Tuesday, August 31, 2010

RINO Murkowski Out!

As the MSM has duly noted, with her concession speech tonight, Lisa Murkowski (RINO-AK) became the third Senator to be booted from office this year, joining Bob Bennett (RINO-UT) and Arlen Specter (Turncoat-PA).

The MSM will tell you that this is a bad year for incumbents. If there's a kernal of truth to that assesment, it's only because a majority of D.C. incumbents stand with the Obama administration. The real lesson to take from the death of these incumbencies is that it's a bad year for politicians who are insufficiently prepared to stand in the way of the Obama-Reid-Pelosi agenda.

Lisa Murkowski was beaten by Joe Miller, a conservative Tea Party Republican who emphasized Murkowski's unwillingness to repeal ObamaCare.

Liberal Republican Bob Bennett was beaten by Mike Lee, a conservative who who ran against Bailout Bob's fiscal irresponsibility.

Arlen Specter (D) was beaten by Joe Sestak, a Democrat who has been a thorn in the Obama administration's side. Sestak, in turn, will likely be beaten by a hardcore DeMint conservative, Pat Toomey.

If this year's primaries serve as a reliable indicator of things to come, November 2 will be a bad day not for incumbents in general, but specifically for incumbents who stand too close to Obama.

Cross-posted at Left Coast Rebel
Read the report from The Other McCain here. (h/t LCR)
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Update I: Attention Republicans! Stand firm against ObamaCare unless you want to destroy yourself politically:

A word to the wise is sufficient.

Here's what a Murkowski fan thinks about Joe Miller's successful effort to point out Murkowski's weak response to ObamaCare:

"Murkowski's response was a good one: that Joe Miller's claim was an outright lie and that she voted several times to repeal portions of Obamacare and co-sponsored other pieces of legislation to do the same."

Sorry, repealing portions of ObamaCare isn't good enough.

Update II: Interesting tweets on the topic...
  • @ewerickson: "The Murkowski defeat is also a near total kneecapping of Mitch McConnell, whose leadership team is Gregg, Bennett, Murkowski, and Hutchison."
  • @micellemalkin: "Ousted GOP Sen. Bob Bennett has company: AK Sen. Murkowski joins the lib Repub retiree club! http://tinyurl.com/2wmht2e"
  • @pourmecoffee: Murkowski concedes. As I understand Alaska politics, she now becomes millionaire celebrity and rules world from Facebook.
  • @sarahpalinusa Do you believe in miracles?! http://u.nu/72z2f Congratulations, @JoeWMiller! Thank you for your service, Sen. Murkowski. On to November!
  • @ewerickson: How much worse will a lame duck session be with Murkowski, Bennett, Gregg, McCain et al having nothing to lose?


The Conservative Lady said...

I heard this earlier on FNC. Good news and Good Luck to Joe Miller.
I'll post this over at TCL FB.

WomanHonorThyself said...

good news RK..long time no see..hope your'e well!

Anonymous said...

Next on list:

Senator Olympia Snow & Senator Joe Liberman and the list continues on.