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  • Anonymous

    Prediction: King the democrat will causcus with the democrats.

    • Randall Flagg

       thats the problem with 2 party politics…

    • Anonymous

      You’re good, man…you should buy a lottery ticket.
      (now…spit)

    • Anonymous

      Despite the Tea Partier’s fluke of the last two years Maine is a liberal state.  Sixty percent of Mainers are liberals.

      Look at the election reults:

      Obama nearly 60%

      King + Dill 60%

      Pingree 60%

      Michaud nearly 60%

      Dems in the Maine House of Representatives  60%

      Dems in the State Senate 60%

      This is no trick, voter fraud or ‘lame-stream media’ conspiracy.  60% of Mainers want liberal laws, budgets and policies.

      • Anonymous

         4 counties in Maine are liberal.

        • Anonymous

          Yes, the ones with people in them.

          •  You are part of the problem with that elitist attitude.

          • Anonymous

            One county in Maine voted for Romney.  One.  How many counties in Maine are there?  Its more than one, right?

        • Anonymous

          But Romney only carried one county.  How does your data jive with that?

      • Anonymous

        Good so they can bankrupt us some more!

  • Anonymous

    King said in his commercials that there should be no pay for legislators if there is no budget.  Harry Reid has refused to place a budget up for vote for the past few years.  Can’t wait to see King get this proposal going, maybe he could leverage that with his promise to caucus with the dems.  Unlikely.  I think we will never hear that proposal again.

    • Anonymous

       Budgets are made in the House.  Reid is a Senator.

      • CPPray

        Don’t confuse them with facts.

  • Anonymous

    angus if you are truly independent you will either not caucus with either party or you can caucus with the D’s one year and then the R’s the next.    i for one hope he just doesn’t and stays a true independent.

    • If the system was set up in a way one could avoid caucusing with one or the other and still have the same clout, he probably would. Though it’s not.

      • Anonymous

        i thought we wanted to shake up washington?  doing the same old same old and playing by the exact same set of rules  is not going to cut it in my book.

        • Anonymous

          Caucusing with one party is the only way to get committee assignments.

          • Anonymous

            i know this.  see my previous post.

          • Anonymous

             He does not have to worry his windy buddies will take good care of him like he will them.

          • Anonymous

             It’s not the only way, but certainly is the easiest and one most likely to succeed.

        • In order to rewrite the rules, we’d need more leverage – that means far more independents and third parties injected into both state and national congresses.  It’s more a symbolic victory at this point, but could become more it started to trend. Not likely however (unfortunately). :(

    • Anonymous

      he’s not an independent! he’s as “democrat” as you can get.
      look at his policies, the programs he set up while governor, his shady backroom deals.
      people forget so fast.

      • Anonymous

         Thank god!  I’m tired of “republican” craziness.   Can any explain why Republican candidates’  business ventures were considered by some as strong qualification for public office  while any non-Republican’s business ventures are considered “shady” by that same group?

    • Anonymous

      Hew already said, he’d switch caucuses as needed.

  • Anonymous

    Come On,, Is there any doubt? He will caucus with the democrats..

  • Randall Flagg

    Prediction: King is a smooth operator – he will be a democrat…hope you all are glad you voted this clown in.

    according to one of his ads he is a “nice person” and reminded us of the horrors of the Ice Storm

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, the majority of us are glad we voted for him.  Think we’d vote for Summers?

  • Anonymous

    I just hope all of you who voted for an Independent candidate don’t rue the decision in hindsight. As I always say, you don’t really know what you’re getting with an Independent candidate. Stick with someone who lays their cards out on the table while they’re campaigning. At least you have a clue.

    • Anonymous

      I agree . . . we don’t know. Unless, as in the case of Angus King, he has filled the post of state governor and and shown what he can do as an Independent. I’m just as comfortable with our choice as I was with putting my trust in Olympia Snowe. If anybody can fill her shoes, I think Angus King can.

    • Anonymous

      I’m good with it.  I was never going to vote for Dill, and I couldn’t hold my nose tight enough to vote for Summers.

  • Anonymous

    Ol Gus doesn’t  get it..I don’t want BI-PARTISANSHIP….maybe tri-partisanship that includes folks like Bernie Sanders….and what is Anguish talking about he isn’t a Dem or Repug?  Someone needs to explain things to him. Gus……Bi means Two….You are not a Dem or a Repug…So where does that leave you…..You think you are going to become the leader of the Dems and Repugs???  Dreaming………………….  Bipartisanship is what brought us the USAPATRIOT ACT, the “wars” in Iraq and Afghanistan, etc..

    • Anonymous

      I laugh when I read people saying Angus is a liberal.

      Angus King is a moderate who leans to the right more than to the left.

      Maine Democrats had a chance to send a liberal woman to the U.S. Senate, but trouble is, the Democratic Party is now also moderate to right leaning, and would rather back a moderate “Independent” than a liberal Democrat. 

      Cowardly and disgraceful.

      Just my opinion.

  • Anonymous

    For Angus King being independent is pure semantics.  A liberal like Angus is not going to vote against his liberal buddies too many times.

  • Anonymous

    Give me my windmill money or I’ll vote with the Republicans. as I said before snake oil salesman.

  • Anonymous

    Ooooo . . . . the suspense is killing me!  What a glory hound. 

    • Anonymous

      And LePage is not a glory hound?  Lots of luck with his persona.

  • Anonymous

    Who is he trying to kid?  First day after the election and the first lie.

    Maybe just trying to get Reid to promise some goodies?

  • Anonymous

    Anyone who thinks King won’t caucus with his fellow Democrats is stupid enough to have voted for him! After all, that’s why they had him run!

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations Senator King!  Please  represent all of the people of State of Maine to the best of your ability. 

  • Democrat is what old man Angus is and democrats is who old man Angus will caucus with.  An old man with old warn out ideas but a penchant for legislation that lines his pockets with lots of cash.

  • Anonymous

    Well, at least King won with a majority in a multi-candidate race unlike a certain governor a couple of years ago.

    About time that Summers looks for another job.  Not exactly a stellar performance in his last gig.

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