Could Christine O’Donnell and her campaign get any more embarrassing? Forget separation of church and state, this broad really doesn’t understand what the First Amendment means.
The Christine O’Donnell campaign is apologizing to WDEL after it demanded that video of an O’Donnell appearance on “The Rick Jensen Show” be destroyed and threatened a lawsuit if it wasn’t. -
At least Christine gave the White House something to laugh about, because the rest of the political terrain is a train wreck.
It’s not like I’ve not been writing this was coming for months, but not only are the fans that once thought Obama was “the one” now flooding to the Republicans, the coalition that gave Democrats control of Congress in 2006 are leaving. From the New York Times:
Republicans have wiped out the advantage held by Democrats in recent election cycles among women, Roman Catholics, less affluent Americans and independents. All of those groups broke for Mr. Obama in 2008 and for Congressional Democrats when they grabbed both chambers from the Republicans four years ago, according to exit polls.
If women choose Republicans over Democrats in House races on Tuesday, it will be the first time they have done so since exit polls began tracking the breakdown in 1982.
Women. Obama and the Democrats may lose women. Even the possibility proves Pelosi and Obama’s kowtowing to Bart Stupak was monumentally stupid, as was worrying about some foreign money “stealing” the election when you’re too busy throwing it.
How did it happen? You’d have to go back into my archives beginning in 2009. However, nothing encapsulates the incompetent bumbling by Mr. Obama more than turning his back on Democratic gubernatorial candidate Frank Caprio. The other night with Anderson Cooper, Paul Begala, someone I’ve met and had the pleasure to talk with during the 2008 election, renders the ultimate verdict. Via the CNN transcript:
COOPER: So, the Senator Chafee he’s referring to is Lincoln Chafee, independent candidate for governor. Back in 2008, Chafee, who is a former Republican, endorsed then candidate Barack Obama. So, the White House says, out of respect for that relationship, the president is withholding an endorsement in the race. …Paul, are you surprised that a sitting president would opt not to endorse a viable Democratic nominee in a heavily Democratic state like Rhode Island?
BEGALA: You know, I wish I had my thesaurus. Surprise doesn’t even begin to explain it. It’s unimaginable to me.
The notion that the leader of the party is being disloyal to his party is — is — I think it’s unprecedented. I can’t think of a time when a — and he went to the state today. That’s the thing, too. You go to Rhode Island. It’s the most Democratic state in the union. The Democratic Governors Association has spent $1.5 million trying to elect Mr. Caprio there.
And the president has just completely undercut them. Keep in mind, in a three-way race with Linc Chafee, who is a moderate to liberal former Republican, the key vote here, unlike anywhere else, the swing vote here is the liberal vote. The liberals are the most prized voters here in this three-ways race in this very liberal state.
And so Barack Obama, still beloved by liberals, he might have cost the Democrat this seat. He may have cost the Democrats the governorship in Rhode Island. And he’s, I think, still a Democrat, Mr. Obama is. It’s unbelievable.
So, if you want to know why Barack Obama is having sudden progressive blogger meetings it’s not because he has any renewed respect for anyone. Pres. Obama can show he gives a crap about “the professional left,” while being able to opine without getting tough questions. (Mr. Gibbs looks like a genius now, doesn’t he.) Like the Caprio snub, it reveals Mr. Obama’s political cravenness. He’s also seen the numbers, and all his last minute work is not amounting to anything that can save the Democrats, but he can try to stroke the ones he left behind in hopes a little political star gazing will get him positive notice or as things look today, sympathy.
People are freaking out across the Democratic spectrum about what’s about to happen and they are livid. Readers, Facebook emails, activists, political pros, you name it, everyone I’m hearing from borders on despondent.
The only thing that might redeem next Tuesday for Democrats is a drinking game that renders everyone so drunk and hungover that they wake up on Thursday.