Friday, May 03, 2013

Somebody might want to show this to Alaska Senator, and political coward, Mark Begich.

"I have made a very bad mistake."
Courtesy of Talking Point Memo: 

By supporting a measure that would have expanded background checks on gun buyers, Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Kay Hagan (D-NC) appear to have found a way to please both fellow Democrats and their red state constituents. 

The latest survey released Thursday by Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling showed that Landrieu and Hagan actually bolstered their re-election prospects by supporting the background checks legislation. Facing potentially difficult races next year in a pair of states that were carried by Mitt Romney in 2012, Landrieu and Hagan were two of the final Democrats to ultimately pledge support for the measure, which ultimate failed in the Senate last month. Four other red state Democrats joined most Republicans to vote against the legislation. 

But PPP’s findings, the latest in the firm’s ongoing effort to gauge reaction to the gun bill, suggested that the votes will be more of an advantage than a disadvantage for Landrieu and Hagan. 

In Louisiana, the poll found that 71 percent of voters support “requiring background checks for all gun sales, including gun shows and the Internet.” Forty-four percent of voters there said they are more likely to back Landrieu in 2014 as a result of her vote. Meanwhile, just a little more than a quarter said they are less likely to support her. Another 29 percent said her vote will make no difference on whether they support Landrieu for re-election. 

Conversely, Landrieu’s Republican colleague from Louisiana, Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), earned low marks for his opposition to the background checks measure. The poll showed that 40 percent of voters are less likely to support Vitter, who will be up for re-election in 2016. 

An overwhelming majority of Hagan’s constituents in North Carolina — 73 percent — are also in favor of expanding background checks. Fifty-two percent of Tar Heel State voters said they are now more likely to vote for Hagan in 2014 because she supported the bipartisan Senate bill. And much like in Louisiana, Hagan’s Republican counterpart may have committed a political pratfall by opposing the bill. Half of North Carolina voters said they are now less likely to support Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) as a result of his “no” on the background checks legislation. Burr will be up for re-election in 2016.

So by recognizing the mood of the country, and ignoring NRA backed calls to bully them into submission, these two brave women managed to earn the respect of their constituents and help their reelection chances in the process.

Gee it must be nice to have Senators with integrity.

Can somebody please tell me what that's like?


  1. I would not know what it is like to have even one senator with courage and integrity. I live in Tennessee!

    1. Anonymous5:47 AM

      Same thing in North Dakota. A Banker and a...not so sure just what she is...

    2. Anonymous6:39 AM

      Ohio either. Portman got a cool $1M from the NRA for his vote.

  2. Anonymous5:51 AM

    Anonymous9:07 PM Think of me as a friendly reporter who has come into some information. I hope that John Tiemessen is reading this. My first question is why does John Tiemessen's personal cell phone number appear in Shailey Tripp's cell phone records 6 times each call lasting more than 30 seconds as long as 7 minutes from 2008-2010? Why does Todd Palin's phone number appear in Shailey Tripp's phone records 12 times each call more than 2 minutes? What is the explanation Palin family or Tiemessen? Will you also make a comment on the book Boys Will Be Boys by Bottoms & Tripp? What do you say on the medical records from the All About You Spa that clearly shows that Shailey Tripp gave both Sarah Palin and Todd Palin massages in Feb and March of 2008? Why does the DMV show Tripp lic plates originally issued to Todd Palin in March of 2008? Please Mr. Tiemessen answer these questions. Perhaps this should be printed and shown to Judge Burgess. If you need proof of any of this all Judge Birgess has to do is order a supenoas and look for himself.Final question why has Tiemessen, the Palins, or Officer Padgett not sued Shailey Tripp for defamation, slander, or lies in her book Boys Will Be Boys?

    1. Anonymous6:15 AM

      Don't ask Todd, SarahPac lawyer most likely told him to keep his trap shut. 5th Amendment

      Refuse to answer a question on the grounds that it might incriminate oneself

      Sarah is not touching that hot potato.

    2. Anonymous6:21 AM

      Why does Todd Palin's phone number appear in Shailey Tripp's phone records 12 times each call more than 2 minutes?

      Could it be that's how long it takes Todd to sing You Light Up My Life to his girl Shailey?

    3. Anonymous8:50 PM

      Or that's how long it takes wee-boy to whack his pee-pee.

  3. Leland6:25 AM

    Good Gawd, Gryphen! He looks exactly like Uriah Heap in this picture! Slimy and smarmy.

  4. Anonymous8:57 AM

    If either of them had any political smarts, both Begich and Murkowski would have voted for background checks. Together. Let's not forget what Lisa owes Alaska.

  5. Anonymous10:22 AM

    "I made a big mistake."

    Duh, ya think maybe, Mark?

    So much for your political career.

    I no longer even live in Alaska, and I am getting phone calls and emails about the demise of your political careeer.


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