Right Wing Teaparty Candidate Wins in Delaware

  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 15, 2010 1:24 AM GMT
    After hearing about this nutcase.. I say, be concerned, be very concerned......
    I can't believe this nut beat a "reasonable" republican in Mike Castle.

    Time for the dems to wake up and send this "candidate" packing.....

    From CNN:


    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin backs Christine O'Donnell for Delaware seat
    U.S. Rep. Mike Castle says he doesn't see O'Donnell surge before primary, report says
    Democrats say O'Donnell win would help them keep Senate seat from Delaware
    Check out the final returns from key primary races on "AC360°" at 10 p.m. ET Tuesday.

    (CNN) -- U.S. Rep. Mike Castle, a nine-term Republican, finds himself in a tight primary race with TV commentator and Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell in Delaware's Republican U.S. Senate primary Tuesday.

    In the closing days of the primary campaign, O'Donnell has gotten a boost with an endorsement by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and more than $150,000 in late spending from the Tea Party Express. All these developments have the GOP establishment worried that O'Donnell could take down the Republican they believe is most likely to win in November.

    O'Donnell has positioned herself as a conservative gate-crasher.

    "We're breaking up the backroom deals," she told CNN. "We're restoring the political process back to the hands of the people." She refers to Castle as the "anointed one."

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    Sep 15, 2010 1:27 AM GMT
    The Tea Party is exploiting one of the fundamental faults of the Constitution: that smaller states have equal say in the Senate as a large state. Their money there is much better spent than in, say, Pennsylvania.
  • creature

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    Sep 15, 2010 1:28 AM GMT
    But that's good news for the Dems in the general election. No moderate will vote for her. This is fantastic!
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    Sep 15, 2010 1:31 AM GMT
    Unless they poison all the moderates! icon_twisted.gif
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984_Rajneeshee_bioterror_attack
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    Sep 15, 2010 1:34 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidUnless they poison all the moderates! icon_twisted.gif
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984_Rajneeshee_bioterror_attack


    LOL. No. I think we can firmly assume that Delaware will remain Democratic.
  • Webster666

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    Sep 15, 2010 5:57 AM GMT
    Actually, this is very likely GREAT news.
    Every nut job Teabagger Republican that wins the Republican nomination means an excellent chance of them LOSING to their Democratic opponent, come November.

    All Democrats, and nearly all Independents will not vote for someone from on beyond the Republican lunatic fringe.
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    Sep 15, 2010 6:34 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidA
    From CNN:

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Faggot Palin backs regurgitates out of her rigid vagina a spurious Christine O'Donnell for Delaware seat

    ...

    In the closing days of the primary campaign, O'Donnell has gotten a boost with an endorsement by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's insane church-going, deer-shooting, rednecks and more than $150,000 in late spending from the Tea Party Anti-Gay Marriage Express. All these developments have the GOP establishment worried that O'Donnell could take down the average but not as harmful Republican they believe is most likely to win in November.

    O'Donnell has positioned herself as a conservative gate-crasher ass-master.

    "We're breaking up the backroom deals progress," she told CNN. "We're restoring hindering the political process back by handing jobs meant for shrewd, astute, practical people to the hands of the plebians people." She refers to Castle as the "anointedantediluvian one."



    I edited the article for accuracy.
  • GQjock

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    Sep 15, 2010 10:13 AM GMT
    Seems like every incumbent who's been booted do far has been a republican

    But this one over there is DE is really a lunatic
    She makes Sharon Engle look like Oliver Wendell Holmes

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    Sep 15, 2010 12:48 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    GQjock saidSeems like every incumbent who's been booted do far has been a republican


    Because....

    Democrats are happy with the status-quo.

    They love the idea of more and more government "safety nets" for more and more citizens.

    They love the idea of having a chance to get more "free money" from the government, especially if it comes from the "evil rich" and those "dastardly corporations."

    They have "hope" for even more "change" from their career politician Democrat representatives.



    While....

    Republicans want us to return to wasting tax-payers' money, bankrupting the country, and fighting unnecessary wars (while ignoring real threats).

    Republicans continue to demonize gays, minorities, and immigrants and work very hard to strip them of their rights.

    Republicans want to continue offering tax breaks for the very wealthy, providing more deregulation, and breaking up labor unions.

    Republicans want everything to stay the same, even if it continues to hurt our country economically and morally.
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    Sep 15, 2010 1:59 PM GMT
    Yes, I know that "All Democrats are evil" as Ann Coulter once said on CNN.

    If you can put blanket statements about Democrats on the forum, why can't I do the same thing? I don't believe in any of the things you listed, so I posted the same type of broad generalizations. Demonizing either side is not going to get this country anywhere. We have to learn to work together for the greater good of this country and its residents.

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    Sep 15, 2010 2:03 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said

    lissenup said
    bankrupting the country

    Time to leave liberal fantasy land.... Since taking office in January of 2009, the Obama administration, in cooperation with the Democrat controlled Congress, have added as much to the national debt as all the presidents from Washington through Reagan combined.

    You can say the same for Bush.
    Debt when Clinton left = $5.674 trillion

    Debt when Bush left = $9.849 trillion

    So the national debt rose $ 4.175 trillion dollars in
    8 years of the Bush administration, which adds up to
    $521Billion a year each year Bush was in office.

    Currently the national debt is $13.4Trillion dollars.




    lissenup said
    and fighting unnecessary wars (while ignoring real threats).

    I'm all for cutting the military budget by 15% (along with the rest of the Federal budget) and "avoiding foreign entanglements." Seems like anti-war-Pelosi just didn't want to cut off the funding of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars that she and her fellow Democrats promised they would end if they were put back in power back in 2006. (They were, and they didn't.)

    Again, you want the Republicans to claim that they can take care of defense better? And artificially depress the economy (since it was artificially pumped up in the first place by Bush with HIS wars)?

    Obama is on track ending the war in Iraq.


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    Sep 15, 2010 2:06 PM GMT
    lissenup said
    southbeach1500 said
    GQjock saidSeems like every incumbent who's been booted do far has been a republican


    Because....

    Democrats are happy with the status-quo.

    They love the idea of more and more government "safety nets" for more and more citizens.

    They love the idea of having a chance to get more "free money" from the government, especially if it comes from the "evil rich" and those "dastardly corporations."

    They have "hope" for even more "change" from their career politician Democrat representatives.



    While....

    Republicans want us to return to wasting tax-payers' money, bankrupting the country, and fighting unnecessary wars (while ignoring real threats).

    Republicans continue to demonize gays, minorities, and immigrants and work very hard to strip them of their rights.

    Republicans want to continue offering tax breaks for the very wealthy, providing more deregulation, and breaking up labor unions.

    Republicans want everything to stay the same, even if it continues to hurt our country economically and morally.


    What are you smoking? Can I have some?
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    Sep 15, 2010 2:16 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie said
    What are you smoking? Can I have some?


    See my response above at a 9:59 AM.
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    Sep 15, 2010 2:21 PM GMT
    I think like to feel that they are part of something and show they have power. The fact that it isn't good for they don't care...or more likely the don't think enough to realize it.
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    Sep 15, 2010 2:26 PM GMT
    Caslon15000 saidI think like to feel that they are part of something and show they have power. The fact that it isn't good for they don't care...or more likely the don't think enough to realize it.


    ? I didn't understand this....
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    Sep 15, 2010 11:33 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie said

    What are you smoking? Can I have some?


    You've already had WAY too much.
  • Webster666

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    Sep 15, 2010 11:44 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    GQjock saidSeems like every incumbent who's been booted do far has been a republican


    Because....

    Democrats are happy with the status-quo.

    They love the idea of more and more government "safety nets" for more and more citizens.

    They love the idea of having a chance to get more "free money" from the government, especially if it comes from the "evil rich" and those "dastardly corporations."

    They have "hope" for even more "change" from their career politician Democrat representatives.






    Actually, this phenomenon has nothing to do with Democrats.
    Candidates from on beyond the Republican lunatic fringe are winning the Republican nominations.

    If they keep this up, there will be a Democratic landslide, come November, because not too many people will vote for candidates who make Sarah Palin look normal and acceptable.
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    Sep 17, 2010 9:31 PM GMT
    The Canadian Conservative movement underwent a similar split when the western Reform Party formed. It split the right-wing vote and allowed the Liberal Party to obtain a record three successive majority governments (which directly enabled the recognition of same-sex marriage). The Conservative side of politics would remain in the political hinterlands for 14 years until they were reunited (in an ugly set of internal betrayals) as the Conservative Party, under the politically astute (and notoriously mirthless) former economist, Stephen Harper.

    The Tea Party Movement will likely do the same in the USA, helping Obama win a second term, despite fierce opposition and growing hysteria.

    How quickly the Tea Party's extreme right can be balanced and shaped into into a platform palatable enough for a public increasingly disgusted by hysteria and hyperbole will determine whether the Republicans can reclaim the White House after eight years of Obama.


    I mentioned to Caslon back when we first saw young Senator Obama interviewed by Jon Stewart, I said "He ought to be your next President."

    Caslon said "no, he is just a junior senator." (I shoulda bet him a toonie).

    He'd have paid it too (wouldn't you Caslon?)


    So invoking that same mystical powers of prognostication I can see Meghan McCain as a GOP candidate who could win an election.