Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Christine O'Donnell Prevails; Another Liberal Bites The Dust

In the GOP Senate primary in Delaware, conservative Christine O'Donnell sent liberal septuagenarian Mike Castle to an involuntary but timely retirement.

In a year in which the economy unexpectedly continues to languish, and in which conservatives unexpectedly continue to obliterate liberals, what can we learn from Christine's victory? Not much that we couldn't have known already...

The Tea Party is powerful.

Petty pseudo-scandals don't distract voters.

Sarah Palin has amazing coattails.

It's a bad year for politicians who are insufficiently prepared to stand in the way of the Obama-Reid-Pelosi agenda.

It's the economy, stupid.

Like ten-month-old children with a jack-in-the-box, myopic pundits are startled each time these memes jump out from the headlines.

I don't know why the talking heads are having so much difficulty understanding these things. By now it should be abundantly clear to almost everyone... Americans are ready for principled opposition to the lazy, self-serving agenda of both parties' statists. If the politics of the last decade taught us nothing else, it taught us that power without principle is poison.

The heady days of "No standards, no principles... no problem" are over. The cheap and easy gains of 2004 were followed by waves of disappointment and defeat for incumbent Republicans. Now the bubble is bursting for the Democratic opportunists who filled the void in 2006 and 2008. But make no mistake...the Tea Party is ready to defeat power grabbers on both sides of the aisle.

We're fed up with the cynical "politics of whatever." We're ready for unpolished but authentic leaders who offer nothing more than the unvarnished truth and a willingness to do the unglamorous heavy lifting that comes with real leadership.

In the wake of Christine O'Donnell's unsurprisingly surprising win, I hope Mike Castle's supporters will follow Jim Geraghty's example, standing prepared to help Christine O'Donnell "beat the heck out of the once-bearded Marxist."


The reaction of the GOP establishment to Christine O'Donnell shows us just how rotten the establishment is. And they're lazy. They'd sooner lose their country than lose a primary or lift a finger to win an uphill battle.

O'Donnell may be the biggest thing to hit the political scene since Sarah Palin. That's a big threat to the GOP establishment because they prefer Republicans who will work with Democrats to grow government and bring more power to Washington.

I hope that concern trolls like Karl Rove find time to scrutinize Chris Coons as much as they've scrutinized Christine O'Donnell.

"A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency, or simply to swell its numbers.” ~ Ronald Reagan

Cross-posted at Left Coast Rebel

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Mark Adams said...

Did you hear that the NRSC will not support O'Donnell. What a bunch of tools!

Anonymous said...

RINO hunting!

Red said...

Totally linked!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Nickie's right ... and it turns out that Carl Rove is the biggest one of all.

Just a conservative girl said...

I hear what your saying, my point is I don't want to follow someone blindly. That is how we got Obama. People didn't do the research and ignored the red flags.

I am willing to have an open mind (really I am) I just want the questions answered honestly.

They absolutely need to do the due dilligence on Coons, but we also need to do the due dilligence as well. I want to know that she walks the walk, not just talks the talks. If she is corrupt and dishonest as many who are already there, we have accomplished nothing.

And to answer your question on my post, it is pretty odd that you can be slut, but being a prude is considered a bigger sin isn't it?

RightKlik said...

jcg: I've examined all of the complaints and concerns that I heard about O'Donnell, and haven't found anything that undermines my confidence.

On ignoring the "red flags," I would submit that if O'Donnell is a fatally flawed candidate, the liberal media will make it abundantly clear; there will be no room for doubt. In fact, we'd probably already know it if she had committed some unpardonable error. And if the establishment GOP can find an excuse to dump her and redirect their resources to some milquetoast liberal, they'll seize the opportunity.

So while the liberal media and GOP statists invest their time in trying to tear O'Donnell apart, I'll be supporting her and tearing Chris Coons apart.

Just a conservative girl said...

Ok, I believe you to be an honest broker and a good researcher. If you are saying she is good to go, than I will take your word for it. You sold me when you admitted it about the truther in MD. She will have to answer the questions because the spotlight is going to be pretty bright for the next 6 weeks.

Time will tell.