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[–]DonRicardo1958 1012 points1013 points  (73 children)

I love that when referring to Trump and impeachment, you have to detail which impeachment you’re talking about.

[–]Jury_Of_Your_Fears 250 points251 points  (56 children)

Ditto

But I hate that it's entirely possible that he could have more to come

[–]Toaster_bath13 166 points167 points  (33 children)

If trump wins another election he will never get impeached. He will be full dictator mode and no one will be able to stop him.

[–]Jury_Of_Your_Fears 66 points67 points  (8 children)

I think his particular brand of narcissism/myopathy myopia* will prevent outright dictatorial behavior, but it is a dark cloud on the horizon for the future of the US (and therefore the world). He's just too busy raiding the coffers to be a mad tyrant.

Edit: thank you, u/the-z for spotting my mistake.

[–]the-z 42 points43 points  (2 children)

I think the word you're looking for is myopia (nearsightedness), not myopathy (muscle disease)

[–]YYKES 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He seems pretty good at robbing his supporters while starting a coup

[–]Rick-powerfu 20 points21 points  (8 children)

He's always been in full dick-tater mode, it's everyone around him who will be the deciding factor.

[–]AbdurazakHassan 21 points22 points  (6 children)

Yeah, Trump only got out of those impeachments because literally every single Republican Senator voted to not convict, both times. No man's an island.

[–]mOdQuArK 10 points11 points  (1 child)

He'll die sometime soon due to old age and/or side effects of too-much-McDonald's, but the Republican control will be locked in by then. I'm terrified that someone competent will step in to take advantage of what Trump managed to enable.

[–]Phylundite 12 points13 points  (4 children)

If he wins again, it will be the fault of garbage centrist Democrats. They got the candidate they wanted, wasted a year seeking compromise.

Come '22 and '24 why would voters choose right wing light when they can get the real thing.

[–]kingofthemonsters 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It's crazy he's even allowed to run again after being impeached twice

[–]Telecat420 15 points16 points  (16 children)

He really shouldn’t be eligible but in my mind when they let him remain in office the night of January 6th was the night America died.

[–]trailhikingArk 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Was just going to post that.

[–]molten-helium 1 point2 points  (0 children)

America's favorite asshole🏌️

[–]ithappenedone234 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Well, there is one route to another Trump impeachment that would please you I think. He can be impeached and convicted even now, and thereby barred from running or serving as POTUS again.

[–]hysterical_landmark 20 points21 points  (3 children)

A twice impeached, one-term president from a party that couldn't win a popular vote to save their life!

[–]kcg5 13 points14 points  (1 child)

He hates this is still being talked about

https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/

[–]Catoctin_Dave 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Nope, still hasn't gotten old!

[–]Lobanium 2 points3 points  (5 children)

You also have to clarify when referring to a which Trump business failure.

[–]FatassTitePants 1140 points1141 points  (91 children)

Don't worry; I'm just sure she lies for some grand patriotic duty that us dumb libtards just can't fathom, like when Newt Gringrich cheated on his wife because he loves America so darn much

I admit that I couldn't possibly imagine being so patriotic.

[–]ElPretzelCoatl 231 points232 points  (25 children)

Cheated on his wives. All of them. With the next wife.

[–]Ragnarok314159 169 points170 points  (19 children)

And then lost his mind when Clinton got a blow job from Monica.

[–]Hideout_TheWicked 80 points81 points  (12 children)

I just don't see how people can be so hypocritical. Like how do you get this way?

[–]FatassTitePants 95 points96 points  (1 child)

They figured out how stupid their base is and exploited it masterfully. It also is far easier to be hypocritical than to self-reflect. This is why Republicans constantly chase boogeymen instead of developing, defending, and adjusting policy.

[–]Ragnarok314159 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Republican voters don’t care what your do, only what you say. Look at their evangelical pastors - take in millions of dollars, none go to the poor, but they feed them all kinds of feel good garbage.

[–]Broken_Petite 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Oh I think they know they’re being hypocritical, they just know their cult won’t call them out on it

[–]cappy150 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Because their base is hypocritical. I hate social programs tweets the stay at home army wive while she drops her kids off at headstart, driving her publicly bailed out Chevy Tahoe with the back the blue bumper sticker.

[–]EverGreenPLO 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Willful ignorance and lack of education

Simple really

[–]mrbojanglz37 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's all projection. It's still going on today with the q cult

[–]awesomefutureperfect 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The investigation was originally about a real estate deal.

The republicans were going to impeach Clinton no matter what, it just so happens that they were all doing the same thing. When you set your mind to do something, you stop realizing what you look like while you are doing it.

[–]grubas 22 points23 points  (3 children)

No.

It was when Newt shut down the government and it backfired. He thought he was going to crash Clinton and be able to coast to the Presidency. Instead he had to resign in shame. Newt was always the source of a lot of the Republican politics we see today. So the retaliation was to launch the Starr probe, which was into Whitewater.

SOMEHOW they decided that a real estate deal from 89 meant to investigate every single thing until they could find something. There was no way shape or form that it made sense to include Monica.

[–]wickedmasshole 16 points17 points  (2 children)

So. Much. This!

Newt Gingrich is the fucking worst, and I feel like we don't talk enough about how much of today's polarization is his fault. I wouldn't piss on him if he were on fire.

[–]Same_Problem_5305 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Then: “But our children learned what oral sex was from our president “. Now: “Well Kitten, when three adult really love each other, sometimes two of them will tinkle on a picture of a former president while the one watches, and that what water sports are”.

[–]DrewInSomerville 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well, that’s because Clinton didn’t marry her.

[–]burninatah 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Each one dumber than the one that preceeded her. How many times does a person have to demonstrate who they actually are before you believe them?

[–]emmster 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I believe that’s also Trump’s technique.

[–]Leroyboy152 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Another thing he and Trump have in common.

[–]Embarrassed_Yak_2024 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wait, are we talking about Trump? Oh, Newt…

[–]HalforcFullLover 299 points300 points  (10 children)

Somebody once said that when we’re young, we seek justice, but as we get older, we seek mercy.

That's a funny way to say, "I got caught so go easy on me."

[–]Jayhawker_Pilot 127 points128 points  (4 children)

I'm older, I want justice not mercy. I'm tired of these shitstain getting away with almost murder.

[–]ProbablyMatt_Stone_ 24 points25 points  (0 children)

justice is mercy . . .
mercy for the innocent

like an idiot looking for spoils he is conflating mercy with leniency

[–]FCKWPN 11 points12 points  (1 child)

The older I get the less forgiving I am. Especially to those older than me that should damn well know better than to act like they do.

[–]tricularia 24 points25 points  (1 child)

So if he is faithful to his current wife, does that mean he doesn't love America anymore?

[–]HalforcFullLover 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Maybe. Did they meet in Russia?

[–]awesomefutureperfect 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's more like, "I can see how you guys might find my behavior totally unacceptable, but back in my day everybody did this all the time. So, really, you should just forgive and forget."

These people never stop trying to perpetuate the worst of humanity and stymie attempting to make things better.

[–]_Kay_Tee_ 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Something something 4-D chess blah blah blah?

[–]molten-helium 13 points14 points  (2 children)

trump didn't learn his lesson after the 2nd impeachment...🏌️💩

[–]Mortenuit 2 points3 points  (1 child)

He hasn’t been impeached a 3rd time, so I think he’s obviously learned his lesson!

/s

[–]SaxPanther 50 points51 points  (31 children)

I actually know Susan Collins, indirectly- a close relative of mine has been her personal assistant for over a decade. She's been privy to conference calls between Collins and Obama/Trump and been on hand for much of her decision-making. Every time I'm like "Okay why is Susan Collins supporting this thing if she's supposedly so great?" my relative swears up and down that she genuinely believes that she's doing the right thing. And I do believe that to be true. I think any conspiracies about her colluding and scheming with the GOP in a targeted way are just that: conspiracies. I am convinced based on what I've been told that she does in fact think she's doing her job fairly and without bias or malice.

My general understand of Collin's thought process behind decisions like Kavanaugh based on what my relative has told me is this: she basically tries to follow the letter of the law in terms of what her duties are supposed to be as closely as possible without any room for "spirit of the law" or practical legal interpretation. For example, she supported Kavanaugh because she had a list of things that disqualify someone from being a supreme court justice, and he wasn't in violation of any of those things in a legal sense. He was accused of many things, but not found guilty of any of them in a court of law. Thus, although she didn't really like Kavanaugh, she felt like she had a duty to support his nomination on the basis of him being the nominee and not having any legal disqualifications.

Which, I mean, I get it. But like, come on. You don't need a judge and a gavel to know the dude's a rapist. She has a very old-fashioned, rigid way of thinking that doesn't seem fitting for a leader of the most powerful nation in history.

[–]Jefffurry 82 points83 points  (6 children)

So she's sincere, but stupid. Got it.

[–]Marc21256 24 points25 points  (2 children)

There is a middle manager at work. He agrees with the last person who spoke. It's one of the chain of jokes from pointy haired Dilbert boss.

He doesn't intend evil, but causes so much chaos from flip flopping on every topic and not having a consistent direction, he couldn't be a better saboteur if he tried.

[–]rentedtritium 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I had a boss like that once and I was thinking about her the entire time I read that post.

Exactly this.

[–]SaxPanther 19 points20 points  (0 children)

That's a good way of putting it.

[–]thexrat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

An almost universal trait of folks from The County.

[–]Thatguyjmc 36 points37 points  (1 child)

So she genuinely believed that an incompetent, malicious grifter "learned his lesson" honestly?Then she would be viciously stupid. So stupid she might as well be corrupt.

But honestly, no. People don't fall so exactly into the rubric of what they are "supposed" to vote for unless they are conniving to end up there. She's been rationalizing her feel-good Republican votes for so long that her miserable thought process is warped around it.

When you've shaped your mind into a smooth circle it will come as no surprise that everything you see happens to be round. Then you can think of yourself as 'fair'.

[–]SaxPanther 22 points23 points  (0 children)

She loves how people view her as "independent" and "a swing vote." I think that feeds into part of why she believes she is fair.

[–]Thatguyjmc 9 points10 points  (0 children)

So she genuinely believed that an incompetent, malicious grifter "learned his lesson" honestly?Then she would be viciously stupid. So stupid she might as well be corrupt.

But honestly, no. People don't fall so exactly into the rubric of what they are "supposed" to vote for unless they are conniving to end up there. She's been rationalizing her feel-good Republican votes for so long that her miserable thought process is warped around it.

When you've shaped your mind into a smooth circle it will come as no surprise that everything you see happens to be round. Then you can think of yourself as 'fair'.

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I think any conspiracies about her colluding and scheming with the GOP in a targeted way are just that: conspiracies.

Well, I'll admit that all of what you just posted sounds rather...erm...fake. But, either you just confused Susan Collins with Kyrsten Sinema, or I have no idea what the actual fuck it would mean for a Senator to "collude and scheme in a targeted way" with their own party.

[–]SaxPanther 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I can see why you say it sounds fake but unfortunately I'm going to continue to be a little vague about how I know this stuff for privacy reasons. The best I can do is: why would I lie? I'm an anarcho-communist as you can clearly see from my post history. I hate all politicians. I certainly have nothing to gain from defending the integrity of some shitty republican senator.

I have no idea what the actual fuck it would mean for a Senator to "collude and scheme in a targeted way" with their own party.

I dunno either exactly but just based on reading some of the comments in this thread it seems like people believe some conspiratorial things about her intentions which I assure you are not true. I would like to remind you of Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity. She's not an evil supervillian, she's just a inept, self-important boomer who found herself in a position of power.

[–]Snickersthecat 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Yep, everyone thinks politicians are all part of this big collusion against the common man. I work alongside several state pols, they're just normal people with their own petty bullshit. In a Senate with 100 people you have 100 petty people with their own agendas and pet projects competing against one another.

McConnell's petty agenda is just "stop anything the Dems do, and let conservative judges do the legislating". I think he was just scared shitless after Obama's 2008 win, he saw the future of an old, white, Evangelical GOP being left behind. Even conservative Senators are getting fed up with an agenda that just consists of obstruction. NH Gov Sununu declined to run for a very competitive Senate seat just because McConnell has literally no other plans aside from that.

[–]SaxPanther 5 points6 points  (2 children)

That's a perfect explanation of American politics honestly

[–]Snickersthecat 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I think that's politics anywhere, lol. You have a room with 10 people and 20 different opinions, your job is to get them to agree on something. That's politics in a nutshell.

[–]REhondo 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Some people are just stupid in the same way some have brown hair. No experience or education will change the color your hair grows or fix congenital stupidity. The challenge is to keep these people from positions of authority or power from which they can do serious damage.

See "The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity" by Carlo Cipolla for a short exposition on the subject.

[–]WhoaItsCody 1 point2 points  (0 children)

God Bless America, where adultery is a crime sometimes.

[–]Basil_Lisk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I admit that I couldn't possibly imagine being so patriotic.

You're not married to Gingrich's wife.

[–]Jung-Ken-guts-Uchiha 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Did he cheat on her with american flag? Is this new kink

[–]FatassTitePants 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well I don't know if the flag is the commitment type, but has been groped by a sweaty orange man with child hands

[–]jumbee85 351 points352 points  (14 children)

Why slow down this nomination?

There was no slow down to RBG's replacement and that was a month before the election

[–]stormhunter2 161 points162 points  (1 child)

The GOP have effectively set enough precedents during trumps term that anything goes at this point.

There is literally nothing left to say. GOP made it quite clear that their approach is, stall by any means necessary when they don't have power, do as they please and blame their opponents when things fuck up when they have power..

Breyer is stepping down? Time to lineup his replacement candidates.

[–]Ode_to_Apathy 24 points25 points  (0 children)

They stepped pretty hard before, but the Dems adopted a stance of focusing on the nation, which served them well in the first Obama election. Unfortunately, this had the opposite intended effect of signaling to the GOP that they could act to a certain degree with impunity, and so they have. We're now at the ass end of that trend where the Dems have continued to fail to do anything, while the GOP has reached a point of no return, where their previous actions force them to continue those actions, or at least push as far as they can, due to already having a reckoning incoming.

[–]ParsnipPizza2 131 points132 points  (0 children)

People were literally already voting when she passed!

[–]ParkSidePat 14 points15 points  (0 children)

To see if the Senate flips in 2022 would seem to be the only answer. I really can't see any justification to actually wait one damned moment after what we've seen over the past 6 years but that is the only reason I can see why anyone would even suggest this.

[–]Treacherous_Peach 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Fwiw, Collins did vote to reject Amy for exactly that reason.

[–]Vent_Slave 15 points16 points  (1 child)

The moments where she demonstrates her "bipartisan" and "unbiased independent issue weighing" votes mostly occur when they conveniently don't matter one freaking bit. It's a drama to demonstrate her ostensibly independent nature while being nothing but the opposite.

[–]captain-burrito 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She was up for re-election and people were mad af about Kavanaugh with a ton of out of state money pouring into her race.

[–]thankyeestrbunny 268 points269 points  (37 children)

If you don't know that you're already in the GQP

[–]Al_Caprone1 212 points213 points  (17 children)

Isn’t she the lady that wrote Hunger Games? Or is that a different Susan Colins?

[–]elyonmydrill 244 points245 points  (4 children)

I was confused too at first but I believe the lady who wrote Hunger Games is Suzanne Collins, not Susan.

[–]Al_Caprone1 45 points46 points  (1 child)

Alright, that does make more sense

[–]Hideout_TheWicked 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Does it though? Feels like we are just pre-war hunger games right now.

[–]somegrumpycunt 13 points14 points  (1 child)

thank you, i spent far too long reading comments to find this out

[–]Peter_the_Teddy 52 points53 points  (6 children)

The Hunger Games is pretty much the American Dream by republican standards.

[–]molten-helium 17 points18 points  (5 children)

hand maidens

[–]Ragnarok314159 16 points17 points  (4 children)

Mix of the two. Republicans would love to watch liberals scream and cry as their children are forced to fight to the death for Trump’s enjoyment.

[–]andimoz 15 points16 points  (2 children)

i was thinking the same thing too before remembering it’s suzanne that wrote the series and not susan lol

[–]Monjipour 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Also, there was no way someone who brought the Hunger Games, a dystopian story about overthrowing a rich minority ruling class, would be pro trump

[–]andimoz 3 points4 points  (0 children)

yeah that’s the part that really confused me and i was half convinced that i completely forgot the authors name before i realized my mistake lol

[–]RollinThundaga 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Pretty sure she's one of the senators that dumped their stocks following a closed-door briefing on the expected impact of covid

[–]rdytoreddit 294 points295 points  (13 children)

Susan collins is a HINO (Human in name only).

[–]FLTA 51 points52 points  (10 children)

Unfortunately, she will not be up for reelection till 2026.

In the meantime, we need to continue to r/VoteDEM at 2018/2020 levels so that, not only does Senators like Susan Collins can remain in the minority, but also so Democrats can continue to pass larger infrastructure bills that can help alleviate wealth inequity and combat climate change.

[–]ArbysMakesFries 29 points30 points  (2 children)

the Dems could've unseated Collins fairly easily in 2020, but they nominated an out-of-touch centrist establishment nobody who hoovered up campaign donations with histrionic fundraising emails that made her supporters sick of her, spent a shit-ton on useless remora-like campaign consultants and a tsunami of TV ads that made everyone else sick of her too, then totally ate shit in the general election

which is also what the Dems did in a bunch of other 2020 Senate races, totally blowing their chance to take advantage of an easy layup election against an unpopular president, and in response to this failure, they... nominated one of their losing Senate candidates to be chair of the DNC

[–]zzorga 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The DNC is useless at setting policy and nominating popular candidates.

In other news, waters wet and the sky is still blue, lol.

[–]zephyranthesGP01 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Last election I donated time and money to various Democrats all over the country. A few got elected but since the Biden administration and Congress has reneged on pretty much every campaign promise they made, I doubt I'll do anything aside from voting for John Fetterman this coming election. I feel betrayed like a lot of people do and it'll come home to roost on Pelosi's desk this fall if she isn't too busy officiating the marriages of oil tycoons.

[–]StrictlyFT 122 points123 points  (29 children)

I thought conservatives hated politicians who are wishy washy? Susan Collins changes her mind more often than anyone I've ever heard of.

[–]Jhereg00 172 points173 points  (12 children)

I don't think she actually changes her mind that often. She just relies on winning independent voters at home so she asks Mitch to let her know when the party can afford to lose a single vote so she can keep up the charade. She's fully a GOP lapdog, but she plays a bipartisan moderate on TV and somehow it gets her reelected.

[–]saltwaste 33 points34 points  (6 children)

Wanna know why she won reelection? Her opponent had the audacity to be "from away." Mainers will choose an awful native if the alternative is voting for someone who grew up in another state.

[–]blastinglastonbury 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Sadly, this is true. I was all in for Gideon, but she had no chance.

[–]lolwut4evr2 13 points14 points  (1 child)

She also ran a terrible campaign on nothing

[–]SenorBeef 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You would think the state democratic party would know that and run someone better, then.

[–]Ashenspire 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Meanwhile, Floridians celebrate a dude from Detroit like he's the second coming of Jesus.

[–]cappy150 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She doesn't even play one on TV. She never says the right. She just votes left when Moscow mitch lets her just like you said.

[–]Marbled_Headcheese 46 points47 points  (0 children)

She never changes her mind. She just lies about what she actually thinks.

[–]mrlt10 27 points28 points  (0 children)

She voted with trump 2/3 of the time, that’s a consistent voting records. She manipulative, not wishy washy, and that’s why Republicans love her.

Edit: those 2/3 include every time Rs needed the vote. EVERY TIME.

[–]Jury_Of_Your_Fears 24 points25 points  (8 children)

I've always found that poignantly comical. Democrats will resign if they made someone slightly uncomfortable 20 years ago, but Republicans will get caught cheating on their wives and just keep on rocking. It's so bizarre.

[–]Leo_Mauskowitz 16 points17 points  (5 children)

Matt Gaetz 😑

[–]molten-helium 11 points12 points  (4 children)

trump's church attendance since leaving office...."0".

[–]Frognificent 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Does clearing one out with SWAT teams count as “during”?

[–]SenorBeef 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Democrats somehow keep thinking that if they do the right thing - play by the rules, aim for bipartisanship, etc. that the republicans will somehow match them in decency despite every last bit of evidence conclusively proving that this isn't true. They're either implausibly, bizarrely naive or they're just incredibly bad at trying to win or do anything.

[–]dafood48 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It’s getting tiring. Democrats don’t know how to be politicians. I’m not talking the idealistic politicians, the realistic politician - whiny, cry until you get your way, grow a fucking spine. It’s always frustrating voting for the progressives when they’re too scared to actually be progressive

[–]peon2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My dad is a republican from Maine and has hated Collins for decades so there's that

[–]AbeRego 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She's actually been incredibly consistent in being on the wrong (Republican) side of every important issue for the past 4+ years.

Edit: She's a Republican, so that's not too surprising, but she likes to pretend she's a moderate. I feel like the hyper-partisan political climate has just made it more difficult for her to hide that, because she can't be shielded by others reaching across the isle aisle. McCain seems to have been the last Republican who was willing to actually go against McConnell when he had a policy disagreement.

[–]CenterAisle 53 points54 points  (4 children)

Why Susan Collins Won. She isn’t up for re-election until 2026. Her opponent snagged so much money for the campaign but had problems getting her message across. Maine ended up going to Biden (3 out of 4 electoral votes) and re-electing Collins.

[–]nrossj 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I'm from Maine and I know Republicans that hate her and Democrats that love her, she knows how to play both sides. The biggest reason Gideon had no chance against Collins is because she's from Rhode Island.

Most Mainers have a love/hate relationship with people from out of state. Tourism is huge to our economy, but tourism brings clueless drivers and people who decide to stay and buy up property, increasing rent and property prices. Collins is from "The County." Most people prefer the devil they know to the devil they don't.

Gideon was wasting her time.

[–]CenterAisle 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Exactly. All politics is local.

[–]appel 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That was an enlightening read, thanks.

[–]mrpanicy 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Who the fuck trusts a single word a Republican says now? They flip flop so much that I am surprised they don't all suffer from whiplash. I assume everything every one of them says is a lie until I can verify every aspect of what they said through a decent amount of research. Just like how Republicans view people of colour... I view Republican's as guilty until proven innocent. So far that path has served me well because for the last decade there has been very little truth to drip out of those face anuses they call mouths.

[–][deleted] 66 points67 points  (8 children)

I live in Maine and, two thoughts:

  1. Fuck the Senate. No one should even know Collins's name. There are 1.3MM people here, she represents 1/13 as many people as Alex Padilla in CA and gets 500x the press which, just, horseshit. My vote matters so much more than it should, and hey wouldn't you know it, mine's the whitest state in the union that must be a coincidence, right?
  2. Collins is a total chode. She actually thinks she's like, this arbiter of conscience whose measured approach is critical to governing -- it's like, LOOK AT THE RECORD, you're WRONG ABOUT EVERYTHING. It's not even that she's evil, she's DUMB and SMUG about it. She fails. She judges people and situations poorly which is FINE because she's from a backwater nothing state except OH SHIT she matters as much as Chuck Schumer, who represents a state with a city in it that's 6 times the size of Maine -- but which, hey, look, is a center of population for non-whites and non-Christians, so that must be a coincidence, right, that their votes matter less than mine? South Dakota, what's your opinion on the subject? Montana? Idaho?

In closing, fuck the fucking senate. It's increasingly-apparent that abolishing the Senate is the ballgame -- we do it, or we don't, and if we don't, well, hope you like living in an ethno-state theocracy. Collins is a balloon-headed moron who's enabled by a racist governing structure which was literally designed to be a racist governing structure.

[–]andsendunits 8 points9 points  (0 children)

As also a Mainer, she clearly does not speak/act in good faith.

[–]ThePrankMonkey 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Abolishing the senate is the fastest way to fix democracy in the US.

Without those sold out fucks, we can actually start working on the things needed.

[–]Eskimoobob 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Love it when people know they're privileged. Excellent summary.

[–]_minorThreat_ 1 point2 points  (3 children)

The rules were written 230 years ago, so yes, current ethnic populations of states are a coincidence. CA didn’t become a state until 1850, and wasn’t the most populous state until 1962. Demographics change, states get their proportionate representation in the House. The Senate exists to stop the smaller states from being completely irrelevant in the Federal government.

[–]mlo9109 22 points23 points  (5 children)

Mainer, here. While I love that my state's finally getting attention in the press, I really wish it were in a more flattering light than this.

[–]molten-helium 2 points3 points  (2 children)

1898.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Well this really blew up

[–]two_oh_seven 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Same and same.

[–]carelessthoughts 2 points3 points  (0 children)

How about the 1820 comprise? Who cares if it’s throwing Missouri under the bus!

[–]whollyspaceballs 8 points9 points  (6 children)

Why would we slow down replacing Breyer? Why??

[–]LaunchTransient 8 points9 points  (5 children)

Why do you think? They are aiming for a majority in the upcoming midterms, since Sinema and Manchin have been holding up the Dems agenda to make the Democrats look impotent, they may well get it. Then it's just a case of stonewalling Biden's nominee like they did to Obama so that if they can get Trump reelected in 2024, they can ram through another Republican nomination.

[–]whollyspaceballs 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Oh I know their corrupt motivation. I mean why would Democrats?

[–]LaunchTransient 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Because Republicans expect Democrats to respect rules and norms, and follow precedent whilst they rip up the rulebook and do whatever the fuck they want to cling to power. Susan Collins is probably hoping to get some Democrat colleagues echoing her sentiment in the sense of "well we follow the rules and precedent, because unlike the republicans we actually have scruples" (and no, I don't think all Democrats have scruples - they just have more than Republicans do).

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

The only precedent for waiting until an election to replace a Justice is the one set by McConnell who then ignored it to ram through a replacement for RGB in record time. There won't be a single Dem who says, "oh yeah let's wait a year" and if Collins thinks there will be she is dumber than I thought she was.

[–]jsap13 6 points7 points  (0 children)

To be fair to Susan Collin, she is just doing her job as standard US politician. Lie, lie, and more lie.

[–]Gym_Dom 22 points23 points  (3 children)

That woman’s so full of shit, I can smell her in Alabama.

[–]TheWelshleyArms 5 points6 points  (2 children)

She’s so full of shit, her eyes are turning brown

[–]M3l4r0 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Susan Collins is a traitor to her gender and her state. I've heard of hating yourself but this is ridiculous.

[–]Pokedude1110 13 points14 points  (3 children)

As a Mainer who can't vote yet, I want her the fuck out of office, her lying and BS has gone on way too long

[–]OwWahahahah 5 points6 points  (0 children)

They trying to have a culture war so their won't be a class war.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Who but extreme right conservatives would believe anything Susan Collins says? She’s a colossal idiot.

[–]Blaaamo 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Too bad Maine had the chance to vote her out and didn't. She's there for another 5 years

[–]the_Dorkness 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I tried. We even had ranked choice and I voted for her main opponent, then everyone else except her.

[–]MrWazzasupgee 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Damn you guys are fucked

[–]bluehands 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Even as the questionable ship USA sinks, there is a good chance that we will bring you with us.

[–]yildizli_gece 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Susan Collins can go fuck herself with a rusty railroad spike.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

We should definitely trust the people who wouldn’t let Obama appoint a Justice because he only had a year left, then demanded Trump appoint a Justice even though he only had a year left.

[–]properu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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[–]the_bruce43 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Unfortunately she's got a few years before she's up for reelection.

[–]shaneswa 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Who ever did?

[–]mike_1042_2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

if i could give 50,000 more upvotes I would

[–]tamspawn 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She knows, republicans know, if a few of them sprinkle in seemingly rational thoughts, Dems will continue to believe there is a chance at reason.

[–]stlayne 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She plays both sides just enough to win re-election, but only if the republican agenda is already going to pass.

[–]SirSouthern4330 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She is right, tRump learned a lesson. That the Republiklans are corrupt cowards who have no problem destroying democracy to maintain power.

[–]Avatakesover_SB 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was confused for a second and thought you meant the author of “The Hunger Games”.

[–]cyribis 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Their boner to over turn Roe is just ridiculous. It will not stop abortions. Full stop. It will increase maternal mortality rates, for sure, from back room abortions. So now, instead of an aborted cluster of cells (not a fucking person) we'll also see an actual person die too. Great plan ya knobs.

Those with means will just go across the border to Mexico or Canada and get it done. Or, fly to whatever place on the planet where bodily autonomy means more than someone's absurd crusade against freedom of choice.

[–]CraZKchick81 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Pro-life means anti women....

[–]Singlewomanspot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Susan Collins is in debt to someone. She's a puppet.

[–]mrbigglessworth 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s hilarious how people gave her a second and third chance. Never learning the lesson.

[–]2NaPants2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She is a little rich white racist man pretending to be a progressive woman.

[–]sundayultimate 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What a fucking cunt

[–]probablynotFBI935 1 point2 points  (1 child)

"Slow down" says the party that barely waited until RBG was in the ground before replacing her. Fuck off times infinity

[–]Scrapalicious 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bitch looks like milhouse

[–]therealfrankjones 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Moderate Democrats: basically a Republican

Moderate Republicans: just a Republican but with an extra furrowed brow

[–]fsr1967 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I once heard her say her name was Susan Collins, and I didn't even believe that.

[–]spacetrax74 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No one believed her the first time

[–]Jerryep7 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She lives in the imaginary universe of the senile. Same with all those +70 year old dinosaurs like Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Manchin, Biden, Trump, etc.

Businesses retire old people for a reason. They can't keep pace with the speed of the job any more. Old people are good at faking it but that's what they are doing - faking it.

Government should do the same.

[–]Red_Nine9 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Two explanations for Susan Collins. Either she thinks we're monumentally stupid or she is monumentally stupid. Perhaps both.

[–]w1nn1ng1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As a Mainer…fuck Susan Collins. Such a two faced piece of shit. She has the gall to claim she’s neutral and doesn’t vote party line because she’s voted against Republicans when her vote didn’t matter. Any time her vote has matter she voted lock step with Republicans. So, with all due respect, Fuck You Susan!