Susie baby looks like we goofed again

Susan Collins now trails a generic Democrat by 3 points. That goes up to 7 points in the poll when voters are asked who they would vote for if Collins opposes impeachment, which she likely will. Last month she led a generic Democrat by six points.

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16 replies
  1. 1
    p.a. says:

    Susie can read polls. I look forward to her ‘flamenco dancer in a cockroach infested room’ footwork attempt to get ahead of the news trend. “This is concerning” doesn’t look like it’ll cut it in ’20.

  2. 2
    barbequebob says:

    At this point it’s best that she doesn’t wake up, and we can get a Dem in her place

  3. 3
    The Thin Black Duke says:

    Hopefully, Susie’s vote for Kavanaugh was The Last Straw. We’ll see.

  4. 4
    Darrin Ziliak (formerly glocksman) says:

    That goes up to 7 points in the poll when voters are asked who they would vote for if Collins opposes impeachment, which she likely will.

    If the poll results are anything close to accurate, Collins won’t even make it to the general election if she supports impeachment.
    I’ll bet that she’ll take her uncertain chances in the general for opposing impeachment instead of a certain loss in the primary for supporting it.

  5. 5
    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    recalling a few months ago when Bill Cohen was going on TV and getting positively emo about the state of the country and the Republican Party, and wondering if his concern for the nation extends to coming out against his one-time protégée. I won’t be holding my breath

  6. 6
    MisterForkbeard says:

    @Darrin Ziliak (formerly glocksman): Oh no, Susan has principles. Basically “Whatever Susan Wants Is Moral”.

    Expect her to be against impeachment until the primaries, and then shift to (in sorry and anger) considering impeachment, followed up by whatever way the wind is blowing right before her election.

  7. 7
    JanieM says:

    @MisterForkbeard:

    Basically “Whatever Susan Wants Is Moral”.

    More pointedly, “Whatever Susan thinks will get her the most votes at any given moment is moral.”

  8. 8
    PIGL says:

    so you’re saying “her reputation is shot”?

  9. 9
    germy says:


    The movie wasn’t so hot
    It didn’t have much of a plot
    We fell asleep
    Our goose is cooked
    Our reputation is shot

  10. 10
    patroclus says:

    I think she’ll vote against McConnell’s motion to dismiss because she’s “concerned” enough to have a trial but she’ll then vote against removal to preserve her primary chances.

  11. 11
    Amir Khalid says:

    Good luck with defeating Collins. And maybe at some point someone will tell her:
    Wake up, little Susie, we gotta go home.

  12. 12
    catclub says:

    That goes up to 7 points in the poll when voters are asked who they would vote for if Collins opposes impeachment, which she likely will.

    I depending on the situation, I would not be surprised if Mitch McC gives her freedom to vote for impeachment if that would help her get re-elected.
    If there were plenty of solid GOP votes against impeachment, for instance. It is a standard ploy to excuse at-risk senators from votes that would harm their chances.

  13. 13
    JanieM says:

    @patroclus:

    I think she’ll vote against McConnell’s motion to dismiss because she’s “concerned” enough to have a trial but she’ll then vote against removal to preserve her primary chances.

    One of her patented tactics. She (formerly often side by side with McCain) would make sure to get a lot of positive press for her “independent” and “mavericky” stands in voting things out of committee, then would vote against them when the chips were down, with the press utterly failing to highlight the hypocrisy of the early publicity-mongering.

    I hear rumors that she won’t run if her internal polling suggests she’s going to lose. But I suppose there’s a strong temptation, if you’re her, to believe/hope you can do the usual pivoting dance from one message to another after the primary, and convince enough people.

    I can’t wait for her and her BS reputation as a moderate to be gone from public life.

  14. 14
    Matthew Quirk says:

    Susie?
    Yes
    Susie creamcheese?
    Yes
    This is the voice of your conscience baby, uh I just want to
    Check one thing out with you, do you mind dear?
    What?
    Susie creamcheese, honey, what’s got into you?

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    WaterGirl says:

    @PIGL: I see what you did there.

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    Jay C says:

    @catclub:

    At a Senate trial to remove The Orange Tumor from our body politic, Mitch McConnell only needs 34 votes “Against” to keep Trump in office: which is a margin of 19 GOP Senators who can shift without imperiling the regime. And that’s not even including the Trumphrroids who would vote for his disgusting presence in any case. Unfortunately, except for (maybe) a massive swell of pro-impeachment sentiment welling up in those “red” states (Not. Gonna. Happen.) Moscow Mitch, sadly, has a great deal of leeway to play games with a Senate trial. And I’m sure he is going to make absolutely sure of his numbers before the opening gavel even comes down.

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