Not that I have ever been a particular fan of Olympia Snowe (of course she looks reasonable compared to the rest of her party), but I do admire her honesty and integrity for naming the problem within her party that is causing her not to seek re-election. Senator Snowe cited “excessive partisanship in the Senate” as the primary driver of her decision. I guess she has not been paying attention to the misogynistic foolishness in the House of Reps. It is no small secret that the latest attacks on women’s health by Republicans has incurred the wrath of both Snowe and Collins (both female Republicans from Maine).
How sad that the lunacy of the right wing Republicans can chase out moderate voices of reason like Snowe–what kind of Carnival has the GOP turned into? This does not bode well for history. At present, 21st century Republicans wear the banner of: “We Hate Women; We Hate Gays; We Hate People of Color; We Hate the Poor; We Love Being the 1%.” One need go no further than to listen to Multi-Millionaire Mitt Romney and the homophobic, woman-hating clown Rick (the P is silent) Santorum to see just how out of touch these people are with Americans.
Snowe dropping out is a much bigger deal than people realize–this may very well be the harbinger of good fortune reasonable Republicans and Democrats have been waiting for. While Maine did elect the Mad Hatter LePage as their governor, it is doubtful they will elect another toxic Tea Bag, which may create a far more attractive Senate with a new Maine Democrat and a new Massachusetts Democrat. Perhaps there is some hope for the 99%.