Cato, in his/her blog http://www.delmarvadealings.com/2010/08/17/there-you-go-again-christine/
In her campaign’s latest email O’Donnell cites an AmSpec piece that makes a solid case for Cap & Tax passing in a lame duck session if Castle is elected in November. According to the Jeff Poor’s piece, the winner in November will be sworn in as soon as the election is certified because this is a special election. I was under the impression that Ted Kauffman would stay in his seat until January. However, it really wouldn’t matter since both Kauffman and Castle would vote for Cap & Tax. Therefore, I don’t see this as a compelling argument to oppose Castle. His support of Cap & Tax is certainly a valid reason, but not the possibility of a lame duck session.
Let me get this straight. Cap and Tax is on the list, among other onerous legislation, for a presumed lame duck session. However, it doesn’t matter if Castle or Kauffman occupy the Senate seat as they both will vote for it anyway. Huh? What?
A lame duck session is the greatest weapon progressive Democrats (and yes, progressive Republicans) will have to slam through the rest of their job killing, control grabbing, tax raising, greenie weenie agenda. Cato states this isn’t ‘a valid reason’ for supporting O’Donnell. He/she is right, it isn’t a valid reason to have someone who absolutely will stand against constitution shredding legislation like the Employee Non-Discrimination Act (limiting free speech by ordaining sexual orientation as a protected class). It isn’t valid to have someone vote against legislation like Cap and Trade which will all but destroy Delaware’s energy economy and ‘necessarily sky-rocket’ energy costs.
Voters need to understand that the lame duck session isn’t just a valid reason to support Christine , but one of the most important. It’s lame to just assume Castle is going to win anyway. It’s lame to brush off the powerfully destructive opportunity within a lame duck session.
Voters and bloggers alike need to stop ‘duck’ing the real issues in this campaign. Castle will keep advancing a progressive agenda Delaware and the nation cannot afford and, frankly, does not want. O’Donnell will not. Now that’s a valid argument.