Delaware GOP files FEC complaint against O’Donnell over tea-party money

posted at 5:53 pm on September 10, 2010 by Allahpundit

Really dumb, and I say that as someone who’s firmly in the “vote for the electable RINO” camp.

The Republican Party of Delaware has filed a formal complaint with the Federal Election Commission, accusing one of its own Senate candidates of illegally collaborating with the Tea Party Express…

The complaint alleges that the O’Donnell campaign is “knowingly accepting illegal campaign contributions from the Tea Party Express” political action committee. It cites two “alarming” instances:

— O’Donnell has knowingly accepted excessive contributions from the Tea Party Express that were directly solicited on behalf of the O’Donnell campaign, according to the filing.

— O’Donnell has accepted illegal excessive contributions from the Tea Party Express by engaging in a statewide coordinated communications effort in support of her campaign. This means, according to the complaint, that every advertisement that is being run by the Tea Party Express in support of O’Donnell is a violation of federal law.

The thinking here, I take it, is to bolster Team Castle’s narrative that O’Donnell is a shady character, to the point where she’s allegedly willing to violate federal law to win. First problem with that: By escalating to this point, they’re risking total alienation of O’Donnell voters, some of whom Castle will need to win in November if he survives the primary. In fairness, the race is already bitter enough that many O’Donnell supporters are bound to stay home anyway if he’s the nominee, but the harder this hardball gets, the more of them he’ll lose. And in a blue state with a credible Democratic nominee, even a RINO can’t afford to bleed too many deep red voters. The second problem: Castle vs. O’Donnell isn’t just a “RINO vs. true conservative” contest. It’s also an “establishment vs. grassroots” contest, such that heavy-handed legal action by the state party — invoking the much-loathed strictures of campaign-finance law, no less — is, perhaps, not the best optics for Castle in this year of all years. How on earth will he gain more than he’ll lose from this complaint?

On a related note, Jeffrey Lord argues in AmSpec today that O’Donnell is being attacked by big-name pundits at NRO, among others, because she presents a challenge to the “Ruling Class” of conservatism. Jim Geraghty, whom Lord includes as an example, responds by calling it the “stupidest article in the history of the American Spectator.” Exit question: Are all O’Donnell skeptics/grudging Castle supporters also part of the “Ruling Class,” or is it only the ones who write for famous magazines? I assume that beta males, by definition, don’t qualify.


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NEVER GIVE MONEY TO THE PARTY. ONLY GIVE DIRECTLY TO THE CANDIDATE.

roninacreage on September 10, 2010 at 5:55 PM

The Ruling Class Hits Christine O’Donnell
By Jeffrey Lord

“whatever else Christine O’Donnell has done in her life, being part of that ‘in crowd’ has never been high on her list. If she’s elected, she may well be one wrecking ball of a senator — totally willing to not be part of the Ruling Class club. The prospect of a ‘Senator O’Donnell’ utterly terrifies the Ruling Class”
http://spectator.org/archives/2010/09/10/the-ruling-class-hits-christin

Side By Side Comparison of Christine O’Donnell & Mike Castle:
http://christine2010.com/why-christine/

D0WNT0WN on September 10, 2010 at 5:56 PM

Otherwise you get morons like Michael Steele blowing it at 5 star resorts on caviar, golf, and massages.

roninacreage on September 10, 2010 at 5:56 PM

Time for reasoned arguments as to why the FEC should be abolished and McCain-Feingold repealed.

SaintGeorgeGentile on September 10, 2010 at 5:57 PM

Jeffrey Lord, if it’s a choice between you and Jim Geraghty, it’s not even close.

JohnGalt23 on September 10, 2010 at 5:57 PM

Here we go again.. another 500 comment O’Donnell/Castle thread..

davek70 on September 10, 2010 at 5:58 PM

All new blood must be squashed for the good of the Party. I reserve judgment of guilt until the RPD produces evidence.

Bishop on September 10, 2010 at 5:58 PM

Mike Castle is the next Arlen Specter. Support Christine. Support a real Republican. Support a real conservative. Support someone who has actual beliefs and principles and isn’t afraid to stand by them. Mike Castle is a phony and will sell out the party and the cause.

http://christine2010.com/

D0WNT0WN on September 10, 2010 at 5:59 PM

The same RINO revulsion that is leveled at Palin.

Django on September 10, 2010 at 6:00 PM

The RINOs are letting us all know who and exactly what they are. STATISTS

tarpon on September 10, 2010 at 6:00 PM

So the Delaware GOP says the Tea Party is violating the law by using their 1st Amendment rights to support O’Donnell? This is an outrage.

roninacreage on September 10, 2010 at 6:01 PM

This is a win … if we can’t get O’Donnel into the seat we’ll certainly keep Castle out of it.

That’s all I’m hoping for.

HondaV65 on September 10, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Side By Side Comparison of Christine O’Donnell & Mike Castle:
http://christine2010.com/why-christine/

D0WNT0WN on September 10, 2010 at 5:56 PM

Very interesting. Why are HotAirheads supporting Castle, again? Is it just because they think O’Donnell is stupid, the way they claim Palin is stupid?

John the Libertarian on September 10, 2010 at 6:01 PM

[roninacreage on September 10, 2010 at 5:55 PM]

I’m going to start giving to the Republican Governor’s Association as long as Haley Barbour’s there. Much as we need Republicans in Congress, I think we need states on the outside working hard to strangle the Federal government just as much and it seems to me Barbour is working to do just that.

Dusty on September 10, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Jay Cost has warned you idiots…

If you want to repeal Obamacare, leave Mike Castle alone.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/morning-jay-coming-dem-pocalypse-senate-polls-cooks-dire-warning-and-more

ninjapirate on September 10, 2010 at 6:02 PM

All you O’Donnell supporters should be locked in padded rooms. Seriously. It’s ridiculous how you support a lying $6000nair. Absolutely ridiculous.

Narutoboy on September 10, 2010 at 6:03 PM

Very interesting. Why are HotAirheads supporting Castle, again? Is it just because they think O’Donnell is stupid, the way they claim Palin is stupid?

John the Libertarian on September 10, 2010 at 6:01 PM

THIS. Awaiting Jenfidel in 5..4…3..2..1

davek70 on September 10, 2010 at 6:03 PM

RINOPublican Party strikes again…….

……at this rate the GOP shouldn’t worry about “a LANDSLIDE” in November.

Truth be known McConnell and his ilk are all for growing the power of the FEDGOV (and their own).


The Founding Fathers would be disgusted at you wretches in D.C.

PappyD61 on September 10, 2010 at 6:03 PM

“we’ll certainly keep Castle out of it. That’s all I’m hoping for.”

[HondaV65 on September 10, 2010 at 6:01 PM]

I hope you fail.

Dusty on September 10, 2010 at 6:03 PM

The O’Donnell supporters will rue the day they voted for liar mcliarson Christine O’Donnell.

No to “RINOs”

Yes to liars.

Yea, makes perfect sense.

Narutoboy on September 10, 2010 at 6:04 PM

Dusty on September 10, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Give to the Gov. candidate directly. No skimming off the top by the RGA.

roninacreage on September 10, 2010 at 6:04 PM

RINO idiots. Do they want the Tea Party to become a third party? If their plan is to alienate small government conservatives and libertarians, then their succeeding.

Kalapana on September 10, 2010 at 6:04 PM

I actually supported Castle just so the GOP could win the seat now I say screw the Delaware GOP and Castle. Vote O’Donnell!!!!

We need people like her not a Specter wannbie like Castle.

taney71 on September 10, 2010 at 6:04 PM

“If you want to repeal Obamacare, leave Mike Castle alone.” The Tea Party agenda is much bigger than that. It has something to do with the United States Constitution. You know, the document that RINOs have been wiping their ass with for decades.

Kalapana on September 10, 2010 at 6:06 PM

Truth be known McConnell and his ilk are all for growing the power of the FEDGOV (and their own).

The Founding Fathers would be disgusted at you wretches in D.C.

PappyD61 on September 10, 2010 at 6:03 PM

You got that right. When McConnel was Sen. Maj. leader, he was a total failure. Spent us into oblivion, just at a slower pace than the dems. He needs to go. I hope someone challendes him for the top spot whether we get the majority back or not.

roninacreage on September 10, 2010 at 6:07 PM

The more crap that gets slung by the big guys, the more people will swing towards the outsider. Can’t they see that the proletariat are tired of politicos.

GrayDog on September 10, 2010 at 6:07 PM

The “RNC Ruling Class” of the Republican Party is starting to “piss off” this long time supporter!!!!

bucko36 on September 10, 2010 at 6:07 PM

Folks, don’t get bent out of shape on this. DE may be a bridge too far. But, if we can’t get Christine into that seat then we need to make sure it goes to the Democrats and stays out of an establishment Republican’s hands.

In this action – you can see exactly how the elite Ayatollah’s work – and it’s not pretty. From reaching their hands down into elections to endorse people like Crist and Specter … to going out of their way to undercut grassroots candidates like Paul and Angle … to deliberate intent to interfere in vote counting – like Miller vs Murkowski … to mudslinging on candidates like Christine O’Donnell …

This is the way the GOP Ayatollahs do business. It’s not Democratic, it’s not respectful of the GOP grassroots party member, and it’s exactly the kind of thing that caused our enthusiasm balloon to deflate – causing huge party losses in ’06 and ’08.

And it’ll all happen again if we give the Ayatollah’s control of the Senate. We need to promote the DeMint side of the party – we need to rob the Ayatollahs of food and water – this means keep CASTLE OUT AT ANY COST.

That includes giving this seat to the Democrats if there’s no other option.

If Castle is elected – the strongarm elitist tactics of the GOP Ayatollahs will be rewarded – and they will be strengthened. If O’Donnel or the Democrat is elected – they will be weakened.

We have a 2 out 3 shot at an acceptable solution.

And Mike Castle just sealed our victory with this obviously transparent dirty move!

Thanks Mike! By the way – hope you have a career to fall back on!

HondaV65 on September 10, 2010 at 6:08 PM

The Founding Fathers would be disgusted at you wretches in D.C.

[PappyD61 on September 10, 2010 at 6:03 PM]

Hello? It’s the Republican Party of Delaware. Last I looked Delaware was not in DC.

Besides, the Founders were often worse than this and would probably use one word to describe these folks — Rookies. So, give me a call when any two of them meet for a duel at dawn.

Dusty on September 10, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Talk about poisoning the well. These scorched earth tactics will not favor Castle.

Firefly_76 on September 10, 2010 at 6:09 PM

That’s it.

It’s Christine or the damn Democrat.

If she can’t win it, we’ll have to pick up one more seat somewhere else.

Screw these jerks, I’ve had it.

If Delaware is going to vote Cap and Trade and all that other crap anyway, let the Dems take the blame for it.

Bloodying the establishment’s nose just became more important than anything.

Brian1972 on September 10, 2010 at 6:09 PM

Vote all incumbants out in our primaries.

roninacreage on September 10, 2010 at 6:09 PM

So is Team Castle or the D-RNC trying to get the Tea Party Express to open their wallets to them in equal donations?

fourdeucer on September 10, 2010 at 6:09 PM

I think this will help and not hurt her. Also, she just got the NRA endorsement.

Blake on September 10, 2010 at 6:09 PM

If O’Donnell ends up winning this, she’s not going to win the general election… and her nomination may end up derailing another person who Palin endorsed… I don’t want to give specifics, but let me just say Palin just screwed up big time..

ninjapirate on September 10, 2010 at 6:10 PM

Jeffrey Lord, if it’s a choice between you and Jim Geraghty, it’s not even close.

JohnGalt23 on September 10, 2010 at 5:57 PM

Agreed. Geragthy is the RINO who wrote a disgusting hit-piece on Sharron Angle just days before the primary. I have no use for him.

Norwegian on September 10, 2010 at 6:10 PM

Ya know.. I wouldn’t be surprised if there are more dem’s taking the seats. Because no one can agree on who is more conservative then who and it just hurts all of us.

Hmmmm, wait… common sense was talking. Let me stop.

upinak on September 10, 2010 at 6:10 PM

ninjapirate on September 10, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Shut up. It is time to burn the motherf*#^er down.

Brian1972 on September 10, 2010 at 6:10 PM

Exit question: Are all O’Donnell skeptics/grudging Castle supporters also part of the “Ruling Class,” or is it only the ones who write for famous magazines? I assume that beta males, by definition, don’t qualify.

only if you went to high screwel with them, AP….so, you’re good.. :)

ted c on September 10, 2010 at 6:10 PM

You got that right. When McConnel was Sen. Maj. leader, he was a total failure. Spent us into oblivion, just at a slower pace than the dems. He needs to go. I hope someone challendes him for the top spot whether we get the majority back or not.

roninacreage on September 10, 2010 at 6:07 PM

He will not be challenged unless we send grassroots NEW BREED Republicans to the Senate.

But you have the rest absolutely correct. NO MAJORITY AT ALL IS PREFERABLE TO A MAJORITY LED BY MCCONNELL!!

HondaV65 on September 10, 2010 at 6:11 PM

Maybe the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee can parachute-in a quick response legal team to help out Castle now that the whole Murkowski thing fell apart.

Bishop on September 10, 2010 at 6:11 PM

I don’t want to give specifics, but let me just say Palin just screwed up big time..

ninjapirate on September 10, 2010 at 6:10 PM

uh oh, the sky is falling on palin …..again!….

ted c on September 10, 2010 at 6:11 PM

RINOs: Screwing the pooch when it counts…as usual.

SurferDoc on September 10, 2010 at 6:11 PM

Give it up… if you wanted to take out Castle you should have gotten a better nominee… good god, this is suicidal and stupid…

ninjapirate on September 10, 2010 at 6:12 PM

If O’Donnell ends up winning this, she’s not going to win the general election… and her nomination may end up derailing another person who Palin endorsed… I don’t want to give specifics, but let me just say Palin just screwed up big time..

ninjapirate on September 10, 2010 at 6:10 PM

OK, thanks for your input, Mitch Daniels. Now go back to your next surrender project.

Norwegian on September 10, 2010 at 6:12 PM

ninjapirate on September 10, 2010 at 6:10 PM

You don’t want to give specifics.

So what.

The DEGOP screwed up BIG time.

It is time they felt the pain.

Brian1972 on September 10, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Shut up. It is time to burn the motherf*#^er down.

Brian1972 on September 10, 2010 at 6:10 PM

the roof, the roof, the … er… quran is on fire.

We don’t need the water, let the mo-fo burn.

upinak on September 10, 2010 at 6:12 PM

For what it is worth, it might be worth remembering that a legislator is supposed to represent his constituents. Does anyone doubt that Castle’s positions are more reflective of Delaware citizens (mislead though we may feel they be) than
O’Donnell’s are? Should we really condemn Mike Castle for actually representing the views of Delaware?

KW64 on September 10, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Every dime Republicans have to spend defending the dingbat O’Donnell, is $2 worth of money not being sent to defeat Reid, Boxer, Murray, Blumenthal, and the Mob Banker.

Apologetic California on September 10, 2010 at 6:13 PM

If O’Donnell ends up winning this, she’s not going to win the general election… and her nomination may end up derailing another person who Palin endorsed… I don’t want to give specifics, but let me just say Palin just screwed up big time..

It’s just not the same when you fail to include “Palin is a stupid moron dumbo idiot”.

Bishop on September 10, 2010 at 6:13 PM

If O’Donnell ends up winning this, she’s not going to win the general election… and her nomination may end up derailing another person who Palin endorsed… I don’t want to give specifics, but let me just say Palin just screwed up big time..

ninjapirate on September 10, 2010 at 6:10 PM

Who cares? At this point the Dimmocrat is preferable to Castle. If Castle loses – that’s one more GOP Ayatollah out in the cold – with the possibility that all their support will erode in January if enough Ayatollahs go down in defeat.

A reformed GOP is much more preferable to a Republican Senate majority.

We need a fighting GOP in 2012 – that’s the money making election cycle.

Get the ayatollahs out of there – NOW!

HondaV65 on September 10, 2010 at 6:14 PM

I know plenty of Floridians besides myself who are fed up with the RNSC. We all sent the sister money just to piss them off. Go little sister go.

Jayrae on September 10, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Give it up… if you wanted to take out Castle you should have gotten a better nominee… good god, this is suicidal and stupid…

ninjapirate on September 10, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Maybe the DEGOP could have gotten a better nominee.

This is now WAR. Scorched earth, take no prisoners.

Kamikaze time biatches.

Brian1972 on September 10, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Give to the Gov. candidate directly. No skimming off the top by the RGA.

[roninacreage on September 10, 2010 at 6:04 PM]

True to a great extent, roninacreage, but someone needs to corral them and get them to work in unison, and I think Barbour can do that if he has some leverage. I don’t mind giving him some of that leverage. If he weren’t there, I wouldn’t be as amenable to it without seeing some history.

Dusty on September 10, 2010 at 6:15 PM

Its amazaing that we have won elections in the past.

tommer74 on September 10, 2010 at 6:15 PM

Purge every last treacherous RINO bastard and get on with fighting the other enemies, the Democrats.

SurferDoc on September 10, 2010 at 6:15 PM

Every dime Republicans have to spend defending the dingbat O’Donnell, is $2 worth of money not being sent to defeat Reid, Boxer, Murray, Blumenthal, and the Mob Banker.

Apologetic California on September 10, 2010 at 6:13 PM

Your math quite literally sucks. Go back to school.

1 Dime < $2

HondaV65 on September 10, 2010 at 6:16 PM

Well, interesting.

Anyone who does not think all the Tea Party people should win and some Rino’s should stick around. Well congrats!

We have now reached two different groups.

Allah.. come join me. I got popcorn and lets watch the fray attack each other.

upinak on September 10, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Very interesting. Why are HotAirheads supporting Castle, again? Is it just because they think O’Donnell is stupid, the way they claim Palin is stupid?

John the Libertarian on September 10, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Palin is NOT stupid. It’s disgusting that anyone even thinks O’Donnell is a halfway decent human being. Palin is an experienced executive, while O’Donnell is an unemployed wackjob whose main loyalty is to herself.

Apologetic California on September 10, 2010 at 6:17 PM

NRA!
NRA!
NRA!
NRA!
NRA!

Blake on September 10, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Its amazaing that we have won elections in the past.

tommer74 on September 10, 2010 at 6:15 PM

Yet simply winning them got us … not very far did it?

HondaV65 on September 10, 2010 at 6:17 PM

For what it is worth, it might be worth remembering that a legislator is supposed to represent his constituents. Does anyone doubt that Castle’s positions are more reflective of Delaware citizens (mislead though we may feel they be) than
O’Donnell’s are? Should we really condemn Mike Castle for actually representing the views of Delaware?

KW64 on September 10, 2010 at 6:12 PM

And why shouldn’t DE GOP primary voters be allowed to decide without phony FEC complaints being thrown into the mix?

Norwegian on September 10, 2010 at 6:17 PM

But you have the rest absolutely correct. NO MAJORITY AT ALL IS PREFERABLE TO A MAJORITY LED BY MCCONNELL!!

HondaV65 on September 10, 2010 at 6:11 PM

That’s not what Roninacreage suggested.

I have no problem working to defeat McConnell, whether we gain a majority of not, but a majority in the Senate is essential.

Dusty on September 10, 2010 at 6:19 PM

Elect a RINO and watch him piss away your Second amendment Rights for a reach around.

SurferDoc on September 10, 2010 at 6:19 PM

I guess when the RINOs repudiated Reagan that included the 11th Commandment. Sleazy and stupid, neither party deserves the support of real, patriotic Americans.

RINOs delenda est. If this country has any future it rest with a Tea Party takeover of the Stupid Party.

Kalapana on September 10, 2010 at 6:19 PM

Your math quite literally sucks. Go back to school.

1 Dime < $2

HondaV65 on September 10, 2010 at 6:16 PM

Your English sucks. That equation is meant to emphasize that O’Donnell will cost the GOP much more than what she’s worth.

Apologetic California on September 10, 2010 at 6:20 PM

Sooooo…are we actually in a civil war now?

Emily M. on September 10, 2010 at 6:21 PM

Well, interesting.

Anyone who does not think all the Tea Party people should win and some Rino’s should stick around. Well congrats!

We have now reached two different groups.

Allah.. come join me. I got popcorn and lets watch the fray attack each other.

upinak on September 10, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Let me take that one step farther upinak … if the Ayatollah’s maintain power and take the Senate under Mitch McConnell – we will not only be two different groups in 2012 … we’ll be two different parties.

Mitch McConnell – if he’s given control of the Senate again along with John Cornyn – will deflate every molecule of air out of the GOP enthusiasm balloon in 2012. History tells us that is all these Ayatollahs are capable of.

And when that happens – a NEW PARTY will arise. And yeah – I’ll admit – that will seal the Democratic victory in 2012 – but partner – I am SICK of being led by these Ayatollahs.

They screwed up – you know it – I know it. You know they deserve to be fired. You SHOULD know they’ll screw up 2012 if they’re elected to the majority. Help us get rid of them – and put leadership firmly in the hands of the DeMint side. There’s a place for RINO’s – there’s no place for Ayatollahs.

How about lending a hand?

HondaV65 on September 10, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Death to the RNC.
Oh sure…it’s just the Delaware Republicans….ya uh huh.

Don’t be coy, AP, you know they’re certainly not part of the Ruling Class…just their USEFUL IDIOTS.

Lockstein13 on September 10, 2010 at 6:22 PM

That equation is meant to emphasize that O’Donnell will cost the GOP much more than what she’s worth.

Apologetic California on September 10, 2010 at 6:20 PM

Guess what.

The GOP is costing US much more than they are worth.

Brian1972 on September 10, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Your English sucks. That equation is meant to emphasize that O’Donnell will cost the GOP much more than what she’s worth.

Apologetic California on September 10, 2010 at 6:20 PM

And that’s supposed to be an excuse for your terrifically inaccurate math? Please.

HondaV65 on September 10, 2010 at 6:22 PM

How about lending a hand?

HondaV65 on September 10, 2010 at 6:22 PM

LMFAO! Are you KIDDING!!!

From the people in here who called me a traiter?! Hell no.

upinak on September 10, 2010 at 6:23 PM

i guess we know no why Mike Castle is the only Republican to support Obama’s “fix” for the Citizen’s United ruling.

Rocks on September 10, 2010 at 6:23 PM

Palin is NOT stupid. It’s disgusting that anyone even thinks O’Donnell is a halfway decent human being. Palin is an experienced executive, while O’Donnell is an unemployed wackjob whose main loyalty is to herself.

Apologetic California on September 10, 2010 at 6:17 PM

I’m late to the debate. Of course Palin isn’t stupid. That’s why I said “claim”. Now, where are the sources of O’Donnell being an unemployed wackjob?

John the Libertarian on September 10, 2010 at 6:23 PM

It’s disgusting that anyone even thinks O’Donnell is a halfway decent human being.

Apologetic California on September 10, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Yeah, so disgusting. I mean really, she is worse than Hitler. /s

Seriously, if she was even 1/10 as bad as you want to make her out to be, would she even get 1% of the vote?
This demonization of O’Donnell is pathetic.

Norwegian on September 10, 2010 at 6:24 PM

Death of old guard republican party can’t come fast enough for me.

I would rather NOT get control over congress than to have nominal control only to watch the elites jam amnesty and cap and trade down our throats.

My God, GW Bush destroyed us when he jammed TARP through because he gave Obama cover to loot our treasury.

Can you imagine what Obama will do with the willing idiots in the GOP? It’ll be a gosh dang love-in.

Die, GOP, die.

jeff_from_mpls on September 10, 2010 at 6:26 PM

I don’t know, but I listened to this radio interview O’Donnell did with Gaffney and it seems to me that she took the gloves off awhile ago herself. I don’t know if this is a dumb idea or not, but once she accused the opposition of stalking her and watching her from the bushes I would say it was on anyway.

I think the lady is kind of shady. But that does not mean the GOP should have done this, people are just getting too mean on both sides.

Terrye on September 10, 2010 at 6:27 PM

This demonization of O’Donnell is pathetic.

Norwegian on September 10, 2010 at 6:24 PM

We live in a pretty decent country with the two coasts, east and west, populated by individuals who deep down don’t accept the proposition that all men are created equal.

The east and west coast are raised believing they are better than us.

Drop dead, elites.

jeff_from_mpls on September 10, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Brave Sir Robin Castle said he wouldn’t support repealing ObamaCare unless there was a large Republican majority.

The “Profile in Courage” award for 2010 goes to Rino Mike.

Bishop on September 10, 2010 at 6:28 PM

All those arguments in the previous threads that O’Donnell was the icky evil person and Castle was the virtuous one just went out the window BIG TIME.

My collie says:

I’ll take a Tea Party loon over a statist Nazi any day of the week.

Castle is clearly using his position and power to crush the “little people” opposing him. He’s a tyrant. What do you think about tyrants, collie?

My collie says:

The state seal of the commonwealth of Virginia pretty much says it all for me.

Yeah. Me too.

CyberCipher on September 10, 2010 at 6:28 PM

And that’s supposed to be an excuse for your terrifically inaccurate math? Please.

HondaV65 on September 10, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Dude I don’t know what’s wrong with you. But your posts here always go for the personal attacks. I will tip HotAir to make sure you don’t turn the comment page into a board for your personal attacks against other posters.

Apologetic California on September 10, 2010 at 6:28 PM

Die, GOP, die.

jeff_from_mpls on September 10, 2010 at 6:26 PM

I bet Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Obama feel the same way. In fact, I bet they are loving all of this.

Terrye on September 10, 2010 at 6:29 PM

Time for reasoned arguments as to why the FEC should be abolished and McCain-Feingold repealed.
SaintGeorgeGentile on September 10, 2010 at 5:57 PM

Because they are blatant violations of the Constitution to anyone who has ever bothered to read it?

DrMagnolias on September 10, 2010 at 6:29 PM

Anyone who does not think all the Tea Party people should win and some Rino’s should stick around. Well congrats!

We have now reached two different groups.

Allah.. come join me. I got popcorn and lets watch the fray attack each other.

[upinak on September 10, 2010 at 6:17 PM]

upinak, what I think, or you think, is beside the point. Who the voters of Delaware will send to DC is, and it wouldn’t be O’Donnell. They would send Castle. We’ll likely have more ongoing work if he’s there and the R’s control the Senate, but that can be handled, if the R’s control the Senate.

Dusty on September 10, 2010 at 6:29 PM

Apologetic California on September 10, 2010 at 6:17 PM

This trait has surfaced repeatedly since. Ruling Class candidates can catch a pass for everything from Chappaquiddick (Ted Kennedy) to the Keating Five (John McCain and John Glenn) to plagiarism (Joe Biden) to questionable financing of real estate deals (Obama) — and hey, no problem. If you’re Christine O’Donnell or any other Country Class candidate, this is used as an example of un-electability if not bad character or worse. The interesting fact that her tax problems with the IRS says bad things to the Ruling Class and is seen as yet one more sign of an average American’s struggles with government is a decided telling point in the difference in perception between Ruling Class and Country Class.

Thanks for proving Jeffrey Lord right. Keep them smears coming, it’s all the RINOs have.

Kalapana on September 10, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Jeffrey Lord JohnGalt23 Geraghty, if it’s a choice between you and Geraghty Rush Limbaugh, it’s not even close.

JohnGalt23 on September 10, 2010 at 5:57 PM

FIFY

fossten on September 10, 2010 at 6:30 PM

I don’t know, but I listened to this radio interview O’Donnell did with Gaffney and it seems to me that she took the gloves off awhile ago herself. I don’t know if this is a dumb idea or not, but once she accused the opposition of stalking her and watching her from the bushes I would say it was on anyway.
Terrye on September 10, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Thanks, someone here was asking for proof why she is unemployed and a wackjob. A.) She doesn’t have a job. B.) She’s accusing people of stalking her and watching her from the bushes.

Apologetic California on September 10, 2010 at 6:31 PM

Dusty on September 10, 2010 at 6:29 PM

Dusty, actually I am really worried. Allah and I agree on this (surprise surprise). That if you take out one, you will be choose one of the two (dem or repub) and depending on how P.O. people are.. they are going to go the opppsite.

Alaska is going through that right now. And if I said the dem mcadams might win, don’t take what I say lightly… I hope I am wrong. But what is going on in DE is kind of the same thing that happened up here. And it may just go totally blue.

upinak on September 10, 2010 at 6:32 PM

I bet Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Obama feel the same way. In fact, I bet they are loving all of this.

Terrye on September 10, 2010 at 6:29 PM

Actually, I bet the bolsheviks you speak of are rooting for Castle.

You know how in high school all the boys know who the whores are?

Same deal here. Democrats know who the suckers are.

jeff_from_mpls on September 10, 2010 at 6:33 PM

Ruling Class candidates can catch a pass for everything from Chappaquiddick (Ted Kennedy) to the Keating Five (John McCain and John Glenn) to plagiarism (Joe Biden) to questionable financing of real estate deals (Obama)

Kalapana on September 10, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Show me anyone here that gave Ted Kennedy a pass for Chappaquidick?

Apologetic California on September 10, 2010 at 6:33 PM

This demonization of O’Donnell is pathetic.

Norwegian on September 10, 2010 at 6:24 PM

We live in a pretty decent country with the two coasts, east and west, populated by individuals who deep down don’t accept the proposition that all men are created equal.

The east and west coast are raised believing they are better than us.

Drop dead, elites.

jeff_from_mpls on September 10, 2010 at 6:27 PM

I am not demonizing anyone. But O’Donnell has lied, she has been using campaign funds to live on, she has made all sorts of accusations against other people without any real attempt to back them up with police reports or anything else.

She is not Joe Miller and Castle is not Nancy Pelosi. For instance, we have seen people on the right mischaracterize Castle’s record…and yet that is okay fine. When Hannity said he voted for Obamacare when he did not, was that fair? When Rush said he voted for the stimulus when he did not, was that okay?

No one is covering themselves with glory here. I am just glad the race will be over in a few days.

Terrye on September 10, 2010 at 6:33 PM

Exit answer: Of course, the real question in all of this internal GOP squabbling is “Where is Michael Steele??”

locomotivebreath1901 on September 10, 2010 at 6:35 PM

Christine: “Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you’ll live… at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin’ to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take… OUR FREEDOM! “

faraway on September 10, 2010 at 6:35 PM

From the people in here who called me a traiter?! Hell no.

upinak on September 10, 2010 at 6:23 PM

WUT!?

YOU TRAITOR!

:P

HondaV65 on September 10, 2010 at 6:35 PM

If you live in Delaware let the State Republican Party know what you think about this decision.

Here is the link to the contact information for the Delaware Republican Party leaders:
http://www.delawaregop.com/partyleadership.aspx

Tom Ross is the State Committee Chairman

Cathy Murray is the State Committee Vice-Chair

You may also want to contact the Chairman of your local Republican Central Committee.

wren on September 10, 2010 at 6:35 PM

Actually, I bet the bolsheviks you speak of are rooting for Castle.

You know how in high school all the boys know who the whores are?

Same deal here. Democrats know who the suckers are.

jeff_from_mpls on September 10, 2010 at 6:33 PM

Actually they are probably rooting for O’Donnell because the prevailing sentiment is that she can not beat the Democrat, hence a win for her is a win for Coons. It might not work out that way, but I would be very surprised if that is not what the Democrats are hoping for.

Terrye on September 10, 2010 at 6:36 PM

Who the voters of Delaware will send to DC is, and it wouldn’t be O’Donnell. They would send Castle.

Ok I have to ask…how exactly do you go forward in time? If you don’t want to share it with everyone else, just email me, Ed has the address. This is so cool.

Bishop on September 10, 2010 at 6:36 PM

Why is the Republican party running low on money? Why? Why?

Speakup on September 10, 2010 at 6:37 PM

No one is covering themselves with glory here. I am just glad the race will be over in a few days.

Terrye on September 10, 2010 at 6:33 PM

I hope O’Donnell pulls it out – we need her vote in the Senate to take power AWAY from the GOP Ayatollahs and put new blood in charge.

But in any case – I know Mike Castle will LOSE the general – and I’ll send $100 to his Dimmocratic opponent to aid that. Any vote against Castle – in any election (general or primary) is a vote FOR a reformed GOP.

HondaV65 on September 10, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Why is the Republican party running low on money? Why? Why?

Speakup on September 10, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Because the Ayatollah’s in charge of it have lost the widespread support of the grassroots Republican voter. This is why the polling for confidence in the GOP is barely better than that of the Dimmocrats.

HondaV65 on September 10, 2010 at 6:39 PM

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