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Never underestimate the ability of the GOP to screw up a sure thing

I’m about ready to swear off Sarah Palin and the Tea Party.  They can kiss my backside, as far as I’m concerned.

In case you haven’t seen by now, Sarah’s gal up in Delaware, Christine O’Donnell, defeated Mike Castle in the GOP Senate primary.  Every stinkin’ poll under the sun showed that Castle would easily defeat his Dem opponent, Chris Coons, in November and claim a Senate seat in a deep blue state.  So what does Palin and the Tea Party Express do?  They endorse O’Donnell, a woman who has so much baggage she ought to be Springer’s co-host on the game show.

What do you need to know about this race?  Only this:

Democrats rejoiced along with her supporters.

Yes, Castle is a RINO, and like you, I don’t like RINOs.  But for the love of Pete, people, this isn’t Lisa Murkowski we’re talking about!  Murky was a RINO in a cherry red state, and we don’t need RINOs from red states when conservatives will do nicely.  Castle is a squishy Republican who did vote for cap-and-tax in the House, but who also wanted to repeal ObamaCare and would have cast a vote for Mitch McConnell (or whomever the GOP picks) as Senate leader.

Let me repeat this: Castle was guaran-friggin’-TEED to win this seat!  And now, thanks to a gal and a group of people who are more interested in RINO hunting than in preventing a Dem-controlled Senate from nominating more Elena Kagans to the Supreme Court, this is a seat that is guaran-friggin’-TEED to stay blue.  But hey, at least Palin and the TP got ’em a RINO scalp, right?

Get this through your head, people: Delaware is as blue as that stupid hen that serves as its state bird.  Ace had a wonderful post last week whereby he stated that you move a blue state purple, a purple state red, and a red state redder.  The electorate in DE is not going to move from blue to deep red!  Just as Scott Brown won us over, despite not being a dyed-in-the-wool conservative, we could have endured Castle just as we’ve endured the Maine sisters (Snowe and Collins) because they were from blue states that wouldn’t be sending any Tom Coburns to the Senate anytime soon!

Palin and the TP pushed for Sharron Angle in NV, too.  Every poll in the world showed the two other Republicans in that primary (Sue Lowden and Danny Tarkanian) as beating the snot out of Harry Reid.  But since Lowden was an “establishment” candidate (but there was no reason to smack Tark, as he was not such a candidate), she had to be “purged” for Angle.  That nomination has breathed new life into Reid, and it is now unnecessarily neck-and-neck.

So, to recap: Palin and the TP bag themselves a RINO, and in the process, this seat is now gone...along with ANY hopes of taking back the Senate.

Sorry if I’m coming across as a pessimist, but I’m just calling it like I see it.  In this big red wave coming this year, the GOP (being led astray by Palin and the TP) looks poised to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.


September 14, 2010 - Posted by | Palin, shameful, Tea Party


  1. Castle voted for DISCLOSE. I need no other reason to see him run out of town. The time to force realignment of party principles is here, and while there may be growing pains, I see very little upside of one extra (R) that will vote with (D) on all the wrong stuff such as the anti-First-Amendment DISCLOSE.

    Time to take sides.

    Comment by TheBad | September 14, 2010

  2. Right on the money, again. A few comments in reply to TheBad.

    It makes no difference if the Green Party, Constitution Party, Libertarian Party, etc., realign themselves. When they realign, it’s like asking, “If a tree falls in the woods and no one hears it….” Realignment means nothing if you the party loses.

    The comment here confirms the point of the blog post. Calling for “realignment” while assuring a Democratic-socialist victory makes the “realignment” irrelevant. Congratulations, to the realigners, we will now allow more liberals to be appointed to the Supreme Court who will undermine the Constitution, and it is likely that the Democrats will set the Congressional agenda for two more years of waste.

    Mike Castle did not vote with the Dems on all the wrong stuff. He voted with the good guys a majority of the time. Now, with the election of Chris Coons, Delaware will have a Democratic Senator who will vote with the Dems on all the wrong stuff all the time! Congratulations!

    It reminds me of all the “conservatives” who were against McCain and voted for Obama. I don’t entertain complaints from those who cut off their noses to spite their faces by voting for Obama.

    Comment by George | September 15, 2010

  3. Sorry Crush, but I have to side with The Bad on this one. We’ve given the RINO’s chance after chance to do the right thing and they screw us at every turn. It’s time to take a stand and send ALL RINOs packing.

    I also disagaree with George’s assertion that they should have reelected Castle because he “voted with the good guys the majority of the time”. HE VOTED FOR CAP AND TRADE which is going to push this country right off the economic precipice. That vote alone should get the guy run out of town.

    The election isn’t over, so I think it’s premature for everyone to be throwing in the towel. No one thought O’Donnell could win the primary and look what happened. The pundits are woefully ignorant of just how thoroughly pissed off the American people really are.

    Comment by Kanaka Girl | September 15, 2010

  4. I still love ya, Kanaka Girl! 🙂

    Comment by George | September 15, 2010

  5. Castle voted for DISCLOSE.

    So will Coons.


    So will Coons.

    No one thought O’Donnell could win the primary and look what happened.

    She won a primary. Of Republican voters. Did I mention that Delaware is hopelessly blue?

    Again, I hate RINOs as much as any of you guys. And your reasons for rejoicing in COD’s win are valid. But I just can’t agree with the philosophy that it’s better to lose with conservatives than to win with moderates if the state is a blue one. PA, AK, and FL are all states where it was nice to toss a RINO into the streets (Specter, Murkowski, and Crist, respectively). But DE is not like those states.

    Plus, how do we know she’s a conservative? Because she says so? She’s got no record on which to run, so we have no way of knowing. This was a RINO hunt, pure and simple, and it doesn’t even matter that the winning candidate is a virtual unknown with a great deal of baggage who hasn’t been vetted.

    Look, I’ll run down I-95 in my skivvies if O’Donnell wins this thing. (No cameras, please!) I’m just convinced that she can’t. I WANT to be wrong, folks! Desperately.

    Comment by crushliberalism | September 15, 2010

  6. RINO’s gave birth to the Tea Party. RINO’s and their friends in the media chose our presidential candidate for us in the last election. That sh*t is over.

    Palin will never be the president but you can bet your bippy that she will be a power broker in the GOP for many years to come and the GOP better get used to it and get on board. Same ol’, same ol’ in DC just ain’t what it used to be.

    I plan to drive to Florida for the run down I-95!!

    Comment by Lee | September 15, 2010

  7. it doesn’t even matter that the winning candidate is a virtual unknown with a great deal of baggage who hasn’t been vetted.

    Hey, it worked for Obama! 🙂

    Castle is pro-abortion, pro cap and trade, and voted with the Dems on many of the key issues. I don’t see any substantial difference between him and Coons. At least this is making the GOP establishment and RINOs in particular wake up and say “oh crap – they’re really serious!”. Bottom line, we can’t just keep eating the big fat RINO crap sandwich we’ve been fed by the GOP all these years and then expecting things to change. They don’t take us seriously because we keep accepting the garbage they put up for election. NO MORE!

    I think O’Donnell has a shot and I’m not willing to throw in the towel. Especially now that the GOP is behind her.

    When you make that I-95 run, let me know….I’m sure that will make for an interesting campaign video when you make your Senate bid. 🙂

    Comment by Kanaka Girl | September 15, 2010

  8. Oh and Crush….just to help facilitate your I-95 run, I’m sending a donation to the O’Donnell campaign in your honor.

    Hope it’s not too cold November 3rd. BRRR. You might have to break out the flannel skivvies. 🙂

    Comment by Kanaka Girl | September 15, 2010

  9. Hey, it worked for Obama!

    That’s my point. Look who we got stuck with! 😦

    I don’t see any substantial difference between him and Coons.

    Castle was for repealing ObamaCare, and he would have voted for McConnell or whomever the GOP picks in the Senate.

    I think O’Donnell has a shot

    Did I mention that DE is hopelessly blue? 😀

    Look, I’m over the Castle loss now. As today has worn on, he has really shown what a petulant brat he is. However, I stand by my contention that he was bagged simply for being a RINO, with no regard for O’Donnell’s electability (or lack thereof). I don’t think his supporters, the RINOs of the state, are going to vote for COD, and there aren’t enough conservatives in DE to pick up the slack. I don’t like Castle, and I never did, but I think I’m a realist when it comes to expectations of northeastern states. She’s no Scott Brown.

    But if she does pull the shocker, then you can hold the camcorder while Lee does the driving! So long as someone brings a space heater, since Novembers in FL are hit-and-miss! 😆

    Comment by crushliberalism | September 15, 2010

  10. Love ya, brother, but I’m going with Kanaka Girl, et al.

    What if she DOES win? Huh?

    Comment by TTH | September 16, 2010

  11. There was a time when the CW was that Rubio stood no chance whatsoever. We’ll see how deep the blue runs come November – and I’ll match your I-95 bet … only on the I-10 here in Arizona. All are welcome to come and point/laugh/photograph/video should I lose.

    Alas, this conversation boils down to one critical point: a 51 seat Senate with Castle makes a certain Senator ridiculously important. This mid-term is the perfect chance to send a clear message to the establishment Republicans (the ones who were also running up the deficit by legislating and spending like liberals). Think we’re under the blue thumb now? Imagine what it would be if we had to bow down to a slime like Castle.

    Lest we want the birth of a third party – one that is both powerful as the Tea Party Movement and more conservative than Republicans, then the Republican Party needs to get serious about where it stands on value and principle. Part of the reason we’re in this mess is that all too many people are more concerned with politics than policy.

    P.S. Did I mention Castle voted for DISCLOSE? How can someone with this much distain for the First Amendment call himself a Republican?

    Comment by TheBad | September 16, 2010

  12. P.P.S. Vote for me and Angry McDougal in the 2012 Presidential election. We are running under the Intolerance Party banner and appreciate your vote.

    Comment by TheBad | September 16, 2010

  13. I don’t see any substantial difference between him and

    I’d argue that the substantial differnces would be that Castle would have helped to make a Republican majority in the Senate, making O’Connell the Majority Leader. Coons would not. Another difference is that Castle would have made it easier to have a Republican majority on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Coons would not have.

    Having said that, I really hope I get to see the run on I-95 in Florida and I-10 in Arizona. Can you guys not do it on the same day so that we can make both runs? Let’s hope they happen…..

    Comment by George | September 16, 2010

  14. P.P.S. Vote for me and Angry McDougal in the 2012 Presidential election. We are running under the Intolerance Party banner and appreciate your vote.


    Comment by crushliberalism | September 16, 2010

  15. There was a time when the CW was that Rubio stood no chance whatsoever.

    Good point, except (a) that was a GOP primary and (b) unlike DE, FL isn’t a hopelessly blue state. But your point about “so-and-so can’t win” is valid.

    (Sidebar: Late last year, when Rubio was a “can’t win” guy, he was at a fundraiser in my neighborhood. I didn’t come and meet the guy, because I thought it was a waste of time. D’oh! So my shoddy prognosticator track record should give us some hope about O’Donnell’s chances in 6 weeks! 😀 )

    Love ya, brother, but I’m going with Kanaka Girl, et al.

    What if she DOES win? Huh?

    Then it’s a run down I-95 for me in my Batman Underoos that Jax residents (and the inmates in city jail) will never forget! 😆

    Wait…did I just mention my Batman Underoos? Crap, where’s the Delete button? 😀

    Folks, I hope ALL of you are right about this. I WANT to be wrong! I guess George and I are the only ones who think that this did more harm than good. Only time will tell.

    Comment by crushliberalism | September 16, 2010

  16. I WANT to be wrong, folks! Desperately…I WANT to be wrong!

    Hmmm….those aren’t words we usually hear from you Crush. I’m starting to think that the underlying motive here is that you REALLY want to show the fine people of Florida your Batman underoos… Thou dost protesteth too much! 🙂

    The Bad….I don’t think you’re going to lose the bet, but if you do, I think you should pull a Lady Gaga and do your run wearing BACON…

    Comment by Kanaka Girl | September 16, 2010

  17. Uhhhhhhhhhhh……………………….

    You folks are missing the obvious here. Dont you understand what is really going on out there? There is a seismic shift of BIBLICAL proportions going on now. NO Democrat is safe. The Republicans will win 80-100 House seats and 13 senate seats at a minimum. OBAMA! will go down as one of the most important Presidents in American history…but not in a way he had hoped for …the one who finally woke up Patriots, Minutmen and Sons of Liberty from a long slumber.

    O’Donnell will by 4-6% Write that down.

    “There is a Divine Providence that protects idiots, drunkards, children and the United States of America.”

    Comment by Sons of Liberty | September 16, 2010

  18. I’m curious; but first I assert that I loathe liberalism! Now, cuz a RINO in a deep blue state loses a primary, why do folks think people are gonna elect the new, right winger? I love right wingers, btw. What, beside PURE hopeful thinking, gives an indication that a right winger will take DE? Recall that the Dems REJOICED at this? Why is that not concerning anyone? So…if the dems likely take DE, will we rejoice that “at least he beat a politically favorable candidate”? I hope y’all are rite, bit forgive me if reality seems to be smirking right now…

    Comment by Kevin | September 17, 2010

  19. “Well, I’ve been in the majority with Republicans who didn’t have principles, and we embarrassed ourselves and lost credibility in front of the country. Frankly, I’m at a point where I’d rather lose fighting for the right cause than win fighting for the wrong cause.”

    “I don’t want the majority back if we don’t believe anything,”

    Sen. Jim DeMint, R-SC

    Comment by Fargin Bastiges | September 17, 2010

  20. This is not a team sport. A guy I don’t like on my football team I’ll root for. Not so with a political party. We need to KO all RINO’s. One by One, take over the Republican Party. God Bless the Tea Party movement. The ONLY hope for America. Get on board. The Roves and Castels are head. It’s just a shame McCain won in AZ.

    Comment by Cracker | September 20, 2010

  21. Roves/Castels Dead, not head… sorry

    Comment by Cracker | September 20, 2010

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