O’Donnell: Why isn’t the NRSC doing more to help me?

posted at 8:23 pm on October 14, 2010 by Allahpundit

Presumptive answer: Because she’s down by 20 points and resources aren’t infinite?

O’Donnell’s comments in her exclusive interview with Fox News followed an offhanded remark she had made in her ninety-minute exchange with Coons: “I’ve had to fight my party to be here on this stage to win the nomination, and to some extent I am still fighting my party.”…

But when this reporter asked O’Donnell herself how she is fighting her own party, the Republican nominee was ready to cite chapter and verse. Tthe Democratic senatorial committee is running ads against me. The Democratic Party is running ads against me,” she said. “The Republican Party on the state level, or on the national level, neither have come in to help me close the gap in the polls. And my opponent, there’s so much to attack him on, yet the NRSC refuses to play, and that, that baffles me. Because he’s a – he’s a sitting duck. There’s a lot to go after him [on].”

If Coons, who’s sitting on a giant lead and set to host Obama and Biden tomorrow, is a “sitting duck,” what does that make every other Democrat in the country? The NRSC (and, by extension, conservative outside groups) are looking at tight but winnable races in Nevada, Alaska, Washington, Illinois, and West Virginia; they’ve got healthy but not prohibitive leads in Pennsylvania, Florida, and Missouri; and they’ve got longshots with a prayer in California and Connecticut, neither of whom needs outside money to pay for ads but who’d certainly benefit from any kind of boost. Given all that, would you guys seriously advise Cornyn et al. to pour money into Delaware — at least before you see some movement for O’Donnell in the polls? At AmSpec, Jeffrey Lord cites sources who complain that the NRSC is sitting on $6 million reserved for Marco Rubio. Given that that race could change overnight if Meek dropped out and endorsed Crist, keeping money onhand for an emergency ad buy in an expensive market seems like … a prudent move, quite frankly. And don’t forget that not only does O’Donnell have $4 million in her own coffers, but bashing the NRSC and the Republican “establishment” the way she’s doing right here is bound to squeeze a few more bucks out of voters in the base. In fact, is that what this is about? Just playing good cop/bad cop with the NRSC to rile up conservatives into donating to her again? Or is it a case of setting up the establishment as a scapegoat if she loses? If only the NRSC and Karl Rove had bought her a few extra ads…

I can understand a new ad buy if next week’s polls suddenly show her within nine or 10 points, but until there are signs of life, how is more money at this point a smart expenditure for Cornyn?


Related Posts:

Breaking on Hot Air

Blowback

Note from Hot Air management: This section is for comments from Hot Air's community of registered readers. Please don't assume that Hot Air management agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment just because we let it stand. A reminder: Anyone who fails to comply with our terms of use may lose their posting privilege.

Trackbacks/Pings

Trackback URL

Comments

Comment pages: 1 2 3

The smuggness you and others here exhibit does NOT provide you or anyone with a “crystal ball.”
ANY “I told you so’s” on Novemebr 3 will ring utterly hollow…as hollow as bradky’s “can’t we all just get along?” (said the spider to the fly)

Lockstein13 on October 15, 2010 at 8:37 AM

Either the GOP stands together or it falls together. TP as a third party would be an epic failure just as so many other 3rd party efforts have been.
Get it out of your systems by the election is my advice or it will be used by Obama to his advantage afterwards….

But I understand you don’t want my advice and that’s all good.

Bradky on October 15, 2010 at 8:43 AM

If the GOP were united behind O’Donnell, she’d only be down about 13-15 points….and the NRSC would probably still not invest in her race. Y’all do realize party unity is only good for maybe 5-8 points in the polls, right? Especially in a state whose politics are dominated by the opposing party?

I think what has Team Christine all riled up is that they figured the momentum from the primary was supposed to woo all those independent voters. Well, there’s independents, and there’s “independents.” How many independents give both parties a chance, and are swayable by a good campaign—versus those who think the Democrats are too halfass at this Marxism thing?

Sekhmet on October 15, 2010 at 9:06 AM

I think what has Team Christine all riled up is that they figured the momentum from the primary was supposed to woo all those independent voters.

Sekhmet on October 15, 2010 at 9:06 AM

What momentum? Momentum was instantly stopped by GOP pundits on national television railing against O’Donnell. It immeditely put her campaign on the defensive and the LSM just echoed what the GOP pundits said.

darwin on October 15, 2010 at 9:14 AM

What momentum? Momentum was instantly stopped by GOP pundits on national television railing against O’Donnell.
darwin on October 15, 2010 at 9:14 AM

Yup, a fire was lit and then a wet blanket was thrown on it before it had time to take.

Fallon on October 15, 2010 at 9:21 AM

How about Mike Castle endorse her and work tirelessly to get her elected? How about the National Republican Party press Castle the moment O’Donnell won to support his party and get behind the winning GOP candidate?

Ad buys weren’t the issue here, it was the National GOP’s attempt to destroy the winning GOP candidate. And for that, I shall eagerly help with the destruction of every part of the old GOP and the rebirth of a brand new conservative organization.

bonnie_ on October 15, 2010 at 9:40 AM

crosspatch on October 15, 2010 at 4:26 AM

So you’re saying people in Delaware don’t want to return to the Constitution? I don’t live in Delaware, but even I can see the race presents two choices; a big intrusive government or a smaller representative gov’t.

long_cat on October 15, 2010 at 9:42 AM

Castle should have endorsed her in the first week after the primary. That he didn’t shows you what kind of man he is. Castle will be a bitter old man the rest of his life. He had one chance to do the right thing and couldn’t get over himself. Better off without him even if it means Coons wins.

Kissmygrits on October 15, 2010 at 9:47 AM

Sounds like a case of perpetual victimitis.

swamp_yankee on October 15, 2010 at 9:49 AM

What momentum? Momentum was instantly stopped by GOP pundits on national television railing against O’Donnell. It immeditely put her campaign on the defensive and the LSM just echoed what the GOP pundits said.

darwin on October 15, 2010 at 9:14 AM

Momentum only moves the movable.

Sekhmet on October 15, 2010 at 9:54 AM

“Either the GOP stands together or it falls together. TP as a third party would be an epic failure just as so many other 3rd party efforts have been.
Get it out of your systems by the election is my advice or it will be used by Obama to his advantage afterwards….
But I understand you don’t want my advice and that’s all good.
” – Bradky on October 15, 2010 at 8:43 AM

What a charming sleight of hand!

Saying “we have to all stick together” all while putting down the duly elected Republican candidate.

Some might say, “what a hypocrite!”
Others, “troll!”
Or even, “Axelrod or GOP-Elite Astroturfer, you decide!”

I’ll stick with: don’t you notice the embarassing contradiction?!

p.s. *I* never mentioned “TP as a third party,” so let’s just skip the diversions here.

Lockstein13 on October 15, 2010 at 9:55 AM

So you’re saying people in Delaware don’t want to return to the Constitution? I don’t live in Delaware, but even I can see the race presents two choices; a big intrusive government or a smaller representative gov’t.

long_cat on October 15, 2010 at 9:42 AM

Delaware is dominated by Philadelphia suburbs and a large university. At universities and in the big city, the Constitution is largely seen as a hindrance to grand plans.

Sekhmet on October 15, 2010 at 9:57 AM

Castle should have endorsed her, and he’s a sore-losing jerk for not having done so. But be aware again, party unity is only really good for 5-8 points in the polls.

Sekhmet on October 15, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Lockstein13 on October 15, 2010 at 9:55 AM

Quit embarassing yourself. You left off the first sentence of my post

If the HA comments are representative of the country as a whole I think that the so-called RINOS/GOP elitists and the Tea Partiers

which explicitly talks to both groups and takes no swipe at OD.

Like I said both groups need to quit seeing each other as the enemy.

Bradky on October 15, 2010 at 10:05 AM

Enjoy your reality TV series honey.

You are getting trounced and it’s time to get on with your life’s work, sweetie.

NoDonkey on October 15, 2010 at 2:23 AM

Sexist, elistist a$$wipe. Go back to DC where you apparently belong.

alwaysfiredup on October 15, 2010 at 10:07 AM

Castle should have endorsed her, and he’s a sore-losing jerk for not having done so. But be aware again, party unity is only really good for 5-8 points in the polls.

Sekhmet on October 15, 2010 at 10:00 AM

You don’t know what anything is worth at the polls this year. The intensity models are very different this year and throwing all the polls off.

alwaysfiredup on October 15, 2010 at 10:09 AM

Bradky on October 15, 2010 at 10:05 AM

Read again your own post of 8:43 and
be embarrassed at yourself.
I left nothing of your post out.
GOOD ATTEMPT AT DISTRACTIONS!

Lockstein13 on October 15, 2010 at 10:09 AM

OIt’s all the NRSC’s fault.
It’s all Charles Krauthammer’s fault
It’s all Karl Roves fault
It’s all Gop Establishments fault.
It’s all Mike Castle’s fault.
It’s all everyone else’s fault

That’s the kind of leadership we want in the Senate.

Boxy_Brown on October 14, 2010 at 9:33 PM

This is EXACTLY who we need in the Senate. Coons will allow Obama’s agenda to continue and bankrupt us all. If you want that, fine. Me, I’ll donate to her campaign again. Go Christine!

tgillian on October 15, 2010 at 7:59 AM

It’s going to take more then donating to make up those 20 points, you are going to need to get to Delaware and knock on doors and get the vote out or it will be your fault for not helping her as well.

Boxy_Brown on October 15, 2010 at 10:10 AM

Boxy_Brown on October 15, 2010 at 10:10 AM

Why do you have to be such a jerk? “It’s your fault! It’s your fault! It’s your fault! Stupid cons!” You sit on your keister and dispense blame on a comment thread. How is that impressive?

alwaysfiredup on October 15, 2010 at 10:18 AM

All the polls are tightening. So many mixed messages right now. Money raising efforts are up. General polls look great. Voter enthusiasm, definitely for the GOP.

Yet, there are a bunch of races that are seesawing.

AnninCA on October 15, 2010 at 10:47 AM

What a whiner.

But a hot whiner. A dumb hot whiner who will never in her life win elected office, even after spending so much of her adult life in that single (and sad) pursuit.

TheBlueSite on October 15, 2010 at 10:52 AM

TheBlueSite on October 15, 2010 at 10:52 AM

So, you support Coons, huh?

kingsjester on October 15, 2010 at 10:57 AM

You people who loathe O’Donnell and are using her low poll numbers might be in for a surprise. Somebody on this thread had this to say:

Rasmussen is coming out with a poll today showing Coons up 51-40!!! She’s gaining on him!

(I have a membership, look for the poll to be released in a couple of hours)

dforston on October 15, 2010 at 10:23 AM

That’s right, it’s possible she just cut Coons’s lead in half in just a few days.

Aitch748 on October 15, 2010 at 11:01 AM

Buffoons,

Doesn’t matter if the person with the R after their name is a communist (wish they weren’t), anarchist (wish they weren’t), idiot (wish they weren’t), whore (wish they weren’t), thief (wish they weren’t), we need to have the majority to control the committee’s and agenda for the Congress and Senate. Anything less than control means we lost. Losing means we lose the Communist in Chief. Losing to the Communist in Chief means we will end up in the streets.

PierreLegrand on October 15, 2010 at 11:01 AM

If Coons, who’s sitting on a giant lead and set to host Obama and Biden tomorrow, is a “sitting duck,” what does that make every other Democrat in the country?

I’d say it’s very simple: O’Donnell is a fighter. While everyone else is standing around talking about the “prohibitive 20-point lead” in the polls, O’Donnell sees a flawed candidate and thinks she could take him down if she just had a little help.

IOW, she’s a David who’s not intimidated by Goliath. While everyone else was afraid to fight Goliath because he was so huge, David said, “Who does he think he is he to defy God?”

Will this turn out the same way? It may. Davids don’t always win, but they should get credit for the boldness to try.

tom on October 15, 2010 at 11:07 AM

I seriously doubt that she’s asking for money, since she probably has more than enough of that. She’s probably looking for general support. If O’Donnell is the only one criticizing Coons, then her voice is easily dismissed, no matter how much money she has to buy ads.

I think what she wants is for the RNC to have the same fighting spirit that she does, and I’m afraid she’s doomed to disappointment on that score.

tom on October 15, 2010 at 11:13 AM

kingsjester on October 15, 2010 at 10:57 AM

Yes. I’d rather have a liberal democrat serve and ruin the liberal brand than a dummy like O’Donnell who would simply DESTROY any future chances for ANY conservative in Delaware. Too many folks here at HotAir seem to forget that we have to think about the future and the consequences of our actions today.

TheBlueSite on October 15, 2010 at 11:15 AM

TheBlueSite on October 15, 2010 at 11:15 AM

Thanks for admitting that you’re a Liberal. No need to masquerade as a Moderate anymore.

kingsjester on October 15, 2010 at 11:21 AM

TheBlueSite on October 15, 2010 at 11:15 AM

You’re hysterical, and not in a funny way.

darwin on October 15, 2010 at 11:22 AM

She was ahead of Coons right before the NRSC decided to destroy her, which they continued to do after she won the primary.

Her low numbers are directly attributable to the NRSC wanting to push their establishment candidate. The only decent recourse is for them to contribute to her election in a substantial way.

Allah, where is your honor in this situation?

True_King on October 15, 2010 at 11:29 AM

Yes. I’d rather have a liberal democrat serve and ruin the liberal brand than a dummy like O’Donnell who would simply DESTROY any future chances for ANY conservative in Delaware. Too many folks here at HotAir seem to forget that we have to think about the future and the consequences of our actions today.

TheBlueSite on October 15, 2010 at 11:15 AM

So you didn’t see Wednesday night’s debate and didn’t read anything about the debate at all. O’Donnell is no dummy, and Coons wouldn’t “ruin the liberal brand” any more than anybody else in DC because he’d fit right in with the bunch we’re hoping to decimate on Election Day.

I guess you also voted for Obama, rationalizing that he’d help to “ruin the liberal brand,” right?

Aitch748 on October 15, 2010 at 11:29 AM

She was ahead of Coons right before the NRSC decided to destroy her, which they continued to do after she won the primary.

She has NEVER polled ahead of Coons in a two person race. She might have been polling ahead of Coons when Castle was still in the race or otherwise included in the polling.

Castle would take a huge amount of Democrats away from Coons as he is a rather well-liked former governor of the state.

crosspatch on October 15, 2010 at 11:37 AM

So you’re saying people in Delaware don’t want to return to the Constitution? I don’t live in Delaware, but even I can see the race presents two choices; a big intrusive government or a smaller representative gov’t.

I will say it again, the people in Delaware are, for the most part, sort of like Joe Biden. They are EXTREMELY liberal. They are quite happy with “big intrusive gov’t” and would love to see government taking more care of them so they don’t have to take care of themselves.

That doesn’t hold for the Southern two counties but lower Delaware doesn’t have enough population to make any difference.

crosspatch on October 15, 2010 at 11:40 AM

What’s all this talk about O’Donnell being a flawed candidate. Who gives a flying bat-frick? The real question is, is she a flawed conservative? Answer: NO! She’s a great conservative and will vote exactly like we want her to.

So Krauthammer, Rove, and everyone else, if you don’t come to bat for this woman, you have shown you’re more interested in protecting your egos than having a conservative in office.

(And anyone who disagrees with me on this is worse than Hitler.)

MaxMBJ on October 15, 2010 at 11:46 AM

The NRSC (and, by extension, conservative outside groups) are looking at tight but winnable races in Nevada, Alaska, Washington, Illinois, and West Virginia

Really?? The NRSC is obviously controlled by the Establishment Republicans given their reflexive support for Murkowski and reflexive combativeness with O’Donnel. She went up against the Old Boys and beat ‘em in the primary, and they will never forgive her for that…and certainly not support her. Nasty power game here to slap the Tea Party activists back in line, so next time they can say, “See what happens when you do your own thing?? Let US pick the candidate next time!”

EasyEight on October 15, 2010 at 11:49 AM

MaxMBJ on October 15, 2010 at 11:46 AM

What’s “conservative” about her?

She’s a moonbat, a nitwit, a deadbeat and someone who files frivolous lawsuits against her employer.

I can’t understand the infatuation with one of the worst candidates I’ve seen in my lifetime.

She’s all about her. That’s why she went on Maher’s show. She’s a publicity hound. She’s all talk, no action.

I don’t see a conservative thing about her.

NoDonkey on October 15, 2010 at 11:54 AM

What’s conservative about her? You’ve got to be kidding. She’s all about limiting the size of government. She’s all about the free markets. Did you even bother to listen to her debate performance at all?

Furthermore, she’s a social conservative … so much so that she has to hide it.

NoDonkey, you are worse than Hitler!

MaxMBJ on October 15, 2010 at 11:56 AM

The liberty movement isn’t going away. So many O’Donnell detractors think of nothing more than this election cycle.

If Coons wins, he will be a marginalized, impotent liberal in an increasingly conservative Senate. In 2012 there’s not going to be a RINO Mitt Romney “taking his turn” as the GOP candidate. The GOP establishment is being torn down and consumed and O’Donnell is just the first leading edge of the wave.

Sometimes the first soldiers to lead the charge are cut down. That’s a sad thing, but winning the battle is the important part. We the people aren’t going to stop with Christine O’Donnell.

And those of you who whine that Castle would have won have no idea how deep and how strong this wave is. Or how long we intend to fight.

bonnie_ on October 15, 2010 at 11:58 AM

“What’s all this talk about O’Donnell being a flawed candidate.”

She isn’t a “flawed candidate” per se. She is just running as a conservative in a very liberal state, that’s all. People in Delaware, for the most part, don’t want a conservative. They want someone more liberal. You can’t force a political ideology onto the people of a state when they don’t share and don’t want that ideology.

Delaware is quite happy with tax/spend liberalism. Here is how it has traditionally worked in Delaware:

People vote liberals into office until either the state or country goes totally bankrupt. Then, once they have a crisis, they vote in fiscal conservatives to clean up the mess. Once they have the problem straightened out, they vote liberals back in and run until they are bankrupt again and repeat the cycle. They are fine with that.

crosspatch on October 15, 2010 at 11:59 AM

I can’t understand the infatuation with one of the worst candidates I’ve seen in my lifetime.

NoDonkey on October 15, 2010 at 11:54 AM

I wonder if it could have something to do with the fact that she’s the Republican candidate for Senate … the only candidate. I know it’s a long shot, but that may have something to do with it.

darwin on October 15, 2010 at 12:04 PM

The thing is, crosspatch, intra-part talk of a flawed candidate is moot after the primary. It’s worse than moot, it’s seditious. I like Krauthammer and Rove but O’Donnell has shown a light on their hearts and in that light I see ugly ego at work.

O’Donnell is the candidate. She is a conservative. If you are a conservative you support her. Period.

MaxMBJ on October 15, 2010 at 12:06 PM

correction: “intra-party”

MaxMBJ on October 15, 2010 at 12:06 PM

correction: “has shone”

MaxMBJ on October 15, 2010 at 12:07 PM

“I’m not a witch. I’m you.”

Wasn’t that only the first of several ads?
Roll ‘em out.
That flopped.

I wrote yesterday that her whining is obnoxious, a major turn off.

maverick muse on October 15, 2010 at 12:11 PM

The REAL POINT is that we DON’T NEED, DON’T WANT another brilliantly seditiously corrupt politician.

So whatever lack of brilliance O’Donnell exudes shouldn’t be the turn-off or deciding factor on the ballot.

WE NEED ANTI-SOCIALIST AND CONSERVATIVE LEGISLATORS.
She’ll definitely do in this pinch.

maverick muse on October 15, 2010 at 12:14 PM

O’Donnell is the candidate. She is a conservative. If you are a conservative you support her. Period.

MaxMBJ on October 15, 2010 at 12:06 PM

That has to be some of the dumbest logic ever.

TheBlueSite on October 15, 2010 at 12:19 PM

Well, her polls pop up to within 9 points?

I sure feel vindicated. I thought she did great.

AnninCA on October 15, 2010 at 12:20 PM

O’Donnell is the candidate. She is a conservative. If you are a conservative you support her. Period.

MaxMBJ on October 15, 2010 at 12:06 PM

Sure, and Republicans amount to something like 15% of the electorate in Delaware. Someone that appeals to the base and alienates the rest of the electorate stands no chance of being elected. I am not talking ideology here so much as I am talking math. You can not win an election where only 15% of the population support you.

Also, people fall into the trap of believing Republican = Conservative. It doesn’t. There are some pretty liberal Republicans out there and some pretty conservative Democrats. There are a lot of very socially liberal people who are fiscally conservative, for example. A person who might vote to allow gay marriage, for example, might be very strong on defense issues and reducing the size of government in general. Or a person who would vote for amnesty for illegals might also be very strongly against expanding the role of various government departments.

Social stances and stances on role of government issues are not always the same.

crosspatch on October 15, 2010 at 12:21 PM

And Toomy is pulling away in PA. Maybe the tightening is over.

If she had some decent ground support, she could very well turn this into a real fight in DE.

AnninCA on October 15, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Angle vanquishing the smear campaign against her last night will help all of these candidates. Tipping point time, as Sarah pointed out?

AnninCA on October 15, 2010 at 12:23 PM

Tipping point time, as Sarah pointed out?

AnninCA on October 15, 2010 at 12:23 PM

Glad to see someone mention that..When is Sarah going to go to Delaware and campaign for COD?

Dire Straits on October 15, 2010 at 12:25 PM

“The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Delaware shows Coons earning 51% of the vote, while O’Donnell draws 40% support.”

Now THAT is promising. If O’Donnell is polling within 10% she can win on election day. Remember the California election where George Deukmejian was down 10% in the polls on election day. People woke up the next morning and discovered he had won. Republicans thought they were so far ahead, they didn’t go to the polls and the Democrats carried it on turnout.

Turnout is going to tell the story this year, polling isn’t going to be reliable.

VOTE (dammit).

crosspatch on October 15, 2010 at 12:25 PM

Glad to see someone mention that..When is Sarah going to go to Delaware and campaign for COD?

Dire Straits on October 15, 2010 at 12:25 PM

Does the base need inspiration?

As Sarah says, “It cuts both ways with me.”

That strategy should be O’Donnell’s to decide.

AnninCA on October 15, 2010 at 12:29 PM

COD is now 9% behind Coons. Previous polls had her between 15%-21%±. It seems to me that she’s climbing. I’m thinking she’ll climb straight into a seat in Congress because she came across as good on the issues and Coons came across as a condescending male chauvinist pig during and after the debate. That won’t play well with women who might have been ambivalent about or against COD. Anyway, the undecideds are breaking in her direction and who knows if she’ll peel them off and take away some of what Coons has. What will the GOP establishment elites say and do then?

On another note, what’s happening with HotAir that it’s suddenly impossible to stay logged in and posts are going into moderation? I have a lot going on, including travel, so it’s not always possible to follow up and remember where I commented. Following up was easier before. So, what gives?

SilentWatcher on October 15, 2010 at 12:32 PM

AnninCA on October 15, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Then you need to cut Rove some slack right?..:)

Dire Straits on October 15, 2010 at 12:37 PM

Dire Straits on October 15, 2010 at 12:37 PM

Oh hell no. What Rove did was completely uncalled for. He’s been in the business long enough to know what he was doing. I wouldn’t piss on Rove if he was on fire. I might beat the fire out with a 2×4 though.

darwin on October 15, 2010 at 12:45 PM

Looks like she’s made up significant ground on this bonehead Coons.

microfiction on October 15, 2010 at 12:57 PM

darwin on October 15, 2010 at 12:45 PM

Guess we will have to agree to disagree..:)

Dire Straits on October 15, 2010 at 12:59 PM

crosspatch,

You said, “Sure, and Republicans amount to something like 15% of the electorate in Delaware. Someone that appeals to the base and alienates the rest of the electorate stands no chance of being elected.”

Several points:

1) As I have said, you are arguing a pre-primary argument. It’s moot, it’s academic, and it’s counter-productive. O’DONNELL IS THE CANDIDATE. Support her!

2) You’re mixing up the words “Republican” with “Conservative.” Yes, Repubs are only a small portion of the Delaware voting bloc. But conservative? Much, much higher … in the 40 percents.

MaxMBJ on October 15, 2010 at 1:18 PM

Could someone give me one good reason for conservative and Repubs NOT to be supporting O’Donnell at this point, especially the NRCC and Rove and Krauthammer?

MaxMBJ on October 15, 2010 at 1:21 PM

MaxMBJ on October 15, 2010 at 1:21 PM

NOPE. There are none.

pambi on October 15, 2010 at 1:31 PM

@MaxMBJ because she is an uneducated wingnut who could embarrass them for 6 years.

..Maybe she needs to put on her man pants and stop crying.

Zekecorlain on October 15, 2010 at 1:36 PM

zeke,

Crying? Whatever. Maybe you and Rove and Kraut and all the others who can’t get past the fact that their man, the esteemed Mike Castle, a man who would never CRY and always has on his MAN PANTS, lost.

And if I remember correctly, we were all supposed to support Mr. Man Pants, AKA Mike Castle, because, even though a RINO, he could win.

Well, I guess the logic that winning is everything no longer applies. Now it’s protecting our precious egos.

MaxMBJ on October 15, 2010 at 1:51 PM

It never changes!

The RINO back-stabbers are still doing their best to destroy the conservative candidate and help out their Marxist/RINO buddies.

Sad… And notice (again and again) how the RINOs expect conservatives to support them while never returning the favor.

Ogabe on October 15, 2010 at 1:52 PM

I don’t think the NRSC wants her to win. They don’t like her, they think she’s goofy despite her good showing in her debate with doofus Coons. She is moving up in the polls, it’s no longer a 20 point deficit, in my opinion they should help her. At the very least, endorse her, maybe go out to Delaware and campaign with her,instead of leaving her out there alone. Whether they like it or not, she was elected by her constituents, so they should support her as they would any other candidate. I really believe that if she were a man, her whole campaign would have been viewed much differently by the NRSC. Just saying…..

Susanboo on October 15, 2010 at 2:09 PM

Coons is a rubber stamp Marxist.

roninacreage on October 14, 2010 at 8:50 PM

I think most Delawarians like it that way.
A huge reason in my eyes to make DE a place on my list of Places To Avoid Like The Plague.

Badger40 on October 15, 2010 at 2:22 PM

O’Donnell is the candidate. She is a conservative. If you are a conservative you support her. Period.

MaxMBJ on October 15, 2010 at 12:06 PM
That has to be some of the dumbest logic ever.

TheBlueSite on October 15, 2010 at 12:19 PM

BlueSite: you’re busted. Just like the Bluedog Dems, you are nothing but a Fake Moderate. There are no Moderate Democrats.

tgillian on October 15, 2010 at 2:26 PM

Allah, where is your honor in this situation?

True_King on October 15, 2010 at 11:29 AM

And you’re asking a candy-assed RINO this because….?

long_cat on October 15, 2010 at 2:39 PM

The latest from Rasmussen:

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Delaware shows Coons earning 51% of the vote, while O’Donnell draws 40% support. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and four percent (4%) are undecided.

So she is now within 11 points with 9 percent undecided. Hardly a lock. No wonder Obama is going to campaign in DE.

long_cat on October 15, 2010 at 2:42 PM

The latest from Rasmussen:

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Delaware shows Coons earning 51% of the vote, while O’Donnell draws 40% support. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and four percent (4%) are undecided.

So she is now within 11 points with 9 percent undecided. Hardly a lock. No wonder Obama is going to campaign in DE.

EXACTAMUNDO!
Expect to see Coons’ lead diminish rapidly once the denizens of DE discern the dimwits they dispatched to D.C.
I wonder of Beau Biden is kicking his own @$$ for having stayed on the sidelines?

microfiction on October 15, 2010 at 3:01 PM

Rasmussen’s margin of error is 4.5%. Let’s be Chris Matthews for a moment and give all of that to O’Donnell. Now she’s down 6.5%.

Coons-dog going down, baby! RINO’s and other cockroaches looking for dark corners to run to.

MaxMBJ on October 15, 2010 at 3:39 PM

RINO back-stabbers!

Can’t repeat that often enough. May they rot in he11 with their Marxist best buds!

Ogabe on October 15, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Not a RINO by any stretch, but a few things to ponder – and I’m not from DE and if there I would vote for her because Coons is a disaster. In the primary despite my very conservative nature I would have pulled for Castle:

OD and the NRSC have been having this feud for quite some time, I am assuming that she feels she needs to keep this going to keep her base energized. I find the whining amazingly unattractive but if it drives her base it drives her base.

The National GOP needs to figure out that overall, the Tea Party is where your energy and voters will come from. The GOPs national leadership will find primary challenges next cycle – this isn’t just for 2010 – it continues.

Going after DeMint is an incredibly stupid thing. He will get a bunch more tea partiers in 2012 when the Dems have many more seats to defend and those GOP-ers affectionately known as RINOs will find themselves completely out of power for the few who do get re-elected.

I am glad the NRSC has vowed not to make primary endorsements again – it is silly and creates the problem that is DE and almost was FL.

Castle is being small in not supporting OD regardless of the tenor of the primary fight. It would help her and she is better than Coons. But strategically – this was a silly move by the tea party. Castle was no great guns – but the areas in which he was a liability – primarily Cap and Trade – wasn’t going to be a real issue. Obamacare and spending he was pretty solid on and would have helped. If we have Bite-me as the tie breaking vote on spending authority for defunding Obamacare please make sure you realize that 2012 will be too late possibly to stop it and your vaunted principle vote will just have ensured natioanlized health care by 2016.

OD is not a conservative even if she mouths the platitudes. Her whining is consistent with her use of funds for living expenses, her EEO lawsuit, her stiffing of campaign staff, etc. Man up so to speak. I haven’t seen a great deal of activity by her campaign with the money she received from the grassroots and it sounds like her ground operation isn’t doing much. I’m not there but that appears to be the narrative.

OD needs to acknowledge she has helped make this bed and she is going to work to overcome it. She never has had the independent vote in the state and has never led Coons head to head. The NSRC and NRC are not going to send funds to anyone in that situation. It doesn’t make you a RINO to acknowledge this reality.

Now she has a bump – Rasmussen has her down 11. If she wants the support she has about 5 days to prove it is worthwhile – otherwise the dollars are going to IL and CA and CO. It is her opportunity to convince those of us who are suspicious of her conservative credentials (like I said – I don’t think she is a conservative at all). As she noted, Coons is a target rich environment. Make everyone who isn’t a political junky most of us want to vote for you.
If he is so target rich get the Indies to understand that and pull the lever by your name.

Zomcon JEM on October 15, 2010 at 6:03 PM

Christine needs to grow up a bit. I was mad at the GOP when they said they weren’t going to fund her campaign, but she needs to understand that the party has limited resources.

She should be out shaking hands and kissing babies, asking her supporters to donate, and otherwise working her tail off, not complaining about a lack of generosity from party bosses.

hawksruleva on October 15, 2010 at 9:05 PM

once again for the record, I would encourage anyone with a negative view on Karl Marx to actually read his works. He was a champion of the poor and the middle class, he was anti slavery, he spoke out when he saw people trapped in an endless cycle of poverty and abuse. That many have used his writings to abuse people and their countries and killed in his name does not make him any more or less evil than jesus. Remember people education about our history is the only way out of the briar patch of political abuse.

Zekecorlain on October 15, 2010 at 9:31 PM

Zekecorlain on October 15, 2010 at 9:31 PM

Really? A Marx apologist?

Go Christine! Prove ‘em wrong!

alwaysfiredup on October 15, 2010 at 9:50 PM

The Bush/Rove machine is still calling the shots to stop o’Donnell in order to stop the runaway train called Sarah Palin. Accidentally the brilliant Christine has become to the GOP Brahmins what 1st Marines on Guadalcanal were to the Japanese Army and Navy. Supposed to be no problem wiping out, but no matter how many night naval bombardments from the hidden Bush/rove media operation is shot at her, and how much her needed supplies denied , the valiant O’Donnell has refused to bend her knee and intends to fight them. She has just shouted at them “karl Rove can eat shit”!

jimw on October 15, 2010 at 10:12 PM

Zekecorlain on October 15, 2010 at 9:31 PM

How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
Ronald Reagan

kingsjester on October 15, 2010 at 10:22 PM

The energy is in the grassroots that has been with the GOP for years. Ken Buck in CO recognized it when they tried to call him the Tea Party candidate — he made sure the media knew the grassroots first and the Tea Party people were part of several groups supporting him. The people that man the phones, walk the doors, walk the parades, etc., are mostly from the grassroots and College Republicans who have been involved for years. A lot of them are Tea Party but they were out working for candidates long before the Tea Party.

Who do you all think has been electing Republicans like Dr. Coburn in 2004 before the Tea Party — try Republican grassroots which is made up of mostly conservatives.

PhiKapMom on October 15, 2010 at 10:49 PM

From TCJ poll released tonight on the Delaware Senate race:

Coons 50%

O’Donnell 42%

Analysis by TCJ:

“MODERATES making a slight shift to O’Donnell while Coons still leads among that group. UNDECIDEDS were also down about 50% compared to our previous poll, WITH THE MAJORITY OF THOSE DISAPPEARING UNDECIDEDS CALLING O’DONNELL THEIR CANDIDATE OF CHOICE. Support among the GOP base is also up for COD, with 82% now saying they back the candidate from their party, up from 73% in the last poll…”

technopeasant on October 16, 2010 at 3:24 AM

once again for the record, I would encourage anyone with a negative view on Karl Marx to actually read his works.

Zekecorlain on October 15, 2010 at 9:31 PM

What is the secular cult of the Jew? Haggling. What is his secular God? Money.

An organisation of society that abolished the basis upon which haggling exists, i.e. the possibility of haggling, would have made the Jew impossible… The emancipation of the Jews is, in the last analysis, the emancipation of mankind from Judaism.

“This young lady, who instantly overwhelmed me with her kindness, is the ugliest creature I have seen in my entire life, with repulsive Jewish facial features.”

The volleys from Lassalle have amused me greatly, the kinky Jewface must look very enticing above his red nightgown and in the garments of a Marquis that with every movement show his Polish mug.

Moreover, this mania of the greasy Breslau Jew, using all sorts of pomades and rouges to pretty himself up, to force himself into the distinguished world — to “arrive” (even if only to appearances) — was always repulsive.

Karl Marx.

Yeah, he was a real sweetheart.

“What was obviously fatal to Lassalle was that he didn’t immediately throw the creature on the bed at the boarding house and properly have his way with her, she didn’t want his beautiful mind but his Jewish rod. This is yet another affair that could only happen with Lassalle.”

Friedrich Engels

“The most interesting acquaintanceship I have struck up here is that of Colonel Lapinski…He cares nothing for the struggle of nationalities and only knows the racial struggle. He hates all Orientals, among whom he numbers Russians Turks, Greeks, Armenians, etc., with equal impartiality….The cause itself would seem to be above reproach.”

Karl Marx

Some of us have read what they have to say.

sharrukin on October 16, 2010 at 4:53 AM

jimw on October 15, 2010 at 10:12 PM

Good grief! I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and believe you were into your eighth or ninth rum and coke when you posted that….

Bradky on October 16, 2010 at 9:29 AM

Either the GOP stands together or it falls together. TP as a third party would be an epic failure just as so many other 3rd party efforts have been.

Well….lets not forget that the Republican Party was a 3rd party once!

JeffVader on October 16, 2010 at 7:05 PM

I understand Christine O’Donnell’s point…The Democrats have sent Obama, Biden, funds, adverts to Delaware to support Coons campaign… Who has the Republican party sent to support their candidate ? What encouragement has the Republican Party given to O’Donnell ?

I think O’Donnell can win and the Republican Party especially the loser Castle and Carl Rove are shooting themselves in the foot by not helping her.
.

philly_PA on October 17, 2010 at 8:21 AM

Comment pages: 1 2 3