Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Voters Have Spoken: Is the GOP Establishment Listening?

Last month we reminded you that, “We the people DO have a voice to Congress. It’s the power of our vote.” The power in a free republic is right of the people to vote.

Yesterday Delaware's Republican primary voters cast their ballot, expressed their voice and soundly rejected the “establishment” candidate in favor of an unknown, unproven, pro-life, Conservative. In a 53% - 47% decision, primary voters told their U.S. Congressman Mike Castle (running for Senate) when you vote against our beliefs and interests and vote against the GOP platform, we will not vote for you. They chose a new face who promises to vote in alignment with the Republican party platform and Tea Party beliefs.

In her victory speech, Christine O’Donnell noted that, "The people of Delaware have spoken. No more politics as usual."

In response to the primary election results, Republican aides announced Tuesday that the National Republican Senatorial Committee will not be funding O'Donnell's general election campaign. Establishment Republican strategists and commentators spoke loudly against O’Donnell before and after her victory last night. Charles Krauthaummer said, "Voting for O’Donell is self-indulgent and irresponsible." Karl Rove on FoxNews last night came across as a sore loser as he criticized O’Donnell and her success.

The Republican party is thumbing their nose at the people’s choice. Delaware holds closed primaries, meaning only identified Republicans are allowed to vote in the Republican primary. Traditionally, these are the same voters who donate financially to the GOP for election purposes. For the National Republican Senatorial Committee to say we have your money, we actively fought against your choice and now we will not fund this nominee, selected by you, our supporters, is arrogance and disdain of the highest level.

Those who belong to and support the party have chosen who they want to represent them, and now the party says they don’t “approve” of the people’s choice? Who is the RNC to say their voters have chosen poorly? How dare they punish Delaware Republican voters by saying they would rather give up, walk away, and let the other party win rather than fight for their people’s choice?

It appears that the establishment Republicans in the party have not learned anything from losing the 2006 and 2008 elections. They are not listening to what the voters are telling them. Christine O’Donnell’s victory in the November general election could be a great assistance to stopping the advancement of Obama, Pelosi & Reid policies being forced upon us. The message from voters is clear: No more Republicans who support the Obama agenda.

Christine O’Donnell is the Republican nominee; she deserves the full weight of the Republican party behind her to be elected to the Senate.

The people have spoken.


UPDATE: At 11 a.m. this morning, Texas Senator John Cornyn, Chair for the National Republican Senatorial Committee released this statement that the NRSC will “stand behind all of our Republican nominees, including Christine O’Donnell in Delaware.”

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