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"I am fighting two political parties here in Delaware"

That from Christine O'Donnell who is turning heads in her home state and elsewhere:

"The conservative movement was told to curl up in a fetal position and just stay there for the next eight years, thank you very much. Well, how things have changed," O'Donnell said, to cheers.

...

"The small elite don't get us. They call us wacky. They call us wingnuts. We call us, 'We the people,'" she said to sustained applause. "We're loud, we're rowdy, we're passionate. ... It isn't tame, but boy, it sure is good."

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"Will they attack us? Yes. Will they smear our backgrounds and distort our records? Undoubtedly. Will they lie about us, harass our families, namecall to try to intimidate us? They will. There's nothing safe about it. But is it worth it?" she said.

"Well, let me ask you. Is freedom worth it?" she asked, as the crowd chanted "Yes." "Is America worth it?"

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"I never had the high-paying job or the company car. It took me over a decade to pay off my student loans. I never had to worry about where to dock my yacht to reduce my taxes," she said, jabbing at Sen. John Kerry for dodging a six-figure yacht tax in his home state. '"And I'll bet most of you didn't, either."

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"We're not trying to take back our country. We are our country," O'Donnell said, before making a subtle reference to a phrase Obama has been using on the campaign trail. "That's what's happening in America today, the grown-ups are taking away the keys."

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"They even want unelected panels of bureaucrats to decide who gets what life-saving medical care and who is just too old, or it's too expensive to be worth saving," she said, a nod to the fictional "death panels" that Palin first used to attack the health care bill. "They'll buy your teenage daughter an abortion but they won't let her buy a sugary soda in a school's vending machine."

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"When I talk to people out on the campaign trail in Delaware, I'm hearing frustration, not only with the direction our country is headed but with the anti-Americanism that taints every outlet of the ruling class. Americans want our leaders to defend our values, our culture, our legacy of liberty and our way of life, not apologize," she said.

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"It's no secret that there's been a rather unflattering portrait of me painted these days," she said during the forum. "I am fighting two political parties here in Delaware."

Is the woman making sense or what?

More power to her.  Literally.


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Some call it witchcraft.</p... (Below threshold)
galoob:

Some call it witchcraft.

Coons is vulnerable. She c... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Coons is vulnerable. She can win despite her flaws.

Delaware math:Chri... (Below threshold)
Bill Fabrizio:

Delaware math:

Christine > Democrats + RINO Republicans

...a nod to the fictiona... (Below threshold)

...a nod to the fictional "death panels"...

anybody else catch that little hint of desperation from the writer?

No matter how you may derid... (Below threshold)
jim m:

No matter how you may deride the idea of "death panels" that fact of the matter is that obamacare is structured to end private insurance and the only way to control costs for insurance is to limit care.

In other nations with socialized medicine this results in arbitrary and absurd restrictions on the kind of care and who receives it. The UK just this week refused to give approval to a promising new cancer drug because the company would not do a trial of their drug vs no treatment at all. To withhold treatment to patients for the purpose of doing a market approval study is immoral, but the government bureaucrats want just that study. The refusal to approve the drug was that they had not shown that the drug would be more cost effective than palliative care. (in other words they want the cost of curing people to be less than letting them die)

Government controlled rationing necessitates death panels or their equivalent regardless of what anyone wants to call them. Only an idiot believes that the government which obama has so efficiently bankrupted will be able to pay for anything even remotely close to the levels of health care we have seen up to now.

"Coons is vulnerable. She c... (Below threshold)
914:

"Coons is vulnerable. She can win despite her flaws."


Her biggest flaw is she is not a lawyer or blueblood millionaire of the boys club. Some, me among them consider this a badge of honor.

Barry got elected with no qualifiers and a shady past.

Surely she can beat harrys dirty little pet coon.

In seconds they can dig up... (Below threshold)
jainphx:

In seconds they can dig up dirt on anyone they want. Tokyo Rove had in minutes reams of papers on O'Donnell, but in 20 months can't find one paper on Obama. Sorta makes you wonder if Rove has ever had our best interest at heart.

Some call it witchcraft.</p... (Below threshold)
LiberalNItemare:

Some call it witchcraft.

1. Posted by galoob

Id rather have a senator that is a member of a coven, then a president who goes to church with Jeremiah Wright.

#7Good point.... (Below threshold)
914:

#7

Good point.

Guess Karl & company have a pact to never dish dirt on an empty suit.

If karl is supposed to be a genius I dont see it. Just a jealous balding political operative lobbyist dink.

everyone one of you thought... (Below threshold)
jeff:

everyone one of you thought Rove was a genius in 2000 and 2004 ... maybe you should think before you talk about him now ... he has been supporting Tea Party candidates well before any of you had even heard of O'Donnell so why don't you stuff the false outrage and grow up ...

she is our flake but any of you that don't think she is a flake are simply whistling past the graveyard ...

"The small elite don't g... (Below threshold)
jim m:

"The small elite don't get us."

If you wanted proof of that just look at the fact that Boehner is saying that they may dispense with the ban on earmarks. They don't get that the spending and corruption are what got them booted in 2006. They want to get control of the House and Senate and go immediately back to their corrupt ways.

If they do it will be a race to the bottom. They just might ensure barry's reelection in 2012.

If you wanted proof of t... (Below threshold)
Deke:

If you wanted proof of that just look at the fact that Boehner is saying that they may dispense with the ban on earmarks.

Banning ear marks would mean that politicians would then be unable to dole out money in gov't contracts to big money donors. Both sides do it, it is as Beck has said many, many times, there is a culture of corruption in Washington that is so thick you could cut it with a knife.

If the R's pick up the majority in either house, it won't be long till the left's attacks and the negative press in the MSM will drive the R's leadership to scale back any gains or momentum and back to politics as usual, sprinkled with a few, high profile, "stances against liberalism."

I hope this isn't the case but the last couple of decades have shown us one thing, You can take Washington out of the crook but you can't take the crook out of Washington.

If you like The GOP Establi... (Below threshold)
davidt:

If you like The GOP Establishment vs The Grass Roots during these mid-term primaries, you're going to love the 2012 primaries when we'll have The GOP Establishment backed Romney vs The Grass Roots backed Palin.

More like the establishment... (Below threshold)
jim m:

More like the establishment Romney vs the grass roots Chris Christie. Palin hopefully will recognize that her power comes from her ability to shape the debate and not to run for office.

In other news, referring to... (Below threshold)
galoob:

In other news, referring to the thread below, "Religion of Peace proponents in Pope assassination plot," the street cleaners arrested in London for allegedly threatening to kill the Pope have been released!!!!

Six men arrested on suspicion of being terrorists during Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the United Kingdom have been freed without charges, Scotland Yard spokesman Alan Crockford said Sunday morning.

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/09/18/men-arrested-in-pope-plot-released-police-say/?hpt=T2


re:15Will they go ... (Below threshold)
epador:

re:15

Will they go back to ALgeria or will they go to Libya?

<a href="http://news.yahoo.... (Below threshold)
groucho:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100918/ap_on_el_se/us_delaware_senate_o_donnell

She'll leave Del. to go to the value voters summit, where it's all fawning and friendly, but this looks like she's not ready for prime time.

Probably has to study up for the those inevitable tough questions like "what newspapers and magazines do you read?", "are you a Harry Potter fan?". Apparently she was scheduled to appear with Uncle Karl on Faux news. Whoops.

re: #5: The concept of a death panel and it's association with reform of healthcare is, and has been from the start, just another term from the Rightwing Big Book of Really Scary Stuff. WMDs, mushroom clouds,socialist,muslim are all just part of a very well orchestrated and funded effort muddy every debate with fear and irrationality.

The reality is that insurance companies ration care all the time and their policies are full of "arbitrary and absurd regulations". Personally, if a decision needs to be made regarding medical treatment, I'd rather it were based on available resources rather than some corporation's bottom line.

Groucho,Yes insura... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Groucho,

Yes insurance companies limit and restrict health care options. But you can sue them and force them to pay and people do exactly that and win. You can't sue the government.

People can also change insurers. Most employers offer more than one plan. You can change your plan next year if you want. Employers will also change plans if they get enough complaints and I have seen that happen. When government is the only player (remember the stated goal of obama and the dems is single payer) who are you going to switch to? What other options do you have?

The misdirection here is imbeciles like you saying, "Oh, it doesn't matter because insurance companies do something similar." Bullshit. It isn't that similar because the whole circumstance is different. We have had options and choices and the dems are working to eliminate them and replace it with a single source, government run, unaccountable to anyone system.

Look at Medicare/medicaid which won't pay for front line cancer treatments. They won't pay for appropriate supportive care. Look at the VA which runs the worst hospitals in the nation. They are run down and provide the most half assed care in the country. This is what the dems tell us will make our nation better - let the government run all of health care just like it has run Medicare and the VA.

Ahhhhhh O'Donnell.....the c... (Below threshold)
Jeff L:

Ahhhhhh O'Donnell.....the candidate that keeps giving. The skeletons in her closet continue to tumble out.
"I dabbled into witchcraft. I hung around people who were doing these things. I'm not making this stuff up. I know what they told me they do. One of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar and I didn't know it. I mean, there was a little blood there and stuff like that.
We went to a movie and then had a little picnic on a satanic altar." I'm sure the conservative Christian's will completely embrace her come November.
This won't be the last shoe to drop. As far as I can tell, from reading about her she has not held a job since she was fired by Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Whom she then sued for gender discrimination for a cool $6.9 million. Then she ran for Senate in 06, 08 and 10. She stated on her financial disclosure filed in July that she had received $6000 from two conservative groups. She listed no assets and no bank accounts. Who has been paying her bills for the last 5+ years? Apparently someone wants to find out. The non-partisan Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington will file a complaint with the FEC and the Delaware attorney general to investigate whether she used campaign funds for personal expenses.
Then there is her degree that she claims was delayed because of unpaid tuition, yet she had to take a class that she just finished this summer. I almost forgot the masters program at Princeton she claimed to have been accepted to in court documents in her lawsuit with ISI. "ISI violated its promise to allow Miss O'Donnell time to take master's degree classes at Princeton," thus causing a loss of "earning power." Got accepted to a master's degree program at Princeton with out a bachelors degree huh? Riiiiggghhhhtt.
Chris Coons supporters everywhere want to thank her for all she has done. Thanks!

"Chris Coons supporters eve... (Below threshold)
danes zero reality existence:

"Chris Coons supporters everywhere want to thank her for all she has done. Thanks!"


No problem! Them coons need a good ass whipping periodically.




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