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    Delaware Senate Race: A Kamikaze Republican and the Tea Party

    In Tuesday's Delaware primary, the tea party movement may inflict its most devastating wound yet to the Republican establishment.

    With an assist from Sarah Palin, tea party activists in Delaware are trying to defeat the Republican candidate with the best chance to win Joe Biden's old Senate seat and nominate instead a candidate Republican leaders say has no chance of winning the general election in November.
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    "The Republican Party has lost its way," O'Donnell said. "They get behind candidates like my opponent who don't even support the Republican platform, who continue to support the Democrats' agenda, lock-step-and-barrel."

    "I have no doubt if she by some miracle became the nominee she would lose the seat by unprecedented numbers," Delaware Republican Party chairman Tom Ross said.

    Delaware Senate Race: A Kamikaze Republican and the Tea Party - ABC News
    Tom Ross is a complete and utter idiot.

    I'd rather have a Democrat win than a RINO who would not aggressively repeal the Obama agenda. We need real Republicans in office, not Obama & Pelosi-lite.

    I hope she takes this, for the race for the Senate seat will be interesting. I don't by into the RINO take on the election. People are pissed, and the village of Delaware, usually a lost cause, isn't exempt from the pain and suffering brought on by the radical leftists running the show.

    Better a reformer than a chameleon.

    Go O'Donnell.

    PS. Don't you love the title of the article? That's Journolism at work.

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    Re: Delaware Senate Race: A Kamikaze Republican and the Tea Party

    "The Republican Party has lost its way," O'Donnell said. "They get behind candidates like my opponent who don't even support the Republican platform, who continue to support the Democrats' agenda, lock-step-and-barrel."

    "The Republican Party has lost its way," O'Donnell said. "They get behind candidates like my opponent who don't even support the Republican platform, who continue to support the Democrats' agenda, lock-step-and-barrel, while he should be supporting the Republicans' agenda, lock-step-and-barrel."

    That was the meaning I gathered out of his statement. God Forbid someone actually functions as a representative of his district and state, they've got a national party, preselected stances and beliefs to follow!!!

    Since when do you promote uniformity on a national level? Starting to sound a little communist to me, wanting everyone to be exactly the same and all... (That communist part is sarcasm) But seriously wouldn't you agree that a Representative or Senator should actually represent his state as opposed to following what a party leader somewhere, probably across the country, says?

    What if there was a democratic candidate who supported gun rights very strongly, or opposed abortion as many Southern Democrats do? And this candidate was being criticized by his own party for not following their doctrine strictly enough? Somehow I think you'd be arguing my position in that case.

    Double standard bro, not cool
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    Re: Delaware Senate Race: A Kamikaze Republican and the Tea Party

    Castle isn't even a chameleon, he's a lapdog for the Democrat Party. As far as I can tell, Palin has been picking winners so far. Maybe she should be chairman of the Republican Party.
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    Re: Delaware Senate Race: A Kamikaze Republican and the Tea Party

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    I'd rather have a Democrat win than a RINO who would not aggressively repeal the Obama agenda.
    That makes no sense at all. A moderate Republican like Castle would vote conservative maybe 50% of the time, and probably more than that. Coons, the Democrat, would never vote conservative. That's the choice here. O'Donnell could never, ever win in Delaware, so the choice is either compromise with a moderate or let a Democrat take what had up to now been a safe GOP pickup.

    Extremist conservatives are no different than extremist liberals... both think that you're either with them, or against them, and there is no in-between. Unfortunately, there may be enough of them in Delaware to blow what had been a semi-decent chance for the GOP to take the Senate. Hopefully they'll come to their senses and nominate Castle, though.

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    Re: Delaware Senate Race: A Kamikaze Republican and the Tea Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    That makes no sense at all. A moderate Republican like Castle would vote conservative maybe 50% of the time, and probably more than that. Coons, the Democrat, would never vote conservative. That's the choice here. O'Donnell could never, ever win in Delaware, so the choice is either compromise with a moderate or let a Democrat take what had up to now been a safe GOP pickup.

    Extremist conservatives are no different than extremist liberals... both think that you're either with them, or against them, and there is no in-between. Unfortunately, there may be enough of them in Delaware to blow what had been a semi-decent chance for the GOP to take the Senate. Hopefully they'll come to their senses and nominate Castle, though.
    What's extreme about wanting Republicans that support Conservative Ideas? The real extreme here is being happy with a Senator who votes for you 50% or so of the time. What ends up happening is those Senators stab you in the back on big issues.
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    Re: Delaware Senate Race: A Kamikaze Republican and the Tea Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    "The Republican Party has lost its way," O'Donnell said. "They get behind candidates like my opponent who don't even support the Republican platform, who continue to support the Democrats' agenda, lock-step-and-barrel."

    "The Republican Party has lost its way," O'Donnell said. "They get behind candidates like my opponent who don't even support the Republican platform, who continue to support the Democrats' agenda, lock-step-and-barrel, while he should be supporting the Republicans' agenda, lock-step-and-barrel."

    That was the meaning I gathered out of his statement. God Forbid someone actually functions as a representative of his district and state, they've got a national party, preselected stances and beliefs to follow!!!

    Since when do you promote uniformity on a national level? Starting to sound a little communist to me, wanting everyone to be exactly the same and all... (That communist part is sarcasm) But seriously wouldn't you agree that a Representative or Senator should actually represent his state as opposed to following what a party leader somewhere, probably across the country, says?

    What if there was a democratic candidate who supported gun rights very strongly, or opposed abortion as many Southern Democrats do? And this candidate was being criticized by his own party for not following their doctrine strictly enough? Somehow I think you'd be arguing my position in that case.

    Double standard bro, not cool
    Double Standards? I got one name for you: Joe Lieberman
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    Re: Delaware Senate Race: A Kamikaze Republican and the Tea Party

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Double Standards? I got one name for you: Joe Lieberman
    I'm not Joe Lieberman, nor am I his babysitting, whatever he did u don't like has nothing to do with me or what I'm saying. I wish you could tell me exactly what Lieberman did that you hate.

    If you mean how he left his party to better represent his voters than no I have no problem with that and I don't see how its a double standard. But if i did see it as a double standard, I'm not Joe Lieberman and your post has no purpose.

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    Re: Delaware Senate Race: A Kamikaze Republican and the Tea Party

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Tom Ross is a complete and utter idiot.

    I'd rather have a Democrat win than a RINO who would not aggressively repeal the Obama agenda. We need real Republicans in office, not Obama & Pelosi-lite.

    I hope she takes this, for the race for the Senate seat will be interesting. I don't by into the RINO take on the election. People are pissed, and the village of Delaware, usually a lost cause, isn't exempt from the pain and suffering brought on by the radical leftists running the show.

    Better a reformer than a chameleon.

    Go O'Donnell.

    PS. Don't you love the title of the article? That's Journolism at work.

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    I hope she takes the race too. That makes it about 95 % sure democrats hold the seat.
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    Re: Delaware Senate Race: A Kamikaze Republican and the Tea Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I hope she takes the race too. That makes it about 95 % sure democrats hold the seat.
    Keep under estimating the tea party and the public dissatisfaction with Obama and democrats. I will watch as both parties look silly.

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    Re: Delaware Senate Race: A Kamikaze Republican and the Tea Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I'm not Joe Lieberman, nor am I his babysitting, whatever he did u don't like has nothing to do with me or what I'm saying. I wish you could tell me exactly what Lieberman did that you hate.

    If you mean how he left his party to better represent his voters than no I have no problem with that and I don't see how its a double standard. But if i did see it as a double standard, I'm not Joe Lieberman and your post has no purpose.
    He "left his Party"? Revisionist much? His party threw him out because he "worked with REPUBLICANS"
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