Surely you heard about the shocking political event that happened in the State of Delaware this past Tuesday, right? Absolutely horrifying. Christine O’Donnell was elected in the Republican primary as the Republican candidate for the Senate. And the sky is officially falling.
Karl Rove has called O’Donnell “unelectable (one presumes he means, unelectable in everything but a statewide Republican primary), untruthful and nutty,” — which, of course, immediately raised her credibility to great heights in my eyes. And Rove is not the only one who is finding it hard to breathe now.
The New York Times published its story of “‘shock and dismay” over the naivety of the people of Delaware and the dilemma the Republicans now face with Christine and other victorious “Tea Party” candidates. The Times piece recites a list of some of Ms. O’Donnell’s views, clearly intended to cause the rest of us to be filled with a serious case of the midnight tremors over the possibility that she might get into the Senate.
Here are some of Ms. O’Donnell’s “strange” and “extreme” positions: she’s against federal financing for stem cell research; opposed to abortion (even in cases of rape); she thinks evolution is “soft science” and questions the utility of financing AIDS programs. She even went so far as to suggest that “a private-sector free-market approach” is the best way to economic recovery! Yikes!
And on top of all this, Ms. O’Donnell is an avid cook and longs to be married and have children! Good heavens! I mean, she sounds like a veritable terrorist, doesn’t she? Hide the children, Momma, a lady who loves to cook might be elected to the Senate!
Ok. So what happens now? Here’s what: The Republicans will immediately scramble around and try to reposition themselves so that they can campaign endorsing the “Tea Party” values while insisting that, as much as they’re in agreement with these, America needs the experience they bring to the table in order to reach these “commendable goals.” They will get the backing of the national party and try to drown the “Tea Party” novices in a sea of advertising and lies; they’ll be given favorable media coverage, they’ll spread innuendo and slander their opponents in order to blacken their reputations . . . and, if all goes the way its gone in the past, they’ll win most of the remaining state primaries.
If the Republicans have shown anything, it’s that they are true “American” politicians (“American” = the degraded, unprincipled society that enjoys the blessings of our country while arrogantly rebelling against the Creator and seeking to insure that we’ll never see these blessings again). So get ready for it. Delaware Republicans will seek a deal with the Democrats and join them in a slander campaign against Christine O’Donnell. A lady who seems to be sincere and good-hearted (and, far more courageous that the vast majority of the men in our country) is about to get “Sarah Palined” — but, that’s where we are as a culture . . . and I doubt Ms. O’Donnell expects anything other that this sort of treatment.
But maybe this time, I’ll be wrong. Maybe this time, God’s people in Delaware will stand with their sister and defend her and rally to her side when they see the wicked conspiring against her. Maybe? . . . . . maybe?