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Christine O'Donnell upsets Mike Castle in Delaware Senate primary (Massive Hangover Barf Alert)
The Biased Washington Post ^ | 15 Sep 10 | Chris Cizzilla

Posted on 09/15/2010 3:26:02 AM PDT by SkyPilot

Marketing consultant Christine O'Donnell upset Rep. Mike Castle in the Delaware Republican Senate primary tonight, handing the tea party movement a major victory and giving Democrats an unexpected chance to hold the First State seat.

O'Donnell, who is making her third run for the Senate in as many elections, relied heavily on national surrogates -- from the Tea Party Express to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin -- to fuel a shoestring campaign against the iconic Castle who had held elected office in the state for more than four decades.

"The people of Delaware have spoken," said O'Donnell in her victory speech. "No more politics as usual."

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"I'm sad to say the Delaware primary results tonight are straight out of Harry Reid's dream journal," said prominent Republican strategist Mike Murphy of the O'Donnell win.

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The Delaware result is also a major blow to Republicans' hopes of winning back the Senate majority this fall. To do so, the GOP needs a net gain of 10 seats, which, with Delaware now likely to favor Democrats, means that Republicans need to close to a clean sweep in states like California, Wisconsin and Washington.

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: dncflack; dncprrep; flack; mediabias; odonnell; primary; prrep; senate
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This article is dripping with venom and bias. No surprise here, but it is so blatant.

First, the picture the Washington Compost chose to run:

Really?

News photographers take literally thousands of pictures per night. Thousands. I have seen photographers go through 5 cameras that they have ready and hanging about their necks in 2 minutes flat.

I guess they were going for the "Stupid Giddy Valley Girl" look.

Next, the "spin" has already been written. They must have been Twittering each other all night long with "The MESSAGE!"

A Tea Party candidate can't win, and that makes everything better for the Communists......errrr...Democrats.

Yeah, that's the ticket.

1 posted on 09/15/2010 3:26:10 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Yeah, I bet Harry Reid is real delighted.


2 posted on 09/15/2010 3:31:46 AM PDT by nuf said (I am, therefore I think.)
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To: SkyPilot

Even with a less than ideal expression, she looks great. And she looked great on tv. Really really great.

She’s on Fox and Friends 830 am.


3 posted on 09/15/2010 3:32:31 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: SkyPilot
Let the word go forth to all Republicans in Congress. The next time some statist boondoggle like cap and trade or card check comes down the line, don't even think about getting all statesmanlike and post-partisan, or you will wind up just like Mike Castle, dumped on the side of the road. You are in a political party, so start acting like it.

And to the RNC, we are going to have to make this marriage work. I know you're really upset that we don't like some of your friends, but some of your friends are a$$holes, and it's high time you faced up to that. Just remember, we've been working together. You've done well, but without us, you would still be lost in the political wilderness.

4 posted on 09/15/2010 3:33:05 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Anything not about elephants is irrelephant.)
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To: Haiku Guy

Have you written an O’Donnell haiku, yet? I eagerly await one.


5 posted on 09/15/2010 3:35:24 AM PDT by CitizenUSA
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To: SkyPilot

It is amazing how much “advice” the MSM and establishment RINOs wants to give conservatives. They kept saying that if Castle wasn’t nominated, then the RAT would definitely win. I can understand the RINOs motivation, but the MSM is more puzzling. If O’Donnell is the easier candidate, wouldn’t they be campaigning for her? Perhaps they realize that she will be tougher than Castle since she is a better alternative than the RAT.


6 posted on 09/15/2010 3:43:19 AM PDT by stratboy
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To: Haiku Guy
Let the word go forth to all Republicans in Congress. The next time some statist boondoggle like cap and trade or card check comes down the line, don't even think about getting all statesmanlike and post-partisan, or you will wind up just like Mike Castle, dumped on the side of the road.

Amen. You can't be to the left of Arlen Specter and expect support in 2010.

http://www.redstate.com/dhorowitz3/2010/09/13/the-truth-about-mike-castles-extreme-liberal-voting-record/

I mean, come on! Massively pro-Abortion? Anti-gun rights? Pro-union thug?

Give me a break.

7 posted on 09/15/2010 3:46:07 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: CitizenUSA

When the fall winds blow
The RINO is forgotten
It is destiny


8 posted on 09/15/2010 3:47:30 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: stratboy
but the MSM is more puzzling. If O’Donnell is the easier candidate, wouldn’t they be campaigning for her?

Exactly.

The MSM and Democrats fear the Tea Party ideas and candidates far greater than anything else.

What they really want is Milquetoast Republicans like Olympia Snowe who vote the Democrat line.

9 posted on 09/15/2010 3:47:54 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

never mind the biased Washington Post...I am upset with the Karl Roves of the world who are condemning our candidates...


10 posted on 09/15/2010 3:49:52 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: SkyPilot
A Tea Party candidate can't win, and that makes everything better for the Communists......errrr...Democrats.

The word you're looking for might be:

DEMMUNISTS


11 posted on 09/15/2010 3:49:57 AM PDT by wendy1946
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To: SkyPilot
It could have been worse...


12 posted on 09/15/2010 3:51:03 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: CitizenUSA; Haiku Guy

I love Haiku games. After years of lurking, I think it was a Rachel Corrie Haiku thread that convinced me to sign up and start posting.

Here’s my try:

O’Donnell has won
RINOs weep into hankies
Sweet tears of sorrow


13 posted on 09/15/2010 3:51:27 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: SkyPilot

It’s NOT about whether Christine O’ Donnell can win this against Coons, or whoever the Dems are putting up for the Senate at all IMO.

I believe what is happening is the TEA Party has been cleaning the Leftists clock for them, and the Leftists, the Democrats, Stealth Leftist RINO’s are taking a stand. Just happens they are taking a stand against the TEA Party using this particular race between O’ Donnell, and Castle as the club to beat them with.

The Democrats, and the Stealth Leftist RINO’s you will note are the ones along with their usual supporters in the MSM that are the ones standing up and identifying themselves as enemies of Conservative principles.

O’Donnell, and the TEA Party with all of our help could turn this whole thing right back in their faces, and help win one for America.


14 posted on 09/15/2010 3:53:57 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: CitizenUSA

No ‘Pubbie support?
Just cut out the middle man!
For RINOs, Nothing!


15 posted on 09/15/2010 3:54:04 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Anything not about elephants is irrelephant.)
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To: SkyPilot

The sad thing is conservative victories can never be a subject of celebration in media. Dubya was not supposed to won, either time, and he was never welcomed into DC society. I really hope Sarah keeps up the heat and gets this gal elected. Also beat Boxer and the other rats to get a majority. DeMint is right about not wanting any more Spectors.


16 posted on 09/15/2010 3:55:27 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: SkyPilot

Those who write and think that the general election is lost are chasing a foolish dream. Chris Coons is unknown below the canal. He holds the position of New Castle County Executive, a make work job. He raised taxes this year because the county was in “bad shape”. Well, the county ran a surplus, thanks to low ball estimates of revenue. Taxpayers are angry. Coons is NOT a shoo-in, no matter how many times they repeat the lie.

All the establishment GOP has done is show its true colors, as if anybody had their doubts. These people are interested only in preserving their hold on our freedoms and taking our money.

We will tolerate no more “hold your nose” candidates. We will not accept “say one thing, do another” politicians who refuse to listen to we, the people.

Don’t doubt for one minute that this is a concerted effort to deny Governor Sarah Palin the nomination. The GOP has supported perverts, theives and criminals; but somehow, they cannot support a (gasp!)thinking, principled woman. You know what, DE GOP and NRSC, take your “support” and money and shove it. When Christine O’Donnell wins, she can tell you the same thing. But then again, she’s got too much class.


17 posted on 09/15/2010 3:56:24 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: SkyPilot

F*** Obama! F*** Pelosi! F*** Reid! F*** RINOs! F*** The Washington Compost! And F*** Communist Propagandist Chrissy Sissy Cillizza!!!!!!!!!!


18 posted on 09/15/2010 3:56:34 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: SkyPilot

If the Liberals can get enough RINOs into the Senate, they can let the Tea Party have their victories, let the baby have his bottle, and still get their agenda passed unscathed.

But if we toss out the RINOs and get true Conservatives into the Senate, the jig is up, and the agenda dies.


19 posted on 09/15/2010 3:57:02 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Anything not about elephants is irrelephant.)
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To: Nickname

Nickname:

“O’Donnell has won
RINOs weep into hankies
Sweet tears of sorrow”

Marvelous! Thanks.


20 posted on 09/15/2010 3:57:20 AM PDT by CitizenUSA
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To: truthfreedom

I was thinking that too. Taking candid photos of somebody is a recipe for disaster as pretty much everybody will look bad if they don’t know they’re being photographed. She still looks good.


21 posted on 09/15/2010 3:57:51 AM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: SkyPilot

MIKE CRAPPLE!!!!! Looks like he’s trying to dump a DemonTurd!


22 posted on 09/15/2010 3:58:04 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: Nickname

I’ll Pancake that!


23 posted on 09/15/2010 3:58:55 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: Doc Savage

Oh yeah, I forgot one! F*** Karl Rove!


24 posted on 09/15/2010 4:00:18 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: nuf said

The “fart” Karl Rove wasn’t thrilled.


25 posted on 09/15/2010 4:02:09 AM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: SkyPilot

O the time will come up
When the wind will stop
And the breeze will cease to be breathing
Like the stillness in the wind
Before the hurricane begins
The hour that the ship comes in

....

And they’ll raise their hands
Saying “we’ll meet all your demands”
But we’ll shout from the bow
“Your days are numbered”
And like Pharoah’s tribe
They’ll be drownded in the tide
And like Goliath
They’ll be conquered


26 posted on 09/15/2010 4:04:56 AM PDT by Jim Noble (If the answer is "Republican", it must be a stupid question.)
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To: SkyPilot

I think Limbaugh’s strong coverage made the difference in the margin, if not the victory itself. He was on the race virtually solid from 1-2 PM. Local coverage and commentary notes that turn-out picked up unexpectedly, at least to Castle and regular Republican observers, in the late afternoon , so much so it spooked them and gave them reason to think turnout had gone beyond what they wanted and supposedly, that’s when castle began to feel “there was a problem, “ and he could lose. That is in line with thier having said all along that their “internal polling” looked good. Furthermore the more conservative House candidate, Urquardt, by PPP poll that first suggested O’Donnell would win, was running ahead of O’Donnell’s numbers in his race ( against a more establishment Republican woman, Rollins). However, Limbaugh, of course , did not mention him. So the voters who were drawn in by Limbaugh’s commentary, and being naive to Urquardt/ Rollins, may just have marked off the alphabetically favored Rollins ( candidates list in alphabetical order on ballot).


27 posted on 09/15/2010 4:07:00 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: SkyPilot

Holy Cow this is big news. An establishment RINO gets whats coming to him...watch this coward threaten to run anyway.

Sorry, can’t forget props to Christine this should be all about her, Godspeed.


28 posted on 09/15/2010 4:07:09 AM PDT by exPBRrat
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To: CitizenUSA

Rove looks like a horse,
Standing alone on Main Street,
Surrounded by cars...


29 posted on 09/15/2010 4:07:42 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Anything not about elephants is irrelephant.)
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To: gusopol3

To finish the story, Urquardt did win, but narrowly, and finished behind O’Donnell in margin over his opponent, contrary to the PPP polling.


30 posted on 09/15/2010 4:10:26 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Jim Noble

That’s lovely. Did you write it?

I like the drownded and conquered part best.


31 posted on 09/15/2010 4:10:44 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: SkyPilot
The next time some statist boondoggle like cap and trade or card check comes down the line, don't even think about getting all statesmanlike and post-partisan

The next group of Republicans have the message that they can get all statesmanlike and post partisan if it includes cutting government, tort reform and tax reduction.

Good luck to Spector and Castle when they look for work or try to sell their houses. Statist Democrats and Rinos have led the conversion of much of the US economy to a scheme of redistribution complete with declining property prices, eroding asset values and evaporating employment opportunities. What used to be known as the American dream has been crowded out by programs, taxes, lawsuits and regulation.

32 posted on 09/15/2010 4:13:23 AM PDT by alrea
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To: rockinqsranch

“...as enemies of Conservative principles.”

Properly articulated, that should be “enemies of America”...because that is exactly what all these fools are...too un-educated, too self-absorbed in their narcissistic policies to be able to see the train wreck they are creating.


33 posted on 09/15/2010 4:16:10 AM PDT by mo
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To: Haiku Guy

Haiku Guy:

“Rove looks like a horse,
Standing alone on Main Street,
Surrounded by cars...”

Very good, and it sums up the situation. Conservative enthusiasm is barreling down the road at 100 MPH and the so-called conservative pundits want us to slow to a crawl. A wise person would hop on the high speed express.

Frankly, I’m amazed that so many of the Republican leaders haven’t caught on. After all, they’re politicians. They should be somewhat adept at sensing the political winds. I guess the rot runs deep.


34 posted on 09/15/2010 4:17:04 AM PDT by CitizenUSA
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To: Haiku Guy

Rove’s horse lost the race,
Tethered it to a RINO!
What a stupid move.


35 posted on 09/15/2010 4:17:11 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: flintsilver7

Her speech last night was great stuff. Playing it on Fox this am over and over it seems. Just short clips, but she looked great, sounded great, etc. She delivered the point, the message, perfect.

She’s gonna be on Fox and Friends this morning 830est


36 posted on 09/15/2010 4:24:48 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Haiku Guy

Rove, the horse surrounded by cars. Very, very good and so true.


37 posted on 09/15/2010 4:25:09 AM PDT by EverOnward
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To: Nickname
Bob Dylan wrote it.

In 1961.

38 posted on 09/15/2010 4:27:37 AM PDT by Jim Noble (If the answer is "Republican", it must be a stupid question.)
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To: SkyPilot

In South Carolina, the Good Ol’ Boy RINOs trashed Nikki Halley before the state’s primary for governor. She won with 49% of the vote. Maybe we’re seeing a trend? RINOs trash conservative women; conservative wins big.

Good job, Delaware patriots.


39 posted on 09/15/2010 4:27:37 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Nickname
Ok Freepers:
What does that say about Rove?
He backs a Pro Abortion, Pro Cap and Trade, Anti gun rights,
Pro card check, Pro Soros CAP communist think tank and
Pro bail-out nationalization of free enterprise RINO.

Anyone????

40 posted on 09/15/2010 4:28:55 AM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: gusopol3

PPP showed Urquhart up 12, Christine up 3. That’s 9 Urquhart sunday morning. In 3 days Christine won by 6, Urquart by 2?
Christine 4. The momentum was stronger for Christine over the last 3 days by 13 points.


41 posted on 09/15/2010 4:29:15 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: nuf said
Damn!
42 posted on 09/15/2010 4:30:59 AM PDT by Celtic Cross (Pablo is very wily)
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To: DaveTesla

Ok, I’m going out on a limb.

He values power over freedom?


43 posted on 09/15/2010 4:36:28 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: central_va
When the fall winds blow
The RINO is forgotten
It is destiny

There's a victory song in that somewhere waiting to be written......

44 posted on 09/15/2010 4:39:22 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: DaveTesla
Ok Freepers: What does that say about Rove?

Rove is showing his true colors. Too bad he fooled so many, even so many around this "conservative" site, for so long.

45 posted on 09/15/2010 4:45:36 AM PDT by MichiganConservative (A government big enough to do unto the people you don't like will get to doing unto you soon enough.)
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To: SkyPilot

“the iconic Castle.” The next male journalist to use the word icon, or any of its permutations, should be castrated.


46 posted on 09/15/2010 4:46:21 AM PDT by Melchior
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To: DaveTesla
He's the GOP’s Carville only worse, as Carville actually has core beliefs.
47 posted on 09/15/2010 5:16:43 AM PDT by MBB1984
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To: SkyPilot

She will have to perform a miracle to win in DE not that i am crying that Castle lost mind you but he fit the state
we shall see what happens in November but i really hope that she can win this seat


48 posted on 09/15/2010 5:24:25 AM PDT by DM1
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To: Vaquero

Karl Roves is just like his boss... Rhino!!!


49 posted on 09/15/2010 5:28:47 AM PDT by ontap
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To: DM1

The democrat voting record won’t be much worse than the Rhino!!!


50 posted on 09/15/2010 5:29:53 AM PDT by ontap
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