Saturday, January 28, 2017

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski breaks with her party's president over new abortion restrictions.

Courtesy of ADN: 

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski expressed dismay in President Donald Trump's decision this week to revive a rule that prohibits federal spending abroad on organizations that also perform abortions or provide information about such procedures. 

Murkowski also signed on to a bill, with 46 other senators, that would permanently rescind the so-called Mexico City Policy, which bans federal funding for any nongovernmental organizations abroad that even provide information about abortion. The move was the moderate Republican's first move of public dispute with the Republican president, whom she denounced during the election.

I had pretty much given up on Murkowski showing any backbone whatsoever to the Trump administration, even though she was very critical of Donald Trump after hearing about his "pussy grabbing" tape.

So this is a somewhat pleasant surprise. 

I would love to see our two Senators standing up for their constituents on a whole number of Trump policy decisions, such as repealing ACA, building that stupid taxpayer money wasting border wall, and possibly lifting those sanctions on Russia.

But I know Lisa too well to think that she will defy the Republican leadership for long.

She is nothing, if not a good little GOP soldier.


  1. Anonymous6:33 AM

    Lisa may grow some balls, since she is already on the record of being against the Red Don. That dude we have that's a Senator for Ohio though, he only does what the Koch brothers tell him. He's a pathological liar with absolutely NO balls. He's a colossal fraud

    1. Anonymous7:35 AM

      Murkowski is just as bad as is the guy from Ohio representing Alaska! It's friggin' amazing we have 'both' of them in the U.S. Congress.

      Sincerely hope Alaskans wise up when they both come up for reelection. They need to be 'ousted' in magnificent form!

      Republicans do not represent the majority throughout the country. Pay special attention to their actions in the United States Congress which is led by McConnell and Ryan!

  2. Anonymous6:39 AM

    Murowski is NOT to be trusted. She works step-in-step w/Mitch McConnell who led the obstruction against President Obama for both of his terms.

    I have never cast my vote for her and never will! She speaks out of both sides of her mouth - and then votes exactly the opposite. Check her record!

    Plus, she is not accessible and protects herself from the public - both in Alaska and in Congress.

    1. Anonymous7:06 AM

      Learned at daddy's knee.

    2. Anonymous2:41 PM

      Hear, hear 6.39 AM. I've been hoping for some that she'd retire, she has certainly reached retirement age and wore out her usefulness some years ago.

      But Alaska Democrats don't have the ability to find AND SUPPORT good candidates (to stand even against Ohio Dan, wait and see) and make people get off their arses and vote.

      Since the threat of jail is the only thing that turns Alaskans somewhat off their wingnut candidates, why aren't Alaska Democrats right up the cracks 24/7 of Murkowski, Young and Sullivan?

  3. Anonymous6:51 AM

    As someone who has followed you for 8+ years from the lower 48, imagine life had Joe Miller got in.

    That and Palins shunned, I give credit where credit is due. There is always a silver lining!

  4. Anonymous6:56 AM


    1. Anonymous7:39 AM

      If you had no access to Bill Maher HBO "Real Time" last night, find it online. Nailed it, and spanked pussy Grover Norquist.

    2. Anonymous8:04 AM

      I watched Bill too last night! Grover Norquist was interesting to watch and listen to. He was in the minority on the panel and kept his mouth shut the majority of the time.

      Bill, on the other hand, is pissed about Trump being our leader! To which I agree wholeheartedly! It was a difficult show to watch - not a lot of humor - these are trying times there is no doubt about it!

      I love Bill Maher! He IS taking the huge position of speaking out against The Donald! God bless him in doing so! Watch his show folks - it IS very informative!

    3. Anonymous8:41 AM

      8:04 AM - oh he tried, but had his mouth shut FOR him with those pesky things called FACTS.

    4. Anonymous10:35 AM

      Anon at *:04 am. You many not know this but Grover Norquist has controlled the GOP for quite a few years now. GOP candidates sign a pledge to him (which they abide by unfailingly while ignoring their oath of office). Norquist's goal is to "drown the government in a bathtub" but starving it of tax money. Nothing for the good of the people or the country can happen in his universe.

  5. Anonymous7:34 AM

    Malala ‘Heartbroken’"Ask President Trump not to turn his back on the world’s most defenseless children and families.”

  6. Anonymous8:15 AM

    Joan Jett> Mary Tyler Moore>Remember>

    1. Anonymous2:46 PM

      Thanks for that, even nicer that it was done years ago.

  7. Anonymous9:45 AM

    I wonder how many abortions Don the Con has paid for.

  8. Anonymous10:20 AM

    tRUMP voters- God says be fruitful just like the Duggars and Palins!
    An interview on the women’s march in Washington last week took a bizarre turn when an anti-choice advocate told MSNBC host Joy Reid that birth control — including the pill and IUD’s — should be made illegal because they kill babies.

    1. Wonder how the menfolk would feel if the women just up and crossed their legs and refused sex?

      Of course, then we'd be like Russia where men would simply rape whoever they want with no consequences whatsoever. Slap them around a little to show them who's boss.

      Man, an Alt Right wet dream.

  9. Anonymous10:32 AM

    In that photo, Murkowski's head looks very small and her hands look to be twice the size of Trump's.

    On topic, what's important is how she'll vote; she and the other GOP women in the Senate frequently take somewhat liberally and then they vote with their GOP colleagues.

  10. Anonymous2:01 PM

    Don't fret Murky will roll over and be a good little republican when it counts. She does it all the time.


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