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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Perry and hutchinson was another failure on their part

unseen on September 15, 2010

I voted Medina in that one, haha. I’ll have to vote Perry now though.

JonPrichard on September 15, 2010 at 1:40 AM

Let me get this straight. Castle, the REPUBLICAN, was bad news and supporting him could’ve destroyed this nation (according to some commentors on here), but now two DEMOCRATS are the key to our success in defeating Obama?

?!?!?!?!

MikeknaJ on September 15, 2010 at 1:37 AM

No, not really. No one actually thinks Lieberman and Nelson are going to caucus with the Republicans.

Good Solid B-Plus on September 15, 2010 at 1:42 AM

Here is O’Donnell by the way in Bill Maher’s show. She was asked if she would lie to hide Anne Frank from the Nazis, guess what she said?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTYtu4lSqfU

Apologetic California on September 15, 2010 at 1:09 AM

Great.

Hey, let’s all stipulate that both Castle and O’Donnell were sh1tty candidates who said sh1tty things about each other in order to get elected. Wow, I’ve never heard of a political race like *that* before, have you?

Guess what? That always happens, one of them always comes out the winner, and the loser(s) *always* endorse them (unless they’re gutless wonders, but that’s another topic).

So now that one of them is now *the* Republican candidate, how bout we untwist our precious panties and start pretending – nay, acting – that we’d really like to see the Republican elected over the Demo-nutbag. Hell, if people would quit crying and pull their thumbs out of their mouths (and other orifices), we could get O’Donnell’s mailbox elected in this political environment.

Chop chop, folks – the clock’s ticking – are we on the same side or not?

Midas on September 15, 2010 at 1:44 AM

Yes like Rove. Again, I’ll invoke the specter of Ned Lamont. Let’s see people get elected to office before we burn bridges, shall we?

MayBee on September 15, 2010 at 1:45 AM

It depends on what you want to do. With 41 reliable votes, you can stop almost anything. The Democrats will have 41 reliable votes. Period.

applebutter on September 15, 2010 at 1:38 AM

Setting the schedule and assigning (or splitting) the committee chairs are vital in seeing what even gets to be debated and what bills are considered.
The point was we went from an almost certain pick-up to an almost certain loss. And those ranting on about purity aren’t going to do squat to see to it that she wins.

Boxy_Brown on September 15, 2010 at 1:46 AM

Chop chop, folks – the clock’s ticking – are we on the same side or not?

Midas on September 15, 2010 at 1:44 AM

No they are not. I suspect he backs the Democrat.

sharrukin on September 15, 2010 at 1:46 AM

I hope Carl is wrong, that we now only have a chance at 7 to 9 Senate seats. But it feels like a loss to me. I think we have given up way more than we have gained by not vetting O’Donnell more.

I truly hope she turns out to be the best thing that ever happened to this country.

I can’t see how Carl looked like “an effete sore loser” that is really really harsh! The man has an opinion. And he is pretty in touch with what is happening most of the time, so if he’s right this was a disastrous night for our Republic.

I hope Rove is wrong.

petunia on September 15, 2010 at 1:48 AM

THAT is the lesson for next time. Defeat the Castles with more Rubios and less O’Donnells.

MikeknaJ on September 15, 2010 at 1:38 AM
THANK YOU! :)

Pasalubong on September 15, 2010 at 1:39 AM

I think we need some O’donnells and some millers in that place. i doubt they think guam will tip over if we add troops to it or that we should nationalize the oil industry. I doubt they would vote to outlaw the freakinglight bulb either.

unseen on September 15, 2010 at 1:49 AM

Correct, but to assign committee chairs you need 50. The democrats can’t set the agenda without 51.

Boxy_Brown on September 15, 2010 at 1:20 AM

Biden makes 51 for the Dem’s.

See 2001 for a reference: Who were the committee chairs from January 20 – May 24 (when Jeffords jumped ship)?

notropis on September 15, 2010 at 1:50 AM

Pasalubong on September 15, 2010 at 1:37 AM

For years people have been sending members of Congress that they assume don’t have any baggage to D.C. only to watch them jump head first into the cesspool. No one has ever been as perfect as the political campaigns have lead us to believe. Think of it this way, if Ms. O’Donnell goes to D.C. and behaves in an unethical manner, her constituents can not say they weren’t forewarned. In my pony in the barn full of $hit moment, I am hoping that Ms. O’Donnell has learned from her past errors and will go on to make an empathetic and positive lawmaker. People have to be allowed to grow and change. Although why anyone would want to be in the senate is beyond me. Just how many boring pompous asses can they fit in one room?

Cindy Munford on September 15, 2010 at 1:50 AM

So did castle endorse O’Donnell yet?

what? is that a cricket?

unseen on September 15, 2010 at 1:50 AM

Fox News has released a set of polls of likely voters, including in the Nevada Senate race, showing Sharron Angle up a point, 45-44. This is consistent with several recent polls showing the race a dead heat:

Angle drew 45 percent support, while Reid took in 44 percent. Five percent opted for “none of these,” Nevada’s unique ballot option that allows one to vote against all the candidates on offer. And Reid’s path to victory depends on growing the number of “none of these” voters.

Reid’s low job approval in the survey – 40 percent said he was doing a good job, while 55 percent disagree – helps explain the Democratic strategy of encouraging “none of the above” votes.

unseen on September 15, 2010 at 1:51 AM

I like alot of what Karl Rove says, but on Christine O’Donnell, he is showing his inside-the-beltway bias.

We have very good reasons for supporting Christine O’Donnell and not Mike Castle.

She is a fighter and Castle is a back-room schmoozer.

Mark7788 on September 15, 2010 at 1:53 AM

Good night everyone, sweet dreams. Tomorrow we make lemonade.

Cindy Munford on September 15, 2010 at 1:53 AM

I blame Palin and the fools who fawn over her like a demi-god.

TheBlueSite on September 15, 2010 at 1:54 AM

Margaret Thatcher ‘the Lady’s not for turning’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ-M0KEFm9I&feature=player_embedded

unseen on September 15, 2010 at 1:54 AM

Castle voted for cap and trade: not conservative
Castle voted to investigate Bush: betrayal
Castle has told Harry Reid he’ll not vote to repeal Obamacare.

Mark7788 on September 15, 2010 at 1:55 AM

I sadly lost some respect for Karl over this.

griv on September 15, 2010 at 1:55 AM

Castle voted:

yes on tarp
yes on cash for clunkers
yes on bailing out Fmac
Yes on s-chip
yes on taxes for oil and gas companies
voted no on opening up Anwar for drilling
voted yes on McCain Feingold

Mark7788 on September 15, 2010 at 1:56 AM

I blame Palin and the fools who fawn over her like a demi-god.

TheBlueSite on September 15, 2010 at 1:54 AM

I blame bush and the fools who spent $5trillion dollars voted for socialist programs like medicare part D and got us into 2 wars they were unable to win.

unseen on September 15, 2010 at 1:57 AM

When these damned politicians are in Washington for long time periods (40 years for Castle) they turn into sell-outs, schmoozers, back-room dealers.

Mark7788 on September 15, 2010 at 1:58 AM

Delaware likes liars. See Biden’s plagiarism

PrezHussein on September 15, 2010 at 1:58 AM

Obama and the Dems in congress have quadrupled the debt that Bush ran up!

Mark7788 on September 15, 2010 at 1:58 AM

It depends on what you want to do. With 41 reliable votes, you can stop almost anything. The Democrats will have 41 reliable votes. Period.

applebutter on September 15, 2010 at 1:38 AM

There is plenty that can be done with 50. Budget is 50. Reconciliation 50. Investigations of the White House 50.

Problem is almost nothing would have been done with Castle. He would have opposed the GOP most of the time while giving the President a fig leave of bi-partisanship time after time.

Thank goodness he lost.

Last thing we need is RINO’s

Steveangell on September 15, 2010 at 2:00 AM

If the leadership of the Republicans don’t wake the hell up they’re going to get trampled.
They need to embrace these new Tea Party candidates!
They need to support them!

Mark7788 on September 15, 2010 at 2:01 AM

Allah – suddenly you are my hero!!!!

callingallcomets on September 15, 2010 at 2:02 AM

I blame bush and the fools who spent $5trillion dollars voted for socialist programs like medicare part D and got us into 2 wars they were unable to win.

unseen on September 15, 2010 at 1:57 AM

I agree.

Bush’s second term was the worst thing that ever happened to America till Obama won that is. He is pure evil. Bush just a little evil.

Steveangell on September 15, 2010 at 2:03 AM

Biden makes 51 for the Dem’s.

See 2001 for a reference: Who were the committee chairs from January 20 – May 24 (when Jeffords jumped ship)?

notropis on September 15, 2010 at 1:50 AM

Yeah, I don’t get what point Boxy was trying to make. Does he think there’s just total deadlock with a 50/50 split and no committee chairs get seated?

In a 50/50 split right now the Dems would still be the majority party. Castle always only mattered if he was Seat #51, and the smart money was always on him being Seat #50 or #49.

Good Solid B-Plus on September 15, 2010 at 2:03 AM

If the leadership of the Republicans don’t wake the hell up they’re going to get trampled.
They need to embrace these new Tea Party candidates!
They need to support them!

Mark7788 on September 15, 2010 at 2:01 AM

Amen.

And they don’s seem to see it coming time after time till it is too late.

Steveangell on September 15, 2010 at 2:04 AM

In a 50/50 split right now the Dems would still be the majority party. Castle always only mattered if he was Seat #51, and the smart money was always on him being Seat #50 or #49.

Good Solid B-Plus on September 15, 2010 at 2:03 AM

Personally I believe O’Donnell will win.

Remember 2008 all the close races the Dems won. Well that is the norm. 2010 will most likely be the same the GOP will win all the close races. If so 51 is quite doable.

Steveangell on September 15, 2010 at 2:06 AM

Bush is a mixed bag:
Great on national security/national defense.
Great on stem cell research.
Great on the Patriot Act.
Great on response to 9/11.
Great on lower taxes, leading to reduced unemployment and job growth.

Not good on spending.
Not good on S-chip.
Not good on Medicare additions.
Not good on immigration and the border.

Mark7788 on September 15, 2010 at 2:07 AM

Karl,

What do you mean that you think it is nuts that O’Donnell claimed that people are following her around. Our GOP candidates here in Indiana have Democrat operatives following them around recording all they can. Remember George Allen “meccaca” moment?.. that was because they were following him around with a camera all the time. O’Donnell has video of these people on her web site as she has told ABC. This is not a new tactic at all….

Chuck Norton on September 15, 2010 at 2:08 AM

Oh…and it’s rather striking that the link MM provides to claim that O’Donnell has addressed her financial woes…leads to a dead page on O’Donnell’s website. Hmmmm.

MadisonConservative on September 15, 2010 at 1:38 AM

It’s that dratted Vast Right Wing Conspiracy hard at work.

hillbillyjim on September 15, 2010 at 2:10 AM

The problem with the ‘Ruling Class’ is that they are still receiving a pay check…

Why not change that?

Seven Percent Solution on September 15, 2010 at 2:12 AM

Biden makes 51 for the Dem’s.

Biden doesn’t vote on the committees, he only votes when a bill is tied.

The long lost point was that the movement to stop and roll back Obama, Reid And Pelosi was dealt another setback tonight because there are so many out there on the “right” who are jerked around by the nose into supporting an unqualified nitwit who doesn’t see fit to pay her bills because they need to pit on these self serving demonstrations of how pure they are at the cost of the country.

So get out there and show how pure you are by getting this fool elected. Take Palin with you. (Then get out and make sure Sharon Angle defeats harry Reid…) I’m not going to lift a finger or spend a nickel on her.

Boxy_Brown on September 15, 2010 at 2:14 AM

I blame Palin and the fools who fawn over her like a demi-god.

TheBlueSite on September 15, 2010 at 1:54 AM

You also blame Palin for the Hindenburg disaster, the Titanic sinking, Red M & M’s, and cat dander.

What else is new.

portlandon on September 15, 2010 at 2:16 AM

Biden doesn’t vote on the committees, he only votes when a bill is tied.

I’m still not sure I get this claim that 50 senators is enough to give you control of the committees. If the GOP has 50 senators, then so do the Democrats. (Or would they have to get the VT and CT independents to formally join their party?) How do you defeat 50 with 50?

joe_doufu on September 15, 2010 at 2:18 AM

Off Topic, but just saw this.

“The California Endowment” is running Spanish language TV ads insisting that ObamaCare is good for the people. It goes through the basic talking points, insurance companies bad, middle class families getting help to pay for insurance, and that it stops abuse, Obama is good etc.

WTF is the California Endowment and where is it getting funding to run this crap? Is it an Andy Griffith like thing?

El_Terrible on September 15, 2010 at 2:18 AM

castle refuses to endorse O’Donnell. this is my shocked face. We all knew he would do this. we knew he cared nothing about party. He would have sold out to the highest bidder if the Senate was 51-50. be thankful GOp you dodged a real bullet here it would have been jeffords/spector all over again/

unseen on September 15, 2010 at 2:20 AM

Yeah, I don’t get what point Boxy was trying to make.
Good Solid B-Plus on September 15, 2010 at 2:03 AM

The Vice president only votes on bills when the senate is tied. The committee assignments are done proportionally by whomever has the most members in their caucus. At 50/50 they would be split. 51/49 is no effective change.
Additionally there are votes taken in the senate that are done on plurality for things like budget reconciliation.

The idea that it isn’t important to get this seat so we might as well toss it away in a big display of hubris isn’t going to fly with me.

Boxy_Brown on September 15, 2010 at 2:22 AM

I’m still not sure I get this claim that 50 senators is enough to give you control of the committees. If the GOP has 50 senators, then so do the Democrats. (Or would they have to get the VT and CT independents to formally join their party?) How do you defeat 50 with 50?

joe_doufu on September 15, 2010 at 2:18 AM

You don’t. Committee chairs are determined by the majority party, and a 50/50 Senate is still a Dem majority because of Biden.

Good Solid B-Plus on September 15, 2010 at 2:23 AM

Just days after returning from a five-week break and with a mere 16 days before a new budget year begins, House lawmakers are mulling whether to bolt Washington a week earlier than planned so they can work on saving their own jobs. -FoxNews

These people are completely useless.

Mr_Magoo on September 15, 2010 at 2:23 AM

Boxy_Brown on September 15, 2010 at _:__ AM

You’re really hung up on this purity thing, huh?

I don’t think it’s so much about purity as it is about ANGER. People are angry about what they see happening to our country every day. They’re angry about bailouts, TARP, takeovers, czarapalooza, the usurpation of power, the loss of freedom…and on and on. They’re Howard Beale angry.

The establishment pols of every persuasion are at risk, and for many, like this pseudo-Republican, rightly so.

It is not a given that O’Donnell must lose, either, though it seems likely at this juncture. This is going to be a strange election no matter.

hillbillyjim on September 15, 2010 at 2:24 AM

If it’s war Karl Rove seeks, it will be war Karl Rove gets. Bayonets!!

long_cat on September 15, 2010 at 2:25 AM

Mark7788 on September 15, 2010 at 2:07 AM

I think you got the right idea. Bush was a good man because he stood for what he believed in. I disagree with a lot of those things, but he stayed with his beliefs and didn’t try to tear down those who disagreed with him simply for their disagreement. For that I respect the man, and discount his successor and all those who proclaim Obies greatness.

Fighton03 on September 15, 2010 at 2:27 AM

I don’t think it’s so much about purity as it is about ANGER.

Wont shooting yourself in the foot make you more angry? See, in order to show how pure they were the right just elected an unqualified moron who stands little chance of getting elected. That makes me angry because I care about the country.

Boxy_Brown on September 15, 2010 at 2:27 AM

The problem with the ‘Ruling Class’ is that they are still receiving a pay check…

Why not change that?

Seven Percent Solution on September 15, 2010 at 2:12 AM

+1000

Saltysam on September 15, 2010 at 2:31 AM

See, in order to show how pure they were the right just elected an unqualified moron who stands little chance of getting elected.

There you go again.

How does a vote in a primary “show” anyone anything, unless it’s not a secret ballot?

Give it a rest, Skippy.

You’ve been at it quite a while, disrespected some pretty damn good commenters needlessly, and beclowned yourself all the while.

Enough already.

hillbillyjim on September 15, 2010 at 2:31 AM

The Vice president only votes on bills when the senate is tied. The committee assignments are done proportionally by whomever has the most members in their caucus. At 50/50 they would be split.

Boxy_Brown on September 15, 2010 at 2:22 AM

No. Look at the history of the Committee Chairs. All of them were Democrats from January 3, 2001 to January, 20th 2001 because Gore was VP. Then they were Republicans from January 20th, 2001 to June 21st, 2001 because Cheney was VP. That was when Jeffords jumped ship and caucused with the Dems. After June 21st, they were all Dems again.

Good Solid B-Plus on September 15, 2010 at 2:33 AM

That makes me angry because I care about the country.

Boxy_Brown on September 15, 2010 at 2:27 AM

I’m sure you’ll be emailing the Castle campaign to endorse the GOP candidate.

Saltysam on September 15, 2010 at 2:33 AM

castle refuses to endorse O’Donnell. this is my shocked face. We all knew he would do this. we knew he cared nothing about party. He would have sold out to the highest bidder if the Senate was 51-50. be thankful GOp you dodged a real bullet here it would have been jeffords/spector all over again/

unseen on September 15, 2010 at 2:20 AM

This says a lot about the man and his priorities.

hillbillyjim on September 15, 2010 at 2:36 AM

How does a vote in a primary “show” anyone anything, unless it’s not a secret ballot?

So what people say they are going to do has no bearing on their actions?

You’ve been at it quite a while, disrespected some pretty damn good commenters needlessly
hillbillyjim on September 15, 2010 at 2:31 AM

Why should I feign respect for people who claim to be for something yet invariably wind up insuring that just the opposite of what they want happens? I have no respect for failure.

Boxy_Brown on September 15, 2010 at 2:41 AM

Why should I feign respect for people who claim to be for something yet invariably wind up insuring that just the opposite of what they want happens? I have no respect for failure.

Boxy_Brown on September 15, 2010 at 2:41 AM

And how about the RNC/NRSC/Karl Rove, etc, who claim they want to win but keep choosing nominees like Mike Castle who lose. What about the policies they followed that led to national crisis and electoral disaster?

You seem to respect their failure and reserve your contempt for those who are fed up with their constant screw ups.

sharrukin on September 15, 2010 at 2:48 AM

A kind word for what, the worst possible candidate who will give the Democrats another seat?

Here’s a kind word for you sweety – start looking for an actual “job”, because you’re going to turn back into a pumpkin after election night.

NoDonkey on September 15, 2010 at 2:52 AM

How does a vote in a primary “show” anyone anything, unless it’s not a secret ballot?

So what people say they are going to do has no bearing on their actions?

Good Sweet Lord. You claim that the outcome was the result of people wanting to “show” their purity. How does a vote made in private show anyone anything?

Why should I feign respect for people who claim to be for something yet invariably wind up insuring that just the opposite of what they want happens? I have no respect for failure.

Boxy_Brown on September 15, 2010 at 2:41 AM

You shouldn’t feign anything, but that does not mean it’s okay to call people idiots because they see an issue differently than you do.

You’ve kept spewing the same things over and over. At some point, it just becomes noise, and the ad hominem just makes you look churlish.

hillbillyjim on September 15, 2010 at 2:53 AM

Why should I feign respect for people who claim to be for something yet invariably wind up insuring that just the opposite of what they want happens? I have no respect for failure.

Boxy_Brown on September 15, 2010 at 2:41 AM

Good question. You should ask Castle.

In the meantime, I suppose you’ll be encouraging the failed Castle campaign to get behind the GOP candidate, since what you want is the Senate committee chairs in Republican control. That is what you want to insure happens, correct?

Saltysam on September 15, 2010 at 2:55 AM

No. Look at the history of the Committee Chairs.

Good Solid B-Plus on September 15, 2010 at 2:33 AM

Ill take your word on it and stand corrected. Good thing there no need for us to win elections, huh…

Boxy_Brown on September 15, 2010 at 2:58 AM

insure

ensure

Saltysam on September 15, 2010 at 2:59 AM

And how about the RNC/NRSC/Karl Rove, etc, who claim they want to win but keep choosing nominees like Mike Castle who lose.

His chances in the general election were great.

You seem to respect their failure and reserve your contempt for those who are fed up with their constant screw ups.
sharrukin on September 15, 2010 at 2:48 AM

This moron, Odonnel, that has been sent out to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory is part of a pattern of snatching defeat out of the jaws of victory. Meanwhile we have seen the worst administration in US history curse this country and “our” answer to it is still a circular firing squad.

Prove me worng get out and get her elected.

Boxy_Brown on September 15, 2010 at 3:05 AM

Meanwhile we have seen the worst administration in US history curse this country and “our” answer to it is still a circular firing squad.

Boxy_Brown on September 15, 2010 at 3:05 AM

Your answer seems to be a guy who votes with Obama 80% of the time. Maybe the plan is to out pander the Democrats?

sharrukin on September 15, 2010 at 3:08 AM

How does a vote made in private show anyone anything?

Are you kidding? It is a message sent as you are well aware.

“You shouldn’t feign anything, but that does not mean it’s okay to call people idiots because they see an issue differently than you do.”

Some people see the world as flat. some people see anyone who disagrees with them on anything as a RINO. Some people see the surest path to political power is allowing the other side to put the country in the toilet so they can say “I told you so.” Sorry, I can’t respect the outcome if it’s Obama, Reid and Pelosi. And at this rate it looks like they aren’t going anywhere.

Boxy_Brown on September 15, 2010 at 3:11 AM

Don’t go away mad Mr. Rove, JUST GO AWAY.

Paul Revere_1 on September 15, 2010 at 3:15 AM

In the meantime, I suppose you’ll be encouraging the failed Castle campaign to get behind the GOP candidate,
Saltysam on September 15, 2010 at 2:55 AM

Sure… Even though she is a grifter idiot.

Your answer seems to be a guy who votes with Obama 80% of the time.
sharrukin on September 15, 2010 at 3:08 AM

Exaggerate much? Your answer seems to be someone who doesn’t like to pay her bills and has an IQ of about 80.

Well go on out and get her elected. You have your work cut out for you, it;’s going to be another petulant failure.

Good night.

Boxy_Brown on September 15, 2010 at 3:16 AM

Exaggerate much?

Boxy_Brown on September 15, 2010 at 3:16 AM

No actually his ACU rating was 28 for 2008 and less the year before that.

You have nothing but personal insults for arguments like all the Kos kiddies. You can’t argue Castle’s record so you smear crap all over the walls and think its clever.

It isn’t.

sharrukin on September 15, 2010 at 3:19 AM

How does a vote made in private show anyone anything?

Are you kidding? It is a message sent as you are well aware.

Voting one way or another does not show anyone anything about one’s purity. Wearing a “I voted for O’Donnell” tee-shirt, on the other hand, would. You contend that people voted for her to “show” their purity. I contend that in a secret ballot, the act of voting one way or another cannot show anyone anything, unless you tell others how you voted.

They voted the way they did for various reasons, I’m sure, but “showing their purity” is just a silly notion.

Beat a dead horse why doncha?

hillbillyjim on September 15, 2010 at 3:26 AM

I sadly lost some respect for Karl over this.

griv on September 15, 2010 at 1:55 AM

I generally don’t care too much for Rove (what respect I had was mostly lost with his tomato picking comment), but I do agree with him here. Oh well, hopefully the dems don’t decide to go insane during the lameduck session. I don’t think they will, but who knows with cornered desperate politicians. Would have been nice to have someone providing a margin for the filibusters instead of the bearded marxist in case they do.

Castle voted:

yes on tarp
yes on cash for clunkers
yes on bailing out Fmac
Yes on s-chip
yes on taxes for oil and gas companies
voted no on opening up Anwar for drilling
voted yes on McCain Feingold

Mark7788 on September 15, 2010 at 1:56 AM

O’Donnell will vote:
Eh, doesn’t matter.

The bearded Marxist will vote:
yes on Democrat control of the Senate.
yes on just about everything the right hates.
no on just about everything the right likes.

Castle would have voted:
yes on Republican control of the Senate:
yes on about 48% of everything the right hates.
no on about 52% of everything the right loves.

Real win guys, a good solid B+.

Last thing we need is RINO’s

Steveangell on September 15, 2010 at 2:00 AM

Yeah, we need more marxists apparently.

jarodea on September 15, 2010 at 3:57 AM

No actually his ACU rating was 28 for 2008 and less the year before that.

You have nothing but personal insults for arguments like all the Kos kiddies. You can’t argue Castle’s record so you smear crap all over the walls and think its clever.

It isn’t.

sharrukin on September 15, 2010 at 3:19 AM

In 2009 Castle’s ACU rating was 56 and 52 for his entire time which is the best predictor to use. Of course being an average some years are lower others higher. Where’s your 80% of the time figure come from anyways? He’s 1 for 3 on the big 3 items (obamacare, stimulus, and cap and trade).

I do have to say it has disgusted me how much of the pro-O’Donnell right has morphed into Kossacks over her. The insults, the demeaning of opponents’ motives, outright lying about Castle (no he never voted for stimulus, obamacare, or impeaching Bush), heavy use of emotion over reason. Levin and Riehl’s petty rants and lies against Powerline being a real low point.

jarodea on September 15, 2010 at 4:06 AM

jarodea on September 15, 2010 at 3:57 AM

I have kind of a love/hate thing for morons like you. I like the scrappy optimism, but sometimes it’s just too much. We lost to the marxists a long time ago. Castle himself is proof of that, but you think were going to just turn it around at the last minute like some bad movie with a sappy ending. The truth is that we are going to carry this experiment through to it’s logical end same as the soviets did. Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your perspective, that end isn’t far off.

DFCtomm on September 15, 2010 at 4:11 AM

Allah – suddenly you are my hero!!!!

callingallcomets on September 15, 2010 at 2:02 AM

AP doesn’t write the QOTD and Michelle wrote this one, specifically.

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I’m confused as to why Rove isn’t allowed to express his opinion here. Or is it just the opinion people have an issue with? Interesting.

Diane Suffern on September 15, 2010 at 4:22 AM

Rove, you magnificent bastard!

Lockstein13 on September 15, 2010 at 4:37 AM

RINO Rove Rolls Over!

And reveals he’s a lying sack-o-sh!t!

Better to hose these bastagges down now, before they
get an opportunity to slip the shiv in our backs in 2012!

Yeah Mittens I mean you too!

“Let’s Roll”

On Watch on September 15, 2010 at 4:57 AM

You can’t argue Castle’s record so you smear crap all over the walls and think its clever.

It isn’t.

sharrukin on September 15, 2010 at 3:19 AM

Gee you sure have sold me on O’Donnell’s record. Not that it matters. Have a look at Christopher Coons record and tell me if electing him is “clever”.

Boxy_Brown on September 15, 2010 at 5:10 AM

I’m confused as to why Rove isn’t allowed to express his opinion here. Or is it just the opinion people have an issue with? Interesting. – Diane Suffern on September 15, 2010 at 4:22 AM

Are you on drugs?!

The SOB certainly expessed his blather here (see YouTube above)! And most posters here expressed what is blatantly obvious – “Rove came across as an effete sore loser”, as Michelle Malkin so aptly put it!

“Lets Roll”

On Watch on September 15, 2010 at 5:15 AM

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macncheez on September 15, 2010 at 5:16 AM

So, basically all the points that the RINOS were hashing over here were Rove’s talking points. Hmm. Krauthammer, Standard etc, looks like he engineered it all.

promachus on September 15, 2010 at 5:18 AM

Voting one way or another does not show anyone anything about one’s purity.

So there has been no purge the rhinos movement. ‘K…

“Wearing a “I voted for O’Donnell” tee-shirt, on the other hand, would.

Or droning on and on about it on the web. What would a “I helped give a senate seat to a marxist by voting for/endorsing someone who walks out on her bills, lectures about masturbation and has about an 85 IQ” tee shirt say about the wearer?

“You contend that people voted for her to “show” their purity.”

I contend that there are a lot of people who frequent these forums that are of the same mindset, and they don’t seem to give a rats behind that they are working against the very things they claim to support by effectively helping to elect the likes of Obama.

Beat a dead horse why doncha?

Look at what is happening to the country. Look at the damage that has been done by electing Obama and giving him both houses. (oh but don’t worry, toss the frog into boiling water and it will hop out or whatever BS is being sold to you)
We can’t afford to be tossing away these chances and yet we still haven’t woken up to the fact that making the perfect be the enemy of the non catastrophic just leaves us with the catastrophic.

Boxy_Brown on September 15, 2010 at 5:24 AM

I don’t think it’s so much about purity as it is about ANGER.
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Wont shooting yourself in the foot make you more angry? See, in order to show how pure they were the right just elected an unqualified moron who stands little chance of getting elected. That makes me angry because I care about the country.

Boxy_Brown on September 15, 2010 at 2:27 AM

Seriously? Anger has a lot to do with this. People are tired of ‘politics as usual’, a lot of folks want to vote any incumbent out, particularly the ‘career’ incumbent. Maybe to borrow your eloquent symbolism, they’d rather shoot themselves in the foot than not have a leg to stand on.

You go on to accuse them of electing an unqualified moron – wow, you mean much like what happened in Nov 2008? She is at least the polar opposite politically of the runaway nitwits in charge now! AND how do you know she won’t get elected?

We all love our country and we all are very angry at the direction it’s taking under the liberal leadership. You have to stop the bleeding in order to heal the wound. Maybe she isn’t the ideal candidate for you, maybe she doesn’t fit your definition of the ‘perfect’ politician, but she can be in place to help stop our slide into oblivion. She won, so apparently enough of her constituents thought enough of her to give her a chance to prove she’s better than a career RINO.

Maybe they just voted her in to tick you off.

ladyhawke53 on September 15, 2010 at 5:40 AM

So, basically all the points that the RINOS were hashing over here were Rove’s talking points. Hmm. Krauthammer, Standard etc, looks like he engineered it all.

promachus on September 15, 2010 at 5:18 AM

Guess Rove fancies himself “The GOP’s Axelrod”.

Meh, he got an awful lot of people to drink the Kool Aid before we woke up.

Hell, some of these poor bastards drowned in it.

SuperCool on September 15, 2010 at 5:40 AM

What would Hannity have said if Castle had won? Would he have been completely objective or would his support of O’Donnell influenced his reaction?

chinotex on September 15, 2010 at 6:01 AM

From Michelle Malkin:

Surprise, surprise: Castle refuses to back O’Donnell. What else would you expect from a Soros Republican?

Oh please. It should be “What else would you expect from a guy who we’ve called the anti-Christ for the last 3 weeks.”

Lehosh on September 15, 2010 at 6:01 AM

Republicans better take heed. They will be next unless they get in line with The People.

Ricohoc on September 15, 2010 at 6:15 AM

Rove is a great prognosticator, but this OD victory isn’t computing for him. He may be right about this being more about Castles voting record, but now the writing is on the wall—We the People are kicking ass and taking names. It’s not going to be clean, nor predictable. Let the people make the choice. Today is a new day and a new race. If Rove is concerned about her, go help her.

ted c on September 15, 2010 at 6:16 AM

I apologize if this has already been said. I just logged on and haven’t read through all 600+ comments. But just wanted to say I started reading Karl Rove’s new autobiography — looked forward to it for months — only to find that he comes across as just another slick political operative. I couldn’t finish the book.

GO TEA PARTY!

winfield on September 15, 2010 at 6:18 AM

Looks like Rove just violated Reagan’s Eleventh Commandment:“Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.”

And now we know the real definition of “Compassionate Conservative” – It’s when conservatives are supposed to throw in the towel and support RINOS.

Gee, Rove sounded more like a “Mean Spirited Republican” to me.

Looks like “Passionate Conservatives” are on the rise – the voters of Delaware will have a real choice between left and right and they can decide for themselves.

Done That on September 15, 2010 at 6:21 AM

I just emailed Karl and told him that if O’Donnell really needs help that he should lend her some.

ted c on September 15, 2010 at 6:21 AM

People are tired of ‘politics as usual’

So am I, but part of my anger is towards voters electing clearly unqualified candidates to office (e.g. Barack Obama and Christine O’Donnell).

You go on to accuse them of electing an unqualified moron – wow, you mean much like what happened in Nov 2008?

Uh, yeah, exactly like that. Which is why Republicans should be different, we’re not Democrats.

Rush Limbaugh goes on and on about how “Barack Obama is always the least experienced person in the room”.

Then he endorses O’Donnell.

Real consistent Rush.

After November, we won’t have to worry about her being the least experienced in the Senate because the only way she’s going to beg Coons for a tourist ticket.

NoDonkey on September 15, 2010 at 6:24 AM

That’s right. Rove’s unexpected remarks look to me that it’s a cumulative deal. The GOP establishment can’t beat the teaparty right now.

AnninCA on September 15, 2010 at 1:08 AM

http://rightwingnuthouse.com/archives/2010/09/13/tis-better-to-have-lost-and-lost-again-than-have-won-anything-at-all/

The TeaParty is winning more than people gave them credit for. the larger question is “who do they get their funding from when they hit the Nov elections?” Obama tried to make the claim that it was all small contributions that fueled his campaign funds, when in fact it was far from that. Do teapartiers get the big contributions that are needed for a general election?
Since they are so intent on distancing themselves from the “establishment GOP” and declaring that a handful of wins means the old order is out isn’t it a little presumptive to now expect they get full support from that same “old order”?

Bradky on September 15, 2010 at 6:26 AM

Real consistent Rush.

After November, we won’t have to worry about her being the least experienced in the Senate because the only way she’s going to beg Coons for a tourist ticket.

NoDonkey on September 15, 2010 at 6:24 AM

Rush’s number one priority is Rush. Conservative values and issues can only be rationally discussed in so many fashions before it is time to throw in a little drama or schtick to keep the listeners.

Bradky on September 15, 2010 at 6:28 AM

Hey, Rove! I’m sorry we don’t like some of your friends, but some of your friends are a$$holes, and it’s high time you knew.

Without the Tea Party, the Republican Party would still be spinning it’s wheels and Jim Carville would still be talking about 40 years of Democrat dominance. If the RNC tries to carve out a place in the middle, the Democrats will tack right and eat their lunch, and the Tea Party will cut them off at the knees. That is the course to political oblivion.

Haiku Guy on September 15, 2010 at 6:30 AM

I couldn’t believe what I was watching. I hope she wins the whole damn thing now.

rollthedice on September 15, 2010 at 6:34 AM

Everything changed when the Donks shoved Obamacare down our throats. The voters are fired with a righteous anger, which is something new in American politics. This is atime for hammers, not for scalpels. All of a sudden, Karl Rove and his trimming and manipulations look very obsolete, and he is left looking like a horse and buggy caught amongst the automobiles on Main Street.

Keep up with the times, Karl, or you will be tossed to the curb, too.

Haiku Guy on September 15, 2010 at 6:36 AM

Bradky on September 15, 2010 at 6:26 AM

Good question.

Who, with any standing (I’m not talking about talk show hosts), is going to tie their reputation to Christine O’Donnell?

Hey, Rush is a multi-millionaire.

He likes her so much, let him fund her campaign.

NoDonkey on September 15, 2010 at 6:37 AM

Expect more Washington Republicans to start sounding like Tea Party-bashing libs as their entrenched incumbent friends go down.

It ain’t just the Republicans that are scared $hitless. I got an actual live person phone call from Rep. Courtney’s office last night asking if I was going to support him as I had in the past. I said no and she asked why, I replied, voting record, and told her politely not to call me back. That has never happend in the 15 years I have lived in this district here in CT. Tons of robo calls, but never a live person.

Johnnyreb on September 15, 2010 at 6:42 AM

I wonder how Joe Lieberman feels about the last 2 years of legislating that he has witnessed… and if he still has confidence in the Democrats to lead the Senate in the tradition it was supposed to continue in?

50-50 assumes a Lieberman caucus with the Democrats. I will be interesting to see where he falls if it is 50-49… because he does remember how he was treated by his party and seen what they have done in the majority. Plus his seniority just might carry over if he makes a deal to caucus with the Republicans.

Given the mood of the Nation I doubt it will come to that, but if it does there will be interesting times ahead.

ajacksonian on September 15, 2010 at 6:45 AM

I admit I worry about the flying spittle crowd’s scorched earth policy. Funny how all these old Buchanan or Paul fans suddenly appoint themselves leaders of the Tea Party . . . reminds me of the old story from the French Revolution, in the heady days of mayhem, when one of the Committee was speaking to a friend on the street. Suddenly, a screaming, angry mob rushed by.
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The committeeman excused himself and began rushing behind them, calling back to his friend, “These are my people – I must see where they are going so that I may lead them!”
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Well, okay, he said it in French, but you get the general idea. The paleos and Libertines show up and try to take charge, but their goals are very different and deeper than those of the Tea Party movement – largely fueled by grassroots participation on opposition to the wild explosion of spending and regulation by the Democrats in DC.
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The Buchananites and Paulistas don’t expect they can take over the Republican Party, but they might be able to fracture it, and each grab some of the fragments to bend to their own evil ends. It’s as if people who have earned high ratings from ACU for ten years or more are suddenly the enemy, and the moderates (like the even more moderate Republicans who fought for the Reagan agenda) are apostates to be driven from the Party. One vote, and you’re history.
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Say, isn’t that the way Stalin kept the Party ideologically pure? Of course, he had the gulag and the firing squad and the mysterious suicide or disappearance to help clear out those nasty “establishment” reactionaries, which he defined as anyone who dared disagree with him on anything.

Adjoran on September 15, 2010 at 6:46 AM

Wow, Karl. Just wow.

Look, on the face of it, O’Donnell is simply no Palin, pure and simple. She has issues that need to be addressed in the few weeks. The fact that there is a double standard between the way OUR candidates are given the anal exam and the way the Dems get them is moot.

That all said, she is the one that is going to have to make the case to Delaware voters that she will be the reliable Conservative hand when she hits the Senate floor. To do that, she is going to have to make people look past her personal baggage and be a far more dynamic speaker than she currently is.

What good is heart and soul if you can’t motivate people to pull the lever for you?

Castle’s own actions screwed himself out of a potential Senate seat. I will entertain no whining from his supporters. The stakes couldn’t be higher, and we are now going to need all hands on deck to remind Delaware why Coons is the real loon in the race.

The Ruling Class has gotten its wake up call. Whether or not they hit the SNOOZE on the alarm clock, or otherwise embrace the change that is needed now, is up to them.

itzWicks on September 15, 2010 at 6:59 AM

These Castle supporters have lost there minds.

wheelgun on September 15, 2010 at 6:59 AM

THIS……is the PISSED OFF RINO entrenched PROGRESSIVE BUSH FAMILY Controlled GOP………how DARE you dumbbleep little serfs deny us power.

And they would rather be the PERMANENT MINORITY party than cede power to the embarrassing tea party nuts.

PappyD61 on September 15, 2010 at 6:59 AM

Rove looks like a horse,
Standing alone on Main Street,
Surrounded by cars…

Haiku Guy on September 15, 2010 at 7:04 AM

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