October 23, 2019
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Comments for: Just how mad is Olympia Snowe at Charlie Summers?

  • Good for Snowe.  The Tea Party is going to spell the death of the Republican Party in Maine.  If you don’t believe me, talk to me on November 7.

  • Anonymous

    I guess she isn’t that bad after all!  Good job, Olympia

  • Guest

    The senator apparently understands how godawful the tea party is for this state and country.

  • { Charlie the Lockstep Monster Strikes Again! }

  • Anonymous

    Really – who cares about Charlie Summers? – he’s a goner after Nov. 7th…

  • Good for Snowe.  It is Charie Summers who is requireing Maine natives who have registered their cars for years now to prove they are citizens, why not put the illegals on the hot seat, in fact stop providing them with health care, housing, and food stamps as soon as they cross the Maine border, spend time tightening up our border, and require they wait a full year before they get any public assistance.   Other states do it.  stop being a bleeding heart liberal Summers and man up.

    • Anonymous

      What are you talking about?  That’s why he and others in this State are trying to make that happen.  It’s the democrats complaining that we need to spread the wealth.  And it’s the federal government not Maine that is dealing a blow with the health care and illegals!  Get your story straight!

      • Jake_OO7

        Summers is a Republican and is asking Snowe to spread her wealth to him.  Get your story straight! :)

        • Anonymous

          Not true at all!

    • Anonymous

      u liberal in sheeps clothing!

    • Anonymous

       Charlie Summers is right pissing me off. Now he wants to test drivers 65 and older. What about all the drunks and speeders Charlie …how they workin’ for ya! Oh and ya prove your a citizen? Iv’e been driving for forty years. This guy isn’t for freedom ..he’s a control freak.

      • Anonymous

        I think it’s a reaction to the State Trooper (Cropper) who had to risk his life to stop an elderly driver from killing himself and others while traveling the wrong way on 295. The old guy was heading to Waterville (from Scarborough) to pay a water bill. He was driving north in the southbound lane.

        In interviews with Trooper Cropper, he said law enforcement has to intercept wrong way drivers more often than we know.  Charlie Summers would have access to all those incidents from police and Trooper files. Sad but true, those intercepts always involve the elderly.  I don’t think I have to tell you why.

        After 60, reaction time slows down, distance perception is compromised and comprehending danger up ahead or around you is not as quick as it needs to be. When you come to a stop sign, do you keep looking both ways with a feeling of uncertainty, until the driver behind you starts blowing their horn.

        Eyesight is diminished. It isn’t as easy to turn your head to the left and right with a full enough turn to see all objects and people when you are backing out. Arthritis limits how far around you can turn your head. All of these limitations I speak of will not keep you off the road, as long as we admit to those limitations and hope other drivers around us will have patience with our “slower approaches.” 

        However, when confusion and serious memory problems set in, combined with those limitations, we oldsters need to face the music. We don’t like the song, but for just the safety of others on the highways, we need to stop getting behind the wheel.

        If you have been driving for 40 years, you aren’t as sharp and quick as you used to be. You might deny that but you know it to be true.

        As far as drunks and speeders, law enforcement is doing everything they possibly can to address those problems. They depend on us to call them on our cell and report a drunk swerving around on the road. As far as speeders, we ourselves interfere with the law catching speeders as we warn other drivers by flashing our lights to give them a heads up that “Smokey” is lying in wait down the road.

        • Anonymous

          Maybe when someone gets to 80 years old they need to be tested. Most crashes by elderly people involve folks over 80.  Why start penalizing someone at 65 when you have teens that are out on the road who are unskilled, 38% of accidents are related to alcohol and 46% are related to speed. The government needs to back off of putting requirements and restrictions on us because America is about freedom. My dad is 88 and he is still driving and so is his twin brother. He knows when he will hang up his keys and it looks to be soon. He has driven perfectly fine up through now. I have seen people in their 20’s and 30’s drive down the wrong way on a highway by either being distracted or error. Accidents can and do happen and mistakes can be made. As I said it is pretty bad when you have to prove you are a citizen of this country to get your license renewed, after 40 years give me a freaking break. If the IRS is the Gestapo…Charlie Summers is the head of the SS. 

          • Anonymous

            I’m not arguing that people in their 70’s 80’s and 90’s aren’t qualified to drive.  Many of them are. Sadly, I was intrumental in getting my mother off the road at 87 yrs old. She was butting her car into first one thing and then another and once, took the side chrome off her car by scraping the side of a bridge. When she came to a stop sign, she drove over the corner lot lawn instead of making her right hand turn on the road. You should have seen the tire marks in that lawn. At 85, my father had to face the fact he was no longer a safe driver…….he used to fall asleep behind the wheel.

            I’m only referring to “statistics.” I assume you know what that reveals. It is easy to record all accidents in any given State and observe the ages of the drivers. The very young (teens) and the very old are the highest percentage in the yearly accident total. That’s a fact. That doesn’t mean that other drivers of median ages don’t have accidents also.  Testing driver’s 65 and over has been rumored about before, but it usually fizzles out. Maine’s population is aging  (I’m among them) So it has come to the point that testing at 65 and older may become imperative. I don’t think you could pick a number, like 80, to begin testing a driver’s ability to drive. You must agree with me that many people become dangerous drivers long before they reach the age of 80. Everything is a situation.

            As far as teens….we all know how dangerous that age group is….even if they’re not behind the wheel of a car. But we allow them to drive at 16…so that’s that. When I got my license at 17, I was totally fascinated with speed. We lived out in the country where roads were not congested and you could usually see along way ahead. I would get a car up to 85 or 90 on those roads. Being that young and stupid, I had no idea if I ran into a pole or a tree, the car would stop but I wouldn’t. So I know how careless and reckless teens can be behind the wheel. 

            As far as proving you are a citizen of this country to get your driver’s license…that’s a federal law.

          • Anonymous

             It is not federal law. The State issues driver’s licenses. Under the 10th amendment anything that is not specified in the constitution is reserved to the states and to the PEOPLE. It is probably some mandate attached to federal funding. The federal government has no business in our state affairs. None. The federal government is sticking it’s nose into every aspect of our business…and Charlie Summers is one of the one’s that goes along with
            this.  It’s OK to issue work permits to illegals but to prove you are a citizen after being a citizen for 60 years, and a veteran who served in Nam is just way to overboard. All these politicians need to get dumped.

          • Anonymous

            You write: “The federal government has no business in our state affairs.”*********************************************
            You would have made a good Confederate soldier.

            And you say “It is not federal law.
            ********************************

            Nov. 14, 2008        The second of two state laws adopted in April to tighten regulations for getting a driver’s license goes into effect Monday, requiring motorists to prove they’re living in the country legally to obtain or renew a license.For most motorists, it’ll be as simple as displaying a birth certificate at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

            The law that tightens driver’s license requirements came about after negotiations between the governor’s office (Baldacci) and the Department of Homeland Security averted a high-profile showdown over the Federal Real ID Act, an anti-terrorism law.In adopting the law, Maine joined 44 other states, including the rest of New England, in making proof of legal U.S. residency a requirement for getting or renewing a driver’s license.

          • Anonymous

             You are a fool. I am a disabled veteran who served this country. 58,000 of my brothers died during the Vietnam war and when we returned we were spit on by people like you who have no regard for the constitution. The more the government regulates the more we lose our freedom. The Patriot act is unconstitutional on it’s face. It creates a domestic military force and invades privacy rights. How do you like getting patted down by TSA at an airport or the government monitoring your phone calls. All because of 20 Saudi terrorists. The representatives in Washington are all a part of the 1%. When they leave office they get paid for the rest of their lives. They are bought and  paid for by bankers and big oil and pharmaceuticals.
                It is the failure of government to not secure borders and allow illegals to come into this country. So why should we as law abiding citizens pay for governments failures.
                Don’t you ever denigrate a veteran by stating they should have been a confederate soldier.
            I’ll bet you never served and you best stop and think about your freedom and the many Americans who gave their life serving during time of war. If you believe in all of these regulations then you have no regard for freedom.

          • Anonymous

            You have formed an impression of me that is flawed. Vietnam Veterans are my generation. I’m proud of all of them. I don’t spit on anybody, much less a soldier. I’m painfully aware of how our heroes were maligned and spit upon on their return home. It is a disgraceful period in our history.

            I’m accused, along with some choice obscene names, of being a strict Constitutionalist. I do believe that all the regulations by this present Politburo is destroying our Constitution and suffocating our freedoms and liberties. I assume you are in favor of repealing Obamacare. I defy anyone to read the text of the U.S. Constitution and find any authority granted to the members of Congress to regulate health care.

            Democrats and Democrats only, passed this piece of legislation (using deceit, bribes, backroom deals and closed door meetings in the dead of night) without reading it and it gave Obama and the Executive Branch the power to make over 4,000 decisions on every aspect of health care without any Congressional approval or oversight.)

            Under Obamacare some 138 new Federal agencies or committees have already been established to make many of the decisions on our health care that were previously made by you and your physician. The most heinous of the provisions in the law in this area is that which places a tax on artificial limbs, including those being provided to elderly veterans, and our troops that have been wounded fighting for our nation in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Veterans Administration will not pay the tax, so these heroes and their families will have to pick up the tab. The same is not true for illegal aliens. They can get them at taxpayer expense.) 

            In spite of Roberts re-writing the mandate to be a TAX after all, Obamacare violates the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 9th and 10th amendments of the US. Constitution.

            You revealed such a fierce loyalty to the rights of States to govern themselves with as little Federal Government interference as is legally possible, it only reminded me of the cause the Confederate soldier fought for. Confederate soldiers considered their home State to be their country. When they were asked what they were fighting for, their reply was “fighting for their State and States Rights. They weren’t convinced of a compilation of 34 States called “the Union” having more importance than their own home State. Saying you would have made a good Confederate soldier wasn’t meant to be an insult on my part. I would never have guessed that comparing a man’s loyalty to his own home State as being similar to the Confederate soldier’s allegiance and devotion to his home State as a defamation to an American veteran. It clearly insulted you and so I apologize. As far as Americans who gave their life serving during time of war, 2 of my brothers served in Korea. Thank you for your service.

            Oh yes, one last thing. I’m not in a financial position to take plane rides, so I have never ran into the TSA nightmare. I’m not important enough to have the government monitor my phone calls.

    • Anonymous

      Thats not true. This is Federal Law. If it was true then Baldi and Dunlap did the same thing.

  • Anonymous

    Another negative for Charlie. Don’t step on people who helped you.

  • Anonymous

    Yep, after 7 November he’ll have a new name, “Charlie Falls”  

  • Anonymous

    Angus King did such a great job spending our money in Maine, now he’ll get a chance to help Obama do it in Washington. Til it’s gone……

    • Anonymous

      There is no money left in Washington for King to sink his hooks into. But, of course, the  Hawgs and Hawgettes  in the Bubble Beltway will keep driving our yet-to-be-born great grandchildren into unbearable debt…..they gotta keep that insane gravy train rollin’ down the tracks…..heading for a depot called “Welcome to Hell, U.S.A.”

    • anonme 527

      Maine has never had any money to spend, its all coming from the feds. Life in Maine is made possible by federal funding to a far greater extent than you might think. Consider whether you want to relocate before you vote for the GOP in November because they won’t just fund necessary social programs, they’ll take your insurance, your job and still charge you five bucks a gallon for gas, just to pay back the lobbies and special interest groups who are keeping them in office.

      • Anonymous

        I didn’t know the Republicans were selling fuel?

  • Anonymous

    I don’t blame you Snowe for being mad, when one of your own Crony’s backs a Tea Party Thug over you. Now it is time for you to return the Bad Karma on this LOSER.        ET Tu Brute !

    • Anonymous

      Apparently Charlie Summers has yet to learn one of the basic truisms in life: ‘Hell hath nor fury like a woman scorned’.

  • Mr_Spuddy

    Maybe he was unhappy that she ran as a conservative years ago and has since become a liberal.

    • Anonymous

      I am a Liberal, Mr. Spuddy, and Olympia Snowe is no Liberal.  She is a Moderate Republican.  She has a long way to go before I’d ever consider voting for her.

      • Anonymous

        Oh well, nobody is perfect. 

      • Anonymous

        So which of the two will you be voting for?  Dill or the King?  BTW…the DNC has thrown Dill under the bus and then backed over her.  How’s that for “loyalty?”

  • Anonymous

    Snow has been sending Maine down the rever for many years along with Collins.
    The obamah heath farce is a great example of how far the two will go to help with the socialist agenda of the democrats.
    Maine hasahope in Charlie Sommers in his bid for her position in the senate!!

    • anonme 527

       Tough for anyone to be both a socialist and a democrat, but I guess that rhetoric works for you.

      • Anonymous

        Ok    he is not a democrat!! point well made     thanks

  • Anonymous

    That’s my girl!

  • Anonymous

    If Olympia Snowe voted and acted as a true conservative instead of calling herself a republican and then voting as if she were a  liberal democrat he may have supported her. Frankly, this makes me like Charlie Summers more and Olympia Snowe even less than I did before. GO CHARLIE!

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, go away Charlie.

      • Anonymous

        Dido

    • Anonymous

      Go Charlie? Go where? He’s not going to win, especially not being the freaky fringe conservative you want him to be. 

    • Anonymous

      i agree,, bye bye olive oil

      • Anonymous

        and hello deputy Barney Fife  ! (where are those 3 nasty rogue student fraudulent voters still on the  loose …)

    • Anonymous

      It used to be that the parties were not as polarized as they are now. There were moderates in both parties that worked together to accomplish great things for America. Now we have deadlock because no one is willing to compromise for the benefit of the citizens. All or nothing thinking is destroying the political process in this country.

      • Anonymous

        just one of the reasons I am voting for Angus King

        • Anonymous

          No, he’s just another far left liberal. No real change for you here.

          • Anonymous

            taking the low road today, whawell?

      • Anonymous

        But what is the reason for deadlock? We used to be one in this country. We all upheld the virtues of a free economy. That’s not the case anymore. Nearly everyone including the majority of gays believed in traditional marriage. That’s not the case anymore. Abortion used to be considered murder by an overwhelming majority. Now, nearly half the people see abortion as a mere form of birth control. At one time people rejected euthanasia outright. Now people are demanding we make room for this and even eugenics. Most people do not attend church on Sunday. Among these non-attenders “religion” is either a private matter or is completely disregarded and ridiculed. Therefore when we see great division among the parties themselves we should not be surprised because our society itself has become more and more polarized.

        • Jonathan Albrecht

          Nonsense. This is a trivia opinoin based on nothing but superficial and ignorant observations. The reason for the deadlock is the capture of the Republicans Party by far-right wing extermists. Where are the Tafts, Scrantons, Rockefellers, and Dirksens. Even the Snows. Driven from the Party by radical capitalists (Paul supporters and the majority of the Republican Party), anarchists (Paul supporters), extreme fundamentalists (the American Taliban) and the military adventurers who want American hegemony over the world.
          We did not all uphold the virtues of a free economy. Most of us learned the terrible lessons of unregulated markets in the 1930’s. Most of us didn’t believe in traditional marriage myth as the 50% divorce rate or opposition to interracial marriage testifies. Abortion was considered murder for only about 100 years till we learned better.  No one now sees it as a form of birth control that’s propaganda. Doctors and families have been pulling the plug on patients for hundreds of years – privately. Today, we talk about but don’t bring out what we have always done into the light. A 100 years ago less than 10% of the population went to church on Sundays. Many mainstream Christian denominations did not believe in the divinity of Christ. The founding fathers clearly wanted religion to be solely a private matter. Only the right-wing that can not deal with these social changes or the state of society that they have never been able to get support for changes they would like to see are having a problem. They are solely responsible for the polarization of politics. 

          • Anonymous

            You are defining everything from a leftist view.  It doesn’t match with
            reality since World War II.  But I doubt you are old enough to know
            any better. You’d rather rely on the propaganda of the liberal elite and
            their revisionist accounts of history. With them there are no set
            standards. “Truth” is a relative thing. And everything is relative and subject to change according to their world view, even the U.S. Constitution that is viewed more of a hindrance than a practical working document.

            To illustrate my point, take Sunday church attendance. I’ve just did a web search on this. Most sources indicate near agreement on the statistics. One hundred years ago Americans worked longer and worked 6 instead of 5 days per week. Yet most of them attended a christian church nearly every Sunday. The figure of 10% is pure bogus revisionist history. More than likely this figure represents the percentage of non-attendees then. Also, regular Mass attendance by Catholics in the 1950’s was about 75%. Today it’s about anywhere between 20 and 30 percent. These statistics are not any different in most other churches. To conclude: If you just get your information from far left sources you will find yourself misled time and time again.

            Obviously we define a “free economy” differently. By free economy I mean one where real competition exists within the framework of the law. This doesn’t mean that the markets go unregulated as in “laissez faire” capitalism. Rather it means that it is still possible for most people to open and operate a profit-making business without excessive government entanglement.

          • Guest

            Your entire opening  paragraph is rendered puerile propaganda by just one little, itty-bitty recent happening: The Republican farce which many of their “Governors” are attempting to ramrod in advance of the November elections. Namely, the Voter ID sham. One numbskull, Pennsylvania House Majority “leader” Mike Turzai,
            stupidly boasted (Mike, Mike….we don’t admit to fraud, walk that back!) that their recently passed law will “guarantee Romney’s victory in Pennsylvania”, and might disenfranchise as many as 180,000 already legally registered voters. 
            Where’s your righteous Constitutional ire now? I thought so……gone with the wind.

          • Anonymous

            How does obtaining a valid Voter ID infringe on a citizen’s right to vote? They still have 98 days to apply for a legitimate ID. Valid ID’s look just like driver’s licenses and are issued by their State. Don’t these so-called put-upon people need to show a valid ID for check cashing, banking transactions, obtaining credit cards, boarding an airplane, getting stopped by law enforcement, getting a library card, etc etc……oh yes, and registering to vote??

            Even a fool knows why Democrats and Liberals object to valid ID’s at election polls. They are hell-bent on clearing the way for illegals to vote along with other people who are ineligible to vote.

          • Guest

            Does KiKi stand for K-K-K-Koolaid? Please, rest your talking points. You know full well what this is about. More dirty tricks, plain and simple. Here’s how it will be difficult for the elderly (without transportation), the indigent (who still have the RIGHT to vote) and students (often far away from their polling booths) to exercise their RIGHT:

            Photo ID not so easy Those that say, “Well, all people have to do is go down to the nearest DMV office and get a photo ID” are delusional.  It is way more complicated.  
            You have to have  or obtain a Social Security card.  I haven’t seen mine in decades, probably since I obtained a new  driver’s license in 1991. Everybody knows their number, but many don’t have their actual cards.Step 2 is to have or obtain a birth certificate.  This is sometimes impossible for older people, people who were born at home and people who were born in places where records have been lost over time.   Step 3 is to make sure your name harmonizes with all your records. If you have never used the name on your birth certificate or if you changed your name when you married, that creates more problems. 
            Step 4 is to get yourself and your papers to the DMV.  Then you have to request and fill out an affidavit swearing that you will be using the ID only for voting and that you can’t afford to pay the $13 for it.  If you have had to pay for your birth certificate or the photo ID card, that’s a poll tax plain and simple. Students have to have a college photo ID with an expiration date, which as colleges do not issue.   Finally, if you are not already registered, you have to go do that.   
            Shame on you ultra-hypocrites.

            The above was excerpted from http://dtweekreality.blogspot.com/2012/07/big-lie-and-low-information-voters.html

          • Anonymous

            Look, I’m not in favor of depriving anyone of their voting rights. It seems however many people don’t want to be inconvenienced. Obtaining a government issued id should not be all that hard. Right now in most states any old dog – ineligible person – can vote. There’s evidence of voter fraud already and this is likely the just the tip of the iceberg. The problem is: 1) no one knows for sure how just how many votes are illegitimate and 2) there’s no one way to identify those bogus ballots.

          • A bit convuluted but you make the point. Hysterical rightwinger’s have managed to hold the entire political process hostage simply because they want to have it ‘there way or no way’. And the worse is get’s, the more and more it’s going to color the voter’s decision. Like it or not, at some point, this whole political dog and pony show that the GOP is allowing itself to be turned into is going to catch up with them. Reagen’s 2nd term vote count should be taken as a serious warning to the GOP that sooner or later history does indeed repeat itself.

        • Anonymous

          Progress happens.
           
          Along with the changes you list and disagree with were:
           
          It used to be that only men were allowed to vote.  That’s not the case any more.  (could this change have had an effect on attitudes about abortion?)
           
           Our rivers were sewers and the air stank tens of miles downwind of paper mills. (Virtue of a free economy?)
           
          Senior citizens were left to die in poverty without healthcare before social security and medicare were started.
           
          Tarpaper shacks, where farm animals lived on the ground floor and the family lived upstairs, were prevalent in much of Maine when I was growing up.
           
          The common complaint of a few elections ago was that “there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the political parties”. 
           
          Well, there’s billions of dollars worth of difference now.
           
          You can resist progress or you can help direct it.  Your choice.

          ‘Civilization’ is a process, not a location. Apply your Christian values and get on board.

          • Anonymous

            All those changes are attributable to both party systems and in large part to a free capitalistic system that made economic that progress a reality. Yes, there were differences of opinion when those changes you listed were made but not the deep divisions we now see.

            But “progress” to me is not change for the sake of change or just any change that is not for the better. Certainly Roe v Wade that legalized abortion on demand and brought about the death of more than 54 million innocent human beings still in the wombs, besides leaving more than half of their mothers in a state of sorrow and regret, is not progress and “choice”.

          • Anonymous

            I think there was a parallel time in US history, the 1850s.  Then, as now, Conservatives were trying to preserve and expand a way of life benefiting a privileged few regardless of its effect on the poor and powerless.  Liberals were attempting to bring about changes that would lead to better lives, if not equality, for the disadvantaged class of Americans.  During that decade, divisions were so deep that attention to other pressing matters – constructing a transcontinental rail system, statehood of western territories, foreign policy in general -were stalled and left unattended to. Congress was deadlocked, the people divided.
             
            I’m sure civil war can be avoided this time. But I agree with you, divisions seem just as deep.

          • Anonymous

            The big problem I have with your argument is that conservatives and liberals back then were of a different stock. You can’t compare those of yesterday (in the 1850’s) with those of today. Simply saying that conservatives are against change while liberals are not is simply not accurate.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly!  I was disappointed my chosen candidate didn’t win the primary, but knowing that Summers didn’t bow to Snowe just secured a vote from me.

      • Guest

        So my dear ol’ Mom had it wrong? You ARE supposed to bite the hand that feeds you? I notice an awful lot of looking the other way when it’s convenient these days.

    • Anonymous

      She acted like a true representative of Maine, she acted like a Senator, a legislator with conservative values.

      She had to do something called compromising, which although an unwritten rule, had to be used just to write the constitution.  I know the Tea Party members do not understand the word, but it is part of what has made this country so successful.

    • Anonymous

      Both of our lady Senators are critiqued as moderate Republicans. Charlie Summers is a far right conservative Teabulican.  Summers would be an absolute disaster for our state. I find it almost humorous anybody thinks he can win.

      And unless Cynthia Dill manages to step it up in a big way,  I’ll be voting Independent –
      for Angus King.

      • Anonymous

        Cynthia Dill has been abandoned and thrown under the bus and backed over by the DNC. They refuse to support her in any financial way.  How’s that for loyalty? 

        • Anonymous

          They and the rest of Maine voters need to face reality.  I usually prefer to vote Democrat,  particularly when I see what Teapublicans would do if given a majority in the Senate, as they have in the  House.  I’m not taking any chances with one of Maine’s valuable seats in the Senate in a three person race a la Paul LePage results.

          If Cynthia Dill wants this, she better start to persuading voters she can beat Angus King.

          • Anonymous

            How can Cynthia Dill persuade anybody of anything if she doesn’t have the backing or financial support from the DNC? She can’t really compete with King’s $millions. It costs an average of $4000 to air a 30 second campaign Ad. I’m guessing a candidate would prefer their AD run, at the very least, 3 times a day for a week. That amounts to $84.000. Now you see just one aspect of how money (and lots of it) is necessary and crucial to a campaign?

          • Anonymous

            I think it’s you who doesn’t quite ‘get it’. As a Democrat, I have voted for both Collins and Snowebecause I didn’t like who the Dems were offering.  Most Dems agree that Independent Angus King would be a far better bet than Summers any day of thee week.

            This election has less to do with Democrat ‘loyalty’ than it does with averting the policy disasters Summers and Teapubilcans would invite upon us all. The evidence I offered is how we ended with a LePage and what a complete  embarrassment that’s been.  Libby couldn’t bring it.

    • Anonymous

      Charlie has so much to offer he has to keep his day job on the state payroll while campaigning for the U.S. Senate in his spare time (conflicts of interests notwithstanding).  Olympia Snowe won her re-elections by wide margins and was a shoe-in this year, so she was definitely doing something right…even if she wasn’t conservative enough for you or the Tea Party clowns who pull his strings. Charlie Summers has shown his true, ugly colors, and sending him to the U.S. Senate would simply be the expansion of Maine’s embarassing political train wreck to Washington, which we do not need. Olympia knows this, and is not going to help finance such a disaster.

  • Anonymous

    The comments on this article prove just how liberal Maine is and Olympia Snowe knew she would have to vote against her own party to ever stand a chance of being elected in this way left leaning state!

  • Gee, ya think that Oly knows something about Charlie and his bunch of nutty MHPC-directed commando’s that the rest of need to know ? The next chapter in this story is gonna be humdinger. And we sill have 99 days to go ’til the election. 

    •  a tantalizing and provocative comment Mike..care to let us in on what you think just might be in that next chapter?

      • Gee, let’s see if this one can be seen. Pre-written Tea Party, ALEC & MHPC legislation that’s already sitting on Michelle Bachmann, Eric Cantor and Mitch McConnell’s desk waiting to be submitted, proposed legislated tax policy change’s that are a clone of what the Koch Brother’s and the Wall St bunch want (and that Romney is now trying to sell to anyone he can find that’s either dumb or stupid enough to listen to him), a dismantling of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency that’s even now putting a stop to the abuse’s these same financial service’s are infliciting on the American public, a complete repeal of the ACA, and instead, it’s immediate replacement of Medicare and Medicaid by the Ryan’s plan of State-vouchering of health care (which do indeed call for a ‘rationng of care’ if you actually take the time to read Ryan’s health care plan). This last one has got the AMA and the Health Insurance Company’s frothing at the mouth in anticipation of the ACA being repealed and their old ‘rape and pillage the public’s health and pocketbook’ system being allowed to go on. 
         
        And let’s not forget the fact that these same so-called ‘Savior’s of the Constitution’ are also the one’s who are so dammed compelled to have Romney push that ‘little red button’ and get us into another Middle East mess under the guise of ‘protecting our friend’s and spreading democracy to the world’. Who’s kidding who ? The only winner’s in Iraq were the Contractor’s who are now making truckload’s of cash off of re-construction contract’s, that we’re paying for by the way, and the rebuilding of Iraq’s oil field’s and pipeline system’s. Can we all spell H-A-L-L-I-B-U-R-T-O-N ? No, Charlie’s got his marching order’s now. All he’s trying to do is to get to DC so he can carry them out. And dollars to donut’s he’s already been being planned, and groomed, for a seat on the House Armed Service’s or Way’s and Mean’s (Tax Policy) Committee. Guess what Service, and Service-related Contractor, he’s gonna be overseeing ? And think of what he’s gonna bring to tax writing policy ?

  • Guest

    Sorry Charlie. No soup for YOU!!!!!

  • Disloyalty in politics?  my oh my what next?

  • Anonymous

    I have seen Charlie Summers in several photos on here, I swear, he does not look like he is all there.

    • anonme 527

       they went with Palin, too which was a “mistake” if you ask marksman Cheney. What other “mistakes” will the GOP foist on the American population before this is all over?
      GOP=not competent to lead America

      • Anonymous

        Romney already declared war on Iran. Then had to walk it back in a Flip. Yet he isn’t even the President and never will. Really scary, another Republican War, on another credit card.

    • Tea Party Job Requirement!

      • Anonymous

        Yes, to be Tea Party you cannot have a brain because  then you might revolt at their platform, to be Tea Party you have to accept all that is given to you and repeat mindlessly.

    • Anonymous

       Good point….it appears there is empty air space between his ears. He thinks he’s the “fonz”
      when he is nothing but an empty suit.

    • Anonymous

      He looks like a Ken doll!!! Maybe that’s it. Nothing between the ears except air!!!

  • Anonymous

    Who cares what Snowe thinks?  She is just another RINO.  May she enjoy fully her justly earned retirement. 

    • Anonymous

      RINO equal real republican, the Tea Party should get out of the republicans and just start their own party!

  • Anonymous

    All these politicians need to check out of office and let real average Americans take our country back.

    • Anonymous

      Very good point and very true ………………… BUT ……………………… will never happen until the AMERICAN PUBLIC gets its act together and make these Politicians understand that they work for “US”.

      Make them live on no more then their employers (US) have too live on. They have the same health coverage as they are cramming down our throats, limit their terms and when they retire they are on Social Security not full pay like they get now.

      Then and only then will we get people that have the best interest of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA and the AMERICAN PEOPLE at heart.

      • Anonymous

        well said..

  • Anonymous

     Olympia was awarded the honor to serve our state and our nation because she put our country and our state before party extremists and because she worked hard to understand the issues unlike so many bumper sticker worshipers that now believe they have the answers spelled out on a glossy adhesive sticker. 

  • Anonymous

    Good, don’t give him the money. Give it to reasonable Republicans who actually have a chance of winning. No need to waste the donation money.

    • Anonymous

       Wolfndeer:  A moderate Republican is now qualified to be a Neo-Communist Democrat.
      We of the Tea Party, need no more “moderate” Republicans, as they tend to be sell out’s
      to the opposing party.

      • Anonymous

        LOL! You’re gonna try and act like it’s everyone else that has moved? No, it’s the freaky fringe of the right that is pushing towards the deep end. If Reagan were running today, he’d be demonized as a RINO. He would have never made it through the primary process.

        Doing what’s right for the good of the country is not selling out. You sell out when you only work in your self-interest. But that’s the mantra of the Tea Party, “me, me, me!” 

    • Anonymous

      Snowe is full of Washington DC serum…….known as, “I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine.” In this case it  involved the  funneling of money from one player to another.
      Charlie Summers chose to gamble with “the game” in favor of his own convictions. I’m sure Charlie learned the inside game of back-scratching but rolled the dice with Olympia. So now, it’s I’ll get you back time. Among all the other sellout facets of Sen. Snowe, she is also thin-skinned. Is anyone surprised?   
       
       
       

  • Anonymous

    Go away and hide under a rock somewhere Olympia. I was in hopes that you had let your party down for the final time, but NO  you continue to share your RINO political prospective with us. I for one have heard enough. 

    • Anonymous

      RINO equals real republican, people who call republicans RINOs are Tea Party member who just need to start their own party.

  • Anonymous

    I am a lifelong member of the Democratic Party, but I have had great admiration for Olympia Snowe. She is a class act and I do not blame her for being upset for Charlie Summers lack of loyalty. From what I know of him, he is not someone I would ever vote for. I have voted for Republicans in the past when I have thought their position was more in alignment with my value system. I cannot see that as happening with Summers.  He is a far lesser candidate than the woman he wants to replace.

  • Lord Whiteman

     Stabbed in the back by Charlie Summers.  I’m not surprised after the way Summers, Lepage and Webster robbed Ron Paul of his nomination.

  • SENATOR SNOW IS A LAME DUCK…….NOW GO AWAY SWEETIE! 

  • Anonymous

    Thank you, Olympia!

  • Jonathan Smith

    He just went up a notch in my book. Olympia Snow has been the very definition of compromise. We need a senator with a backbone. 

    • Anonymous

       All at the expense of the regular, hard-working folks of Maine who get peanuts in return.

    • Anonymous

      $27.00

  • Anonymous

    Now maybe Summers will stop campaigning as Snowe-light ,  and offer some real solutions to our real problems .

  • Anonymous

    The man doesn’t know who donesbury is? “I don’t read newspapers?”. How’s that for an informed candidate. I rest my case.

    • Anonymous

      You can’t talk about what newspapers a candidate reads. That’s a gotcha question — a tactic of the awful liberal mainstream media!

    • Anonymous

      Could it be that conservatives don’t rely upon cartoons for their news and information ?

      • Anonymous

        Because knowing about one thing automatically means you know about nothing else?

  • Anonymous

    the best evidence  yet to support Summers. … besides the alternative not being an option.

  • Briney

    Charlie, like others of his party’s ilk, believes ideologically in complete privatization of government, schools, police, fire, roads, etc etc. 

     Olympia doesn’t.  She believes in the Republic and a democratic way of life.

    Tea Party affectionados continue to jam their feudal ideals into our lives, destroying our pursuit of freedom.  For them, it the few who will rule.  You and I to obey.

     

    • Anonymous

      ” feudal ideals ” suggests a system where the Masters ( the bipartisan federal aristocracy ) allow the serfs ( taxpayers ) to keep just enough of the fruits of their labor to survive and keep producing . That sounds more like Obama’s Communist/Statist dream world .

  • Please list how Maine is a better state after 20 years with  Senator Snow 
    1)_____________________
    2)_____________________
    3)_____________________
    4)_____________________
    5)_____________________

    well….i am waiting!

  • Anonymous

    I’ve spent the last fiew minutes purviewing a collection of responses from a multitude of directions and a myriad of perspectives. Most have some validity, expressing points of views that have been established before and are now seeking  relevant applications. What I also see and feel is a pervasive anger, a desire to negate opposing views, an overall lack in one’s comfort and a bond with others living similiar lives in globes determined to float alone. There are so many directions to steer one’s perspectives toward in a search for reason that negations and attacks only deter from these paths. What seems to motivate these angers and fears among the respondents are the same insecurities that have gradually polorized our politicians to the point of absurdity. On this path, things will NOT improve, the increase of criminal activities which seem to be escalating at a rapid pace will continue to climb, and inactions will continue to rule our political institutions. Stay with what is right for you, lay your carpet upon which you hope others will tread, and above all recognize the fears, vulnerabilities, and uncertainties that are upon us all. It is in fact a precarious fishbowl in which we swim, and only by looking in all directions can we hope to remain in living motion. Ken

  • Anonymous

    They are both entiteled to their own opinoins and if it causes a split so be it that is politics.

  • She groomed him to a wax man, but now she can’t stand her own creation. He has cold lifeless eyes and a stand offish  personality. Good job Mrs McKernan.

    • Anonymous

      I’m not seeing cold lifeless eyes, but if you do…perhaps he acquired that guise in his tour in Iraq and his second tour in Afghanistan.  How many tours have you done?

  • Anonymous

    The good old boys and girls club prevails one more time you scratch my back and maybe ill scratch yours if it helps me attain mine.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry Charlie – no Senate seat 4 U.

    Now go back to yer day job = voter suppression.

    Yessah

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