Christine O’Donnell, a tea-party-backed upstart, just beat Mike Castle, a nine-term U.S. representative, in Delaware’s Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. O’Donnell took the victory, because there’s resurgence in appreciation and awareness of the Constitution and its value. Americans are waking up.
Some establishment Democrats and Republicans alike don’t get it yet.
Democrats are excited, because they think the O’Donnell win means they get to keep the old Joe Biden seat. Republicans are worried about her lack of political experience and financial problems.
In fact, Republican strategist Karl Rove chronicled her financial woes on Fox News, noting a failure to pay federal income taxes a few years ago, which led to first a lien on her home and ultimately foreclosure, as well as unpaid bills for her graduate degree.
Sounds like O’Donnell should get into a therapy group with U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, who forgot to pay some of his taxes and blamed TurboTax.
It’s a bad thing that O’Donnell and Geithner both have had some financial problems and maybe even shirked some responsibility.
Many Americans long for leaders of the ethical caliber of a George Washington or James Madison. Many even miss the days when our president’s most obvious failing was skirt chasing.
We now worry that a community organizer with a law degree from Harvard University is “fundamentally transforming the United States of America,” as Obama said at a rally just days before winning the 2008 election.
Things have gotten bad. Real bad.
Being a tax cheat – when compared with more rampant spending on top of a $13 trillion debt, a government takeover of the health-care system requiring the purchase of coverage, a government buyout of General Motors leaving bond-holders dumbfounded — frankly looks benign.
Add to that the president’s close associations with people like the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Van Jones and William Ayers; the seemingly daft duo of U.S. House speaker Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Senate majority leader Harry Reid, and even the nonpolitical types, start to get nervous.
Somebody needs to spell it out for all politicians. Where’s James Carville with a one-liner for “stop with the excessive spending, government growth, infringement on rights, nanny-state regulation and gross ethics violations”?
*Today is the 223rd anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution – Sept. 17, 1787. Take a moment to brush up on the Constitution. Go to National Constitution Center or Center for Constitutional Studies.
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