Olympia Snowe - I can understand cheering that Snowe is gone. I cannot understand cheering that some worthless, feckless Democrat will win the seat and hide behind the filibuster screaming ‘This is the best I can do!’ for the rest of his life.
That is the reason the Democratic party can only win when Republicans lose, and that’s the reason why this country is in such terrible shape.
soullite, you’re joking right? Your reason for the mess that we are in is the Democrats? Really? How about we put the blame where it belongs. 1% of the population owns 40% of the wealth. That 1% controls the political process in no less a dictatorial way than did Adolf Hitler and his 1% backers. The system is rigged by the 1% and with few exceptions only the most corrupt are chosen by the 1% to exercise power. The culling process begins very early in the mansions of the 1%.
According to a column in New York magazine, Snowe is headed to Americans Elect, that organization that seeks to cut holes in the safety net, but without all the unpleasantness of partisan bickering. http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/02/will-olympia-snowe-join-americans-elect.html. Which would be a fitting end to a career in which she constantly portrayed herself as a centrist while carrying water for the right, no matter how far.