Christine O’Donnell Wins Big in Delaware, Political Scientists Stumped Over What Terrible Thing to Offer Conservatives Next
You ever get the feeling that the modern Republican Party isn't actually a political entity, but a massive sociological experiment to see what candidates and ideals conservative voters won't get behind if you slap a Tea Party sticker on it? I can't find any hard evidence to prove this theory one way or the other, but it's certainly seeming more and more plausible every day.
Obviously, today's news is the GOP establishment candidate Mike Castle's crushing, not-even-close loss to a crazy lady who thinks that her enemies like spending their free time hiding in the bushes outside her house. Thanks for this new truly fascinating data, conservative voters…
The Tea Party movement scored another victory on Tuesday, helping to propel a dissident Republican, Christine O’Donnell, to an upset win over Representative Michael N. Castle in the race for the United States Senate nomination in Delaware…
With all precincts reporting, Ms. O’Donnell won 53 percent of the vote to Mr. Castle’s 47 percent. The primary drew 57,000 voters, a small slice of the overall electorate. Ms. O’Donnell, a former abstinence counselor who had failed in previous attempts to win office in Delaware, won the endorsement of Sarah Palin, Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina and other leaders of the party’s conservative wing.
This is a person so blatantly unfit for office, that she scares the shit out of Karl Rove and the National Republican Senatorial Committee. That's not saying nothing, considering the candidates they've supported in the past.
I get the feeling that somewhere in a political science laboratory, work-weary people in lab coats are having a conversation that goes something like this…
Tags: Angela McGlowan, Christine O’Donnell, Civil Rights, Delaware, Evolution, House of Representatives, Jim DeMint, Michele Bachmann, Midterms, Mike Castle, Porn, Primaries, Rand Paul, Sarah Palin, Science & Technology, Senate, Sex, Tea Party
May 13: Glenn to the Mountaintop
More Glodly inspirational Beck/King clips after the jump.
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Tags: 8/28 Rally, Civil Rights, Glenn Beck, Martin Luther King, Washington DC
So, that just happened, and I guess there should be a post about it. And this post seems a fitting choice, given the title I already wrote out. So, what the hey.
On Saturday, a bunch of white people and a smattering of not-white people — 87,000 by conservative accounts, a million billion by teabagging accounts — converged on the Lincoln Memorial to honor a fictional version of Martin Luther King that Glenn Beck and the other speakers of the 8/28 Rally invented specifically for the occasion. This Martin Luther King, for example, was a total war hawk who preached against the evils of social justice, urged the institutional disenfranchisement of some minorities and beseeched Americans to be satisfied with what they've got. (Bizarro Martin Luther King is presumably chillin' with Bizarro Thomas Paine up in Tea Bag Heaven right now.)
Beck seems to think that this moment will live forever in the American psyche, and maybe he's right, but I've seen no evidence of that. To me, it just looked like a bunch of angry old people spewing a lot of unprovable platitudes about God and Country, trying to sound calm and reasonable but seething with anger and intolerance just below the surface, and growing increasingly agitated that people are listening to their rants. This'll probably get wiped over in the American psyche the next time the country is forced to go to another family BBQ. At least there'll probably be some good pie at that thing.
And that, more than anything that happened at this event, is something I'd imagine Martin Luther King could have gotten behind.
(Photo via Little Green Footballs)
Tags: 8/28 Rally, Civil Rights, Glenn Beck, Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King, Sarah Palin, Thomas Paine, Washington DC
Redditor PShap on Glenn Beck's soon-to-be-historic Lincoln Memorial rally tomorrow…
"I agree that Glenn Beck has the right to hold his rally on the same steps where MLK gave his historic speech, I just think he should hold it somewhere that's less offensive to the civil rights movement."
We know he can do it, but should he?
Tags: 8/28 Rally, Civil Rights, Glenn Beck, Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King, Quote Unquote, Washington DC
The big day is finally upon us. Tomorrow, on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's legendary "I Have a Dream" speech, Glenn Beck will hold a rally in the very same location. It promises to be the biggest gathering of angry white people since that NHL game where they ran out of mayonnaise. Here's what Jon Stewart had to say about the event and Beck's new university on last night's Daily Show.
Stephen Colbert's latest coverage of the rally can be found below.
Tags: Civil Rights, Fox, Glenn Beck, Jon Stewart, Martin Luther King, The Daily Show, Video