Tuesday, September 14, 2010

What is happening here?

Should we be concerned?

Tea party favorite O'Donnell wins in Delaware
AP – 5 mins ago

WASHINGTON – Virtually unknown a month ago, Christine O'Donnell of Delaware rode a surge of support from tea party activists to victory in the Republican Senate primary Tuesday night, dealing yet another setback to the GOP establishment in a campaign season full of them. A second upstart led for the GOP nomination in New Hampshire.

This is getting a little disconcerting. We've got a bunch of radical right wing extremists who seem set to assume positions of power in our country. I can't help but be reminded of Germany in the very early 30s.


Herbert Weaver said...

I once registered Republican so I could vote for the most unelectable wackjob in the Republican primary in the hope that the Democrat might then win the election. It would be cool if this is what is happening in Delaware. I can dream...

SagaciousHillbilly said...

Very possible in Delaware and other places.

Stimpson said...

Poll numbers look bad for O'Donnell. The Repubs would be better off with that guy she beat for the nomination. I'd say her nomination and Sharron Angle's were big mistakes for the GOP.

Herbert Weaver said...

I think it's funny how teabaggers are just the same conservatives who nominated Goldwater in '64 and helped get LBJ elected. They're the same conservatives who rejected Gerald Ford and stayed home in '76 and helped Jimmy Carter get elected. They're the same conservatives who backed Ross Perot and helped get Clinton elected.

It's weird that conservatives never seem to get the message. Most voters are a bit liberal and a bit conservative. Most don't give a shit about politics and would never vote for a far-right or far-left candidate out of ideological loyalty. This is why the DNC wouldn't nominate Kucinich or Bernie Sanders for prez. Nothing against them guys myself but they'd have less appeal than a brain tumor to the average voter.

SagaciousHillbilly said...

Conservatives are a strange lot Herb. I was raised by them and have always been close to them, but I still don't understand them. They say nd do the darndest things.

Stimpy, You may be correct. The GOP voters have f'ed up. . . again.
When are you going back to your old blog?