Krauthammer on O’Donnell

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by bugscoe, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. Is Charles right or have a point about Castle? Or is he just exposing himself as being a rino?

    It would seem the opportunity to clean out the republican house is so great right now that endorsing someone with Castle's voting record would do nothing to advance a conservative cause.

    Krauthammer: Palin’s and DeMint’s endorsements of O’Donnell are destructive, capricious, irresponsible

    Via the Right Scoop. There’s nothing here that you haven’t heard before, but since “true conservatives” are in RINO-stomp mode towards Paul Mirengoff and John McCormack and Jim Geraghty and a bunch of other people who were conservatives in good standing as of, say, four days ago, let’s make sure the stealth liberal known as Charles Krauthammer takes his licks too. The only part of CK’s monologue that I disagree with is the “capricious” part: I’m sure Palin and DeMint made their endorsements with due deliberation, knowing how much it would please their base. (They certainly took long enough to pull the trigger.) And from a philosophical point of view, endorsing O’Donnell is a win/win/win for them. If O’Donnell beats Castle and then shocks Coons in November, they’ll get all the credit; if Castle pulls it out and sends O’Donnell packing, they can at least tell their base that they were on the side of the angels; if, as is most likely, O’Donnell beats Castle and then gets steamrolled by Coons, well, the beauty of “true conservatism” is that the highest priority is defeating RINOs, not Democrats. They won the important fight, and without Castle in the Senate, the GOP brand will remain pure and principled and therefore well positioned for the eventual “true conservative” takeover of Congress. Like the man said, better 30 Marco Rubios than 60 Arlen Specters.

    Real Clear Politics is noticing tonight that most other prominent Republicans — Romney, Huckabee, and Pawlenty, just for starters — have yet to endorse either way here. They’ll be hammered for that by the same people who’ll hammer Krauthammer for this and duly threatened with punishment in the primaries over it. Might happen, but when CK describes the Palin/DeMint endorsements as “destructive,” I don’t think he’s referring simply to the GOP’s chances in Delaware. This has been a clarifying moment in terms of showing how conservatives prioritize differently: Some demand a stand on principle even if it means Democratic control, some demand an end to Democratic control even if it means compromising sometimes on principle. Romney et al. will suffer among the former group — and Palin and DeMint will suffer among the latter. This is, very much, a two-way street. Now, here’s Krauthammer. Be gentle.
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  2. Ricter


    Rino as a concept is pure rhinoshit. No two people have the same views on every topic, so which one person is the true republican against which all others are to be evaluated? Look what happened here at P&R to "popular" opinion on Ron Paul after he said he was ok with the mosque. He's the "purest" conservative you've got, until he shared that one opinion and now he's no good?
  3. 377OHMS


    Ron Paul is a nut. My view on that has been solid for years. He is a bomb thrower and attention seeker. A cross between Ross Perot and Timothy Leary.
  4. The media constantly assume that only liberal republicans can win general elections. There is no particular reason to accept that. This O'Donnell woman ran against Biden and got 35% of the vote. Rino McCain got 37%.

    If she loses the general election, most of the blame should go to Castle and the republican establishment for the smear campaign he ran against her.
  5. It seems establishment republicans are attacking other repubs harder than they are democrats.

    It seems they're all worried about getting kicked out of the clique.
  6. Christine O'Donnell's a babe. I have to vote for her! [​IMG]
  7. Lucrum


    She's not bad looking.

  8. cstfx


    Just dont shake one off to her pic - that's a no-no
  9. Lucrum


    At my age I'll need a little more scenery than just a pretty face. :)
  10. And she wins.
    #10     Sep 15, 2010