Posted on | September 3, 2010 | 64 Comments
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Waiting on a plane, and the incredible freakout over the Delaware GOP Senate primary caught my attention, so I registered a mild complaint at the American Spectator blog:
One of two outcomes is possible: Mike Castle wins on Sept. 14, in which case all this psychotic raving about Christine the Dangerous Right-Wing Catastrophe will appear unseemly in retrospect; or O’Donnell wins on Sept. 14, and Democrats will then congratulate themselves that Republicans have already done their dirty work for them.
You can read the whole thing. What’s amazing to me is the fanatical reaction of people who never said a peep about the Delaware primary until the Tea Party Express announced it was going to spend some money to beat Mike Castle. Now, they’re suddenly experts on the Atrociously Awful Very Bad Candidate Christine O’Donnell.
The suddenness and synchronicity of the anti-O’Donnell online onslaught is enough to make me wonder if there is some equivalent of Journolist among conservative bloggers, to which I am not privy.
So why didn’t we get any warnings back then from all these True Blue Conservative Stalwarts who are now screaming that Christina O’Donnell is a trainwreck, a nightmare and the Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse?
I dunno. I’m just sitting in an airport bar – I can see Russia from here! — and wishing I was back home.