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CO’DDS* Extremism

The mainstream media have long since gone overboard in their coverage of Christine O’Donnell’s campaign for the Senate seat vacated by Joe Biden.  While using buckets of ink to comment on her latest foible, they ignore the gaffes of incumbent Democratic Senators.

And now (via Instapundit), we learn that a Lefty gossip site somehow unites entire blogosphere behind Christine O’Donnell:

It’s not quite the entire blogosphere that’s cringing, but … it’s pretty close, including former Gawker editorsMedia Matters fellows, and feminist bloggers. Even Donna Brazile has the dry heaves over it. Not a single word of any of the criticism will make Denton and Gawker think twice before doing it again to someone else, but don’t let that stop you from recognizing the good intentions of their critics. In fact, so disgusting is this story that even NOW has lowered the boom

It may be just jim dandy to call a Republican woman a “whore,” but it’s not right to run “a filthy, paid anonymous hit piece” about, well, the candidate’s private relationships.

Why this fascination with a candidate running significantly behind in all polls?  What purpose does it serve to post this stuff?  Why are the media so obsessed with Christine O’Donnell?

Do they somehow think she’s the smoking gun that proves their pet theories about conservatives?  Maybe they think that by focusing on her, they can make such thoughtful Republican candidates as Kelly Ayotte, Carly Fiorina, John Hoeven, Ron Johnson, Rob Portman, Dino Rossi, Marco Rubio and Pat Toomey go away.  (Not to mention the passel of enterprising men and women running for the U.S. House.)


*Christine O’Donnell Derangement Syndrome.



  1. Soooo how come you haven’t brought up the video of the woman from Moveon getting manhandled and stepped on?

    Comment by Dooms — October 29, 2010 @ 2:18 am - October 29, 2010

  2. I don’t know, Dooms. How come you forward-looking progressives keep bringing up showbiz and circus acts instead of talking about the issues at stake this year?

    Every conservative is personally responsible for why some ape stepped on somebody’s head, but The Anointed One bears no responsibility for anything that happened in the first two years of his administration.

    Comment by Lori Heine — October 29, 2010 @ 2:22 am - October 29, 2010

  3. Dooms:

    (1) What does your comment have to do with the post to which you attach it?

    (2) Because law professors Ann Althouse and William A. Jacobson have said pretty much all I have to say about the matter.

    Comment by B. Daniel Blatt — October 29, 2010 @ 2:37 am - October 29, 2010

  4. Soooo how come you haven’t brought up the video of the woman from Moveon getting manhandled and stepped on?

    I gladly will.

    And to repeat Ace’s challenge:

    If any liberal wishes to dispute me on the point then please name a Democrat politician currently ahead in the polls who you will grant us all permission to rush at menacingly.

    And then we’ll see how much you really want to stand behind this bullshit assassin-friendly “rule” you’ve concocted.

    Now watch how fast the coward Dooms runs away and refuses to answer.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — October 29, 2010 @ 3:53 am - October 29, 2010

  5. The important difference is similar to the attack on Rand Paul…

    NOW wouldn’t make a peep if O’Donnell was in the lead.

    Comment by The_Livewire — October 29, 2010 @ 6:27 am - October 29, 2010

  6. I’m still wondering how Bill Maher gets guests to appear on his show because 20 years down the road he might try to destroy them for something they said when they were 21.

    Comment by Name — October 29, 2010 @ 7:25 am - October 29, 2010

  7. Meanwhile, in Arizona, a Democrat Union goon chokes a supporter of a Republican candidate. Do you think MSDNC will give this five days on non-stop, balls-to-the-wall hype like they did the incident in Kentucky?

    Comment by V the K — October 29, 2010 @ 8:54 am - October 29, 2010

  8. Soooo, Dooms, when will we hear you bring up the name of Kenneth Gladney?

    Comment by Davep. — October 29, 2010 @ 9:57 am - October 29, 2010

  9. I’m not too sure if there is anything like a CODDS… she’s made a fair amount of mistakes and gaffes –many of them excusable. What she shouldn’t get away with is her failure to run an effective campaign against a candidate who is to the Left of Obama!

    Delaware is interesting to some because it –as well as some other races– prove the point that it falls to a Party’s peril if they select a primary candidate that can’t win the GenE. Kirk and others are winning tough races because they aren’t at odds with their potential constituents.

    Rand Paul couldn’t win Delaware. Marco Rubio couldn’t. Carly might be able to… but that’s because she’s smart enough to appreciate that voters want someone who will listen to their concerns, use policy principles to address issues –not personal preferences… and so on.

    Delaware is a reminder that, while some on the farRight think truth, justice, liberty and freedom are their sole province to claim… they ain’t going to be claiming nothing if they don’t win on E-Day.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — October 29, 2010 @ 10:18 am - October 29, 2010

  10. Christine O’Donnell is a stand-in for Governor Sarah Palin. I hope she defeats Chris Coons so the MSM will go in overload. Coons’ arrogance & condescension is off the charts.

    Comment by Sebastian Shaw — October 29, 2010 @ 3:27 pm - October 29, 2010

  11. I think Christine O’Donnell is qualified to be Senator per the Constitution (over 30yo and resident of the state they represent). Delaware Republicans threw away a chance for certain victory by choosing her. However if elected by chance, she would provide MSNBC types with much entertainment.

    Comment by Church Mouse Republican — October 30, 2010 @ 3:29 pm - October 30, 2010

  12. Based on intelligence, Church Mouse, she’s at least as qualified as Ma’am Boxer and Patsy Murray.

    Comment by B. Daniel Blatt — October 30, 2010 @ 3:42 pm - October 30, 2010

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