Okay, okay, I watch enough mainstream media to know that everything from drowning kittens to the apocalypse-clearly is George Bush’s fault. Second in line for the blame game is the Republican party.
I get it, Matt Lauer. Republicans are the party of ‘no’. For the most part, Republicans have been saying ‘no’ to the insane spending spree in Washington D.C. Republicans have said ‘no’ to the hostile takeover of health care. (Disclaimer-They should have also said ‘no’ to the expansion of medicare under Bush…but that’s for another blog.)
Mike Castle, the current Republican Congressman running for Senate, has actually said ‘yes’ to many of the progressive pieces of legislation. Okay, he voted ‘no’ on healthcare, only when it was clear his vote was buried under an avalanche of democratic ‘yes’. Recently he said ‘yes’ to spending $26 billion MORE of our tax dollars (that was in addition to the $400+ billion he voted to spend as part of TARP).
So why then is Mike Castle only saying ‘no’ to a debate with Christine O’Donnell? His bloggy surrogates have created a noxious environment where ‘liar liar pants on fire’ masquerade as real political commentary. Surrogates accost campaign staff at events, resorting to obscenities when not getting the spin they desire.
Why won’t Mike Castle debate? Because he doesn’t have to. He assumes you are already going to vote for him. He assumes you will buy in to the myth that only he can beat the big bad Democrat. He assumes you, Delaware Republican, haven’t noticed that on nearly every issue Mike Castle agrees with the Democrats!
Real Republicans, those standing for the sacredness of all human life, fiscal responsibility, and freedom from government control run amuck-MUST and SHOULD, “Just Say No!” to Mike Castle.