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Tea party-backed Christine O'Donnell wins GOP nod for Senate race in Delaware

Posted on 09/14/2010 6:21:45 PM PDT by jern

Tea party-backed Christine O'Donnell wins GOP nod for Senate race in Delaware


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; de2010; delaware; mamagrizzlyroared; teapartyrebellion; whoisjohngalt
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To: Claud
You know, even if you're right, I tell you what else we did. We handed abject fear to establishment Republicans. And that's worth its weight in gold, in my book.

100% right. And that is the point that many don't seem to understand. This race will have significant implications for how the Republicans behave in office. They can no longer be stealth enemies of conservatism. They either have to start acting like conservatives, or go into open warfare with the electorate.

And that is worth far more than one single Senate seat.
51 posted on 09/14/2010 6:29:57 PM PDT by jjsheridan5
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To: SevenMinusOne

Great news, indeed!!!!!

:-)


52 posted on 09/14/2010 6:29:57 PM PDT by TitansAFC ("Lindsey Graham is a great leader....and America needs him in the Senate" - Jim DeMint)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

That is true. We will be subjected to the usual elitist lectures about how the Republicans are a far right party determined to drive off moderates and independents etc. Heaven forbid we stand on principle.


53 posted on 09/14/2010 6:30:06 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: jern; Liz; AT7Saluki; writer33

Castle can finally spend more time with the family.


54 posted on 09/14/2010 6:30:38 PM PDT by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: jern

Hoefully Castle will resign now.

I have a different take on this whole “only RINOs can win meme” we keep hearing.
First of all, isn’t that how the MSM sold us McCain in the GOP primaries in 2008?

And why do we buy this line?
It seems to me that career New England RINOs who have been around since the Ford administration are the ones who have held Republicans back in those states. Tea Party candidates are like Ronald Reagan all over again. They said he was unelectable, too, but he was the last Republican to carry many of those states. It’s the RINOs who make the Republican brand not worth voting for in New England.


55 posted on 09/14/2010 6:30:49 PM PDT by counterpunch (Life in Prison: The RINO compromise to "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death")
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To: All

GREAT NEWS!!!!!


56 posted on 09/14/2010 6:31:06 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Who needs an enemy when we have Barack Obama?)
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To: jern

Great news!!! Hope she proves the few critics she had from the Right wrong and kicks the Dems arse in November.


57 posted on 09/14/2010 6:31:06 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: el_texicano

“Remember, Remember The Second of November”

‘I know of no reason why the administrations treason should ever be forgot’


58 posted on 09/14/2010 6:31:06 PM PDT by Kaosinla (The More the Plans Fail. The More the Planners Plan.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

This is the same group that said Rubio couldn’t win, that Scott Brown couldn’t win; that Toomey couldn’t win, blah...blah...balh.


59 posted on 09/14/2010 6:31:08 PM PDT by CWW (Pray for God's Protection!)
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To: RangerM

Sorry to say it, but we just handed Delaware to the Dems.
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Yeah, and Christine was supposed to lose tonight!

Screw Castle...he’d end up voting for every Dem agenda item anyways. His being a Republican meant nada!

Go Christine!


60 posted on 09/14/2010 6:31:08 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: jern

61 posted on 09/14/2010 6:31:14 PM PDT by McBuff
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

This is the same group that said Rubio couldn’t win, that Scott Brown couldn’t win; that Toomey couldn’t win, blah...blah...balh.


62 posted on 09/14/2010 6:31:14 PM PDT by CWW (Pray for God's Protection!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

If Castle would ahve beaten his Democrat opponent he would have beaten O’Donnell.

If the people who think they have just given Delaware to the Democrats stay home, that is what they have done.If that’s what they want the hell with them.


63 posted on 09/14/2010 6:31:30 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: CaspersGh0sts
There’s no reason to tear her down, and I’d have voted for her in the primary. Still, I think it’s only a half-full victory.

This election was about more than Delaware, or even the Senate. If the "nuts and sluts" attack mode worked, it would be used against all conservative women candidates.
64 posted on 09/14/2010 6:31:47 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: RangerM

Even if she loses, the 40 years of Castle tyranny is GONE.


65 posted on 09/14/2010 6:31:47 PM PDT by RatsDawg
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To: jern
From indiatimes.com:


Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell
jokes with a supporter while waiting to be interviewed
at her election night party,
Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, in Dover, Del.

66 posted on 09/14/2010 6:31:47 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: Grn_Lantern

“Thus ended hopes for the Senate.”

That’s okay. Gridlock is better than RINOs running the country.


67 posted on 09/14/2010 6:31:58 PM PDT by balls
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To: All

Great now Murkowski has some company with her incessant bitching and whining.

This will be a nail biter, we need to get the TeaParty Express and Palin and DeMint fan clubs getting some money in this race for November.

Wow...The TeaParty and conservatives are kicking ass...Yes.


68 posted on 09/14/2010 6:32:03 PM PDT by rbmillerjr
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To: RangerM

So what? even if it happens, communism-lite is not worth supporting.


69 posted on 09/14/2010 6:32:13 PM PDT by Gapplega
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To: dr_who

Stop the defeatism. I believe defeatism is the last gasp of the soon to be extinct species: RINO. It may a couple elections to get rid of them all. Get to work. Talk to people. Get out the vote. Vote! Vote! Stop the squirming and defeatism.


70 posted on 09/14/2010 6:32:16 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: jern

It is NOT a true victory until and unless she gets elected in the general election. I pray she’s got the votes.


71 posted on 09/14/2010 6:32:23 PM PDT by behzinlea
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To: jern

The first thing she should do is tell John Cornyn and his NRSC to sod off.


72 posted on 09/14/2010 6:32:36 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (TV News is an oxymoron. MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Claud

You know, even if you’re right, I tell you what else we did. We handed abject fear to establishment Republicans.
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Well said!!!


73 posted on 09/14/2010 6:32:43 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: jern

Huffington Post is saying that the O’Donnell win is good for the Democrats.


74 posted on 09/14/2010 6:32:48 PM PDT by 30Moves
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To: jjsheridan5

Exactly. Like many people have said on here, I worry about what the GOP will do if it regains power—if it pulls the same stunts that got us in this mess, we are in deep deep trouble.

We need a strong opposition party.


75 posted on 09/14/2010 6:32:48 PM PDT by Claud
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To: TNCMAXQ
Sounds like she will not win the general election and Dems must be thrilled

Not so sure, the people who have been saying she can't win in the general either aren't our friends (Democrats) or are establishment GOP.

I think Castle would have had a harder time winning in the end. I could be wrong but it reminds me of the big push to nominate McCain in 2008. Same arguments and same loser candidate.

76 posted on 09/14/2010 6:32:53 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: RangerM
Sorry to say it, but we just handed Delaware to the Dems.

If you believe the polls. But at least the Republican wing of the Ruling Class got its cage rattled.

Let's just hope Christine plays it right. She could still win in November.

77 posted on 09/14/2010 6:33:08 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: jern

Hallellujah!

Now fire the head of the Republican Party Apparat in Delaware! And the horse he rode in on!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Abcgpn2UTV8


78 posted on 09/14/2010 6:33:39 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Signalman

Watching MSNBC for the shadenfreude. ;)


79 posted on 09/14/2010 6:33:43 PM PDT by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton)
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To: zebrahead

Coons can be beat.......people everywhere are pissed with dims.


80 posted on 09/14/2010 6:33:55 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: RangerM

As you are finding out, most here don’t care. We remember what happened when Republicans had a majority. We remember the Jim Jeffords, and the Chafee’s and the Arlen Specter’s. Majority isn’t worth having if they set the rules and they dictate what is allowable. There are two senators to a state. 5o states. Are we really going to pretend it’s impossible to hold a CONSERVATIVE majority in the United States Senate and that we must have people like Castle? There are 30 states that are conservative or lean that way at least. Delaware may not be one of those but there is no way I’m giving those like Lindsey Graham or McCain more help when they aren’t even representing their more conservative states well.


81 posted on 09/14/2010 6:34:13 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (“I was there when we had the numbers, but didn’t have the principles.”---Jim DeMint)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Yeah! Screw you RINO Cornyn!


82 posted on 09/14/2010 6:34:28 PM PDT by Grn_Lantern (Let's go to work....)
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To: RangerM

“Sorry to say it, but we just handed Delaware to the Dems.”

So what are you going so that does not happen? Are you going to help Christine by maybe donating to her campaign?


83 posted on 09/14/2010 6:34:40 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I would lime to second and square that bullshit call. I can visualize a 51-49 senate swung back dem by a “principled stand” by of these worthless RINOS. Maybe ODonnell wins, maybe she doesn’t, but this primary season has shown squishy assholes like Graham and Cornyn that ridiculous compromises that they are not safe. Conservative or Extinct I say!!!!!


84 posted on 09/14/2010 6:34:54 PM PDT by johncocktoasten (Practicing asymetrical thread warfare against anti-Palin Trolls)
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To: 30Moves

Christine can win in November if she wins over independents. She doesn’t need ‘rat support.


85 posted on 09/14/2010 6:34:58 PM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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To: bigbob

trailing the Dem candidate by 20 points is great.


86 posted on 09/14/2010 6:35:28 PM PDT by GregH
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To: jiggyboy
Let’s be a little more precise here, Fox has called it for her. The polls closed ten minutes ago.

Polls closed at 8, you posted at 9:32, let's be a little more precise here.

87 posted on 09/14/2010 6:35:28 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: jern
IGNORE THE TEAPARTY AT YOUR OWN PERIL!
88 posted on 09/14/2010 6:36:00 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: Extremely Extreme Extremist; conservativebuckeye; jiggyboy; AeWingnut; zebrahead

The issue of whether or not Castle is a dem (or RINO) or not is irrelevant to me.

Conservative means different things in different parts of the country, but there is only one Senate Majority leader.
If he was more likely to win against the Dem in Delaware, the more likely we have Republican Senate Majority leader directing policy/agenda.

That matters to me more, and it should matter to you.

O’Donnell may have won the battle, but her personal issues will lose the war.


89 posted on 09/14/2010 6:36:00 PM PDT by RangerM (A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel - Robert Frost.)
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To: GregH

Go back and tell your RINO buddies that we vote on principle.
Funny, we heard the same thing about Murkowski too lol.

Also, GOP Establishment hacks and moles....let them know that conservatives are going to vote for conservatives and principle. You guys might want to take advantage of that and win the mid term elections.


90 posted on 09/14/2010 6:36:18 PM PDT by rbmillerjr
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To: jern

EAT IT, RINOS!!!

91 posted on 09/14/2010 6:36:55 PM PDT by WeatherGuy
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To: Venturer

It’s not up to me. It’s up to O’Donnell to attract dem votes in Delaware (since they are majority).


92 posted on 09/14/2010 6:37:06 PM PDT by RangerM (A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel - Robert Frost.)
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To: jern

So way cool. Another RINO bites the dust.hey GOP are you awake yet?


93 posted on 09/14/2010 6:37:24 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: RangerM
Sorry to say it, but we just handed Delaware to the Dems.

Not sorry to say it, Castle is a Dem!

94 posted on 09/14/2010 6:37:45 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: jern
WOOT!

Another RINO bites the dust!!!

CONSERVATIVE UPRISING!

95 posted on 09/14/2010 6:37:54 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Grn_Lantern

Buckley voted for Goldwater when he ran rather than Rockefeller iirc. Bill B voted for Reagan in ‘76 when conventional wisdom said RR could not win.

You misunderstand his philosopy about “the most conservative candidate who can win”. This cycle, O’Donnel can win


96 posted on 09/14/2010 6:38:15 PM PDT by chiller ( EVERY Democrat on EVERY level must go)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Yeah, I don't buy this "she can't win" crap at all. But here are the facts folks: WHOEVER we put in is going to have to gird his or her loins for a major fight. Even if we win BOTH houses, it will be a dogfight with the Messiah, so you better make sure that anyone you have in there is in there to FIGHT, and not to "cross the aisle" and vote with the Dems.

A very determined minority which is only a few votes away from a majority is vastly more desirable than a wishy-washy majority in which every important vote allows one or two RINOs to conveniently shoot down your legislation.

97 posted on 09/14/2010 6:38:15 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Claud
" You know, even if you're right, I tell you what else we did. We handed abject fear to establishment Republicans. And that's worth its weight in gold, in my book. "

I'm right there with you. We give OD all we have, win or lose.

However, the ULTIMATE target was the elusive RINO.

Never Again will a RINO run under the GOP flag. Never.

98 posted on 09/14/2010 6:38:19 PM PDT by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: jern

Cool!


99 posted on 09/14/2010 6:38:23 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

40% of them do.

Trouble is, 40% doesn’t win.


100 posted on 09/14/2010 6:38:23 PM PDT by RangerM (A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel - Robert Frost.)
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