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  •  we'll its not like Alaska Dems really have a bench (0+ / 0-)

    In fact, the occasional victory for the GOP cannot hide the fact that this country is fast heading into another era, not of two-party democracy, but a party-and-a-half system. And the GOP is the half a party- Larry Sabato

    by lordpet8 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 12:17:00 PM PST

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    •  so how does it help us to re-elect her again, but (0+ / 0-)

      this time with a D after her name instead of an R . . . ?

      What's the damn point?

      If we wanna elect Republicans, then why not just elect real ones instead of fake ones?

      •  because fake ones can break GOP fillibusters (0+ / 0-)

        and occassionally vote for Dem appointees, end DADT, etc.

        Murkowski will probably get another R primary challenge.

        She won back in 2010 thanks to her popularity as incumbent that and Joe Miller was bat sh*t crazy.

        So if the real Republican turns out to be another crazy Tea bagger I'll take Murkowski.

        In fact, the occasional victory for the GOP cannot hide the fact that this country is fast heading into another era, not of two-party democracy, but a party-and-a-half system. And the GOP is the half a party- Larry Sabato

        by lordpet8 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 02:11:00 PM PST

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      •  if she switched parties (0+ / 0-)

        It would be inevitable that her positions would become more liberal.  Would she end up more liberal than say Ben Nelson was?  It's hard to say, but I don't think it is impossible.

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