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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Will Murkowski's loss wind up being a gain for the pro-life movement?


The American electorate is P.O.'ed to the extent that numerous (but not all) of RINO's (Republicans In Name Only) got their pink slips this primary season and are now looking for their next payday. One recent poll that really puts into focus how disgusted the American people are with their current leadership is the fact that in the bell-weather state of Ohio, George W. Bush would beat Barack Obama in an election there by a margin of 50 to 42 percent at this point in time.

One republican-lite incumbent, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (AK) got a bit of a suprise last week as Baptist Press is reporting in today's edition that...


"U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski conceded to Republican primary opponent Joe Miller [above] Aug. 31, one week after Alaskans shocked the political world by voting for a newcomer over a veteran politician who has frustrated the pro-life community over the years...

Murkowski has been at odds with social conservatives for years, including voting to federally fund embryonic stem cell research and voting to keep in place President Obama's policy that funds organizations that perform or promote abortions overseas. She supports the Roe v. Wade decision and says on her website that "abortion is a very personal issue that must be left to a woman and her physician."

Miller, endorsed by Alaska Right to Life, Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee, made Murkowski's abortion views an issue in his campaign and says on his website he's "unequivocally pro-life" and believes "life must be protected from the moment of conception to the time of natural death."

Color me "unimpressed" concerning the endorsement of Mike Huckabee given that I think he's pretty much used up any political capital he might have ever had. The endorsement by Palin must have loomed large in voter's minds as they took to the polls and being that, according to lifesitenews.com, there was a parental notification measure for Alaskan voters to weigh in on, more voters that are solidly pro-life turned out than might have been usual in other primaries.

Being that the Republican primary pretty much was the election for senator given the overwhelming number of registered Republican voterss in the state, please join me in congratulating Alaska's senator-elect and wishing him all the best in his new job.


9 comments:

Froggie said...

There is only one political party in the USA and that is the party of the successful career politician, and the most important political office in the USA is that of the private citizen.

JD Curtis said...

I agree with your overall point.

I think that Murkowski was an example of people becoming sick of this and taking their frustrations out at the ballot box for her forgetting who she represented.

Froggie said...

You agreed with me?

***faints***

Jquip said...

Shoot, I better not agree with him either. Old boy'll have a seizure.

Froggie said...

Yeah! I fell outta my chair and broke my hip! I hope you're happy!

Arielle said...

I agree as well (hopefully you don't obtain injuries every time someone agrees with you).

Froggie said...

Good. It is then agreed that none of you shall never agree with me again. 8)

Stephen Albert said...

So I take it that he is also anti-death penalty? That's what "...to the time of natural death" means to me. If that's the case, then I'll at least give him credit for being consistent.

JD Curtis said...

I think there is a difference between innocent human life and tried and convicted human life.