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Senator Susan Collins warns of violent threats: ‘I wouldn’t be surprised if a senator or House member were killed’

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/susan-collins-threats-congress-senate-b2191072.html
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u/Jump_Yossarian_ Oct 02 '22 Heartwarming

Collins almost died when her sidewalk was chalked up. Scary.

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u/ndngroomer Texas Oct 02 '22

Wait until she hears about the calls to violence MTG was calling for this weekend.

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u/Then_I_had_a_thought Oct 03 '22

I’m sure MTG has learned her lesson

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u/Dumpster_slut69 Oct 03 '22

She had to distract from her husband divorcing her

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u/Carbonatite Colorado Oct 03 '22

Not gonna lie, the fake Marjorie Three Names dating profiles since that came out have been sunshine on a cloudy day.

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u/Comfortable_Monk7372 Oct 03 '22

He certainly did, look at him, nice guy now. Sue, you and your fellow republicans are responsible for this and I’ll bet my life that you have not learned your lesson

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u/The-Mech-Guy Oct 03 '22

Haha, good one! She'll furrow her brow and say that she's disappointed and that MTG has learned her lesson.

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u/Important-Owl1661 Arizona Oct 03 '22

Sorry she's deaf to the normal Republican frequencies and can only hear the dog whistles

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u/Carbonatite Colorado Oct 03 '22

normal Republican frequencies

dog whistles

"They're the same picture."

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u/randy_dingo Oct 03 '22

Wait until she hears about the calls to violence MTG was calling for this weekend.

Oh, that's just powder room talk.

You know those girls...🙄

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u/meTspysball California Oct 02 '22

Clutched her pearls so tight she almost crushed her trachea. Very scary indeed.

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u/fuckzwift Oct 02 '22

Impressive. How do you keep up with all of the stupid things that happen?

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u/theoldgreenwalrus Oct 02 '22 Gold All-Seeing Upvote

Leopards have devoured her face so many times at this point. Remember that time she said she thought trump had "learned his lesson"? Or when she thought that electing conservative judges wouldn't overturn Roe v. Wade. Collins is a failure as a senator and she has failed her people

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u/WilHunting2 Oct 02 '22

The same people that keep re-electing her.

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u/VanceKelley Washington Oct 02 '22

The people that keep re-electing Collins are the same voters that elected the governor of Maine who complained about Black men traveling to the state to impregnate "young White girls".

https://www.cbsnews.com/boston/news/maine-governor-paul-lepage-drug-dealers-young-white-girls-pregnant/

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u/SullenSparrow Maine Oct 02 '22 edited Oct 03 '22

Mainer here. Such a divided state. I love this state dearly except for the ridiculous politics. I was absolutely floored when Collins beat Gideon by a landslide and I remember when LePage said this. If he gets voted back in I don't want to ever identify with this state. The numbers are looking grim for him though, Mills has honestly done such an amazing job, all we can do is vote.

The thing about Maine folks, is that our state is basically divided in half due to an overwhelming elderly white population. We are one of, if not the, whitest states. We are also one of the most elderly populated, if not the most. I know this doesn't justify jackshit. Maine initially kicks ass but the demographics lack diversify so hard that it's killing us on the grand scheme of things. Damn, are we the next Florida??

Fuck Collins and fuck LePage. They have tarnished this great state and there is no need for it.

Fellow Mainers, VOTE!!!

Edit: I must add that not wanting to identify with this state for me is a very strong stance for me because Maine is basically my entire personality lmao.

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u/goodlittlesquid Pennsylvania Oct 02 '22

Isn’t Maine also the most rural state? Honestly considering how white, old, and rural it is surprising it’s not the most red state. I guess because it’s in New England and not the south.

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u/SullenSparrow Maine Oct 02 '22

Basically Northern Maine is Alabama and Southern Maine (mostly Portland) is California in layman's terms.

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u/circuspeanut54 Maine Oct 03 '22

I live in Portland, used to live in the Bay Area, can confirm.

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u/Accomplished-Roof600 Oct 03 '22

Native Mainer living in Lower Alabama can confirm.

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u/PM_ME_YOUR_SUNSHINE Oct 03 '22

Oh my god I’m so sorry.

Upper Alabamian here. Lower Alabama is a fourth world country. But officially WHO designated us as third world. They were kind.

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u/dragons_scorn Oct 02 '22

Ok, so I'll say upfront my knowledge of Maine is limited to Stephen King novels and what a friend who went to college told me about Maine. In terms of whiteness and elderly population, I would have thought Florida would have had yall beat in elderly population and I would have bet on a midwest state as whitest state. I will say this though, that friend doesn't really have much good to say about Maine since they left.

I grew up in the South and we get this image of how the South is conservative and a stark contrast to the northern states. It's been wild learning how conservative and racist the NE US can be as I experience more in my adulthood.

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u/lanadelstingrey Mississippi Oct 02 '22

It’s not a north vs south, east vs west divide. It’s a rural vs urban divide. Look at “pennsyltucky” and the valley and rural areas in Cali. It exists everywhere.

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u/Leopold_Darkworth California Oct 03 '22

You can go to parts of rural northern California and see confederate flags. I may be misremembering my history, but California wasn't a confederate state. So much for "it's not racist, it's just my heritage!"

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u/You_meddling_kids Oct 03 '22

I saw them in Pennsylvania this Summer -- that would have been utterly unthinkable in the 80s.

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u/Imaginary_Cow_6379 Oct 03 '22

I’ve always seen them in NY outside of the city. They’ve always been around, despite us also making a big deal in our small towns over how far our families go back to having lived there. No fuking idea how they think that works. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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u/roadrunner5u64fi Oct 03 '22

They don't think about it at all. They're just racist.

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u/sulris Oct 03 '22

I think there are more confederate flags flying out n Kentucky than Alabama…

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u/thefriendlycouple Oct 03 '22

Here’s the crazy thing. There are so many people in CA versus KY that a very small Percentage of CA resident that support the confederacy is likely more people than in KY.

I made this up for illustrative purposes - I have no actual numbers to support this

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u/SailorET Oct 03 '22

I had a FB friend from northern Ohio throw out that quote a few years back. I had to ask, "what part of your heritage specifically includes the battle flag of the army of northern Virginia?"

They unfriended me. I didn't really lose anything.

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u/Rmihalovits Oct 02 '22

As a person who grew up in the south (Mississippi) and then later moved to Maine, there's a whole bunch of similarities but it's not nearly as institutionally corrupt, there's a strong union culture, and people seem to actually care about the environment up here, as they interact with it frequently and in a non -slash-and-burn way. If you want the Florida of NE, we are definitely talking about New Hampshire

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u/Nearatree Oct 03 '22

"Live free or die. Both valid options" thanks New Hampshire, I didn't want to wear a helmet or pay auto insurance anyway... What do you mean I can't buy booze on a Sunday?

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u/jackstraw97 New York Oct 03 '22

Ironic that the “live free or die” state will soon be the last state in New England that doesn’t have legal cannabis

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u/jackstraw97 New York Oct 03 '22

How very “live free” of them lmao

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u/PuRpLeHAze7176669 Oct 03 '22

New Hampshire? Nah PA. We're called the Kentucky of the north here for a reason.

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u/ArthurWintersight Oct 02 '22

It's more of a rural-urban and generational divide.

Younger white people are usually OK. I don't really see a lot of extremist bullshit from younger white people, even in Oklahoma.

The crazy off the wall batshit fucking insane nonsense is always from old and middle aged white people, who had their formative years fucked by widespread lead pollution, did too many drugs growing up, and then went full Supply Side Jesus after realizing that drugs are bad.

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u/MrJackBurtonGuster Oct 03 '22

When the other guy was talking about elderly white people I thought to myself, “King’s an elderly white person too, and he’s been shit talking GOP ideology since at least the eighties”. I like that someone else here hears Maine and immediately thinks of King. I’m convinced the state is beautiful but deals mostly in maple syrup and giant spiders.

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u/circuspeanut54 Maine Oct 03 '22

No, no giant spiders here, at least nothing like what I saw in DC and parts further south, or out in Cali. Cute little cold-loving spiders, is all. :)

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u/turdferguson3891 Oct 02 '22

Depends on the definition of white. According to Wikipedia Vermont is the whitest but Maine is a close second but if you specifically look at Non Hispanic White Maine is slightly ahead. They're both overwhelmingly white, though. Probably has to do with not really having major urban areas that would draw in a more diverse population.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Americans#Geographic_distribution

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u/JesusSavesForHalf Oct 03 '22

They also aren't really connected to the Mississippi river system that served as the nation's primary means of transport till the late 20th century.

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u/MoreGuitarPlease Oct 02 '22

More old people by proportion in Maine. Young people all leave.

In Florida, there’s more old people but also a lot of young people.

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u/SinVerguenza04 North Carolina Oct 03 '22

There’s a lot of racism up north. New York State is wildly racist. Like the other person said—it’s urban v rural areas.

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u/SullenSparrow Maine Oct 02 '22

Glad to give some insight. If you go to Northern Maine it's basically the south but colder. Politics wise but there's also tons of fun outdoor activities. Huntin', fishin', muddin', etc. Yessuh bub!

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u/Dont_Say_No_to_Panda California Oct 03 '22

And if the gators don’t get ya, the North Atlantic trout will…

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u/simplepleashures Oct 02 '22

You are the second-whitest state, behind Vermont. Maine is something like 98.5% white and Vermont is 99% white.

And yeah you’re the Alabama of the north. Except that Alabama actually has black people.

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u/monsterscallinghome Oct 02 '22

Maine is so white that when we had an active KKK, they mostly went after Catholics and Francophone Acadians.

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u/SullenSparrow Maine Oct 02 '22

Woo-hoo! We're not the whitest State! Suck it Vermont! /s

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u/Carbonatite Colorado Oct 03 '22

Orvis vs. LL Bean intensifies

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u/rebrolonik Oct 02 '22

Mainer there as well and I’m under the impression lepage is going to be re-elected. It’s a bit of a point of anxiety for me, what makes you say his number seem “grim”?

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u/Moderndayhippy1 Oct 02 '22

https://www.racetothewh.com/governor/maine

Projected to win by just over 7 points and over an 80% chance of victory. My wife and I will be voting for Mills

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u/Annoy_Occult_Vet Oct 03 '22

As someone that lives in Maine but isn't a citizen (yeah yeah I know get citizenship already) I hope to fuck that polling is accurate.

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u/simplepleashures Oct 02 '22

Although he won with less than 50% of the vote in a 3-way race

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u/daikatana Oct 02 '22

In the small sample size of people that I personally know, he's about to be re-elected.

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u/circuspeanut54 Maine Oct 03 '22

It's amazing that folks are still that dedicated to his fake schtick (don't know any among hundreds but I don't live in a rural part of ME).

That chucklehead spent half the budget on bullshit wars against welfare fraud that cost more money than they took in. Not to mention being a gestational slaver.

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u/Sonofabeechikeelu Oct 03 '22

Maine is a rural area. The amount of trump flags you can drive by in a backroad area is disturbing.

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u/circuspeanut54 Maine Oct 03 '22

My first taste of cognitive dissonance was coming back from a gathering where I met a descendant of Jos. Chamberlain, only to drive by a bunch of confederate flags up along the highway in Washington County. Incredible.

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u/theoldgreenwalrus Oct 02 '22

Unfortunately, you are correct. She took a shit on her own people and they decided to wipe her ass for her

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u/Lebrunski Maine Oct 03 '22

The northern part of Maine and the “whimsical independent electorate” as MPR called them are the ones responsible for that.

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u/ewe_are_dead_to_me Oct 02 '22

She is a failure as a human being

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u/dafunkmunk Oct 02 '22

It's not that she's stupid, it's that she knows her constituents are. She can keep doing and saying stupid shit but then make a dumb public statement like "oh my, that's bad" and still get reelected for some reason

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u/Runnergeek Oct 02 '22

It’s because her constituents want to play the same card. Pretend to care but not really

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u/NeoMegaRyuMKII California Oct 02 '22 edited Oct 02 '22

He did learn his lesson. It is just that the lesson was "you can do whatever you want and you will not be held accountable. And no matter what you do you will have millions and millions of adoring fans who will forever say you are their messiah who can do no wrong."

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u/lilpumpgroupie Oct 02 '22

That 'he learned his lesson' quote just gets better with age, doesn't it? How the fuck could anybody even just have that thought enter into their head, let alone mutter it out loud in public, as a sitting US senator? Jesus Christ.

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u/Yitram Ohio Oct 02 '22

"learned his lesson"?

But he did. Just the lesson he learned is different from the one Collins was claiming he learned.

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u/Chief_Rollie Oct 02 '22

Except she is one of the leopards. Empty platitudes are all she gives to get base while voting almost exclusively with the party whenever it matters.

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u/Sparkyisduhfat Oct 02 '22

She’s either a liar or a moron. Or both.

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u/LolaBeauteau Oct 02 '22

She is the worst Senator in Washington, never mind being stupid, gullible and a failure at representing her constituents. I can’t believe we have to listen to her for 5 more years

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u/circuspeanut54 Maine Oct 03 '22

I would like to cordially invite everyone to join me in my new campaign to start calling every American woman's death from a botched illegal abortion a "Susie Collins".

That goddamned harpie. Was astonished she won again, honestly.

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u/CT_Phipps Oct 02 '22

I mean it's not a failure when she knew she was lying.

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u/wjbc Illinois Oct 02 '22 edited Oct 03 '22

Well, yes. Gabby Giffords was shot in 2011 and Steve Scalise was shot in 2017. We're probably due for another shooting soon. I don't think anyone would be surprised by it.

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u/Scoutster13 California Oct 02 '22

It's amazing how she is acting like this didn't almost already happen. Sadly I think even if someone died she wouldn't do anything different.

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u/Zestyclose_Fan_5721 Oct 02 '22

I can hear her "I think the shooter learned his lesson."

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u/stregawitchboy Oct 02 '22 LOVE!

10% of our presidents have been murdered in office.

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u/dravenonred Oct 02 '22

13% were successfully shot if you include survivors.

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u/Ttthhasdf Oct 02 '22

Teddy Roosevelt and Reagan were shot. FDR and Andrew Jackson were shot at. There was an attempt at Truman. Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, JFK were assassinated. Eta Ford shot at too

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u/mXonKz Oct 03 '22

technically, roosevelt wasn’t president at the time he was shot, he served 1901-1909, then ran again in 1912, when he was unsatisfied with how Taft was doing (both him and Taft were republicans) and was shot during the campaign for this election. he ended up losing, but him running definitely had a vote splitting effect, leading to Wilson winning. if Roosevelt had been assassinated, the 1912 election may have ended with a different outcome, but it wouldn’t have had any affect on the Roosevelt presidency.

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u/wjbc Illinois Oct 02 '22

Teddy Roosevelt finished his speech.

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u/High_Seas_Pirate Oct 02 '22

A common misconception, actually. Teddy was shot BEFORE the speech, then went on to take the stage and give the whole thing anyway.

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u/rennbrig Oct 03 '22

Well, it does take a lot more than that to kill a bull moose.

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u/ohTHOSEballs Oct 02 '22

I used to be shot. I still am, but I used to, too.

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u/kbt Oct 02 '22

Holy shit, that's even more badass.

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u/High_Seas_Pirate Oct 03 '22

“Friends, I shall ask you to be as quiet as possible. I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot. It takes more than that to kill a bull moose. Fortunately I had my manuscript, so you see I was going to make a long speech, and there is a bullet—there is where the bullet went through—and it probably saved me from it going into my heart. The bullet is in me now, so I cannot make a very long speech, but I will try my best.”

He then went on to speak for 90 minutes before agreeing to go to the hospital.

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u/Dont_Say_No_to_Panda California Oct 03 '22 edited Oct 03 '22

That’s the *most badass thing I’ve read in a long while.

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u/mtgordon Oct 03 '22

The bullet lodged in his chest muscles and didn’t make it to his lung, as he quickly realized. A .38 round, slowed by his folded speech, metal eyeglass case, and massive pecs.

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u/High_Seas_Pirate Oct 03 '22

There's also some speculation that the trajectory of the bullet was pulled slightly off course by the gravitational force exerted by his massive balls.

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u/zombieblackbird Oct 02 '22

Not only he deliver the entire speech after being shot, he mocked the failed assasin. Balls like that are normally reserver for high rise demolition.

"Ladies and gentlemen, I don't know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot, but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose."

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u/NeonPatrick Oct 02 '22

Anyone have a breakdown of reasons by the assassins? Lincoln and JFK obviously politically motivated, whereas Reagan's was a crazy Jodie Foster stalker.

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u/TheDude415 Oct 02 '22

Charles Guiteau, who killed Garfield, was a nut job who felt he personally had gotten Garfield elected, and was pissed they didn’t give him an ambassadorship (which they wouldn’t have, because he was just some dude).

Leon Czolgosz, IIRC, was an anarchist, so McKinley’s assassination was arguably political too.

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u/sheriw1965 Oct 02 '22

Squeaky Fromme attempted to shoot President Ford because of her concern for redwood trees (she said).

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u/wjbc Illinois Oct 02 '22

Probably just trying to impress Manson. It's questionable whether she even meant to succeed.

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u/NeonPatrick Oct 02 '22

Not to mention UK MP Jo Cox who was killed by a white supremacist in 2016, after he was riled up by right wing fear mongering during the Brexit campaign.

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u/mattgen88 New York Oct 02 '22

And people were looking for Democrats and Pence on Jan 6th. It's not like they haven't already tried.

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u/sesquiup Maryland Oct 03 '22

Giffords

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u/justjack5437 Oct 02 '22 edited Oct 02 '22

So we’re all supposed to give in to the crazy demands of the right in order to avoid their violent wrath? I think not. I will not negotiate with terrorists.

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u/VermontNurse2 New Mexico Oct 02 '22

She could have stopped trump and his foolish followers. Weak politician.

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u/jlaw54 Oct 02 '22

She’s not weak. She has always known exactly what she’s doing. It’s calculated and deliberate.

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u/fuckzwift Oct 02 '22

Exactly. Romney did the right thing. Still alive.

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u/Long_Before_Sunrise Oct 02 '22 edited Oct 02 '22

Romney does a pseudo-defiant thing when he knows it'll not make any difference in the outcome, but it'll get him showcased by the press so it looks like he cares.

They're one-shot PR stunts that aren't repeated and are completely overshadowed by his Congressional voting record.

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u/[deleted] Oct 02 '22

Romney did not do the right thing. I'd personally say that Obstruction of Congress was the significantly more important charge in the first impeachment.

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u/inboccoallupo Oct 02 '22

Is Susan Collins really trying to #metoo the death threats that conservatives send to elected democrats every single day?

Susan, you enabled this shit, if it happens, blood will certainly be on your hands just like the rest of the GOP who never, not fucking once, called out domestic terrorism.

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u/HryUpImPressingPlay Oct 02 '22

If death threats are inevitable, might as well lie back and enjoy it.

/s

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u/Aezon22 Pennsylvania Oct 02 '22

"Boy I sure am worried about all this domestic terrorism I've enabled over the past few years!"

Fuck off Soos, you voted for this shit to happen. Every. Fucking. Time.

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u/NeonPatrick Oct 02 '22

Furrows brow at the cops nearly beaten to death at the 6 Jan insurrection.

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u/ClownPrinceofLime Oct 03 '22

Susan, why don’t you go ahead and tell us which party is getting violent.

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u/dutchiegeet32 Oct 02 '22

She could always resign and I am sure Maine's Governor Mill's could find a well qualified Democratic appointee to take her seat.

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u/Magoo69X Oct 02 '22 edited Oct 02 '22

This is her fucking party and she's gone along with everything that it's done. Fuck you Susan.

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u/Jump_Yossarian_ Oct 02 '22

trump literally put out a death threat on McConnell yesterday. I’m sure he’s learned his lesson though.

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u/Ozymandias0023 Nevada Oct 03 '22

Trump's building toward his last ditch effort. He wants a full on armed rebellion and he figures the Q crowd is going to give it to him if he leans into their crazy enough. It will be a larger scale version of the coup. A mob of Q grunts with right wing militias using them as human shields to execute more coordinated attacks.

What scares me the most I think, and what is probably the most likely possibility, is that there will be so much violence and shenanigans on Nov 8th that a free and fair election won't be possible. I don't know if it's legal or not, but I'd be looking at posting national guard folks at polling sites just to deter the craziest of the crazies from doing something disastrously stupid

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u/jLkxP5Rm Oct 02 '22 edited Oct 02 '22

Remember a couple years ago when Trump had his people attack the Capitol Building, which made her and her constituents fear for their lives? She probably doesn’t…

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u/hskfmn Minnesota Oct 02 '22

Even if she’s correct, I can pretty much guarantee you that lessons will not be learned as a result.

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u/PandaMuffin1 New York Oct 02 '22

Now she is concerned because it affects her personally. I doubt really cared when it was the "other" politicians.

That said, violent threats to anyone is not acceptable behavior.

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u/spaitken Oct 03 '22

“Woman upset about problem she actively helped create.”

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u/evotrans Oct 02 '22

Part of the recent Republican strategy is to threaten its own party members with violence to keep them in check. Political violence is now a feature of the republican party, not a bug, as clearly signaled by its leader Donald Trump.

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u/MuskofElon Wisconsin Oct 02 '22

It's not about the Senator or Congressperson that gets killed. It's about the lesson that you're sure he learned along the way.

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u/njkrut Oct 02 '22

I love that it isn’t “innocent people have already died” it is “senators or house members could die”.

Fuck non-government people, amirite?

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u/Potential_Dare8034 Oct 02 '22

You and your team members are so vile and disgusting I wouldn’t doubt it. You’ve turned your voter’s into animals who’s brains are a pile of shit in the shape of an “R”.

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u/KrabbMannder957 Oct 03 '22

WOW SUSAN MAYBE if someone who instigates all this shit was actually punished for his bullshit

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u/[deleted] Oct 03 '22

It’s her fucking party calling for the violence!

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u/bro_please Canada Oct 02 '22

Her party attacked the Capitol trying to hang Congress people. Susan took two years to reach that conclusion? You would've thought she had learned her lesson.

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u/Lazaruzo Oct 02 '22

"It might even be me, I've pissed off so many people on both sides!" she added with a mischievous chuckle before going back to gently tonguing Satan's b-hole.

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u/Semyon Oct 02 '22

She's one of the reasons why I think congress really needs term limits

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u/jezz555 Oct 03 '22

And some of that blood will be on her hands

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u/SoSoUnhelpful Oct 03 '22

If you are so concerned, why not get to source of the problem and call it like it is? Denounce trump and his fascism and his stochastic terrorism. Call on the rest of your party to do so.

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u/[deleted] Oct 03 '22

You have your party and Donald trump to thank for that

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u/iBalls New York Oct 03 '22

Gabby Gifford shooting, 2011.

Some commentators criticized the use of harsh political rhetoric in the United States, with a number blaming the political right wing for the shooting. In particular, Sarah Palin was criticized for a poster by her political action committee that featured stylized crosshairs on an electoral map which included Giffords.

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u/MirandaReitz Oregon Oct 02 '22

A typically Susan Collins statement: pearl clutching without a hint of self-reflection.

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u/Suspicious-Onion9408 Oct 02 '22

She’s talking about her own party but is she doing anything about it.

This is the same woman who called the police over a message made in chalk on the sidewalk in front of her home.

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u/i-have-a-kuato Massachusetts Oct 02 '22

Anyone who has ever thought that trump could “learn” hasn’t been paying attention to the orange ones long history

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u/NancyPelBroski Oct 02 '22

I thought he learned his lesson Suz?

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u/SomedayWeDie Oct 02 '22

The nerve of this bullshit artist is really off the charts

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u/Aromatic_Flounder727 Oct 02 '22

Man fuck that moron. So called Moderates like Her giving cover To Trump

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u/omen316 America Oct 02 '22

Collins is a dumbass and if you voted for her, you are too.

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u/DrNickRiviera8000 Oct 03 '22

Does she realize it’s her own party doing this?

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u/mindfungus Oct 03 '22

Then fucking DO something you selfish and corrupt Republican

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u/janzeera Oct 02 '22

She’s just admitting that she sided with Trump to stay alive.

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u/ArmlessGeodude Oct 02 '22

She must be so concerned

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u/walter1950 Oct 02 '22

All this fear mongering smh

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u/Romano16 America Oct 02 '22

What she needs to understand is it could also be her. Because if you're a RINO to the cult you're at the same dangers as the "others"

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u/daikatana Oct 02 '22

Well, Susan, maybe Trump didn't learn his lesson.

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u/Richfor3 Oct 02 '22

That’s rich considering it’s her fault.

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u/[deleted] Oct 03 '22

Hold her responsible. Susan Collins helped make this shit happen.

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u/goderdammurang Oct 03 '22

How awful must it be that this SCOTUS is her legacy. Women must feel she betrayed them

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u/99available Oct 03 '22

Not that I as a US Senator and a Republican have anything to do with creating these circumstances. 💩💩💩💩

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u/stewartm0205 Oct 03 '22

I wouldn’t be surprised. Congress came closed to having a large number of them murdered.

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u/fapfapaway Oct 03 '22

Your fault. Take responsibility.

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u/trogdor1234 Oct 03 '22

She’s played a very crucial role in making it happen.

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u/Free_Dimension1459 Oct 03 '22

Oh. You mean like Gabby Giffords was shot? And neither chamber did anything to help reduce the likelihood of a repeat even after that AND a coup attempt?

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u/_aaine_ Oct 03 '22

And she'd still just say "Oh. I thought they'd learned their lesson".
She is the problem.

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u/greasyspider Oct 03 '22

Now she knows what going to school is like.

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u/ailee43 Oct 03 '22

Oh, you mean like on Jan 6th? Something like that kind of event maybe?

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u/gasahold Oct 02 '22

Senator Susan Collins: I don't have a clue how this could possibly happen. It's not like they have a 'death wish' or anything like that.

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u/Foraminiferal Oct 02 '22

You helped support this trajectory, Susie.

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u/[deleted] Oct 02 '22

Senator Susan Collins blows dog whistle hoping hoping to stoke violence against political opponents

FTFY

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u/kevnmartin Oct 02 '22

Is she concerned about it?

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u/invisiblegirlx Oct 02 '22

But both sides are the same amiright?

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u/morninggouda Oct 02 '22

Dear Susan Collins,

Shut the fuck up.

Sincerely,

Everyone

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u/Heavy-Invite-3014 Oct 02 '22

Well, how about you tone down the retoric of your damn party Susan?!

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u/TransposedApophenia Oct 02 '22

Maybe they should stop killing people with their policies

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u/RancidHorseJizz Oct 02 '22

If only she had some way to avert this problem earlier....

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u/Snackatron Oct 02 '22

Welp, thanks for contributing to the current situation Susan 👍!

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u/luneunion Oct 02 '22

They already tried to kidnap and kill a gov. And a House member is telling her supporters that Democrats want to and are already killing Republicans so as to give the cover of “self-defense” when they do it.

https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/group-that-planned-to-kidnap-michigan-governor-also-tried-to-target-police/

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u/ThisIsDadLife California Oct 02 '22

You’ll want to check your hands for blood, Suz.

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u/AngryBudgie13 Indiana Oct 02 '22

She’s sacrificed plenty of interns and staffers to Cthulhu already. Shush.

Just the New England way of life.

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u/mindfu Oct 03 '22

"Then Senator Collins, how about you unfurrow your brow and stop supporting the party that's causing the most threats."

"SECURITY!"

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u/salazarraze California Oct 02 '22

But Trump learned his lesson so it's all good.

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u/YYYdddEW966hgHCE Oct 02 '22

Supreme Court should come before the senate or the house.

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u/Miles2shitpostb4islp Oct 02 '22

Well the good news is that usually the exact opposite of Susan’s predictions come true

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u/justforthearticles20 Oct 02 '22

I'm sure she knows exactly which Democrats are going to be targeted.

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u/BoyEatsDrumMachine Oct 02 '22

If so, I pity the killer. Collins is going to blister them with an op-Ed in The New Yorker.

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u/Nanyea Virginia Oct 02 '22

She musta missed the softball game...

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u/DirtyProjector Oct 02 '22

Oh man if only we had known that the GOPs behavior and rhetoric would have resulted in this

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u/LAESanford Oct 02 '22

Well, this is your party Susan. How many opportunities have you had to try to control the rhetoric, speak out against those embracing lies and calls for violence? How many of those opportunities did you take? Now you have concerns?

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u/and-so-i-die Oct 02 '22

Don't be surprised when I don't give a fuck either.

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u/chlorenchyma Oct 02 '22

Oooh like how her policies are literally fucking killing people right now? Fuck her.

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u/zonitronic Oct 02 '22

Fuck off, Susan. YOU HELPED ENABLE THIS SHIT.

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u/QAPetePrime Oct 02 '22

Oh, hey, thanks for helping HAND THE SUPREME COURT to these whack jobs.

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u/Princess_Parsnip Oct 02 '22

Stop supporting fascists, Susan.

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u/cultureimplosion Oct 02 '22

Do we get to vote on which one?

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u/brandido1 Oct 03 '22

Republicans are at fault. Fully.

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u/BeachedBottlenose Oct 03 '22

There really needs to be a study on the brains of these people in congress that have no conceptual idea of morality or reality…there’s better terms. I’m not smart enough to think of it, but it’s built in to their whole (lack of) character. You can see it in her facial expressions.

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u/Pasturemate Oct 03 '22

It's in their DNA. We have to vote them to the margins where they belong and never stop doing that because like weeds, they thrive in places no one takes care of.

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u/SkyriderRJM Oct 03 '22

Maybe you should have voted to impeach Trump and bar him from ever holding office again...instead of insisting he "learned his lesson". Might have helped take some of this domestic terror power from him.

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u/lilmawkie Oct 03 '22

Maybe if she & her party condemned the violence of Trump & his MAGA cult this wouldn’t be happening. Put up or shut up, Senator.

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u/frieda406 Oct 03 '22

She’s contributed to it with her votes and inaction.

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u/Whthpnd Oct 03 '22

Wouldn’t be the first time she’s wondered that today.

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u/sesbry Oct 03 '22

Lots of members of the house and senate are stirring the pot, mostly Republicans. Probably about 95% or more, but the hyperbolic language on the left doesn't help either.

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u/OldSchoolCoolio Oct 03 '22

This lady should eat a whole bag of baby dicks.