Posted on | July 26, 2010 | 52 Comments
Delaware Rep. Mike Castle was one of the infamous gang whom Michelle Malkin dubbed the “Waxman-Markey 8” — liberal Republican members of the House who voted for Nancy Pelosi’s job-killing energy tax bill last year.
Now, running for the Senate, Castle is essentially asking for the opportunity to vote for cap-and-trade again — potentially becoming the key Senate RINO necessary to avoid a filibuster and pass the bill in the post-Nov. 2 lame duck session that Charles Krauthammer has been worried about. So, to stop that job-killer, we need a RINO killer:
“Passing Cap and Trade would throw sand into the gears of the American economy,” said Christine O’Donnell. “It would cripple our already struggling markets, taxing goods and services at every point of production and consumption. This bill would kill jobs and drive up prices on everything from peanuts to gasoline.”Rising in the polls, Christine O’Donnell has taken the offensive against her opponent Mike Castle’s voting record. Castle was rated one of the most liberal Republicans in Congress by the American Conservative Union.
“I will continue to hold Mike Castle to account for his liberal voting record,” said O’Donnell. “He has already voted for Cap and Tax, and he will do it again.”
Read the whole thing. Let’s face it: The only difference between Mike Castle and Dede Scozzafava is lipstick and a pair of pantyhose.
BTW, my post yesterday about Team O’Donnell adding staffers from last year’s Doug Hoffman NY-23 campaign seems to have both Castle’s RINO supporters and Delaware Democrats sweating bullets. Tweet from Steve Foley:
And one of the smarter commenters at the Delaware Liberal blog said:
I wonder if any of these guys has juice with Palin? If they pull in that endorsement, all bets are off. . . .
Moderate Republicans who laugh these guys off will be sorry.
Clearly, the O’Donnell campaign’s momentum is getting the attention of important people, including the overpaid sellout RINO operatives working for Castle. Maybe the pressure will cause those GOP Establishment swine to go negative early. It’s probably only a matter of time before the call in Will Folks to “reluctantly admit” to an affair with O’Donnell. Maybe they’re saving the real slime (“She’s a secret Muslim!”) until after O’Donnell pulls ahead in the polls, like they did to Nikki Haley.