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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.


    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Sep 15, 2010 at 12:46:09 PM EST
    Tags: DE, Senate, NRSC, Republicans, O'Donnell, Tea Party, Marbles (all tags)

    ~ Note ~ This article was written before the sudden turnabout by the NRSC this morning. It is reported now that the NRSC is fully backing O'Donnell, and giving her campaign $42,000.  There may well be a person fired in the end, but after the emotional hit, better reasoning may yet prevail. ~

    Somebody should be fired on the NRSC.

    Not for making a decision to not help the newest GOP candidate for Senate in DE, but for demonstrating its rancor on the eve of her selection as the party's candidate for November.  Bad enough was the open disapproval of Delaware's O'Donnell by the NRSC prior to the election, but unacceptable is the notion that the National GOP committee would deliberately sabotage a campaign that is now in their best interest to at least verbally support, if financially they might even feel it is not worth.   An Un-named NRSC person apparently told news sources yesterday that:

    "O'Donnell will have to show she can generate viable support before the national party will give her money. ..  It is now incumbent on Sarah Palin, (U.S. Sen.) Jim DeMint and the Tea Party Express to help support her,  ..They got her here. Now make it happen."

    Bitter much?  Truth be told, in the context of the political battle waged, the reasoning is actually sound.  But it did not need to be said.. at least not THEN.  It was a shot across the bow of the Tea Party folks who have literally destroyed the NRSC hopes of keeping its influence in high profiles races intact.  The NRSC has faced down the Tea Party influence and LOST 8 times.

    Somebody's undies are getting all bunched up...  And they need a vacation.  A permanent one.

    But why does this matter to us in Michigan?

    Because there are "power brokers" everywhere.  (future articles will clarify as well) Our own selection process has mini squabbles going on in the background.  The Lansing GOP convention had some glaring examples of the disagreement the existing hierarchy has with the advent of newly involved conservatives.  There seems to be a "shut up, sit down, and go back to your canasta game" attitude when folks stand up to take their voice back.

    But no one is sitting anymore.  They aren't shutting up.  And the players who lost the country nearly completely in 2008 are beginning to see the loss of their control over one of the two parties that can legitimately win elections in any given cycle.

    I said that on purpose.

    "one of the two parties that can legitimately win elections in any given cycle"

    Understand it.  Live it, and get over it if you disagree.  Really.  Its not me saying it but rather the reality that is now.  Whether we like it or not, there are a number of voters who will vote for the R (or a D) next to the name even if the candidate was in a coma or from Mars.. Its a fact.  Which is WHY many of us have been encouraging conservatives to become a part of the Republican party and make the changes from within.  Join the party, and affect the party.

    And more have done so, with some who have met resistance.  And in some cases, it seems as if there isn't enough of an immediate change, so some bail immediately, going back to a sorrowful wail of "the two party system sucks!"  They become disillusioned and do not wait for any of their influence to settle in, and start up counter productive measures.

    Too bad for them.  Too bad for all of us too, because as the old guard refuses to see the advantages of a new transfusion of energized activists, so does a number of newly active instigators forget there is value in the infrastructure and base support of a major party.

    Understand this..  At this point in history, unless you have an R or a D next to your name, you will NOT be elected to office except in the most local of races.  Short of dog catcher, anyone who runs as the "independent," Libertarian, Green, Tax payer party, etc... will be merely a footnote in the election section in your fish wrap of choice.  This does not mean don't run under those, but just accept the fact your time is your own.  And if you DO run in the primary of one of the two major parties and do not win, be prepared to support the winner going forward, at the very least until the next time.  Its the honorable thing to do.

    Which is why I will return to "Somebody should be fired on the NRSC."

    For the executive decision makers to make such a blatantly destructive statement at  a time when they should be announcing their support, they have ignored the need to add strength to their roster.  To have such a "take my marbles and go home" attitude is to demonstrate an incredibly adolescent manner of handling their bruised egos.

    Take it from me.. the guy who has been at the door with marbles safely stashed in both pockets..  More than once.


    ~ Again as noted here:

    "Sen. John Cornyn, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, spoke to O'Donnell Wednesday and told her she would have the NRSC's backing like any other Republican Senate candidate.

    "Let there be no mistake: The National Republican Senatorial Committee -- and I personally as the committee's chairman -- strongly stand by all of our Republican nominees, including Christine O'Donnell in Delaware," Cornyn said in a statement."

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    I'm curious who thought that was a good idea (none / 0) (#1)
    by Seth9 on Wed Sep 15, 2010 at 01:20:45 PM EST
    Losing Elections 101:

    1. Publicly throw your own candidate under a bus.

    2. Do so in a manner that is likely to further a division within your own party.

    3. Do so in a race where you actually have a shot at winning.

    4. Do so to a non-establishment candidate when both parties are highly unpopular.

    5. Damper the most enthused element of your party.

    Congrats to the NRSC for passing with flying colors.

    Me thinks (none / 0) (#5)
    by grannynanny on Wed Sep 15, 2010 at 03:56:40 PM EST
    they got their ass handed to them by Sarah Palin and Jim Demint.  Sarah Palin should be the head of the GOP - get Steel outta there - he stinks!  The people are speaking - loudly - and the GOP evidently needs hearing aids or are being tone deaf on purpose to protect their "elites." I agree with Rush - these politicians are entrenched in Washington DC political circles of cocktail parties, dinner invitations, social groups and walking around with their noses in the air.  They don't want to give it up.  Look at what Murkowski is doing in Alaska - she is going as a write in candidate.  It's the addiction to the "scene" they can't give up. SEND THEM PACKING!!!  

    Rove was extremely disappointing last nite and along with the twit that disavowed support for O'Donnell last night - just gave the marxist media plenty of fodder to chase away potential voters for conservative values.  They just keep on shooting themselves in the foot.  I can see how a third party - A Tea Party - could crush the Republicans because of this completely boorish behaviour.

    At a time when the Republican party should be embracing and promoting good candidates period, it is eating their own. Shameful!!!

    grannynanny, I can almost agree... (none / 0) (#6)
    by Corinthian Scales on Wed Sep 15, 2010 at 04:35:49 PM EST
    ...however, the TEA Party is basically just a movement or outlet for frustrated citizens.  Bottom line; the GOP needs to be purged of "Soros Republicans" which is more or less what Rush is talking about.

    I was just reading this and it gets real fun right about here:

    The most important one being that this year it's the liberal Republican's turn to hold his/her nose and vote for the lesser of "two evils" in the general elections seven weeks from now.

    For far too many years conservatives within the Republican party have been lectured to time and again by party officials, talk show hosts, syndicated columnists, et al that conservatives had to perform their wifely duties as it related to voting for the choices left for them in general elections. For conservatives these have been bitter pills to swallow for the liberal republicans have far too often been far too similar to the liberal democrats they opposed to generate any real excitement about the distinction of their candidacy...

    • Movement by grannynanny, 09/15/2010 10:18:47 PM EST (none / 0)
      • Amen! by Corinthian Scales, 09/15/2010 10:32:22 PM EST (none / 0)
    • That is by grannynanny, 09/15/2010 10:31:53 PM EST (none / 0)
    • Oh, so true! by KG One, 09/16/2010 08:10:06 AM EST (none / 0)
      • Well, then,... by Corinthian Scales, 09/16/2010 09:07:48 AM EST (none / 0)
        • As soon by grannynanny, 09/16/2010 02:01:15 PM EST (none / 0)
    Ah, always enjoyed (none / 0) (#13)
    by LookingforReagan on Thu Sep 16, 2010 at 03:35:04 PM EST
    A good RINO roast. Need a few more of them. Maybe some in Maine would help to. Seems the elites in the establishment are in a tizzy. I guess they don't like it anymore then the Commie Lib Progressives when WE THE PEOPLE exert our power over the election process rather then to follow the party dictates and become WE THE SHEEPLE. Guess it didn't happen this time either. Let the GOP keep their money and shove it. From last reports McConnell has raised over a million in twenty four hours and may be on her way to two million by the end of the week. Limbaugh speaks and the PEOPLE follow,at least the REAL, TRUE Conservatives in this country. Which I might add don't exist at the top echelons of the GOP. The bluebloods and the Rockefeller types need to be kicked out the door. We need a clean sweep at the top levels of both the MI-GOP and the National Party. Seems that Palin and DeMint along with the Tea Party folks have a higher batting average then the so called experts. Hmmm. Personally I am loving this more and more. Can't wait for the general.

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