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Murkowski regrets voting with GOP on birth control
Anchorage Daily News ^ | March 10, 2012 | By LAURIE KELLMAN

Posted on 03/10/2012 9:15:37 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she saw it coming, even before the public scolding last weekend at Alaska's Iditarod dog sled race. Siding with Republican leaders on a contentious contraceptives vote was a mistake.

A moderate in an era of paralyzing partisanship, Murkowski, 54, may be a natural heir to the centrist role played by retiring Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe at a time when their party is hurting for female leaders.

Murkowski voted in favor of an amendment by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., to overturn President Barack Obama's order that health insurance cover the cost of contraceptives even if providers object on religious grounds. She was backpedaling within days.

Before the weekend was out, Murkowski told the Anchorage Daily News that she regretted her vote.

"I knew going into it that there was conflict there," Murkowski said in a telephone interview this past week. When she got home to Alaska, she knew. "I think I made a mistake."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; lisamurkowski

1 posted on 03/10/2012 9:15:39 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Just another RINO idiot....I lost interest in her version of reality a long time ago


2 posted on 03/10/2012 9:18:10 AM PST by Nifster
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Murkowski is a horribly conflicted person ~ probably not fit to pursue public office to say nothing of holding it. Her father was a corrupt politician, and she tolerated electoral mischief to send her back to Washington.


3 posted on 03/10/2012 9:18:38 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I despise this woman.


4 posted on 03/10/2012 9:19:30 AM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I wish she’d go over to her side and stop pretending to be a Republican. She’s a commie. It’s got to be the cold and snow that makes women like Murkowski and Snowe ice cold human beings with no respect for human life. Murkowski gives Republicans a bad name. It’s time for her to join her comrades on the left.


5 posted on 03/10/2012 9:19:41 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for Americans to WEAN the government off of OUR money!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"I think I made a mistake."

No, a majority of Alaska voters made a mistake.

6 posted on 03/10/2012 9:19:58 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

a few people yell at her and she cowers...what a horrible way to go through life


7 posted on 03/10/2012 9:20:48 AM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hollow as a Halloween jack’o’lantern.

No core principles nor core values. Just empty.


8 posted on 03/10/2012 9:21:48 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"I think I made a mistake."

A worthy inheritor of The Corrupt Bastards Club, which her father and his associates used to run.

Sarah flushed them all out, and some went to jail, but the GOP Establishment has now succeeded in reviving their organization.

Evidently, one of her friends must have asked her, "Why did you vote against taxpayer funding for baby killing?" Then she slapped her forehead and replied, "Of course! What was I thinking! Kill them all, and make those snotty Christians pay for it!"

9 posted on 03/10/2012 9:22:23 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The RINOs made sure she got elected. When she was defeated in the primary by a Tea Party candidate the RINOs pulled all kinds of shenanigans to get her elected.


10 posted on 03/10/2012 9:23:18 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; BillyBoy

Another MSM-loving RINO. I wish that Daddy’s Little Girl had been defeated.


11 posted on 03/10/2012 9:24:02 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Cicero

Probably pretty accurate. She is an idiot.


12 posted on 03/10/2012 9:25:29 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: EGPWS

You got that right.

But remember it was the Democrats who elected her, She hasn’t forgotten that, That is whay she stated she made a mistake.

She needs to stop Playing Republican and join the Democrat party.


13 posted on 03/10/2012 9:27:04 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer
She needs to stop Playing Republican and join the Democrat party.

Maybe she wants to run for POTUS some day and since it is working for Romney....

14 posted on 03/10/2012 9:35:16 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Her pretty face won her the vote.

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15 posted on 03/10/2012 9:39:33 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS

Kinda says it all....doesn’t it ?


16 posted on 03/10/2012 9:42:05 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is such a stupid issue. It sets women back 50 years. Women have always had and STILL have access to birth control. What a stupid, contrived, manufactured issue this is.


17 posted on 03/10/2012 9:45:14 AM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: EGPWS

I’d like to wake up one morning to read that she had perpetrated massive vote fraud to get where she is. Because the alternative is that there are enough loons out there who actually believe that she is somehow good for the party, good for Alaska, or good for the country.


18 posted on 03/10/2012 9:56:55 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

She took one for the team.


19 posted on 03/10/2012 9:59:34 AM PST by Redmen4ever
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To: EGPWS
She stole the election from Miller by promising the Indians all the Gold they could eat; entire villages of all democrat Indians voted for her as a write in, all in the same hand writing. The corrupt Republican Party supported her during the entire process. The Repub Party in Alaska has always been corrupt. Palin was the only breath of fresh air that I have seen in 20 years. Now Palin is gone, it's back to the same old game. Sometimes I feel like changing my entire family's registration from Republican to AIP; but then if everybody did that, the vote is split and the Dem candidate gets in. It was a close vote the last election, without the Indian vote, Murkowski wouldn't have made it. The Indians are on the fed take beyond your wildest imagination, and they think they have a good thing going as they go extinct as a people; awful sad.

Big oil dictates everything here in Alaska. All politicians are beholding to them, dem & repub alike. Just look at all the Repubs Palin sent off to the big house and all the others she sent into political obscurity.

Many ALaskans hate Murkowski, but the only recourse seems to be not voting Republican. Maybe she'll get caught up in some corruption herself and resign, the only way we will get rid of her. Or maybe we should all start voting for another party.

Funny thing is most Alaskans like Don Young, no matter how crooked he is. He's not a RINO though.

20 posted on 03/10/2012 10:04:19 AM PST by Eska
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So yet another American woman puts the joy of promiscuity above the Constitution. What’s new?


21 posted on 03/10/2012 10:04:54 AM PST by hampdenkid
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

By a weird coincidence, the GOP regrets...

Thanks Oldeconomybuyer.


22 posted on 03/10/2012 10:10:58 AM PST by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I regret that Alaska allows a write-in candidate after the filing deadline has passed.


23 posted on 03/10/2012 10:16:42 AM PST by hattend (Jesus wants me to make churches pay for abortions. - Barack Obama)
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To: Clintonfatigued
I wish that Daddy’s Little Girl had been defeated.

She was. Then she cheated.

24 posted on 03/10/2012 10:56:30 AM PST by hattend (Jesus wants me to make churches pay for abortions. - Barack Obama)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This idiot author speaks of partisanship as though it’s a bad thing. The irony is that she describes partisanship as “paralyzing,” which is exactly the desired result of partisanship. If Congress is paralyzed, doing absolutely nothing, our rights and wallets are somewhat safe, for the time being at least.

So, in a backward and upside-down way, she makes the point for partisanship, without intending to.


25 posted on 03/10/2012 11:43:42 AM PST by DPMD
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She was defeated but specials rules1!!!!!1 we had to defeat her twice. Where’s a damn sore loser law when you need one.

I’ll take her organizational vote for now but we gotta take her down for good next time. After going outside the party and having her already lousy voting record get even worse she has no place as a Republican, she’s as bad as Snowe and Collins, way to make Kirk and Brown look like gold. I were a fellow Senator I’d “accidently” put gum in her hair.

What sickening congressional delegation from Alaska, to think that old hack Don “Young” is by far the best one. And their state Senate, tied, but even before that ruled by a unconscionable Rat/RINO coalition. It’s a three party state. Someone needs to take out the trash.


26 posted on 03/11/2012 12:13:19 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

yep


27 posted on 03/11/2012 8:48:56 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Impy; All

A button with her face on it, worm around the croth area would make an excellent (and cost effective) birth control device.

Forget the gum, I’d throw a used baby wipe at her face.


28 posted on 03/11/2012 10:59:13 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Establishment is the establishment.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Further proof that Sarah Palin was too good for Alaska.


29 posted on 03/11/2012 11:00:53 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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