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Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:00 AM

 

It would appear the repug party in Alaska is eating itself.

How Sen. Murkowski was booed by Paul supporters at Alaska GOP convention

It was supposed to go smoothly for U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Friday night when she took the stage to give a speech and introduce guest speaker U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, a Republican from Wyoming, at the Alaska Republican Party Convention.

Murkowski has faced some tough crowds in the past, particularly in 2010 when she was running for re-election against Joe Miller in the midst of a tea party uprising. But all of that was supposedly behind her. Her win in an historic write-in campaign against Miller seemed to take the wind out of the tea party movement in Alaska. For various reasons, like Alaska’s weird economy and geography, the tea party wasn’t gaining as much ground as in other states.

That all seemed to change as Murkowski stood before her fellow Republicans at the Hilton in downtown Anchorage on Friday.

Dozens of Ron Paul supporters -- who would ultimately get their man, Russ Millette, the votes he needed to become the next chair of the Alaska Republican Party -- found common ground with Joe Miller and his supporters. And Murkowski paid the price as they heckled her on stage.


http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/how-sen-murkowski-was-booed-paul-supporters-alaska-gop-convention


Hahahahaha! Couldn't have happened to a nicer group of douchenozzles.

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Reply It would appear the repug party in Alaska is eating itself. (Original post)
Arctic Dave Apr 2012 OP
msongs Apr 2012 #1
Confusious Apr 2012 #2
hlthe2b Apr 2012 #3
tanyev Apr 2012 #4
Blue_In_AK May 2012 #9
Ken Burch May 2012 #6
Ken Burch May 2012 #5
Steerpike May 2012 #7
Blue_In_AK May 2012 #8
Arctic Dave May 2012 #10
Ken Burch May 2012 #11

Response to Arctic Dave (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:30 AM

1. perhaps ms murkowski can become a .. gasp.. democrat nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 04:48 AM

2. No more blue dogs. nt

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Response to Arctic Dave (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 05:58 AM

3. Palin and Miller appear to be behind this Paulite manipulation of the RETHUG party in AK...

So, I'd be cautious about your celebration. See the rest of this piece commenting on the Alaska Dispatch article on the Immoral Minority
http://theimmoralminority.blogspot.com/2012/04/good-news-republican-party-in-alaska.html

The good news: The Republican party in Alaska has been taken over. The bad news: It looks like Sarah Palin surrogate Joe Miller was behind it.
Now as somebody who absolutely DESPISES the Republican party in Alaska, I at first welcomed this as good news. I am NO Ron Paul supporter, but I could NOT imagine how anybody could run the party worse, or make it any more corrupt, than Randy Ruederich.

But then I read this:

... after the party delegates’ votes were tallied Saturday evening, a cheer erupted from Paul supporters on the second floor of the Hilton. Others looked crestfallen. Some blamed failed senatorial candidate Joe Miller and his wife, Kathleen, who spent much of their time Saturday huddled with Paul supporters. Miller was largely expected to jockey for a party leadership position, but it was Kathleen who, sporting a Ron Paul sticker, won a seat on Alaska’s GOP Electoral College.

The Millers were nowhere to be found at the party afterwards at Ron Paul’s Alaska campaign headquarters in downtown Anchorage, where both Millete and Brown spoke to supporters.

“They tried every maneuver they could, but God prevailed,” Millete told the crowd, many who were half his age or younger.

To be sure, not all Paul supporters believe in God, but a certain alliance between the tea party and Paulites was necessary for an upset in GOP politics on the Last Frontier, as evidenced by Joe Miller backers aligning with Paul supporters at this weekend’s convention. And so, regardless of religious beliefs, they cheered for Millete.

Oh shit!

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 08:56 AM

4. I read Immoral Minority every day and I was surprised he seemed concerned about it.

Considering everything $arah touches eventually goes down in flames like the Hindenburg, this takeover could be immensely entertaining.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #4)

Sat May 5, 2012, 06:08 PM

9. Gryphen sees everything through a Palin-colored lens.

I'm not taking him too seriously these days.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Wed May 2, 2012, 02:45 AM

6. er..."God prevailed"?

 

Which one?





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Response to Arctic Dave (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 02:42 AM

5. Any chance that Dems can actually gain seats this fall as a result of this?

 

We've come close to being a state where the 'pugs control the House as if by divine right.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #5)

Wed May 2, 2012, 07:06 PM

7. I think

Control of the state will come down to the court challenges on redistricting. It will also be interesting to see how the new Rep Party Chairman Russ Millette runs the show.

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Response to Arctic Dave (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2012, 06:06 PM

8. This is really quite delicious.

I found it interesting that Joe Miller was on OUR side when it came to the bungled Anchorage election.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #8)

Sun May 6, 2012, 08:53 PM

10. Politics is strange bedfellows sometimes

 

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #8)

Tue May 15, 2012, 05:58 AM

11. It's probably the fact that Dan Sullivan represents the "old" GOP

 

the Uncle Ted-Don Young-Frank The Bank types who ruled the party through Ruedrich for all these decades(and who, of course, guaranteed his defeat by refusing to threaten any retribution whatsoever for 'Pugs who covertly supported Lisa Lisa's fall write-in campaign in '10).

It wouldn't surprise me to see Joe try to borrow the AIP line to stick it to Don Young this fall, or to whoever gets nominated to run against Mark Begich in '14, OR to Lisa Lisa herself in her next re-election campaign. He'd have to realize by now that he'll never be able to count on getting regular GOP support in any race where he happened to get THEIR nomination.

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