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Olympia Snowe Delivers Rebuke in Decision to Leave Senate

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: elections, republicans, congress, politics )

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Olympia Snowe, a moderate Republican senator from Maine, won't seek another term in the US Senate because intense partisanship has made her question how 'productive' it would be.

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David C (29)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 12:35 pm
What a find a moderate Republican senator with a soul, I sorry that she is going!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 2:30 pm
.That's what's wrong with our political system today.

Good people with decent morals don't want to get involved.

They neither need nor want the alternate ego strokes and ego bashes.

Let's give Olympia Snowe an honorary membership in the 99%

Shhhh....I'll tell you who else resigned from the Republican house....,"God".

Caitlin M (104)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 2:40 pm
I'm a Mainer and, although she is a moderate, she is still on the "wrong" side of many issues, so I'm glad she's stepping down. I am hoping that a strong, liberal Democrat or Independent will take her place. We must oust all the right-wingers in Congress all across this country. At least this Maine Senator stepped down acknowledging that her party was not acting in the best interests of the people of this country. Here-here, Senator Snowe! Here's to you!

Caitlin M (104)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 2:42 pm
Thanks, Jae!

Mary T (178)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 2:51 pm
I agree with Caitlin at less she is telling the truth why she is leaving.

Jae A (316)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 5:29 pm
Their party really needs more like her, not fewer, but they had their chance and they have blown it with their current list of crazyrightwingers wanting corporate jobs in our current Congress.

Lin Penrose (92)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 6:13 pm
Thanks Jae. Moderate Republicans and moderate Democrats would have positive effectiveness on this country. I'm sorry she - Ms. Snowe is stepping down, though the battles she has been through had to hurt her. Hope Ms. Snowe is not out though. Perhaps becoming active for Democrats or another political action instead, with her awakening to the Republicans true activities, and the end results the Republicans are rabid about.

Kit B (276)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 6:44 pm

I too will hope that she is replaced by a democrat, but still she did help by voting for the better side of a few issues.

pam w (139)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 8:19 pm
I admire her because she stood up for her principles! This is amazingly rare for a Republican...assuming they actually HAVE principles other than self-interest and "beating" Democrats in elections.

H Nick H (1826)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 9:36 pm
Pam, it's amazing that a repulican had principles. They keep going more and more to the extreme right that if Ron Regan ran today, he would be considered a liberal. I true hope that a democrate wins, and that they take over the Senate so that republs can't fillibuster everything to bring the country to a halt. This has to change, and I hope Americans are waking up to what they have been doing.

Edwin M (346)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 5:23 am
Sadly a voice of reason leaving an otherwise insane party. Perhaps her decision may wake up some of those partisan,hateful,loonies that have driven Sen Snowe to this decison but I seriously doubt it.

Ellen m (215)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 7:19 am
Without a doubt i to hope a democrat takes her place, i just hope it would be one with as much conviction, honor, and a n eye for seeing through the crap they all have to wade through on a daily basis.

JL A (281)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 7:57 am
Thank you Olympia Snowe!

Sue H (7)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 8:57 am
The good ole boys are no doubt very happy. I'm glad that she gave them a resounding reason why she was leaving but I'm pretty sure they didn't listen, because she's a woman. The system is losing a moderate voice of
reason. It would be nice if a democrat could take her seat.

Carmen S (611)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 9:52 am
thanks Jaye

Sharon F (0)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 12:21 pm
When I was a young teacher, the saying was 'If you are good, you can go.'

Senator Snow did a good job, and will be missed. Let's hope she can find somebody like herself as her replacement.

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 12:47 pm
Who could blame her. What's taking Ron Paul so long? Because he sucks almost as bad as the GOP?

Bernie Sanders rocks! I wish he could rule with a democracy. Don't like the prosperity, vote him out. This could be the 2nd great american empire without the MIC and shadow goveRnment. Instead we're looking at corporate/Xtian puppets in Santorum and Romney! AArrrrrrrrrrrghhhh!!!

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 12:48 pm
What was it about the Democrats she didn't like? She could have jumped and punished the GOP for their ruinous fascism.

Sheryl G (363)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 1:13 pm
Doesn't surprise me, she has been giving signs to this decision.

Audrey L (37)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 1:18 pm
Are Republicans listening to what she said, or are they too busy in their crazy world to know. She was one of the sane one's in the Republican party, but this is the year of insanity so I am sure the big boys are happy. Hope she will be replaced with a Democrat and that will give them a jab where it is deserved.

patricia lasek (317)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 1:19 pm
She voted the right way on some issues but was in lock-step with her party on most. We need anothe Dem in the Senate to replace her.

Robert O (12)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 2:26 pm
Thanks Jae.

Robert Tomlinson (62)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 3:00 pm
I agree with those who say that, although a moderate, she voted on the wrong side of the issues on many occasions. Having said that.....if there were more Olympia Snowe's and fewer Mitch McConnell's, Roy Blunt's and Rand Paul's this country would be better off.

marie C (163)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 3:01 pm
Noted Thanks Jae

Ray M (0)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 8:26 pm
Thank you, Senator for telling the truth. It's nice to know at least one republican has courage. Maine should be proud of you. Best wishes.

Roni Jo Patterson (4)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 8:39 pm
My money says Ms. Snow did it to punish right-wingers and/or help Democrats.

Greg K (1)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 8:48 pm
She was one of the most sane in the maximum insanity level ward called the Senate. Kind of like being the thinest at the morbidly obese camp. Maine will probably vote in a massively financed right wing nut job or a barely not Republican - Democrat.

W. C (7)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 11:13 pm
Thank you for the article.

Anne S (25)
Friday March 2, 2012, 1:11 am

If and ONLY if a Democrat gets her seat, will this be a slap at the Greedy Old Party.

JL A (281)
Friday March 2, 2012, 8:42 am
I thank her for her long service to the people.

Ellen Emerson (14)
Friday March 2, 2012, 4:45 pm
Sounds like we are losing one of the few decent politicians.

Ellie L (0)
Friday March 9, 2012, 2:51 am
Let's hope a Democrat takes her seat, and every single teabagger seat in the House, Senate, Governorship, Legislature. Women rise up - We can do it! Vote Democrat!

Jae A (316)
Friday March 9, 2012, 9:21 am
Now to vote out the rest of the GOP in Congress and local offices of state government.
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