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Funding Platform to Unseat Susan Collins in 2020 Raises over $3 Million, Crashes From Traffic Surge

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A crowd-sourced fund to unseat Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine in 2020 crashed Friday afternoon after traffic spiked and donations surged as she was delivering a speech on the Senate floor explaining why she would join nearly all of her GOP colleagues in voting "yes" on controversial Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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Demanding Collins be "a hero" and vote "no," the campaign declares that her vote would

decide whether a rubber stamp for Trump's anti-healthcare, anti-woman, anti-labor agenda gets confirmed to the Supreme Court--costing millions of Americans their healthcare, their right to choose, and their lives.

If you fail to stand up for the people of Maine and for Americans across the country, every dollar donated to this campaign will go to your eventual Democratic opponent in 2020. We will get you out of office.

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The people of Maine have made it clear that they want you to vote NO on Kavanaugh, and we're counting on you to do the right thing.

After more than a 45 minutes of remarks on the chamber floor, however, Collins--who's faced increased protests from constituents as well as the broader American public--made clear that she would not.

Following her announcement, Mainers for Accountable Leadership and the Maine People's Alliance said in a joint statement, "Thousands of Mainers wrote, called, visited, protested, begged and pleaded with Susan Collins to do the right thing--to be a hero--and vote no. She ignored them. For years she has claimed to be an independent, a different kind of Republican, but today she shattered that facade forever. Her vote will reverberate long after she has left the Senate."

"Susan Collins' legacy will forever be tied to Brett Kavanaugh and we will never let her forget it," the groups added. "We have raised more than $2 million for her next opponent and we are committed to defeating her in 2020."

Update: the campaign has surpassed $3 million and is going up at the rate of over $50,000 per hour.

Updte Sunday evening:$3,543,261

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I just kicked in a few bucks, along with over 100,000 other people. Show these lying fraud fake moderates there's a price to pay.

Here's the link

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I can't recall a level of anger and hostility like this one, going back 50 years to 1968 when we marched to end the Vietnam War and to get rid of Lyndon Johnson. We succeeded in both endeavors.


I hesitate to use the vitriolic words "political bloodbath," rather than the more diplomatic Blue Wave or Swing of the Political Pendulum, but make no mistake: it is coming in about a month.



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you betcha..pack up your stuff, Collins, you liar.

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Ok kids, time to change the channel from Russia-Russia-Russia to the Hate-Collins-Flake Channel. No doubt we'll be back, but for now let's just keep it on Collins-Flake.

The historical mess is still all over the place. Let's move on. Consumerism demands it.

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Zinn gets it...Howard Zinn: Don't Despair about the Supreme Court

https://progressive.org/op-eds/howard-zinn-despair-supreme-court/

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I am not at all optimistic that this is going to work. Tens of millions of right wing evangelicals can fund the Repugs. And the Koch brothers can easily throw in a few million dollars, thanks to the huge tax cuts the GOP recently gave them.

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She is showing what can be done. That's a hopeful sign.

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I wouldn't be too hard on her. She's the best fundraiser the Democratic Party has ever had.

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Zinn: "It would be naive to depend on the Supreme Court to defend the rights of poor people, women, people of color, dissenters of all kinds. Those rights only come alive when citizens organize, protest, demonstrate, strike, boycott, rebel, and violate the law in order to uphold justice.

The distinction between law and justice is ignored by all those Senators--Democrats and Republicans--who solemnly invoke as their highest concern "the rule of law." The law can be just; it can be unjust. It does not deserve to inherit the ultimate authority of the divine right of the king."

Click here.

Struggling over two Republican Senators' votes or in this case, the Senator from Maine, misses the entire point, and is a shining example of why Trump is President.


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Have at it:


Augusta Kennebec Journal (A) (C) (F) (T) (W) (V)
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I read today that Susan Rice was considering running against Collins. YUCK! SOS.

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Two parts optimistic levity; and a pinch of cynicism...stir

What price does Susan Collins have to pay? She is not running for reelection in 2020.

She will not have to forfeit her congressional pension, neither will she or her immediate family lose their access to tax-payer subsidized government health insurance; for the remainder of their term of life.

Not a bad deal for a mere couple of decades in a debating society with the arbitrary power to disburse the common purse; if you ask me!

The fact is, it is us, the hoi-palloi, who'll keep on paying, so long as the fraudulent system is not, once and for all, decommissioned.

Yeah! I know, it's easier said with empty words, than 'with sticks and stones'

But "I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones" -- Albert Einstein.

We're still right on target. Are we any wiser nowadays than we were back then?

Kinda a conundrum what!

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Political Archimedes' principle:

Every fallen idiot raises the general society level.

Bye Susan.

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