Just ran across this from last Thursday. The Today Show with Chief Concern Troll, Meredith Vieira, and Republican Senator Jim DeMint.
But, but, but, Senator – I am sooo concerned about you and your party. 🙂
VIEIRA: But, but, but Senator, if you’re trying to help your party, your party would argue that you’re really hurting the party. That these kinds of candidates cannot win general elections.
DEMINT: Well the important thing to me, first, is to save our country. It’s really that critical. That these trivial political labels do not mean as much right now when we’re fighting for the survival versus the bankruptcy of our country. And I think the American people in Delaware, all over the country, want to see that sense of urgency from the people who represent them in Washington. They’re not concerned whether the Republicans get the majority or not, they want people in Washington who understand that balancing the checkbook is not an extreme idea. So-
VIEIRA: But practically speaking, do you believe that these candidates can win in November?
DEMINT: Well Meredith, they told me Marco Rubio couldn’t win. And he is blowing it away in Florida because he’s telling people the truth. And they said the same thing about Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania and Rand Paul in Kentucky. They’re well ahead in, in the polls because people want a change in Washington. And, and you really can’t change Washington unless you change the people who are here. And so I think that’s what you saw in Delaware, people are looking at what these candidates are going to do when they get to Washington, and they’re ready to throw out the bums and bring in new folks. And I think we’re gonna do that in November.
Tea Party victory in Delaware
And who is whining? I just learned something about Karl Rove. He is mud-slinging the People’s Choice for a republican candidate. I was shocked at this. What he just said here tells us where Castle got his negative talking points against Christine. I should have known, but I guess I didn’t notice as long as we were somewhat on the same side. (Oh, boy – wake up!) What the hey is he talking about “in the bushes?” That is so silly. Rove sounds like a democrat smear machine. I read something yesterday about Christine being “homeless” and being in a financial mess. Well, we are all going to be homeless and broke very soon if we keep electing the likes of Mike Castle, who acted as a enabler for all the spending measures the democrats put forward.
Has anybody checked to see what kind of house Mike Cap and Tax Castle has? How much money does he have in the bank after basically living off the taxpayers for 9 terms? Who has been financing him so that he has had no financial problems? I believe the SEIU and various other special interests. Is Castle one of the “fat cats?” I’ll bet Karl Rove is a fat cat, too. Neither one of them will be living in the car any time soon.
I heard Christine referred to several times this morning as “that woman.” I am beginning to see a pattern here. I guess she better brace for the Sarah Palin treatment. But from the republicans? Well, yes, I see it now, the “leaks” within the McCain campaign about Sarah’s clothes, et cetera, from those within the party who clearly did not have her best interests at heart.
I think Christine O’Donnell can win. They said she couldn’t win the primary. Wrong. But I would rather have a democrat in that seat than someone like Castle, hands down. At least then it would be a clear democrat vote and not a shady so-called bi-partisan vote.
Now I am hearing the republican party is not going to support Christine O’Donnell. Well, they didn’t support her for the primary and she won. She can win the general without them.
Karl Rove and the republicans better get on board. The Tea Party isn’t even a party in an organized sense, but it will be if the republicans turn against the Tea Party candidates. Every time they declare things like that they are not going to fund or support the chosen candidates, the stronger the Tea Party gets.
Congratulations, Christine. Onward and Upward.