Tuesday’s primary night was a great night for Conservatism and a rotten moment for panty-waisted, watered- down, wimpy, snorting RINO’s all over the country. The “ruling class” of the elite Washington Beltway is a tight and cliquish group and it doesn’t let in the “working class” very easily. Even those people who we may have admired in the past are in the throes of agony in a seizure like response to the fact that they may have to now scoot over and share a seat with Christine O’Donnell. (See Karl Rove for a ready and primed example.)
This is a moment where the elitist Republicans all over the country are showing their true colors. Karl Rove pouting all over Fox News, the NRSC refusing to funnel money into O’Donnell’s campaign, and Mike Castle throwing a tantrum and so far refusing to back O’Donnell.
I can look through recent history and quickly note the times that a moderate candidate has won the primary, much to the chagrin and disappointment of Conservatives. Despite that, for the most part, Conservatives have continued to take the lesser of two evils and still have thrown their weight and support behind that moderate candidate. See John McCain for another example. Yet, now that the shoe is on the other foot, we are not seeing the same kind of classy behavior from those in the losing corner.
This year of primaries have brought some surprising victories, proving that the Tea Party and other voices are becoming enormous powers to be reckoned with. The Sleeping Giant is becoming an informed and educated electorate that grows more pissed off with every bailout, every buyout, every government takeover and every freedom stealing minute that seems to occur every time Congress shows up for work!
And I believe that perhaps nobody has been more shocked than those Republicans who have made a comfortable and cushy career out of “public service.” While being careful not to paint them all with the same brush as we know that they are not all created equal, there is a group of them, Mike Castle only being one, that have either forgotten or sold their principles for political expediency. They’ve held offices for years and years and have stopped caring about their constituents, their constitutional vows, and along the way have lost sight of what they were sent to do in Washington. They’ve gotten too chummy with the other side of the aisle, started enjoying the perks of backroom payoffs, and have bailed ship too many times- hopping over the side to swim over and vote with the Democrats too often. They’ve stopped fighting passionately for the conservative ideals and principles, been bad stewards of money, voted against their base on judges, legislation and appointees.
Mike Castle is only one example with his pro-choice, pro-gun control, and pro-cap and tax ideas. He’s been a horrible steward of the People’s money and he was one of 24 Republicans who voted to impeach President Bush as well as saying that he would NOT vote to repeal Obamacare. There are many others, just like him, that need to be given the pink slip and sent to rejoin the private sector.
Can Christine O’Donnell win in the big election? She has a very weak Democrat opponent and with the current feelings in this country, I would say with a resounding YES- she CAN win. The question resonating through the country right now is this… Is it worth the risk of standing on principle and electing a real conservative candidate who may LOSE the general election? Or do we want to continue to be served the same mealy-mouth, wimpy, RINO leadership that, in the end, isn’t much different than the mealy-mouth wimpy Democrats who work day in and day out to grab as much power from the people as possible? I say the risk is worth it but in order to solidify the win, we all have to get behind and push this new leadership forward using our own strength.
Nobody said it better than Ronald Reagan when he unequivocally stated, “A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency, or simply to swell its numbers.”
Will we win every single one of these victories in the general election? Possibly, but probably not. But the trees must be pruned and the closets must be purged for to continue to do the same thing, elect the same people, and expect different results is the definition of insanity!
The Republican leaders who choose to pursue their own selfish and classless whims and ignore the decision that was made clear on primary night from the People are only digging the graves of their own political careers. They are angering their base and endangering Conservatism and the platform of the Republican party. To refuse financial support of her political run for office is nothing short of a battle cry for real conservatives. The message to the Republican leadership is this: FIGHT it or LEARN from it!
As such, please join me in donating at least $25 to Christine O’Donnell’s campaign for the general election and together let’s send yet another message to the elite, ruling class in Washington! For the only hope she has of pushing this over the edge and bringing home the victory in the final round for Conservatism is money and more money. Pure and simple. Click here to donate.
** Update: On a very positive note, it seems that the backlash on Wednesday afternoon was just too much for the many in the establishment to handle and they caved, as they should have, to the pressure from the conservative base. Michael Steele called to congratulate O’Donnell and Cornyn agreed to donate $42,000 of NRSC cash to her campaign. At one point, O’Donnell’s website actually crashed from the amount of people logging on to donate…and I was more than pleased to have been apart of that.