Tuesday, September 28, 2010

More on O'Donnell and the other Tea Party Candidates

The United States seems to have a mixed reaction to the Tea Party Candidates.

Some fear that they may end up as GOP spoilers who hand Senate, House, and governor seats to Democratic candidates.

I am not so cynical, even in the case of Christine O'Donnell running for the Senate seat in Delaware.

There are still five weeks before election day, and anything can happen.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

(Muted) Congratulations to Christine O'Donnell

The Republican voters of Delaware have spoken.

The Tea Party candidate defeated the well-entrenced incumbent.

It remains to be seen whether Ms. O'Donnell's surge to success will translate over to the general election.

If she sticks to the principles which she has espoused, cleans up her campaign, and reaches out to disaffected independents, moderates, and Democrats, she just might have a chance to win the Senate Seat.

At this point, I am not holding my breath.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Sheehan Shenanigans against the State of Israel

The state of Israel is under siege, not just from hostile Arab nations surrounding it, but also from international condemnation biased against the Jewish state because of so-called "atrocities".

Yet the unwarranted condemnation has even poisoned the “Peace” or “Anti-War” movement.

In her nasty article "Audacity of Israel" (published by alternative rag Amass Magazine), the virulent anti-semitic rhetoric of anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan demonstrates to what extent the rabid insanity of anti-Israeli Zeitgeist is infecting the world.

Repeatedly she asserts in her article that Israel is conducting "genocide", no. . . . a "holocaust" against the Palestinian people.

She further asserts that Palestinians have died in record numbers, nearly 10 to every one Israeli, which is nonsense, considering that Palestinians are almost always victimized by the Muslim-Terrorist leadership of Hamas and Fatah.

It is shameful that this woman has converted her grief over her son's death into a licentious onslaught against the Jewish State, which has both the right to exist and to defend itself.

Ms. Sheehan, you are wrong to suppose that in order to be pro-peace, you must be anti-Israel. The Jewish state has entered into talks repeatedly in order to establish peace with the Palestinians, yet Israel cannot negotiate with a partner that 1) refuses to recognize its existence, and 2) wants to destroy Israel at all costs, no matter what concessions she may make.

The Jewish state promotes peace within its own borders and takes every precaution to exact justice against terrorists without harming innocents. These actions should be recognized by the international community, not the biased hatred of Muslim bullies or the misguided grief of a fire-eating anti-war activist.

Ms. Sheehan, leave the state of Israel alone!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Choose a Moderate Republican versus an Incomptent Firebrand

Today, residents in the state of Delaware will choose their respective candidates for the open Senate seat, originally vacated by Vice President Joe Biden and filled in the interim by his former chief of state.

Mike Castle, the Republican at-large congressman for the state of Delaware, is running for the U. S. Senate in a state where registered Democrats outnumber Republican almost two to one. However, he is polling ten points ahead of Chris Coons, the one Democrat running for the Senate seat.

However, Castle faces a fierce challenge from the right in the person of Christine O'Donnell, a Republican with far more commanding conservative credentials, yet who based on recent polls has no chance of defeating Coons in the November general election.

The choice for Republican nominee is a challenging one. Either choose a moderate who half the time votes in support of Democratic causes, or select an ideologically pure candidate who will practically give the open seat to the Democrats.

Despite his lackluster credentials, Castle is not an abysmal option. He has a voting record which makes his future participation in the Senate less of a mystery. He voted against Obamacare. He voted against the wasteful "Stimulus" which failed to create jobs. On a number of significant issues, Mike Castle measures up as a Republican.

Christine O'Donnell, however, has an extensive truth and organization problem. Mired in campaign debt, unable to account for which counties she "won" when she ran again Joe Biden in 2008, having engaged in a frivolous sexual harrassment lawsuit against a Delaware think tank, and unable to demonstate any meaningful voting record, O'Donnell is simply an unacceptable choice for Senator.

It may be a clothespin vote, but Mike Castle is the best candidate for the open Senate seat in Delware. Republicans in Delaware should cast their vote for a reliable winner and moderate conservative as opposed to a dishonest firebrand who has no chance of winning.

Vote for Mike Castle September 14!