Out of the park

A group of Democrats in the Alaska State Legislature got its feeling hurt and fired off a nastygram to Sen. Dan Sullivan after his May 3 speech before a joint session of the Legislature, the Juneau Empire is reporting.

The accused Sullivan of “misrepresentations and political rhetoric” by pointing out Democrats in general, and the Biden administration in particular, are bad news for Alaska and the nation.

“Today, we express our sincere disappointment for bringing Washington, D.C. partisanship to Alaska and embedding the divisive tone of that partisanship and rhetoric into our chambers,” the Alaska Democrats wrote. “During your speech, you blamed Democrats, our ideals, and our passion for a better America as the problem in this country.”

It sounds to us like Sullivan hit it out of the park.

He slapped the Biden administration around for rolling back President Donald Trump’s environmental orders and targeting Alaska families. “Alaska is always the gift that national Democrats always give their radical environmental supporters,” Sullivan said.

Sullivan also accused the national Democratic Party of “tempting America with cradle-to-grave European-style socialism.”

The Democrats involved in writing the letter – Senate Minority Leader Tom Begich, Anchorage; Sens. Elvi Gray, Anchorage; Jesse Kiehl, Juneau; Scott Kawasaki, Fairbanks; Donny Olson, Golovin; Bill Wielechowski, Anchorage; and, Reps. Ivy Sponholz; Andy Josephson; and, Harriet Drummond, all of Anchorage – say they are disappointed with Sullivan’s partisan rhetoric.

“We cannot imagine that you genuinely believe the rhetoric you professed during joint session because it is not how Alaskans work with each other. We may differ, but we don’t demean or denigrate,” the letter said.

Like we said, out of the park. Way out of the park.

5 Responses to Out of the park

  1. charlie bussell May 16, 2021 at 8:24 am

    look at the list of legislators signing the letter and it tells you all you need to know….perhaps a list of the most counter-productive members of the legislature and certainly all clear socialists and radical leftist.

  2. Angry Viking May 16, 2021 at 1:05 am

    “we express our sincere disappointment for bringing Washington, D.C. partisanship to Alaska”

    Ooooooookay…. then where were the complaints when Washington DC cash flooded Alaska politics, trying to get Al Gross elected? Or when that cash tried, and succeeded, in shoving Ranked Choice Voting down our throats? Or when that cash funded Forrest Dunfor’s current run at the Mayorship?

    No comment? Crickets? So DC-style partisanship is only bad if conservatives do it?

    Democrats must really think we’re idiots. Happily, they’re wrong.

  3. Phil May 15, 2021 at 5:26 am

    Perhaps the Reps and senators who can’t see divisive politics in Alaska should profess their ignorance as quickly as they did!
    Court adjourned!

  4. Sapper 1 May 14, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    He’s right. We rely on resource extraction. Democrats thwart that at every opportunity.

  5. R-Dubya May 14, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    Facts are … FACTS! It’s never been so blatantly evident as now, the Democrats are indeed a “Clear and Present Danger” to American Freedom.


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