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Bob’s Musings: The Morning [And Evening] After The 14 September Primaries [Updated Below]

15 September 2010 @ 11:17

Some thoughts and linkage in no particular order of importance…   

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-Stacy McCain has filed a wrap-up report over at The American Spectator on the Delware GOP Senate Primary.  A highlight:   

DOVER, Delaware — Christine O’Donnell did not merely defeat Mike Castle in Tuesday’s Senate primary. She beat the Republican establishment, both nationally and in Delaware, and she beat a veritable army of naysayers who said she couldn’t do it.   

O’Donnell also beat a vicious negative attack campaign into which her Republican opponents dumped every bit of trash they could find. Yet this had no apparent effect on the Tea Party-backed, Sarah Palin-endorsed candidate, who won with 53 percent of the vote to Castle’s 47 percent. Her little-known Democratic opponent, Chris Coons, can’t possibly hit O’Donnell than anything worse than she got from the GOP establishment. And despite all of it, she managed to be magnanimous in victory.   

-Karl Rove’s temper tantrum on Hannity last night was something to behold.  Stacy McCain has the video of Baby Karl before he was sent to for a Time-Out in Bill O’Reilly’s office and an interview he conducted with The Republican Cinderella Christine O’Donnell.   

[From the UPDATE: I like Dave C’s comment on Karl’s whining: ‘Noted dickhead Karl Rove didn’t even wait for the first champagne cork to pop before trashing her on Sean Hannity’s show’.]  

-Through my sources, I was was able to obtain this picture from the Hannity greenroom:   


W: ‘Laura, could you help me here – the Karlster’s all upset.
Bring his pacifier.’

-Michelle Malkin’s analysis is, per usual, right on the money:   

I just finished watching Karl Rove trashing GOP Senate primary winner Christine O’Donnell. It was on Sean Hannity’s FNC show. Might as well have been Olbermann on MSNBC. The establishment Beltway strategist couldn’t even bother with an obligatory word of congratulations for O’Donnell….   

Rove came across as an effete sore loser instead of the supposedly brilliant and grounded GOP strategist that he’s supposed to be. Expect more Washington Republicans to start sounding like Tea Party-bashing libs as their entrenched incumbent friends go down.   

Karl Baby…   


…it’s Dog Track Time.   

-In the Comments Section of Stacy’s TAS article, WRTolkas has the insight of the campaign season: ‘Karl Rove, the “Dr. Frank Burns” of the Republican Party’.  I post the picture: you decide…   


Frank Burns: I know I’m a real asset.
Hawkeye: You’re only off by two letters

-Of course, in light of what Dan Riehl is reporting about Rove’s interference in the Delaware GOP Primary, I agree with him on what Fox News should do:   

Fox Should Suspend Rove And Investigate, Cornyn Must Resign   

Michelle Malkin has a very solid reaction to Karl Rove’s disgraceful behavior on Fox News tonight. That is not why Fox should suspend him and investigate. According to this report, Rove was working behind the scenes on behalf of the Castle campaign to negotiate a deal that would have led to some Delaware Tea Party groups not supporting Christine O’Donnell, while giving Mike Castle a pass.   

Methinks I’ll be e-mailing Fox a question: Will you be investigating Karl Rove’s conflict of interest?   

-From Jeffrey Lord, over at AmSpecBlog, we learn that Karl Baby isn’t the only one throwing tantrums:   

And now, Carl Cameron of Fox News is reporting the National Republican Senatorial Committee will not be helping the official nominee of the Delaware Republican Party for the United States Senate in her Senate campaign.   

So, in other words, having helped the losing incumbent Lisa Murkowski in Alaska, the losing incumbent Robert Bennett in Utah, swallowed hard at the victories of Sharron Angle in Nevada and Rand Paul in Kentucky, the NRSC will not be helping O’Donnell because she beat the pants off a liberal Establishment Republican Congressman?   

If this is true, there is but one question:   

Is the Republican Establishment suicidal?   

I have come to the conclusion that the NRSC is a suicide pac.   

-Smitty has more on the NRSC here and do take the time to read the Comments Section for some damn fine analysis and opinion from TOM readers.  In one of them, reder DaveP takes on three GOP myths and smashes them.  Here’s one:   

1- “too conservative to win”. Something Rove and the Country Club Republicans want to lose in the static is the fact that O’Donnell didn’t just beat Castle, she skunked him: massive voter turnout, and over 7% margin. Evidently the DE Republican voters have a very different idea about how conservative they want their candidates to be than the national RNC and its paid sockpuppets do.   

That’s the one myth above all of the others that gets my blood boiling.  When you ask one of The Republicans Who Matter what they think about the mounting evidence disproving this fallacy, the response you get is ‘Blankout’ [that’s for all you Rand fans out there].   

-If Karl Rove is the Major Frank Burns [I almost typed ‘Major Fred Barnes’…same thing] of the GOP, does that mean Michael Steele is Colonel Flagg?   

-Though I remain, as I have always been, officially a member of the Republican Party, I now consider myself really only a member of the TEA Party.   

-Everybody sing!…   

Where have all the Repubs gone?
Long time asshats
When will they ever learn?
When will theyyyyy eeeeever learn?

-Not all of the TEA Party / Pro-Restoration candidates won last night, but, considering what we’re up against — a ruthless Leftist Mafia and our own Party — I’d say we did pretty damn good.   

-I’m allowing myself a few moments to enjoy this before I get back to business — you should too as we all deserve to relish last night.  However, as Smitty reminds us:   

…The ball is in the Tea Party court. The Ruling Class, Democrat and Republican, has bankrupted the country, and must be opposed on all fronts….   

The Battle Rages On…   


UPDATE done between 1905 and 2033…  

-I been sailing through The Ether on a ship made of RINO skin all day to aggregate the best of the commentary and analysis on last night’s voting, just for you all…  

-‘Scoop’ McCain was there when Christine O’Donnell got the call from NRSC head John Cornyn today in which he told her his group would be sending her the maximum allowed donation.  One of the commentators on that posting, Dan, made a great point:  

Thank God we had George Washington in 1776 and not Karl Rove and Charles Krauthammer or we would all be speaking with British accents right now….  


-Over at American Power, Donald ‘Restraining Order’ Douglas is taking credit for Cur Cornyn’s change of cold heart.  

-DaTechguy explains why it was Stacy alone that got the scoop on this story.  Spot-on, Pete [as one brown-noser to another].  

-Both Stacy and his partner in crime Smitty have been kind enough to send those of us who have been linking their coverage a RINOplasty Reach Around.  Thanks much to both of you.  

-Over at Si Vis Pacem, Ran shows us that he understands just who is the man behind ‘The Architect’s!’ mask:  

… Rove is a Party man, first and always. Most of the public are not: The interests of Liberty are not those of Party power. In the long run, they are antithetical – and that is the very reason The Architect and his ilk in the RINO Establishment fell out of power in Washington….  

-For those readers who are fans of graphic novels, Ran provides a some pictorial analysis of last night.  

-Carol of Sheeple gives us the long-range weather forecast: ‘…one thing is clear, the political climate has changed’.  

Yup….sunny skies for some, a blizzard for others.  

-The Lonely Conservative offers some of her comments and has the video of Rush’s comments from today.  

-We interrupt this Update for an announcement:  


‘Mr. Rove, you’re ride’s here.  
Mr. Rove, please hurry or the folks from NRO will take all the seats.’  

-TLC also has a posting up about the Republican Governor’s Primary in New York where the TEA Party candidate Carl Paladino trounced Rick ‘Milquetoast’ Lazio.  The nominee, it seems, is a little ‘off’, but that doesn’t bother TLC:  

…I have my questions about Carl Paladino, I think he’s a bit loony. But hey, maybe crazy is just what we need right now.  

We got nothing to lose at this point….yeah, I say, shake ’em up.  

-Who knew Pat Austin was a Prophetess:  

Primary night got even wilder after the Delaware race was called, it seems. I shut everything down and tried to go to bed (not very successfully, I might add – UP every hour for one thing or another…) but I did see Karl Rove trashing O’Donnell on Hannity. It was, of course, a sign of things to come.  

Expect the whining to get even worse [I just watched Charles Krauthammer on the Fox News All-Stars and, for the first time, I had to turn him off].  

Come on, Wolverines, on 02 November, let’s get Medieval on their asses.  

-Obi’s Sister asks: Can You Smell The Fear?  

Yes…it smells like…the first day of Spring.  

-The Ol’Broad thinks the GOP Establishment should turn the other cheek, as it were:  

…The NRSC might as well kiss their sorry hind ends goodbye!…  

-In the course of one of his always enjoyable rants where he puts the ‘smash’ in Smash Mouth Politics, John Doe makes these two spot-on points:  

Litmus paper does not make a solution alkaline or acidic, it merely reveals such in the solution. Christine O’Donnell doesn’t make a person a RINO or a conservative, but a person’s reaction to her candidacy reveals a lot about where they really are on the political scale.  


[Karl] Rove’s uncharacteristic rant against O’Donnell is a Toto-pulling-back-the-curtain moment. Observe closely, Dear Conservative Brethren. This is how they really feel. They know more than the great un-washed who is and who isn’t fit for governing. And you better damn well listen to them or they will throw a hissy fit and quit and take their ball home. Or join the other team.  

That is the habit of the migratory RINO.  

-Never one to shy-away from a fight, Mistress Red Of The Caught Corndog takes on Karl Rove, TPM, and Rachel Madcow.  

-William Jacobson issues a warning:  

But if the GOP is going to go the route of stunning hypocrisy and pettiness, the O’Donnell race will turn out to be the GOP’s Waterloo. But it doesn’t have to be that way.  

The GOP can ride the wave or stand in its way. It’s up to them.  

If the GOP attempts to stand in the way of the wave … well, you know what happens to Castles made of sand.  

Ignore this, squishes, at your peril.  

-In another posting, the Professor reports on the incredible flood of donations Miss O’Donnell has received today.  

-Believe it or not, Stogie is optimistic [!]:  

For years we Republicans have had to endure one RINO candidate after another, put up by the Republican establishment. The GOP’s promise has not been to roll back Democrat big government statism; it has been to more efficiently manage that statism. That isn’t good enough for conservatives. We want to reverse the Democrats’ incursion into the private sector, reduce taxes and the size of government. Our goal is not to slow the socialist advance, it is to stop it and reverse it.  

Those who argue for support of RINO candidates are still in “limit the damage” mode. I believe that this mindset is on the wane….  

I think he’s right [whoever ‘Wayne’ is].  

-Regarding that saying by the late William F. Buckley that one should vote for the most conservative candidate who can win, Stogie, backed-up by Rush, is arguing for a variation in these most unusual of times.  

-The Putting Things In The Exact Right Perspective Award goes to Pundette:  

Birth Pangs  

Or the chaos, mess, and apparent destruction of a kitchen renovation. Choose your metaphor. The process is ugly and therefore pleasing to the left (though some liberals are frightened and despondent), but it’s a mere by-product of a desperately-needed makeover.  

And it’s going to get pretty damn ugly as time goes on and our enemies get more and more desperate.  

-I’m done…I’ve got to stop.  I tried to visit every Friend In The Ether’s site, but, at some point, I just had to stop and get updating.  If I missed you, please leave a link in the Comment Section.

  1. 15 September 2010 @ 12:03 12:03

    The negative attack DID have an effect. Decent people don’t like watching a bunch of bitter old men scream crap at a woman like that.

  2. 15 September 2010 @ 13:14 13:14

    I’m with Richard. Karl MarRove over-played his hand. He had precious little credibility remaining going into this race. The guy is political toast.

  3. Adobe Walls permalink
    15 September 2010 @ 13:16 13:16

    Lets not get too far ahead of ourselves. Revenge is STILL a dish best served cold. Securing Cornyn’s resignation fifty something days before an election will not make The RNC, RNSC, or the RNCC into the weapons required by the growing conservative movement. We need to make our lists rate those on them use that information to be better prepared for the next election. Before we indulge in our night of the long knives we should be certain those who are about to benefit from our fondness don’t have their knives at the ready.

  4. 15 September 2010 @ 14:41 14:41

    I’m glad all the trash and smears don’t work. I’ll have to watch that video of Karl acting like a baby! I LUV that pic of Bush & the baby, too funny.

  5. 15 September 2010 @ 20:46 20:46

    Thank-you Bob!

  6. David R. Graham permalink
    15 September 2010 @ 21:48 21:48

    Karl Rove and his ilk — thousands of them in all parties — are political consultants. Many are super-rich, literally, including Rove. Their interest is getting paid, not the USA. Their stock-in-trade is advice. When their advice turns back on them, they lose money and that makes them very angry.

    The money they can demand, not the nation, and certainly not her citizens, are the interest of political consultants. When did they ever believe in America? Winning elections and fostering America are as easily opposing interests as they are congruent ones.

    The issue is not party unity. It is America. Party be damned. Our Mother Nation is our point of loyalty, honor and effort to protect. Who is not interested in protecting, fostering their Mother deserves no respect and negative heed.

  7. bobbelvedere permalink*
    16 September 2010 @ 08:42 08:42

    -Thanks to all for your comments.

    -Rev: Dead solid perfect.

    -Pete: I apologize. Secretly I’m glad because it is my goal to be the #1 RSM Brown Noser.

    -Bunni: Pure luck I found that pic – I typed ‘crying babies’ in Google Image Search and didn’t expect to find such a perfect one like that.

    -Richard/Ran: I agree.

    -Adobe: Can I, at least, keep polishing my sword?

  8. 16 September 2010 @ 15:24 15:24

    Thank you for the link, Mr. Belvedere!

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      16 September 2010 @ 17:27 17:27

      TLC: You’re welcome.


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