(Economic Burn writes)
Relatively unknown, Christine O’Donnell and her tea party supporters won a very surprising victory in the Delaware primary. The fight for Joe Biden’s old seat has been fierce and most people thought that Rep. Michael Castle would easily win the midterm elections if he could make it through the primary. Now major Republican figures and other critics say that the tea party pretty much fucked Republican’s chances of winning in Delaware.
I am a staunch Republican, let it be known, but this tea party shit makes me cringe. From CSMonitor:
Both Ms. O’Donnell, the new GOP nominee for the Delaware Senate seat, and Mr. Paladino, now the party’s standard-bearer in the race for governor of New York, were opposed by their state Republican establishments. Both benefited from a wave of insurgent enthusiasm and an apparent feeling among voters that they did not like being told whom to vote for by establishment figures.
O’Donnell defeated Rep. Michael Castle (R), a nine-term incumbent and former governor who earlier in the summer seemed a lock for victory. She benefited from an endorsement by Sarah Palin as well as cash and volunteers provided by an array of tea-party organizations. She thanked them in her victory speech Tuesday night.
I don’t know what’s worse. O’Donnell or Democrats.