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Breaking: Bob Dole Endorses Christine O’Donnell

By Gary P Jackson

This is exactly what Christine O’Donnell needed. After acting like spoiled children since Christine O’Donnell took out far left radical “Republican” Mike Castle in the Delaware primary, the Republican elites needed to be taken to the woodshed.

Charles Krauthammer, and Karl Rove, who has some serious explaining to do, really jumped the shark after Christine won a crushing victory against Mike Castle. These elitist fools seemed genuinely disturbed that a regular person was about to become a United States Senator, then set about trashing her for days. Then they had the audacity to complain her poll numbers hadn’t received a large victory bounce.

That’s kinda expected when the “smart” people in your own party are trashing you. Idiots.

Of course, Christine isn’t the first to beat an establishment hack for the Republican nomination this year, Nikki Haley, Dr Rand Paul and Sharron Angle were savaged by the “good old boys” after they won too. In Nikki Haley’s case, it was a full court press during the primary as well.

That’s what makes this endorsement so special. Bob Dole, a war hero and elder statesman in the party, by endorsing Christine, is telling his fellow Republicans to grow up and support our candidate and stop acting like spoiled brats.

Dole, who is in Walter Reed Hospital, awaiting knee surgery, had this to say:

Christine O’Donnell message resonated with the voters, and to the surprise of many she defeated Congressman Mike Castle, who many of us thought would win. The primary is over and in my opinion it is time for voters to join hands and support Christine O’Donnell. The Delaware seat is important and the winner in November could well determine whether Republicans or Democrats control the Senate.

I find many of the attacks on O’Donnell to be personal and lacking in balance and fairness. If her campaign wishes I am willing to assist in a limited way since I am still a patient at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. I will have surgery Monday, September 27.

An aide said Dole also contributed the maximum donation amount allowed by law to Christine’s campaign.

Bob Dole has always been a class act. A principled politician who got things done. This is a very generous gesture from one of our true statesmen.

We wish the Senator well on his surgery Monday and pray for a speedy recovery.

Meanwhile, Mike Castle is looking to join Lisa Murkowski as one of the newest members of the “Sore Losers Club” that also includes DeDe Scozzafava, Arlen Specter, and Charlie Crist, to name just a few. Jim Geraghty is reporting that chances are 50/50 that Castle will enter the race as a write in candidate.

Honestly, in my opinion, this would be about as perfect as it could get. For one thing, since Castle is such a far left guy, and very well known to the people of Delaware, he’s certain to hurt Harry Reid’s “pet bearded Marxist” Chris Coons, more than Christine O’Donnell.

This would also continue to make the case that we truly do need to rid the party of this sort.

Castle was solidly rejected by the Republican voters in the primary. Wasn’t really close. It would be hard to see a scenario where all but the most ardent Castle supporters, i.e. close friends and family, would vote for the guy, especially with the stakes so high. After all, the ONLY justification to vote for Castle any of our precious, sainted “moderate” friends (including Rove and Krauthammer) could come up with was making that seat red!

They literally could make no other case for giving the far left George Soros approved Castle the nod, except they thought he could beat Coons. Never mind the polls showed Christine O’Donnell, not Castle beating Coons, until the GOP elites turned on the juice trying to help Castle beat Christine.

The likely scenario will mirror Alaska, where the polls have shifted dramatically now that Daddy’s Girl is mounting a write-in campaign. The latest Rasmussen polling shows Joe Miller cruising to a victory with 42% of the vote in a tree way race. Murkowski and the democrat, Scott McAdams, basically split the rest of the vote with Daddy’s Girl getting 27% of the vote and McAdams getting 25%.

The dynamics in Delaware are even more in favor of Christine O’Donnell should Castle make one last pathetic attempt to hold on to his power. .

Murkowski is a center-left Big Government Statist, who certainly appeals more to the base of the democrat party than the base of the Republican party, but there is no comparison between her and Mike Castle, who is a hard core leftist. Granted, Chris Coons is a self described Marxist, but he’s almost bankrupted his county, and raised taxes a total of 43% during his tenure, and is looking to do even more.It’s completely reasonable to think democrats, given a chance to vote for Coons or Castle, will choose Castle, simply because they know him, and they know chances are he’ll caucus with the democrats anyway, should he win.

On the other hand, the Republican turnout in Delaware was three times as high as the democrat turnout on primary night. The expected turnout for the Republicans was 30,000. More than twice that many voters pulled the handle for Christine.

There is at least a 2:1 enthusiasm gap, nationwide, between the energized Republican voters and the democrats.

With Bob Dole stepping in and bringing some unity to the Republican Party, things are looking quite good for Christine O’Donnell indeed.

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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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