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Christine O'Donnell raises $972,000 in 24 hours.
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Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2010-09-16 00:44|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [481 views ]  Top

#1 The internet routes around failed links, and the Tea Party is the Internet Party and the GOP is the failed link.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2010-09-16 07:44||   2010-09-16 07:44|| Front Page Top

Are you paying attention Krauthammer, Rove, and Steele?
Posted by Parabellum 2010-09-16 08:15||  2010-09-16 08:15|| Front Page Top

#3 The days of the big party are over with the rise of the internet and blogs. Listen up RNC.

WE are the party.
WE are the grassroots.
WE will determine our own future.

Now either help us or go the way of the dodo.
Posted by DarthVader 2010-09-16 08:42||   2010-09-16 08:42|| Front Page Top

#4 The ship is turning here. First, the supreme court judge that said Koran burning was not free speech recanted his comments. At first blush no big deal. But looking closer it seems the typical answers they give, based on political leaning and not law, are getting blasted and the court realizes they are out there. I do hope this to be the case. We will see as SB 1070 heads to the SC.
This O’Donnell reaction is two fold. The Republican party in Delaware has spoken. The national party told them to get fucked. What the national party really said was,” Follow us and vote, but your vote does not count because you can only vote for who we want or we will cut the party’s funding.” The old cronies running the party are more than willing to lose a seat before they listen to the people of their own party. Simply amazing. Now once they realize what happened they are back peddling. It was made clear, even to the loons at MSNBC, that the party is in the middle of its own little civil war. The old guard, Rove and his cronies, have got to go. The proof of this is the radical outpouring of cash to her campaign yesterday. The people have spoken. In the biggest recession in 60 years she raised a million dollars in 24 hours. Take note Washington, the game is changing.
I have sent a letter to the republican leaders in my state. I informed them that they need to publicly support her, help her with the campaign by speaking out for her in the media and supporting her with fundraisers. I told them that if they stuck by the old guard and remained passive that our family will vote democrat against them in the next elections no matter who runs.
Posted by 49 Pan 2010-09-16 10:10||   2010-09-16 10:10|| Front Page Top

#5 Right about now the collective political class’s sphincter is so tight it could crush a peach pit.
Posted by DepotGuy 2010-09-16 10:17||   2010-09-16 10:17|| Front Page Top

#6 Question: Is it just Christine O'Donnell or is the whole Tea Party against masturbation? I need to know because that's my main hobby.
Posted by Penguin 2010-09-16 10:24||   2010-09-16 10:24|| Front Page Top

As a self-appointed spokesman for the Tea Party movement, I say go for it, Penguin.
Posted by Parabellum 2010-09-16 10:43||  2010-09-16 10:43|| Front Page Top

#8 I think you're safe.
Posted by Rob Crawford 2010-09-16 10:45||   2010-09-16 10:45|| Front Page Top

#9 DepotGuy, it could be worse for them. However, given the historical record of those in power doing just about anything, no matter how stupid, to hang on to it, the worse for them can not be precluded.
Posted by Procopius2k 2010-09-16 10:54||   2010-09-16 10:54|| Front Page Top

#10 Hey, at least it's sex with someone I love.
Posted by Penguin 2010-09-16 11:31||   2010-09-16 11:31|| Front Page Top

#11 #10 Hey, at least it's sex with someone I love.
Posted by: Penguin 2010-09-16 11:31

They say if you do it long enough, you'll go blind. I just did it until I needed glasses.
Posted by WolfDog 2010-09-16 11:42||   2010-09-16 11:42|| Front Page Top

#12 Hmm... The Rantburg Defender-Scimitar also comes in Braille right? Just checking....

Posted by CrazyFool 2010-09-16 12:40||   2010-09-16 12:40|| Front Page Top

#13 Tancredo, Crist, and possibly Castle and Murkowski, does anyone doubt that the Mainstream Republican elders have more entitlement than service in their personal ethos?
When the people tell them they are done, they balk, hardly a servants attitude. The Castle dismissal is a healthy wakeup to entrenched Republicans who have drifted into cooperation over commitment, and preservation over principle.
I'm not abandoning the Republican Party, in fact I see this as very healthy and long overdue, returning the party to a more genuine conservative perspective.
Posted by NoMoreBS 2010-09-16 12:55||   2010-09-16 12:55|| Front Page Top

#14 Please clarify for me - I thought Tom Tancredo was fairly conservative - was that just a marketing ploy some yrs ago when he was more in the lime light? I thought he was one of the few that was really against illegal immigration, etc.
Posted by Broadhead6 2010-09-16 13:27||   2010-09-16 13:27|| Front Page Top

#15 BH6: He's running as a spoiler in Colorado.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2010-09-16 13:49||   2010-09-16 13:49|| Front Page Top

#16 O'Donell hit 101% of $1,000,000 on her own website plus so far has $151,00 ($280,000/goal) coming from DeMints "Take America Back" website.

She also has $42,000 in chump change coming from the RSC. Send it back and tell them to deposit it in a place where the sun don't shine.
Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2010-09-16 14:03||   2010-09-16 14:03|| Front Page Top

#17 She is up to 107% She is making close to $70000 an hour. She can tell the RSNC to stuff it.

She might not get elected but she will force the DNC to burn cash on Harry's pet.

Posted by Skunky Glins****  2010-09-16 15:41||   2010-09-16 15:41|| Front Page Top

#18 88% of recalibrated goal of $1,250,000, Now she could pay off her $90,000 house.
Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2010-09-16 16:14||   2010-09-16 16:14|| Front Page Top

#19 OK I looked at her website. What exactly does she stand for? Or do tea party candidates not need ANY kind of info about them?
Posted by European Conservative 2010-09-16 18:38||   2010-09-16 18:38|| Front Page Top

#20 Arise, arise, Riders of Theoden! Fell deeds awake: fire and slaughter! spear shall be shaken, shield be splintered, a sword-day, a red day, ere the sun rises! Ride now, ride now! Ride to Washington!

C-Span Women of Middle Earth conference featuring Shield-maiden Christine O'Donnell
Posted by Théoden  2010-09-16 19:03||   2010-09-16 19:03|| Front Page Top

#21 European Conservative:

Best way to understand it is like this. Republican voters have been voting all along for candidates who promise lower taxes and smaller government. But once those candidates get elected they never deliver. The voters are now completely, utterly and irredeemably feed up and will vote for anyone who might actually make good on those promises. That's the Tea Party. They are not slick, polished pros. They are not looking for perfect. They are looking for anyone willing to go to Washington and start dismantling the damn thing.
Posted by Iblis 2010-09-16 19:45||   2010-09-16 19:45|| Front Page Top

#22 "Is it just Christine O'Donnell or is the whole Tea Party against masturbation?"

The fact that the left is dredging up things like that old video proves they're desperate. What does her thinking 20 years ago (or even now) on such a subject have to do with being a Senator? Are they implying the Senate will pass some sort of bill banning the behaviour? They won't, but even if they did, how would anyone know you're doing it? (Penguin excepted, of course. ;-p )

The Dems and the MSM (but I repeat myself) are pathetic. The only thing sane voters (I admit that leaves out the Dems) should care about is whether a candidate is for less spending and smaller government. Is far as I can tell, O'Donnell is.
Posted by Barbara Skolaut 2010-09-16 19:48||   2010-09-16 19:48|| Front Page Top

#23 What does her thinking 20 years ago (or even now) on such a subject have to do with being a Senator?

Because that's how the left thinks and does. Severe case of arrested adolescent development. It's inconceivable to them that someone may actually mature and think and act like an adult. That's why they see racism as the answer for anything that appears to oppose their will.
Posted by Procopius2k 2010-09-16 20:45||   2010-09-16 20:45|| Front Page Top

#24 America has been on a 50 year self-destructive kamikaze suicide trip thanks to liberal democrats and RINOs. Time to change it around.
Posted by JohnQC 2010-09-16 22:10||   2010-09-16 22:10|| Front Page Top

#25 @Iblis

I understand that. But still I'd expect a bit more than a photo an a donation button.

And when I google her I'd expect a bit more than this:

"The Bible says that lust in your heart is committing adultery. You can't masturbate without lust!"

Seriously folks. We do live in the 21st century. This sounds like a Christian Taliban.
Posted by European Conservative 2010-09-16 22:24||   2010-09-16 22:24|| Front Page Top

#26 Anyone whose been unfortunate enough to be in the Primate house at the Zoo at the wrong time would not contemplate that was lust in the critters hands. More like something to do with the lower brain stem group. Which for some members of the higher primates is probably just the same.
Posted by Procopius2k 2010-09-16 22:40||   2010-09-16 22:40|| Front Page Top

#27 I'm far more interested in O'Donnell's views on the Commerce Clause than Having One Off The Wrist. The other side seems far more interested in her views on the latter topic. That seems to sum up the problem right there.

As for a Christian Taliban, call me when someone proposes lopping off the hand that feeds the happy sock. Till then I'm not going to lose any sleep over it.
Posted by Iblis 2010-09-16 22:56||   2010-09-16 22:56|| Front Page Top

#28 EC: Seriously folks. We do live in the 21st century. This sounds like a Christian Taliban.

What I found objectionable about the Taliban wasn't that they were prudes, or even that they exhorted everyone to be just as prudish as they were. What made them so objectionable was that they tortured and killed both people who weren't as prudish as they were, as well as people who criticized them for being prudes. The difference between libertines and O'Donnell is that they are on opposite sides - one preaches that masturbation and casual sex are good, whereas O'Donnell preaches that restraint of our appetites is what makes us better than animals. Like the Nazis, the Taliban went from exhortation to mass murder. Why is EC unable to see this? Perhaps it's a way of diminishing the crimes of the Taliban, if O'Donnell is just as bad as the Taliban, how was Talibanism such a bad thing?
Posted by Zhang Fei 2010-09-16 23:23||  2010-09-16 23:23|| Front Page Top

#29 Sorry, but a Senator gets to vote on many issues, not just on Commerce Clauses.

She may have to vote on issues like AIDS programs ad the like, so it's not trivial whether she'd just recommend abstinence instead.

But I have no idea who she is because she doesn't think she should tell on her website.

That's pushing cherished non-professionalism a bit far imho.
Posted by European Conservative 2010-09-16 23:25||   2010-09-16 23:25|| Front Page Top

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