September 15, 2010

The G.O.P. Is Getting Exactly…

what it deserves, and does not like it. Oh, well.

In one of the most stunning results of the midterm season, marketing consultant Christine O’Donnell, backed with endorsements from tea party activists and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, became the latest “outsider” candidate to knock off an establishment-backed Republican by defeating Rep. Michael N. Castle in Delaware’s Senate primary.


The biggest shock, on a night when the District and seven states held primaries, came in Delaware. Once considered an underfunded fringe candidate with no chance to win, Ms. O’Donnell prevailed with 53 percent of the vote, compared with 47 percent for Mr. Castle.

“The common-sense men and women of Delaware are tired of the ’same old’ coming out of Washington. They don’t want more of the same,” Ms. O’Donnell told a crowd of exhilarated supporters. “Well, we are not more of the same.”

Her win follows an almost equally unforeseen victory last month for tea party favorite Joe Miller in the Alaska Senate primary, ousting GOP incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who has not yet ruled out a write-in bid. Mr. Castle, a nine-term House member and former governor who was re-elected two years ago with 61 percent of the vote, was considered a heavy favorite to win the GOP primary for the seat formerly held by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

The result could have major implications for GOP hopes of recapturing the Senate, as a Delaware race considered a near sure bet under Mr. Castle could be much tougher to win with the lesser-known, polarizing Ms. O’Donnell.

(emphasis mine)

Well, business-as-usual Republicans, this is the sort of thing that happens when the people — the very conservatives who put you in office to begin with and then watched as you sold them out with the same “all politics, all the time” approach to governance we expect from the Democrats — become sick and tired of being ignored by a bunch of self seeking political parasites who have forgotten that the folks on the Hill work for the people, not the other way around.

You see, most of us don’t trust you anymore. When you had the majorities in the House and Senate, you frittered them away, the result being an anti-Constitution, runaway leftist government.

Even now, with the Democrats in serious trouble where the November midterm elections are concerned, we have the most powerful Republican in the House of Representatives demonstrating his party’s lack of resolve to do right by conservatives, hell, by the American people as a whole, and, despite the opportunity to do so, performing, eloquently, the Kiss of Shame on the Obama White House.

Let them yell that those conservatives and Republican voters who vote out the G.O.P. incumbents are not being “team players” if they want, but they’re wrong: The folks who vote for the Republican upstarts rather than their incumbent opponents are very much team players, they aren’t playing on the G.O.P.’s pitiful “politics first” team, for sure: They are playing on Team America.

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2 Responses to “The G.O.P. Is Getting Exactly…”

  1. Always On Watch Says:

    RINO’s may well be on their way out! :)

  2. Seth Says:

    AOW –

    The incumbent RINOS and the politics-first old boy networkers in the GOP are certainly worried. They finally see the writing on the proverbial wall. :-)