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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:18 PM

Susan Collins defends her Brett Kavanaugh vote after he dissents in abortion access case😳

...of course she does.

Washington (CNN)Republican Sen. Susan Collins, a supporter of abortion rights who cast a critical vote to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh, said in an interview with CNN that despite his vote in a recent abortion access case, she did not believe Kavanaugh would ultimately vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.

"I have always been concerned about preserving Roe v. Wade" Collins said Monday, adding that Kavanaugh had given her assurances during his confirmation process that the landmark opinion was safe.

"He said under oath many times, as well as to me personally many times, that he considers Roe to be 'precedent upon precedent' because it had been reaffirmed in the Casey v Planned Parenthood case," Collins added, dismissing any criticism of her as partisan politics.

Her comments came after Kavanaugh dissented last Thursday from the court's decision to put a Louisiana law on hold pending appeal. The law, similar to one in Texas that the court previously struck down, would require abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges in a nearby hospital, something critics say would severely limit access to abortions.


https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/12/politics/susan-collins-brett-kavanaugh-abortion-louisiana/index.html

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Reply Susan Collins defends her Brett Kavanaugh vote after he dissents in abortion access case😳 (Original post)
spanone Feb 12 OP
NCChomskyan Feb 12 #1
Perrenial Voter Feb 12 #3
panader0 Feb 12 #36
The Truth Is Here Feb 12 #2
ProudMNDemocrat Feb 12 #4
maxrandb Feb 12 #28
11 Bravo Feb 12 #37
defacto7 Feb 12 #5
spanone Feb 12 #11
Gothmog Feb 12 #6
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 12 #7
wryter2000 Feb 12 #13
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 12 #16
pecosbob Feb 12 #8
MineralMan Feb 12 #9
bdamomma Feb 12 #21
MineralMan Feb 12 #26
peacefreak2.0 Feb 12 #10
wryter2000 Feb 12 #12
workinclasszero Feb 12 #14
octoberlib Feb 12 #15
TruckFump Feb 12 #17
lsewpershad Feb 12 #18
Apollyonus Feb 12 #19
JustAnotherGen Feb 12 #23
Apollyonus Feb 12 #29
JustAnotherGen Feb 12 #33
bdamomma Feb 12 #20
jeffreyi Feb 12 #22
JustABozoOnThisBus Feb 12 #24
jeffreyi Feb 12 #38
JustABozoOnThisBus Wednesday #39
gratuitous Feb 12 #25
mercuryblues Feb 12 #34
Doremus Feb 12 #35
redstatebluegirl Feb 12 #27
MFGsunny Feb 12 #30
Ferrets are Cool Feb 12 #31
Freethinker65 Feb 12 #32

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Response to NCChomskyan (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:28 PM

3. Whether Democrat or Republican, the one thing you need to be

successful in Maine is the appearance of independence. Anyone who appears to toe the party line too much likely to be defeated. Her act is starting to be seen for what it is here.

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Response to NCChomskyan (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 04:53 PM

36. Been here for one week today and rate eight hearts? Good job man!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:25 PM

2. She's fucked and she knows it.

Nothing than can explain away an lifetime appointment with a "yes" vote.

Fuck off, Collins.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:31 PM

4. Susan Collins was taken for a ride......

Of course, Brett Kavanaugh will vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Who is Susan Collins kidding? Surely not the women in Maine.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 03:04 PM

28. She wasn't taken for a ride...SHE WAS FUCKING DRIVING

We need to stop allowing her to hide behind the "I'm a moderate" bullshit she tries to pull. She pulls that shit right up until she has to demonstrate that she has any fucking courage.

She WANTS to repeal Roe...she just doesn't want to have to admit it.

She can go fuck herself sideways with a hard cover, First Edition copy of Atlas Shrugged. She's nothing but an Ayn Randian amphibian turd.

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Response to maxrandb (Reply #28)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 05:03 PM

37. Barbara Comstock used to pull the same shit in VA.

Once every two years (coincidentally they always turned out to be election years) she was a "moderate". Then, safely ensconced within the safety of a Republican House majority she would proceed to cast a straight party-line, anti-Obama, and later pro-Trump vote.
Last year the good folks of VA-10 finally wised up and invited her to go piss up a rope.

Alpha Mike Foxtrot, Babs.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:39 PM

5. expected

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:56 PM

11. She must really think that her supporters are rubes to believe her crap..over and over and over

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:41 PM

6. Collins needs to be voted out of office

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:43 PM

7. Collins has concerns about her concerns

She has always been concerned about being concerned about her concerns.

In Oct, 2018:

Minutes after Sen. Susan Collins announced her support for Brett Kavanaugh, the site to fund her opponent was so overwhelmed that it crashed

As of now:

Fund Susan Collins' Future Opponent

Her "concern" is currently worth over $3.7 million, to her opponent.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:58 PM

13. I already donated

Will do again

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 01:06 PM

16. you have increased her concern! (nt)

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:43 PM

8. I like butter on my toast

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:48 PM

9. If she runs again in 2020, there needs to be a strong Democratic

challenger running against her.

Throw her sorry ass out of the Senate!

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:03 PM

21. MineralMan

I commented the same thing, vote her out. She has enough money she can go. I can think of a few others.

Congress especially the Senate needs to be cleaned out, too much corruption esp. McConnell he has to go. He's the obstructionist.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #21)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:51 PM

26. I agree 100%!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:54 PM

10. I hope this follows her around

Like the toilet paper stuck on trump's shoe.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:57 PM

12. Suture, Susan

That's why I vowed to contribute to your opponent when you have to run again. You can't possibly be that stupid.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 01:00 PM

14. The handmaiden of tRump bleats out more support for her drunk anti choice frat boy

No surprise.

Kick her to the curb Maine dems!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 01:05 PM

15. That speech she gave during the Kavanaugh nomination was one of the most partisan,

nastiest speeches I've heard in my life. I hope Maine shows her the door.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 01:14 PM

17. Still "concerned."

Ya think she would learn when she has been used. Gads, what an indiot.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 01:52 PM

18. She's becoming irrelevant

and cannot be trusted. Won't accept that Cav lied.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 01:55 PM

19. Collins is trying to lower the darkness knowing that she is toast. nt

 

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Response to Apollyonus (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:24 PM

23. I just want to say

I love your sig line!

Who is the OP about again? Something piece of shit Collins or something?

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #23)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 03:05 PM

29. One of them will be POTUS and another VPOTUS :) nt

 

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Response to Apollyonus (Reply #29)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 03:14 PM

33. Squeeeeee!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:01 PM

20. vote her out.

nt.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:21 PM

22. Look at the bright side.

After roe v wade is overturned, we'll have a whole new economic phenomenon, "abortion tourism!", no?

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Response to jeffreyi (Reply #22)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:38 PM

24. And that's always been the problem with the "Pro-Life" position.

Pro-Life makes abortion unavailable to any woman who can't afford to travel.

I'd be there are plenty of born-again evangelical women of means who've had to make sudden shopping trips to NYC, Paris, London, etc.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #24)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 06:08 PM

38. I shoulda used a sarcasm thingie.

And I bet you're right.

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Response to jeffreyi (Reply #38)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 06:33 AM

39. It may have been sarcasm, but that doesn't make it false.

An "abortion tourism" industry? Why not? Where there's demand ...

We have medical and pharmaceutical tourism already, folks near the border can get drugs cheaper in Mexico or Canada. Dentists along Mexico's northern border get a lot of "tourist" business. I think you can get a vacation/surgery package to India for non-emergencies, like knee or hip replacements.

If "single-payer" ever gets realized, that'll kill the medical tourism industry.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:38 PM

25. Dear Sen. Collins

Please note that Justice Boof wanted to leave in place the Louisiana law, which is substantially similar to a Texas law that's already been overturned as unconstitutional. That would indicate that Justice Boof is perfectly consonant with the notion of overturning precedent upon precedent, which means that you're a very poor judge of character or predictor of behavior. Perhaps you should take this opportunity to shut up more until you've improved your abilities.

As for Justice Boof, given his imperviousness to seeing any undue burdens in regard to women's health, let's put a few restrictions on, say, buying beer. The next time Justice (“I like beer”) Boof goes to buy beer, the clerk should tell him his driver’s license isn’t good enough proof that he’s of age, and says he has to have some other form of ID.

Then, when he gets that additional ID, the clerk tells him he needs someone to swear that that is his personal ID. He'll also need another witness to swear that Justice Boof can and does handle alcohol consumption responsibly, and the witness will be personally liable for any damage Justice Boof might do. Then, after he gets those witnesses to so attest, the clerk says he can have his beer, but he first needs to watch a little video from the Temperance League about the medical risks of alcohol consumption both verified and only rumored. Then, after he’s watched the five hour video, complete with graphic color photos of diseased livers, jaundice, hepatitis, and various cancers, the clerk says he has to undergo a trans-anal ultrasound to be sure he hasn't already damaged his body through alcohol consumption. And the physician administering the probe has to have admitting privileges at the hospital where the probe is done.

Assuming everything checks out, then Justice Boof has to wait 72 hour before he can finally buy his beer. You know, just to be sure he’s not buying beer on an impulse. And none of this would be an undue burden.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #25)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 03:43 PM

34. +1000

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #25)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 04:49 PM

35. Beautifully done. nt

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:52 PM

27. She can't raise enough money from the pro life faction to win where she is.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 03:09 PM

30. When Susan Collins is STILL way past the expiration date on her "concern" - jeepers! n/t

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 03:09 PM

31. You sad idiot. nt

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 03:10 PM

32. Abortions will be as legal as owning a unicorn

Not outlawed, but impossible to get

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