The O’Donnell Victory

I think one of the great things about this is it shows how out of touch the national Republican leadership is, how they’ve become entrenched and calcified as a permanent party machine as opposed to standing for something crazy and wild like, oh, I don’t know, principles or some such silliness. O’Donnell certainly has her warts, but they may not be as large and cancerous as the MSM and Beltway Republicans have painted them; they’re running scared, and that’s a damned good thing in my book.

In a theoretical world would I prefer a Castle in the Senate whose vote I could count on say 50% of the time to a Coons who you know would vote against you 100% of the time? Well, I suppose in theory that would seem attractive and logically secure. But as one of my favorite lines from a book says “the problem with logic is that it allows you to be wrong with confidence.”

It seems to me the reality has always been with these RINOs that on the really really important votes they always side with the their Inner Lefty. They like the fawning press they get for styling themselves modern-day Daniel Websters, I suppose; issues, principles, budget restraint, limiting government…not so much.

I want these old faded incumbents out. We need to gut the Party machinery at all levels and return it to limited government principles and actions. If any of these candidates who get in drift into tax-and-spend, they need to go.

As Phil Sheridan used to say: “Smash ’em up!”

12 Responses to “The O’Donnell Victory”

  1. Gary from Jersey says:

    It’ll be interesting to see if the machine backs all these “insurgents” or waits them out for candidates they like in 2012.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Yep. which makes it vital that we back the insurgents and start cleaning out the machine.

    This will be a minimum 6 year process: 2010, 2012, and 2014.

  3. major dad says:

    It’s all about the network. The old boys/girls can’t stand it that they are being pushed out. That the winners aren’t getting the unconditional backing of the party just goes to show you what a bunch of losers we have in power. They or at least most of them need to go away but power is an addictive drug.

  4. JeffS says:

    What major dad said.

  5. Skyler says:

    Return to limited government? They’ve never been there, to be honest. The republican party was founded on the principle of funding massive government projects that the whigs got thrown out for supporting. They came close to a limited government policy with Reagan, but even he was wishy washy about it at times.

    We don’t need to return to anything. We need to start it. And it’s getting late . . .

  6. Syd B. says:

    For those of you old enough to remember, the current situation reminds me of the Reagan/Goldwater days. The fresh thinker vs. the staunch Republican. We all know how that turned out.

  7. Mr. Bingley says:

    But at least back then we had the Commies to unite the focus, Syd.

    I’m not sure we’re at the point where there is some unifying “other,” as scary and desperate as the fiscal situation is.

  8. mojo says:

    That’s exactly the RINOs problem. Look, if you want to burnish your lefty bona fides, pick something that doesn’t really matter to approve of. The big, important votes, I want you fighting. Tooth and nail.

  9. Ave says:

    It seems so many more people whine about things than do something about them. So I conclude that those people, although less well off than before, are still well off enough. Otherwise I don’t think they’d have the energy to posture and whine like they do. May God protect us all from ever knowing what real privations are.

  10. major dad says:

    GOP is backtracking now, saying they are going fully support O’Donnell. Somebody had a come to Jesus meeting.

  11. JeffS says:

    Maybe so, major dad, but they still look like a bunch of sulking brats.

  12. BillN says:

    MR. B I like the Phil Sheridan referance. Let me go one better (paraphrase)”The only good RINO is an unelected RINO”.

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