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Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:13 AM

Collins Won't Be Swayed By 'Bribe' To Vote Against Kavanaugh

Source: Talking Points Memo

By Nicole Lafond
September 11, 2018 11:32 am

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said her vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will not be influenced by activists who are raising $1.3 million to unseat her if she votes in favor of the Kavanaugh, who Democrats believe is hostile toward Roe v. Wade.


"I consider this quid pro quo fundraising to be equivalent of an attempt to bribe me to vote against Judge Kavanaugh," Collins told Newsmax on Monday.

Two progressive groups from her home state -- Maine People's Alliance and Mainers for Accountable Leadership -- have pledged to donate all the funds they raise toward whoever runs against Collins in 2020 if she helps confirm Kavanaugh.

While a Republican, Collins has been adamant that she would not vote for Kavanaugh if he was antagonistic toward the landmark abortion rights ruling, but has since said she believes Kavanaugh thinks it is "settled law."

Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/collins-not-swayed-bribe



So Collins all of the money that you got from factions that are trying to hurt your fellow Maine constituents and the people of this country, what do you exactly call that gambit, not a bribe....................and exactly what do you do with that money................since you support Citizens United......................

You do realize that this is not a quid pro quo....................they are raising money to find someone to run against you, if you support a Serial Liar to the bench, you do realize this don't you...................Brett Kavanaugh is a Serial LIAR and he perjured himself and that he will do something on the right to privacy, that he likes to inject himself into, did you not hear the testimony and evidence about the young woman down in Texas................it's about the rule of law and principles....................... .

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Reply Collins Won't Be Swayed By 'Bribe' To Vote Against Kavanaugh (Original post)
turbinetree Sep 2018 OP
unblock Sep 2018 #1
JDC Sep 2018 #5
Pachamama Sep 2018 #9
unblock Sep 2018 #14
keroro gunsou Sep 2018 #60
lark Sep 2018 #13
NCjack Sep 2018 #25
More_Cowbell Sep 2018 #46
olegramps Sep 2018 #31
The Wielding Truth Sep 2018 #32
unblock Sep 2018 #39
ProfessorPlum Sep 2018 #61
Texin Sep 2018 #47
Faux pas Sep 2018 #2
Eliot Rosewater Sep 2018 #3
jberryhill Sep 2018 #4
WhiteTara Sep 2018 #22
qazplm135 Sep 2018 #24
haele Sep 2018 #34
at140 Sep 2018 #6
appalachiablue Sep 2018 #44
Solly Mack Sep 2018 #7
Pachamama Sep 2018 #8
Liberalagogo Sep 2018 #10
NewJeffCT Sep 2018 #11
NoMoreRepugs Sep 2018 #12
Racerdog1 Sep 2018 #15
turbinetree Sep 2018 #17
FakeNoose Sep 2018 #43
dhol82 Sep 2018 #16
jalan48 Sep 2018 #18
BootinUp Sep 2018 #19
yuiyoshida Sep 2018 #20
knightmaar Sep 2018 #21
ProfessorGAC Sep 2018 #36
dansolo Sep 2018 #59
DFW Sep 2018 #23
neohippie Sep 2018 #26
madaboutharry Sep 2018 #27
Power 2 the People Sep 2018 #28
Nitram Sep 2018 #41
Soxfan58 Sep 2018 #29
MontanaMama Sep 2018 #30
Sneederbunk Sep 2018 #33
mucifer Sep 2018 #35
bronxiteforever Sep 2018 #37
dlk Sep 2018 #38
Nitram Sep 2018 #40
geardaddy Sep 2018 #42
SunSeeker Sep 2018 #45
WiseElder Sep 2018 #48
chelsea0011 Sep 2018 #58
Zing Zing Zingbah Sep 2018 #63
Zing Zing Zingbah Sep 2018 #64
usaf-vet Sep 2018 #49
usaf-vet Sep 2018 #50
kimbutgar Sep 2018 #51
turbinetree Sep 2018 #56
drmeow Sep 2018 #52
Grins Sep 2018 #53
stuffmatters Sep 2018 #54
Orsino Sep 2018 #55
TryLogic Sep 2018 #57
ProfessorPlum Sep 2018 #62
Cognitive_Resonance Sep 2018 #65
Name removed Sep 2018 #66
Maxheader Sep 2018 #67

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:15 AM

1. "i won't be bribed! i'm going to vote for that partisan hack on principle!"

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Response to unblock (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:18 AM

5. On point

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Response to unblock (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:22 AM

9. Collins is already bribed....

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:30 AM

14. Bribery is the one core principle of the Republican Party...

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 12, 2018, 06:49 AM

60. so...

senator collins is our world's version of Janos Slint, who's loyalty has been bought and paid for?

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Response to unblock (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:29 AM

13. Correction - "i won't be bribed again. I've already taken the money from the Kochs to vote yes.

They've given me lots of money both now & over time so I will stick with my word". Money over country is always the repug moto and she is a tried and true lying repug. When Kavanaugh is the deciding vote to roll back Roe v Wade, she will act so astonished and I hope karma will get her for this and she will feel the pain she's caused so many others.

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Response to lark (Reply #13)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 12:29 PM

25. Collins is demonstrating that she is an "honest" politician. Having accepted money

to vote "yes" for Kav, she will not accept less money to change her vote to "no."

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Response to lark (Reply #13)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 01:27 PM

46. Right. "I get bigger bribes from the Kochs, so thanks anyway" nt

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Response to unblock (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 12:43 PM

31. The great day of celebration will be when the last Republican is voted out of office.

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Response to unblock (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 12:44 PM

32. Even though he will most probably deny women the right of choice over their own bodies?

Some principle!

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Response to The Wielding Truth (Reply #32)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 01:07 PM

39. point is, he's a partisan hack.

even if you're a hard-right fanatic who thinks scalia wasn't nearly right-wing enough, kavanaugh does not belong on the supreme court.

there are plenty of extreme right-wingers who actually have some credentials and experience to be supreme court justices, even if i disagree strongly with their politics.

kavanaugh is just a partisan hack. he was chosen to corrupt the court, especially to protect donnie and the rest of the republicans and russians in their legal troubles.

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Response to unblock (Reply #39)

Wed Sep 12, 2018, 08:58 AM

61. another point is, she's also a partisan hack

but she plays a "moderate" on TV

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Response to unblock (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 01:29 PM

47. I think she's got her terminology mixed up. She took a bribe by the Kochs...

and by their ilk in their entirety, as well as campaign money laundered through the Rethuglican Party on behalf of Putin. I think what she meant to say was that she wouldn't be "strong-armed", extorted or blackmailed by her constituents into doing the right thing.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:15 AM

2. She's

a dolt, just like the rest of them.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:17 AM

3. I just hope I live long enough to see the actual DEATHS the GOP will cause.

I want to see it, I want to hear what they have to say about it, cuz it is gonna happen

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:17 AM

4. She's lost her marbles


That's an astoundingly dumb thing to say.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:58 AM

22. I think she doesn't want to be outed

for whatever she keeps hidden. Alcoholism? Lesbian? Adulterer?

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #22)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 12:22 PM

24. no

 

just "conservative."

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:18 AM

6. Kavanaugh was not even the best available to nominate

but he was picked because he promised to protect the orange dictator from Mueller.

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Response to at140 (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 01:24 PM

44. Kav was on the 3RD LIST of WH picks, after 2 other lists as Booker

emphasized during the Senate Judiciary hearings..

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:18 AM

7. A future "Aunt".

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:21 AM

8. +1000

Exactly

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:22 AM

10. It's not a bribe, oh feckless one.

 

n/t

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:23 AM

11. but, the even bigger money RW groups are spending to support Kavanaugh

aren't bribes to vote for him?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:23 AM

12. Vote for Kavanaugh and say goodbye to your political career Ms. Collins.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:31 AM

15. When will you learn?

 

How many time has this POS played everyone for a fool? Typical right wing nut job, how any of these fucks look themselves in the mirror is amazing. How do they rationalize their actions to their families?

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Response to Racerdog1 (Reply #15)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:32 AM

17. Its about power and money.......................and no principles none...................

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Response to Racerdog1 (Reply #15)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 01:22 PM

43. Why aren't the Maine voters wise to her already?

Is anybody in Maine even paying attention?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:31 AM

16. She is such a waste of air.

Worthless. Always has been and always will be.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:34 AM

18. Well of course, politicians are never swayed by money.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:42 AM

19. It was pretty obvious to me that a threat like

That would only give her ammunition.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:43 AM

20. Bastards

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:51 AM

21. "Bribe" is the wrong word here.

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Response to knightmaar (Reply #21)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 12:57 PM

36. I Agree

This is not a bribe. It's a threat that they will fund competition if she goes sideways on this.

In order for it to be a bribe, they would have to offering the money to HER to vote against him.

They're not.

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Response to knightmaar (Reply #21)

Wed Sep 12, 2018, 05:33 AM

59. Freudian slip perhaps

Funny how she associates campaign contributions with bribes. Probably because for Republicans, they are.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 12:19 PM

23. It wasn't a smart tactic to publicize it

Now she can look like a hero to the radical right by saying she chose "principle" rather than succumb the the "money threat."

That fact that showing bravery on her part would have meant voting against Kavanaugh can now be carpeted over with her phony "courage stance." I wish people with these schemes would think out their chess moves a few in advance before acting. Now she not only gives McTurtle what he wants (as she was probably intending to do all along), but gets to display her "courage and fortitude" in the process--things which she has not displayed much of at all, while hinting at them all along. But do not look for--at long last--a sense of decency. She remains a dogmatic Republican. The chances of her showing a streak of decency at this point is slim, and the money threat against her only provides her with an undeserved cover to do the opposite.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 12:30 PM

26. She should be swayed to vote against any judge who has been proven to lie under oath more than once

It's a shame that lying under oath is no longer a problem for those who seek confirmation by the US Senate

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 12:33 PM

27. Steve Schmidt said Collins is a "Titanic Fraud."

He is 100% right about that.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 12:38 PM

28. They have no shame

Perhaps he can be impeached for perjury after he is appointed.

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Response to Power 2 the People (Reply #28)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 01:09 PM

41. That's what I've been hoping. Just one more reason to hope we win both houses of congress.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 12:38 PM

29. Just by a promise of a fictitious healthcare vote

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 12:41 PM

30. Guess I'm not surprised.

Collins' inability to do the right thing will kill people and is typical of her wishy washy demeanor. If she can't be motivated to vote against a perjured repuke operative for the sake of the greater good, she's worthless. This fundraising effort isn't a bribe, it's a goddamn promise to send her packing.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 12:47 PM

33. So tired of Collins pirouettes.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 12:55 PM

35. I hate Stepford Wives. That's how I see her. That annoying smile and the promises she breaks

She makes me sick. Why is it a bribe when it comes from the people and not the billionaires??

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 12:58 PM

37. She is Trumps little rubber stamp.

Her integrity left the building years ago.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 01:04 PM

38. Apparently, Collins Won't be Swayed by Kavanaugh's Repeated Perjury, Either

So much integrity...

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 01:08 PM

40. That's not a bribe. It's blackmail. get your crimes straight, please!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 01:12 PM

42. Oh dear...

I won't be swayed by do-gooders!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 01:24 PM

45. Clearly, she wants more money than that. nt

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 01:36 PM

48. Maine is like the North's Alabama

Electing wackos.

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Response to WiseElder (Reply #48)

Wed Sep 12, 2018, 04:27 AM

58. As a part time Mainer, I can say it can be pretty independent. Angus King, Mitchell, Muskie....

It is their wacky system to elect a Governor that got crazy clown Le Page elected. And Knox county where I live is a very liberal leaning county. And I know they were and are both Republicans but Maine did elect two women to the Senate at the same time.

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Response to chelsea0011 (Reply #58)

Wed Sep 12, 2018, 06:44 PM

63. As a lifelong, full time Mainer

I agree about the independent streak. Also, I disagree with the statement that Maine is like the Alabama of the North. You can't judge this place by the actions some of the politicians take. We also have King as senator who is pretty much like a democrat. Ever been to Portland, ME? Go there and then see how much like Alabama it is. What about issues like ranked choice voting and medical marijuana? Maine has been a leader in those issues. Also, Maine has pretty good voting policies. You can register to vote on election day. People in prison are allowed to vote. People care a lot about the public schools around here. Environmental policies like the clean water act originated from Maine politicians. Mainers care a lot about the environment. Every city I know of in Maine does no sort, curb side recycling. We've had bottle deposits to encourage recycling my whole life. They recently raised the age for smoking to 21 here. Not an issue that concerns me so much, but it shows how much they care about kids. Minimum wage is $10, which is better than a lot of states still. Maine minimum wage will be $11 in 2019 and then $12 in 2020. That's just off the top of my head.

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Response to Zing Zing Zingbah (Reply #63)

Wed Sep 12, 2018, 06:56 PM

64. Also, the wackos get in because we have more than 2 people running

Pretty much all the time. That's why we voted to change the voting method to ranked choice voting, but be aware that we can only use it in certain elections at this point. We can use it for general election us house and US senate races. It can be used for all primary races. We are still working on getting it so we can use ranked choice voting for general election Maine house, Maine senate, and governors race. So if we end up with the dumb ass Republican governor,it would be because we have two independents in the race besides the republican and the dem. Unfortunately, the independents usually spoil it for the dems. With the ranked choice system, the independents would not be spoilers anymore. No one could be elected without 50% of the vote. LePage never received 50% of the vote. Also, as far as republicans go, Collins is generally reasonable and that is the only reason we are even talking about her right now. It is because with her there is a possibility she can be swayed to vote with the dems and she has many times in the past.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 02:00 PM

49. She won't be bribed....BS that exactly what happens when lobbyists have access.

She is a joke. She has been hiding behind maybe I will maybe I won't promise for years. If she vote to have Roe v Wade over turned (Kavanaugh) she won't survive the next election regardless where the money come from.

What a joke.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 02:01 PM

51. Russia must has some good blackmail material on her

Party over country Collins POS.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #51)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 10:39 PM

56. This was posted a couple of days ago..........

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 02:05 PM

52. Its not a bribe

its a MESSAGE!!!!!!

The Supreme Court says money is speech - well, this is your constituant's speech!!!!!!!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 02:35 PM

53. Too dumb to understand a bribe from a threat...

They are saying - with their wallets, the strongest voice they have - "DO THE RIGHT THING!" for a change you consistent Republican coward, they didn't add.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 05:13 PM

54. WOW, Collins' remark exposes her basic contempt for "the people"

Taking millions from the Kochs and the GOP pipeline of Putingarch cash, in Collins dark & twisted rationale that's not a bribe. But somehow amassing small donations from hundreds of thousands of people desperate to save women from the SCOTUS appointment of a vicious serial sexual abuser, forced birth slaver....that's considered a bribe?

Does Susan Collins have even a glimmer that her vicious response is an obscene insult to every voter who opposes this Krackpot, Kriminal, Kreep Kavanaugh, a raging insult actually to anyone who has ever sent a small donation in support of any candidate?



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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 05:34 PM

55. Meaning a mere $1.3 million can't buy her.

It takes real money to purchase Collins.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:14 PM

57. Moments ago I saw a thread about her husband. Claim: Lobbyist with Russian connections.

People need to check into that claim.

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Response to TryLogic (Reply #57)

Wed Sep 12, 2018, 08:59 AM

62. just his other activities

ignoring the russian connection, makes me see Collins in a completely different light

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2018, 07:04 PM

65. Maine, please vote this perennial fraud out of her seat. nt

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 07:02 AM

67. Come on sus...

All rightgwingers are greedy...Cut the theatrics
and name your price...

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