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Posted on 11/08/2010 11:27:52 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) cost the GOP control of the Senate, a powerful House Republican said.
Rep. Spencer Bachus (Ala.) said that Tea Party-backed candidates whom Palin endorsed underperformed against their Democratic rivals, costing the GOP key pickup opportunities.
"The Senate would be Republican today except for states [in which Palin endorsed candidates] like Christine ODonnell in Delaware," Bachus said at a local Chamber of Commerce event last week, the Shelby County Reporter wrote Sunday. "Sarah Palin cost us control of the Senate."
Bachus' is one of the most visible Republicans to criticize Palin for her political activity during this election season. Some Republicans have privately groused that Tea Party-backed candidates who were not electable prevented the GOP from taking control of the upper chamber.
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Who would have thunk it-—another Romney front creep trashing Sarah Palin!
I’m not surprised he’s a Mittens.
That map really shows the scope of the wipe-out doesn’t.
That’s a great idea. I thin I’ll do the same.
“Spencer Bachus is a ROMNEY BOT!
No wonder he slammed Sarah Palin today!!!”
All roads lead to Romney and quite frankly to the Bush surrogates like Rove, Gillespie and Gerson.
The fight with the Establishment is underway. People like Bachus need well financed primary challenges. This guy has been in office for 18 years. It is past time for him to go.
Rep. Spencer Bachus (Ala.) ___ TARP yes voter.
“No bag limit on corrupt bastards and turncoat RINOS!!”
Glad to hear that, Jim. We are going to go after the RINO Establishment even more than the Dems. The road to Washingon leads right over the Establishment’s carcas.
The Establishment must be confronted and vanquished before we get to Obama.
No compromises, no more Bushes or Bush surrogates on the on the ticket. We are going to purse the GOP of this filth just like Bush drove the Reaganites out in 1988. And when they are gone, they are never getting back in.
I don’t trust any of these Establishment saboteurs. I think Palin is wise to their ways.
“Bachus is a RomneyBOT”
How about posting a few pics and articles (your usual) of the gutless weasel who is behind the cowardly and stupid attack delivered by this knucklehead Bachus, but who lacks the intestinal fortitude to do his own dirty work?
2. Even if the Sun is owned by the devil the story I referred to is EXACTLY right on. I was HERE in Nevada and watched it happen.
3. I am on with the rebellion - part of that is learning the enemies tools and techniques. Learn or lose.
4. I have forgotten more about Nevada politics than you know.
Nor did she back Ken Buck in the Colorado primary. She endorsed Jane Norton, who narrowly lost.
Buck, Angle, McMahon and Rossi weren't hers in the primaries.
Castle, like COD, would have lost in Deleware.
Bachus is a complete idiot.
We need to bottle that stuff. We're going to need a lot of it.
No, her most fatal mistake was endorsing that Rat bastard McCain.
Yeah what a joke. Without Sarah and the Tea Party the GOP was the same old establishment Repubes with their "compassionate conservatives" motto (ie: we're Democrat Lite) that lost to Obama after spending like fiscal liberals. GWB supposedly slams Palin for losing the election for McCainiac. She was the only reason I could bring myself to vote fore that RINO. This old guard GOP has to go the way of the Dodo...
Barkeep, I’ll have whatever Jim and Onyx are having.....(Post 100 and 116)
Bauchus is a moron.
Good post(#144—spot on.
I don’t believe that Palin ever endorsed Norton.
um isnt there a rule against personal attacks of some sort. If so you should grant me an apology
Where did i say i wanted Castle to win? i merely pointed out that he probably would have and that O’Donnell was a flawed candidate from the get go. I reiterate if you have to defend yourself against witchcraft then you lost the argument. it was an analysis not an endorsement so chill out.
you guys need to separate emotion from all this
try relaxing a bit take some deep breathes.
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"The Senate would be Republican today except for states [in which Palin endorsed candidates] like Christine O'Donnell in Delaware," Bachus said at a local Chamber of Commerce event last week, the Shelby County Reporter wrote Sunday.Bachus is just a liar -- O'Donnell won the primary, and it was up to the miserably corrupt jackoffs like him to support her. Instead, they badmouthed her at every turn, COSTING HER THE ELECTION.
How's the tasty Kool-Aid?
Christine O'Donnell dropped further, the more people got to know her and the more tied to Republicanism she was.
She got more votes the last time she ran for Senate than this time around.
Facing realities is better than than chugging the Kool-Aid. The electorate needs to be won, not the seats.
Yeah, you're right...the RNC did everything in its power to help her.
What, do you want them to cruise the state penitentiary for candidates next, since character doesn’t matter anymore?
She’s not conservative in her deeds, even if she spouts the right words, and many Delawareans are sick and tired of her lies.
And the RNC is?
Rep. Spencer Bachus, You need to take a ride on the road to Damascus and hope that you see a bright light. That would be enlightenment, a showing of the error of your ways.
The reason the Tea Party favorites lost was because they did not get the whole hearted support of the Republican Party or because it was not yet time.
Come talk to us after you have ridded us of the witches from Maine. Otherwise, be silent.
One of character, who believed in honesty over party.
Exit polling showed Castle within one point (definitely margin-of-error) without even campaigning. He was a shoo-in in the general. 1% of Republicans decided the whole thing. Christine O'Donnell got 16% of the state's voters and Mike Castle got 15%. Too bad Republicans are only 3 in 10 Delaware voters.
Besides, people poured money to Miss O'Donnell, giving her more exposure. She lost votes the more voters got to know her. She got fewer votes this time around than she did in her obscure 2008 race...did you know that?
That's what I have found, too.
And Miss O'Donnell is such a laughing stock in Delaware, she's openly used as the punchline of the joke when someone does something that seems nutty, people will say, "what...are you Christine O'Donnell?" Politics aren't usually discussed in the workplace, but the feeling is that everyone knows how nutty she is, it's okay.
I fear that most Christine O'Donnell supporters
And now the rest of the story...
Castle lost support over the last few years when he mostly voted for the Democrat's big government agenda. A few years ago, he probably would have beat somebody like Coons.
And Miss O'Donnell is such a laughing stock in Delaware...
Castle couldn't beat O'Donnell. If O'Donnell is a joke then Castle is a sick joke.