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Tiffany Bond 🦞🇺🇸 @TiffanyBond
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Hey twitter -

I'd like to take my regularly scheduled #SundaySoapbox and do a last minute swap to focus on Susan Collins.

Let me preface by reminding you I am not running against Susan at this time, but I do have an election in a month that I could use support for.

I am a constituent of Susan's. Ever since I have moved here I am astonished at how incredibly effective she is at harnessing people's hope and her words like a damn magician.

Though she is a consistent conservative vote, she is able to focus all eyes on her.

Let's be clear, Susan is a troll.

Susan is truly brilliant. Absolutely amazing. She captures the hearts and minds of moderates repeatedly despite pulling the football every time.

It's horrific for most constituents, and a blasphemy to representative government.

She gets tons of airtime, day after day of front page press coverage. How many tv shows have you seen her on lately?

She manipulates media like it's no big deal. She is the epitome of a slick politician...she's so slick, she's de-slicked herself for Maine folks.

Let's grab a few examples of her recent artistry, shall we?

She gets super duper confused and whatnot that people try to lobby her when she plays like she might be open to other possibilities.

Phenomenal attention grab.

Susan spins people's desperate attempts to try anything to feel heard into claims of bribery and hand-picks a small selection of threats as if they represent the majority of calls.

More press. Brilliant.

Susan repeatedly seems open to thoughtful consideration of constituents, letting them pour their hearts out to her when she had no intention of seriously considering their message.

Cold as ice, but very effective for more press.

For weeks she has strung people along.

Drawing protests, energy writing letters, phone calls, the donations, media of Maine away from 2018 races...while the GOP has continued to door knocking and fundraising for their candidates.

And yo peeps - she's still doing it. How many shows let her blather on today?

How much ridiculous, insensitive garbage has she spewed making you angry at 2020?

How many people are finding it cathartic to donate to her opponent?

Cheers Susan you are a smashing success at the ick side of politics!

It's for all the wrong reasons and nasty causes...and I say this as an actual moderate. Whether GOP or Dem, constituents deserve a good faith ear. They deserve representation, not an operative.

Winning at all costs has a cost to us all.

If this makes you angry, grab a 2018 race in Maine to support. Mine is available, but there are others.

Pick a great candidate, any party or no party that doesn't do this. That's how you change politics.

We pick our representatives. All of us. We choose. We can choose different.

Let's pick people who are sincerely, kind, measured and listen to people that despise their point of view with grace.

Let's pick those who work with others for better not bend over.

The "my party only" representation *must* stop.

Even if someone did not vote for you, they matter. It is a responsibility of the job. If you can't effectuate that job without making it a competitive sport instead of a collaborative one, you are simply unfit.

I asked before. I will ask again.

Twitter, if you want people who don't pull this BS in office, you have to use your power and float us up. If you focus 10% of the energy on my race you've focused on Susan's shenanigans, I will win.

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