Christine O'Donnell has secured the Republican nomination for US Senate in the state of Delaware. She is a favorite of the Tea Party, but is not liked by establishment conservatives like Karl Rove. She carries with her a lot of baggage, including claims that she has failed to pay non-volunteer campaign workers while living off her campaign funds. Her personal finances are in disarray, including unpaid back taxes and a mortgage that went into default. At times she seems paranoid, having staff members search bushes for people who might be following her.
So what do you think of the latest Tea Partier to upset a GOP candidate?
I think she's great better than that RINO that ran against her! I can't wait to see the shocked democrat faces when she wins the election!
Not likely. Another pyrrhic victory for the Republicans.
Yes, Rove is rightly worried. "One more such victory and we are lost."
Go, Tea Party! The more your candidates are under public scrutiny, the fewer people will identify with you.
The people can't identify with someone who has financial problems?
They identify more with the empty suit with deep pockets?
Where do you live?
That's not what I said and you know it.
I couldn't care less about her financial situation. Just like Rand Paul and Sharron Angle, once her candidacy is more fully explored by the press, many voters will be turned off by her extreme views.
Thank you for the clarification.
The extreme views that allowed her the chance to be elected is what the voters don't identify with.
The democrat parties views are the views I speak of.
Winning a primary is a lot different than winning a general election. Sorry, but watching a video of O'Donnell saying, "The Bible says that lust in your heart is committing adultery. You can't masturbate without lust!" is probably going to make her look loony to most folks.
Of course, I could be wrong ...
Especially blind atheists with hairy palms.
I thinks she is looking to use politics as a hustle. She needs to get a real job and pay her bills like everyone else.
Her financial problems do worry me. If she can't handle the finances of a single person (herself), how can we trust her to fix the finances of an entire country? Also, she's living off campaign funds. Doesn't that concern anyone? When you give money to her campaign, it's not being used to promote her candidacy, but to pay for her rent. The humble Tea Party, the symbol of the common blue collar American, pumped a quarter of a million dollars into her campaign in the weeks before the primaries, enough to put her over the top and keep her out of the poor house for at least another year or so.
Not to mention that she apparently lied about graduating from college.
"Her financial problems do worry me. If she can't handle the finances of a single person (herself), how can we trust her to fix the finances of an entire country?"
There are a lot of Millionaires in office who haven't a clue as to how to "fix the finances" of our Country.
Obama is one of them.
There are a lot of Millionaires in office who haven't a clue as to how to "fix the finances" of our Country.
Obama is one of them.
I really don't understand why people keep saying this? Do you really think anyone could have or would be fixing the economic mess Bush and Republicans left? And if you remember correctly Bush was giving out stimulis checks ( you know those little $250 to $500 pat on the head checks) long before the crash. "Here you good little Americans go out and buy yourselves some more vaseline. And he was the one that signed the first bail out package. But then of course that one was for the big fat cat bankers.
Yet then when Obama tries to bailout the car manufacturers, extend unemployment, or continue with the stimulis package, all the republicans scream Governmant spending! But the real truth is with yesterdays promising 2k+ rise in the market, I think its unfair and unreasonable to say what Obama's plan will do or has done yet.
Really? Shes not trying to be a new friend on facebook! She's being supported by campaign funds on a promise to work in the senate on issues like say, a budget, lowering the deficit or say a more far out wild ideal of making the Governmant more financially responsible!
So the point is being "financially irresponsible" is not a trait anyone wants in someone running for a senate seat. Add in the fact she's being campaigned as the new different (tea party) candidate and I say the only thing I see different is the being against masturbation idea. Funny though you would think someone for the right to life would be all for masturbation or any thing that leads to less unwanted pregnacies. Hmmm?????
Jim, we haven't cleaned up the World Trade Center in 9 years, but you think we should have entirely repaired our economy, after the worst recession since the 30s, in 2 years huh? Tell me, how was Reagan's economy at the end of his 2nd year? Double digit unemployment? Check. Exploding deficit? Check. Deficit spending to stir the economy? Check. Read a book dude.
Democrats are falling in love with the teabaggers. The zealots will give them primary victories, but no one in their right mind will vote for them in a general election.
"but no one in their right mind will vote for them in a general election."
No one but the ones who voted for Obama expecting change.
That was kind of looney of them.
Obama supporters will vote for teabaggers in the general election? Whatchoo smokin' ?
Some Obama supporters will.
They are called former Obama supporters.
There are a lot of them too.
I don't think so! Even the democrats won't admit they supported the health care bill and the ones that voted against it are getting re-elected! Castle was a liberal in republician clothing and that's why he's gone! I predict O'Donnel will win out right in Delaware!
"Her personal finances are in disarray, including unpaid back taxes and a mortgage that went into default."
Oh my, owing the government taxes??? What would Geithard, Daschle and Rangel say...
I think her quite poor actually. She was admittedly quite sexually active in college, found Jesus probably after her bf cheated on her, and then went on a Crusade about masturbating being the seed of evil and adultery. She has used campaign funds to live off of, to give to her Mother, and to pay her personal bills. The fact that she was not charged on this is astonishing. With regards to the issues, she is very much like Palin in that they only spout off bumper sticker talking points, and never delve into the specifics of the argument. To me, she is playing on the worst that is America and making it work for her, kind of like the Republicans in general. All in all, sounds like a pretty piss poor person in general.
Christine won't have money problems anymore if she wins the election in Delaware. If she is elected, I hope she spends her time in Congress searching out and exposing all of those cross-breds she is so frightened of? You know, the mice with the fully functioning human brains? Think she was in that lab as a test subject. You know, a candidate with a fully functioning mouse brain!
Christine is a partially functioning human with a mouse brain.
either way Ralph, she is running, and winning over a few...soooo
something is happening, never say never sir.
I have seen much worse make it
Well, my faith in Delaware voters causes me to doubt that she'll even come close to being elected. The same may not be true in some of the red, Bible Belt state elections.
Christine O Donnell and Karl Rove in the same sentence. We should fear them both....him for his capabilities and she for her incapabilities Bye the way isn't it ironic that the only survivor of the Bush/ Cheney team of thieves is Kaqrl Rove The republicans think that if they hide Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld,etc. that they can let Rove drive the bus and everyone will get on board. The tea baggers, as uninformed and manipulated as they may be don't want the Bush/Cheney style of government.......and Rove he is not about to share power with the baggers.....Glenn Beck.... et al. My take is that politics and government have hit rock bottom but so has the American cuture. Our culture bottomed out when more than one person thought Sara Palin qualified to be president
Almost true Joe, but the bottoms obviously deeper than we thought, O'Donnell only won I think because people still think Palin is qualified for something. Oh and why do they keep calling her Governor she quit that job! So she's basically,,,, hmmm I'm not sure what she is? A paid spokesperson I guess.
I'm sorry but all of these attacks against O'Donnell are starting to resemble a witch hunt.
I think it's amusing (and telling) that the Tea Party candidate, who is supposed to be about limited government and fiscal responsibility, is a classic social conservative (even against masturbation), something the TPers have been claiming they're trying to move away from.
Who would want to get away from masturbation?
Getting out of the way is a good idea sometimes...
Let me see masturbation a sin......hmmm no monkeys in heaven.
Who cares? Can you imagine, the horror of having a person in the Senate who doesn't believe in masturbation. Sheesh. Gonna wreck the whole country, no? I mean, seriously, is this how you measure a person for office? Whether or not they publicly advocate masturbation?
I know nothing about her financial issues, but if she's an ordinary person, then the financial strains of running for office prove nothing other than she very well understands what real life is like, rather unlike the elitist goon in the White House.
Frankly, give me a whole government full of people who are living life's struggles, including the abusive hands of government when it's extracting its blood from you. Someone needs to chop it back to size.
But see thats the whole problem, you know nothing about her financial problems. And yet you would probably vote for her.
Trust me she isn't struggling and she's not an ordinary person. An ordinary person struggles because they don't earn enough to spend, her financial problems stem from the fact that she spends money she doesn't earn. So she's merely an elitist goon in training.
And no one told me this all you have to do is google her read her bio on wiki. And you'll see right away her life has been spent trying to find a way to live off of others.
O'Donnell is not the issue...the message being sent to RINO's is clear...We are tired of the same o same o, the endless compromising, the good old boy network, the control and direction of the Republican party by eastern liberal republicans...The message is clear: Conservatives want conservatives, and there are more of us than them...Rove, Krauthammer, and Perino continue to not get it, and continue to eat their own...Rove's trashing of O'Donnell is starting to smell like the proverbial mackerel shining in the moonlight...
I agree that this is what's going on here. People are so sick of the RINO candidates that they'll vote for anyone else. O'Donnell is a statement candidate, not for what she stands for, but because she is laughably unqualified and yet she still won the primary.
And, she could win the election, as well.
She could, but not likely that the people of Delaware are dumb enough to elect her as their representative. She would reflect badly on the state.
Joe Biden is a very smart man. We wouldn't be as deeply mired in Afghanistan if Obama had followed his advice.
"Endless compromising by the PARTY OF NO!!?" You must be kidding.
No, I would think conservatives want financially responsible conservaitves. Please don't be so stupid as to say your gonna vote for someone just because they say, "I love Jesus" or "Right to life" that is so idiotic. Seems like if Jesus loved you he would help you make your house payment and a Right to life doesn't mean a right to live of your campaign funds. Also even as a conservative it does bother me for someone to public speak about their personal problem with masturbation. Even if God did tell her it's wrong there are some things He tells us for us!
This woman is just like Sarah Palin, she only wants one thing and that is for you morons to pay her to speak out loud. The sad thing is y'all keep paying them!
Who's the moron here..? Where is it mentioned that I was going to vote for her..? I live in Arizona, sweet cheeks...And what does God have to do with my comment...Straw Man arguments must be big in Texas...If you want to rant in this forum please do not use my comment as a launching point...
O'Donnell trashes her self every time she opens her mouth as do many of the other Republicans nominated by the Tea Party Express. They know what they don't like but are clueless about what they do like (propose).
"Who's the moron here?"--There are several--among others, Sarah Palin, Christine O'Donnell, Sharron Angle, Michelle Bachman. And Paladino isn't a moron but is a maniac. Rand Paul isn't a moron, but he's not intellectually equipped for the Senate.
The same argument can be made for our feckless president, or the unfortunately verbally challenged vice president, our confused and clueless speaker of the house, and our dim-witted and spineless senate majority leader...
Surely you're referring to the clowns in the Bush administration--Bush, Cheney, Speedy Gonzales and Lounge Lizard Boehner. Don't play poker with a man named Doc and never trust a lounge lizard Speaker of the House of Representatives with a fake tan, tassels on his snakeskin loafers and gold cuff links and bracelet.
The fearsome foursome of Obama, Biden. Pelosi, and Reid belong in the vice president's proverbial " bucket of warm spit "....Throw in Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, two of the most corrupt and inept politicians ever to disgrace the US congress...
How's that Stimulus working out for ya'..?
I'm with you on that, Larry...BUT, I don't care for O'Donnell. I think she's a little wacky!
BTW, Joe Biden is smart??? Who knew?
Also - I don't like Rove, either. I hate what he did to McCain in 2000. McCain should have been the nominee instead of Georgie.
I'm not sure I would vote for her either, habee...but what is important is the message being sent loud and clear to the RINO's that conservatives have had it with the good old boy network and the diktat issued by the eastern liberal repubs...
This is the thing...We, as conservatives, can buck the RINO grip on the Repub party, whereas liberals will continue to drink the Kool Aid regardless of the incompetency, corruptness ( think Rangel ), and disingenuousness of their leaders...Larry
Uhm do you even pay attention whats going on in the real world? Lets see did you forget all those little stimulis's Bush used to give? $500 here $500 there to every couple, $250 to every working person and sometimes twice a year. Do the math I think thats quite a lot of stimulis. Also you do realize we had a 2k+ rise in the market yesterday and the DOW is almost back to the 11k mark. Quit listening to talk radio and look at how much better we are than say Bush's last year in office.
And if you have a problem with the stimulis you should talk to the people running your state who haven't started using any of it yet. I mean c'mon Obama's great but he can't make every state apply for money to fix infrastructure and create jobs. Oh and I'm not from Texas I'm from good ole Dick (lets kill Iraqi's and our soldiers for Haliburton contracts) Cheaney's old town. Funny the Haliburton here isn't hiring much??
Uhm...? Does " Uhm " mean you are still sucking your thumb..? I don't discuss politics with children, especially stupid ones that hide behind scripted sarcasm that signifies nothing...
I don't care where you are from, and who is " Cheaney " anyway..?
From the Urban Dictionary.
Uhm: Uhm is a word often used by programmers when they respond to a question that has no context, or is way too stupid to answer. Also used as a response to something inaccurate. Also used with 'uh'.
Uhm, Well that is certainly WRONG.
Very good attack the typos that way you can avoid looking silly over your lack of knowledge in politics. And I'm quite sure that I'm over half your age anyway, but hey I think you could pass for around your mid-30s or so. Oh and I should be careful about mispelling Cheney, I could get accidently shot for that.
And Sir I'm sorry if my rants seem harsh on you, but you are the one who went off topic, "O'Donnell is not the issue..." yes she is the issue we are discussing here.
Christine O'Donnell's key campaign issue: STOP MASTURBATION!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzHcqcXo … r_embedded
Larry, I agree that most conservatives are angry and fed up with the status quo, but I fear that they're cutting off their proverbial noses to spite their collective faces. Moderates and independents don't identify with far-right politicians. I think that some of the TEA Party candidates who beat more moderate Republicans in primaries will give most of those elections to democrats, when the Republicans would have had a good chance of winning. Sending a message is fine, but I think it would have been better to get a conservative or a moderate-conservative elected instead of a far-left democrat.
Ms. O'Donnell is cut from the same shiny but flimsy cloth as her mentor Sarah Palin.
She is on the lunatic fringe, for sure.
Why in the world would a candidate for the United States Senate make masturbation a platform? It's not like the feds are gonna legislate jacking off anytime soon. Make that ever.
All that I know about her are various stories that are hear. It's difficult to know if these are true or just your standard political rumors. From what I have heard, she does not stand much of a chance anyway.
All the talk about her reveals much of what is wrong about American politics. So often, it has little do with policy. I'm no Tea Party or Sarah Palin fan, but people should focus on criticizing the policies - or lack thereof - proposed by candidates. Too often, it's about trashing people with sensational stories and rumors.
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