Friday Open Thread |Bye Bye, Little Susie 😡

Aside from the Turtle, if there’s someone that I want gone in 2020, it’s that phony azz Susan Collins from Maine. She pretends that she’s a moderate, when she has done nothing but vote in lockstep with the GOP.
Every once in awhile, she does something meaningless to push the fallacy of her being a ‘moderate’.

Collins eyes second letter to AG Barr on fate of health care law
05/03/19 10:48 AM
By Steve Benen

From Politico:

Sen. Susan Collins wants Attorney General Bill Barr to reverse the Justice Department’s aggressive move, seeking to obliterate the Affordable Care Act.

In a letter to Barr on Monday, the Maine Republican argues that if the Trump administration wants to change the health care law, it should come to Congress and ask. Otherwise, Barr’s department should be defending the law from a lawsuit seeking to cripple it, she says.

“Rather than seeking to have the courts invalidate the ACA, the proper route for the administration to pursue would be to propose changes to the ACA or to once again seek its repeal. The administration should not attempt to use the courts to bypass Congress,” Collins wrote to Barr, whom she supported in his confirmation vote in February.

A letter? Really?

But, let’s put the votes, that actually matter in this situation, from Little Susie in context.

Collins, who’s up for re-election next year, is in an awkward spot. The Republican senator voted against the Affordable Care Act; she voted for the tax legislation that’s imperiled the ACA; she voted to confirm Bill Barr as attorney general; and though we don’t yet know how the case will play out in the courts, it’s entirely possible she also voted to confirm some of the federal judges who may yet side the with the Trump administration against the health care law.

So, see, when the ACA came up originally, she couldn’t be bothered to vote for it.

The GOP Tax Scam that took aim at the ACA – she was in in.
Barr- who folks like me knew was bad news – she voted for him.

All those Federalist Society Judges, who are not only anti-ACA and Abortion – she has voted in lockstep for them.
Lest we forget her vote for the sexual assaulter that was just put on the Supreme Court…

Oh no, Little Susie. You’re eyeballs deep in responsibility for the peril that the ACA is in.

We need to find a good Democrat to get rid of this horrid woman. Ted Cruz is more honest than her – he doesn’t pretend to be anything other than who he is…while all she is in dripping in a cloak of phoniness.

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87 Responses to Friday Open Thread |Bye Bye, Little Susie 😡

  1. eliihass says:

    Some day, perhaps America and the world will get to better understand exactly what George and Kellyanne were up to..

    https://twitter.com/gtconway3d/status/1126848106736254976?s=20

  2. Some Americans may need therapy in order to deal with being traumatized by this fraud in the WH. Will the government be offering help for victims who can’t afford therapy? @SpeakerPelosi

  3. #ItIsTimeToPanicWhen When lawless government officials brazenly tell others to break the law and there are no repercussions. #TheRuleOfLawIsGone

  4. rikyrah says:

    Adam Best (@adamcbest) Tweeted:
    Warren took time to explain her opioid bill to voters on a shuttle bus.

    Biden says he doesn’t “have the time” to talk policy details.

    Biden gets 7x more cable news coverage.

    This primary should be about policy, not personality. Do better, CNN & MSNBC. https://t.co/fKDsH8usvO https://twitter.com/adamcbest/status/1126885383411781632?s=17

  5. OMG! White men openly calling for folks to break the law. Thugs have taken over the government. The country is gone. Rule of law gone.
    https://twitter.com/RawStory/status/1126924955059412992

    • eliihass says:

      This is that stress test to see how far folks will go to assert and protect their white supremacy no matter how criminal, inferior, immoral, dumb, treasonous… and no matter how much damage is done to our country, democracy, union..and the idea that was America ..

      We’ll see what’s left of it all..

      And we’ll see how much – if any – of these twisted, criminal, treasonous precedents set by entitled white criminality, will be upheld following this destructive dystopian sh*t-show..

  6. rikyrah says:

    Wild Geerters (@classiclib3ral) Tweeted:
    Ben Shapiro going on BBC and demanding conservative Andrew Neil admit he’s a leftist then crying about how unfair it is to be asked critical questions about his book before running away from the interview shows how these American conservatives are accustomed to their safe spaces https://twitter.com/classiclib3ral/status/1126847962020294658?s=17

  7. rikyrah says:

    I didn’t know this …did you?🤔🤔🤔

    https://twitter.com/TatianaYSanchez/status/1126606735710441473

    • majiir says:

      I had read about her last year in ”The New Yorker.” She stayed at the best hotels in America, attended top level events, went on expensive cruises, etc., all while lying about being a trust-fund kid from a rich family. She really was from an average German family with a modest income.

  8. rikyrah says:

    so the Alabama abortion criminalization bill has an extra tacked on to the end of it wherein, if a woman reports being raped and they find the person she accused not guilty, SHE goes to jail, because it’s declared a false rape accusation https://t.co/TheaK9IqD0

    — jessica a. m. 🌼🌼🌼 (@my2k) May 9, 2019

  9. rikyrah says:

    Schiff proposes heavy fines for stonewalling congressional probes
    Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about how in some cases the Trump administration’s refusal to share information with his committee violates the law, and suggests Congress use heavy fines or imprisonment for contempt to compel cooperation.
    May 9, 2019

  10. Ametia says:

    Terrific READ

    Art so white: Black artists want representation (beyond slavery) in the Met, National Gallery

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/05/05/black-artists-african-american-art-museums-galleries-collections-painting/3483422002/

  11. rikyrah says:

    Yes 👏👏 👏https://twitter.com/yashar/status/1126707149663457286

  12. Ametia says:

    **IT’S BLOODY EXHAUSTING

    Look, in the last 2 days I’ve had to give 3 white women the 411 on exactly who voted for 45, regardless of Russia’s interference

    VOTER SUPPRESSION
    GERRYMANDERING

    And then the cold hard facts right here:
    53% WHITE WOMEN VOTED FOR 45

    The 53 percent issue
    This time, the problem in American feminism has a name

    Even though a majority of white women voted for Trump, white feminists are now urging resistance to his presidency. They’ve called for solidarity across racial lines and for a massive Women’s March on Washington the day after the inauguration.

    BLACK WOMEN—HOLD THE FUCK UP

    But a vocal segment of women of color, especially black feminists, are saying, hold up, pump the brakes. While white feminists are issuing all-hands-on-deck calls to stand against a Trump presidency, these women say, they haven’t worked hard enough to even win over a majority of their own ranks. (Polls show 94 percent of black women — the highest percentage in the nation — voted for Hillary Clinton, as did 69 percent of Latinas.)

    https://theundefeated.com/features/black-women-say-white-feminists-have-a-trump-problem/

  13. rikyrah says:

    Rihanna confirms she is launching her own fashion brand named Fenty with luxury group LVMH as her $260million fortune continues to soar
    By ELLIE PHILLIPS FOR MAILONLINE

    PUBLISHED: 10:14 EDT, 10 May 2019 | UPDATED: 10:56 EDT, 10 May 2019

    As of 2019, her net worth is estimated to be $260 million, making her one of the richest singers in the world.

    And now, Rihanna, 31, is poised to increase her fortune as she makes the move into fashion, joining forces with luxury group LVMH to launch ‘Fenty’, her own brand of clothes, shoes and accessories, which is set to drop any day now.

    Taking to Instagram on Friday, the pop star announced the news to her 70.5 million followers with a series of posts.

  14. rikyrah says:

    lips so pursed.

    How ‘image conscious’ Meghan puts her own mark on photos by releasing them in ‘flattering’ black and white for big events – including the carefully ‘thought out’ first snaps of Archie

    Duke and Duchess of Sussex released three black and white photos yesterday
    Photographer said ‘image conscious’ Meghan deliberately chooses the look
    Explained black and white is ‘in vogue’ and ‘very flattering’ on all skin tones
    Meghan and Harry also chose black and white for their first Christmas card
    By STEPHANIE LINNING FOR MAILONLINE

    PUBLISHED: 10:04 EDT, 9 May 2019 | UPDATED: 04:38 EDT, 10 May 2019

  15. Ametia says:

    Harry and Meghan Name Their Son: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

    nice video
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/08/world/europe/royal-baby-sussex.html

  16. rikyrah says:

    Three major film companies say they will boycott Georgia over its new abortion law https://t.co/TuHeO5Io8W— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) May 10, 2019

  17. rikyrah says:

    Kay says:
    May 10, 2019 at 9:13 am
    @Baud:

    Ireland overturned their abortion laws not as a result of a woman seeking an abortion, but because the abortion law was applied to a pregnancy- a delivery. Every single pregnancy is included. The 6 week ban (I think) was drafted to deliberately to oversee every pregnancy. They went out of their way to include as many women as they could possibly could under the new state law pregnancy statutes. You’re covered under these laws before you even know you’re pregnant. The clerics and religious panels intrude 2 weeks in. From that moment on you’re subject to their evaluations of your medical needs. You can be refused medical care for a miscarriage based on a religion you don’t practice.

  18. rikyrah says:

    Truth:

    Kay says:
    May 10, 2019 at 9:01 am
    What we have to get across to people, woman specifically, is that the new state laws on abortion apply to every pregnancy.

    They’re not abortion laws. They are pregnancy laws.

    Far Right religious are drafting laws and regulating every single pregnancy. This gives then carte blanche to use the state to enter YOUR pregnancy and sniff around looking for violations of their religious tenets. The entry point isn’t “abortion”, it’s “pregnancy”. You’re then in the class of people they can reach.

  19. rikyrah says:

    Kay says:
    May 10, 2019 at 8:52 am
    Looking at these state laws on “abortion” (although of course they cover every single pregnancy) I think we can now say that every conservative who said liberals were over-reacting was wrong.

    The laws are worse than even I anticipated. Shockingly restrictive and punitive, poorly considered, and guaranteed to have all kinds of negative consequences for ALL women. They massively over-reached.

    The same thing happened with voting laws. All the sophisticates and fancy lawyers on the Right said gutting the Voting Rights Act wouldn’t matter. Then came the far Right state laws.

    We’re getting a hard lesson on why these rights had to be specified and codified at the federal level in the first place.

  20. rikyrah says:

    These folks better get hip to stop talking with The Intercept…

    Third source for The Intercept going to jail

  21. rikyrah says:

    They will still vote for Dolt45 😒😒🙄🙄

    https://twitter.com/brianschatz/status/1126665618357403648

    • Ametia says:

      WHITE BACKLASH=REASON FOR 45

      PERIOD

      THE END

      • Ametia says:

        Word of the Day : May 10, 2019

        Current squatter in WH & that nonsensical idea that PBO is to blame for said squatter being there.

        Footle: verb FOO-tul

        Definition
        1 : to talk or act foolishly

        2 : to waste time : trifle, fool

    • Ametia says:

      PFFFT!

      • eliihass says:

        But it’s not just Bernie folks …there’s a whole lot of the ‘distance from, diminish and dismiss the Obamas’ running theme going on with supporters of all the others – Warren, Harris, Buttigieg, heck, even Biden folks, etc..

        Even some black ‘social media influencers’ on the payroll of the Harris campaign are trying to ‘prove’ their PUMA bona fides by asserting that they were Hillary supporters in the 2008 primaries, and ‘held their noses’ to vote for then Senator Obama in the general …and still think Hillary should’ve been president before ‘Obama’..

        And there’s a ton of them now bashing my historic FLOTUS …insisting that she somehow is to blame for all that now ails the Democratic Party …that if she hadn’t said ‘when they go high, we go low’ in that one DNC convention speech in 2016, Hillary would’ve won – including in 2008, too …congressional Democrats – some of whom have been predictably same since the 1990s, would all be ‘bolder, quicker on their feet, and swifter in playing hardball and retaliating against and beating the rethugs at their game’ …and of course, if not for her sharing that informal family motto in response to helping their young daughters deal with the trauma from vicious racist attacks targeting their family, all would be well with the world today..

        And there are those going as far as demanding that she ‘sit out’ the upcoming elections ..As if..

        https://twitter.com/Bernadette96/status/1103218946684145665?s=20

        https://twitter.com/ManInTheHoody/status/1124159802555256832?s=20

  22. rikyrah says:

    😂😂😂
    Sometimes , the truth is simple

    https://twitter.com/marcushjohnson/status/1126759240041807873

    • eliihass says:

      Hopefully, no one is fooled by, listens to or trusts Dave Weigl.. he’s one of the original mainstreamed, dubious agenda-driven Alt-Righters..

  23. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄

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