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Senator Lisa Murkowski Sells Out Conservatives Again
Red States ^ | 7/17/10

Posted on 07/18/2010 7:36:48 AM PDT by paudio

RS Insider has been informed that there is a strong push by Senate Appropriations Chairman Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) to pass S. 1011, the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, also known as the “Akaka Bill,” this year with the active support of Senator Murkowski. The bill, sponsored by Senator Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), sets up an unconstitutional race based separate government entity for Native Hawaiians The lone Republican co-sponsor is none other than Senator Lisa Murkowski. This is the same Lisa Murkowski who was elected Vice Chairwoman of the whole Republican Conference in June of last year and is supposed to lead against terrible liberal ideas — not for them.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; US: Alaska; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: 111th; hawaii; murkowski; native; rino
Is Alaska Primary open or closed?
1 posted on 07/18/2010 7:36:50 AM PDT by paudio
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To: paudio

And this is a surprise?


2 posted on 07/18/2010 7:42:01 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: clee1

N O


3 posted on 07/18/2010 7:43:56 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our Troops, and vote out the RINOS!)
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when are the “Maine wonder twins” up for re-election????


4 posted on 07/18/2010 7:44:11 AM PDT by ak267
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To: paudio

” also known as the “Akaka Bill,” “

You can’t make this up..


5 posted on 07/18/2010 7:45:55 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our Troops, and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Norman Bates; LdSentinal; ExTexasRedhead; justiceseeker93; ..

There is an alternative:

http://joemiller.us/


6 posted on 07/18/2010 7:46:01 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: paudio

I wonder how long before these native Hawaiians have their own Casinos and how much prime Hawaiian real estate are they supposed to get?


7 posted on 07/18/2010 7:46:18 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

There’s more to it than that.
Everyone in Hawaii who is not “native” would assume second class citizenship with passage of this bill.


8 posted on 07/18/2010 7:50:07 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Up next is Sharia law for us from those “special” ROP piece-lovin’ rats.


9 posted on 07/18/2010 7:50:48 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: ak267

2012 and 2014


10 posted on 07/18/2010 7:55:27 AM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: darkangel82

Hmmmmm

Kind of hoping there are some “Mamma Grizzlies” in Maine.


11 posted on 07/18/2010 7:57:47 AM PDT by ak267
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To: paudio
Lisa Murkowski who was elected Vice Chairwoman of the whole Republican Conference in June of last year and is supposed to lead against terrible liberal ideas — not for them.

Do ANY Republicans have an inkling of what true leadership is?

For the prosecution I submit this:


Denny Hastert

And this:

12 posted on 07/18/2010 8:10:02 AM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset

Add Boehner, McConnell, McCain, Scott Brown, Richard Lugar, Lindsay Graham, to your portrait gallery.


13 posted on 07/18/2010 8:57:14 AM PDT by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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To: paudio
Why shouldn't she? She's not up for reelection this year. By the time she is, this bill will have faded into the background.

I lived in Hawaii for several years. It is the most blatantly racist anti-white state in the U.S.

14 posted on 07/18/2010 9:17:15 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: paudio

Senator Lisa Murkowski is exhibit no. ONE of why voting for a RINO as the lesser of two evils is insane.
Death to all RINOs (politically speaking, of course)


15 posted on 07/18/2010 9:22:53 AM PDT by J Edgar
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Now I live pretty rural, but nearly every Repub I know says they are voting for Miller, they are sick of Lisa and her RINO ways. Everybody knows she will revert back from her as of late conservative political campaign to her good old meet with Obama about this vote or that. No joke, I even got two local Indians to change to repub status so they can vote for Miller. I vote for this dem downriver Indian for state Senate so they can vote for Miller. Also have my kids absentee ballots so they won’t miss the vote due to school starting. Me thinks it’s going to be an upset like when Palin beat Lisa’s dad in primary 51% to 19%. Sad thing is every last repub has t vote for Lisa this Nov if she does win. Can’t have another Begich like many freepers would say.


16 posted on 07/18/2010 9:25:45 AM PDT by Eska
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To: pabianice
I lived in Hawaii for several years. It is the most blatantly racist anti-white state in the U.S.

Really, I didn't know that. So other than super corrupt Chicago, zero has never lived in any place that wasn't anti-white. And I suppose listening to Jeremiah Wright made up for any lack of anti-whiteness in Chicago. Our post racial POTUS is a racist.

17 posted on 07/18/2010 9:58:31 AM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: Soul of the South

And, even tho’ he’s retiring,(Thank GOD!) let’s not forget “Cryin’” Voinovich!


18 posted on 07/18/2010 10:05:26 AM PDT by GWMcClintock ("When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?" Ps. 11:3)
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To: Eska

I’ll have to ditto Eska here - everyone I know/talk with here in Los Anchorage is talking Miller - mostly because he isn’t Lisa.

A lot of business owners support Lisa, tho for the life of me, I cannot figure out why.

Time will tell as they say - many hope she goes down in defeat with number that make Daddy’s loss seem minor.

THe next step is to get rid of Marxist Markie.


19 posted on 07/18/2010 10:34:08 AM PDT by ASOC (Things are not always as they appear, ask the dog chasing the car)
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To: Eska
"nearly every Repub I know says they are voting for Miller, they are sick of Lisa and her RINO ways. Everybody knows she will revert back from her as of late conservative political campaign to her good old meet with Obama about this vote or that."

LOL! Ain't this the truth?! Conservative Patriots Group has endorsed Joe Miller since the beginning. As a member of the Vetting Committee, I have to say that we have worked VERY hard to weed out the RINOs in this primary, both incumbents and hopefuls. There is a LOT of talent out there. Some, we really liked, but knew they just were unelectable at this time. Others shone like lasers. I pray we have done it right.

20 posted on 07/18/2010 10:48:29 AM PDT by redhead (BP Gulf Blowout Debacle: Obama's CHERNOBYL.)
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To: ASOC
"everyone I know/talk with here in Los Anchorage is talking Miller - mostly because he isn’t Lisa.

Miller has a LOT of really outstanding qualifications. He has a Bronze Star, is a West Point graduate, and a businessman. (The beard is a standard Alaskan feature)

21 posted on 07/18/2010 10:53:21 AM PDT by redhead (BP Gulf Blowout Debacle: Obama's CHERNOBYL.)
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To: GWMcClintock

I forgot Voinovich. If McCain is defeated in the Arizona primary there is no telling what mischief he will engage in during a lame duck session. He may decide to go out in a blaze of “non partisan” glory!


22 posted on 07/18/2010 11:01:58 AM PDT by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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To: paudio

>>>The Murkowski position today is preposterous. Native Alaskans in her own state, and Indian Tribes for that matter, lived in distinct communities, did not intermarry at significant rates, and typically maintained some kind of local or tribal government since Western contact. Our Constitution contemplated dealing with Indian tribes in the light of that history. Congress regularly dealt with these issues when admitting new states. To establish a new law that would cut up the nation based on race flies in the face of the history of dealing with Native Alaskans and Indian Tribes.<<<

Since I am living right now in an Alaskan Bush village in which a majority of people are Athabascan... yes, the kind of liberal apartheid proposed in Hawaii is disgusting. However, the writer here is absolutely wrong about intermarriage among Alaskan Natives. In fact, every Native family here in our little village has at least one relative who is non-Native. Some of my Native kids have had blonde hair and blue eyes. And I’m not just talking about mixed-race marriages between those of European and Native heritage, either - we have kids with Japanese mothers, Polynesian fathers, Filipinos, African-Americans, the whole gamut.

The fact that every kid from those unions considers themselves to be Native is an interesting sidelight.

It’s also a fact, that at least in this village, those kids who are not Native in any way are treated well. That isn’t true in some villages, where Natives treat outsiders in the same manner Klan treated the sons and daughters of slaves. Without the lynching, of course - yet. Racism is alive and well among many in the Native population, though.

In a way I can see the Hawaiian viewpoint. After all, until the Americans arrived, there was a thriving kingdom on the islands, complete with feudal lords and so on. Here in Alaska, indigenous people were working with Paleolithic tool kits and walking through the landscapes with small family groups, so there is no memory of political influence in the modern sense. The memory of tribal affiliation is strong, however.

And yes, sometimes Lisa is a doofus. You should have seen her father as governor. The acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree.


23 posted on 07/18/2010 11:07:54 AM PDT by redpoll
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Everyone in Hawaii who is not “native” would assume second class citizenship with passage of this bill.

The term is "Local"; meaning anyone who is not white or black. In Hawaii, you can be born in Hawaii of parents, grandparents, great grandparents - born in the islands back all the way to 1790, and not be considered "Native" or "Local". If you are white, you are a "Haole". The relatively few blacks in Hawaii are referred to as "Popolo".

No Caucasian is ever referred to as "Local" or "Hawaiian". (Occasionally "Local haole" may be used to describe members of well established, long time Caucasian families but never "Hawaiian or "Native")

OTOH, if you have brown eyes, dark skin and dark hair, you will be described (And accepted) as "Local": i.e. "The suspect was described as a "Local male"...

...even if you just jumped ship from a Mexican fishing boat.

Just call me "Kimo"

BTW, I lived on Oahu for thirty years. It is an extremely racist society where the annual "Kill haole day" in public schools is well known and white people keep their kids home.

Interestingly, there are relatively few blacks in Hawaii. Amusingly, they sometimes refer to themselves as "Royal Hawaiians".

24 posted on 07/18/2010 11:13:25 AM PDT by Chuckster (I need a new tag line)
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To: Soul of the South

There you go. A virtual Wall of Wimps. I included the former Senator Warner as he represented my state, Virginia.

25 posted on 07/18/2010 11:28:33 AM PDT by csvset
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To: pabianice

I believe she’s up for reelection this year. The big news was that Palin endorsed her primary opponent.


26 posted on 07/18/2010 11:33:58 AM PDT by paudio (Mr. 0bama, focus on Gulf, not Golf.)
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To: csvset

Warner was a prize wasn’t he? Fortunately a few do retire before they are carried out in a casket. Others like Byrd and Strom Thurmond have no where else to go. Orin Hatch is another aging (76) Republican whose spine continues to weaken with each passing year.


27 posted on 07/18/2010 11:53:51 AM PDT by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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To: Soul of the South
If McCain wins, he'll be what, 80 at the end of his term ?

Goodness man, fade off into the sunset already.

28 posted on 07/18/2010 12:13:12 PM PDT by csvset
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To: pabianice

Amen. When my parents enrolled me into a Catholic elementary school there, the head nun said that I would be called “haole,” relentlessly, and I should just get used to it.

Substitute the racial epithet of your choice in her admonition.


29 posted on 07/18/2010 12:30:53 PM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: csvset

The current US Senate has 27 members aged 70 or more. Another two members will reach age 70 within the next 12 months.

Some people just don’t know when it is time to go.


30 posted on 07/18/2010 12:49:28 PM PDT by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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To: csvset

Wall of Wimps, that’ what we have, and that’s what Republican primary voters seem to want all the time. Orrin G. Hatch should be up there too, but when he was first elected in 1976, he was a roaring conservative. The EMK taught him a few tricks.


31 posted on 07/18/2010 4:57:46 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
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To: Theodore R.

From Wikipedia:Although a conservative Republican, Hatch is noted for his willingness to cross party lines to get legislation passed. He notably formed a longstanding legislative partnership with the late Edward M. Kennedy, a liberal Democrat from Massachusetts.

Hatch was one of the architects and advocates of the expansion of H-1b visas and has generally been an advocate of looser immigration policy, which upsets most members of his delegation in Utah. He also proposed the somewhat controversial DREAM Act, which would grant state-subsidized higher education to illegal immigrants.

Yep, a scumbag.

32 posted on 07/18/2010 5:09:50 PM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset

Yes, but UT’s admired scumbag. And not as bad as Lovable Lindsey of SC


33 posted on 07/18/2010 7:33:30 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
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To: ak267; darkangel82; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj

Lisa needs to be chucked.

So do her east coast stepsisters but I don’t have much hope for that.


34 posted on 07/20/2010 1:23:03 AM PDT by Impy (DROP. OUT. MARK. KIRK.)
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