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Christine O'Donnell's win is the GOP's loss

When you ride a tiger, you go wherever the tiger wants to go – even off a cliff.

The Republican Party – viewed less favorably by voters than even the Democrats, according to polls – has been planning to win in November by harnessing the energy and passion of the Tea Party movement. But tonight’s stunning result in Delaware demonstrates that the Tea Party will go wherever it chooses, heedless of Republican strategists’ grand design.

Christine O’Donnell’s victory over Rep. Mike Castle in the Senate primary is a huge political story. How huge? This one race, in one of the nation’s smallest and least populous states, comes pretty close to wiping out the possibility of the Republicans taking control of the Senate in November.

That’s because any reasonable scenario giving the GOP a Senate majority involves capturing the Senate seat that used to belong to Vice President Biden. Castle, a veteran congressman, would have been favored to win – perhaps easily – in the general election. He is Delaware’s kind of Republican: fiscally conservative but moderate on social issues. He’s pro-choice and he favors gun control, in keeping with the attitudes and values of his state.

Enter O’Donnell, a Tea Party “outsider” who was smart enough to push all the right buttons. She is pro-life, she’s hostile to gun control, and she was able to position herself as the anti-establishment candidate. O’Donnell tapped into the mad-as-hell energy that’s swirling around out there. She got an endorsement from the Tea Party’s Evita – Sarah Palin. And despite the best efforts of state and national Republican leaders to stop her, O’Donnell won.

The problem is that Republicans can’t win in November on Tea Party anger alone. They also have to appeal to disaffected independents – and in a state like Delaware, those independents are likely to be turned off by O’Donnell’s extreme rhetoric, far-right views and paper-thin resume. The consensus among veteran GOP political operatives is that she is probably unelectable.

The Delaware Debacle doesn’t guarantee that the Democrats won't lose the Senate, but it makes that outcome much more improbable. The “establishment” GOP candidate was also trailing in New Hampshire Tuesday night. Last month, a sitting GOP senator – Lisa Murkowski of Alaska – was defeated by another “outsider.” Rand Paul, a Tea Party guy, defeated Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s favored candidate in Kentucky. The nomination of Tea Partyer Sharron Angle in Nevada has given Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a new lease on life.

The Republicans thought they had the rampaging Tea Party under control. Apparently the Tea Party begs to differ.

By Eugene Robinson  | September 14, 2010; 10:00 PM ET
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The scary thing is that this extremist might win. Does a sizable Conservative portion of this nation want to destroy the nation, if they can't totally control it?

Posted by: samsara15 | September 14, 2010 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Robinson:
A "regular American" (as opposed to a liberal elite columnist) would have written a posting with the headline "O'Donnell's win is America's win." Or how about this headline "America wins, liberal media loses."

Posted by: billlev613 | September 14, 2010 10:26 PM | Report abuse

Mr Robinson,

do NOT bet what you cannot afford to lose on the DE Senate race.
while the GOP may not be happy tonight, it is HIGHLY likely that Ms O'Donnell will wipe the floor with the DIMocRAT candidate on 11/02/10, as the American voters are ANGRY at the DIMocRATS excesses for the last (about) 2 years & are ready to throw the DIMocRAT BUMS out of DC.
(when a working-class, mostly union, family like MINE has forever LEFT the DIMocRATS for the TEA PARTY, things are going to be UNPLEASANT for anyone, who is, in any measure, associated with BHO.)

regardless of the propaganda spewed out by the COMpost, Ms O'Donnell is NOT an extremist, a fool OR likely to lose in DE.

tell me: on Nov 3, WHAT are the editorial page gurus going to say, when the HoR & the Senate are FIRMLY in CONSERVATIVE hands & BHO & his coven of crooks, fools, extremists, LEFTIST & bigots have been "shown the door" by the voters?

yours, TN46

Posted by: texasnative46 | September 14, 2010 10:33 PM | Report abuse

I'm confused as to how one could view this particular article as biased, regardless of problems they might have with Mr. Robinson's other reports. It is primarily a strategic campaign analysis. Anyone who thinks that electing Republican candidates who are more conservative (or Democratic candidates who are more liberal for that matter) than their predecessors doesn't alter the chances of their appealing to independents who are tend to be traditionally centrist is not paying attention. I suspect that their are many in the Republican Party at the moment who see the issue exactly the same way Mr. Robinson does.

Posted by: mycroft42 | September 14, 2010 10:36 PM | Report abuse

billev613: Most Americans don't mind a little tea now and then. It's the crackers which they find hard to digest.

Posted by: not_fifty | September 14, 2010 10:36 PM | Report abuse

A "regular American" (as opposed to a liberal elite columnist) would have written a posting with the headline "O'Donnell's win is America's win." Or how about this headline "America wins, liberal media loses."

Posted by: billlev613 | September 14, 2010 10:26 PM

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Really? Do you know anything about this candidate, besides the fact that she is endorsed by Sarah Palin? The Tea Party likes to say that President Obama has no experience. O'Donnell's resume is thin, to say the least. A former aid says she is a total fraud. Financially irresponsible. "As O’Donnell’s manager, I found out she was living on campaign donations — using them for rent and personal expenses, while leaving her workers unpaid and piling up thousands in debt." Do the research. Don't depend on Fox News (entertainment) for your "facts".

Posted by: biggirl90 | September 14, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

It's time for a change. Castle calls himself a Republican but u wouldn't know it from his voting record. Voted for Stimulus, Tarp,Cap and trade and was on record to have Bush investigated re Iraq war. He can always buy a used car dealership with Charlie Rangel who had the chutzpah to say he didn't know the legal requirement about paying taxes.
I can't wait until this November when the Republicans take back our country!

Posted by: stinkingtuna | September 14, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

The Gene's of the world are either stupid or delusional. "No way" Scott Brown could win either, you know, centerfold boy.....
There is a tsunami of epic proportions heading towards incumbents, Dims in general, and there better be plenty of hooch available for the gene's of the world come November.
Let's hope some people who can balance budgets, create jobs, and end unwinnable land wars get elected (ie NOT the Pelosi's)! Enjoy your fantasy world, Gene!

Posted by: merley1 | September 14, 2010 10:44 PM | Report abuse

It's doubtful the GOP has any toes left as they keep shooting themselves in their own foot. But it's great watching all those chickens come home to roost...having fun, Republicans? Hope you enjoy the company of those dingbats you let loose from under their rocks.

Posted by: Jerryvov | September 14, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse

If this isn't a wake up call to fear, I don't know what is. People are pissed. The working class it tired of being robbed, people want employment, those working and struggling to keep up are tired of footing the bills for the ultra (irresponsible) wealthy and tired of bailing everyone except themselves out. We want "REPRESENTATION". Unfortunately the tea party wackos are certainly not the answer, however, people want to send a message to Washington. Will Washington "get it"...of course not. Our system is corrupt, those "representing" us are easily corrupted, almost out of necessity due to out of control campaign financing and the incredible cost of running for office and the fact that money does buy you the spot and those who gain the power feel obliged to repay those who dished out the most $$$ to get them there. We the People are in for more BS than we can imagine. Strap yourself in folks, it's going to be a wild ride.

Posted by: Impeachbush99 | September 14, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse

Robinsonian Logic: The candidate who beat the
hands-down shoo-in to win the final election is hands-down certain to lose the final election.
This is precisely the kind of Through The- Looking-Glass thinking that has led the democrat party into the slough of despair, defeat and anger in which they now find themselves. As a conser-vative, what can I say but "Bravo!" and "Keep it up, pal! Please! Keep it up!"

Posted by: hoya72 | September 14, 2010 10:49 PM | Report abuse

Shame because Mike Castle seemed to be one of the last of the decent Republicans.

So, while the news media is following it's pre-scripted narrative of predicting the future involving a Dem bloodbath, they are completely ignoring an actual news story about how far to the right and extreme/crazy the Republicans have moved over the last two years.

O'Donnell, Angle, Rand Paul, and Grizzly Adams in AK (I forgot his name) have shown a consistent pattern of the extreme rightward tilt of the GOP, yet this is not broached as a subject in the media.

Odd.

Posted by: VAreader | September 14, 2010 10:53 PM | Report abuse

yeehaw! time to dust off the ol' confederate flag! shes gunna be flyin high! git er dun!

Posted by: lmn8r | September 14, 2010 10:55 PM | Report abuse

Gotta love the denial of the tea baggers here. Several GOP figures in Delaware called O'Donnell "unqualified for office" during the primary campaign. If her own party determined that she was "unqualified", why should Delaware voters disagree?

More to the point, investors on intrade.com, who have money riding on the question, spoke clearly today. The contract on "GOP to control Senate" this November dropped 10 points, from 26% to 16% likelihood!

The stupidity of the tea party screamers is finally coming home to roost.

Posted by: B2O2 | September 14, 2010 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Who knew that living off your campaign donations after your home is foreclosed was an asset in becoming a Senator?

Posted by: xdougwhite | September 14, 2010 11:06 PM | Report abuse

Gosh darn those elite! Down with meritocracy! Power to the mediocre!

Aint that right, billlev613?

Posted by: steve1231 | September 14, 2010 11:11 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans created this tea party tar baby. Now they find, as Br'er Rabbit did, they can't untangle themselves from it any better than he could.

Enjoy.

Posted by: HillmanDC | September 14, 2010 11:19 PM | Report abuse

Eugene. Why the concern. If the GOP wants to splinter why should that bother you. As you noted it will help your party, oops the Democrat party in November.

I think you see the bigger picture. Active Tea Partiers, a vocal far right, a stronger GOP and a concern of all Dem's, except for the clueless, Pelosi, Reid and Obama, on blindly voting with the party. Even if the Dems win a few because of the TPer's, Dems will have to act more fiscally responsible and listen to the more conservative parts of their districts/States or face a better organized opponent in the future.

A wise teacher of mine once said that there will never be a third party in American because before they gain power their ideas or concerns with be addressed by one, or both, of the other parties to "get" their votes. I see the conservative enthusiasm moving both parties toward the right in the future.

Posted by: flyover22 | September 14, 2010 11:22 PM | Report abuse


Eugene the Obama toady is whistling past the graveyard as usual.

49 days until Election Day. See you at the polls, Dims.

Posted by: screwjob21 | September 14, 2010 11:27 PM | Report abuse

The people DO NOT WANT Republicans in office that act like Democrats...they want conservatives.

Mike Castle was a Republican in only the loosest of terms.

He already agreed that he would vote with the Dems on Cap and Trade.

That is why he lost.

It is not out of the realm of possibility that O'Donnell can win in Delaware, despite what the pundits say.

Posted by: jpmenavich | September 14, 2010 11:34 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans don't need to hold the House or the Senate to kill the Liberal agenda. All they need is a couple more Republicans in the Senate to stop the Liberal agenda in its tracks. They will likely get it.

Posted by: moebius22 | September 14, 2010 11:40 PM | Report abuse

Here is the Sidwell Friends lunch menu for tomorrow while many American children go hungry because of the idiotic financial policies of the Democrat and liberal politicians. Their kids go to this elitist school:

Wed Sep 15
LS
Snack: Sliced Apples & Cheese
Chicken Tortilla Soup
All Natural Beef Tacos
Vegetarian Tacos
Sweet Potato Black Bean Bake
Honeydew
MS/US

Vegetarian Spicy Tortilla Soup
Traditional Chicken Salad
Arugula & Fennel Salad
All Natural Beef Tacos
Vegetarian Tacos
Sauteed Spinach
Sweet Potato Black Bean Bake
Honeydew

Posted by: stinkingtuna | September 14, 2010 11:44 PM | Report abuse

How can you say that a candidate is 'unelectable' when that candidate just won an election (albeit a primary)? How can you say that Castle is 'Delaware's kind of Republican' when Delaware selected O'Donnell in the primary? I think Castle is Mr. Robinson's kind of Republican...a Democrat in Republican clothing...but not Delaware's or most people who vote Republican. I think O'Donnell is EXACTLY what's going to get GOP the majority in the senate, because she's exactly what the Republican voters are looking for. Mr. Robinson should stop assuming that his preferences (clearly Democrat) are the same as everyone else.

Posted by: pig_skins | September 14, 2010 11:47 PM | Report abuse

Dirty little race bating poverty pimp Eugene should be honest for once and write a story about the crook Rangle, but that would violate the first rule of black bigot politics- thou shalt never speak the truth about a black criminal in front of Whitey.

Posted by: carlbatey | September 14, 2010 11:51 PM | Report abuse

DC Blacks tonight voted against education reform in return for patronage jobs by electing Marion Barry crony Vincent Gray for mayor. How do you rationalize that Robinson?

Posted by: stinkingtuna | September 14, 2010 11:55 PM | Report abuse

Obviously it is time for the RNC to take the Tea Party seriously. The GOP regulars have lost several high visibility races to Tea party candidates, and it is time that Michael Steele take a good look at what the Republican party really is. He is not going to win control of the Senate unless he supports the people that the Republicans have elected, whether he likes them or not.

Posted by: mike85 | September 15, 2010 12:00 AM | Report abuse


Robinson is grasping at straws. The buffoon he supports spoke in Virginia yesterday, Pennsylvania today, and is headed to Connecticut to speak tomorrow. Two of a kind.
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Posted by: Billw3 | September 15, 2010 12:05 AM | Report abuse


Millions of voters have had enough of business as usual politics in Washington. Both parties share some responsibility for getting us into this mess.

At least now we are seeing which party's voters are willing to make some real change.
That's reason to hope!

Posted by: SJP172 | September 15, 2010 12:12 AM | Report abuse

Read the tea leaves, Eugene. It is now the conservatives (Tea Party & GOP) vs. the Progressives (Liberal Dems). The tide has turned against the progressives regardless of whether GOP or Tea Party candidates take the primaries. This editorial is nonsensical.

Posted by: faudel | September 15, 2010 12:18 AM | Report abuse

billlev613 said, A "regular American" (as opposed to a liberal elite columnist) would have written a posting with the headline "O'Donnell's win is America's win." Or how about this headline "America wins, liberal media loses."
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A "regular American" such as myself find centrist dems refreshing with a focus on social issues, support of public schools, support programs for the poor and under privilaged, and reasonable gun access and control.

Posted by: cadam72 | September 15, 2010 12:18 AM | Report abuse

I look at the picure of O'Donnell with her red jacket and both thumbs up and see a Palin copycat! Incredible!

People in this nation who are going to polls scare me. Does anyone review the credentials of those who are running for office before voting?

Posted by: eashley12 | September 15, 2010 12:19 AM | Report abuse

We can count on this. If the Tea Party screws this up they'll be rendered insignificant for ever.

Posted by: Hoople1 | September 15, 2010 12:20 AM | Report abuse

It looks like establishment Republican pols like Dick Armey and behind-the-scenes conservative money machines like the Koch brothers have created a monster and lost control of it.

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/08/30/100830fa_fact_mayer?currentPage=all.

Posted by: twm1 | September 15, 2010 12:23 AM | Report abuse

RACISTEugene RobinsonRACIST shut up.

Posted by: FormerDemocrat | September 15, 2010 12:24 AM | Report abuse

It's pretty much as I predicted: The GOP will embrace the Tea Party as their own, only to have the Tea Party turn on them come election time. This reminds me of previous elections where an independent candidate would draw votes away from the Democratic candidate. The same thing will happen here.

The Tea Party candidate won their primary for their party in DE, but will they win against a Democrat in a state that leans heavily to the left?

If the Tea Party had really only libertarian ideals, they would be easy favorites, but because they represent the angry fringe, any victory they have will be short-lived when the people see how extremists these people are.

And considering their lack of political experience, I hope that they're prepared for the daily backstabbing Washington has to offer. A lot of the Tea Party candidates will look like deer in headlights once they really understand what goes on in the nations's capitol.

Posted by: ClandestineBlaze | September 15, 2010 12:25 AM | Report abuse

People in this nation who are going to polls scare me. Does anyone review the credentials of those who are running for office before voting?

Posted by: eashley12
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If it's any consolation, Jay leno (sic) interviewed young people on the street in LA and asked them servral questions regarding US current events and history i.e. "who was the 16th president of the US" etc. NONE of them were able to answer any of these questions yet they could answer ALL the questions about the morons on Jersey Shore and American Idol. There should be testing prior to being allowed to vote.

Posted by: Hoople1 | September 15, 2010 12:26 AM | Report abuse

As I noted about EJ Dionne earlier in the day:

No one cares what you think anymore, Eugene Robinson.

No one.

Congratulations to Christine O'Donnell who -- despite Eugene's best attempts to hold back the tsunami with a toothpick -- stands a very good chance of being the next U.S. Senator from Delaware.

Goodbye Eugene. Your days are over.

Posted by: etpietro | September 15, 2010 12:29 AM | Report abuse

....and a mortgage deadbeat to boot. Talk about personal responsibility! Enjoy your Dem senator for next 6 years Tea Party Goers. Hope to see your posts Nov. 2

Posted by: loux24 | September 15, 2010 12:31 AM | Report abuse

For some strange reason, nobody outside of the tea party or libertarian movement seems to "get it" about what's happening. The Tea Party is not interested in the old Republican vs. Democrat labels. They don't mean anything anymore. You can find plenty of over-spending, authoritarian politicians in both parties. Party doesn't matter any more with regard to policy.

However, the Republican Party organization itself is at least nominally in agreement with the principles of limited, constitutional powers and fiscal restraint, whereas the Democrats are totally off the reservation. Thus, it is easier to take over the Republican Party than it is to take over the Democrats.

And that is what the Tea Party is doing: taking over the Republican Party apparatus from within. So, it doesn't matter what old-guard Republicans think about Tea Party candidates, or what they think the Tea Party's chances are of winning. They've sold out, and have no more credibility anyway. So long and farewell.

If you are an independent-minded voter, regardless of party, ignore the howling of the dispossessed, and make up your own mind come November. The principles of the Tea Party are sane, reasonable, and realistic. The Tea Party doesn't candy-coat it. Candy is for kids. The Tea Party is made up of adults, responsible people who pay their bills on time, build families, vote in local elections, and pay attention. They will appreciate your vote and take action if elected.

Posted by: dmarney | September 15, 2010 12:33 AM | Report abuse

Bullshit Eugene. But what else would one expect from someone that wrote Obama had "Gravitas" during his epic fail speech about the withdrawl of combat troops from Iraq

Posted by: fatboysez | September 15, 2010 12:38 AM | Report abuse

There is one fly in the ointment. Many people (17%) are undecided the week before voting because they don't pay attention or care about the issues. Historically the Democrats assume every voter has thought all the issues through. The Republicans know they haven't or don't care so they give the undecided another reason to vote Republican, like moral values.

I met two people, one in PA and one in MD that voted for Bush, simply because their minister told them to vote for the candidate with similar moral values. Then someone followed up with a discussion of Bush moral values. Perhaps it was a survey or a handout. The night of the election a third person in the Pacific NW was interviewed after voting and they said the same thing, "because of his moral values".

Democrats are terrible at capturing the undecided vote. Presumably O'Donnell got the "We want change vote" which is neither Republican or Democrat. She will probably do better during the general election picking up the undecided Independents that want change.

Posted by: Beacon2 | September 15, 2010 12:39 AM | Report abuse

Tea party turnout will be huge as democrats stay home nationwide

Posted by: fatboysez | September 15, 2010 12:41 AM | Report abuse

ClandestineBlaze, is exactly right. The GOP not only embraced the Tea Party as their own, they financially, and media-lly, promoted them in an effort to defeat Obama and all Democrats, regardless of who the Democratically elected President of the United States might have been in 2008.
So, here they are, just like the country of Pakistan is: promote extremists in order to "win" the populist votes and oh, guess what, the extremists they brought into existence are no longer under their control. Somehow they got too big to control.
The majority of people in the United States are NOT extemists, either left or right. Neither the left or right is going to vote for these people who make no sense. They are very emotional, but they make no sense whatsoever when it come to the practical ideas about how to get us out of our big ditch.
Therefore, Democrats are going to win because, all Republicans have to offer are ideas that no longer mean a single thing about anything.
Slogans do not, in the end, win elections.

Posted by: cms1 | September 15, 2010 12:41 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is going to destroy the Republican Party as vengeance for the fact that so many intelligent GOP voters would not support McCain because of HER!

Posted by: paris1969 | September 15, 2010 12:45 AM | Report abuse

"Slogans do not, in the end, win elections"


"yes we can"
"whip inflation now"
"wanted dead or alive"
"I didn't have sex with that woman"
"Read my lips, no new taxes"

Posted by: fatboysez | September 15, 2010 12:45 AM | Report abuse

Well, they destroyed our country..........now they destroy themselves.

I love it.

Posted by: mackiejw | September 15, 2010 12:47 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is going to destroy the Republican Party as vengeance for the fact that so many intelligent GOP voters would not support McCain because of HER!

Posted by: paris1969 | September 15, 2010 12:48 AM | Report abuse

"Well, they destroyed our country..........now they destroy themselves"


Don't be so hard on Obambi, Pelosi and Reid. They got 2 more years. Except Harry, he's done to a few months. Can't even beat that whackjob Angle

Posted by: fatboysez | September 15, 2010 12:50 AM | Report abuse

and Reid's boy, Rory, who doesn't use the toxic last name "Reid" in his ads is toast also

Posted by: fatboysez | September 15, 2010 12:53 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is the Tea Party's Evita? In what respect? Did she derive whatever influence she has by marrying a powerful politician? Did she behave promiscuously? No, no parallels there. I guess Mr. Robinson thinks she's Evita because he just doesn't much care for independent women who speak their minds. That's actually pretty pathetic. But don't expect anyone at the Washington Post to call him out for it, because a slur about a Republican trumps sexism any day.

Posted by: Rob_ | September 15, 2010 12:55 AM | Report abuse

Keep dreaming Mr. Robinson. We love your dreams because they never materialize. Tigers are not stupid like you think they are. They don't jump off cliffs. Or if they do it is to catch a prey and eat it alive. Like this lady eating alive this so called Republican that you love so much because he is or was "reasonable" to go along with democrats, like voting for Obamacare.
The party is over, Mr. Robinson, like in the old Soviet Union when it imploded.

Posted by: grooves12 | September 15, 2010 1:05 AM | Report abuse

Keep dreaming Mr. Robinson. We love your dreams because they never materialize. Tigers are not stupid like you think they are. They don't jump off cliffs. Or if they do it is to catch a prey and eat it alive. Like this lady eating alive this so called Republican that you love so much because he is or was "reasonable" to go along with democrats, like voting for Obamacare.
The party is over, Mr. Robinson, like in the old Soviet Union when it imploded.

Posted by: grooves12 | September 15, 2010 1:05 AM | Report abuse

to all,


i just got a call (about 10 minutes ago) from a boarding school chum from DE, who is VERY knowledgeable in their state politics. = he says that Mike Castle is NOW going to announce as an INDEPENDENT, for the Senate!

it's entirely possible that the "no name", LEFTIST, DIMocRAT may get THIRD PLACE just 7 weeks from now! ====> that would be WONDERFUL!

DIMocRATS are FINISHED in November! = WOO HOO!

yours, TN46

Posted by: texasnative46 | September 15, 2010 1:07 AM | Report abuse

There is room for intelligent conservatives in the Democratic party.

Posted by: Emmetrope | September 15, 2010 1:12 AM | Report abuse

Looks like the Tea Party will be saving Dem seats in Delaware and Nevada that almost certainly would have gone Republican but for the nomination of wing nuts by the wing-nut-controlled GOP.

Posted by: dolph924 | September 15, 2010 1:23 AM | Report abuse

People are disgusted with the incumbent politicians in both parties. People want jobs, people want a government that works for them, not only for the banksters and the multinationals. That was the change we expected from Obama and we did not get it. The Tea Party success indicates that the establishment is losing control of the political process. Politically we may find ourselves where the Weimar Republic was at the beginning of the 30s. Economically we are already there. Think about that Mr. Robinson instead of giggling over the failures of the Republican incumbents.

Posted by: TheOne1 | September 15, 2010 1:40 AM | Report abuse

Maybe it's time for the Dims to clean their party of their leftist goons. Sure they are going to run the same old same old crap. Sure fire way to lose.

Posted by: cburbank | September 15, 2010 1:41 AM | Report abuse

eugene: perhaps a few words of wisdom about crooked charlies landslide victory in harlem would be in order. u and fellow travellers continue to ramp up ur propaganda articles. will do no good.ur gang looses in nov and obozo is next

Posted by: pofinpa | September 15, 2010 1:42 AM | Report abuse

Shhhhh, Mr. Robinson, let the Tea Party nut jobs implode the republican party---November is going to be that much sweeter for the democrats---still, Pelosi and Reed have got to go, no leadership even when in the majority---utterly pathetic.

Posted by: cisconwa | September 15, 2010 1:46 AM | Report abuse

Eugene, the extremists have been steadily taking over the reins of the GOP for decades now. First, it was the abandonment of the pro-choice feminists (Betty Ford, Barbara Bush, etc.) in the late 70's under the insurgency of Ronald Reagan's opportunism (Reagan signed into law in California the most sweeping pro-abortion law in the country just a few years earlier).

Then, again under Reagan, it was the abandonment of the deficit hawk Republicans during Reagan's presidency from 1981 thru 1989.

Soon after that it was abandonment of the isolationist Republicans, began under Richard Nixon's China engagement, then Ronald Reagan's ventures into Lebanon, Iran, Afghanistan and Latin America, and accelerated under George H.W. Bush's even more robust, and costly, foreign policy adventures in Panama, the Middle Eastern Gulf of Arabia, and Somalia.

All the while, regular Republicans kept shouting "smaller, less government!" and wooing independents and conservative-minded Democrats to the fold with this exciting, fresh sloganeering.

But while many Republican establishment members looked at this "smaller, less government" sloganeering as just that, more and more rank and file GOP were taking it seriously.

What we've seen during the past ten years or so, with a Republican majority in the Congress and a Republican president in the White House for the first time in fifty years, is these former fiscal-minded Ross Perot disciples and other social conservative Republicans is a sort of backlash against William Buckley's former Republican establishment elite types. It has metamorphosed into an out of control virus that threatens to entirely destabilize the Republican establishment and in so doing transforming our electoral system.

We will see what happens come November.

Posted by: sthomas1957 | September 15, 2010 1:52 AM | Report abuse

The right to bear arms. Whether you are in a militia or not, someone has the right to bear arms. You wonder why Republicans get away with this crap. It's because Democrats also don't want to follow the law...most notably on the issue regarding the right to bear arms. Lock, load, and ready to send any SOB to the afterlife.

Posted by: RobertCurleyJacobs | September 15, 2010 2:08 AM | Report abuse

One by one, Americans that I knew as reasonable and clear-thinking, are losing their minds completely, whipped-up in a mindless frenzy by populist creeps, who's rethorics scarily look like those black&white reels from Goebbels'speeches.
I shudder to think what kind of America I will find back-home, when my stint in Europe ends....

Posted by: diakrite | September 15, 2010 2:58 AM | Report abuse

Read through these posts, the Tea Party supporters have totally lost any grip on reality they may have ever had.

BTW - Obama is not a socialist, supply side economics is laughable idiocy, and Reagan never even tried to balance the budget. That is the truth, so learn to deal with it and quit lying, whining and crying.

Posted by: rapchat1 | September 15, 2010 3:21 AM | Report abuse

I don't buy the narrative. There will be no Republican tsunami.

http://tinyurl.com/2wsphzk

Posted by: Amminadab | September 15, 2010 3:23 AM | Report abuse

You guys don't get it. You just don't get it. The Tea Party represents middle Americans who are mad as h311 about Obama and his spenthrift ways and his communist policies. We aren't "extreme", although those on the left fringe may think we are. Rather, we are your next door neighbors, the Silent Majority, the decent people who would rather focus on making a living and improving the lives of their families rather than getting involved in politics. However, due to Obama, Pelosi, Reid, et al, and their extreme left wing radical policies, the Silent Majority, the sleeping giant, has awoken, and they will make things right on November 2nd!!!

VOTE REPUBLICAN!!!

Posted by: wapocensorsbite | September 15, 2010 3:24 AM | Report abuse

Rand Paul's knowledge of foreign policy & American international issues is embarrassing & awful. It figures the guy attracts piles of costumed idiots.

Posted by: Nymous | September 15, 2010 3:29 AM | Report abuse

Robinson will be unpleasantly surprised in November. Nothing is more powerful than the majority of the people once they are aroused.

Posted by: suegbic1 | September 15, 2010 3:35 AM | Report abuse

Why aren't we discussing the disastrous prospects of 550 ppm CO2 and 5000 ppb CH4? The world burns while we fiddle. How many candidates or voters, GOP, TP, or DP alike, have a clue what 550 ppm CO2 and 5000 ppb CH4 mean? Generations to come will know, and they will hate us for this ridiculous bickering over whose scum-bags are better or worse, when we should be addressing real-world problems.

Posted by: raw915 | September 15, 2010 4:03 AM | Report abuse

Amazing blog entries by the Liberal diaspora that is sheparded by guys like E. Robinson.

Robinson talks about O'Donnell's paper thin resume' but the folks on this blog couldn't hold a candle to her or Palin. All the left has remaining in the tank is to try and lie, cheat, steal, and propagandize the election. It won't work because the Conservatives and Independents actually see-through your transparent bull. It won't work because we've seen the kind of government the Liberals preside over when given power.

Please, Libs, continue your foolish rhetoric. It only fuels the fire of the Conservatives and Independents.

Posted by: pararanger22 | September 15, 2010 4:05 AM | Report abuse

The far-left spin by Corruptocrat outlets like WaPo is absurd. Everyone wanted O'Donnell to win because Castle was a RINO.

O'Donnell winning is a very good thing and will definitely become the next senator from Delaware.

The Corruptocrats are so far behind and so despised they will try anything.

Posted by: charing60 | September 15, 2010 4:10 AM | Report abuse

"Enter O’Donnell, a Tea Party “outsider” who was smart enough to push all the right buttons. She is pro-life, she’s hostile to gun control, and she was able to position herself as the anti-establishment candidate. O’Donnell tapped into the mad-as-hell energy that’s swirling around out there. She got an endorsement from the Tea Party’s Evita – Sarah Palin. And despite the best efforts of state and national Republican leaders to stop her, O’Donnell won."

What a feeble try, Eugene. You & your ilk are toast! I'm a liberal & still hope the Democrats lose both houses. The thought of 2 more years of Pelosi & Reid has me mad as hell. These 2 incompetent boobs have poisoned the Party for years to come. Good riddance!

Posted by: sdansker2002 | September 15, 2010 4:19 AM | Report abuse

DEMOCRATS AND INDEPENDENTS !!!.... i refuse to let these tea baggers capture congress in any shape or form. If this isnt any reason for us to GOTV like we did in 2008.... then we deserve every bit of crap that this country will get. The media is underestimating the left thats the funny thing... one thing is for sure we will show up at the polls in full force come Nov 2, 2010! We can not DUMB Down America by letting these ignorant people represent our country!

Posted by: rinny_1983 | September 15, 2010 4:24 AM | Report abuse

U Fox trash R shooting yourselves in the foot. Y am I not surprised, ha ha. U R total losers.

Posted by: euroguy | September 15, 2010 4:42 AM | Report abuse

See You In Tea, Sarah.

Posted by: TOMHERE | September 15, 2010 5:02 AM | Report abuse

With the Tea Party around, the Republican Party is doomed to become a minority party forever. The Teabaggers, no matter how enthusiastic, have the demographics against them.

Posted by: Max4 | September 15, 2010 5:04 AM | Report abuse

This article fails to point out that the conservative movement in America is getting serious. At this moment it is a wild, free-for-all revolution within the Republican party. It is a strong reaction to the socialistic ObamaNation and the leftist Democrat party.

This will force the Democrat party to drop some of its left-wing lunacy and move to the right where most American are coming from.

But, even many Democrats are fed up and angry enough to join the mini-revolution. Most Democrats are not the big city progressives that the limosine liberals would like them to be.

There's a whole lotta TEA PARTY attitude percolating out there in the heartland.

They are tired of all the business-as-usual political turkeys. RINOs and Leftos.

I'm excited about it all and I will vote the shysters out including a certain, mealy mouthed RINO from my state who will have to be forced out.

Posted by: battleground51 | September 15, 2010 5:17 AM | Report abuse

The people DO NOT WANT Republicans in office that act like Democrats...they want conservatives.
Mike Castle was a Republican in only the loosest of terms.
He already agreed that he would vote with the Dems on Cap and Trade.
That is why he lost.
It is not out of the realm of possibility that O'Donnell can win in Delaware, despite what the pundits say.

Posted by: jpmenavich | September 14, 2010 11:34 PM
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Your logic here is so bizarre, unless "conservatives" really believe it is ethical to use campaign funds for personal use. I can only imagine what these "conservatives" might do with tax monies! Of course, Sarah Palin was found guilty of violating ethics rules, so perhaps it is par for the course.

Posted by: jhpg | September 15, 2010 5:17 AM | Report abuse

This article fails to point out that the conservative movement in America is getting serious. At this moment it is a wild, free-for-all revolution within the Republican party. It is a strong reaction to the socialistic ObamaNation and the leftist Democrat party.

This will force the Democrat party to drop some of its left-wing lunacy and move to the right where most American are coming from.

But, even many Democrats are fed up and angry enough to join the mini-revolution. Most Democrats are not the big city progressives that the limosine liberals would like them to be.

There's a whole lotta TEA PARTY attitude percolating out there in the heartland.

They are tired of all the business-as-usual political turkeys. RINOs and Leftos.

I'm excited about it all and I will vote the shysters out including a certain, mealy mouthed RINO from my state who will have to be forced out.

Posted by: battleground51 | September 15, 2010 5:20 AM | Report abuse

This article fails to point out that the conservative movement in America is getting serious. At this moment it is a wild, free-for-all revolution within the Republican party. It is a strong reaction to the socialistic ObamaNation and the leftist Democrat party.

This will force the Democrat party to drop some of its left-wing lunacy and move to the right where most American are coming from.

But, even many Democrats are fed up and angry enough to join the mini-revolution. Most Democrats are not the big city progressives that the limosine liberals would like them to be.

There's a whole lotta TEA PARTY attitude percolating out there in the heartland.

They are tired of all the business-as-usual political turkeys. RINOs and Leftos.

I'm excited about it all and I will vote the shysters out including a certain, mealy mouthed RINO from my state who will have to be forced out.
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Most Americans? If I recall, Obama got 63% of the vote in '08. That is more than any President since Johnson. It's not his fault your lazy butts stayed home on Election Day, not that it would have helped anything had you voted for McCain-Palin.

(Boy do I wish WaPo would turn these comment boards into discussion forums.)

Posted by: jhpg | September 15, 2010 5:23 AM | Report abuse

What an ignoramus! Opinions are like ass(h)oles, everyone has one! Thank you for conclusively proving that the Post has one too!

Posted by: qtaug | September 15, 2010 5:25 AM | Report abuse

The Tea Party's win may be a loss for RINO's (Republicans In Name Only) but if the RNC establishment fully supports these real conservatives in the Nov elections, their victories will also be a win for America in the long run...defeating progressive Democrats who are running this country into bankruptcy.

Posted by: honorswar26 | September 15, 2010 5:27 AM | Report abuse

Robinson, you may see this as a problem, but WE THE PEOPLE don't! We're retaking this country from the likes of you and the rest of your leftist friends. We're not going to let you and your friends and all the corrupt politicians in this country turn the United States into a socialist state, and there are more of us than there are you, you racist jerk!

Posted by: georges2 | September 15, 2010 5:33 AM | Report abuse

I wouldn't worry about O'Donnell being an outsider. If she reaches the Senate she will no doubt decide she likes it and stay a while. About 5 terms should be about right in her mind. Oh, I forgot. She will resign after her first term, right? Throw the bums out, right?

Posted by: fudador | September 15, 2010 5:33 AM | Report abuse

Paper thin resume is far too kind kind. She has the kind of resume that would get you arrested if you applied for a feeral civil service job because it is riddle with flase statements.

Thanks sarah. You did your patriotic duty in making sure republicons won't have a majority in the senate.

Posted by: John1263 | September 15, 2010 5:35 AM | Report abuse

If you honestly think the tea bagger bumper sticker proposals - which are not proposals but simple minded slogans, amount to a governing platform - then the nation is in real trouble.

If you deconstruct the tea bagger message for even a second you realize they are proposing that we stop modeling our political system and our political behavior on the United States and start acting more like Haiti. No government, no taxes, complete freedom to do whatever, and if you want to succeed you are on your own - no infrastructure, no social or political systems, no social, political, human, or phyiscal infrastructure to undergird the nation becasue that would require "big government" and taxes........

Posted by: John1263 | September 15, 2010 5:41 AM | Report abuse

It's columns like this that leave no doubt why the Post's circulation numbers are sinking faster than whale ****. Two points:

"Castle, a veteran congressman, would have been favored to win – perhaps easily – in the general election. He is Delaware’s kind of Republican..." Yup, so much so that he lost the primary.

And about that "paper-thin resume," what you're really saying is that she's just like...Obama.

Posted by: hofbrauhausde | September 15, 2010 6:05 AM | Report abuse

It's amazing how people can be so easily brainwashed by the rhetoric coming from FOX Noise. Tea Partiers don't believe in government so why are they even running when they're not going to do anything?? I love how the Tea Partiers complain about govt spending. I guess it's only when the Democrats do the spending. When Bush spends billions to invade countries on false pretenses that have nothing to do with 9/11, the Tea Partiers are strangely silent.

Posted by: miketodd1 | September 15, 2010 6:08 AM | Report abuse

More of Robinson's racist lunacy.

Posted by: JohnMD1022 | September 15, 2010 6:24 AM | Report abuse

As the Left continues to misread the electorate it might be a good idea for them to plan for surprises in November in the state of Delaware. And by the way. Whatever happened to the Coffee Pary?

Posted by: bobbo2 | September 15, 2010 6:26 AM | Report abuse

Hang on to your hat Eugene. Harry Reid was rejoicing at Angle's win and last I heard Angle is ahead. The Tea Party movement is here to stay and the Tea Party issues will go on even if the candidates don't.

Posted by: hz9604 | September 15, 2010 6:28 AM | Report abuse

Gene misses the point: these aren't your fathers' Republicans.

In my 50+ years, the GOP has never really stood for anything except opposition to the Democrat Party. It didn't exist for any other purpose but to exist, to afford a home to egotists who want power, position and the wealth that typically accrues to career politicians. Goldwater and Reagan are the only 2 clear exceptions to the rule I can think of, with even Gingrich and his posse being little else than cleverer politicians with a new gimmick.

The point is, in my lifetime, the GOP produced its own candidates, and gave the voter a simple choice: Us, or the Democrats. As long as the GOP stayed even a hair to the right of the Democrats, conservatives had no other viable choice. No other opposition to the Democrats stood a chance of election, and voting for such alternative candidates was tantamount to a vote for the liberals.

Not today. The Tea Party candidates aren't Republicans in any sense of the word. The Party under the banner of which they run doesn't want them. Unlike the Party's candidates, most of the Tea Party's candidates principles are clear, and you can expect them to vote their principles, not their nominal Party's party line. These are people truly chosen by the voters, and you can expect the voters who defied the Party machine to support them in November.

I believe that this is what makes Gene so frantic. I believe Gene knows everything I've written, and I believe Gene knows that the people know it, too. I believe Gene realizes that no candidate is "too conservative" for the people who upset a status quo and handed them primary victories against all odds. I believe that what Gene is really afraid of is that this new breed of candidate is PRECISELY as conservative as the voters want.

And I believe that the last thing Gene wants to see is a new breed of conservative politician actually affecting the change that primary voters put them in the race to achieve. God forbid! but the people might actually like what they see.

Posted by: dryrunfarm1 | September 15, 2010 6:29 AM | Report abuse

Dwight Eisenhower said "If anyone ever messes with social security, and it's mostly a bunch of Texas oil millionairs, that party will never be heard from again". W is not the only republican to try and mess with S.S., many other republicans want to privatize it and the American people will not stand for this.

Posted by: atlantisleather | September 15, 2010 6:36 AM | Report abuse

Let's roll back to the 1950's shall we. Segregation was the lay of the land and the whites were happy. I guess the Tea Party wants us to go back to those days. Wake up Democrats! Time to oil your guns and fire a volley into the tea baggers. Sitting it out is not an option!!!

Posted by: veloboldie | September 15, 2010 6:36 AM | Report abuse

wapocensorsbite wrote:

You guys don't get it. You just don't get it. The Tea Party represents middle Americans who are mad as h311 about Obama and his spenthrift ways and his communist policies. We aren't "extreme", although those on the left fringe may think we are. Rather, we are your next door neighbors, the Silent Majority, the decent people who would rather focus on making a living and improving the lives of their families.
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I just don't get it, I really don't. What is it you think will be done for you? What plans and concrete ideas have been proposed to make you so sure the Tea Party will fulfill these dreams? Really, it is a question and not a snark.

Posted by: buzzy1 | September 15, 2010 6:49 AM | Report abuse

There you go again Eugene. Just one question to ask of you and that is do you sit down with cousin Barack and figure out what would be a good article for you to create. Me thinks the message here is to muddle the waters before the election. The Democratic party has gone to far to the left for a majority of America. When you have people like your cousin Michelle advocating you follow the food guidelines of the government you are taking away or should I say what Cass Sunstein says 'Nudging away' the peoples' Freedom or Liberty to choose their own lifestyle. What next mi amigo? Will you ask to nudge away the lifestyles of gays? Catholics? Jews? Protestants? or Entrepreneurs??

Posted by: pechins | September 15, 2010 7:00 AM | Report abuse

"those independents are likely to be turned off by O’Donnell’s extreme rhetoric, far-right views and paper-thin resume."

Must be a prerequisite these days for both the right and left, especially the paper thin resume.

Posted by: Kane_Mkvenner | September 15, 2010 7:05 AM | Report abuse

whine and manipulate all you want but lets see what happens election day...
maybe we will all be surprised...
if the Republicans win...
I hope they undo the newspaper bailout...
seems only right...

Posted by: DwightCollins | September 15, 2010 7:09 AM | Report abuse

If you had an analytical bone in your body, you'd understand that this woman's election has everything to do with voter anger against business as usual. Politicians and the elite classes are fixing to get their jobs outsourced to somebody else. "Somebody else" may be a nutjob, but she isn't who is in office now.

That's the message -- professional politicians need not apply.

Posted by: spamagnet987 | September 15, 2010 7:11 AM | Report abuse

The tea party is winning because of Obama - not because of the gop.

The gop candidates who do not have the courage to stand up for America and denounce socialism are being trounced.

You may notice how few of the scummy leftists who brayed over obama are now somehow forgetting to mention the stimulus con or the destruction of our health care in which they participated.

The handwriting is on the wall. The left has been weighed (and smelled) and found wanting.

Those on the right who have not stood up for America, will be fired by America.

What did these people think? That our politicians could spend us blind, go around the world apologizing for the innumerable sacrifices Americans of all colors and creeds have made,embrace an insane cult who is dedicated to eradicating us - while patently ignoring their barbaric actions and they would be thanked?

Go back to Chicago, barry, and take all these creeps with you.

America has had enough.

Posted by: VirginiaConservative | September 15, 2010 7:12 AM | Report abuse

Thank goodness for tea party wack jobs. They will save the House & Senate for democrats

Posted by: orange31 | September 15, 2010 7:14 AM | Report abuse

The Tea Party are the future of the American right. The Tea Party will kill off the Commie GOP party in the primaries. Time to get rid of the Republican party name yet?

Posted by: walker1 | September 15, 2010 7:14 AM | Report abuse

Repubs will lose because Dem ads will simply play the TP candidates own words and middle-of-the-road voters will vomit.

Posted by: filfeit | September 15, 2010 7:14 AM | Report abuse

The Republican Party run by a bunch of political elitists abandoned our candidate because she defeated a very liberal Establishment Republican.

Posted by: stinkingtuna | September 15, 2010 7:18 AM | Report abuse

Ah Euggy, the WaComPost resident Pravda “Op-Ed Columnist” and Democrat Party Operative hack, it is obvious that you refuse to open your eyes, and instead you either choose to perpetuate the false narrative of your Radical kook fringe Lefty Extremists, or you are just starting to realize that your delusion (and the common delusion of the main stream media) of being able to control or affect election outcomes is all that it was: a delusion. So you choose to thrash about like a 5 year old throwing a temper tantrum.
The Tea Party does not wish to destroy this nation, the idea is to apply the principles and concepts of the founding to our civilized society in order to reach the pinnacle of individual freedom on earth. What does this mean? It means shrinking the federal government and putting back into the box of its limitations we call the United States Constitution: Diplomacy, Common Defense, Interstate Trade, Coinage and the protection of the value of that currency. It means not criminalizing everything, and it means stopping this ridiculous false narrative of class warfare – its that damn narrative that keeps your every day American from being able to go into business because the red tape, fees, licensing, and taxes are so great – that only the status quo can remain. It means not apologizing to foreign nations, tyrants, and dictators, for our country’s conduct in the past, actual or perceived. It means not turning our backs on our allies and opening our hands to those that only respond to violence. It means dropping the false narrative of somehow giving the hard earned money of other people to a bunch of bureaucrats is somehow a humanitarian effort. It’s not – that is a lie and that’s all it will ever be. It’s about repealing the Healthcare Bill, the Community Reinvestment Act, and every other onerous restriction or regulation made by the federal government in a silly effort to try and legislate away risk, in all forms, whether it be investment risk or the risk of living in a country with all of the advances of a modern society (cars, planes, boats, highways, etc.). It’s about bringing the monopolies of labor unions to court for anti-trust violations. It’s about allowing people to live their lives freely, as they choose, and not using government to try and control the non-criminal behaviors of others.
This battle being waged is not about shutting up the opposition, it’s about focusing on the facts, historical examples, and convincing our fellow Americans that Socialism, Collectivism, Communism, National Socialism, etc. whatever you want to call it, wherever it has been tried around the world and across the history of mankind, has only and consistently resulted in: human misery & suffering, wars, millions of deaths both civilian and soldier, and more importantly - not once – ever, has a happy utopian society been created from the do-gooder’s good intentions.

Posted by: 50Eagle | September 15, 2010 7:22 AM | Report abuse

You just keep thinking that, Robinson. You may have a surprise awaiting you on the morning of November 3. But I guess when things are so dismal for you as they are now, you Democrats have to cling to even the weakest reed.

Posted by: piovino1 | September 15, 2010 7:24 AM | Report abuse

I just love it when the loonytoon left is in full denial. Perhaps that community organizer thing wasn't such a good idea, no? Now this is CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN!!!

DNC is DOA in 2010
Biden/Obama are DOA in 2012

"START DIGGING LOSERS"

Posted by: wussupdoc | September 15, 2010 7:26 AM | Report abuse

I wish people would not use terms like "pro-choice" and "pro-life" blandly.

When we consider an abortion, there are three factors. What is the age of the foetus/baby? What are the pregnant woman's reasons for wanting an abortion - how strong are they? And what are the penalties for an illegal abortion?

Is an illegal abortion a form of murder? Or is it more excusable than double parking?

Do we allow abortions for rape? For risk to the mother's life? Or do we also allow an abortion because the baby would conflict with a party?

Do we forbid day after pills? Do we allow elective abortion at 6 months as the US does? Or do we restrict it to the first trimester as most European countries do?

These are questions for moderates to ask.

Unfortunately these issues are not up to the American people. The Supreme Court may well block a fine of ten dollars for having a purely elective abortion at six months.

We are all living in a prison created by our Supreme Court. Other democracies give a little more power to the people.

I don't know what to think of the O'Donnell win. As a pro-life moderate and a non-Christian, it could be good news and it could be bad news.

Posted by: rjpal | September 15, 2010 7:26 AM | Report abuse

It's time to take the trash out and the trash truck is coming down the street! Jump on the momentum train and enjoy the ride.

Posted by: 11marines | September 15, 2010 7:28 AM | Report abuse

It’s about convincing you and people like you that the once honorable party of Andrew Jackson, has been marching under the banners of Marx and Lenin for the past 70-80 years since the Great Depression.
Furthermore, it’s about shedding light on the fact that while the Founders were not perfect – as no man can be perfect - they drew from experience and historical examples. They knew what results when a society is organized in either a form of collectivism or from of pure Democracy, it becomes destructive to the people. Those founders inherently understood that political freedom requires individual economic freedom and vice versa. They knew that man is imperfect and that power corrupts, which is why the Constitution includes firewalls to prevent Totalitarianism, but when you burn those firewalls down by calling it ‘living and breathing’ and have courts that pass judgments perverse to the intent of the Founding Documents, or make judgments without consideration to the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God, as stated in our Declaration of Independence, that path to a human wrecking ball of a government is not far behind.
This battle is about looking at how wonderful this Country is and has been in our short 234 years of existence. We don’t have a perfect past (see paragraph above) either, but let’s not forget it was the GI that kept this nation together when the [Southern] Democrat Party wanted to create the Confederacy- which was still the Democrat Party. Let’s not forget it was the GI that saved the now socialist Europe twice. Let’s not forget it was loosening the vice grip on the American entrepreneur through the lower tax rates of the 80’s that increased the $ to the IRS, and the legitimate function of building up common defense was used to defeat the Soviet Union without nuclear annihilation. Let’s not forget that South Korea is free from Tyranny because GIs and south Korean troops stand sentry shoulder to shoulder on the parallel. We on the Conservative side of this battle stand on the side of the Founding Documents, as they are written (Not “Living and Breathing”) realize that we do stand on the shoulders of giants across our history from the minute men in Lexington, MA, to the GIs in WWI and WWII, to defeating the Soviet Union without nuclear annihilation, and for confronting the scourge of Islamic Fundamentalism, who wish to put the world into a second dark age. It’s about looking how the market, despite crippling regulations, has brought so many wonderful technologies’ to everyday life. The refrigerator, Air Conditioning, the internal combustion engine, electricity, the dishwasher, telephone, cell phone, the toilet, etc. These were not the result of 5 year government plans, but the result of an infinite number of individuals engaging voluntarily in transactions between private individuals. This is what happens when people are allowed to pursue their individual interests.

Posted by: 50Eagle | September 15, 2010 7:29 AM | Report abuse

@ Posted by: hoya72 | September 14, 2010 10:49 PM

Robinsonian Logic: The candidate who beat the
hands-down shoo-in to win the final election is hands-down certain to lose the final election.
This is precisely the kind of Through The- Looking-Glass thinking that has led the democrat party into the slough of despair, defeat and anger in which they now find themselves. As a conser-vative, what can I say but "Bravo!" and "Keep it up, pal! Please! Keep it up!"
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Robinson is correct in a particular sense, namely, that winning a primary isn't the same as winning the general election. The two electorates are different: the former, more partisan; the latter, more diverse. So O'Donnell's laudable 53-47 lead over Castle in the primary isn't really a good indicator of how she'll fare in the general election.

Having said that, what Robinson doesn't seem to understand is that winning isn't everything if too many principles are sacrificed. Tea Partiers understand this; folks like Robinson and the GOP establishment leaders in Delaware don't. Or at least they don't appear to understand it, based on their rhetoric.

I believe there is a good chance O'Donnell will lose the general election. My reaction: that's all right. The Tea Party cannot and must not acquire the extreme logrolling, win-at-any-cost mentality of establishment Republicans, Democrats, and pundits like Robinson.

Posted by: Ivan_F | September 15, 2010 7:30 AM | Report abuse

Another bit of good news. O'Donnell's rent is going to get paid for another couple of months. That's a good thing.

Posted by: James10 | September 15, 2010 7:32 AM | Report abuse

Come on Eugene, say it, admit it right now for everyone to see/hear, the GOP isn't scared, YOU ARE!!!

Posted by: vatownsend | September 15, 2010 7:32 AM | Report abuse

hen you tax and regulate that behavior you get less of it. And no Euggy, the goals of public manipulation in your opinions and the opinions of your fellow travelers of the likes of Dionne, Zakria, Milbank, do not help a damn thing in the market.

I can hear the opposition now saying that the Founding Documents are not the Tea Party’s to hold up as our banner. They are, because we don’t expect them to be living and breathing, and we don’t want our state’s rights being trampled by mandates and edicts coming from a centralized government that has the states currently on their knees, living at the behest of the federal government. This land was not intended to be a single state, which is why we have the states in the first place, diversity and mobility.

To sum it up, to one side in this struggle, every day of the year in the United States is the 4th of July.


The other side sees every day as April 15th.

Have a Happy April 15th today, Euggy.

Posted by: 50Eagle | September 15, 2010 7:34 AM | Report abuse

Another bit of good news. O'Donnell's rent is going to get paid for another couple of months. That's a good thing.

Posted by: James10

She's going to be in DC alot longer than the magic ne gro e!

"IMAGINE.........NO LIBERALS"

Posted by: wussupdoc | September 15, 2010 7:35 AM | Report abuse

Whether the Tea Party candidates eventually win or lose in November, and most look like they will win, the movement has completely changed the political debate in America from what it was just two years ago.

It's a true ground swell Revolution unlike anything seen since the 1960's.

As Gandhi said:

"First they ignore you"... the MSM did their best.

"Then they mock you"... "Astro turf", "Tea baggers"

"Then they attack you"... "racists", "nazis"

"Then you win"... look at the poll results now, and in a few more weeks.

It's simple:

- Reduce gov't spending across the board (yes, defense too.)

- Reduce the Obama (3X Bush) deficit.

- Reduce the size and power of government, which crowds individual liberty.

It's a simple, positive, common sense message that apparently resonates with the vast majority of Americans.

Bring on November!!!

Posted by: drjcarlucci | September 15, 2010 7:37 AM | Report abuse

wapocensorsbite wrote:

You guys don't get it. You just don't get it. The Tea Party represents middle Americans who are mad as h311 about Obama and his spenthrift ways and his communist policies. We aren't "extreme", although those on the left fringe may think we are. Rather, we are your next door neighbors, the Silent Majority, the decent people who would rather focus on making a living and improving the lives of their families.
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I just don't get it, I really don't. What is it you think will be done for you? What plans and concrete ideas have been proposed to make you so sure the Tea Party will fulfill these dreams? Really, it is a question and not a snark.
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Taking your sincerity on its face, the answer to your question is, Tea Party supporters don't expect ANYTHING to be done for them. THAT, I suspect, is precisely what you don't get.

Every time government promises or tries to do something FOR the people, it turns out to be the case that government is doing something TO the people, instead - and what they're usually doing to the people can't be printed in the Washington Post.

Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid are rushing hell-bent for election (pun intended) toward a cliff. Their unfunded mandates, together, are already more than $110 TRILLION. The public has been trained to count on these entitlements, and they are simply not sustainable. They will crash-and-burn, and with them, under the weight of hundreds of trillions of debt or obligation, the nation. They MUST be radically changed, at least, if not (preferably, in my view) done away with. If they aren't, they are a real, existential threat to the entire nation AS a nation. But the voters, trained to hold their hands out toward Washington as a Muslim prays toward Mecca, will have no part of it. Math and reality be damned, they say, I WANT MINE!

And this is just one example, perhaps the strongest, of what Tea Party supporters DON'T want anyone to do "for" them. These so-called good and moral government programs are going to kill us, and just about every other do-good government program threatens the same kind of thing in its degree. Not one of them works as promised, for the promised cost and to the promised result. Not one.

How is it that Einstein defined insanity - trying the same thing, expecting a different result? Well, the Tea Parties may just be evidence that the people are waking up and deciding to recover their sanity.

Posted by: dryrunfarm1 | September 15, 2010 7:39 AM | Report abuse

You're delusional Gene, as is most of WAPO columnists and staff.
The message is the we the people are sick of and don't trust any incumbent or "good old boy" candidate and are cleaning house.

Posted by: sandynh | September 15, 2010 7:42 AM | Report abuse

While I respect the sentiment of Mr. Robinson's observations, and at risk of overstating the obvious, I believe that it is imparative for Democrats to remember that the Tea Party candidates will only diminish the impending loss of Democrat-held seats if Democrats, as a party, get out and vote.

Enough with the "enthusiasm gap."

Opportunities must be seized, and the best way to seize the opportunities so improbably coming their way is for Democrats to carpe di lever in the voting booth, and make a difference.

Posted by: Jarod7 | September 15, 2010 7:43 AM | Report abuse

They're all racist anyhow, so what's the difference. Right, Eugene? Tell us how you really feel. And get paid for it, too -- Ha!

Posted by: cfw730 | September 15, 2010 7:44 AM | Report abuse

I look at the picure of O'Donnell with her red jacket and both thumbs up and see a Palin copycat! Incredible!

People in this nation who are going to polls scare me. Does anyone review the credentials of those who are running for office before voting?
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They certainly didn't Obama's last election...

Posted by: corebanks1940 | September 15, 2010 7:48 AM | Report abuse

One only needs to look to Nevada for guidance. Harry Reid is running neck to neck with one of the worse candidates in history. If this is the best the Democrat can do they are doomed. This is the Washington Post and Mr. Robinson you would vote Democrat if mickey mouse was running. I think you are being far from analytical. It is payback time for the Democrats and anything is possible. So I think that Bernanke should keep printing worthless dollars and Obama should continue spending them and we will see what will happen. I do not think that Obama can buy the election at the expense of future generations. I do not believe the people of the United States are that stupid. Incidentally, I am a lifelong Democrat and have started voting the ABD line (anyone but a democrat).

Posted by: gvelanis | September 15, 2010 7:48 AM | Report abuse

You keep it up Eugene! Maybe you can pull out that "worn out" race card one more time!

"WE THE PEOPLE" HAVE SPOKEN LOUD AND CLEAR! WE DON'T CARE ABOUT NAMES WE ARE CALLED, WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF US, BUT WE JUST CARE ABOUT GOOD CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT.

NOVEMBER IS COMING, AND WE'LL BE OUT IN DROVES. TO VOTE!

WE'LL REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!

Posted by: barrysal | September 15, 2010 7:52 AM | Report abuse

Mr. Robinson:
A "regular American" (as opposed to a liberal elite columnist) would have written a posting with the headline "O'Donnell's win is America's win." Or how about this headline "America wins, liberal media loses."
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You can try and make your case when O'Donnell wins in November. I wouldn't waste the time rehearsing my lines if I were you.

Posted by: st50taw | September 15, 2010 7:55 AM | Report abuse

This tea-bagger tidal swell, or that's how the tea-baggers describe it, is being considered a very nice gift for the dems. Perhaps it is but before we hand the 2010 mid-terms to the dems we need to remember one thing: the tea-baggers are really just the extreme right-wing of the 'pube party. Sure, they are not going to march lock-step with the 'pubes on everything. They WILL however side with the 'pubes on everything that is against President Obama's ideas/policies/etc.

Yes, it would be great for the dems to be handed the mid-terms with a nice little bow but only if the dems beat the tea-baggers.

Oh, and you tea-bagger supporters had better take a very close look at what tea-baggers actually DO support. Many of them ARE INDEED racist. The president of the tea-bagger movement in Montana was homo-phobic horses-a_ss (as in kill all f_ags type) that was temporarily removed from the tea-bagger movement. Temporarily mind you.

If you're part of the lunatic fringe of the 'pube party then you ought to feel right at home with the tea-baggers.

Posted by: spike591011 | September 15, 2010 7:56 AM | Report abuse

Who is Watering The Grass Roots of Tea Party

As I am watching one of the Sunday morning talk shows and thinking about the economic mess we are in, a commercial comes on for Bank of America. I then realize that here is a company that is part of an oligopoly that controls the financial services industry that I have been complaining about destroying our free markets. It made me think further about the fact that these oligopolies are not only controlling our free markets, but they also have a heavy influence on our "free press".

Later in the same day I read an article about who is monetarily watering the Tea Party movement. Guess what; it is not totally a grass roots movement. Per the New Yotk Times article highlighted above "....the sugar daddies who are
bankrolling it, and have been doing so since well before the “death panel” warm-up acts of last summer. Three heavy hitters rule. You’ve heard of one of them, Rupert Murdoch. The other two, the brothers David and Charles Koch, are even richer, with a combined wealth exceeded only by that of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett among Americans. But even those carrying the Kochs’ banner may not know who these brothers are."

Read More: .... http://xrl.us/WateringTeaParty

Posted by: banicki | September 15, 2010 8:00 AM | Report abuse

samsara15 @ September 14, 2010 10:24 PM wrote "Does a sizable Conservative portion of this nation want to destroy the nation, if they can't totally control it?"

An excellent question. If you consider that:

1. Angle threatens '2nd amendment solutions' if she loses;
2. The governor of TX talking about secession;
3. Miscellaneous Congressmen also talking about secession;
4. No Republican rebuking this talk;
5. Silence means assent.

The answer is that YES, many (if not all) of these Republicans/Conservatives/Tea Partiers want to tear apart the Union!

Posted by: AMviennaVA | September 15, 2010 8:01 AM | Report abuse

Just in case any oneis interested - The turn out for Republicans was almost double that of the Democrats. The key in Nov will be turnout and the Dems have no fire in their belly. Maybe they need a Tea Party type movement of their own. You see the Progressives, Dems, Liberals still don't understand that for every Tea Party advocate attending an event there are 4 times that many who will be at the polls voting. They do represent the true backbone of America.

Posted by: veritas7 | September 15, 2010 8:02 AM | Report abuse

There was a young lady from Niger,
Who smiled as she road on a tiger.
They returned from the ride
With the lady inside,
And the smile on the face of the tiger.

Posted by: martymar123 | September 15, 2010 8:02 AM | Report abuse

Yes, Eugene. I'll just say that the Delaware Republicans have nominated an insane candidate who doesn't have much hope of winning. They could have nominated a solid moderate candidate who would likely have won in November. But here's what you'll get instead: at least 2 more years of Harry Reid and drifting, aimless, clueless leadership from a White House that has absolutely no idea what is going on. Kudos to you, Eugene. Obama and his thugs belong to you. I hope you're enjoying this charade.

Posted by: Nixonin08 | September 15, 2010 8:09 AM | Report abuse


billev613: Most Americans don't mind a little tea now and then. It's the crackers which they find hard to digest.
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Oh. I thought it was the black bread that was causing all that choking and puking....

Posted by: tjmlrc | September 15, 2010 8:12 AM | Report abuse

Give it up Robinson . . . the tide has change and the mood of the country is rallying against the liberal Democrats and their quest for a pure Marxist state. Whine, cry and grovel if you wish but it will do no good.

Posted by: rplat | September 15, 2010 8:14 AM | Report abuse

Impotent and lame is the Political Elite Class who think they run this country!

It's over! A new day of common sense and respect for the Constitution is upon us!

Posted by: jjcrocket14 | September 15, 2010 8:14 AM | Report abuse

I'm not so sure. Remember that video of that delusional DE citizen that went viral last year?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3N2AXWTPNHs

If there are enough of her, it could be closer than one thinks.

Posted by: bucinka8 | September 15, 2010 8:15 AM | Report abuse

Whatever. Que Sera`, Sera`, whatever will be, will be, the future's not our's to see, que sera, sera..... See Sarah now?

Posted by: deepthroat21 | September 15, 2010 8:15 AM | Report abuse

Who was it who said "La révolution dévore ses enfants"?

Posted by: MidwaySailor76 | September 15, 2010 8:17 AM | Report abuse

samsara15 @ September 14, 2010 10:24 PM wrote "Does a sizable Conservative portion of this nation want to destroy the nation, if they can't totally control it?"

An excellent question. If you consider that:

1. Angle threatens '2nd amendment solutions' if she loses;
2. The governor of TX talking about secession;
3. Miscellaneous Congressmen also talking about secession;
4. No Republican rebuking this talk;
5. Silence means assent.

The answer is that YES, many (if not all) of these Republicans/Conservatives/Tea Partiers want to tear apart the Union!

Posted by: AMviennaVA
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You libs are up awful early this morning.
Is it welfare handout day or are you getting in the cheese line or something?

Posted by: tjmlrc | September 15, 2010 8:17 AM | Report abuse

Anyone other than Joe Biden as a Senator of Delaware would improve the quality of the U.S. Senate. As a Libertarian I would welcome her to the office. I believe a lot of Democrats (I used to be one)would be happy to vote her into office.

Posted by: GeorgeOKneb | September 15, 2010 8:19 AM | Report abuse

This getting to be fun to watch. Eugene is playing checkers (focused only on November) while the tea party is playing chess (focused on 2012 and beyond)

O'Donnel's opponent is a 'Republican' that voted for the Climate Change/Cap and Trade legislation in the House. He lost.

O'Donnel's win may well cost the Republican's control of the Senate next year. Her opponent's loss will severely limit the number of times that elected Republicans vote for legislation that is strongly opposed by Republican voters. That is an effect that should last long beyond November.

It is also fun to watch Eugene and his friends celebrate the fact the Democrats will ONLY lose about 8 Senate seats in a year that Republicans are not all that popular. There is no acknowledgment that the unpopular Republicans are going to win because the actions of the Democrats over the 18 months are being completely rejected by the majority of all voters.

Posted by: TECWRITE | September 15, 2010 8:21 AM | Report abuse

Robinson makes a valid point: "The problem is that Republicans can’t win in November on Tea Party anger alone. They also have to appeal to disaffected independents ..."

Whether or not O'Donnell wins in November will depend on whether or not she can manage to convince the electorate to look at the photos of their dependent loved ones and ask "what will your future be if I vote for the 'moderate?'"

My grandchildren will have less prosperity than I if we don't fix the mess we're in. The reason is simple - the continuous encroachment of government into our lives, destroying our economic freedom and our individual liberties.

One need look no further than Pete Stark's admonition to his constituents when he told them the federal government could do anything it desired, no limits. But, lets look at just a little further to Pelosi when she answered a legitimate question about the constitionality of Obamacare by saying contemptously "are you serious - Are You Serious!"

Without liberty, we have no prosperity.

This is my record of the age of Obama: at age 60, I saw a man on the street corner for the first time with a piece cardboard saying "Works!" When I told my mother, she immediately recalled in the Depression seeing men on the corner selling apples one at a time.

When you destroy freedom and you destroy liberty as Obama is doing, you destroy prosperity. We need to turn a corner. I doesn't matter whether we smile, laugh, or cry. We still must turn the corner or we will lose our prosperity.

Posted by: Cdgaman | September 15, 2010 8:21 AM | Report abuse

If you're part of the lunatic fringe of the 'pube party then you ought to feel right at home with the tea-baggers.

Posted by: spike591011
*******************************************AS you no doubt feel right at home with the illegal in Washington.
Can spikey say byebye? bye bye bamy? bye bye nancy? bye bye harry? Try it spikey. You'll get used to it.
Has an exhilarating ring to it!!

Posted by: tjmlrc | September 15, 2010 8:22 AM | Report abuse

Mr. Robinson:
Anyone who replaces Joe Biden as Senator from Delaware would improve the quality of the U.S. Senate if that was at all possible. As a former Democrat, I would welcome O'Donnell to the office.

Posted by: GeorgeOKneb | September 15, 2010 8:22 AM | Report abuse

Dear Mr. Robinson, your attempts at journalism are exactly why the bumper stickers " I DON'T TRUST THE POST" are making a come back!

Posted by: Jimbo77 | September 15, 2010 8:23 AM | Report abuse

Ms. O' Donnell appears to be unmarried. Given her stance on premarital sex, we must presume she is therefore still a virgin. I will wait for the ex-boyfriends to tell us the real story about Ms. O' Donnell in the months ahead.

Posted by: doczoidberg | September 15, 2010 8:26 AM | Report abuse

More verbal diarrhea and misdirection from Eugene and the progressive socialist loony left crew at the Washington Post.

Here’s the deal Eugene. The loony left has been preparing two post primary narratives for quite some time now. 1. If old school republican candidates (non Tea Party candidates) had won, the narrative would be that the Tea Party is not relevant and a failure. That is the narrative that Eugene and his progressive socialist fellow travelers really wanted to convey, but couldn’t. 2. If Tea Party candidates won the narrative would be that the republican party doesn’t have control and that those candidates would be defeated by democrats in November.

You know full well Eugene that Tea Pary candidates winning is an absolute nightmare for the loony left. This is your worst case scenario, your biggest nightmare, and the best thing that has happened in this country for a very long time.

Of course we all know that times have changed in this country and the American people (working Americans) are aware and alert and involved. The success of the Tea Party scares the heck out of the loony left since it IS the people speaking. Its existence and success is moving the country more to the right (where it belongs). Going forward republicans will stand for things that traditionally have made them and America successful, things like smaller government, less taxes, more individual freedom, the ability for individuals to succeed, etc., etc..

You can try to spin it any way you want Eugene, but we both know that in the general election Republicans, old school and Tea Party republicans, will win and they will win big.

Real change is coming Eugene, starting this November and going forward. Progressive liberal loons no longer matter. Nobody is listening to them/you anymore. They/you are irrelevant. You may need to find a real job Eugene, or at least get a clue.

Posted by: SayWhat5 | September 15, 2010 8:27 AM | Report abuse

From Wiki - O'Donnell experienced financial difficulties before, during, and after her 2008 campaign.[4] She was unable to pay the mortgage for her Wilmington house and the mortgage company gained a judgment against her for $90,000; the house was due to be sold at a sheriff's auction in August 2008 when she sold it the month prior to her campaign's legal counsel.[4] In 2009, she moved to a townhouse elsewhere in Delaware, where she pays half the rent with campaign contributions because it doubles as her campaign headquarters for her 2010 senate run.[4] Her 2008 campaign ended with $23,000 in debt, and between 2007 and 2009 the Federal Election Commission cited her eight times for failing to supply contributions reports on time.[4] As of 2010, she owes payments to staffers, consultants, and volunteers from the 2008 campaign.[4][21] In 2010, the Internal Revenue Service placed a lien on her for over $11,000 in taxes owed for 2005.[4] O'Donnell noted that the IRS agent handling the matter claimed the agency's action has been inappropriate.[4] She listed herself as self-employed and said she was doing "odd jobs" to make ends meet.[4]

Posted by: doczoidberg | September 15, 2010 8:29 AM | Report abuse

I hope you're wrong about the GOP loosing as a result of the Tea Party winning.

I guess if you and others like you can paint the Tea Party as extremist, then it could indeed scare the middle come November. You managed, however, to hide the extremism of the Democrat Left represented by President Obama in '08...good job.

Many have backed the Tea Party candidates in the Republican Primaries because they are sick and tired of the "get along-go along" politicians in the Republican establishment. A fellow who I'm sure, hated, George Wallace, used to say, "There ain't a dime worth of difference between the Democrats and the Republicans". George may have been wrong on some things, but for many of us our here in the hinterlands, he got that statement right when about many Republican politicians.

Of course you'll dismiss that out of hand since George was for segregation back then and so anything he ever said his entire life must by definition be wrong.

I'm not a "tea-partier", but I do understand their frustration with the non-conservative Republican professionals.

Posted by: suenjim | September 15, 2010 8:29 AM | Report abuse

Gee, WaPo - can you make your bias a little more obvious? O'Donnell is a beautiful woman and you select THIS photo??? Shame on you.

Posted by: segeny | September 15, 2010 8:30 AM | Report abuse

Kinda hard to claim the lady has financial impropriety issues when we have a tax cheat for a Treasury Secretary...

Conservatism will beat Socialism.

Posted by: thinker16 | September 15, 2010 8:32 AM | Report abuse

It's simple:

- Reduce gov't spending across the board (yes, defense too.)

- Reduce the Obama (3X Bush) deficit.

- Reduce the size and power of government, which crowds individual liberty.

It's a simple, positive, common sense message that apparently resonates with the vast majority of Americans.

Bring on November!!!

Posted by: drjcarlucci
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If it's so simple, how come no GOP or Tea Party candidate can tell us what programs they'd cut to make that all happen and how they would limit the increases in health care costs?

The agenda of the right isn't simple - it's simplistic.

Posted by: st50taw | September 15, 2010 8:35 AM | Report abuse

Robinson's editorials are hilarious. He must have a relative that got him this job.

Posted by: johnfchick1 | September 15, 2010 8:36 AM | Report abuse

You know you are on the right track when you are getting political advice from Robinson and the other moon-bat liberals posting here today.

Posted by: samlebosch | September 15, 2010 8:42 AM | Report abuse

The 41 year old virgin. Ha! Allah and Muhammad must be very happy with this Tea Party candidate.

These Tea Party terrorists will figure out the error of their ways some day, I hope and pray. The Tea Party is just another extension of the Taliban and the kind of theocracy they support.

Why does Ms. O' Donnell support the killing of all those innocent victims on 9/11?

Posted by: doczoidberg | September 15, 2010 8:46 AM | Report abuse

Delawienies show America that they too have a Lust for Life... or at least for one more lipstick bimbo. CHEERS!

Posted by: whocares666 | September 15, 2010 8:50 AM | Report abuse

The 41 year old virgin. Ha! Allah and Muhammad must be very happy with this Tea Party candidate.

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She swore off sex but is powerless against icecream. I am loving this. I doubt Karl Rove would even hit that.

Posted by: dcp26851 | September 15, 2010 8:52 AM | Report abuse

A "regular American" (as opposed to a liberal elite columnist) would have written a posting with the headline "O'Donnell's win is America's win." Or how about this headline "America wins, liberal media loses."

Posted by: billlev613 | September 14, 2010 10:26 PM
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........billlev613, did you forget you were reading the dishonest dirty liberal/progressive WASHINGON POST?

The POST isn't a "newspaper" its a left-wing "political" paper....

Most Americans are waking up to that FACT now...

But YES the POST and the rest of our dirty liberal/progressive MSM wolfpack press will ATTEMPT to paint these Tea Partiers as "EXTREME"........when really they're just "ORDINARY novice" Americans that the American people want to send to DC

Meanwhile the Democrats continue to re-elect dirty OLD corrupt politicians, please reference RANGEL for proof.

Where am I wrong........????????

Posted by: allenridge | September 15, 2010 8:56 AM | Report abuse

Hah

The Tea Party is to the Right of the GOP....

It is Democrats who lose, either GOP or Tea for Thee

Democrats are antiAmerican trash...they started the last civil war....next civil war seems them gone.

Posted by: georgedixon1 | September 15, 2010 8:57 AM | Report abuse

The 41 year old virgin. Ha! Allah and Muhammad must be very happy with this Tea Party candidate.
Posted by: doczoidberg
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I know how you feel. I fell out of my chair laughing when obama said he was christian.

:-)

All these politicians are comedians now, huh?

Posted by: tjmlrc | September 15, 2010 9:01 AM | Report abuse

The Tea Party victory is a victory into a world of failure and helplessness. What can they actually do if they make it into Congress? Repeal Obama's healthcare reform? But, that won't fix the economy. Cut taxes? But Defense is 1/2 the federal budget minus Social Security. Are they going to cut Defense or scale back Social Security? The seeds of destruction are already in the bedrock of the Tea Party. It's a protest movement to express anger. Why has America lost all her jobs? But they were mostly all shipped overseas, on the altar of "free trade " and globalization, years ago.

Posted by: magnifco1000 | September 15, 2010 9:05 AM | Report abuse

IT'S GREAT NEWS FOR DEMOCRATS!

The leading Democrat, Coons, polls 26 points better against O'Donnell than against Castle.

O'Donnell's personal rating is 29% favorable, and 50% unfavorable.

Only 31% of Delware's voters think she is "fit to hold office."

http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2010/09/delaware-and-nh-general-election-number.html

GOP leaders admit O'Donnell is unelectable, and even that doughy slimeball Karl Rove says the Tea Party's new star is "nutty."

The National Republican Senatorial Committee officials warn they won't help fund her campaign.

http://slatest.slate.com/id/2267403/?v=1#2

Posted by: losthorizon10 | September 15, 2010 9:09 AM | Report abuse

Good - RINOs are now officially an endangered species - next stop, the CPUSA (officially disguised as the Democrat party)

Posted by: ddaly7 | September 15, 2010 9:09 AM | Report abuse

The PostPartisan coumn needs to be renamed "theCompostisPartisan"

Posted by: ddaly7 | September 15, 2010 9:13 AM | Report abuse

Mr Robinson,

do NOT bet what you cannot afford to lose on the DE Senate race.
while the GOP may not be happy tonight, it is HIGHLY likely that Ms O'Donnell will wipe the floor with the DIMocRAT candidate on 11/02/10, as the American voters are ANGRY at the DIMocRATS excesses for the last (about) 2 years & are ready to throw the DIMocRAT BUMS out of DC.
(when a working-class, mostly union, family like MINE has forever LEFT the DIMocRATS for the TEA PARTY, things are going to be UNPLEASANT for anyone, who is, in any measure, associated with BHO.)

regardless of the propaganda spewed out by the COMpost, Ms O'Donnell is NOT an extremist, a fool OR likely to lose in DE.

tell me: on Nov 3, WHAT are the editorial page gurus going to say, when the HoR & the Senate are FIRMLY in CONSERVATIVE hands & BHO & his coven of crooks, fools, extremists, LEFTIST & bigots have been "shown the door" by the voters?

yours, TN46

Posted by: texasnative46 | September 14, 2010 10:33 PM | Report abuse

---------------------------------------------- Oh yes Texas native what does Texas have in common with a North eastern state that traditionaly leans to the left keep dreaming maybe in Texas but Delaware is not Texas never will be.

Posted by: doug123422 | September 15, 2010 9:13 AM | Report abuse

The Tea Party movement, which I think is more of a psycological phenomenon than a political movement, will find its way to obscurity the same way every other extremist political group has, left and right.

First, the economy is and will get better over time, reducing much of the fear and uncertainty that drives people to the Tea Party. This will soften its support.

Second, the handful of true-believer Tea Partiers that make it into Congress will steadily lose support back home as they try unsuccessfully to impose the crazier of their ideas onto the rest of us.

Third, the Tea Party will force the GOP to put one of their own onto the presidential ticket, maybe even the top of the ticket, probably in 2012. In that election, the GOP ticket will lose about 45 states.

After that massive loss, the GOP will finally figure out that extremism is not the path to power and move the party back toward the center-right.

Posted by: tunkefer | September 15, 2010 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Mike Castle is 71 years old and in poor health. What made him think that it was wise to embark on a new career in the US Senate? Is this the same hubris that leads 80 year olds like Arlen Spector and Charles Rangel to run again when a more self-aware person would be grateful to retire on their laurels?

Posted by: crunkcar | September 15, 2010 9:21 AM | Report abuse

dmarney: The Tea Party is NOT libertarian. If you do a quick search of the internet, you'll find many libertarians who want nothing to do with these Tea Party mouth-breathers.

Posted by: steve1231 | September 15, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

A "regular American" (as opposed to a liberal elite columnist) would have written a posting with the headline "O'Donnell's win is America's win."

Posted by: billlev613
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Except that I am a "regular" American and I don't agree with many things that O'Donnell has been saying. Her 'win' is not a win to me or to many others, so what you said is "a silly thing".

Posted by: jayjordan | September 15, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

Let's see, this DE woman who scammed her own campaigners in a former campaign, stiffed her creditors, lied about how many counties she won in DE in her prior campaign. No experience whatsoever supporting her run for the Senate. Looks like she will lose. Good.

Also, Sharon Angle. Another whackjob. Completely unqualified and frankly stupid to boot. Too afraid to debate anyone or even give interviews. Hopefully Reid will win.

And, let's not forget Ayn Rand Paul, who believes the civil rights act was a mistake. An opthamologist. What kind of qualification is that for being a senator-an he's not even certified. Looks like KY will have at least one Dem. senator.

Unless the republicans get control of their constituency and get rid of these laugh out loud candidates, the Dems will at least control the Senate.

Posted by: Afraid4USA | September 15, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

In a closed primary involving only registered Republican voters, O'Donnell won 53% of 57,000 votes cast. In the 2008 Delaware Democratic primary there were 96,000 votes cast. In the 2008 general election there were 400,000 votes cast in the Delaware Senate race. She lost that one 65-35. I cite these numbers to lend perspective to a discussion of this result. Words like "tsunami" do not apply.

Posted by: kguy1 | September 15, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse

The consensus among veteran GOP political operatives is that she is probably unelectable.
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Were these the same "veteran GOP political opratives" who said she couldn't beat Castle??? Gene is saying she and the other Tea Party candidates will lose.. but what if the win?? I think Washington needs a BIG shakeup.. and even though I'm a moderate Republican I think this is good thing to happen. Let these Tea Party people in, there are enough counter balances that there most extreme views will not become law. Besides most want LESS government.. that's also good.

Posted by: sovine08 | September 15, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse

What's missing here is the mathematics side of the equation. These are radical republicans kicking out less radical republicans. But they are still republicans, and less than a third of US voters identify as republican. Yes, a bunch of angry republicans can show up at the polls and gut out an incumbent republican. But they can't win in a general election without independents and at least a few disgruntled Democrats. They simply don't have the numbers.

This is just The Base that the GOP has been exploiting for 30 years, finally waking up to the reality they'd been used and they're more than a bit miffed about it. It certainly IS a big story within the Republican party, but the Tea Party is not well thought of nationally according to most polls. In fact, there are a sizable number of folks that wouldn't vote for a candidate if the Tea Party endorsed them. This includes about 13% of all Republicans.

The larger question is whether enough voters who are thinking of staying home will recognize the danger of turning the country back over to the same party that drove it over the cliff, and show up at the polls. Turnout is even more important in mid-term elections, and that's where the Tea Party could gain ground. Could get dicey.

Posted by: windrider2 | September 15, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse

Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind. The GOP thought it controlled the teabaggers. Welcome to the rodeo, boys. You didn't even make 7 seconds.

It's amusing to watch Karl Rove spit at the baggers and Boehner suck up to them.

Posted by: arancia12 | September 15, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse

Time will tell if the tea party will hurt the GOP. The people who vote in the primary are not the only people who vote in the main election so I'd hardly say "the people have spoken." What tea partiers are going to find disappointing is that when their radical favorite gets to DC to shake things up, he or she will fall in line with GOP leadership just like the others. That's the business of DC. Also, these folks are going to have to answer to their entire state and all of the completing interests of the state, not just voters who showed up. They'll want to cut gov't spending but not the spending that's done on their state or subsidies to their state agriculture. That's the business. Throw the bums out? Sure, go ahead. New bums will replace them with just different rhetoric.

Posted by: dcgal2010 | September 15, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Amazing how one man can consistently be so wrong. How is is able to get to work without crashing his car.

GOP has its candidate, the people in the middle agaisnt Obama's insane spending have a choice and there will be a smoothing out process.

In the meantime, far left crazies including Eugene, Dionne and others editorial commentors will go nuts that Sarah Palin outsmarted them, the super smart "liberal elite", again all from her little lake house in Alaska.

Eugene got owned on this one.

Posted by: asdf9876 | September 15, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

I love when people say we are going to take our country back. I wonder who we are taking it back from? Its a political ploy to suggest that we have lost our country or that government has become to powerful. Think about things before making comments because during the Bush era(error) the government became very powerful and where was the cry, we need to take our country back? You know tapping phones without a court order and so many other things that we did in the name of security. Yeah security, I remember that battle cry. I also love when people talk about fiscal responsibility or conservatism? Really? How is it responsible to spend $740 billion dollars in one war(not counting afghan). And how is it fiscal responsible to come up with a tax plan to extend the Bush tax cut permanent? Especially when the tax cuts will cost the treasury 4 trillion dollars in lost revenue over the next decade(10 years people). This plan alone from the republicans will almost double the national debt. These fiscal responsible republicans(cough-cough) would like to borrow almost 3 trillion dollars more( from the Chinese) to repeal estate taxes. Everything sounds fine until the bill comes in and we have to pay the piper. Talking about generational theft, this one plan is just that. According to McConnell he said "We tax to little". So which is it I ask republicans? Is our taxes to high as the tea party says or is it that McConnell is right, we tax to little? So in the end, nothing is going to change because the republicans will not have 60 votes to break a filibuster to force down our throats their ideology and if you think democrats are going to work with republicans, you better wake up. The democrats will work with the republicans as the republicans worked with them.. And remember tax cuts don't pay for themselves

Posted by: Realistic5 | September 15, 2010 9:31 AM | Report abuse

Anyone supporting a Demoid incumbant who voted FOR any of the Obama-Pelosi-Reid legislation deserves to be permanently retired from the US Congress.

These Representatives are hired by the People to represent the people - not to walk lock-step with the Executive branch; they DO NOT represent the President.

Those Representatives who vote FOR legislation WITHOUT bothering to take the time to read the bills are violating their Fiduciary (look it up!) duty to the People. Short of murder or theft, this is perhaps the most egregious failing of an elected representative. The time has come to throw these people out of office.

Posted by: Hazmat77 | September 15, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

Another Authoritarian Iranian Republican Tea Party Candidate....

Prove me wrong if you disagree with the comparison..

ISA

Posted by: vettesport | September 15, 2010 9:34 AM | Report abuse

The venom of these attacks on Robinson, and on moderate Republicans, display clearly the know-nothing paranoid politics Richard Hofstadter warned us about 50 years ago. The paranoid style of American politics, now expressed with a psychopathic rage not seen since the Founders' fought over slavery, leads directly to fascism. It happened in Germany, Spain and Italy in the 1920s and 1930s, and, unlike Robinson, I fear it is happening with a vengeance here. The xenophobia and hatred is disguised as "worker revolution," but so was Hitler's, Franco's, and Mussolini's rhetoric.

Posted by: douard1 | September 15, 2010 9:34 AM | Report abuse

The right wingers and Tea Partiers are obsessed with the labels, "Socialism," and "Communism." I would suggest that if they really want to see Socialism, they need to go to France, Germany or Sweden. Too many Americans don't travel or are ignorant of the world around them. But trust me, America is no socialistic mecca. Unemployment in America often means the streets or homeless shelters for most Americans. $100 a month in food stamps doesn't go very far. As for the USA federal budget, it's 1/2 Defense. It's a war budget. Americans and Tea Partiers need to get out of the USA and travel more before throwing labels like Socialism around. They don't know what they are talking about.


Posted by: magnifco1000 | September 15, 2010 9:35 AM | Report abuse

"Rand Paul's knowledge of foreign policy & American international issues is embarrassing & awful. It figures the guy attracts piles of costumed idiots."
This is the real trend. Consider Ms. Palin's grasp of foreign policy and US issues...
Forecast may be very bleak for our poor and battered U.S. Not sure we can deal with another W-type's excesses and stupidity.

Posted by: artwork1 | September 15, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

I love it.You liberal pundits have been totally wrong every step of the way.The elitist reprobates and Washington are truly underestimating just how steaming pissed 'normal' America is!!!!!! "people get ready there's a train a coming"!!!!

Posted by: votingrevolution1 | September 15, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

FREEDOM IS ON THE MARCH!!

Posted by: thebump | September 15, 2010 9:38 AM | Report abuse

biggirl90 ... minor stuff ... why would you complain about her thin resume when Obama's was the thinnest of any presidential candidate since 1900!

Oh, I get you ... since he's proven that his total lack of experience actually means something, and is a big negative, then perhaps her problems portend her results. Apparently you've got your religion after the fact!

Fortunately O'Donnell is not running for president. So she'll have time to prove her bona fides without taking down the entire nation.

Posted by: Hazmat77 | September 15, 2010 9:40 AM | Report abuse

"The scary thing is that this extremist might win. Does a sizable Conservative portion of this nation want to destroy the nation, if they can't totally control it?"

No, conservative Americans are desperately trying to prevent Obama, Pelosi, Reid from destroying it!

If O'Donnell’s victory is indeed a loss for the GOP one wonders why Robison and the rest of the professional left seem so disheartened and angered by it?

Posted by: Bjartur | September 15, 2010 9:40 AM | Report abuse

The liberals just don't get it. We don't need or want Republicans that are no more than Democrats by another name. It was these Democrat-lites that got the GOP in trouble in the first place, spending like crazy. I'd rather have the Dembo in place so its clear which party stands for what.

I also don't care if the GOP doesn't take over the Senate. Actually it will be better if they don't (House yes, Senate no). It will only give Obama something to run against in 2012. A few more conservative senators will keep Obama from getting any more liberal, liberty killing crap passed for his last two years.

Posted by: rdtshop | September 15, 2010 9:42 AM | Report abuse

The voters are concerned only about one thing -- jobs! The Wall Street connected self serving cockroaches that composes virtually all of both major Parties is their greatest liability. The polling numbers show 84% of voters wanting an end to Free Trade. Obama has ignored that. So has their look-alikes, the Neocon Republican's. Most of the Tea Party's new membership are hi-tech professionals, like me, who turned on Obama and the entire Democratic Party when they did not end the H1-B and L-1 visa programs. These are smart, knowledgeable of the internet and social media in way you cannot imagine, far better prepared to wage an electoral war than some inbred K-Street twit or political advertising firm. I expect O'Donnell to destroy her Democratic opponent and will do whatever it takes to ensure that outcome. There are at least five million US unemployed hi-tech professionals and millions more who are *furious* about guest worker visas, job outsourcing, and free trade in general. Only the Tea Party stands against those evils and it will crush opponents of the protectionist movement. It's the economy stupid, nothing else matters.

Posted by: mibrooks27 | September 15, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Castle is a fossil who was part of the problem. Beside, you don't need 51 seats in the senate. you need 41 to bring that place to grinding halt. That's the victory i'm after. GOP house and powerless Democratic controlled senate is good enough. 41 committed senators who will object to everything that doesn't slash and burn spending.

Posted by: NoVAHockey | September 15, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

billlev613 crystallized: A "regular American" (as opposed to a liberal elite columnist) would have..."
_________________________________________________

That's it in a nutshell.

The Repugnican honestly believes that there are two types of citizens here: the regular American and the goyim. Our Constitution says otherwise and has done so since the passage of the 14th Amendment.

The two types of real Americans are: proto-fascists and Constitutionalists.

(Let this be your mitzvah for the day, Bill)

Posted by: tojby_2000 | September 15, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

Tea Party Wins, means DemocRats are NEXT!

You'll wish that GOP win!

We're coming for you Marxists!

Posted by: theaz | September 15, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

Gene, you're peeing on your shoes again..

Posted by: AG11 | September 15, 2010 9:49 AM | Report abuse

Eugene, are you not taking your medications? Good grief, I hate to think of what your reactions will be like on Nov.3rd.....

Posted by: SeniorVet | September 15, 2010 9:49 AM | Report abuse

You've got to be kidding. For their sakes, I hope the Dems have a more powerful arsenal than these silly articles. Be careful about saying stuff like "paper-thin resumes" - President Obama's resume wasn't exactly a novel before he got elected. How is this different?

Posted by: GenXer1 | September 15, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

How many times do you have to be completely wrong before you lose all credibility? I know the ComPost will publish your poo-pile as long as you spout the progressive line but every time you guys pronounce the Tea Party a liability someone with a (D) and increasingly an (R) behind their names gets a butt whipping.
Keep thinking that as you have been wrong most of the time..
Let's return to the principles that made this country great and not the failed policies Europe has used and failed at. I do not necessarily mean republican. Both parties have moved far too far to the left. Diveristy of thought is good as long as both camps aren't to the left of Mao.

Posted by: theduck6 | September 15, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Wait a minute Robinson. The old GOP lost last time cause they were acting too much like Democrats.
Now This is scary, Rangel's victory!

Scary Victory?
Here's one of those right now!

Rangel brings his Crap from NY to Washington as Obama brings his Crap from Chicago.

GO Tea Party of waking Americans tired of the Crap being dragged into Washington

Posted by: jblast2000 | September 15, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse

I don't think that the GOP has chosen the Tea Party as much as it has given in to the inevitable. With all of the negative coverage of the Tea Party, it is important to recognize that whether we like it or not, it didn't just fall down from the clouds, but that it appeared out of a deep sense of dissatisfaction on the part of a significant number of the voting public; they saw a Republican party that was out of step with their own desires for this nation.

An attitude of irritation and contempt will not serve anyone well. You may well disagree with some or even most of the Tea party goals, but you would serve yourself well to look carefully at all of their goals and search for the common ground that is almost surely there. It is moving the GOP, and even the country in a more conservative direction via a grass roots path that we have come to admire.

You are welcome to disrespect and disown some of the more radical, elements- just as you did with wild-eyed liberals and John Birchers. But an outright dismissal will cost you dearly, and you won't even understand why.

Respect them for what they are and where they come from. You have to have a certain amount of respect for candidates who won't be controlled by a big machine.

Oh... they might even be responsive to the voters!

Posted by: Labrador1 | September 15, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

The Republican Party – viewed less favorably by voters than even the Democrats, according to polls
What? What polls are you looking at?


The Republicans best friends?

Yes, 4 years of Democrat control of congress with a super majority and the Incompetent One for 2 years, has earned them the ALL TIME WORST APPROVAL RATING IN HISTORY, 11%, THAT'S RIGHT AN ABYSMAL 11%!

Thank you Democrats! Take a bow, Pelosi, Reid, Dodd, Geithner, Rahm, Rangel, Waters, Jefferson and a cast of hundreds...

Bye Bye Democrats..

Robinson, you ought to get out more

Posted by: jblast2000 | September 15, 2010 9:57 AM | Report abuse

So this result makes it tougher for the GOP to take control of the Senate. So what? People like Mr. Robinson are fine with GOPers as long as they represent Democrat-lite. Who cares if a go-along-to-get-along GOP gains a majority. Thinking people are no longer satisfied with a GOP whose goal is merely to do a slightly less lousy job the the Dems. Give the electorate a real choice! If a majority rejects them this time around, so be it. At least, with the Obama gang still in solid control, they'll eventually drive this country so far down the toilet that conservatism and a return to our founding principles will be the only viable alternative. Conservative control of the GOP first, of the government later. Methinks that this inside the beltway Obama sycophant columnist is a bit to slow-witted to get this.

Posted by: alexandria6351 | September 15, 2010 10:00 AM | Report abuse

texasnative46: Real clever post, for a cliche-spouting, hidebound, Joe McCarthy-type blowhard. But you may be right, the GOP may just take over Congress. You ask what the "liberal media" will have to say when this happens, if it does. I don't know what they'll say, but for me there's only one reaction to that possibility: The inmates are now officially in charge of the asylum. The ones who confuse loving an ideology with loving their country will now be in charge and we will soon discover what the cost will be for corporate America to buy them off, because they WILL have a price since they don't have any substance. Hollow sloganeers, that's the extent of them. And you. First Bush now Palin, before it's over you'll have us all back in pre-school. Since backward is the direction you want to head.

Posted by: curtb | September 15, 2010 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Robinson, you may see this as a problem, but WE THE PEOPLE don't! We're retaking this country from the likes of you and the rest of your leftist friends. We're not going to let you and your friends and all the corrupt politicians in this country turn the United States into a socialist state, and there are more of us than there are you, you racist jerk! Posted by: georges2
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Having a bad day, dear? There, there go take your meds and let the grown-ups and mentally competent govern the country, which we're currently doing.

Most of us aren't in your "WE the people" because we loathe your kind of people.

I'm a direct descendant of a man who participated in the original Tea Party - the one in BOS. I'm sure he's turning over in his grave at the spectacle of a bunch of lunatics, foaming at the mouth, pretending to be real Americans.

Posted by: mooncusser | September 15, 2010 10:01 AM | Report abuse

doug123422,

frankly, i know LITTLE about DE, but my friend Tom R______________ was born/raised/lives there & has been active in local politics for over 30 years.

Tom tells me that Mike Castle entering the race for Senate as an INDEPENDENT will ASSURE that the DIMocRAT "knows nothing" will run THIRD, as Castle will SPLIT the liberal/LEFTIST vote.

BAD NEWS for the DIMocRAT EXTREMISTS; GOOD NEWS for DE & the USA!

yours, TN46

Posted by: texasnative46 | September 15, 2010 10:01 AM | Report abuse

Eugene what a complete idiot you are. You and Chris Tingle Matthews shockingly continue to remain incredulous about what is now occurring politically in the country. O'Donnell's win is not a victory for you socialist liberals or a defeat for the Republicans. Her victory was one for the people of this country. You just don't get it Eugene. But you just keep on naively writing your soicalist columns.

Posted by: state82 | September 15, 2010 10:01 AM | Report abuse

The crazies have crawled from under their rocks... America is going to hell in a handbasket if these people win the general election.

Posted by: sabrina2 | September 15, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

Tea or GOP is fine with me

They are not democrats so it's OK you see......

The antiAmerican democrats have their 60 today with 59 plus a socialist...Sanders

The Tea Party will vote like GOP before they will aid or abet the antiAmerican democrat trash

Posted by: georgedixon1 | September 15, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

The Republicans best friends?

Yes, 4 years of Democrat control of congress with a super majority and the Incompetent One for 2 years, has earned them the ALL TIME WORST APPROVAL RATING IN HISTORY, 11%, THAT'S RIGHT AN ABYSMAL 11%!

Thank you Democrats! Take a bow, Pelosi, Reid, Dodd, Geithner, Rahm, Rangel, Waters, Jefferson and a cast of hundreds...

Bye Bye Democrats..

Posted by: jblast2000 | September 15, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Wait until after the November elections for crazies....

....when the left loses they will be in the streets....hopefully rioting to the level of insurrection so we can see them shot

"Obama" translates as "failure" in all of the world's languages...except maybe farsi or kenyan

Posted by: georgedixon1 | September 15, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

The almost apoplectic ignorance of many of the Tea Party supporters is stunning - as evidenced by many of the comments today.

Really? "Take back our country"?

From what exactly? A bi-racial, Ivy League educated Democrat? From Democrats in the majority in Congress? Because their side lost in 2006 and 08 after a dismal 8 years and the worst president in more than 150 years? Which of those is the most offensive to these people?

Really?

When are the grown ups in the GOP going to finally stand up and do what they've done best since 1860 - govern? It's been a long sleep since the stupid insurgency of 1994. Please, someone, wake them up. Otherwise these children, these sad, willfully ignorant children on the extreme right are going to kill the Grand Old Party once and for all. And we can thank
Gingrich, Ailes, Palin, Limbaugh, Beck, DeMint, and the rest of the self-serving purveyors of magical thinking and insanity for the GOP's self-assisted suicide.

Posted by: alisongkc1 | September 15, 2010 10:20 AM | Report abuse

"...but the folks on this blog couldn't hold a candle to her or Palin."

True, I've never defaulted on a loan or Mortgage, I've never lived off of campaign donations, nor have I spouted off ad nauseam about before-marriage abstinence while my daughter was getting knocked up by a 'sex on skates' teenage hockey player.

Nope, I just have an advanced degree in science, a paid-off early home, a successful career as a researcher and businessman, and have served as an advisor to church teen youth groups for many years, none of whom have ever gotten themselves or someone else pregnant out of wedlock - and I pay my bills on time. Guess I don't hold a candle to those two at all....

Posted by: kg1957 | September 15, 2010 10:22 AM | Report abuse

It's so great to watch the Teabag Party eat the GOP. So great.

Posted by: MuslimWarriors | September 15, 2010 10:22 AM | Report abuse

"...but the folks on this blog couldn't hold a candle to her or Palin."

True, I've never defaulted on a loan or Mortgage, I've never lived off of campaign donations, nor have I spouted off ad nauseam about before-marriage abstinence while my daughter was getting knocked up by a 'sex on skates' teenage hockey player.

Nope, I just have an advanced degree in science, a paid-off early home, a successful career as a researcher and businessman, and have served as an advisor to church teen youth groups for many years, none of whom have ever gotten themselves or someone else pregnant out of wedlock - and I pay my bills on time. Guess I don't hold a candle to those two at all....

Posted by: kg1957 | September 15, 2010 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Grab the popcorn... All the racist notes from the teabagger New York republican candidate are due to be aired between now and November....

That is the teabagger baggage... racists.

Posted by: dutchess2 | September 15, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

My concern with Christine O'Donnell lies with her financial problems. She owe $11k to the IRS from 2005. She sued her place of employment for 6.9 million and dropped the lawsuit. She lost her house and the mortgage company had a judgement against her for $90K. She lives in her campaign headquarters so she can use contributions to pay for her housing.
The Teaparty is about lower taxes. It is about smaller government. It is about restoring fiscal responsibility to our government. How can a person who cannot pay her staff or bills really be a good choice to oversee the financial well-being of the country. She might be a good Sarah Palin choice but how she represents any legitimate candidate...I just cannot see.

I am not a big fan of this article because it seems dismissive of the real concerns in our country. Still, this is a choice which is not based upon competence as much as based upon blind emotion. I worry about the Republican party.

Posted by: RespectingOthers | September 15, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

People on the left can be so dumb. They badmouth Republicans for screwing up politically during the Bush administration and complain that conservatives are hypocritical for not standing up to Republican abuses. Now that conservatives are punishing Republicans for going astray, the lefties are... complaining and badmouthing the conservatives trying to take back their party?!?

That right there, that about sums it up. Anybody on the left badmouthing the Tea Partiers for trying to wrest control of the GOP from faux conservatives a la Bush, et al is just a blowhard whose opinion counts for nothing.

It would be nice to have two parties that are actually different. Really, the entire reason Kerry lost in 04 was that he wasn't any different than Bush (he voted for every major Bush initiative). Obama, while pretending to be about "change" was really nothing of the sort. He didn't discontinue one single bad program of Bush's, including the insidious warrantless wiretaps.

Guess what? We the people want REAL change. Obama has given us nothing different, only a whole lot more of the same. That is NOT a good approach to government, that does NOT meet the needs of the country or the best interests of the people. The Democrats clearly cannot deliver on this, and the bad old Republicans of the late 1990s-mid 2000s can't either. Thank goodness for the Tea Partiers willing to stand up for good government, and the constitution. And no, the Democrats do NOT stand for the constitution, as anyone who knows anything about the health care bill can confirm.

Posted by: _BSH | September 15, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Let's see, this DE woman who scammed her own campaigners in a former campaign, stiffed her creditors, lied about how many counties she won in DE in her prior campaign. No experience whatsoever supporting her run for the Senate. Looks like she will lose. Good.

Also, Sharon Angle. Another whackjob. Completely unqualified and frankly stupid to boot. Too afraid to debate anyone or even give interviews. Hopefully Reid will win.

And, let's not forget Ayn Rand Paul, who believes the civil rights act was a mistake. An opthamologist. What kind of qualification is that for being a senator-an he's not even certified. Looks like KY will have at least one Dem. senator.

Unless the republicans get control of their constituency and get rid of these laugh out loud candidates, the Dems will at least control the Senate.

Posted by: Afraid4USA
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I'm afraid I don't understand your rationale Afraid4USA.
obama, clinton, pelosi, reid, rangel, geithner, sebelius and others are all guilty of what you are pointing your claws at others for doing.
It is saddest though that obama won't answer any questions except canned ones.
Although, that is the surest sign of incomptence.

Posted by: tjmlrc | September 15, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Democrats are hypocrites to criticize others considering Rangel, Watters, Johnson, and Bishop have evaded taxes and stolen money from tax payers to enrich their families.

Posted by: dummypants | September 15, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

The more the GOP leans Teabag, the more it resembles the Taliban. Don't buy the nonsense that these freaks are 'real Americans'. They are 'real scary Americans'

Posted by: MuslimWarriors | September 15, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

tea party candidate won't win because pissed off moderate Republicans like myself will vote for the Democrats in the national election.

Posted by: SpecTP | September 15, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

and it's no longer a Republican vs Democrat or Red vs Blue. It's now mostly a Republican 'civil war' while the Democrats just laugh at us on the sidelines.

Posted by: SpecTP | September 15, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

It's a brighter day in America, as the liberals choke on all this tea.

Posted by: RossOdom | September 15, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

TUNA WROTE"
"Here is the Sidwell Friends lunch menu for tomorrow while many American children go hungry because of the idiotic financial policies of the Democrat and liberal politicians. Their kids go to this elitist school:
Wed Sep 15...."

SO!
Most of the kids attending are from republican families.

Let the kids from democratic families eat tuna fish sandwiches or BBJ sandwiches.

Posted by: knjincvc | September 15, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

GOP = Tea Party = Taliban

Posted by: MuslimWarriors | September 15, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

“He is Delaware’s kind of Republican: fiscally conservative but moderate on social issues.”

If that’s true, then why didn’t Delaware conservatives nominate him?

“The problem is that Republicans can’t win in November on Tea Party anger alone.”

“The consensus among veteran GOP political operatives is that she is probably unelectable.”

Mr. Robinson misses the point. Yes, perhaps the GOP’s focus is to “win control” and “gain power”. But that is not the focus of the “Tea Party”. Their focus is to change the dialogue; to offer a contrast to Democrat proposals, not just a softer (“moderate”) version of the same.

Mr. Robinson may be correct that voters in Delaware won’t support Ms. O’Donnell. But they will certainly have a clear and distinct choice. That is something that has been missing for quite a while.

I’m sure Mr. Robinson will spend the next 6 weeks attempting to scare his readers into making the “correct” choice.

Posted by: MDLaxer | September 15, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

"...but the folks on this blog couldn't hold a candle to her or Palin."

True, I've never defaulted on a loan or Mortgage, I've never lived off of campaign donations, nor have I spouted off ad nauseam about before-marriage abstinence while my daughter was getting knocked up by a 'sex on skates' teenage hockey player.
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You don't own a home, you live at home with your mom. Campaign donations? Did you run for dog catcher? Who cares what someone's daughter does... Didn't Biden's daughter get arrested for coke possession? That should disqualify him.
Liberalism= a mental illness.

Posted by: cburbank | September 15, 2010 10:54 AM | Report abuse

I think it is refreshing that there is some chaos in the GOP right now. That says that the republican voters are diverse and letting their message be heard. Whether you like it or not, the republican party has been revitalized and is dynamic. It is the democratic party that is stagnant and blowing off the people's will. They have been attacking the tea party from day one and that does not bode well for them.

Posted by: djl2357 | September 15, 2010 10:54 AM | Report abuse

"When you ride a tiger, you go wherever the tiger wants to go – even off a cliff;" or as i like to envision it the "feed me, feed me" blood-sucking plant in "little shop of horrors." the gop thought they could control and manipulate the "government is bad," crowd only to now realize they too were part of government.

the more outrageous, misinformed, pandering, bordering on racist you can be will win you the republican primary; but it has yet to be seen whether this represents, as the tea partiers seem to think, the views of a majority of americans.

Posted by: sbvpav | September 15, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

The Republican Party of Lincoln is dead. All that remains is a group of extremists who may or may not be racist, but are most certainly gullible.

Posted by: MuslimWarriors | September 15, 2010 10:58 AM | Report abuse

GOP = Tea Party = Taliban

Posted by: MuslimWarriors

If that's the case, then may I suggest you pack your Allah loving butt back to Mecca?

Posted by: wussupdoc | September 15, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Mr. Rpbinson doesn't really believe in "Change", now does he?

Posted by: kesac | September 15, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Dear stinkingtuna,
Are you a muckraking investigative journalist in real life? You really blew the lid off of the how Sidwell Friends Lunch Menu conspiracy. Imagine, a prestigious private school serving what sounds like a tasty, nutritious lunch! I am appalled I tell you, absolutely appalled!

Here is the Sidwell Friends lunch menu for tomorrow while many American children go hungry because of the idiotic financial policies of the Democrat and liberal politicians. Their kids go to this elitist school:

Wed Sep 15
LS
Snack: Sliced Apples & Cheese
Chicken Tortilla Soup
All Natural Beef Tacos
Vegetarian Tacos
Sweet Potato Black Bean Bake
Honeydew
MS/US

Vegetarian Spicy Tortilla Soup
Traditional Chicken Salad
Arugula & Fennel Salad
All Natural Beef Tacos
Vegetarian Tacos
Sauteed Spinach
Sweet Potato Black Bean Bake
Honeydew


Posted by: stinkingtuna | September 14, 2010 11:44 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: jake555 | September 15, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

The GOP wanted the Teabaggers, well here you go. Enjoy!

Posted by: MuslimWarriors | September 15, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

The Tea Party's win does not mean a loss for Republicans. It means a loss for established Republican leadership.
The People chose their candidate for November and she will gain the support of rank and file Republicans no matter how their leadership feels.

Posted by: garys_opinion | September 15, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

The outcome could not have been better for the Democrats, but is not surprising given the garden-variety middle class conservatives' propensity for voting against their own interests.

Although most who have joined the Tea Party movement would obviously otherwise have voted mostly for mainstream Republican candidates, I think, that President Obama and the Democratic leadership should take extreme care not to alienate any more voters prior to the election.

I hope and pray that Obama will not suffer the same fate as did Jimmy Carter. The economic situation seems unfortunately more hopeless than it did during the latter's term, and even the recent news stories about his involvement in the renewed Middle East peace process were, while encouraging, a disquieting case of deja vu.

The concept of a viable third (or perhaps even fourth or fifth) party is intriguing. Should the Tea Party movement succeed, I wonder whether, decades from now, we will thank its supporters for breaking the iron grip that the majority parties have on our political system, or whether we will curse them for beginning what could be the Balkanization of our country.

Posted by: CMNC | September 15, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

The Republicans are cleaning house. You know how the Democrats were complaining that the Republicans were spending us into oblivion but much less than Democrats are doing now. HYPOCRITES.

Rangel brings his Crap from NY to Washington as Obama brings his Crap from Chicago.

GO Tea Party of waking Americans tired of the Crap being dragged into Washington


The Republicans best friends?

Yes, 4 years of Democrat control of congress with a super majority and the Incompetent One for 2 years, has earned them the ALL TIME WORST APPROVAL RATING IN HISTORY, 11%, THAT'S RIGHT AN ABYSMAL 11%!

Thank you Democrats! Take a bow, all the Democrats Tax cheats and Pelosi, Reid, Dodd, Geithner, Rahm, Rangel, Waters, Jefferson and a cast of hundreds...

Bye Bye Democrats..


Robinson, you ought to get out more

Posted by: jblast2000 | September 15, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

I find it amusing that the liberals are so very, very terrified of the Tea Party. So much so that they spend days and days dreaming up ways to try and discredit them. They, the liberals, tell us that the party is comprised of idiots, morons, wackos, etc. yet they still fear these people from the fringes of society. You would think that such intelligencia,enlightened, stewarts of what is really correct would not fear such people. That they would merely discount their ravings and move on to counter the fringes' ravings with facts and figures, with proposed programs and solutions to our mounting debt and societal problems...not waster our time fear mongering...but I guess it is because the liberal have no answers, they have no solutions, they only want to be in charge and continue on their merry path whereever it may go. Eugene I am so disappointed. Offer solutions.

Posted by: staterighter | September 15, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

This does not mean a loss for Republicans, only for the Republican leadership.
The Republican voters have spoken and that's all that really matters.
Of course Republicans will back her in November.

Posted by: garys_opinion | September 15, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

"You don't own a home, you live at home with your mom. Campaign donations? Did you run for dog catcher? Who cares what someone's daughter does... Didn't Biden's daughter get arrested for coke possession? That should disqualify him.
Liberalism= a mental illness."

Laughable, ad hominen attack, with no basis in anything but crass speculation about the truth of what I wrote. I don't need to lie to make a point. Well, I should not feed trolls, so I'll say no more. You prove your own foolishness.

Posted by: kg1957 | September 15, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

This does not mean a loss for Republicans, only for the established Republican leadership.
The Republican voters have spoken and that's all that really matters.
Of course Republicans will back her in November.

Posted by: garys_opinion | September 15, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

"Let's hope some people who can balance budgets, create jobs, and end unwinnable land wars get elected"

You can't possibly be talking about the Republicans here.

Posted by: lizgwiz | September 15, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

I think it's funny when Teabag drones think that liberals fear them. Mostly we just laugh at you as you destroy the GOP from within. But keep your fantasy alive, it means you'll destroy the GOP even faster.

Posted by: MuslimWarriors | September 15, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

"Let's hope some people who can balance budgets, create jobs, and end unwinnable land wars get elected"

You can't possibly be talking about the Republicans here.

Posted by: lizgwiz

Better chance under the GOP than the DNC. And since when has a liberal cared about winning wars and balancing the budget? lol

Posted by: wussupdoc | September 15, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

The only difference between the Taliban and your modern Republican is the Taliban has a shred of human dignity.

Posted by: dcp26851 | September 15, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

No bias here. Just another fine article written by one of Barry's biggest buttboys. What will he write if she wins again?

Posted by: theBozyn | September 15, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Neither the Republicans nor the Democrats are offering anything to return jobs to America. Due to "free trade," we have lost most of our entire manufacturing base to the cheap labor, state subsidized, currency manipulated, countries of Communist China and India. And, no matter what America does, she is never going to compete with China. A country whose government owns many of the countries industries, whose workers are paid very cheaply, and where dissent with "the Party" gets you a trip to the Gulag. American workers will never, never, ever, compete with that and talk about "making America more competitive," when we are up against somebody like China, is disingenuous nonsense. But again, neither party, nor the Tea Partiers, have the guts to go against Wall Street and take on "free trade." So, America will continue to slide, while we "globalize."

Posted by: magnifco1000 | September 15, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

The more the Tea Party succeeds, the more the GOP dies. I love watching this.

Posted by: MuslimWarriors | September 15, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

I think it's funny when Teabag drones think that liberals fear them. Mostly we just laugh at you as you destroy the GOP from within. But keep your fantasy alive, it means you'll destroy the GOP even faster.

Posted by: MuslimWarriors

Looks like praying to Mecca has done wonders for your brain!

"ALLAH AKBAR"-Barack Hussein Obama

Posted by: wussupdoc | September 15, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: MuslimWarriors | September 15, 2010 10:38 AM
“The more the GOP leans Teabag, the more it resembles the Taliban. Don't buy the nonsense that these freaks are 'real Americans'. They are 'real scary Americans'”


I don’t agree teebaggers are 'real scary Americans'. I see them as more scared and ashamed of what happened during eight years of mismanagement by cheney and bush while they were asleep at the wheel.

Yeah they enjoy dressing up in tri-corner hats, period clothing, hanging teabags from their hats and there are some gun totting militia types among them but for the most part they are mad at the republican party for the situation the country is in.

They can’t bring themselves to vote for a democrat with a foreign sounding name so they are punishing republicans for running the same ole establishment candidates.

Dick Armey, teaparty express and kock family are being very careful about just which activities they will fund but the teebaggers are now starting to move on their own momentum and have certainly stuffed up the election for republicans thanks to Palin, Beck and the other millionaires on cable and talk radio.

Posted by: knjincvc | September 15, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

The only difference between the Taliban and your modern Republican is the Taliban has a shred of human dignity.

Posted by: dcp26851

Says the kook who believes that sucking the brains out of a living fetus is a "right".

"IMAGINE A WORLD FREE OF LIBERALS"

Posted by: wussupdoc | September 15, 2010 11:29 AM | Report abuse

wussupdoc, don't lie. My very name has you hiding under your chair in terror. You're a coward, how does that feel?

Posted by: MuslimWarriors | September 15, 2010 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Eugene: You just don't get it! The tide now sweeping this Country is bigger than either the Democratic or Republican Parties. Watch out in November. Many of the talking heads on TV and in the press will be looking for new careers after this election.

Posted by: fredtaylor1 | September 15, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

You know the country has been on the wrong track a long time when everyday people advocating limited, constitutional government, personal responsibility, free markets, and liberty are labeled "extremists."

Liberals and "moderate" Republicans, stick your head back in the dirt; maybe you'll finally hear the stampede that's coming your way.

Posted by: RossOdom | September 15, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

This does not mean a loss for Republicans, only for the Republican leadership.
The Republican voters have spoken and that's all that really matters.
Of course Republicans will back her in November.

Posted by: garys_opinion

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The problem is Delaware isn't a particularly red state and Castle was popular with Independents and would have been a shoo-in. The GOP needs those voters and now? I don't know.

Posted by: bbface21 | September 15, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Having both the Republican and Democratic establishments in Washington aligned against you is not necessarily a bad thing in this volatile election cycle.

Naturally, managing to get on both Karl Rove's and Gene Robinson's "black list" is like hitting the political trifecta. Please list me as deeply impressed with Ms. O'Connell's curious collection of media detractors.

BTW: Does anyone know the name of Delaware's newest Democratic senator elect? Perhaps he (or is it she?) could take a break from measuring his office curtains and give someone an interview.

And so it goes...

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Posted by: 1098941892 | September 15, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

"those independents are likely to be turned off by O’Donnell’s extreme rhetoric, far-right views and paper-thin resume. The consensus among veteran GOP political operatives is that she is probably unelectable." - E. Robinson

But Eugene, independents were not turned off by Obama's extreme rhetoric, far-left views and paper thin resume. Oh wait, you and the rest of the mass media did not bring those issues to the public's attention during the 2008 campaign, knowing it would make Obama un-electable. At least this woman is clear about her motives and values and American's are responding.

Obama lied his way to the center and you and the media covered up WHO he really is. And when someone did bring up issues, you and the lib left collectively attacked them so your guy could get into office.

Very curious as to WHY you got a Pulitzer Prize for 2008 campaign "coverage" ?!?!

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Posted by: 1098941892 | September 15, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

The only difference between the Taliban and your modern Republican is the Taliban has a shred of human dignity.

Posted by: dcp26851

I laugh at anyone that starves themselves for 30 days in the name of "Allah". And I giggle as I watch on TV a bunch of cavemen going around in a big circle in Mecca like a dog chasing his tail. I can't wait for the day Israel bombs the hell out of that human armpit and sends thousand of Muslims to their 28 virgins...or is it 28 goats?

Posted by: wussupdoc | September 15, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

O'Donnell's win is very scary. We should not celebrate because we think it means the Democrats will win Delaware in November. It would not be the first time an unelectable Republican idiot was elected, or at least gained office. I'm talking about you, W.

Posted by: jread1 | September 15, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

The amazing thing to me in this story is the complete obliviousness of the media.

It never crossed your mind, Eugene, that the entire tea party process, began by failed Republicans, might have just been to have two Republicans on the same ballot rather than only one?

Moreover, you can't formulate in that studious mind of yours that if people like O'Donnell, who you claim are unelectable, can win their primaries, they can also win general elections on the sole basis that they are unscathed by Washington politics and not yet corrupted?

Believe it or not, people like O'Donnell will win in hordes comes November, simply because they aren't career politicians who stake claim to a party, even despite their conflicting messages to the like.

O'Donnell is a GOP candidate, superimposed as a tea party candidate, in order to insert a third party into American politics...a third party which is identical to the second party in reality...but in the perceptions of the uninformed voting populace...

Mark my words, this ploy will work because Americans pay as much attention to things that matter as they do to the Jersey Shore.

Thus, in 2015, the Democratic party will counter by originating a new movement of their own, in order to re-elect or re-inflate the powers of their defeated ranks.

The only point that will be proven in this...American voters have the memory, sense and intuition of a large bucket of small stones...duped so easily by the same GOP that was incited against only two years...they will be duped again by the same Dems who lose in November.

America will not progress, we will spin in circles and our leaders will market the spinning as "covering thousands of miles of ground."

...and you idiots in the media will once again carry water for the highest paying candidates...or those whom you are already biased towards.

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Posted by: 1098941892 | September 15, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Palin/O'Donnell in 2012!!! Do it teabaggers! Pull that trigger. We love YOU!
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Posted by: 1098941892 | September 15, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: garys_opinion | September 15, 2010 11:10 AM & 11:16 AM
“The Tea Party's win does not mean a loss for Republicans. It means a loss for established Republican leadership.
The People chose their candidate for November and she will gain the support of rank and file Republicans no matter how their leadership feels.
And
This does not mean a loss for Republicans, only for the Republican leadership.
The Republican voters have spoken and that's all that really matters.
Of course Republicans will back her in November. “


Hey Gary, what makes you think the republican establishment/leadership will financially support teebagger candidates?

If voters believe teebaggers will just fall in line with the same-ole same-ole republican policies why vote for them?

Teebagger candidates will have to have their own sit-down with the media and announce they are going to be different from the Boehner, McConnell, Cantor, Ryan, Gingrich, Delay, Cornyn, Kyl, Coburn, C-Street wing of the republican party.

Posted by: knjincvc | September 15, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Tea Party Evita - what a great moniker!

Hope you're right about this wacko losing in November. Her religious views scare the hell out of me.

Posted by: DWinFC | September 15, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

The Tea Partiers need to get elected to release a huge swell of disappointment, in their base, as the "anti-establishment,' becomes "the establishment." But, what can they do anyway? Cut taxes? But then, what about the deficit? Reduce spending. But the bulk of federal spending is Defense and Social Security. So, which one gets cut? Political suicide is already written into that equation for the Tea Partiers. They have a big wave of anger they are riding, but that wave leads to nowhere.

Posted by: magnifco1000 | September 15, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Log cabin theBozyn posted September 15, 2010 11:23 AM
“No bias here. Just another fine article written by one of Barry's biggest buttboys. What will he write if she wins again?”


It’s an opinion piece a hole.

Posted by: knjincvc | September 15, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

This whole Tea Party movement reminds me of the ironically mis-named "Young Americans for Freedom" that enthusiastically promoted Barry Goldwater for President in 1964. Sort of a junior auxiliary for the KKK and other rightwing radicals in the South, YAFers were dead set against the Federal Government, Civil Rights and integration. They made a lot of noise, held lots of rallies, then watched their candidate go down in flames. Here's hoping the same fate awaits the Tea Partiers!

Posted by: Tony83703 | September 15, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

This whole Tea Party movement reminds me of the ironically mis-named "Young Americans for Freedom" that enthusiastically promoted Barry Goldwater for President in 1964. Sort of a junior auxiliary for the KKK and other rightwing radicals in the South, YAFers were dead set against the Federal Government, Civil Rights and integration. They made a lot of noise, held lots of rallies, then watched their candidate go down in flames. Here's hoping the same fate awaits the Tea Partiers!

Posted by: Tony83703 | September 15, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Liberals love that these nuts are the new leaders of the GOP. This is more than we could have ever hoped for when McCain dragged Palin out of the wilderness that fateful day.

Posted by: MuslimWarriors | September 15, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

I like your description, The Evita of the Republican Party, Sarah Palin. Now it's Evita and The Flying Nun, O'Donnell. She really does look like like Sally Fields!

Posted by: Mars7 | September 15, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Conservatives are going to make tremendous gains in November. People who are so focused on whether they will officially take back the Senate are missing the big picture.

The bottom line is this: Conservatism has come back to this country in a very big way. Liberalism has been tried and it has abysmally failed.

Independents, those folks who make up the majority in this country, understand the liberal principles lead to downward turns in job, the economy, and in foreign affairs.

By 2012 conservatives will make even greater gains and will likely take back the Oval Office.

And we are talking about Conservatives. Not 'Republicans'. it is this issue that people are missing while they jabber back and forth.

Look at Eugene. Does he have any clue at all? From his writing, it is unlikely he even is cognizant of the fundamental issue: The tide is turning from desire for liberalism to the desire for conservatism.

Those of you who think it is one of the cyclical back and forth phenomena, will learn differently in time.

Posted by: bryanmcoleman | September 15, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Eugene: You just don't get it! The tide now sweeping this Country is bigger than either the Democratic or Republican Parties. Watch out in November. Many of the talking heads on TV and in the press will be looking for new careers after this election.

Posted by: fredtaylor1 | September 15, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse
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AMEN!!!!!!

Posted by: corebanks1940 | September 15, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Liberals love that these nuts are the new leaders of the GOP. This is more than we could have ever hoped for when McCain dragged Palin out of the wilderness that fateful day.

Posted by: MuslimWarriors

Yet you embrace an incompetent community organizer who has destroyed the democRAT party. Once again your Muslim faith has rotten your brain! ALLAH AKBAR!! LOL

Posted by: wussupdoc | September 15, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

The Liberals and the Washington Post are following the same flight pattern as the Do Do Bird did....We know what happened to the Do Do Bird...

Posted by: corebanks1940 | September 15, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: magnifco1000 | September 15, 2010 11:49 AM |

"The Tea Partiers need to get elected to release a huge swell of disappointment, But, what can they do anyway? Cut taxes? But then, what about the deficit? Reduce spending. But the bulk of federal spending is Defense and Social Security. So, which one gets cut? "

Don't buy into republican chant of "We have to cut/privatize/eliminate Social Security"!

Social Security and Medicare are self-funding but the funds are put into the general operating fund and spent on things like tax cuts, wars, Ag subsidies,oil subsidies etc.

Cutting Social Security is a way of not having to raise taxes to support tax cuts, wars, Ag subsidies,oil subsidies etc.

Privatizing Social Security is a way to avoid bailing out banks again since republicans have vowed to repeal any financial reform.

Eliminating Social Security is of course a huge tax cut for corporations which will soon argue that unless Social Security is eliminated they will have to offshore more jobs.

Posted by: knjincvc | September 15, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

At last, a state that can be considered more redneck than mine!

Posted by: GulfShoresMan | September 15, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Scary?
The Obamination has spent America into oblivion and is killing businesses both big and small, all who vote NO CONFIDENCE in Obama..

Now, that's scary!

Rangel, the Crook, gets voted back in by the ignorant and the thieves who put him there in the first place. Now, that's scary...

The Republicans lost last time because too many of the them were acting like Democrats.

Thank goodness for the Tea Party and the Party of NO, when the Party of Crap is in Washington...


Robinson, you ought to get out more

Posted by: jblast2000 | September 15, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

ER writes:
“She (O’Donnell) got an endorsement from the Tea Party’s Evita – Sarah Palin. And despite the best efforts of state and national Republican leaders to stop her, O’Donnell won.”

Sooo … when is the republican leadership/establishment going to have a sit down with Palin and ask her “WTF are you doing to us!”!

Posted by: knjincvc | September 15, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

To take this one step further:

When Hillary was running for election in 2008 the GOP thought it would galvanize the right to oppose her. Enter Barack Hussein Obama who took the spotlight off Hillary and the whole Clinton Dynasty issue.

The now infamous, Tina Fey, turned a spotlight on Sarah Palin and the GOP hasn't been the same since.

Sarah, as godmother of the Tea Party, has annoited Ms. O’Donnell and overnite the Democrats think they could be seeing some daylight in November.

Posted by: gregnowell | September 15, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

All of you so called "conservatives" should review recent history. GWBush came into office and recieved a gift of a $150 Billion dollar SURPLUS from the Clinton administration.

Never before in the history of this country has a President waged war(s) while simultaneouly slashing taxes and putting the costs of those war(s) on a credit card. Next he instituted Medicare Part D, unpaid for as well.

I think with some critical thinking, those of you liberal hating conservatives would have to admit that the reasoning of the GOP that these tax cuts would spur growth and create jobs has been proven bogus. WHERE ARE THE JOBS?

President Obama was elected (I'm sorry you hate that fact) and on day one was handed the worse economic disaster since the Great Depression, and I might add, in eight years under Bush we as a county went from a $150 Billion dollar SURPLUS to a 5 TRILLION dollar DEFICIT because of his and his parties policies.

Members of the "so called" conservative GOP refuse to own up to this fact. It is as if they have developed amnesia as to what caused this mess we find ourselves in. Bulletin: It didn't develop upon President Obama's election.

As to the TeaParty. They are nothing more than traditional Republicans (only moreso) who are now ashamed to call themselves such. Hence, we now have TeParty candidates.

I am ambivalent about what exactly the TeaParty means to accomplish given the chance at governance. Small government and low taxes seems awfully simplistic to address the problems we have. I wish it were that simple.

We have huge, complex issues to address if we are ever to get back to a system that is beneficial for all our citizens. The system that worked for us has been slowly dismanteled over several decades.

Not to disparage these teaparty folks, but I do not see the intellectual heft that is going to be needed to pull us out of this fiasco.

It seems to me that they intend to govern as typical Republicans only on steroids.

The biggest problem this country faces is the Blue/Red battle. We have been led to a divide as a people that cannot stand if we are to remain "One Nation, Under God".

The nastiness in our dialogue serves no purpose but to continue the divide. When reasonable people put their ideas on the table and debate the issues they will reach reasonable solutions. However, how can we get to solutions when one side of the debate, refuses to debate.

I find it sad that the GOP has looked for polical gain through obstructionism during a dire time in our history. I might also add, it angers me.

Posted by: sdithomas | September 15, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

All of you so called "conservatives" should review recent history. GWBush came into office and recieved a gift of a $150 Billion dollar SURPLUS from the Clinton administration.

Never before in the history of this country has a President waged war(s) while simultaneouly slashing taxes and putting the costs of those war(s) on a credit card. Next he instituted Medicare Part D, unpaid for as well.

I think with some critical thinking, those of you liberal hating conservatives would have to admit that the reasoning of the GOP that these tax cuts would spur growth and create jobs has been proven bogus. WHERE ARE THE JOBS?

President Obama was elected (I'm sorry you hate that fact) and on day one was handed the worse economic disaster since the Great Depression, and I might add, in eight years under Bush we as a county went from a $150 Billion dollar SURPLUS to a 5 TRILLION dollar DEFICIT because of his and his parties policies.

Members of the "so called" conservative GOP refuse to own up to this fact. It is as if they have developed amnesia as to what caused this mess we find ourselves in. Bulletin: It didn't develop upon President Obama's election.

As to the TeaParty. They are nothing more than traditional Republicans (only moreso) who are now ashamed to call themselves such. Hence, we now have TeParty candidates.

I am ambivalent about what exactly the TeaParty means to accomplish given the chance at governance. Small government and low taxes seems awfully simplistic to address the problems we have. I wish it were that simple.

We have huge, complex issues to address if we are ever to get back to a system that is beneficial for all our citizens. The system that worked for us has been slowly dismanteled over several decades.

Not to disparage these teaparty folks, but I do not see the intellectual heft that is going to be needed to pull us out of this fiasco.

It seems to me that they intend to govern as typical Republicans only on steroids.

The biggest problem this country faces is the Blue/Red battle. We have been led to a divide as a people that cannot stand if we are to remain "One Nation, Under God".

The nastiness in our dialogue serves no purpose but to continue the divide. When reasonable people put their ideas on the table and debate the issues they will reach reasonable solutions. However, how can we get to solutions when one side of the debate, refuses to debate.

I find it sad that the GOP has looked for polical gain through obstructionism during a dire time in our history. I might also add, it angers me.

Posted by: sdithomas | September 15, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

I don't bother to read the comments on articles like this anymore. Just predictable, delusional tea party drivel. Wake up, your vision for the country doesn't contain rational solutions to globalization and demographic change, which are the main trends that animate your response.

Posted by: Nissl | September 15, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party consist of Black,white,yellow and brown...old young conservatives,liberals,moderates and Independents....Thy all sick and tired of this administration and congress...Most are lazy and corrupt...They looking out for theirself and theirself only.George Wallace once said,,,theres not a dime bit of difference in either party...He was right.....The only way it will be changed is by the Tea Party....I think it will be.....More people are taking notice now....If they win enough elections, that will be the only change for the good that we will see.If they don't, we'll be right back to square one...A congress with their approval ratings at 5 percent...they say 11percent. but thats not true either.....

Posted by: corebanks1940 | September 15, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

she is 'hostile' to gun control???

that is like saying
eugene is hostile to whites..

this is all about racism!

don't try to diffuse the issue,
they want the guns to control the
masses with fear!
white women with post menopausal symptoms
AND GUNS!
Thank God the Tea Party is going to do battle with the GOP!
the party of NO
the klukluKlan incarnate!
the three times divorced Newt!
We need to learn from the peace loving muslims and start stoning some people!

Posted by: simonsays1 | September 15, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

The absolute stupidity of the American voter was proved to me during the 2004 presidential election. My younger brother could not believe I was not going to vote for Bush - because "he's Christian". I pointed out that saying one is a Christian and living as a Christian were different and if he was so gung-ho on Bush how did he explain the lies like going to war in Iraq? His reasoning? Well sure it was a lie since Saddam didn't have any part in 9/11, there were no WMD but little brother was positive that because Bush SAID he was a Christian he must have had a reason for invading Iraq and it had to be a valid reason or he would not have invaded - because he is a Christian and it is a sin to lie.

I love my little brother but lord I'm sure if I look up uninformed in the dictionary his photo will be there. I realized then that Republicans were willing to lie about everything including their faith just to get a vote. Do Dems lie? Sure but they have to do something for the middle class or the party will kick them for not at least pretending to reflect Democratic values. Republican values? Haven't noticed any lately - just make money everywhere you can, from anyone who has a dime, ask for it, steal it but get it and when in doubt - lie, cheat, steal, as long as you win.

I think what demoralizes me the most is the way Republicans attack on the most base level. OK, don't like POTUS politics? Protest, come up with a plan that is better, treat American voters with respect. Instead they aren't sure Hawaii is a part of the US and POTUS a citizen (hello Hillary wouldn't have used that during the campaign if it had any basis?). Democrats aren't just wrong they are Hitler, they are Stalin, death panels, taking caviar from the wealthy by daring to return their tax levels to Clinton era levels (but still LOWER than in Reagan days).

I look forward to living long enough for the Republican party to realize they have to take responsibility for the damage they and Bush did to our country and economy and come up with plans to help US out of the ditch. Until that happens I can't trust a word out of their mouth and can't vote for any Republican.

Posted by: Lemon7221 | September 15, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

I don't even bother to read these comments, it is all the same drivel,
tea party this, republican that...
black elitist here,
intellectual phony there...
I'm going back to my study,
and I'm going to read the New Yorker,
and chuckle to myself,
and whet myself.
Good Evening Sirs:

Posted by: simonsays1 | September 15, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: corebanks1940 | September 15, 2010 12:30 PM

"The Tea Party consist of Black,yellow and brown..."

Hummmm ... we haven't seen those people in pictures of TP events.
Maybe it just took those people longer to exit the back of the bus.

Posted by: knjincvc | September 15, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

MR FINEMAN, NO LESS, SEES AN EATHQUAKE COMING. MR OBAMA AND HIS FOLKS HAVE LOST THE GOODWILL OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC. THAT'S WHAT DELAWARE IS ALL ABOUT. AS FOR CONTROL OF THE SENATE. TOM COBURN, SPEAKING AT A TOWN HALL MEETING IN SAPULPA, OK, SAID HE NEEDS FOUR MORE CONSERVATIVE SENATORS TO TURN THE COUNTRY AROUND. I THINK THE COUNTRY WILL ACCOMMODATE HIM.

Posted by: DANSHANTEAL1 | September 15, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Simonsays sez:

"We need to learn from the peace loving muslims and start stoning some people!"

Looks like you're the one getting stoned, friend.

Posted by: RossOdom | September 15, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

"...I can't wait until this November when the Republicans take back our country!"

Posted by: stinkingtuna | September 14, 2010 10:43 PM |


@stinkingtuna:

Every time someone uses the phrases "Take back America" or "Take Back Our Country", I always feel compelled to ask:

"From whom, and from what?"

And exactly what do you want to take America back TO? Back to the "golden age" of the 1950's?

Yeah, right.

1950's America was a great place if you were White, Male, Straight, and Protesant. Otherwise, not so much.

1950's America was also a time/place where:

-There were relatively few TV sets, no cell phones, no Internet...and no Fox News either! (hmm...)

-Women and minorities were kept "in their place" by Gentlemens' Agreements...

-You could ruin someone's life just by HINTING that that person was acquainted with someone, who knew someone else, who knew yet another person who went to a Communist Party meeting ONE TIME in college, just to chase after a girl...

-Your career options were limited if your skin was of the "wrong" color...

-Restrictive covenants in many neighborhoods stopped people from buying a home there if they were of the "wrong" religion...

-A Presidential candidate's loyalty to America was called into question--his war record notwithstanding--simply because he was Catholic...

Not a place I'd want to live in.

Sure, government oversteps sometimes. And I cherish traditional values...like equal protection under the law, integrity, the dignity of work, love of country, sacrifice, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and fair taxes spent wisely.

But I also understand that government exists to do for the community that which individuals lack the resources to do for themselves. Do YOU want to be INDIVIDUALLY responsible for building and fixing the roads? enforcing the laws? fighting fires? operating the schools...all from your own pocket?

I didn't think so.

If you want to see what "too much government power" REALLY looks like, then check out places like:

Saudi Arabia
Iran
North Korea
China
Indonesia
Singapore
Cuba

Notice that most of these countries aren't really "socialist" etc., that NONE of them could in any way be considered truly "liberal", and that some of them we even (mistakenly?) refer to as our "friends". Also notice that most of these countries have relatively homogenous societies that don't really have "minority problems" per se...kind of like what the Tea Party seems to be shooting for (pun intended) when they talk about "Taking Back America".

Frankly, I'd rather live in a so-called "liberal" society like the United Kingdom or Canada than in ANY of those places.

Our focus as a nation should be on meeting the REAL challenges of our day & making forward progress into a promising future...not on a return to a backward era in the hopes of restoring a fantasy.

IMHO, the TRUE patriot's goal is to take America FORWARD, not take her BACK(ward)!

Posted by: Rhino40 | September 15, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Let me guess: Not a single one of you teabagging, freakazoid rightwing nutbags commenting on this article lives in Delaware.

I love how voting for TARP -- a Republican proposal -- somehow makes Castle less of a Republican.

The Repukes will be doomed to 100 years of minority status at this rate. Why don't you loons all just move to Texas, Tennessee, or Alaska and secede already?

Posted by: Observer691 | September 15, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

What disturbs me most about the Tea Party Movement is their utter resistance to thoughtful or reasoned discourse. This is particularly central to the O'Donnell campaign.

For instance, much of the Tea Party rhetoric centers around tax cuts, finding the original Tea Party was based on the high rate of taxes. While only in a slight fashion did the Tea Party relate to lower taxes, the anger stemmed from the King and Governor forcing Americans to buy ONLY English tea, to the exclusion of Dutch and other teas. It stemmed from granted monopolies (as granted by the English), not higher taxes.

And it did not relate to smaller government.

Furthermore, the Tea Party Movement proselytizes for lowering the deficit, while also advocating lowering taxes. While both can be done, in theory, by radically decreasing government (and with it employees), they also insist that Jobs are the critical need at this point in time.

I am also getting seriously tired of the Tea Party/Right Wing/GOP candidates of 2010 repeatedly preaching about Government getting off of our backs, yet also insist we all carry approved ID cards (to protect us from aliens), monitor our TV and Radio (which now includes internet), ban the use of the medical procedure for abortion (even in cases of rape and incest), and a whole range of social negatives. That hardly seems less intrusive and clearly suggests more, not less, government workers (which gets back to their conundrum with regard to cutting taxes/lowing the deficit).

And even all of that doesn't concern me as much as their absolute unwillingness to even consider that they may not have thought all of this through. When Jan Brewer will not answer or even acknowledge that her beheaded immigrants comment was fiction, there is a clear problem with accountability--about which the Tea Party seems unconcerned. When Sharon Angle only wants press people who will make her look good, where is the Tea Party to demand honesty? And when O'Donnell has as many personal financial problems, where is the Tea Party outrage. They complain of government deficit spending, yet are silent about O'Donnell.

Common Sense and reasoned discourse are now dead. Instead we get the Tea Part and the magical thinking of Sarah Palin.

Posted by: ojking | September 15, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Get over yourselves. This Joe Biden's old seat. Obviously, this is a constituency that doesn't care too much for eloquence or brains. She may yet win.

Posted by: forgetthis | September 15, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Dear Rhino40,

Government is supposed to be responsible for infrastructure, police, firefighting, military, limited school provisions, and foreign relations.

I have no issue with you or anyone else on those issues that you mentioned.

But going beyond that into healthcare, welfare, Social Security, etc.... takes us far and away from the construction of the Constitution and our founding. No thanks to a loaded Supreme Court in the late 1920's to 30's, FDR pushed through massive restructuring of the Fed's powers for taxation and welfare.

Now we have Obamacare knocking on the door that is likely to push our nation into complete bankruptcy. Tell me how the heck are we going to pay back Obama's 2.5 Trillion in public debt that he has amassed in less than 2 years? Far and above what W did, and no economic uptick to show for it.
In 10 years when obamacare is in full force, we may have the country "covered" with a policy.... but in order to afford it, the quality of the care will drop from today's standards. Ever heard of the waiting lists in the UK just for a kidney transplant, or a hernia operation?? They will come here on swift wings thanks to the beltway insiders.

Posted by: alutz08 | September 15, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

She deplores sex and hates men. Hang on for a wild ride. The tape on her sexual attitudes is going to be on air day and night.

Posted by: Maddogg | September 15, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

The trouble with O'Donnell is that SNL and Tina Fey won't be able to mock her, as she is already a real life mockumentary.

Posted by: 44fx2901 | September 15, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse


THE CHRISTINE O'DONNELL EVENT

Some members in the NRC are not going to suppor Ms O'Donnell...for she...."..does not have enough experience..."...she does not stand a chance to win on november ..."....etc, etc, etc.

Ahh!....so..."no experience"...and there are others types of attacks...just as they did - and still doing - against the good governor(SARAH PALIN),...the powerful,and well educated congresswoman (MICHELLE BACHMAN),...the strong leader and true-core patriot governor JANET BREWER form the great state of ARIZONA...just to mention three examples.

What is happening, really? The answer is simple; - RESENMENT!(among others things)

Walk with me;

THERE - AT THE NRC - SOMES...only somes... MEMBERS STILL CORRUPTED AND DISENGAGED FROM THE AMERICAN REALITY..AND THEY STILL NEED CANDIDATES THAT ...uuhh!! let's say....'MAKE DEALS'...'COMPROMISE'...'SHAKE HANDS UNDER THE TABLE (sort of speak) FOR SPECIAL-SELFISH INTERESTS'...

...in others words....POLITICIANS THAT BEHAVE/WORK/MOVE/EXECUTE....IN (AND WITH) THE CORRUPTED POLITICAL PRACTICES ARENA AND SO, PERPETUATE THE NASTY POLITICS AS ALWAYS,... WITHOUT ANY KIND LEGITIMATE SERIOUS INTEREST FOR THE AMERICAN PUBLIC.

You see, WE DO NOT - I repeat - WE DO NOT! NEED MORE RINO's ....we do not need to preserve them, nor we need a new ones of that kind.

What we need is TRUE REAL CONSERVATIVE MINDS THAT -not only talk about but - WILL WORK WITH THE FUNDAMENTAL VALUES AND PRINCIPLES IN AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL INTEGRITY...AND IS SO HAPPENS THAT THEY ARE HERE NOW AND THEY NEED OUR SUPPORT...

...one of them? - CHRISTIEN O'DONNELL.

It is quite clear that the american public is well aware of the current socio-dynamics.
The TEA PARTY MOVEMENT IS THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE FROM ALL AREAS AND POLITICAL PARY AFFILIATIONS IT EXHIBIT THE STRENGTH OF THE COLLECTIVE FUNDAMENTAL AMERICAN VALUES AND PRILNCIPLES , THE CONSTITUTIONAL TRUE-CORE PLATFORM OF THIS GREAT NATION.

The current ANTI-CONSTITUTIONALS / THE ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE, ENEMMIES OF THE STATE...in others words, THE TRAITORS NOW IN WASHINGTON (THE OBAMA GANG AND ASSOCIATES) (liberal-democrat factions and sold-out republicans)...none of them can prevail against the FULL FORCE OF THE TRUE AMERICAN SPIRIT.

THAT! will be demostrated on NOV 2010 MID-TERM ELECTIONS AND ON NOV PRESIDENTIAL ELELCTIONS....and as everyone can notice THE ONGOING WAVE OF TAKING OUR COUNTRY BACK STARTED SOME TIME AGO AND IS INCREASING AT VERY VERY HIGH PROPORTIONS....THERE IS NO WAY TO STOP THIS.

Input anyone?

Daniel Cabrera
Merrillville,Indiana

Posted by: morcab | September 15, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

alutz08,

The government is not repsonisble for police, fire, public utilities like sewer and water.

If we want to limit big government we should begin with the largest part of government: polic, fire, and public utilities. Just because YOU want these things does not make them correct.

Posted by: Maddogg | September 15, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

If "socialist Obama" were really able to turn the USA into a France or Germany, that wouldn't be such a bad thing. Even on health care, Euro citizens live longer lives then Americans and Europe spends half what America spends on health care. But Obama isn't doing that and won't be able to. All he did was slightly reform an extremely inefficient monopolized private American insurance system. One that the world holds up as an example to avoid. Even so, we have these beserk Tea Partiers. All upset because Obama did something he was elected to do.

Posted by: magnifco1000 | September 15, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Taxes (mostly local) pay for police and fire protection.

I was referring to Rhino's comments about what government does.

I have no problems with local governments enforcing taxes for these kinds of services. Nor am I against taxes for Military, foreign relations....


Also the Constitution says that the powers of the Federal Government that are not specifically called out in the constitution's articles and ammendments, shall be the powers of the States of the Union. That is the kind of limited government that was envisioned at our founding, but Rhino is looking for a larger form.

Posted by: alutz08 | September 15, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Republicans are fighting???????
I'm confused!
I thought they were only supposed to fight Democrats!

Who do I chose????
(I guess I better let Rush Limbaugh tell me what to think about this).

Posted by: jbanks979 | September 15, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Stop everything and think just a few seconds..The same people saying she won't win in Delaware are the same people that said Scott Brown wouldn"t win in Mass.What were the odds that Brown would win in Mass.......The Tea Party will be laughing all the way to the U.S.Capitol...

Posted by: corebanks1940 | September 15, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Hey Eugene, I bet you said Rubio had no chance when Criss decided to run as an independent. Rubio is up 16 points in the latest poll.

Posted by: dugedug62 | September 15, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

How can you call her resume "paper thin" Mr. Robinson? If you think her resume is thin, take a look at Obama's. From what I read about Ms. O'Donnell I wouldn't think she would be a good selection, but then again look at our President. I thought he was inexperienced and boy was I right.

Posted by: Jsuf | September 15, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

...hey, let's just listen to Palin and the failed GOP, and go back to cut taxes / cut govt that we tried for the 3 decades of the Reagan/Bush era. In fact, let's get ANOTHER big tax cut to the wealthiest as we did in 1981 and 2001.

I mean, that worked SO well to deliver Trickle Down prosperity. Almost nobody is unemployed now. And the banks and oil companies and health insurers, heck - they POLICED THEMSELVES!!! Get government out of the WAY by golly!

Abe Lincoln would have said;
"You can fool some of the people, ALL of the time"... ;^)

- Balkingpoints / www

Posted by: RField7 | September 15, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

What do these Tea Partiers think the American government does now? They are all hot and bothered about something that doesn't exist. Take Social Security out and most everything left is defense, national security, and regulatory/police functions like the FAA, FBI, SEC and FCC. Occasionally, the Feds have given limited funding to states such as what the Stimulus was or for schools. But, these are usually limited one shot deals and trivial parts of the Federal budget. As for Social Security, it is self-supporting when Congress doesn't raid it. It should not be counted on as a source for general operating revenue for the federal government.

Posted by: magnifco1000 | September 15, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

I'm wondering if texasnative46 strained his / her (seemingly) limited mental capacity with all the confusion over the capslock key.

OH... Maybe all that sophomoric "DIMocRAT" stuff was intended?

Is there an adult comment forum remaining... ANYWHERE? God save us from the "intellect" of the "tea party."

Posted by: portico6 | September 15, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Mike Castle had a 75% chance to win this thing. Now that this broad won the primary, Coons has an 85% chance.

Hahahahahahahahaha!

I loved Rove on Hannitys show. You've earned it GOPrick spankers.

Posted by: dcp26851 | September 15, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Republican Leaders Pledge Support for O'Donnell After Infighting
======================================
Being an Independent.......I think thats a very very smart thing to do.....

Posted by: corebanks1940 | September 15, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Reading the comments I find it astonishing and bewildering that there are so many people who believe getting someone like Odonell in the Senate is going to achieve anything other than turn that dysfunctional
body into a circus. I guess right wing anger turns the brain into complete mush, filling it with the idea that the way to fix whatever ails the Federal government is to destroy it by electing the most incompetent person one can find (as long as it repeats right wing nostrums). For the life of me I cannot see how a state that elected Joe Biden to the Senate will elect somebody like that. For those who keep bringing Scott Brown as an example I should remind them that his voting record so far is that of a "liberal" Republican (as it has to be for him to represent Massachussets).

Posted by: serban1 | September 15, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

"Input anyone?

Daniel Cabrera
Merrillville,Indiana"

Input...?

Learn to spell... Quit shouting... perhaps think instead of vomiting back fox news cliche' talking points...

(You DID ask.)

Posted by: portico6 | September 15, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Does this mean that Eugene Robinson would have backed Mike Castle and endorsed him over the Democrat running for the Senate if Castle had won the primary or is it just reciting the Democrat's talking points?

Posted by: sales7 | September 15, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

To quote our dear leader in the House of Reps: "This Tea Party initiative is funded by the high end — we call call it astroturf, it’s not really a grassroots movement."

Watch out Mr. Robinson, we're going to cover the US with "astroturf" in November.

Posted by: SalMonella | September 15, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

To quote our dear leader in the House of Reps: "This Tea Party initiative is funded by the high end — we call call it astroturf, it’s not really a grassroots movement."

Watch out Mr. Robinson, we're going to cover the US with "astroturf" in November.

Posted by: SalMonella | September 15, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Reading the comments I find it astonishing and bewildering that there are so many people who believe getting someone like Odonell in the Senate is going to achieve anything other than turn that dysfunctional
body into a circus.

Posted by: serban1

The Senate is a circus, and she's replacing Biden the clown.

Posted by: wussupdoc | September 15, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

O'Donnell might just win in November. In 2008, she got 35% of the vote. 2008 was bad for republicans, and her opponent was Joe Biden, the democrats' VP nominee.
This year she is facing a not so well known opponent, and the election looks favorable to republicans.

Posted by: AndrasFrankel | September 15, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

"The scary thing is that this extremist might win. Does a sizable Conservative portion of this nation want to destroy the nation, if they can't totally control it?"

Yes. They do.

Posted by: therev1 | September 15, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

It’s hard to understand the blowhard claims and dire warnings of the teabaggers on this site. Lots of fury, not much intellectual heft (sorry for using a word like that; makes me seem "elitist," I’m sure.) there is no wave; it’s only the extremists in the Republican Party, tearing their own party apart. The numbers seem to be pretty much stacked against O’Donnell (see below). Ds in Delaware have a 100K advantage over Rs; even given the 140K “Other,” she faces a near impossible job of convincing enough people throughout the state that she isn’t a hustler and an idiot. Only 31% of Rs turned out, and nearly half of THEM voted against her. Really think many of them are going to line up behind her now? You idiot teabaggers are just blowing wind. Really “real Americans” don’t buy into your weird views. You’re a minority, and can only do this in tiny states, in primaries, in an off-year election.

Republican (2008)
Registered 181,858
Voted 127,346 (70%)
MICHAEL N. CASTLE 27021
CHRISTINE O'DONNELL 30561
31% turnout

Dem Registered (2008) 279,916
Other Registered (2008) 140,543

Total for the state (2008)
Registered 602,317
Voted 413,562 (69%)

Posted by: Ichristian | September 15, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Christine O'Donnell's win is the DNC's loss...

Sorry, Eugene, you lose again. The only way a Democrat can win an election is by 1) cheating and 2) lying.


Posted by: Jerzy | September 15, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

"Mr Robinson,

do NOT bet what you cannot afford to lose on the DE Senate race.
while the GOP may not be happy tonight, it is HIGHLY likely that Ms O'Donnell will wipe the floor with the DIMocRAT candidate on 11/02/10, as the American voters are ANGRY at the DIMocRATS excesses for the last (about) 2 years & are ready to throw the DIMocRAT BUMS out of DC."
---
Your rhetoric and name calling makes your rambling rant irrelevant. Grow up and contribut to the conversation.

Posted by: Flabergasted | September 15, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

This is Mr. Robinson's explanation of why the "extremist" O'Donnell will break the GOP:

"She is pro-life, she’s hostile to gun control, and she was able to position herself as the anti-establishment candidate. "

That's it. Yeah, since those issues are ALL that people care about, eh Robinson. That's what elitists like you think. Think again buddy. You are missing the bigger picture. The Tea Party is cleaning GOP house now; November the Tea Party will clean the Dems' clock. I don't care if you don't believe me.

Posted by: Greenwaver | September 15, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

The amount of fear that surrounds this woman in Delaware by the Democratic party and its synchopants is instructional for average Americans.

This woman represents average Americans - and we should be thanking our lucky stars that she is willing to put up with the hate from Democrats and Republicans who are part of the ruling class. She probably did not go to Yale or Harvard - a HUGE plus for all Americans.

The fact that she is not part of the establishment is a great advantage to everyone who cares about real change. The fact that Sarah Palin - the much despised Sarah Palin- endorses her is all the more reason to support this candidacy. When this woman arrives in Washington, I hope that she is a constant thorn in your side Gene - common sense and conservatism is what America is ALL about.

Posted by: jgdonahue | September 15, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

I set about writing this comment thinking I would offer a slightly different metaphor from Mr. Robinson's "riding a tiger where it wants to go"; I was going to offer "grabbing a tiger by the tail," instead. But then an entirely different metaphor and/or analogy came to mind, which I think sums up the GOP's predicament better than either of the tiger metaphors: political power is Audrey to the GOP's Seymour (anyone remember "Little Shop of Horrors?"); the Tea Party is Audrey II (the plant).

Audrey II, in the movie, is of course the tiny, wilting, carnivorous plant that the downtrodden floral assistant Seymour has named after his co-worker and heretofore unrequited romantic interest, Audrey. Seymour is blocked from pursuing Audrey because Audrey is already engaged to the sadistic dentist, Orin.

So the poor, pathetic little plant becomes a kind of surrogate for Seymour's affection. Seymour has tried without luck to improve Audrey II's health. Audrey II is about to die when one day, Seymour accidentally cuts himself and a drop of blood lands in the jaws of Audrey II. Suddenly Audrey II has regained a bit of strength, and a faint, barely perceptible voice, and calls out weakly, "Feed me." And so Seymour gives Audrey II as little more blood, and the plant grows still stronger, and the cycle continues. Eventually, the plant, whose faint little squeak of a voice is now the booming bass-baritone of Levi Stubbs, ever more belligerently demanding, "FEED ME!". When Seymour can no longer give enough blood to satisfy the plant, the plant talks him into killing Audrey's fiance, Orin. And of course, given Seymour's unrequited romantic interest in Audrey, the convincing isn't quite as difficult as it might otherwise be. When a detective later begins questioning Audrey about Orin's disappearance, and then confronts Seymour for being an ax murderer, Seymour finds a way to feed him, too, to the plant.

Meanwhile, the barely surviving floral shop, and Seymour, have become famous for their cultivation of the now enormous, spectacular plant. Seymour is growing increasingly worried about the plant's ever-increasing demands for human blood. But he's torn: he knows he should kill the plant, but he's afraid that if he does that, he will be back to being an anonymous floral assistant on Skid Row, and will thus will lose Audrey's affections.

Seymour decides to confess all this to Audrey, who assures him she will love him even if he is just a lowly floral assistant. They are interrupted by a botanical salesman who offers to breed Audrey II, and thereby making a fortune for all of them by selling the plant's offspring around the world. Seymour realizes that Audrey II has planned the entire course of events, in a scheme to take over the world.

Seymour decides he must act, and rigs an electrical shock to kill the plant. The resulting explosion nearly kills him, but he and Audrey survive. And so does a tiny little bud (Audrey III) in the shop's yard.

Posted by: markpkessinger | September 15, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Harry Reid is announcing today he is going to submit a bill called the "DREAM" act that allows ILLEGALS to attend college in ANY state they desire and pay a reduced tuition, a benefit that is not available to AMERICAN FAMILIES. This is why we have to get them out of office. If Christine will help in that regard, welcome aboard. As far as her background, go worry about your own nincompoops (Pelosi, Reid, Grayson, Frank, Waters, Rangel,etc. etc.)

Posted by: mightyheidi | September 15, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

All the Koch brothers funded think-tank penny-stock-pimping radical-right shills on here running victory laps should maybe be more careful about counting their chickens. Their triumphalism rests not on the appeal of their candidates or demographics but on enthusiasm polls, i.e., the other side staying home. With these lunatics the TP keeps putting up as candidates, rational people will certainly show up to the polls to stop them. The Murdoch/Koch shills here love those enthusiasm polls but ignore the polls that consistently show registered voters tending to vote. There are 72 million registered Democrats and 55 million registered Republicans and the GOP has been less popular among independents, often by thin margins, for five years now. The illusion that independents who voted for Obama will run to the GOP, now firmly in the hands of the right-wing lunatic fringe, is thoroughly nutty but what do you expect?

Posted by: dnahatch1 | September 15, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

About the Sidwell School menu that the Obamie girls attend, it sounds like they eat gourmet school lunches. No wonder the obamies took their PERSONAL CHEF to their umpteenth vacation to Matha's Vineyard. Mochelle preaches us to eat "apple slices" while they pig out on their favorites, crab and seabass, prepared by their personal chef. This is why the hippocrites have to be replaced, and who cares who replaces them as long as they aren't (D).

Posted by: mightyheidi | September 15, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Jerzy says, " The only way a Democrat can win an election is by 1) cheating and 2) lying."

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Yeah, that's because they have the decency not to ask the Supreme Court to appoint them.

Posted by: apn3206 | September 15, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

The votemaster states "In what is probably the biggest upset since David beat Goliath in the general election for King of Israel, unemployed gadfly and perpetual candidate Christine O'Donnell (R) defeated Rep. Michael Castle (R-DE) for the Republican Senate nomination yesterday by a margin of 53% to 47%. With this result, the Republicans' chances of taking the Senate have dropped very sharply as this "must win" seat is now virtually certainly a Democratic hold. O'Donnell got about 30,000 votes yesterday. By way of comparison, the last midterm Senate election in Delaware was in 2002 when 230,000 people showed up to vote, 135,000 of them voting for Democrat Joe Biden. The primary yesterday was closed, with only Republicans allowed to vote for O'Donnell or Castle. In the general election, those 135,000 Democrats also get to vote, so O'Donnell's chances against New Castle County Executive Chris Coons (D), are slim to nonexistent. Miles of videotape with every Republican leader in the country calling her a flake can be expected to resurface quickly in Coons' ads."

I feel this is the clear REALITY of the Senate election in Delaware on November 2nd but I will say it is amusing reading the tea party FANTASY on this site.

Posted by: kmoore7 | September 15, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

She's Pro life and Pro gun?

How is that extreme? Isn't that the Republican platform?

I think the Democrats are the one's in for a shake up. If she wins, who will she be voting with, Democrats or Republicans?

Maybe it's time we had candidates that weren't just the polished talking heads on Sunday morning television who avoid answering any question with substance.

Posted by: postfan1 | September 15, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

She's Pro life and Pro gun?

How is that extreme? Isn't that the Republican platform?

I think the Democrats are the one's in for a shake up. If she wins, who will she be voting with, Democrats or Republicans?

Maybe it's time we had candidates that weren't just the polished talking heads on Sunday morning television who avoid answering any question with substance.

Posted by: postfan1 | September 15, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

This article proves that liberals have no clue what they are up against. The racist homophobic name calling is just not up to the task of stopping the tea party. It will take ideas, ideas that do not involve increasing the size of government, taxing the crap out of us, destroying the economy, destroying business, or embracing socialism in a misguided attempt to rid this country of it's unique standing in the world and make it just like western Europe.

Posted by: thelaw1 | September 15, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

She's Pro life and Pro gun?

How is that extreme? Isn't that the Republican platform?

I think the Democrats are the one's in for a shake up. If she wins, who will she be voting with, Democrats or Republicans?

Maybe it's time we had candidates that weren't just the polished talking heads on Sunday morning television who avoid answering any question with substance.

What, you'd rather have Charlie Rangel?

Please.

Posted by: postfan1 | September 15, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

The liberal press is clearly incensed.

Posted by: postfan1 | September 15, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Republican motivations are “fired up” by the anger of American voters against the Obama Democrat performance in the White House and Democrats in Congress. Democrats have violated the will of the people and damaged the U.S. by spending tax dollars and sinking the economy with historical debt.

It will take Republicans to get the U.S. out of this mess of a jobless American in debt and anti-American sentiment permeating the Obama Democrat Administration. Christine O’Donnell “hit the nail on the head” when she said that “Obama’s Senate record was so liberal it was anti-American.” She resonates with the American voters’ big time.

The GOP’s main body loves the rampant Tea Party. Christine O’Donnell is a big win for the Republicans, Independents and a candidate choice of the Tea Party. O’Donnell will have no problem winning the general election for another Republican Senate seat. The anti-establishment passions were fired by a sequence of bad decisions by the Obama Democrats against the will of the American people. Americans Rejoice for the Tea Party.

Posted by: klausdmk | September 15, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

This article proves that liberals have no clue what they are up against. The racist homophobic name calling is just not up to the task of stopping the tea party. It will take ideas, ideas that do not involve increasing the size of government, taxing the crap out of us, destroying the economy, destroying business, or embracing socialism in a misguided attempt to rid this country of it's unique standing in the world and make it just like western Europe.

Posted by: thelaw1 | September 15, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

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You again? With the very same lies? C’mon didn't we shut you down yesterday? OK let's point out the leis again:

Please provide any link that shows when you Tea Baggers have EVER decreased the size of government? Let us not forget that you created the largest government department in world history, Homeland defense. Next lie.

The stimulus has reduced taxes to the lowest level in over a generation. How is that taxing the crap out of people Tea Bagger/ You couldn't answer that yesterday and you won't be able to answer it today.

American business profits are higher than have been in 10 years. How is that destroying business bagger? C'mon do you even have one foot in reality?

Oh my favorite! Tell us of all the socialism Obama has brought to America that republicans don't embrace like drunken winos’.

You silly bagger. Go Back to Faux. We play it a lot rougher on this site. Talking points need not apply.

Posted by: lord166 | September 15, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

this O'donnell woman is very hansome!
I see she was the Republican candidate
in 2008. So she has been in the spotlight
before. I think that fat bald rove character has a vested interest in that
old washed up Castle guy.
and of course, poor Ugenius is just a mouthpiece for axelrod/gibbs/obama.
he is a chicken running around telling everyone the sky has fallen!
and it's one racist white republican SKY!!

Posted by: simonsays1 | September 15, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

The most headline grabbing "upset" on Tuesday night was Christine O'Donnell's victory over Congressman Michael Castle in Delaware's Republican primary for Senate. Castle seemed all but assured of his place in the Senate as he drew an unknown Democratic opponent and paid little attention to an even more unknown primary challenge. Yet, with the backing of the Tea Party O'Donnell finished strong and ousted Castle, a Delaware political staple for decades.

Delaware is no fluke, neither was Nevada earlier in the year, nor was Carl Paladino's victory in the Republican primary for governor in New York last night. Palladino's victory speech mirrors the feelings of not only New Yorkers, but people across the nation as he said "Tonight the ruling class knows. There is a people's revolution. The people have had enough!"

By Doug Schoen

Posted by: micholina | September 15, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

She's Pro life and Pro gun?

How is that extreme? Isn't that the Republican platform?

I think the Democrats are the one's in for a shake up. If she wins, who will she be voting with, Democrats or Republicans?

Maybe it's time we had candidates that weren't just the polished talking heads on Sunday morning television who avoid answering any question with substance.

What, you'd rather have Charlie Rangel?

Please.


Posted by: postfan1 | September 15, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

The liberal press is clearly incensed.

Posted by: postfan1
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the whole premise of the article is that she will lose, because while she is clearly the favorite of the far right, far right Republicans don't win general elections where independents decide the races.

That's why the GOP leaders in the state were so ticked. They think she's unelectable, not just Robinson - he's just taking their word for it. The state folks know the stuff about her campaign fund misuse and mortgage default that the out of town endorsers didn't bother to research.

Posted by: JoeT1 | September 15, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Republican motivations are “fired up” by the anger of American voters against the Obama Democrat performance in the White House and Democrats in Congress. Democrats have violated the will of the people and damaged the U.S. by spending tax dollars and sinking the economy with historical debt.

It will take Republicans to get the U.S. out of this mess of a jobless American in debt and anti-American sentiment permeating the Obama Democrat Administration. Christine O’Donnell “hit the nail on the head” when she said that “Obama’s Senate record was so liberal it was anti-American.” She resonates with the American voters’ big time.

The GOP’s main body loves the rampant Tea Party. Christine O’Donnell is a big win for the Republicans, Independents and a candidate choice of the Tea Party. O’Donnell will have no problem winning the general election for another Republican Senate seat. The anti-establishment passions were fired by a sequence of bad decisions by the Obama Democrats against the will of the American people. Americans Rejoice for the Tea Party.
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AMEN!!!!!!!

Posted by: micholina | September 15, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Democrat Global Government Totalitarianism Supremacist Operative Hack.

Posted by: 50Eagle | September 15, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

"The scary thing is that this extremist might win. Does a sizable Conservative portion of this nation want to destroy the nation, if they can't totally control it?"

No, we're going to stop the Marxist democrat party, and the progressive leadership of the GOP from destroying this nation.
Your grandchildren will thank us one day.

O'Donnell will win in November, with or without the GOP. She raised a half million dollars in the first half day after her trouncing of the anti-life, pro gun control, cap-and-trade supporting Delaware RINO.

The same media idiots also predicted that Marco Rubio (who now leads Florida's three-way senate race by 14%, and rising by the day) had no chance at all, after chasing the ruling class RINO out of the race.

The GOP, as constituted now, is almost irrelevant. By the next cycle, the RINO remnants will be replaced, and we'll have a genuine two-party system in this country again.
Who knows, maybe we can even bring the democrat party back from the dark side, and on America's side.
(tall order, but worth a shot)


Posted by: MrMeaner | September 15, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

I am looking fwd to the next 20 years in the US. We will no longer have RHINO's in office. Eugene Robinson and EJ Doinne will either be dead or in a nursing home. Barnie Frank will probably pass away from some kind of STD. Nancy Pelosi's face will drop 6 inch's with all that surgery she has had. Obama will be the President of Kenya. Gays will continue to marry which will cut down on the number of Liberal Children being born. Future looks good. Liberals Suck!

Posted by: Cobra2 | September 15, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

I am looking fwd to the next 20 years in the US. We will no longer have RHINO's in office. Eugene Robinson and EJ Doinne will either be dead or in a nursing home. Barnie Frank will probably pass away from some kind of STD. Nancy Pelosi's face will drop 6 inch's with all that surgery she has had. Obama will be the President of Kenya. Gays will continue to marry which will cut down on the number of Liberal Children being born. Future looks good. Liberals Suck!

Posted by: Cobra2 | September 15, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

"Please provide any link that shows when you Tea Baggers have EVER decreased the size of government?"

Ding Ding Ding! Wacky message alert.

No Tea Party candidate has been elected to a national office yet. After this election when at least several Tea Party candidates win office, then you can begin to whine.

Posted by: Ombudsman1 | September 15, 2010 6:16 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Robinson:
A "regular American" (as opposed to a liberal elite columnist) would have written a posting with the headline "O'Donnell's win is America's win." Or how about this headline "America wins, liberal media loses."

I really could not agree with this person's post more-- spot on for a headline.

In addition, is it any wonder that Gene Robinson would write such a story? Of course not, here is a guy that sees the real deal coming down the track saying to himself, what can I write to influence people's thinking that might derail this story from going to the Senate. Sad thing is that Mr. Robinson does not know what this post-er knows, that O'Donnell's victory is a victory for him too.

Posted by: avemariateacher | September 15, 2010 6:22 PM | Report abuse

Live it up, now, tiger. You won't be in November.

Posted by: WJStephens | September 15, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Tiger=Robinson

Posted by: WJStephens | September 15, 2010 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Tea Party win, GOP loss

Robinson: O'Donnell victory hurts Republican chances at taking Senate.

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Like Affirmative Action Eugene really cares. He thinks he's gloating but he's really just being clueless as usual.

Posted by: bandmom22 | September 15, 2010 6:38 PM | Report abuse

This is a hilarious development. Of course it is good for the Democrats that O'Donnell and other extremist nutjobs dominate the opposition. The rabid supporters will be spouting even crazier rhetoric after their big disappointments in November.

Posted by: revbookburn | September 15, 2010 6:54 PM | Report abuse

Eugene, Christine O'Donnell will do great and you have to defend another bald headed white guy in Delaware. Funny how life is, isn't it?

Obama has shoved an unwanted, costly Post Office health-care program down America's throat at a mere $1.4 Trillion initial estimate, is pushing an energy program that will raise the price per gallon at the pump from $3.00 to $8.00 crippling transportation. He is planning to rescind the Bush Tax cuts adding 5-7% tax to the middle class. He now wants to add tax to the sale or purchase of a home. And I won't even go into his socialistic takeover of businesses or assaults with burdensome regulation.

November can't come soon enough!

Posted by: 2012frank | September 15, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Gene baby. You trying to "scare" the moderate liberals who see right through Obama's dangerous, and societal changes.

The GOP had better get its head on straight, because the Tea Party movement so many of you were making fun realize that the GOP is being held accountable for its radical shift towards "social" spending. They are being forced to remember where their root support comes from.

And that's conservative based policies supported by hard working Americans who don't want this country to be shifted into a welfare state. Obama has lost control with spending, and has tried vigorously to alter how the real world of economics operates through his enormous interference and tax proposals.

The Tea Party movement has sent a message to America. And the Republicans had better remember who they serve, and the democrats can once again wake up to the reality that we are not a European welfare state.

We are a republic, with a successful capitalistic society. The only thing that needs to be cleaned up is the banking system.

Posted by: jmounadi | September 15, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

The scary thing is that this extremist might win. Does a sizable Conservative portion of this nation want to destroy the nation, if they can't totally control it?

Posted by: samsara15 | September 14, 2010 10:24 PM |
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Sorry, samsara15. You're all wrong. There's no way that America can be destroyed by Conservatism.
Have you taken a look, at the damage that O'bama's done, in just 20 months?
I'm praying that we can hold on, for the next 14 months.
O'bama's determined to destroy America.
You should be scared, if you're an O'bama supporter.
Dennis

Posted by: Shadowsmgc | September 15, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Well, Well, Well it looks as if the lunatics have, after all, taken over the Asylum.
Early in the rise of the populist conservative movement, as it was coalescing as a knee-jerk response to the election of Barrack Obama, Republican leaders Boehner and McConnel could have acted to squalse the hateful, inflammatory race baiting and almost fascistic rhetoric with calls for a more measured and bipartisan response to the multiple crisis then facing the Nation,but instead made a conscious decision to try and manipulate the fringe players for their own self serving plans. The Republican leadership seemed to think that if they appeared to act as irresponsible and intransigent as the Tea Drinkers, that the growing fringe groups would fall into line and vote the standard GOP ticket come Mid-term elections.
The GOP leadership forgot however that fanatics almost always first turn on their own group members who they think are not sufficently zealous in their fanatasism (think about the purge of the Brown Shirts in Germany and Mao's Cultural Revolution).
Well, now it looks as if the Tea Drinkers are going to in fact institute a Revolution of sorts and their first act will be to get rid of their enablers in the GOP. So Good-bye the GOP moderates who held the Asylum's keys (and may have had a chance in November) and hello the Tea Drinking Inmates-Welcome to permanent political minority status.

Posted by: oregonbirddog | September 15, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

"The Republican Party – viewed less favorably by voters than even the Democrats, according to polls"

WHATTTT?
Which Democrat Polls, Eugene?
If we're to follow your logic, we'd all vote for Democrats.
I'm tired of Democrats, Rino's and other Pretenders. I'm prepared to win, or lose, with Conservative, Patrotic, Americans.
Dennis

Posted by: Shadowsmgc | September 15, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

O'Donnell's democrat opponent, Chris Coons, has described himself as a Marxist.

Will voters in Delaware elect a commie?

Have fun with that one, leftists.

We will.


http://thewaronprosperity.com/senate-seats-to-watch/will-delaware-voters-elect-self-proclaimed-marxist-chris-coons/

Posted by: MrMeaner | September 15, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Quick, tell me where I can contribute to the Tea Party Loose Cannon Express to help it sink the Republican ship in November.

Rand Paul then Sharron Angle and now Christine O'Donnell?

Oh, be still my heart. Truly there is a God in heaven.

Posted by: apspa1 | September 15, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Robinson underestimates the fervor behind the Tea Party movement. Poeple are really fed up with socialists, and the status quo in Washington of more spending that creates huge deficits.

Posted by: bbwk80a1 | September 15, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Mr Robinson, how would you like your crow cooked on November 3? Well done, medium, or rare?

I remember the liberal media saying the same thing about the election in MA where Ted's seat would stay Democrat

Obama's PR staff in the liberal media just doesn't get it. The voters are opposed to the liberal tax and spend agenda and are fed up being called a racist when they express thier opposition

So go ahead Eugene, keep turning up the heat on the boiling tea pot

Posted by: spitfire3 | September 15, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Oh yeah, Robbie, the Dems are on a roll. Here in Michigan they've discovered what they have to do to win - don't tell anyone that you're a Democrat.

All week long the House candidates and candidate for governor have been running ads that stress how they've created jobs or helped small businesses.

What they forget to mention in their ads is their party affiliation. Its like, well, just not good politics to let on that you're a Democrat - even in the most unionized of all union states!

Posted by: magellan1 | September 15, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

2012Frank: It ain't November we're are hoping for, it's New Years day. After the Democrats are extricated as the House majority, and Republicans pick up a few more Senate seats, the lame duck Democratic majority can do a mountain of damage between November and the end of the year.

Look at Reid's wacky amnesty proposal he is threatening to attach to the defense bill. These socialists are scary. Give them a crowbar and they can wreck the country in two short months. McConnell will need all his skills to hold his 41 member filibuster threat together in the Senate. God help him.

Posted by: bbwk80a1 | September 15, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

LOL, the GOP is bought nd paid for! Plain and Simple.

www.private-data.tk

Posted by: clermontpc | September 15, 2010 7:54 PM | Report abuse

The Party of NO has morphed into the Party of CAN'T, as in win.

RIP GOP!

Posted by: apspa1 | September 15, 2010 7:57 PM | Report abuse

apspa1 sez:

"Quick, tell me where I can contribute to the Tea Party Loose Cannon Express to help it sink the Republican ship in November.

Rand Paul then Sharron Angle and now Christine O'Donnell?

Oh, be still my heart. Truly there is a God in heaven."

Quick, apspa1 (if that is your real name), go to senateconservatives.com and make your contribution - NOW! We've got to destroy the Republican party at all costs. (giggle)

You can thank me later. Just hurry!


Posted by: RossOdom | September 15, 2010 7:57 PM | Report abuse


What I think would happen is that the TP folks would maintain their energy and win in November.

'We the People' resonates well.

Posted by: wrock76taolcom | September 15, 2010 8:13 PM | Report abuse

As I read the comments I think back to what the libs were saying about the elections in MA, NJ, and VA

They said how Dems would be be fine

Afterwards they did not have much to say

When you look at the polls a majority oppose Obamacare, oppose the spending and deficits, want offshore drilling, and support tax cuts for EVERYONE

Is it any wonder Dems are going to get slaughtered in November

I suspect the libs posting here will have only one thing to say about the election results

"It was the biggest robbery since the Brinks job!"

Posted by: spitfire3 | September 15, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

The author should decide whether he wants bake, boiled or fried crow in November. What an example of bias reporting but one cannot expect anything else from this liberal rag.

Posted by: browndad | September 15, 2010 8:24 PM | Report abuse

It's doubtful the GOP has any toes left as they keep shooting themselves in their own foot. But it's great watching all those chickens come home to roost...having fun, Republicans? Hope you enjoy the company of those dingbats you let loose from under their rocks.

Posted by: Jerryvov | September 14, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse
------------------------------------------ Jerryvov, You're watching the wrong show. I think you're watching MSNBC, or one of the "other" alphabet networks.
GOP'ERS don't shoot toward the toes. They're well armed, well trained NRA Members.
We aim for your third shirt button, we rarely miss.
There are no more Chickens.
The Reverend Wright, warned us, and when the chickens came home, we barbecued them. UUUMMMM GOOD!

This is fun to watch.
I hope you're having as much fun as I am.
Dennis

Posted by: Shadowsmgc | September 15, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Storming The Castle

Read More:

http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=547395

We the people have no problems getting rid of more "Obama Republicans."

Get used to it!

Posted by: skillssss | September 15, 2010 8:42 PM | Report abuse

If I remember correctly Eugene and his socialist pals said much the same about elections in VA, NJ, MA.

The majority of the electorate is very angry. Unfortunately the US has a two party system so the expression of anger can only take the form of voting for the other party.

All Eugene has is a bag of wishful thinking. Which is to say he has a handful of nothing.

Posted by: krankyman | September 15, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Shame because Mike Castle seemed to be one of the last of the decent Republicans.

So, while the news media is following it's pre-scripted narrative of predicting the future involving a Dem bloodbath, they are completely ignoring an actual news story about how far to the right and extreme/crazy the Republicans have moved over the last two years.

O'Donnell, Angle, Rand Paul, and Grizzly Adams in AK (I forgot his name) have shown a consistent pattern of the extreme rightward tilt of the GOP, yet this is not broached as a subject in the media.

Odd.

Posted by: VAreader | September 14, 2010 10:53 PM |
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Shame on whom, VAreader?
Which News outlets are you watching?
Read Eugene Robinsion, in the Washington Post. He "knows" that the Dems are going to win, in November, because The Tea Partiers, are listening to Sarah.
Go ahead, VAreader, Robinson will make you feel good.
He'd never ignore a story, on how the Republican/Tea Partiers, have gone too far Right.
He might ignore a bigger story, on how O'bma, and the Dems, have brought America to a 14 Trillion Dollar Deficit, in just 20 monnths.
Boy! This election, is going to be fun to watch.
Dennis

Posted by: Shadowsmgc | September 15, 2010 8:53 PM | Report abuse

How soon we forget that the Dems threw out the establishment candidate and the disaffected liberals pushed one with a paper thin resume but clearly a far left agenda into the presidency on a vote that counted more on votes from those intent on throwing the last bunch than it did on any real concept of just what “change” was going to be.

The Republicans watched the Dems jump off the Left side of the cliff with Obama, they seem to be intent on emulating the strategy by jumping off the right side of the cliff with all the “Tea Party” anti-Big Government sentiments. Some may think we are quickly divided the country into those who think the Govt should do everything and those who think it should do almost nothing, with no one in the middle. I am betting, after this election and maybe another one or two, the moderates will be back in control of enough votes to keep the Federal Government at a comfortable level of 18% to 20% of GDP and the crazies on the Left and Right will hardly be heard from except for the 10 sec. sound bites the media lives on.

If I am wrong, then politics is just going to get shriller and shriller as the Govt continues to enlarge and expand its efforts to take from some and give to others. If things keep going the way they are, then it will be more than just Democrats who cheat on their taxes.

Posted by: droberts57 | September 15, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

How soon we forget that the Dems threw out the establishment candidate and the disaffected liberals pushed one with a paper thin resume but clearly a far left agenda into the presidency on a vote that counted more on votes from those intent on throwing the last bunch than it did on any real concept of just what “change” was going to be.

The Republicans watched the Dems jump off the Left side of the cliff with Obama, they seem to be intent on emulating the strategy by jumping off the right side of the cliff with all the “Tea Party” anti-Big Government sentiments. Some may think we are quickly divided the country into those who think the Govt should do everything and those who think it should do almost nothing, with no one in the middle. I am betting, after this election and maybe another one or two, the moderates will be back in control of enough votes to keep the Federal Government at a comfortable level of 18% to 20% of GDP and the crazies on the Left and Right will hardly be heard from except for the 10 sec. sound bites the media lives on.

If I am wrong, then politics is just going to get shriller and shriller as the Govt continues to enlarge and expand its efforts to take from some and give to others. If things keep going the way they are, then it will be more than just Democrats who cheat on their taxes.

Posted by: droberts57 | September 15, 2010 8:58 PM | Report abuse

Democrats unveil new logo: It’s a target.

"Looks like the Democrats just gave themselves a “D.” Which some may feel is generous. Is the circle around it supposed to be more Obama iconography?"

Read more at the Washington Examiner:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/democrats-unveil-new-logo-its-a-target-102996509.html

Posted by: skillssss | September 15, 2010 9:08 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party is going to wipe the floor with the democrats. Keep being snarky democrats. You are history in November.

Never, ever trust a liberal.

Posted by: COOLCHILLY | September 15, 2010 9:19 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party is going to wipe the floor with the democrats. Keep being snarky democrats. You are history in November.

Never, ever trust a liberal.

Posted by: COOLCHILLY | September 15, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse

I would like to report Mr. Robinson's sexist comment in comparing Sarah Palin to Evita. Other than being of the same sex, there is nothing in Ms. Palin's biography that remotely warrants such a comparison. I believe, given the severity of the crime, and the rank hypocrisy, Mr. Robinson be immediately subjected to over-the-top public humiliation. I am sure, given Mr. Robinson's liberal pedigree, he will agree with me.

Posted by: marknelso | September 15, 2010 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Formerdemocrat......Some folk wear their -WhiteThang around their necks...take a break...time out, time off,rest your fingers and or find a doctor..meds may help!

Posted by: judithclaire1939 | September 15, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse

Remember Robinson's prediction that the tea party candidate can't possibly beat a democrat in DE: This article will be a complete laughing stock by early November.

Posted by: diehardlib | September 15, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse

Pure. Comedy. Gold.

The republicans used the Koch billionaire brothers and Dick Armey to take advantage of the ignorance, stupidity and racism on the far right without, letting them get too close.

Now the Frankenstein they created is getting out of line.

Grab some popcorn, and watch the GOP try to kiss and make up with their hideous lab experiment gone bad.

Posted by: losthorizon10 | September 15, 2010 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Just more racism from Robinson.

This guy wouldn't last a week as a floor supervisor in Southern Maryland facility (a USPS MPC)

Castle deserved to lose. O'Donnell deserved to win.

Posted by: muawiyah | September 15, 2010 9:31 PM | Report abuse

When the 'Tea Party' candidates win in November, what will you do...?...

Go on hardball and ‘explain’ how stupid the voters were...?...

Posted by: UpAndOver | September 15, 2010 9:33 PM | Report abuse

When the 'Tea Party' candidates win in November, what will you do...?...

Go on hardball and ‘explain’ how stupid the voters were...?...

Posted by: UpAndOver | September 15, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Eugene ya did get ONE thing correct in that the "Tea Party will go wherever it chooses."

Ohio Town Won't Allow Tea Party to Celebrate U.S. Constitution in Town Square

Read More:
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/75299

Posted by: skillssss | September 15, 2010 9:38 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans are view less favorably then the Democrats and the polls say this? Which polls. Produce them if you will. Back up this lie. It's the least you can do after proclaiming it, don't you think. Who says O'Donnell won't win. The rhino's in the Republican party. The left? The propagandist in the MSM. Wishful thinking is just that wishful thinking. Robinson, your no more of a wiz in analyzing then you are being a general about the war in Afghanistan. It's time to put the crystal ball away.

Posted by: houstonian | September 15, 2010 9:41 PM | Report abuse

I just watched an interview with O'Donnell.
I see why the establishment is so scared.
She is as well-spoken and informed, and easy to relate to, as anyone running in any of the races.
She has charisma an charm, and can articulate the conservative platform on a level that anyone can understand and actually enjoy hearing

She will absolutely raw-dog the Marxist Chris Coons, and it will be a joy to behold.

Posted by: MrMeaner | September 15, 2010 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Christine O'Donnell has received almost one million ($1,000,000.00) in donations since she won yesterday.

Robinson is too ignorant to be anything but an obama puffer. Robinson is a 95 percenter.

bye bye democrats

Posted by: COOLCHILLY | September 15, 2010 9:47 PM | Report abuse

"..When you ride a tiger, you go wherever the tiger wants to go – even off a cliff..."
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Maybe, but they'll land softly on a pile of dead donkeys. Dead donkeys with confused looks on their face and Otrauma bumber sticker stuck on their tucshies.

Posted by: MDDem1 | September 15, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure that they'll still be plenty of "Tea Party" anger in November because so many prominent Democrats, and not just "pundits", continue to insult them over and over again.

Not persuade. Not debate. Just insult and insult terribly.

I can't for the life of me imagine what they were thinking by calling millions of the nation's most likely voters "racists" so often, so consistently and for so long. A lot of them are STILL doing it even though it is self-evidently detrimental to their own cause.

If people disagree about policy, you might lose them for a while but you might be able to persuade them to come back with reasoned arguments. Once you call someone a name, especially a "racist", they'll likely never listen to you again. You've lost them forever, or at least for a good, long time.

I can only guess that they bought into their own propaganda about "astro-turf".

Posted by: andrew23boyle | September 15, 2010 9:57 PM | Report abuse

the visceral rhetoric herein is perhaps the most upsetting part of these developments; and, to be fair, it seems to come mostly from the right (whatever that is these days).

just plain nasty/mean.

there but for the grace of God...

Posted by: kevinhartm | September 15, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

"Christine O'Donnell has received almost one million ($1,000,000.00) in donations since she won yesterday."

WooHoo!!
Already up to a million, eh?
YES!

Keep it going. We have to beat the dems. AND the GOP establishment, who hold influence on where most of the traditional PACs spend their money. I donated $100 this morning when I read Drudge's headline reporting that the RNSC abandoned her.
They only walked that back due to public pressure, but they won't support her.
It's up to us to make this statement to the public, and the GOP establishment.

Unite Conservatives!!

We need this one bad.

Posted by: MrMeaner | September 15, 2010 10:02 PM | Report abuse

Robinson, it really sucks big time to be a Democrat now.

Posted by: jblast2000 | September 15, 2010 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Eugene, it's hilarious how your skin color automatically dismisses you as a journalist in the minds of these hayseed Republicans and mindless Teabaggers.

Thank God all white people - most white people - are not so so angry that they have to blame their problems on minorities.

All these mindless, Right-wing, Teabag-wing, KKK-wing "Real Americans" have to say is what is directly contradictory to the fe very words in "their" Declaration and Constitution. These, people who don't read, don't think, and don't understand a single thing.

And all they need to do is see your skin color, Eugene, and you are dismissed immediately as the enemy.

That is why this nation will never truly live up to the words on its own parchment.
These Confederates see only white people leading them.

That "hate" has been passed down from multiple generations. they shout, "we want our country back!" Back ot the days when white people had unquestioned dominion over all non-whites here!

Someone needs to tell these folks that the war is over (The Civil War, that is).

Their side lost. There is not a single poster here that doesn't know that the "real" burr in the b*tt for them is that the United States of America has a black president. And they wouldn't have voted for a black man in another complete millenium.

lol

A humorous note:

And they thought they were angry when Hank broke Babe's record, when Venus and Serena began to dominate tennis, and as Tiger dominated golf! lol

I would like for our Confederate friends to consider this: Wouldn't it feel better to let go of all that pent-up hate, and "realize" that you don't live in a world - or a nation - where white people are the only people?

Your posts on this forum speak of your pitiful despair.

This planet does not belong exclusively to you.


Posted by: dredscott1 | September 15, 2010 10:38 PM | Report abuse

Wanta bet Robinson, you have no idea how upset people are

Posted by: kathymac1 | September 15, 2010 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Wanta bet Robinson, you have no idea how upset people are

Posted by: kathymac1 | September 15, 2010 10:41 PM | Report abuse

I'm trying to get my head around the concept that Karl Rove questions whether Christine O'Donnell has the honesty to meet Republican standards ...

I can't think about it very long. I start laughing too much and my head begins to hurt.

Posted by: James10 | September 15, 2010 10:54 PM | Report abuse


What is really funny is that Obama has turned these racist Republicans and Teabag ignoramuses upside down. He has made them Hypocrites! lol

When BHO came on the scene, these dufuses tried their best to make him out as a some ghetto Aff Action lightweight.

Soon thereafter, when his credentials smacked them in the face, and they couldn't put any out-of wedlock babies in his past, nor in his wife's past; only Harvard and Yale, with better performances than fratfool Bush at Yale, or slacker McCain at Annapolis, or Palin's magna-cum- mooose creds, these bigots had to take their hate in another direction.

This bright black man was too too intelligent to hang the traditional "ghetto" stereotype rope around his neck.

To further burst the bigot's balloon, the daughter of their candidate's running mate comes up pregnant out of wedlock (and after all that "Republican family values and impeccable morals crap!). POETIC JUSTICE is a wonderful thing!

lol

Yeah. so, having failed with the "Obama's a fist-bumping ghetto thug" route, now this bright black man was suddenly labelled "elitist" and uppity.

And those bigots screaming "elitism" are here en masse tonight. Just listen to them blow warm feces regarding Obama's daughters' school.

Isn't racism absolutely the most dumb*ss
thing on the planet?

You bet it is.

Posted by: dredscott1 | September 15, 2010 11:10 PM | Report abuse

You are an idiot and a racist

Posted by: MrMeaner | September 15, 2010 11:23 PM | Report abuse

I know what the republicans are against, but I have yet to know what they are for?
"No" is their platform.

If it's more of the same that we had under Bush, then forget it.

Making the Bush tax cuts permanent will cost more than than healthcare and the stimulus combined.

Posted by: camera_eye_11 | September 15, 2010 11:28 PM | Report abuse

O'Donnell has lived in Delaware for 6 years. This will be her 3rd run for US Senate in Delaware. Just who does she think she is? What kind of wacko have the tea baggers bought into?

Posted by: xdougwhite | September 15, 2010 11:28 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Robinson might want to save his smug assurances for after the November election. The numbers of voters turning out for primary elections are setting records nearly everywhere. To say that ordinary folks want a change is a grand understatement. And in 2010, they may have a manifestly better idea of what "change" means, versus what it meant in 2008.

Posted by: SavingGrace | September 15, 2010 11:35 PM | Report abuse

"Making the Bush tax cuts permanent will cost more than than healthcare and the stimulus combined."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScMvZinMb6E&feature=player_embedded

Posted by: MrMeaner | September 15, 2010 11:38 PM | Report abuse

mycroft42 - The reason why the article is biased is because of Robinson's previous articles. He has a history of biased writings. The analysis is not based on any fact. It could just as easily read "Delaware upset with politics as usual, O'Donnell and Tea Party brings new agenda". Lame stream media gets it wrong again. The vote will speak for itself in November. It would just be nice to see honest journalism. Freedom of the press is not a license to lie. We can also stop buying the Washington Post. It is an honest method of protesting yellow journalism.

Posted by: 1bmffwb | September 15, 2010 11:54 PM | Report abuse

Flabergasted,

fwiw, i say what i think & use the rather simplistic style that i use because i mostly write to the SELF-important, arrogant, bigoted, ignorant LIBS & DIMocRATS that infest this forum.

most DIMocRATS on PP cannot string together a whole paragraph without making multiple errors of grammar/spelling/syntax BUT they think that we TEA PARTY folks are their "social inferiors". = every time i see one of the NITWITS calling me "names" (in the last 2 weeks the names i've been called are: redneck (obscenity deleted), fascist, nazi, communist & "stupid (obscenity deleted) N#gger", i KNOW that they are intellectually UNABLE to make a reasonable counter-argument.
(fyi, while i AM "a person other than white", i'm not African-American. = people who call others racist/obscene "names" are doing so because they are LOSING the argument & can think of nothing else to say.)

the bottom line is most of the LIBS/"progressives"/DIMocRATS on this forum are HALF-educated, SELF-important, ignorant, bigoted, prejudiced against anyone (who doesn't share their particuliar prejudices) & "not loaded with brains".
other than that, they are really "marvelous, just marvelous".

just my opinion.

yours, TN46
coordinator, CCTPP

Posted by: texasnative46 | September 17, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

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