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Castle's Defeat Signals End Of Moderate GOP (Gigantic Barf Alert!!!)
IBD Editorials ^ | September 15, 2010 | Leftwing lunatic E. J. DIONNE JR

Posted on 09/15/2010 4:07:05 PM PDT by Kaslin

WILMINGTON, Del. — On the eve of the primary that would end his electoral career, Rep. Mike Castle was in a reflective mood. He seemed calm and confident, yet almost everything he said sounded valedictory as he offered a prescient analysis that explained in advance a defeat that echoes through the nation.

A genial and courtly man in the manner of the elder President Bush (who held a fundraiser for him in Kennebunkport), the nine-term congressman was mourning the decline of both the conciliatory style of politics that animated his career and the moderate Republican disposition that the Tea Party is determined to destroy.

"There are issues on which, as Republicans and Democrats, we should sit down and work out our differences," Castle said Monday as we sat at Kelly's Logan House, a watering hole where he has gathered his closest supporters the night before every election since his first victory, for the neighborhood's state legislative seat, in 1966.

Republicans who might be inclined toward the middle of the road, he said, are petrified of "quick attacks by columnists and the Sean Hannitys of the world. People are very afraid of crossing the line and being called Republicans In Name Only — or worse." As a result, "not too many members are willing to stand up."

"Part of it," he added, "is worry about primaries, and this election has shown the power of very conservative groups."

Castle's defeat at the hands of Christine O'Donnell, a perennial candidate who may be the least qualified Senate nominee anywhere in the country, does indeed mark the final collapse of the Republican Party not only of Nelson Rockefeller and Tom Dewey, but also of Bob Dole and Howard Baker.

(Excerpt) Read more at investors.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: becausewewon; castle; christineodonnell; crymeariver; ghwb; gop; hannity; mikecastle; obamarepublican; odonnell; republicanparty; rino; rmsp; rockefeller; teaparty
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The lunatic completely ignores the fact that his president was not qualified for the highest office and is still not qualified
1 posted on 09/15/2010 4:07:07 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
"Christine O'Donnell, a perennial candidate who may be the least qualified Senate nominee anywhere in the country"

LOL. How could she be worse than Zer0? At least she knows the Constitution.

2 posted on 09/15/2010 4:10:34 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Kaslin

EJ is just real sad that all those Republicans that acted like Democrats are going away.

Poor EJ.


3 posted on 09/15/2010 4:10:58 PM PDT by mojito
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To: Kaslin

Boo frick’n hoo. Get over it already!


4 posted on 09/15/2010 4:11:01 PM PDT by elephant
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To: Kaslin

This same azzwipe said conservatism had died in 2008.


5 posted on 09/15/2010 4:11:35 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: Paladin2

I love how they are now concerned with qualifications when we have the least qualified POTUS ever.


6 posted on 09/15/2010 4:14:08 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Kaslin
A genial and courtly man in the manner of the elder President Bush (who held a fundraiser for him in Kennebunkport)

Bingo. Bush. Rove. Dots connected.
7 posted on 09/15/2010 4:14:07 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: Kaslin

Liberty smiles when E.J. is unhappy.


8 posted on 09/15/2010 4:14:07 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: Kaslin

“Castle’s defeat at the hands of Christine O’Donnell, a perennial candidate who may be the least qualified Senate nominee anywhere in the country, does indeed mark the final collapse of the Republican Party not only of Nelson Rockefeller and Tom Dewey, but also of Bob Dole and Howard Baker.”

He says that like it’s a BAD thing...


9 posted on 09/15/2010 4:14:11 PM PDT by CA Conservative
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To: Kaslin

Castle is not a moderate — he is a liberal.


10 posted on 09/15/2010 4:15:17 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Kaslin

Moderates! Moderates!

We don’t need no Stinkin Moderates!


11 posted on 09/15/2010 4:15:20 PM PDT by SwedeBoy2
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To: CA Conservative

Bingo!


12 posted on 09/15/2010 4:15:30 PM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal!)
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To: Kaslin
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13 posted on 09/15/2010 4:15:30 PM PDT by mojitojoe ("The Arabic call to prayer is one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset." punk in chief)
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"Christine O'Donnell, a perennial candidate who may be the least qualified Senate nominee anywhere in the country"

Paging Alvin Greene.....

14 posted on 09/15/2010 4:16:29 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Paladin2

O’Donnell should say she will seek support from Castle backer who did not understood his liberalism, but she could not expect or even desire Castle’s own support, as he is too far outside the goals of the Republican Party.


15 posted on 09/15/2010 4:16:41 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
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To: Kaslin

Hypocrite. Dionne was positively giddy in 2006 when Ned Lamont beat Lieberman for the nomination.


16 posted on 09/15/2010 4:16:50 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil." Thomas Mann)
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To: CA Conservative

Howard Baker was a son-in-law of two old compromisers, Everett Dirksen and Alf Landon. Could anyone expect more of him?


17 posted on 09/15/2010 4:17:54 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
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To: Kaslin

Dems never stop to consider that they put up the two (at the time) most liberal members of their party as the Pres. nominee and didn’t put up anyone near as conservative as we would like. Who’s more extreme?


18 posted on 09/15/2010 4:19:24 PM PDT by sappy (criminallibs)
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To: Paladin2

these drooling charlatans of the left gave us Hussein Obozo as the “least qualified US Senator in history” and now as the least qualified POTUS in history, and they still want to harangue us all about “qualifications” and moderation and “conciliatory” politics??????

E.J. Dionne is the kind of leftist sewer rat who poses as an intellectual to tell his inferiors how brilliant and self-important he is....


19 posted on 09/15/2010 4:19:35 PM PDT by Enchante ("The great enemy of clear language is insincerity." -- George Orwell --)
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To: CA Conservative

My hero’s: Nelson Rockefeller, Bob Dole and (Tom Dewey? That was mid-last-century, right?).

Howard Baker I always had a positive impression of. He compromised as Majority Leader but it was 1980’s, we only had one house and Reagan. They did alright.


20 posted on 09/15/2010 4:20:11 PM PDT by November 2010
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To: Kaslin

The leftists are going to miss their fallen allies in the GOP ranks. How very sad.


21 posted on 09/15/2010 4:21:19 PM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: Kaslin

“If ever the Time should come, when vain & aspiring Men shall possess the highest Seats in Government, our Country will stand in Need of its experienced Patriots to prevent its Ruin.”

Samuel Adams, 1776


22 posted on 09/15/2010 4:21:28 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Paladin2

Excellent point


23 posted on 09/15/2010 4:22:14 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Retired Greyhound

See my post in #1


24 posted on 09/15/2010 4:23:16 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
Conservative and republicans need to stop calling RINO’s
“moderate”. The killing of a baby in the womb is moderate? Being ignorant enough to believe in global warming is moderate? This has been proved to be a hoax, yet “moderates” ignore this fact. All the lies that have been told by the media yet “moderates” don't stand up for the truth because they want the msm to like them. “Moderates” want gay marriage and gay adoption. What is wrong with these people?
25 posted on 09/15/2010 4:23:26 PM PDT by Linda Frances
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To: nhwingut; Al B.; onyx; Brices Crossroads; Clyde5445; Josh Painter; Lakeshark

Yep, that certainly explains Rove’s meltdown last night.


26 posted on 09/15/2010 4:23:55 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Kaslin
Christine O'Donnell, a perennial candidate who may be the least qualified Senate nominee anywhere in the country
27 posted on 09/15/2010 4:24:18 PM PDT by Kaosinla (The More the Plans Fail. The More the Planners Plan.)
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To: HerrBlucher

Indeed it does


28 posted on 09/15/2010 4:24:37 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: CA Conservative

He’s clueless


29 posted on 09/15/2010 4:25:39 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Chet 99

Good riddance


30 posted on 09/15/2010 4:27:22 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

I hope he’s right. Moderates are the root cause of all that plagues Washington. A non-moderate goes to Washington with an agenda. A moderate’s agenda is himself. Therefore, he is susceptible to selling his vote and compromising if it will help him. Let’s all pledge to find people with rock-ribbed principles and elect them.


31 posted on 09/15/2010 4:27:43 PM PDT by jimmygrace
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Christine O’Donnell, a perennial candidate who may be the least qualified Senate nominee anywhere in the country,

I suspect he defines "qualified" as "supports the leftist agenda".

32 posted on 09/15/2010 4:28:16 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: SwedeBoy2

Especially those like Castle


33 posted on 09/15/2010 4:28:22 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
"Christine O'Donnell, a perennial candidate who may be the least qualified Senate nominee anywhere in the country..."

Qualified for what? Qualified like Reid, Boxer or McCain?

34 posted on 09/15/2010 4:29:22 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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Have been looking. What is the name of her opponent in November....Does he or does he not have a connection to CPUSA? Is he a Marxist? We need to know!
35 posted on 09/15/2010 4:29:35 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Kaslin

Watching Coons on Spitball now. The guy is sprinting to the right. He’s a scared!


36 posted on 09/15/2010 4:32:20 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: Kaslin

By definition, the term “Moderate” is a relative term. If half the population is to your right, and half is to your left, you’re a “moderate.”

But reporters in America don’t have enough facility with the English Language to understand that.


37 posted on 09/15/2010 4:37:58 PM PDT by cookcounty (Dec 31st is coming: .....Stop Obama's Midnight Jack-Up!)
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To: Kaslin

One by one, the RMSP list is shrinking..

http://www.republicanmainstreet.org/index.php/ElectedMembers


38 posted on 09/15/2010 4:41:32 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Paladin2

Alvin Greene? Who, honestly, is actually a pretty compelling candidate.


39 posted on 09/15/2010 4:43:39 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Theodore R.

Castle is a sore loser, he said he would not endorse he. But then what do you expect from a RINO


40 posted on 09/15/2010 4:45:44 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Good Lord, these idiots and their hyperbole. How in the hell do they even get a paycheck?

Two years ago it was “the end of conservatism” “We’re all socialists now” Remember that one?

Why would IBD even give a forum to this jackass or that even dumber token Eugene Robinson?


41 posted on 09/15/2010 4:53:08 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que AP: It's the "GROUND ZERO MOSQUE")
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To: Flag_This

Like Obi was. A highly qualified “community organizer.” Oh, and Al Franken. A “comedian.” Of sorts...


42 posted on 09/15/2010 4:55:58 PM PDT by donozark (Not all heroes where tights and a cape.)
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To: Kaslin

That’s baloney. The people they are calling “moderates” are not moderates...maybe Murkowski but she was in a very Republican / conservative state. If Castle had been a center/right moderate, he probably would have not had the opposition he drew. Castle swung from center left to far left depending on the time. That’s not ‘moderate.’

Our tolerance for “moderates” could be judged if the people they keep calling “moderates” actually were moderates rather than liberals calling themselves moderates.


43 posted on 09/15/2010 4:58:53 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: A_Former_Democrat
Why would IBD even give a forum to this jackass or that even dumber token Eugene Robinson?

So we can laugh at them and ridicule them

44 posted on 09/15/2010 5:09:19 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: hoosiermama

Coons is a devotee of the Third Way, a poorly disguised neo-Marxist (and Democrat) organization that claims it seeks to find a middle ground between far right and far left. It is a bogus movement that has captured the attention of such small minds as Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush.


45 posted on 09/15/2010 5:09:19 PM PDT by Melchior
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To: Kaslin

Keeping my fingers crossed that it ends the era of a moderate GOP. Of course, it seems somewhat inconsistent since the media always portrayed the GOP as extreme.


46 posted on 09/15/2010 5:09:46 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: hoosiermama
Have been looking. What is the name of her opponent in November....Does he or does he not have a connection to CPUSA? Is he a Marxist? We need to know!

Chris Coons: The Making of a Bearded Marxist

Courtesy of Politico
By ALEX ISENSTADT | 5/3/10

Excerpt:

Coons, the New Castle County executive who is running against GOP Rep. Michael Castle for the state’s open Senate seat, wrote of his political evolution in the May 23, 1985, edition of the Amherst Student.

The source of his conversion, Coons wrote, was a trip to Kenya he took during the spring semester of his junior year—a time away from America, he wrote, that served as a “catalyst” in altering a conservative political outlook that he was growing increasingly uncomfortable with.

“My friends now joke that something about Kenya, maybe the strange diet, or the tropical sun, changed my personality; Africa to them seems a catalytic converter that takes in clean-shaven, clear-thinking Americans and sends back bearded Marxists,” Coons wrote, noting that at one time he had been a “proud founding member of the Amherst College Republicans.”

“[I]t is only too easy to return from Africa glad to be American and smugly thankful for our wealth and freedom,” added Coons. “Instead, Amherst had taught me to question, so in turn I questioned Amherst, and America.”

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0510/36726.html


47 posted on 09/15/2010 5:09:50 PM PDT by Kaosinla (The More the Plans Fail. The More the Planners Plan.)
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To: denydenydeny

And did Ned Lamont get elected? LOL


48 posted on 09/15/2010 5:11:10 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

“Moderate” DemocRATS disappeared years ago. Now all you have in the ‘RAT party is Marxists, Commies, fascists, sexual deviants, mobsters and freaks. Which one are you, E.J.?


49 posted on 09/15/2010 5:15:45 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (This isn't going to be "another 1994"! It's going to be much, much worse! Deal with it 'RATS!!!)
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To: hoosiermama

His name is Chris Coons


50 posted on 09/15/2010 5:17:48 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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