Sunday, September 19, 2010

Karl Rove Challenges Sarah Palin To Demonstrate Her Power and Influence by Campaigning in Delaware

From Raw Story:
Republican strategist Karl Rove is calling for Sarah Palin to prove her political prowess by showing up in person in Delaware to support Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell.

Rove told Fox News' Chris Wallace Sunday that if Palin wants to run for president in 2012 then she needs to show her political skill now. He also said O'Donnell made a "smart decision" by canceling her appearances on Sunday talk shows, following the revelation, via talk show host Bill Maher, that she had "dabbled in witchcraft" in her youth.

"I frankly think she made a smart decision by not getting on the Sunday shows this week," Rove said. "She shouldn't have accepted in the first place. But she needs to talk to the people of Delaware."

Of Palin's potential presidential ambitions for 2012, Rove said, "I don't know if she is the front-runner. ... There are several geological ages to come and go before that race shapes up.

"Look, if Sarah Palin wants to demonstrate her power and influence, she ought to -- where we started was Delaware -- she ought to go to Delaware and campaign for her favorite Christine O'Donnell," he continued. ...

The conservative Power Line blog had this to say after learning that Christine O'Donnell had dabbled in witchcraft:

... Lest there be any doubt, if I were a resident of Delaware, I would vote for O'Donnell. That is because she is far preferable to her "bearded Marxist" opponent. But O'Donnell is, nevertheless, a lousy candidate. I'm sorry, but politics is not about snatching random people out of the crowd and making them one of 100 United States Senators. Those who seek high office need to be qualified as leaders. They must be thoughtful and intelligent; they must have accomplishments in the public, or, better yet, the private sphere.

Christine O'Donnell has none of the above qualities. If the best we can say about her is that her "dabbling in witchcraft" is excusable, I rest my case. She will be a laughingstock for the next six weeks, I fear, and then will be clobbered in the general election. Whether this is better or worse than having Mike Castle as a Senator is a legitimately debatable point. But I don't see how any conservative can deny that it would be better if the Republican Party had nominated a stronger and more qualified conservative to represent Delaware in the Senate.
And Gawker knows how Sarah Palin started the Rove/Palin feud:
How are you liking Sarah Palin now, GOP? Her endorsement of wacky Christine O'Donnell clinched her primary victory, which will cost the GOP a safe Senate seat. And now Palin has some words for a furious Karl Rove: "Buck up!"

Palin wants Rove and other establishment Republicans to show party "unity" now that the primaries are over, and a Republican candidate's been picked. But shouldn't Sarah Palin give the establishment at least a day or so to be really pissed off about the Senate seat Sarah Palin just helped Republicans throw away?...


Joie Vouet said...

The Power Line writer seems to value accomplishments in the private sphere over accomplishments in the public sphere.

Is government a business?

Anonymous said...

These are the people that want to legislate OUR morality?
To vote for a candidate Just because she is a conservative, despite that fact that she lies, does not pay her employee's salaries, that she filed a frivolous lawsuit, appears to have violated campaign finance laws and dabbles in witchcraft?

That says it all.
teabaggers/republicans do not care about this country, no way, no how.
They would vote for christine o'donnell just because she is conservative rather then for the betterment of themselves, their state and their country.
I am so glad that they have dropped the 'compassionate conservative' drivel.
But 'commonsense conservative' is a lie too.

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:35 makes an excellent point. Why would anyone vote for someone they think is not a good candidate, just because they are a conservative. Is she REALLY a conservative?? She doesn't live like one.

I see so much hypocrisy in the tea party movement. That is why the majority of Americans think the tea party movement is a passing fad/ joke.

They support candidates who honestly do not give a damn about the "we the people." The support candidates that care more about the very very rich, and corporations. How sad that they don't see that. Their leaders are manipulating them into thinking they are some great movement. The people behind the tp movement are multi-millionaires, who want all tax laws to benefit them. That is what its all about...

Anonymous said...

I love that the GOP is finally being forthright about the fact that they believe that ANY elected Republican is better than any alternative. Monetary donations made to the GOP are openly being spent to get fringe loonies elected. To the GOP, a Republican's qualifications, intelligence, and character are immaterial to running America. The only requirement is that the elected puppet is physically able to occupy a seat in Congress in order to blindly vote the Republican way.

America will suffer from being run by extremist, no-nothing, no-account, liars.

A Conservative who votes for the best qualified person to serve America, not for a political party.

Anonymous said...

Sarah Palin will not rise to Rove's challenge to campaign for O'Donnell in Delaware. Sarah is a Mama Grizzly who runs away and hides. It's getting late in Sarah's political season and she needs to find a nice cave to cower in.