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Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:45 PM

Murkowski calls on President Trump to resign, questions her future as a Republican

https://www.adn.com/politics/2021/01/08/alaska-sen-lisa-murkowski-calls-on-president-trump-to-resign-questions-her-future-as-a-republican/

“Well, you know, there’s a lot of people who actually thought that I did that in 2010, think that I became an independent. I didn’t have any reason to leave my party in 2010. I was a Republican who ran a write-in campaign and I was successful. But I will tell you, if the Republican Party has become nothing more than the party of Trump, I sincerely question whether this is the party for me,” she said.

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Reply Murkowski calls on President Trump to resign, questions her future as a Republican (Original post)
servermsh Jan 2021 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2021 #1
tblue37 Jan 2021 #2
Karadeniz Jan 2021 #3
hlthe2b Jan 2021 #4
Orange Buffoon Jan 2021 #36
bullwinkle428 Jan 2021 #37
hlthe2b Jan 2021 #38
Dennis Donovan Jan 2021 #5
StarfishSaver Jan 2021 #6
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PatrickforO Jan 2021 #33
mr_lebowski Jan 2021 #7
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msongs Jan 2021 #22
SCantiGOP Jan 2021 #23
AwakeAtLast Jan 2021 #26
dsp3000 Jan 2021 #39
SCantiGOP Jan 2021 #53
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honest.abe Jan 2021 #24
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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:45 PM

1. Come to the light, Lisa...

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:45 PM

2. Get off the fence, lady.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:46 PM

3. Yep!

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:46 PM

4. Lisa won her last election as a write-in. I give her her due.

I just hope she does (at least) move Independent and opts to caucus with the Dems. Yes, she should have before now, but...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:37 PM

36. Sounds to me more like she's expecting Manchin to caucus with the Repug's

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:44 PM

37. Just to clarify - she won her 2010 race as a write-in. She won the Republican primary

in 2016 on the way to re-election.

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #37)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:46 PM

38. Yes. Correct.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:46 PM

5. K&R, although she had her chance to vote to convict a year ago

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:46 PM

6. Come caucus with us, Senator. You'll be much happier here.

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Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:51 PM

20. No - we need him, too ...

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:53 PM

21. Did you see what he said about the $2K Biden wants?

Wait he "clarified." Never mind.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:24 PM

33. Exactly. There is sanity here, as opposed to ideologues.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with debate between left, center and right. Where we get into dysfunction is when one of those groups decides not to do anything to move us forward at all unless they get their own way, which is what we have had in the Republicans since the Newt was Speaker of the House in the way-back-when.

Do you know, the guy (Newt) had a Tyrannosaurus Rex skill in his office? I asked about that when I was there in 1995, and his front-desk person said that he had that in there to remind everyone how 'government can gobble up everything.'

Seriously. And those people were proud of doing nothing. And look at what McConnell has done to this country these last couple years - refusing to even allow debate, let alone votes, on the hundreds of bills the House passed to help Americans.

Since the great victory in GA, we can now count on these bills actually being brought to the floor, debated on, and compromise happening. That is how our system is supposed to work. So, yeah, Murkowski would be quite welcome, as well as Bernie and other independents, provided only that they are willing to compromise on legislation in order to send something forward.

I am actually quite looking forward to seeing a new culture in the Senate. I've been quite impressed with Biden so far, and I'm thinking that he's the person who can go in and pull this thing together.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:47 PM

7. Strong words there Lisa ... have you reached the Collins Level Of Concern yet?

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 10:53 PM

68. Now don't be harsh.

Not many can muster Collins-level brow-furrowing concern theater.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:47 PM

8. Seems more "concerned"

than Collins.FWIW.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:47 PM

9. Where's the "very concerned" lady? She can't be far behind.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:47 PM

10. GOOD for her!! She just went up a couple notches in my book. She shows at least some modicum of

integrity...unlike some of her counterparts.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:48 PM

11. IF the Republican party has become nothing more than the party of Trump?

The Republican party has been working hard for 4 years to be nothing more than the party of Trump!

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:48 PM

12. Another one...too little to late. Et tu Collins?

Oh geez, we've hit an iceberg, maybe we shouldn't have taken the short expeditious way!

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Response to dutch777 (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 08:26 PM

65. Susan Collins is "concerned" and may issue a letter. "He learned his lesson."

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:49 PM

14. OK

That is a second vote for conviction perhaps (gotta assume Romney would again). Need 15 more.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:50 PM

15. Gee Murky, ya think?

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:50 PM

16. Come on over to the light side, Lisa

You don't have to become a Dem, just change to Independent, which will be fine with your constituents, and caucus with the Dems.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:50 PM

17. Red rover, red rover... !

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:50 PM

18. I'm looking for three or four more

ReTHUGs are about to devour themselves.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:51 PM

19. You didn't leave them, they left you.

Unfriend them.

The best revenge is to live a good life and be happy.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:53 PM

22. hem and haw is the same as having no moral convictions. just hot air nt

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:54 PM

23. 51-49 would sure be nice

Especially since Manchin has already said he will not support significant parts of the Progressive agenda.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #23)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:09 PM

26. Yes it would!

Maybe a few others might join her. Now would be the time!

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #23)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:47 PM

39. What makes you think Murkowski would?

Still would be very welcome in the party. Manchin included. We need the numbers

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Response to dsp3000 (Reply #39)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 07:28 PM

53. She said so

Read the OP

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #53)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 07:37 PM

56. I mean in reference to supporting a liberal agenda. I'd imagine her being supporting centrist polic

Again we need the numbers that's all I care about. Fight the other fight later

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:56 PM

24. That would fantastic if she switches parties!

Maybe a couple more will follow.

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Response to honest.abe (Reply #24)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 08:01 PM

60. Sorry, I misunderstood you

Murkowski would certainly be centrist, but might actually vote a bit more progressive than Manchin.

(Meant this to reply to dsp3000)

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:57 PM

25. Better late than never

All it took was an attempted coup, aided and abetted by a good number of card-carrying Republicans who were unwilling to discard/impeach Trump when given the opportunity yet were quite willing to sell their souls to this wanna-be tyrant.

It's now or never, Senator Murkowski.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:11 PM

27. Only reason she might become a Democrat is if she feels its the only way she can get elected again.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:14 PM

28. I call Murkowski's condition more Sasse-over-Collins

but then I think Toomey is simply Santorum with red hair

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:16 PM

29. stop talking and become an independent

and caucus with the democrats', talk is cheap

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:18 PM

30. Just now you are questioning whether THIS is the party for you?

Little LATE TO THE PARTY there Lisa.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:22 PM

31. Do it! Do it! Do it!

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:22 PM

32. There is no try, only do.

Maybe the Thug in Chief sending armed goons to violently overthrow the government, and maybe summarily execute the VP, VP-elect, and a few hundred Members of Congress they deemed disloyal, got you pass your expressions of concern, Senator.

You only belong in the POT (Party of Trump) if you truly have no shred of decency, integrity, or sanity left. Your move.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:24 PM

34. Lisa, you have spoken up in the past and then stayed party line.

Why should we trust you now???

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #34)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 07:09 PM

44. She has had two relatively shining moments

She voted against abolishing the Affordable Care Act along with Collins and McCain, without all three voting with us it would have been abolished. But she showed some real courage in voting against confirming Kavenaugh for the Supreme Court, because that vote stood out like a blue thumb to the majority of the Republican base even more so than protecting Obamacare, which some Republican voters by then were beginning to understand was actually in their direct interest. Collins voted to confirm Kavenaugh.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:32 PM

35. I'll believe it when I see it.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:48 PM

40. Don't question it

JUST DO IT!

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:53 PM

41. I just posted this along with #WalkAway

Yep, it's going to be fun throwing this shit back in their face.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:55 PM

42. Are we welcoming moderates?

The question is do we welcome moderates into our party or not? I have no problem with it. The Democrats should be a big tent. We will grow the party and we will never have to deal with anyone the likes of Trump ever again.

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Response to videohead5 (Reply #42)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 07:16 PM

49. I hate to admit it, but the power of 2 or 3 more Joe Manchin types is exponential here.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 07:08 PM

43. I will hold my applause until she does more than think about it

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 07:10 PM

45. Become an independent and don't cacus with Repubs..........

Dems will have a 50-49 advantage.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 07:10 PM

46. She's had four years to see the light. More BS from a Republican.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 07:13 PM

47. Do what Jim Jeffords did

Become an independent and caucus with the Democrats

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 07:14 PM

48. I am officially inviting Senator Lisa Murkowski to join the Democratic Party.

Come on over.
We'll let you sit next to Joe Manchin.
You'll be powerful.
It'll be fun.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #48)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 02:57 AM

70. She's got to be more reliable than Susan Collins

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 07:19 PM

50. Great so what is her vote going to be on impeachment??

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 07:26 PM

51. Be nice if a few repugs moved to Independent or even Democrat.

and I can see that happening. The repug party is dead. It's the Trump Party now, according to Trump himself so why stay?

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 07:27 PM

52. MUrkowski, become an Independent and caucus with the Dems.

It won't be any fun being a Republican for the next 2 years anyway.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 07:30 PM

54. Switch so we can get around Manchin trying to play kingmaker

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Response to padah513 (Reply #54)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 07:34 PM

55. Bingo

She could cancel his red ass out.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 07:42 PM

57. I question your judgement, Lisa.

Not now....back there, in 2010, when it really mattered. It still matters now, but the crisis is on its way out the door. An easy time to start backing the winner.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 07:44 PM

58. Lisa Murkowski, come on down!

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 07:51 PM

59. If Shumer plays his cards right...

Several Repubs are very vulnerable in 2022. He can offer committee positions and convince a few to flip.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 08:03 PM

61. Hey Joe Manchin - you're not the only one who knows how to use the new power structure

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 08:04 PM

62. the more suspicious part of me

Thinks that she and collins and maybe another one or two might either go indi or even switch sides.

A) for the power and assignments

But

B) to try and convince the democratic majority that they dont need to end the fillibuster.

She voted to keep him in office, dont forget. This one may no longer want to be officially on the other side.. but she sure aint an agent of good

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 08:05 PM

63. Lisa! Sweetheart! We're open!

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 08:23 PM

64. It is not the Republican GOP anymore. It is a fascist party on the Drumpf family. Or worse? Bigly.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 08:40 PM

66. In other words resign so you can get your pardon.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 08:50 PM

67. M thoughts about Murkowski - By Bob Dylan...

You've got a lotta nerve to say you are my friend
When I was down you just stood there grinnin'
You've got a lotta nerve to say you got a helping hand to lend
You just want to be on the side that's winnin'
You say I let you down, ya know its not like that
If you're so hurt, why then don't you show it?
You say you've lost your faith, but that's not where its at
You have no faith to lose, and ya know it
I know the reason, that you talked behind my back
I used to be among the crowd you're in with
Do you take me for such a fool, to think I'd make contact
With the one who tries to hide what he don't know to begin with?
You see me on the street, you always act surprised
You say "how are you?", "good luck", but ya don't mean it
When you know as well as me, you'd rather see me paralyzed
Why don't you just come out once and scream it
No, I do not feel that good when I see the heartbreaks you embrace
If I was a master thief perhaps I'd rob them
And tho I know you're dissatisfied with your position and your place
Don't you understand, its not my problem?
I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes
And just for that one moment I could be you
Yes, I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes
You'd know what a drag it is to see you

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 01:14 AM

69. Come To The Light Lisa

If she joined us then we might not need a Kamala that often to break a tie.

Come on in Girl!

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 05:10 AM

71. Stay where you are we don't need pseudo defectors. nt

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 11:11 AM

72. It's not good if all the principled people leave the party. nt

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