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Palin's O'Donnell is attacked by the RNC while DE GOP attacks O'Donnell AND Tea Party Express
The Examiner ^ | September 10th, 2010 | Angel Clark

Posted on 09/10/2010 11:48:45 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

"The time has come for us to put down the protest signs and pick up the campaign signs" says Amy Kremer of the Tea Party Express.

Apparently Sarah Palin agrees. Yesterday Sarah Palin officially endorsed Christine O'Donnell for Delaware Senate on Sean Hannity's show. Hannity tweeted about the incident after the show.

It also seems the RNC (Republican National Committee) agrees and is ready to pick up campaign signs… for Mike Castle. The RNC has allegedly been making "robo-calls" to voters in Delaware informing people of Castle's fiscal conservatism. Many already frustrated Delawareans are now becoming angry. They are attempting to call the RNC office today and let them know that Delaware is tired of their establishment candidate (202-863-8500).

O'Donnell's campaign, still most likely reeling from their unexpected Palin endorsement discussed Palin's words (spoken and written). Palin had the following to say about O'Donnell: "The wave of positive change can really sweep across our land with the election of Constitutional Conservatives who promise to use common sense and rein in the federal government spending! Please support Christine O’Donnell in Delaware. She will support efforts for America’s energy security, patient-centered health care reform, cutting government waste, and letting the private sector thrive and prosper! We can’t afford “more of the same” in Washington. Christine will help usher in the real change we need to get America on the right track. Please visit her website at www.christine2010.com and follow her on Facebook and Twitter."

The Delaware GOP's response? Tom Ross (who claimed that "she could not be elected dog catcher,") strangely enough has filed a FEC complaint against O'Donnell pointing to the Tea Party Express and claiming there is illegal activity. Strangely enough Tom Ross may also be heard on NPR (National Public Radio) discussing the O'Donnell and Castle race. One may find it interesting that Tom Ross "Tom Russ explains why candidate Mike Castle is right for the job" on a known Democrat station. Ross points to the number of people who attended a single O'Donnell rally "they had 50 people to rally for a United States Senate candidate". Mike Castle certainly has more people than that when he shows up in Sussex County, but that may be because he refuses to have any pre-announced rallies in the fear that he may have to account for his voting record.

The Tea Party Express is holding a rally tonight in Sussex County. The 9-12 Delaware Patriots sent out some of the rally information:

"Sussex County - Friday, Sept 10th at 5:30 pm - American Legion Post #28, 3178 Legion Road, Millsboro.

Guest Speakers and Musical Stars:

Tea Party Musical Stars Lloyd Marcus, Rivoli Review and Diana Nagy as well as special guest speakers to include Tea Party Express Chairman, Amy Kremer and Gold Star mom, Debbie Lee.

The 9-12 Delaware Patriots along with other grass roots organizations and candidates will have a booth set up at both rallies. We will have tents set up for shade, please bring your chairs.

Candidates are invited to come and interact with the citizens of Delaware by setting up booths at the Mall. No RSVP is needed."

Maybe Tom Ross is right and only 50 people will show up here as well… One hopes he is proven wrong. Of course, one life-long Republican state the following to myself and his friends:

" I gave notice to the Delaware GOP, I am dropping them after the Primary's. I have to get my vote in for Christine O'Donnell. 38 years a Republican, now it is time I become an Independent.

I will not vote for any GOP backed person in Delaware. Mike Castle, Michele Rollins, Tom Wagner and Colin Bonini.

Pass the word, we are sick of the good old boy network."

(VIDEO AT LINK)


TOPICS: Delaware; Campaign News; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2010; christineodonnell; delaware; palin; sarahpalin; teaparty; teapartyexpress; teapartyrebellion
The stupid party.
1 posted on 09/10/2010 11:48:48 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The RINO’s line in the sand? Pissed that they are losing members I guess......

RINOs....soon to be extinct...

2 posted on 09/10/2010 11:52:05 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GOP friggin’ sucks.


3 posted on 09/10/2010 11:52:24 AM PDT by chris37
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin’s O’Donnell? What does that mean? I know journalism is sloppy these days, but wow! They seem to indicate that Palin owns O’Donnell or something...very strange headline.


4 posted on 09/10/2010 11:53:19 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The stupid party.

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There is little to distinguish the establishment Republican from the establish Democrat.

An old lawyer joke sums up the two parties’ relationship very nicely:
“One lawyer in a small town will starve to death, but two can make a very comfortable living.”


5 posted on 09/10/2010 11:53:52 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (The bureaucrat is the natural enemy of liberty.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Get this stupid GOP joke out of office, damn it!!!
6 posted on 09/10/2010 11:54:15 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So those few silly enough to have donated to Michael Steele’s RNC were backing the RINO-est of RINOs. Jeesh!


7 posted on 09/10/2010 11:56:14 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Congressional Votes (Castle's fiscal conservatism? /s actions speak)
2008 Bailout$ Auto$ 2009 Cap&Trade FDA/Food Healthcare
Representative HR1424 District HR7321 District Representative HR2454 District HR2749 District HR3962 District
Castle, Michael [R] Yea DE-0 Aye DE-0 Castle, Michael [R] Aye DE-0 Yea DE-0 No DE-0

8 posted on 09/10/2010 11:57:32 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I bet you Jon Cornlyn is behind this.


9 posted on 09/10/2010 11:58:28 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

There’s evil behind his eyes.


10 posted on 09/10/2010 11:59:09 AM PDT by Eddie01 (All we every really knew was it was crazy to be doin' it any other way)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is a strange one. Palin’s endorsement is a little late to do robo calls on O’Donnell’s behalf and it was a squeeker in Alaska with Palin fully in. Wonder what will happen.

Guess I’m in popcorn mode.


11 posted on 09/10/2010 11:59:34 AM PDT by November 2010
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dont forget your emails and calls to the slime at the RNC..let em have it!


12 posted on 09/10/2010 11:59:44 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

RINO hunting sounds fun. I wish we could do some of that here in Texas. *sigh*


13 posted on 09/10/2010 12:03:24 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lower, Slower Delaware (LSD) attacks the GOP.


14 posted on 09/10/2010 12:07:32 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

He looks like the GOP version of Harry Reid.


15 posted on 09/10/2010 12:22:24 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They STILL don't get it! All of Washington has to go, and term limits have to become law. These people aren't going to listen to the people either. Neither side does.
Thank God for Tea Party candidates. At least we have a small chance of getting something good done for a change.
Man, I really can't stand life long politicians.They're worthless.

Never donate to the GOP. Donate to the right candidates instead. Be specific.

16 posted on 09/10/2010 12:28:35 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The RNC has now put itself offically against the grassroots.

It is finished.

17 posted on 09/10/2010 1:09:20 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin didn’t endorse or offer Miller help this close to the election. She did offer Murkowski support early but Murkowski wouldn’t back off the “We need to all get along in the Senate approach, Palin said basically “see ya” There were also a lot of other issues in play ie Palin supporter/Murkowski supporter hatreds etc. Let’s see if Murkowski jumps parties. Another anything to get elected RINO

An Alaskan for life


18 posted on 09/10/2010 2:17:37 PM PDT by RMFC
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To: HerrBlucher

He looks like the GOP version of Harry Reid.

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Bullseye.


19 posted on 09/10/2010 4:31:21 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (The bureaucrat is the natural enemy of liberty.)
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To: fortheDeclaration

The RNC has now put itself offically against the grassroots.

It is finished.

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So will the GOP be, if it doesn’t change.

My bet is that the old GOP is emerging as the new Whigs.


20 posted on 09/10/2010 4:33:05 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (The bureaucrat is the natural enemy of liberty.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
yeah, the stupid party....often think of just taking the "R" out after my name on my voter registration card...but then where would they send all their BS donation letters....

its almost sometimes like they want to lose....they want to be the minority....

well not me...I want LEADERS and if these boys can't do it, let the real men and women do it....

21 posted on 09/10/2010 6:41:28 PM PDT by cherry
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To: November 2010
welcome newbie....

the people will decide who they want....I am grateful to Palin for the endorsement....but its up to Christine to pull this off....just like Joe did....

people make too much of endorsements anyway....I figure out who I am in favor of and no one can influence me more than the candidate...

22 posted on 09/10/2010 6:44:39 PM PDT by cherry
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To: fortheDeclaration; 2ndDivisionVet; November 2010

>>> The RNC has now put itself officially against the grassroots.

If o’Donnell truly reflected the grassroots, in a closed Republican-only primary wouldn’t she be showing a strong lead? Rather then the last place loser position she actually holds.

>>> Palin’s endorsement is a little late to do robo calls on O’Donnell’s behalf

Good point. Apparently an endorsement for form’s sake. Not for effect.


23 posted on 09/10/2010 8:30:54 PM PDT by tlb
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To: tlb
If o’Donnell truly reflected the grassroots, in a closed Republican-only primary wouldn’t she be showing a strong lead? Rather then the last place loser position she actually holds.

We will see Tuesday who wins the primary.

24 posted on 09/10/2010 10:27:18 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: Psalm 144
So will the GOP be, if it doesn’t change. My bet is that the old GOP is emerging as the new Whigs.

Agreed.

I have made all my donations via private candidates and the TeaPartyExpress.

I will not send any more money to GOP organizations such as the RNC.

25 posted on 09/10/2010 10:28:44 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
Tom Ross (who claimed that "she could not be elected dog catcher,") strangely enough has filed a FEC complaint against O'Donnell pointing to the Tea Party Express and claiming there is illegal activity
More on this:

Delaware GOP files FEC complaint against O’Donnell over tea-party money

posted at 5:53 pm on September 10, 2010 by Allahpundit

Really dumb, and I say that as someone who’s firmly in the “vote for the electable RINO” camp.

The Republican Party of Delaware has filed a formal complaint with the Federal Election Commission, accusing one of its own Senate candidates of illegally collaborating with the Tea Party Express…

The complaint alleges that the O’Donnell campaign is “knowingly accepting illegal campaign contributions from the Tea Party Express” political action committee. It cites two “alarming” instances:

— O’Donnell has knowingly accepted excessive contributions from the Tea Party Express that were directly solicited on behalf of the O’Donnell campaign, according to the filing.

— O’Donnell has accepted illegal excessive contributions from the Tea Party Express by engaging in a statewide coordinated communications effort in support of her campaign. This means, according to the complaint, that every advertisement that is being run by the Tea Party Express in support of O’Donnell is a violation of federal law.

The thinking here, I take it, is to bolster Team Castle’s narrative that O’Donnell is a shady character, to the point where she’s allegedly willing to violate federal law to win. First problem with that: By escalating to this point, they’re risking total alienation of O’Donnell voters, some of whom Castle will need to win in November if he survives the primary. In fairness, the race is already bitter enough that many O’Donnell supporters are bound to stay home anyway if he’s the nominee, but the harder this hardball gets, the more of them he’ll lose. And in a blue state with a credible Democratic nominee, even a RINO can’t afford to bleed too many deep red voters. The second problem: Castle vs. O’Donnell isn’t just a “RINO vs. true conservative” contest. It’s also an “establishment vs. grassroots” contest, such that heavy-handed legal action by the state party — invoking the much-loathed strictures of campaign-finance law, no less — is, perhaps, not the best optics for Castle in this year of all years. How on earth will he gain more than he’ll lose from this complaint?

On a related note, Jeffrey Lord argues in AmSpec today that O’Donnell is being attacked by big-name pundits at NRO, among others, because she presents a challenge to the “Ruling Class” of conservatism. Jim Geraghty, whom Lord includes as an example, responds by calling it the “stupidest article in the history of the American Spectator.” Exit question: Are all O’Donnell skeptics/grudging Castle supporters also part of the “Ruling Class,” or is it only the ones who write for

Here's where Hot Air Allah got the info:
By Steve Peoples
Roll Call Staff
Sept. 9, 2010, 6:55 p.m.

The Republican Party of Delaware has filed a formal complaint with the Federal Election Commission, accusing one of its own Senate candidates of illegally collaborating with the Tea Party Express.

Attorneys for the state party asked the FEC to launch an immediate and thorough investigation into conservative GOP candidate Christine O’Donnell “to remedy the alleged violations and to ensure that these violations immediately cease and do not reoccur,” according to the complaint filed Thursday.

O’Donnell, who faces Rep. Mike Castle in Tuesday’s primary, came under fire from the state party shortly after tea party-backed candidate Joe Miller upset Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the Alaska GOP primary.

Following the Alaska race, the Tea Party Express redirected its efforts to Delaware. The organization’s chairwoman, Amy Kremer, said that 10 staffers are on site and vowed to spend $250,000 to help O’Donnell before the primary.

The complaint alleges that the O’Donnell campaign is “knowingly accepting illegal campaign contributions from the Tea Party Express” political action committee. It cites two “alarming” instances:

— O’Donnell has knowingly accepted excessive contributions from the Tea Party Express that were directly solicited on behalf of the O’Donnell campaign, according to the filing.

— O’Donnell has accepted illegal excessive contributions from the Tea Party Express by engaging in a statewide coordinated communications effort in support of her campaign. This means, according to the complaint, that every advertisement that is being run by the Tea Party Express in support of O’Donnell is a violation of federal law.

The issue won’t be resolved before Tuesday.

An FEC spokeswoman said it was “highly unlikely that the case could be expedited before the primary.”

Delaware State GOP Chairman Tom Ross offered this statement:

“Christine O’Donnell needs to immediately call upon her third party supporters to cease and desist this illegal behavior,” he said. “This type of behavior has no place in our political process, and O’Donnell should denounce these illegal ads. Donors deserve to know whether they made an illegal donation so they can demand a refund and get their money back.”

Neither the Tea Party Express nor the O’Donnell campaign could immediately be reached for comment.


26 posted on 09/11/2010 4:11:30 PM PDT by Syncro (Elect Conservatives November 2nd!)
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