The campaign to remove Susan Collins from office in response to her Kavanaugh vote has already begun.

By | 2018-10-13T08:30:18+00:00 October 14th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |7 Comments

I guess those activists were not joking.

Courtesy of CNN:

Sen. Susan Collins was already one of the Democrats’ biggest Senate targets in 2020 when she took to the Senate floor Friday to announce she would vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

But Collins’ decision to back the Supreme Court nominee after he was accused of sexual assault was instantly controversial with not only the hundreds of activists who flooded the Capitol this week but also with Democratic activists in her home state of Maine who have opposed Kavanaugh’s nomination for weeks.

By the time she finished her speech, Democrats in Maine had begun speculating who might challenge the moderate Republican. And progressive activists are pouring in money to fund the eventual challenger, raising millions of dollars online to unseat Collins.

A half dozen Democratic operatives and lawmakers in Maine raised several names of potential candidates who are openly considering the job, including Chellie Pingree, the Democrat representing Southern Maine in the US House; Sara Gideon, the speaker of the Maine House of Representatives; Seth Berry, a former member of the Maine House of Representatives; and Hannah Pingree, a former speaker of the Maine House and Chellie Pingree’s daughter. Some Maine Democrats also mentioned Jared Golden, the veteran running in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District this year, as a possible challenger whether he wins or loses the race, as well as Emily Cain, a top operative at the Democratic group EMILY’s List and two-time congressional candidate from Maine.

Maine’s Democratic bench is not very deep, said two operatives, so the seat could also be a chance for the party to draw in a national figure or political outsider.

Susan Rice, the former national security adviser for President Barack Obama, caused a stir Friday afternoon when she tweeted “Me” when another former Obama official asked who could challenge Collins in 2020.

I am actually not sure that Susan Rice would be the best choice for Maine, but I am beyond certain that they need better representation than Susan Collins has provided. 

And if the Democrats get their way they are definitely going to get it. 

Hey you know my sister lives in Maine, perhaps I can finally get her involved in politics. 

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7 Comments

  1. viv October 14, 2018 at 4:41 am

    What Susan Collins did is a crime against all women including your sister. Susan Collins stated that she considered that Christine Ford didn’t know who the wannabe-rapist was that was trying to get his hand into her pants, the one with his filthy hand over her mouth, the one that followed her up the stairs with his buddy and grabbed her, THAT one. Susan Collins said out loud that she believed Christine Ford didn’t know who that wannabe-rapist was.

    Get that old bitch out of politics. She is a danger to women.

  2. Paul October 14, 2018 at 9:31 am

    I wish the press would stop referring to Collins as a moderate. Just because the majority of the republican party is now far right, it doesn’t mean that Collins, who sometimes votes against her party’s position, is a moderate. She is a conservative, as is Senator Murkowski.

  3. Anonymous October 14, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    ” HI$ anger. It was anger that made him lash out inappropriately, anger that contorted his face in a way that made many viewers feel sick.
    He thought this anger would substitute for integrity, and he was right” ” Democrats’ concerns are those that are cast as feminine: justice, feelings, women’s bodily autonomy, children, the ability to keep a family provided for and alive. Republicans’ concerns are those considered masculine: money, business, repelling those seen as intruders, the wielding of physical and economic brutality. It’s not an accident that people who are deeply invested in the sanctity of masculinity—the right of men to power, violence, and control—tend to vote GOP. It is not an accident that these same people tend to denigrate the other party as womanly.” “The problem with misogyny in this country goes beyond the oppression of women—although that alone should be a reason to shatter the patriarchy where it stands. It’s also the oppression of anything seen as feminine: those who show “weakness,” which is defined in our patriarchal system as anything outside the two acceptable masculine modes of brutish violence and cold indifference. ”

    “Learn to be a bitch. Be angry, even if you aren’t allowed. Be ruder than you think you can be (without losing your principles). If they say feelings don’t matter, turn your feelings into a weapon. Never shut up. Never stand down. ”

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/10/brett-kavanaugh-democratic-party-fallout-anger.html

  4. Curtis Bell October 14, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Susan Collins has always been a far right politician pretending to be a moderate. Women who are conservatives are incredibly foolish. It was not conservatives who fought for women’s suffrage – it was liberals. And it is only the liberals who will save this country provided Trump has not permanently ruined it beyond repair.

  5. Anonymous October 14, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    Her base is happy. She is in no danger.

  6. Anonymous October 15, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    $3,715,XXX in PAC money so far to unseat. Collins.

    $25 of it is mine.

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