Skip to comments.Krauthammer: Palin’s/DeMint’s endorsements of O’Donnell are destructive, capricious, irresponsible
Posted on 09/14/2010 2:02:30 AM PDT by RobinMasters
Via the Right Scoop. Theres nothing here that you havent heard before, but since true conservatives are in RINO-stomp mode towards Paul Mirengoff and John McCormack and Jim Geraghty and a bunch of other people who were conservatives in good standing as of, say, four days ago, lets make sure the stealth liberal known as Charles Krauthammer takes his licks too.
The only part of CKs monologue that I disagree with is the capricious part: Im sure Palin and DeMint made their endorsements with due deliberation, knowing how much it would please their base. (They certainly took long enough to pull the trigger.) And from a philosophical point of view, endorsing ODonnell is a win/win/win for them.
If ODonnell beats Castle and then shocks Coons in November, theyll get all the credit; if Castle pulls it out and sends ODonnell packing, they can at least tell their base that they were on the side of the angels; if, as is most likely, ODonnell beats Castle and then gets steamrolled by Coons, well, the beauty of true conservatism is that the highest priority is defeating RINOs, not Democrats.
They won the important fight, and without Castle in the Senate, the GOP brand will remain pure and principled and therefore well positioned for the eventual true conservative takeover of Congress. Like the man said, better 30 Marco Rubios than 60 Arlen Specters.
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Dr K is wrong here, dead wrong. I’d rather have one more senator like Jim Demint, than 10 more RINOs like Lindsey Graham. As for Castle, forty-four years in Congress is enough. He can get a place in Rehoboth and take it easy on the pension we’re providing.
“Electable” is one word I have really come to despise. First, nobody can truly say who is “electable” until the election. Otherwise, it’s just a guessing game. But more and more, “electable” has come to mean “liberal” and “unprincipled” and is most often used by people who are willing to chuck out all of their principles just so they can say their guy won. Meanwhile, their guy violates every principle these people used to have. Bah. Krauthammer should quit whining.
Krauthammer has this point...Castle is a virtual win. O’Donnell still today...with most folks in Delaware...is a question mark.
Let’s also be honest here. If you picked out the typical average Republican in Texas...and looked for the same charismatics with a Delaware Republican...you’d only find 10,000 of them in the whole state of Delaware. The vast number of conservatives in the state are RINO-types.
The amusing thing to this whole story is that Joe Biden’s son was the end-all expected winner of this race until he dropped out. I suspect anyone with name value...even Lady Gaga...could win the state election in November.
Krauthammer is also an avid gun control advocate, so I’ve never considered him much of a conservative, or any kind of voice for the typical Republican...
Siding with the RINOs, are you Dr. K? We tea partiers aren’t in the mood for that. Get used to it.
IMO, we need change, change of all in office, and talking heads that have kept crap going for all these years
As used in the Salon article: "... Castle recognized that with his impeccable establishment credentials, long service in government, and flexible ideology, he could be vilified by the Tea Partiers just as easily as Murkowski. ..."
I like CK as well. I don’t agree with him on everything but that doesn’t make me think he’s a “stealth liberal.”
Whatever happens, it can be laid directly at the feet of the GOP’s RINO contingent with their “gangsters” and compromisers who helped usher in this band of freedom-thieving thugs.
It’s a bad idea to anger your base and keep poking it in the eye. Bad form to lecture and whine about it when the base starts poking back, too.
RINO-stomp mode. I love that. Screw ‘em and let the stomping resume. I hope the whole lot of them are starting to sweat.
When you put it that way, I'd rather have 30 Marco Rubios *because* Arlen Specters turn into, well, Arlen Specter. What good is a majority of Arlen Specters to anybody??
And Mike Castle *is* left of Arlen Specter. His voting record already proves this. Some people, like Bennett and Murkowski, I could have lived with but not Castle and not McCain. I think the Inside-the-Beltway crowd is mad that the Tea Party pissed in their cheerios too, not just the Democrats. But they really shouldn't be surprised. The whole point of the Tea Party was to say both parties sucked and we could do better. I'm proud of what the Tea Party is doing, even though revolutions can be messy and you don't always get what you want.
Not of a fan of this guy.
Top 6 Reasons why CHRISTINE IS MORE ELECTABLE
1) moderates who want to stop Democrats will vote R.
2) conservatives wont show up big for Castle
3) Liberals don’t like Christine, but like Castle. That’s why the polls are screwy.
Liberals will vote for Coons.
4) Christine can get #s from young, female, Catholic better than Castle
5) Pretty is better than ugly
6) Tea Party won’t support Castle. Remember, the Delaware GOP sued Tea Party Express.
That’s a great point. A RINO is a RINO is a RINO... not. Location is everything. I’m in PA. For congress I’m stuck with Mike Fitzpatrick. Better than Patrick Murphy. A lot better, but, hardly a true conservative.
Right now is the spring of 1942 and we don’t like some of our allies. Fine. First win some battles. Then control the field(s). Then win the war. Then decide what to do with our so called allies.
<< Right now is the spring of 1942 and we dont like some of our allies. Fine. First win some battles. Then control the field(s). Then win the war. Then decide what to do with our so called allies. >>
Um, have we decided yet?
The creaking of the old guard is growing louder. There’s actually a very peaceful revolution going on and some like DeMint and Palin are on the right side of history. Can’t stop it now! Finally the people are saying “enough”.
The Delaware GOP sued the Tea Party.
The Tea Party is not going to vote for Castle, and might very well vote for Coons if Castle is the nominee.
Castle is so very awful to so many conservative Republicans that Castle definitely could not count on their votes in November.
If he had been nice, debated Christine, had an honest debate on issues, experience, resume, etc., maybe Castle would’ve won, maybe Christine would’ve won. But it would be a fair battle of ideas. This was just awful behavior on the part of Castle and the DE GOP, and don’t forget the NRSC was here. Conservatives want Castle gone. But if Castle behaved honorably, and won fairly, they would’ve held their nose and voted for him. But Castle refused to debate, and only slung mud, while Christine simply pointed out how often Castle voted for things conservatives hate, so conservatives who understand how much of an awful awful pain in the ass a RINO is will say, NO MORE RINOS and let the chips fall where they may.
There are a lot of conservatives in DE. You need them to win if you’re a Republican and it’s 2010. Mike Castle will not get them. No way, right now, Castle can win. He destroyed himself with the mudslinging and, especially, suing the tea party.
LOL That is telling.
I'd rather have 51 GOP U. S. Senators with a dozen like McCain, Snowe, Collins, and Castle, than 49 with only ten RINOs. However, I'd rather have 51 with only eleven RINOs than 51 with twelve RINOs. This year, our best choice is O'Donnell, and I'll be working her get-out-the-vote effort for the primary election (I'm not from DE; I travel). Whoever wins, I'll be working to get out the GOP vote in DE in November. While Castle is very far from my idea of the ideal Senator, control of the Senate agenda for the next two years is as Biden would put it "a BFD". We can't afford to stay home when the Senate could flip and we're stuck with a socialist in our White House. In other years, I might vote neither or write in a better name in the general election, but this year we need even RINOs if that's the best we can get. BTW, for those who think Castle is more "electable" and should be our first choice in the primary election, that might be true most years, but this year we have our best chance of getting a real conservative even from DE, and we should go for it.
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