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Murkowski the Jerk
Pajamas Media ^ | September 18, 2010 | Roger L Simon

Posted on 09/18/2010 5:35:16 PM PDT by jazusamo

Few Americans outside the beltway and Alaska knew much, if anything, about Lisa Murkowski , but we all do now.  In her decision to mount a write-in campaign for her apparently lost Senate seat, she  has become the poster girl for that great politician’s personality disorder — pathological narcissism. In plain English, back in the pre-psychiatric age, she is what we used to call a jerk.

Glenn Reynolds puts it in a more uptown manner: “The Murkowski story embodies what’s wrong with the traditional GOP: Self-centered, dynastic, and looking to lobbyists as primary allies.”

In other words, a jerk.

Meanwhile, Ed Morrissey has a good roundup of some of the usual suspects thumb-sucking on whether  the Alaska senator could possibly win this write-in candidacy, but I think they all miss the point. In this year of extreme populism, voters are ultimately going to gag on someone like Murkowski arrogantly trying to tell them it is business as usual, as if she has some form of droit de seigneur for her allegedly magnificent service in the US Senate.

Yes, I know some polls are showing her with a decent percentage and, yes, she has money in the bank, but it’s hard to imagine a significant number of those people finally making the effort, and it is an effort, to write in the name of such a person. Unlike Joe Lieberman, who ran successfully as an independent in Connecticut, she has no cause, other than herself. (And Lieberman was actually on the ballot.)

Oh, okay, she has the cause of a tired Republican Party that no one seems to want anymore.

And that’s the point. We live in an exciting time when the possibility of change (real change — not rhetorical change) is in the air. Murkowski comes along like Mrs. Scrooge  and tries to squelch it.  How pathetic.

One last word to the lobbyists (Chevron, ConocoPhillips and Marath0n Oil, etc)  who apparently received email from Murkowski’s chief of staff, alerting them an hour early to her imminent campaign. We live in a New Media Age where your behavior is being watched as never before.  And, as you know, you have already been outed in this instance.  Karen Knutson, Murkowski’s chief of staff, showed herself to be a trigger-happy dolt by sending that premature email.  One of you probably leaked it. Signing on for the Murkowski campaign is now bad news for your company.  Stay away.



TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: alaska; jerk; murkowski; narcissist
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1 posted on 09/18/2010 5:35:19 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Sore/Loserman 2010.


2 posted on 09/18/2010 5:37:46 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: jazusamo

Hey, now Murkowski is going to eun as an “outsider” against the GOP Establishment and their chosen candidate.

She’s going to say, “Joe Miller represents everything that is wrong with Washington.”
LOL!


3 posted on 09/18/2010 5:39:02 PM PDT by counterpunch (Life in Prison: The RINO compromise to "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death")
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To: jazusamo

Hey, now Murkowski is going to run as an “outsider” against the GOP Establishment and their chosen candidate.

She’s going to say, “Joe Miller represents everything that is wrong with Washington.”
LOL!


4 posted on 09/18/2010 5:39:13 PM PDT by counterpunch (Life in Prison: The RINO compromise to "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death")
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To: jazusamo

TEA PARTY EXPRESS, SARAH PALIN, JIM DEMINT, & MIKE PENCE ALL SUPPORT JOE MILLER - WILL YOU SUPPORT HIM TOO?

$100K MONEY BOMB DAY!

HE'S HALF WAY TO GOAL!


5 posted on 09/18/2010 5:39:53 PM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: counterpunch

Simon couldn’t have come up with a better title! :-)


6 posted on 09/18/2010 5:41:38 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Nateman; jazusamo

Ping to you, Nateman, “Murkowski” addition...lol.


7 posted on 09/18/2010 5:42:15 PM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: jazusamo

If you have a Twitter account, please Tweet the following or something similar:

@ChairmanMSteele @GOPConference @RNC @NRSC @NRCC @GOPLeader #GOP Unity is more important than Murkowski’s pride #tcot #TeaParty


8 posted on 09/18/2010 5:42:32 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (IMPEACH Barry Dunham Soetoro aka "Soebarkah" aka Imam Barack Hussein Muhammad Obama!)
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To: onyx

Bumpity BUMP!


9 posted on 09/18/2010 5:42:45 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: All

I think I may know the real reason Murkowski is doing this. Her loss was a real shock to her. She still has over a million in campaign funds. She has no chance to win as a write-in.

I think the real reason she is doing this is so she can pay her campaign staff another two months and use up all those campaign funds. She isn’t going to turn over her money to Joe Miller. Maybe she wants to reward those who have been loyal to her.

I hope this is the reason and hopefully she will “mail it in” (not try very hard) the next couple of months, while her staff continues to collect a salary.


10 posted on 09/18/2010 5:42:51 PM PDT by ClarenceThomasfan (President Bush will go down as one of our greatest presidents (next to Ronald Reagan))
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To: counterpunch
“Joe Miller represents everything that is wrong with Washington.”

That's great.

11 posted on 09/18/2010 5:45:50 PM PDT by BRL
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To: pnh102

Maybe some of Gore’s minions from the Florida recount days are out of work and can be hired to help throw out write-in votes for Lisa Murkowski. Clearly any that misspell her last name should be tossed out.


12 posted on 09/18/2010 5:49:02 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: jazusamo

She lost the election. The voters have chosen not to re-elect her. The senate seat is not her legacy no matter what she says; it belongs to the voters of Alaska. So why is she even contemplating an independent run as a write-in? Doesn’t she know what an insult that is to her former constituents? Go away. Just go away. Pout somewhere else.


13 posted on 09/18/2010 5:53:23 PM PDT by quintr
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To: jazusamo
The Murkowski story embodies what’s wrong with the traditional GOP

I would be a little more specific than using the word "traditional."

"Traditional" is the party of Lincoln. The party of true civil rights. The party of liberty enshrined in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Murkowski is a country club tag-along who will do anything to push true "traditional" Republicans out of the party.

People like Murkowski are the ones who throw the hissyfits when the GOP does not offer up candidates to their liking.

And yet when they force compromisers like Dole on us, they can't figure out why they lose elections.

Country-clubbers don't rule the party anymore, which probably explains Rove's recent meltdown.

14 posted on 09/18/2010 5:54:04 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: jazusamo

15 posted on 09/18/2010 5:55:55 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (RINOs be gone!)
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To: quintr
Well said.

Doesn’t she know what an insult that is to her former constituents?

She hasn't got a clue, it's all about her.

16 posted on 09/18/2010 5:57:55 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Slyfox

I believe you’re dead on the mark.


17 posted on 09/18/2010 5:59:49 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

She is on the Dem take ...


18 posted on 09/18/2010 5:59:53 PM PDT by dartuser
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To: JaguarXKE

Most appropriate! :)


19 posted on 09/18/2010 6:02:12 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

This woman will have the reputation of a nasty old B*tch.

People need to make this a miserable time for her.

She deserves the worst that can be delivered.


20 posted on 09/18/2010 6:05:52 PM PDT by dforest
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