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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Remember, I Said NEVER Donate to RNC

Several times I've made the case that no one should ever donate to the national Republican organizations (RNC, NRSC or NRCC). They constantly back "moderate" (translated as liberal) candidates over more conservative candidates out of a misguided sense of electability. They think fence sitting voters and independents are more likely to vote for Republicans who are Dem lite than for Republicans who actually believe in the party platform. Today's example is from the state of Delaware. The Republican establishment was all set to support financially Rep. Mike Castle who votes with the party around half the time and is actually nutty enough to buy into global warming and vote for the Cap and Trade scam if he won the primary. Now, that he lost the primary to Christine O'Donnell who is more conservative the national party apparatus is financially sitting out the general election. When I see endorsements and actions like we've seen in primaries over the last decade or so I'm more and more convinced that for most of the politicians it is more about maintaining the status quo than about advancing conservative principles.

Remember the geniuses who know better than the rest of us supported Charlie Crist for the U.S. Senate seat from Florida and Dede Scozzafava in her bid for an open congressional seat from New York only to see both of them abandon the party. Crist saw he would lose the primary and decided to run as an independent and has indicated he would caucus with the Dems. Scozzafava just went ahead and switched to Dem to match her already far left political positions.

If you have money to give away give it to individual candidates who will support your positions. NEVER give money to a committee. I've sat on committees and seen how they make decisions. It isn't pretty. Remember a donkey is a thoroughbred horse that was designed by a committee.

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Blogger bob said...

I think the tea party in Delaware made a major mistake in nominating O'Donnell. Because in liberal haven like Delaware she doesn't have a chance in Nov. In Texas or Ohio or other states where conservatives win occasionally you can weed out the Rino's but states like Delaware and New York you're just giving the election to the Dem's

September 15, 2010 at 1:29 AM

Blogger LargeBill said...


I have to disagree. If we decide coastal states can only support RINO's then in effect we are completely forfeiting those states to liberalism. If Castle had won the primary then we'd be guaranteed that a liberal would win. Now, people in that state actually have a choice. We don't need to fight to get more folks like Specter, Chafee etc who will be a reliable vote for the other side. How many times over the last decade have you heard a lib on a tv talk show claim something along the lines of "you guys had your chance and blew it when you had the majority?" Reality is Republicans had enough of a majority to get blamed but not enough of a majority to affect conservative change. If you are right that all we can expect from some states, are liberal votes in the house and senate then let the Democrat own those votes. Personally, I can not believe the people in those states are irredeemably stupid and can not learn the failings of socialism. It might be overly optimistic, but I'd rather be an optimist and wrong than a pessimist and right. If there ever an election cycle were eyes could be opened and minds changed this is the cycle. Also, the Dem candidate in Delaware is a guy who referred to himself as a bearded Marxist. He has now shaved, but still is very much a marxist. Makes for a very clear choice between communism and capitalism.

September 15, 2010 at 6:26 AM

Blogger LargeBill said...

Separately, it seems people have not given up on this state. She set a fund raising goal of $50K for today and by 9:30 AM more than twice that has been donated.

I'm not saying she will win. Just stating we should not completely abandon states to liberalism as we have in the past. We gave a reprobate like Ted Kennedy a free pass to reelection because everyone said the people in Massachusetts were too irresponsible to vote intelligently.

September 15, 2010 at 6:31 AM

Blogger bob said...

Bill, Reagan was for a party with a big tent Because he realized that if he tried to maintain intellectual purity in the party we would never have control. If we want more conservative candidates we need them to be swept in with some presidential candidate of Reaganesque stature.

September 16, 2010 at 1:49 AM


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