By Jonathon Moseley It could take years for Congressional committees to get all the documents demanded about the IRS scandal under mandatory subpoenas, IRS’ new Commissioner John Koskinen testified. The new IRS Commissioner displayed the slippery style of a snake-oil salesman while testifying March 26 before Congressman Darrell Issa’s Committee on Oversight and Government. Koskinen’s excuses were especially surprising because similar demands for documents are imposed upon private companies all the time by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. Your author has worked as a lawyer on teams responding to such massive governmental document requests. Any time there is a merger that raises questions or controversy, a “Second Request” is issued demanding often millions of pages of emails and documents to be delivered to the U.S. Government. Read more
She has been vindicated, but don’t expect justice for Christine. Former Delaware U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell was victimized by an inaccurate tax information leak in 2010 designed to damage her reputation. Using a reciprocity agreement, a state tax auditor accessed her information and someone leaked inaccurate information to the public. State officials seem not to care who did it. They should. The next time, it could be one of them. If you allow the system to be abused because it hurts the other side today, who will speak up to defend you when the table turns? This is bigger than one woman. It is about whether any of us can trust our government with private information. It is also about can we trust the state government to tell us the truth.
I received an email while I was on the air last night from Christine PAC - informing me that she has donated to two GOP Presidential Candidates and is planning on donating to two others. Any guess who? I contributed to Gov. Romney, Herman Cain and I plan to personally contribute to Sen. Santorum and Speaker Gingrich. Christine makes explanations which I will share with you regarding her choices. While running errands at my local Target Friday night I was unexpectedly contacted by ABC News asking me about my personal political contributions in the 2012 GOP Presidential Primary. This seemed to cause a bit of a stir, so I am writing to you directly to share my thoughts on the upcoming 2012 elections and our role as a movement. I view contributing to the candidates as a sort of vote before the final vote. Imagine if during the MLB playoffs you could jump onto the field and actually Read more
I hear that Ms. O’Donnell will be at the 9/12 Delaware Patriots meeting at the New Elks Lodge on Salisbury Road in Dover this Tuesday at 7 pm. It is always good to see a local girl make good. I will look forward to being there. Bring your books, I hear that she will sign them. If you haven’t bought your copy, this is a good excuse to do so. Help a local girl out.
A political rally in Iowa sponsored by a National Tea Party group has rescinded its invitation to speak to Christine O'Donnell. According to both the Wall Street Journal and Politico, Christine O'Donnell was scheduled to open up for Sarah Palin for an event outside of Des Moines Iowa. However today the organizers of the event chose to exclude Christine O'Donnell from the rally. The Tea Party group had this to say: Tea Party of America’s cofounder, Charlie Gruschow, said the group withdrew Ms. O’Donnell’s [invitation] after receiving numerous “emails from a lot of tea party folks that were very disappointed that she would be speaking.” “We decided not to have her speak,” Mr. Gruschow said. “We felt it was in the best interest of the movement.” The Politico's account states this: More than any other candidate last year, O'Donnell has come to Read more
This eye opening expose of both the Delaware GOP political process and Christine O’Donnell’s traditional close-knit family values, is written in an honest and heartfelt manner that reflects her family values and how these values, gave her tenacity and steadfastness, enabling her to win the 2010 senatorial primary against a seemingly unbeatable Delaware political icon. O’Donnell relates her early family life, while reflecting on the Christian family values that led her to become a pro-life advocate as well as a strong advocate of Constitutional and Grass Roots values. Her life as a young professional in communications and media which eventually led to her entry into politics are all explained from an eloquently charming point of view. She describes her time working in Washington DC and experiences that led her to be an advocate for the pro-life cause and eventually Delaware’s three-time Read more
Jeffrey Lord of American Spectator has written a longish and laudatory piece about Christine O’Donnell and her new book. Is Christine gearing up for another run for office?
The following release in from The O'Donnell Team: Lawyers for the Delaware Republican Party and the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), Michael Toner and Brandis Zehr, now face a complaint before the DC Bar for false statements and a frivolous September 9, 2010, complaint against Christine O'Donnell and the Tea Party Express. The Federal Election Commission is also being asked to update its "First General Counsel Report" with a "SECOND General Counsel Report" correcting the obvious error launched into circulation by Michael Toner and Brandis Zehr. The rules governing attorneys in D.C., the District of Columbia Rules of Professional Conduct, require attorneys to take affirmative action to CORRECT false statements previously made to a "tribunal" such as the FEC. Thus, DEGOP attorneys Toner and Zehr are violating the rules of the D.C. Bar by failing to correct the falsehood Read more
The speculation about did she or didn't she break the law was so intense that even some great Republicans were warning that we could not elect Christine O'Donnell because she was sure to be indicted for misuse of campaign funds. When I looked at the substance of the allegations, I always said there was nothing of substance. Now we all know there was nothing of substance. It is such a weak allegation that it never got beyond the referral stage. It was a political hatchet job. That is exactly what disturbs me, and even angers me. This fine, upstanding lady was smeared. Her opponents not only used campaign rhetoric, but abused the legal process itself to give credence to their lies. She is a charlatan living off of her donors-- and not very well. She is a criminal carpetbagger who is swindling us all with her magical charm. They said anything, did anything, and in Read more
The following link is to the letter sent to the attorneys of Christine O'Donnell from United States Attorney, Charles M. Oberly III. In the letter the Justice Department states that it will not being pursuing the charges brought against Ms. O'Donnell by the organization known as CREW. The charges allege that Ms. O'Donnell mis-used campaign funds for personal use. The letter does state that the Justice Department will be referring the matter to the FEC, where the same complaint was also filed by CREW. http://view.s4.exacttarget.com/?j=fecc127177660079&m=fea015707067067c76&ls=fe2a1c777561047a741776&l=fef61c70776c03&s=fe2415757163007c7c1078&jb=ffcf14&ju=fe831d7977630d7575 Read more
Christine O’Donnell’s book is on pre-order. We always like to see a local person make good. We wish our favorite troublemaker all of the success in the world. Look for an advance review soon.
Christine O'Donnell showed why she is a sought after pundit with her poise and substance on Good Morning America. She was pitch perfect and specific. Agree or disagree with her, but only the blind critic wouldn't say this lady is good at this punditry gig. Read more
If she really believes this, she will be alright in this latest controversy. Read more
From 1929-1937, Stalin conducted a series of show trials in which his enemies were pilloried and then executed for offenses against the communist regime. The first of the trials, like those which followed, was carefully scripted to include angry crowd scenes in which thousands shouted, “Death, death death!” By the time the later trials were organized, the methods employed to destroy Stalin’s opponents had been refined to the point confessions were first extracted from supposed “wreckers” of the Soviet economy by torture and by threats to family members, including wives and infant children. The singling out of certain individuals and groups for elimination, however, was only part of Stalin’s script, as the broader purpose behind the trials and executions was the complete purging of opposition as well as the provision of a diversion which would keep attention focused on the Read more
Well by now everyone is up to speed on the latest attempt by the Wilmington News Journal and those who hold their leash, to once again cast doubt and suspicion on the campaign of Christine O'Donnell. The latest tactic is to put out a story that is full of nothing more than claims by un-named sources. Well if you can't trust an un-named source, who can you trust? The article claims that there is currently a FBI investigation of the campaign finances of the former candidate for the U.S. Senate seat from Delaware. Of course the FBI won't confirm nor deny such an investigation is on going. How convenient for the WNJ. Ms. O'Donnell has responded by saying that if there is an investigation into her campaign finances, that it is very likely being driven by her former political opponents. This would include our current Vice President Joe Biden, who Ms. O'Donnell ran against Read more
Federal Officials have opened a new investigation into the campaign of Christine O’Donnell. This Investigation is not related to the current problems O’Donnell has with the Federal Elections Commission which were the result of two separate complaints. The Particulars of this development are in today’s News Journal. http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20101229/NEWS02/101229017/Feds-launch-criminal-probe-of-O-Donnell-campaign-money-use
The half of the rent paid on the O’Donnell Townhouse is now said to be for the second attached house dedicated to campaign work not the one she used.
From FACEBOOK: Christine O’Donnell -You heard the spin about the 2010 elections. It’s time to set the record straight & move forward – signed a book deal w St. Martins Press
I really wanted to avoid this. On Tuesday night at the Hilton in New Castle there was considerable Christine trashing for the loss of the Treasurer's Office and the loss of Delaware House of Representative seats. (Yes we will pay and pay for the latter.) I thought the critique was premature and unfair. We need to know more. We actually have to examine the numbers in detail to be able to objectively assess this election. The numbers are there but it will take time to see how the statewide candidates impacted local races. Yes, I know there is a ton of anecdotal evidence. I have heard from Northern Kent and certain New Castle poll greeters how they were told that certain voters only came out to vote against Christine O'Donnell. One can balance that against folks in the south who claim that certain voters came out only to vote for Christine. My take was that most Read more
UPDATE : 28 Forgot to air ad. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/01/AR2010110102898.html Who is Christine O’Donnell? Why do Delawareans say they need her in the US Senate? Tune in today and tomorrow at 10 AM and 3 PM on Channel 28 for a real look at the unconventional campaign that has touched Delawareans like no other. Hear what real Delawareans are saying then make up your own mind and vote on Tuesday, November 2. This half hour TV special can also be found on our website at http://christine2010.com/we-people.
Gawker is into cyber sexual harassment. A post entitiled "I Had a One Night Stand With Christine O'Donnell" is anything but damaging. It seemed like a tell all expose, but it ended up saying that she had sex with no one. We learned that she is a good kisser and doesn't do it. I had to wonder what was the news in the post? What that the guy was such a loser that even shoving 5 beers down her, he still was left without action. I don't buy this story, but even if I did it seems so unnewsworthy that it begs the question. Are they that desperate to distract us from the real issues of national sovereignty, the national debt crisis, the rise of statism, and the pending cultural collapse? Yes. Regardless of the result of this senate race, I think Christine has an outside chance for slanderous liable against this publisher. It is not that they published an anonymous source. It is not that they Read more
For Immediate Release Newark, DE – More than a dozen health care professionals representing medical service providers in each Delaware county announced their strong support for Delaware Republican Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell. As a press conference held at Glasgow Medical Center, the medical professionals warned that Obamacare, which is supported by her opponent, will lead to increased health care costs and reduced services for Delawareans. “As concerned health care providers and leaders, we must register our strong disagreement with Chris Coons’ support for this disastrous ‘reform,’” Medical Professionals for O’Donnell spokesman Dr. Christopher Casscells said. “He seems unaware of the five scheduled cuts in Medicare funding over the next two years, and has consistently opposed efforts to curb the predatory behavior of malpractice lawyers, which costs our health Read more
In an interview with ABC NEWS George Stephanopoulos, Chris Coons has said that he would vote to extend the Bush Tax Cuts for several Years. This is in opposition to The Chris Coons previous position. I guess Coons is not as confident in his double digit lead as some tell us. It’s nice that Coons has come to the same conclusion as candidate Christine O’Donnell. Having Coons come to the right conclusion eventually is good although he is late to the party. One wonder how long Coons will keep this position. As long as November 3rd???? http://blogs.abcnews.com/george/2010/10/coons-shifts-on-tax-cuts-for-wealthy-extend-them-all-.html
O’Donnell Responds to Question Posed at CNN’s Nationally Televised Debate Wilmington, Del. – Unfortunately, some pundits are already criticizing Christine O’Donnell, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate seat in Delaware, for her answer to a Supreme Court question during Wednesday night’s debate. In response, O’Donnell released the following statement: “Frankly, it makes sense that it wasn’t easy to recall some egregious Supreme Court cases when asked about ‘recent’ cases with which I disagreed. Such cases are few and far between with an outstanding bench of four solid constructionist Justices and a swing vote that often votes with them. There have been only a few cases during the Roberts and Rehnquist courts in which the liberal activist position has prevailed. “One such case was Kelo v. City of New Londonin 2005 in which the court incoherently ruled that Read more