The Tea Party, Yes They Can … Christine O’Donnell Defeated US Rep. Mike Castle in Delaware Republican Primary
Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Obama … how do you like the Tea Party now?
Tea Party 1 - Establish Republicans 0 in the DE Republican Primary:
A shocker out of the Delaware GOP primary this evening. Tea Party backed challenger Christine O’Donnell has defeated the GOP establishment candidate in tonight’s Delaware Republican primary. AP called the race for the upstart O’Donnell that will reverberate across America and the GOP establishment. As Hot Air calls it, RINOgeddon! Now with 99% of returns in, O’Donnell has 53.1% of the votes counted; Castle has 46.9%.
Christine O’Donnell, the Tea party, Sarah Palin backed candidate has sent a clear and present message to the establishment, mainstream Republicans in DC. Everybody is so quick to say that O’Donnell cannot win the general election in DE, why? We are witnessing a historic revolt by the American voters against establishment candidates and the Democrat party in power. Americans are fed up with tax increases, Obamacare, high unemployment and record federal deficits like never before. They are sick and tired of a Democrat party that has refused to listen to the American people and gone against the will of the people. Now they expect their vote? In the political environment of 2010, anything is possible, including a Christine O’Donnell victory in November.
ABC News’ Devin Dwyer reports: Christine O’Donnell, the Sarah Palin and Tea Party backed candidate, dealt a stunning blow to the Republican establishment Tuesday night, defeating the moderate, party-favorite veteran Rep. Mike Castle in the Delaware GOP senate primary.
With 99 percent of precincts reporting as of 9:21 pm, O’Donnell had 53.2 percent of the vote to Castle’s 46.8 percent. AP projected O’Donnell the winner.
Castle’s impending loss immediately casts doubt on GOP chances of winning the senate seat, which had been held by Democrat Joe Biden for 36 years, and could close the door on a Republican effort to gain control of the Senate in November.
UPDATE II: Running election results on other Sarah Palin backed candidates at Conservatives4Palin.
UPDATE III: O’Donnell upsets Castle in GOP Primary. Hey Republicans, this is a message to you, shape up or get your moving plans in order. We are no longer going to have Republicans acting like Democrat light. More at American Power, I would be very careful of those who think that this is an automatic win for Democrats. Those who do, including Carl Rove, have no understanding of the Tea party movement or the anger that really exists in this country over entitled, establishment, fat cat politicians. The LEFT may not want to celebrate too early, after all polls shows that most Americans identify with the Tea Party and not Republicans or Democrats. Just because some one is new to the process, that makes them a lunatic? Hardly. On both sides America needs new blood, but we see what Democrats think of that in reelecting ethics challenged Rangel back again.
What this political environment has shown is that all things are possible when a pissed off electorate gets fed up with the same old, same old. And that means the GOP just as it means Democrats. WE THE PEOPLE are tired of no representation and politicians that act like they should be in another party. If the GOP establishment is not willing to respect the vote of the people, then that makes you no better than Democrats.