Democrat Norman Oliver Taking Out Republicans?–From the email bag

Why did Coons and Carney sit silently after the rant by former Wilmington Councilman Norman Oliver on Channel 28, September 26? He stated that Republicans O’Donnell and Urquhart should be taken out. Mr. Oliver is the substitute host of Crossfire with Representative Hazel Plant. Tom from Wilmington Please complain don’t about the “Nazi quote” while you sit silent on this. Can Democrats spell H-y-p-o-c-r-i-s-y?

Washington Examiner’s take on Urquhart v. Carney

A conservative who can win in Delaware? By: David Freddoso Online Opinion Editor 09/30/10 2:30 PM EDT For obvious reasons, most media attention in Delaware has gone to the Senate race, in which Republican Tea Party candidate Christine O’Donnell faces Newcastle County Executive Chris Coons, D. Much less attention is going to the House race to replace Republican Rep. Mike Castle. In that race, Democrats have been favored all along. Conservative real estate investor Glen Urquhart is taking on Democratic former Lt. Gov. John Carney. Urquhart, who spent over half a million dollars to win his hotly contested primary, has released an internal poll that shows Carney enjoying only the narrowest of leads, 45 to 42 percent. Of course, such campaign polls are usually unreliable, and this one surveyed only 300 likely voters. But that’s not a prohibitively small sample for a House race. Read more

Castle Retires and Accepts will of the People

Congressman Castle ended speculation over a write in bid last night, which clears the way for a united Republican bid for U. S. Senate. The Congressman officially closed this chapter of a long and distinguished career stretching over 44 years. We wish him and his wife the best in this new chapter of their lives. DOVER, - Longtime Republican congressman Mike Castle has ruled out a write-in campaign in the U.S. Senate race in Delaware. Castle, a former two-term governor and the longest serving congressman in state history, lost the GOP primary earlier this month to tea party favorite Christine O'Donnell. Del (AP) He issued a statement Wednesday night saying he had ruled out a write-in campaign, which many supporters had asked him to consider. Beth Miller quotes that statement in an on line report. While I would have been honored to represent Delaware in the U.S. Senate, I do not Read more

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

 “Team Christine ” would like to invite anyone interested in volunteering to help elect Christine O’Donnell as Delaware’s next U.S. Senator, to join the team for a “Volunteer Appreciation Dinner” and planning session.  This will be held at the Abundant Life Church in Georgetown , De. The address is : 20488 Donovans Road, Georgetown De. 19947.  The date and time are Thursday  9/30/2010 between 5:30 pm  and 7:30pm.   All those interested in helping are encouraged to go to www.Christine2010.com  and sign up on the “get involved” page and let the campaign know how you can help.  I hope to see you there. Thank you.

I Want Your Money–The movie

Update: Invest in your future by reaching your less political friends with a different type of movie night. Especially one who is just on the outside of politics--you know the think about it 7 minutes a week type who is feeling like things our out of control. They may not listen to a speech, but a movie is their style. Glen Urquhart  U.S. Congressional candidate, is our special guest for the private film screening of  “I Want Your Money” at the Delaware Art Museum, Wednesday September 29th  Show times at 6:15 PM or 8:50 PM A reception for ticket holders of both show starts at 7:45 PM I Want Your Money Trailer Uploaded by edgardrakeql. - Watch feature films and entire TV shows. Read more

Abattoir

ABATTOIR: "A public slaughterhouse." In August 1941 Heinrich Himmler travelled to Minsk, as he wanted to see with his own eyes how the einsatzgruppen were performing their extermination campaign against the Jews. While there, he witnessed 100 Jews being shot in a ditch outside the town. SS-Obergruppenführer Karl Wolff described the event in his diary: “Himmler's face was green. He took out his handkerchief and wiped his cheek where a piece of brain had squirted up on to it. Then he vomited.” Wolff records that after shakily recovering his composure, Himmler proceeded to give the SS men a lecture on following the "highest moral law of the Party" in carrying out their work. Though Himmler was revolted, he did not change his ideology, no matter how gruesome its actualization proved. Instead, he gave orders that a more efficient means of killing be devised. Later, after Read more

Fighting The Establishment

   It doesn't take a political scientist to know that this is one of the most exciting and important election cycles in a very long time.    We are witnessing a real shift in American politics. Many will attribute this shift to the TEA movement. But personally I think that we all have Pres. Obama to thank for the political mood of the nation. It is because of Pres. Obama's radical leftist agenda that so many ordinary citizens have become involved in the TEA movement. Be it through actually becoming a member or by just agreeing with it.   This mood transcends party lines. This is not a Republican movement, nor is it a Democrat or independent movement. What it is, in my opinion is a ground swell against the political establishment of both of the major parties,and the ruling class in Washington. The citizens of this nation are rising up in political outrage at the total lack of leadership Read more

Heritage Foundation estimate on what the Obama, Pelosi, Carney tax plan would cost Delaware

THE EFFECTS OF THE OBAMA TAX PLAN Delaware President Obama’s tax plan would allow portions of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts to expire, resulting in steep tax hikes beginning in January 2011 for small businesses and those earning $250,000 or more. The tax hikes would significantly affect the economy in Delaware, most notably in the number of jobs and change in personal income. Among the results, from 2011 to 2020, the state of Delaware would: • Lose, on average, 2,006 jobs annually. • Lose, per household, $7,424 in total disposable personal income. • See total individual income taxes increase by $1.5 billion. Source: Insight U.S. macroeconomic model, and data from the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Heritage Foundation calculations based on the IHS Global Read more

Remember with our wallets & in November? Should stores be held accountable for their signs?

Many Americans have vowed this year to "Remember in November", to remember voting records, to remember bill sponsors, and to hold elected officials accountable for their own actions.  An interesting question was brought to my attention last evening, should business owners be held accountable as well? Should shoppers spend (or not spend) their hard earned dollars at a store or place of business based on the political signs they chose to display on their premises? In Delaware there has been much buzzing about Pete Schwartzkopf, the House Majority Leader and Representative from Rehoboth Beach.  Many in the state feel that Schwartzkopf has over stepped his bounds in many aspects of legislature.  Schwartzkopf is currently running against Chris Weeks to keep his seat in the Delaware House of Representatives. Websites have been dedicated to getting Pete Schwartzkopf out of office, including Read more

Change but Not Hope

There seems  to be substantial change in the staff level of the White House particularly noteworthy is the fact that 3 of 4 top economic advisers are leaving.  Another unrelated development is the fact the Chief of staff is expect to leave to run for Mayor of Chicago.  I always thought Bush could have saved 10 to 15 house seats in 2006 by announcing that Rumsfeld was leaving in October rather than waiting until after the election. Is this a good move?  Is it enough?

On a more personal level:

It has come to my attention that insults are being thrown around in the comments section of this blog.  This is something I am going to address and let's be honest, I am angry.  I tried to give myself a few days to cool off before I wrote this, but it seems this is simmering anger. I understand that not everyone can be polite; some people may have a hard time conversing without resorting to name-calling and threats.  These people, however, may need to realize that in a situation where you cannot get your point across effectively without insulting others, it MAY be because you have already been proven wrong.  Maybe you are trying to change someone's mind, but you have no facts to point to because you're talking about opinions.  Name-calling, insulting, and threatening will not help you in this situation.  I listen less to people when they insult me.  In fact, I pointedly ignore people Read more

Taking Back The 41st District

By Don Ayotte Greg Hastings’ (R) bid to take back the 41st District Representative Seat, moved forward in full gear on Saturday, Sept. 18, when scores of people showed up at his residence for an old–fashioned door-to-door literature drop in the District. After two hours of vigorous campaigning and speaking to people in the district about the issues that concern them, approximately thirty-five people sat down to an old style picnic of hamburgers and hotdogs with plenty of delicious side dishes. Hastings, a small businessman, living in Millsboro is a former representative of the 41st District. He won the seat in a special election after the current Representative John Atkins resigned in March of 2007, after being charged with offensive touching, in which he received probation along with an alleged improper use of influence to avoid DUI charges. Hastings won the seat and served as the Read more

Mike Castle write-in campaign may be an effort to reassert establishment GOP

We have all heard that Chris Coons is "masturbating for Delaware" however it looks like Mike Castle is considering something along the same lines.  Rumor has it that Mike Castle is considering a write-in campaign. A spokesperson for Castle said “A lot of encouragement has come in, nice calls from people in Delaware who want an independent voice.” In fact, Priscilla Rakestraw, Delaware GOP National Committeewoman claims to have fielded "dozens of calls… mostly from Democrats" who want to help organize a Castle write-in campaign.  Rakestraw, who calls herself a "cheerleader" and specializes in "campaign management", was first elected Delaware Republican National Committeewoman in 1975.  Rakestraw, with her deeply embedded Republican ties, claims “everyone knows of my relationship and loyalty to Mike Castle. I make no secret of that. I might have to make a tough decision.” Mike Read more

50 Billion Dollar Credit Union Mess Bailed out

The Fed’s bailed out with 35 billion in bonds three wholesale credit unions. The total amount involved is around 50 billion dollars.  In an effort to avoid the political backlash of another tax payer bailout, the plan accesses the retail credit unions who are sound and avoided the crisis.  It is more of the spread the wealth mentality.  Punish those who are prudent to pay for those who are not.

What’s In Chris Coons’ Past?

   In the near future there is the possibility that a revelation about something in the past of the Democrat candidate for U.S. Senate from the state of Delaware, Chris Coons,  will be forthcoming. As of right now it has not been made public.   Since I have been unable to substantiate the validity of the story at this time, let me make it clear that this is strictly conjecture. But if it is found to be true, it could likely be a game changing event in the campaign. I base this on the fact of how the stories concerning the past of Christine O'Donnell have been treated in the press in recent days.   I can only assume that those who have shown such concern about the character of Ms. O'Donnell based on the stories released about her youthful indiscretions, will surely feel as concerned about those of Mr. Coons.   I have in the past said that we should look past these youthful Read more

Who is Silent John Carney?

Former Lt. Governor John Carney is a nice guy, but the problem is that  he advocates piling on failed policies and regulations like cap and trade on top of an already struggling economy.   Of course, he and his foreign cronies tried to position themselves to benefit from raising your utility rates and gas prices. Unlike his born again conservative promise to propose a 5 year moratorium on lobbying for members of Congress when they leave, he couldn't wait to attempt to profit off of a deal which directly related to one of the few accomplishments he was involved with in government. Cap and Trade is wrong because it relates to reducing available  jobs, higher gas prices, and skyrocketing utility bills (President Obama's words).  It is even worse because John Carney and his foreign investors tried to profit off of a policy he championed.  In converting the request to a loan, Read more

Urquhart praises Pledge to America

For Immediate Release Urquhart Praises GOP Pledge as Returning to Common Sense They finally realized debt destroys jobs, excessive regulation kills jobs, tax hikes in this economy kills jobs, raising energy costs kills jobs, and a tax bill masquerading as health care reform kills jobs. “This is what I have been saying all year”, said Urquhart. The House Republican Leadership issued a pledge which returns the party back to a common sense platform which led to prosperity in the 80’s and 90’s when Republicans cut taxes, balanced the budget, and participated in the creation of tens of millions of new jobs. The plan would restrain discretionary spending (non-entitlement and non defense) by returning to 2008 levels at a 100 billion dollar savings and cap future growth.  The plan would cut taxes, reform regulations, replace government dominated health care with a free market Read more

A Reminder

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The Difference In Delaware

  Lately here in Delaware there has been a lot of discussion about phrases  like marxist, socialist, fascist, liberal, conservative and so on.   This is due in large part to the statement by the Democrat candidate for U.S. Senate Chris Coons in which he describes himself as a "bearded Marxist". These were his own words used to describe himself after returning from Africa. This statement has prompted many to question just what kind of Senator he would be if elected to the United States Senate. Would he be a Senator that would respect and honor our founding principles of individual Liberty and up hold our capitalist system? Or would he be a Senator that would work hand in hand with Pres. Obama to forever change our nation into something resembling the old Soviet Union?   The use of the words marxist and socialist seems to offend some people. Some of these people who are offended actually Read more

Buying Votes?

 I am sure that it is nothing new. And I am sure that both parties have done it in the past. But at a time , when our national economy is in such desperate times, should the President be using Federal dollars to influence congressional races around the country?   It seems that Pres. Obama may be funneling Federal stimulus money into states and districts that Democrat candidates are running behind in the polls in an attempt to change the outcome of those races. This in a year when most projections are showing big losses for the Democrats in congress.  One example is in Washington state. The race between, Sen. Patty Murray(D-Wash.) and her Republican challenger, businessman Dino Rossi. It seems that the time was right for Pres. Obama to send his Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood to Seattle with $30 million for a road project.  Sec. LaHood didn't just hand deliver the grant Read more