Skip to comments.Primary results reveal weakness among leaders, not voters; Why this is critical to gun rights
Posted on 09/16/2010 4:57:59 AM PDT by marktwain
Tuesdays primary results, including the shocker victory in Delawares Republican Senate primary by conservative Christine ODonnell over the GOPs anointed pick, Rep. Michael Castle an anti-gun moderate that many believe is a Republican In Name Only (RINO) have the so-called experts in fits.
Whats this got to do with Washington State? Hang on, well get to that.
One will hear much about conventional wisdom over the next several days, an indication that conventional may translate to parochial elitism, and theres not much wisdom in that. To wit: Following ODonnells smashing victory Tuesday, the Washington Post quoted a GOP strategist named Mike Murphy and a former GOP congressman-turned-lobbyist Vin Weber. Murphy thinks the ODonnell win is straight out of Harry Reids dream journal. Weber believes it may well cost us the Delaware Senate seat.
The only thing necessary for the triumph [of evil] is for good men to do nothing.Edmund Burke
The conventional wisdom was that Castle could win in Delaware, and help tilt the Senate to the Republicans. He would not be helpful on a gun vote, but he would provide the GOP with a warm body to fill a seat, allowing Republicans to run the Senate. Now pundits and Republican insiders are publicly giving up hope and abandoning Delaware, and hopes for a GOP takeover.
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Yet the Seattle Times is reporting that the National Republican Congressional Committee hasnt reserved any television ad time in the Seattle market, while the Democrats have already reserved $1 million of ad time.
The Career Republicans running the party are as much a part of the problem as the RATS. Never, ever, give a dime to the party. Give it to good PACS and candidates.
We all know why he is RNC chairman. We knew then, deep down, it was the wrong reason. Time to correct that mistake.
It’s positively amazing how the Republican Party In Name Only is so allergic to conservatism. It is so fearful of being cast as the party of racism, bigotry, and xenophobia that it would rather twist its panties into a wad over 10% of the Hispanic vote, than acknowledge the reality of where the people of the U.S. really stand. It’s all they care about. At least with a Democrat you know what you are getting. But Republicans are the devil incarnate with their toxic combination of big business interests, political correctness, closeted fealty to liberalism and links to the MSM and NAFTA/GATT. The entire U.S. Congress needs to be run out of town on a rail and we need to start over with citizen legislators who get four years to govern then they get to go back home. No 50-year legislative dynasties!
I suspect that candidate O’Donnell’s raising over a million dollars in campaign funds in about 24 hours is opening some Republican eyeballs, some in abject fear, and some with enlightenment.
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