Quotes of the day

posted at 11:14 pm on September 14, 2010 by Allahpundit

I just finished watching Karl Rove trashing GOP Senate primary winner Christine O’Donnell. It was on Sean Hannity’s FNC show. Might as well have been Olbermann on MSNBC. The establishment Beltway strategist couldn’t even bother with an obligatory word of congratulations for O’Donnell. He criticized her “character” and “rectitude” and claimed she hadn’t answered questions about her financial woes. She did so here. Rove mocked her security concerns as “nutty.” Yet, her concerns have been more than justified. See here.

Rove came across as an effete sore loser instead of the supposedly brilliant and grounded GOP strategists that he’s supposed to be. Expect more Washington Republicans to start sounding like Tea Party-bashing libs as their entrenched incumbent friends go down.

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There needs to be minimum qualifications to be a senator, and O’Donnell hasn’t met them…not even close.

Chudi on September 14, 2010 at 11:46 PM

A great man once said that we’d be better off with so many reps just out of the yellow pages book. Looking around today, I agree. The founders would too.

Maybe you’re doing the night shift for Jenfidel. Let it be. The voters have spoken.

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JtLibertarian, so what? MM can defend herself or let it go. It’s still a free country, crazy as things are.

Schadenfreude on September 15, 2010 at 12:12 AM

Wow, we don’t even need the trolls nowadays! Might as well get the fight over now.

Africanus on September 15, 2010 at 12:12 AM

thphilli on September 15, 2010 at 12:06 AM

No, of course, maybe you just post too many negative comments for me to accurately have an ideal where you stand. I believe you are also not a fan of Gov. Palin.

Cindy Munford on September 15, 2010 at 12:12 AM

Before the election, the O’Donnell nuts told us that they would rather lose the seat than vote for a GOP majority. Well, we are obliging them. The NRSC is obliging them. Since you would rather lose the seat than vote for Castle, win or lose on your own.
Chudi

Exactly, let the Tea Party express fund her rent…er…campaign. The NRSC is going to be blamed for her loss no matter what.

Zaggs on September 15, 2010 at 12:12 AM

Weird, my definition of whore involves sex. Guess you people in the Northeast have some other arrangement figured out.

thphilli on September 15, 2010 at 12:04 AM

Maybe this will help. to act like a whore is to take money for a service. to be only in it for the money. Like I said its a NE thing. the south is different and i would imagine other sections of the country are different too.

unseen on September 15, 2010 at 12:13 AM

I thought only Democrats formed circular firing squads?

Captain Kirock on September 15, 2010 at 12:13 AM

MC Rove

Christien on September 15, 2010 at 12:13 AM

This is not Afghanistan or Iraq. I know you O’donnell nuts wish it were, but it’s not. I have the right to call people who are nuts, nuts.

Chudi on September 15, 2010 at 12:07 AM

Your “free speech” on this site extends to wherever AP and Ed say it does. If you think you have carte blanche to slur MM, go ahead and keep doing it. See how long you last.

Good Solid B-Plus on September 15, 2010 at 12:13 AM

Rove and Dana Perino were both tools tonight on Hannity!

bluemarlin on September 15, 2010 at 12:08 AM

I’m watching it now. Perino really wasn’t that bad. She just was explaining some of the establishment’s reactions.

AnninCA on September 15, 2010 at 12:13 AM

Rove and the NRSC have shown their true colors. They are all for the voters taking back the country, as long as they support their entrenced RINO cronies.

Ahh, what better way to get voters to vote for their incumbant RINO’s than trashing the candidate the voters have picked. We will win despite these fools. They really are no different than the Democratic lefties in Washington. You want to keep power? You better well change for the voters. We don’t change for you. Rove and RNSC are just as terrified of losing power as the Dems are and will do anything to hold it

Niteowl45 on September 15, 2010 at 12:14 AM

If it weren’t for the tea party and other grassroots voters, the GOP would be struggling to gain 10 seats in November. We’re a little tired of the GOP Establishment cashing in on waves that we are responsible for bringing about. Get back to your book tours, Karl.

ddrintn on September 15, 2010 at 12:14 AM

Her so-called sins in finance remind me of the establishment’s attack on Rubio, too, over credit cards.

He had time to overcome that one.

AnninCA on September 15, 2010 at 12:14 AM

There was no campaign against her. She is nut, and this was pointed out. You people supported her, so go with her then.

Why are you all whining about people unifying behind her. She accused him of having a gay lover, she made death threats against the state GOP chairman, making him leave his house with his kids. But she’s an angel of course. Shows how nuts her supporters are.

Chudi on September 15, 2010 at 12:11 AM

Excuse me.

Where do you get your LIES from?

I live in Maryland and all I heard on the Radio was Castle ads telling the lies you are repeating. Just who was the LIAR? TV too BTW.

Steveangell on September 15, 2010 at 12:14 AM

Mind explaing the new “minimum requirements” you’d like to impose on Senators?

Possibly a minimum income? I’d hate for some damn prole to take a seat from the rightful rulers of this nation.

Good Solid B-Plus on September 15, 2010 at 12:10 AM

They need to have a job, or at least tell us how they have been supporting themselves. They also must not depend on campaign funds to pay their rent. Finally, they must not be a NUT.

Chudi on September 15, 2010 at 12:14 AM

Schadenfreude on September 15, 2010 at 12:12 AM

I dunno, Shaden, it’s just something in me. I would’ve punched Geraldo in the face. MM is a virtuous woman and shouldn’t be maligned.

John the Libertarian on September 15, 2010 at 12:15 AM

There needs to be minimum qualifications to be a senator, and O’Donnell hasn’t met them…not even close.

Chudi on September 14, 2010 at 11:46 PM

a clearly hasn’t met that, but guess who’s “running” the Country?

sandee on September 15, 2010 at 12:15 AM

Well… at least this will finally put to rest… “The Tea Party is being run by the GOP” …left-wing talking point.

The Ugly American on September 15, 2010 at 12:15 AM

Rove is an idealist. There are no candidates worthy of Rove’s GOP. What these guys like Kraut Hammer and Rove forget is that this is no longer a cycle of GOP-Dem-GOP-Dem played for fun. We are in a war to the death over the future of America. We either stop the Obama Marxists before we are eliminated in a sea of illegals and socialism, or it is over with no cycle of polite elections. These old guys are still in fear of the old media slander machine like Journolist. Palin has seen McCain’s campaign paralyzed by that fear, and she has come up with Face Book and Blog commentors to get inside the Media High tech lynchings OODA ( to quote a Ga Tech Grad named John Boyd). The fear of media slander is not relevant anymore. Rove needs to go teach old theory in a school while Palin and ODonnell’s new warfare methods are used. The call is now “To come up on this hill and fight”. But the Rinos and the RAMF GOP male candidates for President are equally useless right now. If the women win it, then the women will get the glory!

jimw on September 15, 2010 at 12:15 AM

Her so-called sins in finance remind me of the establishment’s attack on Rubio, too, over credit cards.

He had time to overcome that one.

AnninCA on September 15, 2010 at 12:14 AM

Indeed very weak tea.

Steveangell on September 15, 2010 at 12:15 AM

Let’s lighten up the mood, shall we?

Haaaaannndddsss… accrooosss… Ameerrricccaaaa….!!!

Pasalubong on September 15, 2010 at 12:15 AM

^ But this is what we can expect if and when Sarah Palin ever runs for president, times one hundred. It’s going to be fun fun fun.

ddrintn on September 15, 2010 at 12:15 AM

Chudi on September 15, 2010 at 12:09 AM

I challenge your ability think logically or maybe remember accurately. I don’t think anyone said what you just allege -‘Before the election, the O’Donnell nuts told us that they would rather lose the seat than vote for a GOP majority.’

I think a lot of people HAVE said we are better off getting rid of the RINOs even if it means not achieving the majority. BIG difference.

Sporty1946 on September 15, 2010 at 12:15 AM

Chudi on September 15, 2010 at 12:11 AM

I assume that the good people of Delaware knew of these things you speak of? I’m not asking you to get behind Ms. O’Donnell, I don’t give a flying flip. As for her meeting the requirements for a candidate for the Senate, please show me what constitutional requirements she does not meet.

Cindy Munford on September 15, 2010 at 12:15 AM

There was no campaign against her. She is nut, and this was pointed out. You people supported her, so go with her then.

Chudi on September 15, 2010 at 12:11 AM

Haha, yeah, Castle’s campaign never went negative. That giant polling advantage he had over O’Donnell just disappeared in a puff of smoke for no reason at all!

Good Solid B-Plus on September 15, 2010 at 12:16 AM

She polled within 2 points of Coons back in August. She’s only 11 points behind now, after a very brutal and personal campaign.

She can (and is, from all I see)deflecting the personal stuff quite well now and using her airtime to push her core messages.

She’s definitely not stupid.

AnninCA on September 15, 2010 at 12:16 AM

There needs to be minimum qualifications to be a senator, and O’Donnell hasn’t met them…not even close.

Chudi on September 14, 2010 at 11:46 PM

There are written rules for President.

Well so much for rules.

Now Arnold can run just go get a fake BC and SSN and presto President.

Steveangell on September 15, 2010 at 12:17 AM

John the Libertarian on September 15, 2010 at 12:15 AM

You’re a good guy. I understand. Just not in favor of bannings. I’d never ban anyone. Fight for their freedom to be stupid, even if you disagree.

Schadenfreude on September 15, 2010 at 12:17 AM

An at all conservative Republican party without Mike Castle is like a fish without a bicycle.

Luka on September 15, 2010 at 12:17 AM

Your “free speech” on this site extends to wherever AP and Ed say it does. If you think you have carte blanche to slur MM, go ahead and keep doing it. See how long you last.

Good Solid B-Plus on September 15, 2010 at 12:13 AM

I have been on this site since it started. I used to respect MM and Ed, but not anymore. They have shown that they lack principles. How can they support somebody like O’Donnell. They can do whatever they want, but they have lost the respect of a lot of people, especially mine.

Chudi on September 15, 2010 at 12:17 AM

It saddens me that Malkin has been conned into supporting O’Donnell.

Ah well. Eventually, everyone’s credibility takes a nosedive.

Vyce on September 15, 2010 at 12:17 AM

The NRSC is going to be blamed for her loss no matter what.

Zaggs on September 15, 2010 at 12:12 AM

And they are going to be rightfully blamed for their empty coffers. Denying support to the candidate legally elected by their own party is stupid and the insult will be felt across state lines.

Cindy Munford on September 15, 2010 at 12:17 AM

AnninCA on September 15, 2010 at 12:05 AM

You nailed it.

ya2daup on September 15, 2010 at 12:18 AM

The rest of the races are also pretty darn interesting. Definitely a huge, huge swing to the right.

AnninCA on September 15, 2010 at 12:18 AM

This election has really messed with my Weltanschaung. Krauthammer using unnecessarily strong terms to express his disagreement with some fellow conservatives, Mark Levin behaving badly, and Rove apparently going berserk? What’s going on?

It’s not the disagreement that’s unusual: the variety of opinions is something I like about our side. It’s the fact that some otherwise coherent people seem to have lost their heads, on both sides of the debate.

I think everyone needs a beer and a good night’s rest.

That said, I’m thoroughly looking forward to the dressing-down the NRSC’s going to get from Rush tomorrow. *tunes radio*

Animator Girl on September 15, 2010 at 12:18 AM

the NH senate race just flipped.

unseen on September 15, 2010 at 12:18 AM

So, for argument’s sake, OD is two tacos short of a combination plate. Big deal. If elected, as long as she votes the way she talks she’s golden to me.

pugwriter on September 15, 2010 at 12:19 AM

An at all conservative Republican party without Mike Castle is like a swimmer without cement overshoes.

Luka on September 15, 2010 at 12:19 AM

What these guys like Kraut Hammer and Rove forget is that this is no longer a cycle of GOP-Dem-GOP-Dem played for fun

jimw on September 15, 2010 at 12:15 AM

Exactly! These guys, the Establishment, win or lose, never thought they would be kicked out. Power would simply change hands but the jobs were forever…or so they mistakenly thought. This is the most awesome time in history where the people are taking over their government! It’s a friggin Rev o lushin!

Guardian on September 15, 2010 at 12:20 AM

O/T-

chucktodd

With 49% reporting, Ayotte pulls ahead by 250 votes over Lamontagne. #nhsen GOP primary

Babino on September 15, 2010 at 12:20 AM

She polled within 2 points of Coons back in August. She’s only 11 points behind now, after a very brutal and personal campaign.

She can (and is, from all I see)deflecting the personal stuff quite well now and using her airtime to push her core messages.

She’s definitely not stupid.

AnninCA on September 15, 2010 at 12:16 AM

You are so RIGHT.

I mean really asking the losers voters if they support his challenger. Really how does that mean anything? Of course they support O’Donnell that explains why they voted for Castle.

Hillaries voters said they would vote for McCain and he won. Well so much for that weak tea LOGIC.

Steveangell on September 15, 2010 at 12:20 AM

I’d never ban anyone. Fight for their freedom to be stupid, even if you disagree.

Schadenfreude on September 15, 2010 at 12:17 AM

I agree.

Since I can’t ban anybody, it’s just a harmless threat.

John the Libertarian on September 15, 2010 at 12:21 AM

She filed a fraudulant lawsuit.

Not so. You may not like her version but it wasn’t fraudulent.

She lied to the state of Delaware.

I don’t know. You might be right.

She has not paid back debts from her previous campaign Neither has a lot of campaigns that ran out of money. Hillary still hasn’t finished paying things off.

and she is using campaign funds to pay for her own dwelling. Absolutely nothing wrong with that in general. Unless you have specific reimbursements that wouldn’t pass the election rules, it’s irrelevant.

If she was a democrat, you would be SLAMMING these issues calling her a liar and many other names.

You might. I wouldn’t unless it was more specific than a general smear.

She is going to be smeared BIGTIME, and some of them will be justified, because of her ridiculously spotty past. And these are the things we KNOW about.

thphilli on September 14, 2010 at 11:50 PM

Silly. We’ve already done it and everyone in DE knows about it. It’s built into the market price now, as brokers might say. She has nowhere to go but up from here. What she needs is money to get the kind of guidance that Angle has received. She could pull it off.

It’s over. She won. You can’t change that. Jump on the bandwagon or get out of the way. If you decide the latter, at least don’t throw IED’s out on the path to victory just out of spite, ’cause you’ll just be cutting off your own nose.

Dusty on September 15, 2010 at 12:21 AM

Gryphon 202 – The advisers are watching their control slip away, which is why I believe Rove said what he did. He’s starting to panic.

That is it.

It’s funny to see Rove called a RINO. If anything, he’s a pure Republican. An elite, but a Republican to the core.

Rove fills in for Rush. Rove goes after O’D. Rush backs her to the hilt. Hannity falls in line with Rush.

What’s the difference? Two guys work in media and in the end, can disavow O’D when she flames out, as long as they don’t appear with her in public. Rove is trying to build a new Republican majority while Palin tries to overtake the machine all the while claiming she’s a good Republican first.

budfox on September 15, 2010 at 12:21 AM

If elected, as long as she votes the way she talks she’s golden to me.

pugwriter on September 15, 2010 at 12:19 AM

Absolutely. If she licks her own toes for 5 minutes before she goes to bed who cares.

Luka on September 15, 2010 at 12:22 AM

She polled within 2 points of Coons back in August. She’s only 11 points behind now, after a very brutal and personal campaign.
She can (and is, from all I see)deflecting the personal stuff quite well now and using her airtime to push her core messages.
She’s definitely not stupid.
AnninCA

So before anyone really knew who she was she was down by 2. Now that everyone knows who she is she is down by 11. That logic somehow leads to a win how exactly?

Zaggs on September 15, 2010 at 12:22 AM

I assume that the good people of Delaware knew of these things you speak of? I’m not asking you to get behind Ms. O’Donnell, I don’t give a flying flip. As for her meeting the requirements for a candidate for the Senate, please show me what constitutional requirements she does not meet.

Cindy Munford on September 15, 2010 at 12:15 AM

Have you people asked yourselves why people are this mad? We had Miller in AK, and Lee in UT, but nobody said anything.

These people were qualified for the office. O’Donnell is not qualified to run anything. She is a nut. That’s why reasonable people are against her. I don’t care what she says. She is a proven liar, and if you guys don’t get it, then, go with her.

Chudi on September 15, 2010 at 12:22 AM

I think Allah called this one right. The teaparty was fine, provided it was just a way to rally the base FOR the establishment.

And, this primary upset night does put even the GOP incumbants on notice. They are no more loved than the Dems right now. That may or may not be entirely fair, but that’s the season we’re in.

They are bound to squawk. What amazes me is that they are being so immature about it. Attacking on a personal level winners is really quite stupid. Palin had a hard time convincing people to even work within the GOP.

They are going to blow it if they aren’t careful.

AnninCA on September 15, 2010 at 12:23 AM

If elected, as long as she votes the way she talks she’s golden to me.

pugwriter on September 15, 2010 at 12:19 AM

Absolutely. If she licks her own toes for 5 minutes before she goes to bed who cares.

Luka on September 15, 2010 at 12:22 AM

Doesn’t everyone?

pugwriter on September 15, 2010 at 12:23 AM

There needs to be minimum qualifications to be a senator, and O’Donnell hasn’t met them…not even close.

Chudi on September 14, 2010 at 11:46 PM

She hasn’t met the minimum qualifications that don’t exist?

pugwriter on September 14, 2010 at 11:53 PM

Two words: Al Franken

Mr_Magoo on September 15, 2010 at 12:07 AM

“Article I Section 3 : No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.” I think she is qualified…

The election of Al Franken proves that neither the Senator or the voters need have a brain.

Dasher on September 15, 2010 at 12:24 AM

So, for argument’s sake, OD is two tacos short of a combination plate. Big deal. If elected, as long as she votes the way she talks she’s golden to me.

pugwriter on September 15, 2010 at 12:19 AM

LOL

+100

Animator Girl on September 15, 2010 at 12:24 AM

Well, I’m encouraged by tonight. Two years ago who would have thought we would be at this point? All was lost then. The thought of even remotely gaining Bidens seat would have been laughed away. I don’t like the personal attacks being levied tonight, but at least we have something to fight for.Yeah, Castle may have been a “sure” win for the Republican party, but would he have been a win for the Conservatives? I tend to think not. Sleep well, and may cooler heads prevail tomorrow.

sandee on September 15, 2010 at 12:24 AM

How long does chudi keep throwing her tantrum?

Hey, chudiwhackjob! If Ed and MM have lost your respect (as if anyone would want it) time for you to leave.

Blake on September 15, 2010 at 12:24 AM

Did I?

thphilli on September 15, 2010 at 12:08 AM

You love to hate on Palin, her kids, her family.

She is using her kid as a prop. Its pretty sickening. And im not “going after her kids”. Believe me, you would know if someone was going after her kids.

thphilli on December 6, 2009 at 11:11 AM

Where the hell did Palin get that accent from? I have never heard anyone from Alaska sound like that. It almost sounds like a caricature of a midwest accent, like someone is trying to be folksy.

thphilli on February 26, 2010 at 2:28 AM

portlandon on September 15, 2010 at 12:25 AM

So before anyone really knew who she was she was down by 2. Now that everyone knows who she is she is down by 11. That logic somehow leads to a win how exactly?

Zaggs on September 15, 2010 at 12:22 AM

Well, I admit, I’ve only followed Dem primaries in the past. But this is precisely why it was considered “bad form” to wage a personal smear campaign in a primary. What then do you do if that candidate wins? Take it back?

That’s precisely what Castle did to the GOP in Delaware. And he did it, btw. Not her.

AnninCA on September 15, 2010 at 12:25 AM

It’s funny to see Rove called a RINO. If anything, he’s a pure Republican. An elite, but a Republican to the core.

Rove fills in for Rush. Rove goes after O’D. Rush backs her to the hilt. Hannity falls in line with Rush.

What’s the difference? Two guys work in media and in the end, can disavow O’D when she flames out, as long as they don’t appear with her in public. Rove is trying to build a new Republican majority while Palin tries to overtake the machine all the while claiming she’s a good Republican first.

budfox on September 15, 2010 at 12:21 AM

I would never call rove a reagan republican a bush republician to his core yes. but if you haven’t been sleeping over the last year tha tis what RINO means a bush republican. I don’t think most people understand this yet. but it is starting to dawn on some people. a return to Reagan is what this election is about and a refutiation of the bush wing of the party.

It is something that needs to happen if we stand any chance to gain the trust of the american majority again.

the days of bush and bush jr are over its time we turn the page.

unseen on September 15, 2010 at 12:25 AM

Castle is a democrat who has possessed the body of a RINO. Big deal. It’s no win if he wins.

Mojave Mark on September 15, 2010 at 12:26 AM

Two words: Al Franken

Mr_Magoo on September 15, 2010 at 12:07 AM

I remember tons of articles written by Ed and MM about how Al was unqualified, and then they go and endorse a nut?

That said, Al Franken had a job. yes, he didn’t pay taxes, but he at least had a job. Al Franken is a super qualified compared to this nut.

Chudi on September 15, 2010 at 12:26 AM

It’s funny to see Rove called a RINO. If anything, he’s a pure Republican. An elite, but a Republican to the core.

Rove fills in for Rush. Rove goes after O’D. Rush backs her to the hilt. Hannity falls in line with Rush.

What’s the difference? Two guys work in media and in the end, can disavow O’D when she flames out, as long as they don’t appear with her in public. Rove is trying to build a new Republican majority while Palin tries to overtake the machine all the while claiming she’s a good Republican first.

budfox on September 15, 2010 at 12:21 AM

After this. LOL

Have no doubt Rush has already fired him.

He has outed himself. He tried to hide his inner RINO but it came out. Now he is and always will be a RINO and we show them the door. At least we are starting to and believe me this is only the beginning.

Steveangell on September 15, 2010 at 12:26 AM

[Babino on September 15, 2010 at 12:20 AM]

Wow, with only 50% reporting which is 60k+/- votes in. Asuming an even spread that means there is another 60k to count and she’s 300 behind.

Got to cross my toes now, too.

Dusty on September 15, 2010 at 12:26 AM

Chudi on September 15, 2010 at 12:22 AM

Who’s mad? Do you not like the tone of my font? I am just replying to your comments. What are the constitutional requirements that Ms. O’Donnell does not meet as a candidate for Senate, you keep saying she doesn’t meet the minimal qualifications.

Cindy Munford on September 15, 2010 at 12:26 AM

It’s late, so I’ll say it. I find these “young guns” pretty offensive. Where are the “young gunnettes?”

I’m tired of the boyz and their attitudes, and I think a lot of what went on with O’Donnell was nothing but the type of smears that women candidates have to walk through.

It’s tiresome.

AnninCA on September 15, 2010 at 12:27 AM

These people were qualified for the office. O’Donnell is not qualified to run anything. She is a nut. That’s why reasonable people are against her. I don’t care what she says. She is a proven liar, and if you guys don’t get it, then, go with her.

Chudi on September 15, 2010 at 12:22 AM

So the majority (53%) of Delaware Republicans who just voted her to victory are stupid idiots and unreasonable people who are blind, and have no morals.

Right?

portlandon on September 15, 2010 at 12:27 AM

portlandon on September 15, 2010 at 12:25 AM

woah. That’s very damning.

John the Libertarian on September 15, 2010 at 12:27 AM

Blake on September 15, 2010 at 12:24 AM

Why don’t u get a life.

Chudi on September 15, 2010 at 12:27 AM

So the majority (53%) of Delaware Republicans who just voted her to victory are stupid idiots and unreasonable people who are blind, and have no morals.

Right?

portlandon on September 15, 2010 at 12:27 AM

Right.

Chudi on September 15, 2010 at 12:28 AM

Ayotte is ahead!

51% reporting!

portlandon on September 15, 2010 at 12:28 AM

I’m tired of the boyz and their attitudes

AnninCA on September 15, 2010 at 12:27 AM

Wha-wha-what? Mama Grizzlies? Where you been?

John the Libertarian on September 15, 2010 at 12:28 AM

Have you people asked yourselves why people are this mad?

O’Donnell is not qualified to run anything. She is a nut. That’s why reasonable people are against her.

Chudi on September 15, 2010 at 12:22 AM

No, it’s because the stakes for this seat are much higher than any other race so far, because the winner will be seated immediately after the election and can therefore affect policy THIS YEAR.

Furthermore, you keep talking like you’re part of some huge group that refuses to support O’Donnell. Having scanned the comments across all three posts dealing with this election tonight, it actually sounds like it’s just you, Rove, and the NRSC. The vast majority of Castle supporters seem to be getting behind O’Donnell, however grudgingly.

If you’re going to continue treating the thread as an opportunity to pat yourself on the back for your “principles,” people are going to start thinking of you as a troll and ignoring you. Here, I’ll go first:

Animator Girl on September 15, 2010 at 12:28 AM

I still support him, and I don’t recognize the nut that won. The NRSC agrees, cus they, unlike O’Donnell nuts, have principles.

Chudi on September 15, 2010 at 12:01 AM

ha ha ha ha ha ha… So you explained how Castle is a great conservative candidate. And winnable too. How? Well he can’t win in a republican primary. That is how. He is pro abortion. On top of everything he is a Green guy. Wow. Winning combination.

/// rant over

Now that Delaware republican voters have chosen we should get behind the candidate for November election.

antisocial on September 15, 2010 at 12:28 AM

I could not believe my ears on Hannity tonite when Rove just trashed this woman on his show. Zowie, just laid her out flat, didn’t pull his punches. I am very disappointed in his behavior.

I did not pay that much attention to this race. I never heard of Castle before these past few weeks. I never cared enough to look up his voting record. I didn’t know he used to be a governor. Shows you what kind of mark he has made outside of his own little elitist region.

I became aware of this race when Palin endorsed her and the other “established” elites did NOT support her and that dude who thinks he runs the tea parties didn’t have his organization support her (that ex congress dude, forget his name).

Whenever I saw her interviewed, she was ON MESSAGE. She constantly reminded anyone who was listening that this election is about reducing the size of government, downsizing its reach and expansion that we have experienced under Pelosi and Obama, etc. She then mentioned she was disappointed this race was being waged with personal attacks on her, and SHE was concerned about what the voters were concerned about, the size of government and the economy.

And the ruling RINO elites are surprised they lost? Give me a break. I am glad she kicked his ass.

I quit sending money to the Congressional campaign funds when the RINOS supported Specter back in 2004. I have been supporting the candidates ever since, directly. Since these asshats in the party said they are not backing her, SCREW THEM. Let’s all send her $100 and help her out. We need this seat, even if those asshats at the national level are losing sight of what the goal is, winning seats.

They completely disrespected the voters in Deleware tonite. Shame on them.

karenhasfreedom on September 15, 2010 at 12:29 AM

Not so. You may not like her version but it wasn’t fraudulent.

Part of the lawsuit was she was qualified for the job because she had a master’s degree, which she lied about. When you’re saying you were fired for being a woman, and you lied about your education, thats a pretty damn fraudulent lawsuit. Where I work lying about your education is instant dismissal.

and she is using campaign funds to pay for her own dwelling. Absolutely nothing wrong with that in general. Unless you have specific reimbursements that wouldn’t pass the election rules, it’s irrelevant.

She fund her life by running in elections. That doesn’t strike as somewhat odd? Also how does that make you think “fiscal conservative”?

She has not paid back debts from her previous campaign Neither has a lot of campaigns that ran out of money. Hillary still hasn’t finished paying things off.

Hillary is a bad example. Hillary owes herself money, not other people I believe. But again, still being in debt from constantly running campaigns which fund her life says to you fiscal conservative how exactly?

Zaggs on September 15, 2010 at 12:29 AM

Maybe Ol’ Fitz should have had ROVE in the dock instead of Scooter Libby.

JonPrichard on September 15, 2010 at 12:29 AM

the days of bush and bush jr are over its time we turn the page.

unseen on September 15, 2010 at 12:25 AM

A – men!

Guardian on September 15, 2010 at 12:30 AM

Right.

Chudi on September 15, 2010 at 12:28 AM

Than Coons is your guy. Go donate:

Coons Donation site

portlandon on September 15, 2010 at 12:30 AM

Why don’t u get a life.

Chudi on September 15, 2010 at 12:27 AM

I have a life, frumbag. Why don’t you get a binky or a ballgag – your choice, and stuff it in your whiny mouth.

Blake on September 15, 2010 at 12:30 AM

JonPrichard on September 15, 2010 at 12:29 AM

Tonight, I agree. I think he will be sorry tomorrow, as will many!

sandee on September 15, 2010 at 12:31 AM

the days of bush and bush jr are over its time we turn the page.

unseen on September 15, 2010 at 12:25 AM

Exactly right.

I hate those two RINO’s with a passion. Both have absolutely 0 Constitutional Republican values. They are progressives to the core. Or to put it another way RINO’s.

I was so happy to see Bush and many of the RINO’s that lost out of office. Same here we just need they voted out they are Poison of the most deadly kind.

Steveangell on September 15, 2010 at 12:31 AM

Rove came across as an effete sore loser

Bingo! He’s MAD. His performance here is shameful.

American Elephant on September 15, 2010 at 12:31 AM

Zaggs on September 15, 2010 at 12:29 AM

You didn’t get the memo? Questioning O’D's creepy unethical behavior makes you a RINO. :p

Pasalubong on September 15, 2010 at 12:31 AM

I’m watching it now. Perino really wasn’t that bad. She just was explaining some of the establishment’s reactions.

AnninCA on September 15, 2010 at 12:13 AM

Ann, what I saw when Hannity mentioned all the Tea Party candidate that have won, was Dana actually looking like she cringed and shivered at teh mention. Maybe I saw something that was not there but I don`t think so. Also she was talking the same mem as Rove pretty much. We all see and hear differently though!

bluemarlin on September 15, 2010 at 12:33 AM

O’Donnell is not qualified to run anything.

[Chudi on September 15, 2010 at 12:22 AM]

That’s why they give all freshmen a book on how to rule us peons. But she doesn’t have to run anything, that’s what the staff are for.

All she needs to know is when to shout “Aye!” and “Nay!” I think she can do that okay.

Dusty on September 15, 2010 at 12:33 AM

AnninCA, you’re right. I thought there’d be gnashing of teeth in private, but the mask was dropped in public.

Am Spec Blog:

But party loyalty is a two-way street. You can’t expect voters to be loyal to you and your preferred candidates if you aren’t willing to reciprocate.

Yet, for too long, the conservative Beltway elite and GOP old guard have had a sense of entitlement. They’ve demanded loyalty while refusing to return the favor.

INC on September 15, 2010 at 12:33 AM

Ayotte is ahead!

51% reporting!

portlandon on September 15, 2010

They sure count aginizingly slow there in NH

JonPrichard on September 15, 2010 at 12:33 AM

Pasalubong on September 15, 2010 at 12:31 AM

NO it makes you a sore loser. Get over it.

sandee on September 15, 2010 at 12:33 AM

Hillary is a bad example. Hillary owes herself money, not other people I believe. But again, still being in debt from constantly running campaigns which fund her life says to you fiscal conservative how exactly?

Zaggs on September 15, 2010 at 12:29 AM

First you are wrong.

Secondly she committed real Fraud and that was proven in court.

You have 0 credibility with this argument. None what so ever. Are you so stupid that you think you can run for office for free? Really. If so join the DNC I hear they love freeloaders.

But I am telling you here and now the free ride is over.

Steveangell on September 15, 2010 at 12:34 AM

Rove came across as an effete sore loser instead of the supposedly brilliant and grounded GOP strategists that he’s supposed to be.

Say something like a sissy girl Karl. You know. Swing… your… hips. Make them sway and flap your wings…

Tuco on September 15, 2010 at 12:34 AM

sandee on September 15, 2010 at 12:33 AM

Living off campaign donations– now totally cool!

Pasalubong on September 15, 2010 at 12:35 AM

Wha-wha-what? Mama Grizzlies? Where you been?

John the Libertarian on September 15, 2010 at 12:28 AM

While I’m at it, let me tell you, they all rattle off loads of words and say very little. Then you hear how the females aren’t “deep” enough with comments.

Those guys didn’t really say squat, other than the usual talking points. They are cute. They aren’t that darn cute.

Include women, boyz. Or you’ll find a few voters irritated.

AnninCA on September 15, 2010 at 12:35 AM

She can always prove that she’s more sane than Al Franken. So she’s got that going for her.

RBMN on September 15, 2010 at 12:35 AM

Pasalubong on September 15, 2010 at 12:31 AM

It doesn’t make you a RINO it just makes your vote in Delaware difficult. I think loving Rep. Castle might make qualify as RINO. The people of Delaware have made their choice.

Cindy Munford on September 15, 2010 at 12:35 AM

They sure count aginizingly slow there in NH

JonPrichard on September 15, 2010 at 12:33 AM

I know. Are they hand counting those ballots, or what?

portlandon on September 15, 2010 at 12:35 AM

Pasalubong on September 15, 2010 at 12:31 AM

Hey, you know what people really like?

A moronic loser.

tetriskid on September 15, 2010 at 12:36 AM

Rove is paid to offer political analysis not shill for GOP candidates. So maybe he was a bit harsh but Christine O’Donnell ain’t heard nothing yet. They’re already running clips of her with Jerry Falwell over at another site. She’s going to get shaked and baked as a loony far right nut who just wants to control what people do in their bedrooms.

Bennett on September 15, 2010 at 12:36 AM

Rangel won. What a country!

Schadenfreude on September 15, 2010 at 12:36 AM

Have you people asked yourselves why people are this mad?

O’Donnell is not qualified to run anything. She is a nut. That’s why reasonable people are against her.

Chudi on September 15, 2010 at 12:22 AM

So DE voters are all unreasonable? Help me out here, do you live there? No matter what we say on this BLOG, only people from DE could vote!

bluemarlin on September 15, 2010 at 12:37 AM

Hannity has got to stop foisting fake conservatives on us like establishment ‘architect’ (of what?) Rove and RINO Newt Gingrich. The tea party wants nothing to do with either of them. The rare times I listen to Hannity’s radio show anymore — rival talker Steve Malzberg is the red hot conservative in NY — and I hear Newt or Rove announced I’m gone.

Yephora on September 15, 2010 at 12:37 AM

Absolutely. If she licks her own toes for 5 minutes before she goes to bed who cares.

Luka on September 15, 2010 at 12:22 AM

Doesn’t everyone?

pugwriter on September 15, 2010 at 12:23 AM

If she wins, Rove should lick her toes for 5 minutes.

profitsbeard on September 15, 2010 at 12:37 AM

Include women, boyz. Or you’ll find a few voters irritated.

AnninCA on September 15, 2010 at 12:35 AM

I agree with this sentiment. It is time for a woman to run this country.

John the Libertarian on September 15, 2010 at 12:37 AM

was so happy to see Bush and many of the RINO’s that lost out of office. Same here we just need they voted out they are Poison of the most deadly kind.

Steveangell on September 15, 2010 at 12:31 AM

same was just sad to see socialists take those seats.

but my larger point was that I don’t think the bush republicans understand yet what we mean by the term RINO. I think DE made them start to understand and hence the anger.

they are finally starting to get it. there armey attempt to take over the tea party failed, their picks except for Rubio are all failing. all their pundits are not being listened too anymore. 2006 and 2008 was not enough they figured we would continue with the lesser of two evils thing. But 2010 is showing them id they want power they will be held to account for all votes past present and future. no more free lunches. and that scares them….their cozy K street gigs are up.

unseen on September 15, 2010 at 12:37 AM

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