Fox News: NRSC won’t spend a dime on O’Donnell

posted at 10:53 pm on September 14, 2010 by Allahpundit

Via Mediaite, not a surprise given their tepid congratulatory message tonight but a big mistake nonetheless if true. I understand the logic here — they want to do triage by not wasting money on a race they think is unwinnable — but they’re going to alienate a ton of “true conservatives” by writing off their new champion. And of course they’ll further deepen the rift between the grassroots and the, ahem, “ruling class,” of which the Beltway GOP is the very definition. They’re trying to limit the damage from the race but they’re only going to end up expanding it, and to pull the plug on her when she’s literally in the middle of her victory speech will stick in the craw of righties nationwide who are excited by her win. Just spend what you have to spend on her to give her a fair chance of winning, which is unlikely but possible. If you shortchange her, you only alienate people you need in November.

To see how deep the rift is, read this dispiriting Hotline piece about Republican leadership aides bitter about DeMint’s role in pushing an easy pick-up into the “likely Democratic” column. A bad, bad situation.

Update: People are asking for links to her donation page. Looks like there are two sites and both are down at the moment, but they should be here and here.


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The NRSC is as clueless as Michael Steele.

This sort of bad pub will hurt the chances of any and every “marginally RINO” candidate this year. You’d think people like Fiorina and Kirk and Rossi would get on the horn to those boneheads and tell them that the base will mutiny if they follow through on this.

How completely and utterly tone-deaf can Senate Republicans be?

Cornyn is twice as stupid as the most frothing Bush-hater ever claimed that W. was….

notropis on September 14, 2010 at 11:10 PM

This kind of crap sucks the oxygen out of any enthusiasm the rank and file might have. It tells them the GOP and the Democrats are the same damn thing so why fight to get the same scum elected?

How many do you think it is going to take for it to have an effect?

sharrukin on September 14, 2010 at 11:06 PM

Except that Sharron Angle and Marco Rubio are tea party, conservative candidates who bucked the establishment in states where they can win.

So conservatives are going to become so disaffected by the Republican establishment that they become convinced that the tea party candidates they nominated over the GOP establishment are no different than Democrats?

amerpundit on September 14, 2010 at 11:10 PM

castle hasn’t conceded yet? huh?

cmsinaz on September 14, 2010 at 11:10 PM

Has Castle conceded and endorsed the winner?

d1carter on September 14, 2010 at 11:10 PM

Wow, I guess they can take their football and go home.

aigle on September 14, 2010 at 11:11 PM

Expect Cornyn to get a strong primary challenge here in Texas in a few years. I know personally I’ve had it with this chump.

Doughboy on September 14, 2010 at 11:04 PM

Amen!!!!

I am embarrassed to have Cornyn as my senator. He will be primaried and I will vote against him. Sucks he’s not up till 2014.

davek70 on September 14, 2010 at 11:11 PM

That was such a good post full of so much sense that it bears repeating.

kakypat on September 14, 2010 at 11:06 PM

I hear Michael Williams is itching for a fight after the last Texas Republican senator told the voters to go screw themselves. Cornyn’s seat isn’t up until ’14, but good things come to those who wait.

KingGold on September 14, 2010 at 11:11 PM

Oh, Jeez, Allah et al, don’t get your panties in a twist. The Republican party was NEVER favored to win this state regardless who the GOP candidate was. But a message was sent that you trifle with the TP at your own expense.

Allah, this post probabaly will raise more money than the NRSC would have spent on Castle. It took me 20 minutes to get on and donate to her and I live in Texas.

E9RET on September 14, 2010 at 11:11 PM

This is true because Bret Baier says it is? This isn’t a statement from the NRSC, it’s a statement from Bret Baier.

F**k Bret Baier

azkenreid on September 14, 2010 at 11:11 PM

I am changing my voter registration tomorrow…seriously. No, I wont change it to that!

Electrongod on September 14, 2010 at 11:01 PM

Don’t get mad get even, conservatives are in the process of taking over the Republican party. Just like the Left took over the Democrat party in the seventies. Did you think it would be easy? Did you think that they were going to give up without a fight. These are seminal events for our nation, buck up. I’m not sure I think much of the winner in DE but the party voted in a closed primary. The leadership better figure that out.

whbates on September 14, 2010 at 11:11 PM

Mark1971 on September 14, 2010 at 11:09 PM

It might have been a good decision for the NRSC, but he didn’t have to do it so publicly, on the night of her nomination.

It smacks of him taking his marbles and going home, and it reeks of him actively working against her.

Not nice…and very divisive.

kakypat on September 14, 2010 at 11:12 PM

I also lost a lot of respect for Karl Rove tonight.

Purple Fury on September 14, 2010 at 10:56 PM

+1

KCB on September 14, 2010 at 11:12 PM

By the way, the influx of donations has completely broken O’Donnell’s Delaware-meter. Last I checked, she was at -660% of her goal.

KingGold on September 14, 2010 at 11:12 PM

oh noes! Sharron Angle will never winz!! She iz a butcase!

John the Libertarian on September 14, 2010 at 11:12 PM

That makes sense. Let’s allow cap-and-trade, amnesty, card check, more big government spending, and higher taxes to pass because we’re angry at the NRSC.

amerpundit on September 14, 2010 at 11:04 P

Last I checked it was voters who have the right to elect candidates not parties. Voters also should have the influence with representatives who are there to SERVE US, NOT THEMSELVES OR THEIR PARTIES!
Parties get a voice, but citizens get a vote and a voice. and if Congressman choose to go against the wishes of their constituents then they can suffer the consequences. This election season should make that message crystal clear.

txmomof6 on September 14, 2010 at 11:12 PM

True conservatives help democrats get elected. Not only that, they work hard to make it easy for democrats to get elected.

lorien1973 on September 14, 2010 at 11:12 PM

I’m donating to Christine. Roves meltdown/hissyfit tonight was a real eyeopener for me. Hacks like him will stoop to anything to maintain their hands on the levers. He tried to be the architect of a Castle win and a simple Palin/Demint endorsement did him in. Sorry Carl, you lose.

exceller on September 14, 2010 at 11:12 PM

azkenreid on September 14, 2010 at 11:11 PM

You know it’s true…it’s exactly what the nincompoops at the NRSC would do. They threatened to do exactly this earlier today.

AUINSC on September 14, 2010 at 11:13 PM

So conservatives are going to become so disaffected by the Republican establishment that they become convinced that the tea party candidates they nominated over the GOP establishment are no different than Democrats?

amerpundit on September 14, 2010 at 11:10 PM

Tea Party candidates are not the only ones running are they?

People see this and throw their hands up and just don’t bother to vote. That enthusiasm is why 2010 was expected to be a gangbusters year and this clown posse is doing its level best to derail that.

sharrukin on September 14, 2010 at 11:13 PM

Sour Grapes. I am calling Cornyn’s office tomorrow to let him know I will support a primary opponent against him next time he is up. Not that he will care.

txmomof6 on September 14, 2010 at 10:57 PM

Why wait? I just called the Houston office and left a scathing message saying that I was done with him and am looking forward to the next primary. He may not have cared before, but if he gets enough irate voters, I bet he will.

TxAnn56 on September 14, 2010 at 11:13 PM

True conservatives help democrats get elected. Not only that, they work hard to make it easy for democrats to get elected.

lorien1973 on September 14, 2010 at 11:12 PM

Democrat is a Rino is a Democrat.

portlandon on September 14, 2010 at 11:13 PM

When the dust has settled from this election year no one on either side of the isle will have the balls to try and pass any major legislation that will increase taxes or the debt for fear of losing their jobs. If any dems survive they are going to become more fiscally responsible than repubs.

jistincase on September 14, 2010 at 11:14 PM

picklesgap on September 14, 2010 at 11:07 PM

Also check out New York

Dems 252,000 47% in
Reps 247,000 46.8% in

WoosterOh on September 14, 2010 at 11:14 PM

Purity Powers activate!

Form of 49 seats in November!

Form of Epic Fail!

lorien1973 on September 14, 2010 at 11:05 PM

What was 50 seats going to do, besides be a giant ****tease?

Good Solid B-Plus on September 14, 2010 at 11:14 PM

This was an epic, spectacular screwup by the NRSC and the GOP braintrust and they’re blaming everyone but themselves just like a bunch of spoiled brats. If they don’t like being referred to as the “ruling class” then they should stop playing the part.

Django on September 14, 2010 at 11:14 PM

“in December of last year Karl Rove met with Tea Party leaders in Dover, Delaware trying to get them to cut a “deal” in which they would leave Mike Castle alone and NOT support O’Donnell.

The Freedomist has also learned that Rove was allegedly acting as an operative, although in what capacity it is not known, even as he is playing the role of a political analyst on Fox New in a fair and balanced way.”

http://freedomist.com/2010/09/14/exclusive-karl-rove-tried-to-cut-deal-for-castle-with-tea-party-teaparty-news/

Rove drew first blood. He asked for this. He must be made to pay.

D0WNT0WN on September 14, 2010 at 11:14 PM

This always happen when a party comes out of the wilderness. They change the core 180 but those still in don’t and will not until all have there time out. and the new blood take over.

tjexcite on September 14, 2010 at 11:15 PM

If you want to donate you can also do it through her Facebook page. That one is working.

Ronnie on September 14, 2010 at 11:15 PM

Democrat is a Rino is a Democrat.

portlandon on September 14, 2010 at 11:13 PM

True conservatives know that 0% is better than 70%.

lorien1973 on September 14, 2010 at 11:15 PM

OT:

PALADINO WINS!!!!!

KingGold on September 14, 2010 at 11:15 PM

Wow. That was mean. They should have waited a few days. If Christine wins, I guess this means they won’t speak to her in the hallway either. Petty.

TN Mom on September 14, 2010 at 11:15 PM

Mutnodjmet on September 14, 2010 at 11:09 PM
That thought occured to me as well.

txmomof6 on September 14, 2010 at 11:15 PM

They were getting attacked either way. They might as well get attacked now instead of later.

amerpundit on September 14, 2010 at 10:59 PM

Not buying that at all. They were completely classless and in fact gave Coons a great ad for his campaign. I’m done with this bunch of turds.

KickandSwimMom on September 14, 2010 at 11:15 PM

What was 50 seats going to do, besides be a giant ****tease?

Good Solid B-Plus on September 14, 2010 at 11:14 PM

True conservatives don’t want to control the legislative agenda, they want to whine.

lorien1973 on September 14, 2010 at 11:15 PM

whbates on September 14, 2010 at 11:11 PM

Yeah…you’re right. Just venting. But some changes in strategy is in order in the near future.

Electrongod on September 14, 2010 at 11:16 PM

Fine..you got what you wanted, an unelectable candidate..why should the GOP waste their money on someone who can not win anyway and why would the real conservatives out there want all that RINO money anyway?

Terrye on September 14, 2010 at 11:05 PM

Holy crap! How bitter.

Well let’s see: The GOP owes candidates money (some anyway) because the people who donated it to the GOP expected to see it support candidates. And yeah, real conservatives don’t have a problem with money from the GOP because 1)it all spends the same and 2)it very likely came from conservatives to begin with.

My guess, though, is that after this year the GOP orgs will have a lot less donated and hence, less to distribute. In future years you can count on a lot more donations going to PACs and individual candidates.

Toodles.

trapeze on September 14, 2010 at 11:16 PM

Prediction: O’Donnell wins the general by 5%.

Rethuglican leadership are clueless.

pugwriter on September 14, 2010 at 11:16 PM

Who’s sending money to the RNC anyway?
They think that after they ruined their brand that they would be the ones to re-brand themselves?. They just don’t get it.

darwin-t on September 14, 2010 at 11:16 PM

Donated. I was pulling for Castle, but this arrogant NRSC attitude pisses me off. Who are they to throw a temper tantrum when the people make a decision?? Later in the race if it’s not winnable, fine, pull support. But this is just spite and retribution.

ReformedAndDangerous on September 14, 2010 at 11:16 PM

Oddly enough, this was exactly what Kos was expecting.

Apologetic California on September 14, 2010 at 11:16 PM

Wow. There goes the last of my connections with the Republican Party.

GaltBlvnAtty on September 14, 2010 at 11:17 PM

The turnout numbers would tell me, anyway, that she’s got a very good shot.

AnninCA on September 14, 2010 at 11:17 PM

OT:

PALADINO WINS!!!!!

KingGold on September 14, 2010 at 11:15 PM

WHAT

blatantblue on September 14, 2010 at 11:17 PM

Last I checked it was voters who have the right to elect candidates not parties. Voters also should have the influence with representatives who are there to SERVE US, NOT THEMSELVES OR THEIR PARTIES!
Parties get a voice, but citizens get a vote and a voice. and if Congressman choose to go against the wishes of their constituents then they can suffer the consequences. This election season should make that message crystal clear.

txmomof6 on September 14, 2010 at 11:12 PM

And? We’re talking morale of voters who apparently won’t go out and elect Sharron Angle or Marco Rubio because they’ve been angered by the NRSC or something.

I’m being told that people won’t go out and vote for people who will serve us — people pushed by the tea party — because they’ve been pissed off by the Republican establishment. Which makes no sense.

Tea Party candidates are not the only ones running are they?

People see this and throw their hands up and just don’t bother to vote. That enthusiasm is why 2010 was expected to be a gangbusters year and this clown posse is doing its level best to derail that.

sharrukin on September 14, 2010 at 11:13 PM

The most important races tend to feature conservatives or people who have supported the tea party. Like in Florida, Pennsylvania, Nevada, and Ohio.

amerpundit on September 14, 2010 at 11:18 PM

True conservatives don’t want to control the legislative agenda, they want to whine.

lorien1973 on September 14, 2010 at 11:15 PM

Dude, aren’t true conservatives really libertarians?

John the Libertarian on September 14, 2010 at 11:18 PM

I’m glad the NRSC did this. Their corruption, insolence, and incalcitrance is on open display. It’s going to be even more satisfying beating the GOP establishment within an inch of its life than it will be whooping the Dems.

Christien on September 14, 2010 at 11:18 PM

After the antics of Krauthammer, Rove, and the NRSC I will donate to O’Donnell.

And the GOP trashing DeMint to boot. Unreal..

davek70 on September 14, 2010 at 11:04 PM

I have never seen such a disconnect between the Republican Party establishment (and the NYC-DC conservative punditry) and the conservative movement.

It’s unreal. And dangerous. The Tea Party is a very fluid movement, the fact that it has aligned itself with the GOP is a blessing. But the establishment seeems hellbent on forcing them out.

How much does it cost to run an effective campaign in tiny Delaware? Radio spots, TV ads from the Dover stations can’t cost that much. Just saying they won’t spend a dime is foolish beyond belief, especially considering how many outside Delaware has followed this rac.e

Complete and utter failure by the Establishment GOP. I am speechless.

Norwegian on September 14, 2010 at 11:18 PM

True conservatives don’t want to control the legislative agenda, they want to whine.

lorien1973 on September 14, 2010 at 11:15 PM

We’d control the agenda with 50 seats?

What, we’re going to get Joe Lieberman on our side?

Good Solid B-Plus on September 14, 2010 at 11:18 PM

PALADINO WINS!!!!!

KingGold on September 14, 2010 at 11:15 PM

wow i wasn’t expecting that

blatantblue on September 14, 2010 at 11:18 PM

i’m getting real tired of this scary woman crap. well over half of our elected pols are nuts and crooks….at worst she’ll fit right in.

all night i’ve been think about Rush’s comments after the McCain disaster.

something like he’s tired of these R’s expecting everyone to play to their song.

that is what this is all about. R’s are intellectually corrupt…say anything, do anything to remain in power

Althouse had a post tonight on this…can’t understand why someone who is 70 years old want to run for senate for first time

the swamp is draining…there is some ugly s*** in there

r keller on September 14, 2010 at 11:18 PM

Donate at Christine’s Facebook page. It’s working. http://www.facebook.com/supportchristine?v=wall#!/supportchristine?v=app_4949752878

Ronnie on September 14, 2010 at 11:18 PM

EMBARGO THE NRSC! DON’T EVEN SEND OUT A TIN CUP LETTER TO MY HOUSE, BECAUSE AS LONG AS YOU !@#HOLES ARE RUNNING THINGS: NOT ONE DIME! HEAR ME CORNYN? NOT. ONE. DIME!

We’re comming for YOUR seat soon enough, “Pal”!

This is going to be even more satisfying than getting rid of Castle…

SuperCool on September 14, 2010 at 11:18 PM

People are asking for links to her donation page. Looks like there are two sites and both are down at the moment, but they should be here and here.

Or people could just donate to the Tea Party Express as they are doing the heavy lifting the NRSC should be doing.

Daemonocracy on September 14, 2010 at 11:19 PM

Dude, aren’t true conservatives really libertarians?

John the Libertarian on September 14, 2010 at 11:18 PM

Dunno. Do libertarians actively try to get democrats elected?

(looks at AK) Wait. Maybe they are.

lorien1973 on September 14, 2010 at 11:19 PM

This is indefensible.

Just for s#its and giggles: maybe the NRSC is going all-in in this hand in the poker game, knowing that ugly tactics against a candidate can backfire and sometimes roll to the disgraced candidate’s advantage?

Nah. They’re just a-orifices.

tru2tx on September 14, 2010 at 11:19 PM

True conservatives don’t want to control the legislative agenda, they want to whine.

lorien1973 on September 14, 2010 at 11:15 PM

When the GOP controlled they screwed the pooch. They couldn’t find their asses with both hands tied behind their backs. The GOP is not controlled by conservatives so they just reach across the aisle and hope for a reacharound.

darwin-t on September 14, 2010 at 11:19 PM

Good Solid B-Plus on September 14, 2010 at 11:18 PM

Committees. What comes up to the floor. True conservatives don’t care about these things. Go go purity power!

lorien1973 on September 14, 2010 at 11:19 PM

I am a Democrat, so I almost hesitate to comment — but I think the NRSC just did her a favor. She would have real appeal as the compete Washington outsider, and would not be a tool of the establishment GOP. It is an angle that may make her more appealing in Delaware.
Mutnodjmet on September 14, 2010 at 11:09 PM

Since you were honest about being a Democrat then I’ll be honest and admit I don’t normally compliment Democrats, but that is an excellent point.

“Hey how much more non-establishment can I be?”

I like it. A lot.

Branch Rickey on September 14, 2010 at 11:19 PM

Parties get a voice, but citizens get a vote and a voice. and if Congressman choose to go against the wishes of their constituents then they can suffer the consequences. This election season should make that message crystal clear.

txmomof6 on September 14, 2010 at 11:12 PM

They’ll be hearing it tomorrow. Christine wll get beaucoup donations. just hope the server doesn’t crash.

katy the mean old lady on September 14, 2010 at 11:19 PM

In my opinion they NRSC is only giving token help to Sharron Angle, Marco doesn’t need them. Don’t forget this the group that started the rumors about Gov. Palin. I expect rumors to start about both Ms. Angle and Ms. O’Donnell. More stolen clothes, temperamental, what will they say to trash these ladies?

Cindy Munford on September 14, 2010 at 11:20 PM

This was an epic, spectacular screwup by the NRSC and the GOP braintrust and they’re blaming everyone but themselves just like a bunch of spoiled brats. If they don’t like being referred to as the “ruling class” then they should stop playing the part.

Django on September 14, 2010 at 11:14 PM

+1000

conservative pilgrim on September 14, 2010 at 11:20 PM

The GOP is not controlled by conservatives so they just reach across the aisle and hope for a reacharound.

darwin-t on September 14, 2010 at 11:19 PM

True conservatives realize that socialist democrats are actually pretty decent at their jobs.

lorien1973 on September 14, 2010 at 11:20 PM

Grassroots don’t flourish with a top down approach. Rather grassroots grow better when fed from the bottom!

Rndguy on September 14, 2010 at 11:20 PM

PALADINO WINS!!!!!

KingGold on September 14, 2010 at 11:15 PM

wow i wasn’t expecting that

blatantblue on September 14, 2010 at 11:18 PM

I’m from Buffalo. This is like winning the lottery for me.

KingGold on September 14, 2010 at 11:20 PM

Dude, aren’t true conservatives really libertarians?

John the Libertarian on September 14, 2010 at 11:18 PM

Yes, well, I seem to recall more than a few libertarians voting for Obama.

Now they whine that he’s a socialist who wants to make FDR look like a small government tea partier.

amerpundit on September 14, 2010 at 11:20 PM

Norwegian on September 14, 2010 at 11:18 PM

Good post. I would add only that what they are doing now smells of desperation.

kakypat on September 14, 2010 at 11:21 PM

So I guess the NRSC doesn’t get a dime from me this time. This is the Republican candidate. She deserves support. We are going to need to get more of those people out of those seats and replace them with new blood. It is time to primary more incumbents. Too late this time around, but it is time to get these geezers out of their chairs and out to pasture where they belong.

crosspatch on September 14, 2010 at 11:22 PM

The most important races tend to feature conservatives or people who have supported the tea party. Like in Florida, Pennsylvania, Nevada, and Ohio.

amerpundit on September 14, 2010 at 11:18 PM

And some people won’t care. You don’t seem to get that. They will stay home rather than give this bunch more power to play stupid games. They shouldn’t but some will.

sharrukin on September 14, 2010 at 11:22 PM

Good move by the NRSC.

They don’t want to be tainted by association with Christine “I wouldn’t lie to the Nazis” O’Donnell.

Dreadnought on September 14, 2010 at 11:22 PM

Dear Fellow Republicans,

This is to update you on our current intentions, which is to only take control of the Senate with the candidates we choose. Failure to comply in the voting booth with this demand will result in our still wanting your donations but not supporting whom you elect.

Sincerely,
The NSRC

wtng2fish on September 14, 2010 at 11:22 PM

Or people could just donate to the Tea Party Express as they are doing the heavy lifting the NRSC should be doing.

Daemonocracy on September 14, 2010 at 11:19 PM

Excellent! I’ve been sending a small portion every payday.

katy the mean old lady on September 14, 2010 at 11:23 PM

I have only one comment here. Who are the babies?? The children holding their breath until they turn blue?

And who are the adults?

Which side to you fall on, after all the whining you’ve done.

A real man stands up and supports the winner.

She won.

archer52 on September 14, 2010 at 11:23 PM

Direct link to O’Donnell’s donate page.

Ronnie on September 14, 2010 at 11:23 PM

I’m from Buffalo. This is like winning the lottery for me.

KingGold on September 14, 2010 at 11:20 PM

Awesome!

blatantblue on September 14, 2010 at 11:23 PM

True conservatives are really libertarians, and libertarians apparently aren’t, or weren’t in 2008.

Go figure.

tigerinexile on September 14, 2010 at 11:23 PM

Committees. What comes up to the floor. True conservatives don’t care about these things. Go go purity power!

lorien1973 on September 14, 2010 at 11:19 PM

Committee chairs come from the majority party. If we had 50 seats, that means the Dems have 48 + Sanders + Lieberman in their caucus, hence a tie. Tie is broken by party affiliation of the Vice President. What party is Biden from, again?

But please, keep complaining.

Good Solid B-Plus on September 14, 2010 at 11:23 PM

Fine..you got what you wanted, an unelectable candidate..why should the GOP waste their money on someone who can not win anyway and why would the real conservatives out there want all that RINO money anyway?

Terrye on September 14, 2010 at 11:05 PM

Wow you are dumb.

Please come back when one of your pathetic RINO candidates can actually win a primary.

Michael Steele and John Cornyn appreciate all of your donations to bondage sex clubs though.

Moron.

tetriskid on September 14, 2010 at 11:24 PM

Screw the NRSC. I haven’t given them a dime and don’t intend to.

This is the same phenomenon that caused us to lose with McCain. Honestly, I’m way past the point where my candidate has to be “pure”. I’m going into the voting booth in November and pulling the lever for a straight anti-Dem ticket. If it’s an independent, fine. If it’s a tea-part candidate, fine.

As long as there’s no (D) by their name, they’re getting my vote.

I’m sick of sacrificing candidates who may not support 100% of my views for candidates who will oppose 100% of them. If my vote will help elect someone who will keep their goddam# hand out of my wallet, I can live with their other faults.

So for all of you purists who can’t vote for a non-pure Conservative, good luck. Didn’t work out so well for us in 2008 did it?

BacaDog on September 14, 2010 at 11:24 PM

Eric Erickson had a post up this morning that was remarkably prescient.

Senate GOP Leadership Begins Setting The “Blame Conservatives” Narrative

Here’s the situation on the ground: if the GOP makes significant gains in the United States Senate, it will be in spite of the best efforts of the Senate Republicans.

* The Senate GOP stood with Charlie Crist and conservatives stood with Marco Rubio.
* The Senate GOP stood with Arlen Specter and conservatives stood with Pat Toomey.
* The Senate GOP stood with Trey Grayson and conservatives stood with Rand Paul.
* The Senate GOP stood with Bob Bennett, then that other guy, while conservatives stood with Mike Lee.
* The Senate GOP stood with Sue Lowden and conservatives stood with Sharron Angle.
* The Senate GOP stood with Jane Norton and conservatives stood with Ken Buck.

In a few cases, like in California, the Senate Republicans beat the conservative. In a few cases, like Washington and Wisconsin, the Senate Republicans and conservatives stood together.

But that’s not good enough.

The Senate GOP, the odds against them for a Senate majority anyway, are seeking to use the recalcitrance of their conservative base to blame the base for not getting the majority….

He nailed it.

INC on September 14, 2010 at 11:25 PM

That makes sense. Let’s allow cap-and-trade, amnesty, card check, more big government spending, and higher taxes to pass because we’re angry at the NRSC.

amerpundit on September 14, 2010 at 11:04 P

A Castle win would net the same results on all these votes. The GOP is showing themselves to be the entrenched arrogant assh**les that the Dempocrats are. Feeling entitled to seats despite the will of the people. Not only will every RINO get the boot but so will the corrupt Republicans like Croyn.

I have never been as enthused to cast my vote in the 25 years I have been a registered democrat as i was in 2008 and in 2010. Now an independant and RINO’s will get the boot but good the same as the corrupt Democratic leftitist.

Niteowl45 on September 14, 2010 at 11:26 PM

Both donation pages are still down.

A good sign???

RedNewEnglander on September 14, 2010 at 11:26 PM

Yet another reason I won’t give one thin dime to the NRSC.

simkeith on September 14, 2010 at 11:26 PM

From Delaware Online:

DialogueDel: Republican voter turnout was 32% today in Delaware; 12% Democratic turnout.

I’m not sure how that translates into absolute numbers, but wow…

Incidentally, 32% is about the turnout the GOP had here in FL-8 (to pick who would go up against Grayson), which is considerably redder than DE (statewide), I venture to say.

Purple Fury on September 14, 2010 at 11:26 PM

Committees. What comes up to the floor. True conservatives don’t care about these things. Go go purity power!

lorien1973 on September 14, 2010 at 11:19 PM

Yeah, this is ultimately the real-world political fallout if this seat ends up in D hands (and I’m betting it will) and it comes down to one seat between majority and 50-50 plus Biden.

It was between what I consider to be a dud candidate and a shoe-in squish that I wasn’t too crazy about either.

A giant douche vs. a sh*t sandwich.

Wouldn’t be the first time a dud won in an important election, though.

We gotta find better people than these. I know they’re out there somewhere.

Good Lt on September 14, 2010 at 11:26 PM

I’m going to be donating to the NRSC now that I know they aren’t wasting it. This is the best decision Cornyn has made all year.

Mark1971 on September 14, 2010 at 11:09 PM

Have fun with that – it’s proof positive that you don’t respect the decision of the GOP voter.

This wasn’t even close – and you run off in a huff with your basketball because the voters didn’t choose the guy you wanted.

Mature? Not.

American?

Not – in fact – that attitude is most decidedly UN-American.

HondaV65 on September 14, 2010 at 11:26 PM

BacaDog on September 14, 2010 at 11:24 PM

Well said, BDog.

Christien on September 14, 2010 at 11:27 PM

And some people won’t care. You don’t seem to get that. They will stay home rather than give this bunch more power to play stupid games. They shouldn’t but some will.

sharrukin on September 14, 2010 at 11:22 PM

Some more brilliant TRUE CONSERVATIVE! antics.

True conservatives stay home and allow Nancy Pelosi to hold the House and Harry Reid the Senate because a GOP organization pissed them off in Delaware.

amerpundit on September 14, 2010 at 11:28 PM

Committees. What comes up to the floor. True conservatives don’t care about these things. Go go purity power!

lorien1973 on September 14, 2010 at 11:19 PM

We’ll get the Senate soon enough – but with players who can win a superbowl. ;)

HondaV65 on September 14, 2010 at 11:28 PM

Both donation pages are still down.

A good sign???

RedNewEnglander on September 14, 2010 at 11:26 PM

Yes, a VERY good sign!

Christien on September 14, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Not – in fact – that attitude is most decidedly UN-American.

HondaV65 on September 14, 2010 at 11:26 PM

How, exactly?

Mark1971 on September 14, 2010 at 11:29 PM

PALADINO WINS!!!!!

KingGold on September 14, 2010 at 11:15 PM

Yay. Another democrat seat.

Vashta.Nerada on September 14, 2010 at 11:30 PM

True conservatives realize that socialist democrats are actually pretty decent at their jobs.

lorien1973 on September 14, 2010 at 11:20 PM

Stick to the sex jokes.

Django on September 14, 2010 at 11:30 PM

I am a Democrat, so I almost hesitate to comment — but I think the NRSC just did her a favor. She would have real appeal as the compete Washington outsider, and would not be a tool of the establishment GOP. It is an angle that may make her more appealing in Delaware.

Mutnodjmet on September 14, 2010 at 11:09 PM

I was thinking this, too. And the victory speech punch-bowl turd Rove just tossed in gives her another possible sliver of light. Next couple of weeks will be interesting especially given the turnout ratios in DE.

reginaldL on September 14, 2010 at 11:30 PM

Dear Fellow Republicans,

This is to update you on our current intentions, which is to only take control of the Senate with the candidates we choose. Failure to comply in the voting booth with this demand will result in our still wanting your donations but not supporting whom you elect.

Sincerely,
The NSRC

wtng2fish on September 14, 2010 at 11:22 PM

Exactly right, and they will regret taking that position.

Missy on September 14, 2010 at 11:31 PM

Both donation pages are still down.

A good sign???

RedNewEnglander on September 14, 2010 at 11:26 PM

Depends. How much bandwidth does she have? If it’s relatively small, it wouldn’t take much to overwhelm her site.

A Castle win would net the same results on all these votes.

Niteowl45 on September 14, 2010 at 11:26 PM

We weren’t talking about just Delaware, but Republicans staying home across the country — like in Florida and Nevada — because the NRSC angered them.

amerpundit on September 14, 2010 at 11:31 PM

True conservatives stay home and allow Nancy Pelosi to hold the House and Harry Reid the Senate because a GOP organization pissed them off in Delaware.

amerpundit on September 14, 2010 at 11:28 PM

Yes! True conservatives know that electing democrats is the path to victory.

We’ll get the Senate soon enough – but with players who can win a superbowl. ;)

HondaV65 on September 14, 2010 at 11:28 PM

With this chick as a running back, you won’t get past the first round of the play offs.

lorien1973 on September 14, 2010 at 11:31 PM

So, we won’t send any money to the nrsc. Send it directly to the candidate instead. We know who we want better than they do.

Kissmygrits on September 14, 2010 at 11:31 PM

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