Lisa Murkowski, a miserable RINO and all around sycophantic cretin, was defeated by Sarah Palin's endorsed candidate in the Republican primary in Alaska. No they haven't declared a winner and there are still some 5,000 absentee ballots to count, but the mountain to be climbed by Senator Murkowski is way too steep statistically to be climbed. It is beyond Everest!
You will recall that Senator Murkowski got her seat the old fashioned way - her Daddy gave it to her. The challenge in the primary by Joe Miller was inevitable and healthy and her defeat by Joe Miller was a salutory slap in the face to old time party cronyism! And now, the National Republicans are sticking their toes into a place they shouldn't go. As Conservatives4Palin puts it:
Let me get this straight. After taking loads of abuse from the grassroots for endorsing Charlie Crist before Rubio’s campaign got off the ground, and with Murkowski already pointedly refusing to rule out a third-party bid if Miller’s (shrinking) lead holds up, John Cornyn and the NRSC are … sending their top lawyer to help her out? And framing it explicitly in terms of retaining incumbents? Do they really have no idea of how bitterly ferocious the backlash will be among the Republican base — especially, but not only, among Palin’s supporters — if they’re seen as tilting the election to Murkowski? And how embarrassing it’ll be if they try to do so and fail and then get knifed in the back when she bolts to run as a libertarian?This is why they will get not dime one from me this year! I'm sick of this sleazy shit! Where I come from it is axiomatic that the Party stay OUT of primary battles altogether. He may be an s.o.b., but he's OUR s.o.b. was the rule. Why then are these morons breaking what was a very sound and sensible rule? My instant answer is that the Republican National Committee is replete with a gaggle of idiots and morons! They don't get my money, kids. I'll contribute to my favored individual candidates and let the RNC paddle its own canoe as best it can.