Collins: Won't support SCOTUS pick hostile to abortion rights

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    Okay. Back to RvW, in the eyes of some people the SCOTUS seems to have exercised quite a bit of judicial discretion in this case. Using the right to privacy does seem a stretch to me. OTOH, I am also not sure we should have a federal law that says abortion is illegal either. Obviously I am somewhat conflicted on this, because we have the question of the rights to consider of the unborn person. Maybe it would be best left up to the individual states to decide.

    In any event, I would not want to confirm a person who has already made their decision on this issue, independent of the situation and circumstances of the case brought before the Court.
     
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    Great opportunity here for people in Maine and Alaska to learn the true meaning of: "To suck hind tit". Count on RINOs Collins and Murklownski to fuck over their own voters.
     
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    Take heart - the GOP will find a way to screw it up, they can't seem to get their act together. The question is whether the Dems will have a viable candidate to oppose Trump, assuming he runs for re-election. Right now the Dems appear to be moving further to the Left and that isn't going to win them many votes out there in flyover country.
     
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    Democrats DO have viable candidate to oppose President Trump. Her friends call her "Hillary". Both of them.
     
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    My greatest hope is that any individual chosen for the Supreme Court would do exactly that--make their decision based on the situation and the circumstances of the case brought before the Court. And I still have hope that indeed most of the Justices, realizing the gravity of their positions and the historic responsibility of their decisions, do exactly that. We know Scalia had said, "It's a law. It's a stupid law, but it's a law."
    I am hoping that a lot of this screeching is fear mongering to get the Dems inspired to vote, although voting isn't going to do a damned thing for them, so I'm not sure why it would.
    I'm going to pull the old lady routine and hope my government and my Court are far better people than the politicians will admit.
     
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    Go soak your head.
     
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    I see some people are pretty upset at the possibility we can't kill babies at will.
     
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    Nor among Independents, if I'm any indication. While I wholly support universal healthcare and investing more in bringing the poor out of poverty, there is an awful lot of theatrics going on right now that is way beyond what brings out my sympathy. Maybe it's more the radical rhetoric than the underlying ideals, but I've never completely agreed with the Dems, anyway, and it is becoming harder to say yeah, I like that.
     
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    She’s a gullible dope. Or she has diminished capacity.
     
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    Who's that? I must have missed it.
     

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