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Olympia Snowe

Elena Kagan, the 112th Supreme Court Justice

August 6, 2010

The Senate voted last evening to confirm Elena Kagan 63-37 as John Paul Stevens’ replacement on the Supreme Court.  She will be sworn in tomorrow and will preside with the others on October 1. In the end, five Republicans voted for her and one Democrat voted against her (Ben Nelson, who’s on clean up duty [...]

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Financial Overhaul Bill Will Move

July 13, 2010

The template is set:  a bad Democrat bill which increases the size and scope of a government without tackling the underlying problem passes the House;  that terrible bill is a few votes short of cloture in the Senate;  suddenly two RINOs from Maine show up, think that they must do something and promise to vote [...]

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Reid Compromise a Farse – Fails to Garner 60 Votes

December 9, 2009

The grand compromise touted by Harry Reid that purports to resolve the issue between liberal and moderate Democrats over the Public Option is a farce, and does not have the 60 votes necessary to end debate, reports the Weekly Standard.  The compromise, which changes the public option to a pool of not-for-profit plans administered by [...]

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It’s not Snoweing in Maine

November 10, 2009

The move to rid the party of RINOs is continuing, and this time showing its face in Maine.  Sen. Olympia Snowe, recently giving her tacit support for ObamaCare and the Porkulus bill, is not popular among her party in the state.  Consider these stats, obtained in a recent PPP poll: A plurality of Republicans disapprove [...]

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“History Calls” Olympia Snowe

October 13, 2009

Olympia Snowe decided today that she would give her Finance Committee vote to the monstrously inept Baucus Plan on health care (aka the Flaming Bag of Crap).  Here are some of her remarks: OK.  At this point, if this is where Olympia Snowe is politically, it gives great insight into her future votes.  “When history [...]

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Expanding Your Health Care Options: Obama Care or Jail!

September 26, 2009

The latest incarnation of that flaming bag of excrement (aka “Obama Care”) reduces the mandatory penalty for opting out of the system from $3800 to $1900.  It’s still crap, but in a smaller pile.  Yet, when one looks more closely at this reduction, there’s a funny little addition to the fine’s subtraction – failing to comply [...]

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Repercussions For Three Stimulus RINOs?

February 24, 2009

While not saying that he would, RNC Chairman Michael Steele said on Your World with Neil Cavuto that he was opening to withholding funding to Specter, Snowe, and Collins in future elections if the state parties wished.  Granted, the state parties typically favor incumbents, but this is a far cry from the RNC of a [...]

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