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Can Christine O'Donnell win in November?

Christine O'Donnell, a tea party-backed long shot, stunned the Republican establishment Tuesday night by defeating nine-term Rep. Michael N. Castle in Delaware's GOP Senate primary.

But even conservatives have been critical of the tea party favorite, wondering if she can win the general election in November. What do you think?

By Jon DeNunzio  |  September 14, 2010; 11:08 PM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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With any intelligent logic whatsoever, O'Donald and the other Tag Bag extremists are not elecctable.
However, the extremist Texas Oil Billionaires, the Koch Brothers, have already bankrolled 99.999% of the Tea Party operations and bought this much political clout.
Clearly, they are prepared to spend as much of the third largest fortune in America as needed to control the U.S. government.
Thanks to the Supreme Court, they will have their opportunity.
Which brings us to a serious point of concern.
Did the Koch Brothers buy enough votes on this U.S. Supreme Court to secure the "King's-X" verdict for corporate spending in politics?

Posted by: bigsurmac1 | September 14, 2010 11:29 PM

Really? I thought the Tea people were simply the John Birch Society reborn. Or are the Koch Bros simply a front for the JBS?

Remember: Bad people are "socialists". :-)

Posted by: cz_man | September 14, 2010 11:40 PM

One more lipstick white ringer for the funny mental lusters.

Posted by: whocares666 | September 14, 2010 11:50 PM

It's not O'Donnell's positions on the issues that will prevent her from winning; it's her personal baggage. A candidate with her positions on the issues (like a Pat Toomey, for example) could carry Delaware this year. A candidate with Ms. O'Donnell's questionable relationship with the truth concerning her resume and record cannot.

Candidates who have a record of repeatedly misrepresenting themselves to the public - as Ms. O'Donnell does on her own education, her income, her employment, and her electoral track record - can almost never win. Add to that a record of using campaign funds to cover personal expenses, and you have a recipe for disaster.

O'Donnell's situation will be much like that of Colorado GOP gubernatorial nominee Dan Maes, who is now running third in a three-way race. What's really exasperating is that the Tea Party has largely abandoned Maes. Having made their point with his victory in the primary, they seem markedly less interested in following-through on their commitment to him in the general.

McConnell and Cornyn are interested in winning. Barring some disqualifying revelation about Chris Coons, Delaware Republicans tonight removed their state from this year's list of possible GOP Senate pickups.

Posted by: RSNSouth | September 15, 2010 12:07 AM

Independents will be voting for the Democrats this year if the GOP nominee is a teabagger. We vote common sense and the nuts keep waving their guns around and talking crazy stuff like 2nd amendment remedies. The tea parties are not a friend to America's middle of the road patriots like me.

Posted by: meowomon | September 15, 2010 12:18 AM

The left is deluding themselves if they think they can keep their free trade Ponzi schemes alive any more. The voters have had enough job outsourcing, free trade, cheap Chinese and Indian junk dominating our store shelves, H1-B guest workers and Washington ruled by Wall Street and the out of touch political class. Guess what? In November, people furious with your insane "new world order" are going to tear the Democrat's and their Neocon Republican allies apart.

Posted by: mibrooks27 | September 15, 2010 1:19 AM

If I were a Democrat, I also would try every "spin" possible to discredit any "Tea Bagger" candidate, but stating that they can't win because they aren't qualified is a waste. We are tired of career politicians, and particularly tired of any incumbent or candidate who supports the failed policies of the bunch of phonies we now have in office. Principle will carry this election, no matter how the Dems attempt to "spin".

Posted by: tnulta | September 15, 2010 2:37 AM

I'm beginning to think the Tea Party is really a brilliant plot by the Democrats to finally destroy the Republican Party for good. Seems to be working perfectly. And America is forever grateful.

Posted by: wilder5121 | September 15, 2010 3:06 AM

Oh, the commenters on this site who still think the Tea Party is a joke. It's coming, people, and you might as well get used to it. We're retaking this country slowly but surely. It may not be November (but it may be) but we're not going to allow anyone to turn this country into a socialist state. Perhaps you should all head to Canada now before it's too late. I can guarantee you that we will have the last laugh.

Posted by: georges2 | September 15, 2010 5:48 AM

The 100 year long campaign to return this country to the principles and concepts of the Country's Founding beings: 11/2/2010.

Posted by: 50Eagle | September 15, 2010 6:34 AM

Ahhh, the Lexus libtards and welfare bums are at it again. Well, obviously you folks are "stuck-on stupid."

In case you haven't noticed, the new name for the Potomac River is "De-Nile" and Obama, the Dummycrats and RINO's haven't figured out that the electorate that pays taxes, owns small businesses, tries to succeed, is getting screwed, blued and tattooed by the current administration and the fools on Capitol Hill.

I'm not a member of "The Tea Party," but I know politics. Remember, in the American Revolution, only 10% of the population actively participated. 2/3rd of the people are really "unhappy" with the current state of affairs, where it's spend, spend, spend and the results are tax, tax, tax those who are trying to succeed.

Now Harry Reid pulls a fast one and slipes the DREAM Act into the Defense Bill. Harry, you're toast and so is any Senator that even considers it.

We do not have the money to support illegal aliens, their illegal "rug-rats" or "anchor babies." Find someone else's pocket to pick, since you seem to be tolerating 25% unemployment in Las Vegas, without a sweat.

Posted by: Computer_Forensics_Expert_Computer_Expert_Witness | September 15, 2010 6:39 AM

Why do the tea-baggers nominate all these IMBECILES like o'donnell and sharon engel and rand paul, etc.

there are so many more educated and reasonable thinking people in the u.s. to nominate. this woman is a real freak show like sharon engel.

o'donnell has never had a real job since she graduated from college. i doubt she could even balance her own check book or manage her grandmother going to the bathroom.

how is a moron like o'donnell going to represent delaware on very complex issues that require quick study if she has never worked a regular job in her life.

we have some really complex issues to tackle with, and this is no time to elect a woman who has real hangups with sex, sexuality, masturbation, and personal things.

this woman needs real psychiatric therapy, and not public group support from the tea-baggers and GOP.

we don't want any more imbeciles in public office that are easily manipulated. we had a president for 8 years that was so retarded he was led around by a leash like an animal by the republican party.

the tea-baggers are dangerous because they are a consolidation of uneducated americans who are being manipulated by the very wealthy and corporations -- these are the useful idiots.

Posted by: FranknErnest | September 15, 2010 6:44 AM

BIGSURMAC1 is 100% right on!

The amount of money being funneled to Teabaggers is staggering and look to the KOCHTOPUS and follow the money!

Did anyone of the Delaware nitwits who voted for O'Donnell look at her financial history. This is one freeloading babe! She has consistently lied and manipulated her qualifications and does not pay her bills--Good choice fools!

But Dems will still have to get the vote out to protect citizens from these loonies.

I personally want to "thank" John McCain and his staff for choosing $arah " I am totally unqualified" Palin thereby unleashing this slew of completely idiotic group of candidates. I mean if she can KNOW NOTHING and catapult her ignorance into a million dollar career as a "kingmaker" why shouldn't the other KNOW-NOTHINGS have their chance?

Posted by: suec716 | September 15, 2010 6:49 AM

keep reminding the people what the unemployment rate is and remind them what the dems have done about it...
then she will get elected...

Posted by: DwightCollins | September 15, 2010 7:25 AM

I never never thought I would say this. I personally will vote for anyone who will stop the reckless spending and dollar printing by Barrack Obama. I do not care about any other issues anymore. I think many others will do likewise and I WILL BE VOTING.

Posted by: gvelanis | September 15, 2010 7:33 AM

The 100 year long campaign to return this country to the principles and concepts of the Country's Founding beings: 11/2/2010.

Posted by: 50Eagle

We're getting rid of the standing army and going back to militias? Hip, hip, hooray.

Posted by: James10 | September 15, 2010 7:38 AM

Let's go back and see who predicted that it would be impossible for her to take the primary.

Posted by: OttoDog | September 15, 2010 8:15 AM

The moment that she won the Senate primary election the party parasites and other assorted vermin and thieves... who earn thier livings from politicians, government office and under-the-table deal making crossed over to her side and began thier manipulations, deal making, machinations and plotting...just imagine it all...the competition and jostling for position, the phoney fawning and genuflecting...all of the sweet words of allegiance and support...the promises that only they can deliver the Sun and Moon....but what none of them now own or control is a thoroughly disillusioned and very angry electorate...the establishment and media has tried to put them in one box and label the ground swell of citizen activism the " Tea Party" but that will not do...opposition to career politcians, government and Wall Street is much broader and the consensus of most citizens is that they all must go...like the filth of dirty bath water or an unflushed toilet...they need to go...and go they will...Republican or Democratic career polictians, vermin, thieves, traitors and worse....push the leaver in the voting booth and flush...what may come could be as bad or even worse if thats possible....no way could it be worse...however, it's only the beginning...because if it dosn't work....then there are many out here like me who have other ideas and the experience and the means to deal with Washington and Wall Street...

Posted by: 123Njord | September 15, 2010 8:32 AM

Yes, she can win. Who would have thought, less than two years ago, that today, Barack H. Obama would be a virtual lame duck and the hapless Democrats would be facing a mid-term holocaust.

Remember in 2008 and early 2009 how the Democrat media, which is most of the media, were writing obituaries for the Republican party and conservatives??

How the tables have turned!

Posted by: battleground51 | September 15, 2010 8:35 AM

Someone said, O'Donnell hasn't had a real job since she graduated from college. Well, if Wikipedia is correct, that was September 1, 2010 - LOL. I'm personally not adverse to electing a diverse group of people with different ideological beliefs but when you start electing people with questionable backgrounds that can't speak coherently, it shows how our country is headed backward and down. No wonder we have a dismal educational system that is 14th on the world stage - look at our election results!

Posted by: allie7 | September 15, 2010 8:45 AM

It is really amazing to see the comments posted here. It really makes you believe that most of the teabaggers are mentally unbalanced. And some of the lefties too!

We really do seem to be a country "coming apart at the seams" -- with extremists on both sides unwilling to recognize the basic patriotism and good will of the other. The angry right screaming their socialism nonsense, and the conspiratorial left attributing everything right-wing to the money of the Koch brothers.

It is quite true that the "right" is more motivated to get out and vote in this election than is the left, who feel betrayed by a very moderate president and Congress that have failed to deliver liberal results. BUT it is my expectation that the intensity of the right will not have as much impact on the results as some believe. The "generic" ballot for Congress in favor of Republicans will probably mean (for the most part) just higher margins of victory for Republicans in races they were going to win anyway. The politicians have done such a good job of gerrymandering, and the country is so divided blue/red, that the turnover of seats between parties will be little more than normal for an off-year election.

Posted by: TomOsborne1 | September 15, 2010 8:45 AM

My fondest hope is that we send the traditional politicians packing. We have a congress full of professional politicians and does anyone think we are in a good position because of it? Most of these folks have never had a "real" job either going to work for some other politician or running for office before they had a clue of the "people's" world. Yet here they are "dissing" the win of a lady who beat the establishment in Deleware. Her one defense of her education loan pay off was a simple 'It took me 12 years, but then I'm not a trust fund baby'. That statement alone would convince me to vote for her over any professional politician whatever their party. It is time that the people force the politicians to pay attention to the people instead of the lobbyists and special interest groups. I can only hope!

Posted by: fcrucian | September 15, 2010 9:12 AM

The more the media and the powers in charge insist that "it will never happen" .... the more the electorate seems to say "watch us, because we have had it".

Posted by: HaveItYourWay | September 15, 2010 9:28 AM

O'Donnell will crash and burn, but still we must thank her for one thing: permanently tagging Karl Rove with the epithet "UNFACTUAL."

Posted by: HughBriss | September 15, 2010 9:44 AM

HaveItYourWay wrote: The more the media and the powers in charge insist that "it will never happen" .... the more the electorate seems to say "watch us, because we have had it".

I agree with you. "Average" citizens are fed up be they Democrat or Republican. You will see a large crossover this November by Democratic voters who are as disgusted by the Obama/Pelosi/reid style of socialism as seen in these primaries. Democrats should not grow too complacent because Tea Party candidates don't carry the incumbent baggage.

Posted by: Desertdiva1 | September 15, 2010 9:54 AM

The woman is a walking ethical lapse - sad how an astroturf "movement" puts up loons and people with spotty backgrounds and yet can come on a board and bray about representing "the people".

Posted by: LABC | September 15, 2010 10:03 AM

Sadly, the Democrats still haven't figured out that the Tea Party is that it is actually the vanguard of the GOP.

Does anyone really believe that the average Republican is more inclined to vote Democratic than Tea Party?

Never! The Republican party is deeply conservative, and will always lean to the right.

The Dem's better wise up soon, but it is probably too late.

Posted by: fromtherestofthestaff | September 15, 2010 10:06 AM


Based on the visceral reactions from the liberal/progressive camp it would appear they have gone into full panic mode. Also interesting (and sad) to note the increase in slurs laced with misogyny.


Posted by: AG11 | September 15, 2010 10:12 AM

I think republicans could have won in Delaware, and many other places. But real fiscal conservatives don't elect people who sue their employers and don't pay their mortgage or taxes. We are supposed to stand for personal responsibility, and if she can't take care of her own finances, she won't help straighten out D.C.

We need Senator Castle more than we need Senator Coons. O'Donnell bashed the republican establishment and now want their money? S(rew her! Tell her tea party people to do it, while thinking republicans try to win in PA, WA, CO, etc.

Posted by: Cornell1984 | September 15, 2010 10:23 AM

She'd win in Texas or Utah, but not Delaware.

I'm looking forward to hearing her try to defend her anti-masturbation campaigns of the 90's. Christ, what a lunatic.

Posted by: bigbrother1 | September 15, 2010 10:26 AM

Let's see. Karl Rove and the entire DC based National Republican establishment wasted not a moment last night in eviscerating this woman. The Obama Regime and its MSM sycophants happily piled on with their own cock-sure blandishments of a certain Democratic victory in Delaware come this November.

It seems like all of Washington (in a rare display of bi-partisanship) is now laughing at pathetic Christine O'Donnell. Still, I admire the woman's spunk and genuinely like her odds in taking on the arrogant "DC Old Boys & Girls Club." This will be fun.

I say, let the campaign begin and we will see you in November, chumps.

And so it goes...

Posted by: pgould1 | September 15, 2010 10:33 AM

LMAO McCain's pick of Sarah Palin as VP has set establishment politics on its ear. A very welcome shake-up of cronyism and career politicians. Times they are a changing.

This will be a very interesting November to say the least

Posted by: Straightline | September 15, 2010 10:33 AM

FREEDOM IS ON THE MARCH!

AMERICAN PATRIOTS IN THEIR RIGHTEOUS MIGHT SHALL CRUSH ANTI-AMERICAN EURO-SOCIALIST TYRANNY!

Posted by: thebump | September 15, 2010 10:41 AM

FREEDOM IS ON THE MARCH!

AMERICAN PATRIOTS IN THEIR RIGHTEOUS MIGHT SHALL CRUSH ANTI-AMERICAN EURO-SOCIALIST TYRANNY!

Posted by: thebump | September 15, 2010 10:41 AM
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Dang, you people are really out there. Did you know that? Ya'll remind me of spoiled college students yelling old-school communist slogans like "SMASH THE BOURGEOISIE."

You can yell and scream all you want. You're not getting past 20% popularity and we all know it. Grow up already.

Posted by: bigbrother1 | September 15, 2010 10:48 AM

Why does the Media always show conserative female politians in "dumb woman" poses? Every other photo of O'Donnell and Palin have them with their mouths wide open and eyes pointed up in one direction.

And Rand Paul's pictures always look like the guy on the B-52s!

Posted by: Revcain777 | September 15, 2010 11:10 AM

"O'Donnell experienced financial difficulties before, during, and after her 2008 campaign.[5] 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.[5] 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.[5] 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.[5] As of 2010, she owes payments to staffers, consultants, and volunteers from the 2008 campaign.[5][22] In 2010, the Internal Revenue Service placed a lien on her for over $11,000 in taxes owed for 2005.[5] O'Donnell noted that the IRS agent handling the matter claimed the agency's action has been inappropriate.[5] She listed herself as self-employed and said she was doing "odd jobs" to make ends meet."

Yeah, you teabaggers keep telling yourself that the reaction against her is fear based sexism. You are at no more than 20% for a reason, reebos...

Oh, love her views on masturbation - is she planning some referendum to prevent wandering digits now? Isn't that big brother government?

Posted by: LABC | September 15, 2010 11:15 AM

In Alaska, she might have been able to. Delaware ain't Alaska. It's a very moderate state by and large. And she isn't a moderate.

Posted by: ravensfan20008 | September 15, 2010 11:18 AM

Please will someone in the Tea Party please tell me what they would do with the country once they "take it back"?

Will they take responsibility for funding the military? Will they kill Social Security? Will they close down NIH or the Veterans Administration? Will they sell the Library of Congress and the House Office Building and most of the National Parks in the US?

Will they eliminate taxes on gasoline so prices will go down? But then we will have even more congestion with no money to fix roads. Could be a problem they haven't thought through yet. But I'm sure the 'honest' people they will send to Washington will figure that one out. Unless they bag the Constitution and shut down the federal government altogether. That should save a ton of their money.

Maybe they will be able to start more job-retraining programs. No, that's too socialistic. Besides, it costs money.

The only really useful thing I can see them doing is starting a war (probably with Iran) with money borrowed from China. That, at least will put more people back to work - even if a bunch of Americans get killed in the bargain.

Posted by: loyalsyst | September 15, 2010 11:22 AM

This woman makes palin look qualified for office by comparison....

Even Karl Rove, who would normally support any republicon regardless of the crimes they have committed, called her "nutty" last night. She is beyond the pale nut job. Whackier than angle and paul, and more dangerous in her inane incompetence than Pat Toomey.

Posted by: John1263 | September 15, 2010 11:37 AM

It seems that none of the TPers have the gumption to debate in public. If they can't stand up to a domestic opponent, how will they ever be able to stand up to our foreign opponents? Bill Buckley must be a'moldering in his grave to see his apparent legacy.

When the tp'ers accepted that Palin's daughter's illegitimate pregnancy showed that she was really one of 'us', it was other worldly. When Palin embarrassed herself on television, the tp'ers ssaid that she was one of us. That 'us' is the same group that used to sit in the back of the class with a glassy eyed stare.

Posted by: Keesvan | September 15, 2010 11:40 AM

Some of you sayinshe'd win in places like Texas or Utah or Alaska. Maybe, maybe not. Look at her record - and her statements - and remember that she is too insane for KARL FREEKIN ROVE! If you are so crazy that unabashed cherleader rove says you are "nutty" you may want to crawl back into your fruitcake. Voters anywhere would look at her and scratch their heads as to how she got out without parental supervision.

Posted by: John1263 | September 15, 2010 11:42 AM

You tea baggers are a joke. you say you want "smaller government." What deos that actually mean? you say you want to cut taxes AND balance the budget. Have to pick one. Can't do both. Like saying "I'm going to quit my job AND buy a new car and a house." Tea baggers have bumper sticker slogans. And nothing else. And those slogans prove to be meaningless under even the slightest scrutiny.

Simple example - tea baggers and republicons in general claim they will keep the bush tax cuts and balance the budget by cutting spending. Non-iscretionary nonmilitary spending i the US budget amounts to roughly $550 bn USD. The deficit is $1.2 TN USD this year. So do the math. If you eliminate EVERYTHING from the federal budget excet SS, Medicare, and military spending the deficit would be ---- $650BN USD. Not cut budgets, not rim fat, simple eliminate the entire structure of the national government lock stock and barrel.

For one, I am not interested in living in a thrid world anarchic nation, sort of like Haiti. Uner tea baggers - that is what they envision.

THAT is why every rational person thinks tea baggers are a joke. You have been sold a bill of goods by rich white guys - the Koch borothers among them -- to play you as suckers. You are the republicon replacementfor the religious right which after nearly 4 decades of being told that the gop was going to impose a version of Christian Sharia law found out that the gop was going to do no such thing and have finally gone back to practicing their religious beleifs instead of worrying about supporting republicons for election. they need suckers, and you tea baggers are it.

Posted by: John1263 | September 15, 2010 11:50 AM

Can Christine O'Donnell win in November?
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Did crazy Palin win the national platform in 2008 with throwing hormonal temper tantrum's, a whiner, a back lasher, a whip lasher, a note taker on U.S., and global issue using her hand, a winker and a nodder to responses to political media questions, a hell raising female fatale, a failed governor, and a 3 time college drop out.


You now have your answer concerning Christine O'Donnell.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | September 15, 2010 12:05 PM

The TV screen showing O'Connell's acceptance speech looked like an episode of the '70s TV show "Hee Haa". The people around her were odd characters like fat ladies with bad teeth and the guy wearing a fishing vest! The tone of her speech was unrefined and was an embarrassment, knowing this is national level politics in a civilized country. Just awful...

Posted by: Max4 | September 15, 2010 12:15 PM

you would not hire a hairdresser to put a roof on your house. you would not hire the person bagging groceries at the supermarket to fix your heater. You would not hire some random homeless person to paint your livingroom. You would not hire a plumber to perform surgery. You would not want a carpenter to fill you teeth.

So why on earth do some people think getting just any old nobody with an unrelated eucation, or in some cases essentially no education, and no related job exoperience, to run the largest, most complex, most advanced nation in the history of mankind is somehow a good idea?

And no rightards - despite what beck and palin tokd you, President Obama is educated, educated in a manner consistent with political work, and had as much experience in government as Abraham Lincoln on assuming office. As much as Kennedy.

Posted by: John1263 | September 15, 2010 12:29 PM

Candidates endorsed by Sarah Palin have won some critical primaries and the GOP is worried that independents might vote against them in November. Sounds like the 'kiss of the spider woman'.

Posted by: loyalsyst | September 15, 2010 12:32 PM

As long as she gets more campaign money to pay her rent and buy groceries...her staffers will NEVER get paid....this is what makes her like Palin....and you can't fix stupid...

Posted by: lindarc | September 15, 2010 12:33 PM

I only said. "Yes" because the option of "not sure" was not provided. I wonder if poll takers are aware of the fact that by limiting your choices they are in effect bullying you into their world view?

Posted by: rjpal | September 15, 2010 12:34 PM


Of Course SHE CAN WIN.

If she runs a good campaign with fresh ideas that appeal to the voters, SHE WILL WIN.

The IDEA that a person has to be ESTABLISHMENT is all wishful media hype.

Posted by: chicago77 | September 15, 2010 12:45 PM

Democrat disenchantment with Obama failing to enact any of his campaign promises, the enthusiasm gap, low turnout in November make for a good possibility Christine O'Donnell will win going away in November. http://www.christine2010.com she announced as her website for donations as she was down to $20,000.

Posted by: mascmen7 | September 15, 2010 12:46 PM

I don't think she does, but that will be in spite of the efforts of the media to prop her up. By any objective measure this woman is nowhere near qualified to be a senator, and she holds views well outside the mainstream. Look for these inconvenient facts to be ignored or at least glossed over for the sake of "fairness" as this race is covered.

Hell, look at this article: rather than looking at her experience or views, the first thing the Post does is ask the readers "Can she win?" Well of course she _can_ win, anything is possible. And so it begins.

Posted by: g9fool | September 15, 2010 12:53 PM

The 100 year long campaign to return this country to the principles and concepts of the Country's Founding beings: 11/2/2010.
Posted by: 50Eagle | September 15, 2010 6:34 AM

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Nothing says "G-E-N-O-C-I-D-E" quite as loudly as these dogmatic fumings about a 100 year plan.

Posted by: htruman1 | September 15, 2010 1:10 PM

Tea baggers = theocrats masquerading as fiscal conservatives.

In the event that you're buying into crazy season I have one simple question for you: how do you expect O'Donnell to mend the federal budget when she can't even balance her own check book?

Posted by: htruman1 | September 15, 2010 1:15 PM

The election of O'Donnell and other tea bag people illustrates the lack of growth in the GOP. The tea bag class are all right wing nut Republicans. Moderates and people with common sense are excluded.

Delaware was ripe, for the in party upset. This woman is well know by the Delaware voters, and should best enjoy her 15 minutes of fame. Rightfully, this uneducated perennial candidate will be led to the door by the Delaware voters.

One has to question the intelligence of the Republican Party. First trying to pass Palin off as qualified, and now this woman who makes Palin look smart.

How can anyone ever trust or believe the Republican Party? Never.

Posted by: COWENS99 | September 15, 2010 1:19 PM

Let's see. Karl Rove and the entire DC based National Republican establishment wasted not a moment last night in eviscerating this woman. The Obama Regime and its MSM sycophants happily piled on with their own cock-sure blandishments of a certain Democratic victory in Delaware come this November.
It seems like all of Washington (in a rare display of bi-partisanship) is now laughing at pathetic Christine O'Donnell. Still, I admire the woman's spunk and genuinely like her odds in taking on the arrogant "DC Old Boys & Girls Club." This will be fun.
I say, let the campaign begin and we will see you in November, chumps.
And so it goes...
Posted by: pgould1 | September 15, 2010 10:33 AM


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You got it pgould1. It's you versus the 80% in this nation with some semblance of sanity.

Good luck with that! :-)

Posted by: htruman1 | September 15, 2010 1:20 PM

O'Donnell is yet more proof that Palin has coat tails.

Palin is the face of the Republican Party today, not the frothy-mouthed beached whale face that is Limbaugh's nor the lemonade sucking faces of Senators McConnell and Hatch. Move over angry white men and make room for the Palinistas.

Posted by: HillRat | September 15, 2010 1:35 PM

BIGSURMAC1 said:
With any intelligent logic whatsoever, O'Donald and the other Tag Bag extremists are not elecctable
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What is "intelligent logic", is there also an "unintelligent" logic?

In any case, since we are talking about logic, it is likely that some of the Tea party people WILL be elected. For instance Joe Miller is likely to be elected.

O'Donnell is a different case since Delaware is part of East coast USA and a somewhat moderate state where it might be hard to win for a Republican anyway.

You do not like the Tea party - fine. But you should not let your passion and your anger cloud your judgment.

Posted by: rjpal | September 15, 2010 1:42 PM

Yes, she can win. Stupidity could not be an electoral handicap in the state that sent Joe Biden to the Senate.

Posted by: MBP1 | September 15, 2010 1:44 PM

I'm a conservative. My Washington Times-reading brother, a right-wing Catholic, was surprised how conservative I am.

But I will not vote for someone who believes that an old book written by a few ancient men, and by old book I mean the old testament, should arbitrarily dictate how people live or how our country should be run.

Pick and choose good advice from the Old Testament, but don't tell me that God wrote it and we must live by every line in it.

Posted by: HookedOnThePost | September 15, 2010 1:45 PM

Actually President Obama has already enacted pretty near every single one of his campaign promises. You would never know it from a casual read of the allegedly liberal media -- and you would think he had enacted the Nuremberg Codes if you watch fux or listen to the right wing radio hacks.

this woman is beyond a joke.

Posted by: John1263 | September 15, 2010 2:17 PM

From the NY Times: Christine O’Donnell, the newly minted Delaware Senate nominee, offered no apologies on Wednesday for dispatching one of the party’s stars.
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So the NY Times wants her to apologize for winning? :)

Posted by: rjpal | September 15, 2010 3:45 PM

Anyone ever heard of Scott Brown? never say never.

Posted by: hokie92 | September 15, 2010 4:00 PM

MIBROOKS27: Who do you think is responsible for the outsourcing, Wall Street money abuses, etc. that you complain about? The very interests that finance the Teabaggers, & to whom pursuit of higher profit margins trumps all, the country be damned. Nice going, pal! By supporting Teabaggers who are financed by the very people you claim to despise--big business interests, Koch Bros, Wall street insiders,--you are voting against your own self-interest, under the guise of lower taxes & smaller govt, just because you're angry that there are no easy, quick, "magic bullet" solutions to the immense problems the country faces. Much the way a child throws a temper tantrum when they are unhappy. Or one who cuts off his nose to spite his face.
Wanna cut back on spending? Fine, let's stop giving earmarks to the corn & egg industries so they can promote high fructose corn syrup & tainted eggs. Or the oil industry (Koch Bros) that would like to be free of those pesky safety regs to rape our country at will.

Enjoy your "victory." Democrats are far from perfect, but they look pretty good when compared with the teabag revolution!

Posted by: nyskinsdiehard | September 15, 2010 4:07 PM

I don't thin Rush Limbargh is so dumb to support Ms. O'Donnel over Castle because the latter was too soft on Obama's new programs, if he knows O'Donnel has no chance to win in November.

Posted by: ypcchiu | September 15, 2010 4:31 PM


Why not ASK the Mike Castle?

He was the "MEDIA FAVORITE" and leading in all polls....

EXCEPT the one that COUNTS! lol

Posted by: chicago77 | September 15, 2010 4:31 PM

Can she win? Sure!!

WILL she win? That depends on the voters.

Grammer, gang. Grammer.

Posted by: joecct77 | September 15, 2010 5:44 PM

These teabaggers aren't politicians; they're celbrities. As such, that makes them feel that, as in Hollywood, truth is highly variable comodity whose manipulation IS the game.

Conservatives may despise Hollywood, but they've learned their lessons well,particular corporate media. The American electorate has already put one actor in office, snd the GOP has realized that reality is not so easy to establish.

But government isn't the ultimate reality show for its challenges are far too complex and lie outside what can be so easily manipulated.

Posted by: rogied25 | September 15, 2010 6:00 PM

Probably she will not win. But it would be foolish to count on it. Those on the left who think the Tea Party helps them are foolish. The President has already seen which way the wind is blowing. He knows he cannot run straight into it.

Posted by: dnjake | September 15, 2010 6:26 PM

since most of you can't vote for her...
lets all wait and find out on election day...

Posted by: DwightCollins | September 15, 2010 8:04 PM

The election of O'Donnell and other tea bag people illustrates the lack of growth in the GOP. The tea bag class are all right wing nut Republicans. Moderates and people with common sense are excluded.

Delaware was ripe, for the in party upset. This woman is well know by the Delaware voters, and should best enjoy her 15 minutes of fame. Rightfully, this uneducated perennial candidate will be led to the door by the Delaware voters.

One has to question the intelligence of the Republican Party. First trying to pass Palin off as qualified, and now this woman who makes Palin look smart.

How can anyone ever trust or believe the Republican Party? Never.

Posted by: COWENS99 | September 15, 2010 8:15 PM

The dim-bulb named GeorgeS2 is practicing an extreme case of selective perception. He seems oblivious to the FACT that Odepius (W) and his enablers created such a mess that it will take at leats a decade to clean up. Nevertheless, the typical American is uninformed and will, likely, vote for Repubnicans this fall. It will be the last gasp of a dying world-view. The Nativist/No-knowthing wing of the Wing-Nuts has alienated Hispanics and Asians, to go along with Blacks. So, who will support the crazies? Religious nuts, stupid, uneducated people, and bigots. In other words, Alabama.

Posted by: hmeagher | September 15, 2010 9:13 PM

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