Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Christine O'Donnell Wins Delaware Primary, And It's Politics As Usual From Inside The Beltway


Tea Party Candidate Christine O'Donnell has won the much discussed Republican Primary in Delaware. I don't know much about Christine O'Donnell, but as a person who wishes to see the majority taken out of the hands of the Progs I will gladly support her. I might even donate to her campaign.

I wish I could say as much for the National Republican Senatorial Committee which, according to a report that aired within the last hour on Fox News, will not be offering support to Miss O'Donnell in her general election campaign.

From what I've heard, O'Donnell has had some shaky personal finances and has made a few "misstatements." I can't fault her for that; I too have had some financial issues in my life, and I believe strongly that she is correct in her statements that one can learn from such mistakes and become a better person for it. And anyone who knows me will tell you I've said a stupid thing or more in my life, and those who really know me will tell you I learn from each of these situations and become a better man for my experience.

Therein, in my humble opinion, the National Republican Senatorial Committee has proven that they are more interested in their own self interests than in the best interests of America.

22 comments:

Just a conservative girl said...

My issues with her, is that I have seen quite a few things about her and her relationship with the truth. I could easily be wrong, but some of her "mis-statements" seem like outright lies to me.

I don't think that there was a good option in that state. They both sucked.

Pedaling said...

so many races, and I must admit, I haven't been following this one.

but, I really liked your words in this post.
I say so many stupid things-and learn from them as well; slowly becoming better and better.
glad to know I'm in good company!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Dump the RINOs is a great idea. Now if it only worked in Arizona ... Huh Soloman?

Candle said...

I like her, I've been listening to her all day. I was sort of on the fence when I heard some of the charges, but you know what, she ain't no charlie rangle, and if she votes the way she talks she'll be a huge help to the country. It doesn't hurt that she's cute (duck!).

The Conservative Lady said...

It burns me up that the "ruling class" elitist Republicans are treating O'Donnell this way. They want the seats and she's the candidate...then back her. They're more interested in their power than the cause. We must get rid of the RINOs and thank goodness we are finally getting down to business.

LL said...

The people spoke.

They didn't want the RINO.

RINO's need to pay attention to this because the movement is growing. I don't know if O'Donnell is the perfect candidate - but she won the primary, which means that the "mainstream" Republicans have a choice in November. They can vote for O'Donnell, they can become Democrats and support the ObamaNation - or they can stay home and support the ObamaNation.

Candle said...

LL, I like how she's talking and if she votes in like manner, I'll be happy. As for lying about her college degree - she DID THE WORK. She earned the degree and obviously couldn't afford to pay for it. I'm not sure if this is that big of a deal. I didn't pay my student loans back for 15 years :) I made payments though, when I could...

Teresa said...

"I can't fault her for that; I too have had some financial issues in my life, and I believe strongly that she is correct in her statements that one can learn from such mistakes and become a better person for it. And anyone who knows me will tell you I've said a stupid thing or more in my life, and those who really know me will tell you I learn from each of these situations and become a better man for my experience."

I totally agree Soloman. I have had financial issues in my life as well and said stupid things before so I don't see her statements or her past as being a "big" deal. She isn't a RINO and I am happy to support her. Mistakes and struggles builds character.

commoncents said...

We have several of her videos including her victory speech posted now on Common Cents...

http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

The_Kid said...

And who's the better candidate? Someone who knows and cares about America or some lawyer, or commie sympathizer, or in it for themselves, rino.

We need people who care about America and Americans. The rest will fall into place.

Z said...

Well, Soloman, by now it's a week later and BOY, has it been politics as usual for REPUBLICAN WOMEN! ATTACK ! ATTACK !
I've got to say Michael Steele's hanging in there with her...I always thought he was bucking the elitists and he's NOW showing his true colors (so to speak :-)

xx

Soloman said...

Hi Z... and all...

Yes, it has been a week, and what a week it has been!!

I just put up a post that gives great perspective to the Christine O'Donnell debate in the media and amongst the political ruling elites, courtesy of MSNBC and a little bit of British humor...

Soloman said...

JACG -

my thoughts on your thoughts..

All we ask of our representatives in Congress is to vote the way we ask them to vote.

I agree there are questions about her past, but what we need to be most concerned about is what will she do from this point forward.

And as I said... I have had my own personal trials and tribulations. I believe in redemption, and maybe this is her opportunity to prove what she's really made of.

That, and the fact that we really do need to rally around the better candidate - and her opponent is a self-proclaimed Marxist.

Soloman said...

Pedaling...

good company, indeed. We all make mistakes; it's those of us who learn from them and become better for it who make a difference.

Soloman said...

Odie -

Looks like in Arizona, we ended up with one well known RINO, and one somewhat undercover RINO in Hayworth...

This state is funny like that, though.. for as Libertarian as many of our laws are, we elected schmucks like Janet Napolitano as governor...

Soloman said...

Candle -

agreed - if she votes the way she talks, we'll be in great shape.

Hey.. in case you didn't see - Fuzzy's back!

Soloman said...

TCL -

I don't know if you saw Hannity tonight, but there was an interesting point brought forward about how the conservative base always capitulates to the RINO's, but never the other way around.

This time needs to be different...

Soloman said...

LL -

You pretty much laid out exactly what choices are this year. RINO's are going to have to make a choice this year, and the way the nation's headed under Obama, they'd better make the right choice.

Soloman said...

Teresa -

Think about all the things WE (the right) knew about Obama that the MSM and the left were willing to ignore or forgive...

Compared to this woman's issues.. really??

Soloman said...

Kid -

Exactly.. and in this case, Delaware's choice is a young lady who has made a few mistakes, or a self-proclaimed Marxist.

ExOran said...

I'm glad to see she lost the race. There's a surprisingly big movement, as of late, toward the intermingling of religion and government. Our country has enough problems on our plate right now; the last thing we need is someone trying to bring the bible into public affairs and, worse, legislation.

It also doesn't help that her knowledge of government and the constitution, for that matter, is roughly on par with any random person you'd meet on the street. I'm tired of these Tea Party candidates who garner support solely on their allegedly wholesome family values (which are arguable in the first place), and not on any semblance of intelligence or know-how.

Soloman said...

ExOran,

I would like to see hard, honest evidence of your claim that "There's a surprisingly big movement, as of late, toward the intermingling of religion and government." And please - no offense, but articles from Huffington Post or clips from Rachel Maddow's show are not

I might agree if you were to say that many people of faith - and therefore religious - have stepped forward and run for political positions.

However, this does not at all equal an attempt to infuse religion or The Bible into politics.

And regarding O'Donnell's understanding of The Constitution, she actually understands the document better than Chris Coons.

She was absolutely correct that there is no statement of "Separation of Church and State," and there truly is not such a concept.

Actually, Christine O'Donnell has more understanding of The Constitution than does Barack Obama, given that Obama believes people who are not legally living within our borders should not be asked for identification when asked by law enforcement officials.

Final thought - Tea Party candidates did not base their candidacies on "family values." They based their campaigns on fiscal responsibility.

There is truth that when asked, Tea Party candidates answered reporters questions honestly, and that many of them do have values that you may take issue with.

Ultimately, I think it's foolish for any person in politics to push their own social beliefs on others. I do think there is a need for legal definitions about abortion, gay marriage and other concerns... but were I running for office, I would not put my social beliefs out there as reason to elect me.

The reason to elect people to office should be their understanding of The Constitution and how they would govern within its restrictions.

Nothing more, nothing less.