Senator Susan Collins delivers speech for the ages

One of the classic speeches from the floor of the U.S. Senate, the world’s greatest deliberative body, delivered by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Friday, October 5, 2018. A speech that should shame Tammy Baldwin, Diane Feinstein, Kamela Harris, Cory Booker, Chuck Schumer, Elizabeth Warren, and (for good measure) Rachel Maddow and social justice warriors everywhere.
Seated behind Sen. Collins are Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Mississippi.

The fact remains, Mr. President, someone leaked this letter against Professor Ford’s express wishes. I suspect, regrettably, that we will never know for certain who did it. To that leaker who I hope is listening now, let me say that what you did was unconscionable. You have taken a survivor who was not only entitled to your respect but also trusted you to protect her and you have sacrificed her well being in a misguided attempt to win whatever political crusade you think you are fighting. My only hope is that your callous act has turned this process into such a dysfunctional circus that it will cause the Senate and indeed all Americans to reconsider how we evaluate Supreme Court nominees. If that happens, then the appalling lack of compassion you afforded Professor Ford will at least have some unintended positive consequences.

In addition to the lack of corroborating evidence, we also learned some facts that raised more questions. For instance, since these allegations have become public, Professor Ford testified that not a single person has contacted her to say I was at the party that night. Furthermore, the professor testified that although she does not remember how she got home that evening, she knew that because of the distance she would have needed a ride, yet not a single person has come forward to say that they were the one who drove her home or were in the car with her that night. And Professor Ford also indicated that, even though she left that small gathering of six or so people abruptly and without saying good-bye, and distraught, none of them called her the next day or ever to ask why she left, is she okay, not even her closest friend Ms. Keyser.

… Fairness would dictate that the claims at least should meet a threshold of more likely than not as our standard. The facts presented do not mean that Professor Ford was not sexually assaulted that night or at some other time, but they do lead me to conclude that the allegations fail to meet the more likely than not standard. Therefore, I do not believe that these charges can fairly prevent Judge Kavanaugh from serving on the court.

I could not help but feel that some people who wanted to engineer the defeat of this nomination cared little, if at all, for her well-being.– Complete transcript here.

Tony Evers aligns with extreme left wing

If there was any doubt whether Tony Evers is a moderate Democrat, he cast those aside with a social media ad from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who marched with the Kavanaugh street protestors who shut down Washington D.C. streets and are said to be planning to occupy the nation’s Capitol.

Tony Evers, Eliz Warren

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23 Responses to Senator Susan Collins delivers speech for the ages

  1. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    The National Lefty Freak-Out Cometh!

    https://www.gocomics.com/michaelramirez/2018/10/06

    The Gotch

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  2. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    “Our Supreme Court confirmation process has been in steady decline for more than 30 years. One can only hope that the Kavanaugh nomination is where the process has finally hit rock bottom.” (bolds mine)

    The good ol’ U. S. of A. will find out if that process truly has hit rock bottom sooner rather than later.

    The tenure of the mentally/physically teetering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg (AKA Death Suckin’ On A Life Saver) has blown past the creeping toward the end stage and has now broken into a full gallop.

    Ginsburg Forgets 14th Amendment, Audience Has To Give Her Constitution

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/36743/ginsburg-forgets-14th-amendment-audience-has-give-ryan-saavedra

    They wouldn’t let this woman drive a school bus yet she sits and passes judgement on the highest Court in the known Universe.

    With this last staggeringly hypocritical, public debacle still blazing white hot, (the DiFi/staff/lawyers investigation is set to commence) we’re left to ponder: Has Lefty gone to the Let’s Stir Us Up Some Identity Politics Hatred well once too often?

    Stay tuned!

    The Gotch

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  3. richard lesiak says:

    Collins next speech will be either to announce her retirement or a concession speech.

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  4. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    It’s nice to know that there is at least one adult in the (Judiciary Committee) room, an adult who still values due process and presumption of innocence, who hasn’t allowed herself to be suborned by the harpies of the #MeToo movement, who hasn’t sacrificed integrity to political expediency. Now it’s time for a thorough reformation of the nomination process for SC justices. I suggest conducting the whole affair in writing. Each senator on the Committee submits, say, 10 questions to the nominee; he or she answers them in written form. Then a vote is held. And during the process, the interior of the Capitol building is declared off-limits to protesters.

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  5. Batman says:

    Senator Susan Collins is twice the man than Cory Booker and Richard Blumenthal combined.

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    • richard lesiak says:

      plus she’s not afraid to use her real name.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        @richard lesiak;

        “plus she’s not afraid to use her real name.”

        She may have to rethink that with all the LaLaLoopyLoonyLeftyLand morons lurking out there.

        Well if that don’t beat all, that’s the SAME reason many in the Commentariat prefer anonymity here; idiot Lefty stalking morons (forgive the redundancy

        Curious; why don’t you slobber incoherently about @AnonyBob & @hankdog/old baldy not using their real names.

        Maybe youse think they are…?

        The Gotch

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        • richard lesiak says:

          There are a lot of rwnj’s out there too crotch. Think A. Jones, Rush, Lurking Zoltar, etc. You seem to be prone to “slobbering incoherently” yourself with your long winded word-smithing.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @richard lesiak;

          I’ve quaffed with @Zoltar Speaks! at the former Tony Franks.

          I’ve supped with @Zoltar Speaks! at The Gotch Family Picnic…TWICE!

          You sir, are no @Zoltar Speaks!

          The Gotch

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      • Batman says:

        You sure are obsessed with this name thing richie, especially for someone who has yet to offer proof the name you post under is authentic.

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  6. madisonexpat says:

    I think the FBI should investigate who DiFi shared the confidential letter with then publish those names and let us play “Guess the Leaker.”

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  7. madisonexpat says:

    Now Ms. ABob is angry? I’ll bet you two have been the life of the party for three years now. Ever since you welcomed Trump as the ideal candidate for Hillary to beat.
    Yeah, ABob, you’ve got the ‘not tired of losing” vote sewed up.
    Really though I’m as grateful to Harry Reid as I am to President Trump for the state of the Supreme Court.
    Thanks for nuking the Nuclear Option.

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  8. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    Is it possible the “waaah waaaaaaaaaaah waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah WE DIDN’T GET OUR WAY” SCOTUS weenie-whining juveniles will overlap THE ROTUNDAS (the weenie-whining juvenile Capitol Singalongers) while they’re both weenie-whining at the same time in the same place?

    Lefty INC has shone a clear inability to secure weenie-whiney signs with properly spelled words to begin with.

    Complicate that with not knowing what they’re protesting & it could get downright embarrassing!

    The Gotch

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  9. Batman says:

    Senator Susan Collin’s intellect, principles, and objectivity are superior to DiFi, Kamala Harris, and Mazie Hirono combined.

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    • Paula Fitz says:

      Agreed!

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    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      Agreed. But it’s a sad commentary on the state of the nation that we’re celebrating someone for speaking in favor of due process, presumption of innocence, and Constitutional principles. It wasn’t long ago that these values were assumed to be shared by both Republicans and Democrats. Now Democrats seem to believe only in whatever cultural trend (e.g., #MeToo) is ascendent at the moment–as long as they think they can get political mileage out of it.

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