Why would any candidate think they could get away with this? Christine O’Donnell sunk to new lows today when she blasted out an e-mail stating that Congressman Mike Castle voted for “the stimulus bill”:
Castle has voted for the stimulus bill…
Any American, upon hearing the words “THE STIMLUS BILL,” would first think of the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the $787 billion dollar package brought to us by the Obama Administration. If you Google “the stimulus bill” the first two pages of results, which was as far as I bothered to go, were all links to pages about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Congressman Mike Castle, though, voted AGAINST The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The Congressman also voted against the bill that was supposed to “stimulate” employment, called The American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010, or “The Jobs Bill.” I could probably go back far enough to find a stimulus bill that the Congressman voted for, but then I could also spend the rest of the evening looking up definitions of the word “is” too. One more thing, when you click the link O’Donnell supplies as evidence of Castle’s stimulus vote, the article doesn’t say anything about the stimulus bill. The word “stimulus” isn’t in that article at all. Not once.
K-so next I noticed that O’Donnell’s e-mail blast has the name “Yates Walker” as the contact. Yates Walker just happens to be the former campaign manager for Rick Barber, the far right wing fringe Candidate from Alabama who recently got flattened in a primary run off election. Barber is infamous for THIS campaign advertisement.
Just what a candidate with a history of losing general elections by wide margin, a 45 to 1 funding disadvantage, and a huge loss at the Republican State Convention needs, a key campaign staffer who approved that video. Walker was also part of the NY-23 election where the Democrat was handed the seat after national right wing groups, blogs and politicians deemed the Republican not conservative enough, (sound familiar?), and threw the election out the window for the rest of us who just wanted to get one seat closer to ousting the reckless Democratic House majority.
O‘Donnell must realize her dreams of Senate votes, unicorns, TV appearances as a Senator, a flush bank account and “flowery meadows and rainbow skies, and rivers made of chocolate, where the children dance and laugh and play with gumdrop smiles,” are slipping away if she has to stoop to this level.
Boy, is this going to be an interesting primary season.