Ruling Class Echoes in Delaware Senate Race

by Ryan on September 14, 2010

in Blogs,Election 2006,Election 2008,Election 2010,Politics

So you know, this is a cathartic Republican’s suck post written before today’s election results are in…

Today is primary day in a number of states, including Delaware:  Tea Party-backed Christine O’Donnell versus establishment pro-choice Democrat-friendly RINO Mike Castle is the marquee match-up.

The O’Donnell/Castle race symbolizes major issues which I think need to be aired out.  Hot Air posted this article from the Weekly Standard arguing that a RINO like Castle is better to nominate than a long-shot mild conservative like O’Donnell because it’s really a numbers game in the Senate at the end of the day.

In case recent memory has faded, electing RINOs leads to government by RINOs!  Remember the big spending Democrat-lite Republicans of the 2000s?  What’s the point in electing a new party to power if nothing will change?  That’s why Republican’s got beat up in 2006 and 2008, and they wholeheartedly deserved it.

Hence, Tea Partiers, being sick of the old game, are making their voices heard and (smelling the stench of decay which reeks around a fresh pile of minority party drift) are using the dilapidated Republican Party as their host.  In my opinion, 1980s Reagan nostalgia and giving up on the hopeless Dems have moved the Tea Party towards the Republicans — and that’s basically the only reason, next to awareness of a long history of failed 3rd party movements.

The ruling class wants to protect itself.  So, a genuinely powerful grassroots movement like the Tea Party is a threat to the existing power structure, which thinks only about the short-term electoral consequences:  Lincoln Chafee was once a vote for Trent Lott.  ‘Nuff said.

I wonder if things would improve if the national Republican apparatus would not endorse or financially support local candidates with party money until after the primaries have taken place, if there is a primary challenger.  Let the people of the party decide who they want as their candidate rather than letting the ruling class Republicans merely perpetuate their big-spending, Democrat-lite agenda which is clearly pissing many people (including myself) off.

Let’s face it, if the Republican Party takes back even one house of Congress in 49 days, it’s not because of the Republican establishment (they’ve failed miserably over the last decade).  It’s more likely due to their acquiescence to an energized populist Tea Party movement that actually kind of embarrasses them.  They were embarrassed by Reagan too, which should tell you everything you need to know.  That’s a bad place to be, even for a party on the verge of a potential victory.

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