't coming back.
    ala Bob Kerrey......


    I don't have a problem with her possibility of coming back. But to adjourn the senate means to break off the senate session which is meeting at the moment. To adjourn her senate seat election race would be what you're thinking.
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    Mar 01, 2012 6:26 PM GMT
    OMG former Independent Governor Angus KIng said he was interested as an Independent again, and Baldacci did pick up forms yesterday along with both Democratic Congressmembers, Michael Michaud (upstate) and Chellie Pingree (downstate). On the GOP side is president of the state Senate, Kevin Raye, and "existing" tea bagger Scott D'Amboise.