Veteran Douche Caucus member Olympia Snowe is leaving the senate:
In a highly unexpected announcement, Olympia Snowe, the Senator from Maine, will not seek re-election, putting another seat on the table for the Democrats in the Senate and possibly shifting what was seen as a likely Republican takeover into more of a tossup.Cry me a fucking river. Snowe has given cover for McConnell and the crazies more than just about anyone else. She went along with the nutjobs in her party almost ever time, doing their bidding in destroying any semblance of functional governance we had.
Here’s the statement from Snowe, who didn’t really face much resistance for re-election:
So Snowe alludes to the constant pressure on her to join her Republican colleagues on virtually every issue to block progress in the Senate, and presumably the prospect that she would have to do that for the rest of her career. This is another example of moderates being run completely out of the Republican Party.After an extraordinary amount of reflection and consideration, I am announcing today that I will not be a candidate for re-election to the United States Senate.
After 33 years in the Congress this was not an easy decision. My husband and I are in good health. We have laid an exceptionally strong foundation for the campaign, and I have no doubt I would have won re-election. It has been an indescribable honor and immeasurable privilege to serve the people of Maine, first in both houses of Maine’s legislature and later in both houses of Congress. To this day, I remain deeply passionate about public service, and I cherish the opportunity I have been given for nearly four decades to help improve the lives of my fellow Mainers.
As I have long said, what motivates me is producing results for those who have entrusted me to be their voice and their champion, and I am filled with that same sense of responsibility today as I was on my first day in the Maine House of Representatives. 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.
For all her bullshit moderate talk, when the chips were down, she was nothing but a coward. For this great moderate leader, where did she break with republicans on climate change? Immigration? Labor law? War? Health care reform when idiots on our side shut down the entire process to appease her every demand?
In the end, she caved to the demands of the crazy people running her party every single time. And for doing their bidding, I'm sure there's a lucrative career as a lobbyist waiting for her.