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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Wonkette: When last we left Susan Collins, the world's most useless "moderate," the Maine senator had helped free Donald Trump to crime some more. This wasn't the best choice for democracy or Collins's re-election hopes. A Colby College poll shows her effectively tied with likely Democratic challenger Sara Gideon. Collins won her last Senate race with 68 percent of the vote. She's now reduced to 42 percent to Gideon's 43. Fourteen percent of voters are undecided, and Collins can only hope they're like her " soberly weighing all options before choosing at the last minute to do whatever Mitch McConnell wants.

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Fourteen percent of voters are undecided, and Collins can only hope they're like her " soberly weighing all options before choosing at the last minute to do whatever Mitch McConnell wants.

Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 10:31 AM | 0 COMMENTS | permalink | Comment on This Entry |

Hilarious.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2020-02-19 11:10 AM | Reply

In the end Shaky Susan will be re-elected by the never suspicious 1.0 percent margin of victory.

#2 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-02-19 11:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Nixon: No way. She is DOA. There is no way in heck she gets reelected. She handled the whole Trump impeachment about as poorly and in as high profile a way as she could have.

#3 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-02-19 11:48 AM | Reply

...Eff Susan Collins and the horse she rode in on.

#4 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2020-02-19 11:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

She knew he was guilty but voted to acquit because she fears Trump more than the voters. She may have bet on the wrong horse.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2020-02-19 11:57 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

John Oliver: "It's time for Democrats' favorite game: 'Hope Susan Collins flips and be disappointed when she doesn't!' It's America's most depressing game show."
Andy Borowitz: SUSAN COLLINS TAKES HOURS TO DECIDE ON LUNCH BEFORE ORDERING EXACTLY WHAT MITCH MCCONNELL IS HAVING

Usually, the incumbent is safe. I'm not so sure about her this time. She has some pretty high profile examples of concern trolling then just doing what we knew she was going to do all along. It *should* be a lot easier to kick her out. But who knows? People don't seem to like change in the Senate...

#6 | Posted by chuffy at 2020-02-19 12:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Susan Collins is a waste of space and isn't good enough to wash the dirty floors at Taco Bell.

#7 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-02-19 12:57 PM | Reply

Usually, the incumbent is safe. I'm not so sure about her this time. She has some pretty high profile examples of concern trolling then just doing what we knew she was going to do all along. It *should* be a lot easier to kick her out. But who knows? People don't seem to like change in the Senate...

#6 | POSTED BY CHUFFY

It's the incumbent and uneducated voter effect. When they aren't sure, they vote for whoever is in office.

#8 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-02-19 01:42 PM | Reply

... Collins can only hope they're like her " soberly weighing all options before choosing at the last minute to do whatever Mitch McConnell wants. ...

While I do not have a prediction whether or not she'll win, I do pretty much agree with what I quoted.

I noticed it during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. Sen Collins was looking like she had not yet made up her mind until the very end.

Looking back on it all right after she cast her vote, I realized that she probably had her mind made up from the very beginning, and that she was just looking for reasons to justify her preference, as opposed to using reasons to forge her preference.


#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-02-19 02:04 PM | Reply

Nixon: No way. She is DOA.

Nov 1, 2016 so was Fat Nixon.

#10 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-02-19 02:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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I realized that she probably had her mind made up from the very beginning,

Rand Paul
Susan Collins
Lisa Murkowski
Jeff Flake
Bob Corker

They all love to play to the tee vee cameras that "they are against" something Fat Nixon wants right up until the moment the vote is cast.

Part is they want to be the center of attention.

Part is they want to appear to be unbiased.

Mostly they are waiting for the payoff for their votes. Amazing that Lisa Murkowski cast the vote to deny evidence and witnesses and then the next week Elaine Chow is announcing $20,000,000 in funding to Alaska. Not as blatant as John Boehner handing out envelopes of cash on the House floor or threatening the election funding of retiring GOP house member, but a bribe none the less.

#11 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-02-19 02:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Russia was able to hack into the electronic voting machines in 2016. They've had four years to perfect their methods as Moscow Mitch blocked voting security bills every single year and in return a Russian oligarch is going to build an aluminum plant in his state.

#12 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-02-19 02:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Suzy Cream Cheese

#13 | Posted by LesWit at 2020-02-19 03:16 PM | Reply

A few more months of this and she will declare her intent to retire, so as to spend more time in Florida...

#14 | Posted by catdog at 2020-02-19 03:42 PM | Reply

Susan has learned her lesson.

#15 | Posted by anton at 2020-02-19 04:28 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The Witch must go!!

#16 | Posted by BingyBunny at 2020-02-19 08:02 PM | Reply

"Susan Collins Tanking in the Polls"

As well she should.

Disingenuous is hardly strong enough to describe her performance (yes, performance) in the impeachment trial.

She's not a Senator, she's an enabler of a criminal enterprise operating out of the Oval Office.

#17 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-02-19 08:07 PM | Reply

Susan Collins comes home to find her son has put a kitten in a blender.

Susan: "That's a naughty boy. I need to think of an appropriate punishment for this wrong behavior."

Susan, after soberly weighing all options: "Ok, son. Tonight its no iphone at the dinner table for you."

Not even 3 minutes through dinner:

Son: "Dammit Mommy, I want my iphone!"

Susan: "Ok, son. I think you've learned your lesson."

#18 | Posted by horstngraben at 2020-02-19 08:35 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

eff susan and the turtle that rode in on her

#19 | Posted by bus_driver at 2020-02-20 08:41 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"... threatening the election funding of retiring GOP house member, but a bribe none the less."

Party leadership threatening the funding of their party members for failing to tow the line is standard operating procedure for both parties. I have no problem with the first half of your statement though; that was egregious.

#20 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2020-02-21 08:55 AM | Reply

Susan Collins is a waste of space and isn't good enough to wash the dirty floors at Taco Bell.

#7 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER AT 2020-02-19 12:57 PM | FLAG:

Happy for you that you can keep your job Bruce.

Collins won't lose, liberal Portland wants her out but the rest of the state wants her to stay, she has and will continue to bring good jobs back here. Most of the state likes the way she voted and realizes that the only reason Dems want her out is for power and they are still crying about 2016. She works harder than any other senator and congressman out there which in this day and age is rare.

#21 | Posted by fishpaw at 2020-02-21 10:25 AM | Reply

Collins won't lose

#21 | Posted by fishpaw at 2020

Saw that three times in front of a mirror at night. Collins will appear and tell you she's considering doing something, maybe.

#22 | Posted by Zed at 2020-02-21 10:36 AM | Reply

Collins won't lose

#21 | Posted by fishpaw at 2020

To be honest, you just prove you are afraid she might.

#23 | Posted by Zed at 2020-02-21 10:37 AM | Reply

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