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September 14, 2010

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Threadkiller

--"We paid about half a dozen loyal Democrats over $100,000 a piece to figure out ways to teach 250 guys how to scrub their tackle."--

And to think Barney Frank would have done it for free.

centralcal

Ha ha ha - Threadkiller!!

Barbara

Threadkiller -

LOL!!!

Pagar

State after state gets waiver from the DOJ so that they won't have to get military ballots out in time for them to be returned to be counted in Nov. Few Americans seem to care.

New York has some voting delays/problems.
A Royal Screw-Up’/a>.
Americans troop votes aren't important.

Bill in AZ sez it's time for Zero to resign

All of this "O'Donnell is a trainwreck, nutty", etc, is the same playbook they used here in AZ. The dems, the media (but I repeat myself), the RINOs (there I go again) all slide little things into the narrative, get them repeated frequently, and they become conventional wisdom.

There was nothing really wrong with JD Hayworth, but by the time McAmnesty and "My Friends" spent their $24M+, it was conventional wisdom that JD was unelectable, had too much baggage, would struggle against a no name dem, etc. Even hardcore conservative bloggers would mention JD's "baggage". When pushed for specifics and why it was a problem, you couldn't get anything other than the same vague bullshit you got from the media.

Had JD won, he would be polling a landslide over anyone else in the race. McAmnesty is polling worse than JD would have because he has pissed off so many people. I won't vote for him in November. I don't want his slime or his money screwing up another election in 2 years. It's unlikely he'll lose in November, especially if Meghan and Johnny both keep their yaps shut, but there is an Independent in the race who looks better than McAmnesty.

Vote for O'Donnell. She doesn't have the $24M headwind of presidential campaign funds that JD was up against. She, at least, has a chance. Once she is the candidate, the polls will come around.

Dave (in MA)

Jane, I ended up pulling an R so I could write in McKenna to go up against Marsha Marsha. I guess it was the right thing to do because while I was standing in line at the sub shop afterwards I noticed I had a pair of Geithner $20s - the first Timmybucks I've come across in 18 months of looking. Now where's my red pen?

Danube of Thought

I'm really looking forward to the Breitbart tape. He tends not to disappoint in such matters.

Pagar

In my journey around the blogs today it seems like an awful lot of anger being displayed against Republican women. Take a look at the last sentence of the 1st comment in this Gateway Pundit Post about O'Donnell.

Just change the name to which ever Republican female candidate you want and people will be saying it. Many of whom claim to be conservative.

Rob Crawford

But, DoT, no doubt we'll be treated to endless lectures about how the tape is out of context, etc. What the pol *REALLY* meant by "give me the cash" was for someone to pass her the soundtrack from "I Walk the Line".

Janet

Here are the live primary results from Politico.

Clarice

Maybe it's Marcia Fudge..Heh..More likely it's Pelosi or Kaptur..Someone with more stature..

When I last looked--some time ago. The turnout in DE was light.

 Ann

I will put my two cents in before the elections results tonight.

WE HAVE BEEN SOLD THIS BILL OF GOODS BEFORE.

Jumping Jim Jeffords
Arlen Specter
Charlie Crist
Olympia Snowe
Susan Collins
John McCain

I would vote for O'Donnell.

If Mike Castle wins in November, I give him a month before he switches parties.

I am also a little tired of conservative woman that are pretty getting the "She is crazy nuts carp".

Clarice

Well, here we go:

O'Donnell Takes Early Lead
Pundit Press ^ | 9/14/10


With less than 1% of the vote in, Christine O'Donnell has taken an early lead in the Delaware Senate race. According to the votes in so far, it looks like a fairly large lead. O'Donnell was endorsed by Jim Demint and Sarah Palin.

With .6% in:

jimmyk

New York has some voting delays/problems.

The laugh line in the article is this: "The system is New York’s attempt to comply with the federal Help America Vote Act."

One of the three great lies: "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help you."

I voted in NY, and while there were no major delays, I don't like the new "mark and scan" system at all. First, there's not as much privacy as the old voting booth, as there are election workers practically looking over your shoulder at ever step. Second, more important, there is no way to tell whether the scanner registers your vote accurately or not. I would have thought after the scan it would show on the screen "You've voted for .... Is that correct? Hit "yes" to confirm." But all it does is say "Thank you for voting." Who knows whether your marks were picked up accurately.

narciso

You said it Ann, how many times do we have to see this movie, to come to this conclusion, you can add Lincoln Chafee to this crew, still
causing trouble in Rhode Island, as an
independent, and well you know aboutVoinovich in your neck of the woods, Voting for the Disclose Act was a particular kick in the teeth to the tea parties For what it's worth she's ahead now, with 8% of the vote reporting

anduril

If this bitch win, the Tea Party is doomed.

Hmmmm. They're talking about her as if she were a dog.

Clarice

Here's the official site..Good luck getting on it.
http://elections.delaware.gov/results/html/election.shtml

Rick Ballard

She's up 56/44 with 22% counted.

Clarice

With about 1/3 of the votes in, she's leading by 11 percent.
55-44

bunky

She is killing castle.

Jane

I guess it was the right thing to do because while I was standing in line at the sub shop afterwards I noticed I had a pair of Geithner $20s - the first Timmybucks I've come across in 18 months of looking. Now where's my red pen?

I just found out last weekend we are supposed to write "tax cheat" on all Geithner bills. Where have I been?

Clarice

(it was 37% of the districts counted when she was leading by 11%)

Clarice

Voter turnout4% of Dems
12% of the Reps

Jane

Voter turnout4% of Dems
12% of the Reps

That's great!

Clarice

Isn't it? You'd expect if the Reps were so desperate to keep Castle, they'd have turned out in droves.

You' expect a little more enthusiasm for the Dems in a state where they are so much larger a portion of the registered voters.

bunky

Clarice: there were no big Dem primaries in DE today. Only statewide was Treasurer.

 Ann

My go to guy on election results just twitted:

I'm truly shocked...say hello to #DESEN GOP nominee Christine O'Donnell.

Now we all need to get behind her, today!

anduril

Voter turnout4% of Dems
12% of the Reps

That's great!

The Dem is unopposed.

While Republicans brawled, New Castle County Executive Chris Coons coasted to the Democratic nomination without opposition. Biden resigned the seat in early 2009, and his successor, Democratic Sen. Ted Kaufman, pledged not to run for a full term.

You'd expect if the Reps were so desperate to keep Castle, they'd have turned out in droves.

Or, likewise, if they were so desperate to dump him...

Dave (in MA)

In my D-heavy area, I saw mostly R ballots being carried in and out of the booths tonight.

centralcal

Jane and Clarice - thanks for the data so far. However, in a state like DE, we need to know the way the Independents are leaning. Are they allowed to vote in primaries - stupid question (?), don't know how it works there.

If O'Donnell wins this, and wins rather significantly, there are a lot of right bloggers, NRO and WS, Rush, Levin, et al. who have been hurling names at each other and will have to find a way to mend fences fast.

Publius from Idaho

You would think that 10 years after Gore v. Bush we would have developed a reliable voting mechanism.

It took less time to get a man on the moon.

Makes me think the Dems just like it better this way.

Janet

You said it Ann,
Dittos

pagar

"She is "
Castle did it to himself.

How many times do we have to read "If elected, Castle would join Republican Sens Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine as a Republican that Obama and Dems would be able to reach out to and work with, especially on social issues"

I don't see why we would want a single Republican that Obama and the Dems can work with on destroying this nation.

Clarice

42% of vote in.

UNITED STATES SENATOR

136 of 325 Districts Reported

REPUBLICAN PARTY
MICHAEL N. CASTLE 45 . 4 %
CHRISTINE O’DONNELL 54 . 6 %

 Ann

I was so excited I have no idea where I got twitted. LOL

I know, I know, it's those blond hairs.

Clarice

I understand that it's not easy to get people to turn out for uncontested primaries, but pros try to do it anyway to build up for the general.

Clarice

Here's theLatest at 66% of the vote

(it goes machine votes, then absentee votes, then total votes, then percentage)

215 of 325 Districts Reported

REPUBLICAN PARTY
MICHAEL N. CASTLE-—17738—575—18313-—45 . 4 %
CHRISTINE O’DONNELL-21492—514—22006-—54 . 6 %

Clarice

With 75% of the vote tallied, O'Donnell has 53.9 % of the vote.

bunky

Congrats to her and all her supporters.

Clarice

81% of the vote in.

O’Donnell 54.0
Castle 46.0

Good sport, bunky..

centralcal

Facinating, Clarice.

I keep coming back to your link earlier today to Legal Insurrection and his deadly accurate "nuts and sluts" comments about conservative women and how both our opponents and our entrenched pols try to destroy them.

DebinNC

I don't see why we would want a single Republican that Obama and the Dems can work with on destroying this nation.

Amen, pagar.

Castle refusing to debate O'Donnell is enough not to vote for him imo. I'd love to see a list by party of similar debate-refusers.

Elliott

Queen takes Castle.

bunky

Clarice: start reading the local Gannett garbage for the next 7 weeks at Delawareonline.com. It won't be fair. It's really the only state-wide paper.

Clarice

Now 85% of the ballots counted.

O’Donnell still at 54%

Jay8

The prospect of white doctors performing a trial with black teenage girls summoned the specter of the Tuskegee syphilis experiment of the mid-20th century, when white doctors let hundreds of black men go untreated to study the disease.

Exhibit A why nothing can get done in this country.
There were no "experiments" being proposed here, but no matter Mi'chelle was there putting that 300K salary to good use ensuring some teenagers ended up with HPV.

Jane

They just called it for O'Donnell

Dave (in MA)

Kooky chick FTW

centralcal

Just hearing it now on FNC, Jane.

Oh boy. Tomorrow's righty pundits are gonna be interesting reading with my morning coffee!

Clarice

Yippee..I hope.

narciso

She really is uncommonly stupid, the Royal Consort I mean, the scandal of Tuskegee was
that they refused to treat, not that they did

Clarice

Elliott!!

centralcal

You know, Clarice, I am withholding my Woo Hoos, too. She still has to win in the general.

However, even if she is (as claimed by some) one of the "nuts," as long as she votes correctly, I am good with it. I mean, look at the many insane folks on the Dem side and they always vote the liberal agenda.

Besides . . . she can always be voted out in the future if she is a nut. Castle was a guaranteed vote for the liberal agenda. Glad to see him outta there.

Porchlight
My go to guy on election results just twitted:

I'm truly shocked...say hello to #DESEN GOP nominee Christine O'Donnell.

If he's shocked, he hasn't been paying attention. I think it's been pretty clear a couple of days that O'Donnell would win. Even Allahpundit was taking it as a given today.

I think her strong performance tonight means she has a shot in the general. Maybe not that great a shot. But this is not a normal year.

See ya, Castle.

Clarice

bunky--your assignment is to start a blog that can reach out to the 80,000 DE voters. I know you can do it. Start with the fact that the WH website misspelled the name of your great state..riff into the $1 per voter you paid to teach African men to wash themselves after sex..take it from there.

Porchlight

Castle was a guaranteed vote for the liberal agenda. Glad to see him outta there.

Not only that, he was in for life if he won the general. And I think there was a good chance he'd jump to the Dems anyway.

bunky

Clarice: can't do it bec of job but believe me, there ain't a Delawarean that isnt going to be following this race.

 Ann

The tea party should be very proud this evening!

narciso: Palin Effect strikes again!!!

I have been thinking about being in the shoes of a democrat tonight. The fact that the public is so mad that they would turn against an incumbent (four decades) republican AGAIN should have them deficating in their hats.

jean

National Review might feel badly when what they have written is used in Dem. adds against O'Donnell

Melinda Romanoff

On Hannity, McCarthy just said, "More people believe Elvis is alive than believe the stimulus bill created A job."

Heh.

Pagar

An example of why Obama can't be stopped if RINOs are left in Congress.

"Two Republican senators, George V. Voinovich of Ohio and George LeMieux of Florida, joined Democrats in clearing a procedural hurdle for the bill by a vote of 61 to 37".

narciso

And the WS really stunk it up too, then again Castle was getting advice from Murkowski's camp, talk about the blind leading the blind.

Clarice

Watching Voinovich's performance during the Bolton hearings was stomach churning.Pin head.

Danube of Thought

Hope she wins in November. If she does, I'll announce that I was wrong. If she doesn't, it will surely be a missed opportunity to get a Dem seat in the Senate.

Jane

I am so into the "Young Guns".

bunky

Rove pissed.

MayBee

I am so into the "Young Guns".

Me too, Jane. Hawt.

Extraneus

Good point jean.

Rush came out very big for O'Donnell today, even attempting to supplant the Buckley rule with a new Limbaugh rule:

In an election year when voters are fed up with liberalism and socialism, when voters are clearly frightened of where the hell the country is headed, vote for the most conservative Republican in the primary, period.
narciso

I'm a little surprised that LeMieux would go for it, he seemed to be the sensible one, for a while. Voinivich was intimidated by the stache, what can we say.

Melinda Romanoff

Jane-

That was a great line up, wasn't it? Paul Ryan lulls me right out of my seat.

daddy

Haven't read the thread and am probably OT but...

Lisa Murkowski just sent out an e-mail wherein she tells us that "the Alaskan Republican Party was hijacked by the Tea Party Express, an outside extremist group." She said she'll decide by Friday if she's going to run as a Write-In Candidate. She will.

Here's her full ">http://alaskadispatch.com/blogs/political-animal/6807-murkowski-to-announce-write-in-decision-friday"> e-mail which unsurprisingly, when read in the ">http://community.adn.com/adn/node/153148"> ADN or other AP stories available via Google, is not quoted in it's entirety, and is changed in the emphasis paragraphs so as to show that not "the Alaskan Republican Party", but the "Republican primary" was highjacked by "the Tea Party Express, an outsider extremist group." She never said that, but readers reading that are lead to conclude that the Primary process was highjacked, thus the Alaskan Primary vote was illegitimate, and she therefore is excused for staying in the race because she's still the true Republican, not Joe Miller.

She also tells us in the e-mail "... after meeting with the Libertarian candidate last week and considering that option, I cannot in good conscience seek the Libertarian nomination.... I will not wrap myself in the flag of another political party for the sake of election at any cost."

Then she flings out this whopper: "I recognize that not seeking the Libertarian's position on the ballot leaves me with the more difficult task of running a write-in campaign should I decide to continue in the race."

She absolutely did seek the LIbertarian position on the Ballot, but the combined council of the Alaskan Libertarian Party told her to pound sand and unanimously voted to not let her run as their candidate, regardless what their chosen Libertarian Candidate said, and even he ultimately refused to step aside for her which he couldn't do anyway. So what you are reading in that sentence is false, plus a revision of recent history.

Anyhow, Christine O'Donnell and Joe Miller are now our Primary winners, so lets get out there and get them elected, despite that Karl Rove is this instant saying on FOX that O'Donnell's victory is a big mistake and the Repubs are now looking at only 7 pickups instead of the 9 to 10 we need. Let's prove him wrong.

Barbara

I was astounded by what Karl Rove said tonight on Sean Hannity's program. He virtually dismissed O'Donnell as a serious candidate with the ability to represent her state in the senate. I expected much better from Mr. Rove.

 Ann

I will have to start listening to Tammy Bruce.

Tammy Bruce tweet:
Revolutions are made when good people *take risks* for what is right, & *adapt* when things change. Join us GOPers!

bunky

Clarice: remember asshat Mike Dewine during the "torture" hearings? Where is he now?

centralcal

Okay, left the thread to go have dinner.

Just saw Karl Rove on Hannity. Whoa boy! Karl is NOT a happy camper about O'Donnell.

Interesting!!!

jean

Never mind WS and NRO the Dems will just use Rove in there adds

Rob Crawford

Lisa Murkowski just sent out an e-mail wherein she tells us that "the Alaskan Republican Party was hijacked by the Tea Party Express, an outside extremist group."

Don't you just love when the Republican establishment darlings replay the Democrat party line?

Anything short of out-and-out socialism is "extremism" to the establishment.

jean

There=their

sbw

Why was Rove not happy?

sbw

Wait a minute. Will someone explain to me how Joe Biden was a serious candidate with the ability to represent his state in the senate?

anduril

Whatever else you may say, you have to give Palin credit for a bold game plan. If her endorsees go on to win in the general, she emerges with a plausible claim to leadership of the new GOPer majority and may well scare off potential rival candidates for 2012. However, she knows that if even a few of her endorsees stumble, it may be all over for her. It's a political gamble with a huge upside yet not much of a downside for her real life--she comes out of it financially sound.

I'm shedding no tears for Castle. He was part of the "ruling class" that Codevilla spoke of recently, which I posted here:

America's Ruling Class -- And the Perils of Revolution

We'll see what November brings.

Rob Crawford

Will someone explain to me how Joe Biden was a serious candidate with the ability to represent his state in the senate?

Well, see...

The way it is...

I mean...

Screw it. I have no idea. Maybe it was the "D" behind his name?

peter

jimmyk, I agree with you whole heartedly, the new machines suck.

Rick Ballard

"Why was Rove not happy?"

Because Castle has the keys to the only Republican ground game in DE?

Because resources are finite and whatever O'Odonnell is granted by the RNSC will be subtracted in part from Angle, Toomey, Kirk, Rossi etc?

Because he can actually count?

boris

ISTM Rove would prefer the safest shot to GOP senate majority.

ISTM now is not the time to play safe. The GOP needs to move in the direction of the tea party and that's going to seem risky to a lot of them.

Rob Crawford

Because Castle has the keys to the only Republican ground game in DE?

Good thing Castle is going to get behind his party's nominee, then.

Clarice

My point exactly, sbw. Why insist that women candidates all be smart, beautiful and with sparkling white togas when their competitors are dumb, slobby crooks?

When you elect smarter men you can insist we promote smarter women. Until then--we have President Obama and Vice President Biden, two different kinds of dumb charlatans.

narciso

You mean the NRSC that had already taken sides, that had to be chased away with a rake from Alaska, that bet om Crist, Specter, et al. Did Castle look like he really wanted to upset the applecart of just replace the left wheel

Pofarmer

"the Alaskan Republican Party was hijacked by the Tea Party Express, an outside extremist group."

Figures. Now to figure out how to dislodge the career bureaucrats in Washington.

anduril

Anyone looking at NH? Or do you only care about young women?

Rob Crawford

Figures. Now to figure out how to dislodge the career bureaucrats in Washington.

Dynamite?

Rob Crawford

Jackhammers. That might dislodge some of the bureaucrats.

Or mineral oil.

matt

Senator O'Donnell, I would like to introduce you to Senator Franken, Congresswoman Waters,Congresswoman Schakowsky,former Speaker Pelosi, Congressman Filner, Congressman Stark, former Senator Boxer, and Senator Cantwell. Let's put it in perspective.

Rob Crawford

Hell, matt, you could list 3/4ths of the Democrats in the House.

Clarice

What else?

Other results from the final day of major primary balloting before the November congressional elections showed another Tea Party-backed candidate holding a solid lead in New Hampshire, and former Gov. Robert Ehrlich winning the GOP gubernatorial primary in Maryland.

JM Hanes

Clarice:

"O'Donnell is a SHE and she will vote to repeal it and will not vote for cap and trade which her opponent in the primary will."

Unless the once much esteemed Jay Cost is wrong, and I can only hope he is, O'Donnell will not be voting for anything,

Bill in AZ sez it's time for Zero to resign

Why was Rove not happy?

When Hannity tried to pin Rove down, he did exactly what I posted earlier - he rattled off the vague, dem/lib/media/RINO "conventional wisdom" they injected into the narrative about O'Donnell. Whatever he was rattling off didn't even make any sense. I doubt it will make a difference going forward because she has already been inoculated against it during this race. Tax problems? pffft. Look at most of Zeros administration.

centralcal

No matter what happens in November, tonight it is not only Dems but Reps that are nervous.

No more going along, to get along. The Tea Party has been sadly underestimated. For every ONE you see marching or attending a townhall, there are 4 or 5 of us back at home unable to attend - but, nevertheless, just as committed to correcting the disasterous course we are on.

Rob Crawford

Unless the once much esteemed Jay Cost is wrong, and I can only hope he is, O'Donnell will not be voting for anything,

Neither will 50% Castle.

What's the estimate on when Castle plays the "hijacked by extremists" card?

centralcal

Sorry, JMH. Jay Cost is, I believe, quite brilliant at what he does.

However, even Jay has no real way of gauging the unrest in the common household, among the truly troubled American voter . . . it is a whole new world.

All thanks to Obama, Pelosi and Reid.

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