Skip to comments.Pulling the Plug in Delaware: The Liberty.com and Christine O’Donnell Matter
Posted on 09/03/2010 6:43:33 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I would rather die a thousand times over via crushing by an anaconda while being torn limb from limb by a jaguar than see Mike Castle in the Senate.
I would rather be slowly run over by a road roller while listening to Janeane Garofalo dialogue from The Truth About Cats and Dogs than see Mike Castle in the Senate.
Id rather see the Democrat get elected than see Mike Castle get elected. Seriously, I know many of you disagree with me, but if the majority depends on Mike Castle, to hell with the majority.
But Im moving on from Delaware. The Tea Party Express has a poll coming out showing the race within 5 points. I wish Christine ODonnell the best. Id rather her than Castle.
But Im moving on.
If Christine ODonnell wins itll be inspite of the help she has gotten. What has ultimately set me off is the Mike Castle is gay stuff, which is nothing more than the Will Folks hour come to Delaware. The failure of the ODonnell campaign to deal swiftly with this tells me all I need to know.
As I noted in my original post on Eric Odom, parts of his American Liberty Alliance website became a site for Christine ODonnell advocacy.
Subsequently, a number of the affiliated individuals went and worked directly for Christine ODonnells campaign. A few weeks ago they left. Around that time I began hearing rumors the ODonnell campaign was imploding.
The gang that left resurfaced at Liberty.com. The launch day spectacular at Liberty.com was to announce that Mike Castle is having a gay affair on his wife with no proof whatsoever.
When it was pointed out that all the people behind the accusation were ODonnell campaign staffers, the response was not any more.
After a year of direct and indirect advocacy for Christine ODonnell, it is pretty doggone hard to now stand apart and say Nope, not campaign related.
Christine ODonnells campaign did distance her from the video, but the damage is done. These were the people she hired for her campaign. Thats a judgment issue. Likewise, to my knowledge, neither Christine nor her campaign distanced herself until the next day when asked about it on a radio show. In doing so, the Hotline notes, ODonnell . . . call[ed] it an insult to both Castle and his wife. In the process, though, she repeats the rumor several times. [Emphasis added]
In the meantime, we have another problem.
The tea party movement has largely been about fiscal issues and the state of the country going forward. While the press has done its best to drag the tea party movement into the culture wars, the movement has wisely stayed above the fray, focusing on a handful of issues.
Racism, homophobia, bigotry, etc. have all been leveled at the tea party movement. Theres been no evidence. Its all been lies.
And now we have this. A website billing itself as a hub for the tea party movement using something called Tea Party HD to boldly make accusations that Mike Castle is gay and having an affair.
This is Will Folks all over again. I dont care if Mike Castle is meeting up with Larry Craig at Stallknockers.com for some Union Station visitation without proof it is meaningless and even with proof it is a distraction from the issues and not helpful to tea party activists or Christine ODonnell.
Its amateur hour.
The ODonnell campaign, whether they wanted to or not, needed to respond to this aggressively. But then it looks like it is amateur hour there too.
I want Christine ODonnell to win. Tea Party Expresss polling notwithstanding, I dont think she will. And I cannot bring myself to spend an ounce of energy more to help when there are other candidates out there with better chances who need our help.
Im done and pulling the plug.
This is DUMMMMBBBBB. This guy pulls his support because SHE IS NOT RUNNING A TYPICAL CAMPAIGN LIKE A “SKILLED” POLITICIAN???
He wants conservatives, but not compromosed conservatives, but ABOVE ALL OTHER THINGS, he wants professional campaigners and politicians.
He don’t know what he wants, he’s just let himself be manipulated all over the place and is now just lashing out. Twit.
I disagree with his analysis. Only an idiot would blame a campaign for actions taken by former campaign staffers. That’s why they are “former”.
Blame the campaign for what they do. Not for what someone who used to be associated with the campaign does.
They denounced the group. They had no obligation to denounce them immediately, or with any particular force.
Erick Erickson is always having one of his girly fits about one thing or another. Redstate is a waste of time.
O'Donnell had nothing to do with the video posted Wednesday by her ex campaign spokesman Yates Walker on Liberty.com
RED STATE LIES!
It's the Tea Party against George Soros’s puppets.
Can you say FULL OF HIMSELF—??
NRO, The Weekly Standard and Redstate have already exposed themselves as 'business as usual' conservatives.
Huh... That's interesting.
Is there anything more I need to know about Erick Erickson?
Erick are you queer?