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Posted on 11/04/2010 4:30:30 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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And once Castle had the seat, you had a Rat in Pub clothing occupying it.
I wish she had beaten the RINO -and- the bearded marxist.
But honestly, if we had let Bill Maher or Rachel Maddow or Sissy Matthews pick a candidate for our side, would they have picked anyone other than O’Donnell?
Her win would have meant she would seated immediately. That would stop the lame duck plans the dems are planning.
Same with defeating Manchin. We needed some senators to be seated immediately rather than January.
We have no indication at all that Castle would have voted with the republicans rather than Obamao.
All water under the bridge. No amount of money could undo Rove’s assault on primary election night.
O'Donnell supporters argued before the primary that it was better to lose with her, than to win with Castle. OK. I think we will probably never elect a more conservative DE Senator than Castle, lifetime ACU (American Conservative Union) rating of just over 50%, but I can see some merit in an argument that, assuming we hold the House, it is better to not take the Senate, unless we have 51 conservative Senators.
But many O'Donnell supporters want it both ways. They want to say that it is better to lose with her, than to win with Castle, then, when she loses, in a landslide, just as people like Rove said she would, blame Rove for her loss.
Either losing with O'Donnell beats winning with Castle, or it doesn't. If it does, then O'Donnell supports can say that she may not have won, but that Collins, Graham, Hatch and Snowe will look at happened to Castle and vote more conservatively, and we won't have the problem of conservatism being held responsible for what happens in the Senate, without having a conservative majority.
If losing with O'Donnell doesn't beat winning with Castle, then O'Donnell supporters, not Karl Rove, are to blame.
If all Republicans fared the same then that is no indication of her quality as a candidate, then--good, bad, or indifferent. So how she did says nothing about her intrinsic qualities, which I have yet to find.
But that's beside the point, because you are incorrect.
The losing Repulican candidate for congress got more votes than O'Donnell.
The losing candidate for treasurer got more votes than O'Donnell.
The winning state auditor is a Republican and got more votes than O'Donnell.
The winning state rep in district 37 is a Republican.
Not talking a Republican-friendly state, but you said "all" Republicans, and that's not the case.
BTW, O'Donnell had the backing of Palin and DeMint, yet that meant nothing compared to one comment by Karl Rove. I guess her fans are arguing that Karl Rove's endorsement or lack of one is more important than either DeMint's or Palin's.
Rove was not the reason for her losing, which is the premise of this article.
Rove is a political strategist...I’m not sure any of them have souls to look into. He was focused on getting the most Republicans elected and knew O’Donnell didn’t have a chance.
I still take the position that they didn't.
The previous poster took the tack that O'Donnell did the same as all Republicans in Delaware. You're saying Rove had a decisive impact on a 17-point loss.
Which is it--is O'Donnell such an incredible candidate that she could have won in liberal Delaware, but Karl Rove's disdain meant she was swept aside by 17 points, or did she have no hope of winning in Delaware?
Either way, how does that make her a viable candidate?
We knew before the primary how popular Castle was and that he had a virtual lock on the Senate seat.
That doesn’t apply to others in DE that didn’t make it.
I hope next election, the Tea Party Express and Tea Partiers vet their candidates better and use some common sense concerning the state they are competing in....instead of blaming Karl Rove and RINOs when they blow it.
Possibly, but he would at least have to caucus and explain his vote to the R side. NOW we have a guarantee that the Bearded Marxist -will- vote 100% with Reid. All water under the bridge. No amount of money could undo Roves assault on primary election night.
Apparently O'Donnell's loss dragged several down-ballot conservatives with her that Castle would've carried.
How does that help us?
What does that have to do with O'Donnell's lawsuit?
Because Rove sued Dick Thornburgh, it's consistent with a conservative philosophy to sue for $6.9 million because someone didn't get a promotion due to gender discrimination?
The straw's gettin' pretty deep around here! LOL
You guys've got nothing. She's gone, and good riddance to her. In a couple of months, when we have some distance, you'll see it...if we have any hope of living by our values, and not just as reactors to liberal attacks.
KARL ROVE could have shut up and said nothing after the primary.
HE DID WRONG.
HE IS WRONG FOR THAT.
He did nothing to further the CONSERVATIVE CAUSE - which is why WE are here.
We are not here to advance the Republican cause - unless it is the CONSERVATIVE FIRST.
I posted yesterday that David Horowitz wasn’t paid for an appearance he agreed to do for her last campaign. He agreed to do it for her for a small fee and she stiffed him. He was finally paid prior to this campaign.
I heard this on a local conservative radio show David appeared on. He has kept his mouth shut nationally because he preferred the way she would vote if she won.
However, this kind of thing really bothered me when I heard it. I didn’t post about it before the race, but now...hey, its a fact.
Could he have won?
Why didn’t I run??? In Delaware? I live in NC.
About as much as O'Donnell's lawsuit has to do with her suitability as a candidate. That's my point. Everybody wants to say "COD is bad because she sued a conservative entity." Well, if that's the litmus test, we need to apply it evenly.
I pick Coons over Castle.
If Rahm/Axelrod/Obama could have controlled the primary and chosen Coons-vs-Castle or Coons-vs-COD, which one would they choose?
And if KARL ROVE, second only to the Koch and Bush moniker, had come out in huge support for her, how exactly would that have helped win over a state which is 2/3 registered Democrats?
‘She’s gone, and good riddance to her.’
What a nasty thing to say about your buddy, Lady_GOP.
I was not agreeing with it. I think Rove is a souless twit and the reason for the failure of GWB’s second term.