But, but Susan Collins Promised!
“Kavanaugh Helps Gut Roe, Critics Recount All the Times Susan Collins Said He Wouldn’t,” Common Dreams, Jake Johnson
I am stealing this from Common Dreams. Senator (sigh) Susan Collins has done this on numerous times in the past and pulls the football away, again when Dems get ready to kick it. She knows she is wrong each time and does not want to take party guff for making a decision worth something besides just going along.
“The Republican from Maine “will forever be the U.S. senator who gaslit a nation and her constituents and voted to install Brett Kavanaugh,” said one critic.”
In a 2018 speech announcing her decisive vote in favor of confirming right-wing judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine insisted . . . despite the abundance of evidence to the contrary . . . that he (Brett) would value legal precedent and not support efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“This is Susan Collins’ court and her legacy.” — Marie Follayttar, Mainers for Accountable Leadership
But less than three years later, Kavanaugh effectively did just that by joining four of his fellow conservative justices late Wednesday in voting to leave in place Texas’ six-week abortion ban, the most restrictive in the nation. While the court’s 5-4 majority claimed in a brief unsigned order that its decision “is not based on any conclusion about the constitutionality of Texas’ law,” analysts argued that the conservative justices’ move guts Roe v. Wade “under the cover of a procedural punt.”
In the weeks ahead of her vote to confirm Kavanaugh . . . a Trump nominee who was accused of sexual assault . . . Collins repeatedly expressed her belief that the judge “reveres our Constitution” and would not approve of overturning Roe, a 1973 decision that established abortion as a constitutional right.
A compilation of Collins’ remarks posted online in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Wednesday order offers a glimpse at some of the Maine senator’s past comments touting Kavanaugh’s expressed commitment to keeping Roe intact:
I have suggested such several times, Lucy will keep moving the football every time she is called upon to stand for something. This is somebody’s grandmother who will always find faux – good in the little boy or purpose before her to be decided upon. I would hope someone would take the time to admonish her.
Susan Colins’ hypocrisy is not news. The mystery to me is why Maine votes to keep her. Mainer’s are usually thought to be aware of their surroundings. Maybe those long winters addle their brains.
Paul Le Page was Governor for 8 years.
so Democrats are Charlie Brown?
i always thought so.
This is not and has never been a problem with Susan Collins. It has always been a problem with the media and certain elements of the left (notably advocacy groups) that keep playing footsie with her fool’s gold. Until the left and Democrats stop making Collins their go-to Republican for everything and start treating her (and every Republican) like they are Mitch McConnell, America is going to continue having this problem.
You are correct, they are all true Republicans. She will not cross McConnell like Manchin and Sinema play with Schumer. Hypocrites all. I was invited to a garden party of about 50 0r so people for Stabenow 6 years ago. She saw a silver haired guy raise his hand to ask a question and figured he was a safe bet. I asked about student loans and while she was answering, I answered her statement and reinterpreted my question to box her in.
I do not know why people will not box our representatives and senators in for the true needs of the constituency. They wander willy-nilly with no one checking the in to reality. I did similar to Durbin at “Show Down In Chicago” at an ABA convention downtown while I had the makings of pneumonia going on.
You are right and one way to get them in line is for us to do the cornering.
i have tried that with two senators and two congressmen. they are trained to give you a non answer and then forget all about what you said. now maybe if 30 of us at a time tried it…
but even thousands in the streets don’t seem to get heard very well either. a little flurry of seeming to try to change things…opposed by the loyal opposition…and then forgotten about.
personally, i think it’s all a charade. with the R’s having fun with the D’s because they have discovered they can talk perfect nonsense and flagrant lies and it does not matter, while the D’s think they still have to try to make sense, and the lies can’t be flagrant.
its like a poker came, we are the cards they play, but they play for real money. just don’t ask to sit in: they will join in the bipartisan fun of booting you out of their country club.
Prior to 1820, Maine existed as a far northern district of Massachusetts, but it has always been politically more like New Hampshire. Perhaps this comes as a surprise to people outside of New England. But then, Susan Collins is the only sitting GOP Congress-person from this region. Her focus seems to be on political survival as a GOPster, and loyalty to those rock-ribbed GOPersons who reside in her home state who keep reelecting her.
I’m more surprised by the Maine voters than I am by Susan Collins. A little haven of “conservatives” apparently. I doubt that she’s fooling them.
she’s such a sweet old lady no one wants to hurt her feelings.