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Fri Jan 22, 2021, 09:53 PM

Schumer needs Murkowski to leave GOP and become an Independent.

And caucus with Dems. She’s pro-choice so that wouldn’t burden her.

She has to know that history will not be kind to Trump and McConnell’s enablers.

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Reply Schumer needs Murkowski to leave GOP and become an Independent. (Original post)
blm Jan 2021 OP
still_one Jan 2021 #1
luv2fly Jan 2021 #2
drray23 Jan 2021 #5
Walleye Jan 2021 #15
jcgoldie Jan 2021 #6
spooky3 Jan 2021 #3
blm Jan 2021 #7
spooky3 Jan 2021 #9
TwilightZone Jan 2021 #16
dubyadiprecession Jan 2021 #4
blm Jan 2021 #11
drmeow Jan 2021 #19
kentuck Jan 2021 #8
blm Jan 2021 #12
spooky3 Jan 2021 #21
Budi Jan 2021 #10
LeftInTX Jan 2021 #13
blm Jan 2021 #14
captain queeg Jan 2021 #17
Liberty Belle Jan 2021 #18
msfiddlestix Jan 2021 #20

Response to blm (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 09:56 PM

1. That would work, but have no idea what the probability of that would be

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Response to blm (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 09:59 PM

2. Wonder how that would play at home

I don't know enough about her support in Alaska to know how that would be received?

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Response to luv2fly (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 10:01 PM

5. she could pull it off.

an election ago, she ran as a write in having lost the gop primary. she won.

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Response to drray23 (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 10:13 PM

15. Yes, I was impressed she won as a write in candidate, not easy

She doesn’t really need the GOP.

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Response to luv2fly (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 10:01 PM

6. She was reelected in 2010 as an independent

...after losing the Republican primary. So one would think its not an incredible stretch.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 10:00 PM

3. Unfortunately, she voted with Repubs a lot of the time previously.

I don't think she will leave them now. But he may be able to win her (and Romney, and possibly others) over on a few specific pieces of legislation.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 10:02 PM

7. Seems that a deal could be possible. She's still a professional politician.

Deals get made.

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Response to blm (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 10:04 PM

9. agreed - I just don't know that she's close to making the big break. nt

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 10:22 PM

16. She's not.

She's made that quite clear.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 10:01 PM

4. We can all contact her office and try to persuade her.

We can also assure her, we won’t take our lives out on her by storming the capital, if she doesn’t vote all the time for President Biden’s agenda.

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Response to dubyadiprecession (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 10:05 PM

11. The info coming out about the insurrection may convince her.

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Response to dubyadiprecession (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 10:37 PM

19. This!

Especially her direct constituents!

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Response to blm (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 10:03 PM

8. Offer her Chair of a Committee where Alaska can get a lot of government goodies...

She likes that game.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 10:06 PM

12. That's what I was thinking.

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Response to blm (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 10:44 PM

21. But as soon as that word gets out, lots of Dems will object or

expect the same treatment.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 10:04 PM

10. She actually made a statement to this very issue after the Capitol siege.

About becoming an Indy since she no longer recognizes her Repub Party.

Maybe she will yet. I don't see the Republican brand emerging clean anytime soon.

They'd have to do a whole lot of scrubbing & the weight of DJTrump will be hanging around their necks for a long time.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 10:09 PM

13. 'No way': Murkowski rules out switching parties.

The moderate Republican says she’ll never join Chuck Schumer’s caucus.

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/22/murkowski-party-switch-461341

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 10:13 PM

14. She may see things differently when FBI releases all

the info on the Republicans who abetted the insurrection, and realizes that a massacre was the desired result.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 10:27 PM

17. I would think in the present senate, an Independent would end up being a very important person

Both sides trying their best to influence her, seems like not a bad situation for someone to be in.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 10:33 PM

18. Even an independent who doesn't caucus would Dems would put Reps in the minority,

and give Dems a majority in the Senate.

As an independent she could caucus with either party, or none.

Of course she'd get better perks by caucusing with Dems, but any switch by her to become an independent would shift the balance of power away from Reps, since they would lose a member, regardless of whether Dems gain one or not.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 10:39 PM

20. Just what I said earlier today here.

Lisa got the deal she made with Mitch or Trump or whoever it was she was guaranteed that earmark for her project in Anchorage.

I also thought maybe Romney. but if we just had Lisa that would nail it.



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