Murkowski leaves the 'easier path' to fight for her Senate seat

Sep 17, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Philadelphia's WB 17

Reporting from Seattle - It's looking like Lisa Murkowski isn't ready to give up the U.S. Senate seat she lost to Tea Party Express-backed candidate Joe Miller in the Alaska Republican primary - a supporter of the Republican senator said plans were underway Friday for a write-in campaign kickoff in Anchorage.

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She has just signed her own political death warrant.

She could have waited four years and run against Begich, who won because of false charges against the late beloved Senator Ted Stevens, but now she has guaranteed that no one named Murkowski will ever hold office again in the State of Alaska.

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Why did she even take part in the primary? Many of these D.C. insiders are having a hard time with the fact we don't want them any more. To bad Lisa could not of gone over to the Dem's a year ago like Spector. But I guess if she can't win as a republican...no one can.
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Sep 18, 2010
 
Just like Charlie Crist. Elitists that are out for themselves and that's it.
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Her plan is to split the Republican vote, and give the Senate seat to a Democrat. She has no scruples. She is just like her father.

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Shady Lady wrote:
Her plan is to split the Republican vote, and give the Senate seat to a Democrat. She has no scruples. She is just like her father.
Daddy's little girl???

Well, if Joe Miller has the support of the entire Republican Party, he should withstand the challenge. And he has Sarah Palin to stump for him in their home state of Alaska.

The Palin endorsement carries weight in Alaska, doesn't it? Stay tuned!
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Sep 18, 2010
 
I think the republicans just need to get used to it. Their base of voters want to allow the so called tea party backed candidates in the party. The base determines the party not the other way around.

I don't think it would hurt to in Democratic strong holds to have a third party influence on their party either.

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Sep 18, 2010
 
Shady Lady wrote:
Her plan is to split the Republican vote, and give the Senate seat to a Democrat. She has no scruples. She is just like her father.
Excellent plan! I wonder if there are any other ways the GOP & Teabaggers can screw up what should have been a slamdunk election year for them across the nation!! I'm sure they'll find a way.

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Sep 18, 2010
 
why do all these ruling class morons in Washington believe they are ENTITLED to be a senator or congressman. Just more proof these fools have lost touch with the American people and all they care about is themselves and be in power. The dumb bitch should accept the lose and move on...but no she is a special bitch in her eyes
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Sep 18, 2010
 
Some people just can't accept losing. Her party turned her out but she just can't believe it. Now she hopes a few Democrats will write her name in and put her back where she feels she deserves to be. She should look at what happened to Arlen Specter and what is going to happen to Crist in Fla. Voters don't like turncoats or poor losers.
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Sep 18, 2010
 
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Excellent plan! I wonder if there are any other ways the GOP & Teabaggers can screw up what should have been a slamdunk election year for them across the nation!! I'm sure they'll find a way.
So your admitting that the Dems have failed! Good to see you come around.

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WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Excellent plan! I wonder if there are any other ways the GOP & Teabaggers can screw up what should have been a slamdunk election year for them across the nation!! I'm sure they'll find a way.
The Tea Party are not to blame for Murkowski's lack of character.

If she had won the primary should would have expected all the Miller supporters to line up behind her in the general election.

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The Tea Party are not to blame for Murkowski's lack of character.
If she had won the primary should would have expected all the Miller supporters to line up behind her in the general election.
You guys come up with more excuses.

I don't care WHAT the reason is, and they are many, but between the Teabaggers, the GOP, and the individual candidates, they are ALL combining to ensure the Dems have a fighting chance at seats that SHOULD have been slam-dunks for the GOP.

I'm just loving watching your "tsunami" turn into a turd ripple.

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WeTheSheeple wrote:
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You guys come up with more excuses.
I don't care WHAT the reason is, and they are many, but between the Teabaggers, the GOP, and the individual candidates, they are ALL combining to ensure the Dems have a fighting chance at seats that SHOULD have been slam-dunks for the GOP.
I'm just loving watching your "tsunami" turn into a turd ripple.
You can't blame the Tea Party for the low character of Murkowski.

And that is what this story boils down to.

Murkowski lost the contest but wants to keep playing anyway.

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You can't blame the Tea Party for the low character of Murkowski.
And that is what this story boils down to.
Murkowski lost the contest but wants to keep playing anyway.
Okay, in THIS particular case the "low character" of Murkowski is going to make this seat competitive for the Dems.

I salute her.
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Sep 18, 2010
 
YOU GO GIRL. BEAT THE TPers.
Moderate Republicans are a thing of the past.
Radical thinking in the Republican Party.

TEA PARTY = REPUBLICAN PARTY

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WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Okay, in THIS particular case the "low character" of Murkowski is going to make this seat competitive for the Dems.
I salute her.
It may stil work out for the good guys.

We don't know if many voters will support Murkowski on election day because traitors tend to lose the respect of friends and foe alike.

Dems were hoping that Charlie Crist would be a spoiler in Florida but it's beginning to look like he will not be after all.
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Sep 18, 2010
 
Uh, I don't think the sore loser will have that much support from the party. Christ is losing by 14 points, and the money available will be given to sure winners.

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It may stil work out for the good guys.
We don't know if many voters will support Murkowski on election day because traitors tend to lose the respect of friends and foe alike.
Dems were hoping that Charlie Crist would be a spoiler in Florida but it's beginning to look like he will not be after all.
True, but it's fun to watch the GOP come apart at the seams.

In both cases they were GOP seats to start with, so the Dems don't lose anything, and we gain an entertaining election. All I need is some popcorn......

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True, but it's fun to watch the GOP come apart at the seams.
In both cases they were GOP seats to start with, so the Dems don't lose anything, and we gain an entertaining election. All I need is some popcorn......
I really don't care if we Republicans win the Senate or not this year.

Winning the House is absolutely necessary.

First because it is expected and second because all spending bill begin in the House.

But other than confirming judges I'm happy with Democrat control of the Senate so that Obama cannot blame ALL his troubles on a Republican congress.

I do hope the Repubs gain seats in the Senate though.

Besides I think we still have a good chance to win all those seats in spite of the turncoats.

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I really don't care if we Republicans win the Senate or not this year.
Winning the House is absolutely necessary.
First because it is expected and second because all spending bill begin in the House.
But other than confirming judges I'm happy with Democrat control of the Senate so that Obama cannot blame ALL his troubles on a Republican congress.
I do hope the Repubs gain seats in the Senate though.
Besides I think we still have a good chance to win all those seats in spite of the turncoats.
I actually think the GOP will pick up 3-4 seats in Senate in spite of their best efforts to screw it up. The House is really anybodys guess. With 435 races it is next to impossible to get any kind of accurate prediction even from the "experts". The GOP has to pick up 39 seats to take the House, and that seems to be at the top of even the most optimistic predictions from the likes of Fox News. Just about every toss-up race would have to break their way for the GOP to take the house. Considering their penchant to shoot themselves in the foot this year, I would bet my pension on it if I were you.

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