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Comments for: Angus King’s full statement on caucus choice

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  • PabMainer

    In the words of my ole’ friend Gomer Pyle, “Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!

    • Rocky4

      Especially since he took what………3/4 of a million from that little
      punk Bloomberg?

  • Bravo. A class act.

  • Anonymous

    Caucusing with the Democrats, and supporting and VOTING with them are two entirely different things. The fact that King sought advice from Lieberman – a Democratic Party Traitor – is discouraging. Hard to trust Angus King!

    • Anonymous

      That’s why I voted for him, actually.

      • Anonymous

        Why, because he’s hard to trust?

        • Anonymous

          I trust him about as much as I would trust any politician. And I wanted him in office more than any other candidate…including my R.

  • Anonymous

    Mealy mouthed as usual…Why didn’t you run as a Democrat, Gus?

  • Anonymous

    Captian of Obvious!

  • Rocky4

    He must think there are some REALLY stupid people in this state. Did ANYBODY think he would caucus with the republican party?

  • Anonymous

    WOW!! REALLY??!! He’s gonna caucus and vote with the democrats?!! What a shocker!!! Anybody that was fooled into believing this guy is an ‘independent’, welcome to reality.

    • Anonymous

      If you can figure out how he can not caucus with either party and still be effective, I’m sure he’d love to hear your plan.

  • Anonymous

    i felt asleep halfway though reading this narcissist letter from King, Did he ever say which side he is going with?

  • timb0723

    Wow, I didn’t see that one coming! :)

  • Anonymous

    King’s views on the debt and deficit make him independant of reason on the issue. He joins a party largely captured by the GOP view on the issue. When the Democrats agree to cut Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security to avoid the automatic cuts scheduled for next year in exchange for taxing the tip money of the super rich, the GOP will use it against them in 2014. The Grand Bargain is a hoax. No mention of 7.9% unemployment now that the election is over.

    • FELT

      The revenue gains from taxing ‘the Rich’ are vastly overestimated; and besides once the government gets done ‘laundering’ this new stream of revenue, there won’t be much left, if any at all!

      ….guns for rebels and more turmoil in the Mideast will be funded instead.

  • Anonymous

    He needed to announce this? Why? 99% of the people knew his wind machines needed funding.. It took angus 2 days to get a peice of the pork pie for himself.
    What is he going to do the need 6 years, OH wait he will get Eliot Cutler some pie.

  • FELT

    I feel this is the more accurate viewpoint—from POLITICO:

    New Senate breed: Liberal and proud of it
    By: Kate Nocera
    November 13, 2012 11:35 PM ESTThe Senate is about to become a liberal lion’s den.

    There’s a new gang of senators who ran their campaigns as unabashed progressives and won. Several of them will replace more moderate predecessors, led by Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a hero of the left who reclaimed the seat of the original liberal lion: Sen. Ted Kennedy.

    Warren, Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) join newly reelected Democratic Sens. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island to strengthen a once-dwindling group of die-hard liberals.

    Howard Dean might say these are the folks who belong to “the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party.” They are pro-gay marriage, pro-union, favor tax increases on the wealthy and support Obamacare. In some ways, they are populist throwbacks — in the spirit of Paul Wellstone or Hubert Humphrey — who don’t flinch from explaining the positive role that government can play in people’s lives.

    But the question in a divided Senate is whether the new liberals will be hard-liners who refuse to compromise with the tea party types on the other side of the aisle or negotiators, like Kennedy, who made deals with Republicans ranging from Ronald Reagan to Rep. John Boehner to George W. Bush. In the modern Senate, it’s a lot harder to do the kind of work that won Kennedy fans on the Republican side.

  • Anonymous

    Wise move, Angus.

  • Anonymous

    No waaaaaay! What a surprise…..

  • Anonymous

    Of course he will caucus with the Democrats–he is one of them!

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