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View Diary: ME-Sen: Mayor Bloomberg Puts The Pressure On Susan Collins (R) To Support Gun Control (6 comments)

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  •  she'll vote for universal background checks (0+ / 0-)

    My hunch is that Sen Susan Collins is really a decent person who wants to do the right thing, but she fails to do that many times because of the political realities of being a Republican Senator, instead of a Democratic Senator.  She could avoid these periodic problems if she'd switch parties and become a Democrat - but she lacks the courage to do that.  

    At the end of the day, she will see the logic and policy benefit of universal background checks and vote for that.

    Without Mayor Bloomberg's organization's Maine TV ads, I doubt she would vote the right way.

    I also think she will eventually do the right thing on marriage equality.  Perhaps Edith "Edie" Windsor, plaintiff in the DOMA challenge, should visit her office and ask her to do that face to face.

    If Collins fails to vote "right" on these two issues, I hope the Dems will challenge her with a strong candidate and decent funding in her next reelection bid.  We cannot give a "pass" to a GOP Senator in such a blue state.  Make her pay or motivate her to retire end of her term.

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