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As Coronavirus Grips US, Critics Remember Susan Collins' Insistence Pandemic Flu Funding Be Cut From 2009 Stimulus Package

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/13/coronavirus-grips-us-critics-remember-susan-collins-insistence-pandemic-flu-funding

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Dr. Jill Stein:

“The #CoronavirusPandemic is the kind of crisis demanding visionary leadership that puts people over profit. With her prescription for #Covid_19,
@LisaForMaine is showing that kind of leadership. Read, retweet, & join the movement to help Lisa replace Trump-enabler Susan Collins!”

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No excuse for erasing independent candidate from this conversation, even if Maine had not just enacted ranked choice voting!!!

Dr. Jill Stein:

“Progressives must keep fighting! One place the battle is taking off is @LisaForMaine’s US Senate race vs Susan Collins. As a Green in a #RankedChoiceVoting race, Lisa can’t be stopped by DNC elites or smeared as a “spoiler”. Meet her tonight 8ET @ ttps://facebook.com/drjillstein/
#DemExit”

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Hi minecritter:
Sometimes the planet will just not be mocked. Everything on Earth , including viruses does not liked to be mocked. No doubt Susan Collins will end up with the Covid19.

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This must be the H1N1 “disaster” Trump referenced today.

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I’m curious about the claim by a staffer that “Collins simply objected to including the funds in the stimulus package and that funding was passed later that year.” But even it it is true and the funding was passed the next DAY Collins is a disingenuous weasel pretending that she is something she is not. In addition to playing the perennial Lucy to any colleague so unaware of her character as to play the role of Charlie Brown, she seems to me to be a cypher, a place holder, a spear carrier who always votes the party line while pretending to think long and deeply about every vote.

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Slight correction:
She always votes the party line…
Unless it makes no difference whatsoever.
Then she throws crumbs to the the other side to make herself appear as if she is offering a compromise.

This is why the media (falsely) labels her as a “moderate”
She is as “moderate” as Rush Limbaugh.
Hopefully the voters will soundly defeat her in November.

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Further confirming the fraudulence of her carefully crafted persona.

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Maineacs don’t give a rat’s ass. They’ll re-elect that political whore without blinking an eye. Look at the tRump Dump Governor they elected twice.

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Good grief. If all republicans had to answer for what they have voted for and against, they would never be let out of the woodshed.

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Yeah. Agreed. Susan Collins could give weasel lessons to weasels. Online classes, of course, no paw to face classes. :-))

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You really have to ask the question.

“What hurts you so much you really have to hurt others to heal it .”

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The governor was elected with a minority of the votes only because our idiotic Democratic Party backed a third-party (conservative) candidate over their own candidate. In the three-way race (two times!) LePage won with fewer than 50% of the votes because the other two candidates diluted the opposition chances.

That is one reason why Ranked Choice Voting passed, although the state constitution does not allow it for in-state elections so it does no good for the governor’s race.

And somehow, our idiotic voters gave Biden a slight victory over Bernie. They bought the media story that Biden was “more electable” (which of course he is not - just more corporate-friendly like Trump).

Yeah, most likely somehow the Democratic Party will blow it again and we will get six more years of Susan Collins even though she is pretty much universally hated. After all, she is “Our Senator” (her slogan).

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Oh, who are we kidding? The dim people of Maine will line up and vote for Collins just like the imbecilic drones that they are.

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Just as a side bar related to stupid people voting against their own best interests, old people continue to line up and vote for Joe Biden, a man who all but promised to cut their Medicare and social security. And blacks will continue to support him, even as they leave the jam packed prisons that are filled to the brim with their children and grandchildren that are serving hard time because of Joe Biden.
Remember this on Election Day, Joe Biden is simply Susan Collins in a cheaper dress.

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“disingenuous weasel”. Perfect description!

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You left out a specific call out of young voters.

Oops, I mean young people who don’t vote all that much.

In the Michigan primary, BTW, overall turn out was up 31% compared to 2016.
But among the 29 and younger cohort, it was flat.
Yet we hear them disdainfully say “okay, Boomer” on a regular basis.

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Hey take it easy on us Mainers. We did institute rank choice voting, we’ve elected more Independents to office than any other state (I believe that is right), we legalized marijuana. We did elect LePage twice as governor, Susan Collins repeatedly, and supposedly went for Biden this time around…er, forget what I was saying.

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Yeah, what a disappointment young people have been this time around. I know, boomers are voting for Biden in large majority, but Bernie’s “coalition of young people” have shown the apathy for which the young have always been guilty of. They could have blunted the boomers, but couldn’t be bothered. Or maybe they showed up but were election frauded out of the equation. I don’t know what to believe anymore.

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Stink’en Thinking.
Times Up

Only kids can teach kids.
Youth are more emotionally intelligent than ever in the history of mankind.
They know about bullying, mental illness, stinking thinking.
Youth grow out of their cult programming with the help of their peers.
Youth understand trauma and how to heal.
Youth think outside the boxes we try to restrain them in.
Youth understand justice and how to curtail suicidal tendencies.
Youth celebrate diversity and uniqueness.
Youth, we need you to save Mother Earth and your will will be done.

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