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Lisa Murkowski Calls Tea Party Group "Extremist"
CBS News ^ | Tuesday, September 14, 2010 | Brian Montopoli

Posted on 09/14/2010 6:01:43 PM PDT by kristinn

SNIP

In the statement, Murkowski said she would not run as a Libertarian candidate, which means that if she does run it will be as a write-in candidate. In explaining her decision, Murkowski had some harsh words for the Tea Party Express, which backed Miller.

"...After meeting with the Libertarian candidate last week and considering that option, I cannot in good conscience seek the Libertarian nomination," she said. "As disappointed as I am in the outcome of the Primary and my belief that the Alaska Republican Party was hijacked by the Tea Party Express, an outside extremist group, I am not going to quit my party. I will not wrap myself in the flag of another political party for the sake of election at any cost."

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: joemiller; lisamurkowski; palin; rino; scum; sorelosers; teaparty; teapartyexpress; traitor; vichy
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Murkowski will announce Friday whether she will run as a write-in against Joe Miller in the general.
1 posted on 09/14/2010 6:01:46 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Well, if she thinks we’re extremists and Miller is one, then she owes the country the service of making sure the democrat wins. What is dingbat.


2 posted on 09/14/2010 6:03:10 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: kristinn

Republican cannibalism strikes again. It would really be nice for once if the ‘Pubs would fight against the real enemy (’Rats) instead of each other.


3 posted on 09/14/2010 6:03:29 PM PDT by chimera
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To: kristinn
A liberal views anything "patriotic" as "extremist"...Murkowski is so busy hammering the final nails in her political coffin, she can't even see it.


4 posted on 09/14/2010 6:04:26 PM PDT by FrankR (Standing up to TYRANTS is the only thing that will stop the onslaught of TYRANNY.)
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To: kristinn

Her opinion means very little now that she’s been tossed out.


5 posted on 09/14/2010 6:04:26 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: chimera

she is yesterdays news. I moved on


6 posted on 09/14/2010 6:04:46 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: kristinn
"...After meeting with the Libertarian candidate last week and considering that option, I cannot in good conscience seek the Libertarian nomination," she said.

Murkowski-to-English Translation: "The LP told me to go pound sand."

7 posted on 09/14/2010 6:04:59 PM PDT by NittanyLion
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To: chimera

Murkowski may as well be a Democrat. She has more in common with that party than with conservatism.


8 posted on 09/14/2010 6:04:59 PM PDT by Carling (Remember November)
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To: kristinn

Lisa, extremism in the defense of Liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.


9 posted on 09/14/2010 6:05:45 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: kristinn

Lisa, the conservatives are laughing at you.


10 posted on 09/14/2010 6:07:13 PM PDT by PhiloBedo
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To: kristinn

Let this selfish bitch run as a write-in. It will mean nothing. Joe Miller is the next Senator from Alaska. And Alaskans will forever remember Lisa Murkowski with disgust.


11 posted on 09/14/2010 6:07:42 PM PDT by montag813
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To: kristinn

Miss Murky and her band of ruling class RINOs who feel entitled are getting their comeuppance.

Good riddance to bad rubbish.


12 posted on 09/14/2010 6:07:49 PM PDT by dforest
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To: kristinn

Murkowski is an ugly scuzbat hatch from a monkey’s arse!


13 posted on 09/14/2010 6:08:07 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: kristinn

Good luck with that with a name like Murkowski. Everyone has seen it for years, but then have to spell it correctly on the ballot instead of just filling in the bubble of the other guy. Sure thing.


14 posted on 09/14/2010 6:08:44 PM PDT by ScottinSacto (W.W.M.R.D.? - What Would Mitch Rapp Do?)
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To: kristinn

And I call Lisa a friggin’ traitor!!!!!!!1


15 posted on 09/14/2010 6:10:10 PM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever)
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To: kristinn

Let it go, Lisa. Let it go.


16 posted on 09/14/2010 6:11:09 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: ScottinSacto

Unfortunately, it does not have to be an exact spelling, just close enough for the vote counters.


17 posted on 09/14/2010 6:11:41 PM PDT by coaltrain
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To: kristinn

Don’t go away mad...


18 posted on 09/14/2010 6:13:05 PM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: kristinn
Hey, Murkowski:

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19 posted on 09/14/2010 6:13:10 PM PDT by GnL
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To: kristinn
Remember boys & girls, only conservatives are supposed to bow out gracefully and do what is best for The Party. Pi$$ on Murkowski - she found out she really wasn't entitled to anything.
20 posted on 09/14/2010 6:13:36 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: kristinn

Wow, these politicians just can’t get over themselves, can they? McCain in AZ doesn’t know when to call it a day. Crist in FL. Arlen Specter. Then we’ve got a total unknown here in CO running under the Repub banner that doesn’t have a snowball’s chance, but won’t get out because of his ego. Disgusting all of them.


21 posted on 09/14/2010 6:14:37 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: kristinn

I predict she will switch parties. Whether during lame duck session or after.


22 posted on 09/14/2010 6:15:17 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: kristinn

We don’t need any more “get along” Republicns. We need conservatives willing to fight for what’s right. Move over, Murkowski...the people of Alaska have spoken.


23 posted on 09/14/2010 6:15:27 PM PDT by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton)
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To: kristinn
Tea Party Express is extremist but Libertarians ain't?

Me thinks Lisa is smoking too much whale blubber.

24 posted on 09/14/2010 6:16:22 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: chimera

They’re all in the same country club, with benefits for life.

Term limits, no perks of any kind.


25 posted on 09/14/2010 6:17:33 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Tzimisce

Thank You. she is a has been plain and simple.


26 posted on 09/14/2010 6:19:59 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: kristinn

This is exactly why Lisa needs to concentrate on finding a proper location for Murkowski Pontiac...


27 posted on 09/14/2010 6:20:18 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Now what kind of a geroo are you anyway?)
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To: kristinn
I cannot in good conscience seek the Libertarian nomination.

Did they ask? I bet she tested the water to see if she could.

28 posted on 09/14/2010 6:20:38 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: kristinn

It says she will announce her decision on Friday. So she is still seeking the limelight. but she hasn’t yet announced a decision.

I think all this selfish and angry behavior is enough to wreck any future chance for her in politics.

Which is certainly a good thing. What a loser. I knew that she was corrupt and privileged, but I didn’t realize she was this stupid.


29 posted on 09/14/2010 6:21:33 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: kristinn

More like the Libertarians refused (you), Murkowski!


30 posted on 09/14/2010 6:21:48 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Battle Ground Vermont..if we make Leahy a toss-up then all Dems are in trouble..)
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To: kristinn

Still doesn’t get it.


31 posted on 09/14/2010 6:23:07 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: AD from SpringBay

It’s not like we didn’t tell the RINOS their azz was grazz.

They should have listened to the real American people.


32 posted on 09/14/2010 6:23:09 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: kristinn

“hijacked by the Tea Party Express, an outside extremist group”

Ok, extremist is her opinion but outside? Doesn’t she know that the people who voted her out in the primary are Alaska residents? What a ditz.


33 posted on 09/14/2010 6:23:12 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Yeah, we’re upsetting their boat.


34 posted on 09/14/2010 6:24:25 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: kristinn

Murkowski is a loser who cannot accept that fact. She thinks that since she first got that office via her dad’s bequest, that it must be hers as birthright. Algore had the same type of problem. These people can’t lose gracefully and then support the winner. Since they consider themselves nobility, it is then their duty to become a permanent pain in the ass. That’s what she is doing now. She is no longer a Republican, Alaskan, or arguably even American. She is the fading center of her own shrinking universe, at odds with all outside it. Politicians can be some really sad sacks of shit.


35 posted on 09/14/2010 6:25:11 PM PDT by Seven plus One
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LOL

They turned you down honey. That’s why you aren’t leaving.


36 posted on 09/14/2010 6:25:25 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (“I was there when we had the numbers, but didn’t have the principles.”---Jim DeMint)
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To: kristinn
Lisa Murkowski is acting like a sore loser.


37 posted on 09/14/2010 6:26:30 PM PDT by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: kristinn
Murkowski, like all Dems and Rinos, is an extreme anti-Constitutionalist. Having one of those slime puddles call you an "extremist" is a badge of honor—and says far more about them than it does about the target of their unintended compliment.
38 posted on 09/14/2010 6:26:44 PM PDT by sourcery (Don't call them "liberals" or "progressives." The honest label is extreme anti-Constitutionalists!)
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To: All

Have some moose cheese and some Oregon whine.

I wonder if the Establishment acted like this in 76 and 80 toward Reagan?


39 posted on 09/14/2010 6:27:01 PM PDT by rbmillerjr
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To: pissant

Boo hoo...”daddys girl” is having a “temper tantrum”


40 posted on 09/14/2010 6:27:24 PM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: coaltrain

That bites. Here is CA I believe it has to be exact spelling.


41 posted on 09/14/2010 6:29:13 PM PDT by ScottinSacto (W.W.M.R.D.? - What Would Mitch Rapp Do?)
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To: jonrick46

“The last time I saw a mouth like that, it had a hook in it!”


42 posted on 09/14/2010 6:29:41 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: personalaccts

Why is it when a conservative loses to a RINO, they vow to help the RINO. But it seems the RINO vows to help the dem.


43 posted on 09/14/2010 6:31:36 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: jonrick46

ANGRY SCAG.

44 posted on 09/14/2010 6:31:47 PM PDT by jetson
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To: jonrick46

She was cursed with an upside down smile.


45 posted on 09/14/2010 6:31:49 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: kristinn

She calls ‘em “extremists”, I call ‘em “winners”.


46 posted on 09/14/2010 6:34:34 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: chimera
Republican cannibalism strikes again. It would really be nice for once if the ‘Pubs would fight against the real enemy (’Rats) instead of each other.

For much of the Republican establishment, we are the real enemy. That is the most important implication of this election season: it is forcing the hand of the establishment.
47 posted on 09/14/2010 6:35:00 PM PDT by jjsheridan5
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To: Flag_This

Wow, she needs a muzzle. What a sore loser.

Women candidates have got to learn how to lose gracefully as well as win.


48 posted on 09/14/2010 6:35:01 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: kristinn

“I will not wrap myself in the flag of another political party for the sake of election at any cost.”

Translation: “The Libertarians didn’t want me.”


49 posted on 09/14/2010 6:36:06 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: kristinn

Those sour grapes are sure nasty arent they sweetheart?


50 posted on 09/14/2010 6:36:36 PM PDT by Venturer
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