“It’s a remarkable reversal, and a vivid illustration that the base is in charge and has the leadership running scared.”

Cornyn embraces O’Donnell

In a clear sign of the grassroots pressure on Republican leaders, National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn just put out a statement embracing Christine O’Donnell — a dramatic contrast with his group’s curt response last night — and writing her a big check.


Let there be no mistake: The National Republican Senatorial Committee – and I personally as the committee’s chairman – strongly stand by all of our Republican nominees, including Christine O’Donnell in Delaware.

I reached out to Christine this morning, and as I have conveyed to all of our nominees, I offered her my personal congratulations and let her know that she has our support. This support includes a check for $42,000 – the maximum allowable donation that we have provided to all of our nominees – which the NRSC will send to her campaign today.

We remain committed to holding Democrat nominee New Castle County Executive Chris Coons accountable this November, as we inform voters about his record of driving his county to the brink of bankruptcy and supporting his party’s reckless spending policies in Washington.

In the weeks ahead, we will decide where to best allocate additional financial resources among the large number of competitive races at stake this November. While it’s not in Republicans’ interest to advertise our spending strategy to our opponents, it’s worth noting that just yesterday, the NRSC’s first independent expenditure ad aired in support of Dr. Rand Paul’s campaign in Kentucky, where we firmly believe that he will win in November.
It remains to be seen whether national Democrats will provide a similar level of support for many of their nominees, including in key battleground states like Indiana, Ohio, Florida, Arkansas, Illinois, and New Hampshire, among others. The Democrats’ indecision reflects the fact that Republicans are on offense in at least 12 Democrat-held states and we are leading in the polls in seven of those 12 states.

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  1. aardvark says:

    Crow and Mushroom Stew

    3 crows
    1 T. lard or shortening
    1 pint stock or gravy
    2 T. cream
    1/2 c. mushrooms
    salt and pepper to taste
    cayenne pepper (opt.)

    Clean and cut crows into small portions and let them cook a short time in the lard/shortening in a saucepan, being careful not to brown them.

    Next, add to the contents of the pan, the stock or gravy, and salt, pepper and cayenne to taste.
    Simmer 1 hour, or until tender, add mushrooms, simmer 10 minutes more and then stir in cream. Arrange the mushrooms around the crows on a hot platter.

  2. Artgal says:

    LOL! How sweet it is and I love that Ben Smith put this in the proper perspective: we are in charge, and we have just scared the living hell out of the GOP!

    The GOP elite thought the tea party could be used as an extention of themselves. I think they finally see that this November, it’s The American People vs. The Party Establishments.

    I still don’t trust that the NRSC, RNC or GOP chapters across the country will fully help the grassroots candidates – they’re not very helpful in Arizona’s CD4, CD7 or CD8. We need to step up the game locally, too.

  3. USApride says:

    Shame on them for their initial stand on Christine. I thought I was hearing things. I will be paying attention to see how sincere this change of heart is.

  4. Tinker says:

    I am amazed! And not just because of O’Donnell. Paladino in NY is awesome and how about the Palin-endorsed Ayotte in NH! There are others, but I’m just blown away. It’s also nice to see someone pulling the curtain back on Rove. He’s a snake oil fraud and I’ve never trusted him.

  5. BillBowen says:

    I still don’t trust Cornyn or the NRSC as far as I could throw the Capital Building. Unless we continue to hold their feet to the fire they’ll do just enough to keep from getting tarred, feathered & strung up. It was only because of the overwhelming blowback from the original reports that they’ve said what they’ve said this morning.

    Personally I’m keeping the tar bucket hot just in case . . .

  6. BillBowen says:

    BTW, if you’ve not heard it Rush spent the first half-hour of his program ripping Rove apart – if Rove had actually been at the EIB Southern Command I think we would have seen body parts flying.

  7. Tinker says:

    I’d like to add that Tammy is right–they never went after Obama as hard as they went at O’Donnell. Where are Obama’s college transcripts? How was his tuition paid? Who paid it?
    At least we know she paid her own damn way! Boy, I’m P.O.’ed.

  8. Mutnodjmet says:

    Tammy: As an extra-special bonus, it turns out Karl Rove was working behind-the-scenes for Castle. I have some other gems here: CA DEM to fellow DEMS: Take NO JOY with the ENEMA in DELAWARE!

  9. houstongracie says:

    Aardvark, what kind of wine goes with Crow and Mushroom Stew? Love the post!

  10. makeshifty says:

    Watching Hannity last night was interesting. He had Karl Rove on and Rove had a lot of misgivings about O’Donnell. Hannity said he talked to her and he thought she was a fine candidate. Rove’s main objections were that when he met with her she wouldn’t answer basic questions like where she got her education and what she does for a living. He said he basically saw her as dishonest, which he saw as a problem in the fall election, because that’s going to get exposed to the voters, etc. Hannity said he saw no dishonesty on her part. It was an interesting back and forth, a rare moment when Hannity fundamentally disagreed with a fellow conservative. I was struck by it, because I knew Sarah Palin had endorsed O’Donnell and I figured she would’ve picked up on any dishonesty before deciding to endorse her. I wonder if perhaps Rove had a “Katie Couric moment” with O’Donnell and that’s what gave him this bad impression.

  11. thierry says:

    behind the scenes at the RNSC immediately following o’donnell’s win:


    i guess they’re all tired from all that high powered stratergery, someone gave them their binkies back and it’s all ok now…

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