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

So, basically you would vote for Barack Obama if he had an (R) next to his name.

Because votes don’t matter it’s all about the letter next to a person’s name.

tetriskid on September 15, 2010 at 12:15 AM

Vyce on September 15, 2010 at 12:14 AM

No – they did it to help us remove power from the GOP Ayatollahs. And the NRSC just aided that effort tonight with their treason.

HondaV65 on September 15, 2010 at 12:16 AM

One thing to remember, also, about the 2010 Senate race: the Democrats we’re defeating are some of the toughest to defeat. They won in 2004, against a Republican victory at the top of the ticket.

The classes of 2006 and 2008 contain many more weak incumbents that should be easier to defeat (including, if God is good, my own state’s biggest disgrace — Al Franken.)

So, there should be many fewer cases where there’s any excuse to run RINOs because they’re “more electable.”

notropis on September 15, 2010 at 12:16 AM

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

The did it because career DC politicians, Democrats AND Republicans, have brought the nation to the brink of economic disaster.

SlimyBill on September 15, 2010 at 12:16 AM

HondaV65 on September 15, 2010 at 12:13 AM

and that donkey-lite philosophy made it real easy to cross over and vote for a full blown socialist when they were just a little po’d. That’s what blurring the lines gets you…a confused electorate who doesn’t really know what they want and votes with the frickin wind.

Fighton03 on September 15, 2010 at 12:16 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

Really? I was thinking we could push through extensions of the Bush tax cuts, kill out-of-control spending packages, repeal the individual mandate, and pull the federal budget back to earth.

Never mind prevent the ratification of disastrous treaties like START.

amerpundit on September 15, 2010 at 12:16 AM

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

Well, she’s raised $29k thus far tonight… and will probably get $50k+ by tomorrow morning at least…

I supported Castle over O’Donnell but I hope Palin, DeMint, and all the talk radio people promote her tomorrow to get her cash.

ninjapirate on September 15, 2010 at 12:17 AM

Wow – the NSRC keeps behaving like they DON’T even want to exist anymore. If they keep ignoring the wishes of the voters they will confirm their irrelevance. Incredible.

Queen0fCups on September 15, 2010 at 12:17 AM

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

The GOP voter has spoken. Looks like they don’t like any of your ideas. I’m sorry – don’t call us – we’ll call you.

HondaV65 on September 15, 2010 at 12:17 AM

Cheer up. Seriously.

HondaV65 on September 15, 2010 at 12:15 AM

Why? I should be artificially cheerful when I don’t see something to cheer? That’s being delusional.

amerpundit on September 15, 2010 at 12:17 AM

Terrye on September 14, 2010 at 11:05 PM

Are you living in Bizarro world? Meg McCain IS THAT YOU?

Vicious attacks were directed at O’Donnell by insiders that went beyond mere questioning of her past. The NRSC sent a lawyer at hyperspeed to Alaska after Miller had the lead. Unlike with Murkowski, the NRSC now refuses to support O’Donnell who is the Republican nominee. Republican Beltway staffers have attacked the tea party backed candidates such as Miller, Angle, Lee, Paul, Buck, etc. as “crazy”. DeMint has been called out by name and attacked by insider cowards hiding behind anonymity…and you complain that it is the insiders who are being attacked?

Quit crying about this one race and making blanket statements about true Conservatives. If you don’t like O’Donnell, that is fine, but if you attack the Conservatives that supported her, then you might as well disapprove of all the candidates they helped get elected from Miller in Alaska to Buck in Colorado to Lee in Utah.

Daemonocracy on September 15, 2010 at 12:18 AM

And of course they’ll further deepen the rift between the grassroots and the, ahem, “ruling class,”

Thanks, AP, though it’s worthy of it’s own thread.

FloatingRock on September 15, 2010 at 12:19 AM

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

That’s right. If you believe The People will embrace the Conservative message, then you need to send Conservatives to Washington and let them deliver the message to The People, instead of letting people like Mitch McConnnell and Mike Castle filter it first.

SlimyBill on September 15, 2010 at 12:19 AM

Wow – the NSRC keeps behaving like they DON’T even want to exist anymore. If they keep ignoring the wishes of the voters they will confirm their irrelevance. Incredible.

Queen0fCups on September 15, 2010 at 12:17 AM

Uhm – I think this was the final straw with them tonight. They’re done and I think you’ll see Cornyn resign his chairmanship very soon – probably before the election.

I’m predicting excruciating condemnation from Limbaugh and Levin tomorrow.

God – I love this!

HondaV65 on September 15, 2010 at 12:20 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

Did you seriously think Castle was going to have any role in GOP leadership? He was just a seat, so that the GOP could possibly take over the senate, and control the legislative agenda starting in January.

Vashta.Nerada on September 15, 2010 at 12:20 AM

Really? I was thinking we could push through extensions of the Bush tax cuts, kill out-of-control spending packages, repeal the individual mandate, and pull the federal budget back to earth.

Never mind prevent the ratification of disastrous treaties like START.

amerpundit on September 15, 2010 at 12:16 AM

You used the ‘repeal’ word there, and you really think that the people who voted in this out of control budget under W are going to “reign it in”?

Hey, I’ve got a bridge you can buy….if you wrote a great proposal, maybe you could get a federal grant to do it.

Fighton03 on September 15, 2010 at 12:21 AM

I donated $25 to O’Donnell’s campaign last week.

Now that I know she’s on the NRSC sh!t-list, I’ll quadruple that donation this week.

Brilliant strategy for her campaign, even if unintended!

swanzoid on September 15, 2010 at 12:21 AM

I supported Castle over O’Donnell but I hope Palin, DeMint, and all the talk radio people promote her tomorrow to get her cash.

BUT, I hope they focus on other things after giving her a little push… don’t waste too much time on it…

ninjapirate on September 15, 2010 at 12:22 AM

Why? I should be artificially cheerful when I don’t see something to cheer? That’s being delusional.

amerpundit on September 15, 2010 at 12:17 AM

You should cheer up because I genuinely like you and think you are totally salvageable.

Look at what we’re doing here – incredible things accomplished in spite of incredible odds. Ride the wave. It will all work out!

HondaV65 on September 15, 2010 at 12:22 AM

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

+1000, Hawthorne. The voters in DE have spoken by an overwhelming majority, and they chose Christine O’Donnell as their candidate. That the NRSC has chosen to publicly make their statement of “non-support” tonight…of all nights…shows not only poor judgment, but snobbish petulance.

It’s bad enough we have liberal judges who overturn the will of the voters, but to have Republican party leaders go against their own base is outrageous in the extreme. Can anyone ever remember a time when the Dems did the same thing on the night of a huge primary election win, where two D’s were on the ballot? I can’t.

WTH is it with RINO’s that they are so bound and determined to savage and destroy their own candidates in such a public humiliation? We’re seven weeks away from a historic election, and the NRSC pulls crap like this?

Disgusting is what they are, and disgusting is what they will always be. If nothing else, we now know…beyond a shadow of a doubt…what their true colors are.

Remember in November!

GrannyDee on September 15, 2010 at 12:23 AM

You used the ‘repeal’ word there, and you really think that the people who voted in this out of control budget under W are going to “reign it in”?

Fighton03 on September 15, 2010 at 12:21 AM

I think the republicans, and some surviving democrats in the senate next spring will be itching to repeal.

Vashta.Nerada on September 15, 2010 at 12:24 AM

Just remember how long Conservatives had to hold our noses and vote. This last election, we had to get drunk and vote for McCain. So, maybe it’s time that you RINO supporters just zip it, hold your noses and back the winner. We’ve been supporting your bad choices for decades now.

As for the NRSC, they will not see one penny from me until we take them over too! They are next. GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Anastas on September 15, 2010 at 12:25 AM

That’s right. If you believe The People will embrace the Conservative message, then you need to send Conservatives to Washington and let them deliver the message to The People, instead of letting people like Mitch McConnnell and Mike Castle filter it first.

SlimyBill on September 15, 2010 at 12:19 AM

At this point I firmly believe this country is screwed for at least the next ten years. We’ve let these hacks in washington sell us our own houses for just a ‘minor fee’. Our kids don’t understand civics, and have almost no idea why the American Dream started or what it even means.

retirement is joke. It didn’t exist prior to WW2, and only worked for the first generation of Americans who tried it. the rest of us are paying for it now. The grand largess of post war america (50′s to 70′s) sunk this nation into a debt that we might not be able to get out of and never will if we don’t start showing our kids the dangers of gov’t ‘help’.

Fighton03 on September 15, 2010 at 12:26 AM

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

Delaware is a closed primary, Republicans only. No crossovers unless they switch parties in advance, which is so rare it’s not even of statistical importance.

Daemonocracy on September 15, 2010 at 12:27 AM

“THANK YOU JOHN CORNYN!!

HondaV65 on September 15, 2010 at 12:24 AM”

His Houston office is a couple of miles from my work. I may have to stop by at lunch and give them a piece of my mind in person. Goes a longer way than a voicemail or email.

TxAnn56 on September 15, 2010 at 12:27 AM

I was thinking we could push through extensions of the Bush tax cuts, kill out-of-control spending packages, repeal the individual mandate, and pull the federal budget back to earth.

Never mind prevent the ratification of disastrous treaties like START.

amerpundit on September 15, 2010 at 12:16 AM

Well, let’s look down your wish list, and see what the difference between 51 seats, and 45 seats would be in each case, even assuming that McConnell could keep his unruly “70%ers” on board, and assuming that the Republicans retake the House — which is looking pretty likely:

1) Extensions of the Bush tax cuts: A) They have to be voted on before Jan 1, 2011. B) They require Obama’s signature. No chance of a veto override with 51 Republicans.

2) Kill out-of-control spending packages: A House Republican majority can take care of that, without a Senate majority. Also, 41 solid Republican Senators can filibuster it (leaving room for 4 RINO squish defectors).

3) Repeal the individual mandate: Would require a Presidential signature, or a veto-override. Think that would happen with 51 Republican Senators? What planet do you live on?

4) Pull the Federal budget back to Earth: A Republican majority in the House can accomplish this all by its lonesome.

5) Prevent the ratification of disastrous treaties: We better be able to come up with 34 solid votes — treaties require 2/3 of the Senate for ratification.

notropis on September 15, 2010 at 12:28 AM

Can’t wait for Rush tomorrow. He’s going to be on for.

Queen0fCups on September 15, 2010 at 12:28 AM

Again, the National orgs (NRSC, NRCC) are making mistakes that they will only realize too late.

“All politics is local” does not apply this year. The Tea Party candidates are getting tons of National support, and while the Delaware GOP and NRSC sit with their opposable digits vertically positioned within their posteriors, O’Donnell will receive more than ample financial support nationally.

seanrobins on September 15, 2010 at 12:29 AM

Um, fire. Dang droid.

Queen0fCups on September 15, 2010 at 12:32 AM

I think the republicans, and some surviving democrats in the senate next spring will be itching to repeal.

Vashta.Nerada on September 15, 2010 at 12:24 AM

ahhhh.but to save there frickin jobs or because it’s the right thing to do?

Here’s the deal, right now the roaches are scattering because the light is on them. Next year they give you enough to turn off the light..then what?

we have to fundammentally change how people view washington. I was a tweener. I was raised by depression era parents, but taught by new deal era teachers. I was filled with so much ‘ government can be such a force for good’ carp all through school that it almost overcame my parents instilling a self sufficient work ethic in me.

almost.

At least I never changed my voting habits, but I can see plenty of young adults today who are so confused by government that they have no idea how to form a critical opinion. Without a clear cut definition, and a setting a solid example, we can never teach or show them how.

Fighton03 on September 15, 2010 at 12:32 AM

As long as we take the house, we can investigate all the shady things that Democrats have been up to. Once we start doing that, find a few reps and Senators of Treason, the Democrat party will be doomed for at least 50 years.

IN November, we may not win all the seats to control both houses, but at least we’ll be able to contain the fire (which has been neglected for way too long) to stop the burning of our liberties. In 2012 we can get the tools to control the fire and get it to work for us instead of against us.

“Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action”. – George Washington

Anastas on September 15, 2010 at 12:36 AM

So, don’t send money to the national grubbers–thay are part of the problem.

Send what you can (even 8 cents) to the Candidates.

lsheldon on September 15, 2010 at 12:37 AM

notropis on September 15, 2010 at 12:28 AM

Good comment, this is pretty basic congressional procedure, everyone should know this stuff. The only advantage the libs have in having a weakened majority, is control of the committees where they can set the agenda. Now this could prove irritating when they try to put forth wedge issues such as the recent class warfare on the Bush tax cuts or packing the “DREAM” act in with a defense appropriations bill, but The Conservatives just need to stand strong and call these political games out for what they are, just for show.

Daemonocracy on September 15, 2010 at 12:39 AM

“Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action”. – George Washington

Anastas on September 15, 2010 at 12:36 AM

If only our civics classes taught this….

Fighton03 on September 15, 2010 at 12:40 AM

Kjeil,

Great link. Thanks for posting that! Bookmarked.

Anastas on September 15, 2010 at 12:40 AM

Daemonocracy on September 15, 2010 at 12:39 AM

BINGO…which is why it’s more important to have people who will stick to their guns than those who ‘get along’

Fighton03 on September 15, 2010 at 12:41 AM

A total $35000 has been donated to O’Donnell since her win. Keep em coming, and send the receipts to the NRSC.

Animator Girl on September 15, 2010 at 12:43 AM

Fighton03, I know it. I actually design conservative/Tea Party shirts and that’s one of the quotes that I used. George Washington is my favorite president.

Click on my name and check out the site.

Anastas on September 15, 2010 at 12:44 AM

The Repubs are NON-EXISTANT helping a ‘former marine and republican’ Jacob Turk against the political machine of Emanuel “Race Baiter/ He spit on me” Cleaver in Missouri Congressional seat.

AND THIS IS NO PRIMARY!

Help Turk here:

deedtrader on September 15, 2010 at 12:44 AM

I supported Castle over O’Donnell but I hope Palin, DeMint, and all the talk radio people promote her tomorrow to get her cash.

ninjapirate on September 15, 2010 at 12:17 AM

Way to support RINOs. Next time just vote democrat and get it over with, clown.

Virus-X on September 15, 2010 at 12:47 AM

People will have no choice but to form a third party. It would be disastrous but maybe the RINOs want that to happen.

HellCat on September 15, 2010 at 12:48 AM

Set a measley goal of $50K and will reach that tonight – watch how fast her donations are going up.

THANK YOU JOHN CORNYN!!

HondaV65 on September 15, 2010 at 12:24 AM

Just contributed $100.00. Believe I saw your message there, lol!

BruthaMan on September 15, 2010 at 12:48 AM

1) Extensions of the Bush tax cuts: A) They have to be voted on before Jan 1, 2011. B) They require Obama’s signature. No chance of a veto override with 51 Republicans.

2) Kill out-of-control spending packages: A House Republican majority can take care of that, without a Senate majority. Also, 41 solid Republican Senators can filibuster it (leaving room for 4 RINO squish defectors).

3) Repeal the individual mandate: Would require a Presidential signature, or a veto-override. Think that would happen with 51 Republican Senators? What planet do you live on?

4) Pull the Federal budget back to Earth: A Republican majority in the House can accomplish this all by its lonesome.

5) Prevent the ratification of disastrous treaties: We better be able to come up with 34 solid votes — treaties require 2/3 of the Senate for ratification.

notropis on September 15, 2010 at 12:28 AM

In each of these scenarios, you are forgetting all of the scared, suddenly bipartisan dems who will join in. I expect the Bush tax cuts to be extended before the election. If not, the GOP led congress will pass them, and make them retroactive to Jan 1. If it works for tax increases, it works the other way as well. Running the committees is the real goal, however.

Vashta.Nerada on September 15, 2010 at 12:48 AM

Fighton03, I know it. I actually design conservative/Tea Party shirts and that’s one of the quotes that I used. George Washington is my favorite president.

Click on my name and check out the site.

Anastas on September 15, 2010 at 12:44 AM

I loved Washington, but I was especially heartened to see your Coolidge reference in there. More people need to understand silent Cal and what he stood for.

As far as I’m concerned if our kids learned more about Washington’s warnings on factionalism and Coolidge’s thoughts on self determination our nation would be much better off.

Fighton03 on September 15, 2010 at 12:51 AM

‘uh oh’s arse, Eeyore.
We The People will far and away out-fund anything the NRSC could have provided. The NRSC has $21M on hand.
http://www.opensecrets.org/parties/totals.php?cycle=2010&cmte=NRSC
Seeing the ‘money bombs’ put on tea party conservative candidates over the last few months – should it be needed – the People will far exceed the minor portion they might have spent on a junior senator / ‘outsider’

rayra on September 15, 2010 at 12:52 AM

I’m a deputy committee man in my precinct here in Illinois and when I went to a meeting for a vote between 2 candidates in the Republican party for Will County, I was so disgusted by their actions and lost respect for my own party. After the votes were counted, candidate 1 was leading 3 to 1. The Chairman took all the votes of those who did not show up and applied them to candidate 2, overturning the votes of the committee men who did show up. From that day on, I vowed never to vote for someone that I did not believe in and that I’d never give money to the Republican party to spend it as they see fit. I will donate to the candidates directly. To hell with the Repubics! I’m voting for the candidate I like and I’m not looking at parties anymore. If they don’t win, so be it. I also believe that we needed someone like Obama to win and SLAP us in the face so we could wake from our slumber. IT WORKED! Nobody I know is going to take this next election for granted and I’m sure that sentiment is going to keep growing until 2012. If we don’t win, let the cards fall where they may. We get the country we deserve.

Anastas on September 15, 2010 at 12:53 AM

Meh, good call by the NRSC. Their job of retaking the Senate was just made a heck of a lot more difficult and their resources will be needed elsewhere. No point in going from not spending any money for a sure win to spending money on a sure loss.

God – I love this!

HondaV65 on September 15, 2010 at 12:20 AM

I will be soon as well, Democrat opposition researchers are a heck of a lot better and more ruthless than Republican ones. Can’t wait for the 2 month freak show ending in O’Donnell being sent packing and a marxist elected to the Senate by the far-right and teapartiers.

But hey, I bet she wins 1 county this time, which in her mind means she won all 3 right? Would be kind of cool if she won 2, I’d love to hear her brag about how she won 4 of the 3 counties.

jarodea on September 15, 2010 at 12:55 AM

Vashta.Nerada on September 15, 2010 at 12:48 AM

Enough scared Democrats to override a Presidential veto? No chance in hell.

notropis on September 15, 2010 at 12:58 AM

Fighton03,

Coolidge is in my top 5, definitely. After researching him and his quotes, I was amazed that I never heard anything about this great President. I assume that it’s by design, aka: revisionist history.

He was the only President that was sworn in by his father . . . under candle light. He solved a major depression by cutting taxes in half accross the board which led to the roaring 20s, only to come crashing down when Hoover sucked the wind out of the sails with smoot. He was also Reagan’s idol.

Anastas on September 15, 2010 at 12:58 AM

The GOP voter has spoken. Looks like they don’t like any of your ideas. I’m sorry – don’t call us – we’ll call you.

HondaV65 on September 15, 2010 at 12:17 AM

“The American voter has spoken, I won, they don’t want your ideas, shut up…”

Hmmm, don’t think most on this site liked it so much coming from the other side. Yes Yes I know how people work, when it’s your side everything is ok.

jarodea on September 15, 2010 at 1:01 AM

It looks like the ruling class or establishment Republicans are doubling down. This makes me think of Obama and how he reacts to the will of the people. Also, I think Allah has made some good comments tonight concerning reactions to the Delaware race. (He has not been a sore loser at all)

mobydutch on September 15, 2010 at 1:01 AM

“Delaware Republicans chose an ultra-right wing extremist who is out of step with Delaware values. Christine O’Donnell cares more about imposing an extreme social doctrine than addressing the challenges facing working people,” said DSCC chairman Robert Menendez in a statement. “Even the Delaware Republican Party Chairman has said O’Donnell is ‘not a viable candidate for any office in the state of Delaware’, and ‘could not be elected dog catcher”

sonnyspats1 on September 15, 2010 at 1:06 AM

It’s either Obama’s agenda or Christine O’Donnell. it’s a no brainer.

Denverslim on September 15, 2010 at 1:08 AM

Anastas on September 15, 2010 at 12:58 AM

I consider him to be the last ‘classical liberal’ president. someone who had no trouble using state authority to help build social safety nets, but refused to use fed power to do it. A man who truly respected the federalist idea and lived as an example of it. He didn’t let his authority and power go to his head.

Apologies to Reagan.

Fighton03 on September 15, 2010 at 1:11 AM

Time for the conservative base to demonstrate to the RNC just how useless and out of touch they are by COMPLETELY LEAVING THEM OUT OF THE LOOP.

O’Donnell just got $100 of my money. Do I hear matching contributions?

manofaiki on September 15, 2010 at 1:17 AM

Delaware Republicans chose an ultra-right wing extremist who is out of step with Delaware values. Christine O’Donnell cares more about imposing an extreme social doctrine than addressing the challenges facing working people,” said DSCC chairman Robert Menendez in a statement. “Even the Delaware Republican Party Chairman has said O’Donnell is ‘not a viable candidate for any office in the state of Delaware’, and ‘could not be elected dog catcher.’”

If Coons thinks he’s going to run on Social Issues and win he is nuts. People just don’t care about that this year. They would elect the Pope in Mass if he had a sound economic plan. One woman can’t impose a social doctrine on her own

Rocks on September 15, 2010 at 1:19 AM

Maybe Dede, NY-27 will donate some of the $1M she got from the NRCC to O’Donnell…I don’t usually think of Texans as being lilly livered but Cornyn is anything but an honorable man…

As for Castle, what’s he gonna do now that he’s been forcibly weaned from the public teat after 40 yrs?

Gohawgs on September 15, 2010 at 1:22 AM

Siena 9/7 – 9/9 610 LV 43 42 Lazio +1
Quinnipiac 8/23 – 8/31 359 LV 47 35 Lazio +12
Siena 8/9 – 8/16 189 RV 43 30 Lazio +13
Quinnipiac 7/20 – 7/26 380 RV 39 23 Lazio +16
Siena 7/6 – 7/12 202 RV 40 20 Lazio +20
Quinnipiac 6/15 – 6/20 485 RV 46 17 Lazio +29
Siena 6/7 – 6/9 205 RV 45 18 Lazio +27
Siena 5/17 – 5/20 RV 29 16 Lazio +13
Marist 5/3 – 5/5 177 RV 38 13 Lazio +25
Siena 4/12 – 4/15 RV 29 13 Lazio +16
Quinnipiac 4/6 – 4/11 411 RV 34 11 Lazio +23

Lazio -26 as he loses 67-36. Great polls, though PPP hit O’Dennell as they had it at 3%

WoosterOh on September 15, 2010 at 1:23 AM

That $50,000 goal is low for O’Donnell and it is already at 75%.

WoosterOh on September 15, 2010 at 1:26 AM

The NRSC can kiss my lilly-white male protestant hetero ass. What are they, clairvoyant? She’s getting my money every two weeks through November.

If O’Donnell pulls off the upset, the GOP might have taken one giant leap toward creating a splinter party.

hawksruleva on September 15, 2010 at 1:27 AM

As for Castle, what’s he gonna do now that he’s been forcibly weaned from the public teat after 40 yrs?

Gohawgs on September 15, 2010 at 1:22 AM

Probably the same thing Charlie Crist did.

hawksruleva on September 15, 2010 at 1:28 AM

I was in the “keep the clear November winner camp” but it she could win by that much, she actually has a chance… I’ll be donating to her in the morning…

NRSC… cram it clowns… I’ve given to the NRCC and RGA but you whiny little bitches, not a dime

phreshone on September 15, 2010 at 1:31 AM

O’Donnell just got $100 of my money. Do I hear matching contributions?

manofaiki on September 15, 2010 at 1:17 AM

She just got mine. When is Cornyn up for election? I want to mark it on my Outlook.

hawksruleva on September 15, 2010 at 1:33 AM

“Even the Delaware Republican Party Chairman has said O’Donnell is ‘not a viable candidate for any office in the state of Delaware’, and ‘could not be elected dog catcher”

Funny, she could beat Mike Castle.

hawksruleva on September 15, 2010 at 1:34 AM

Set a measley goal of $50K and will reach that tonight – watch how fast her donations are going up.

THANK YOU JOHN CORNYN!!

HondaV65 on September 15, 2010 at 12:24 AM

A cynic might think that Cornyn shrewdly manipulated his announcement to help O’Donnell. But the GOP has never been smart enough to motivate people that way, and conservatives don’t take well to having their strings pulled.

hawksruleva on September 15, 2010 at 1:36 AM

O’Donnell just got $100 of my money. Do I hear matching contributions?

manofaiki on September 15, 2010 at 1:17 AM

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Won’t match… But she getting $omething, and I WILL be answering the phone next time the RNC calls.

RalphyBoy on September 15, 2010 at 1:38 AM

It’s either Obama’s agenda or Christine O’Donnell. it’s a no brainer.

Denverslim on September 15, 2010 at 1:08 AM

Yeah, neither. If that defaults to Obama’s agenda then great, because as I understand it we burn the nation to the ground and then a new conservative majority emrges phoenix like from the ashes right? Well, then why play games, lets get the gasoline people.

As for Castle, what’s he gonna do now that he’s been forcibly weaned from the public teat after 40 yrs?

Gohawgs on September 15, 2010 at 1:22 AM

Use his left over campaign cash to pay for his retirement perhaps? Or maybe sue the tea party for $7 million over the extreme anguish and suffering their firing of him caused.

O’Donnell just got $100 of my money. Do I hear matching contributions?

manofaiki on September 15, 2010 at 1:17 AM

She just got mine. When is Cornyn up for election? I want to mark it on my Outlook.

hawksruleva on September 15, 2010 at 1:33 AM

Well her condo association certainly thanks you.

jarodea on September 15, 2010 at 1:42 AM

RalphyBoy on September 15, 2010 at 1:38 AM

Me too–can’t wait!

lovingmyUSA on September 15, 2010 at 1:43 AM

Won’t match… But she getting $omething, and I WILL be answering the phone next time the RNC calls.

RalphyBoy on September 15, 2010 at 1:38 AM

Heh. I’d like to hear that call. I think I’ll send all of their donation requests back with a note saying “sorry, already gave to O’Donnell.”

Support candidates directly. Cut out the middleman.

hawksruleva on September 15, 2010 at 1:44 AM

Funny, she could beat Mike Castle.

hawksruleva on September 15, 2010 at 1:34 AM

Didn’t know “Republican Senate candidate” was an office in Delaware.

Though I disagree with the dogcatcher quip, I’m sure there’s somewhere in Delaware (below the county level at least) that would elect O’Donnell to some inconsequential office. Primaries and local level elections are very very different beasts than state wide elections to significant offices.

jarodea on September 15, 2010 at 1:46 AM

Well her condo association certainly thanks you.

jarodea on September 15, 2010 at 1:42 AM

I don’t care if she buys Twinkies (TM) with the money.I’m doing my part to preserve the right of Delaware citizens to choose their own candidates.

One reason people don’t like the Dems is that they think they’re some super-intelligent, entitled elite. I won’t be a part of a GOP that treats people that way.

hawksruleva on September 15, 2010 at 1:47 AM

very big mistake – the big boys just dont get it —– at all

iam7545 on September 15, 2010 at 1:48 AM

Didn’t know “Republican Senate candidate” was an office in Delaware.

jarodea on September 15, 2010 at 1:46 AM

Pretty sure there was a race for Republican nominee for Senate in Delaware. I’m also pretty sure that votes were counted, and one person got more votes than the other.

Voting still counts for something, right?

hawksruleva on September 15, 2010 at 1:51 AM

very big mistake – the big boys just dont get it —– at all

iam7545 on September 15, 2010 at 1:48 AM

that’s the funny thing about a REAL grass roots program…the entrenched power structure is the last to know.

Fighton03 on September 15, 2010 at 1:54 AM

I think this sums things up pretty well.

The people of Delaware just nominated a candidate that experts say nobody in Delaware will vote for.

hawksruleva on September 15, 2010 at 1:55 AM

that’s the funny thing about a REAL grass roots program…the entrenched power structure is the last to know.

Fighton03 on September 15, 2010 at 1:54 AM

Does it remind anyone of the chapters near the end of Atlas Shrugged? The part where all the folks who thought they were gaming the system are consumed by the system, one after another?

hawksruleva on September 15, 2010 at 1:56 AM

wanna get sick? Looks at the NRSC site – Rand Paul – Rubio are featured – what schmucks

NRSC SITE

iam7545 on September 15, 2010 at 1:57 AM

wanna get sick? Looks at the NRSC site – Rand Paul – Rubio are featured – what schmucks

NRSC SITE

iam7545 on September 15, 2010 at 1:57 AM

The same Rand Paul whose economic plan they won’t back?

I think 13 of them have signed on to it.

sharrukin on September 15, 2010 at 2:01 AM

Remember Scott Brown didn’t have a snowballs chance in hell of winning.

BruceB on September 15, 2010 at 2:02 AM

Does it remind anyone of the chapters near the end of Atlas Shrugged? The part where all the folks who thought they were gaming the system are consumed by the system, one after another?

hawksruleva on September 15, 2010 at 1:56 AM

I have one Ayn Rand book…the voice of reason. I couldn’t get through it because I have a hard time with her rejection of god. Not of Christianity, but god. The hubris that goes with atheism rubs me the wrong way. I may go back and try it again, but it was very hard for me to get past that issue, since it seems to be a basis for her positions.

Fighton03 on September 15, 2010 at 2:17 AM

I think this sums things up pretty well.

The people of Delaware just nominated a candidate that experts say nobody in Delaware will vote for.

hawksruleva on September 15, 2010 at 1:55 AM

Yeah. And all the Castlephiles were telling us to stay out of Delaware. They know Delaware. Castle is a shoo-in…blah blah blah….

He can’t even win his party’s nomination in Delaware. What? Did we all rush into Delaware and register?

Oh, that’s right, the people of Delaware told Castle where to go.

And they said he could win the general.

Riiiiiiiight.

Saltysam on September 15, 2010 at 2:20 AM

I don’t like O’Donnell and think she can’t win, but this is incredibly stupid. John Cornyn may have just signed his death warrant here in Texas, he’s guaranteed himself a primary challenge. Like I said I’m not a fan and wanted Castle to win for strategic purposes, and because I think the party needs moderates to win in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. But as much as I think Delaware voters cut off their nose to spite their faces tonight, the NRSC is giving the finger to their own voters. It’s arrogant, stupid, and self defeating.

I gave her $10.00 just because I think the NRSC are being asses, but I also sent another $100.00 to Sharron Angle who I do like, and think can win.

lizzie beth on September 15, 2010 at 2:22 AM

I have one Ayn Rand book…the voice of reason. I couldn’t get through it because I have a hard time with her rejection of god. Not of Christianity, but god. The hubris that goes with atheism rubs me the wrong way. I may go back and try it again, but it was very hard for me to get past that issue, since it seems to be a basis for her positions.

Fighton03 on September 15, 2010 at 2:17 AM

I am an atheist and to be honest her books are not that great.

They have some good ideas but her Objectivism didn’t really hold together for me. I found her understanding of human nature to be flawed and the almost total lack of children, or any real accounting for them to be a rather major problem.

sharrukin on September 15, 2010 at 2:23 AM

Well, once again the NRSC, like the RNC, prove that my decision of a few years ago to NOT send their Perfumed Prince – Frat Boy organizations another cent was a good decision.

Now I just send the money that they used to get, directly to the candidates who espouse the values that I hold. Wasn’t planning to send any money to Delaware this year… But I just sent some to O’Donnell, and will send more in a week or so.

Bite me NRSC.

LegendHasIt on September 15, 2010 at 2:31 AM

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

I’ve heard this script before. It meant nothing then so why will it matter now?

The country continued to move left throughout previous years of Republican control of Congress.

As long as the Repubicans get close enough to gum up the works in the Senate while Obama is in office, that all that matters.

In the meantime, dump the RINOs

rickyricardo on September 15, 2010 at 2:33 AM

sharrukin on September 15, 2010 at 2:23 AM

The atheist concept I just can’t get. To me it uses the same logic that religion uses….there is no proof so we decide “X”. To answer in the negative however, is to deny the possibility , which for me is the denial of hope. So while I have sever trouble with ‘religion’ (and I’m a roman catholic by family tradition so you get the depth of this), I have just as much trouble with atheism.

In a broad sense, objectivism seems the opposite of determinism, which I tend to resist so I want to see her work in a better light.

Fighton03 on September 15, 2010 at 2:34 AM

Well good luck. She’s all yours.

I’m sure the Purge the Rino crowd is already working on a bus tour through Delaware and has a strategy for victory as opposed to ranting on the internet about Megan McCain and waiting for the next Sarah Palins tweet… Right?

Boxy_Brown on September 15, 2010 at 2:35 AM

rickyricardo on September 15, 2010 at 2:33 AM

good point. at this point we don’t need to play to win…we only need to “not lose”. very different strategies.

Fighton03 on September 15, 2010 at 2:40 AM

Vicious attacks were directed at O’Donnell by insiders that went beyond mere questioning of her past. The NRSC sent a lawyer at hyperspeed to Alaska after Miller had the lead. Unlike with Murkowski, the NRSC now refuses to support O’Donnell who is the Republican nominee. Republican Beltway staffers have attacked the tea party backed candidates such as Miller, Angle, Lee, Paul, Buck, etc. as “crazy”. DeMint has been called out by name and attacked by insider cowards hiding behind anonymity

Daemonocracy on September 15, 2010 at 12:18 AM

Next thing you know, the NRSC is going to call anyone who supports O’Donnell racist.

redeye on September 15, 2010 at 2:45 AM

Good, why waste money on this fool, she’ll just use it to buy new drapes anyway.

Put it where we can win a seat instead of into this lost cause.

NoDonkey on September 15, 2010 at 2:49 AM

The atheist concept I just can’t get. To me it uses the same logic that religion uses….there is no proof so we decide “X”. To answer in the negative however, is to deny the possibility , which for me is the denial of hope.

Fighton03 on September 15, 2010 at 2:34 AM

Well for me I just don’t believe and I don’t know any way to make myself believe what I do not. I have a tremendous respect for Christians and I am fully aware of the problems atheism has. I wouldn’t trust an atheist in office as the track record for those types of governments is pretty horrific.

Militant atheists who attack others for their beliefs seem strange to me. I don’t get upset with people celebrating something I don’t believe in and have no idea why they do.

It almost seems like they want atheism to act as a replacement for religion and it just can’t.

sharrukin on September 15, 2010 at 2:54 AM

Ugh.. This just went for an easy pick-up to a lost cause. Why does the Tea Party really support crazy people like Angle and O’Donnell instead of good quality candidates? This is more money open to spend against the races we can win.

Also, kiss the Senate goodbye. We needed Delaware. This crazy lady just lost it for us.

Illinidiva on September 15, 2010 at 2:54 AM

This just went for an easy pick-up to a lost cause.

Illinidiva on September 15, 2010 at 2:54 AM

Yeah, cause a guy who can’t hold his own base against a so-called crazy lady is just the one that can carry the state.

Makes perfect sense.

sharrukin on September 15, 2010 at 2:57 AM

When she wins in Delaware, it will look really bad for the inside the beltway country club GOPers, since they will also see that their days are numbered

ConservativePartyNow on September 15, 2010 at 3:00 AM

It almost seems like they want atheism to act as a replacement for religion and it just can’t.

sharrukin on September 15, 2010 at 2:54 AM

That statement right there is perfect. I can understand the idea of not believing…or more precisely not knowing what to believe. But to deny outright is just as bad as the fundamentalists who say you must believe…at least IMO.

Fighton03 on September 15, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Yeah, cause a guy who can’t hold his own base against a so-called crazy lady is just the one that can carry the state.

Makes perfect sense.

sharrukin on September 15, 2010 at 2:57 AM

well it makes a point about those who would have voted for him.

Fighton03 on September 15, 2010 at 3:02 AM

But to deny outright is just as bad as the fundamentalists who say you must believe…at least IMO.

Fighton03 on September 15, 2010 at 3:00 AM

I would fully agree with that. Dawkins and his sort are fundamentalists of a sort, except they are more dangerous because they have no written code to hold them back.

sharrukin on September 15, 2010 at 3:02 AM

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