Susan Collins thinks that donations to a Democratic rival are a “bribe” to keep her from voting yes on Brett Kavanaugh.

By |2018-09-13T04:41:12+00:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , , |8 Comments

bribe
verb
1.
persuade (someone) to act in one’s favor, typically illegally or dishonestly, by a gift of money or other inducements.

Courtesy of The Hill:

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) says she is not swayed by crowdfunding aimed at encouraging her to oppose Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, comparing the effort to a “bribe.”

“I consider this quid pro quo fundraising to be the equivalent of an attempt to bribe me to vote against Judge Kavanaugh,” Collins told conservative news outlet Newsmax.

Two groups of Maine progressives have pledged to donate up to $1.3 million to Collins’s next opponent if the Maine senator votes to confirm Kavanaugh, Newsmax reported. Collins is not up for reelection until 2020.

Donors have been asked to pledge money against Collins, but their credit cards will only be charged if she votes “yes” on Kavanaugh.

“If I vote against him, the money is refunded to the donors,” Collins said. “If I vote for him, the money is given to my opponent for the 2020 race.”

“This effort will not influence my vote at all,” she added. “I think it demonstrates the new lows to which the judge’s opponents have stooped.”

Yes, how low these people are to be trying so hard to protect a woman’s right to control her own body. 

Raising money to for a campaign to run against a candidate that you don’t believe in is not bribery, it is the American political system. 

However convincing a sitting Supreme Court Justice to suddenly step down in order to protect his son from an ongoing Russian investigation, DOES sound more like a bribe. (Souce.)

Even if Collins does the right thing here, I still think it is time for her to be taken down by a strong Democratic woman from Maine. 

Don’t you agree? 

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8 Comments

  1. anonymous September 12, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/09/brett-kavanaugh-lies-senate-testimony-supreme-court.html

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/09/susan-collins-complains-of-bribery-after-nonbillionaires-try-to-influence-her-kavanaugh-vote.html

    ” Well, the Supreme Court has told us in cases like 2010’s Citizens United that large amounts of money sloshing around the system are just fine so long as they are not given by an individual directly to candidates. So long as there is no direct quid pro quo—dollars for political favors—all is fine.

    And the behavior of the two Maine progressive groups is not unusual, expect for the fact that it is funded by small donors. This is demonstrated easily by looking at the behavior of those shouting bribery the loudest. As Adam Smith noted, although Sen. John Cornyn boosted Collins’ bribery complaints, back in January he was urging the Koch brothers to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to reward the Republican Party for tax cuts benefiting wealthy donors. This came after big donors threatened to withhold money until Republicans got that tax bill passed. That’s closer to Mitchell’s claims of “bribery” than what the Maine groups are doing. Indeed, a 2014 report by Ohio State University law professors Dan Tokaji and Renata Strause found that threats by super PACs to spend against incumbents if they don’t vote the way the super PAC donors want is an everyday Washington occurrence.”

  2. anonymous September 12, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/susan-collins-lisa-murkowski-brett-kavanaugh_us_5b994dd9e4b0cf7b0045f848

    “Senator Collins needs to listen to the women of Maine,” Planned Parenthood warned in a statement on Wednesday, “and continue to stand up for their most basic freedoms by opposing Brett Kavanaugh.”

    • Anonymous September 12, 2018 at 8:21 pm

      1. (PPFA), or Planned Parenthood, is a nonprofit organization that provides reproductive health care in the United States and globally. It is a tax-exempt corporation under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3)

      2..In general, according to the IRS, “no organization may qualify for section 501(c)(3) status if a substantial part of its activities is attempting to influence legislation (commonly known as lobbying). A 501(c)(3) organization may engage in some lobbying, but too much lobbying activity risks loss of tax-exempt status.”

      Dohh! Time to take away their 501C3 status! Hope the Attorney General acts on this, not because they are planned parenthood, but because they are a scam and breaking the law!

  3. Brum·ma·gem September 12, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    https://thinkprogress.org/donald-trump-fundraiser-trump-hotel-rnc-drain-swamp-f69801f6e9de/

    the cheapest entry price is $35,000 per couple, which entitles an attendee to dinner. A “photo opportunity” with Trump costs $70,000, while participating in a roundtable with the president requires $100,000.

  4. Anonymous September 12, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Why Susan Collins claims she’s being bribed over her Kavanaugh vote
    A Crowdpac crowdfunding campaign to encourage Collins to vote against Kavanaugh has the senator and others sounding the alarm.

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/9/12/17850180/susan-collins-crowdpac-kavanaugh-bribe-newsmax

  5. Anonymous September 12, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    It isn’t just about abortion, he took stolen documents while working for Bush and LIED about it several times under oath.

    Also ,Burke who is deciding which docs can be released alsi represents Priebus,Bannon,McGahn and 3 others in the russian probe.

    I have NO faith in Collins doing the right thing, just like healthcare. Forget her.

  6. anonymous September 12, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    She’s a willing tool.

    Just let her keep up the appearance of good government and she can keep being the loyal kochsucker she is.

  7. vvv September 12, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    You cannot be pro-abortion without decriminalizing all murder and manslaughter.

    To not be convinced of this is to be in ignorance. Or, at best, would be full-on beligerent denial.

    Disagree with me all you want. Its metaphysics.

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