All of the far-left and many shamefully from the establishment out-of-touch right who proudly inhabit glass houses bought with the hard-earned tax money of the American people, are eagerly casting stones at Delaware Tea Party victor Christine O'Donnell. Why?
The short answer is fear. For ethically challenged far-left publications like The New York Times, O'Donnell, Sarah Palin, and the Tea Party as a whole, represent an unblinking and harsh light illuminating the freedom-destroying socialist path they and the President are forcing the American people to walk. To extinguish that light before it's too late for them, they need to strike hard and often at traditional values espousing personalities like Palin and O'Donnell. For them, the end justifies any means.
We all make mistakes. None of us is perfect. Learning from such mistakes is essential. And forgiveness is a virtue. Unless of course, your far-left utopian dream for a borderless, defenseless, multicultural section of North America formerly known as The United States of America, is about to go up in flames.
Should that be the case, and you are The New York Times, and the anointed voice of the far-left, you offer up laughable attack lines like, "the growling face of a new fringe in American politics," or "the toxic message of the Tea Party." Hackneyed, sophomoric and predictable are the only arrows left in the quiver of the politically-correct hire editorial writers for The New York Times. Sad.
What the White House and The New York Times fearfully understand, is that "the growling face of a new fringe in American politics" is actually more mainstream than not. And that "the toxic message of the Tea Party" -- which amounts to lower taxes, smaller government and secure borders -- is one that is speaking loudly to that mainstream.
Now, if you are from the establishment out-of-touch right and took some cheap shots at O'Donnell -- while continuing the whisper campaign against Palin -- you do so for one reason and one reason only. You put self and party before the good of our nation.
President John F. Kennedy once wisely stated, "Sometimes party loyalty asks too much." Well, for far too many years in far too many ways, many in the GOP have asked conservatives to compromise their sacred beliefs and vote for the "lesser of the two evils." Now many of those conservatives are saying, "No more. The lesser of two evils is still evil. We are compromising our nation away."
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