Say Good Bye To RINO Snowe

February 28, 2012
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In a shocking announcement that proves that Republicans In Name Only (RINO) are getting ever closer to extinction, Olympia Snowe (R-ME) – Human Events rated her the #1 RINO in the Senate in 2009 – let her constituents know that she will not seek re-election in a race that she says she was going to win.

“I have no doubt I would have won re-election”

“I do find it frustrating, however, that an atmosphere of polarization and ‘my way or the highway’ ideologies has become pervasive in campaigns and in our governing institutions.”

“…what I have had to consider is how productive an additional term would be. Unfortunately, I do not realistically expect the partisanship of recent years in the Senate to change over the short term. So at this stage of my tenure in public service, I have concluded that I am not prepared to commit myself to an additional six years in the Senate, which is what a fourth term would entail.”

“I see a vital need for the political center in order for our democracy to flourish and to find solutions that unite rather than divide us. It is time for change in the way we govern”

Let me give you the Conservative analysis one paragraph at a time:

“I have no doubt I would have won re-election”

Typical claim of the politician who faces a tough fight to protect his/her backside seat. Since they won’t actually face re-election, it allows the Republican power brokers to have an excuse if they lose to the Democrats.

“I do find it frustrating, however, that an atmosphere of polarization and ‘my way or the highway’ ideologies has become pervasive in campaigns and in our governing institutions.”

Yeah, it’s frustrating dealing with people who actually stand for something, isn’t it?  Perhaps your frustration is due to the fact that you beginning to realize that Americans are tired of Progressives and will no longer “wink” at their destruction of Constitutional government just because they have an “R” after their name.

“…what I have had to consider is how productive an additional term would be. Unfortunately, I do not realistically expect the partisanship of recent years in the Senate to change over the short term. So at this stage of my tenure in public service, I have concluded that I am not prepared to commit myself to an additional six years in the Senate, which is what a fourth term would entail.”

Obviously, a RINO will find it hard to be productive if the “clean house” movement reflected in the 2010 elections were to continue – as expected - in to this year’s election. By the way, the “partisanship” Oly mentions can only be a reference to movements like those of the T.E.A. Party. Just remember, one man’s “partisanship” is another man’s “conviction.”

“I see a vital need for the political center in order for our democracy to flourish and to find solutions that unite rather than divide us. It is time for change in the way we govern”

Yeah, the political center is “vital” for people like Snowe. Without the spineless vacillating so common from the center – aka the Washington Establishment – it’s tough for progressives like her to keep their cushy Washington jobs.

She’s right about one thing; we definitely need to change the way we govern. Hopefully her decision gets us one step closer to that change.

Some political circles are now saying that this Senate seat is likely to go Democrat and blame the Conservatives within the Republican party for this possibility. All I can say is that if a Progressive Democrat takes the seat, it’s no different than the Progressive Republican who used to hold it.

So, say goodbye to another RINO.

 

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