If this doen’t make you want to slap those smug little progressive faces, I don’t know what will.
Before we get into it, though, it’s important to note here the broiling GOP problem in Delaware: the conservative tea party gaggle hates Mike Castle because he’s a moderate Republican. In fact, according to Will Bunch, it was a Mike Castle town hall meeting where we saw the first screeching, conspiratorial town hall rant by an angry tea party hoople. Also, professional troll and CNN analyst Erick Erickson once tweeted, “Sorry folks, but if we need Mike Castle for a Senate majority, we do not need a Senate majority.” Fine for Erickson to toss out seats willy-nilly like that, but Sarah Palin should probably be held to a higher standard than an overindulged bomb-hurling blogger who once threatened to pull a “shotgun” on any Census workers who showed up at this front door. Palin is uniquely positioned to be able to win or lose a seat (or many seats) for the Republicans, so she probably should have thought twice before pandering to the far-right fantasy of ending Mike Castle’s congressional career. She played grabass with the Erickson wing of the party instead of considering the real political consequences of her endorsement….
Nevertheless, thank you, Sarah Palin. Thank you for an autumn of entertainment as Christine O’Donnell implodes on the national stage. And especially thank you for the freebee Senate seat. We didn’t think we’d lock that one down, but now it’s definitely smooth sailing. Cheers also.
We ARE making a difference. Don’t let up.