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Senators Collins & Murkowski, It's Time to Leave the GOP
NYTimes ^ | July 5, 2018 | Susan Faludi

Posted on 07/05/2018 7:56:32 AM PDT by SMGFan

Just hours after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, media legal analysts and commentators began forecasting what this will mean for women’s reproductive freedom. On CNN: “Roe v. Wade is doomed.” Huffington Post: “It’s time to prepare for life without nationwide legal abortion.” Reuters: “a death knell for Roe v. Wade.” Or, as one commenter remarked, invoking Dylan, “looks like it’s all over now, baby blue.”

I share the despair, but have we forgotten something? Republicans have a one-vote majority in the Senate. Their number includes two female moderates, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, both of whom support abortion rights, and one of whom — Ms. Collins — has already declared this week that she would not support a candidate hostile to Roe v. Wade.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Alaska; US: Maine; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 115th; 2018election; 2020election; abortion; alaska; anthonykennedy; election2018; election2020; homosexualagenda; libertarians; lisamurkowski; maine; medicalmarijuana; newyork; newyorkcity; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; obstructionofjustice; rinos; roevswade; roevwade; scotus; seeya; susancollins; susanfaludi; trumpscotusnominees
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Jeffords jumped years ago and screwed the GOP.
1 posted on 07/05/2018 7:56:32 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

He was bought with a milk subsidy.

What will buy these two prostitutes?..................


2 posted on 07/05/2018 7:58:59 AM PDT by Red Badger (July 2018 - the month the world discovered the TRUTH......Q Anon)
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To: SMGFan

The time it is is the time to give these two dipwads the finger and tell them to continue flushing themselves to progressive levels.


3 posted on 07/05/2018 7:59:25 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SMGFan

To listen to all the angst, you would swear that the only issue out there is abortion. You would swear that’s all the liberals care about.

You would swear that the only important issue which will come.before the courts in the years ahead is abortion. And you would swear that, the way liberals are, that you must believe in unlimited abortion rights, otherwise you want to see women impaled on coat hangers.

The liberals absolutely seem incapable of having calm discussion about the nuances of issues.


4 posted on 07/05/2018 8:01:20 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: SMGFan
After November if we gain in the House, kick these two ars off the party. Raise hell in both of their States.
5 posted on 07/05/2018 8:02:28 AM PDT by Logical me
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delusional. we will keep all the republicans and flip at least three dems.


6 posted on 07/05/2018 8:03:51 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Narcissism and human sacrifice to is a major left wing sacrament


7 posted on 07/05/2018 8:04:21 AM PDT by mrmeyer (You can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him. Robert Heinlein)
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To: SMGFan
There is zero chance that John Roberts would ever support overturning Roe v. Wade.

The phony hysteria is all politics and much ado about nothing.

8 posted on 07/05/2018 8:05:03 AM PDT by jpl ("You are fake news.")
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Jeffords jumped years ago and screwed the GOP.

Ditto for Arlen Spector in 2008, handing the 60-40 supermajority to the dems.

9 posted on 07/05/2018 8:05:20 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Liberals, f**k off. That is all.)
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“Just hours after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, media legal analysts and commentators began forecasting what this will mean for women’s reproductive freedom.”

Total B.S. scare tactics. Repeal of Roe will mean a ton less than the scare tactics imply. Why? Most all states have their own laws regarding abortion, and at this point in time I don’t see any of them repealing 100% of any legalisty of abortion, and I suspect the majority of states will change nothing at all.

Yes, I expect some states to lower the number of weeks at which abortion is not allowed, to twenty weeks, and to add more nedical tranparency - patients seeing an ultrasound - and other requirements, for patrients to make truly morally informed decisions. But abortion banned across the country? Not in my lifetime and I expect to live to a very old age.


10 posted on 07/05/2018 8:05:24 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: Dilbert San Diego

If God wants it stopped, it will be stopped. And Collins and Murkowsky will have no say in the matter


11 posted on 07/05/2018 8:05:25 AM PDT by Terry Mross (On some threads it's best to go st inraight to the comments.)
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To: SMGFan

Murkowsky, McCain, Graham, Rubio, Alexander, Corker, Hatch, Heller, Hoeven, Flake already voted to give the Democrats a permanent majority in 2013, they just wear the R jersey to fool people.


12 posted on 07/05/2018 8:06:06 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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I know there are many sellouts within the GOP, but I also believe we have Democrats who have purposely infiltrated the party to ruin it.


13 posted on 07/05/2018 8:07:58 AM PDT by dowcaet
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The left is really losing it's grip.

NOTHING is more important to these azzholes than being able to kill your baby anytime you want.

14 posted on 07/05/2018 8:08:26 AM PDT by skimbell
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Since the senators ain’t nearly far enough left I doubt it will happen


15 posted on 07/05/2018 8:08:32 AM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Apparently true for some at FR

They would give up a majority that mostly works with Trump and let the left have their way

Stupid idea


16 posted on 07/05/2018 8:10:55 AM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: Da Coyote

Oh goody that would make it 51-49 dems

Do you really want that


17 posted on 07/05/2018 8:11:37 AM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: JohnBrowdie

“delusional. we will keep all the republicans and flip at least three dems.”

If McConnell had the leadership skills of Harry Reid, Joe Manchin would have switched sides to the GOP in 2016. Reid flipped Jeffords and Arlen Specter. Of course if McConnell were a tough leader like Reid and Schumer, we wouldn’t be seeing Collins, Murkowski, Flake, Corker, McCain and others running off the reservation.

As long as McConnell is majority leader, expect treachery.


18 posted on 07/05/2018 8:11:48 AM PDT by Soul of the South (The past is gone and cannot be changed. Tomorrow can be a better day if we work on it.)
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To: Logical me

Apparently you don’t know their states

How very FNC of you


19 posted on 07/05/2018 8:12:33 AM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: skimbell
NOTHING is more important to these azzholes than being able to kill your baby anytime you want.

They have to keep feeding it.

20 posted on 07/05/2018 8:13:58 AM PDT by Slyfox (Not my circus, not my monkeys)
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