Sep 25 2010
Since I have been for removing the Democrats in power and not for any specific group on the right, I have to break all my earlier complaints with Crist and Murkowski and others who could not listen to the voters and go with the idea of a Mike Castle write-in campaign. This is more in line with my support for Joe Leiberman, when he bolted the Dems after his primary loss.
As with then, the two primary candidates available are damaged goods. Someone asked me in the comments why I have been hard on O’Donnell over her falsifying campaign finance records. My answer was simple – I have not tossed out my principles or my views on the equal and fair application of the law for political power. Or worse, simply to be part of the latest political wave. I support every other Tea Party candidate out there, have issues with none of them. But as details have come out about O’Donnell’s misuse of campaign funds, I have concluded we cannot sell out our values and morals and honor for political gain.
Worse yet, the GOP & O’Donnell are trying to deflect from her illegal actions by admitting she had ‘mortgage’ problems back in the day. She was doing some kind of pro bono advertising work for someone or something. LOL! Good lord, that is the lamest excuse to break the law I have ever heard – and irrelevant. O’Donnell lied on government forms and used campaign money to feed herself, travel and pay her rent. That is all illegal. We don’t need more crooked people in Congress who skate by the laws the rest of us have to follow – got enough of those already.
So my choice is between a far left candidate who will keep Harry Reid in power, a serial misleader who admits she falsified government forms and a good man who votes center left verses more center right – but who has pledged to vote for a GOP senate leader and to repeal Obamacare.
I take the 3rd option. Mike Castle should run and let the entire population of DE chose who they want. My guess is he will blow out the other two easily, since they are currently in a battle to see who is the worst choice. I feel for DE, because all year it has been who is the worse choice. But now, with CA and WA possibly slipping away from the GOP and the Senate in the balance, not to mention my own personal values when it comes to equal application of our laws, I have no choice but to come out in support of a Mike Castle write-in campaign.
As for the Tea Party organizations and the GOP – when you lay down with mangy dogs you get the mange. You should never have been willing to ignore and accept someone who willfully broke laws and lied on government forms to line her pockets – no matter WHAT the rational. Maybe instead of playing Good Samaritan, O’Donnell should have been working? Whatever, we now see your standards are as low as all other political parties. You will ignore anything to gain power. If I have to chose between my values or someone who votes more left than I like, I pick the center left candidate. Every time. The law is the law, and it applies to all. And my values are worth more than one election race.