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Overnite: Patty Murray is victor in Washington state… Opponent Rossi concedes.

This was good news. Adding one more Democrat to the Senate majority makes us, thankfully, not dependent on Joe Lieberman

At a news conference last nite, Murray thanked Dino Rossi and his family, saying he had been gracious in defeat. Murray said her priorities in a fourth term will include securing tax cuts for the middle class and helping the Boeing Co. win a lucrative Air Force refueling tanker contract:

“Now we have to get to work. I want to make sure Washington state has what it needs to get its economy back on its feet.”

The only state not finalized on the Senate is Alaska, but that will not help the Democrats. It will be a slap in the face to Sarah Palin if Murkowski‘s write-in campaign beats Tea Party candidate and Palin endorsee Joe Miller. It looks like that will happen by a large margin.

Why Alaska better pay attention to Joe Miller before he helps screw them royally…

For instance, his views on the Minimum Wage (Unconstitutional) or Social Security (close it down).
This from HuffPo:
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Employees in the U.S. should not be provided a federal guarantee of minimum wage, Alaska Senate candidate Joe Miller said recently. The states, instead, should be left to determine the minimum rate that an employer can provide their workers, he argued.

“That is not within the scope of the powers that are given to the federal government,” the Tea Party-backed GOP insurgent argued in a recent ABC News interview. “That is clearly up to the states.”

Miller went on to clarify that “the state of Alaska has a minimum wage which is higher than the federal level because our state leaders have made that determination. The minimum level again should be the state’s decision.”

Such a policy stance is not extraordinary compared to Miller’s other anti-government views. But it is the most clear cut he has been on the issue of minimum wage.

Miller said that Social Security should be phased out in order “to transfer the power back to the states so that states can take up the mantle of those programs if they so desire.”
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We now enter the age of Tea Party Arrogance…

Joe Miller, who won the Republican nomination in Alaska with the support of Sarah Palin and the Tea Party, isn’t arrogant. Gee, no, not at all. That’s why he cut a bunch of Tweets from his Twitter account. Fortunately, The Mudflats, my favorite Alaskan site, saved a screen dump before he cut them:
So… he’s shopping for office furniture and looking for a House and the election hasn’t happened yet. And Lisa Murkowski has decided to run as a write in… so it’s a 3-way race. And I understand Alaskans don’t like arrogant politicians.

This is one to watch.

The Immense Acumen of Alan Grayson

Representative Grayson is becoming wit of the Democratic Party… and is not taking crap from the Republicans. I can’t tell you how much I like this guy.

A quick sample of Grayson’s capabilities: