Mitch McConnell says that Lisa Murkowski is unbeatable in Alaska.

By |2018-10-11T07:58:25-08:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |8 Comments

Hey, that’s my line. 

Courtesy of WaPo:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) remains unbeatable in her home state despite her opposition to Brett M. Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination — a view at odds with President Trump.

“She’s about as strong as you can possibly be in Alaska. Nobody’s going to beat her,” McConnell told the Associated Press as part of a wide-ranging interview.

Murkowski, whose seat is on the ballot in 2022, last week voted against advancing Kavanaugh’s nomination and voted “present” on the final confirmation vote, calling Trump’s nominee “a good man” but “not the right man for the court at this time.”

That prompted Trump to predict that Murkowski — the only GOP senator to oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination — would go down in defeat if she runs for reelection.

“I think she will never recover from this,” he said. “I think the people from Alaska will never forgive her for what she did.”

“She’s certainly going to recover,” McConnell told the AP, pointing to Murkowski’s resilience in her 2010 election.

It really pains me to have to say this, but Yertle the Turtle is right. 

Murkowski is now an Alaskan institution and she is not going anywhere unless she does something incredibly stupid that irrevocably damages her reputation. 

I will say however that if Murkowski had NOT voted against Kavanaugh that she would have been rendered vulnerable and might very well have been taken out in 2020. 

But as it stands today, that is in no way likely. 

Don’t worry, I have not suddenly become a Murkowski supporter. She still represents the party that I despise, and I will vote against her in every election going forward, just like I have in the past. 

However, having said that I recognize the futility of challenging her. 

About the Author:

This blog is dedicated to finding the truth, exposing the lies, and holding our politicians and leaders accountable when they fall far short of the promises that they have made to both my fellow Alaskans and the American people.


  1. Anon October 11, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    “I watched it very closely and finally I just came to the conclusion that all things being equal, I did not think that those allegations rose to the level of disqualification from the Supreme Court,” Bredesen said.

    “As a woman voter in Tennessee, I felt torpedoed by the statement,”

  2. Anon October 11, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    “Kavanaugh then went to the White House to partake in a fake swearing-in ceremony that—because Donald Trump has to be Donald Trump—had all the hallmarks of a political rally.

    Sitting in the front row at that ceremony, taking it all in, was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), which was appropriate since all of this—the weird hearing, the subtle dismissal of victims of sexual assault, the secrecy around the nominee’s record—was his doing.” “McConnell broke the Senate and hurt the country, and the sad fact is that he couldn’t care less.

    This so-called institutionalist who expresses such devotion to the Senate’s traditions and the working people of Kentucky is, on these fronts, a fraud.”
    “The reality is that for him politics is all about winning.” “He is a man of no conviction except for a pursuit of power at all costs.”

  3. Anonymous October 11, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    I will say however that if Murkowski had NOT voted against Kavanaugh…….
    She didn’t vote against him she voted present which is the same as abstaining.

  4. viv October 11, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    What he’s saying is he fucked up last time, and like I said- if he has one vote to spare he will always permit Lisa to vote like she was a reasonable human being instead of a Republican.

    And Lisa Murkowski will always vote how Mitch McConnell tells her to vote. She is no better than him.

    The only interesting thing that came out of that interview was her comment that she has four years to decide if she’ll run in 2022. She would be over 70 coming out of another term. Republicans famously suffer from a lot of preventable health problems related to their unnatural nastiness towards other people, so like I have always suggested she may not want another term after 2022. She might want to be Grandma, she might have lost her naked lust for power.

    Gryphen, now would be the time to begin pushing a good young Democratic candidate all over Alaska, someone who can at least put up a fight, not the usual suspects. There are any number of smart, talented, attractive Democrats in Alaska, and you know the Republicans will run any old cheap carpetbagger assuming they’ll win.

    • @alyse4alaska October 11, 2018 at 3:59 pm

      Look @ who Alaska could have had…

      Alaska’s got a carpetbagger already…
      Dan I’ll sell u van

      Vote Nov 6 for

      JUST IN: National Organization for Women (NOW) PAC endorsed us!
      As a working mom, I know the challenges that women face in their careers — challenges like equal pay for equal work, pension rights, pregnancy leave, and access to affordable healthcare.
      When I led Great Alaska Schools, I became steeped in the legislative process. I know what it takes to create real change through law and policy.
      As Alaska’s Congresswoman, I will work to advance gender equality by supporting legislation to ensure every worker is equally valued.

      • viv October 11, 2018 at 6:24 pm

        I can’t see any way that Joe Miller could ever have been a match for Mitch McConnell, he’s such a weak character. Even Lisa must obey McConnell, her little rebellion notwithstanding. And seeing how easily Alaska dumped Mark Begich for Ohio Dan (about whom they knew nothing) there’s no reason the Alaska GOP wouldn’t run another ring-in whose biggest talent is keeping his shirt cuffs just the right length.

        And HEY GRYPHEN how about an interview with Alyse? You know without being told that we’d all benefit from never having to look at Yon Dung ever again.

  5. Anonymous October 11, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Yeah, Yertle the Turtle is the king of the Republican party. What he says go. And all who come before him kowtow. He’s somehow managing Trump just like Putin is. Trump is being managed by so many it would be hard to count. But Lisa did good, in my opinion even thought the rabid outfit she represents are out to get her. Trump only know how to destroy bridges that people have spent years upon years building, and believe me, he will not try to build bridges.

  6. Anonymous October 11, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    He also says he is going to support Susan Collins and make her re-election his number one priority.

Comments are closed.