People have sent Maine Senator Susan Collins over 3,000 wire hangers to pressure her to vote against Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation.

By |2018-09-10T04:36:13+00:00September 9th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , , |14 Comments

Well, that is fairly graphic. 

Courtesy of the AP:

The end of contentious confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has shifted the focus back to potential swing votes like Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine.

If Collins votes yes, then he is likely confirmed. She and Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska probably would have to both vote “no” for Kavanaugh to be blocked.

In keeping with her deliberative approach, Collins has kept mum about how she’ll vote. Still, she’s sent signals that Kavanaugh cleared a hurdle by telling her that Roe v. Wade establishing abortion rights is settled law. A spokeswoman for Collins said Saturday that a recently released email from Kavanaugh — in which he disputed that all legal scholars see Roe as settled — didn’t contradict what he told the senator because he wasn’t expressing his personal views.

The Democrats in Washington are really pulling out all of the stops to block this confirmation, and the people are standing idly by either. 

People from across the country have mailed about 3,000 coat hangers to her office, symbolizing back-alley abortions that took place before they became legal.

And activists have pledged to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund an opponent to Collins if she votes in favor of the president’s nomination. She is up for re-election in 2020.

I really do think that if Collins votes to confirm Kavanaugh that her Senate career is likely over, and I feel much the same way about Lisa Murkowski up here in Alaska.  (The native community is very much against his confirmation.)

However, having said that I am still not terribly hopeful that he will not end up on the Supreme Court. 

This is just too big of an opportunity for the Republicans to let it slip through their fingers. 

I really hope I’m wrong, but I doubt it. 

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14 Comments

  1. Anonymous September 9, 2018 at 11:27 am

    My Dad’s first wife tried the coat hanger, long after he divorced her, and damn near died. FACE it, you’re not going to force motherhood on those who do not want it.
    Birth control poo-pooed by insurance, yet you can have all the Viagra you want.

  2. Anonymous in Chicago September 9, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    The thing that I just don’t understand about Kavanaugh is that he has NEVER tried a case to verdict or trial – yet he is in line for the Supreme Court?! Throughout his whole career, Kavanaugh has been a Republican political operative. Additionally, according to Forbes magazine, Kavanaugh has sided with big business over environmental issues 91% of the time. I watched some of the Kavanaugh hearings and besides his cartoon character voice, he came off as a jerk. That condescending look he gave Fred Guttenberg, the father of a Parkland shooting victim really was bothersome. I hope Collins & Murkowski will vote against this clown.

    Here is the Forbes article:

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/kensilverstein/2018/09/05/supreme-court-kavanaugh-stinks-and-the-process-is-rigged-say-critics/#43a62e5669e3

    • Anonymous September 9, 2018 at 7:07 pm

      Collins and Murkowski won’t matter. Not even if hypocrite Sasse joins them.

      Manchin and the DINOs will confirm Kavanaugh. Pence will break the tie you know which way.

      It’s a very sad sideshow, a sham of what democracy used to be.

    • amom September 10, 2018 at 3:01 am

      Yeah, Kavanaugh gives me the creeps the way Sarah Palin did. Something is not right.

  3. anon September 9, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    https://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/look-up-not-down-a-message-to-young-trump-supporters/Content?oid=15698154&utm_source=The+Memphis+Flyer&utm_campaign=5fdb1e92c5-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_08_07_34&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8db73d5317-5fdb1e92c5-261645969

    ‘In fact, the super-rich are what they have always been: not job creators, but money manipulators and labor exploiters.

    Yes, my young Trump-loving friends, you are being duped.”

    • Anonymous September 9, 2018 at 3:28 pm

      Thanks, anon, I’ve said this from the start. Just you wait until what Trump has done hits them, and oh boy WILL it.

  4. Anonymous September 9, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    I have no faith at all in Collins voting NO, all they need to do is have Mitch McConnell tell her some lie and she will believe him, like with healthcare vote.

    She has already stated that Brett told her Roe vs Wade is settled law, even though there is plenty of evidence to the contrary and she is dumb enough to believe him.

    I am hoping the perjury charges get some traction because this guy is not only a liar, but he is evil. I wouldn’t be surprised if he has a hidden stash of porn magazines under his mattress because I don’t think he has any respect for women.

  5. Anonymous September 9, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    How come no one has brought up the black Senator from NC, surely he must have second thoughts about Brett’s opinion on minorities.

  6. Anonymous September 9, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Kavanaugh comes in, women will suffer. Typical. Fucking men making decisions for us women. If these two women don’t block him, I hope to hell it comes back on them big time.

  7. Spare Me the BS Histrionics (Yeah I’m lolling at you Cory B) September 9, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    The coat hanger senders would better spend their time helping Democrats win the Senate. Collins is a REPUBLICAN. She will support Kavanaugh. We lost in the last election. This is what happens. Trying to pressure Collins is a big fat waste of time – getting out the vote to start taking back our country is not.

    • Anonymous September 9, 2018 at 6:36 pm

      Histrionics is the name of the game. I have had quite enough, thank you.

  8. Anonymous September 9, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Dead SCOTUS nominee walking

    In any sane republic, Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination would have been pulled by now. Not only has he clearly perjured himself, more on which in a minute, he also appears to have a gambling problem and may himself have been involved in criminal activity.

    But it hasn’t been and it almost certainly won’t be. That’s because the once-noble Republican Party has degenerated completely into a continuing criminal enterprise……..

    …… Bill Burck, the lawyer who has been deciding which of these documents about Kavanaugh are released to the committee and of those which documents the public is allowed to see, currently represents former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, former White House adviser Steve Bannon and the current White House counsel Don McGahn, specifically in the Russia matter, along with at least three other current or former Trump staffers.

    He’s representing like six people in the Russia investigation and he`s deciding what we’re allowed to know about the nominee who appears to have been picked probably because of the Russian investigation.

    It’s starting to feel like the Mueller investigation and the Kavanaugh nomination are not competing stories anymore. It is starting to feel like this is the same story……

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/9/8/1794319/-Dead-SCOTUS-nominee-walking

  9. anon September 9, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    “Republicans are being forced to spend money on Cruz that they would prefer to be spending on trying to flip Senate seats in red states that are currently held by Democrats. Instead of spending that money in Missouri, Indiana, Montana, North Dakota, or West Virginia, Republicans are going to be spending a ton of cash to prop up Cruz.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/09/09/with-beto-orourke-surging-republicans-mount-an-emergency-campaign-to-save-ted-cruz.html

  10. go September 9, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    Metaphysics shows us terminating a pregnancy voluntarily is murder. Not convinced of this truth, it takes on the veil of politics, which is not metaphysics.

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