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Tonight's Delaware Debate


By Misty - Posted on 13 October 2010

My random thoughts on this...

Wow, O'Donnell really looks like Palin! The resemblance is uncanny!
 
She was completely devastating, doesn't answer questions she hears keywords and reiterates the associated memorized response. She's an empty vessel.

Some of her answers;

I'll put it on my website, I promise." Said this a couple of times during the debate.

"If you bring me some wing of bat... I'll see what I can do."

Ok, I made that last one up.

Now that she's got a big ole spotlight on her... she may have to actually get a job this time around.

Nate Silver: GOP Senate takeover odds are down to 18% this week; they had been 24% last week.

Factor in O'Donnell's debate performance tonight, and the odds goes down to "fat chance", IMHO

She sure made some memorable statements!  On Afghanistan, 

"When we were fighting the Soviets over there in Afghanistan in the 80s and 90s, we did not finish the job, so now we have a responsibility to finish the job"
 
America is a magnet for all those all over the country.
 
I enjoyed reading a live blog of the debate at the Guardian, http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/richard-adams-blog/2010/oct/13/christine-odonnell-debate  

 

I followed it on C-Span.

Should have asked her how many eye of Newt does it take to fill a Caldron? She's gonna cast a spell on you Wolfie just you wait and see. Just you wait my pretty, just you wait.

 She's not the brightest bulb in the chandelier.

The GOP made a terrible mistake in nominating O'Donnell over Mike Castle.  Castle is very popular statewide, and would likely have captured that seat.  Instead, O'Donnell is going to lose the race; and all because Castle is not ideologically pure enough for the party.  It's like going out on a long tree limb, sawing off the limb inward toward the trunk; then wondering why you find your *** on the ground.

I can't help but think (as an analogy) of the 1930s, when Stalin purged the Red Army of its most competent officers, because they were not as committed to Bolshevism as he thought they should be.  When the Germans invaded on June 22, 1941, he found out that ideologically pure officers were not going to win the war for him.  For the next four months, the Germans captured over 3 million Soviet prisoners (including 600,000 in one battle in the Ukraine).  Stalin finally forgave the surviving officers of their trumped-up charges, restored their ranks, and turned  them loose on the Germans.  After Stalingrad in the winter of 1942-43, the Red Army literally pulverized the Wehrmacht.

I think there is a lesson to be learned here by the GOP in the ideological purity vs practicality debate.

Sorry for going off topic about this; but I thought the parallels were striking.

 

Word has it they were prepped for debate by the same person. It shows.

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