Comments for: Snowe launches political committee to support centrists, consensus builders

Posted Oct. 02, 2012, at 2:25 p.m.
Last modified Oct. 02, 2012, at 6:15 p.m.

AUGUSTA | Sen. Olympia Snowe is using about a quarter of the funds remaining in her campaign war chest to launch a political action committee that she says will support candidates and elected officials focused on consensus-building. Snowe, a moderate who is stepping down from the Senate in January …

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  • Anonymous

    We’ll miss you Senator.  I’ve always been proud of our 2 moderate female Senators.  Thought it made quite a statement to the rest of the nation.  Maine is a state of moderates.
    I hope you will put Independent Angus King on your Olympia’s List.

  • Anonymous

    Good news.  Keep up the good work, Senator.

    • Anonymous

      When your ripe.. it’s time to go.  Just leave senator.. Just leave.  You have done enough damage.

      • Anonymous

        She’s leaving (elective office).  We all should be so constructively active in retirement.

  • Anonymous

    Aw. No dough for Charlie Summers. The empty suit remains with empty pockets.

    • Anonymous

      Yes!

  • Anonymous

    Whatever, Olympia.  What a great day is coming soon………..your exit………..:)

    • Anonymous

      Amen

    • Tyke

       You’re looking forward to Senator King caucusing with the Democrats?

      • Anonymous

        Good God, man……..what’s the difference??!???

        • Tyke

          Who gets to be Senate president and which party controls committee chairmanships.
          .
          A HUGE difference in how business is actually conducted in the Senate.

        • Anonymous

          Check her voting records and get back to us.

          • Anonymous

            They’re  both pretty liberal…………just saying.  There’s not a dime’s worth of difference in their ideologies.

          • Anonymous

            Am sorry to say that her voting record during her final term is not one that I would tout.

  • Anonymous

    Dear Senator Snowe:

    As a disillusioned Republican, may I make three recommendations for the Maine Republican party leaders if you really want the party be centrist:
    1.  Eliminate the prolife party platform and TRULY limit the intrusion of government into citizens’ personal lives.
    2.  Have the party support the rights of gays and lesbians to marry.
    3.  Get rid of Bob Nutting as house speaker.  His presence is an insult and an offense to hardworking men and women across this state.

    Until this happens, my efforts and dollars won’t go to Republican candidates, as much as it pains me.

    • Anonymous

      Bob Nutting should be in prison with the rest of the crooks. White collar crime appears to be a winner.

    • Anonymous

      Sounds more like a Democrat Liberal making believe they’re a Republican just to make noise in a comment section. Pro DEATH. Pro Perverted Lifestyle. Anti Republican House Speaker. That’s not even a RINO like Snowe.
      BTW Caterwaul is the cry of a FEMALE cat in estrus.  A “tom” doesn’t caterwaul. Then again, in Taiwan, a he-she might.

      • Anonymous

        Your attack on my sexuality makes you sound like a typical white male hiding racist tendencies under the cover of allegedly fiscally conservative policies.  Perfectly comfortable in my heterosexuality.  Just want my party to be on the right side of history.  The day is coming.  Ever hear of Jessie Helms?

  • Anonymous

    Sen. Snowe realizes that nations progress from the center, never from the political extremes. That should explain why Independents form the largest voter group these days. Another reason why Maine should have run-off elections.

  • Anonymous

    Wonderful to see that Ms Snowe is working for the people of this country in her ‘lame duck’ days as opposed to leaving behind a mess for someone else to clean up as is more often done.

     I find it interesting that mostly Republicans are glad to see Olympia Snowe leave office. That says some very wonderful things about the bipartisanship of this lady.

  • Anonymous

    YEA!!!!!!!!! I am proud to have voted for you forever. If we don’t get it together we won’t have a ship of state to worry about. “As Maine goes so goes the nation.” ;) Another reason to be proud of our Maine CAN DO people.

  • Anonymous

    So how much closer to an endorsement of Gov. King can she get ?
    Sorry, Charley.

  • Anonymous

    The list is a fine idea in theory, but any list that has Rep. Allen West listed as a moderate is flawed in its methodology.

    • Tyke

       The ranking was done on actual votes and was calculated by a non partisan group.
      .
      It speaks volumes about how extreme those who did not make the list are!

      • Anonymous

        Yes….I read the email and checked out the list.  Do you see how it calculated each vote and what that vote ment?  What type of vote is consitered moderate with this methodology?  None of that info is provided.  Also, Fox News calls itself “non-partisan”.  I would like to see the internals of this survey, that is what I am saying.

        • Anonymous

          As I have said, she is not to be trusted.

      • Anonymous

  • Anonymous

    Senator Snowe is a millionaire

  • Anonymous

    I simply do not trust this woman.   I see it as yet another way for her to have some clout.  

    A look at the list on her site is informative.   For starters she lists,  Tea Party stalwart Alan West,
    Roy Blunt of the Blunt/Brown amendment to allow women’s employers the right to deny reproductive health coverage at will.  That brings us to Scott Brown, Blunts co-sponsor of this heinous bill.  How can she say that she is promoting women and then champion these two.  It is another example of Snowe talking out of both sides of her mouth.

    Peter King is another extreme right wing Rep. on her list.  Maybe her criteria is that they speak to the other party.   The real test would be if they had the integrity to vote against their party line when it mattered, not only when it is safe to do so.  

    Scott Brown is an example of this charade.  He votes with the Democrats when it is safe.  Snowe is supporting him big time, even after he co-sponsored that anti-woman bill.   

    If Snowe were really bipartisan and for women she would be supporting Elizabeth Warren, the far superior candidate.

    As I said.   She is not to be trusted.

  • Funding a Moderate think tank ? Oly, there goes your GOP Christmas Party invitation. And it’s about time too. Moderate’s are a very rare and very needed sight in DC right now. I may be an Independent but I do respect someone that both speaks her mind and stand’s against the bum rush that passes for political speed nowaday’s. Enjoy your retirement !

    • Anonymous

      So who want’s to go to a GOP Christmas Party?  Nothing but in redeemed Grinches.

  • Anonymous

    It is gratifying to see that even as she leaves the Senate, she is trying to do some good. Senator Snowe is a class act in my opinion. We can only hope to get someone as good.

  • Anonymous

    Oh my Gawd, her close George W. Bush and getting us into the Iraq war, which bankrupted the country, her almost completely ignoring the people of Maine and their needs, the State O’Maine, she sat by watching us lose job after job, the woman will do anything for a headline, as far as a Senator for Maine, she really has a zero score, she wrote a book, big deal, now this, will she just go, please, her and that Collins have been a disaster, Collins pretty near bankrupting the U S Post Office, with her meddling. I will be simply glad when this era of them two is over. They may have hoodwinked many, but not everybody.

  • Anonymous

    I take it she is saying that 2 bad Ideas are better then 1 bad idea.  The Patriot Act for one the war for another.

  • Anonymous

    She helped Jock make like what 250 millon in 2 years for creating a new government agency… I’ll pass on your new Ideas OK senator Snowe

  • Anonymous

    Let’s not forget that Snowe freely aided and abetted the current US deficit and was more than poised to relinquish her tainted form of  “professed” political virginity to Obama care — along with Collins — in spite of that fact that both knew it was a tax and would add to the decline of the US dollar and an increase in our national debt. Her mildewed satchels are bulging from years of personal gain, and the jowls of this tired old hagfish are all too willing to malign everyone else for dysfunctional behavior — just like Obama. It’s more than likely that the current times were too demanding for Snowe, and it was no longer possible to hide behind a veil of status quo and deception, which provided a fruitful refuge to her for so many years.

  • Anonymous

    Centerist?? AKA Tight Rope Walker.!!!

  • Anonymous

    Being Bipartisan, centrist and seeking compromise to serve the people has a nice ring to it.
    However, we have arrived at 24% of GDP being consumed by government, nearly 1/2 of the population either receiving entitlements or employed in the management or distribution of entitlements by a series of compromises that incrementally brought us to this level of socialism.  Olympia Snowe has been instrumental in allowing this transition. 
    We need to move to the center …. bring the size of government down to far lower levels, curb compensation packages to government workers to bring them in line with private sector jobs ;  bring the per cent of GDP spent/controlled by the government to more historic norms of 15-18%.  Moving this country back to the center is a huge move; against an intolerant Left.
    The Left has made steady demands for compromise … seeking a 10 and reasonably agreeing to accommodate the right-wing zealots by agreeing to a 6 and coming back yet again to improve on their position.
    When compromise and claims for “centrist” positions become a higher priority than basic principles and values, we will continue to compromise ourselves into a utopian society such as Greece…  where politicians are elected on the basis of what they promise to deliver.
    Whatever happened to the JFK quote, “Ask not what your country can do for you, by what you can do for your country”?

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