Alaska voters rejected Joe Miller, the never-elected neophyte hand-picked by Sarah Palin and the Tea Party. Instead, they took the trouble to write in moderate Republican Lisa Murkowski in Tuesday’s Senate election.
As you’d expect, Joe’s unable to comprehend defeat and screaming for a recount, although Lisa led 41% to his 34% when the polls closed.
Palin must have promised Joe support from the same multitude of invisible voters who seem to be propelling Bristol Palin and her beginner dance routines into the finals of Dancing with the Stars.
Alaskans should be proud they “refudiated” the governor who blew them off to pursue personal power and wealth.
But the rough estimate is that Palin’s picks won 70% of the time elsewhere. Fortunately, two of her nuttiest protégées, Christine O’Donnell in Delaware and Sharron Angle in Nevada, lost.
The Republicans have zero new ideas — and the Tea Party even fewer. They just intend to shred everything Obama has touched and turn the clock back as far as they can — ideally, to when rich white males called all the shots.
Anyone who thinks their anti-Obama vote helped to “take the country back” actually helped misogyny, homophobia, racism, and greed put down new roots.
Here’s a news flash about all those fresh-faced, naive, anti-government candidates who won…
They’re now part of the problem. Once they get a taste of lobbyist boot-licking and legislating their own raises and perks, rotsa ruck on getting them to represent the trusting saps who sent them to Washington.