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  1. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    15 Sep '10 13:14 / 1 edit
    Sad, sad day for northeast Republicans. We are now officially a dying breed. :'(

    That a mediocre fluffhead with no background to speak of can topple the most beloved politician in Delaware... maybe ever, speaks volumes of the enormous dominance of the tea Party in the Republican party.

    Rather than speak my own mind about O'Donnell, I'll let Karl Rove do the talking

    Following O’Donnell’s victory over Republican congressman Mike Castle – her third bid for the Senate seat-- Rove questioned O’Donnell’s record and the reports of her financial troubles.

    “Why did she mislead voters about her college education? How come it took nearly two decades to pay her college bills so she could get her college degree? How did she make a living? Why didn't she sue a well-known…conservative think tank,” Rove said on Fox News.

    Rove also took on her “checkered” background, “a lot of nutty things she has been saying” and predicted she would cost the GOP a Senate seat.


    I saw that exchange on Hannity last night. That was not taken out of context. Rove and Hannity had a solid 5 minute exchange about O'Donnell and Rove ripped her to shreds.

    Despite her decisive win – the Republican Party has said that it will not spend any money to help her Senate bid, Jon Karl reported this morning.

    O’Donnell called that “a shame.”

    “I was ahead in the general election according to Rasmussen, before this Republican cannibalism started,” she said on “GMA.” “So if they were serious about winning we can repair the damage done and move forward and that is a challenge I put out to them. And if not I truly believe that we can win.”


    http://blogs.abcnews.com/george/2010/09/christine-odonnell-on-roves-un-factual-remarks-and-republican-cannibalism.html

    I now truly believe that Sarah Palin is the odds on favorite to get the GOP nomination in 2012. That is, unless there's a fundamental change in the Tea Party movement between now and then. And if that happens, I fully intend to pull the lever for Barack Obama.
  2. 15 Sep '10 13:30
    Your vote doesn't matter. The only votes that matter are the swing states. States like Ohio and Florida matter.
  3. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    15 Sep '10 13:31
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Your vote doesn't matter. The only votes that matter are the swing states. States like Ohio and Florida matter.
    By that logic, my vote wouldn't matter in Ohio or Florida either because no state is ever going to be decided by one vote.
  4. 15 Sep '10 13:38
    Originally posted by sh76
    Sad, sad day for northeast Republicans. We are now officially a dying breed. :'(

    That a mediocre fluffhead with no background to speak of can topple the most beloved politician in Delaware... maybe ever, speaks volumes of the enormous dominance of the tea Party in the Republican party.

    Rather than speak my own mind about O'Donnell, I'll let Karl Rove do t ...[text shortened]... ween now and then. And if that happens, I fully intend to pull the lever for Barack Obama.
    Whats new? I believe you said you voted for Obama last time. Correct?
  5. 15 Sep '10 13:43
    Originally posted by sh76
    By that logic, my vote wouldn't matter in Ohio or Florida either because no state is ever going to be decided by one vote.
    Perhaps, but if you and others like you voted, then it would matter. Since you live in a liberal area, it doesn't matter how you and people vote.
  6. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    15 Sep '10 13:48
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    Whats new? I believe you said you voted for Obama last time. Correct?
    No, I voted for McCain last time.
  7. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    15 Sep '10 13:57
    Originally posted by sh76
    Sad, sad day for northeast Republicans. We are now officially a dying breed. :'(

    That a mediocre fluffhead with no background to speak of can topple the most beloved politician in Delaware... maybe ever, speaks volumes of the enormous dominance of the tea Party in the Republican party.

    Rather than speak my own mind about O'Donnell, I'll let Karl Rove do t ...[text shortened]... ween now and then. And if that happens, I fully intend to pull the lever for Barack Obama.
    Rove is obviously a RINO.
  8. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    15 Sep '10 14:02
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    Whats new? I believe you said you voted for Obama last time. Correct?
    Palin v. Obama would be great; Pendy's wallet would be $50 lighter for sure.
  9. 15 Sep '10 14:06
    What's up with all these Tea Party folks and their vacant facial expressions?
  10. 15 Sep '10 14:07
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Palin v. Obama would be great; Pendy's wallet would be $50 lighter for sure.
    LOL I agree. Palin would cost me 50 bucks. I cant see her winning but only dividing the vote. ( although she would be much better than the anointed one).
  11. 15 Sep '10 14:08
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Palin v. Obama would be great; Pendy's wallet would be $50 lighter for sure.
    if the economy continues to stagnate for the next two years, the level of "malaise" is going to be very high. Remember - Reagan was supposedly some stupid actor with extreme views who surely could never win a presidential election.

    But Obama right now has a lot in common with Carter, and Palin has a lot in common with Reagan. If 2012 is a "malaise" election, Palin could very easily win.
  12. Standard member MacSwain
    Who is John Galt?
    15 Sep '10 14:12
    Originally posted by sh76
    Sad, sad day for northeast Republicans. We are now officially a dying breed. :'(

    That a mediocre fluffhead with no background to speak of can topple the most beloved politician in Delaware... maybe ever, speaks volumes of the enormous dominance of the tea Party in the Republican party.

    Rather than speak my own mind about O'Donnell, I'll let Karl Rove do t ...[text shortened]... ween now and then. And if that happens, I fully intend to pull the lever for Barack Obama.
    So… this is the opinion of the (thus titled by the socialists and liberals on this site) RHP resident conservative. Explain this: Why was Christine O’Donnell suitable to the party in 2008 and now villified by the same pary?

    “She was uncontested in the Republican primary for the 2008 Senate race in the Republican effort to win the seat from Senator Joe Biden.”

    I have developed an opinion and it is this:
    At their core, the establishment Republican Party has no meaningful differences to the Democrat Party. The way they rule is, for all practical purposes, identical. (Example: for all his campaign bluster, Obama has continued with same initiatives as Bush.) The competition between the two only amounts to which is in control of government power. The party in control gets to plunder the coffers for personal enrichment.

    I submit this explains why O’Donnell fell from favour to vilification. She had the audacity to upset Castle, a proven socialist Republican, who would follow the liberal Republican Party line as has been done by Spector, Snow, McCain, Graham, Collins, sh76, etc. etc. From records, Castle’s votes have been in lock step with Harry Reid backing Obama’s objectives.

    You have been close to the fire caused by those massive protests which have occurred there for well over a year, can’t you feel the heat yet?
  13. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    15 Sep '10 14:14
    Originally posted by Melanerpes
    if the economy continues to stagnate for the next two years, the level of "malaise" is going to be very high. Remember - Reagan was supposedly some stupid actor with extreme views who surely could never win a presidential election.

    But Obama right now has a lot in common with Carter, and Palin has a lot in common with Reagan. If 2012 is a "malaise" election, Palin could very easily win.
    Your history is poor; Obama has a lot more in common with Reagan. A major economic slump with high unemployment in their first two years in office with both having approval ratings in the low 40%. And Reagan was an established figure in Republican politics for two decades while Palin is a clown act according to most voters. Obama v. Palin 2012 is a wipeout.
  14. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    15 Sep '10 14:16 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by MacSwain
    So… this is the opinion of the (thus titled by the socialists and liberals on this site) RHP resident conservative. Explain this: Why was Christine O’Donnell suitable to the party in 2008 and now villified by the same pary?

    [/i]“She was [b]uncontested
    in the Republican primary for the 2008 Senate race in the Republican effort to win the seat ...[text shortened]... se massive protests which have occurred there for well over a year, can’t you feel the heat yet?[/b]
    Was that the election in which she won two of Delaware's three counties?
  15. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    15 Sep '10 14:18
    Originally posted by sh76
    Sad, sad day for northeast Republicans. We are now officially a dying breed. :'(

    That a mediocre fluffhead with no background to speak of can topple the most beloved politician in Delaware... maybe ever, speaks volumes of the enormous dominance of the tea Party in the Republican party.
    A GOP senate with Mike Castle as the 51st vote just makes him the most important vote in the Senate. No thanks. For conservatives the inexperienced conservative fluffhead is preferable. No quarter. Get on board or good riddance. I'm sending her $100.