You may’t shake off this stink, Senator Collins.
Dave “Stretch” Tuemmler of North Yarmouth, Maine, owns the Stretch Studio in Portland and is a member of the Maine Small Enterprise Coalition. He additionally has myxofibrosarcoma, a uncommon most cancers that kinds in connective tissue, and a son who has one other illness, gastroparesis. He is acquired a message for his Republican senator, Susan Collins: “I’m nonetheless alive due to Obamacare.”
So far, I’ve had 9 surgical procedures and 55 radiation remedies. That’s impossibly costly care to obtain in our county. However due to the Reasonably priced Care Act, there’s an opportunity my legacy won’t be chapter. […]
I needed to roll my eyes after I noticed Sen. Susan Collins’ April 1 letter to Lawyer Basic William Barr chastising the Justice Division for not defending the ACA. Barr’s announcement wouldn’t be a risk if Collins had not voted to pack the Supreme Courtroom with justices hostile to the ACA. When Collins voted to verify Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, she did so figuring out that they’d seemingly be a part of the opposite highly effective people and firms working to chip away on the progress we’ve made on well being care.
Collins’ chastising Barr for doing precisely what she empowered him to do is, in my eyes, a cynical pre-election ploy to guard herself from the blowback for her personal votes that threaten the lives of Mainers like me. It’s like throwing your baby into the lion’s den after which yelling on the lion for consuming him.
That is the very best analogy for Collins’ cowardice and crass politics I’ve seen but. Collins has taken one robust vote since Trump acquired put in within the White Home, towards Trumpcare. But each single different vote she’s taken has both bolstered Trump or been a meaningless vote towards him, when her defection would make no distinction.
Her sternly worded letter to Lawyer Basic William Barr—after voting for his affirmation, together with just about each different important judicial nominee—is simply insulting to her constituents.