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Narcissus Murkowski

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The phenomenon of this election year where losers refuse to accept the will of the people is the thing that I find most irksome.

Charlie Crist was the first example I suppose, but the general disdain of the establishment over the will of the voters is infuriating. I fully expect Mike Castle of Delaware to continue to run despite being fired by the voters.

Lisa Murkoswki. Icky. Appointed to her senate seat by her father. True, she won in her own right two years later, but Alaska doesn’t elect Democrats any more readily than Massachusetts elects Republicans. Rejected by the voters, she intends to run a write-in campaign though she apparently said she would not. Certainly her rationale rings false:

Just a few weeks after conceding the race, Murkowski announced that she would mount a write-in campaign, following an outpouring of support that gave her a “moment of pause from her previous plans to wrap up her career as a senator,” a Murkowski spokesman told CNN.

On Sunday, Murkowski blamed her loss on the Tea Party Express, telling CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley that the group unfairly influenced the outcome of the race.

One wonders where this ‘outpouring’ came from, and if it numbered more than the readers of this blog. But what is really loathsome is the notion that an outside group came in, influenced the voters in Alaska, and hoodwinked them into voting for Joe Miller.

How arrogant is that? Is that not the very essence of the problem? And does that not prove that Lisa Murkowski is part of the problem?

This is what we’re hearing all over the country this year: the voters are stupid and easily misled. Let’s hope they mislead all of the arrogant politicians – of both parties – right back to the private sector.

Update: Mike Castle – not unexpected – is apparently considering a third party run.

In the end, it is all vanity. These guys don’t seem to grasp that such tilts at the windmill are at best futile, and at worst elect the opposition candidate. There is certainly no chance of them prevailing. After all, they lost their primaries didn’t they?

The arrogance on display this election season is nauseating.

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Written by martinipundit

September 21, 2010 at 1:16 am

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  1. I remember when the tea party was getting started. Many were questioning what would happen when the tea candidates lost, would the split the vote and continue to run, hurting the Republican chances. It is interesting, the tea candidates who have not won accepted their defeat and the main line candidates seem to be splitting the vote because they did not get their way. While to some I would be a RINO (I am pro choice), we need to get rid of the dead wood that allowed spending to spiral up in the last administration.

    David

    September 21, 2010 at 2:49 pm


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