Open thread: O’Donnell vs. Coons

posted at 7:03 pm on October 13, 2010 by Allahpundit

7:30 p.m. ET on CNN. The journey to the top of Mt. Everest begins with a single step, my friends. The good news? Ace is right that a solid performance tonight will move some votes. Her problem right now is people thinking she’s a joke; if she can explode that narrative, she’ll have a foothold. The bad news? I can’t help feeling a tad bitter that in the year of the tea party, with impressive candidates like Marco Rubio and Joe Miller poised to win, the most hotly anticipated debate of the campaign features the one Republican nominee who’s getting crushed in the polls and has all sorts of oppo research material against her. If Blitzer (who’s moderating) wants to, he can turn this into a national showcase for how allegedly “kooky” tea party candidates are. The worst news? The debate’s set to run until 9 p.m., which means … “Parker Spitzer” is preempted tonight. Damn.

CNN’s got a new poll out just within the past hour or so to help hype the debate further. No surprises in the overall numbers — Coons 57, O’Donnell 38 — but this bit is ominous for a candidate who’s trying to present herself as an everyman against the establishment:

According to the poll, Coons’ 19 point lead among likely voters is up from a 16 point lead in mid September. Among the larger sampling of registered voters, Coon’s holds a 29 point lead, up from a 25 point advantage last month…

In O’Donnell’s first two commercial’s she’s also said “I am you.” But the poll indicates that likely voters, by a 54 to 34 percent margin, say that Coons “better understands the needs and problems of people like you.”

Via Greg Hengler, here’s the Wolfman doing a little pre-debate spin. Apparently, we’ll find out tonight that Chris Coons is a “moderate” liberal in the Joe Biden mold with a “little bit of an independent streak.” Whatever happens, just remember: November 2 is going to be a great day. And not just because of the election.


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She could have done better on the SCOTUS question..IMHO..:)

Dire Straits on October 13, 2010 at 9:23 PM

Agree. Do you think it was a plant question? Coons was awfully quick to respond, although he had a little time to think before his answer.

She recovered well, but I don’t think it’ll help when the MSM repeatedly plays that clip. I’m sure SNL will make a skit out of it.

What matters is the voters of Delaware. If they watched the debate, they have a clear choice.

conservative pilgrim on October 13, 2010 at 9:29 PM

only saw a bit but imo

COD VS BLITZER/COONS

cut to Chile after Wolf arguing with her during the Obamacare ‘Discussion’ while Coons sat there.

Rea1ityCheck on October 13, 2010 at 9:29 PM

She could have done better on the SCOTUS question..IMHO..:)

Dire Straits on October 13, 2010 at 9:23 PM

Another thing I thought of….I read a local Delaware article today. There were A LOT of DE voters that admitted they were Democrats, but still wanted to hear Christine O’Donnell for themselves. Without the media filter. Not many people on either side of the aisle say that anymore and sincerely mean it.

conservative pilgrim on October 13, 2010 at 9:31 PM

OT: Chilean President Sebastian Pinera just gave a helluva leadership speech. What a moment when #33 miner came up Luis Urzusa ?… God bless these men and God bless Chile!

ted c on October 13, 2010 at 9:31 PM

Badger40 on October 13, 2010 at 9:27 PM

The past TUESDAY California debate is now on CSPAN.

CNN will replay the COD Coons in entirety @ 11 PM ET

pambi on October 13, 2010 at 9:32 PM

for an international news corporation like CNN,

Vyce on October 13, 2010 at 9:12 PM

Dude, their ratings are so far in the toilet right now that no one who wasn’t specifically tuning in for the debate had their TV on CNN.

Aside from, apparently, your office, and airport terminals, the supposed billion strong audience is not watching on CNN.

notropis on October 13, 2010 at 9:32 PM

Say, did anyone else notice that there were several times that Coon said:
‘y’know… we’ve talked about this already’
???????

pambi on October 13, 2010 at 9:34 PM

COD VS BLITZER/COONS

Rea1ityCheck on October 13, 2010 at 9:29 PM

More like COD VS BLITZER/COONS/MRS.COONS

aquaviva on October 13, 2010 at 9:34 PM

conservative pilgrim on October 13, 2010 at 9:29 PM

Yes the question was a plant..But COD and her team should have knew that the question was coming..But when you are fighting on ever front like COD is it hard to be ready on everything..:)

PS..You are correct..it is up to the Delaware voters..

Dire Straits on October 13, 2010 at 9:35 PM

Obama didn’t call?
Chilean President just rattled off a list of all the different heads of state who he’s talked to from the South American countries to Netanyahu. He did NOT mention Obama.

Rea1ityCheck on October 13, 2010 at 9:35 PM

On MSNBC, Maddow is interviewing a gay airman in a special about DADT.

BuckeyeSam on October 13, 2010 at 9:25 PM

did they post his name on the screen??? :-)…I wouldn’t be surprised, judging by how irrational she is…

jimver on October 13, 2010 at 9:36 PM

Anyone, fair assessment here since I’m not watching this: Is this debate resembling the Wellstone memorial where people could really be turned off by the elitist tone of the demorat?

Bishop on October 13, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Anyone watching without any backstory would have thought that COD was way out in front in the polls and Candidate Coon + Moderators felt a need to even it up.

aquaviva on October 13, 2010 at 9:37 PM

Ok the miners are safe now lets get back to politics fox this sucks this thread doesnt refresh there’s nothin on tv but dumb shows and mindless twattle about trapped miners. I hope theres not a mine disaster here in the states about three days before the lections the whole country will go on hoild for 24-7 Pinnochio/ miner coverage and noone will go vote as they watch the miners and Pinnochio.

Nice they got out now efn move on!

dhunter on October 13, 2010 at 9:37 PM

Ok, everyone…
first, that Supreme Court question was a set up question for Coons to blather about… the court is leaning right so they haven’t made any leftie decisions in recent years.
second, can anyone out there tell me a Supreme Court decision that you disagree with? you know why you can’t think of one? because there aren’t any. Unless you are a liberal and an Obama lover. Coons took the set up question and blathered on about corporations buying elections… an Obama favourite.
Do you think there was collusion in the panel?
How about another debate with Greta van Sustern and another fair and balanced media person moderating? FOX could do it.
As for Christine… she was absolutely right… “be specific” was the right answer… and the dolt liberal female questioner couldn’t come up with one either… it was a pure and simple set up for Coons. A pure bull crap question. And, for anyone worrying about it, it was so obvious that only idiot liberals would get ginned up about it. Anyone with half a brain would see it for what it was.
It reminded me of Charlie Gibson and his “bush doctrine” question for Sarah Palin…. NO ONE knew what the hell the Bush Doctrine was because there really wasn’t one… his doctrine changed so much over a few years even he probably didn’t know what it was anymore himself.

PhilipJames on October 13, 2010 at 9:39 PM

The Democrats are terrified of O’Donnell and Palin because once women see women candidates who are attractive, articulate, and conservative, that’s the end of the Democratic party.

Emperor Norton on October 13, 2010 at 9:39 PM

OD needs to create a montage of Coons sarcastic, rude and obnoxious debate remarks and point out that his condescension will carry on with him all the way to the US Senate if he is elected.

Also, I believe that OD came across as wanting the be the next US Senator from DE for all the right reasons, while Coons just came across as entitled.

glennbo on October 13, 2010 at 9:40 PM

can anyone out there tell me a Supreme Court decision that you disagree with?

Kelo v. New London

Emperor Norton on October 13, 2010 at 9:40 PM

Does Mr Coons look like Mr Spitzer or did I have one beer too many ???

wheels on October 13, 2010 at 9:40 PM

“Do or Die”?

My take after watching 3/4s of the debate is:

COD = Did.
Coons = Died.

44Magnum on October 13, 2010 at 9:41 PM

jimver on October 13, 2010 at 9:36 PM

No, actually it was better. They had the shadowy silhouette effect going. All to add to the gravity of Maddow’s penentrating questioning.

I’ve said this often. No one has seen Fred Savage (Wonder Years, Working) recently. Are we sure that he and Maddow aren’t the same person?

BuckeyeSam on October 13, 2010 at 9:41 PM

Yes the question was a plant..But COD and her team should have knew that the question was coming..

Dire Straits on October 13, 2010 at 9:35 PM

yeah, they should have anticipated such a question… especially that they did ask a similar question of Palin on the campaign trail in 2008…was it Katie Couric or who exactly asked her a SCOTUS question…and Palin also said that she couldn’t think of any ruling off the top of her head…I remember SNL mocked her for weeks for that…

jimver on October 13, 2010 at 9:41 PM

Anyone watching without any backstory would have thought that COD was way out in front in the polls and Candidate Coon + Moderators felt a need to even it up.
aquaviva on October 13, 2010 at 9:37 PM

But even with this strong showing, OD is still a brain-addled twit who shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near Congress?

*just tryin’ to stay current with the meme*

Bishop on October 13, 2010 at 9:41 PM

Is Allah following here?

Since there seems to be a rash of Conservative gaygaygaygaygaygaygaygaygay topics here prior to the election – how’d he miss that I just read that the libs are LIVID over Valerie Jarrett doing an interview with a gay Washington Post-er and discussing the recent “bullying deaths” and calling gay a “lifestyle choice”??? They’re calling for her head on a platter for playing the blame the victim game.

Marcus on October 13, 2010 at 9:41 PM

Why wont this thing refresh, why do we have to watch miners 24/7 good they got out now move on jesh this is dumb I hope theres not a mining accident in the states three days before the election all we’ll see is 24/7 Pinnochio and the miner and no one will go vote, heck they’ll probably close the polls

Soldiers are gettin killed our debt is approaching our gdp and our heathcare is being destroyed and we have 24/7 miners MOVE ON THEIR OUT!

dhunter on October 13, 2010 at 9:42 PM

Ok, everyone…
first, that Supreme Court question was a set up question for Coons to blather about… the court is leaning right so they haven’t made any leftie decisions in recent years.
second, can anyone out there tell me a Supreme Court decision that you disagree with? you know why you can’t think of one? because there aren’t any. Unless you are a liberal and an Obama lover. Coons took the set up question and blathered on about corporations buying elections… an Obama favourite.
Do you think there was collusion in the panel?
How about another debate with Greta van Sustern and another fair and balanced media person moderating? FOX could do it.
As for Christine… she was absolutely right… “be specific” was the right answer… and the dolt liberal female questioner couldn’t come up with one either… it was a pure and simple set up for Coons. A pure bull crap question. And, for anyone worrying about it, it was so obvious that only idiot liberals would get ginned up about it. Anyone with half a brain would see it for what it was.
It reminded me of Charlie Gibson and his “bush doctrine” question for Sarah Palin…. NO ONE knew what the hell the Bush Doctrine was because there really wasn’t one… his doctrine changed so much over a few years even he probably didn’t know what it was anymore himself.

PhilipJames on October 13, 2010 at 9:39 PM

________________________________________

I stated at the time it showed in the debate: The Kelo decision was a disgrace and illegal.

njrob on October 13, 2010 at 9:43 PM

Marcus on October 13, 2010 at 9:41 PM

Everyone in the country should be calling for Jarrett’s dismissal..:)

Dire Straits on October 13, 2010 at 9:45 PM

PhilipJames on October 13, 2010 at 9:39 PM

I agree. But someone mentioned earlier that all conservatives should be ready to respond with Kelo, and then yack about it for five minutes. Property rights are, after all, kind of important, especially because Obama has a tendency to ignore them.

BuckeyeSam on October 13, 2010 at 9:45 PM

here’s the Guardian.co.uk take on the debate….no surprise there given that the Guardian is the British equivalent of NYT…

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/richard-adams-blog/2010/oct/13/christine-odonnell-debate

jimver on October 13, 2010 at 9:47 PM

I remember SNL mocked her for weeks for that…

jimver on October 13, 2010 at 9:41 PM

You are correct that SNL will be all over COD..

PS..I can’t remember who asked the SCOTUS question to Palin

Dire Straits on October 13, 2010 at 9:47 PM

If not? No, it isn’t. I’m sorry, I know that the “true cons” love her, and COD has a lot of supporters on this site, but for an international news corporation like CNN, the Chilean story is more worthy of coverage than a debate in ONE state in the USA.

Vyce on October 13, 2010 at 9:12 PM

But the debate wasn’t necessarily shown on CNN International. Different station, different shows.

Was it important to voters outside of Delaware? I sent her $ from Connecticut for the first time, so yeah.

CTSherman on October 13, 2010 at 9:47 PM

When one thinks of an internet troll, does this image come to mind?

BKeyser on October 13, 2010 at 9:48 PM

I wish fox would cover this debate now. I could care a less about the miner thing I mean yea its neat but I dont wanna watch 24 -7 what if these guys had food and air and stuff all along and this Chilean Pres pawned the stupid media now that would be a story worth seein

dhunter on October 13, 2010 at 9:12 PM

I could not disagree with you more. Then again, most of you all know that Spanish is my main language; therefore, I witnessed the first two, (it was midnight) and I just finished watching Chile’s President with his presser. He could not burst out with more emotion, especially when he spoke with the miners’ leader/captain. Chile’s President stated he wanted to be there till the last one came out and he did, along with the First Lady. Now that’s testicular fortitude. Could not speak in more humble terms.

Side note: It sucks that Evo Morales was not there when his one miner came out; he made it afterwards and greeted him there. I will give him the benefit of the doubt, but perhaps he got a good ear pull and showed up.

It is a very historic event; they were dealt with triple tragedy; first an earthquake, then the tsunami. They celebrated their Bicentennial, and afterwards were hit with this. Their priority after knowing they were alive: To get them all out. That was accomplished, and it is now part of our world history.

When the first miner came out, 100 million people watched all over the world. Feel at least satisfied at the help that our NASA and my fellow miners in the state of Pennsylvania contributed to this success. I noticed that the President did not mention Obama as a person that got a call from, but he did speak to PM in London and Netanyahu.

Regardless, they feel very patriotic, united and very proud of the work done. I was glued to the TV these couple of days, switching from Univisión to FOX News-therefore, I have way more information than what the US is reporting right now.

I screamed at my kids so they got to witness the last miner being put in the capsule and hauled up. I mentioned how important this will be. I am surprised at the fact that HA did not dedicate an open thread to this effort, because I feel I could have contributed in one way or another.

There will be many, many “specials” as what they call it, documentaries from the beginning to the happy ending. Just waiting till the last rescuer comes out. Also, the simple pulley system they used…the simplest things can help save lives on the 21st century.

I will not hijack this thread, because other matters are being discussed here, but I wanted to inform you to not ignore history, even if it is in another country, and that NASA, along with miners of PA were involved in this assistance.

ProudPalinFan on October 13, 2010 at 9:49 PM

After watching Christine take on and defeat 3 opponents at once, there is a clear winner in this debate. Vote for Coons if you want an arrogant puppet who will vote to take away more of your freedom, raise your taxes and continue to sell us out to foreign governments. This choice could not be easier.

Hey Rove, it’s time to endorse Christine O’Donnell for US Senate!

tnarch on October 13, 2010 at 9:55 PM

can anyone out there tell me a Supreme Court decision that you disagree with?

Raich v Gonzales.

JohnGalt23 on October 13, 2010 at 9:58 PM

To see what the Left thinks of the Tea Party and Conservatives, here’s a good link:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/vine/showthread.php?t=2258788

Bask in the rage.

manofaiki on October 13, 2010 at 10:03 PM

I missed the debate – when I flipped over to CNN it was all Chilean miners stuff. I’m sure there’ll be lots of sound bites from it. That said, I don’t think she’d be so far behind in the polls if the NRSC pulled their head out of their ass and supported her and if the GOP elitists would also quit attacking her. It’s despicable.

Special K on October 13, 2010 at 10:04 PM

Obama didn’t call?
Chilean President just rattled off a list of all the different heads of state who he’s talked to from the South American countries to Netanyahu. He did NOT mention Obama.

Rea1ityCheck on October 13, 2010 at 9:35 PM

Chile is a capitalistic pro-American country. Nuff said!

ebrown2 on October 13, 2010 at 10:05 PM

can anyone out there tell me a Supreme Court decision that you disagree with?

Kramer vs. Kramer

joejm65 on October 13, 2010 at 10:07 PM

ProudPalinFan on October 13, 2010 at 9:49 PM

We will have to agree to disagree i happen to think it is over hyped and boring. 224/7 coverage is way too much but hey we all like different stuff i guess.

dhunter on October 13, 2010 at 10:10 PM

So Coons is afraid to go on Fox News?

Coons needs CNN to block for him that’s obvious. CNN really needed the eyeballs, but when Christine goes away so do the viewers. CNN should have played it straight down the middle they might have gotten some viewership back, they just can’t help themselves once a sellout always a sellout.

The answer to Coon’s question is The Constitution written by the Founders. It’s the only one that exist in the real world, not the make believe world his trail lawyer buddies make up.

Dr Evil on October 13, 2010 at 10:13 PM

Agree. Do you think it was a plant question? Coons was awfully quick to respond, although he had a little time to think before his answer.

She recovered well, but I don’t think it’ll help when the MSM repeatedly plays that clip. I’m sure SNL will make a skit out of it.

What matters is the voters of Delaware. If they watched the debate, they have a clear choice.

conservative pilgrim on October 13, 2010 at 9:29 PM

The question was designed to be a softball to the dems and a hardball to the republicans. Kelo was ruled over 5 years ago, and even if she mentioned it, it wouldn’t nearly have the kind of impact a much more recent ruling would, one which oh I don’t know happenes to be the current democrats talking point?

clement on October 13, 2010 at 10:13 PM

Why bother watching this at all? She’s going to lose by 20.

kit9 on October 13, 2010 at 10:29 PM

can anyone out there tell me a Supreme Court decision that you disagree with?

Two come to mind immediately. Sotomayor and Kagan.

Basilsbest on October 13, 2010 at 10:31 PM

Why bother watching this at all? She’s going to lose by 20.

kit9 on October 13, 2010 at 10:29 PM

Boring. Come up with something new.

She didn’t disqualify herself. Coons came off badly. She should start to do a little better with female voters. Will there be more debates?

alwaysfiredup on October 13, 2010 at 10:32 PM

Why bother watching this at all? She’s going to lose by 20.

kit9 on October 13, 2010 at 10:29 PM

Thank you Mr. Alinsky.

Inanemergencydial on October 13, 2010 at 10:42 PM

COD is too pretty……women will only vote for women they are not threatened by…….FOCUS ON 11/2 and let Delaware elect the Marxist.

After all they elected the great Conservative legend Mike Castle and Stand up Joe Biden for decades.

PappyD61 on October 13, 2010 at 10:44 PM

dhunter on October 13, 2010 at 9:37 PM

ou do know there is lfe beyond TV and the internet?

katy the mean old lady on October 13, 2010 at 10:45 PM

And “ridicule” is the Alinsky tool that JACKASS Progressives love to use…..COD is the latest to be it’s victim.

But we not be scared to have our leaders be ridiculed or the Republic is finished!!!!

PappyD61 on October 13, 2010 at 10:47 PM

Obama didn’t call?
Chilean President just rattled off a list of all the different heads of state who he’s talked to from the South American countries to Netanyahu. He did NOT mention Obama.

Rea1ityCheck on October 13, 2010 at 9:35 PM

Chile is a capitalistic pro-American country. Nuff said!

ebrown2 on October 13, 2010 at 10:05 PM

Supposededly called AFTER the thank you speech. As usual, too little, too late.

katy the mean old lady on October 13, 2010 at 10:48 PM

I think she had a great command of her arguments and her facts–Coons said so many times “we already talked about this” or “there’s too much there to respond to” that it was obvious he was evading the question. He looked scared and defensive and she looked on top of her game.

She may not win but she definitely won some people over here.

PattyJ on October 13, 2010 at 10:58 PM

Nothing changed tonight. She is a flawed candidate who will get crushed in the general election. People chose purity vs. pragmatism and will have to accept the results. I just hope we do not end up falling one seat short on November 2nd.

The Opinionator on October 13, 2010 at 11:00 PM

Ok, everyone…
first, that Supreme Court question was a set up question for Coons to blather about…

True. And even if she’d come out w/ Kelo, Blitzer would have cut her off and asked about Citizens United.

Connie on October 13, 2010 at 11:08 PM

Let Barry bring onto the bench more of his radical judges so his legacy will live long after his failed term.

bayview on October 13, 2010 at 7:10 PM
What a categorically stupid statement.

Boxy_Brown on October 13, 2010 at 7:40 PM

It is a stupid statement. Why? Does anyone seriously believe that Mike Castle wouldn’t have voted for any judge nominated by the Little Black Man-Child? Hell, he would’ve voted for cap-and-tax. Probably every other lefty idea in the lame duck session.

pdigaudio on October 13, 2010 at 11:11 PM

Ok, everyone…
first, that Supreme Court question was a set up question for Coons to blather about…

True. And even if she’d come out w/ Kelo, Blitzer would have cut her off and asked about Citizens United.

Connie on October 13, 2010 at 11:08 PM

Wouldn’t it have been a barn-burner if Christine had talked about Citizens United being misrepresented and demagogued by obama at his State of the Union and his castigating the Supreme Court in front of the nation, lying about the facts of the case itself while doing so? Oh my, that would be beyond belief…now back to reality.

tigerlily on October 13, 2010 at 11:22 PM

Hello Kelo, Kelo Kelo! Give me a break. First Palin bombs on that question and then her pal Sabrina the teenage witch misses it too? Stick a fork in her. She’s Debra Medina with pearls. Maybe she’ll be realistic and send her cash to someone who can win like Angle or Buck.

Thunderdome on October 13, 2010 at 11:30 PM

Nothing changed tonight. She is a flawed candidate who will get crushed in the general election. People chose purity vs. pragmatism and will have to accept the results. I just hope we do not end up falling one seat short on November 2nd.

The Opinionator on October 13, 2010 at 11:00 PM

2008 and John McCain called.

They said “right on, right on!”

Just thought you should know.

KinleyArdal on October 13, 2010 at 11:36 PM

Thunderdome on October 13, 2010 at 11:30 PM

It’s also possible she didn’t disagree with Kelo. I don’t. There was nothing new in that opinion, it was just a restating of past decisions. The federal government has no right to tell states that they cannot define for themselves what kind of development is important in their communities. If you don’t want eminent domain, then amend your state constitution.

alwaysfiredup on October 13, 2010 at 11:37 PM

I’ll take a beautiful witch over a dingbat leftist any day of the week.

Really Right on October 13, 2010 at 11:46 PM

Kelo was a case, not a precendent. The majority was only made by Kennedy in a separate concurring opinion – he did NOT adopt the reasoning of the other four that basically local governments can declare anything a legitimate public purpose. Therefore, the case is NOT a “controlling legal authority” binding federal or state judges.

Adjoran on October 13, 2010 at 11:52 PM

Obama couldn’t call Chile; he was running late for a golf game or something.

Adjoran on October 13, 2010 at 11:53 PM

Obama couldn’t call Chile; he was running late for a golf game or something.

Adjoran on October 13, 2010 at 11:53 PM

He thought is was pronounced ch’aisle, like Man Chile, and ended up calling Maya Angelou by mistake.

profitsbeard on October 14, 2010 at 12:05 AM

Immediate Filibuster O’Donnell clearly except for one blank owned the debate even with two overly biased ‘moderators’ that bailed out Coons time after time. moving on up in the polls, BTW same way O’Donnell beat Castle owned the debate

mathewsjw on October 14, 2010 at 12:11 AM

Supreme court decisions I disagree with: Sotamayor, Keegan. I think appointing them were both bad decisions for America.

deewhybee on October 14, 2010 at 1:48 AM

God bless Christine O’Donnell. I just donated all the money I had left in my checking account to her campaign.

long_cat on October 14, 2010 at 1:54 AM

Just got done watching the rerun of the debate and thought COD did a really good job going up against a professional politician. I would vote for her.

Mirimichi on October 14, 2010 at 2:12 AM

Let Barry bring onto the bench more of his radical judges so his legacy will live long after his failed term.

bayview on October 13, 2010 at 7:10 PM
What a categorically stupid statement.

Boxy_Brown on October 13, 2010 at 7:40 PM

It is a stupid statement. Why? Does anyone seriously believe that Mike Castle wouldn’t have voted for any judge nominated by the Little Black Man-Child? Hell, he would’ve voted for cap-and-tax. Probably every other lefty idea in the lame duck session.

pdigaudio on October 13, 2010 at 11:11 PM

For all you wise people: “would have”, ” probably” vs 110% certainty.

bayview on October 14, 2010 at 3:56 AM

COD is too pretty……women will only vote for women they are not threatened by…….FOCUS ON 11/2 and let Delaware elect the Marxist.

After all they elected the great Conservative legend Mike Castle and Stand up Joe Biden for decades.

PappyD61 on October 13, 2010 at 10:44 PM

You really do have a low opinion of women don’t you?

Bradky on October 14, 2010 at 5:21 AM

Talk about verbal hand to hand combat,
poor Coons got his *ss kicked,its about
getting America back on track,and its
economical engines fired,and Coons wants
expansion of Government that won’t help
small business,or give a break in taxes!

canopfor on October 14, 2010 at 6:10 AM

Christine O’Donnell To Chris Coons: ‘You’re Just Jealous That You Weren’t On Saturday Night Live‘

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/christine-odonnell-to-chris-coons-youre-just-jealous-that-you-werent-on-saturday-night-live/
=====================

Frpm Last Nights Debate!

canopfor on October 14, 2010 at 6:29 AM

I do hope that Nancy Karibjanian,the so-called moderator,
never gets another opportunity in trying to make Christine a dunce,by cutting her off numerous times,wouldn’t allow a
quick response,and always needed to move on to the next que
stion!!

The whole thing reeked of a MSM Hit Job on O’Donnell,
but,she held her ground,she did great!!

canopfor on October 14, 2010 at 7:01 AM

Oops,thats From,not Frpm.

canopfor on October 14, 2010 at 7:03 AM

if wolfie and cnn were not there, that scotus question would have never come up….tingles will be showing that clip proudly ad nauseum today….just went to cnn and they were gleefully showing that clip…

pathetic…folks are worried about jobs not what the scotus decided in that last couple of terms, if it didn’t pertain to jobs and the economy it should have been a non started of a question…l

cmsinaz on October 14, 2010 at 7:06 AM

if wolfie and cnn were not there

cmsinaz on October 14, 2010 at 7:06 AM

cmsinaz:

Exactly right,Wolfy as “Boris” and Nancy Karibjanian as
“Natasha”,so-called unbiased,with another tag-team try’n
to trip up Christine from start to finish!!

Christine did great,this was a “Couric Ambush” repeat,part Deux!:)

canopfor on October 14, 2010 at 7:24 AM

I heard only a few minutes. Her explanation as to curing what’s wrong with public education was pathetic. Empower the teachers blah blah blah… I was certainly disappointed to hear whom I’ve been defending. As per improving public education, it boils down to laying the responsibility on the students to achieve; empowering competitive charter schools with the taxes paid by parents of students to challenge the public schools in poor performance areas in particular; and breaking free from teacher unions that plague the system with incompetent teachers.

O’Donnell gets my support based upon her pledge to vote conservative. But it would be smart for the conservative movement to do what Raum Emmanuel did years ago. Canvas the country for really good potential candidates, and encourage and aid their decides to campaign next round.

maverick muse on October 14, 2010 at 7:28 AM

Christine did great,this was a “Couric Ambush” repeat,part Deux!:)

canopfor on October 14, 2010 at 7:24 AM

yepper…big time

cmsinaz on October 14, 2010 at 7:33 AM

2 things the C. O’Donnell candidacy has taught us: 1) we tea party participants have failed to accurately define ourselves. 2) we’ve also allowed establishment Republicans to infiltrate our ranks.

Shame on us. What a wasted opportunity. DD

Darvin Dowdy on October 14, 2010 at 7:53 AM

What a wasted opportunity. DD

Darvin Dowdy on October 14, 2010 at 7:53 AM

Ever notice that when a rock is dropped it falls downward?

Limerick on October 14, 2010 at 7:56 AM

Query:

Who has the higher I.Q.: Dick Blumenthal or Alvin Greene.

(There is no wrong answer)

BigAlSouth on October 14, 2010 at 8:07 AM

BigAlSouth on October 14, 2010 at 8:07 AM

Um…the answer is ‘c’?

Limerick on October 14, 2010 at 8:21 AM

Darvin Dowdy on October 14, 2010 at 7:53 AM

No sense crying over spilled milk this round.

Given that the Tea Party is LOCAL and only awakening to its senses, not yet organized even locally to be efficiently effective, baby steps are yet valued.

We’re realizing what is needed in long preparation before campaign seasons roll ’round. And given the volunteer nature of the Tea Party movement, momentum yet requires effectivity.

As I mentioned, the DNC had Raum Emmanuel canvassing America, locating local politicians whom Emmanuel could provide national support to defeat incumbents. That’s how Arizona J.D.HAYWORTH lost his congressional seat to HARRY MITCHELL. Critically, Palin either doesn’t know better or simply waits until it’s too late to show up and make an endorsement, regarding “vetting”. But her national role is yet a novelty for Palin, who will perfect her art given time.

If the only grounds for selecting a candidate is to vote against socialism, as is the case now, GREAT BEGINNING.

But really, O’Donnell may prove to be the congressional idiot that her conservative critics have already shown her to be. That would further strengthen the argument we now have with the RNC that winning a general election on the GOP ticket should NEVER be grounds for re-election if job performance sucks, and a NEW conservative candidate is willing to make a bid. That certainly provides term limits which Congress will NEVER legislate upon themselves.

maverick muse on October 14, 2010 at 8:21 AM

Query:

Who has the higher I.Q.: Dick Blumenthal or Alvin Greene.

(There is no wrong answer)

BigAlSouth on October 14, 2010 at 8:07 AM

BigAlSouth: I think I have a contender!?
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3-25-2010_Hank_Johnson_Guam_Tip_Over.wmv

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNZczIgVXjg

canopfor on October 14, 2010 at 8:25 AM

canopfor on October 14, 2010 at 7:24 AM
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yepper…big time

cmsinaz on October 14, 2010 at 7:33 AM

cmsinaz:)

canopfor on October 14, 2010 at 8:27 AM

Ok, everyone…
first, that Supreme Court question was a set up question for Coons to blather about…

True. And even if she’d come out w/ Kelo, Blitzer would have cut her off and asked about Citizens United.

Connie on October 13, 2010 at 11:08 PM

Wouldn’t it have been a barn-burner if Christine had talked about Citizens United being misrepresented and demagogued by obama at his State of the Union and his castigating the Supreme Court in front of the nation, lying about the facts of the case itself while doing so? Oh my, that would be beyond belief…now back to reality.

tigerlily on October 13, 2010 at 11:22 PM

Nah, it would have been funnier if she’d just used Coons’ little dodge –

“Wolf, we’ve talked about this already.”

fossten on October 14, 2010 at 8:44 AM

Raum media politics clearly distinct from constitutional freedom of the press…

Contrary to Obamathuggery, the Tea Party doesn’t threaten journalism.

maverick muse on October 14, 2010 at 8:48 AM

Perhaps a cautionary tale for better preparation on the issues important to main stream media…

I’m surprised they didn’t ask for capitals of states.

MarkT on October 14, 2010 at 8:49 AM

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2010/10/027460.php

I watched most of tonight’s Delaware Senate debate between Chris Coons and Christine O’Donnell. Coons was articulate and polished, but O’Donnell was also articulate, and she was much sharper on the issues. In my view, she won the debate handily.
powerline take on the debate….

Keemo on October 14, 2010 at 8:56 AM

Greta should offer to host a debate on FOX and when Coons declines, COD could make an ad showing how he’s a coward. Come on, people, he wants to raise your taxes and if he goes to the senate he could raise mine as well. Look at his record.

Kissmygrits on October 14, 2010 at 9:06 AM

I watched this last night, but couldn’t get the post window here to ever load. I hope something gets set up for election night, because I’m staying up to party!

She did very well, probably better than anyone expected. With the exception of the Supreme Court decision, which I think was a setup, she knew her stuff. She even set him on his heels more than once (personal benefit from cap and tax).

Coons is an *ss, plain and simple. He was condescending, elitist to the extreme. I know there’s a gender gap for COD, but there shouldn’t be after last night.

Don’t get me started with the Coons boosters….er….the moderators last night. Embarrassing. I would have gone off on both of them.

I hope her showing closes the gap and it gives her a chance. It should.

Darksean on October 14, 2010 at 9:14 AM

. In my view, she won the debate handily.
powerline take on the debate….

Keemo on October 14, 2010 at 8:56 AM

Keemo:And I agree,but Wolf and Nancy did there best to try
and fluster Christine tho!:)

I`ve liked the debate videos above at the 5:36AM!:)

canopfor on October 14, 2010 at 9:23 AM

Oops,thats linked,not liked.

canopfor on October 14, 2010 at 11:27 AM

I’m sick of so-called conservatives pouting that voters are choosing principle over pragmatism thereby costing the Republicans the Senate. We had pragmatism over principle for six years of the Bush administration and what did that get us? Obama and Pelosi! I couldn’t care less if the Republicans don’t become the majority in the Senate considering the current leadership. They torpedoed COD and they been going after Jim DeMint, one of the few principled conservatives in the Senate. If we are going to have a candidate that votes like a Democrat, I’d just as soon it be a Democrat. They use “principles” like it’s a bad word. These people might as well join the Republican and Democrat establishments; they’ll be right at home.

DieHard on October 14, 2010 at 12:45 PM

I’m sick of so-called conservatives pouting that voters are choosing principle over pragmatism thereby costing the Republicans the Senate.
DieHard on October 14, 2010 at 12:45 PM

I’m seriously considering the Libertarian candidate Hanson running opposite Hoeven for Senate.
I’m troubled by Hoeven’s cavalier/eager acceptance of stimulus funds, however, he’s not all bad. I don’t think he’s really responsible for our booming jobs market in totality, but he is from what I can tell, good with money.
But he’s a banker & I don’t trust any of them-but better a banker than a lawyer.
Hanson just has the right idea about things.
Course, looking at the miserable #s as far as primary voter turnout in the Libertarian party,
I guess choosing Hoeven might be the best bet.
I am still not sure what I’ll do, but Potter would be a nightmare. I think he’s an idiot.

Badger40 on October 14, 2010 at 2:21 PM

ProudPalinFan on October 13, 2010 at 9:49 PM

AGREED!

Queen0fCups on October 14, 2010 at 2:33 PM

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