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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Don’t get mad. We want to use the GOP for our own purposes. So they throw a hissy, what did you expect?

They blew us off a long time ago. Yes, they are a dirty tool, but for now the best tool we have. So send money to candidates, and do what you have to do.

Things are very serious, and most of us know it. Most who aren’t out and out libs will get out to vote NO MATTER WHAT, it’s for our country, not for the GOP anyway.

jodetoad on September 14, 2010 at 11:31 PM

lorien1973 on September 14, 2010 at 11:15 PM

Let out all your snark, Lorien, then think back on how incredibly and utterly useless it was for Tom Daschle to have a 51-seat majority in 2002, with the White House occupied by the other party, and a dozen unreliable caucus members. Recall how well he did in his own race two years later….

51 seats, with a half dozen new RINOs — which would have been a long shot even with Castle — and a Democrat President, is no better, and arguably worse, than 45 seats with no new RINOs. What kind of “legislative agenda” do you think McConnell would risk, knowing that A) the Democrats still maintain enough seats to filibuster, and B) any bold moves would probably cause defections of several RINOs, and hand the Republicans a “bipartisan defeat.”

No, it’s better to retake the House, shore up the filibuster potential in the Senate by adding four or five reliable conservative votes (this rendering Snowe, Collins, Graham, etc. irrelevant), stop Obama’s initiatives cold, and shoot for the works in 2012.

notropis on September 14, 2010 at 11:31 PM

Some times I read the comments here, and I’m just amazed. O’Donnell ran for the Republican nomination and won it. She should have the support of the NRSC. If not, let’s just do away with the primaries completely. Let’s just let our betters in D.C. tell us who’s to lead. That is what some of you seem to be suggesting. If I can suck it up and campaign for John McCain, you RINO sob’s can certainly get behind O’Donnell.
Even more maddening is the argument that this is the Tea Party costing the Republicans their majority. IF the GOP can take the House or Senate, it will be almost entirely on the back of this movement.
I wouldn’t consider myself a Tea Partier, but as a conservative, I thank God for them.

thebriand on September 14, 2010 at 11:32 PM

He nailed it.

INC on September 14, 2010 at 11:25 PM

Yup. The GOP knew that grabbing the majority in 2010 was a serious longshot even with the DE seat (Remember, Sabato had it +8-9). Now, when the GOP fails to get the majority, they can blame the “Tea Party fringe extremists” instead of their own bungling.

Good Solid B-Plus on September 14, 2010 at 11:32 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

Well maybe you could recruit Pelosi and Reid into the GOP and everything will be just fine again.

Long as they’re wearing the red jersey!

sharrukin on September 14, 2010 at 11:32 PM

Good for the NRSC. I am happy they still have principles.

Chudi on September 14, 2010 at 11:32 PM

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

simkeith on September 14, 2010 at 11:26 PM

Dude – this is much deeper than that. The NRSC just declared war on the GOP voter! It’s fine that they don’t give her money – but parties don’t announce that publicly – only minutes after a candidate has won a primary.

This was a completely spiteful act by the NRSC – and it’s going to blow wide open in their faces. I don’t know why they got so emotional – well, yeah – I kinda do – their days are numbered and they’re pissed. Oh well.

I predict Cornyn will resign as head of NRSC before the election. This is not a “matter of fact” occurrence – this is HUGE. They spit right in the face of the candidate who was the choice of the GOP voters of DE.

This doesn’t end well for the Ayatollah’s.

I simply can’t believe they’re this stupid! But I’m very excited that they are. It makes our job easier in eliminating them!

HondaV65 on September 14, 2010 at 11:33 PM

The best thing about this is we can shake off that creep Karl Rove.

He did nothing but split the Republican party with Amnesty and spending.

If some of you want to follow Rove go ahead but conservatives won’t.

tetriskid on September 14, 2010 at 11:33 PM

I just donated $100 to O’Donnell, and I’m poor. I ought to donate to Jim DeMint’s SCF (senate conservatives fund), too. I sort of promised him by e-mail that if his group helped Joe Miller fend off the NRSC’s dirty lawyer tricks in Alaska, that I’d see the SCF as credible. This is a second big win by them.

joe_doufu on September 14, 2010 at 11:33 PM

Not a dime for the NRSC or the Republican committee.

Looking forward to voting against Cornyn in his next primary. For a strongly conservative state we sure have some weak sister Senators.

Over50 on September 14, 2010 at 11:34 PM

Good for the NRSC. I am happy they still have principles.

Chudi on September 14, 2010 at 11:32 PM

You just watch – this will blow up in their faces just like the Castle candidacy did!

Mark my words …

Tomorrow will be an interesting day.

Tune in to Rush!

HondaV65 on September 14, 2010 at 11:35 PM

He nailed it.

INC on September 14, 2010 at 11:25 PM

yep

cmsinaz on September 14, 2010 at 11:35 PM

We need to send a message to the entrenched elitist ruling class RINOs running things – because they CLEARLY don’t understand what is happening in this election any better than the Demonrats understand it. We need to FLOOD Christine O’Donnell’s campaign with money and simultaneously cutoff our funding for any other party organizarion other than the individual candidates themselves.

My collie says:

I have my doubts. The ruling class is SO opaque, SO dense, even THAT kind of message might not penetrate their craniums.

I say let them stare at their empty coffers while O’Donnell is rolling in dough. Money is the only language they understand.

CyberCipher on September 14, 2010 at 11:36 PM

and shoot for the works in 2012.

notropis on September 14, 2010 at 11:31 PM

You aren’t going to have a red wave like this 2012. This is a 1 time deal. Democrats overshot hugely. This is your year to turn seats that are -always- blue and turn them a little red – even if its with a 70%’er. Now it’s more blue than ever.

Good job? Yay?

Plus the black eye of possibly taking Obama’s senate seat -and- Biden’s senate seat and turning them red in the same year? C’mon!

lorien1973 on September 14, 2010 at 11:37 PM

thebriand on September 14, 2010 at 11:32 PM

Amen.

notropis on September 14, 2010 at 11:37 PM

I will be sending my $ to Christine this year instead of the NRSC. I support her 100%

I sent an email to them to let them know how ashamed I was of them. Hell, if the chances are out the window to take the Senate, like they said, I will just give up on my hometown candidate (Kirk) and waste it in Delaware…since it doesn’t matter.{snicker}

Here is their email address. Pass it on.
info@nrsc.org

let them know how you feel.

GoCubsGo on September 14, 2010 at 11:37 PM

In case you need another Christine O’Donnell website to donate big $$$ to

Sock It To Joe

gary4205 on September 14, 2010 at 11:38 PM

tetriskid on September 14, 2010 at 11:33 PM

Be thankful for tonight – this is HISTORIC.

Who would have thought that someone like O’Donnell would have flushed all of the “establishment” Republicans out of their hidey holes?

Simply stunning – now we know who they ALL are – and we can take them out!

The NRSC thinks they can make this announcement without reprocussions?

Just wait till tomorrow.

It begins.

We are going to take back this party.

My prediction? This takes out Mitch McConnell as Senate Leader also – unless he craps on the NRSC immediately for this announcement.

And i doubt he has the balls to do that.

HondaV65 on September 14, 2010 at 11:39 PM

In honor of Christine:

Carolyn Wonderland – “Judgement Day”

gary4205 on September 14, 2010 at 11:40 PM

You aren’t going to have a red wave like this 2012. This is a 1 time deal. Democrats overshot hugely. This is your year to turn seats that are -always- blue and turn them a little red – even if its with a 70%’er. Now it’s more blue than ever.

Good job? Yay?

Plus the black eye of possibly taking Obama’s senate seat -and- Biden’s senate seat and turning them red in the same year? C’mon!

lorien1973 on September 14, 2010 at 11:37 PM

See 2006 and 2008. We’ll have some GOP members ride the coattails of the incoming GOP President and make some pickups in 2012, especially since if you actually LOOK at the races in 2012, there’s a ton of vulnerable Dem. incumbents.

Good Solid B-Plus on September 14, 2010 at 11:40 PM

You aren’t going to have a red wave like this 2012. This is a 1 time deal. Democrats overshot hugely. This is your year to turn seats that are -always- blue and turn them a little red – even if its with a 70%’er. Now it’s more blue than ever.

Good job? Yay?

Plus the black eye of possibly taking Obama’s senate seat -and- Biden’s senate seat and turning them red in the same year? C’mon!

lorien1973 on September 14, 2010 at 11:37 PM

Get in the back seat and let us drive for awhile – you haven’t been doing so well keeping this car on the road.

HondaV65 on September 14, 2010 at 11:40 PM

In case you missed it, you must read this:

Kenneth Y. Tomlinson: The unclubbable Sen. Jim DeMint

But something happened to DeMint in these leadership seminars that would change the course of his life. The gatherings were entirely focused on the means for concentrating and preserving political power: How to milk K Street lobbyists for political contributions; how to place earmarks into appropriations bills so they would be deemed essential to the folks back home.

One day, DeMint had had enough. He rose up in a seminar to question why representatives of the party of smaller government were so focused on earmarks and political fundraising. Why aren’t we talking about reforming the federal tax code or addressing the health care mess?

Midst laughter, someone shouted, “You’ll catch on to the system, DeMint.” But DeMint never did.

INC on September 14, 2010 at 11:42 PM

You aren’t going to have a red wave like this 2012. This is a 1 time deal. Democrats overshot hugely. This is your year to turn seats that are -always- blue and turn them a little red – even if its with a 70%’er. Now it’s more blue than ever.

Good job? Yay?

Plus the black eye of possibly taking Obama’s senate seat -and- Biden’s senate seat and turning them red in the same year? C’mon!

lorien1973 on September 14, 2010 at 11:37 PM

Exactly right. But, I guess the ‘true conservatives’ can sleep better knowing they were able to get a good purge.

Vashta.Nerada on September 14, 2010 at 11:42 PM

there’s a ton of vulnerable Dem. incumbents.

Good Solid B-Plus on September 14, 2010 at 11:40 PM

Maybe we can continue the trend of nominating the least electable R’s out there and hope to win a few of them.

*whew*

I feel better.

lorien1973 on September 14, 2010 at 11:42 PM

I don’t think there will be any ‘true conservatives’ staying home this election or the next few. They will stop giving to Party orgs until those, too, are filled with conservatives.

Sporty1946 on September 14, 2010 at 11:43 PM

But I thought they didn’t have many dimes in the first place. ‘s okay. It’s easier to send the $$ straight to her anyway… much less chance of it getting lost and funneled to a Schezzefava look-alike.

UnderstandingisPower on September 14, 2010 at 11:44 PM

Here in the state of WA the Dems would cross over and vote for the weakest GOP candidate so that they could make sure that their Dem was elected. I sure hope that isn’t what is happening in Delaware.

Voter from WA State on September 14, 2010 at 11:32 PM

It was a closed primary – only GOP members could vote.

They didn’t like Castle – plain and simple.

And another thing? Well – the GOP grassroots now contains Tea Party folks – which now includes many former indies and Democrats who are fed up with the direction Obama is taking this nation.

The GOP base has changed – and the Ayatollah leadership of the GOP didn’t realize this fact. Now they’re screwed.

HondaV65 on September 14, 2010 at 11:44 PM

you haven’t been doing so well keeping this car on the road.

HondaV65 on September 14, 2010 at 11:40 PM

All aboard!

lorien1973 on September 14, 2010 at 11:44 PM

The true colors of the Republican party are starting to show. A little more pink than red.

Screw ‘em. The more candidates like O’Donnell the better.

A career politician’s career has been ended. Good.

BVM on September 14, 2010 at 11:44 PM

Good news: O’Donnell only has $20,000 COH.

amerpundit on September 14, 2010 at 11:44 PM

lorien1973 on September 14, 2010 at 11:15 PM
Let out all your snark, Lorien, then think back on how incredibly and utterly useless it was for Tom Daschle to have a 51-seat majority in 2002, with the White House occupied by the other party, and a dozen unreliable caucus members. Recall how well he did in his own race two years later….

51 seats, with a half dozen new RINOs — which would have been a long shot even with Castle — and a Democrat President, is no better, and arguably worse, than 45 seats with no new RINOs. What kind of “legislative agenda” do you think McConnell would risk, knowing that A) the Democrats still maintain enough seats to filibuster, and B) any bold moves would probably cause defections of several RINOs, and hand the Republicans a “bipartisan defeat.”

No, it’s better to retake the House, shore up the filibuster potential in the Senate by adding four or five reliable conservative votes (this rendering Snowe, Collins, Graham, etc. irrelevant), stop Obama’s initiatives cold, and shoot for the works in 2012.

notropis on September 14, 2010 at 11:31 PM

Your exactly right my friend. There is a whole generation that actually think GW bush is what being a conservative actually is.
You can’t let Rino’s define conservatism

kangjie on September 14, 2010 at 11:45 PM

I’m in and will send her some $$$.

Can’t wait to hear what Rush and The Great One, Mark Levin, have to say on Wednesday about Christine’s big win and the NRSC’s piss-poor attitude. Limbaugh and Levin will rip Cornyn a new one, and O’Donnell will get all kinds of donations.

GrannyDee on September 14, 2010 at 11:46 PM

amerpundit on September 14, 2010 at 11:44 PM

On the plus side, that’s 3+ years income for her.

lorien1973 on September 14, 2010 at 11:46 PM

Now it’s more blue than ever.

lorien1973 on September 14, 2010 at 11:37 PM

No, it’s not.

I like the way you totally ignored the facts I presented — the reality of what McConnell would do with a slim majority consisting of a bunch more RINOs, and the reality of the nominally Republican Senate’s incapability of stopping filibusters and defections, and the actual history of how impotent 51-seat Senates must be, when coupled with eight or ten potential defectors and a hostile White House.

Anything coming out of a Senate that included Castle as a part of the voting Republican Majority would be either so watered-down, or so chock full of pork and side deals as to be virtually indiscernable from the crap coming out of the current Senate. And then Obama could veto it, simply on the grounds that it’s all porked up. Yeah, that would give us a great track record to run on in 2012.

And to your contention that 2010 is a one-shot deal: If that’s the case, then we’re well and totally screwed, no matter how many Senators paste Rs after their names.

notropis on September 14, 2010 at 11:48 PM

She has about $20,000 in the bank. Chris Coons has nearly $1 million.

amerpundit on September 14, 2010 at 11:48 PM

Maybe we can continue the trend of nominating the least electable R’s out there and hope to win a few of them.

*whew*

I feel better.

lorien1973 on September 14, 2010 at 11:42 PM

I’m glad this temper tantrum helped you. You can go back to making sex snark, now.

Good Solid B-Plus on September 14, 2010 at 11:49 PM

She has about $20,000 in the bank. Chris Coons has nearly $1 million.

amerpundit on September 14, 2010 at 11:48 PM

How much did Mike Castle have and how much did she have?

sharrukin on September 14, 2010 at 11:50 PM

Can’t wait to hear what Rush and The Great One, Mark Levin, have to say on Wednesday about Christine’s big win and the NRSC’s piss-poor attitude. Limbaugh and Levin will rip Cornyn a new one, and O’Donnell will get all kinds of donations.

GrannyDee on September 14, 2010 at 11:46 PM

What do you expect from Ayatollahs who endorsed Arlen Specter and Charlie Crist and – then tried to rig a vote count in Lisa Murkowski’s favor in Alaska?

I simply can’t believe our luck. Were I in THEIR position – I’d be bowing to the Tea Party right now but they are spitting right into the GOP voter’s faces. Incredible – and it’s only going to make our job in taking them out much easier than it was before!

I’m no longer predicting a GOP blowout in November – but I AM predicting a huge purging of the elitists – and, quite frankly – I’ll take that!!

These guys are supposed to be professional politicians? And they crap on a lady only minutes after she’s won an election? In public?

Very Very Very bad move.

It’s the end for Cornyn.

HondaV65 on September 14, 2010 at 11:50 PM

Screw ‘em. The more candidates like O’Donnell the better.

I’m going to go ahead and say no thanks to this.

Good Lt on September 14, 2010 at 11:50 PM

She has about $20,000 in the bank. Chris Coons has nearly $1 million.

amerpundit on September 14, 2010 at 11:48 PM

By next monday she’ll have more than a million. The NRSC just guaranteed that.

HondaV65 on September 14, 2010 at 11:51 PM

How much did Mike Castle have and how much did she have?

sharrukin on September 14, 2010 at 11:50 PM

Doesn’t matter. She’s fighting a general election now — very different from a primary fight — against a guy who has $1 million in the bank and has a home field advantage in a blue state.

amerpundit on September 14, 2010 at 11:52 PM

lorien1973 on September 14, 2010 at 11:42 PM

So, you would rather have RINOs like Castle, Graham, McCain, Snowe, etc. that would rather be liked by the Dems/MSM than be counted on to uphold Republican principles?

No one knows how the elections will turn out in November. But you are believing the propaganda of the RINOs elites and the leftists in the Media and sounding like we have already lost.

I believe we will win because there are a lot of people pissed and aren’t going to listen to those same pundits who tell us year in and year out that we conservatives don’t have a chance of winning if we stick to our principles. I say that when conservatives stick to their principles and tell people what those principles are, those are the elections where we have the most success.

Sporty1946 on September 14, 2010 at 11:52 PM

The GOP really is being run by a bunch of petulant, front-running amateurs, isn’t it?

holygoat on September 14, 2010 at 11:52 PM

I am going to post this here in hopes that the NRSC and the Republican Party get the message. I will also send emails directly to them to be sure.

Christine O’Donnell won the right to be the Republican candidate fairly. She did not steal the election. In fact, it is the voters that spoke loudly as to which candidate they want. If the Republican Party refuses to support O’Donnell it sends two very clear messages to me.

First, it tells me that the Republicans are more concerned with protecting their buddies, then with the will of the voters. This message is spoken loudly and clearly by any attempt to marginalize O’Donnell rather than embracing her as the official candidate.

If the Republican party had any sense about what is happening in the country they would shut down the whine parade and get with the program. The program is that people DO NOT want the Republicans to be Democrat light. They want a clear ideological alternative to the Democrats.

The second thing that this tells me is that the leadership of the Republican party is not professional. This is not about who you like. It is about the duty that the party has to the voters that support the Republican candidates. Throwing a tantrum because your buddy didn’t win is just not acceptable in a professional operation.

I will NOT send another dime to the Republican Party as long as I live if they undercut the Tea Party candidates that have won their primaries. I will simply donate directly to the candidates and I will not donate at all to the party.

I have had enough of these egotistical elitist children that run the Republican Party. If they want to be liberals, then go to the Democrats. Sorry, but the people that vote in this nation are NOT going to let both parties run liberals like they have been.

Hawthorne on September 14, 2010 at 11:53 PM

I’m no longer predicting a GOP blowout in November – but I AM predicting a huge purging of the elitists – and, quite frankly – I’ll take that!!

HondaV65 on September 14, 2010 at 11:50 PM

You’d prefer purity to being able to set the agenda for the US for the next decade – interesting.

Vashta.Nerada on September 14, 2010 at 11:54 PM

She has about $20,000 in the bank. Chris Coons has nearly $1 million.

amerpundit on September 14, 2010 at 11:48 PM

How did she ever win? How did she beat the “unbeatable” Castle? You failed. Now join us.

faraway on September 14, 2010 at 11:54 PM

Your exactly right my friend. There is a whole generation that actually think GW bush is what being a conservative actually is.
You can’t let Rino’s define conservatism

kangjie on September 14, 2010 at 11:45 PM

D@mn straight. we need to start teaching the voters, not just relying on their what have you done for me lately instincts. You can’t do that by being the party of ‘[not that guy’. We may not win right off, and probably won’t, but the sick socialist f@cks didn’t win overnight either. They co-opted the teachers, then the schools, then the TV news.

If classical libveralism to to re-take this country, we need to listen to Jefferson and Machiavelli, educate the populace with a sense of civic virtue. without that, all we are doing is sending more self serving swine to the public trough.

Fighton03 on September 14, 2010 at 11:56 PM

She has about $20,000 in the bank. Chris Coons has nearly $1 million.

amerpundit on September 14, 2010 at 11:48 PM

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HondaV65 on September 14, 2010 at 11:57 PM

So, you would rather have RINOs like Castle, Graham, McCain, Snowe, etc. that would rather be liked by the Dems/MSM than be counted on to uphold Republican principles?

Yep, I’d rather have them than a democrat.

Not everywhere will be true red, sometimes you gotta get a purple. That’s grim reality.

If the contest looks like this:
O’Donnell>Castle>Coons (political views)
Castle>Coons>O’Donnell (electability).

Sorry, but Castle wins. If O’Donnell had a prayer in the general, it’s different. But she’s a poor candidate – with no money from what ameripundit says. It’s not really a good thing.

I didn’t realize this was difficult.

No, it’s not.

It is. I meant in terms of the DE seat. From what I understand, Coons is further left than Biden. So the seat is more blue than before.

A minor majority won’t pan out well for the democrats, but having an extra R up there for your predicted 2012 gains is a good idea, yes?

lorien1973 on September 14, 2010 at 11:57 PM

How did she ever win?

Two things:

Talk radio jihad + Saracuda.

All Christine had to do was basically not talk, and even when she did, people didn’t really listen.

Good Lt on September 14, 2010 at 11:57 PM

Talk radio jihad + Saracuda.

All Christine had to do was basically not talk, and even when she did, people didn’t really listen.

Good Lt on September 14, 2010 at 11:57 PM

But I thought Saracuda was a washed up quitter?

Hmmm … guess not!

HondaV65 on September 14, 2010 at 11:58 PM

You’d prefer purity to being able to set the agenda for the US for the next decade – interesting.

Vashta.Nerada on September 14, 2010 at 11:54 PM

If that agenda is Donkey-lite, then hell yes.

As the proverb goes, ‘how does a pygmy eat an elephant….one bite at a time’. Well, the GOP has compromised down to it’s smelly azz, and there is no practicable difference between the parties (unless thir friggin seat is on the line). So, let’s end the charade and change the rules, no?

Fighton03 on September 14, 2010 at 11:59 PM

How did she ever win? How did she beat the “unbeatable” Castle? You failed. Now join us.

faraway on September 14, 2010 at 11:54 PM

Because she was running in a Republican primary. People like Palin, DeMint, and Levin could push her for Republicans as a conservative.

Now she’s running in a general election in a blue state, where people like Palin and Levin aren’t going to help outside of the Republican turnout.

Primaries and general elections are different beasts.

Look at McCain in 2008. He was at one point so low on campaign cash that he was expected to drop out at any moment. In fact, many of us mocked him.

But he won primaries and eventually the nomination. Before going on to fight a well-funded GE opponent and losing terribly.

amerpundit on September 14, 2010 at 11:59 PM

Just donated. Go Christine!

Won’t be the first 20-point deficit we made up in a month.

NRSC who?

Animator Girl on September 14, 2010 at 11:59 PM

frack……end quote, NOT strike out.. geez

Fighton03 on September 14, 2010 at 11:59 PM

Good Lt on September 14, 2010 at 11:57 PM

Oh yes, damn those stupid voters!

Why can’t we just have big daddy John Cornyn just pick out our Senators!

tetriskid on September 14, 2010 at 11:59 PM

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

amerpundit on September 14, 2010 at 11:10 PM

Come off it. We were told for months that Rubio is a wingnut extremist who could never win in purple Florida, and we’re still told Angle is a kook who can’t possibly beat Reid.

ddrintn on September 15, 2010 at 12:00 AM

having an extra R up there for your predicted 2012 gains is a good idea, yes?

lorien1973 on September 14, 2010 at 11:57 PM

Not if he has to be pandered to to toe the party line.

I don’t think I’d like “Delaware Deals” any more than “Cornhusker Kickbacks.”

notropis on September 15, 2010 at 12:00 AM

Look at McCain in 2008. He was at one point so low on campaign cash that he was expected to drop out at any moment. In fact, many of us mocked him.

But he won primaries and eventually the nomination. Before going on to fight a well-funded GE opponent and losing terribly.

amerpundit on September 14, 2010 at 11:59 PM

your point here, besides the fact that a RINO lost the GE?

Fighton03 on September 15, 2010 at 12:01 AM

I’ll just ditto what HAWTHORNE said…
Well done!

shorebird on September 15, 2010 at 12:01 AM

You’d prefer purity to being able to set the agenda for the US for the next decade – interesting.

Vashta.Nerada on September 14, 2010 at 11:54 PM

So are you saying the agenda for the past decade is to be the same as the next decade?

reginaldL on September 15, 2010 at 12:02 AM

Come off it. We were told for months that Rubio is a wingnut extremist who could never win in purple Florida, and we’re still told Angle is a kook who can’t possibly beat Reid.

ddrintn on September 15, 2010 at 12:00 AM

Wonder what would happen if the GOP actually got behind Angle, huh?

Fighton03 on September 15, 2010 at 12:02 AM

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

amerpundit on September 14, 2010 at 11:10 PM

You were wrong about Rubio, and Toomey, and Angle …

I don’t think you have a lot of credibility in predicting this race but …

EVEN if the Democrat wins this election – we’ve won a great victory tonight in defeating an establishment Ayatollah. And the NRSC has proven – it’s more important right now to destroy them than the Democrats.

Once we’ve done away with the elitists – we’ll address the Democrats. You can bet on that.

HondaV65 on September 15, 2010 at 12:02 AM

The problem is New Castle County is in the Philly market. It’s why incumbents have had such a big edge for so long in Delaware. A challenger needed to raise big bucks to buy Philly time — time that is watched by over a dozen other counties in PA and NJ.

LenSp1 on September 15, 2010 at 12:02 AM

Oh yes, damn those stupid voters!

Why can’t we just have big daddy John Cornyn just pick out our Senators!

tetriskid on September 14, 2010 at 11:59 PM

Chill out.

I’m just saying that Christine had a lot of help from talk radio supporters, the TP Express and Sara Palin’s endorsement. She didn’t say all that much except that we needed to eat Castle, and when she did stray from that, it was at times embarrassing.

Combined powers of those other factors ensured high turnout among conservatives.

Good Lt on September 15, 2010 at 12:02 AM

How did OD beat the man that was so electable? I’m scratching my head.

If Castle was the favored person in the general, won’t OD get all of his votes, thus the Castle supporters are guaranteeing that OD wins the election? Am I missing something?

faraway on September 15, 2010 at 12:02 AM

your point here, besides the fact that a RINO lost the GE?

Fighton03 on September 15, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Just because you overcame a cash deficit to win a primary doesn’t mean your major cash deficit won’t matter in the general.

amerpundit on September 15, 2010 at 12:03 AM

having an extra R up there for your predicted 2012 gains is a good idea, yes?

lorien1973 on September 14, 2010 at 11:57 PM

Having an extra R like Castle would just provide more phony veneer for the Dems to crow about “bipartisanship” a la McCain, Graham, Specter, Snowe and Collins.

ddrintn on September 15, 2010 at 12:03 AM

You’d prefer purity to being able to set the agenda for the US for the next decade – interesting.

Vashta.Nerada on September 14, 2010 at 11:54 PM

STRAWMANHYPERBOLE ALERT!

HondaV65 on September 15, 2010 at 12:03 AM

Bed. Night.

More fighting another day.

Must sleep.

XOXO, you f*cking ayatollahs. ;-)

Good Lt on September 15, 2010 at 12:04 AM

Put up a link to her donation page allahpundit… I supported Castle over O’Donnell, but lets help give her some sead capital…

ninjapirate on September 14, 2010 at 10:54 PM

Wow! I am impressed! Good for you.

katy the mean old lady on September 15, 2010 at 12:04 AM

Oh yes, damn those stupid voters!

tetriskid on September 14, 2010 at 11:59 PM

Anybody that voted for her is stupid. Nothing wrong with saying that.

Chudi on September 15, 2010 at 12:04 AM

OK, it’s after midnight. We are supposed to turn into pumpkins.

faraway on September 15, 2010 at 12:05 AM

The NRSC probably just secured the election for O’Donnell.

itsspideyman on September 15, 2010 at 12:05 AM

Just because you overcame a cash deficit to win a primary doesn’t mean your major cash deficit won’t matter in the general.

amerpundit on September 15, 2010 at 12:03 AM

just so long as you also acknowledge a well funded RINO doesn’t me jack.

Fighton03 on September 15, 2010 at 12:05 AM

Hawthorne on September 14, 2010 at 11:53 PM

+100

Shiny_Tiara on September 15, 2010 at 12:06 AM

Just because you overcame a cash deficit to win a primary doesn’t mean your major cash deficit won’t matter in the general.

amerpundit on September 15, 2010 at 12:03 AM

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Please – you lost – quit digging.

Sarah Palin will supply Christine with plenty of money – and the NRSC’s bile will ensure that O’Donnell is at the top of everyone’s donation lists.

You know this – you’re a smart guy.

Why do you keep drawing lines in the sand and making stupid predictions?

Do you think that the NRSC’s condemnation of her is going to hurt her in any way? Hell no – it’s going to make her a heroine.

And really – she doesn’t deserve to be a heroine – but this is how stupid the NRSC is – creating Martyrs.

Soon to be RICH martyrs.

HondaV65 on September 15, 2010 at 12:06 AM

Some times I read the comments here, and I’m just amazed. O’Donnell ran for the Republican nomination and won it. She should have the support of the NRSC.
thebriand on September 14, 2010 at 11:32 PM

Well said, Brian. This is one of the things that irks me about *some* republicans. “My candidate didn’t win, so I’m not going to vote,” or “My candidate didn’t win, so I’m going to write him in.”

Selfish and self-centered positions. It wreaks of selfishness with a sprinkle of narcissism.

We’re in this as a “team.” This election is much bigger than anyone of our individual disappointments or pettiness.

For those of you out there with this selfish mentality, suck it up, put your big girl panties on and let’s work together. There is no way everyone’s favorite candidate is always going to win. We have a nominee and if the NRSC is going to play selfish childish games with this election, the it’s up to “us,” “the people,” to step forward and do what’s right.

You lose, when you give in to the LSM’s narrative that O’Donnell is unelectable. It’s “head games.” They said that about Reagan as well.

Donate. You care about your country, right? Pull out the credit card and give, when it hurts the most. It’s not about you, it’s about our country.

BruthaMan on September 15, 2010 at 12:06 AM

The NRSC probably just secured the election for O’Donnell.

itsspideyman on September 15, 2010 at 12:05 AM

In a blue state where a GOP needs the ‘independents’, you could be right.

Fighton03 on September 15, 2010 at 12:06 AM

Oh, and my 2012 gains are not “predicted;” they’re “possible.” They’re going to have to be earned, and it won’t be easy, and it will take a principled and disciplined Republican caucus in both the House and the Senate, and a top-notch Presidential candidate, and a hell of a lot of footwork from all us peons.

The only one of those three I’m confident we’ll get, is the last one. I’m just hoping and praying for the others — and short-sightedly supporting “true conservatives,” or more accurately, principled and disciplined candidates.

(I’m not sure that O’Donnell fits that description, either, but I guess we may see, over the next two months — or, should she win, over the next two years. I know for a fact that Castle didn’t.)

notropis on September 15, 2010 at 12:06 AM

So the polls I’ve seen have her about 10% down in a hypothetical. That will tighten up, no doubt as Republicans come home to her. Suppose she gets it to 5% – if this really is the tsunami folks are suspecting it might be, that might mean 5-10% boost for all conservatives everywhere on election day.

My point is, this is far from a lost cause. I don’t care if it is Delaware.

I am not a big fan of either candidate, had no prediction or preference really. I don’t actually think it’s going to be the difference in the Senate. So, I am really not that worried about it. BUT, I wouldn’t concede it as a loss either.

WashingtonsWake on September 15, 2010 at 12:07 AM

ok…not sure what I’m typing to get the strike through here.

Fighton03 on September 15, 2010 at 12:07 AM

info@nrsc.org

Tell them what you think. I did.

$> To Christine

$< To NRSC

GoCubsGo on September 15, 2010 at 12:07 AM

You were wrong about Rubio, and Toomey, and Angle …

Excuse me? I was an early backer of the first two. Angle I came around to rather quickly.

EVEN if the Democrat wins this election – we’ve won a great victory tonight in defeating an establishment Ayatollah. And the NRSC has proven – it’s more important right now to destroy them than the Democrats.

It’s more important to destroy the Republican establishment than stop the Obama-Pelosi agenda and potentially get a Majority Leader who would block Obama’s legislation from coming to the floor.

And I’m the RINO.

Once we’ve done away with the elitists – we’ll address the Democrats. You can bet on that.

HondaV65 on September 15, 2010 at 12:02 AM

You think the country will be waiting around for you to deal with Democrats later? For all we know Democrats are popular again in 2012 and we lose seats.

amerpundit on September 15, 2010 at 12:07 AM

Anybody that voted for her is stupid. Nothing wrong with saying that.

Chudi on September 15, 2010 at 12:04 AM

You’re right.

We’d be much better off with Castle who voted against the troop surge in Iraq.

tetriskid on September 15, 2010 at 12:08 AM

So are you saying the agenda for the past decade is to be the same as the next decade?

reginaldL on September 15, 2010 at 12:02 AM

I am saying that you can have whatever you want, if you control the statehouses, and the two legislative branches after this election.

Vashta.Nerada on September 15, 2010 at 12:08 AM

The NRSC probably just secured the election for O’Donnell.

itsspideyman on September 15, 2010 at 12:05 AM

EXACTLY – the NRSC is hated.

I have a meetup with my Tea Party cell on Thursday – i can tell you that donating to Christine will be on the top of the agenda. It’ll prolly be the only thing we talk about. The first 40 minutes of the meetup will be loud condemnations of the NRSC.

I cannot believe they just handed this party to us on a silver platter!

HondaV65 on September 15, 2010 at 12:09 AM

WashingtonsWake on September 15, 2010 at 12:07 AM

Exactly….’conservatives’ are getting pissed about the constant emphasis of Party over Policy. Time to change that.

Fighton03 on September 15, 2010 at 12:09 AM

Fuck the NRSC. Not going to give a dime to them.

taney71 on September 14, 2010 at 10:55 PM

No, no,dear.Save those cute prepaid envelopes and fill them wth teeny heavy stuff. Hint: fishing sinkers. Then tippytoe to the mailbox. Do it first thng n the morning. It will make the whole day.

katy the mean old lady on September 15, 2010 at 12:09 AM

EVEN if the Democrat wins this election – we’ve won a great victory tonight in defeating an establishment Ayatollah. And the NRSC has proven – it’s more important right now to destroy them than the Democrats.

It’s more important to destroy the Republican establishment than stop the Obama-Pelosi agenda and potentially get a Majority Leader who would block Obama’s legislation from coming to the floor.

And I’m the RINO.

amerpundit on September 15, 2010 at 12:07 AM

You must not be wearing your special purity decoder ring, otherwise you would understand the logic.

Vashta.Nerada on September 15, 2010 at 12:10 AM

You think the country will be waiting around for you to deal with Democrats later? For all we know Democrats are popular again in 2012 and we lose seats.

amerpundit on September 15, 2010 at 12:07 AM

One thing at a time amerpundit – first we reform this party and kick the gawdaful Ayatollahs – then we turn to really saving this nation.

Mitch McConnel and his Ayatollahs wouldn’t have done a damn thing to put us on the right track.

We’re much better off here – and the NRSC just laid a golden egg in our lap!

HondaV65 on September 15, 2010 at 12:11 AM

This is really stupid for the NRSC (and Rove as well). So some 30000 Tea Party die-hard voted for O’Donnell in DE, almost guaranteeing the senate seat will remain in Dem hand in 2010, there is still no reason to publicly p– on them , draw attention to and deepen the division, and mislabel a loss by a really bad RINO into a national trend.

bayview on September 15, 2010 at 12:11 AM

Please – you lost – quit digging.

Sarah Palin will supply Christine with plenty of money – and the NRSC’s bile will ensure that O’Donnell is at the top of everyone’s donation lists.

Palin couldn’t even be bothered backing O’Donnell until last week. Meanwhile, DeMint’s own spokesman says he only backed her because the polls changed in the primary.

You know this – you’re a smart guy.

Why do you keep drawing lines in the sand and making stupid predictions?

Yes, I know. Stupid predictions. I was told by many — both on this site and mine — that I was stupid back in 2008 when I said McCain would lose, too.

Palin was going to motivate the conservatives to vote and the vote wouldn’t be there for Obama.

Do you think that the NRSC’s condemnation of her is going to hurt her in any way? Hell no – it’s going to make her a heroine.

And really – she doesn’t deserve to be a heroine – but this is how stupid the NRSC is – creating Martyrs.

Soon to be RICH martyrs.

HondaV65 on September 15, 2010 at 12:06 AM

Better hope so.

amerpundit on September 15, 2010 at 12:12 AM

You must not be wearing your special purity decoder ring, otherwise you would understand the logic.

Vashta.Nerada on September 15, 2010 at 12:10 AM

We understand quite well that a Mitch McConnell led GOP majority spent this nation into a pit of hell – and would likely do so again if given the opportunity.

Fortunately – tonight’s victory – coupled with the NRSC’s treason – has pretty sealed the deal – the DeMint wing will now take charge of the GOP.

Good times are coming.

HondaV65 on September 15, 2010 at 12:13 AM

t’s more important to destroy the Republican establishment than stop the Obama-Pelosi agenda and potentially get a Majority Leader who would block Obama’s legislation from coming to the floor.

amerpundit on September 15, 2010 at 12:07 AM

Frankly, yes. For the short term ,this country is F@cked. There is nothing that gov’t can do to fix it, nor can anything they do be so drastic as to crash it more (obamacare was a watershed and frankly the repeal word is being uttered often enough that we stand a good chance of truly changing things based on how the donkey’s have screwed things up) It’s more important to start showing voters there IS an alternative, not just making them ‘go along to get along’.

Fighton03 on September 15, 2010 at 12:13 AM

You must not be wearing your special purity decoder ring, otherwise you would understand the logic.

Vashta.Nerada on September 15, 2010 at 12:10 AM

Sorry, some of us have these silly things called principles.

We can also read.

Take a look at Castle’s voting record.

tetriskid on September 15, 2010 at 12:13 AM

One senior Republican leadership aide blasted DeMint for his involvement in the race, arguing he cared more about his own personal stature than a Republican majority in the Senate.

“DeMint took it a step too far here, and I think he has lost the remaining credibility he had, even within the caucus,” said the aide. “DeMint is not interested in a majority, he’d rather establish himself as the leader on the fringe.”

Truth.

And also true about Sarah Palin.

Neither could really care if a Democrat wins the Delaware seat. They didn’t choose O’Donnell to further the conservative cause – they did it for their own personal gain.

Vyce on September 15, 2010 at 12:14 AM

amerpundit on September 15, 2010 at 12:12 AM

Cheer up. Seriously.

HondaV65 on September 15, 2010 at 12:15 AM

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