Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who’s the dumbest one of all?
Well, well, well. The chickens have finally come home to roost, and apparently they’re shitting all over somebody’s head. I saw on MSNBC yesterday that Squeaky Susan Collins is desperately running around the back of Roe v Wade and offices of the Senate, desperately trying to find 9 kindred GOP souls to join her in a cloture vote so that the Democrats can codify Roe v Wade before the Supreme Court can kill it.
It wasn’t like she wasn’t warned. During the Senate confirmation debacle, every paper in her whole state urged her to vote against sex offender Brewski Brett Kavanaugh. So did most of the local tv outlets in editorials. Every Democrat in the Senate begged her not to give Trump another anti Roe vote on the court.
She couldn’t walk through the airport going home for the weekend without being heckled and lobbied by constituents. Her local districts were jammed with constituents, and often had protests in front of them. Her switchboards, both at home as well as her DC office were jammed with calls. She was warned.
Fortunately for Collins, she had a secret weapon, an ace in the hole. Brewski Brett himself. After an eternity of dithering around on the fence, Collins took to the floor of the Senate to announce that she would be voting to confirm Kavanaugh. Apparently, the termina lecher had told her privately that he considered Roe v Wade to be settled case law, and that was enough for her to not buck the boss.
And now, Brewski Brett is ready to play the part of Scruffy the Vampire Slayer, ready to drive the wooden stake through the heart of Roe v Wade. And when he does, every stroke will be another stake in the heart of Collins’ reputation and legacy. She will immediately go down in history as the woman who shitcanned women’s reproductive rights in America. And she damn well knows it. Hence the desperation to find a fix.
Here’s a news flash for Senator Collins. You ain’t gonna find 9 more Republicans in the Senate to haul your ass out of the fire. Overturning Roe has been bedrock GOP dogma for almost 40 years now. But here’s the good news. You don’t have to! If you’re desperate enough, you can do it with only 1-2 more GOP Senators willing to cross the line with you, and in so doing, salvage any hopes of success in 2022.
Any time he wants to, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer can put a motion to the floor of the Senate to carve out an exception to the filibuster for reproductive rights. Of course, Judas Joe and Grand Canyon Barbie are automatic NO’s, but if you were able to bring in, say, Lisa Murkowski, whom I believe voted against Kavanaugh’s confirmation, it’s a 50-50 tie that Kamala Harris can break. Toomey, Portman, and Burr are all retiring. They could provide insurance against a say, Jon Tester who might be weak.
Now look Senator Collins, I don’t like you very much. But I love the idea of a woman having autonomy over her body and choices. So I’m doing you a solid here. You were a dumb ass who got sold a bill of goods by a snake oil salesman. Right now Roe is not a law, just a judicial decision, subject to overturn by the court. But if Roe is codified into law, the Mississippi case crashed and burns, and states have to start all over from scratch to challenge the law itself in court. How desperate are you to salvage your reputation and legacy? Desperate enough to consort with the Democrats. Tick-tock Susan.
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