Teapartier Joe Miller Compares Sen. Murkowski to Whore

August 27, 2010

(ChattahBox)—-Oh, boy. The likely Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from Alaska, teapartier Joe Miller, currently leading incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), by less than 2,000 votes, is about to pull off a big electoral upset. Once the absentee ballots are counted, Miller is expected to hold on to his win. Democrats are estatic, because Miller’s extremist right-wing fringe beliefs are expected to propel moderate voters to the Democratic candidate. Miller’s rough-around-the edges inexperience didn’t take long to rear its head. The Sarah Palin backed candidate took to his Twitter account, comparing Sen. Murkowski to a prostitute.

Miller was responding to the news that Murkowski is considering staying in the race as a third-party Libertarian candidate. Miller resorted to derogatory sexual stereotypes to express his displeasure with such a move.

The tweet has since been deleted, but not before it was screen grabbed by the blog, Swing State Project.

Miller is among a crop of not ready for prime time tea party candidates, with radical right of mainstream views, including senatorial candidates Rand Paul from Kentucky and Sharron Angle from Nevada.

What are some of Miller’s wacky views? He believes unemployment benefits are unconstitutional and he proposes doing away with Social Security benefits. Miller also holds radical anti-abortion views, believing all abortion procedures should be outlawed, even in cases of rape or incest.

This election should be entertaining at least. And it will be interesting to see how Miller handles the national media. Fellow teapartiers Sharron Angle and Rand Paul bombed big time, when they were confronted by real mainstream journalists. They subsequently, restricted their media appearances to conservative-friendly talk radio programs and Fox News.

But on Miller’s website under the category Joe’s Schedule, he’s scheduled to appear on national television this weekend, on CBS’ Face the Nation. If he’s pressed on his fringe positions, as well as his comparison to a sitting female senator to a prostitute, expect him to revert to home ground at Fox News during the remainder of the campaign.

(Update: Miller apologized, blaming a staffer for comparing Sen. Murkowski to a prostitute. “Please accept my apologies. Staffer trying to encourage Libertarians not to sell out.”


Comments

7 Responses to “Teapartier Joe Miller Compares Sen. Murkowski to Whore”

  1. reza on August 28th, 2010 9:41 am

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  2. John on August 28th, 2010 6:11 pm

    This article is typical of the left-wing BS that is growing more tedious every day. Miller’s volunteer twitter goofed for sure, but he wasn’t referring to Murkowski, and even a casual reading of the tweet would demonstrate that. First of all, Murkowski hasn’t done or said a thing suggesting that she would run with the so-called Alaskan Libertarian Party. On the other hand, the Libertarian Party is the one hinting at inviting a liberal, anti-libertarian candidate for sure Murkowski to represent their party. THEY are the potential WHORES in this mess. For 15 minutes of notoriety, these people would sell their own mothers, sisters and daughters. I am a libertarian at heart, but I’m glad I’m not a member of their party!

  3. SeattleBruce on August 28th, 2010 7:19 pm

    “The Sarah Palin backed candidate took to his Twitter account, comparing Sen. Murkowski to a prostitute.”

    http://www.ktva.com/ci_15916691

    Well, well, well…when you don’t do your due diligence you simply end up lying. The tweet was from a volunteer staffer who’s been since fired:

    “Miller’s camp said the tweet was sent from Joe Miller’s Twitter account but was actually written by a volunteer staff worker who has since been relieved of his tweeting duties.

    While Miller said he does not “stand by those comments,” he insisted the tweet was directed at the Libertarian Party, not Sen. Murkowski.

    In his final remarks, Miller apologized to Murkowski for “any hurt feelings caused by this poorly conceived post.”

    Perhaps you could FACT CHECK just a little bit?

    Thanks!

  4. SeattleBruce on August 28th, 2010 8:08 pm

    http://joemiller.us/press/miller-apologizes-for-volunteers-tweet

    “Anchorage, Alaska. August 27, 2010 — A tweet went out today from Joe Miller’s Twitter account, the intent of which was to encourage the Libertarians to stay true to their party’s values and not to allow Senator Murkowski to run under their banner. It linked to an article in the Daily Caller saying the two were in discussions.

    Miller responded, “Throughout the campaign I have had volunteers who assist in many areas, including assisting me in communicating through Twitter. This tweet was in poor judgment and the volunteer has been relieved of those duties. And while the comments have been misconstrued (they were directed at the Libertarian Party), I don’t stand by those comments. The Libertarians are free to choose whomever they want to represent them. It’s up to them to decide who best represents their values. I am a Republican Party U.S. Senate candidate, and look forward to representing that party’s message of limited government and returning power to the states and the people who live in them. I certainly apologize to Senator Murkowski for any hurt feelings caused by this poorly conceived post.”

  5. Tony on August 28th, 2010 8:11 pm

    History through Cartoon! http://www.teapartyhd.com/tm

    distrust in establishment not paranoid.

  6. atheist on August 29th, 2010 11:15 am

    Funny how these paragons of individual responsibility, the Tea Party Republicans, always have some staffer or flunky handy to blame for whatever stupid thing they have done. The buck never stops here, apparently.

  7. Keith on August 30th, 2010 8:39 pm

    The mainstream media are the prostitutes…I hope we’re all in agreement on that.
    These senators and congressmen who have voted for bailouts and illegal war are just plain criminals.

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