News Roundup for 9/15/10

Mr. Spock
Not Sen. Jim DeMint

-Headline of the Day-
"DeMint on GOP: 'I don t want the majority back if we don t believe anything'."

If you don't know who Sen. Jim Demint is, then just take it from me, he's out of his mind. Which probably explains why he backed Tea Party goofball Christine O'Donnell over the electable Mike Castle in the Delaware Republican senatorial primary. DeMint got his wish, O'Donnell won, and now she's a sure bet to lose in November. As a result, any hopes the Republicans had of taking both chambers are now boned. It's not like no one knew she was a doomed candidate going into this thing, it was a widely accepted fact.

Still, DeMint felt purity was more important than electability and he explained his thinking to FOX news. "I don't want the majority back if we don't believe anything," DeMint told some Foxbot. "So I think if we want the numbers, if we want the majority, then we're going to have to stand on some principles that the American people believe in."

Notice the self-contradiction? Christine isn't electable, but Republicans should back her anyway, because that's what the American people want -- even though they won't elect her.

I guess in DeMint's world, Delaware -- one of the thirteen original colonies -- isn't really America. (The Hill, via Political Wire)

-Unlike Cheney, she will never tell you to go fuck yourself-
Rachel Maddow unearths '90s MTV footage of the newly-minted Delaware Republican Senatorial nominee Christine O'Donnell -- which Talking Points Memo calls a "must-see":

OK. Number one, she looks like a rejected cast member from Saved By the Bell. Number two, she's freakin' nuts -- and that hasn't changed over the years. Even Karl Rove says she's squirrelly. This is what Republican talking points do to your head, people. Friends don't let friends buy into Republican talking points. Stage an intervention, if you have to.

She is so gonna lose, though. Which is going to be really fun to watch... Not to mention, really gratifying. She's just an awful person. (Talking Points Memo)

-Bonus HotD-
"McConnell Proposes Paying For Massive $4 Trillion Tax Cut With $300 Billion Spending Freeze."

That's what you like about Republicans, their masterful grasp of math. The good news is, thanks to Christine, Mitch stands virtually no chance of being the Senate majority leader. (Think Progress)

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