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Christine O’Donnell: She’ll Stand for Her Principles: Proudly, Strongly, And Independent

She’ll stand for her principles, against anyone.

But, Chris Coons falls in line.

Ready to rubber stamp even the massive new energy tax

that will cost every Delaware family

thousands and could bring

Coons’ family billions.

Shame on you, Chris Coons.

Delaware needs an independent voice, to stand up to the establishment. Christine O’Donnell.

By Gary P Jackson

Another devastating ad from Christine O’Donnell that hits Chris Coons on many levels.

The ad rightly shows Chris Coons, Harry Reid’s pet Bearded Marxist, will be nothing more than a rubber stamp for the Obama regime. It also points out, like most democrats, Chris Coons, who raised taxes 54% in just three years, has never met a tax increase he didn’t fall passionately in love with.

Another strong point made here is the fact Chris Coons’ family’s company stands to make billions of dollars off of cap and tax legislation that will destroy the American economy.

As her ad says, Christine will be a strong, principled, independent voice in the United States Senate. All of her hard work, stellar debate performances, and strong messaging is starting to show, as according to yet another poll, this one by TCJ Research, shows she continues to surge in the polls.

Go to Christine’s website to learn how you can help her in many different ways to secure victory in November: http://christine2010.com/

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Corruption In Delaware Politics: Chris Coons Pension Scam Unfolds

Gary P Jackson

Another day, another corrupt Marxist-democrat exposed!

From The Freedomist:

According to Ron Williams in The News Journal, when Chris Coons served as the President of the County Council, he diverted untold millions of taxpayer dollars as payoffs to his political buddies and top staff. Coons did this by exploiting a loophole in the county’s pension program.

The loophole was originally meant to attract new county police officers, but Coons decided to use it as a cash cow to pay off his political hacks:

It started as a legitimate way to recruit experienced cops onto the then-fledgling New Castle County Police Department. Municipal police officers with a few years service in say, Newport, could join the county force and get those Newport years credited toward a county pension. Then credited years were expanded into government service, still not a bad idea for high level, politically appointed executives who seldom accumulated enough time for a pension before the next administration came in.

But then something went very wrong. The New Castle County pension plan became a cash cow for every political hack and hangers-on in various administrations. Come work for the county for a few years, purchase pension credits at your old lower salary at 5 percent on the dollar and retire at a nice fat pension on your new six-figure salary. (Ron Williams, Op-Ed, “NCCo Pension Plan Was The One To Die For,” The News Journal, February 14, 2007)

Coons likes to brag about how he closed the loophole, but, not surprisingly, he leaves out the embarrassing part where he grandfathered in his buddies, wasting untold millions of taxpayers hard-earned cash:


Coons Voted To Open A Pension Loophole That Would Have Allowed County Employees To Buy Into The Pension System, Or To Transfer Credit From Other Government Service. 

Coons Has Closed The ‘Loophole’ That Contributed To That Burden. First, However, He Saw To It That His Buddies And Top Staff People — And All Six Of The New County Council Members And Their Staffs — Were Grandfathered Under That Loophole Which Has, And Will, Cost Taxpayers Millions Of Dollars

“No one knows how many times the County Pension Board rules have been changed to accommodate a particular employee who had political connections to a county executive or County Council. We do know that the so-called loophole has been opened and shut by at least three county executives. Coons was the latest to open it, in 2003. But he’ll also remind you that he closed it in December with needed refinements that make it work like a real pension plan. But those changes came after Coons made



Former chief administrative officer Dave Singleton is now collecting $36,600 in pension income


Former Public Safety Director Guy Sapp is collecting $25,527 in pension income


Three of Coons’ top staffers directly benefited from this loophole. Each served less than 3 years with the County and retired with salaries above $125,000:

Former Special Services Director Rich Przywara will receive his pension at age 55 (currently he is 47) because the pension board applied years-of-service credit for his work time at West Chester (Pa.) University — formerly West Chester State Teachers College.

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Learn more at the website Meet Chris Coons.

This is quite typical of the Marxist mentality. They want to tax everything that moves, but make sure their cronies escape the wrath of Big Government.

Look how Barack Obama has destroyed so many lives, while enriching his peeps. Obama has devastated everyday, average Americans, while funneling billions of dollars and favors to his union buddies, who he owes his entire career to.

That is what wealth redistribution is all about. Steal from the workers, give it to the elites, who will then dribble pennies on the dollars to their enslaved peons, in exchange for votes, keeping the rest for themselves. 

Welcome to the Glorious Communist Revolution …. suckers!

Delaware, and the Republic, can’t stand one more Marxist in Washington. Do the right thing, say NO to the Obama-Coons-Marx Axis of Despair ….

… Send Christine O’Donnell to the United States Senate.


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Christine O’Donnell: Meet Chris Coons, The Taxman

Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

~ Ronald Reagan

By Gary P Jackson


Meet Chris Coons, the Taxman.

As New Castle County Executive, Coons couldn’t find enough taxes to raise. In fact, he even petitioned the state legislature for new authority to levy even more taxes on items he couldn’t tax before.

Learn more about Chris Coons’ tax schemes at www.coonsthetaxman.com

Below is a little tribute to Chris Coons and all of the “Bearded Marxists” that inhabit the democrat party:

Original lyrics by George Harrison:

One, two, three, four…
One, two, (one, two, three, four!)

Let me tell you how it will be;
There’s one for you, nineteen for me.
‘Cause I’m the taxman,
Yeah, I’m the taxman.

Should five per cent appear too small,
Be thankful I don’t take it all.
‘Cause I’m the taxman,
Yeah, I’m the taxman.

(if you drive a car, car;) – I’ll tax the street;
(if you try to sit, sit;) – I’ll tax your seat;
(if you get too cold, cold;) – I’ll tax the heat;
(if you take a walk, walk;) – I’ll tax your feet.


‘Cause I’m the taxman,
Yeah, I’m the taxman.

Don’t ask me what I want it for, (ah-ah, mister Wilson)
If you don’t want to pay some more. (ah-ah, mister heath)
‘Cause I’m the taxman,
Yeah, I’m the taxman.

Now my advice for those who die, (taxman)
Declare the pennies on your eyes. (taxman)
‘Cause I’m the taxman,
Yeah, I’m the taxman.

And you’re working for no one but me.



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As Christine O’Donnell Begins To Surge, Obama, Biden, and Franken Head To Delaware

By Gary P Jackson

Although some polls released for public consumption show Christine O’Donnell still having a bit of a hill to climb, internal polling in the Coons camp obviously paints a very different picture. With massive losses expected for the Marxist-democrat party next month, why else would Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Al Franken be going to tiny Delaware, which we have been told is such an easy win for Coons?

We know the answer: PANIC!

I can see Biden going, no matter what, because this is his old seat, this is his state, but at a time when the Marxist-democrat party is about to collapse nationwide, there are other places you’d think Obama would be going to.

From the Delaware News Journal:

After weeks of speculation it’s official.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will be in Wilmington next week to stump for U.S. Senate candidate Chris Coons. They will be at the Grand Opera House on Friday at 11 a.m.

Tickets to the event start at $100.

Some had questioned whether Obama would make an appearance, after concern that some of his falling national popularity would hurt candidates. But Obama’s approval numbers in Delaware have remained high.

Biden has already made two visits to the state to help Coons, one fundraising event and a speech at his headquarters in the days after the Republican primary surprise.

Frankly, we were unable to find any recent polling in Delaware that supports the claim that Obama’s popularity remains high. Of course, as we have pointed out before, this particular news source is known to play fast and loose with the facts. Also note polling on Obama’s personal popularity vs his job performance carry vary greatly. Man people still like Obama as a person, but think his job performance is horrible. It’s that job performance that is making people flee the Marxist-democrat party in droves.

Speaking of which, Chris Coons has really given Christine O’Connell a gift with his promise to be a rubber stamp for the Obama regime. From a letter Coons s sending his supporters:

Our nation has seen great progress these last two years.

Unemployment benefits have been extended for families in need. More Americans have or will soon have access to more affordable, higher quality health care. Protections are in place for those struggling with credit card debt, and Wall Street reforms offer the promise of increased transparency and protection for investors.

That’s why I’ll be so proud to share the stage with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden in Wilmington next Friday.

Yeah, great progress, if the goal is to destroy the Republic! No wonder Harry Reid calls this guy his “pet“! Coons can parrot those talking points with the best of them. This will only reinforce the notion that Coons will not be an independent voice for Delaware, instead opting to be just another zombie voting the way he is told.

For Christine’s part, she has released a new ad, building on the “I’m you” theme. In her new ad, Christine starts to build her case, and talk policy. She’s slowly rolling these out, and comes off quite nice. Not the person portrayed by the corrupt media. This is smart, and opinion changing.

Look for the advertising to pick up, and the message to grow as we get closer to the scheduled debates between Christine and Coons.

Sarah Palin has also said she will be going to Delaware to help rally supporters in the final days of the campaign. This will only serve to further enthusiasm for an already fired up electorate for Christine.

If you remember, in the primary, Republican voter turnout was roughly three times that of the dems, and more than twice the normal turnout for an average non-presidential year primary. Nationwide there is a huge enthusiasm gap between Republican and Marxist-democrat voters.

Check out Christine’s new ad, and stop by her website http://christine2010.com/ to lean how you can help her close this deal.


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Christine O’Donnell Has The Democrats And Their Media Allies On The Run

By Gary P Jackson

Saw an interesting note from Christine O’Donnell’s campaign website today entitled:

O’Donnell Joins News Journal in Calling upon Coons to Resign

After reading her statement as well as the editorial from the News Journal, one can say that yes, both want Chris Coons to resign from his current job, but slightly different reasons.

From Christine’s press release:

Wilmington, Del. — Republican senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell today joined the News Journal in calling upon New Castle County Executive Chris Coons to resign from his position while he campaigns for U.S. Senate.

The link to the News Journal column can be found here.

Coons has been AWOL for months while cashing in his inflated, taxpayer-funded paycheck,” O’Donnell said. “He has continuously raised taxes on the people of New Castle County, while he offers them nothing back but an empty desk.

No other statewide candidate, including O’Donnell, is taking so much money for a highly demanding job while simultaneously campaigning for another job.Coons also has a long record of rewarding those who work for him with extraordinarily generous taxpayer-funded salaries and benefits, which begs the question of how much work he is asking of them.

If Coons fails to show up for work every day in New Castle County, why should we expect him to show up for work in Washington while accepting money from taxpayers,” O’Donnell continued.

Many people in Delaware are struggling to find one job and going without a paycheck in the meantime, while their county executive is cashing his constituent-funded paychecks for one job, while campaigning for the next job.”

Now it’s obvious that Christine O’Donnell is concerned that Coons, a guy who has raised taxes a total of 43% since taking office is not giving his bosses, the people of Delaware, their money’s worth. After all, if he’s out campaigning statewide daily, even in a state as small as Delaware, he doesn’t have time to do the actual job he is being paid , and paid well to do.

In other words, he’s ripping the taxpayers off.

Basically, the taxpayers of Delaware are subsidizing Coons’ run for the Senate.

That’s a noble and honorable stance from Christine.

We wandered over to News Journal and found that while they want Coons to resign and resign now, their concerns are slightly different than Christine’s as one gets just from the title of this editorial alone:

It’s time for Coons to start seeing O’Donnell as a serious threat.

That’s the sort of headline one sees from the lamestream media when they know their chosen one is in big trouble. The writer of this panicked diatribe Ron Williams starts out:

Republican senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell (ever thought you’d see that phrase in this life?) finally emerged from her brief disappearing act for the GOP Unity Lunch in Brandywine Hundred on Friday afternoon.

She told reporters she’s been out and about meeting with Delaware voters but didn’t tell the media about it.

No bias there at all. Nope. Uh uh. .

I looked into this Williams fellow, who, judging from the photograph used on the website, looks like he has a few years on me, so he’s no kid, and certainly no newcomer to Delaware politics. His bio reads:

Ron Williams, assistant editor of the editorial pages, is a twice weekly columnist and editorial writer. And Delaware native.

So to be clear, Ron Williams, a Delaware native, and an assistant editor, columnist, and editorialist had this statement about Christine O’Donnell?

Republican senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell (ever thought you’d see that phrase in this life?)

I have a question for Ron: Where were you in 2008 my man?

Where you abducted by aliens?

In a coma?

On a year long safari in sub-Saharan Africa without any communications to the outside world?

The reason I ask, is this: Are you unaware that Christine was the 2008 Republican Senatorial Candidate?

She ran against Joe Biden. This is, in fact, a special election to fill Biden’s unexpired term.

Ron, congratulations, with such complete and total bias on display, bias that would make even the most exalted JournoLister pale in comparison, you are almost a shoe-in for an anchor’s position in network news, or an editor’s position at the New York Times.

Heck of a job there Ronnie!

From there our Pulitzer Prize contending writer has this to say:

She told reporters she’s been out and about meeting with Delaware voters but didn’t tell the media about it.

Matt Bai, the chief political reporter for The New York Times, came to Delaware last week to do a profile on the O’Donnell campaign and had to return home with nothing. He couldn’t find O’Donnell over three days.

I don’t know how much longer these Christine O’Donnell background revelations will go on, but if they ever stop and she gets on the daily stump, she’ll make a formidable opponent for Chris Coons. She and Coons have already scheduled a couple of radio debates and TV is sure to come, at least in the downstate market from the Salisbury stations.

She might as well forget trying to shed the “dabbling in witchcraft” thing, just as Coons will continue to have to carry the “bearded Marxist” branding, no matter how much of an inside college joke it was. He did write it in a paper, and it ain’t going away.

Coons should seriously consider resigning as New Castle County executive so he can put all his daily efforts into this campaign. Polls have him some 15 points ahead of O’Donnell, but she also has a top-notch Virginia public relations agency, Shirley & Banister, and they are sure to start to hammer at the fact that Coons is not running the county while he’s campaigning (some, of course, will say he hasn’t been running the county for months.

None of the other candidates for federal office currently has a job or holds office, so that leaves Coons out there as a sort of a lone ranger.

Besides all the college credits, debts, gainful employment and Bill Maher archive baggage O’Donnell is lugging around, she has all the prerequisites for a statewide candidate: articulate, attractive, comfortable with the cameras and microphones (she’s been doing it for years), and strong convictions for her far-right, wacky positions.

She’s still a kooky candidate, as Delaware U.S. Senate candidates go, but she has some powerful fundraising abilities with her tea party connections and alliances with Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin. At last check, she’d raised, or had pledged, some $2.7 million and counting.

That’ll buy a bunch of Salisbury and even Philadelphia television spots.

But even several of her allies, such as columnist Charles Krauthammer and Republican power broker Karl Rove, still think she’s a sure loser where Mike Castle, as moderate as he is, would have been a sure winner in Delaware.

Still, given the mood of the electorate in this off-year election, Coons can’t take O’Donnell and the tea party movement for granted, as much as that pains me to say.

There are a significant clusters of conservative independents, Democrats and even some of the mainstream Castle voters who will vote for her. Just ask former Gov. Pete duPont.

Then Coons also carries his own baggage with a slew of highly paid executive staff members, one who was a $100,000-a-year driver and adviser, and a former consultant, Julius Cephas, who was paid $70,000 to be a Coons’ liaison with the black community.

That’s to say nothing about the consecutive tax increases he’s had to impose, and a slew of others, including a cell phone levy, that he tried to get passed in Dover.

Then there are some Democrats who, while they may not vote for O’Donnell, may just skip over the line for Senate.

Those are the ones who saw in the O’Donnell win their convoluted 2014 election scenario come completely unraveled.

That’s the one that had Castle beating Coons and serving out the remaining four years of Joe Biden’s term (Ted Kaufman did the first two). Castle would then retire as a U.S. senator and head off to a retirement after an undefeated 40-plus years in Delaware elective offices.

That would leave the seat again wide open and Beau Biden finishing up his second term as attorney general. As was expected this year, it would be Biden’s nomination for the asking and still with the possibility of support from the White House and VP dad.

But the best laid plans of political power brokers went south when the tea party pumped a quarter of a million bucks into O’Donnell’s campaign chest and contributions from across the country started to flow her way.

And who says money can’t buy an election?

Notice our boy Ron does bring up the fact Coons is a self described “Bearded Marxist,” but dismisses it as almost a college prank, while hammering home Christine’s supposed “wackiness” in paragraph after paragraph.

I also find it just precious that far leftist, George Soros approved, Mike Castle is described by this clown as a “moderate.” We all know “moderate” is code for radical leftist. Man, the media tried to get away with calling Obama a “moderate” for a while. It was the fact that one could barely tell the difference between Castle and the “Bearded Marxist” on the issues that saw Christine O’Donnell win the primary by huge margins. 

I gotta ask though: What is more wacky, wanting to live by our First Principles, use the Constitution and the Rule of Law as the basis for governing, or using the failed policies of Marx, Lenin, and Obama as your guide?

So far in history, Conservatism has worked every time it’s been tried. On that same note, Marxism, Socialism, Communism, Progressivism, Liberalism, what ever name you chose to call it, has always been magnificent in it’s failure, and heartbreaking in it’s destruction.

So I ask, who’s the crazy one?

One thing is abundantly clear from this editorial. Christine has Coons and his allies scared to death. I mean scared to death. They know she can win, and this is a warning to Chris Coons to pay attention, resign from his current position, and get his head in the game.

Christine O’Connell, as mentioned above, is indeed an attractive, articulate candidate. Christine articulates the Common Sense Conservative positions and values in a very compelling manner.

This is what has the left and their media partners panicked. Now good old Ron is concerned because the New York Times wasn’t able to waste Christine’s time doing a “profile” on her. He’s not concerned for Christine. No, Ron and his fellow travelers are concerned because Christine, on the advice of Sarah Palin, has passed on doing national media, in order to focus on actually getting out, knocking doors and talking to the people.

Turns out Christine O’Donnell is quite the retail politician, and when people meet her, they like her. Delaware is a small state, and with less than a month to go, Christine is sharp and focused. Christine is getting ready to win!

The left knows it too.


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Rockin’ It With Christine O’Donnell

Gary P Jackson

I’ll be honest with you, I don’t usually like these home brew kind of videos replete with original music and verse. This great video featuring music and lyrics written and recorded by Delaware’s own Rock Peters is the exception to that rule.

Positive and to the point, this video and catchy tune gets right to the heart of the campaign issues facing Delaware and the nation.

Let’s make this one go viral!

Oh, and get involved.

Remember, this is a special election for the remaining term of Joe Biden. The winner will be part of the current Congress, as well as the new one. Christine O’Donnell will be THE deciding vote against anything the lame duck Marxist-democrat Congress tries to shove down America’s throat.

Yeah, this is that important.

Stop by Christine’s website and learn how you can help her win against Harry Reid’s pet bearded Marxist


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Fighting The Smears Against Christine O’Donnell

By Gary P Jackson

OK, so were are having a little of fun with the media’s idiotic obsession over something Christine O’Donnell did in high school. Seriously though, which is worse: “dabbing in witchcraft” as a kid, then finding God and being born again, or being a college student and morphing into a “Bearded Marxist” who then becomes a politician who drives his constituency towards bankruptcy, and raises taxes a total of 43% during his tenure?

The smears against Christine are coming hot and heavy from the left as well as the establishment GOP hacks who would love for her to lose, just to prove a point.

Of course, Christine O’Donnell is not going to lose, despite the best efforts of the left and corrupt GOP establishment. Christine is sharp, articulate, and right on every issue. Despite what her detractors would have you believe, she has a long record of conservative activism, and getting results.

With that said, there are some out and out lies that just don’t seem to be going away. You know, like the one she didn’t pay her taxes, or was foreclosed on, or didn’t actually go to college.

We’ve seen this with Sarah Palin, though with Sarah, the list of lies could fill a book.

Thankfully Christine’s opponents just aren’t that creative! Christine has wisely put up a page on her website that should put an end to all of this nonsense. She has an impressive amount of documentation on her side as well.

From her website:

The American people are tired of attack politics and want candidates who will focus on important issues such as reducing taxes, putting families back to work and getting our economy moving again.

It is true that I have faced challenging times in this difficult economy, and I think that gives me a better perspective than some of the more privileged in our society.

But there are some myths out there, and it is important to dispel some of them.

Make sure to check out her site: Christine Counters for the truth.

A lot of us are sick of the way Christine and other common sense conservatives are being treated by the media, and the GOP establishment. My goodness, we now know more about Christine O’Donnell’s life than we do Barack Obama’s!

We’re not the only ones trying to get the truth out. Our friends at HillBuzz have started “Operation Samantha Stevens” to help counter the lies. Check them out here for updates.

Also, if you are not following us on Twitter, do so here. A lot of information is going through our feed that we may not have time to cover with a blog entry. You should also follow Stacy Drake here.

Christine O’Donnell is right for Delaware, and right for America. We need to do all we can to help her get elected. Remember, this is a special election for Vice President Joe Biden’s unexpired term. The winner will be seated immediately and be part of what could be a very dangerous lame duck session if we don’t have Christine there to stop it.

Yeah, this is that important.


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Chris Coons, The “Bearded Marxist”

By Gary P Jackson

Dude, this just isn’t Chris Coons’ year. First radical leftist Mike Castle, who had been hiding for years in Congress as a “Republican,” got hammered by Christine O’Donnell. This blew Coons’ plan to lie to the voters and pretend to be a “centrist” to the left wing Castle.

Then Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, one of the most unpopular figures in politics, comes out and calls Coons his “pet.” From The Hill:

Reid talked up the New Castle County executive following a memorial ceremony on the Capitol’s east steps to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. O’Donnell on Tuesday night won the GOP nomination to face Coons in November — a result that has split the national Republican Party.

But Reid said Coons would have won even if Rep. Mike Castle (R) had prevailed over O’Donnell.

I’m going to be very honest with you — Chris Coons, everybody knows him in the Democratic caucus. He’s my pet. He’s my favorite candidate,” Reid said.

Yeah that’s pretty creepy and all, and certainly isn’t helpful. I imagine Christine O’Donnell’s campaign will get a lot of mileage out of that one. But the best is yet to come. From the left wing POLITICO:

Coons took ‘bearded Marxist’ turn

An article Democrat Chris Coons wrote for his college newspaper may not go over so well in corporation-friendly Delaware, where he already faces an uphill battle for Vice President Joe Biden’s old Senate seat

The title? “Chris Coons: The Making of a Bearded Marxist.

In the article, Coons, then 21 years old and about to graduate from Amherst College, chronicled his transformation from a sheltered, conservative-minded college student who had worked for former GOP Delaware Sen. William Roth and had campaigned for Ronald Reagan in 1980 into a cynical young adult who was distrustful of American power and willing to question the American notion of free enterprise

Coons, the New Castle County executive who is running against GOP Rep. Michael Castle for the state’s open Senate seat, wrote of his political evolution in the May 23, 1985, edition of the Amherst Student. 

The source of his conversion, Coons wrote, was a trip to Kenya he took during the spring semester of his junior year—a time away from America, he wrote, that served as a “catalyst” in altering a conservative political outlook that he was growing increasingly uncomfortable with.

My friends now joke that something about Kenya, maybe the strange diet, or the tropical sun, changed my personality; Africa to them seems a catalytic converter that takes in clean-shaven, clear-thinking Americans and sends back bearded Marxists,” Coons wrote, noting that at one time he had been a “proud founding member of the Amherst College Republicans.

[I]t is only too easy to return from Africa glad to be American and smugly thankful for our wealth and freedom,” added Coons. “Instead, Amherst had taught me to question, so in turn I questioned Amherst, and America.

Dave Hoffman, a Coons campaign spokesman, said the title of the article was designed as a humorous take-off on a joke Coons’s college friends had made about how his time outside the country had affected his outlook.

Hoffman said the trip to Kenya helped lead to Coons’s decision to become a Democrat.

Chris wrote an article about a transformative experience during his semester in Kenya more than twenty-five years ago,” said Hoffman in a statement to POLITICO. “After witnessing crushing poverty and the consequences of the Reagan Administration’s ‘constructive engagement with the South African apartheid regime, he rethought his political views, returned to the America he loved and proudly registered as a Democrat.

In one passage of the article, Coons explains how in the months leading up to the trip abroad “leftists” on campus and college professors had begun to “challenge the basic assumptions” he had formed about America.

A course on cultural anthropology, noted Coons, had “undermined the accepted value of progress and the cultural superiority of the West,” while a class on the Vietnam War led him to “suspect…that the ideal of America as a ‘beacon of freedom and justice, providing hope for the world’ was not exactly based in reality.

For Coons, Kenya was an especially jarring experience that significantly influenced his already-changing political beliefs. He wrote that he was particularly troubled by his experience with Kenyan elites, who he said were utterly dismissive of the poor.

I became friends with a very wealthy businessman and his family and heard them reiterate the same beliefs held by many Americans: the poor are poor because they are lazy, slovenly, uneducated,” wrote Coons. “I realize that Kenya and America are very different, but experiences like this warned me that my own favorite beliefs in the miracles of free enterprise and the boundless opportunities to be had in America were largely untrue.

Coons wrote that upon his return to Amherst for his senior year he realized that, while he had discovered the faults of his country, he had also “returned to loving America.

Being a Marxist, bearded or other wise doesn’t play that well among the American people on a good day, but for all of the times to be outed as one, this ain’t it! I mean we have a lifelong radical Marxist in the White House now, and the American people are wide awake. In less than two years America has become well aware of just how much damage Marxism creates. How many lives it destroys.

And Kenya …. really? Really?

Poor Chris Coons. He thought he was going to have an easy campaign against his fellow traveler Mike Castle by shamelessly claiming the real estate to his right, then along comes Christine O’Donnell RINO hunter.

Now we get to talk about Chris Coons and his inner “bearded Marxist.”

In the immortal words of Dr John:

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Christine O’Donnell, RINO Hunter

By Gary P Jackson

We just liked this and wanted to share. Courtesy of Theo Spark.

Now that she’s bagged herself a big old nasty RINO, it’s time to go coon hunting, as in Harry Reid’s “pet, Chris Coons, the self-proclaimed Marxist.


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