Wow, you know the Teabagger crazy train has really run off the rails when Karl Rove gets in a fight with Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh over his dissing of their party’s candidate for a critical senate seat. Rove told a devastated Hannity, who has been singing senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell‘s praises, that she doesn’t evidence basic character traits like “rectitude, truthfulness, and sincerity that the voters are looking for.”
(Amazing that Rove’s lips didn’t catch fire as he could have easily been talking about himself, especially when he vented his outrage at her for playing the gay card on her opponent. Ann Richards must have turned numerous times and then leaped straight out of her grave.)
A Sarah Palin wannabe, O’Donnell defeated former two term governor and moderate twelve term congressman Mike Castle, the Rethugs best chance to wrest a seat from a stalwart blue state and capture control of the Senate. Rove was so distressed that he wrote off the seat right then and there.
He went on to say that O’Donnell has “said a lot of nutty things.” Apparently she checks the bushes around her house and office. In 1996 she called for a murder investigation of a sitting president, Bill Clinton, in connection with the death of Vince Foster. In 2007, on Bill O’Reilly‘s show, she claimed that scientists have created mice with human brains:
American scientific companies are cross-breeding humans and animals and coming up with mice with fully functioning human brains. So they’re already into this experiment.
On the front page of today’s NY Times is an article titled Rebel Republican Marching On, With Baggage:
DOVER, Del. — In the bright light of Wednesday morning, Christine O’Donnell, whose Republican primary victory upended the calculus for future control of the United State Senate, became quickly known to Americans as the woman who once made dire warnings about the negative impact of masturbation.
Who’s her media adviser– Hairy Palms?
It’s not just masturbation, which she equates with adultery, that gets O’Donnell’s moral panties in a twist. She also supports forcing women to pass on the genes of the sociopaths who rape them.
Her claimed academic credentials and her personal finances are a train wreck as well. Re the latter, she has unpaid taxes and a home foreclosure on her record. She has managed to live on less than $6,000 over the last year, money drawn from campaign contributions she’s accrued over the last few years as a perennial candidate. Normally, these would be big negatives for any candidate running for national office. But in true Palin “she’s just like me” fashion, all of this is being spun as her ability to connect with “real people,” aka the victims of the same economic policies that she and the rest of the Rethugs want to reimpose on a stressed out and angry citizenry.
O’Donnell wasn’t the only Teabagger victory Tuesday night. In a year when governors will exercise considerable political power vis a vis the once in a decade census based redistricting process, New York gubernatorial candidate, multi-millionaire Carl Paladino, defeated the Rethug establishment candidate, Rick Lazio.
Again, from the front page of today’s New York Times, in Paladino, Cuomo Rival, Set to Spend at Will, we learn that Paladino is prepared to go all macho on the Albany state house:
Democrats also question whether Mr. Paladino’s unabashedly angry tone — with his promises to “take a baseball bat to Albany” — would appeal to independents and suburban moderates, the sorts of voters that Republicans have traditionally counted on to overcome the nearly 2-to-1 Democratic registration advantage in the state.
You might remember Paladino for a series of emails he forwarded to his friends and associates that featured, among other things, pictures of bestiality, and this lovely portrayal of the parents of the First Family as a pimp and whore.
Add in Teabaggers Sharon Angle in Nevada, Rand Paul in Kentucky, and Joe Miller in Alaska, and one can actual find cause for hope that the Dems will be able to maintain control of the US Senate come this November.
The political or administrative form of a government is of little consequence provided it affords the essentials of civil progress — liberty, security, education, and social co-ordination. It is not what a state is but what it does that determines the course of social evolution. And after all, no state can transcend the moral values of its citizenry as exemplified in their chosen leaders. Ignorance and selfishness will insure the downfall of even the highest type of government.
-The Urantia Book