Murkowski says she's poised to make history

Nov 4, 2010 Full story: Salon.com 34

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is confident about her write-in campaign for re-election, saying that while she is "not yet complete with making history," she is "poised and it feels good." In an interview broadcast Thursday on NBC's "Today," Murkowski criticized former Alaska Gov.

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“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Wake Forest, NC

#1 Nov 4, 2010
There have been several rats that have changed parties. She's not the first. Think Arlen Spincter.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#2 Nov 4, 2010
Sorry LL / you're the one who said, and I quote, "a write in campaign has not won since 1954".

Remember?

They won't know for sure till possibly Veteran's Day, but she's blowing him away - 41% projection at this time.

Feeling stupid yet?

Oh yeah, told you you would only get the house, not the senate!

Feeling more stupid?

63% of tea party candidates lost - again, ARE YOU FEELING EVEN MORE STUPID NOW?

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Wake Forest, NC

#3 Nov 4, 2010
TonyT1961 wrote:
Sorry LL / you're the one who said, and I quote, "a write in campaign has not won since 1954".
Remember?
They won't know for sure till possibly Veteran's Day, but she's blowing him away - 41% projection at this time.
Feeling stupid yet?
Oh yeah, told you you would only get the house, not the senate!
Feeling more stupid?
63% of tea party candidates lost - again, ARE YOU FEELING EVEN MORE STUPID NOW?
I don't recall ever writing that piece of history but I do post a lot you know. I would bet you're thinking of someone else. In any event, if the people of Alaska want her, that is their choice. I'm fine with it. Why are you complaining?

Do you think Jon Stewart should have another rally and call it:

"Restore our Arses! They got kicked badly" Rally.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Wake Forest, NC

#4 Nov 4, 2010
Sorry Tony but weren't you the idiot claiming the repubs wouldn't take the House?

You shouldn't listen to Blo Biden. He's an Idiot you know.

You must be feeling even more stupid than before, eh? ROFL!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Wake Forest, NC

#5 Nov 4, 2010
The Final Nail in the Democratsí Coffin

Published: Monday, 1 Nov 2010
By: Larry Kudlow
CNBC Anchor

On the eve of the midterm elections, a third-quarter GDP report showing a meager 2 percent growth rate is the final nail in the Obama Democratsí political coffin.

The economic nails slowly have been hammered into that coffin all summer and fall. A spate of subpar economic statistics has shown the failure of the fiscal-stimulus spending program. And myriad tax and regulatory threats produced by new government policies have created a massive uncertainty overhang and a dismal jobs outlook. American businesses have gone on an investment-capital and hiring strike.

For a White House that bet the ranch on a massive government pump-priming plan, it has all turned out to be a complete failure. The scheduled economic recovery has simply not occurred.

And thatís why a Republican Tea Party tsunami lies just over the horizon. That tidal wave could be even greater than current polling suggests.

It should have been recovery summer, according to the president and his followers. But it is now officially a recovery slump. The entire command-and-control economic philosophy of the Obama Democrats has proven to be a big bust. And theyíll pay a very big price for this.

In fact, the last two GDP reports have averaged less than 2 percent growth, something that qualifies as a growth recession, not a recovery.

Even worse, the GDP deflator -- the broadest inflation measure -- came in at 2.2 percent in the third quarter, following a 2 percent reading in the second quarter. That means inflation is rising faster than real output. Stagflation.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/39924413
KNOWvember

United States

#6 Nov 4, 2010
Hope Murkowski doesn't win.

But who is going to challenge Lindsey Graham in SC?

The guy needs to go. Start searching for a candidate to run against Graham.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Wake Forest, NC

#7 Nov 4, 2010
GOP Victory: Stopping the Bad Stuff Is a Plus

Published: Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 | 5:36 PM ET
By: Larry Kudlow
CNBC Anchor

Momentous events this week ó the Republican House sweep and the Fedís QE2 (quantitative easing). Obamanomics was repudiated at the polls and the Republicans inflicted a crushing defeat on the Democrats in the House.

The real meaning of the new Senate-House-Obama triangle is not yet clear. The bad stuff will be stopped. Thatís good. But how much good stuff can be legislated remains to be seen. This might be whatís slowing down the stock market.(Though again, I note, a 90 point rise is not nothing.)

Two key Senate races produced supporters of extending all the Bush tax rates. This could be the key. Democrat Manchin in West Virginia and Republican Kirk in Illinois will be seated immediately to fill the Robert Byrd and Barack Obama vacancies. This raises the probability that a full extension of the Bush tax cuts will go through the Senate.

Iím going to assume that the people have spoken, even to the lame ducks in the House. And a conciliatory and compromising Obama at his news conference today suggests that the president will sign a temporary full extension of the Bush tax rates. Thatís a pro-growth development.

To me, the Fed is at least doing minimal harm, although I continue to fret about the outlook for the dollar. But the possibility of a pro-growth fiscal policy coming out of the lame-duck Congress ó a large-budget, continuing resolution that extends the Bush tax rates and is stingy on spending ó is a good thing.

Regarding the future triangulation between Obama, Reid, and Boehner, we will all have to puzzle though this. But surely stopping the bad stuff is a plus.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/39995440

Since: Dec 08

Medina, TX

#9 Nov 4, 2010
I have always thought Alaskans were a lot more intelligent than Californians. Appearently I was wrong. And now she comes out and says she is in favor of ObamaCare. Go figure..........

Since: Dec 07

Clermont, Florida

#10 Nov 4, 2010
Weird...since Miller won the primary. She's a poor loser and if the people of Alaska vote her in, it's their choice and they will get the same ole garbage unless she has a huge turnaround. But she's obviously thinking about #1 -- herself.
Billy Ringo

United States

#11 Nov 4, 2010
Changing parties?

Think old scumbag Ronald Reagan.

obvious

Pleasanton, CA

#13 Nov 4, 2010
Changing Parties ... what about Jumpin Jim Jeffords and what that did. Switching parties midstream should be illegal!

Since: Jan 07

Millville, PA

#14 Nov 4, 2010
There seems to be a bit of chicanery going on there. Miller was Palin's pick and beat Murkowski in the primary. Suddenly, there is a write-in campaign that nets Murkowski a 13,000 vote differential. If these 13,000 people were so all-fired enthusiastic about Murkowski, would they not have voted for her in the primary?

Miller, a Tea Party candidate, did not have the unqualified support of the Republican Party. Could it be that the leadership has its hands full with the number of Tea Party candidates that HAVE won? Will they vote party line with the Republicans or will they hold fast to the principles of smaller government, lower taxes and less governmental intrusion?

Murkpwski is a known quantity. Miller is not. Perhaps the Republicans, who hoped to co-opt the Tea Party, are now nervous about how they will vote and why. Perhaps the reasoning is "better the devil you know..." Miller was definitely not the party establishment's pick. Murkowski would not have gone the "write in" route if there was little likelihood that she would win. One wonders what has been going on behind the scenes.

The whole thing seems just a little odd...Politics is a dirty game.
Shady Lady

Palatine, IL

#15 Nov 4, 2010
What? You don't think Republicans can be repulsive, and corrupt? Her daddy gave her that seat, and by God she gets to keep it if they have stay up all night signing writ-in slips. She's as disgusting as any corrupt Chicago politician.
Responsibility

San Mateo, CA

#16 Nov 4, 2010
Shady Lady wrote:
Her daddy gave her that seat.
Dear, it is an added challenge to be a write-in candidate - the voters will vote her in, not Daddy, Father Christmas, the tooth fairy or men from Mars.
Billy Ringo

United States

#17 Nov 4, 2010
No Child Left wrote:
There seems to be a bit of chicanery going on there. Miller was Palin's pick and beat Murkowski in the primary. Suddenly, there is a write-in campaign that nets Murkowski a 13,000 vote differential. If these 13,000 people were so all-fired enthusiastic about Murkowski, would they not have voted for her in the primary?
Miller, a Tea Party candidate, did not have the unqualified support of the Republican Party. Could it be that the leadership has its hands full with the number of Tea Party candidates that HAVE won? Will they vote party line with the Republicans or will they hold fast to the principles of smaller government, lower taxes and less governmental intrusion?
Murkpwski is a known quantity. Miller is not. Perhaps the Republicans, who hoped to co-opt the Tea Party, are now nervous about how they will vote and why. Perhaps the reasoning is "better the devil you know..." Miller was definitely not the party establishment's pick. Murkowski would not have gone the "write in" route if there was little likelihood that she would win. One wonders what has been going on behind the scenes.
The whole thing seems just a little odd...Politics is a dirty game.
Must be ACORN.

Or the msm.

“"I'm A Great American!"”

Since: Sep 08

Obama Nation! USA! USA!

#18 Nov 4, 2010
Sarah Palin indulged whatever grudge she has with Senator Murkowski, and backed the unelectable Joe Miller for the Republican nomination.

The people of Alaska have selected Senator Murkowski to be their Senator again, for the next six years. Congratulations to the Senator on her reelection. It was a difficult road for her, but she was equal to the challenge.

There's no quit in Lisa Murkowski. You can't say that about Sarah Palin...
PooPoo Platter

Aurora, IL

#19 Nov 4, 2010
sailorman2 wrote:
I have always thought Alaskans were a lot more intelligent than Californians. Appearently I was wrong. And now she comes out and says she is in favor of ObamaCare. Go figure..........
The people of Alaska have spoken.
PooPoo Platter

Aurora, IL

#20 Nov 4, 2010
No Child Left wrote:
There seems to be a bit of chicanery going on there. Miller was Palin's pick and beat Murkowski in the primary. Suddenly, there is a write-in campaign that nets Murkowski a 13,000 vote differential. If these 13,000 people were so all-fired enthusiastic about Murkowski, would they not have voted for her in the primary?
Miller, a Tea Party candidate, did not have the unqualified support of the Republican Party. Could it be that the leadership has its hands full with the number of Tea Party candidates that HAVE won? Will they vote party line with the Republicans or will they hold fast to the principles of smaller government, lower taxes and less governmental intrusion?
Murkpwski is a known quantity. Miller is not. Perhaps the Republicans, who hoped to co-opt the Tea Party, are now nervous about how they will vote and why. Perhaps the reasoning is "better the devil you know..." Miller was definitely not the party establishment's pick. Murkowski would not have gone the "write in" route if there was little likelihood that she would win. One wonders what has been going on behind the scenes.
The whole thing seems just a little odd...Politics is a dirty game.
Mr Miller won the primary, and earned the right to have his name on the ballot as the Republican nominee. He received everything he was entitled to.

Chances are voter turnout will prove much higher in November than it was for the primary. Those folks saw Mr Miller's name as the Republican, yet chose to vote for someone else. It's all proper & legal, and a lot more bother than it would have been had Murkowski supporters showed up for the primary. Nevertheless, the people have spoken.
Swen Goolie

Marshall, MN

#21 Nov 4, 2010
TonyT1961 wrote:
Sorry LL / you're the one who said, and I quote, "a write in campaign has not won since 1954".
Remember?
They won't know for sure till possibly Veteran's Day, but she's blowing him away - 41% projection at this time.
Feeling stupid yet?
Oh yeah, told you you would only get the house, not the senate!
Feeling more stupid?
63% of tea party candidates lost - again, ARE YOU FEELING EVEN MORE STUPID NOW?
And approximately 67% of the democrat candidates lost
Swen Goolie

Marshall, MN

#22 Nov 4, 2010
PooPoo Platter wrote:
<quoted text>
Mr Miller won the primary, and earned the right to have his name on the ballot as the Republican nominee. He received everything he was entitled to.
Chances are voter turnout will prove much higher in November than it was for the primary. Those folks saw Mr Miller's name as the Republican, yet chose to vote for someone else. It's all proper & legal, and a lot more bother than it would have been had Murkowski supporters showed up for the primary. Nevertheless, the people have spoken.
The big problem Ms Murkowski is going to have is that as write in candidate, every ballot must be reviewed, and spelling checked. Any ballot with a mis-spelling or that is written differently than her official write in name will be disgarded, also, if the write in name in not legible, it will also be tossed. While I do not agree with most of politics, she had the right to wage such a campaign, and as long as it was all on the up and up, she will be seated as a Senator from Alaska. The up and part was not meant to disparage Ms Murkowski, but people in politics of both parties, in all states, have been known to play fast and loose with the rules

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