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Susan Collins: Filibuster of Elena Kagan unlikely
Politico ^ | May 13, 2010 | Marin Cogan

Posted on 05/14/2010 10:50:59 AM PDT by C19fan

Maine Republican Susan Collins said Thursday she does not foresee a Republican filibuster of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, but she’s withholding judgment on her own vote until after the summer hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

And in a statement that may further bolster the prospects for Kagan’s confirmation, Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), a potential swing vote, said he was comfortable with Kagan’s explanation of Havard’s ban on military recruiters at the Law School.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: 111th; collins; elenakagan; kagan; rino; scotus; susancollins
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No big surprise. I am sure the other Wonder Twin feels the same.
1 posted on 05/14/2010 10:51:00 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan
Gutless.
2 posted on 05/14/2010 10:51:50 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (FYBO: Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: C19fan

If Collins is that gutless, she’s TOAST and all the rest of the spineless, gutless, pathetic garbage in DC.


3 posted on 05/14/2010 10:52:02 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: C19fan

In November, VOTE ANTI-RINO!!!!


4 posted on 05/14/2010 10:53:19 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: C19fan

Because RINOs like Collins won’t allow it.


5 posted on 05/14/2010 10:53:37 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I think Scott Brown has joined the chorus of the gutless.


6 posted on 05/14/2010 10:53:48 AM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: C19fan

Does Kagen rent porn!!! Check out her garbage and movie rental reciepts. Come on, we are talking about the Supreme Court. Lets put some Kennedy into it.


7 posted on 05/14/2010 10:54:23 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: C19fan

I want a fillibuster of this person. There is no room on the SCOTUSA for a communist.


8 posted on 05/14/2010 10:54:45 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: C19fan

Maine Republicans need to sweep out the RINO poop.


9 posted on 05/14/2010 10:54:50 AM PDT by pallis
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To: C19fan

No, that would require courage and resolve. Not likely.


10 posted on 05/14/2010 10:56:35 AM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: C19fan

Unfortunately, Maine will elect whoever it wants. If Snowe and Collins go, they’ll probably be replaced by Democrats.

As for Scott Brown, that is disgusting. It’s OK to ban military recruiters at Harvard because the military doesn’t like to have gays attacking their fellow troops in the showers or creeping into bunks in the barracks?


11 posted on 05/14/2010 10:57:33 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: TBP

If the R’s were in charge and an R President made a conservative nomination, we would hear nothing but “this nomination is dead on arrival in the US Senate” from ALL of the RATS. Why do we not hear the same thing from ALL of the R’s?


12 posted on 05/14/2010 10:58:04 AM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Cicero

Hopefully the new platform will be in effect by the time 2012 and 2014 come around.


13 posted on 05/14/2010 10:58:56 AM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Mr. Wright

Because Chris Christie is still in N.J. ?


14 posted on 05/14/2010 11:01:46 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to...." ;)
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To: C19fan

We all knew this, pick your battles.


15 posted on 05/14/2010 11:11:42 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: C19fan

When we get control back, if we ever do, her state should be punished.


16 posted on 05/14/2010 11:13:43 AM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: C19fan

She’s replacing another liberal, that’s why she’ll sail through. If she were replacing Scalia, that’s an entirely different kettle of fish.


17 posted on 05/14/2010 11:14:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: C19fan

Silver Lining? First, this incompetent Obama clone will replace an outrageous liberal already on the court and she is not nearly as bright as Justice Stevens. Second, the statements and votes cast will further expose the identities of people who need to leave the Senate and will give another clear reason to help them retire...


18 posted on 05/14/2010 11:17:07 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: dfwgator
In practicality you are right. Ethically, morally, and politically this argument is specious. It is almost like saying that 'if I've been buggered once, it is of no matter if I get buggered again'......

Rabid liberalism that supports murder of unborn life, sexual deviancy, taking of freedom for the collective, etc. is never right, nor should it be tacitly accepted.

19 posted on 05/14/2010 11:17:50 AM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: C19fan

Don’t want to upend the sisterhood.


20 posted on 05/14/2010 11:19:38 AM PDT by Mouton
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To: C19fan

FILIBUSTER IS A MUST!


21 posted on 05/14/2010 11:20:29 AM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: C19fan
Collins illustrates the reason why the GOP needs to be purged and be replaced by conservatives principles. Anyone that will not fight for conservative principles needs to go. We can no longer tolerate Quislings, such as Collins. There can be no comprise with socialists or statists.
22 posted on 05/14/2010 11:24:15 AM PDT by Nosterrex
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To: ExTexasRedhead

....Collins toast....?

Not for awhile. She’s not up for reelection till 2016.


23 posted on 05/14/2010 11:30:10 AM PDT by mono
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To: C19fan

Am I the only one that when hearing Susan Collins speak, wonders if she has some kind of ‘impediment’?

And yes, I’m serious.

Second a question for the forum. I recall reading somewhere a few years ago one of the Ditzy Twins from Maine, Collins or Snowe, worked as Cyrus Vance’s administrative assistant in the Carter Whitehouse. Anyone know of this?


24 posted on 05/14/2010 11:30:21 AM PDT by Badeye (I can see NOVEMBER from My HOUSE.)
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat

So far he has been quiet about it.


25 posted on 05/14/2010 11:33:02 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Tyranny thrives when the people are silent.)
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To: Badeye
Susie, Maine's answer to Barbara Boxer, has reached her highest and best use on the planet. She exists to make Olympia Snow look smarter.

This is what Boxer does for Feinstein. Alas, all things are relative. Unfortunately for Maine and California, if brains were dynamite, the four of them together couldn't blow their noses.

Apparently, no one ever thinks to ask what the husbands of these political bimbos do. The answer is, they get very, very rich. While you're pondering that factoid, throw in Mrs. Pelosi.

26 posted on 05/14/2010 11:56:04 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Obama. He'll bring back States' Rights. In the meantime, this ain't gonna be pretty.)
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To: Badeye
Susie, Maine's answer to Barbara Boxer, has reached her highest and best use on the planet. She exists to make Olympia Snow look smarter.

This is what Boxer does for Feinstein. Alas, all things are relative. Unfortunately for Maine and California, if brains were dynamite, the four of them together couldn't blow their noses.

Apparently, no one ever thinks to ask what the husbands of these political bimbos do. The answer is, they get very, very rich. While you're pondering that factoid, throw in Mrs. Pelosi.

27 posted on 05/14/2010 11:56:48 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Obama. He'll bring back States' Rights. In the meantime, this ain't gonna be pretty.)
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To: C19fan

Can’t bring yourself to filibuster someone who doesn’t believe in freedom of speech as our Founding Fathers intended?

Hopeless. Collins should be run out of office along with ANY other Republican, and any Democrat claiming to be moderate, who does not support filibuster.


28 posted on 05/14/2010 11:59:51 AM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: Mr. Wright

Because Republicans are like groundhogs — they’re afraid of their own shadows. And they love power almost as much as Democrats do, so they try to please the media and others who will never like them.

IOW, they’re not only the Stupid Party but the Gutless Party. The symbol shouldn’t be an elephant, it should be a jellyfish.


29 posted on 05/14/2010 12:01:33 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: C19fan

GOP=Gutless Old Phonies.


30 posted on 05/14/2010 12:02:03 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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The symbol shouldn’t be an elephant, it should be a jellyfish.

Hardly. Jellyfish at least sting when attacked.

31 posted on 05/14/2010 12:10:06 PM PDT by ScottinVA (RIP to the country I love...)
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat
If you watch Scott Brown, he votes with the dims when it won't matter, when there are not enough Republican votes to stop something. He votes with us whenever he can make a difference.

I believe this is smart politics to give him a chance at re election in liberal Mass.

32 posted on 05/14/2010 12:15:14 PM PDT by HoustonCurmudgeon
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To: HoustonCurmudgeon

good comment...Hope that is exactly what he is doing.


33 posted on 05/14/2010 12:16:36 PM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: Kenny Bunk

All true, but it still doesn’t answer my question.

Did one of these two idiots, Snowe or Collins, work for Cyrus Vance as his administrative assistant in the Carter Administration?


34 posted on 05/14/2010 12:30:15 PM PDT by Badeye (I can see NOVEMBER from My HOUSE.)
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat
Thanks. I see what he is doing, I just hope I have the correct reason.
35 posted on 05/14/2010 12:34:34 PM PDT by HoustonCurmudgeon ("I'll try to be NICER, if you will try to be SMARTER!" ~ MNJohnnie, FReeper)
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To: C19fan

She will try and make sure of that. Hope she enjoys her last year in office.


36 posted on 05/14/2010 12:40:11 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: mono

2014.


37 posted on 05/14/2010 12:43:20 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
If Collins is that gutless, she’s TOAST

She has been that gutless, since elected, and she is still there.

38 posted on 05/14/2010 1:38:42 PM PDT by itsahoot (Each generation takes to excess, what the previous generation accepted in moderation.)
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To: Badeye

Susie worked for Cohen when he had the defense gig.


39 posted on 05/14/2010 1:49:27 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Obama. He'll bring back States' Rights. In the meantime, this ain't gonna be pretty.)
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To: itsahoot

We The People have been more patient in the past then we are today as we witness the premeditated destruction of our country, destruction of our Constitution, and theft of our freedom. We have no patience for RINOs or RATs.


40 posted on 05/14/2010 1:50:35 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: Kenny Bunk

Ahhhh. Thank You!


41 posted on 05/14/2010 1:52:37 PM PDT by Badeye (I can see NOVEMBER from My HOUSE.)
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To: dfwgator
If she were replacing Scalia, that’s an entirely different kettle of fish.

You wish, fact is it wouldn't matter one whit. We have most of the idiots Curtesy of Orin Hatch.

42 posted on 05/14/2010 1:54:46 PM PDT by itsahoot (Each generation takes to excess, what the previous generation accepted in moderation.)
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To: darkangel82

Collins 2014....?

I thought she was elected to a 6 year term in 2010. Am I mistaken?


43 posted on 05/14/2010 5:49:30 PM PDT by mono
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To: mono

She last ran in 2008. The only Senate election so far this year was in MA.


44 posted on 05/14/2010 5:50:30 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: mono

I am confused. I meant to say she won a 6 year term in 2008 which would put her up again in 2014


45 posted on 05/14/2010 5:54:29 PM PDT by mono
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To: darkangel82

See my # 45. I finally got it right. At any rate we will have to listen to that strange trembling voice for at least 4 more years


46 posted on 05/14/2010 5:59:19 PM PDT by mono
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To: C19fan

She is the reason the Bush tax cuts will end.


47 posted on 05/14/2010 6:01:41 PM PDT by Brimack34 (President Palin let it be said let it be done.)
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To: Cicero
"As for Scott Brown, that is disgusting. It’s OK to ban military recruiters at Harvard because the military doesn’t like to have gays attacking their fellow troops in the showers or creeping into bunks in the barracks?"

I'm fine with the recruiting restriction. The last thing the Army needs are more Harvard lawyers.

48 posted on 05/14/2010 6:03:37 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

If you want Collins out of there, there needs to be a Conservative Republican who can beat her in the Republican Primary.

That man is Paul LePage.

But he needs to become Governor first.

After 4 years in charge in Augusta, he could challenge Collins from that seat.

The Primary, with 7 candidates, is 10 days away, on June 8, and Paul LePage could use your campaign contributions and if you’re in Maine, your vote.

https://lepage2010.com/donate.php
http://lepage2010.com

2 good LePage threads here:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2523541/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2522065/posts


49 posted on 05/29/2010 1:55:55 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: truthfreedom

The GOP needs to whisper in Collins ear and promise her that she’s TOAST. Her Constituents can and should do the same thing ASAP. All RINO’s must be put on notice that they’re through.


50 posted on 05/29/2010 6:22:25 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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