Alaska Made the Lower 48 Look Dumb

By Yul

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.


7 Responses to Alaska Made the Lower 48 Look Dumb

  1. Imabear says:

    Well, now that they have some power, when they do nothing constructive at least we can point the finger at them. Maybe some folks will see the truth before 2012.

    As a Californian, I’m proud to say that the red tide stopped at our state line. We beat Meg Whitman – former CEO of ebay who spent $140 million of her own money in a bid for gov. And Tea Party pick for Senator Carly Fiorena also lost – we kept our Dem, Boxer.

  2. catsworking says:

    We were glad to see Carly Fiorina lose. Leave it to the Tea Party to embrace someone whose incompetence almost sank Hewlett-Packard.

  3. zappa says:

    The words “rogue” and “insider” are shouted from a campaign platform,never from a hard won office

  4. Pegu says:

    Well-said Yul. The US is one nutty place.

  5. jean-philippe says:

    Alaskans know how to count. The state uses federal money to build its infrastructures (which most of other states already have). Having a Joe Miller in Alaska is like if Florida was trying to ban tourists – total nonsense.

  6. catsworking says:

    Welcome, jean-philippe! After inadvertently enabling Sarah Palin to let her reach exceed her grasp in the 2008 election and develop an insatiable addiction to media attention, it is heartening to see that the people are atoning by keeping at least one of Palin’s nutty puppet-people out of the Senate. It’s the least they can do.

  7. MorganLF says:

    I bet evrytime McCain hears Palins name his blood boils, I know mine does. But we have real trouble ahead, incomprehensible as this is to me Rand Paul was elected,hoo boy THAT’S trouble.

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