Primary Night Aftermath
Is it just me or is the GOP in disarray or heading there? Did they finally throw away all values and integrity?
1. Karl Rove goes off on crazy girl O'Donnell yesterday, factually citing many examples of just how nuts she is, what a liar she is, and he is forced to apologize and walk that back today. Almighty Rush reigns again. We've got people like Romney and the RNC endorsing McDonnell, a candidate who feels women should not be serving in the military and are probably a distraction to male soldiers, and also told Bill Maher she is so against dishonesty she would even tell Hitler the truth if she were hiding Jews in her house. We've got major figures endorsing Paladino-Mr. "get the government out of the way" who wants to use his power as governor to take away Park 51's right to build and also feels the government should interfere with a woman's right to choose even after she'd been raped or a victim of incest (yep-smaller government alright!)
There is a clip of O'Donnell from CSPAN in 1995, on the subject of women in the military. O'Donnell said:
By integrating women into, particularly, military institutes, it cripples the readiness of our defense. Schools like The Citadel training young men to confidently lead other young men into a battlefield where one of them will die. And when you have women in that situation, it just creates a whole new set of dynamics which are distracting to training these men to kill or be killed.
2. Murkowski refuses to endorse Republican Tea Party candidate Miller who beat her and she may run as a write in candidate. Castle refuses to endorse McDonnell.
3. A GOP Vice-Chair from Maine has had enough of this Tea Party madness and has endorsed the Democrat. I'm sure this scene is not uncommon across the nation in smaller, less known pcokets, especially in the "blue" moderate states.
I have news for the GOP. When you endorse someone, that means you support what they believe. If they endorse Paladino, they are transferring his baggage and racism to the party. When they endorse O'Donnell, they'd better be prepared to explain why they would support a woman who survived for years on campaign donations, lied about her college degree, foreclosed on her home recently, and holds views like "women should not be in the military" and "thou shalt not lie even to Hitler (even if I lied about many other things like my taxes!)"