There is talk all over the blogosphere and talk radio about Karl Rove's resistance to the candidacy of Christine O'Donnell. It was not all that long ago that people in the tea party were complaining of "party hacks". I am among them. I don't want to follow a candidate blindly, that is exactly how we got President Obama. The average voter did not research on their own.
There are some serious questions regarding Christine O'Donnell. Her foreclosure, her lack of income, her being fired by company for using their resources to start her business, and her accusations of being followed and harassed but not reporting this to the police, and her campaign staff allegedly being behind the accusations of Castle being gay. There very well may be logical explanations to all of these issues. But wanting answers to these questions is not only our right, but also our responsibilities as voters and people who donate to her campaign.
Politics is a nasty business. Like it or not, your entire life is put under a microscope. Every mistake that you have made will become public fodder. While I don't think it should necessarily be this way, the reality remains that it is. This is the exact reason that I NEVER would run for public office. I have way too many things in my past that I would not want printed in the newspapers or talked about on television.
One of the things that the Tea Party has been saying is that both parties have become too powerful and are more interested in power. The politico's in Washington are too entrenched, dishonest, and corrupt. Why then would we automatically back a candidate that has these serious issues to clear up? Her explanations on these have not been detailed and in many cases have just turned into attacks on other people.
Rove has stood up and said that if we talk about wanting principled based government, we should only be backing principled based candidates. Many don't even realize that this is O'Donnell's third attempt at office. She is not a candidate that was motivated by the "Tea Party" movement to through her hat into the ring. She is an ambitious flawed woman. Not there is anything wrong with ambition. Ambition is a good motivator, especially in a market based economy that we have in America.
While we are all flawed and there will never be the "perfect" candidate there are some flaws that go directly to question of character. Honesty is the very least that we should be expect from our candidates and our representatives. If we just going to say "well, they all lie" than what exactly is the point of what we are doing? The power to end all of this is in the hands of O'Donnell, she can answer these questions thoroughly and honestly and then move on. One would think that with all that has been dug up during the primary process, there is nothing more damaging to come out. If she answers these questions she then can concentrate her efforts on the general election and she may also find that she will start to receive support from the conservatives that have some questions about her honesty and integrity.
A belief in the written constitution. The belief that we are responsible for ourselves and for our families. The belief that we are allowed to fail. The belief in a strong national defense are a few of the things that make me just a conservative girl.
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini
"I say this not to the teachers, but to their unions: If education were a war, you would be losing it. If it were a business, you would be driving it into bankruptcy. If it were a patient, it would be dying." Bob Dole
Yes, House Republicans have been in power for 5 hours and they have not passed their entire agenda. The New York Times things they should be canned and Democrats put back in charge. Don Surber
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"So I say huzzah to the 112th congress for reading the Constitution, for acting like it matters. It does. The Constitution may not be sacred, but the sacred has no better friend than the Constitution." Pat Archibold
"53% of Democrats have a postive view of socialism. 100% of republicans think those 53% are morons." Mark Levin
"Corrupt the young. Get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial; destroy their ruggedness." First plank of the communist strategy for revolution - confiscated in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1919
"If you believe this isn't going to cost the government anything, you are likely to see leprechauns riding on unicorns with pots of gold circling the capitol" Rep. Devin Nunes, CA-21 on healthcare "reform".
"Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views". William F. Buckley, Jr.
"The Republicans were laughing and waving the American flag, and I thought that was ourtrageous behavior" Maxine Waters
"The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." Norman Thomas
I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress. Frederick Douglas
Don't go around saying that the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain
I freed thousands of slaves, and could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves. Harriet Tubman
But I think the most important thing I have figured out was how not to lose hope even when things are bad and it feels like it won't get better. It will get better. You just have to keep working at it and moving forward. Homeless & Conservative
The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. Vladimer Lenin
There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. F.A. Hayek