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O'Donnell Asks NRSC for More Money
The New American ^ | 10/18/2010 | Raven Claybaugh

Posted on 10/18/2010 3:34:47 PM PDT by IbJensen

With Delaware’s Democratic Senatorial candidate Chris Coons maintaining a commanding lead over his Republican counterpart Christine O’Donnell, the Tea Party favorite cannot help but turn to the National Republican Senatorial Committee for more help. What’s ironic, according to ABC News, however, is that O’Donnell’s message to the national GOP is “strangely mixed,” as she is both fighting them and asking for their help.

ABC News reports, “At the debate at the Wilmington, Delaware Rotary Club, O’Donnell ended her closing statement not with a message of party unity, but with one of defiance: ‘If you want a senator who has had to fight her own party and is still fighting her own party,’ she said, ‘please vote O’Donnell for U.S. Senate.’ ”

With Republican politicians in the minority in Delaware, holding just two of nine statewide offices, O’Donnell’s decision to draw a line between herself and the GOP during the debate was perhaps a smart one. However, post-debate polls show very little change in the numbers.

A University of Delaware Center for Political Communication poll conducted just prior to the debate showed Coons with a 21-point lead over O’Donnell, 54 to 33 percent. A follow-up poll done just after the end of the debate showed a mere 2 percent of likely voters changed their views.

However, the Rasmussen poll, conducted on Thursday, October 14, shows Coons with only an 11-point lead over O’Donnell, 51 to 40 percent.

Regardless, O’Donnell finds herself in an uncomfortable position just two weeks before the midterm elections, prompting her to turn to the very party from which she has attempted to separate herself.

During an interview with “This Week,” O’Donnell indicated that she needed help from the National Republican Senatorial Committee. She said, “We’re hoping that the National Republican Senatorial Committee will help us. But it’s two and a half weeks left and they’re not.”

Delaware Online adds, “O’Donnell pointed out that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is spending in Delaware on Coons’ behalf. The DSCC has been running ads for weeks highlighting O’Donnell’s past financial problems and allegations raised in a complaint by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, D.C.”

According to ABC News, however, the National Republican Senatorial Committee has already donated $42,000 to O’Donnell’s campaign, the legal maximum that can be donated.

Likewise, the chairman of the NRSC has indicated the Committee’s support of O’Donnell shortly after she defeated Representative Mike Castle in the Republican primary: “Let there be no mistake: The National Republican Senatorial Committee — and I personally as the committee’s chairman —strongly stand by all of our Republican nominees, including Christine O’Donnell in Delaware.”

Additionally, Chris Bond, spokesman for the NRSC, rebutted the notion that they have not been assisting O’Donnell’s campaign. “The NRSC has been in constant communications with the O’Donnell campaign, and our political director recently spent a day on the ground meeting with her staff, the focus of which was how to best spend the millions of dollars she has raised in recent weeks.”

One thing is for certain. Raising money has not been a problem for O’Donnell, who has raised more than $3.7 million since she won the primary. O’Donnell’s campaign has “enjoyed a 2-to-1 cash advantage over Chris Coons,” reports Bond.

However, O’Donnell recognizes a failure in getting out the message on Coons’ negative record, including his Marxist leanings.

While O’Donnell’s position appears precarious, according to Anthony Martin of The Examiner, “there is a reason to believe that the polls are wrong:”

“First, O’Donnell’s fundraising has outpaced that of Coons 2 to 1. This is in spite of the fact that both the state and national GOP establishment have refused to support O’Donnell. The Party elitists, who are dominated by RINOs (Republicans in Name Only) insisted, even to the point of being obnoxious, that Mike Castle should be their candidate. And even when he lost to O’Donnell, the Party bigwigs still refused to accept the will of the people.

Second, it is clear that internal, non-publicized polling done by Democratic operatives shows that Coons is in trouble. If this were not the case, then the Democratic Party elitists would not be bringing out the big guns to the state to stump for Coons … and to bash O’Donnell relentlessly. Obama and Biden both traveled to the state to campaign for Coons — a sure sign the candidate is not as far out in front as the public polls suggest.”

Campaigners for both candidates seem to recognize that Delaware’s Senate seat will likely be the determining factor in which party will have control of the United States Senate.

Coons notes, “I don’t think there’s a scenario where the Republicans take control of the United States Senate if I’m successful in this Senate seat. And I’ve been told that’s a critical strategic concern for folks who are looking at this race from outside.”

Despite this proclamation, Bond issued a news release stating, “We’re treating the Delaware Senate race the same as we would any other Senate race. We’re going to look in this last few weeks where our resources are best applied.”


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: christineodonnell; cornyn; de2010; fundraising; jackassrnc; nrsc; odonnell; romney; stingycornyn; stingyromney
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Delawarians: Do you want a communist Coons who thinks like Obozo, or the nice clean, honest O'Donnell who will vote the way that will save the nation?

Memo to the DNC: you're toast as far as I'm concerned!

How long is the charade going to go on? We all know there are not two political parties... just the one big establishment party with some minor differences of how best to accomplish their one world agenda.

1 posted on 10/18/2010 3:34:51 PM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

Rope-a-dope strategery against RINO Cornyn.


2 posted on 10/18/2010 3:37:12 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: IbJensen
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3 posted on 10/18/2010 3:39:09 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: IbJensen

The path for Christine should be very much like the attack strategy of Sharron Angle on Reid. Obama is underwater in Delaware, a majority of Delaware voters support Repeal of Obamacare, a majority support Arizona. I’d be attacking Coons on taxes like she is with the “Tax Man” which is I believe one of the most effective ads she’s released yet. The personal ‘I’m you’ ads were good but she should be hammering Coons six ways from Sunday on his rubber-stamp of the the Obama agenda. Just hit him on the hot button things that people hate about Washington.


4 posted on 10/18/2010 3:42:42 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: IbJensen

I’m not a big fan of NRSC, but if I were them, I’d probably give money to other candidates that don’t have $3.5m in their bank. Having said that, the NRSC as well as the DE Republican Party need to help her with organization of GOTV, and stuff like that.


5 posted on 10/18/2010 3:45:47 PM PDT by paudio (How could you be an open-minded person if you are a liberal?)
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To: IbJensen

I’ve donated to her campaign twice. Today, I got a letter from her asking my husband and I for $2,400. She might as well of asked for 24 million, lol. I’ll try to send another $50. I really want her to win, but I wonder if it’s likely to happen.


6 posted on 10/18/2010 3:46:21 PM PDT by doesnt suffer fools gladly (Liberals lie.)
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To: paudio

They sure as hell better get busy. The Republicrat Party is as larded with do-nothing lowlifes as is the DemocRAT Party.

Take a look at the Bobbsey twins from Maine, the ignoramus Luger from Indiana, Booby Hatch and a whole host of lifers who are planning to sink the boat and go back to the days of Michael.


7 posted on 10/18/2010 3:49:20 PM PDT by IbJensen (Our government is a disease masquerading as its own cure.)
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To: IbJensen
OK, my biggest fear is about to realized. All the talk before the primary about Christine being money-hungry and unable to control her finances is apparently starting to come true.

Look, she just raised 4 million dollars and she's asking for more money from the RINOs at the NRSC. Delaware is not California, it is the size of a fricking county, and it's just 2 weeks before people vote. She needs to get out there and campaign like her life depends on it, BECAUSE IT DOES. If she loses, who is going to take her seriously ever again? She wouldn't even get hired as an analyst on Fox News.

If she's still bitching about money and still complaining about the NRSC, then she's clearly toast. Now's the time to pound Coons instead of wallowing in self-pity.

8 posted on 10/18/2010 3:50:30 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Republic of the United States of America)
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To: IbJensen

The NRSC could be paying for ad campaigns on behalf of O’Donnell.

That is where the big money is, and that is where they are not limited by the $ 42,000 donation limit.

And that is what they are NOT doing.

Instead, they want to help Christine spend the money she raised on her own.

The GOP could singlehandedly defeat Cap and Trade in the Lame Duck session by getting O’Donnell elected.

That they don’t understand this, or refuse to get behind her in this, shows just how wrong the national GOP is.

Delaware can be won, and when it is won, it will be without the help of the Republican Party. They are AWOL, like they have been since 1/20/09.

Sarah Palin, Christine O’Donnell, Sharron Angle, Joe Miller and other conservatives have breathed new life into this election.

If the GOP was doing their job, Obama and the Democrats would be the most hated people on the planet for what they have done.


9 posted on 10/18/2010 3:51:06 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: IbJensen

Shame on the GOP -— especially the NRSC
which collected millions and would not HELP
O’Donnell.

Why?

Unlike everyone else in the Nov 2 election,
Christine O’Donnell will be seated immediately
if she wins.

The GOP elite want failure. They want delay.


10 posted on 10/18/2010 3:51:21 PM PDT by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: doesnt suffer fools gladly

If O’Donnell doesn’t win that would mean that Delawarians want to continue the destruction of America! We’ll go down the sewer while Europe rethinks it’s diversity nonsense and it’s fiscal policy where government kisses the arses of the unions!


11 posted on 10/18/2010 3:51:37 PM PDT by IbJensen (Our government is a disease masquerading as its own cure.)
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To: paudio

The NRSC had better start backing winners like O’Donnell and Miller instead of losers like Castle and ‘M’.


12 posted on 10/18/2010 3:52:46 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: Diogenesis

O’Donnell is a fresh face who looks nothing like the monoliths who have been running the Republicrat party into the gutter. I know full well that she’d vote as conservative as Jake Flake (100%) and we might just turn this ship of state around before it sinks into an 60 foot wave.

Good job by the puppet marxist muslim in the White Hut if his intent was to wreck this nation beyond recognition.


13 posted on 10/18/2010 3:55:39 PM PDT by IbJensen (Our government is a disease masquerading as its own cure.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Pounding on the marxist Coons will accomplish nothing!

With O’Donnell America has a chance!


14 posted on 10/18/2010 3:57:54 PM PDT by IbJensen (Our government is a disease masquerading as its own cure.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

The job of the NRSC is to assist their candidates. They need to get the hell behind O’Donnell rather then holding back.

That is the only purpose and function of the NRSC on God’s green earth, and they are not doing their job. Period. Good on Christine for calling them out!

I’d be pissed too if the party I was running behind actively campaigned against me as Rove has already done.


15 posted on 10/18/2010 3:59:08 PM PDT by BenKenobi
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To: doesnt suffer fools gladly

I’ve donated to her campaign twice. Today, I got a letter from her asking my husband and I for $2,400. She might as well of asked for 24 million, lol. I’ll try to send another $50. I really want her to win, but I wonder if it’s likely to happen.

Reports suggest that the lady has more than $2.5 million in her war chest yet she asks for more from the national senate campaign group and from ordinary citizens. I’m sorry folks, but she seems to be a bit of a grifter to me. She knows she’s going to lose, so she building up a war chest for the future, either to engage in more quixotic campaigns or more likely as the foundation of elevating herself to the status of Tea Party / conservative momma grizzly media star, like Palin. As Palin as demonstrated, it’s a great gig, leading to lucrative book deals, reality TV shows and mega buck speaking engagements. Let’s face it folks, Palin has forged the model for a new career path with potentially large economic payoff. There’s nothing wrong with that, but please don’t be too let down when Ms. O’Donnell retires a wealthy woman with absolutely no political accomplishments to show for except a proven ability to separate good hearted people and their money.


16 posted on 10/18/2010 3:59:49 PM PDT by irish_links (...but only say the word and I shall be healed)
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To: Paladin2
These assholes think this election is going to be big?

Just wait till the next RNC Chair is named.

They had BETTER GET EXTRA SECURITY.

17 posted on 10/18/2010 4:02:51 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: irish_links

Is that you Coons?


18 posted on 10/18/2010 4:03:14 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: irish_links

Loan me $50.00


19 posted on 10/18/2010 4:04:55 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: irish_links

You make some good points. I made a mistake in my first post. She asked for $2,400 for one person and $4,800 for a couple. I got a call from her campaign last week asking for money. My number is unlisted which makes me wonder.


20 posted on 10/18/2010 4:05:23 PM PDT by doesnt suffer fools gladly (Liberals lie.)
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To: irish_links

O’Donnell is not a grifter.

She has put everything on the line in this race.

Mrs. exit82 and I made our sixth donation last week, and we got the same letter.

If the NRSC released some money and ran an ad campaign for her, she wouldn;t be needing to ask for more money.

We here in DE really appreciate all that Freepers and others axcross the country have done to give to her.

But she will vote against Cap and Trade, and that benefits everyone.

She is running against Coons, Castle, Obama, Biden, the Democrat Party and the GOP Party, Karl Rove, Charles Karuthammer and many others.

I have seen her up close many times—she is the real thing.

She says” We are in this to win and to win big!”

In older days we called that moxie.

Now we call it guts.

There are easier ways to make a buck and to glom off of others.

This is the third campaign I have seen her in. And she is the same Christine.

This time, she wins, they lose.


21 posted on 10/18/2010 4:06:38 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: paudio

The NRSC needs to send money to the races that the Republican candidates are behind or even but have a decent chance at. Right now those states are West Virginia, California, Illinois, Washington, and Delaware. Right now the GOP can easily pick up 7 seats, but to take control of the Senate, they need to take three of the five seats above. It will not be a working majority because of all the RINOs, but it will be enough to control the agenda and force votes on things the Rats will vote against.


22 posted on 10/18/2010 4:08:09 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: fortheDeclaration

If by ‘backing’ means giving money to COD, I disagree. They better help her in a different way, like technical assistance on how to do GOTV efforts effectively. Giving money to Miller, however, is a must. He only raised $1.1m so far.


23 posted on 10/18/2010 4:09:40 PM PDT by paudio (How could you be an open-minded person if you are a liberal?)
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To: IbJensen

Christine O’Donnell vs Bearded Marxist tuesday 8am...9:30am
WDEL.com Go Christine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[I just donated again]


24 posted on 10/18/2010 4:10:24 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I agree. Not only NRSC, I believe. Individual donors too, have to give their money to those other races.


25 posted on 10/18/2010 4:11:32 PM PDT by paudio (How could you be an open-minded person if you are a liberal?)
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To: doesnt suffer fools gladly

Why is COD bellyaching for more NRSC money if she has truly raised between $2.4 and $3.7 million since the primary?

I am in DE and there are not a lot of COD commercials; and the witch ad did not garner good reviews; subsequent attack ads much better. Still, something is not adding up:

1. Her consultants are either walking off with all the money; OR

2. She never raised the money she claimed she did.

With $2.4 million, COD ads should be drenching the DE airwaves out of both the Philly and Salisbury markets.

For the record, I am encouraging everyone I know to vote for COD, and I previously was a strong Castle supporter.


26 posted on 10/18/2010 4:11:41 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: Parley Baer

Is that you Coons?

No, just a concerned citizen who feels that this election is too important for the future of America to be approached frivously. This country needs the Tea Party movement to be serious, not tilting at windmills or wasting energy and resources on a “crush.” I’m sorry to burst your bubbles, but O’Donnell is a windmill and a lot of good folks have developed a crush on her. Like a misdirected teenage infatuation, the fantasy may feel good for a while but when fantasy meets reality it often is a painful revelation.


27 posted on 10/18/2010 4:13:33 PM PDT by irish_links (...but only say the word and I shall be healed)
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To: irish_links

Why would Obama and Biden be going to stump for Coons in DE if he wasn’t in trouble?

Why would Coons even bother debating her if he was really 15-20 points ahead.

Think!!!!!!!


28 posted on 10/18/2010 4:14:22 PM PDT by library user
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To: IbJensen

What we need to do is form the “FReedom Polling Company”, do our own poll that shows O’Donnell in a dead-heat, and then stand back and watch as the Dems burn every dime they have and maybe the NRSC get’s off it’s butt.

Why are the RATs the only ones pulling dirty tricks?


29 posted on 10/18/2010 4:15:18 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: library user

In the Dhims’ eyes, COD is a poster girl of everything wrong (anti masturbation, witchcraft, etc.) with Tea Party-backed Republican candidates. By keeping stories about her on national media, they’re using her to portray other Tea party-backed candidates in a same stroke.


30 posted on 10/18/2010 4:19:26 PM PDT by paudio (How could you be an open-minded person if you are a liberal?)
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To: library user

There is an equally compelling argument that Obama wanted to come to DE so that he could associate himself with a campaign that won in November.

Remember: BO is already going to face a definite primary challenge from his left with Howard Dean; and Hillary might not be far behind if the economy doesn’t improve.

So I ask again: where are the ads? $2 million+ can purchase a ton of radio and TV ads - and they are not happening.


31 posted on 10/18/2010 4:26:56 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: mwl8787

She needs to get the money to play this on a continuous
loop on November 1st and 2nd. It’s hypnotic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHpud3QmLzM


32 posted on 10/18/2010 4:37:57 PM PDT by macrahanish #1
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To: macrahanish #1

Her attack ads are better. The Ken Buck ad can be adapted for COD. The Mourning in America 1-minute ad is superb.

So, with $2.4 million in hand, where are the COD ads?


33 posted on 10/18/2010 4:58:21 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: mwl8787

I haven’t seen the Ken Buck ads. I’ll check them out.


34 posted on 10/18/2010 5:27:21 PM PDT by macrahanish #1
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To: IbJensen

I had sent a contribution to Christine, and today I got a letter from her campaign asking for more. It’s urgently needed. I’ll send her a check - I’m rooting for her like crazy.


35 posted on 10/18/2010 6:19:23 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall
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To: biggredd1

Is this new, or a replay of the debate?


36 posted on 10/18/2010 6:21:39 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall
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To: irish_links

I disagree. She has people to pay, whether it’s advisors or her commercial makers. Paying stations to run the commercials is a seperate expense. She’s not sitting on the war chest, I assure you.


37 posted on 10/18/2010 6:29:02 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall
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To: irish_links; Parley Baer

Between the Palin bashing and O’Donnell bashing, and comparing FR to the “Spanish Inquisition” when it comes to rinos, it isn’t surprising that you keep making digs at O’Donnell, or that you manage to work in digs at Palin while doing it.

To quote you.......” Honestly, the virulent anti-RINO contingent on this board is beginning to resemble the Spanish Inquisition. I half expect Stalin-esque show trials to commence for cadre found insufficiently supportive of Sarah Palin or suspected of harboring a Neo-Christian under his bed. Thune strikes me as the kind of fellow who can bridge the Establishment and Insurgent Right and attract a lot of moderates, too. If the Insurgents shoot this horse before it even gets to the gate they’re going to frighten most of the other contenders back in the barn. Please all of you folks auditioning for the role of the Tea Party’s Torquemada, chill out.”


38 posted on 10/18/2010 7:43:25 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

Between the Palin bashing and O’Donnell bashing, and comparing FR to the “Spanish Inquisition” when it comes to rinos, it isn’t surprising that you keep making digs at O’Donnell, or that you manage to work in digs at Palin while doing it.

And your point is exactly? If your accusation is that I am not particularly fond of mindless populism, even when many of the issues raised by the mindless populists are on point, then I am guilty as charged. As fun as it may be to support the populist pitchfork brigade when we are angry at elites, it doesn’t make for very good strategy or tactics, much less policy. I don’t know about many people on this board, but elections are important to me. They affect my country, my community, my business, my family and my livelihood. And when it comes to things as important as these, I like to win and hate to lose. So, it discourages me when otherwise right minded people who collectively could effect change get caught up in populist rhetoric, fall in love with hopelessly flawed candidates and engage in rank demogoguery. I’ve seen knaves and demogogues come and go in my lifetime and in the pages of history since the Athenian democracy. Believe me, it never ends well.

So go ahead and write your check to Ms. O’Donnell. It will do no harm. But, Ms. O’Donnell has done and will do more harm to this little movement of concerned citizens speaking out against the travesty that is our federal government than you can imagine, and that is a darn shame. It deserves better.


39 posted on 10/18/2010 8:03:36 PM PDT by irish_links (...but only say the word and I shall be healed)
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To: mwl8787
There is an equally compelling argument that Obama wanted to come to DE so that he could associate himself with a campaign that won in November.

Thanks for making this point so I didn't have to. The Dems had abandoned the DE senate seat as the “rino” Castle was a shoe-in. Ms. O'Donnell was a gift laid on Obama’s lap on a silver platter. He isn't going to take the chance that Coons, if anything an even worse candidate than the GOP nominee (except without the 20 year paper trail of dissembling, unpaid bills, bogus law suits and all around giddy weirdness) could figure out a way to blow this. Obama is simply making sure that the seat stays in his pocket and lays the markers so he can take a modicum of credit on Nov. 2. I wouldn't spend next month's mortgage payment on a check to the O'Donnell campaign under the assumption that she's a commercial or two away from pulling this off. But if it makes you feel better, go for it: after all Coons is almost as weak a candidate as Miss “I am You,” whatever that means.

40 posted on 10/18/2010 8:15:22 PM PDT by irish_links (...but only say the word and I shall be healed)
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To: exit82

I hope you are right. The country could use her, or any Republican in the senate from a northeastern state at this point.


41 posted on 10/18/2010 8:18:06 PM PDT by irish_links (...but only say the word and I shall be healed)
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To: irish_links

I think the NRSC with their war chest needs to back AlL of their candidates and that includes Christine.

Why else are they sucking up people’s hard earned dollars? Surely it’s not to sit on it.


42 posted on 10/18/2010 8:20:07 PM PDT by BenKenobi
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To: Lauren BaRecall

Valid point. Campaigns are expensive.


43 posted on 10/18/2010 8:21:33 PM PDT by irish_links (...but only say the word and I shall be healed)
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To: Lauren BaRecall

Valid point. Campaigns are expensive.


44 posted on 10/18/2010 8:21:48 PM PDT by irish_links (...but only say the word and I shall be healed)
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To: paudio

$3.5 million is nothing in a tough race, Angle is blowing through a million a week.


45 posted on 10/18/2010 8:22:35 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: irish_links

“rino” Castle.

Eh. So you don’t believe that Castle was a true “RINO”?

Was it his support for Obama, go along, get along or crap and trade that convinced you to add the quote marks?

Look, Mike, I am sorry that you lost a tough race, but Christine is the Republican nominee, and if you are a conservative you need to get behind her and stop smearing her.


46 posted on 10/18/2010 8:22:39 PM PDT by BenKenobi
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To: irish_links
If your accusation is that I am not particularly fond of mindless populism, even when many of the issues raised by the mindless populists are on point, then I am guilty as charged. As fun as it may be to support the populist pitchfork brigade when we are angry at elites, it doesn’t make for very good strategy or tactics, much less policy.

You keep sending her money, or claim to, yet you keep bad mouthing her at every chance here at freerepublic, you even work in Palin at times.

My guess is that social conservatism is something that bugs you.

47 posted on 10/18/2010 8:24:36 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

You keep sending her money, or claim to, yet you keep bad mouthing her at every chance here at freerepublic, you even work in Palin at times.

My guess is that social conservatism is something that bugs you.

I think you have me confused with some other iconoclast posting on this board. I haven’t donated to either Ms. O’Donnell or Ms. Palin. Wish them all the luck, however.

As for my social conservatism, I am an orthodox Roman Catholic. I’m opposed to abortion and same sex marriage, and hate the homosexual sin (and sin in general) but not the sinner. I’m take a libertarian position on most issues that my faith doesn’t address. I’ve always thought of myself as a social conservative, but hopefully one who follows reason and not invective. But, maybe I am wrong.


48 posted on 10/18/2010 8:32:36 PM PDT by irish_links (...but only say the word and I shall be healed)
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To: BenKenobi

Sorry mate, but name’s not Mike. As for Castle, I have no use for him other than for the fact that he is a Republican who can win a senate seat in a northeastern state. If the GOP amasses 51 votes, they dictate the committee chairmanships and the budgets and the policy making machinery. Like it or not, that’s important.

If O’Donnell wins the seat, it will be better than Castle winning the seat and I’ll apologize to you guys and admit I was a stubborn old foolish “realist.” I hope it happens, but I don’t think I’m going to need to develop a taste for humble pie any time soon.


49 posted on 10/18/2010 8:38:40 PM PDT by irish_links (...but only say the word and I shall be healed)
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To: irish_links

I see what happened now, you post our remarks to you, as your own, you don’t even bother with quote marks.

I have never seen that before, how are we supposed to know which words are yours, or someone else’s?


50 posted on 10/18/2010 8:41:17 PM PDT by ansel12
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