Christine O’Donnell won the Delaware Republican primary, defeating House Rep. Mike Castle for the GOP Senate nomination. Castle was a Republican favorite to win Vice President Joe Biden’s vacated seat in the Senate. Castle didn’t have a chance. Sarah Palin and the anti-establishment Tea Party express supported O’Donnell, divided the party and guaranteed a win for the Democrats in November.
Castle broke ranks with other Republicans and supported stem-cell research. Most Christians are opposed to the research because of their moral phobia regarding any kind of science that challenges or threatens the power or creativity of their God. In 2007, O’Donnell defended her opposition of stem-cell research on “The O’Reilly Factor.” She warned us all of what science, cloning and research has already achieved for mankind.
O’Donnell, founder of The Savior’s Alliance for Lifting the Truth (SALT) in 1996, said scientists are crossbreeding humans and animals. No, not the ones you see on “Dancing With the Stars,” but real people and four-legged furry animals. Wow! Then she said, “They are doing that here in the United States. American scientific companies are crossbreeding humans and animals and coming up with mice with fully functioning human brains. So they’re already into this experiment.” No wonder the Tea Party and Republicans are supporting her. They’re probably the mice who got out of the cage.
O’Donnell rejected the idea that the anti-establishment movement consisted of “aging Reagan staffers and home-schoolers.” Referring to the Washington, D.C., political hierarchy, she said, “They call us wacky,” and, “They call us wingnuts.“ What else would you call Republicans who support someone who believes mice have human brains? Maybe brainless would be more fitting.
Like Sharron Angle and other typical holier-than-thou conservatives, O’Donnell has a tendency to lie or conveniently forget the truth. She told a reporter she had won two counties in Delaware in a previous election. She never did. Then she accused the press of making up the story.
It’s always been a thought somewhere deep in the shadows of my cynicism and skepticism that the Tea Party was a brainstorm of Democrats founded to divide the Republican Party. And maybe that’s not too far fetched.
Nevada’s Republican voters recently received a flyer funded by the Patriot Majority PAC. The group was founded in October 2009 by Democratic consultant Craig Varoga. It attempts to separate rational conservative Republicans from new Tea Party looney tunes such as O’Donnell and Sharron Angle.
On one side of the flyer it points out Angle’s comments about phasing out Medicare and Social Security. The punchline regarding Angle is, “No plan. No jobs. No Social Security. No Medicare. Just tough luck.” Which, on the surface appears like an endorsement for Sen. Harry Reid.
The other side of the mailer depicts former President Ronald Reagan. Disagreeing with Angle, the Republican conservative is quoted as saying, “I will protect the benefits of Social Security recipients now and in the future.” Although Sen. Reid’s name is never mentioned on the flyer, it clearly is a divide-and-conquer tactic to encourage traditional Reagan conservatives to preserve Reagan’s plan to protect the future of Social Security by supporting the Democrats and voting for Reid.
So, is the Tea Party really supporting extremists like O’Donnell and Angle, or are they part of a Democratic plot to divide and conquer?
Are they only supporting Republican candidates who can succeed in primary elections but can’t defeat Democrats in November?
In my wildest dreams, I never thought I would see the day when the anti-establishment movement was headed by the Republicans. In my scariest nightmare, I would never think never thought there was a remote possibility the majority in the House and Senate might be headed by Republican mice with human brains.
David Farside is a Sparks resident and political activist. The polemics of his articles can be discussed at firstname.lastname@example.org. His Web site is www.thefarsidechronicles.com.